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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | 1870826 truont
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This email is 2 legit 2 quit!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:55 | 1870873 Manthong
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Real… or Spam?

Try effective marketing campaign, given the general level education, intelligence and common sense in this country.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:08 | 1870896 Pladizow
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I did'nt know Timay was Nigerian?

I asked that instead of me sending in $150.00, if they paid the $150.00 they could keep $3 of the $6.5 million - surprisingly I got no response?

Was I too greedy?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:25 | 1870959 GenX Investor
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No, Timay is the son of a Nigerian Prince, and was trained by leading economists based out of Harare.  

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:22 | 1871101 Killer the Buzzard
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Timay isn't Nigerian.  He's the Prince of Zamunda.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:30 | 1871124 Husk-Erzulie
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I heard he was the King of Frumunda ;-p

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:42 | 1871154 UP Forester
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The former Finance Minister of Zimbabwe?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 21:08 | 1871365 Row Well Number 41
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I hear Frumunda has some of the stankest cheese around.  :P


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:13 | 1871546 Manthong
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:04 | 1871529 Ignorance is bliss
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No...Barry Soetoro was from Nigeria

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 23:59 | 1873032 jeff montanye
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thought it was the opposite side: kenya.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 01:31 | 1871730 eaglefalcon
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I remember that movie.  In one scene the Prince was a a bath, and a maids said "the royal penis has been cleaned"

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:04 | 1870902 redpill
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Is Charles the husband of Linda, by chance?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:37 | 1870992 EnglishMajor
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As real as anything the Fed prints.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | 1870879 55 men
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I did not walk, I sprinted to the bank after I read that. You guys, that is $6.5 million, this is a no brainer.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:04 | 1870903 SilverIsKing
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I got the same letter except it was from a very respectful Mr. Olamide Mugabe.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 05:03 | 1871838 Sokhmate
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Mine was from Mogambo. the phrasing was slightly different.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:40 | 1870827 Ahmeexnal
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German nuclear powerplant meltdown:


Low levels of radioactive particles have been detected in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, the UN nuclear agency has said.

The iodine-131 particles do not pose a public health risk, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

The body said it was trying to work out where the particles had come from but said it did not believe the source was Japan's stricken Fukushima plant.

Slightly elevated readings of radioactive iodine have also been found in northern Germany, the country's environment ministry said.


Cue to german sheeple demanding Merkel's execution!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | 1870881 Market Efficien...
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No meltdown around. Reports also say, the dose is about 1/40,000 of what you are exposed to on an intercontinental flight. But yes, media is starting to spread fear again, never been followed by good news.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:24 | 1870957 I Feel Free
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That comparison is misleading. It ignores the distinction between external exposure (an intercontinental flight), and internal dose or contamination (Iodine-131 ingestion or inhalation). The biological effects of internally deposited radionuclides is much greater than the equivalent external radiation exposure because the radiation interacts with the surrounding tissues to a much greater extent. 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:30 | 1871122 steve from virginia
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Ongoing criticality at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant(s) and emissions of short-lived isotopes.

Half-life of I-131 is a little over 8 days.

It's hard to find in the upper atmosphere because it takes a fair amount of energy to get it there. Iodine isos were common in the 1950s and 60s due to atmospheric nuclear weapons testing.

TEPCO is understating its fission product releases and energy spectra for same. There is at least one 'hot' reactor in the derelict complex. TEPCO recently admitted detecting Xenon-135 and Krypton-85 in reactor unit 2.

Possibility of run-away criticality at plant:

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:57 | 1871249 Element
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Very nicely done Steve, but you are making a basic error in thinking in verticle terms. There's little to no reason to do so.

The heat released will go UPWARD and especially LATERALLY, and so will the melt, and the toxicity ... the static and dynamic thermal effects and transients will strongly dominate, and fairly easily overcome the density effect of the metal and its mass (if it were actually that concentrated into a column as you depicted).

There is MORE THAN enough excess material there to self-interact strongly, even in a lens configuration.

I suggest a diagram that reflects a horizontal lens of layered and also convecting material, exolving gasses and steam, not a sunken column, like that, as that column will not reflect the behaviour of a very fluid wet salty metal melt.

And you do NOT put a building like that (let alone a reactor!) on thick soils, as you have depicted. This was well understood by engineers, from liquefaction events that caused whole building rotations, well before these reactors were designed and built.

It is actually sitting on consolidated marine sediments for that very reason - i.e. a porous sedimentry ROCK.

They excavated the site and overburden rock prior to building it, so there's no actual soil under there -- at all.

Also see this for other extenuating issues:



Sat, 11/12/2011 - 06:31 | 1871870 Papasmurf
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The good news is they are bring back the McRib.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:13 | 1871456 Market Efficien...
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Did not really think of that, but makes absolute sense. Thanks for the heads up. Direct physical absorbing certainly presents a greater risk than indirect exposure. 

Only, it remains to be noticed that in similar cases, the source of radiation were inappropriately disposed materials from medical radiology practices. So, it should be put into some perspective when presenting it to the general public. Mere mentioning of Iodine measurements across Europe without a context is typical tabloid style, meant to scare the shit out of people.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | 1870828 SeanJKerrigan
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Something Awful Goons address Capitol One custom cards.


You know its bad when Tootsie Roll uses you as effective marketing.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | 1870829 Mohan
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Ha Ha. He would send those real letters and billions only to Goldman

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:41 | 1870834 SheepDog-One
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Fo reelz! The wiring details is stated below!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:19 | 1870945 Sancho Ponzi
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What's really funny is that there is a Charles Green in Culver City and he does have a residence there. If this guy is 'the' Charles green and the letter is a con he deserves a Darwin Award.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:40 | 1870835 RobD
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I vote with my avatar!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | 1870838 Don Smith
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Lol. Authourizing...Cheque... Western Union.  Bwahaha.  

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:04 | 1871060 data_monkey
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Why are you laughing? He uses fancy spelling. Gotta be from the government.

Can someone please tell me, what's a cheque?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 21:25 | 1871381 Al Gorerhythm
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It's the unmangled version of the Americanised "check". In English, you "check" yourself for dapperness or you check your speed, or you check out the chicks. In American, you can write a check or do all of the above or even live in Checkoslovakia (I think that's a suburb of Washington DC, their claim to fame is they have a printing press).

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | 1870839 No One
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$150 sent. Can't wait to get that $6,500,000 check..That's like what.. 10,000 ipads.. SCORE!!!!!


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | 1870880 Arius
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you really believe it? nahhh ...

got to get in line ... got to satisfy MF Global customers first ... though if you promise to spent it all on ipads .... hmmmm ...may be, just may be lets see what we can do ...

this is getting too much fun ... i am truly afraid it will end in tears ... oppssss what is the third choice? first fun, second tears, third ... oppsss

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:00 | 1870890 No One
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in order to get priority in line, I had to promise one of three things:


1) Upgrade to DVD+ Streaming on NetFlix and pre-pay 50,000 months

2) Buy a shitload of crappy coffee and single cup coffee pots and a bitchin' Camaro

3) Buy 10,000 ipads.


I chose 3.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:03 | 1870900 Arius
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good choice - no longer blacklisted! ... see you on 24th at midnight ... happy shopping!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | 1870844 Johnny Yuma
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Wow, looks like Linda Green's brother is getting in on the biz... 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | 1870848 MsCreant
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Yeah, gotta be fake. If Tim wants it from you, he'll just steal it and say the Gov needs it in treasuries.

All your funds are belong to US.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | 1870849 sabra1
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it's real. i had to pay $120.00!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:44 | 1870851 Dr. Engali
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Can I send a money order?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:46 | 1870853 Gene Parmesan
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and being a versatile banker of repute

What sort of repute though? Ill repute? This could be legit.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:52 | 1870869 kaiserhoff
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OK, I'm from out of town.

Does versatile mean metrosexual?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:03 | 1870898 Gene Parmesan
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I think it just means that he can hit from either side of the plate.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:47 | 1870856 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Was Geithner related to the late President of the Ivory Coast?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:48 | 1870857 hannah
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i sent the SOB the $150 and what i got back was worthless fiat money....! i wanted gold.....!!!!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:51 | 1870867 SheepDog-One
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Funny part is, the $150 of your money is worth more than the $6,500,000 the FED would send you.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:48 | 1870861 kaiserhoff
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Has to be legit.  I got almost the same letter last week from the Treasurer of Nigeria.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:57 | 1870886 CPL
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See if they take bitcoins.  If so, then legit.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:52 | 1870868 economicfreefall
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Just got a similar one from Draghi. He finished it off with:


Question: Italy

Answer: LOL


Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:54 | 1870872 Colonel
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Small time scammers posing as bigtime scammers, hilarious!

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