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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 328

See? Right there. That's clunky. It's technically the direct object, but it's placement at the beginning of the sentence automatically makes me want to say "who do you intend to contact" right off the bat. English has come a long way from German; we don't need noun declension for "who," especially since we decline so few other words.

Comment Re:To the Secret Service? (Score 1) 204

Gift cards are a modern way to perform money laundering, which is part of the financial crimes that the Secret Service is in charge of when it's not protecting the President.

That is, in fact, the secret service's original purpose: to investigate counterfeiting operations, often covertly (hence "secret").

Fun fact: that was also a task Isaac Newton performed for the British government.

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