Word used by people who aspire to be hackers, but are too stupid to ever become one.
G1337haax0rs: I am l33t haxor gimme j000s r35p3c7 & uber skillz pls kthx
slutx0r: ok ok, I'll give you a leet hax0r programme
G1337haax0rs has accepted
G1337haax0rs has disconnected
(n.) The process of hiding the source of illegal income by processing it through a large-turnover entity, who takes a premium from it, and then receiving the income from that entity to avoid suspicion.
This definition has evolved to include any form of hiding income (or sources of income) in the interests of avoiding tax, although the problem posed by non-specific 'cover-all' statements means that it is open to loophole
s because of the vast grey areas.
Money laundering has been practised for over 6000 years, but the term itself comes from the prohibition era of american history.
If a public limited company were to pay its director fees or dividends through purchasing toy cars worth £1 each for @ £50,000 each from a foreign company (and listing them as real cars) owned by the receiving directors/shareholders so they get their money with minor taxation, that would be covered by the extended definition of money laundering.
Making sure the public can't fight back against criminals or secret police.
Well intended legislation in stable countries, but still poorly thought out.
The weapon of choice for bigot governments and invading armies since 1935
"Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless."
Vladimir Ilich Lenin
"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
From Encyclopedia Italia 1932:
"The State not only is authority which governs and molds individual wills with laws and values of spiritual life, but it is also power which makes its will prevail abroad.... For the Fascist, everything is within the State and... neither individuals or groups are outside the State.... For Fascism, the State is an absolute, before which individuals or groups are only relative."
Fascism is an authoritarian form of government opposed to extending civil liberties (and even curtailing or removing existing ones) in exchange for radical empowerment of business and economy. Fascist countries usually have elite armies, and see war as a sport or honour event. Lax views on imperialism, a holier-than-thou immigration discrimination policies (first generation immigrants to work for half minimum wage), and everything 'for the state'.
If you're willing to abide by the rules, then fascism is your best friend. If not, the fascists give you a bullet.
Fascist governments make for powerhouse economies. Disenfranchised nations such as post WWI Italy & Germany, Early 20th Century Spain, post Korean war South Korea were on the brink of imploding economies, then clawed back ground to become some of the strongest countries in the world.
Germany has 3rd ranked economy currently, italy 7th, Spain 9th, South Korea 11th.
"Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State"
"It is thus necessary that the individual should come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole ... that above all the unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual. .... This state of mind, which subordinates the interests of the ego to the conservation of the community, is really the first premise for every truly human culture .... we understand only the individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow man."