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Comment Re:Weekly/Monthly Salary (Score 5, Informative) 1103

and the banks have fun with the float time. If they see a check come through for a high amount that can drain the account, it will go through fast. Instead of one bounced check, that big one magically finds its way to the front of the line so that all the little checks that had not cleared yet have insufficient balance.

Comment Re:What would happen if they defied the order? (Score 1) 163

maybe google just needs to talk about the compiled data, and mention how it may be on a somewhat "internal" server. And maybe screw up the robots.txt file, and maybe accidentally index it to a giant search engine. Or to step back further, they could just talk about having this information somewhere, and anonymous somehow finds it. Or maybe it is a random leak like the kind that illegally came from the white house before the election that never got pursued.

Asking permission is just the first step if they are serious.

Comment Re: B.S (Score 1) 239

I started thinking about this, and I think you are correct in the most hilarious of ways. You would need to have a business license, some sort of LLC or DBA, and then likely pay sales tax on that. As a small business, retained earnings would be the final profit, and that would be taxable. If this was a larger operation that is selling bulk to other dealers, then you may need to 1099 some of that money for proper records. No one ever asks what product was sold, only how many dollars worth were sold, and how much was profit and how much goes out as salary ( everything in a bank account) .

Now I do think doing this would be stupid, as the account would get shutdown easily upon suspicion, but the fact stands, simply paying taxes on illegal income would probably not be the thing that gets the operation shut down.

Comment Re:an interesting paradox (Score 1) 749

so maybe the rest of the world would start thinking that it isnt all the people that are so bad, that they really dont have the control over govt as advertised, and the elected (and unelected) officials are a bunch of dicks. If global politics were professional wrestling, the US would definitely be losing its spot as top heel.

Comment Re:Murrica (Score 1) 955

ok, so you originally mention human decency, then you talk of what can stop abuses of human rights. It is obvious that certain types of people are drawn to power, and will abuse others rights to maintain their power. These people are not decent. The only way to enforce decency on those in power is to limit the rights of the government in regards to how it treats its governed. When the government reports to the people, as in the faded piece of parchment, then the people have a chance of forcing decency upon those in power. When the govenment decides that the people dont need to be informed, and that they should just leave the decisions to the grown ups, then even if they currentlhy arent being abusive and indecent, they have set the stage for someone who will be a complete shit and crack down on everyone they can.

I dont see the circular problems in my statement. the laws are descended from an original source. If you choose to dismiss any and all value from that source, then that is fine, but dont just expect anyone with any shred of power to be decent to you on their own will. This goes from the POTUS to the board of a neighborhood association.

Comment Re:It wont do much, but at least register interest (Score 1) 955

I have a feeling he really meant what he said about a transparent and open government, and then a few people had some conversations with him after he got to the oval office, and some pragmatism set in. He could still be a leader if he would like to, use the power of the pulpit to try to lift up the rights of the people, but I am not going to hold my breath for that one.

Comment Re:Murrica (Score 1) 955

this fucking AC troll from the NSA is pissing me off.

If the framework that allows the rules is irrelevant, then the rules are irrelevant. Even when the american public tries to stop this, they cant when the elected officials do what they please, or just avoid having a conversation based on secrets or burying unrelated "laws" into other bills. If something is unconstitutional, then it is illegal. If a law is illegal, then following it isnt legal. The option to challenge in court has been taken away, and now there is enough proof to make people angry, or at least question some things that had been previously dismissed as nonsense.

Comment Re:Someone start a defense fund (Score 4, Insightful) 955

good, then lets have a trial. at least a really good examination of the policies. I dont care if a "tool" is compromised at this point. The enemy this tool works against is a bogeyman. As the govt likes to say, if they have done nothing wrong, then they should have no fear in letting us see the truth.

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