I'm afraid that Bank of America is not the ONLY bank which screws their customers.
In fact, I have yet to find a bank which has failed to screw their customers.
My piggy bank has always been good to me. No interest, but no fees either. Seems fair enough.
Bank of America is always looking for new ways to screw over their "customers", be it through fees, lying, or trying to steal their (paid off) houses through foreclosure (and blaming it on "computer error" when caught). They're probably drooling like hungry dogs over all the ways they can fleece people with Bitcoin...
That's what I found funny about the article. BofA thinks bitcoin could end up with "a reputation close to silver." and all I can think is "As opposed to Bank of America, which has a reputation close to shit, cancer, and child molesters."
You still don't understand that money can't be majicked out of thin air and be worth something?
Suppose I mine gold and hold it in a vault. I "magic" a piece of paper out of thin air that promises that gold to the holder on presentation of the paper.
That paper is worth something or not worth something depending on whether or not there is faith in the fairy story that the gold will actually be provided when the paper is presented.
It is after all just a piece of paper. How does anyone know they'll actually get the gold if they show up with the paper?
Seriously. Like, "there's an emptiness and it gnaws at me" kind of missing it.
I know why PJ went off the grid, and I respect her concerns, but it still sucks. In the meantime, anyone who feels the same can pay a visit Here, where some folks that used to frequent Groklaw are trying to re-establish a community that cares enough about the same things to keep them visible and discussed.
You should all drop by sometime.
I find that some people don't even understand the difference between a 'dirty' bomb and a conventional nuclear weapon. It's an effective scare tactic. Of course if the media wanted to go into the full freakout mode, they could bring up the hypothetical "cobalt bomb"
I was thinking the same thing. Can you picture the schmucks who hijacked this?
Criminal 1: Hey man, I wonder what we got? Maybe a truck full of ps4/Xbox one systems?
Criminal 2: (Opens box/removes shielding) Wait..what the f...is this?
On a more serious note, a former coworker works for a shipping company that is moving the xbox ones for Microsoft. There are a great deal of security measures on the trucks. Even though it's Mexico I'd expect they had some kind of security protocol if they were moving radioactive material.
...And before you say "OMG Apple sues over every silly patent!" remember that Samsung sued Apple for the bounce-back effect when you scroll a list and reach the end (no I'm not joking they really did).
Aside from the fact that you have that precisely backwards, that's correct.
From the column you linked to written by Florian Mueller (not exactly an Open-Source evangelist):
...For example, Apple is suing Samsung over a feature called "rubber-banding." It's the iconic bounce-back effect when you scroll a list (such as your phone's address book) and reach the end. I like it, but if you have rubber-banding and I don't, we can still keep in touch. No nuclear threat there...
Okay. So WE all know it was just $0.05 after the fact, but put yourself in the place of the cop. Someone has a 1+ ton electrical machine plugged into an outlet. Just how much energy is being taken? Without knowing the power, the cop has no idea.
To the cop or average person, the electrical cord is analogous to a siphon.
Anyone caught siphoning gas from a government car into their own car is going to be arrested. This looks like the same thing to the cop.
The whole idea is that the chemical weapons are destroyed FIRST...they are being destroyed AT SEA, not "destroyed" by simply dumping them into the ocean.
The fact that the other blog entries hosted at the same site as TFA include:
- Rihanna Displays Illuminati Hand Gesture at Latest Music Award Performance
- SSDI Death Index: Sandy Hook 'Shooter' Adam Lanza Died One Day Before School Massacre?
- 15 Citizens Petition to Secede from the United States
- Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens?
- Illuminati Figurehead Prince William Takes the Stage with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift
- Has the Earth Shifted â" Or Is It Just Me?
- Mexican Government Releases Proof of E.T.'s and Ancient Space Travel
As should the first comment, from "LibertyTreeBud", saying:
"Why not add it to some new vaccine? Or, perhaps add it to the drinking water and feed it to the live stock? These creatures will do anything for profits. Lowest bidder mentality rules."
What "creatures", exactly? The international organization explicitly charged with the prohibition and destruction of chemical weapons? What alternatives are people suggesting, exactly?
If you want a real article discussing this situation factually, not the tripe linked in the summary, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25146980