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Conversation starters: On cheaters and ‘no stealing day’

CHEATERS BEWARE

This shouldn’t surprise anyone, but AshleyMadison.com, a website that hooks up people looking to cheat, says Las Vegas is a top spot for adulterers. More than half its members have used hotels here. But what should raise some eyebrows is that Ashley Madison is geared toward people who want to cheat “discreetly.” Uh, bit of advice for all future Vegas-bound misbehavers: We’re pretty sure Prince Harry thought this city might be discreet, too.

DUCKING AND PAYING

A U.S. District Court judge just ordered boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay more than $113,000 in legal fees for his “obviously intentional decision not to appear for his court-ordered deposition” in the defamation suit Manny Pacquiao brought against Floyd after he accused Pacquiao of being on performance-enhancing substances. Floyd may be undefeated, but it sure feels like he’s ducking Pacquiao when he won’t even back up statements he’s made against him.

BE GOOD … THIS ONCE

In what is just the most recent example of empty government gestures, Governor Brian Sandoval declared September 19 Don’t Text and Drive Pledge Day in Nevada. This despite the fact that Nevada now has a law against using your cell phone for texting or talking while driving. Not only is this ludicrous for its redundancy (how about a No Stealing From People Day?), it’s the unspoken message that on any day except for September 19, you’re free to do what you want!

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