I conduct commerce with *real* United States currency: American Silver Eagles and American Gold Silver Eagles. they are the real basis point for the value of a $1 USD and $50 USD, not the $1 FRN and $50 FRN that are worth ~20x less.
So straight up Ponzi scheme?
There was the case of the guy driving from one gun-friendly state to another gun-friendly state. Cops pulled him over in a state that was NOT firendly to guns (I believe, Illinois) with NO JUST CAUSE, proceeded to open his trunk, find said guns, and arrested him on like 50 felonies, because there were like 20 guns and ammo.
The guns were properly licensed and completely legal for him to posses in both the state he lived in and was traveling from and every state he was going to spend the night in his 3 day voyage.
The guy got something like 30 years in prison!!
I don't think this is the same story, but it's very similar: http://thenewspaper.com/news/4...
he gave all the secrets to several newspapers and THEY became the judges.
Or you are just a rare 64 year old.
A more fair way would be to levy a $0.01 tax on every open position. And $0.01 on every position close. This would make HFT unprofitable instantly.
God! Why are so many Slashdotters so hopelessly naive on this subject?! The Net Neutrality regulations were a major overstep by the FCC and SHOULD have been a law passed by Congress. Therefore, JUST to preserve our own liberty it ought to be struck down by Congress.
however, the regulations as they stand now will HURT innovation. I don't understand why so many of you can't see that?! Did the words "net neutrality' short circuit your reasoning process?
I would certainly like to know why! His post sounds reasonable and above board. Would you care to enlighten us?
For you, yes.
But what is 73 GHz going to do to your body?!?!
I shed a tear when I realized I had no mod points left
Historically? Only the French and American ones, and arguably Crimea. The rest usually end up in acrimony and many times military juntas (Egyptian Spring).
Everyone already knows that the CIA and NSA fund blackop military and scientific projects by selling drugs, kidnapping young women (sex slave trade), assassinations-for-hire, etc. Right?
The aliens' plan of releasing a sentient virus to, in effect, terraform human bodies into human/alien hybrids whom would have their consciousness downloaded... it got *seriously* disrupted when Mulder injected the antidote into the main colonization ship, at least a decade or two too early.
Now, they would have to traverse the stars, and we have NO idea AT ALL if FTL travel is even possible in the X-Files universe (all of the alien vessels could have been coming from the Antarctic mothership), so maybe it will take them 20 years to get here? maybe 2,000? Maybe they have parked motherships in reserve 30 years away from Earth? who knows?