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Post by smitty » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:34 pm

If you do not mind deja vu, I am going back to the Nun that used money from other places to gamble.

I am a non-gambler. Fact is I would not bet you who would win if we both flipped coins. Which I feel is something my past away parents sort of tought me as they did not gamble.

For when so many legit gambling joints were started up in so many of our cities I was torally against them. Not to mention the people that have gone into such debts that the gamble people have photos & name of them, but still many still go in to loose out in gambling.

Proof of my parents outlook was when down to Vagus for another reason & were given a roll of 25cent coins. Wasted them & once they saw there was enough left for supper THAT is where the last of the coins was spent.

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Post by smitty » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:47 pm

Yes you do have me thinking, but not about politics or matters in our countries.

It seems the islamic religion has many books that we can study along with Videors one can purchase.

True in every hotel room you will find a Bible though I have no interest in the many variations of the Christian belief in the bible. Oh some, I guess, as my parents sort of tought me, as a very young boy well well below his teener years, what was right or wrong to some other things in the bible.

Though as we know some have joined the Islamic religion in the USA & some other Western Countries.

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Post by smitty » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:05 pm

Smitty wrote:This small town in going to find out all these concrete sort of flowers to bushes tp trees. parts of many hwys are going to be trouble. Even now so many of us are finding the roads are becomming QUITE NARROW due to sidewalks on both sides plus the above concrete cutter. For last start of window I was a safe distance behind several cars that were not speeding like it was summer time, though when it came the turn into town & on North Pairie Valley Road, they could not see the white sign with black print indicating this mess above I mention & their left wheel hit the above & car was sent on quit a lurch for a second or two. The town has not realized this can happen to many & they should make changes to blinking signs for SAFETY.

Even Grey Hound complained early at the start, so one was removed as this made it impossible for the bus to come in or out of their main parking place with products & such. So that one was removed.

For sure some of those that live back on on road have been finding it hard to come onto the main road with traffic travelling east & west, but with all the concrety pretty stuff is going to have people complaining in this part, as mentioned along with some others.

So will this give the Town Fathers the right to say all vehicles in the business town will have to be battery powered golf carts? Mind you the RCMP do not look upon the above with SAFETY or acceptable compared to other cars, tucks, scooters, bicycles to m/cs.

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Post by deja vu » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:22 pm

A Canadian man who forgot his passport has said that he managed to cross the border into the US using a copy of the document he had scanned on to his iPad.

Martin Reisch, from Montreal, presented the US border office with his digital device after realising near the border that he did not have his passport. He said he told the official that he was heading to Vermont to deliver Christmas presents.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16403636


All the new rules and hoops we have to jump through and this guy may have passed through security with only a computer image. Nuts. and whether it's true or not others are going to try it now.
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Post by smitty » Thu May 03, 2012 2:04 pm

Well I am sort of thinking of the B.C. Provincal Liberals now admits when 13 yrs of age was smoking pot. She thinks this is sort of funny, well that showed up last evening on the NEWS.

TRUE it was Cambell, priviously that liked his parties to his drinking of booze.

Not ideal to have someone drunk driving a car or same if they are high on some illegal drugs.

Okay so I am overly straight since I have never touched liquor, not even beer or a wine, to smoking or use of illegal drugs. I guess others look upon me as being far off line.

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Post by deja vu » Thu May 31, 2012 10:02 pm

CLEVELAND (WKYC) -- Police have identified a real life cleaning fairy -- who may be flapping her wings into a jail cell. The woman broke into a Westlake home, did some light cleaning, then left a bill.

The family thought a cleaning service sent someone to the wrong house, but the "cleaning fairy" told them it was no mistake, and they better pay up. Sherry Bush has re-told the story more times than she can remember, and every neighbor wants to know about the cleaning woman who took the sign on her front door a bit too literally.


http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/20699 ... aning-Bill


I saw this on the tv news today.

Not exactly the way to attract new business, B&E, clean and leave the bill. Priceless.
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Post by deja vu » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:42 pm

This food court ‘oasis’ takes reservations You’re at the mall and you’re feeling famished. But you’re worried you won’t get a seat at the crowded food court.

Why not reserve a table? The upscale food court wars just got a little crazier with the introduction of a table reservation system at Toronto’s Yorkdale mall.


http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1 ... ening?bn=1


My how times have changed. It's not the Yorkdale Mall I remember shopping at way back when.

Unbelievable. Reservations to eat KFC, Subway and other fast food at a mall in Toronto. Designer furniture, plated food and cutlery and someone greets you with a variety of perfumes. Absolutely nuts.

I wonder how the new food court will survive messy kids and hoardes of teenagers.
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Post by smitty » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:37 pm

Seems we have another illegal drug, that is to be banned in Canada. Called of all thing 'Bath Salts" more like what a woman has when having a normal bath.

That plus a number of residents from the interior of B.C. have been cought on a boat loaded with illegal drugs.

One has to wonder what will be next?

Thlough several years ago Kelowna was claimed to b the most unforgiving City in Canada. Only it seemed to pop up yesterday, not the worst in Canada, but one of the worst to some people in Kelowna.

Personnaly I can say this is most dangerous city to be riding a motorcycle for I have been hit from behind when at a Red light stop sign, because I stopped & did not run the light. That is costly to one's bike to their protective gear & a concussion or two. Like I will NOT drive a Subaru in Kelowna & will not ride a m/c in Kelowna. For Penticton city is much safer in both cases for it is NOT AS LARGE as Kelowna.

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Post by smitty » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:38 pm

Smitty wrote:Seems we have another illegal drug, that is to be banned in Canada. Called of all thing 'Bath Salts" more like what a woman has when having a normal bath.

That plus a number of residents from the interior of B.C. have been cought on a boat loaded with illegal drugs. By Australian police or possibly a patrol boat.

One has to wonder what will be next?

Thlough several years ago Kelowna was claimed to b the most unforgiving City in Canada. Only it seemed to pop up yesterday, not the worst in Canada, but one of the worst to some people in Kelowna.

Personnaly I can say this is most dangerous city to be riding a motorcycle for I have been hit from behind when at a Red light stop sign, because I stopped & did not run the light. That is costly to one's bike to their protective gear & a concussion or two. Like I will NOT drive a Subaru in Kelowna & will not ride a m/c in Kelowna. For Penticton city is much safer in both cases for it is NOT AS LARGE as Kelowna.

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Post by smitty » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:32 am

The bit of getting away with almost no passport is a new one to me. Also because even at 80 yrs of age so never required on as the normal border line between Canada & the USA was okay for me to cross & compete in some m/c racing events.

I was mentioning the matter of my PAL would probably do the job, for that has the most ID on it that anyone can trace back on. Seems I mentioned this in a m/c board & one Cdn chap said he wished he could obtain a PAL to even be able to buy a gun.

One problem being that he has a criminal record on him. So being polite I stated he had to wait for that to wear off or obtain a pardon on himself.

I know a number of riders would not be able to answer all the PERSONAL QUESTIONS for so many are strong believes in illegal drugs.

Though I am struck, by the chap that killed two Asian women that were in a small Asian restaurant to also previously his land lord. So he was killed by the RCMP.

Thing in on Vancouver Island, the RCMP had taken away this same rifle, a while back, but given back to him. Now according to he Federal laws on f/arms if they take away your rifle for some reason you will be lucky to obtain in after a fine some 10 years later on & being illegal to obtain a hunting license for 10 yrs.

I say this because on chap I know left his Lee Enfield rifle in his van & RCMP noted it so the fine, the confinscation, to also 10 yrs later on he would have to wait another 10 years before he could apply a hunting license.

Thing is in searching one of his written books he had in mind to kill a number of other owners of business he had been at or their manager.

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Post by smitty » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:39 am

After this strange incident of finding one foot & one hand at two different schools for young children, I have to ask did some of them feel Magnotta was a sort of hero?

So the confussion about the above, but NOW it seems amongst the body parts of the slaughtered & cut up the Chines Exchange student in Montreal, they are also stating that ONE foot is a false one. So did this foot arrive to Magnotta from some of the above two kids????

Here is where you dread what young people are believing in when it comes the the Internet & who they may be in contact with.

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Post by deja vu » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:19 pm

$3 Million Building Sinking Into Ground


$3 Million Building Sinking Into Ground, “We had a catastrophic failure.” That’s how an official describes the unfinished welcome center. $3 million building sinks just weeks before completion:

The future home of the Cajun Coast Visitor’s and Convention Bureau that was built on a swamp, is now sinking. St. Mary Parish invested more than $3 million on the bonded and insured project.


http://todaynewsgazette.com/3-million-b ... to-ground/


Come on, they say they didn't know this could happen? Hello, you spent 3 million to build on a swamp, of course it's going to sink, I'm just surprised it took this long. Clearly, they were not thinking when they approved this project. More surprising is the Insurance Company bought into the idea that the soil samples were good when it's swamp land. Boy the Real Estate company saw a sucker when they showed up.

I have to wonder if the soil samples that were taken were actually from that site.
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Post by deja vu » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:53 pm

Toronto Star:

Two people trying to light a candle suffered serious burns early Sunday.

The pair, a man and woman in their 20s, tried adding fuel to a floating wick candle while it was still lit, causing flames to shoot in the air. The man and woman sustained burns to their upper and lower bodies respectively. Two witnesses who rushed to help when the pair’s clothes caught fire also had minor burns.

They are lucky to be alive. They should know that gas and fire do not mix. It's just as stupid to add gas to a camp fire to get a bigger flame. Play safe people, think before acting. You never know whose life you may safe by thinking first.
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Post by pysanky » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:38 pm

Sump pumps-many needed in water areas or flood prone zone. $3 million lesson in building just found out by tourism people. Need engineering students to help save the thing.

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Post by no1home » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:11 pm

A couple who fraudulently claimed more than £130,000 in disability benefits have been jailed after they were pictured scuba-diving abroad. Rose Jones, 53, from Ramsgate in Kent, was jailed for 15 months after being convicted last month of 12 charges at Canterbury Crown Court.


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Post by smitty » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:14 pm

Several times when mountain climbing one or two of us slept, cooked & such in a sort of closed hammock-----so if not experience anyting coud have put our quarters on fire.

A few days ago I was going over some of my Climbing gear, used back in the 50s I there was my premus stove to also my canel inclosed for my light inside. So you learn from other what is best to use. Probably NOW tings have changed dramatically.

True once in a while we have our lighting knocked out. That is when I go to one candle in my Den, to also walk upstairs with a flashlight to an even larger candel I will use when cooking up something , but really the lack of electricity puts a stop to what I might cook & often think of what I used when climbing. Yes most food was dehiderated & in a pkg in those days, so used the snow to be melted when in need of water for many reasons.

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Post by deja vu » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:57 pm

This man is lucky to be alive after this stunt. Thinking clearly didn't come into the picture when he jumped into play with the Big Cats. I think he needs a psych exam while he's in the hospital, because no sane person would think that a full grown cat is going to play nice. Maybe if the tiger was 1 or 2 months old and then forget it.


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09 ... tiger?lite
The man who jumped out of the Bronx Zoo's monorail into the tiger exhibit is expected to face criminal charges, according to law enforcement officials.

Investigators now believe that David Villalobos was not attempting to commit suicide Friday afternoon when he made the leap into the tiger den. Villalobos, 25, was mauled by a Siberian tiger before zoo employees rescued him by using fire extinguishers to distract the big cat, zoo officials said. Based on Villalobos' statements to investigators and what they've seen on his Facebook page it appears he was obsessed with the tigers and just wanted to be with them, police said.
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Post by ice cream » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:05 pm

A Canadian police officer was among three people charged as the country's authorities announced they had busted a major cheese-smuggling ring. A joint US-Canadian investigation found C$200,000 (£125,600) of cheese and other products were illicitly brought over the border into southern Ontario.

The smugglers sold large quantities of cheese, which is cheaper in the US, to restaurants, it is alleged. The other two men charged were civilians, one a former police officer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19751695

Unbelievable. This should be on an episode of COPS.

These bad boys may be stopped, but now the idea is out there that there is money in cheese. Others may be foolish enough to follow in their footsteps.
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Post by smitty » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:06 pm

At a sport shop, our new H/gun Conservative, told me he had bought some Chinese 9mm ammo. Know their past reputation of LOUSY AMMO, tough good fireworks, I sas that any Chinese ammo is a bad buy or to use. For a few h/guns have blowen apart when at the range.

I FORGOT to take him some Dept of Defense 9MM AMMO FOR OUTDOOR SHOOTING WITH A STEN MACHINE GUN OR BROWNING P-35 being the armed forces side-arm. Though the said ammo is dated back into the 50s it will shoots well. ONLY I forgot to take it to him & did not ask him if the Chinese 9mm was good for outdoor shooting.

I am getting low on 180 Grain Cast Semi-wadcutter bullet tips. I tried to contact a firm in Kitchener Ontario to possibly buy some 190 Gr SWC, for the price was good. UNFORTUNATELY the sport shop is run by the daughter, for her father had passed away, & in both cases the ordered the cast bullet tips from another chap & then sent them to me.

Looks like it is going to be hard to obtain a decent 45ACP bullet tip for I have my reloads down to perfection of where they are all hitting the bull with ease.

A few years later a chap churned out ideal 180Gr CSWC & bought 1000 from him each time, only now he is to old to churn out those which I would buy. Once chap came out with 200 Gr., CSWC only they require a heavier load of powder. Oh the pros & cons of trying to keep shooting.

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Post by deja vu » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:00 am

In this age of technology, she was foolish to think she would not be caught. It's lucky she didn't injure or kill anyone. I saw the video on the news and she didn't just do it once, she was caught on video doing it day after day. Easy solution would be leave earlier or later to avoid that bus.

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CLEVELAND—A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

The judge ordered her to wear the sign from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. both days. Hardin’s license was suspended for 30 days and she was ordered to pay $250 in court costs. Messages seeking comment were left at a telephone listing for Hardin and at her attorney’s office.
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Post by smitty » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:38 pm

So it is our Penticton Shooting Sports Assoc Work Party & come noon time will be a lovely roast, potatoes to carrots, onions to gravy that the Building & Gronds charman has his wife do. Fantastic I can assure you.

One of the trap shooters came into help us rebuild the target area. He was from Germany, but the two of us got along so darn well. His humor was so darn good.

Remember the incident in New York along with some still colour photos we sa that was almost waist deep, with water comming in at the bottom of the founding, tack on a maze of switches.

As he put it, but they were okay what with rubber boots. Between the two of us that seemed so true to worst.

Actually how they got it all corrected is amazing not to mention so many buildings that were downed to or into trouble.

Considering all the electricity that New York uses, it is amazing that all things sort of straightened up. I speak with some experience for since yesterday I can dial in best of music from a channel called Icebergradio-----------so really how did they manage to do it all?????

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Post by deja vu » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:18 pm

Is Harper NUTS??? or just the biggest sucker in Canadian history? We can't afford this, plus why are we footing the entire bill and paying a toll on it? How is this deal good for Canada?

Plus what is wrong with Michigan? They get a free bridge, no tolls, no maintenance and they want a decision by ballot? It's a no brainer for them and our No Brain Prime Minister is giving away our money. I think there is a lot more important things like our Medical system and Schools that could do a lot more with that 1 billion. Not to mention the aging infrastructure around the country.

This is a bad deal and what you get when you give Harper a majority. He has 2 more years before an election, and we could be bankrupt by then. You think we have high taxes now, just wait, they will be going up while he is still in the big chair.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/s ... ml?cmp=rss
In June, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed an agreement that states Canada would pay for Michigan’s $550-million share of the approximately $1-billion bridge.

Under the agreement, Michigan wouldn't be obligated to pay any of the anticipated $1-billion cost of the bridge.

A Canadian entity would handle design, construction and operation of the new span, which would connect Windsor’s west end to the Delray community in Detroit.

Also under the agreement:

Ottawa will make annual “availability payments” to fund the design and construction of the crossing as well as for the operation and maintenance expenses during the terms of the public-private partnership agreement.

No tolls will be charged in Michigan for use of the bridge. Canada will charge tolls, which will be used to reimburse the Canadian government for the funds spent to build the span.

Canada will pay all costs of the required land acquisition in Canada and Michigan. It also will pay to construct an interchange to connect the crossing to I-75.

The public-private partnership agreement and the request for proposals must contain provisions for community benefit plans and for the involvement of affected communities in Michigan and Canada.
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Post by deja vu » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Hurricane Sandy's victims are going to have to wait 3 more days or more to get their heat back, BUT that didn't stop the power company from sending out bills. I should be shaking my head at the stupidity of the timing, but I'm not surprised. So what if you don't have power for over a week, here's your bill.

Needless to say those people made a beeline for the company's office and to say they blasted them would be an understatement. The TV news showed a video of them and they were pretty angry. Who can blame them, some lost their homes, others some possesions and repairable damage to their house, but the company doesn't care. Pretty harsh when the people have been through so much and Mother Nature threw them a few curve balls including dropping temperatures and snow.
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Post by deja vu » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:01 am

Thinking was lost on this day. No one was thinking that they should double check before leaving an electric pole in the middle of a Quebec highway. Poor communication is no excuse, they should have used their heads and removed it right away. They are just lucky that no one was hurt during the 2 months it took to right the wrong. It's amazing how they can say it would take a while to remove it, yet the moment it hit the press it was removed.

No accidents were reported as a result of the bizarre phenomenon of infrastructure planning — or lack thereof. Players involved in the project blamed poor communication for the fact that the pole wasn’t removed in time from the path of a newly paved road.



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Post by deja vu » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Who thought that using shredded official police records and other sensitive info for confetti was a good idea? Major, major error, someone really screwed this one up.

While students told them what they found, others will not be as nice. If some crooks caught on to this, they could be having a field day right now.

Macy says not them, but wouldn't they notice the difference between small scraps of paper and long scraps of colorful shredded material?

Someone is in deep trouble over this.


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Post by smitty » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:32 pm

Right now I am thinking of the thousands of women & few men that were burned to death in that one sewing factory in Bangladesh. There the were load out for such a long row of dead people of this sewing factory. It was had to believe & darn little was on the TV News.

Some six years ago I bought two of the same 100% Polyester, because it fit well, good pockets & the zippers never failed compare to zippers on clothing made in Japan or China. So this is ideal to me. When it is cold outdoors it is cold inside my basement den & THAT is the jacket I put on to stay warm as I usually deop the temperature gauge quite a bit after a meal & being down here.

Fact is the oldest one is showing signs of wear & might shift to the spare one as both are that good.

I just had to look up this country & amazed it was so small compared to India & other countries PLUS it seemed their profession was the best of sewing, but so many firms like Hudson Bay to Walmart this was the ideal place to buy from, but with all the fire & death what will the others do now? For this seems to be their TRADE.

I honestly feel if a m/c jacket was made there to leather gloves for m/c competition THEN I would not hesitate to buy from them. Both have to be good for they are the best of protective m/c racing to riding gear one can possibly obtain. Yet here is their sort of end.

If this was on the newspaper or TV news Programs I cannot find it, but one American m/c rider included the rows or dead people in one m/c board that opened my eyes. THIS was the trade of that small country, not electrical things like China to Japan, no aircraft or such---it was sewing.

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Post by deja vu » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:13 pm

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I'm not surprised this has happened. Judges helping out their friends, but the question is WHY would you risk all of your hard work to fix tickets? I would bet that all of the friends that they helped are going to save their own butts and leave their buddies out to dry.

Get caught speeding? Running a red light? Leaving the scene of an accident? For years, it was no problem, authorities say -- so long as you were in Philadelphia and knew the right people.

The city's traffic court was the place where moving violations went to die, according to a federal indictment that charged nine judges with fixing tickets for friends, relatives, business associates and political allies. A "widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations'' persisted in the city, federal prosecutors alleged, though everyday citizens were out of luck. Only the well-connected got breaks.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Post by smitty » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 pm

A lot of people park in their DRIVEWAY and do not have a garage or Carport. Also a lot simply park on the road next to their neighbor which helps block up the trucks with blade & sanding gear.

Fact is the RCMP have moved to a new location. I asked three couples that were like me & had not attended the open house like myself, to also knowing where the RCMP HQ was not known.

Some 5 or 6 people did NOT know where the RCMP HQ was. I did receive some vague guidence from a shop that sells tires.

FINALLY found it & was amazed that this massive building was the RCMP HQ. The only hint was an RCMP car parked on the road for they do NOT nave a parking place for their staff vehicles or a visitors. That shows you they were that much out of knowedge when before they had use an ex-restaurant, not a good place, but they had room to park 4 to 6 vehicles & signs standing out saying RCMP office. Something wrong there for that one squad car souid be the one that obtains the warning sign due to not a proper place to park.

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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Post by Rhet-or-Ric » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:53 pm

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The city traffic court noted in that post up there reminds me that I very recently saw something about the United States Postal Service contending in some U.S. city that the USPS can't be held accountable by local authorities for traffic violations. I don't remember where I read that, but maybe I can find a link, if I saw that online.


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Post by deja vu » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 pm

Rhet-or-Ric -
The city traffic court noted in that post up there reminds me that I very recently saw something about the United States Postal Service contending in some U.S. city that the USPS can't be held accountable by local authorities for traffic violations. I don't remember where I read that, but maybe I can find a link, if I saw that online.
I found this link.

http://jalopnik.com/5981059/us-postal-s ... affic-laws


On another note and this one will have Whiskey drinkers crying. This is definitely a BIG OOPS! I wonder what the cost of the lost whiskey was.
msnbc -

Oops! Workers flush thousands of gallons of whiskey

What a waste. Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company’s whiskey, instead of its wastewater, down the drain.

The accident happened Tuesday at the Chivas Brothers plant in Dumbarton, Scotland, where about 600 workers are employed. A spokesman told NBCNews.com that the company produces multiple brands of whiskey at the site. The company said the amount of whiskey spilled was less than the approximately 5,000 gallons reported earlier in other media, but declined to give exact figures. Chivas Brothers is a major producer of whiskey whose brands include Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and The Glenlivet.

The whiskey was released into a wastewater plant and didn’t make it into any surrounding waterways, the spokesman said. He declined to provide his name, citing company policy. The plant is back up and running, but the company is reviewing its procedures to make sure nothing like this happens again. Oh, and the company assured NBCNews.com that there would be no shortage of the 'water of life' as a result.
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