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Comment Re:education (Score 1) 306

Taxation is payment for services rendered. If you aren't happy with the services you received, or the payment thereof, you are certainly welcome to redress your grievances, but please don't pretend that calling it theft is anything but hyperbolic grandstanding.

You've been trained well, citizen unit.

Submission + - OpenBSD Foundation Receives A Commitment for 100k, sets annual goal to 150k (

ConstantineM writes: Bob Beck, director of the OpenBSD foundation, writes on misc@ — 'To all of you who have donated, please allow me to give you a huge "Thank You". In a nutshell, we have in one week gone from being in a dire situation to having a commitment of approximately $100,000 in donations to the foundation. From a developer's perspective let me assure you that this reaffirms the worth of what we are supporting and makes us want to work on it that much more.' Based on the updated list of significant contributors, in addition to the donation by the Mircea Popescu of MPEx Bitcoin securities exchange, genua, Google and many others have joined in. 'We would like to continue to build on your groundswell of support, and have set a target for $150,000 this year in fundraising.', Bob concludes.

Comment Re:Ending tax evasion (Score 2) 691

The US federal government is constitutionally restricted from anything that can't be interpreted as an income tax (so my VAT suggestion fails as well).

No it's not. The 16th amendment authorized an income tax, but it's not like the feds subsisted off donations before that. Besides, when was the last time the federal government was meaningfully constrained by the limitations supposedly imposed on it by the constitution?

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