the more of this dubiouss and even illegal ideas float around in this forum the sooner it will be just called illegal by governments and then the party is over.
You all seem to assume that bitcoins will remain legal
I don't think most people here want that. But fine, if a handful of people want to destroy the work Satoshi has started more than 1.5 years ago and hundreds of people here have developed further, even try to make a living from Bitcoins, that's probably unavoidable (as noone can rule anything here behind the decentralization)
Something worth noting - if the government wants something shut down its usually them who do the illegal behaviour and find a useful idiot they can frame. If someone contacts you and wants you to do something illegal for bitcoins its most likely the feds. Dont fall for the bait unless you want them to use you as an excuse for ever more draconian body cavity searches on the public at large.
Read the book The confessions of an economic hitman to see how things go down. Video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTbdnNgqfs8
From the introduction of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:
"Economic Hit Men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel World Bank, US government, and other foreign 'aid' funds into the coffers of international businesses and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, and murder. They play a game as old as Empire but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.