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7/30/13 10:04 A

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Hello,well I suppose we'll find out sooner or later what kind of sentence she gets if she doesn't kick the bucket first.Being older I have seen so many mean people die young that I still think kinder people live longer.There are exceptions of course.No guarantee being kind makes you live longer but being kind makes you a whole lot happier while you are living. emoticon

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7/30/13 6:58 A

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LOL..that's a hoot! My gramma used to say "scratch an old b*tch, and I'll show you what was once a young b*tch !". In my experience? the elderly are just like anyone else..some are tolerant, some aren't, some are kind, some aren't..it has more to do with character than age IMHO.

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7/29/13 11:29 P

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."Older people of any sex are usually kinder.Murder is totally forgein to me..Older people of any sex are usually kinder."

Sorry Shirley, I don't agree. It's been my experience that personality and attitudes don't change with age.

The woman should not only be charged with obstruction of justice but destruction of national treasures and complicity after the fact.

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7/27/13 11:40 A

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Well I agree she should get a lot of time but knowing the gov.I just figure she'll get a light sentence.No real idea.I figure the government doesn't want to feed her,furnish medical care or worse have her die on them.Perhaps I'm wrong about that. emoticon

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7/27/13 4:08 A

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Why would she get a light sentence? I don't understand! She became an accessory to the crime when she hid hr knowledge of stolen property, and she destroyed evidence, and she wantonly burned priceless art treasures. Her reason shouldn't matter, nor should her age.

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7/26/13 3:06 P

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She will surely get at least some prision time.One or two years.Pretty light for what she did though.3 months in prision would probably kill me.Old chicken big mouth would be terrified of the other inmates. emoticon

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7/26/13 2:23 P

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The old bat was lacking in intelligence..the return of the treasures might have gotten him more leniency.
edited to add, willful destruction of a priceless and irreplaceable work of art is definitely a crime against humanity.

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7/23/13 12:06 P

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I guess they're both examples of mothers willing to do anything to protect their children.

Not the way I would choose to help my sons. I'm a firm believer in choices having consequences. I'd never destroy an old master or have someone killed to try and protect my boys from the consequences of their choices.

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7/23/13 11:07 A

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The loss of the paintings was tragic.I guess what shocked me about that news story about the girl was a the fact that a woman of 70 could even contemplate the murder of any human being.Older people of any sex are usually kinder.Murder is totally forgein to me.The only type I can understand at all is one commited in a moment of rage when control is lost momentarily. emoticon

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7/23/13 9:40 A

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Let me try this again.

A tragedy happening to a person is bad. Any needless death is sad.

Had she been killed, the death of a nameless 14-year-old girl is no more or less a tragedy than the strangling death of an 8-year-old child in Chicago last week, or the beating death of a 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles or the murders of over 300 other people in the last week alone.

Crimes that harm specific people, no doubt, but not a crime against current and future generations of all humanity.

But then, the girl didn't even actually die, so why discuss her death as if it had actually happened? It didn't. Those who wanted her dead are in jail. The system is working.

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7/22/13 9:44 P

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To me while it doesn't affect me personally nothing matters more than a life.One reason I joined the medical profession to save lives.With whatever faults I might have the type of person you want caring for you. emoticon

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7/22/13 5:12 P

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1) According to you, the girl is still alive. Therefore, um, no. Because she didn't get killed. Check with me in 50 years when she has made something of her life... or not.

2) Destroying artistic masterpieces is, in some ways, worse than the death of a single person. One person doesn't usually mean that much in the grand scheme, but a work of art is something that crosses nations and generations. Some kid getting killed thousands of mils away means nothing to me personally. It will never affect my life for good or ill.

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7/22/13 4:43 P

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I agree that is a crime against humanity but here in IN.we had something even worse (imho) happen.A woman almost 70 tried to hire a man to kill a 14 year old girl that her son had raped to keep her grown son from going to prision for her testimony.Thank God the man was more decent than she thought and reported her to the police.The woman now sits in jail awaiting trial too.What do you think? Isn't a girl's life more valuable?

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7/22/13 11:45 A

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I read about that in the newspaper. This kind of thing really shocks me. How can a person not understand the value of such pieces? It is like in Mexico (I can be wrong regarding the country though) where they destroyed a 4,000 year old pyramid to re use the stones..

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7/22/13 11:17 A

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As a mom there are a lot of things I would do for my "Widdle Diddums." I hope that's not one of them.

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7/22/13 10:56 A

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To keep her Widdle Diddums out of jail, this bright light torched a Picasso, a Monet, and a Gaugin.
www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/world/eur
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'No matter, she said, that the works — seven in all — were signed by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, Lucian Freud and Meyer de Haan. Her son had just been arrested on suspicion of orchestrating the art robbery of the century: stealing masterpieces in a brazen October-night theft from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

But if the paintings and drawings no longer existed, Radu Dogaru, her son, could be free from prosecution, she reasoned. So Mrs. Dogaru told the police that on a freezing night in February, she placed all seven works — which included Monet’s 1901 “Waterloo Bridge, London”; Gauguin’s 1898 “Girl in Front of Open Window”; and Picasso’s 1971 “Harlequin Head” — in a wood-burning stove used to heat saunas and incinerated them. '

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