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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In my experience most criminals are stupid. Like you say, they steel worthless things, usually causing more damage and emotional distress than what they take. Even when they do steel something valuable, they can only get a fraction of it's real value them selves, and if it's been marked (UV postcode marking is supposed to be quite effective), there is a reasonable chance that it will get returned to you - though it may take quite a while....

    The real criminal masterminds are the white collar thieves who steel millions or even billions from investors, how many petty break ins add up to the Enron or WorldCom scandals? Better still, if a CEO get's caught, he gets a few stern words, and either nothing or a suspended sentence.

    I ask you, if you were to become a criminal what would you do, break into people's houses, or steal millions via the stock market?

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."