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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Zou, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    In a situation like the one currently in Houston, where shops are gouging prices and charging $30+ for 12 packs of water, is stealing water from shops moral?

    I'd say yes, if it is for those who need it. In fact, I'd probably say that regardless of the price gouging, but that's a different story. If stealing to resell, then obviously not.

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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I agree with you on all points. Nothing more to say.
  3. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Not an issue.
    Straightforward survival tactics - anyone would 'steal' water if they couldn't get it any other way, and the shops charging that much deserve everything they get.
  4. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Entirely in agreement.
  5. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    No problem at all with your morality, Zou.

    Now, if in order to steal the bottled water, the dehydrated citizen had to kill the parasitic shopkeeper............
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    $hiĀ£ happens.
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    This is where the good old President could earn some well needed Brownie Points. Make all food and water available for free from the local shops, then reimburse the shopkeepers out of the Arms budget. It would be pennies in comparison to the cost of a couple of Tomahawks. Win/Win/Win
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    But he knows the way to popularity isn't kindness, it's war. If he does do something like that, you just know that the money for reimbursement will come from single mothers of disabled children. :confused:
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  9. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Arms manufacture is big business in the US, if there were military cutbacks or the Laws on weapon ownership changed, I'm guessing the number of people becoming unemployed, could be quite substantial, so the Brownie points gained by doing that, could soon be lost due to workers in that industry. On the other hand, Trump's said he'll donate a $1Bn of his own money to the Houston flooding - and the cynic in me says, except he's hoping the majority of this will be used to build houses, which he will then charge rent on?
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  10. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Whoops! Dished out far too much credit to Trump - It's $1M - Some yanks will probably disparagingly say, for him, this is just pocket money.
  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    And some will probably say it's more than he actually has - he does tend to exaggerate his wealth, apparently...
  12. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Hmm? Probably a fraction of what he owes the IRS in tax.
  13. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    That's outrageous! ...D.Trump - Twitter. :rolleyes:

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