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Old 18th Jun 2019, 12:10
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 14:34
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where she lived with her parents.
she died with a full house
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 00:18
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This should qualify - although the couple had procreated, they took care of that part as well:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ISIS-DEAD.html

Entire British family of 12 - including three children aged 11, five and one - who fled their home in Luton to join ISIS in Syria are all now DEAD

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Old 29th Jun 2019, 01:33
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
..........- who fled their home in Luton to join ISIS
What made them flee their home in Luton? Was it on fire?

Perhaps they meant "abandoned the safety of their home in Luton"
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 01:36
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
In parts of the northern US there is a whole industry around recovering and repairing motor vehicles that have gone through the ice on one of the many lakes - often related to ice fishing.
Fortunately for those involved, people rarely accompany their vehicles when they go through the ice.
On a freezing February night SE VFR X-C check ride from Toronto to Haliburton, I naturally dog-legged around Lake Simcoe. Coming back, noticing that the instructor wasn't doing much to earn his pay, I started asking questions. Remembering what I had been taught about hidden fences in snowed-over fields, I asked what he thought would be my best bet for a forced landing if the engine quit. "Well, the lake of course," he said. "Look at all those trucks driving around on it. "So why did I have to flight-plan around it," I asked.

We gave each other one of those looks and shrugged.

I never did get around to checking the regs to see if the requirement of gliding distance to shore still held if the water was frozen rock solid but I know !what I would now do if the engine quit!
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 07:51
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Ve3id, best bet land on the ice by the shore. Should be thicker there and less distance to walk for rescuers if you got it wrong.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 15:12
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Man electrocuted after trying to retrieve drone from power line

From, TheJournal.ie

A man was electrocuted in Dublin yesterday evening while trying to retrieve a drone from overhead electricity cables.
https://www.thejournal.ie/cabinteely...02692-Jun2019/

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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:57
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That's shocking!
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 00:27
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Ve3id, best bet land on the ice by the shore. Should be thicker there and less distance to walk for rescuers if you got it wrong.
In February in Canada heavy trucks can drive right across the centre, no problem for a light C172 :-) It's when the ice starts to thaw in May that there may be problems in the centre :-)
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 00:32
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A new version of brainless activity in Toronto

https://www.cp24.com/news/ttc-charge...ideo-1.3031163

They are now putting signs in the Toronto subway telling people not to run on the tracks!
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 00:38
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Dangerous warning sign

Sometimes it is not the person who is injured that needs to be nominated for a Darwin award:

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Old 30th Jun 2019, 04:42
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Originally Posted by ve3id View Post
https://www.cp24.com/news/ttc-charge...ideo-1.3031163

They are now putting signs in the Toronto subway telling people not to run on the tracks!
425,000 dollar fine sounds about right.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 13:57
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-49192865
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 13:52
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Re: #231 above:
How does a blind person know where to 'look' (feel) for these braille nameplates?
At my local GP surgery, the 'Reception' and 'Dispensary' nameplates are mounted above their respective hatch/door, approximately 2 metres AGL.
Not seen any blind person at either, so don't know how useful these identifiers are.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 16:09
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
This should qualify - although the couple had procreated, they took care of that part as well:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ISIS-DEAD.html
Thats marvelous
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 17:19
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Originally Posted by Null Orifice View Post
Re: #231 above:
How does a blind person know where to 'look' (feel) for these braille nameplates?
"Blind" is not binary; many "legally blind" people can see sufficient to find such plaques, but not well enough to read even rather large high contrast text.
https://www.visionaustralia.org/info...nd-vision-loss
https://www.allaboutvision.com/lowvi...ally-blind.htm

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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 17:54
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I'm with Null. Noticed this on P&O, small sign, low visual contrast, wheelchair height, directions to the nearest toilet. Probably 20 feet or more. Once there, no his & hers Braille.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 06:25
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https://www.nbc-2.com/story/40900373...y-at-his-house

“couldn't give detectives the names of possible suspects because the 20 or so people attending the sex party wore masks.“


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Old 10th Aug 2019, 08:15
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BBE, remarkably careless but how does that even begin to qualify?
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 08:24
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
BBE, remarkably careless but how does that even begin to qualify?
“guests were encouraged to bring friends and to use fictitious names or no name at all.”

Not the smartest plan, particularly if you habitually leave your Glock on the bedside table!

i guess I just enjoyed the thought of how the report to the police went.
”What were the circumstances Sir?”
”Well, I was having this sort of party...”
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