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Imaginary Evils

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) writes | more than 6 years ago

The Almighty Buck 4

I trust every person with an ounce of sanity is already arming up to defend our country against the blight that is known as Imaginary Property, but I'd like to call attention, for a moment, to a far greater corporate-based evil perpetrating society, brainwashing all the sheeple into believing its ingenious fallacies. I am referring, of course, to money stored digitally in a bank, or as I like to call it, "Imaginary Money"

I trust every person with an ounce of sanity is already arming up to defend our country against the blight that is known as Imaginary Property, but I'd like to call attention, for a moment, to a far greater corporate-based evil perpetrating society, brainwashing all the sheeple into believing its ingenious fallacies. I am referring, of course, to money stored digitally in a bank, or as I like to call it, "Imaginary Money"

I mean, it's not like they physically store your money anywhere, they just store some bits on the computer, and those bits could be easily copied for everyone's benefit. It's not any equivalent to real money, because unlike real money, it can be copied. And copying those bits is natural human behaviour. I'm not stealing anything (I SAID IT'S NOT STEALING!!!) because the person off whom I copied these bits isn't losing anything. It's a completely victimless crime.

In fact I would even go so far as to say that the mere fact that so called "bank fraud" is still illegal is IRREFUTABLE proof that the government is corrupt, that it always has been corrupt, and that it always will be corrupt, unless I go on a shooting spree with my AK-47, which I have a constitutional right, nay responsibility to own and use to blow the head off anyone I disagree with.

But first, I think I might stop by a few banks on the way...

(Copied off a post I wrote as AC. Copyright for it is completely revoked)

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4 comments

Disappointing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23360244)

I actually read all that hoping for a good fractional-reserve banking rant.

I mean, it's not like they physically store your money anywhere, they just store some bits on the computer, and those bits could be easily copied for everyone's benefit.

I wonder if you thought you were being sarcastic....

Re:Disappointing (1)

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) | more than 6 years ago | (#23368220)

I actually read all that hoping for a good fractional-reserve banking rant.
Yeah, but anyone who rants about the reserve bank often is against the liberal fabrication of money (which is the whole complaint in the first place). They can understand how utterly fallacious the above argument actually is.

Off topic (1)

b1gp0pp4 (1157069) | more than 6 years ago | (#23450966)

Got to your journal from your sig--this is a response to the idea of scaled fines. I believe one of the scandinavian countries, wherever Nokia is based, does this. I remember a news story about the president of Nokia receiving a speeding/traffic ticket for some $200,000 b/c of his unusually large income! You might research out their laws to see how they tackled some of the issues that you mentioned with the idea. Another story you might be interested in: Pfizer was recently fined XXX million dollars for promoting off-label uses of one of their pharmaceuticals. The profits on the drug totaled in the billions. They continue to instruct their pharm. reps to promote off label use---because if the fine is just a drop in the bucket of the profits---who cares?

Re:Off topic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#23452644)

I think all the countries in scandinavia has scaled fines, in sweden we call it dagsbot
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