THEIFS IN MILES CITY!!
Posted by kelsee (+39) 10 years ago
I'm trying to stay calm when I post this but needless to say I'm pissed. My Boyfriend and I were at the Trails Last night for a few hours and we left are car parked in the back, going out occasionally for a smoke break, in that few hours we were in there our car had been gone threw. Not knowing that anything was took until early this morning. I left my pink digital camera in our car and when I went to go use it this morning it was gone, I instantly thought I left it somewhere but when I started looking threw our car to see if it had fallen I noticed our spare cell phone we use for emergency's was gone out of our glove box and a new DVD we just got. We instantly called the cops and reported our things stolen. I just want to say if your that low that you have to get in other people's cars and steal there things, better hope your ready to go to jail. I'm sick of teenage kids and even scum adults in this town thinking they can do this. I don't know who it was but they are going to get caught. I wish there were more cameras when you need them.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
Just a thought, but if you leave your car unlocked... You are asking for it.
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Posted by kelsee (+39) 10 years ago
Really I'm asking for some punk kid to get in my car I don't think so what the heck happened to the days where you did not have to stress about leaving your car unlocked. And I think your a moron but thanks for the comment and your lack of concern for our community............
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
I don't have any concern. I keep nothing in my car that can be stolen, besides my XM. And even with just that, I always lock my doors. Even out at my home 5 miles out. That is why the Door Lock was invented, to be used.

I had stuff stolen from me many years ago, when my father chose to not lock the door when at the Airport Inn for dinner. CD Player, bunch of CDS. Yeah, I was mad. Until dad told me he didnt lock the doors. Then it was a matter of stupidity. You basically lay the red carpet out for a thief when you do not lock/secure your vehicle and home.
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Posted by B. Hunter (+99) 10 years ago
That's awful kelsee. I've heard of a lot of other thefts around town too. I'm from a more urban area originally and have only been here 6 months but I retained my 'lock it' ideology... and from your experiences and others, I'm glad I did.

Were the cops of any assistance?
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Posted by kelsee (+39) 10 years ago
Officer Loomis is a doll and tried the best he could. All we can do is keep checking pawn shops and keep looking MC is small I'm sure something will come up. And you know what Josh I honestly Could care less what you think or say. I don't think you know anything and HELLO people get into your car even if its locked. So why don't you go and tend to something else like getting a life.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
Strong words, and yes. I know they can get into a locked car. But they will pass that locked car up for an unlocked car anyday.

But anywho, once you start calling names you become a Dbag in my eyes.
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Posted by mercy me (+134) 10 years ago
Kinda makes you wonder. If you leave nothing insight will they pass you by? If there is anything insight will locked doors stop them or will they just add broken windows to the insult? Anyway, I hope they are stopped. All to often karma takes a long time and often surfaces in ways the individual doesn't connect to their past deeds. Hope you get your belongings back.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14321) 10 years ago
Josh is an idiot.

I feel your pain, kelsee....having some piece of sh&t rip you off always makes me want to turn Death Wish/Dirty Harry.

The police need to spend more time addressing this sort of crime, instead of patrolling around dishing out speeding tickets.
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Posted by stephen (+257) 10 years ago
I agree with Josh. The idea of going anywhere, especially a bar and leaving your door unlocked is an absurd idea. I hope that you will learn from this experience, and be happy your car wasn't stolen as well.
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Posted by B. Hunter (+99) 10 years ago
Put it this way... while I think that she should've locked her car, going around telling her how wrong she is or is stupid for not or asking for it... is kinda low.

Have some empathy for a fellow human. Don't rub in the crappiness of the incident. No-one asks to be wrongfully treated. And it's a sad world that our daily lives are so full of it.

It all comes down to the golden rule...

And Kelsee,

As for checking the pawn shops? Nothing has shown up of my sister-in-laws whose apartment was broken into. But hopefully yours will and it'll get returned to you.
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Posted by dudemeister (+92) 10 years ago
Josh I somehow agree with you too. I've been a victim of theft from my car TWICE. Once in high school while @ work @ taco johns. The other time i went into my grandfathers house for literally 5 minutes & some punk azz mofo stole my bag outta my car. They found that kid somehow & it took everything I had not to slap him in front of Reddick down @ the E.O.C. My lesson learned. Lock your doors. Just cuz we're some small hick town in the middle of nowhere doesn't mean we don't have a large population of idiots.
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Posted by kelsee (+39) 10 years ago
Yes I understand we should have locked our doors but come on poop happens. That does not make it right for people to get into other peoples car's, get a damn job and get your own crap. I can always get another digital and cell phone, but it's what was in my camera that meant something to me. All my daughters photo's. So forgive me josh that your an idiot and I'm sure you have nothing better to do then sit on here and comment on everyone's post so like I said get a life you looser and shut your mouth you can call me a "dbag" all you want. your a moron and you need to find more clever ways to insult people instead of sounding like a pissed of teenager. But like I said we need the law enforcement to actually do something about it.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+256) 10 years ago
Bless your heart. You seem somewhat naive. I lived in Miles City in the 1960s-1970 and we had to begin to lock our vehicles and houses in the mid-1960s because of escapes from the Pine Hills institution. I now have two homes -- one about 45 miles from Houston, TX., the other about 120 miles away -- and I lock the houses, outbuildings, and all vehicles whether I am here/there or not. Nothing of value is ever visible. Well, my math books are visible, but I don't think anyone besides me and a few other nerds would want. Your situation is a sad commentary on current mores. Good luck in recovering your merchandise.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6172) 10 years ago
I'm an area leader for our local Neighborhood Watch and there are very specific things that you should and should not do to discourage car thieves. This is straight from the police; they should know.

Never leave anything of value in your car. If the thief can't see it he'll look elsewhere.

Always lock your car. A thief will walk down a row of cars and check door handle. He'd much rather pop into an open car than break into a locked one.

Park under a street lamp if possible. Thieves prefer to work in the dark.

I don't blame you for being angry, kelsee. It's a real violation. Fortunately there are things you can do to prevent it from happening again.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
Not to seem like a smart ass... well fu** it. At least I have proper spelling and grammar abilities. +1 Me. -1 You.

Yeah, I went there.

[This message has been edited by Josh Rath (3/24/2010)]
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+256) 10 years ago
By the way, it is thieves not theifs. As someone who in the 1960s worked for the Miles City Star, spelling and grammatical errors upset me. I try to not particpate in corrections, but the intial posting was egregious.
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Posted by Kelly (+2599) 10 years ago
Hey Grammer Police!
You missed two cases of the use of "threw," where "through" should have been used.

kelsee,

Life is a series of learning moments. Consider the theft one of them.
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Posted by Steve Z (+983) 10 years ago
Back to the issue of the thieves. Locked doors only keep honest people honest. Ask a guy that has bought several windows, even when nothing was stolen. They gotta get in to find out there is nothing steal. Sorry Josh, it just hasn't happened to you yet. Hopefully it won't. But I certainly understand the aggravation of being ripped off. I hope they find the scum, but that is probably just wishful thinking.
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Posted by jack johnson (+16) 10 years ago
kelsee, I sympathize with you. I was a victim once too and it does hurt. As for Josh, ignore him. I think this site would be used more without him around. He has no life except this, and puts his annoying comments into everything. He has proven without a doubt to be young, dumb, and annoying. The only thing worse then a moron is a moron that thinks people care what he thinks.
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Posted by stephen (+257) 10 years ago
I've had stuff stolen from me, and it sucks. My friend's roommate stole 325 dollars from her room and tried to blame a "criminal." Nothing was broken and the money was in a drawer next to a phone, a digital camera, and a nice pair of earrings. The only thing missing was the money. Now seriously, do you believe a theif would just take the money or do you think they'd also take other small valuables?

It's like when my husband's brother stole from us. I had 20 dollars on top of my TV in a little crumpled pile of 5's. He took ten and said we must have had a break-in. Come on?!

Some criminals target those they know.
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Posted by Kender Beeler (+73) 10 years ago
i'm so sorry for what happened kelsee. Josh just shut up, your not making yourself seem any cooler.
About the thieves in this town, it's rediculous. Monday night i had a run in with a would be thief and when i went to get something to help me feel safer, the guy at the pawn shop, who was extremely nice, told me of another break in across town. I don't know what goes through there mind but i doubt it's anything good or respectfull to anyone. not to mention my husband had a faceplate to a cd player stolen one night, and over 250 cd's stolen shortly after that. it's rediculous. not to mention you can't use the faceplate without the deck it came with. My idea, cameras on every corner. would really help with more then just thieves.
Just my two cents.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9804) 10 years ago
Gone in 60 seconds (the original). I didn't think it was possible. I mean, come on, break in a car and steal it in 60 seconds?

http://www.kirotv.com/new...etail.html

Where is says "Video: Kirkland Car Chase Unedited Video" http://www.kirotv.com/vid...index.html -- you seriously have to click that to see how fast it takes.

This dude, who I watched on live TV, left one car (I think the 2nd stolen one), broke into another (leaving the original idling out on the street) and started it literally within about 30 seconds -- that includes the amount of time to break in the blue Subaru and start it using only a single screwdriver.

He went on quite the chase, which was being televised and the KIRO TV helicopter guy actually helped police track him down.

Now I don't know if any of that makes my point, but lock your damn car doors. And if you have an alarm, turn it on. If you don't, then don't leave anything valuable in the car.

And yes, I hope they catch the bastard originally pointed out in this thread.
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Posted by G&M (+354) 10 years ago
Josh if you didnt post nobody would ever realize how stupid you are just a thought
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+278) 10 years ago
kelsee- sorry your stuff got stolen. lucky for you all they took was just stuff, replaceable. however, the creep-out factor knowing a stranger was in your personal space will linger. one of my former roommates 'friends' broke into our house and stole lots of his stuff (they had had a disagreement of sorts,) and the jerk went through all of the others rooms too. my underwear drawer had been tossed! that is what creeped me out the most, knowing that this prick had touched all my unders... eew! we know who did it, as our neighbors watched, but didn't call the cops, as they didn't realize exactly why someone would be entering through a window. (not the smartest folks.)
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Posted by Matt - Schmitz (+174) 10 years ago
250 cd's left in a car? All of my cd's come in the house with me every night. And my truck is parked exactly 14 ft from my head when I am in bed. I can hear a cat walk by, even in a deep sleep, and my valuables still come inside. But if those cd's were not in the vehicle, you would still own them. Not a criticism, but if you don't give them anything to steal, then they have nothing to steal. Locking the doors will make them take more time to steal your stuff. Time for someone to notice. Maybe. Or maybe that thief will look for an easier target. Maybe. But if you are gonna leave 250 cd's in an unlocked vehicle, just send the cd's to me. Cause you won't own them for long. Not even in sleepy ol Miles City. There are crooks every where, and they will find something to steal. All we can do is try to make it tougher on them. And kick them in the groin region when they get caught. My little brother caught some kids breaking into his car about 2 years ago, in Miles City, and he was still beating on the kid he caught when the police showed up. The cops laughed a little, asked my brother to please not do that again, and took the little thief away. I doubt the little thief will ever do that again, because he got pounded for his troubles.
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Posted by kelsee (+39) 10 years ago
yas, this is something that I will have to learn from. And thank you all for being supportive. First things fist who cares if I spell something wrong lol god I wish people would shut up. And josh your more then this city can handle your a moron and we have enough move to California I hear there always looking for the next best freakin idiot. God people should just shut up sometimes. But anyways it makes me sick to know people would do this, roommates and former friends people at one point in time you trusted. Makes you kinda think about whats next are they just going to get smarter and end up just taking your home. I mean not possible but think about it. These people are not going to stop no matter what we do. Locked car or not its just a matter of time when you people that come on here and tell me I should have locked my car get yours broken in to. I mean I hope it never happen to anyone but truth is it will. And I guess I will be the first to be there and be rude like josh, or maybe correct someones spelling. Have a little empathy people.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1434) 10 years ago
You're absolutely right. Now I am very concerned that the member of ATT (Anti Technology Tyrants) who removed these devices of the demons from your horseless carriage might have received a splinter in the process.

Empathy is NEVER a one way street.


FH
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+278) 10 years ago
Makes you kinda think about whats next are they just going to get smarter and end up just taking your home. I mean not possible but think about it.


supposedly this fella has been stealing foreclosed homes.

http://missoulian.com/new...002e0.html
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Posted by Ashley Earley (+380) 10 years ago
Josh was just stating the facts as usual.

Don't any of you feel stupid for bashing on a teenager?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14321) 10 years ago
Not in the least.

Justifying theft because a vehicle is unlocked is reprehensible, in my opinion.

Everyone knows they should lock their vehicles....they don't need 20 twits on milescity.com telling them that, when all they are looking for is a little empathy.
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Posted by Kender Beeler (+73) 10 years ago
i agree with gunner on that one
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Posted by Raven Clan (+42) 10 years ago
Is announcing that you have valuables in your car an invitation to thieves? Announcement: "Blue Dogde Caliber has an XM radio and is sympathetic towards thieves". Thanks for the warning kelsee from someone who doesn't lock their doors.
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Posted by mare (+80) 10 years ago
Hey !! Gunner is calling himself a twit !
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Posted by mtgman (+89) 10 years ago
It's simple.Lock it,or lose it.
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Posted by Steve Z (+983) 10 years ago
I said it once, I will say it again. After buying 4 windows, yes 4, I never lock my car anymore. I don't leave anything worth stealing in it either. I would rather be out my stuff than out my stuff and my window too. My car got broken into in Billings just feet from the apartment I was in and guess what, no one heard a thing and no one saw a thing. Locking you car may seem like the logical solution to you some of you, but you are not thieves. I had 2 windows broken at $175 a piece, my car was gone through both times and nothing stolen. Kinda contradicts the lock it or loose it notion doesn't it. By the way I have had nothing stolen since I quit locking my car and it has been gone through once. Guess I saved $175.
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Posted by mule train (+1050) 10 years ago
could be punks or it could be meth heads. And then agian...it could be both. I once had my bike stolen out of my parent's garage when I was I kid. There are some very poor people in MC willing to take the risk of stealing your stuff. [Not a bash against poor people, as rich people commit crimes as well, but their crimes involve millions of dollars, not digital cameras.]

Always blew me away to think that some asshole is willing to break my truck window and do $300-400 worth of damage to steal a $100 CD player.

I took a Criminology class at UM once and one thing we looked at was the FBI's report on Crime in the country...and lo and behold....Custer County's crime rate was higher then NYC's (per capita). There are a nmber of dirtbird's in MC who are stealing alot of poop.
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Posted by Scott P (+103) 10 years ago
Josh has and always will speak the truth. annoying, only if it hurts.
Why sugar coat it. To make you feel warm and fuzzy. I always laugh at people like you Kelsee, you get something that you worked for taken from you and cry the blues. What about what you have stolen or cheated. I.E. I'm guessing you do not put in a full shift at work everday all day yet claim the hours? Take a little extra break at work? Ever had something at the cash register rang at the wrong price in your favor and say nothing? Take something from work to use at home? Claim a little something you should not have on your taxes? have I done these things yes. anything worse yes. Am I scumbag I don't think so. I have a realistic view to look at what I have done to others before I judge. Really, who am I to judge. Do I feel sorry for you no. You left your car open. If you were to honestly look at your self you have done the same so are you a thief as well??
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
Let me throw a final word in. If your car had been locked, I would have been very sympathetic toward your losses due to the fact you attempted to keep them from being stolen, and did not succeed. But since you did not take the easiest precaution to stopping thieves, I will not provide you with my sympathy.

And yes, Scott sees me as I am. Someone who will tell you what is what nomatter what. If you smell horrid, I'll make sure you know. Etc Etc.
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Posted by Tempest (+64) 10 years ago
What I don't understand is why you guys ALWAYS revert back to petty "put-downs". Every single one of you has a post on here with a grammatical or spelling error. Josh, I think your a highly intelligent young man and I want to have respect for you but I do feel you should keep some of your rude comments out of any postings. And I hate to say it but one of your spelling errors is one that pops up in my head more than any other because your the main one breathing down people's necks about grammar and spelling. Hate to break it to ya but you spelled common "sense" wrong.... You wrote "SENCE" so dont throw stones in glass houses! I'm sorry for using you as an example Josh but yours was the only one that I remembered off the top of my head... Again, Josh, I think your a great guy and very intelligent, please don't ruin that image of yourself for me by joining in with the jerks that just put people down. Your above that!
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Posted by Tempest (+64) 10 years ago
Here's my final word on this as well.... The point I truly believe Kelsea is trying to make here is that our laws are not strict enough to deter people from stealing. They know its just a slap on the wrist and what she is also stating is that it is unfair that we should have to walk on eggshells and ALWAYS remember to lock our doors and take our valuables inside. Thats just not realistic. Im a fire fighter and when I get home after fighting a wildland fire for 18 HOURS the last thing I want to do when I get home is drag EVERYTHING out of my car and try to remember to lock it. I can barely walk after that 18 hours. Might I add Im a VOLUNTEER Wildland Fire Fighter... So when I get home literally EXHAUSTED and my brain's not functioning right then I would get no empathy for being robbed because I was too EXHAUSTED to drag all my stuff inside and just happened to forget to lock my doors. Would you all start putting me down knowing I was exhausted for DONATING my OWN valuable time to help somebody else? My major point is there's exceptions to everything and Im with the people that think something needs to change on the criminal side of this... We need harsher laws and more observations. This is such a small town and you guys can get grants so easilly.... I think there should be more camera's ESPECIALLY downtown. Thank you Josh for getting that camera put up outside Main Street Grind! I think that was an awesome idea!
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Posted by Bridgier (+8352) 10 years ago
Every single one of you has a post on here with a grammatical or spelling error


That is unpossible.
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Posted by Jody Collis (+212) 10 years ago
In 1985, my LOCKED car was broken into during the day across the street from the high school. I had a half dozen of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies visible on the seat (that had acceidentally fallen to the ground and were dusty) and the thief(s) broke the window to get to the cookies. I had a small wallet w/ $20 and my license hidden under the seat and they found that and took that too. Definitely lock your car, but even better, leave nothing of value in your car or it might be taken. Sad but true. Teach your children to be honest and if you see suspicious activity, report it to the police.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2312) 10 years ago
I know I spell sense incorrectly, when it should be since and vice-versa. There are a few select words I am still having trouble with. One I just recently got past was Obvious. Took forever to figure that out and remember it.
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Posted by Septimius (+61) 10 years ago
dont forget "cents"


And.. to the above poster...

NOT THE COOKIES!!!!! Choc chip even...
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Posted by Scott P (+103) 10 years ago
Tempest. How do you know what kelsee point was regarding thefts and police. Is it right what happened. No. What good would a camera do? It would get stolen or vandalized, so why throw good money after bad?
Its a good thing most bosses don't watch the clock and dock workers for screwing off, surfing the net at work. Theft is theft. Depriving someone of property or services. I realize it is extreme. but still a thief. As far as VOLUNTEER, EXHAUSTING, DONATING. Not to take away from it but why draw ATTENTION to yourself. Are you that insecure. Good things are done by people every day and they don't draw attention to themselves.

I would hate to be judged by my spelling, grammar and punctuation.
I am not sure that your sentence of, I hate to break it to ya mabye should have been you with a comma in their somewhere to break it up.

Most people today would rather be lied to, have things sugar coated and just live under a rock rather than face the truth.It is just part of the society. It is what it is. My wife hates that saying. And yes I lie to her sometimes about an outfitt, new hair style. I may not like it, its not my hair. But it keeps peace.
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Posted by Septimius (+61) 10 years ago
Most people today would rather be lied to, have things sugar coated and just live under a rock rather than face the truth.It is just part of the society. It is what it is. My wife hates that saying. And yes I lie to her sometimes about an outfitt, new hair style. I may not like it, its not my hair. But it keeps peace.



So.. let's see if I understand this... you are saying this is ok? You lie to your wife.. I suppose people can say "who doesnt?" but you just admitted this. Not bashing you for lying to your wife, just trying to understand why you basically just admitted that YOU are one of these people who WANT things sugarcoated. It is as it is just so long that YOU stay comfortable, is that right? if it isnt, then your above post makes no sense, since... or cents... Wow, God help us if the majority think like you do. Bring on the chip implants, it will be ok.

Not sure if I made any sense myself, but the above is just MHO

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Posted by Scott P (+103) 10 years ago
I'm not saying it is ok to lie. I can handle if you tell me I look like crap for a better word. It is what it is. If someone asks "how they look ?" They are really looking for a compliment IMO. So the person asking is really looking for a boost in their ego or self confidence. Again IMO. So yes to answer your question. I do lie to my wife on the days that I don't agree with the "do" of the day.
Is it the easy way out, absolutley. is it right probably not. But why ask a loaded question?
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Posted by Bill Freese (+474) 10 years ago
We had a crime wave on the MSU campus a few years ago. It ended when they caught the one guy who was doing it. A single enterprising thief can make a whole town seem dishonest.
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Posted by Meriah (+83) 10 years ago
i cannot beleive that everyone has turned this around to actually saying that it is your own fault for being robbed! A few years ago some punk kids walked through my back gated yard, into my garage, broke my LOCKED car window, and stole some CD's, a coat, and some cologne. COME ON!! They were caught b/c some other kids saw our name wrote on the CDs and called us up to tell us. I agree that replacing windows is very expensive, and the fact that we are being criticized for leaving valuables in the car is absurd. I am very sorry Kelsey, I know that it is very frusterating to be robbed and I agree that these thieves need stronger punishment.
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