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Old 10-20-2016, 01:01 PM   #1391
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So clearly the poster or his partner used their Serendipity up on "all the moneys!"

http://imgur.com/gallery/7ZZYD? (check out the second post, which he links to at the bottom of the first - they did it TWICE because the GM didn't give them enough money the first time).
I picture an old man who after a severe stroke is not really lucid and barely mobile, in an old-folks home muttering, "Suitcase. Green suitcase." The caregivers mention it to his children when they visit, and they remember a green suitcase their father used to carry samples in, back when he was a salesman. Wonder what happened to that old thing?
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:22 AM   #1392
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I picture an old man who after a severe stroke is not really lucid and barely mobile, in an old-folks home muttering, "Suitcase. Green suitcase." The caregivers mention it to his children when they visit, and they remember a green suitcase their father used to carry samples in, back when he was a salesman. Wonder what happened to that old thing?
Makes you wonder what was going on, around there, that would make someone want to hoard money, like that, rather than put it in a bank.

The Korean War was in full swing, and nuclear testing had begun. The 22nd Amendment got ratified, in February and the Rosenberg Trial was nearing its end, which triggered the Second Red Scare.

My guess, though, is that the person was an elderly man or woman who endured the Great Depression, and had no trust for banks. So, he or she spent decades stashing away money every week, in case the bad times ever returned. However, because the United States after WWII enjoyed one of the longest economic booms in history, there was never any need to spend the stash.
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:48 PM   #1393
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I think the odds are FAR FAR FAR greater that it was some criminal's stash and either accident, prison, or violence resulted in them not ever retrieving it.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:40 AM   #1394
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Red Gate Woods, the final resting place of the world's first nuclear reactor. That's the one they built at Chicago.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/red-gate-woods

CAUTION -- DO NOT DIG
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:23 AM   #1395
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Man high on LSD and codeine saves dog from imaginary house fire.

Alright, fess up. Who was it?

Also, he will not face drug charges:

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“He drove over yards and through the fence. At no point was he on the roadway and no illegal substances were found in his possession,” Trooper Cepiel added.
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Old 10-25-2016, 07:22 AM   #1396
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So it is against the law to detonate a nuclear weapon in Germany. You can get at least five years in jail for it. Or a fine.

Sorry, German language only.

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stgb/__307.html
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:38 AM   #1397
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Republican politicians claim that ads linking them to their own party's presidential nominee is defamation.

Just think about how bizarre that is.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:50 AM   #1398
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This provides a great example of how surreal my life sometimes got, as a political reporter.

The real stuff people came up with outclassed any bit of imagination, when it came to sheer weirdness.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:12 PM   #1399
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Secret Nazi ‘treasure hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/sc...f651f1d8309a38
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:33 PM   #1400
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Secret Nazi ‘treasure hunter’ base in Arctic found by Russian scientists.
... following their only clues, an 80-year-old fedora and whip.
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