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Comment: Re:Allegedly (Score 1) 307

by Ralph Wiggam (#49529473) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

Let's remember that to date, no one has done jail time for rigging LIBOR. A crime that is exponentially more serious than this one.

Dozens of trials on in process in multiple jurisdictions. The US has charged 11 people. I'm sorry if the criminal justice system isn't fast enough for you.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 2, Interesting) 700

by Ralph Wiggam (#49481109) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Those are the general guidelines. They don't really mean anything. As you note, the meaning of "religious organization" is unworkably vague. So are the meanings of "charitable" and "educational" groups.

Here's the IRS form you fill out to become tax exempt-

The important parts are the questions like "Does your organization attempt to influence legislation", and the details of your finances. If you answer those correctly, they don't really care if you're a church, or a cult, or just a group of people who don't like wearing pants.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"