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March 22nd, 2019 at 10:38:41 AM permalink
Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html
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March 22nd, 2019 at 10:43:23 AM permalink
memo to Memmo: get a lawyer. And in the future, it should be impossible to quote you saying anything, as it should have been in the past. And quit stealing TVs.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 10:51:53 AM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.


Is there an over/under on this? My money is on under.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 10:59:43 AM permalink
The Disney-Fox deal finalized the other day.

Now they own The Simpsons and like every Marvel character except Spider-Man.

I think now they also own the complete rights to the original Star Wars?? Or distribution rights, or something... I just know there was something weird about Fox owning certain rights on A New Hope but none of the other movies.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 11:07:56 AM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.


Is there an over/under on this? My money is on under.



I ain't taking the other side of that one.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 11:36:08 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

The Disney-Fox deal finalized the other day.

Now they own The Simpsons and like every Marvel character except Spider-Man.



Correct - Disney finally owns the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

They’re going to reboot both series and they can finally join in for future Avengers movies.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 11:44:47 AM permalink
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Correct - Disney finally owns the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

They’re going to reboot both series and they can finally join in for future Avengers movies.



Wel xmen needs a reboot

Last few episodes characters were doing their own internal reboot (hey lets go back and change time so the last 5 movies never happened)

Followed by (we have to save the changes made to the original characters because the time reboot we did makes no thematical sense)

To the last film (wait, what reboot? Where are we? Post apocalypse?)

Yeah Xmen needs a studio reboot
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March 22nd, 2019 at 11:54:57 AM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.


Is there an over/under on this? My money is on under.



Lol, and one of the first topics is Disney, and I've already got my anti-trust rant locked and loaded XD
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:03:52 PM permalink
Is this the left wing circle jerk to somehow balance out the one our righteous brethren have been engaging in?
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Quote: billryan

Is this the left wing circle jerk to somehow balance out the one our righteous brethren have been engaging in?



Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:19:41 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:20:18 PM permalink
They also now own 40% of hulu. Gonna be interesting to see what they do with this
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:28:17 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.



Almost certainly comic books at that level are insured.

Most likely the insurance company will conduct an investigation.

I had to deal with a similar situation when a film in transport never made it to its destination. 8 cartons of film shipped only 7 arrive. Film cant be finished now missing so much footage (films are shotnoutnof order so just not feasible to reshoot dozens of disparate scenes over)

Big insurance investigation finally held the carrier responsible in that scenario.

Who signed for the comics is going to be the main focus. A signature alone wont be good enough if the name illegible
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:48:57 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Quote: billryan

Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.



Almost certainly comic books at that level are insured.

Most likely the insurance company will conduct an investigation.

I had to deal with a similar situation when a film in transport never made it to its destination. 8 cartons of film shipped only 7 arrive. Film cant be finished now missing so much footage (films are shotnoutnof order so just not feasible to reshoot dozens of disparate scenes over)

Big insurance investigation finally held the carrier responsible in that scenario.

Who signed for the comics is going to be the main focus. A signature alone wont be good enough if the name illegible



Evidently CGC has insurance for books in their possession and the delivery company insures while in transit. Someone will end up reimbursing the books rightful owners. My money would be on the books being in the comic shop owners possession.
I wish someone would create a lojack for these things. Imagine if everything came with a built in lojack type device. Crime would be cut so low.....
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:01:16 PM permalink
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Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.

I think its a really good idea. There are people who bow out from threads once it gets too political. We might more participation from people we normally don't. The Wizard might even join in on occasion.

There should be a cuss(Trump) jar on this thread.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:03:33 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.



LOL "safe censored space." Get that right-wing victim mentality BS outta here.

Some of us want to be able to discuss current events outside of a political spectrum (which is already being run into the effing ground in this forum over multiple pointless thread).
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:13:32 PM permalink
Anyone watch " My friend, Jeffery Dahmer"?
Interesting look at a young Dahmer as it recounts his high school years where he went from a typical awkward loner to having a fan club that egged him into stupid stunts. Seems like insanity might have run in the family.
It's in rotation on HBO.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 2:08:30 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 2:29:11 PM permalink
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Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.



Supposedly he contacted Amazon which told him to keep it. It is the shipping company pressing charges

Devils advocate here is that the insurance company is forcing the shipper to pay for their error so regardless of Amazons goodwill, the shipper brought in the police.

If the guy has some record of the Amazon convo he may have a very strong case. If Amazon told me I could keep a wrongfully delivered item I am not giving it to Fedex or UPS or whoever.

If you add this to the FTC rules he may even have a lawsuit against both the shipper and police. His story has gone viral so he even has defamation claims
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March 22nd, 2019 at 3:06:19 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.



Is the need to feel happy and sheltered the reason you avoid reading longform articles about nineteenth century Brazilian architecture?

Most of us want to avoid a topic that often ends up dominating everything with nothing but silliness and worthless repetition

To actually add something, here's the best news story I've seen all year: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html
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March 22nd, 2019 at 3:11:05 PM permalink
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Is the need to feel happy and sheltered the reason you avoid reading longform articles about nineteenth century Brazilian architecture?

Most of us want to avoid a topic that often ends up dominating everything with nothing but silliness and worthless repetition

To actually add something, here's the best news story I've seen all year: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html



Do you have a link that doesn't require subscribing, in order to read? Maybe feel good stories aren't free😀
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March 22nd, 2019 at 3:28:59 PM permalink
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Do you have a link that doesn't require subscribing, in order to read? Maybe feel good stories aren't free😀



Open link in incognito window.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 3:42:16 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Quote: TomG

Is the need to feel happy and sheltered the reason you avoid reading longform articles about nineteenth century Brazilian architecture?

Most of us want to avoid a topic that often ends up dominating everything with nothing but silliness and worthless repetition

To actually add something, here's the best news story I've seen all year: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html

Do you have a link that doesn't require subscribing, in order to read? Maybe feel good stories aren't free😀



They offer five free articles per month. It's heartwarming to everyone that you read the New York Times that much on all your devices.

Lifetip: New York Times doesn't want to stop people from sharing, so lots of social media links will work (unfortunately not wizardofvegas), so try clicking on the picture here: https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/1107625337851138050
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March 22nd, 2019 at 4:05:12 PM permalink
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/united-airlines-now-offers-non-binary-gender-options-travelers-booking-n986341


Wouldn’t want a confused jacka****who doesn’t know if they have a c@@k or a Vijay to feel left out when booking a flight.

Assuming this has already happened in Islamic countries where they give “confused” individuals a lesson in gravity at 30,000 feet.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 4:19:56 PM permalink
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March 22nd, 2019 at 4:44:35 PM permalink
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/steelton-highspire-watermelon-eating-contest-causes-furor-in-district.html


Note the kids had no issue with the contest because they live in a world where eating watermelon is a good thing. But the parents had to complain. I am somewhat near this underperforming school district and here are the reasons they should be upset.


Only 5.9% of Steel High's students scored proficient or advanced in Mathematics/Algebra on the 2018 PSSA? Or that only 22.1% scored proficient or advanced in English Language Arts/Literature on the 2018 PSSA? Or only 12.5% scored proficient or advanced in Science/Biology?

File under “No good deed goes unpunished “
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March 22nd, 2019 at 4:50:54 PM permalink
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The Disney-Fox deal finalized the other day.

Now they own The Simpsons and like every Marvel character except Spider-Man.

I think now they also own the complete rights to the original Star Wars?? Or distribution rights, or something... I just know there was something weird about Fox owning certain rights on A New Hope but none of the other movies.


I’ve heard concerns about what this could mean for the fate of Deadpool 3, because Disney in no way shape or form wants to be associated with that franchise.

But with both Deadpool movies pulling in around $780 million EACH at the box office, there’s no way they are leaving that money on the table.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 5:04:29 PM permalink
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https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/steelton-highspire-watermelon-eating-contest-causes-furor-in-district.html


Note the kids had no issue with the contest because they live in a world where eating watermelon is a good thing. But the parents had to complain. I am somewhat near this underperforming school district and here are the reasons they should be upset.


Only 5.9% of Steel High's students scored proficient or advanced in Mathematics/Algebra on the 2018 PSSA? Or that only 22.1% scored proficient or advanced in English Language Arts/Literature on the 2018 PSSA? Or only 12.5% scored proficient or advanced in Science/Biology?

File under “No good deed goes unpunished “

LOL. Who is the idiot that thought it was a good Idea to allow black kids to engage in a watermelon eating contest? Even if there is nothing wrong with it. Someone had to know there would be outraged. They took back the N word. Why not take back watermelon? I hope not, because then I wouldn't be able to eat watermelon without it being offensive to some crazy white chick.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 5:22:29 PM permalink
Quote: Hullabaloo

Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html




Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.



I don't believe that applies to a misdirected package.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 5:24:41 PM permalink
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https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/steelton-highspire-watermelon-eating-contest-causes-furor-in-district.html



Watermelon eating contest
yawn
I think its kind of dumb and absurd to complain about it
No different then the july 4 hotdog eating except that dogs aren't healthy
Talk about bad for you. Maybe Coney Island should go with watermelon. a lot more healthier
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March 22nd, 2019 at 5:27:52 PM permalink
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Quote: Hullabaloo

Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html




Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.



I don't believe that applies to a misdirected package.


Paco has a good post about this regarding FTC rules
http://diversitytomorrow.com/thread/2887/0/#post118137
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:02:55 PM permalink
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/435364-san-antonio-bans-chick-fil-a-from-airport-over-anti-lbgtq


Definitely the beginning of the end for Chick-Fil-A.

The liberals previous boycott was successful in making it easy to just walk right up and get a tasty sandwich immediately. Just look at the restaurants on Sundays, no customers at all.

Losing this location with be the end of them.
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lol. Good close game. Had to bail on North Dakota, they weren't getting it done.
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Quote: Boz

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/steelton-highspire-watermelon-eating-contest-causes-furor-in-district.html


Note the kids had no issue with the contest because they live in a world where eating watermelon is a good thing. But the parents had to complain. I am somewhat near this underperforming school district and here are the reasons they should be upset.


Only 5.9% of Steel High's students scored proficient or advanced in Mathematics/Algebra on the 2018 PSSA? Or that only 22.1% scored proficient or advanced in English Language Arts/Literature on the 2018 PSSA? Or only 12.5% scored proficient or advanced in Science/Biology?

File under “No good deed goes unpunished “



Well, that whole fooforaw is just silly. Watermelon is my favorite fruit. I'm as white as the driven slush. Talk about perpetuating stereotypes.

Seriously, we could just grow out of these things together. The kids understood there was no dog whistle - just sweet fruit and a fun contest. Time for the parents to catch up.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:45:05 PM permalink
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Life is strange
I am finding myself rooting for Liberty University
lol. Good close game. Had to bail on North Dakota, they weren't getting it done.
For me, its all about rooting for the away dark uniforms all the under dogs wear at the big dance

Good finish on this game.
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Quote: Boz

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/435364-san-antonio-bans-chick-fil-a-from-airport-over-anti-lbgtq


Definitely the beginning of the end for Chick-Fil-A.

The liberals previous boycott was successful in making it easy to just walk right up and get a tasty sandwich immediately. Just look at the restaurants on Sundays, no customers at all.

Losing this location with be the end of them.


My thoughts on Chick-fil-A
They are big on Christmas lights. The local one has a huge Christmas light display
They have an extremely loyal following. The local one was torn down and rebuilt bigger and 2 car lanes
The grand opening, parking lot full of RV campers and tents. Pretty impressive.
I'm aware of their anti gay stance
I don't eat there because in my opinion, the chicken sucks. Crappy food. yuck.
My go to chicken, Costco 4.99 rotisserie. Cheaper then a fast food meal, chicken tastes fantastic, you get a whole chicken. Its a no brainer.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:56:24 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

My thoughts on Chick-fil-A
They are big on Christmas lights. The local one has a huge Christmas light display
They have an extremely loyal following. The local one was torn down and rebuilt bigger and 2 car lanes
The grand opening, parking lot full of RV campers and tents. Pretty impressive.
I'm aware of their anti gay stance
I don't eat there because in my opinion, the chicken sucks. Crappy food. yuck.
My go to chicken, Costco 4.99 rotisserie. Cheaper then a fast food meal, chicken tastes fantastic, you get a whole chicken. Its a no brainer.



Im surprised they didnt get boycotts from women angry at the suggestion "chicks get filled up"

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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:57:10 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Well, that whole fooforaw is just silly. Watermelon is .



Interesting article.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope




https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/12/how-watermelons-became-a-racist-trope/383529/
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:07:17 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Interesting article.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope




https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/12/how-watermelons-became-a-racist-trope/383529/



It's only racist if fried chicken is served with the watermelon. At least that's what I was told by the last SJW I consulted on the matter.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:09:42 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Quote: EvenBob

Interesting article.

How Watermelons Became a Racist Trope




https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/12/how-watermelons-became-a-racist-trope/383529/



It's only racist if fried chicken is served with the watermelon.



And so racism is being brought in a s a discussion here

And soon discussing of how the racist people voted for some guy in the news

And somehow this thread will become politicized

Just a dismal prediction
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:11:21 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

My thoughts on Chick-fil-A
They are big on Christmas lights. The local one has a huge Christmas light display
They have an extremely loyal following. The local one was torn down and rebuilt bigger and 2 car lanes
The grand opening, parking lot full of RV campers and tents. Pretty impressive.
I'm aware of their anti gay stance
I don't eat there because in my opinion, the chicken sucks. Crappy food. yuck.
My go to chicken, Costco 4.99 rotisserie. Cheaper then a fast food meal, chicken tastes fantastic, you get a whole chicken. Its a no brainer.



I'm surprised an airport would consider any company that wasn't open seven days a week. While I have no problem with a store closing on a Saturday or Sunday for any reason, airports have limited dining options and I'd think a store open seven days is a better choice.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:20:13 PM permalink
Chik Fil A standing tall for their beliefs.

#ADMIRABLE
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:22:25 PM permalink
And yet their VegasBlvd store is going to be 7 days, according to several sources.
Still haven't tried them.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:23:38 PM permalink
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I'm surprised an airport would consider any company that wasn't open seven days a week. While I have no problem with a store closing on a Saturday or Sunday for any reason, airports have limited dining options and I'd think a store open seven days is a better choice.


good point
I agree
Chick-a-Fil should not be considered for airports
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March 22nd, 2019 at 7:25:53 PM permalink
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Im surprised they didnt get boycotts from women angry at the suggestion "chicks get filled up"

Chik fil a



No, it's chick filet. Their base serving is the filet of a chicken breast, breaded and deep fried, on a bun.

When I was commuting to Wash DC 2000-2002, I flew several times next to the head of the company - we were both living in the Daytona Beach area, and Delta was flying small jets on some runs back and forth to ATL.

Mr. Cathy was a very sweet guy, in his late 70s 15-20 years ago. We had some interesting conversations. He strongly believed in keeping the Sabbath. So his stores do fine the other 6 days of the week, and leave people wishing they could buy them on Sundays. Not the worst business model.

He used to give the flight attendants stuffed cows for their kids, hand out free coupons for sandwiches, stuff like that. He passed away maybe 10 years ago? And I think his son runs it now.

I still don't eat chick-fil-a. I'm not interested in funding their anti-LGBT agenda, and I genuinely don't like their product, especially the waffle fries. But I have to respect a guy who sticks to his principles.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 9:43:37 PM permalink
I gotta say, I enjoy chick fil a's chicken but choose not to eat there. I know when one entered near where I worked people camped out in front of it overnight. I think they were there 12+ hours. A year of free food is a +EV opportunity though!
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March 22nd, 2019 at 9:54:37 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm surprised an airport would consider any company that wasn't open seven days a week. While I have no problem with a store closing on a Saturday or Sunday for any reason, airports have limited dining options and I'd think a store open seven days is a better choice.



They outsell McDonald's per unit being open 6 days a week.

I definitely disagree with the chain's beliefs, but I do eat it. I think they make a good product for the price. And when I lived in Atlanta, I definitely wanted to eat it on a Sunday. Lol
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March 22nd, 2019 at 11:00:06 PM permalink
I liked their chicken sandwiches, but I am convinced it's only a meal with cole slaw and they don't sell it anymore.
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March 23rd, 2019 at 12:21:18 AM permalink
their waffle fries are GOAT

i've been eating Chik Fil A a lot more recently. The In N out model of great food, and great customer service wins me over 100% of the time over McDonalds or any other fast food.
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March 23rd, 2019 at 12:54:21 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Chik Fil A standing tall for their beliefs.

#ADMIRABLE

I don't know how tall they are standing because every time I go there ( that's not much) they have an overabundance of gay guys working there.

How can you tell? The gay walk, the valley girlish talk and hand gestures are a dead giveaway.

Not to mention the pink and purple Miatas sitting in the parking lot.


And no, I don't think it's admirable when you stand up for stupid beliefs.

Their crispy chicken sandwiches are better than most, however, the bread gets all smashed and soggy after the first bite, and that's disgusting to me.
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