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Comment Re:I don't see the problem (Score 1) 254

Maybe a smidgen of income and property taxes, sales/use taxes will be collected at the SOS, Secretary of State's office, when you register it. Importing a foreign car (out of state or out of country) isn't that big of a deal, they even wave some taxes or fees once in a lifetime for out of country imports.

Comment Re: these new companies trying to get around old (Score 1) 254

These laws are silly. Just like how it would be silly to make laws to stop Apple from selling products directly to customers and only go through stores like Best Buy.

Most likely it depends on how you define Apple, My suspicion is the store are a wholly owned subsidiary corporation, and manufacturing is a owned subsidiary corporation as well, so legally they are two separate entities, what would stop Apple Stores, would stop Best Buy as well. It would be like telling Ford they can't sell cars in Michigan because I own stock in both Ford and GM!

Additionally it would be stupid for Tesla not to incorporate any stores in the states they are in because foreign corporations are at an disadvantage legally, it would be trivial for Tesla to draw up the legal agreements Michigan requires for franchised dealer, but Tesla doesn't want to be a franchised dealer, they only want to sell cars and the two aren't the same thing.

Comment Re:Single payer system would avoid this problem (Score 1) 326

We have that in the US now, insurance companies dictate what we can charge, and who can pay. We have many instances of insurance dictate a procedure isn't a covered benefit, but we are not allowed to bill the patient. They frequently down-code procedures, and it's taking a couple months to get predeterminations back, so nobody really knows what anything will cost.

Comment Re: what Trump said and meant (Score 1) 531

First of all stupidity is not a defense in a negligence offense, She signed an agreement to protect classified information in her possession from unauthorized dissemination and she failed. She was required to attend annual briefings on how to protect classified information that taught her what the (t), (s) and (c) meant so neither "I hit my head and don't remember" or "I'm stupid" or "I don't recall" doesn't apply. Comey being too corrupt or derelict or incompetent to properly and evenly enforce the law is a separate issue.

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