No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Plato on-line is now 5-years-old. Now I’m hoping it’s not a ‘good deed’.
northjersey-1109A_bradyRST60pHomeless Man’s Good Deed Gets Benefits Yanked
James Brady returned $850 he found on sidewalk

Solomon’s ancient wisdom is still relevant:
Ecclesiastes 7:16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
‘…Brady was denied General Assistance and Medicaid benefits by the Hackensack Human Services Department through Dec. 31 because he failed to report new income he received. The income, according to the agency, was the cash he found on Main Street last spring and that police returned to him in October after no one claimed it.

‘The good deed turned Brady, who was homeless at the time he found the money, into a minor celebrity. He was featured in news reports across the country and honored by the Hackensack City Council. Now, he said, he’s being treated like a crook…’
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Are war vets dumping medals in protest?
Purple Heart at Flea Market Leads to Quest for Owner
Matt Carlson guides medal from Arizona to Oklahoma

‘Throughout his presidential campaign, Kerry has denied that he threw away any of his medals during an anti-war protest in April 1971.

‘Calling it a “phony controversy” instigated by the Republican party, Kerry said on Good Morning America today that he has always accurately said what took place. “I threw my ribbons. I didn’t have my medals. It is very simple.”

‘He also said he — and the military — didn’t make a distinction between medals and ribbons. “We threw away the symbols of what our country gave us for what we had gone through,” he said…’

Bill Shephard, Unemployed Veteran, Posts Army Medal On eBay And Gets Huge Bid

‘Carlson, 59, had visited the market last February in search of vintage coins and military paraphernalia. But when he saw the Purple Heart, he thought of his uncle, who had earned three in World War II, and he knew it would be worth far more to its rightful owner than to any collector.

“’If I lost something like that, I would want my family to have it back,” he said last week as he recounted the incident. “It’s something that can never be replaced.”

‘He pulled out his wallet and vowed to find where it belonged…’

Teaching Copyright Law to Little Kids
Should we teach copyright laws to children? Do you think that would succeed as a piracy-fighting plan?
Why MPAA is backing anti-piracy curriculum for elementary school students:
‘Groups representing Hollywood studios, music labels and Internet service providers are supporting a push to educate elementary school students about the evils of piracy and the value of copyrights…’

In the aftermath of a typhoon, Viber lets Philippine users call regular overseas numbers for free


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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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