If you have enough assets/income to worry about, you can probably afford a tax attorney, or at least an accountant who specializes in such situation. They are not terribly expensive (the people I know with oddball business situations pay a specialist accountant about $100/year to handle their taxes).
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They already go through trash looking for evidence. Indeed, this is why anyone can root through trash that's in a publicly-accessable space -- because courts so ruled.
But more of a problem is -- how accurate is that DNA analysis? I knew a biologist who worked in a lab that does DNA sampling, and she said the accuracy leaves a lot to be desired. (The topic was ID'ing carriers of genetic defects in dogs, but the same principle applies.)
If you appear fit and nothing can be found wrong yet minimal exercise causes pounding heart and shortness of breath -- get your thyroid checked. Hypothyroidism can cause low blood sugar that's only evident during exercise.
On my land line I put the phone down gently without hanging up. I figure if they want to waste my time, I should waste some of theirs.
I was hoping "settled" meant they agreed to hangings rather than impalings.
It's a lot easier and more likely to find a WW2 ship than Atlantis.
I dunno... we usually get about two discoveries of Atlantis a year.
(But I'm starting to worry, because I haven't heard of any new discoveries of Atlantis lately.)
Depends on what you mean by 'reproducible'. Who's going to reproduce the discovery of the Higg's boson? Who's going to reproduce the big bang, biological evolution, climate change, or continental drift. Of if not actually reproduce those events, what counts as reproducing the science behind them.
The devil is in the details.
I had $15k worth of shit stolen and what did the L.A.County sheriff dept. tell me, even after I found some of my stuff at the neighbor's place? If I didn't have receipts I couldn't prove it was mine and so sad for me. But if I wanted to steal it back, go for it.
Curt, bravo for standing up against the bullies online, same as you would in real life.
Yeah, last week I pointed out the same wrt the Yellowstone dome. How much of what they're measuring is actually tectonic movement?
From the Wiki article someone linked on sea level change:
Global warming, a few mm per year.
All other causes, about 10 meters per year.
Draw your own conclusions.
How much of that 27% was claimed from the sea in the first place?
Finally, someone uses their brain. Sure, we could send a big army over there and stomp them into the ground. But then what?
And if anyone thinks Saddam's dead-enders were a big headache, what do you suppose a bunch of religious zealots will be?
Cue Mencken on problems and solutions.
Actually he had better fear for his life.
But it's nice of them to tell everyone it's hitting them where it hurts.
if they aren't stopped now, you'll be fighting them in your streets someday
Precisely the argument used to rationalize the war in Vietnam.
Or you have functionally the same car each year with different upgrades, hence Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler models with interchangeable everything.
One of my clients bought a Ford pickup, then replaced stuff with all the aftermarket Lincoln parts (who knew there were Lincoln pickup trucks!) and now he drives a Lincoln!
I miss the good old days, when you knew to blame everything on the Axis of Evil, and you could solve all our problems by bombing Iraq.