Just like cops shooting people of color at 2-10 times the rate of whites is a coincidence.
That's actually false. There is a greater probability you get shoot by the police when they stop you if you are white than if you are black. Blame the media that only nitpicks the cases where black people are shoot by the police for putting that idea on people's heads.
So the EU can just come down and tell it's member countries who they are and aren't allowed to give tax breaks to
Yes, and that's one of the fundamental necessities for a free trade zone.
It's quite easy, Ireland can make as many tax breaks as they want for Apple as long as they are out of EU. If they want to be in EU and trade in the EU open market, then they must be subject to some basic rules.
Also, Apple has to pay these taxes, because they had profit and they failed to pay their respective taxes for more than 1 decade. They aren't going bankrupt by paying taxes over their profits like you are saying.
Why would they sue? The DAO wording very clearly states that for all possible purposes including legal ones the code is the contract. Whoever did this, did exactly what the contract stated.
Besides why would people what a smart contract based blockchain currency if the contracts wouldn't be solved by those smart contracts but by a traditional court? Doesn't that defeat the all purpose of the currency? I bet these people are not feeling so "libertarian" right now.
It actually just looks like Microsoft still didn't see that the world is ready to move on from them at the 1st real opportunity and doesn't give a damn.
For instance Visual Studio 2015. You have to update the packages one by one.... manually... and download each runnable install file from the internet. It's absolutely ridiculous, how can anyone use that stuff? They didn't implement that basic feature that's standard in any IDE in Mac or Linux, updating. It's just crazy.
save some taxpayers money (and use normal bullets, not the ones that cost more than feeding someone for 50 years).
If you live in EU, you should know we don't have life sentences here. Depends on the country, but maximum real sentence is about 25 years.
We don't they they exist, they do actually and factually exist.
Bitcoin can make 7 transaction per second. Not for 1 person, or one business but for the all world. 7 transactions per second, that's it. Do you really think the world can work with 7 only transactions per second taking place?
More dumbfounding is that, the handful of Chinese miners that control the all bitcoin network (so much for the myth that bitcoin is decentralized), don't allow that value to be changed and not only kept the network locked by their mining power in this scenario, but they went out to DDOS anyone that tried to mine blocks with a different size, taking the internet down in entire towns to do so. (http://bravenewcoin.com/news/mike-hearn-calls-bitcoins-block-size-debate-a-civil-war)
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