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Comment Re:Money for his defense (Score 2) 294

He'll probably just let the process play out with his public defender, aiming for the lowest legal penalty possible, and promptly leave the country for a non-extraditing locale at the first opportunity. Then he'll able to recover his funds and go about his life, more or less as he wishes. There's virtually no chance of those funds being recovered by the authorities; I'd be very surprised to learn that the BTC in question are still in the wallet in question even now. Setting up contingency plans for transfers and further action, based anywhere on the planet, are simply too simple a concept to have been overlooked.

Comment Re:Money for his defense (Score 4, Informative) 294

I believe you lack adequate information on how Bitcoin works. If he or someone he trusts and gave instructions to beforehand has access to another copy of the wallet, it's just as good as the original, and the coins may be transferred elsewhere and converted to other currencies, etc via the normal exchanges. I'll be surprised if the prosecuting authorities manage to figure out how to track that; they certainly won't be able to stop it. If by some chance they manage to gain access to the encrypted keys that protect the wallet in their possession, it almost certainly won't be of any value (to them) by then.

Comment Re:Yet when it comes to a register (Score 2) 193

I don't get pissed off at public records being made available to the public. I get pissed off at unreasonable legal requirements that lead to things being entered into the public record in the first place, and I fully support every individual's right to make his/her own decision on whether their ownership and use of firearms should be a matter of public record or not.

People who follow the law in this case wind up unreasonably burdened and subject to information disclosure beyond their control. People who do not follow the law aren't burdened by it, and do as they like without the mere existence of the laws or threats of prison sentences doing anything to stop them from committing violent acts. Put simply: neither nanny state mentalities nor "tough on crime" policies actually work very well. See how this works?

Do you support privacy rights? I certainly do, and I support equality as well, meaning I don't pick and choose which citizens deserve privacy and which don't.

For the record, if you're planning on creating your own app to show who owns firearms, you can add me as your first entry. I gladly volunteer this information; kindly respect the privacy of others until you're told otherwise. Have a nice day, champ.

Comment Re:Aw (Score 2) 193

This is why I place high value on firearms, ammunition, and basic supplies. I'm not exactly a "prepper" but I'm certainly not a fool, either. Bad times can happen any time, and people who understand how to find food and water stand a better chance of dealing with circumstances than those who don't.

I have two daughters, a son on the way, and barring mass extinction of wildlife I'll be able to feed the family. The other unfortunate complications of a true economic collapse are factors I'd rather not consider in depth unless I have to.

Comment Re:eat a bowl of Colon Blow today! (Score 1) 291

Some people are full of shit, Dave.

But yeah, if you eat whole-wheat bread for breakfast instead of just having a cup of coffee, "this too shall pass".

Most of the people I know who are full of it aren't helped by any sort of cleanse, laxative, enema, high fibre diet, etc. I think it sticks to their personality.


Comment Re:Funny how different news outlets react (Score 1) 608

Yes, they too have an agenda, but without their viewpoint all we'd have is hard left liberal news.

Now that's just funny. ...and kinda sad to be honest. I've yet to see any left-wing politician in power in USA - if there are any they would have to be in 3rd parties. And your people have been largely brainwashed into belief that 3rd parties, for all purposes don't exist.

Comment "Cleansing" diets (Score 3, Funny) 291

I've never seen the point or any science whatsoever that supports the idea that people need to somehow "clean" their digestive track. Ranks right up there with having your aura cleansed. I think I'll start a business selling bottled tap water as "Dave's Incredible Miraculous Cleansing Diet Supplement". Drink enough of it and it will cleanse your digestive track.


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