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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am

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No doubt just about anything beats cleaning up puke. And you are correct in that the taxpayers actually paid for mowing the yard, but the cop was gonna be paid either way, whether he was riding or sitting in a cop car or mowing grass, the labor rate is the same. Actually, two cops were being paid for this if you count the one who took the photo. I used to mow yards in my neighborhood when I was a kid; I got $1.25 for a standard yard and maybe $1.75 for a bigger one. But at that time a new push mower could be bought for about $35 and gas was about 32 cents per gallon. Hey, Larry. Hey, mow.
If all the two cops would have otherwise been doing is riding around in a cop car rather than finding something useful to do for the town or dept, then we agree it was a somewhat selfless act by the one cop, maybe not the other one unless he also did something for the old lady. At $50-60 per hour - 30-40 young neoplacebo equivalents ;) - I hope she ended up with the nicest lawn in town.
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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:24 am

Vrede too wrote:
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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 am
No doubt just about anything beats cleaning up puke. And you are correct in that the taxpayers actually paid for mowing the yard, but the cop was gonna be paid either way, whether he was riding or sitting in a cop car or mowing grass, the labor rate is the same. Actually, two cops were being paid for this if you count the one who took the photo. I used to mow yards in my neighborhood when I was a kid; I got $1.25 for a standard yard and maybe $1.75 for a bigger one. But at that time a new push mower could be bought for about $35 and gas was about 32 cents per gallon. Hey, Larry. Hey, mow.
If all the two cops would have otherwise been doing is riding around in a cop car rather than finding something useful to do for the town or dept, then we agree it was a somewhat selfless act by the one cop, maybe not the other one unless he also did something for the old lady. At $50-60 per hour - 30-40 young neoplacebo equivalents ;) - I hope she ended up with the nicest lawn in town.
I shudder to consider the concept of 30 or 40 equivalents of myself; that would constitute a serious threat, or at least a notable menace. :lol:
As a former mower, I judge the lady's yard to be a disaster; I am assuming the plants in the photo are dandelions and if so, they are the biggest I've ever seen. The woman may want to consider a scorched earth policy for next year.

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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by O Really » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 pm

I don't know if they're putting more of these stories out to counter all the cop shootings, but here's another. Good story, no matter the reason.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/police- ... 39017.html

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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

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neoplacebo wrote:
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I shudder to consider the concept of 30 or 40 equivalents of myself; that would constitute a serious threat, or at least a notable menace. :lol:

I typed it then had to go away for a couple of hours because I scared myself so badly.

As a former mower, I judge the lady's yard to be a disaster; I am assuming the plants in the photo are dandelions and if so, they are the biggest I've ever seen. The woman may want to consider a scorched earth policy for next year.

She need to find a cop that does paving.

I'll bet she called in the welfare check herself and was really the one to bring up the state of the yard - devious like that elderly couple I "should have killed". As the Yippies said, "You can't trust anyone over 70," or something like that.
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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:25 pm

O Really wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 pm
I don't know if they're putting more of these stories out to counter all the cop shootings, but here's another. Good story, no matter the reason.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/police- ... 39017.html
I'm good with a cop treating hungry kids as an immediate priority. Plus, he may have even shopped on his own time and certainly shopped with his own money.

That said, as you imply it's a little suspicious that he took a pic of the cart. Cop PR or just self-promotion?
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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:38 pm

You should relate to this one, Neo. Who crapped in the mustard?
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    Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:40 pm

    Nah, can't relate; don't like mustard.

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    Unread post by O Really » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:24 pm

    I've got nothing against euphenisms, but "different limbs" does seem a bit over-mild for a kid with no arms at all, but it's still an inspiring story. Think about how you jump (or would jump if you did) and think about how much arm motion you use. And this kid has no arms.

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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 am

    This photo and story brought tears to my eyes when I consider how polarized our country is.
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/boy-sal ... 31696.html

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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:53 am

    Good stories, guys. There's a little kindness in ya after all.

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    Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:05 am

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    Good stories, guys. There's a little kindness in ya after all.

    Made me cry.
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    Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:47 pm

    Sheesh, 1 FAT CAN, do you have to be snarky even here and while posting that video? What broke in you?

    Anyhow:

    Meet the woman who throws thousands of birthday parties a year for kids who would otherwise not have one

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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:22 pm

    More on the story here.

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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:07 pm

    Whoever you are...THANK YOU! This @AmericanAir guy is living his #bestlife!
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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by O Really » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 pm

    Flasher picks the wrong woman...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mother-ex-is ... 23001.html

    Probably not a good idea to annoy a 5'10" former Israeli army vet. :lol:

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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am

    O Really wrote:
    Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 pm
    Flasher picks the wrong woman...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mother-ex-is ... 23001.html

    Probably not a good idea to annoy a 5'10" former Israeli army vet. :lol:
    6'1". He got away. She might have been better off giving him a good kick and being done with it rather than trying to call the cops while detaining him.
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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by O Really » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:54 am

    Vrede too wrote:
    Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
    O Really wrote:
    Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:25 pm
    Flasher picks the wrong woman...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mother-ex-is ... 23001.html

    Probably not a good idea to annoy a 5'10" former Israeli army vet. :lol:
    6'1". He got away. She might have been better off giving him a good kick and being done with it rather than trying to call the cops while detaining him.
    That would have been better, and a more fun video, too. But it's incredible that nobody would even call the cops for her, much less actually try to help kick him or hold him down. Seems if you were walking along there even if you didn't know what had happened, a couple of people fighting on the ground might be reason to 911.

    Hopefully if they catch him, she won't have to personally "recognize that tallywhacker..."
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    Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

    Unread post by neoplacebo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:19 pm

    81 year old janitor gets GED in order to get a better position at work.
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/custodi ... 01759.html

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