Apr 3, 2009

What Is Stealing?

From The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary:

intransitive verb
1: to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice
2: to come or go secretly, unobtrusively, gradually, or unexpectedly
3: to steal or attempt to steal a base

a: to take or appropriate without right or leave and with intent to keep or make use of wrongfully [stole a car]
b: to take away by force or unjust means [they've stolen our liberty]
c: to take surreptitiously or without permission
d: to appropriate to oneself or beyond one's proper share : make oneself the focus of

a: to move, convey, or introduce secretly : smuggle
b: to accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner

a: to seize, gain, or win by trickery, skill, or daring bof a base runner : to reach (a base) safely solely by running and usually catching the opposing team off guard

From KidsHealth.org

What Kind of Stealing Is Wrong?

When a person takes something that belongs to somebody else without permission, that is stealing. The stolen object can be as small as a piece of candy or as big as a car. It can be taken from someone a person knows or from a stranger. It can be taken from a store, a kind of stealing called shoplifting, or from someone's home. But either way, it's stealing.

People can steal words and ideas, too. For instance, if someone takes your book report and tells the teacher that she — not you — wrote it, that's another form of stealing. Imagine how upset you would be if that happened to you!

From The Colbert Report (On White Color Stealing):

Colbert Platinum: ‘Ass Covering Edition’: Teaches us lessons from thieves…how to con the country out of millions..LEGALLY! (and what to do if caught).

Includes stuff on Merryl Lynch ex-CEO John Thaine and some former CEO of Lehman Brothers Richard sold his mansion for a 100 bucks to his wife. Easy way to protect your stolen valuables!

Quote of the show:
“Wall Street is full of a lot of things, but shame isn’t one of them”.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Colbert Platinum - Ass-Covering Edition
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorMark Sanford

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