Arguing that the contract is void is basically trying to say that the promise never existed, and is a defense by the breaching party to invalidate the contract (and thus not be responsible for fulfilling its terms), not the plaintiff in a breach of contract action.
What freebies and handouts would these be? By developed nation standards we do not spend that much on social welfare programs.
And if you believe that, I have some healthcare to sell you.
You can keep your stinking healthcare! Oh wait...
It's called a Hollerith card tabulating machine. I can make you a good price!
NSA PROCUREMENT OFFICE (EQUIPMENT DIVISION)
Thank you for your recent letter offering a good price on a Hollerith machine. I regret to inform you that the NSA already has several of these in its possession that were purchased at an IBM auction of surplus machines that had been leased to the German government in the 1940s. We have made many custom improvements to the German machines over the years and would not think of wasting them on something as trivial as contracts.
However, as replacement parts for these machines are in short supply and knowledge of their purpose is a forgotten state secret we have sent agents from the Procurement Office (Human Division) to collect you and your machine. They are at your front and back doors now. Please cooperate with them fully to make this easier on everyone.
Again, thank you for contacting the NSA and helping us keep you safe.
With the high profile shutdown of Silk Road the number of things you can buy with Bitcoin would be considerably less. While it's true that there are other services available, it seems strange to me that so much money is being dumped into the system now.
The largest private university in Cyprus, the University of Nicosia, announced last week it will begin accepting BTC for tuition, books, room and board, and it will offer a master's-level course of study on digital currency to help people outside the Bitcoinsphere understand it. Those two developments would seem to inject a significant amount of legitimacy into Bitcoin.
Although, if you invest in Bitcoin to attend UNic (official abbreviation of University of Nicosia) and the currency crashes, you may find that you've become a financial eunuch. It's all Greek to me.
More than that: the wording was that he "can't trust anyone who..." This would seem to indicate that it's a personal bias, and not some kind of technical requirement.
Perhaps there was some dark paperwork incident in his past of which we're unaware:
I've never trusted Arial documents, and I never will. I could never forgive them for the death of my boy.
Careless words like that in a personal log can earn you a one-way ticket to Rura Penthe.
Hopefully this turns out to be good advertising for NewEgg - I know I'll be making my next computer purchase from them to help support them in fighting a patent troll.
So, once you know, you Newegg?
And once you patent troll, you patent troll Newegg?