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Comment: Re:It's a long term policy (Score 1) 264 264

Several states have already passed laws that prevent employers from using social network content in their hiring practices . . .

Not that I don't think that ethically, that's great, but it's also utterly unenforceable. How is someone going to prove he or she was denied employment because a hiring manager or HR checked out content on Myfacetwiitter?

Comment: Re:Only if they reported it. (Score 1) 197 197

. I think the majority of the stolen phones are left in taxis, bar stools, bathrooms, and park benches. so they are not stolen.

Yes, the are. The "finders keepers" rule of childhood playgrounds does not apply in adult life. Someone who finds property someone left behind has a legal duty to either find the owner and return it or turn it in to the police. If the police can't find the owner, then the finder may get to keep the property.

Comment: Re:When people abuse prices go up (Score 1) 503 503

And The Retail Equation, whether they've owned up to it yet or not, is a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and is required to provide free reports annually and when adverse action is taken against a customer (the latter, they apparently do comply with).

Comment: Re: (Score 1) 463 463

I hate to break it to you, but Missouri does indeed collect "use tax" on out-of-state purchases. Or at least tries. Take a look at your MO-1040 instructions under "Consumers Use Tax". Now of course if I worked in Jefferson City, I'd flag anyone who itemized and paid any of that tax just because they must be doing something wrong to try to appear like that much of a Boy Scout, but the line is there.

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351