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  •  so is not leaving your keys in the car (3+ / 0-)
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    sngmama, sturunner, kyril

    however should a car thief be allowed to mount an affirmative defense that you really wanted your car to be stolen?

    •  Nobody is talking about affirmative (1+ / 0-)
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      defenses. Should people (of both sexes) take reasonable precautions to avoid being violently assaulted (not walk down a dark alley, not get too drunk in public, etc.)? The two possible answers to this question are yes and no.

      •  yet stuff happens; sometimes you have to (0+ / 0-)

        walk down a dark alley to get to your car or sometimes a bartender will over-pour.  Average mixed drink supposedly ranges from 1.5 to 2 ounces of alcohol (from memory) but I have seen barkeeps pour 3-4 ounces into each mixed drink.  While that is not a good way to stay employed, there are some who feel a heavy hand on the pour means more generous tips  

        •  Of course a heavy hand on the pour means (0+ / 0-)

          a better tip. Everybody loves to tip bartenders who give you extra pours. What have you been tipping bartenders for?

          •  my experience is on the other side of the bar (0+ / 0-)

            Many years ago I knew a fellow who sold an illegal substance and his motto was "you don't inhale the wholesale"
            Also knew an old bootlegger who was an absolute teetotaler.  His philosophy was "no one ever found a dollar in the bottom of a Mason jar or bottle"

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