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Comment: Re:More hoops before travelling through USA (Score 1) 200

You can leave, but your money stays behind with the IRS. Plus you will pay a good chunk of change for the privilege of losing your US citizenship. This is more like a Berlin Wall situation than a free country. Or trying to convert to Christianity if you are Muslim. Not a good reflection of American exceptionalism.

Comment: Re: It won't work (Score 1) 135

by Tokolosh (#49651749) Attached to: Dropbox Moves Accounts Outside North America To Ireland

Look what happened to the banks. Do business with a country the US has decided to dislike? Have some American's money in your vaults and not reported it to the IRS, in compliance with your own country's laws? The US government will find ways to make things very painful for you.

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Intel, Dell, HP, Cisco, IBM, Amazon need to band together and say to the US, "If you don't stop this douchebaggery, we are pulling the plug. The short-term damage to the economy will be huge, but a lot less than the long-term damage you are causing."

Comment: Re:Every cell phone is a lo-jack... (Score 1) 216

by Tokolosh (#49625749) Attached to: Police Can Obtain Cellphone Location Records Without a Warrant

Think of all the data Google must have about you in order to provide the free service you receive from them - you emails, your photos, your location, you ED searches, etc., etc.

Well, because you have shared that with Google, you have no expectation of privacy, so the government can take it whenever they want.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759