When Michael Faraday was asked by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer what good would come out of his research in electromagnetism he replied, “One day sir, you may tax it.” Looking at my recent electricity bill, I can attest that Michael Faraday was right.
A similar asked of Michael Faraday can be asked of Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer virtual currency. Bitcoin and similar virtual currencies, even thought they are decentralized, will not only innovate payment services but tax collection.
It’s been reported that Facebook founder owes the IRS a cool $1 billion. Which goes to show you that if Dr. Evil wanted the everyone to pay him $1 billion dollars he should have gotten a job with the government and simply tax the people.
So what can Dr. Evil, I mean the government, do with $1 billion nowadays? The Afghan war is costing the American tax payers $300 million a day, so Mark Zuckerberg can foot the fill for a little over three days himself.
To deploy a single soldier in Afghanistan, it is reported as costing somewhere between $850,000 to $1,200,000 a year. Mark Zuckerberg’s tax bill can support about 1,000 soldiers in the field for a whole year.
Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in September 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.
Fees are the new taxes.
No new wars. No new taxes.
Laws are made to make everyone out to be criminals.
Just how the US government has a Department of the Interior it should have a Department of the Pursuit of Happiness.
Stupidity is not illegal, in fact it’s usually written right into the law.
We are a nation of laws and loopholes. We are a nation of citizens and cheats.
The US is a one party system, Republicans and Democrat are two side of the same coin, two pockets in the same special interest.
The Situation for Senate.
Tax subsidy is an oxymoron.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of capital!
Capitalism teaches people that a persons value in society is based on his or her financial net worth.
Investment bankers are high with your own supply.
Is time a wave or a particle?
Ice cream or cake?
Do two majors (major major) add up to one problem?
Which is best fish sticks or meatballs?
Is there a Jehovah Witness do not call list?
Do you feel better when you save or splurge?
Why do you need drugs to kick the habit of taking drugs?
Why am I carrying all these cards, credit cards, reward cards, gift cards, hotel key cards?
What’s the Finnish word for finish?
Are you working or working it?
Is TV reality celebrity a new career choice?
Is there anything higher than cloud 9?
Can you have OCD but be to lazy to be compulsive?
What cartoon character you relate with the most?
Happy Friday the 13th! Does Hallmark have a card for the occasion?
The Great Traffic Jam of China: China does everything in epic proportions, from walls to traffic congestion?
If you could take one pill for either happiness, beauty, or intelligence which pill would you take?
If everything is said to taste like chicken, why don’t McChicken nuggets taste like chicken?
There is a thin line between love and hate, and between alimony and all-da-money.
If I was to write a book I think it would be called Love in the Time of Porn.
I thought I’ve seen it all, backseat driver, arm chair quarterback, and now behind the spotlight reality celebrity.
Simplified Chinese Characters is an oxymoron.
New national security threat: extremist bed bugs!
Does <3 = less than three?
In a social drinker, I drink while on social networking sites.
I’m too lazy to be obsessive!
All words are made up words!
Secret of Life: Don’t Give Up
You are not your network.
If you can’t make it anywhere you can’t make it nowhere.
WILL DANCE FOR BEATS!
Things that happen to us are not like quick sand. Don’t get stuck in something that happened a long time back.
The best book you can give to any one is a blank sketch book.
At HomeTown Buffet with my home town homies.
If only dreams can go viral.
Feelings have meaning.
Nerdy is the new sexy.
All the advice you ever need: Live well, love much, laugh often, drink plenty of water, go regularly, hate the game not the player, …
Some women, instead of breast implants, should get a brain transplant.
Don’t waste too much time explaining your life to people that are not part of it.
What’s the grosses item on the McD’s menu? The mushroom angus wrap was pretty bad.
I never understood why the show Doctor Who was named that, since the Doctor is a time traveler wouldn’t s better name be Doctor When?
Million Dollar Ideas
Million dollar idea of the day: Motion detector audible buzzer device that acts as a scare crow/pigeon but is not heard by people.
Million dollar idea of the day: they have queen and king size beds, standardize on a new empress mattress size.
Million dollar idea of the day: Install translucent palm tree shaped solar panels at parking lots. It provides shade and generates energy.
Million dollar idea of the day: flavored drink that once frozen in the refrigerator turns into a smoothie/slurpee, no blender required.
Million dollar idea of the day: Wasabi Toothpaste
Million dollar idea of the day: Bling band-aid
It doesn’t really matter of the universe is expanding or shrinking, it matters if your mind is.
In Da Future
In the future, a camera will be considered a weapon.
In the future all forms marriages will be abolish.
In the future, weed will come with the terms of service and user agreement.
In the future, there will be behavior detection officers amongst us monitoring your every move.
In the future, the constitution will be redacted.
In the future, telling someone the time will be considered an insult.
In the future, Facebook and Google will have a thought crime division which will report you to the authorities for pre-crime activities.
In the future, a new car will come with power windows, dashboard cam, 4G/wifi, twitter account, facebook connect, app store, and a keg.
It is said that a man’s home is his castle, in the future a man’s home will be his prison.
In the future, politics will be known as the p-word.
In the future there will be apps for your TV, your car, your clothes, your passport, and your brain.
The future called, said it would call again later.