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Comment Re:Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 0, Interesting) 166

They also knew how to escape this theft (income and wealth taxation is theft). Nobody ever paid the insane marginal corporate taxes. Nobody paid the 94 or 96% corporate taxes, nobody paid 50% corporate taxes, etc. American Revolution was fought over a puny tax, what was it 3 or 4%? The modern tax... theft system is completely out of control compared to those times. What was the point of fighting against taxation without representation at 4% then just to become a slave today?

Comment Read again - reality is fixed for transfer (Score 1, Insightful) 166

The reality as always is that corporations pay nothing in tax.

Apple paid seven BILLION dollars in U.S. taxes for just six months ending in March 2015 for example.

As I stated, whatever money Apple moved back to the U.S. would be taxed at the maximum corporate rate and not subject to deductions.

Comment Current U.S. corporate tax equally fraudulent (Score 1, Interesting) 166

What is fraudulent is calming that the government really deserves 39% of a companies earnings. At that rate it is simply theft, to call it a tax is a joke.

That is WAY more than most other countries charge, and is the rate Apple would be required to pay if they decided to bring the money back to the U.S. (important to note as some of the Wormtongue-esque apologists for this theft claim the rate is reduced through deductions - true to an extent, not at all is this case).

Comment Meanwhile Hillary... (Score 1, Troll) 390

Meanwhile, Trump is a war profiteer

Hillary is vastly more a war profiteer, why do you think she started the war in Libya? Qaddafi at the time was gradually opening up to the west.

Oh that's right, you didn't realize Hillary is at a whole different level than Trump - Trump MAY have earned some money in the aftermath of 9/11, as did many New Yorkers. But only HILLARY was in the unique position to start a war from scratch and profit from it, which the Clinton foundation very much did...

And which she would continue to do as president.

It's really odd to me there's this meme being floated by news outlets that we are in some kind of nuclear war danger, or ANY war danger, from Trump - Trump who it's not claimed is siding with the Russians against the Democrats, Trump who as *you* even said stated that we would review NATO commitments before honoring them. Trump is obviously vasty more cautious about getting into wars than Hilary is, was or ever could be. Why are you so in favor or war?

As to that "calling for Russian cybercrime" thing all Trump was pointing out is what everyone already knows, that Russia has ALL of Clinton's emails from when she stored them on a private server. I mean, how could Russia even get them now, the FBI has the had drive disassembled and they said they couldn't find anything more.

I wonder if you can even read the last paragraph you wrote and understand the massive contradictions you introduced...

Comment Re:"Model rocket" eh (Score 1) 73

It just goes to show, depending on who builds it, something may be an enlightened amateur rocket or a dangerous enemy weapon.

- false. This rocket is long, but it only weighs 1200 pounds. V-2 weighed almost 27,600 pounds and it had a 1000kg warhead on it that could be delivered to a 300km distance from launch.

I don't think it's just the name here that makes the difference.

Submission + - UK judge calls for an "online court" without lawyers (

mi writes: A senior judge has called for the establishment of an online court that does not have lawyers and can deal with claims of up to £25,000.

The proposal is the centrepiece of a package of reforms to the civil justice system, drawn up by Lord Justice Briggs, a Court of Appeal judge.

Just how exactly will this court ensure no one is, in fact, a trained professional on the Internet, where no one knows, who you really are, is not explained.

We discussed the idea last year. Apparently, it is still alive.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 176

In your libertarian/corporatist fantasy maybe, but in reality, it very much is my business, your business and everyone else's. As the parent correctly stated, corporations only exist because the government allows them to exist.

The right to private property is a fundamental right, both in the US and in Europe. Whether I create a corporation with other people or not is none of your business as long as we don't violate your negative rights. You can try to regulate it to some degree, but that hits practical and legal limits. On the other hand, the limits on liability of shareholders follow logically from the nature of corporations.

Your problem is that you live in a progressive/fascist fantasy world, in which people and rights only exist at the pleasure of the government. And, yes, that makes you the corporatist, not me.

Comment Magical missing (D) (Score 1) 251

Good 'ol Vance Jr has been fucking up the country since Carter.

And he's doing it wrong too. Hey Cyrus; all need to persuade the bulk of these hapless government worshiping twits that your back door is a great idea is to convince them that you need it to prosecute wealthy tax evaders. Unbreakable iPhones are a tool of Those At The Top(tm) to keep from Paying Their Fair Share(tm).

Comment This unsolved crimes include yours (Score 3, Insightful) 251

We live in such a complex web of laws now that we are all breaking them every day... so if the government can on demand browse through your phone they WILL find evidence of some crime. Especially Slashdot readers I'd warrant.

So basically what the government wants is an easy way to harass or lock-up anyone it deems a nuisance for any reason,

Comment Re:And give Putin a Pulitzer Prize (Score 1) 996

Do members of a golf club have the right know all the emails and conversations within the club's administration?

That may depend on the club's bylaws. We do not know, what they are.

But we do know the laws of the US, which NY Times broke when they published classified information, which was illegally obtained. So, whatever excuses were found for NY Times back then and the reasons to reward them, would certainly apply for the publishers of DNC-leaks today.

There is a difference between "members" & their "club" and "citizens" & their "government".

Nope, your anonymous sock-puppet is wrong. There is a distinction, but it is without difference to the matter at hand.

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