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…. and free housing for their polygamous families.

Power hungry scumbag.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, has written to federal regulators urging them to totally ban Bitcoin, the “cryptocurrency” that has so excited the financial and tech world over the last year. Manchin calls Bitcoin “dangerous,” “disruptive” and “highly unstable.”

Addressed to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and several other regulators, the letter paints Bitcoin as volatile and unregulated, a criminal currency already denounced by other major governments.

“The clear ends of Bitcoin for either transacting in illegal goods and services or speculative gambling make me weary of its use,” Manchin, who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, concludes. “I urge the regulators to work together, act quickly, and prohibit this dangerous currency from harming hard-working Americans.”

Sen. Manchin’s objection certainly comes at a time of major turmoil in the virtual currency’s history: The largest Bitcoin exchange (at which coins can be bought, sold, and traded), Mt. Gox, collapsed earlier this week after months of problems. Federal prosecutors are already looking into it and have reportedly issued subpoenas to Mt. Gox and others.

And the volatility of the currency is indisputable: Bitcoins went from being worth $20 each to over $1200 over the course of a year, before settling on their present value at around $500.

Silk Road, the most commonly cited marketplace for buying illegal goods with Bitcoins, also recently went under — while at the same time, major e-commerce sites like Tiger Direct and Overstock.com have begun accepting Bitcoin and are doing quite a bit of business with it.

NBC News contacted Manchin’s office with several questions about the proposed ban, but haven’t received a response. We’ll update this story if we hear back.

Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. This bankruptcy means that everybody owed money by Detroit will have to accept the reality they won’t get repaid. Check the story here.

Also, check how a few years ago, Eric Boehlert (of Media Matters) taunted Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin over Detroit’s awesomeness:

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 Or how about  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stated this:
DetroitSchultzWill @BarackObama & @TheDemocrats also take the blame for it?

This is just crazy:

A Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder for allegedly trying to order a hit on her husband, police said.

Julia Merfeld, 21, of Muskegon County, Mich., a mother of two, was arrested and charged with a felony for soliciting murder. She allegedly met twice this spring with an undercover police officer posing as a hit man.

“She had approached a co-worker about the hit idea and that co-worker felt it serious enough and contacted law enforcement,” D.J. Hilson, a Muskegon County prosecutor, told ABC News in a report that aired Tuesday.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department says she has pleaded guilty but didn’t know exactly when she was charged. The prosecutor’s office hasn’t returned ABCNews.com’s requests for clarification.

Both meetings with the undercover officer were caught on tape, police said.

“As you watch both encounters, the first encounter and second encounter, like I said she’s very calm, she laughs quite a bit, chuckles quite a bit, really, at things like whether there’s an open casket or a closed casket,” Hilson said.

Merfeld allegedly asked the undercover officer to make the slaying look like a robbery, giving him a key to her home. But she allegedly wanted the killing to take place somewhere else, according to the videotaped meeting.

“So you don’t want it done in the house then?” the undercover officer asked.

“‘Cause it would be messy in the house,” Merfeld explained.

She allegedly suggested how the man should kill her husband.

“You want me to shoot him?” the undercover officer asked in the video.

“Unless you can do it painlessly, you know, breaking his neck,” Merfeld replied.

Merfeld allegedly told the undercover officer that killing her husband was her easiest option.

“It’s not that we weren’t getting along, but, it was easier than, as terrible as it sounds, it was easier than divorcing him,” she told the undercover officer.

“You know, I didn’t have to worry about the judgment in my family, I didn’t have to worry about breaking his heart,” she continued.

Police said they believe Merfeld was after her husband’s life insurance money, from which she also planned to pay for her husband’s killing.

“The way she described why she wanted it done is that it was too embarrassing for her to be divorced, the true motive was probably greed for the money,” Hilson said.

Merfeld is now in Muskegon County Jail, according to Sheriff Dean Roesler. She faces six or more years in prison.

“She had every opportunity to call it off,” Hilson said.

Merfeld’s husband, Jacob Merfeld, could not be reached for comment, but he has said he does want his wife to get jail time.

The sheriff did not know whether Merfeld had an attorney.

At least she is concerned about his feelings. And apparently her husband is a moron himself, since he is supposed to be pleading for her to avoid jail time.

LOL!

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This story below is a quality example of Junkyard America:

An interesting story, provided by Kristin Tate.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent its employees a brochure, telling them to vocally support homosexuality. The brochure read: “Don’t judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.” Subsequently, the DOJ has been accused of viewpoint intolerance and religious discrimination.

The brochure was called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” It was created as a resource by DOJ Pride, a group made up of DOJ employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

In addition to directing employees to vocally affirm homosexuality, the brochure also told them to post “DOJ Pride” stickers around their offices to indicate “that it is a safe place.”

Workers were told to use “inclusive” terms, like “partner” or “significant other”, since traditional terms like “husband” or “wife” might be offensive.

But wait, that’s not all! Employees were also told not to use words like “gay lifestyle” or “sexual preference” — those words, too, might offend some.

Good grief.

Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said, “This administration is pushing the most radical, immoral agenda on the American people. Christians are not merely required to ‘shut up,’ but now they are being coerced to embrace immorality that goes against their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

A DOJ worker in DC who received the brochure is being represented by the Liberty Counsel. She worries she might loose her job unless she publicly affirms homosexuality. She’s likely not the only one with these fears. “Christians are frightened and terrified of losing their jobs… You have to become an advocate for the LGBT agenda- and if you don’t- the DOJ will consider that to be intolerant.”

Some DOJ members are also concerned about transgendered employees using the bathrooms. For instance, there is one man who wears and skirt and uses the female restrooms. As it stands now, transgenders at the DOJ may use whichever bathroom they feel most comfortable with.

Essentially, under directions given by the brochure, a person cannot be both a Christian and a manager at the DOJ. That is not only unfair, but also discriminatory to Christians.

Obama said that he would transform America — and we can see those changes in the Department of Justice.