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Make the point more direct . . . give the toys to charity (like a local thrift store that supports the homeless mission, for example).
This.

Although I will say I would have to know the kid better to figure out the right way to make the point. My six year old does not understand money at all, and I'm not sure he'd be capable of pulling something like this off. Based on the quotes from the little girl, she sounds pretty bright and like she knew exactly what she was doing.

Either way my kids would not get to keep the toys.
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My kid certainly wouldn't get to keep the toys, but I don't think I'd make a six year old pay for them, either. Of course, my six year olds didn't have any money.
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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...408779145.html

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Principal Fired for Constant Tardiness Files Her Appeal Too Late: Court

Marcella Sills was late to work 178 times in less than 18 months

An ex-New York City principal who was fired in part because she was chronically late to work failed to file her appeal on time.

Marcella Sills had 10 days after she was dismissed on Jan. 22 following an administrative trial to file her petition challenging the ruling.

But a state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan determined this week Sills didn't get her paperwork in until April 19 - more than two months later.

The New York Post reports Friday Sills was found to be late to work 178 times between September 2012 and January 2014.

The 16-year veteran was removed from her Queens school in 2014. The paper reports that Sills had argued principals don't have strict start and stop times.
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Some innocent Venmo users have noticed a funny thing happens when they try splitting a bill specifically for Cuban food: Eyebrows suddenly raise at the Treasury Department, causing Venmo’s compliance team to place a 48-hour block on the payment pending a “detailed explanation of what you intended to pay for.” (“Illegal arms” would not be a good follow-up answer.) Employees at BuzzFeed are the latest to groan at Venmo’s hypervigilance, though it looks like people have been airing complaints about it for months on Twitter.

BuzzFeed’s team tried divvying up the cost of a work lunch of Cuban sandwiches, and the app flagged a payment request simply described as “Cuban.” By way of explanation, Venmo told the site that it takes U.S. trade sanctions “seriously,” especially for money transfers involving “foreign countries … on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.” Cuban could describe the cuisine you ate, or the money you’re secretly funneling to a communist dictator — hard to say, really. BuzzFeed says Venmo gives you 15 days to offer proof.
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This is the time when you wish you were one of those people who takes pictures of their food and posts it on FB before eating it, huh?
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MILLBROOK, N.Y. – A Bridgeport, Conn., man is accused of stealing a motorcycle before crashing a stolen van into a police cruiser while leading officers on a car chase on the Taconic State Parkway, according to state police in Millbrook.

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After his arrest, Rosado was taken to the East Fishkill Police Department headquarters. He was later charged with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident, according to police.

After posting $700 cash bail, Rosado was taken to the state police barracks in Poughkeepsie. There, he faces felony charges of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, according to police.

After Rosado left the East Fishkill police station, investigators there determined that he had paid his bail using counterfeit money, according to authorities, who said that he was additionally charged in East Fishkill with first-degree possession of a forged instrument.

It was the counterfeit bail money that made me laugh.
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not news-news, but it came from a news source (video at link):
http://www.startribune.com/printarticle/?id=409702955

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this doesn't quite fit this thread but....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater



I laughed so hard. These people are idiots.
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To clarify, I am laughing at the idiot(s) who made/chose that picture for the story
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It was the counterfeit bail money that made me laugh.
Maybe the counterfeit money was given to him via drug or black market payment and he didn't know? I can't imagine a guy making his own counterfeit money and using it for bail, AND being smart enough to make semi-decent counterfeit money, lol.
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