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Would you steal to feed hungry children?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Would you steal to feed hungry children like Jean Valjean? It is a straight up rhetorical question. I have never been forced into that situation and probably never will.
    I believe I would steal if I had to if children were starving.
     
  2. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    without a second thought.
     
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  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I would not.

    -Mike
     
  5. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Other people's children? No

    My children? I wouldn't have any unless I was financially able to buy them food.

    If more people did that, there wouldn't be as many hungry children.
     
  6. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Supporting Member

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    These types of questions are typical of the Brigg's Myers test I think.

    I'd steal too.

    I'd also burglarize a medical lab of an experimental treatment that could potentially save my dying of cancer wife.
     
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  7. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Ever see 'The Pursuit of Happyness'? Dude was doing just fine for himself before he lost his job and ended up on the street. Things happen in life that you just can't prepare for, and in those situations you can only do your best for yourself and those you care for.

    I would steal to feed my starving child, but it would be an agonizing decision.
     
  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Absolutely yes. And I wouldn't think twice about it.
     
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  9. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    True Dat

    I've shown up with bags of food to people who I knew where having a hard time of it.

    But I would avoid stealing.
     
  10. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    But the thing is, when you bring a child in to the world there's no guarantee that you will be able to provide for them down the road, even if you were when you first had them. **** happens.
     
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    What if, instead of food, the hungry children needed cigarettes?
     
  12. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Gold Supporting Member

    I would apply for government assistance, like food stamps, first. I would only consider stealing if their were no alternatives.
     
  13. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    This is very true. But I'm not talking people who had children while gainfully employed. I'm talking about people with minimum wage jobs/no jobs, and no prospects that are popping out kids like it's a race.
     
  14. waylowrider

    waylowrider I shall not waste time with you. Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Of course I would. I'd do more than that! You don't want to be in my way if there are hungry children.
     
  15. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
  16. Seeing as there are hungry children in the world and I am not stealing anything to feed them, the answer is no, I wouldn't.
     
  17. pedroims

    pedroims

    Dec 19, 2007
    Michigan
    I will kill for my children, steal will be way easier.
     
  18. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I agree fully with that, no doubt. But that's not what the op was asking I think. :)
     
  19. I've always pondered a question similar to this.

    Say there was an ultra rich businessman that offered that every year he would donate 100 million in food to people all around the world, but for that year you would have to be his personal slave. That entails doing -anything- he asks of you (and this businessman is very into bdsm, among "other things"...) and you would wear nothing but a burlap sack and eat nothing but disgusting gruel for the entire year. If you opt out at any time, the contract is void and he donates nothing.

    Would you do it?
     
  20. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    No sir I am not asking that. Like a lot of things here and in life we can start coming up with all the other rhetorical questions and debating those and before you know it we have lost track of what we were talking about. :p That will happen here eventually and I am okay with that. It's what we do.
     
  21. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    No, becuase I don't trust people like that.
     



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