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Mace Canute

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This is already 10 years old but it's the first time I've seen it. I've never tossed out food immediately after the "Best Before Date" but it's interesting to know the real dates food stuff is supposed to be good till.


Here's some more up to date information.

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Years ago, we cleaned out my great aunts place. She was mid 80's and was living with my grandparents.

There were canned goods in the basement that were 20 years old. 😂🤣😂🤣😂

We also found some first generation wine coolers that were probably made in the 50's to maybe 60's. They were resembling turpentine by this point. 🙄🙄🙄🙄
 

Mace Canute

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This made my heart glad as I am sure it would to all other animal lovers.


This video says it all if you don't want to read all of the story.

 

Mace Canute

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Ca melops hesternus

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The ca mel family, Ca melidae, actually originated in North America more than 40 million years ago. Their lineage eventually split into ca mels and llamas. Ancestors of the dromedary and Bactrian varieties familiar today migrated across the Bering Land Bridge, while predecessors of llamas and alpacas moved to South America.

Castoroides ohioensis

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Longer than most humans—save professional basketball and volleyball players—the giant beaver was one of the largest rodents recorded.

More information at Five Fascinating Ice Age Finds Discovered in Yukon Permafrost
 
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White girl in trouble!!!



But she wasn't.

This hottie disappeared, abandoned her family, went to visit her ex-boyfriend, then lied about it.

Her kidnapping investigation was extensive, it wasted a lot of resources. When she returned she lied to investigators then drew some $30k from a Victims Fund.

This liar dominated the news in Northern California for a while. Everybody was worried about her. As big a story here as the Florida blonde murdered in Yellowstone.

 
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Mace Canute

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White girl in trouble!!!



But she wasn't.

This hottie disappeared, abandoned her family, went to visit her ex-boyfriend, then lied about it.

Her kidnapping investigation was extensive, it wasted a lot of resources. When she returned she lied to investigators then drew some $30k from a Victims Fund.

This liar dominated the news in Northern California for a while. Everybody was worried about her. As big a story here as the Florida blonde murdered in Yellowstone.

I hope she gets sentenced to several years in jail.
 

Mace Canute

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White girl in trouble!!!



But she wasn't.

This hottie disappeared, abandoned her family, went to visit her ex-boyfriend, then lied about it.

Her kidnapping investigation was extensive, it wasted a lot of resources. When she returned she lied to investigators then drew some $30k from a Victims Fund.

This liar dominated the news in Northern California for a while. Everybody was worried about her. As big a story here as the Florida blonde murdered in Yellowstone.

An update:
"Papini is facing up to five years in prison for making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer if convicted. She was also charged with engaging in mail fraud, which could mean up to 20 years in prison. Both charges combined could result in up to $500,000 in fines."
 

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This poem was wrote by a lady - Bernice Skretka |(deceased) - who's niece, Mary-Anne McNeney, shared it with us. Her aunt was from the Piapot/MapleCreek area and so, with thanks, I reproduce it here for all my fellow linemen.

The Man On The Pole

The black blowing night and the driving snow
made it feel much colder than 30 below.
The wind rasps the snow like sharp cutting sand;
strokes bare frozen trees with a harsh icy hand.
Stiff branches creak with the weight of the wind
which has sung it's chill dirge for hours on end.
No pinpricks of light pricks the gloom of the street.
The dark is forever, frozen, complete.

By the curb stands a truck, it's tail to the storm.
Around it, grey drifts have started to form.
Dimly discerned are the lines of it's back,
the tools on it's side,the high ladder rack.
Like a pack horse it stands, hock deep in the snow
as patiently waiting, with head hanging low.
Alone with the wind and the swirling dark,
dim flashes repeating their faint red spark.

Alone on a pole in the wintery night sky
a snow blurred figure works on high,
clings to his poerch with sharp pointed steel,
arches his back to the safety strap feel;
Desperately twists the stiff stubbon wires
his mind running home to warm glowing fires.
He pulls with numbed hands. his face a chill mask,
with fast-ebbing strength, completes his lone task.

Now light splays from windows, all down the street
a radio blares then becomes more discreet.
Somewhere a dog barks his plea at a door;
light and life have come back to the street once more.
The man on the pole draws a long, tired sigh
then picks his way slowly down out of the sky.
The cold hours of labour have taken their toll;
he leans for a moment against the hard pole.

To the truck he ploddingly makes his way,
stows his tools in the back, and drives away.
Not a soul in those houses - now bright and warm
knows that he's been there, out in the storm.
Silently working to bring them light
and as silently fading into the night.

When workaday heroes are inscribed on the roll
we too often forget the Man on the Pole.​
 
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