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Stop Spam: Give Spammers Money!

Ever see the movie "LA Story" with Steve Martin? There's a scene where he and his love interest are on line at an ATM. Meanwhile, there's a second line next to the AMT comprised of muggers. When Steve gets his cash from the machine, a grungy-looking robber politely greets them with "Good evening, I'll be your mugger tonight." Steve cheerfully gives him the cash and everyone parts ways.

For some reason, I thought of that when I read this article that talks about the proposal to pay Spammers not to Spam.