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Comment: Re:International Copyright (Score 1) 164

by dryeo (#47924049) Attached to: Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

Its been claimed (I didn't actually check but from a reputable source) that it's cheaper for me to buy a built in Canada car by driving south 30 miles to the closest American airport, fly to Hawaii, purchase the manufactured in Canada car and ship it back including doing the paper work and paying the duty and taxes.
On the other hand yesterday the CBC radio show Q had an interview with whats his name from the daily show and they had to geopolitically block it to only stream from youtube and cbc.ca to Canada. Today Americans outraged as they'd never been geopolliically been blocked before and Canadians smirking with the "see how it feels attitude"

Comment: Re:Tax? (Score 1) 297

by dryeo (#47923761) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Every point you make can be reversed.
Employees don't do anything with their wages except (eventually) spend it therefore growing the business of where ever they spend it and then it's taxed when the business makes money. If those employees take their money and open a business, then it's taxed.
The people don't benefit from services, education etc excepting when it's useful to the company. No one to hire you, well what good is the education? And when they get a job, the money means nothing until they spend it, allowing a business to profit and pay taxes.
The employees money shouldn't be taxed as all it does is sit there until it is spent which creates profits for a business and they can then pay a tax. If the employee uses the money to start a business, then it gets taxed based on how profitable the business is.
Really only businesses should pay taxes as they are the ones who benefit from people having money to spend.

Comment: Re:Perspective (Score 1) 297

by dryeo (#47923527) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

It's easy to not pay taxes, you do it the same way as not paying a business, don't use their services. You don't have an income, you don't pay taxes, simple and no one will violently throw you in jail for not using the services that allow an income.
Actually most countries will allow you to make a small amount and still not pay taxes.

Comment: Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (Score 1) 297

by dryeo (#47922361) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

If you look closely at the constitution you'll notice that while the navy was easy to fund, the army not so much and the air force not at all (how hard would it have been to pass a constitutional amendment making or at least clarifying the air force constitutional?) . They also added an amendment clarifying that people should own arms so they could be part of an effective militia. You founding fathers as most enlightened people of the time, understood well that keeping a standing army was an invitation to tyranny and sure enough the military industrial complex is one of the major pushers to tyranny today.
Besides do you really need to outspend the rest of the world for defence?

Comment: Re:Why do you hate freedom? (Score 5, Informative) 255

The surveillance puts a damper on free speech, it's hard to freely communicate knowing the government can be listening in. This is especially true for dissenting political speech, whether you're part of the opposition party or more extreme the possibility that the government can be listening in dampens. The government is quite capable of screwing you if you come to its attention as a threat of any kind. Whether digging into your tax situation, spreading mis-information or setting you up for a criminal investigation.

Comment: Re:Do We Want Our Gov't to regulate the drones? (Score 1) 94

by dryeo (#47898081) Attached to: Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

In Canada, it is legal, at least as long as you don't do photography in a voyeurism or criminal harassment manner as citizens are exempt from privacy legislation, at least for personal, journalistic or artistic purposes and the feds have only become involved when drones are operated around airports and over a certain height.
Constitutionally it is clear that regulating airspace (above a certain height I believe) is a federal responsibility and so is criminal law. So the feds could pass a law criminalizing drone use. The Province also has quite a bit of power and can regulate drone use, especially when it comes to privacy, a constitutional right according to the way our Supreme court has interpreted our equivalent to the 4th amendment. So far I don't believe any regulations have been passed.
Of course the other problem is enforcement, which apartment did that drone fly out of?

Comment: Re:Do We Want Our Gov't to regulate the drones? (Score 1) 94

by dryeo (#47897603) Attached to: Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

What do you do when, as recently happened in Vancouver, drones start hanging out of peoples high rise apartments looking through the windows. Shooting the drones isn't a solution as they'll fall down on a crowded street.
The problem is when rights conflict.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 2) 94

by dryeo (#47897593) Attached to: Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

The service jobs are already full of foreign workers though legal under the foreign workers program. Seems Canadians don't want to be abused for less then a living wage whereas you can hire a Filipino, put them to work in the wrong restaurant rather the one that they're legally allowed to work in and then threaten them with deportation to keep them on their toes. Gotta have cheap Timmies and coffee

Comment: Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (Score 1) 286

by dryeo (#47895581) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Are there really taxi unions? Around here taxi drivers are lucky to make minimum wage. There are truckers unions and last year both unionized and non-unionized container truck drivers went on strike as the race to the bottom had gotten to the point where they couldn't maintain their vehicles, buy fuel and eat.

Comment: Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (Score 1) 286

by dryeo (#47895547) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Often commercial vehicles cut too many corners, kill people and regulations come about. Also as the sibling mentions, those who don't want to compete on the cost cutting and want to operate safe vehicles usually lobby for a level playing field.
I'd hate to be in a business where the only way to make any money is to be totally unsafe. Tires, brakes etc cost money and eat into the bottom line.

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