Proof of Power

There are a lot of terms that appeared in our vocabulary with crypto and blockchain. One of the terms is Proof of Stake (POS) which has a huge role on Hive, then we have a community called Proof of Brain and a lot of other terms. Some of you may be searching for proof of power now, to see what my title means. You may not find it, but proof of power do exists!

About a month ago I had a conversation with @depressedfuckup, about his username. He had a post about his username -> Does My Username Put Me At A Disadvantage? When I saw the post I started smiling because unlike him, who was a newbie then (he still is by the way :P) I've seen a lot on Hive over the four and a half years I've been here for.

your username counts the least here. The most precious thing you can have on Hive is your reputation and I don't mean the number next to your name. Once you are labeled as plagiarizer, cheater or abuser, you can have any username as would count for nothing.

So you should focus on posting quality content, stay out of plagiarism, recycling content, engage with other users, build your followers in an organic way, by providing interesting content for them and you'll be gold, fuckup username or not :) source

Even though it wasn't the answer he was looking for, it seems like he understood what I meant and hopefully he has since seen what I meant by that.

Three days ago I saw this post by acidyo -> Give value to the community and the community will have your back. It's an interesting one, so if you've missed it, it's not too late (it's never too late actually) to read it.

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This was my comment to the post. Little did I know then, what was going to happen in the next 24 hours and that we're going to get another proof of what I was saying.

So long story short, after acidyo's post, I read a post from blind-spot and at the bottom of the post I saw his request for help to buy a laptop. I knew he's not going to get far with it as the request would go unnoticed, so I decided to act and put together a post for the community:

The reaction of the community was/is absolutely amazing. At the time of writing, there are 51 reblogs, the post is at $219.54, there are 4 tips, 438 Hive in total and 1 HBD. Around 135 Hive transferred to his wallet and another batch is going to be transferred tonight or tomorrow. There are 78 comments on the post (my replies included and I still have to reply to quite a few) and it's not over yet as the payout is in 5 days.

I saw users voting and commenting, that two days ago had no idea blind-spot exists. They read his story for the first time two days ago, yet they wanted to contribute, help in anyway they could.

This is not the first time users get help on Hive. Both blind-spot and priyanarc fled Ukrain in March, arrived in Poland and after 5 days they were kicked out of the shelter as none of them is Ukrainian citizen. Both of them were offered housing by Hive users they never knew before.

Another case new users may not be aware of is the help the Hive community has sent to Ukraine. Those who were stuck (and still are) in the war zone got help, to be able to survive. Then the NFT For Peace project came alive on Hive. @zirochka, the Ambassador of the project, who has been in Kiev ever since the war started, has been receiving the founds and distributing to volunteers all over the hot areas.

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These Ukrainian people have been getting help (food, medicine, diapers, clothes etc.) from Hive. No one knows these people, yet, many of us contributed, trying to keep them alive and help them survive.

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When the war broke out, hundreds of us were worrying about those stuck in the war zone, day in day out. When we woke up in the mornin, the first thing was to check Hive to see if they are still alive, if there was news about them. Needless to mention that these are users we've never met in real life, we only know them from Hive. My country has a long border common with Ukraine. I was never in a real danger, yet I was offered shelter by several users I know only from Hive, in case sh*t hits the fan.

The last one was a young community member, who has tragically passed away recently. She's been on the platform for a month or so and yet the help and the support her family members got from the community was fantastic.

These are not the only cases when the community came together to help others. These are just the recent cases that happened this year.

However, not everyone gets the same treatment. Over the years we've seen several users, asking for help and many who have abused the kindness of others. I'm not going to go into details, I'm going to just say, Hive is to use, not to abuse and that goes for the kindness of people on Hive as well.

There's always someone frustrated, angry, pissed of about things on Hive, which is not new as we live in the era of entitlement. There are also a lot of spammers, scammers, plagiarizers, circle jerks, who think scamming a few $-s every day is a very good business.

In case you've been looking for the definition of Proof of Power, I just gave it to you above, with hard evidence. If this is not enough for you, then I don't know what is. These things are not written down anywhere, there are no rules about how to help others. These things happen, because there are users willing to help and others who deserve to be helped. It doesn't matter what your username is, you can be depressedfuckup or happyasshole or whatever you wish, what matters is what you do here. That's your reputation, not the number next to your name. When others turn their back on you, Hive is here. You choose where you want to belong to.

Last, but not least, I'd like to say thank you again, to everyone who participated in this last funding campaign! I'm sure blind-spot will be able to buy the laptop soon. Thank you everyone!

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As usual, you hit the nail. Thank you so much for just being you, for you always care and stand for the truth.

And thank you for mentioning the NFT For Peace Project! ❤️

!LUV
!BEER

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I can say the same! Thank you for being YOU and awesome! You had a huge part in this, you still have! You're an example to all of us! ❤️

Thanks for the tokens 🤗

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Suck that banderite dick.

“THESE ARE ANIMALS, NOT PEOPLE”: ZELENSKY FREES CONVICTED CHILD RAPISTS, TORTURERS TO REINFORCE DEPLETED MILITARY

Written by Esha Krishnaswamy. Originally published by The Gray Zone

Once condemned by Ukrainian officials and imprisoned for sadistic torture and the rape of minors, leaders of the notorious Tornado Battalion are free under Volodymyr Zelensky’s orders.

After banning virtually his entire political opposition, publishing a blacklist of foreign journalists and academics accused of advancing “Russian propaganda,” and ramming through a law exempting 70% of Ukrainians from workplace protections, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy has freed from prison fascist militants convicted of some of the most heinous crimes the country has seen since World War II.

According to a July 11 report in Ukrainian media, Ruslan Onishenko, commander of the now-disbanded Tornado Battalion, was freed as part of President Zelensky’s scheme to release prisoners with combat experience. Along with an unwavering commitment to fascism, Onishenko is known as a psychopathic sadist who was involved in sexually assaulting children, brutally torturing prisoners, and murder.

Onishenko’s release follows a February 27 order by Zelensky to free other convicted former Tornado members like Danil “Mujahed” Lyashuk, a fanatic from Belarus who has openly emulated ISIS and boasted of torturing captives for sheer enjoyment. According to Zelensky‘s decree, prisoners with combat experience would be allowed to “compensate for their guilt” by fighting in the “hottest spots.”

Back in 2015, when the Ukrainian state provided official support to his Tornado Battalion, Onishenko texted two fellow “patriots,” Voldomor and Svetlana Savichuk, propositioning Svetlana Savichuk to “suck my cock in front of the [toddler] children.” (See screenshots of the conversation here). He also asked Savichuk to perform lewd acts on her children for his viewing pleasure. Despite the magnitude of his crimes, which included torture, murder, rape – including that of children – kidnapping, amputation, and more, Onishenko was sentenced to a mere 11 years in prison on April 11, 2017.

Now, after serving just five years of his sentence, the convicted predator has been freed by a president hailed by Western patrons as a defender of democracy.

Zelensky’s move is not just a signal of desperation as his military is ground down by Russian forces in the east. It extends the virtual impunity that Ukrainian battalions infested with hardened criminals and neo-Nazis have enjoyed for over eight years as official enforcers of the post-Maidan regime’s rule.

https://southfront.org/these-are-animals-not-people-zelensky-frees-convicted-child-rapists-torturers-to-reinforce-depleted-military/

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NFT for victory, not for peace.

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Wow, I'm pleasantly impressed with what this world is like in Hive.

Wow, me impresiona gratamente como es este mundo en Hive.

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I’m glad to hear that the fund raising post for blindspot is looking good. I found out about him that day you made the post. Thank you again for doing it for him.

As for me, my encounter with you and several others with you and other members of the community has given me the answer to the question I asked a few months back. The Hive community is a wonderful place. I love it here!

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Yeah, same here!

Hopefully, Blind-spot gets his laptop soon enough.
Gladdens my heart to see the humanitarian aid the community provides. Feels good being here.

And seriously, when I first saw your username I was concerned 😂

It's good to know that doesn't matter. And I see you building up a good reputation so Kudos.

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Yeah no cause for alarm. If it was possible to change a username without changing a new account, I would though. There’s being a lot of controversy over this username lol.

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Yes, it looks like he's going to get enough to buy the laptop.

I'm glad to hear you like it here. It is an amazing place and this is just the beginning as Hive on its own is two years old.

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You are an amazing person Erika and I´m so glad we have you here on Hive :)

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Who? Me? Naaah. You're making me blush. However, thank you for the nice words 🙂
I can say the same of you as you've helped a lot.

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Don´t blush, it´s true :) And I also know that you act in the same inspiring way in the real life too. I know your attitude towards animals for example and that always says a lot about the person. Both Hive and the real world just need more Erikas, that´s it :)

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Another Nazi cocksucking faggot.

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Looks like you know quite a lot about me 😀
I guess I'm protecting animals even more as I know they can not always take care of themselves.

Both Hive and the real world just need more Erikas, that´s it :)

I could say the same thing about you :)

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Hi @erikah, since I first stopped on one of your posts that I found interesting because of colourful Festival, I find many interesting topics. I even use your blog to find what is new and what is happening around. Unfortunately, I am busy most of the weekdays so I may miss some posts but even though I try to come back and catch up on them. The examples you were given here are really demonstrating that people here are ready to help if they can and that is something really good.As everywhere, there are honest people and there are some who would like to have shortcut and there is nothing that can change such people. At least we can say that earlier or later the truth will be revealed.

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Thank you for the nice words and sorry for the late reply, things got a bit too crowded lately :)

I couldn't agree more with you. The thing is, we have the same people on Hive, we have in real life and those who are not decent in real life are not decent here either. This is not going to change, but we know who the good people are.

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Your post made me go to his profile, there I could read his story, see how he paid for his college and sent money to his parents, he made many sacrifices, those kind of people are of great value to the hive and to life, and they are not used to ask for support, but they inspire others to help him, I am sure he was throughout his studies helping people, and for sure he will not be a cold and distant doctor but he understands people.

The description I made of him, is because when I saw the publication it caught my attention, and I assumed it would be of value and esteem but when I read it, I went further, I saw the sacrifice, the effort, the constancy, the love towards his parents, and definitely he will only be receiving what is fair, the word of God says you reap what you sow, and if he sowed it is what is fair.

And if you do not consider it fair to give value to the person, do not do it, God will move hearts to support but do not hinder, do not help but let others organize.

Besides I have seen a lot of help not only to the inhabitants in Ukraine, I also saw how they got together and helped with a water tank in Nigeria and in Venezuela they took food to an old people's home, in short it is good to help us, isn't that why we are called hive, we work as a hive, well I hope they continue to do a good job of support.

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All you are saying here is true. He can be an example for many as there are not a lot people who would do what he has been doing. he is helping whoever he can and not just medically.

It's also true that a lot of people got help from Hive and it is not over. Imagine what is possible to happen in the future, as the chain gets older. I just with some of the bad actors would change their mind and join the good people. Maybe in time they will.

Tanks for the nice comment and sorry for the late reply. Have a nice weekend :)

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Nft for

Stanley Tany. Fuck Ukraine.

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I'm 7 days late, but like you said it's never too late to read any post. It's amazing how people on hive are just so nice. I've always wondered, perhaps almost everyone is nice and they just need a loving community like hive to show themselves. Hive has saved a lot of lives, and I'm glad to be a part of it.

!PIZZA

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Yes, it's true, it's never too late to read a post.

Unfortunately I have to disappoint you. Not everyone is nice on Hive, there are very bad actors as well, but I'd like to believe there are more nice people than bad.

This is yet another example of how many good people there are on Hive and I hope it is enough for some to decide on which side they are.

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I haven't seen it firsthand, so I'm guessing that's a good sign that the good are a lot more than the bad

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