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Old 03-10-2014, 01:29 PM
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The rich take more candy from kids

How the 1 percent lives: Yes, the rich take more candy from kids, study finds - CSMonitor.com Big surprise

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:37 PM
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Damn straight, and I'd do it again!
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:17 PM
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Yeah I watched a dope with a Hinckley jet boat run over a mooring in Northport last year as they were trying to skip out on a $20 mooring fee...


I was next to the guy because I was picking up the mooring since he was leaving....I was like your running over the line, he says in a sarcastic tone its a jet...as the jet intake is sucking up the tag line and now he is stuck. My response was I guess it is...
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:28 PM
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" Those in snazzier, higher-status cars were four times more likely to cut off some guy driving a beat-up van,"

This is NOT a wise thing to do. If I were the person in the beat up van, and somebody tried to cut me off in a new car, what do I have to lose, compared to Mr. Nice Car? Conversely, when I lived in Houston, my DD was a 60s model IHC pickup w/o a straight panel on it. Funny how the traffic opened up to let me change lanes....
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:01 PM
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" Those in snazzier, higher-status cars were four times more likely to cut off some guy driving a beat-up van,"

This is NOT a wise thing to do. If I were the person in the beat up van, and somebody tried to cut me off in a new car, what do I have to lose, compared to Mr. Nice Car? Conversely, when I lived in Houston, my DD was a 60s model IHC pickup w/o a straight panel on it. Funny how the traffic opened up to let me change lanes....
I can't tell you how often I wish I had a beat up pos '58 Olds Rocket '88 when some ahole cuts me off.

As to the article, do you think there might be an inherent built-in bias in play? A Berkeley study? Standing on a corner looking at cars seems a pretty unscientific way to judge incomes/net worth. Is Warren Buffett still driving around Omaha in a 10 year old Cadillac?
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:56 PM
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" Those in snazzier, higher-status cars were four times more likely to cut off some guy driving a beat-up van,"

This is NOT a wise thing to do. If I were the person in the beat up van, and somebody tried to cut me off in a new car, what do I have to lose, compared to Mr. Nice Car? Conversely, when I lived in Houston, my DD was a 60s model IHC pickup w/o a straight panel on it. Funny how the traffic opened up to let me change lanes....
You should have seen the cars part when I had my '90 F350 Crew cab. Big tube truck front bumper and strategically placed dents and rust really brought the stereotypical northeastern A-hole drivers down a notch. I could even use blinkers and not have them speed up to keep me from coming in!
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:58 PM
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As to the article, do you think there might be an inherent built-in bias in play? A Berkeley study? Standing on a corner looking at cars seems a pretty unscientific way to judge incomes/net worth. Is Warren Buffett still driving around Omaha in a 10 year old Cadillac?
That thought certainly popped into my head when I read
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Those in snazzier, higher-status cars were four times more likely to cut off some guy driving a beat-up van, and three times as likely to cut off pedestrians in a crosswalk.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:24 PM
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That thought certainly popped into my head when I read
I'm thinking the Cheech & Chong crowd vs the Silicon Valley effites.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:06 PM
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Soooo the poor don't steal and the rich do. Yeah. I think the Christian Science Monitor is hoping the rich will read this and give more of their money to the church. Thus making the church richer. Because that's okay.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:36 PM
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Soooo the poor don't steal and the rich do. Yeah. I think the Christian Science Monitor is hoping the rich will read this and give more of their money to the church. Thus making the church richer. Because that's okay.
Certainly not as much, hence 'poor'.
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By taking candy from children are they protecting their teeth. When used by some as a method of keeping score at least some of the rich do not really care where it comes from as long as the cash flow continues or grows..
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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This is just liberal media bias. Rich people are very nice, all of them.
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This is just liberal media bias. Rich people are very nice, all of them.
There will be a percentage that are and a percentage that are not. I preffer the definition of the ethically rich versus whatever else there is. The definition of rich is confusing as well. If you have more than you need and are secure. In my opinion you are rich.

I know that we personally would have more money if there were not ethical limits of certain behavious present in our makeups. Many things are far more important than the quantity of money.

I have to be able to sleep nights and have a clear conscience. Easy for a guy like myself to take advantage of in some ways people that are less able to cope in general. I just will not and never have intentionally. I fact I would be ashamed of myself if I pulled a lot of stunts I see practiced..
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There is that rare 1 in 1000 amongst the wealthy who is a genuine nice man/woman. The other 999 would sell their mother if it meant making a buck.
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There will be a percentage that are and a percentage that are not. I preffer the definition of the ethically rich versus whatever else there is. The definition of rich is confusing as well. If you have more than you need and are secure. In my opinion you are rich.

I know that we personally would have more money if there were not ethical limits of certain behavious present in our makeups. Many things are far more important than the quantity of money.

I have to be able to sleep nights and have a clear conscience. Easy for a guy like myself to take advantage of in some ways people that are less able to cope in general. I just will not and never have intentionally. I fact I would be ashamed of myself if I pulled a lot of stunts I see practiced..
You have a conscience whereas a wealthy sociopath does not. Read up on some of the Billionaires in this world and what makes them tick. Scary stuff.


Baby picks off your plate, yours looks better
And she throws hers on the floor
Here in the home of the brave
And the land of the free
The first word that baby learns is more

So you're out there floating like a big, fussy cloud
With the pool and the charcoal
And the kids and the wife
'Til the reruns of your dreams are interrupted
And you step out into life

And it's still gimme, gimme what you got
Gimme, gimme what you got
I said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
(I want it, I want it)
Gimme, gimme what you got

Now it's take and take and takeover, takeover
It's all take and never give
All these trumped up towers
They're just golden showers
Where are people supposed to live?

You can arm yourself, alarm yourself
But there's nowhere you can run
'Cause a man with a briefcase
Can steal more money
Than any man with a gun

I said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
Said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
I said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
Gimme, gimme what you got

You got the price of admission
You don't have to ask permission
To take somethin' from another man
You cross a lawyer with the godfather, baby
Make you an offer that you can't understand

From Main Street to Wall Street to Washington
From men to women to men
It's a nation of noses pressed up against the glass
They've seen it on the TV
And they want it pretty fast

You spend your whole life just pilin' it up there
You got stacks and stacks and stacks
Then, Gabriel comes and taps you on the shoulder
But you don't see no hearses with luggage racks

Gimme, gimme what you got
I said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
I said, "Gimme, gimme what you got"
(I want it, I want it)
Gimme, gimme what you got

Killing me
Oh what?


- Don Henley


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