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Contemplate how profoundly life would change if everyone, including yourself, began speaking the unvarnished truth at city council meetings, on corporate financial statements, in marriage, press conferences, traffic court, conversations with Mom. How many well-paying professions would go belly-up?

click to enlarge Jeff Hinshaw - Mountain Shadows - Computer programmer - If you could pretend to be somebody else, who - would it be? I'm pretty happy. I've never had a - desire to be anybody else. It would be pretty great to be - a famous musician, I guess, but to pretend I was - wouldn't get me anywhere. -  - What's your worst-ever ripoff? We were ripped - off by a guy who claimed to be an architect, but didn't - know what he was doing. That cost us $1,000 for totally - unusable plans. -  - Have you ever lied about your past? We've all - probably fudged on our rsums here and there. -  - Name the most fraudulent celebrity you can think - of.  George Bush. He's misrepresented a lot of - things to the public on a lot of subjects.
  • Jeff Hinshaw
    Mountain Shadows
    Computer programmer

    If you could pretend to be somebody else, who would it be? I'm pretty happy. I've never had a desire to be anybody else. It would be pretty great to be a famous musician, I guess, but to pretend I was wouldn't get me anywhere.

    What's your worst-ever ripoff? We were ripped off by a guy who claimed to be an architect, but didn't know what he was doing. That cost us $1,000 for totally unusable plans.

    Have you ever lied about your past? We've all probably fudged on our rsums here and there.

    Name the most fraudulent celebrity you can think of. George Bush. He's misrepresented a lot of things to the public on a lot of subjects.

click to enlarge Priscilla Wagner - Upper Skyway - Field hockey/basketball coach - Have you been victimized by identity theft? - Someone who was actually arrested and prosecuted - stole mail from our mailbox. -  - Who would you be if you could pass yourself as - him/her? A world adventurer. Someone who has - achieved a lot more than I have in conquering nature, - climbing 14ers, traveling to other countries. -  - Do you know of anyone who's flagrantly - misrepresented him/herself? I have a friend who - was involved with a man who seemed very caring and - wanted to marry her, but turned out to be married. -  - Name a flagrantly fraudulent celebrity. Bill - Clinton, for saying, "I did not have sex with that woman," - and then admitting maybe he did.
  • Priscilla Wagner
    Upper Skyway
    Field hockey/basketball coach

    Have you been victimized by identity theft? Someone who was actually arrested and prosecuted stole mail from our mailbox.

    Who would you be if you could pass yourself as him/her? A world adventurer. Someone who has achieved a lot more than I have in conquering nature, climbing 14ers, traveling to other countries.

    Do you know of anyone who's flagrantly misrepresented him/herself? I have a friend who was involved with a man who seemed very caring and wanted to marry her, but turned out to be married.

    Name a flagrantly fraudulent celebrity. Bill Clinton, for saying, "I did not have sex with that woman," and then admitting maybe he did.

click to enlarge Joe Martelli - West side - Driver/photographer - Who would you be if you could pass yourself off as - him/her? -  - Arlo Guthrie. I love his music, writing, sense of humor, - priorities. -  - What's your worst-ever ripoff? I'm feeling - pretty ripped-off right now by the gasoline - conglomerates. They're manipulating supply to increase - prices. -  - Has anyone ever misrepresented him/herself to you? - I once had a girlfriend claim to be pregnant, when - she wasn't. Eventually, she told the truth. -  - Who's the most fraudulent public figure these days? - President Bush. I don't know if he's deluded, which - is scary, or if he actually believes the things he says, or if - he's lying, which is even scarier.  Bob Campbell
  • Joe Martelli
    West side
    Driver/photographer

    Who would you be if you could pass yourself off as him/her?

    Arlo Guthrie. I love his music, writing, sense of humor, priorities.

    What's your worst-ever ripoff? I'm feeling pretty ripped-off right now by the gasoline conglomerates. They're manipulating supply to increase prices.

    Has anyone ever misrepresented him/herself to you? I once had a girlfriend claim to be pregnant, when she wasn't. Eventually, she told the truth.

    Who's the most fraudulent public figure these days? President Bush. I don't know if he's deluded, which is scary, or if he actually believes the things he says, or if he's lying, which is even scarier.

    Bob Campbell

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