You could probably buy the small nations' politicians for a lot less than a few billion dollars.
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The tax was owed by the original contractors, so I wouldn't be surprised if the tax department says that they still owe that amount.
It's not the tax office's problem if the contractors gave their money to a bunch of crooks to pass it on, rather than looking after that detail themselves. If the contractors are lucky the tax office will forego making them pay penalty charges as well.
I'll wager most of the punters in the current covid-19 environment will be paying for their booze with either credit or debit cards, so their IDs are fully recorded anyway.
I fear most people don't realize how the elimination of cash payments provides a pervasive tracking facility for everyone. Everywhere you go, at what time, how much you spend, and a fully itemized list of everything you spend it on is recorded and kept for years.
It makes the current discussions about privacy in the tracking apps a bit of a joke in my opinion (and we haven't even discussed Google's tracking).
I'd be deeply surprised if "Apple enjoys more than half of the Australian market" in mobile phones.
Maybe close to that in new sales but there's millions of existing Android phones that won't be replaced anytime soon.
BTW while all the nasty things Winkypop said about Morrison are true to an extent, he's nothing like as bad as the similar characteristics would be expressed in an equivalent US politician. (left wing voter here)
*Despite having an unusual name, there are still a few exact matches in the world. As a co-worker discovered trying to Google me, and telling colleagues about a conviction I had. Only I hadn't - that was a US version of me. Cost them their job, sadly.
When buying any read-to-assemble furniture item, except the very smallest, your first action should be to buy a properly sized hex screw driver or a hex bit for an electric drill/driver, and save the fiddly one that they give you for really tight spots.
Those free ones will do your wrists in if you're doing a big project with them.
> "You mean the one contained in the little inset ecch-collector cup at the top of the cistern that we are required to stick out fingertips into?
That's surely one of the most unhygienic locations in the entire ablutions chamber, its closest contenders being the underside of the seat and - according to some - any unprotected toothbrushes within a 15-yard radius."
You're supposed to wash your hands immediately after using the loo so it shouldn't matter, although I usually push the button with my knuckle.
The gun is ON the centre line, the cockpit and the pilot are mounted slightly to the side.
As well as the recoil, there's also the problem of the gun's exhaust gas possibly causing the engines to snuff if you fire long bursts. However as only a few seconds of fire of 30mm depleted uranium shells are enough to shred a tank, long bursts are a waste of ammo.
>probably be better off working with a local shop
Who is to say all that the local shops would be any more honest?
At least in the big stores there are a lot of potential whistle blowers who aren't getting a personal cut of the proceeds and might be more willing to rat the stores out.
Ah yes, how often do we see that in scams.
If they'd just raked in a few million and quickly laundered the shit out of it and then stopped, they'd probably still be living the good life today.
I recall a woman in Australia who fleeced the local council out of a large sum and then invested it in LOCAL real estate, instead of quickly heading for Asia or South America. In that case she was a pretty astute investor and the authorities actually recovered more than she initially stole.
I believe you are mistaken. If Apple has no form of business presence in East Texas then there's no particular legal argument for a patent case to be heard there. This means no offices, warehouses or stores.
And WTF Reg, are you really criticizing Apple for not wanting to fight cases in this notoriously troll-friendly shithole?
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