"Lock the doors, board up the windows, the Fabulous Brigade is approaching!"
While I certainly don't want to diminish the suffering and other problems such a law and government stance results in, I can't help but find it funny picturing all these very serious politicians running in terror and quivering in fright from The Gays, to the point that digital shoelaces are enough to send them scrambling and threatening a country wide block of the game.
Re: Re: Having their traffic and getting paid for it too
That is a very good point, one I hadn't considered.
If they simply opt out, as they can easily do, then when that results in a nose-dive in traffic and even less money coming their way they'd have no-one to blame but themselves. But if they insist that Google do something, when it doesn't turn into piles of money they can blame Google for doing it 'wrong', or being greedy and not handing over all the money they're 'owed'.
I suppose that's true, but in this case ... what exactly whas trademarked? A phrase with 3 words in it.
Funny that though ... I checked my gmail account tonight and the first email was titled "Winter is Coming" ... and it contained an updated game from G5 games (not related to the Game of Thrones).
The use of the phrase is all over the web, and doesn't appear to have generated any angst (so far) from HBO, so it seems odd they would have picked on a child's drawing which appears to be unrelated to the show in any way.
Doesn't make sense, but the full story isn't always what we see either.
Spineless and corrupt politicians + greedy and corrupt cops
Even the barest glimmer of a possibility of drugs means all those pesky things like 'due process' and 'innocent until proven guilty in a court of law' are out the window, because the very idea that someone might use an illegal mind-altering substance(as opposed to the legal ones) is more than enough to justify violations of laws and rights, as the former is much more serious than the latter.
My question is; If the person with the cash refuses to allow it to be taken and the cops end up arresting them, does that in any way make it harder for the authorities to try and confiscate the cash?
No! It makes it easier. Cops assume that if you are not cooperative, Fourth Amendment be damned, you are guilty and they are removing a dangerous felon from the streets. Also by being non cooperative you are resisting arrest. That means that not only do you most like get the shit beat out of you - if you are lucky - and if not lucky - looking at the bottom side of daisies - plus you get 5 years additional time in a place the sun does not shine for resisting arrest.
I watched a drug bust one time. First the cop batter down the door. Then they brought in the drugs. Then they brought in the dog to find the drugs. Then they drugged, literally, the guy out and through him in the back of a police car where one of them proceeded to beat the shit out of him. During this whole time the druggie was handcuffed and dazed. One should say suspect but there was no suspect about this the cops having brought, planted, and found the evidence that assured his guilt.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: this is a serious problem....
Just reiterating the statements is not adding to the discussion - if you cannot point out what is wrong with each of these statements (in logical consistent manner) then you have not contributed to the discussion. I cannot read your mind (thankfully) and so I cannot determine what you consider is wrong with each of these statements. Your lack of logical thinking and discussion is coming to the fore again.
That is the whole point of my response to your response, you yell down the poster with a catcall but are unable to present what you consider are the problems with what they have said.
What I might consider to be the problems with what they said is not the point of discussion at this point.
The issue here is that you give them more time to find something to charge you with. In addition small towns will often say "We can run you into jail, o and the judge wont be back for 3 weeks, or you can give us here this nice car and be on your way".
No joke. But in the end it really depends on who is trying to take your money.
The media tries to placate both sides and in the process loses the truth and gains the public's contempt. This is bad for all of us and I have no clue what the answer is. But taking this jury result and gawker's and combine that with a wildly dishonest President with authoritarian tendency and we are continuing down the road to deep shit.
1. isn't crying foul about the THEORETICAL/UNPROVEN involvement of foreign gummints in OUR elections the very definition of hypocrisy when WE HAVE BEEN THE biggest perpetrators of interfering in elections the world over for for-fucking-ever ? ? ? NOT saying it isn't prudent to 'investigate' such an issue, but are you REALLY thinking that is what this is about; or is it simply a putin/russkie bashing exercise, with a side order of 'fake news' repression ? ? ? 2. again, that WE HAVE grossly and materially interfered in COUNTLESS elections of foreign nations is beyond dispute; for US to cry about POTENTIAL interference in OUR elections is hypocrisy squared, no way around it... REGARDLESS of whether we do/don't 'investigate' (color me skeptical) any real foreign influence/interference/hacking, etc... 3. this hypothetical figleaf of yours doesn't fit... if the figleaf doesn't fit, you must quit... 4. if ANY OTHER nation could be seen as interfering in both the elections as well as 'our' (sic) gummint policies in general, it would certainly have to be israel... 5. what insulting, arrogant, presumptuous pricks the dem'rats are: the ONLY way killary could have lost is by some sort of cheating or foreign influence... what loser scumbags... (obligatory disclaimer: wouldn't vote for t-rump in a thousand years, but i wouldn't vote for killary in a million years... i dispute the progressive principles of ANYONE who did...)
could only find one story on the wisconsin 'more votes than voters'; and it was skimpy on details, BUT did mention the vote was corrected... i have been riding a broken-election-system hobby horse for DECADES (as, of course, have MANY OTHERS), and *NOW* dem'rats -in particular- are weally, weally -like- mad at the electoral college and hackable voting systems ? ? ? first, fuck you, where have you been, the system has been fucked up forever... second, uh huh, ONLY when YOUR ox is gored (pun definitely intended) do you show a GLIMMER of interest in fixing a broken system... i *guess* better late than never, but i don't believe you crybabies are serious and sincere about reforming the election system... i have ZERO faith you will follow through and we will join hands in solidarity to reform the election system from top to bottom... nah, won't happen, the dem'rat (or rethug) party operatives you take your marching orders from don't want to 'fix' the system, they thought they already 'fixed' the system to their advantage, and don't want anyone mucking that up... after you johnny-come-latelies get over your butthurt, you will not stick with the reform bandwagon... there will still be an electoral college, there will still be mutually beneficial gerrymandering, there will still be the two hydra heads of the one Korporate Money Party, there will still be hackable, flawed, unauditable computer-based voting systems, there will still be obscene amounts of money raised, and since money has become equivalent to political speech, you and i will have none, and the 1% will have it all... ...and Empire will go merrily rolling along, no matter who is Empress/Emperor same as it ever was... same as it ever was... same as it ever was...