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NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE 11/14/2016

Look at these cows! :(
Photo is poor, I took SS from video. Link to video and story below. It doesn't say the condition of the cows. Rumpole, the article mentions Fonterra and how the earthquake affects the dairy market. Very interesting (to me). :moo

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What cracks me up is ... "wearing an oxygen mask"..

Realistic elderly mannequin fools New York police
By Stuff.co.nz | December 18, 2016


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New York police angered the owner of a realistic mannequin after breaking into a car to try and save what they thought was a dead woman.

The woman was described as "frozen to death" by a caller on Friday morning (local time) in the US city of Hudson, New York, according to the BBC.

Police officers found the mannequin sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car with a seat-belt on, and wearing an oxygen mask.

The mannequin was very realistic, police said. It was wearing clothes, glasses and shoes, and had teeth and what looked like liver spots.

The owner said he used the mannequin for medical training.

The car was covered in snow and police said they thought it had been left overnight in temperatures of about -13 Celsius.

The owner was later found by police and complained about the police breaking into the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Just for fun:

High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV)

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https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ESRS/HDEV/

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Here are the 10 least affordable world cities in 2017
January 23, 2017

The study conducted by US-based consultancy firm Demographia, which concentrated on Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and US, covers 406 housing markets in the nine countries over the third quarter of 2016.

The world’s most expensive cities to buy a house in in 2017 are:

China, Hong Kong, 18.1
Australia, Sydney 12.2
Canada, Vancouver, B.C. 11.8
N.Z., Auckland 10.0
U.S., San Jose, Calif. 9.6
Australia, Melbourne, 9.5
U.S., Honolulu, Hawaii 9.4
U.S., Los Angeles, Calif. 9.3
U.S., San Francisco, Calif. 9.2
U.K., Bournemouth & Dorset 8.9

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I don't usually read (much less share) these types of stories, butt I was curious as to what, the size and why anyone would do this. Interesting (to me) that this even happens .. a way to make a profit if you don't get caught. :eek

Golden retrievers: Indian officials remove 12 bars of precious metal from man’s rectum
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An Indian man desperate to avoid paying overweight baggage fees smuggled 12 bars of gold, weighing a total of 1.2kg, in his rectum. Airport security discovered the man’s golden secret when they noticed him walking suspiciously.

The 36 year old from Tamil Nadu in southern India arrived in Hyderabad Airport on Saturday on a flight from Singapore.

After his discomfort was noticed, he was taken for questioning. Eight gold bars, weighing 800g in total, were found hidden in LED lamps in his luggage, the New Indian Express reported.

When he proved reluctant to give up the rest of the goods, customs officers put him through a metal detector, which revealed a further 12 bars hidden in his rectum.

His total haul weighed 2kg, valued at roughly 5.91 million rupees (US$88,000).

Customs officials in India have been trained to spot passengers walking with discomfort at Indian airports as potential gold smugglers. Gold bought in India retails for a significantly higher price than that bought in Singapore or Dubai, enticing smugglers to come up with new ways to get the commodity into the country, where they can turn a large profit from its resale.

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Yeah... story has interest... travel....gold... rectums... it has the lot :)

FYI - Size of gold bars.

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The story describes "100gm bars" which is the largest of the 3 shown.

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Thanks, Rumpole!
Yeah, my interest is in the details and even after reading, I had no idea of the size. :cool


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Story seems a bit NUTS.... at least it's NOT about excess weight. You could easily carry 12 gold suppositories in your pocket or hand luggage.. legally apart from "currency restrictions"

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I'm thinking it's more about not having to claim/pay customs for the "carry on" gold bars.
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No. I dont think its about paying excess baggage weight at all. The reporter made that up.

It's all about smuggling gold :)

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Yep smuggling gold.

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