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Old 01-16-2020, 12:30 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by ftg View Post
Stretching the notion of "destroyed" a bit but the "irretrievably" is pretty solid.

Say you have an ounce of ordinary gold. Put it and a few kilos of gold together and melt them.

Let me know if you have a plan how to retrieve your original gold and leave behind the extra gold. Makes Portia's pound of flesh argument seem seem simple by comparison.
"At last my plan to bring America to its knees is complete!"

"You fiend! What have you done?"

"I targeted the American economy! I broke into Fort Knox, melted down all of the gold, and then mixed it in with an amount of gold that was ten times larger!"

"...and you left all the gold there?"

"That's right! Look upon all that gold and know that you will never be able to recover your original gold from the much larger pile of gold in its place!

"You know what? I'm not even going to arrest you."


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