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The first signs that the Bitcoin bubble will implode have appeared on the financial horizon, with sudden deep drops and spikes in value that do not augur well. Catastrophic losses, when they occur, should be no surprise — because the crypto-currency is essentially a scam that attracts right-wing rubes into handing over real dollars for something with zero intrinsic value.

Of course, the far right financial geniuses who have made fast profits by touting Bitcoin never tell the suckers that they’re buying nothing but a number cooked up by an algorithm — or that there is an infinite supply of that numerical commodity.

But Late Night with Seth Meyers offers this “commercial” that depicts what happened to a housewife who entrusted her kids’ college fund to the latest digital investment. Very funny, except that if it hasn’t already happened to some sad boob, it will soon.

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a Colorado church early this summer, one of that state’s Republican representatives, House member Lauren Boebert, spoke, as she always does, with definitive conviction: “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. … I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution.”

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