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Old 1st Oct 2021, 10:01
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Many years ago if cash cases etc were interfered with a coloured dye would be released making the notes useless. Why they still do not use this system seems strange. Surely it would deter all this cash machine robbery.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 13:56
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Right. Rig the exploding dye pack to an accelerometer inside the ATM so that attempts to rip it out of the wall by towing it with a truck or blowing it up staining the cash should work.

Then a local announcement could help track the stolen money.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 14:27
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Got woken up by something in the wee hours a few years ago. Lot of commotion outside, peered out of my bedroom window - bunch of Asian guys pouring out of the flats opposite all looking north, chattering excitedly and pointing... the object of their interest, I found out later, was a car heading away driven by blokes who'd detonated a small device in the petrol station's cash machine but left empty handed. The Asians didn't realise exactly what had happened and it was only later that the rather tattered cash machine was noticed - if I remember correctly it was a passing police car.
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 11:18
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Guy Dangerously Escapes Fatal Accident And Damages Motorcycle While Trying To Pass Between Trucks (msn.com)
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 14:29
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Noticing the YouTube sticker on the tank of his bike, it occurs to me that these pnumpties will do anything for a "like and subscribe."
A warning to others that the individual lacks common sense and is on a mission for the acknowledge of people they have never met and who don't care...
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Old 14th Oct 2021, 15:51
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A neighbour of mine encountered a e-scooterist while driving home early this morning - dressed in black and with no lights riding along the middle of an unlit road. Lucky neighbour saw him, though perhaps it would have been better for mankind if...
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 16:33
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Had an incident today where I was approaching a small roundabout in the left lane to turn left, with a van in the right lane obscuring my view that side. There is a lights controlled pedestrian crossing just before the roundabout and the lights were green for traffic as I slowly moved past the van. Just as the front of my car passed the van a young lady walked in front of me from the right with head down looking at her phone. I braked hard and stopped about 2 feet from her. She didn't notice my car and continued on her way oblivious to the danger she was in.
These sort of things happen quite often but the closeness of this one shook me up.
I hope she has a good, long life, but if she keeps doing things like that the chances are small.
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 16:52
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Cyclist cycling along pavement, gets to a pedestrian crossing route (not zebra, just lowered kerbs and central traffic island), so swerves down lowered kerb onto road without looking. DType just happens to be passing at that instant, and cannot swerve to give the suicidal cyclist space because of island. There was no contact, much to my surprise. Even so, one can now be fined for not leaving enough space, even when there is no contact.
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 02:20
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Hiker lost on US mountain ignored calls from rescuers because he didn’t recognise the number

Repeated attempts to contact the man missing on Mount Elbert for more than 24 hours went unanswered

A man who became lost for 24 hours while hiking on Colorado’s highest mountain ignored repeated phone calls from rescue teams because they came from an unknown number, authorities say.The hiker was reported missing around 8pm on 18 October after failing to return to where he was staying, Lake county search and rescue said.
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 07:40
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
Noticing the YouTube sticker on the tank of his bike, it occurs to me that these pnumpties will do anything for a "like and subscribe."
A warning to others that the individual lacks common sense and is on a mission for the acknowledge of people they have never met and who don't care...
Absolutely - since the sharing of pics & particularly videos on facebook/instagram/youtube has become so widespread it's become apparent just how many attention-seeking idiots there are in the world ... and aviation has more than it's fair share!
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 11:25
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post

Hiker lost on US mountain ignored calls from rescuers because he didnít recognise the number

Repeated attempts to contact the man missing on Mount Elbert for more than 24 hours went unanswered

A man who became lost for 24 hours while hiking on Coloradoís highest mountain ignored repeated phone calls from rescue teams because they came from an unknown number, authorities say.The hiker was reported missing around 8pm on 18 October after failing to return to where he was staying, Lake county search and rescue said.
Wouldn't happen in the UK. chances are he wouldn't have a signal!
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 12:09
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since the sharing of pics & particularly videos on facebook/instagram/youtube has become so widespread it's become apparent just how many attention-seeking idiots there are in the world
And saving police manpower.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 15:13
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Mass Darwin Award

2 November 2021. Harare Herald
The Government of Zimbabwe will cover the funeral costs of eight church elders who drowned during a religious ceremony in central Zimbabwe over the weekend.
The Director of the State Disaster Agency said the men died during a race to recover a stick from the Mazowe river. The competition was to determine which one of the men would baptise the congregation.
Eight men drowned, two were rescued and no-one retrieved the stick.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 18:48
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Originally Posted by Four Turbo View Post
2 November 2021. Harare Herald
The Government of Zimbabwe will cover the funeral costs of eight church elders who drowned during a religious ceremony in central Zimbabwe over the weekend.
The Director of the State Disaster Agency said the men died during a race to recover a stick from the Mazowe river. The competition was to determine which one of the men would baptise the congregation.
Eight men drowned, two were rescued and no-one retrieved the stick.
The Lord moves in mysterious ways,
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 22:01
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So eight of them came to a very sticky end !
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 22:19
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So I take it the baptism was called off?
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 22:30
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Were they Branch Davidians?
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 22:38
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Exercising on an active runway while wearing headphones: what could go wrong? Everything,
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 09:12
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Well, it was a runway. What else would you do on it?
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Old 3rd Nov 2021, 10:31
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Well he went the right way to getting a Darwin award. Full commitment, no doing things by halves.
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