They could be for:
- alcohol monitoring for people who take plea deals on DUIs (this is provable / known use case)
- people who are flight risks for reasons other than court dates: mothers wanting to relocate their children without father's permission, for example (provable use case)
- drug use monitoring for security clearances (I'm speculating here)
The stuff about alternative currencies backed by banks that issued notes is fairly common and is still in the established canon of academia: https://youtu.be/ImtedJul6do
I'll search for the NY stuff but at a high level it has to with backpay to soldiers. Everyone knows they screwed the South. But not everyone knows that they also screwed the soldiers who fought for the North.
Interesting and probably true. There were a lot of state banks and even alternative banks prior to the civil war. Corn banks, tobacco banks, even whisky banks where people deposited commodities and received payable notes in exchange. After the civil war this war debt helped facilitate centralization of backing by using the bank of New York to back stop the debt using dollars guaranteed by the government.
Each link has been reviewed and found worthy by another 10 experts, because of a general consensus based on a sheet of paper by yet another expert.
Tautological reification- happens all the time. Detect it by looking for cycles in references.
Going back, what can we 'know' to be sure of? history, science, how to assess what's real independently?
Epistemology needs to be internally consistent and rationally coherent or else it is solipsistic (at best) or delusional. I also prefer to be grounded in repeatable personal observations. The theory can be built on too of this but if it's not at the core it gets silly quickly.
Your opinions are based upon your biases and emotions. For example, I could state the same about your post history, that you don't contribute anything except vitriol. Express an original idea and defend it without attacking the contributor. You don't because you can't win an argument based upon the merits of your own ideas?
Furthermore- I see you just logged back in during working hours. So, who do you work for?
The iron filling stuff- certainly seems odd. Iron is expensive at scale. Then again maybe they're micrometeors which is a known thing and fairly common. You could probably find a few such spheres using a magnet across a small parking lot.
Wow you got wrecked easy. Emoji
Aren't you logged in off hours? You're not getting paid for over time. Emoji
Usual attacks? I've never attacked you. Looking at your post history, it's 50% attacks. Emoji.
What's up with the gay stuff? Stop hitting on me. Emoji.
I'm not afraid of discussion. What do you want to debate? You have no ideas just hate. Express an idea. You are responsible for the quality you seek, not me- or anybody else. Go away if it bothers you.