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    nah - just knock the cocks!

    and centuries in the MKR dont count!

    ask CMN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    On a similar and related note, I'll bet any one of you (us) would do something illegal to make big money if you thought you could get away with it.
    Nope. Not a chance. Wouldn't even do something "legal" to make big money if I felt it against my ethical/moral principals. Probably why I will never be "rich".
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    Well, I will admit this is maybe the stupidest thread I've ever seen, but it ain't in MKP yet. No doubt it will get there....

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    Don't begrudge me the Merc, it's been nothing but work. And a hard life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    Don't begrudge me the Merc, it's been nothing but work. And a hard life.
    Assuming this is aimed at my last post, absolutely no intent to begrudge anyone attaining financial success. Just responding to the question posed in your post re ill gotten gains.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    ^No offense taken Norton, but Ill-gotten gains is a moving target. Some things that are legal in one place are illegal in another and vice versa. And, cultural norms also play a part. Think of the field day the US prosecutors would have in Thailand with all the illegal payoffs and corruption.

    Business as usual here. A moveable feast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee View Post
    On a similar and related note, I'll bet any one of you (us) would do something illegal to make big money if you thought you could get away with it.
    You'd lose that bet. So, how much do you owe me?

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    ^Actually, I do owe you money. I never sent the money I promised after your burglary. Do you have the new foundation now? I'll arrange things because I still suffer from this damn Catholic guilt.

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    Did you promise? I really don't remember, so I'm not holding you to anything. Yeah, we're officially Head Rock Dogs rehoming centre now, not HHDRC. No more rescue shelter; just care in the community & neutering & rehoming existing dogs.

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    I think one of the questions many people want to know about rich people is "did you sell your soul to the devil" to get rich?

    The answer in my case is yes, but it was a gradual process that I wasn't aware of, it just sort of happened year by year, and then one day I woke up and said, "yes, I am Lucifer's slave."

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    Fortunately most people believe in God and Lucifer.
    And refrain to do things for moral concerns, which are actually religious concerns, the fear of retribution.
    Makes the world a better world.
    Well, if you do not take into account the people who kill people for religious reasons.
    But anyway, overall the balance is probably positive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    Some things that are legal in one place are illegal in another and vice versa. And, cultural norms also play a part.
    No question about this, that's why in the end it all boils down to where one draws the line on individual right vs wrong beliefs. For me the issue of being caught or not has no relationship between the right or wrong of an act.
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    ^You are a moral man Norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    You are a moral man Norton.
    As I am sure you are as well in spite of your comment re selling your soul to the devil. BTW there is to my mind nothing wrong with taking advantage of a country's business/financial laws. I have done so myself many times. Having said that however, as an extreme example I would not want to make a fortune selling children into slave labor or prostitution because it was culturally acceptable!
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    "yes, I am Lucifer's slave."
    Nah, you just fell into this trap...

    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    W.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    Think of the field day the US prosecutors would have in Thailand with all the illegal payoffs and corruption.
    I think they're up to their eyeballs dealing with all the corruption in the US at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    You are a moral man Norton.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    W.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    You are a moral man Norton.
    See you've changed your av. Appropriate for what you can expect from the gods.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    I think one of the questions many people want to know about rich people is "did you sell your soul to the devil" to get rich? The answer in my case is yes, but it was a gradual process that I wasn't aware of, it just sort of happened year by year, and then one day I woke up and said, "yes, I am Lucifer's slave."
    I guess it all depends on your definition of 'rich', you seem to think yourself as being wealthy or of have being so in the past, i doubt many of the people i know would consider you so, though i have no idea of your net worth, or your past net worth i would imagine that it is prety insignificant in terms of real wealth.

    Being able to buy a porsche or two for the weekend and a Merc for daily runnings, a handfull of properties in the US and Asia and maybe the odd strip of beach front land does not mark someone out as being particularly wealthy in my book.

    I would say true wealth is measured in other ways than financial, material and assumed status. Some people will never get this, others realise when it's to late, but some catch on to this prety quickly in life and become contented, happy, people.

    I'm not rich but i'm wealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee View Post
    On a similar and related note, I'll bet any one of you (us) would do something illegal to make big money if you thought you could get away with it.
    You'd lose that bet. So, how much do you owe me?
    No, he would win that bet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    See you've changed your av. Appropriate for what you can expect from the gods.
    Are you a reborn christian now mate.....
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton
    Are you a reborn christian now mate.....
    No you bloody great Dane. We are talkin the wrath of Thor here.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I guess it all depends on your definition of 'rich'
    Just last week I was adjudicated morally bankrupt, I'm also a man of low morals.

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    ^^^^^^ yes, its all about quality of life, innit.

    Its easy to be rich enough to have good quality of life whilst working, but the trick is to make enough so you can continue partying whilst in retirement up to the last day.

    i consider myself semi-retired as I dont really work but oversee a few small business ventures. However, I am constantly worrying about what will happen in 30 years down the line... I guess I need to save more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    We are talkin the wrath of Thor here.
    Oh, you know about the Viking mythology...damm not bad for a yank...
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    W.C.

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