con game

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Critique: Impressively informed and informative, "The Drug War: A Trillion Dollar Con Game" is exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues collections in general, and Drug War supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
In Huckleberry Finn the king and the duke learn of a substantial inheritance in England, and in a classic con game pretend to be the two designated heirs in order to claim the money.
The six weapons of influence used to perpetrate Madoff's con game included all of the following except:
Madoff's suspected con game shook investors around the world, perhaps nowhere was there a higher concentration of victims than in this room," the Times article said.
Las preguntas en cascada dentro de la obra mametiana funcionan en dos niveles: dentro de la escena son utilizadas para solicitar informacion entre personajes; fuera de la escena le revelan al observador ciertos estados de animo exultantes, que obedecen a una "farsa" del personaje puesta en juego para obtener la confianza del otro, en una especie de con game del cotidiano.
With the rise of Islamic militancy in the 1990s, however, the two men's paths diverged; in 2002, those paths collided when Sheikh executed a cunning con game that ended in Pearl's headline-making kidnapping and murder in Pakistan - and the remorseless Sheikh's arrest under mysterious circumstances.
Perfection and preeminence, however, may be merely an insubstantial bubble of a dream hatched in advertising departments, a con game that drives our economy but costs us dearly in the end.
And worst of all, we childishly bought into the con game that the Chalabi-led Iraqi National Congress was going to waft magically into power, erasing overnight centuries of sectarian chaos and bringing Camelot II to a place that has progressed little beyond the Age of Nebuchadnezzar.
However, he refused to see it along national lines after admitting he has also been caught up in the con game as recently as this month.
This is the same government that paid off Henco, which was knowingly involved in the con game.
The next leg of the 'great con game' will see Khatami travel to the University of St Andrews, where on October 31, Sir Menzies Campbell, the leader of the Liberal Democrats and Chancellor of Scotland's oldest university, is to confer on Khatami the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws for "his efforts to encourage interfaith dialogue".
Perhaps the discussion should consider the logic of a funding system that encourages state governments, CMS, and the long-term care industry to finance operations based on what looks a great deal like an illegal con game.