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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Just how do you make this determination? Baselessly?
    From the statement. If she had the receipts, then the blather about "being the kind of person who would have them" is redundant.
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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    The government is the best recipient of lost money should a person die without heirs with property or money in the bank. It goes toward keeping our taxes down. In the UK, I believe it's a year and a day from their passing. There's a whole industry of genealogists who find heirs (assuming there are any) for a percentage. The government issues lists, and the "heirs" if found, have often as not never even heard of or met their distant relative.

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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What would you call "Oh look this account "idle" for 3 or 5 years lets take this money" if it is not stealing? Many of the accounts in the OP story are not even that old.
    You're dodging. If someone is known to be dead, and there is no next of kin, whose money is it?
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    You're dodging. If someone is known to be dead, and there is no next of kin, whose money is it?
    I am not dodging. I already answered in post #37.It is not the government's.
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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am not dodging. I already answered in post #37.It is not the government's.
    That wasn't the question. The question regards who it belongs to, not which random direction it should be sent.

    Try again: If someone is known to be dead, and there is no next of kin, whose money is it?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    That wasn't the question. The question regards who it belongs to, not which random direction it should be sent.

    Try again: If someone is known to be dead, and there is no next of kin, whose money is it?
    It is no one's money.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is no one's money.
    and should be left in a vault?
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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and should be left in a vault?
    It should go to a random charity.The government shouldn't be snooping for money to steal or confiscate.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Whenever they say it isn't about the money, it is ALWAYS about the money.
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    Re: Should governments be allowed to steal money from "idle" bank accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It should go to a random charity.The government shouldn't be snooping for money to steal or confiscate.
    If it belongs to no one, it's not stealing.

    And if it's not stealing, why is a random charity any more worthy than the government? What makes them so special? In most cases *I* might pick a random charity over the government, but there's some I would not... I'd pick the government first.

    And even if we did go with a random charity, who chooses? I don't know about you, but I can certainly envision lots of charges of favoritism and possible lawsuits over said randomness.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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