I wouldn't bet on it. North Korea wouldn't be able to take us in a conventional war, but they would inflict pretty severe casualties on us and our South Korean allies.
I see what you did there.
And you'd be ran out of town.
In many places in small town america, high school sports (especially football and basketball) are a big entertainment draw. In my hometown of 6,000, it was not unusual to see over 1,000 people at a football game.
I hate to say it, but most people are more interested in winning the state championship than in leading the state in graduation rates.
That's a good point. If the crime you're charged with carries a maximum month sentence, you should be out on bail after the month automatically.
I'm also glad to hear that you've turned your life around. Well done, sir.
Declare all exclusivity/franchise agreements null and void
Exclusive franchise agreements haven't been allowed since 1992.
The Communications Act requires that no new cable operator may provide service without a franchise and establishes several policies relating to franchising requirements and franchise fees. The Communications Act authorizes local franchising authorities to grant one or more franchises within their jurisdiction. However, a local franchising authority may not grant an exclusive franchise, and may not unreasonably withhold its consent for new service.
Its a natural monopoly. The infrastructure needs to be separate from the services.
I'm lucky. I live in an area where I have about 4 choices for TV/Internet/etc. That's still not enough.
There's your problem. Rogers/Bell shouldn't be ISPs. They should only be concerned with the wires.
AFAICT, it looks like you can't use God scientific evidence of anything. This makes sense because the existence of a creator cannot be empirically determined (can you think of a repeatable experiment that would prove or disprove that there is a creator?). That is unless the creator revealed himself to us, at which point, the study of the creator would be a science.
Totally read "4 terabytes of pornography". I was debating where to make a toast to you or send you a drum of Jergens.
Good for you. I actually agree with your position. We are not the majority.
I will bet one Internet that as soon as a Republican President is put in charge of NSA surveillance those poll numbers will flip overnight. As long as the guy from the other party is doing X, X is bad. When its your bastard doing it, X is suddenly good.
Of course they can be used to pay taxes. I paid the balance of my federal income tax using a credit card.
Yes, I know...
I've worked with payment processing here in the States. You can store the number and the expiration date but not the CVV2. Of course, no CVV2 means higher processing fees, which means customers will ask for ways of storing the CVV2. We tell them that makes them non-compliant and they don't really care. They just want lower processing fees and pay lip service to compliance.
You will still pay those taxes, even if they are in Bitcoin, because the US courts will force you to, or they will throw you in jail for tax evasion..
This is about the only false part of your post. Taxes must be paid in legal tender, which Bitcoins are not. One must first convert them to dollars and then onward to the tax man.
I would put it past them. This is incredibly small potatoes for them. I know a lot of the bitcoin apologists think they're doing something incredibly revolutionary. They aren't. Basic economics says this is bound to failure because there is a fixed amount of coins to be mined. That's a very bad feature of a currency (works great for an investment, though one will always need to find the next fool)
Maybe organized crime is involved or maybe a couple of 8th graders. I really don't know, nor do I care. I'm just basking in the shadenfreude at this point.
My toaster isn't worth as much as it was when I bought it, either.
Money is supposed to be a medium of exchange, not an investment. If you believe that a zero inflation rate is a good thing, I suggest you take an introductory course in economics.