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Jul. 16th, 2007 | 05:05 pm

From the train conductor:

"Folks, we will be going a bit slow through this section of track.
Recyclers have stolen the signaling cable for the next few miles."

Copper is that valuable? Wow. And here I remember selling an entire
copper boiler for scrap when I was 17 for $60 bucks at the metal
recyclers.

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from: cjensen
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
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http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/hlsearch.pl?qq=copper+wire&o=0

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David Beroff

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from: d4b
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
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And yet, that search didn't bring up today's Fark post because it didn't actually mention the word, "wire":

Man Killed in Ohio During Copper Theft

$3.60/lb. Sad.

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inanna

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from: inanna
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
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Haven't you been watching the local news. Quite a few local construction companies (many doing contract work for the government) have been hit to the tune of thousands and thousands of dollars of copper wire thefts. Nasty business, that.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
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I like the story where the crooks take a part the live wires and electrocute themselves. Out of the gene pool!

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inanna

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from: inanna
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
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OMG.. i so agree. It made me laugh out loud and share w/ the kids. :)

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candice

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from: candice
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
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Copper theft is a HUGE problem down here, as well. This past weekend some of them stole new piping from a synagogue that was in the process of getting itself back together after the federal flood, and flooded the whole place again.

Several of my friends who have had to repair and replumb their houses have had their pipes stolen as well.

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Grin with cat attached

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from: wechsler
date: Jul. 17th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
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They've been known to steal the *rails* in the UK

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Basil Sviridoff

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from: vsviridov
date: Jul. 19th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC)
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I see bums on Vancouver SkyTrain with piles and rolls of coper wire they probably steal from nearby construction all the time...

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