[time-nuts] Question for the cesium nuts.
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Mar 18 00:56:05 EDT 2007
>> Are there some funny accounting rules screwing things up?
> Not accounting rules as you meant them, but rather end use rules.
> It takes someone with a functioning brain to figure out what the
> different pieces of equipment are, and to make sure that the end use
> restrictions are honored. It is far easier to drive over the stuff
> with a dozer, and render it inert than it is to propagate the
> necessary paper chain... or so the DRMO says.
I'm still somewhat (but not very) surprised that they aren't outsourcing the
whole mess or something like that.
I assume "end use rules" means don't send fancy gear to Iran and North Korea
etc. Is there a simple list of what is/isn't OK to ship to anybody? If a
box sells for $100, it can't be a big deal to have somebody check each item
against a known-OK list. If the penalties are real nasty, check it twice.
The stuff you can't ship to bad guys is probably worth more so they would be
motivated to find it.
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