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March 22nd, 2019 at 5:27:52 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




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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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:02:57 PM permalink
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
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:07:37 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 “



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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terapined
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:48:01 PM permalink
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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
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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"

Chik fil a
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March 22nd, 2019 at 6:57:10 PM permalink
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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
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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
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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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