Opting-in on Steem once again

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Today was meant to be a day of celebration for me, as we bought the house that we are going to spend the next few years making into our home and a place that @smallsteps will call her own. Instead, my other home has been hijacked and centralized. There is a lot of work to do on both.

Every little bit....

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This was my single largest power up to date, makes 9000 for the last hour and has pushed me past the 90,000 mark. I once said I wouldn't likely hold more than 10K. For better or worse, this is where I stand.

This particular powerup will get powered down again at some point in the near future, but for now its value is here on Steem and in STEEM, where I think it can do at least some good. There is about 100M STEEM on the exchanges... I would consider taking it off and powering it up unless you are going to be selling soon. There is a cost top powering up - risk. This particular Steem was for my trading purposes as I was trying to diversify - so much for that at the moment.

Real Steem witnesses are now in the first 3 positions.

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I have no idea at the moment if I should take the risk - but today I took a loan that if I manage to make it, won't be paid off until I am in my 70s. What kind of life is it if one doesn't take a risk or two?

Who knows... perhaps this is the turning point of the Steem blockchain, where in the week it was centralized, the community decentralized it again. I think that if it happens, the publicity from the crypto-community would have to be positive and that kind of publicity can't be bought.

People love a fightback story - This could be Steem's.

At the very least, I know that I have tried to do what I can for the blockchain. As I said to someone today,

People on the surface level like myself can only do what we do because someone has built the infrastructure below, and it is because of this I have to take responsibility to learn about and maintain the areas I can.

It always come back to the same point, doesn't it?

Responsibility.

People want all the benefits of a decentralized ecosystem, but fail time and time again to step up and take responsibility for their space here. Like spoiled children who refuse to clean their room. People have an opportunity now - some are taking it. Some are not. Some are actively working against the community.

Take note of who is who.

So many people say they are invested into Steem and they say you have to know what you are investing into. The value of Steem is the community.

Know them.

Support those you believe add value to your investment. Fuck all the rest.

The beauty of a decentralized community is that we can all strike our own path as we choose and there are many ways to add value to Steem. Don't ignore any of them. There is space to roam far and wide, but do not forget the core, the trunk of Steem that will carry the many branches yet to grow.

This place isn't easy at times, it can put strain on emotions that can affect behavior. I understand that. I really, really do. But, if I feel you aren't in it for the long-haul and actively pushing for a better Steem ecosystem, you are working against me and will not get my support. Complain all you want.

While Steem is much more than financial for me, the numbers I am playing with are large to some, highly insignificant to others - but my investment is important to me. Yes, I want to one day benefit from STEEM price too, but first and foremost - I have to be true to myself. I have heard far too many talk the talk, but fail to walk the walk. Put your money where your mouth is.

You wanted to be an investor into a startup with massive potential, didn't you?

Every little bit....

This is my house.

And yours.

Taraz
[ a Steem original ]

Four in.

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Congrats on the new home! Big day indeed.

Yeah, my day got hijacked by finding out about all this mess. I've been finding STEEM where I can to power up all day, plus batting back Sun's false narrative on Twitter.

Check your steem-engine for STEEMP on there or liquid coins you can turn into STEEMP, if you haven't already. I can't get blocktrades to work to buy STEEM on there. I also can't seem to find any STEEM to lease delegation for.

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plus batting back Sun's false narrative on Twitter.

It is ridiculous. I am about to join in.

Check your steem-engine for STEEMP

Just made the claim a minute ago.

Not sure if anyone is delegating it out at the moment. Not sure what is happening with BT.

Congratulations on moving into the new home. I have shared your feelings for this home of ours being riddled with uncertainty, worry, and other maladies. We will recover!

Once this blows over, I have an idea to change the system of voting, would love to know what you think:

https://steempeak.com/steem/@holoz0r/changing-the-witness-voting-system-by-introducing-witness-downvotes-could-this-work

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Cheers! we will move in a month, but we signed away and resigned the rest of my life to renovation today.

I think the witness voting needs a severe overhaul.

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Whoops, I misread, or skipped over that part.

Rennovations suck when you're in the home you're rennovating, depending on the nature of them. I want to rennovate my kitchen, but then, where will I eat for several weeks? :P

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Rennovations suck when you're in the home you're rennovating, depending on the nature of them

Complete overhaul. =D

I want to rennovate my kitchen, but then, where will I eat for several weeks? :P

We are expecting it to take about 3-5 years all up. The major stuff will be done in the first 6 months... then we will move onto the more minor things... like the kitchen :D

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Justin Sun must having a fit.

Schadenfreude can be a wonderful thing.

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I just hope that it isn't too late. As I have no idea what they did to the code.

100k next week?

Best of luck in your new home!

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Ha, I might have to power down and rebuy some BTC :D

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Next week if this goes tits up :)

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Yep. but it is looking interesting at this point

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I was just listening a house remix and I think that the one-liner on the song was a fitting one:

Boom motherfucka!

Let's claim the chain back to whom it originally belonged to: the community.

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I am hoping this is turning into a seminal moment in blockchain history

Today I bought only 1000 (all I could) I am glad to be back home! Congratulate everyone!

Posted via Steemleo

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Every little bit. :)

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Wow, two blunt moves, congratz

Fuck all the rest...

Nicely put, I wholeheartedly agree!

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No point mincing words... :)

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Exactly!

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looks like Slowwalker and many of the Kr community has picked a side:

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votes for the JS witnesses.

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FFS, and he wonders why he is in the position he is in!?

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It is all about ROI.

The Steem blockchain is currently being attacked by a central authority in order to take control of the witnesses. If you are not managing your witness votes, please consider setting @berniesanders as your witness voting proxy by clicking here to help restore the decentralization of Steem.

I powered 600 STEEM up into our house today! CONGRATULATIONS ALSO ON THE OFF-CHAIN LIFE EVENT!

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We are true people, flesh and bones, with shallow pockets and a future to look upon, we are steemians, we will fight for our investments against a puppet server own by an idiotly rich kid.

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If it's in the code, it's in the game.

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Thanks for your support of our Blockchain and I have done what I can like many others.

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Gotta do what you gotta do. Let's see how it all plays out :)

Love your Attitude. It's contagious :) Iam going to keep "building" after reading this article. Thanks and congrats on the house

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Cheers and good luck out there.

If we can survive this then we have earned a lot of respect from the general crypto community. The real questions is what next if somehow we claim the 20 spots ? Seems too far gone for any mutual collaboration with Tron I would think.

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Seems too far gone for any mutual collaboration with Tron I would think.

Yes... at best it would be hostile collaboration. No idea going forward though.

Those freaking house loans are killer. Hopefully something changes for the better for all of us with house loans? XD

I'm currently trying to decide if pulling back delegations would make a difference as far as witness voting goes. Because I'm tiny and can't numbers at the best of times I've left everything as is for now (aside from using the rest of my witness votes up).

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Delegations don't affect the voting for witnesses, it is counted as your still.

Would be nice to have no loan one day...

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I think that's J's single-minded aim at the moment.

Useful to know thanks :D I didn't want to pull back the delegations (partly because i like helping and mostly because I'm lazy)

I was planning to stake a $100 or 2 (USD) to Steem mid year. It was planned for March. The budget from Hell has pushed this back a few months at best.

I still may stake if the Steem Block Chain survives this TRON Nonsense. Any advice on what I should do with the miniscule amount I have now. I started power down out of spite. But do not even know how that works. I want to support You and @galenkp as You both are class acts and have made Me feel welcomed here.

If it all falls apart, rest assured You both have my respect and admiration. A couple of the coolest people I have never met.... LoL

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Let's see how the tron nonsense plays out :)