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Honestly why the sentence you quoted is even there is because I needed to link to the referring article and didn't want to give away any details I left unsaid. Perhaps I should have worded it differently.

While I agree with you that returning the money is the right thing to do and it's what I would have done, I think someone who is really struggling for money admitting they fantasized about keeping it is honest and human. It's what they did in the end that counts.
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Katherine, I've updated the story with more information about Andrew Shannon, including the circumstances at the museum and the comments he made there and afterward. He never gave a reason for committing the crime because he denied defacing the painting on purpose. I appreciate your comment. Thanks for reading.
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That video is ridiculously cute! I love how he throws it out of his little house!
(So if I had your family over for dinner, you wouldn't eat my roasted broccoli with lemon/garlic/butter but you'd eat some fat, hairy tarantula I slapped on a plate? Grrr. :))
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Dion Chan, I agree that Mental Floss including #10 with #4 is confusing. My interpretation of the point they're trying to drive home is that above all, the virus causes the cold. Whether the immune system is strong or weak, no cold happens without a person being infected. Yet some people walk around as carriers, infected but not showing symptoms. Whether they will show symptoms depends on more factors than one. One factor is the immune system, but it is not the only factor. When you add in #10, "You MUST have a weak immune system if you catch a cold," that is false because one can show symptoms of a cold simply by being infected with the virus. So that's how I understood it; perhaps someone more knowledgeable will read this and stop by to provide their take on it. I agree with you, they muddied the waters a bit there.

With regard to what rcxb said, it's true that the two videos cite conflicting studies. The study this video cites for number four is here. In fact, that study agrees with a brand new one conducted at Yale University that was just published last week, which is here.. So perhaps that line of thought currently has the edge? I don't know. I do know that our readers are intelligent and they know that nothing posted here is intended as a medical directive, and that it pays to be skeptical concerning just about everything.
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I agree. The outcome could have been horrifying. At least the child has a chance to be raised by someone caring and capable of showing him love and a good life.
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The use of the word "shocker" couldn't be more sarcastic. I thought from what I wrote, that was fairly obvious. Secondly, I wasn't envisioning some vicious, all-male yearbook staff tying each female student to the proverbial whipping post. Whether the staff was mostly comprised of males, females or it was even — a fact that you can't possibly know by comparing "yearbook staffs around that same era" — the captions are a product of the times, representative of the attitudes of the age.
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I'm sure Alan was joking. I completely agree with you. I never made a judgement about the kid selling the print. On the contrary, I think Banksy might have meant for him to sell it, since he shared with him the dollar figure that he could expect for its sale.
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Thought about writing this up; the photo made me SO sad. When I read it, there was no news yet that the person who left him had been found. I can't imagine leaving him tied like that, with that forlorn look on his face! I'm sure it will be a happy ending for him, though, because he will go to an owner who wants to care for and love him.
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I've described a likely scenario. It doesn't mean my hope is that women are relegated to housework until the end of time. It's just one example of how things could happen. Women could also be in a lesbian household or men could be in a gay household; because I didn't paint that picture, it certainly doesn't mean that I'm not all for it. More power to whomever handles the laundry. According to the latest statistics I've seen, however, in a male/female couple, a woman does more housework.
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We've disagreed on movies once before. We obviously have different tastes (in comedy, at least, which is what we disagreed on last time). I stand by what I said about the "love or hate" thing, as I've seen the film evoke extreme reactions from people, particularly the female population. While many males I know (and some females) love it. Obviously I'm not speaking for the world, I'm making a generalization.

While I certainly don't think it's some cinematic masterpiece nor is it even a favorite of mine, I think it definitely has redeeming factors: John Ritter's last performance, for one. Bernie Mac would be another, and I like the kid too. I think the film provides comic relief for some people who are unable to relate to your average, saccharine Christmas movie (although that's just my guess). AND, I think the facts about the Coen brothers were interesting and not "obvious."

So cheers to us disagreeing all down the line! :)
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