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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bits & Pieces

It's a new morning of gray cloudy skies pregnant with rain and the wind is gentle and warm. The storms will follow. This is the heartbeat of a Florida July. Mildew covers our scalps and grows between our toes and we replace our pets with frogs and tadpoles. They make great stew come October.

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An article in this morning's liberal rag said the Odyssey Project lifted sixty-one tons of silver ingots from the SS Gairsoppa. The ship was sank by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1941. Each bar contains 1,994.8 ounces of .999.2 silver. If my math is correct, at today's spot price, each bar is worth approximately thirty-nine thousand, eight hundred ninety six dollars.The stash is valued at thirty-four million dollars.

I shall place an order for one bar. It'll look nice in my collection. That is, if the Brits will share.

(Yeah, right.)
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 Oops, time to punch the time clock.....

My boss is a butthole.

Later,

Stephen

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    1. I try but he just calls me, boy. I obey...he's mean.

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    1. You too, Sweetheart...and a nice evening.

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  3. You have to be a Brit, like myself. I would want 3 bars but not quite in the budget. I limit myself to once a year. . .Good way to keep up with them.

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    1. I'd like the whole stash, but then again, people in hell want ice water.

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  4. The silver would be nice, but probably not gonna happen. :) Perhaps the boss needs another cuppa joe.

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    1. My boss needed the coffee and a nap. He rose early.

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  5. DO the Britts tax a find like that?? O.B. would tax at 99%

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    1. They get twenty percent of the horde...

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  6. Pretty.

    Get your boss a nice cup of coffee. Maybe he'll mellow out. :)

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    1. He's just too mean...every morning he kicks me out of bed.

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  7. Stephen,

    I don't think the Brit's will be sharing with you.

    Brew the boss a pot of coffee, he'll be your friend then.

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    1. I did, three pots worth. Now, he's really riled. Thanks, my dear friend.

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  8. I saw that about the silver on MSNBC. They had a guy sitting in a strong room with massive stacks of huge silver bars all around him, and that was just half the horde. Apparently, the salvors get 80%, the British government gets 20%, and the Brits pay the costs of the operation. They said they had recovered 30 million bucks worth so far. I guess I was in the wrong line of work when I was a wage slave.

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    1. You and me both, Bubba. Then again, I always wanted money. Didn't want to earn it...but, that's life.

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  9. Yep, it IS that time of year in Florida!!! :-) and good luck with the Silver!

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    1. As I type we have a light rain. I'd like just one bar...that's not asking much, is it.

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