Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:48 UTC
Legal Another article on intellectual property enforcement? Yes, since I consider this to be the most important struggle technology has to face over the coming decade. We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.
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kurgan2001
Member since:
2008-12-31

I'm all for health care, but not health care they're going to ram down my throat and tell me I HAVE TO GET. Having a public option would've been fine, but making it MANDATORY with a penalty if you can't get it?

That's what I didn't like.

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viator Member since:
2005-10-11

I didnt want to reply to this but i couldnt let this bs continue to be repeated. YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE! Read the bill! do you know what the penalty is for not having it??? NOTHING thats right absolutely nothing. And believe me i know all about healthcare mandates I live in mass you lose $200 on your tax return for not having it.

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kurgan2001 Member since:
2008-12-31

I didnt want to reply to this but i couldnt let this bs continue to be repeated. YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE! Read the bill! do you know what the penalty is for not having it??? NOTHING thats right absolutely nothing. And believe me i know all about healthcare mandates I live in mass you lose $200 on your tax return for not having it.



from cnn


An adult who does not have health insurance by 2014 would be penalized $95 or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater, so long as the amount does not exceed the price tag of a basic health plan. But by 2016, the penalty increases to $695 for an uninsured adult, and up to $2,085 per household, or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater.

A person would also be penalized only if he or she went more than three months of the year without insurance.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/24/health.care.penalties/index.ht...

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StychoKiller Member since:
2005-09-20

Somewhat related to your comment:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/89349727.htm
Guess Socialism falls flat on its face (again!)

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viator Member since:
2005-10-11

(A) WAIVER OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES- In the case of any failure by a taxpayer to timely pay any penalty imposed by this section, such taxpayer shall not be subject to any criminal prosecution or penalty with respect to such failure.
‘(B) LIMITATIONS ON LIENS AND LEVIES- The Secretary shall not--
‘(i) file notice of lien with respect to any property of a taxpayer by reason of any failure to pay the penalty imposed by this section, or
‘(ii) levy on any such property with respect to such failure.’.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

If they aren't going to go after you for it, why penalize in the first place? Sad thing is, I know many who can't afford health coverage and would rather pay the $95 or 1% of income instead compared to what the insurance leeches want from them. Oh, the wisdom of our government. <sarcasm />

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