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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #725 on: January 26, 2018, 16:25:11 »
Years ago, fairy tales all began with, "Once upon a time." Now we know they all began with, "If I'm elected."

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #726 on: January 26, 2018, 18:14:28 »
Only in Saudi Arabia:

Beauty Contestants Disqualified for using Botox

Are they serious?!?!? I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry

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« Reply #727 on: January 26, 2018, 21:11:26 »
Nutella price drop in France has folks kinda worked up.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/world/france-nutella-price-drop-fights-1.4505078

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #728 on: February 06, 2018, 12:54:52 »

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« Reply #729 on: February 06, 2018, 13:08:48 »
Totally agree, it's my one big bug up my *** about a major lottery win.  Too many times you see people being targeted and taken advantage of as was the case of a nice retired couple from Truro, NS.  https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/two-years-after-big-lottery-win-n-s-man-still-plagued-by-scam-artists-1.1194035

I trust the lottery corporations will do their due diligence and will not award the winnings to anyone who isn't the rightful claimant.  I don't give a damn who they are, where they live etc.  Not my business.  I like the rules in the lottery in the UK go by, it's your choice for publicity or not.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #730 on: February 07, 2018, 22:39:05 »
Pittsburgh: Proposal would move retirement age from 65 to 70 for city police
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/07/Pittsburgh-police-mandatory-retirement-age-Wendell-Hissrich-City-Council-age-65-70/stories/201802070117

Also,

Florida: Firefighter / Paramedic who is seven-months pregnant denied ‘light duty’ assignment. Will have to work a full duty spot.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pregnant-firefighter-denied-light-duty-assignment-article-1.3803667
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #731 on: February 08, 2018, 14:05:32 »

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #732 on: February 08, 2018, 14:16:18 »
Now, now!  That's revenge for Norway's team beating Morris and Lawes in yesterday's opener.

After all, the Canadian Egg boards are a major sponsor of curling-Canada.  ;D

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #733 on: February 09, 2018, 13:59:42 »
Totally agree, it's my one big bug up my *** about a major lottery win.  Too many times you see people being targeted and taken advantage of as was the case of a nice retired couple from Truro, NS.  https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/two-years-after-big-lottery-win-n-s-man-still-plagued-by-scam-artists-1.1194035

I trust the lottery corporations will do their due diligence and will not award the winnings to anyone who isn't the rightful claimant.  I don't give a damn who they are, where they live etc.  Not my business.  I like the rules in the lottery in the UK go by, it's your choice for publicity or not.

Understood, but the requirement to publish the names of the winners has nothing to do with ensuring the rightful winner gets their prize.  It's about ensuring the rightful winner actually exists.  There have been cases where lottery/raffle tickets have been sold, but where no actual prizes were awarded.  In other words, they were scams where the "winners" did not actually exist and the organizers simply pocketed everything.  Publishing the names of winners allows anyone to verify whether a prize was actually awarded and that the lottery/raffle was legitimate.
Sure, apes read Nietzsche.  They just don't understand it.

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« Reply #734 on: February 09, 2018, 14:31:20 »
Understood, but the requirement to publish the names of the winners has nothing to do with ensuring the rightful winner gets their prize.  It's about ensuring the rightful winner actually exists.  There have been cases where lottery/raffle tickets have been sold, but where no actual prizes were awarded.  In other words, they were scams where the "winners" did not actually exist and the organizers simply pocketed everything.  Publishing the names of winners allows anyone to verify whether a prize was actually awarded and that the lottery/raffle was legitimate.

I am sure that it has happened as you describe in some instances, with small players.  I don't believe that has ever happened with the major lotteries. 

I know Atlantic Lottery Corp did get a blast of crap for not letting the public know straight away that major prizes had already been awarded in some of the scratch and win type tickets.  This resulted in patrons buying that particular series of tickets in the hope they could win the major prize.  ACL were smacked down hard for that and subsequently corrected that fault.  Now, IIRC, they pull the tickets if the major prizes have already been taken so that it doesn't happen to customers again.


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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #735 on: February 09, 2018, 14:49:18 »
Ontario Lottery Scandals

Unfortunately, it's not just a case of lottery organizers running the scams...

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #736 on: February 12, 2018, 17:11:39 »
The machines out here automatically state your winnings, if there is a win, the machine chimes out a short song and the receipt shows your winnings.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #737 on: February 12, 2018, 17:19:51 »
Pittsburgh: Proposal would move retirement age from 65 to 70 for city police
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2018/02/07/Pittsburgh-police-mandatory-retirement-age-Wendell-Hissrich-City-Council-age-65-70/stories/201802070117

Also,

Florida: Firefighter / Paramedic who is seven-months pregnant denied ‘light duty’ assignment. Will have to work a full duty spot.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pregnant-firefighter-denied-light-duty-assignment-article-1.3803667

Not sure about the pic.  However, I'm not a fan of the CAF mandatory retirement age of 60.  If a person can pass the fitness standard and has a clean medical, they should be allowed to serve. 

The highest income years for most Canadians is between 60 and 65.  Forcing members to retire at 60 is a huge blow financially.

Policy is more than black and white.  We need to not only understand the spirit of why a policy was written, but also how the policy affects people.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #739 on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:34 »
Lion Poacher becomes dinner for pride of Lions :
www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-sun/20180214/281822874264935

Something about karma....

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #740 on: February 14, 2018, 15:44:20 »
"Foreign Accent Syndrome" is real and if I ever woke up with a British accent, it would be horrifying. :whistle:

American woman woke up with a British accent and still speaks with it two years later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=135&v=Gzi7fv6HZzs
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #741 on: February 14, 2018, 16:18:07 »
My youngest slips into a British accent when she is lying on the cute bit, works. I actually worry more for the world than her....  ;D

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« Reply #742 on: February 16, 2018, 08:24:39 »
Pastor caught by police with a bound, naked, man in his car.  Said he was just counselling him.   :rofl:

http://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2018/02/pa_pastor_caught_by_cops_in_wi.html

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« Reply #743 on: February 22, 2018, 21:53:55 »
Kid from Indonesia claims he's started laying eggs..it might not be all it's cracked up to be.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5420483/Indonesian-boy-claims-laid-20-eggs.html
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #744 on: February 23, 2018, 22:28:27 »
Former Freemason, 51, found drunk and naked inside a huge pipe organ with a toy gun and remote-controlled police car says he got lost while trying to hand out cheeseburgers to the homeless

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5422759/Former-Freemason-naked-inside-pipe-organ-Brisbane.html#ixzz57zbrW1Af
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« Reply #745 on: February 23, 2018, 22:35:06 »
Former Freemason, 51, found drunk and naked inside a huge pipe organ with a toy gun and remote-controlled police car says he got lost while trying to hand out cheeseburgers to the homeless

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5422759/Former-Freemason-naked-inside-pipe-organ-Brisbane.html#ixzz57zbrW1Af

It could happen to anyone.

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« Reply #746 on: February 24, 2018, 09:17:36 »
Airplane fart fight proves it's tough to raise a stink in a smelly world

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/farting-complaints-travel-workplace-legal-1.4547869

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #747 on: March 02, 2018, 22:04:37 »
Mob of thieves ‘loot Lidl during blizzard before demolishing the supermarket with a stolen digger’

Seems the blizzard in Dublin brought out the worst in some folks.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5456429/Mob-thieves-loot-Lidl-blizzard-stolen-digger.html

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« Reply #748 on: March 07, 2018, 21:20:20 »
Woman dies after her husband 'uses a MORTAR BOMB as a sex aid' after they'd been drinking

 :o

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5472029/Woman-dies-husband-uses-MORTAR-BOMB-sex-aid-Peru.htmll

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #749 on: March 07, 2018, 22:34:11 »
That gives a whole new meaning to getting bombed.