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(ABC 27)   Thief: "Here is $800 that I stole back in the 1980s. Sorry"   (abc27.com) divider line 13
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2013-03-19 04:38:27 AM
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2013-03-19 02:31:11 AM
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The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar's purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.

'Cause, yeah, you have to buy back your virtue at the going rate. That's the way the cosmic karma works alright - consumer price index.
2013-03-19 08:13:28 AM
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Thief: "Here is $800 that I stole back in the 1980s. Sorry  sorrie"
2013-03-19 06:07:38 AM
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potterydove: 6 year SoL for most crimes in MI, and I think 6 years is the max SoL for most civil actions.


Apparently, some peoples' conscience don't have a SoL.
2013-03-19 03:26:56 AM
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worlddan: Hector Remarkable: The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar's purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.

'Cause, yeah, you have to buy back your virtue at the going rate. That's the way the cosmic karma works alright - consumer price index.

That is one of the funniest comments I have read on Fark in ages.

/I bow to you sir.


Here, have this dry martini:
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2013-03-19 02:57:05 AM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Choppy Choppy!


Would you consider superheroes?

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2013-03-19 02:43:53 AM
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Puffy McBooze: AverageAmericanGuy: StoPPeRmobile: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: Invested in a conservative S&P index fund since June 1983 until today would have garnered the business owner $6,657.

So paying back $1,200 may make the thief feel good, but he's still a far cry from making things right.

False. He stole $800. If he returned $800, it is enough.

Justice is blind.

If he has his hand chopped off, it is enough.

$800 could have been the difference between business success and failure for that small business owner. The damage incurred is compounded by time.

Maybe the struggle inspired him to succeed when he though all was lost and became a great success.

If you're saying that we don't know how that 800 dollars would have changed the life of the business owner, you're right.

So let's call it even and cut the thief's hand off.

Well of course, that is the most productive course of action...or maybe...just maybe...this is an act of contrition.  Perhaps should be lauded, and maybe even shows that there is hope yet left for humanity?  I leave it to you to decide for yourself  AverageAmericanGuy


Choppy Choppy!
2013-03-19 02:30:51 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: The damage incurred is compounded by time.


But forgiveness is a virtue, time heals all wounds, and let sleeping dogs lie QED lex talionis no est posible para mi, amigo.

That's how lawyers talk if you know Latin.
2013-03-19 02:26:39 AM
1 votes:


Undersheriff Bob Baker said the letter and cash came as quite a surprise.

"This doesn't happen every day," Baker said. "Have your crooks spayed or neutered."
2013-03-19 02:23:04 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: Invested in a conservative S&P index fund since June 1983 until today would have garnered the business owner $6,657.

So paying back $1,200 may make the thief feel good, but he's still a far cry from making things right.


False. He stole $800. If he returned $800, it is enough.

Justice is blind.
2013-03-19 02:14:24 AM
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jaylectricity: So I should just steal money from people right now, invest it wisely, then give them their money back later with "interest" and keep whatever is left over? Seems like a weird society we have going on here.


You just described banking, minus the giving it back part.
2013-03-19 12:46:24 AM
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So I should just steal money from people right now, invest it wisely, then give them their money back later with "interest" and keep whatever is left over? Seems like a weird society we have going on here.
2013-03-18 10:27:36 PM
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The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar's purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.

Yes, Mr. Reporter, I'm sure the guy with a 5th grade intellect consulted inflation adjusted CPI before sending his payment.

Jesus. It's a great story apart from the reporter being a dillhole.
 
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