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Comment: Re:So - the fact that others are doing it makes it (Score 4, Interesting) 312

by Xiaran (#49429229) Attached to: Google, Apple and Microsoft Squirm As Global Tax Schemes Scrutinized
When you cheat you tax collectors a few thousand then you end up in court. When a large corporation is minimising tax then it is much more of a negotiation. You are insignificant. Google employs lots of people and generates lots of revenue and can hire the best legal advice and accountants.

Comment: Re: The world we live in. (Score 1, Troll) 595

by Xiaran (#47747689) Attached to: New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs
It is and there have been numerous studies to back this up. The stories about Rohypnol and GHB are all moral panic bollocks. Why bother using complicated, hard to obtain and potentially dangerous drugs when good old fashion vodka will do the trick for a would be rapist. This is a solution for a problem that does not really exist.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll