Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't been on the Supreme Court for eight years now. That glorified shitstain Sam Alito replaced her. While it would certainly be interesting to hear her opinion of the case, such opinion would carry no weight whatsoever.
I just took a nuclear shit. It was the bomb.
(Am I doing it right?)
No one should even consider to be concerned about what other people do.
You seem pretty concerned about OP's alleged hate speech.
What the fuck did I just read?
I'll bite. Please present evidence supporting your claim that "that research has since been disproven".
I hate to break it to you, but you're sorely mistaken. Every State has gotten rid of the marital rape exemption. Some of them maintain differences in exactly how it's prosecuted, but it's still rape.
Who's writing Linux these days? One can only hope it's not the same people who are responsible for the abomination that is Slashdot Beta.
Most importantly, we want you to know that Classic Slashdot isn't going away until we're confident that the new site is ready.
I have a better idea. It can be accomplished by deleting the last nine words of the sentence: "Classic Slashdot isn't going away."
It ain't broke. Don't fix it.
Oh, it's even more fiendishly perfect than what you describe.
See, at the end of the 10-year repayment period, the remaining balance does, in fact, get wiped, but the amount that's wiped is treated as taxable income. So if you've "racked up all the debt you want" and have $100,000 worth of forgiveness, say hello to a $35,000 tax bill.
What's that? You can't pay the tax on your newfound "wealth"? Well then, men with guns will come to your house, seize your property, and put you in a cage.
It's not feudalism, it's something rather worse.
But this is an IT and business process story, not a marijuana legalization story. Ron Miller writes about the cloud workflow required to solve the task:
He chose these particular tools because they all had open APIs, which allowed him to mash them together easily into the solution. They were easy to use, so reviewers could learn the system with little or no training, and they were mobile, so users could access the system from any device. In particular he wanted reviewers to be able to use the system on a tablet.
I suppose this could have been written about more mundane RFPs, but I bet you'll find this more interesting than most."
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I'm a little drunk, so I read that as "the efficient conduit for the transmission of God's word to earth". Which still kind of works.
I haven't much to say, other than from one New York lawyer to another, BIG UPS. Keep doing your thing, Ray. You'll wear the bastards down eventually!
How will this shiny new tax be collected and enforced?
One option is to put the onus on the retailers to maintain a database of all the different sales tax rates in the country, so they can collect the appropriate amount on the purchase. At least in New York, sales taxes vary by county -- the State takes 4% and the county takes anywhere from 3-5%. That's 62 lines on the spreadsheet, just for New York. I think NYC adds a point or two as well. This would have to be correlated with a ZIP code table, so the retailer would know which ZIPs are in which jurisdictions. It's tedious, but not impossible. Perhaps the IRS could spend some of our money to draw up the tables and maintain them.
Another avenue is to put the onus on the buyer to calculate and remit the appropriate taxes to the authorities. If I were a sociopath, I'd like this method better. It doesn't burden the retailers and it provides a delicious means of social control, not to mention a wealth of interesting information on what people are buying. Let's take a non-Amazon company as an example, since Amazon has bought exemptions from State sales taxes:
NewEgg is contacted by the NY Department of Taxation and Finance and ordered to turn over their NY sales records. No warrant is required, since the request is for tax compliance purposes. DTF runs the records through their computer system and looks up the tax records of each NewEgg customer. If the customer didn't report the sale, they're in big trouble. If it's a significant amount that they didn't report, or there's a pattern of non-compliance, off to private prison with you!
Cue the naysayers saying I'm a paranoiac and Our Glorious Overlords would never do something so fiendish...
Once you're a made member of the club, scrubbing your data and enjoying some privacy is a [perk].
Along with being able to turn off the telescreen?