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(Yahoo)   The arrest of Utah businessman and noted philanthropist Jeremy Johnson raises an interesting question: Should you really get credit for good deeds you do when they are paid for with money you defrauded from other people?   ( divider line
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2013-06-17 12:29:08 PM  
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Subby, consider these scenarios:

1) You are standing on a subway platform and I push you onto the tracks. A train is coming. Your ankle is broken and you cannot lift yourself out of the way. At the last possible second, I jump down and knock you sideways on the other track. The train misses us by inches. I help you up to the platform.

2) We go on a target shooting trip together. While your back is to me, I shoot you in the leg, severing your femoral artery. You lose consciousness. I stop the bleeding with a tourniquet and carry you on my back to the car, then speed to the nearest hospital. As a result of the operation that you receive, you lose your leg, but your life is spared.

3) You come over for a barbecue. I feed you a hamburger, which unknown to you I have poisoned with strychnine. As you lie convulsing in agony, I call poison control. The ambulance arrives and I inform the doctors of exactly what your dose was. They are able to save your life.

In all of these instances, have I not saved you from certain death? There, now your dumb question has been answered.
2013-06-17 11:01:24 PM  
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DROxINxTHExWIND: suburbanguy: DROxINxTHExWIND: Its amazing how charitable folks can be with someone else's money. I see it all of the time when I reject folks expense reports. The first time they submit an ER, there's a $15 tip to the cab driver, 30% tip to the waiter, etc. Once I tell them that their tips aren't reimburseable the amounts reduce significantly.

Tips over x% (insert company policy here) shouldn't be reimbursed, but a company that doesn't reimburse ANY tips is just plain screwing its employees.

Tips are not required by law. If you received good service and you feel that a tip is warrented, then tip. The company isn't stopping you. This is a not-for-profit organization. I can just read the news articles now about extravagent tippers showering waitresses with your hard-earned taxes. We can't subsidize your big willy act. You've been flown to a location, set up in a hotel and given ground transportation and per diem for your meals. Its not asking a lot to pay your tips on your own. its also a control against fraud. Tips don't normally appear on the receipt electronically. We don't want folks to fill in any amount and pocket the money.

I'm probably not doing it justice, but this is a story you need to hear apparently.

A consultant was asked at the last minute to take a trip to Seattle. While this was entirely inconvenient for him, as a professional, he put aside his personal plans (he was going on vacation) and got on the earliest red eye flight.

Upon arriving to Seattle, the consultant found it was pouring down rain, and he hadn't had time to pack his umbrella so he bought one at the airport from a kiosk for $5.

Upon returning from his trip, he submitted his expense report and included the $5 umbrella.

The accountant called him up and said, "Ha, I caught you. We're not paying for your umbrella. You thought you were slick trying to get that one past me, didn't you?"

To which the consultant calmly replied, "Okay, you got me, so I'll resubmit my expense report. In fact, it's a good thing you did because I think I screwed a couple of other things up. I don't want you paying me for something that you shouldn't. I'll resubmit with the correct amounts."

The accountant hung up, feeling good about himself. Minutes later, an email arrived from the consultant with his new expense report attached, and a short message... "Find the umbrella now."
2013-06-17 06:23:17 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-06-17 06:10:45 PM  
1 vote:
"My brother Jeremy Johnson did an amazing thing"

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2013-06-17 04:10:34 PM  
1 vote:

ecmoRandomNumbers: neversubmit: Either you die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become IBM Microsoft Apple.

SHHHHHH! Are you TRYING to get sued?

Did he mention the Shining?
2013-06-17 02:47:36 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: TanSau: Should you really get credit for good deeds you do when they are paid for with money you defrauded from other people?

Ask Bill Gates

Glad Somebody mentioned him, though, to be fair, he didn;t defraud it so much as ruthlessly accumulate it by unethical means while crushing his competititors.

?still makesme feel old when I try to explain to people that Bill Gates used to be the devil, that Microsoft was the all ecompassing tech  leviathan with a near monopoly on the Market, and Apple was a plucky little company beloved by artists and free-thinkers for being the ethical little company that stood up to "the Man"

Either you die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become IBM Microsoft Apple.
2013-06-17 02:02:16 PM  
1 vote:
The correct answer is: only if the people you stole from did not include me and all of the people you stole from have significantly more money than me.
2013-06-17 02:02:08 PM  
1 vote:
Track down all the cancer sufferers and retards that benefited from his largess.... and make them pay back every last penny .


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2013-06-17 01:57:17 PM  
1 vote:
Remember folks, all your Christian values can be suspended just by saying these magic words: "Don't take it personally, it's only business."
2013-06-17 01:53:52 PM  
1 vote:
Why not. Isn't that what liberals do?
2013-06-17 01:50:32 PM  
1 vote:

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