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Message 82802 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 10:40:47 UTC
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Message 82828 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 9:36:41 UTC - in response to Message 82808.  

An intriguing post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMBXARpIqME

In many ways. ;-)
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Message 82872 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 7:58:09 UTC

You really couldn't make it up

So much for those paid to uphold the law!
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Message 82874 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 10:36:54 UTC

'Embarrassing' car insurance photo gaffe shared online
When Alyssa Stringfellow from Arkansas, US, tried to get insured on her grandmother's car it seems she got a bit mixed up by the details requested. Instead of sending pictures of her car, Alyssa sent the insurers side and front photos of herself.

The 25-year-old teacher was left red-faced when the insurer contacted her by email to point out the mistake. "I am going to need pictures like you just took, except it needs to be of your vehicle," it read.

Alyssa then described how the mix-up unfolded when her grandmother told her about the details the insurers had requested. "She said he would need my driver's licence number, my date of birth, and a picture straight on and a picture taken from each side. She gave me his email address and I emailed the information along with the pictures that night," She explained.
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Message 82876 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 11:42:56 UTC

It all depends on the exact context of the request for photos - I can think of two ways that would result in two very different outcomes. If the section of the conversation was about her driving experience rather than the car she wanted to insure then her response could be considered quite logical.

Of course she could be "being perverse" in her response...
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Message 82885 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 15:46:04 UTC

her grandmother told her about the details the insurers had requested.
So whom are you disparaging?
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Message 82886 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 15:46:07 UTC - in response to Message 82882.  

To be quite honest, applying for a drivers licence in the UK requires a passport type pic, but no insurance policy ever has. I still put it down to not being very bright


Sure when I read the link she's sposed to be a TEACHER that just says it all to me ;-) , her classes must be " educational "
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Message 82888 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 17:57:57 UTC

The past 40 minutes I have been trawling through the top 10 threads, removing all derogatory, veiled, overt, hidden, coded attacks on others.
5 is the magical number of the day.
See 5 in your post removal emails? That means one week vacation.
See 10? Two weeks.
See 15 or more? Four weeks.

Seen any number, but you're still here? Then be warned, it's to stop here. As I have also seen all of you can have perfectly fine discussions without having to flame each other out of the house. All attacks on others stop now. The moderators know your numbers. Are any more attacks seen, we'll just continue counting.
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Message 82942 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 6:20:32 UTC - in response to Message 82888.  

The past 40 minutes I have been trawling through the top 10 threads, removing all derogatory, veiled, overt, hidden, coded attacks on others.
5 is the magical number of the day.
See 5 in your post removal emails? That means one week vacation.
See 10? Two weeks.
See 15 or more? Four weeks.

Seen any number, but you're still here? Then be warned, it's to stop here. As I have also seen all of you can have perfectly fine discussions without having to flame each other out of the house. All attacks on others stop now. The moderators know your numbers. Are any more attacks seen, we'll just continue counting.
Indeed, as one fortunate to still be here, I will endeavour to forego the pre-school playground and behave with the decorum more appropriate for an adult, Sir.

Thank you for your timely intervention. If I may be permitted a query? Is there a statute of limitations upon the number one has accumulated? ;-) A step back from the noose for good behaviour so to speak? I fully expect that to be on a need to know basis, and will of course, strive not to know. My apologies in the interim.
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Message 82943 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 10:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 82942.  

Is there a statute of limitations upon the number one has accumulated? ;-)
I haven't decided yet, and think that depends on how well everyone can behave from here on in. I did the cleanup in the forums - and the added counting of posts - since my warning to everyone that the attacks should stop. I suppose all read that warning. But everyone quickly forgot and continued in their downwards spiral.

So I feel that if I set a limit to the numbers we already have, that you may all forget again.
One thing though, just to hustle things up, I think I may have to go for a magical number of the day that changes per day. So it won't be that any of you with a number out there can just attack to count 4 and sit on it, 'na na'ing' to others. 4 may be the magical number of the day. 2 may be the magical number of the day. A nice random number between 1 and 5.

I'll write me a randomizer.
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Message 82944 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 13:07:35 UTC - in response to Message 82943.  
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since my warning to everyone that the attacks should stop. I suppose all read that warning. But everyone quickly forgot and continued in their downwards spiral.
I can only speak for myself, Jord, but, yes, that is indeed correct.

So I feel that if I set a limit to the numbers we already have, that you may all forget again.
Again... I fear you could be correct.

One thing though, just to hustle things up, I think I may have to go for a magical number of the day that changes per day. So it won't be that any of you with a number out there can just attack to count 4 and sit on it, 'na na'ing' to others. 4 may be the magical number of the day. 2 may be the magical number of the day. A nice random number between 1 and 5.
I will resist the curiosity to discover it then, Sir. ;-)
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Message 82955 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:18:33 UTC - in response to Message 82944.  

Rodney you know it is impolite to ask about what the moderator wears under his kilt ;)
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Message 82957 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:26:33 UTC - in response to Message 82955.  

Another kilt. :)
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Message 82958 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 17:34:08 UTC

...that's cheating, one should know that the correct answer is "nothing is worn under my kilt, it is all in perfect working order"
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Message 82963 - Posted: 14 Nov 2017, 18:27:56 UTC

It's a bit like Russian roulette then but without the risk of springing a leak. I've never played that.

I'd accidentally shoot the person handing me the gun is most probably how it would turn out.
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Message 83031 - Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 22:19:18 UTC

:-))))

A fine series of comic posts. :-)
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Message 83093 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 18:53:53 UTC - in response to Message 83038.  

No, you'd drop the gun on your foot first, shoot the chandelier out of the ceiling, then the bullet would ricochet though the cut glass cabinet before shooting the gun handler.
That's the long way round of saying no one survived isn't it?

I recommend a nice long sea voyage on a sailing ship with unlimited booze.
I don't have a good track record with sails and rigging. Better advice would be to not board at all, if I did, but if you did and I had, then what you said.
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Message 83110 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 22:56:24 UTC

Not sure here or conspiracy thread, but something is being built so here.
https://apnews.com/9d8e5e8e9245412ab80f5a1f58d885b7/Self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-to-launch-over-ghost-town
The countdown to launch creeps closer and there’s still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave enough food for his four cats — just in case anything happens.

He believes what he believes, including that the Earth is flat.
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Message 83113 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 23:11:24 UTC - in response to Message 83110.  

This has inspired me to get out the AFB.
Another thought is to take out a life insurance policy on him.
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