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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 23:58:01 EST »

This is generally why estates have executors; people who act, supposedly, in accordance with the documentation of the deceased person's will.

For the most part, the estate is sold off, given away and otherwise dissolved. It only starts making sense to keep it around when the now dead person was still getting money due to, say, intellectual property.

And if i catch you comin' back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do
-- "Seven Nation Army", The White Stripes

So what you're telling me is that LTV's fudge factor means more than it's independent variable?
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 23:32:48 EST »

But that's the whole point, the idea of someone's wishes ceases to be upon their death.

Anyway, point being estates should cease to exist as anything more then a system of immediate transferance of goods then immediately cease to be, as society should exist to help the living not the dead.

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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2009, 22:29:21 EST »

That's my point: Jersey's picked a poor discussion topic because everyone will see it as a violation of rights, and a Bad Thing(TM).

Were he to pick a topic like entertainment classification and ratings? Something might flare up. As a topic starter, he could find an article about GTA IV and Australia. I'm sure there are similar kinds of things going on elsewhere.

(An aside: the Australian federal government, by not amending those outdated laws, has pretty much ensured that GTA IV will never make a profit in Australia. Everyone who wants the game, and who knows, or knows people who know, will have pirate copies three days after it's out.)

It always surprises me where I find dissent on issues where I think there would be consensus (I've been surprised here a few times as well), so I don't discount much when it comes to where I should expect, or not expect it.  There are some things I discount, but not much.

This is, after all, the a forum where one could regularly be shocked with Darkeforce's opinions, until his recent banning.  And practically nothing on the internet can be taken for granted as having zero disagreement, or so I've discovered over time.  Consider also, that there are presumably well-educated and intelligent people who were quoted in the article who "can't understand what's so upsetting about what they're doing".

That said, I'm glad there is seemingly, consensus on this issue.  Let's just be glad there are still some things we can all agree on, at least in this one small corner of the internet.

"If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?" — Frederic Bastiat - from The Law

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."  -  George Washington

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all." - Frederic Bastiat - The Law
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