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Thread: Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggling looted Iraq antiquities.

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    Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggling looted Iraq antiquities.

    What an idiot.

    And claiming " he was new to purchasing antiquities" even after his own lawyer warned him against it.

    I wonder how much of that money went to ISiS or Al Qaeda?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...706-story.html

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    Dang, no war trophies can be brought home....
    That's what UPS is for..
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    and if this wasn't the owner of Hobby Lobby this wouldn't even be a foot note
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    I always love when rando internet warriors call executives in high level positions making waaaaaaay more money idiots....
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    The owners took a chance that the objects were legitimately available, and it turned out they were possibly wrong. They paid a hefty fine, did not insist that there was no wrongdoing in the procuring of "other Iraqi archaeological objects that might have been looted from the war-torn country", and should be more careful in the future. End of story.

    Christians do make mistakes, ya know. They do have this tendency to stand up to them as well.

    Move on. Nothing to see here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thurley42 View Post
    I always love when rando internet warriors call executives in high level positions making waaaaaaay more money idiots....
    Not listening to your lawyer and committing a crime for no other reason than vanity is greater proof of stupidity than being an executive and having lots of money is proof of intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b23hqb View Post
    The owners took a chance that the objects were legitimately available, and it turned out they were possibly wrong. They paid a hefty fine, did not insist that there was no wrongdoing in the procuring of "other Iraqi archaeological objects that might have been looted from the war-torn country", and should be more careful in the future. End of story.

    Christians do make mistakes, ya know. They do have this tendency to stand up to them as well.

    Move on. Nothing to see here.
    Setting aside the religious aspects, which aren't really relevant. There was no "might have been", it was more "these are definitely looted, but you probably won't get caught".

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    Is that why we care about Hobby Lobby: because the owner is a Christian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Is that why we care about Hobby Lobby: because the owner is a Christian?



    Conformation Bias - Christians are Icky Hypocrites
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    Sappy takes his Dunning-Kruger Syndrome to new heights daily.

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