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Message 2087902 - Posted: 11 Nov 2021, 22:26:36 UTC

Does not appear anyone was physically hurt, but someone's ego probably was.

I see your Katana, and I raise you! Moment road rage driver pulls Samurai SWORD on VERY COOL motorist who then pulls RIFLE out of his trunk in crazy Portland stand-off
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Message 2087925 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 4:05:31 UTC


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Message 2087931 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 7:28:34 UTC

Manfred Steiner achieves his dream of becoming a physicist — at age 89

An 89-year-old Rhode Island man has achieved a goal he spent two decades working toward and nearly a lifetime thinking about — earning his PhD and becoming a physicist.
Manfred Steiner recently defended his dissertation successfully at Brown University in Providence.

Dr Steiner cherishes this degree because it's what he always wanted — and because he overcame health problems that could have derailed his studies.

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Message 2087969 - Posted: 13 Nov 2021, 0:50:22 UTC - in response to Message 2087925.  

Yes... Whatever did happen to those fun Internet Cafes?


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Message 2088349 - Posted: 18 Nov 2021, 3:23:38 UTC

Mysterious car parked on same Italian street for 47 years becomes tourist attraction.

Angelo Fregolent, now 94, parked his Lancia Fulvia 1962 outside the newsagent he ran with his wife, Bertilla Modolo, in Conegliano in 1974 - the couple then retired and left the car there and it has since become a local landmark

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Message 2088933 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 8:12:12 UTC
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About a month ago Wiggo was surprised about finds from long ago in South America and I posted about a find in the UK. Here's another one, Roman mosaic and villa complex found in Rutland farmer's field
A Roman villa containing a rare mosaic that depicts scenes from Homer's Iliad has been found beneath a farmer's field.
The mosaic, found in Rutland, has been described as the first example of its kind in the UK.
It was discovered by the landowner's son and investigated by archaeologists from the University of Leicester.
Historic England described the mosaic as "one of the most remarkable and significant... ever found in Britain".
The mosaic and surrounding villa complex have now been protected as a Scheduled Monument by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.

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Message 2088964 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 16:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 2088933.  

Wow! Pretty and to think its been hidden all this time.
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Message 2088975 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 19:49:13 UTC

For those that have been missing their parcel deliveries lately we may have found them.

Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says.

Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff's office.

Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook.

"Hopefully we will have some answers soon," the office said.

An area manager for FedEx responded to the scene, the sheriff's office said, and the company "sent multiple trucks and drivers from all over the south" who were set to begin loading the packages at sunrise Thursday.

An update by the sheriff's office Thursday morning said officials were "making a dent" in the cleanup and recovery effort.

In a statement to CNN, FedEx said the "security of our customers' shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers' packages with the utmost care."

"We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible," the statement said. "In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action."
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Message 2088976 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 20:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 2088975.  

They didn't find any UK passports in there, did they?

Passports: Delivery firm apologises for UK delays

And yes, it was FedEx.
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Message 2088984 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 21:46:29 UTC - in response to Message 2088976.  

Hmm...
Passports have also been lost.
An online petition has been started demanding an investigation into HMPO's £77m three-year contract with TNT, signed in 2019.
HMPO is turning to alternative postal companies. Quoting a source at the department, it said that in cases where TNT had lost a passport it was re-printing the document and sending it by Royal Mail instead.
WTF?
One person tweeted: "Paid nearly £300 for two urgent Fast Track passports with a guaranteed 7-day turnaround. 20 days later and nothing - Can't get through to TNT and @HM_Passport seems to have washed their hands of it. Really distressed."
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Message 2088991 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 22:32:44 UTC - in response to Message 2088976.  

Are their drivers being particularly badly treated?

There has to be a law against the deliberate burn and churn of perfectly good employees to cruelly "burn them out" for the sake of that extra 1% greedy profit at all costs...


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Message 2088999 - Posted: 25 Nov 2021, 23:33:48 UTC - in response to Message 2088975.  
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For those that have been missing their parcel deliveries lately we may have found them.

Hundreds of FedEx packages were found tossed into an Alabama ravine, sheriff says.

Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, some 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff's office.

Deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a ravine on private property, where they discovered 300 to 400 FedEx packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine, the Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook.

"Hopefully we will have some answers soon," the office said.

An area manager for FedEx responded to the scene, the sheriff's office said, and the company "sent multiple trucks and drivers from all over the south" who were set to begin loading the packages at sunrise Thursday.

An update by the sheriff's office Thursday morning said officials were "making a dent" in the cleanup and recovery effort.

In a statement to CNN, FedEx said the "security of our customers' shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers' packages with the utmost care."

"We are taking steps to recover and transport the affected packages as quickly as possible," the statement said. "In addition to cooperating with law enforcement, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take the appropriate action."
Cheers.


https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/cargo-container-theft-port-backlog-los-angeles/2742889/
Union Pacific railroad said there was a rash of cargo container break-ins as the containers were being hauled by train near downtown Los Angeles, as officials are trying to clear the backlog of cargo at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Thousands of boxes as far as the eye could see were strewn along the railroad tracks near Valley Boulevard and North Mission Road in Lincoln Park in footage captured by NewsChopper4 Monday.

The boxes appeared to have fallen or been tossed off cargo containers being hauled by Union Pacific trains.



https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/los-angeles-cargo-train-theft-packages-missing-delayed-fedex/2765071/
After thousands of empty boxes were found along train tracks in East Los Angeles when thieves targeted cargo trains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said there are plans to investigate.

NBCLA found people connected to those empty boxes who were waiting weeks only to find out that their item had been looted from a train.
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Message 2089007 - Posted: 26 Nov 2021, 2:14:44 UTC - in response to Message 2088999.  

GPUs for cybercurrency mining?...


Ouch! On all counts!!

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Message 2089019 - Posted: 26 Nov 2021, 5:53:41 UTC


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Message 2089020 - Posted: 26 Nov 2021, 5:55:57 UTC


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Message 2089123 - Posted: 27 Nov 2021, 18:40:36 UTC - in response to Message 2089019.  


Oh the fun memories that brings back of the removal process when the cassette player spooled what seemsd like the whole tape inside the machine.
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Message 2089125 - Posted: 27 Nov 2021, 19:32:28 UTC

What will the younger generation think of next to sue for...

20 year old Daughter Sues Mom’s Doctor For Millions, Arguing She Never Should Have Been Born
“She claims that her mother never would have had her if her doctor had informed her that she needed to take folic acid supplements to minimize the chances of the defect affecting her baby,”

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Message 2089191 - Posted: 28 Nov 2021, 20:19:28 UTC

Here's a house cat for you, I don't see this cat running from a mere Dog... He's a BIG Boy... Wow!

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Message 2089204 - Posted: 28 Nov 2021, 22:46:02 UTC - in response to Message 2089191.  

Here's a house cat for you, I don't see this cat running from a mere Dog... He's a BIG Boy... Wow!


Appears that image has been digitally manipulated (Photoshop, etc) to make a big kitty even bigger.
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