Or you could just go to various vending machines and buy $2 chocolate bars/soft drink or other vending machine merchandise. Then you could either eat the candy bars or resell the other vending machine items. :-)
My first thought was that a master criminal can't be hidden behind this venture. The original cost is little agreed, but you're left with 26,000 coins to pass. That's over 2000 a month, or 500 hundred every week or about 70 each and every day.
So what usually happens, as I understand it, is the coins would go through primary distributors, and the distributors would have to make money for their risk so would pay a highly discounted price. The distributors would sell the coins to the actual users, taking their own profit. The buyers would also have to make money.
The money coming to the initiator of the chain would be not too much, and yet his (Her?) risk would be large, and the penalty unpleasant.
Our not-so master criminal might plan on using this as a source of small amounts of money over several years, but chance alone should give him pause. 26,000 criminal acts successfully completed sounds unrealistic.
Would love to hear from anyone who knows how they would actually be passed by someone who did it for a living.
Last post by Jason - November 19, 2023, 05:13:45 PM
I see. I think nowadays bubonic plague can be treated effectively with antibiotics. There have been some outbreaks in developing nations but it's rare in the developed world, AFAIK.
There's a pneumonia vaccine I've seen offered, too. I don't know if it's for bacterial or viral pneumonia.
A few years ago I received a tetanus shot. I believe it's bacterial. My doctor's nurse discovered that I hadn't ever received one. I believe you're supposed to have one every 10 years. I knew I hadn't had one in the last 10 years but I reasoned fallaciously that since I hadn't gotten it in 50 years of life, I didn't need it. Glad she prompted me. Lockjaw would suck.