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This post was edited by robert237 at 2014-1-10 21:11

The recent flurry of threads about some Chinese looting oranges from an overturned truck brings out people crying
that the Chinese have lost their morals.
This is so ridiculous.
In the USA a Brinks truck filled with money overturned and nobody holds back from helping themselves to all that money.

The funniest replies were from people claiming that if anything like this happened in their own country the people
would be guarding the oranges, money, or what-have-you, until the police arrived and secured the area.
Talk about your dreamers. {:soso_e113:}

The oranges in China would be bruised and soon to rot. The money in these two instances in the U.S. would have
remained fresh and speadable for quite some time.
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MIAMI'S BUCKING BRINK'S LOOT HUNT
By Helen Kennedy , News Wire AND Services / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Cops knocked on doors in a grindingly poor Miami neighborhood yesterday trying to recover some of the pennies
from heaven and quarters and dimes and bills that rained onto the street when a Brink's truck overturned.
They weren't having much luck. "We've been pounding the pavement all day today, appealing to people's sense
of moral obligation to the community," said Miami police spokesman Lt. Bill Schwartz. "We've gotten several
laughs but no money so far."

People in the Overtown neighborhood where some houses have dirt floors and others no running water haven't
stopped laughing since Wednesday morning, when the truck carrying $3.7 million overturned on a highway
overpass, spilling cash onto the street below. Hundreds of whooping, giggling people fell to their knees,
scooping change from a parking lot blanketed with glittering quarters and harvesting bills from
cash-covered bushes. About $555,000 is reportedly missing. A little girl dumped out the books from her
school bag and stuffed it with money as the crowd chanted "Finders keepers, losers
weepers."
"Women with babies were putting money in their strollers," said Ernesto Duarte of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "That whole area was just sprayed with money."

But Schwartz said it was no laughing matter. "We are very concerned this could have a ripple effect of
home invasions, burglaries and even homicide," he said. Residents are being given a 48-hour amnesty until
noon tomorrow to give back their pennies from heaven. "After that, if we find them and they have bills we
can trace, we're going to go for prosecution," Schwartz said. "The money does not belong to them. It is
theft, whether you picked up a quarter or $100,000," he said. "Collecting the quarters, nickels and dimes
will be hard. But the big bills, we'll be counting on people's consciences."

If that doesn't work, Schwartz said cops are also "appealing to their sense of survival," warning people
that their newfound wealth could make them a target. "What may seem like good fortune to someone may end
up being a burden," he said. "Some people walked away with plenty of money. If they're not sitting on some
beach somewhere, they could be in trouble. We're telling them that if we are looking for money, you can bet
that the bad guys are too.
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And another incident in the USA.
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$41,000 goes missing after Brinks truck overturns in accident in North Carolina
The North Carolina Highway Patrol initially said all the money, which scattered in the crash,
had been retrieved. But Brinks found that a large sum was missing in an audit. The Davidson County
Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:43 PM


A fistful of dollars? Try a truck full.

Deputies are searching for $41,000 that reportedly went missing after a Brinks armored truck overturned in
an accident earlier this week.

Money scattered from the Brinks truck when another vehicle crashed into it on Highway 52 in Lexington, N.C.
The truck ran off the road, struck an embankment and flipped over shortly before the incident was reported
at 9:25 p.m. Monday, according to the Lexington Dispatch.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol initially claimed that all of the truck’s money had been retrieved. But,
during an audit, Brinks officials realized that the truck was short $41,000 and filed a report with the
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday night.

Brinks employees Michael Gerringer, 32, and John Baldwin, 23, were injured in the accident and transferred
to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Baldwin was in good condition, but Gerringer,
the driver, was in serious condition, according to hospital officials.

Mayda Brotons, 47, crashed into the truck while changing lanes in a Kia. Her vehicle swerved to the left
and stopped on the median. She was charged with improper lane change and an insurance/registration
violation, reported the Lexington Dispatch.

The cost to repair the Brinks truck is about $300,000, a highway patrol spokesperson estimated.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the incident.

Brinks Worldwide Headquarters did not respond to an interview request.
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The NSA tr-olls here are losing their touch.

Should they all be sacked?

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Post time 2014-1-11 18:21:05 |Display all floors
Robbie - I don't consider it as looting, they did not intentionally turn the truck over to get the goods.
The driver and police could've stopped them anytime.
Better to feed the poor than leave it rot - I'm not sure if they could still be sold.
I would expect nothing less from Gilbert as his family is a bunch of HO's
I'm just here for the money

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Post time 2014-1-11 21:44:33 |Display all floors
Actually it was good that people looted (or whatever the correct term).

If it was not looted, oranges with rot and the money will be gone with the wind. What's wrong if someone benefited {:soso_e120:}

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Post time 2014-1-12 02:33:33 |Display all floors
raynedon Post time: 2014-1-11 05:44
Actually it was good that people looted (or whatever the correct term).

If it was not looted, orang ...

I totally agree. Let the insurance companies foot the bill.
They love to take in premiums but loath to pay out when they are call upon to do their duty.
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This post was edited by jay_dee at 2014-1-12 07:46

Being this is China, I don't believe they carry insurance to cover loss of the goods during domestic transport.
As it was perishable goods, then removal by others (with permission) is fine.
If it was non-perishable goods (dry goods/nuts/rice) it would not be acceptable to take them.
If it was livestock (chicken/pigs/cows) it would not be acceptable to take them.
If it was durable/household goods (TV's/microwaves/refrigerators) it would not be acceptable to take them.
If it was personal electronics (phones/computers/tablets) it would not be acceptable to take them.
If it was high value (currency/gold/diamonds) it would not be acceptable to take them.
There has to be a line one does not cross to take things in any eventuality.

I'm just here for the money

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Post time 2014-1-12 07:14:09 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2014-1-12 02:33
I totally agree. Let the insurance companies foot the bill.
They love to take in premiums but loat ...

You think steal is good man
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