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* Do you know anyone who has been KILLED by murder? No
* Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone? No
* Do you know anyone killed by a Drunk Driver? No
* Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone while DUI? No
* Do you know anyone who has had an Abortion? Yes
* Do you know anyone who has been Federally Indicted/Convicted? Yes
* Have you ever bailed anyone out of Jail [Felonies only here, not DUIs]? No
* Do you know friends who have filed Bankruptcy? Yes
* Do you know friends who have been charged/convicted of Embezzlement or other white collar crimes? Yes
* Do you know anyone personally who has died of AIDS? No

The one that really infuriates me is the couple I know who filed for bankruptcy. They were permitted to keep their house and their new cars, everything really, and they got new credit cards right away, moved to a new town and bought a new house. NO problems whatever. And if that weren't enough, I sent them money twice in the past year. Because they are smart and I am stupid.

There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey. --John Ruskin
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We need a different threshold for Ala/Tenn.





Edit: Shreveport??? Huh wha???

There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey. --John Ruskin

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Do you know anyone who has been KILLED by murder? not anymore

Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone? yes

Do you know anyone killed by a Drunk Driver? no

Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone while DUI? no

Do you know anyone who has had an Abortion? no

Do you know anyone who has been Federally Indicted/Convicted? yes

Have you ever bailed anyone out of Jail [Felonies only here, not DUIs]? no

Do you know friends who have filed Bankruptcy? yes

Do you know friends who have been charged/convicted of Embezzlement or other white collar crimes? is killing a priest, a white collar crime?

Do you know anyone personally who has died of AIDS? No


Do you know anyone that has ever stolen copper gutters? um, maybe.
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wasnt me



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  • Do you know anyone who has been KILLED by murder?
  • Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone?
  • Do you know anyone killed by a Drunk Driver?
  • Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone while DUI?
  • Do you know anyone who has had an Abortion?
  • Do you know anyone who has been Federally Indicted/Convicted?
  • Have you ever bailed anyone out of Jail [Felonies only here, not DUIs]?
  • Do you know anyone personally who has died of AIDS?


No, I've never met anyone, but he sounds like he's had a tough life.

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he will definatly need therapy



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"...specific tangentials..."??? What the hell are they? Sounds kinda like an oxymoron w/out the oxy...
specific tangentials would be those actual events/folks that touch you life, as opposed to the abstract philosophical concepts of which you referred.

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I do think that issues of domestic violence for example are notably absent here, as well as issues of child molestation and sexual assault. I think those three subjects would probably do more to polarize one's compass (to borrow GS's term) than the others. Perhaps that's by design though...
Glad you brought those up. That is why I put the part about adding to the conversation at the beginning.

I think those three are every bit as significant as any of the list I made up. I only listed that first group to get things started. I will add yours to the list. I have known women who have suffered through domestic violence and sexual assault and both men and women who have been involved in child molestation [though only after one committed suicide].

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The Questions
  • Do you know anyone who has been KILLED by murder? No
  • Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone? No
  • Do you know anyone killed by a Drunk Driver? No
  • Do you know anyone who has KILLED anyone while DUI? No
  • Do you know anyone who has had an Abortion? Yes
  • Do you know anyone who has been Federally Indicted/Convicted? Yes
  • Have you ever bailed anyone out of Jail [Felonies only here, not DUIs]? No
  • Do you know friends who have filed Bankruptcy? Yes
  • Do you know friends who have been charged/convicted of Embezzlement or other white collar crimes? Yes
  • Do you know anyone personally who has died of AIDS? Yes

No big impact on anything I think, though it did confirm my conclusions on the rewards of doing stupid things. The bankruptcy was a relative who spent irresponsibly, and, as Marsden mentioned in his experience, basically got off scott free.

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