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Comment: Re:Popcorn time! (Score 1) 373

by datavirtue (#48903349) Attached to: Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Lost on me on the first half of the first sentence. Most rapes are never reported. The girls tell their friends...maybe their mother but I doubt it...that's about it. I think the majority of the 25% figure is girls at college waking up in the middle or end of it after a night of heavy drinking. Some never wake up or remember the incident. I have had these incidences recounted to me by the victims and their friends.

Comment: Re:Yes (Score 1) 300

by datavirtue (#48893079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

There are highly talented design professionals producing and selling awesome templates for pennies. Check out themeforrest. You can find flexible designs with all of the boilerplate already complete, leting you focus on the customer's requirements. No need to build from scratch. CMS? Bleh.

Comment: Re:Let's hope (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892929) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Right, because without that they would have no tools to make people do the wonderful things they wish them to do and government would no longer attract them. They would have to go out into the world and figure out an intelligent way to help people...and to the feeble human mind that is an insurmountable task and very terrifying.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892879) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

It would be nice if the engorgement just printed money for themselves but they don't. They allow the creation of money through an issuance of debt. So they take a loan in order to "print that money." A loan that carries a nice safe profit for the granting private or sovereign entity. If you get your hands on enough cash you can loan the government money...it pays very well.

Comment: Re:In other countries... (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892823) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

True...I came up in a family business who's livelihood was preparing tax returns and navigating the rivers of regulations and caveats for businesses and individuals. The slightest whiff or hint of tax reform in light of simplifying sends shivers and chills across these peoples' bodies. You and I assume it will never happen but they take any of this talk VERY seriously. I remember a little hub-bub in the 80's about tax reform to simplify the code and my grandmother (owner of the business) totally freaked and started positioning herself to lose her business.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892747) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Corporations or the wealthy do not pay taxes and are in no danger of an audit. You pay the corporations' and wealthy peoples' taxes when you buy shit...it is all wrapped up in the price before sales taxes. So, you are paying sales taxes on the income taxes you pay for these people you claim are afraid of being audited. I owned my own business, my dad and I would sit around joking how our customers paid all of our taxes...the rest was just funny math and numbers on paper with cute labels next to them to fool the plebeians.

Your first step should be to get your head out of your ass. Income taxes are one of the biggest corruptions of government and nations...and one of the main reasons why aliens wont talk to us.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892711) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I love how we get caught up using our brain power here to rant about IRS and partisan conspiracies when there is a truly messed up system (government tax code, IRS) that needs eliminated and replaced. I think both sides can agree on this. Though, perhaps this was manufactured by the DNC to make their base defend the IRS because I'm certainly seeing that, and the MO fits the typical imperial technique of making a group with common interests fight each other. You people bore me.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1) 253

by datavirtue (#48892633) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

We don't need the IRS to pay taxes...and if you insist that we do it should be an IT organization that is nearly invisible to us whereby 200million a year would be more than enough to fund the whole thing. How many companies serve more traffic and store more data than the IRS for less money in IT expense? I don't know, but I think it would be an interesting study. Having people traveling around auditing people and businesses is archaic at best and wholly ridiculous...I would not be surprised if they pulled up with a horse and buggy. There are better ways to levy and collect taxes...but if you stop and think about it the current system for all of its loopholes gives the government power and lots of personal data. That is what they really want. Anyone with half a brain knows sales taxes are a fool proof way to collect government revenue without all of the administrative overhead and "loopholes."

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