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  •  The manipulation doesn't bother me (0+ / 0-)

    as much, to be honest.

    That may sound weird, but I often think that maybe part of the reason you see some of them concocting a story to ask for money is not only because they think it'll make their success more likely, but also because, well......it can be hard to ask someone else for money, especially a stranger.  I think the number two you mentioned is often related to number one.

    •  I agree... (0+ / 0-)

      though my second example is for those where number one doesn't apply.  

      "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

      by cardboardurinal on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 08:49:42 AM PST

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