Several reasons. Firstly, people don't simply move to the cheapest tax location, as being in America gives you access to things like...well, I don't know why people like being in America, but many of you plainly do. Secondly, because there's no real evidence that a basic income would cause people either to stop working or to choose not to work. Thirdly, characterising taxation as theft is sophistry. Clearly some uses of tax are more worthy than others; that doesn't make the principle unjust of itself. Fourthly, we already tax rich people and give it to the poor, in various forms. Fifthly, who said anything about stopping people leaving?
Yeah, they should probably consider keeping it safe, by, I don't know, building a big metal cage around it.
Simply swear allegiance to Her Majesty and I'm sure we'd welcome you back with open arms
I don't know what your experience of fighting forces is, and maybe that's the experience you had if you did serve, but it certainly is not mine. The larger part of soldiering is solving problems under constraints.
Actually, modern full scale combat is going a long way towards reducing the number of people who will be killed in conflict. The point of ground warfare is to take and dominate ground and systems like this make it happen more quickly and efficiently. That's a good thing.
In this day and age? Who do you think the British Army is going up against with anything comparable? Last time they fought a serious tank war they had to take it slowly so the rest of the army could keep up. It can be stressful at times, and shitting in a bucket in front of your mates isn't great, but it's certainly not the worst gig a soldier can get into.
Of course, as a Canadian citizen you're actually perfectly eligible for the British Army. Don't think they recruit so much in Canada but they certainly take on plenty South Africans and Australians (never mind the Fijians & Tongans).
Well, boohoo. Let's get in amongst the weeds then.
I would much rather [not]...have to walk on eggshells on the internet and watch everything I say
Do explain how this is not to be interpreted as "I want to be offensive and I don't care".
Well, let me help you. We give a placebo because we DON'T KNOW whether the drug being tested helps or harms. Just because you know it has active effects on the disease process in question does NOT mean that you know giving it to the patient is better for them.
Yeah, maybe read up on the law of contract and then read your loan terms and conditions. If you can assign your debt, you're free to do so. Don't want your creditor to assign your debt, don't sign a loan deal that allows them to.
Mind numbing stupidity is right. I do wish people (like you) who know nothing about Ebola would shut up.
Do point out the exaggeration.
Basically, you want to shut your eyes and be offensive without caring about the trail of damage you leave behind you? Smashing. Off you go.
I can't wait to read some hate-filled slashdotter's pathetic tirade against women. Have at it, chaps.