Ah, I see. You've never dealt with the IRS. Here's how it goes: we've taken all your stuff and thrown your ass in jail for criminal evasion - you owe us $80 million for the $100 million you hid in bitcoin. Prove otherwise if you want to pay less.
Few fellow slashdot readers seem to remember (or post) the Feb 2014 news that a " Supreme Court decision lets the government seize all your assets before trial". Your property or assets can be sold before the outcome of trail. This is not a dream. Its actual fact.
Google has just recently started a "Google X" project to create a complete picture of what a healthy human being should be. Google should be all over this if they really want a complete picture. Their commitment to studying the human genome could give afflicted people legitimate hope that their condition can be properly diagnosed. They may not find a cure for anything in X amount of years but at least they are on the right track.
There was this Mechwarrior-type arcade game from Japan I saw in a Pizza restaurant. I can't remember the game's full name but I was dazzled by the game play effects. It had Mechwarriors movements as fast as the Flash of DC comic books. The player commit strikes that emit light flashes similar to lightning. The user can switch between two perspectives: fighting view from within the Mechwarrior or 3rd person view as in Mortal combat. I can only remember the name contained "Gundam". Do you know of this game? Is there any capture video on youtube of this arcade game?
and mean they always want to make sure the drugs are sold first, confiscating drugs cost money when it needs to be destroyed, letting the dealers sell the drugs and then seize the money provides funding
If I had the mod points I would rate you as insightful. The War on Drugs has destroyed many lives and incarcerated 2.3 million people. The documentary
“The House I Live In” points out the statistics and the aftermath of what 40 years of THIS war has done to this nation.
This argument starts up every time somebody had to pay their plumber 80 bucks an hour to fix the toilet, their fility stinking filled with shit toilet. They then think the plumber doing a job they never ever want to do themselves, is rolling in it and the IT being their shit but piles of money.
As if that 80 bucks is pure profit. Meanwhile the daddy plumber knows just how much of that costs goes to cover unpaid hours, taxes, insurance, tool costs etc etc. And he also knows how much Mr Doctor and Mr Lawyer charged him for his children's delivery and to deal with that frivolous lawsuit.
So... what is he going to want for his kids? The same as himself in a world where just getting by is the same as being a loser OR to aim for the top?
And don't for a second think that Bloomberg is interested in the fortunes of the public. He just wants more plumbers so he can pay less, same reason his kind wants immigrants to bust unions and high wages. Sure kids, all become plumbers and wave bye bye to 80 bucks as the competition sky rockets. And then you look longingly at IT graduates making high wages because nobody learned how to code anymore.
Simple piece of advice for live: NEVER listen to a billionaire, they didn't get rich by looking out for other peoples interest.
If I had mod points I would give it all to SmallFurryCreature (593017)
I think the paper you're referring to is "The camel has two humps" by Saeed Dehnadi and Richard Bornat
- evidence in a study that a test can prove if you have the aptitude for computer programming, circa 2006