Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 197,845, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,684
    Points
    197,845
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 105
    Given: 74

    Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    The big news item in DFW this morning. Somehow he managed to live, although it sounds like he is not in very good shape

    cbs11tv.com - Crews Rescue Burned Man From Dallas Power Pole

    http://www.nbc5i.com/news/17059410/d...l?dl=mainclick Live video feed


    Last edited by jbhtexas; 08-01-2008 at 08:25 AM.
    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,735, Level: 76
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 915
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Off the grid
    Posts
    3,638
    Points
    60,735
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 14

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Doesn't this happen at least once a year?


    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    It's happened about once a WEEK, this year.

    I'm guessing copper is expensive, right now.


    I'm baaack! See my Hot Milk For Breakfast blog under Social Groups for more details

  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 124,999, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    theshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,536
    Points
    124,999
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 39
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Manhole covers are being swiped (Flint, Mich.).

    Light poles are being swiped (Miami).



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 51,929, Level: 70
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 621
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,631
    Points
    51,929
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 101
    Given: 143

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Those copper thieves ain't smart. ( unlike MIT guys )



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 197,845, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,684
    Points
    197,845
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 105
    Given: 74

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I'm guessing copper is expensive, right now.
    Most basic metal prices have skyrocketed over the last 3 years...copper, steel, stainless steel.


    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 17,088, Level: 39
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 162
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    CloneFan03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Urbandale, IA
    Posts
    707
    Points
    17,088
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 4

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    It'd better be worth the copper if your riskinging 3rd degree burns on over half of your body for it! OUCH!



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    What we have here are some REALLY bright people. Pun intended.



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 140,900, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Flag Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    13,090
    Points
    140,900
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    With China industrializing, the cost of materials is sky rocketing due to simple economics - supply and demand, price and quantity. Demand for said metals has sky rocketed, I don't think the supply has kept pace to price has increased accordingly


    Oh we will fight, fight, fight for Iowa State,
    and may her colors ever fly!!!
    In Accordance with Prophecy

  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,735, Level: 76
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 915
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Off the grid
    Posts
    3,638
    Points
    60,735
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 14

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    With China industrializing, the cost of materials is sky rocketing due to simple economics - supply and demand, price and quantity. Demand for said metals has sky rocketed, I don't think the supply has kept pace to price has increased accordingly


    For paying attention in econ 101.


    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 140,900, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Flag Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    13,090
    Points
    140,900
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    I will never forget my high school econ class... I think the first thing we ever learned was a little diddy that went "Price and Quantity, P and Q". Mr. Grady would have us repeat it through out the trimester...


    Oh we will fight, fight, fight for Iowa State,
    and may her colors ever fly!!!
    In Accordance with Prophecy

  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 140,900, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Flag Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    13,090
    Points
    140,900
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    As for the copper thieves... I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for them. It's not like big oil foots the bill for this, it's the utility customers that do... aka the general populance (himself included). It's dangerous and stupid... I try to feel for humanity but at some point Darwin's theory on survival of the fitest should come into play...

    Which reminds me, I wanted to rant about why when a beach is closed due to rip currents, cities put more rescue workers on duty... not fewer. If you're too dumb to ignore the signs telling you to stay out of the ocean because of dangerous waters that can and will kill you, you don't deserve people risking their lives to save yours.


    Oh we will fight, fight, fight for Iowa State,
    and may her colors ever fly!!!
    In Accordance with Prophecy

  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 197,845, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    10,684
    Points
    197,845
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 105
    Given: 74

    Update: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 467,835, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    31,645
    Points
    467,835
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 474
    Given: 325

    Re: Update: Emergency workers rescue copper thief from utility pole

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Looks like he's gone from Darwin Award Honorable Mention to leading candidate...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM