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Your moral values.

 
 
Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 12:36 pm
Place these deeds in order from what you consider the worst to the least bad.

In random order:

1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
3) Smoking in elevators.
4) Buying stolen goods.
5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
7) Not voting in a national election.
8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.
9) Cheating on your spouse.
10) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 01:18 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.

2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.

10) Smoking in elevators.

3) Buying stolen goods.

5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.

4) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.

9) Not voting in a national election.

8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.

6) Cheating on your spouse.

7) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.


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fishin
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 01:49 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
9) Cheating on your spouse.
6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.
4) Buying stolen goods.
2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
10) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
3) Smoking in elevators.
5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
7) Not voting in a national election.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 02:18 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
7) Not voting in a national election.
5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.
9) Cheating on your spouse.
4) Buying stolen goods.
10) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
3) Smoking in elevators.


hmmmm, maybe - the whole middle group is kinda the same in value to me
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 02:33 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
2) Cheating on your spouse.
3) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
4) Buying stolen goods
5) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
6) Tax evasion by withholding important information.
7) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
8) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
9)Not voting in a national election.
10) Smoking in elevators.

hmmm. The emerging pattern seems to be randomness.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 02:44 pm
I would have guessed that the more 'political' posters would have thought voting was more important.

irl, i don't quite shun people who don't vote, but it's pretty darn close. A rule in this house is (as it was in my parents), if you didn't vote, you're not allowed to talk about the results. Kinda makes people vote, cuz they always wanna talk!
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 05:18 pm
I wasn't sure how you wanted to have these numbered...
from worst to least worst:

Kidnapping
Politicians
Driving Drunk
Buying Stolen Goods
Cheating on Spouse
Tax Evasion
Not Voting
Newspapers
Keeping $10
Elevator Smoking
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Diane
 
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Reply Sat 23 Nov, 2002 09:42 pm
1. Kidnapping and holding a child for ransom.
2. Driving while well over the legal limit for alcohol.
3. Cheating on your spouse.
4. Buying stolen goods.
5. Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
6. Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
7. Not voting in a national election.
8. Keeping $10 extra change.
9. Tax evasion by withholding important information.
10. Smoking in an elevator.

These could change depending on what I've most recently read in the newspaper, although I chose the first two because of the potential loss of life--I think those would stay the same.
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maxsdadeo
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2002 12:00 am
1,9,6,5,10,4,2,3,8,7.
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Monger
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2002 08:58 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom for buying stolen goods.
2) Newspapers making a known criminal who smokes in elevators appear heroic.
3) Not voting in a national election for politicians who pass laws against the public's interest.
4) Cheating on your spouse while driving well over the legal limit of alcohol.
5) Tax evasion by withholding important information like the fact that you kept $10 of extra change.

..no wait, maybe it's...

1) Cheating on your politician against the public's interest.

no no!..how about...

1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom in order to buy a spouse.

Oh what the heck--These issues are a bit too deep for me to decide. crime never pays Very Happy
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2002 10:12 pm
1)Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.

5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.

6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.

2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.

9) Cheating on your spouse.

10) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.

7) Not voting in a national election.

8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.

4) Buying stolen goods.

3) Smoking in elevators.
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quinn1
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2002 10:20 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
9) Cheating on your spouse.
6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
10) Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
5) Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
8) Tax evasion by withholding important information.
4) Buying stolen goods.
7) Not voting in a national election.
3) Smoking in elevators.


Interesting variety of questions here Craven
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2002 10:25 pm
OK Monger... Keep the awful avatar as long as you stay that funny!
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Scorpia
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 01:47 pm
1) Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
6) Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
9) Cheating on your spouse.
2) Politicians, to get money for themselves, etc.
8) Tax evasion while withholding important information.
4) Buying stolen goods.
10) Keeping $10 extra changes given by a clerk by mistake.
3) Smoking in elevators.
5) Newspapers treating crime etc...
7) Not voting in a national election.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 01:57 pm
1. Kidnapping and holding a child ransom.
2. Politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to get a law passed which they know to be against the public's interest.
3. Newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal appear heroic.
4. Buying stolen goods.
5. Tax evasion by withholding important information.
6. Cheating on your spouse.
7. Driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol.
8. Keeping $10 of extra change given by a clerk by mistake.
9. Not voting in a national election.
10. Smoking in elevators

Numbers 4 and 5 are under the supposition, respectively, that you know the goods are stolen and that the amount of the evasion is important (to you). If not, I'd move them behind drunk driving.
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husker
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 02:50 pm
Yikes
just the change in name from one site to another was enough disclosure for me. Cann't tell you about the above 10 yet. :-)
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Matrix500
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2002 04:36 am
1) kidnapping and holding a child ransom
2)driving while well over the legal limit of alcohol
3)cheating on your spouse
4)politicians, to get money for themselves, using their influence to
get a law passed which they know to be against the public's
interest
5)not voting in a national election
6)buying stolen goods
7)knowingly keeping $10 extra change given mistakenly by a clerk
8)newspapers treating crime as news and making a known criminal
appear heroic
9)tax evasion by withholding important information
10) smoking in elevators
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Piffka
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2002 08:04 am
I'd like to make an itsy point here in regards to the keeping of the extra $10 of change. As it happened, that happened to me just last week and I kept the change. The reason was this... I received my change, questioned the clerk who said that it was correct. As her supervisor was just behind her (but clearly not supervising) I thought that if I were to go into more detail, it might not go so well with her, so I smiled sweetly and left.

There are times when discretion is the better part of valor.

I have returned and given money and or objects back in the past... in the main, it is so confusing to the clerical staff and they go into such a todo, usually trying to attach blame to someone, that I've nearly given up. If it were a small shop and no supervisor, I would, of course, be more clear and, I suppose, moral.
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bbagby
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2002 04:41 pm
1. kidnapping (horrific)
2. driving drunk (potentially horrific)
3. politicians ( a real harm to a lot of people)
4. tax evasion (similar to above)
5. keeping change (harm to clerk's job)
6. buying stolen goods (harm to business infrastructure, hurts people financially)
7. Newspapers.....(it's business, it's up to us to read more and sort that out)
8. cheating on spouse (emotional trauma but only if caught)
9. not voting (irresponsible but no one gets hurts)
10. smoking (just rude)
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2002 05:25 pm
Simply driving is "potentially horrific."

Okay, here's something I find interesting about drunk driving (and this is in no way meant to endorse it). We punish, increasingly heavily, a behavior which might result in someone's being harmed -- but we do not do it across the board, nor is the implementation of fines and jail terms, strictly speaking, fair. It is somewhat arbitrary.

One individual at 0.08% blood alcohol might, by virtue of their training, coordination, and general attentiveness, pose less of a hazard toward others as another individual stone cold sober. Not to suggest that this is always or even usually the case, but it is certainly possible, and there are plenty of people who are a menace on the roadway strictly through inattention (or divided attention), though they scarcely ever violate a traffic law.
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