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Shameless! Cheating Is Now Mainstream in America


By mili   Follow   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 4:48am PDT   1,342 views   13 comments
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Cheating has gone mainstream in America today. We expect people to cheat on their taxes, to cheat on freeway speed limits, to barge into line without challenge. We no longer feel surprised when people cheat in business, sports, in their personal life, and in politics.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/03/29/Shameless-Cheating-Is-Now-Mainstream-in-America.aspx

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iwog   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 6:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 1

It's not technically cheating if you were drunk at the time.

joshuatrio   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 6:49am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

Or the 5, 50, or 500 mile rule + being drunk.

Vicente   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 6:59am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 3

It comes from the top. Seen any banksters doing the perp walk? Example is clear, only a fool would miss it.

elliemae   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 11:38am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

This is so not news. Cheating has been around forever... on tests, on relationships, in life. From the article:

"Philandering goes back to biblical and pre-biblical civilization, but turning it into an industry is a modern novelty."

I submit that prostitution isn't a modern novelty... it's an industry.

The article also asks if I wouldn't rather have an attorney who got into college the honest way rather than cheating... well, if he's conniving enough to figure out how to get into college without taking the test, he might not be a bad attorney. Making it through college is tough, especially for people who can't write.

I know this, because I helped people who can't write get through college by writing their papers for them. There's at least 2 doctors, a physical therapist, a director of nursing in a facility and several social workers who I'd like to thank for donating money to me while I was in college. I prefer not to think of them as "cheaters," more like "customers."

TMAC54   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 2:25pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 5

MF Global has taken the 5th on the whereabouts of the 1.6 billion dollars. Is that cheating or just the American way ?
I think Corzine paid too much for that castle.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/why-uk-trail-mf-global-collapse-may-have-apocalyptic-consequences-eurozone-canadian-banks-jeffe

freak80   Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 3:25pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 6

Cheating is what America is all about.

The whole reason we're so prosperous is because we stole an entire continent from lightly-armed natives.

God Bless America.

zzyzzx   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 12:43am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 7

Obligatory:

solver   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 9:24am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 8

Does this fall under cheating too? Fast forward to 42 minutes and then watch Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
http://www.infowars.com/sheriff-arpaio-obamas-documents-are-amateur-phonies/

Vicente   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 10:59am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 9

solver says

Does this fall under cheating too? Fast forward to 42 minutes and then

Gah? An hour and half of Birther nonsense? Only OCD have the patience for this. Sane people have already moved on.

elliemae   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 1:46pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 10

solver says

watch Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arpaio is a dick. He was a dick long before he inserted himself into the "birther" movement, and he'll be one long after.

Vicente   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 2:08pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 11

elliemae says

dick long before he inserted himself

Heh heh, she said inserted, heh he.

solver   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 2:22pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 12

Nobody cares what or who he is. What matters is that he's doing what's right. He can be king asshole for all I care. He's the only one with large enough gonads to do what he's doing and thank God he is.

Bap33   Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 11:22pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 13

@ellie ,
+10 for the use of "dick" "long" and "insert" in such a poetic way that I flashed-back to the days of mikey. Good job! lol

@solver,
"king asshole" conjers up an image of Patrick (of SpongeBob fame) wearing his crown, cape, and carrying a septer. (inside my head is a funny picture that I shall now laugh at)

Sherrif Joe is a great American.
We did take this land, and those who were here took it too. And the ones before them took it too .... and I am pretty sure you can find that all lands have been invaded and taken by the victor. So, MAYBE - without invasion from time to time, the inbreeding that results would have killed off the natives of all lands everywhere anyways? Invasions cut the bloodlines and save humanity from extinction. Maybe.

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