So it's OK for the cop to not have some understanding of the crime he is charging someone with?
No, he understands the crime he just does not know how serious it is. A reasonable DA, unless there is some other factors not mentioned, would drop the charges.
Mailing label. Duh!
You know, ever since i started asking people, i realized how smart other people were.
I was looking for a job and an interview required references. I decided to put down an erstwhile supervisor and coworker, but only after aksing their permission. They both agreed, and i never heard back from that (first) place. (Not because of bad reviews, the head hunter explained they were excellent.)
And here i thought it was stage left, exit.
So, i sent an email from their website:
Metal Slinky http://www.walmart.com/ip/Metal-Slinky/882938#Q%26A+Exchange
says the price is $3.00. The description says "Clearance! Was $1.86" Isn't that backwards? Because it went to clearance the price went up?
It's not the management company that's motivating this, it's the non-pet-owning tenants not wanting to be confrontational about it and demanding that the management "do something".
I doubt they will actually do this for enforcement.. It's an attention grabber instead. Here's why:
1) $60 to do the test is really expensive. A determined malefactor could financially break the system by just "seeding" the grounds with many targets. Targets composed of material from multiple sources. 2) I doubt they're using a collection system with legally enforceable traceability. Heck, law enforcement doesn't always do this right. Joe or Jane Doe groundskeeper sure isn't going to worry about it. 3) I doubt the DNA testing company is willing to certify their test results to the needed level. I have friends who have sent their dog's DNA in multiple times for breed identification and come back with different results (same saliva, same lab, etc.).
The first time an attorney with some spare time on his hands gets a "dog poop ticket", he or she will have a field day. So, Acme DNA labs, can we see your certified accuracy testing? Did you run a blank? How do you calibrate your equipment. The lab will have wisely put in their contract that they won't respond to this, so it's back to the management company and a he said/he said argument.
No management company wants to get in the middle of a tenant/tenant dispute, and they will quickly disengage and let the tenants fight it out among themselves.
Make it part of the leasing contract. If the dog is yours, you pay the test costs plus the fine.This isn't a criminal case, it's civil at best; and the standard is preponderance of evidence, not reasonable doubt. The real issue is how do you identify the actual dog? It's not like you will have a sample of each dog on file, nor will it necessarily identify a breed let alone an actual individual pet. Although going to a dog park and collecting "samples" and seeding them has a lot of humor potential. How about sample storm a zoo as well?
I know because I don't know. What I mean is, the ammount of uncertainty in BTC is much, much higher than in dollars.
Really? I actually don't know that at all. In fact the value of USD could go haywire in a lot of ways, in case you hadn't noticed the price of metals like gold and platinum has skyrocketed, meaning a lot of other people think so too.
Actually, gold is way off its Sep 11 peak (down by about a third) and trading roughly where it was a little more than 3 years ago. Anybody who bought over the last few years and held it has pretty much taken a beating. I would not be surprised to see many of the "We buy gold" places close shop as they lose money on the price drop between purchase and sale or start offering way below spot for purchases. One jeweler I know has slow chis purchase simply because he didn't want the downside risk.
***UNLESS I CAN SEE IT PLACED IN MY $$$ BANK ACCOUNT IN REAL TIME***
Which goes to show you are missing the point of using it as a currency. A real currency is something you hold onto, not exchange at first opportunity.
You hold onto a real currency because you are confident it will retain its value over time. As a result, there is no pressing need to get rid of it because what costs a dollar today will probably cost the same tomorrow. When the value of currency is uncertain, such as the hyper inflation some countries experienced or when governments limit liquidity, people generally dump the currency as fat as they can.
You only think you need to do that because you think the exchange rate of BitC against some other currency is too high. Why? Are you SURE about that? Because lots of people were saying the same thing all along, at much lower values. What if BitC doubles in value again? Then you would have been an idiot to exchange it away.
What you are describing is not a currency but an investment. People buy it because they think it will increase in value and hold on to it; not because they can use it to buy stuff. Th problem is Bitcoins are thinly traded and not very liquid. If you decide you want to dump a million dollars worth it is not as easy as putting in a market order for a stock and knowing you can sell it because market makers keep the market liquid.
As with currency, investments require a degree of trust in the system. Scams such as occurred in China or the recent thefts damage that trust and will ultimately drive people form the market, making Bitcoin even less liquid.
That's not tos ay Bitcoin can't succeed or find its niche long term; just that there are serious issues it needs to address before it will become a real, viable currency.
anonymous and secure way to conduct business
Given that you apparently know nothing about Bitcoin, you could have at least read the comment you were replying to, which already states what you should already know by now (unless, of course, you like having discussions about subjects you know nothing about):
NEWSFLASH! Bitcoin transactions are NOT anonymous (if anything, they're pseudonymous).
NEWSFLASH #2! Their (supposed) anonymity is NOT the reason why people use them (it can't be, since anonymity is NOT a property of the Bitcoin system).
However, Bitcoins themselves are since they use a key encryption system to verify transactions. Unless you know the owner of the key you can't tie the coins to a person; unlike a bank where ownership is known and thus not anonymous. I suspect, despite your post as an AC, you don't really understand the concept of anonymity.
Bitcoin, as he alludes, is really a form of barter and not currency. Unlike currency, it is not very liquid. Having a million dollars in Bitcoin can't be converted in one fell swoop to dollars.
Maybe something didn't click in your head... Bitcoin is a currency. Dollars are just the middlemen here. If you earn Bitcoin and spend Bitcoin, where do dollars enter the picture?
No, Bitcoin is merely a tool for barter. A currency is very liquid and accepted as legal tender where it is issued. Bitcoin is neither. That doesn't mean it can't be used as a way to engage in commerce; but many things can be used the same way that are not currency.
Furthermore, I never move it by accident with my thumbs or wrist when they are resting at the bottom of the keyboard.
Clearly never used a mac multi-touch trackpad.