In a working democracy the public would be able to decide what to do with the tax money. However since in the US the democratic system is severely broken, it's not surprising parallel systems are starting to come up.
How long do they have to be dead before we dig them up and take their stuff?
1 / expected value of loot to be found.
"So where are you fom, Utah Johnny Montana?"
I recently read a hypothesis that the purported relic bones of St. Mark in the San Marco cathedral (Venice), which were smuggled out of Alexandria, are actually the bones of Alexander.
I don't suppose they'd be eager to allow a DNA test.
There's an upside to all the earthquakes and poisoned water supplies!
I figured they would power it with hype on Slashdot.
I think this is a simple case of "you break it, you buy it".
Or is the same asteroid making two passes?
"Sorry, my dear Intelligent Kneecap. We've had good times together, but now you know aye too much!"
[Drags rest of self away from crime scene.]
'cause they aren't getting our money fast enough yet?
Re #2, Teh Beeb or someone on the telly said that the IPO was already for a front company, 'cause foreigners aren't allowed to own Chinese companies.
Also said some potential investors are shy because it's not clear whether / how long China will tolerate the kind of workaround set up for the IPO.
You beat me to it, 'cause I paused to look it up. He was a woodcutter, not the thieves' leader. The wanted to kill him because he knew how to get their treasure.
Not that that version of the story is particularly reasurring for an IPO either...
All missiles have civilian applications: governments can use them to blow up civilians, and malcontent citizens who can get their hands on the can use them to blow up governments.
And other governments are always there to provide missiles to the malcontents.
Dude he can call it "cucumber" if he wants as long as it creates actual STEM jobs in North America.
Once it's built it will probably only employee low-paid assembly line workers and some managers.
(Which isn't STEM, but may still be an improvement on the way the USA has been hedded for the past few decades.)
WTF is a "gigafactory?"
A factory that makes giants.