[thechat] The youth today...

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Mon Dec 2 17:19:01 CST 2002

> It's usually a con game. Begging is a fairly profitable business in the
> large cities here, and the "dying" child is usually an accomplice in the
> con. Ahem.
> Heck, it's all run like a Mafia operation here. I kid you not.

I've seen the same in Thailand. Some contortionists are able to twist their
bodies so as to appear to have disfigured limbs. You watch tourists throw
them money, and then once out of sight, the beggar stands up and walks off


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