Coincidences

Mungoman

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ln thirty years’ service in a rural-ish area, l only ever had to attend two deaths by firearm. One was a suicide, the other a homicide.

l attended both during the same eight-hour shift.

The same brand of 12-bore cartridges was used in both instances.

Both were point blank head shots.

maximus otter

Jesus Christ MO...12 gauge.
 

maximus otter

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My apologies MO...you needing to deal with two deaths up close after the use of a weapon like that, was the the reason for the invocation mate. Only toffs call 'em 12 bores - us colonials use gauge.

How are you going?
Don’t worry, mate, it wasn’t that side of police work that caused me grief.

maximus otter
 

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Very small coincidence but I'll throw it into the ring anyway.

This morning I was watching a YouTube video (about smart meters) and the host, who is American, mentioned his power company, "PG & E". I'd not heard of them before today.

Then just now, on the "All Electric Future" thread, the company "PG & E" has been mentioned.

So there you have it.
 
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I just got the book Flight or Fright{collection of short stories}First story I read "Cargo"about the Jonestown mass suicide, switch on the telly and there is Jim Jefferies. Next look at but didn't really read "They should not grow old"flick on youtube. trailer for the film of the same title.Bit odd.
 
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Very small coincidence but I'll throw it into the ring anyway.

This morning I was watching a YouTube video (about smart meters) and the host, who is American, mentioned his power company, "PG & E". I'd not heard of them before today.

Then just now, on the "All Electric Future" thread, the company "PG & E" has been mentioned.

So there you have it.
After reading your post about PG and E, just went on the thread "Have we just had the warning..."and what power company is being discussed?
 

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I just got the book Flight or Fright{collection of short stories}First story I read "Cargo"about the Jonestown mass suicide, switch on the telly and there is Jim Jefferies. Next look at but didn't really read "They should not grow old"flick on youtube. trailer for the film of the same title.Bit odd.
What does Jim Jefferies have to do with Jonestown? I don't know enough about him.
 

EnolaGaia

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Last night an intense thunderstorm with gale-force winds felled trees and killed the power to my suburban area. I knew it would be a while until power was restored, so ...

I grabbed my mini LED headlamp on an elastic headband and used its illumination to get dressed for an expedition out and about - both to survey the extent of the blackout and to simply pass the time. As I popped my hat on I slipped the headlamp band down around my neck and wore it as a necklace so I wouldn't have to fumble for it in a pocket.

After some cursory cruising I found active power only about a mile away. I then decided to make a grocery run to an upscale market situated in the powered zone some miles farther away.

Roughly an hour had passed by the time I returned to my apartment complex, where I was disappointed to see the blackout was still in force. I privately grumbled as I hoisted two heavy shopping totes out of my vehicle and prepared for the trek all the way around to the back side of my building in the dark.

I reached up to my throat and fumbled for the molded switch to the LED lamp. I thought I'd clicked it properly, but the lamp didn't light up. Instead - and instantaneously upon my clicking ...

There was a percussive 'ka-chunk' sound from afar, a deep hum ramped up, and all the surrounding sidewalk, porch, and street lamps came on.

I chuckled, "Even better!" and smugly lugged my provisions around back and inside.
 
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Can't remember if i've already posted this.

T'other day I was given a copy of the Saddleworth Independent. I said 'Ooh thank you! I only know one thing about Saddleworth.'

Saddleworth Moor was where the moors murderers buried and sometimes first attacked their victims. We chatted about it, being in a relevant locality, and incidentally mentioned a colleague who reckons he was nearly abducted by them as a young child.

(I've known lots of people who also knew people involved in those awful crimes.)

Later I was reminded that the day was the anniversary of the disappearance of Keith Bennett, who was a victim of the same murderers. His body has never been found.

Ii went on a bit; I'd promised to dig out a book for a colleague about the the case and next morning I found one on a second hand book table. Not that exact book, but one that will suit her better. So I won't have to go looking for the one I promised her.

No more like this, Universe, please!
 

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A small coincidence.

Last night we mentioned music (can't remember the thread( Yes, I know, very bad short term memory)) and I mentioned Phaedra.
This afternoon A was passing my wife's tv and a question on a game show was 'Which mythical beast was half bull half human ?'

Of course, it is the Minator; From the same Greek Tragedy that has Phaedra.

INT21.
 
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