willful, repeated violation of the law
By whom? Not by Ulbricht.
willful, repeated violation of the law
By whom? Not by Ulbricht.
So arrest and prosecute the federal agent for attempted murder. He's the one who should be in jail. Not Ulbricht.
Try making some bomb threats or death threats
Do it from an internet cafe or cafe/restaurant wifi or from any open wifi connection or one only protected by wep. Quite easy to do quasi-anonymously. This really had nothing to do with Ulbricht. He just provided the street corner where drug dealers could gather and offer drugs if they wanted. It's not like he put a gun to anyone's head and forced them to do anything.
then I think I'll stick with not having this transaction platform exist at all for the betterment of humanity.
Good luck with that. Let me when you are victorious in your war against substances and black markets. Really. Let me know. I'll sign up for your We are Going to Win Any Day Now newsletter.
You can't win. Ever. Because your enemy is us. Human beings in general. You can execute as many people as you want. There will always be more.
Yeah. Some plaintiffs are not aware of the true cost of the litigation they pursue. Paying off the judge is step one. Why bother to sue if you are not guaranteed to win?
The average house price in california is 400,000$ How again is 70,000 not poor for that area?
If they bought the home 50 years ago or more as you hypothesize then the housing prices now are simply not relevant. Why even mention them? Poor people do exist in California. I've seen some living in cardboard boxes or under bridges. The rest I see living in the massive number of apartment buildings all over California. Renting. If you rent an apartment in California $70,000 is a rather nice income. Call it 'poor' if you want but if that's poor I would love to be poor. I could live comfortably in California with 1/4 that income.
Well no one is forcing him to live in one of the most expensive areas in the world (assuming it actually is). I make less than 15k per year after taxes and I don't really consider myself poor. In the country I'm living in now the average income is about $250 per month or about $3000 USD per year. In Laos most people make about $1200 per year. In Cuba the average person makes less than $200 per year. No I did not miss a zero there. I don't see myself as poor.
But I guess making nearly $6000 per month is poor now. I've never made more than $2000 per month at any point in my entire life. I can't imagine what kind of job is worth paying someone that much. There are prostitutes who make much less than that. So is someone who makes $200,000 per year poor if they live in an expensive area of Manhattan and pay like 10000 per month in rent? That would be a very odd use of the word 'poor'.
Who gets to decide how fast is 'unsafe'? You? Driving faster than some ridiculously slow and arbitrary limit does not make the roads less safe. It just means that if the person driving faster than said arbitrary velocity crashes into a tree he will be more likely to die. Remember what happened when Montana removed speed limits on their highways? Here's a hint: neither the number of accidents nor the number of fatalities increased.
It really is absurd that we have people that equate getting raped with a really major horror. It amazes me that people consider this some sort of great threat. As far as religious fanatics go it does not seem to occur to them that god may have a few things to worry about other than their genitals.
People have tried what use to sometimes be referred to as a 'double opt out'. That is you opt out of the xray scanner and then you also opt out of the genital fondling as well.
This would generally mean you could not fly that day and that you could be subject to a $10,000 fine but afaik not a single person has ever been fined for doing so and no one has ever been detained for doing this either. So it is possible. I had been determined to do the double opt out before I finally fled the fucking crazy states of america for good.
Now the xray scanners that chertoff was so well paid for buying us have been phased out and replaced with the more benign mmw scanners with privacy software so as not to give all the homosexual TSA screeners wood every time a guy goes through. Still the flying in the US is just insanely awful. Nowhere in the world is as bad.
Well except maybe if flying from Paris to the US. That is worse but only because the gestapo agents there are given official instructions, but face no political repercussions for seriously molesting the foreigners trying to leave. They seriously fondled my package big time and the sick fuck seemed to really get off on it. I pushed the French molester away hard and almost wasn't able to fly that day. Long story, but the moral of it is never to fly from CDG to the US if you have any other option. They just blame the USA for having to sex you up so badly.
Good point about the double standard. If homosexuality were truly accepted as normal there would be no reason to disallow opposite sex molestations. If we are forced to have limited sexual contact with someone in order to fly at the very least they should pay attention to our sexual preferences. And while they are at it how about hiring some more attractive people to do it. Maybe people would not mind flying so much if the person fondling our junk was a sexy 18 yo hottie in a bikini instead of some drooling obese horndog of a guy wanking to xrays of our dicks every night. Or for women whatever kind of guy they happen to find attractive. In fact if it's so important for us to have our genitals fondled then we should be able to have more of a choice of partners. Bikinied teen girls with numbers on them say. We might even be able to reserve a favorite before flying or even choose to fly on a day when they are working.
That guy was committed to make an attack and die in the process before he came into contact with the FBI.
You know him? Personally? No? Then stfu. You have no evidence that this was true.
No, they are trying to prove that guy culpable for his actions in a court of law.
To whatever extent this guy is guilty of some imaginary crime the FBI agents are guilty as well. Oh right...sorry...you don't want the FBI agents in jail? Well that is *exactly* where they belong imo. Getting butt fucked by bubba all day and all night. That is what they truly deserve. Irresponsible, immoral fucks playing their little games instead of actually doing their jobs.
Well if you mean games like Zork and Wizard and the Princess and Space Invaders and Crush, Crumble, and Chomp, and Archon and Adventure and Super Star Trek, and Castle Wolfenstein then I agree. I don't play those games anymore. But if you mean, say, Baldur's Gate II, Icewind Dale, Arx Fatalis, and Temple of Elemental Evil then I replay these games all the time. At least a full playthrough once per year. It is not pointless at all since truly great games are rare.
Broken robots can be repaired. Dead humans cannot be brought back to life. I for one would like to see all wars be strictly robot vs robot and may the best robot builders win.
I suppose you could ban autonomous robots from waging war against human adversaries, but I think that is somewhat pointless even if you could get the whole world to agree. We are probably hundreds of years away from having AI that can challenge even rather dumb human minds.
Why is it that journalists don't feel the need to check facts when they write about Cuba? Nearly everything in the article is quite demonstrably wrong. Too many utterly ridiculous ideas that simply don't apply to Cuba to debunk every one.
The only way Cuba is going to have a tech revolution is if somehow their incomes multiply by a factor of 100 sometime soon. I suppose that *could* happen if Raul dies and their government becomes pro-capitalist. That will be huge news if it ever happens, but the end of the US embargo just means lots of US tourists. It won't change anything else. It will just piss off the Canadians who are used to having the place practically to themselves.
Just ending the US embargo isn't going to do shit. The US isn't the only country in the world with tech. Cuba has been importing technology from China (you know that place where everything is actually made) for decades. This idea that Cuba needs US goods is utter bullshit. They don't. Castro liked to blame the US embargo for his total lack of understanding of economics, but Cuban poverty has nothing to do with the stupid useless and senseless "embargo". Does the US even still make anything?
Also Cubans are not any more educated than the people in other Latin American nations. If anything their education is of less value because they are so much more isolated from the rest of the world. When the rest of the world figures out something new it could be decades before that information trickles into Cuba.
Cuba won't represent any sort of business opportunity until the government there stops actively preventing people from making money. The government seems highly offended by the idea of anyone making more than around a dollar a day which is what doctors tend to make there. Most people make about half that much. They can barely afford to buy food let alone whatever high tech gadget some ignorant American who's never spent any time there thinks they need/want.
Since no one likes citing sources when talking about Cuba let me cite mine: I lived there for more than a year. If there is a country in the world that has more misinformation about it just accepted as truth by the rest of the world I don't know what it might be. The Cuban government propaganda arm does their job well. If only Soviet proganda workers had such an easy time. The rest of the world just accepts whatever the Cuban government tells them because of course the government has no reason to lie or exaggerate, right?
So far, they've proven that they're really quite willing to work with companies as long as their activities are helping to prop up their totalitarian regime.
Citation needed. Cubans themselves are not even allowed to own property. They cannot sell their houses for instance. They can only trade them for other houses and even then it's mostly illegal to do.
IMO you'd have to be a total fucking moron to put any money into Cuba the way things are there now. The Cuban government would have no problem whatsoever just telling you to fuck off any time they feel like it. And no they wouldn't let you keep any of "your" stuff.
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