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Benin apparently has a contract to deliver +UPS parcels.
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from: smithume@gmail.com


9 Hon. Justice Balakin Avenue. Benin Republic.

Tel: +229 68151277,Fax: +229 68596004

Dear Esteem Customer, " Your name here"
 
Greetings from United Parcel Service,We hereby inform you that we are in possession of your winning parcel containing a certified cheque written in your name,with identification number {CPEL/OWN/9687},which is to be delivered to you,as instructed by our affiliate(EUROPEAN PRIZE AWARD DEPT).You are to please confirm the below data's,if they are correct about the receiver of the parcel,to enable us input it into our computer delivery system.

Receiver's  Information:__________
Receiver's Name :  ____________
Receiver's Sex : Female_________
Receiver's Address : __________
Capitol Site, ____________
Receiver's Country :  ________
Receiver's Tel : ____________

Receiver's Next Of Kin (If applicable): Nil

Who will sign to collect the parcel upon delivery? include a phone number of this person to enable us call him/her when we gets close to your area. With this information, we would be able to dispatch your parcel immediately. We will only deliver the parcel to the address you have given us and we will only hand over the parcel to the person you will assign to sign for its collection. This individual must have a valid identification of him/herself as proof.

Description of parcel to be delivered :
Weight of parcel ........0.13kg
Color of parcel..........Brown
Lenght of Days.....Pending on your choice of delivery.
Parcel Status.......Metallic Sealed

The International delivery Service items are priced according to the tariff zone of the destination country, weight or volumetric weight (1m³ = 250kg) of the item and additional services selected. The price includes export and import forwarding.

For your designation,below are the mandatory charges that you are required to pay to enable us courier your certified parcel to you. You are allowed to choose one of our three specified shipment options for your location (PHILIPPINES);

Normal class delivery: in 120 hours
____________________________ 
(cost of delivery)                                           
Courier Charges: $149 Dollars                        
Insurance: $133 Dollars 
Vat: $110 Dollars

Total: $392  Dollars
____________________________ 
Premium class delivery: in 72 hours 
____________________________ 
(cost of delivery) 
Courier Charges:$189 Dollars
Insurance: $200 Dollars 
Vat:$142 Dollars

Total: $531 Dollars 
____________________________
First class delivery: in 48 hours 
____________________________
(cost of delivery) 
Courier Charges: $300 Dollars 
Insurance: $350 Dollars
Vat: $200 Dollars

Total: $850 Dollars. 

You are advised to choose the option that is most convenient for you.

Note: The charges are a little high because of the insurance cover we have undertaken in case of loss,damage or theft of your highly sensitive consignment content. We assume all responsibilities in case of any eventualities. United Parcel Service do not allow Cash on delivery (C.O.D) as all payment must be made in this office before shipment can commence.

Do confirm the delivery address and indicate your specified shipment option and send it to this office via email. All orders not delivered within seven (7) working days from this communication, will lead to the return of the parcel. 
 
Your satisfaction is our priority and we look forward to providing you the best of our quality service. Do have a wonderful day in anticipation to hearing from you ASAP.

Yours Sincerely,
MR.NELSON WILLIAMS

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (U.P.S)
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I take it you're supposed to write back to ask how much the check is for.  Then you've passed the gullible test and they proceed to step 2.
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While driving to and fro, burning gas and dodging the rain, my buddy and I discussed a certain situation that happens. That it happens, is a given. Getting someone to admit it happens and take responsibility for it? Fugedditaboutit.

So. Laura posted a link to her PolSci department head and his blog had a link to Kids Prefer Cheese which is a +Michael Munger blog (I have no idea how many he has, but if he's like Laura . . .) Here is a post about something we all have encountered. And hated. But it's also about education where someone does something terrible and then pretends they didn't cause havoc and it's someone else's fault. And you just want to scream, but it's not the done thing.
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Nice. I wonder how they'll counter it when we all start doing it.
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Looking for digital resources for your student? Check out our games and apps: http://s.si.edu/1TMGm5t
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lmao pages from +Barry Kort, condo commando, or maybe victim.
 
Tempest in a Tee Spot
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The thing to have in FL is double glass sandwiching a tough plastic with a beefed up frame. Ordinary 3 x 4 window = 60 bucks but the hurricane resistant version is 300. This creates a powerful incentive to fight over who pays.
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Perhaps educators ought to abandon the word "authentic". Either that, or tell the rest of us what they mean.
 
There is now a need to better understand how practices of online searching and the kinds of writing emerging from curation can be incorporated into the way we assess students.

This post is already causing anger amongst some educators on Twitter.
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+Mark Thomas pretty much want I was thinking. I've tried having my students do their own research. They can't. Even if we allowed students to liberally "summarize" (which is basically what I felt the author was actually saying), their Google searches as a grade that they have learned something, teachers will still be needed to teach them how. Most of my students thought just giving the definition or Wikipedia information was enough to count as answering questions about their research questions.
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Review of SkeptiCal meeting. Positive.
I would pay to see +Rebecca Watson with a bald cap and moustache.
Like Dr. Phil. >.<
When Skeptical Inquirer asked me to report on a skeptical conference happening in my backyard of San Francisco, I was, well, skeptical. I’ve been attending and occasionally speaking at skeptics’ conferences for the past decade, and with that investment of time in a relatively tiny subculture, one tends to see the same “big ticket” speakers over and over again.
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Settling into using the local channels and noticed Miami's Channel Seven says it's broadcasting HD tonight. THIS is what God intended high definition broadcasting to be.
A Fox game show called Boom.
Don't bother.
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Motivated reasoning. It seems "reasonable" that people who are not able to have the sort of life a legislator enjoys may reasonably be expected to have habits that impede achievement. Drugs maybe? But when you consider that poor people just can't afford drugs, it seems improbable.

Earlier this year, a report on Tennessee's program found that 37 out of 16,017 screened had failed — precisely 0.23% of recipients. In Florida, where the practice has been repeatedly challenged in the courts, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced in March that he would not submit any further appeals on behalf of a law ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts. In rejecting the state's claim in December 2014, the justices for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that during the nearly four months the law was in effect, "4,046 applicants submitted to drug testing. Only 108 — 2.67% — tested positive for drug use."

Why does this group of states seem to have telepathic contact and simultaneously do useless things? Fifteen years and counting in Florida if you consider Jeb Bush's beliefs regarding how children's education can be improved by testing them frequently.

Education and health are approximately two thirds of a state's budget. It's reasonable to think that it's a good place to start cutting costs. But why not start at the prison system and improve systems instead of endlessly "measuring" them? I realize measuring has a fine locker room tradition in political circles, but it doesn't improve performance. Human performance is complex.
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Sales tax and property tax passed thru from the rent are unavoidable. Only federal income tax is avoidable and poor people generally don't have much to avoid.
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It's time to break up some monsters.
News Corp (Fox, WSJ), Comcast (NBC, Telemundo), and your all time favorite, the MPAA have orchestrated an attack on Google.
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This story illustrates very well what we all have long suspected, that the conglomeration of media under fewer and fewer owners means that one can trust them less and less to be providing any sort of unbiased reporting.

What's really disheartening, however is that it appears that organizations like the MPAA are finding allies in the very people who are supposed to be serving the public. The Mississippi AG should be fired, at the very least. Better still would be indicting all the co-conspirators.
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Graphic confirmation of Minard's graph.
 
When a mass grave was uncovered in Vilnius, Lithuania, archaeologists found the skeletal remains of Napoleon's Grand Army and were surprised by what the bones told them.
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As we know, the Germans didn't do too well either, in Russia!
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Good.
 
Andy Revkin Discusses Sea Level with Glaciologist Tad Pfeffer

Here is a very interesting discussion between +Andrew Revkin and +Tad Pfeffer of the University of Colorado. The Hangouts On Air discusses recent hypotheses about the stability of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, and the implications for sea level rise.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #hangoutsonair   #science   #sciencecommunication  
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+Nathaniel Agnitsch LOL! So, the best you could do was combine the "shut the fuck up" from your 1st post with the "stupid hoe" from your last post? HAHA!
And I thought Chump's hairdo was lame! You're really raising the bar on dumbassery, aren't you?
Man, you better hope Obama finds a way to get free college to every American because you are seriously hurting.
If you represent the average intelligence of the Chump fan base i guess i'm not surprised you guys would want The Chump to run as an independent; you're to thick to see what a disaster it would be for yourselves and the rest of right. But hey, more power to you! LOL!
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Internet and Society. Oh yeah, and kids. (RSS in site list.)
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My follower count is accelerating such that I can't manage the number on my former  once a week schedule. I will add you if you engage with me on posts in an interesting or productive way.

I'm interested in Internet issues having to do with research on data sharing, social behavior, and science education.

I'm not the astronomer from Texas or the professor from Saskatchewan or the photographer or the guy from Aberdeen on the cooking show. Thank goodness!

I'm involved in research and teaching design, information architecture, usability, information theory, and the glue that we use to stick it together socially. Internet and Society. I frame it as a subset of Science and Society which fits into Section X at AAAS.

My back yard is terraced and planted with flowers and herbs so I don't have to mow. There are some drawbacks to this landscape maintenance theory - snakes. So far, black snakes and coral snakes.
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Internet and Society teacher
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Barely coordinated, let alone physically skilled. Imaginative, perhaps.
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  • Internet and Society @ Palm Beach School District
    Internet and Society teacher, 2011 - present
  • Broward School District
    Internet and Society, 2001 - 20011
  • AirTime Technologies
    dB Design & X-action processing, 1999 - 2001
  • Broadcast Design
    Calder Design Studio, 1995 - 1999
  • General Lines Ins Borker
    Calder Ins, 1974 - 1994
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Boynton Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale,FL
Used the Pizza Hut website 12-8-12. It was easier to use than Papa Johns. Pick up any pizza for 10.00 was honored and came to 10.60 for a large 5 topping pizza. The gentleman at the cash register was courteous. The pizza was every bit as good as any and better than most. Notably, the crust was perfect. I used to go to Papa Johns. Not anymore, these guys give better value.
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Great beer! Fun people. Be prepared for entering a warehouse - it's an adventure! Friday evenings Lucille's BBQ wagon parks at the door at 6PM. There is a tap room in the front that is air conditioned, but most locals hang out in the warehouse around the big bar where you can gaze longingly at the stainless steel fermenters. OK so I'm prejudiced, but you will enjoy making an adult field trip.
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toojays is our favorite deli since junur's closed.
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Homemade lunches and homemade kinchi. Does it get better?
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norris's is a good reliable place.
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This store is small but well stocked and very clean.
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