Because they also carefully pre-selected a result that would generate a desire in journalists to carry the story. Real science doesn't get to do that.
Because you can't electrocute people with DC?
And, of course, Britain stayed out of the EMU as well.
what a bigoted, able-ist post. why do you assume everyone has 2 legs, shitlord?
Equal rights for centaurs now!
I thought we had that with HIPPA.... Did I miss something?
The fact that there's no such thing as "HIPPA"? Perhaps you meant "HIPAA" ("Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act").
Know why it's the "Apple II"? 'Cause the first iteration, the Apple I, was a *kit*. That's right, you built it yourself.
And they'd move the capital to the left coast. Ugh.
Actually, they'd move it to Paris. San Francisco is home to Starfleet Academy, not the Federation capital.
A cylindrical reference is like a circular reference, except it happens when your code is three dimensional.
I'm an engineer, I solve problems.
Not problems like 'what is beauty?' Because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of philosophy. I solve practical problems.
I buy my gas just before crossing the boarder. Drive around on it and cross back to refill. So they have taxed me for miles that I did not drive in the state.
No, you weren't. You weren't taxed on the miles you drove at all. You were taxed on the gas your purchased. The state where you purchased the gas has every right to tax it. What you did with that gas later was of no matter and makes no difference to the state's right to tax the sale.
Yeah, you can think of gas tax a consumption tax in stead of use tax.
No, you can't think of it as either, because it is not either of those things. It is a sales tax. It is a tax on the sale. The state where that sale takes place has the right to tax it.
They don't need to guarantee all the mileage they tax is in-state now, because they aren't taxing mileage now. When they start, they'll need to do so, hence the GPS requirement.
A deal where you had to opt out and agree to be tracked in order to avoid an unconstitutional tax would not likely pass the first legal challenge either. My opinion is that the whole deal is unworkable unless you implement their privacy-violating Rube Goldberg set up, and it should just be abandoned.
An additional point. What about out of state driving?
Out of state driving will not be taxed. That's why they need the GPS.
The other side of that. If gas goes down in OR due to the elimination of the state gas tax, won't drivers from states next drive in to buy gas and screw their own state?
Of course they will. It's a common occurance when you have two jurisdictions with different consumption tax policies next to each other. I imagine Oregon is looking forward to picking up the additional business.
GPS tracking seems needless compared to just doing bi-annual odometer checks and billing based on that (registration requires bi-annual smog checks for all gas cars already)
As I've stated in other posts, they can't do that. It's unconstitutional for them to tax out-of-state mileage, so they have to have some way of knowing what miles were in-state.
They don't tax your out-of-state mileage. That's why they need the GPS, so that they can tax only miles driven in Oregon.