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Old 05-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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OMG has anyone else seen this article!?!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...ZRkIVc1zItXGDP

Is this a joke!? People are absolutely ridiculous!
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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there's a few things with this:

first the new york post should be sold on the comic book rack next to Superman and Thor...its a complete embarassment.

second, i don't doubt what they're saying at all. It's the regional mentality in these parts (NJ/NY)...people seem to feel (many...not all) that if the seller doesn't come up with some elaborate system to detect theft or "skimming"...then they deserve to be taken advantage of. i disagree completely. Know the difference between right and wrong (its obvious 99.9% of the time) and hold the line.

third, i have a feeling that while this scam is carried out...it is a somewhat outlier and doesn't really represent a significant problem at this juncture.

Fourth, rags print garbage...and this shouldn't ever make it into a respectable "news" paper.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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there's a few things with this:

first the new york post should be sold on the comic book rack next to Superman and Thor...its a complete embarassment.

second, i don't doubt what they're saying at all. It's the regional mentality in these parts (NJ/NY)...people seem to feel (many...not all) that if the seller doesn't come up with some elaborate system to detect theft or "skimming"...then they deserve to be taken advantage of. i disagree completely. Know the difference between right and wrong (its obvious 99.9% of the time) and hold the line.

third, i have a feeling that while this scam is carried out...it is a somewhat outlier and doesn't really represent a significant problem at this juncture.

Fourth, rags print garbage...and this shouldn't ever make it into a respectable "news" paper.
First, I fully agree with you about the Post -> after the whole "Bag Men" incident they should have had their printing license revoked

I would not limit this mentality to the NY/NJ area - there are people like this pretty much everywhere

While it is upsetting I try not to let it get to me too much -> if this is how these people derive self worth then that is more sad than anything
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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It was discussed on today's Podcast.
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This is clearly a fabrication... when is there EVER a TWO AND A HALF hour wait for It's A Small World?!
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This is clearly a fabrication... when is there EVER a TWO AND A HALF hour wait for It's A Small World?!
When I went in February there was.
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second, i don't doubt what they're saying at all. It's the regional mentality in these parts (NJ/NY)...people seem to feel (many...not all) that if the seller doesn't come up with some elaborate system to detect theft or "skimming"...then they deserve to be taken advantage of. i disagree completely. Know the difference between right and wrong (its obvious 99.9% of the time) and hold the line.
I think you're giving Manhattanites far too much credit. Women marry successful men and think that their time is far too precious to be spent doing simple things like waiting in line. Ironic because these are "stay at home moms" with nannies, cleaning ladies, chefs...but I digress.

I'm a native New Yorker and there's not a doubt in my mind that this is true. I'm shocked its taken someone this long to dream up this scheme.
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Can we have some more threads about this... please?
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Can we have some more threads about this... please?
right? and a couple more about merida, and another about please give me free dinning, and maybe another personal blog about video games.
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