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  •  WTF?! monitoring owners own records??????? (0+ / 0-)

    mines should have regulators checking on them in person once a month and have a separate gov group to monitors the monitors for being bribed

     

    •  Hiding books that prove you're a criminal (3+ / 0-)

      Is pretty common practice for criminals who deal in money, and need to keep records.  When the cops find the drug dealer's little black book, it's over.  That's what happened here.

      I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

      by Futuristic Dreamer on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 09:12:45 PM PDT

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      •  Doesn't surprise me they kept crooked books - (1+ / 0-)
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        Surprises me a little they got caught at it.

        (Not that anything will come of it.)

      •  no, I meant the gov watchdogs only check whatever (0+ / 0-)

        book he and other mining companies send them................no regulators feet on the ground

        •  Without a search warrant finding hidden books is (0+ / 0-)

          pretty difficult.  You knock on the office door, to make sure the guy isn't picking their nose, watching porn, etc, and they're hiding the book as they say "come in".  It'll be kept in a hole in the wall behind a photo, or labeled "private diary" or something.  As regulators aren't allowed to tear offices apart (and they shouldn't be), hiding books and/or computer disks/files is reasonably easy.  It's amazing they found it at all.

          I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

          by Futuristic Dreamer on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 10:52:18 PM PDT

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          •  disagree on "shouldn't be" public safety (0+ / 0-)

            dictates more powers to regulators to just walk in and inspect mines, power plants, etc

            •  I'm all for giving regulators more power (0+ / 0-)

              But if someone's a criminal and actively hiding a book, you'd have to tear a part their office, house, and car to find it.  That should require probable cause.

              I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

              by Futuristic Dreamer on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 04:46:06 PM PDT

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