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(Some Guy)   Even the President of the United States can't stop copper thieves from looting. No, not Obama. Abraham Lincoln   (wsiltv.com) divider line 59
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2011-11-17 11:55:24 AM
On this episode of Pawn Stars....
 
2011-11-17 01:52:10 PM
To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!
 
2011-11-17 02:03:23 PM

BKITU: To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!


Tell me more!
/Just as long as the postage and handling cost does not exceed $75
 
2011-11-17 02:03:46 PM
The strangest part of this story is police aren't sure when the sword was taken. It might have disappeared as early as September.
 
2011-11-17 02:06:49 PM

BKITU: To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!


Five sets, please! I"m emailing you my credit card number right now!

(they ARE guaranteed to increase in value, right?)
 
2011-11-17 02:07:22 PM
punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-11-17 02:08:28 PM

BKITU: To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!


Sorry, if they're not gold, I'm not sold.

Signed, Glen Beck

/I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear
 
2011-11-17 02:09:03 PM
We already had this story, including a comment by a guy who was actually there last fall and has pictures with the sword missing as early as October, I believe.
 
2011-11-17 02:10:18 PM

BKITU: To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!



If you act now you can receive a 5 nickel clad medallion set featuring Thomas Jefferson just pay separate processing and handling.
 
2011-11-17 02:11:18 PM

FuturePastNow: The strangest part of this story is police aren't sure when the sword was taken. It might have disappeared as early as September.



I loved that part. And whoever took it should be easy to track down. Just look for the folks struggling to drag around massive balls.

Taking that is pretty goddamn brazen. There are a LOT of eyes in the area like all the damn time.
 
2011-11-17 02:13:17 PM
So, stolen twice in over one hundred years and they want to make a special law for this? Overreact much?
 
2011-11-17 02:14:41 PM
It's not a felony to deface a federal monument?

/lots of copper in the Statue of Liberty
 
2011-11-17 02:14:55 PM

BKITU: To raise money to replace the stolen statue, I'm starting a fund raising drive.

I am selling sets of five copper-clad medallions, each one bearing the striking profile of President Lincoln himself and the year of issue. Each one also bears a patriotic call to Liberty, and arced majestically over Lincoln's head, a message of devotion to Almighty God.

Each set was originally priced at $100, but you can have a set for only $29.95, plus postage and handling. Quantities are limited, so there is a strict limit of 5 sets per customer. At least 20% of all net proceeds will go directly to funding a replacement statue, so order now!


Is it struck in non circulating .999 pure Liberian Tender?
 
2011-11-17 02:15:09 PM

apoptotic: Sorry, if they're not gold, I'm not sold.

Signed, Glen Beck

/I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear


i291.photobucket.com
 
2011-11-17 02:16:09 PM
"David Blachette of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says state leaders need to move forward with a bill that would make copper theft a felony."

will this stop copper theft? no. perhaps Mr.Blachette should find out if there are hungry mouths to feed in the community. cut out the copper middle man. start a little reach out and help your local crak head thing. maybe it teh drugs.

cash guy at Recycle Roy's not suspicious when obvious not-an-art-collector shows up with massive sculpted sword?

Felonious Monk
 
2011-11-17 02:20:39 PM

apoptotic: /I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear


So then you didn't rape and murder a girl in 1990?
 
2011-11-17 02:21:18 PM
Who ya gonna call?

www.acmefilmworks.com
 
2011-11-17 02:22:05 PM
If they stopped keeping carmel corn in Lincoln's head, they'd find that fewer thieves would show up.
 
2011-11-17 02:22:38 PM

apoptotic: /I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear


OK, so did you or didn't you rape and murder a girl in 1990?
 
2011-11-17 02:23:23 PM
Claude Cooper is wanted for questioning
 
2011-11-17 02:23:43 PM
I wouldn't mind having a little congress with Mary Todd Lincoln. When I was a kid, I'd stay the summers at my grandparents farm house - no air conditioning, nine hundred degrees, and I had to sleep in the attic. There was a trunk up there full of old photographs and a bunch of black and white reprints of past presidents and their wives. For some reason, I developed an insatiable hard-on for Mary Todd. She had the face of an angel and the curves of some sexual she-devil. I spent many an afternoon up in that attic, jerking in the stifling heat. When Granny would call me down for supper, I'd come to the table completely soaked in sweat, dying of thirst, dehydrated almost to the point of kidney failure. Granny would say, "Oh boy, I heard you up there, you must be tired. Have some lemonade!" I was embarrassed but too thirsty to care, so I'd drink all the lemonade right out of the pitcher as Granny pulled her bony fingers through my sopping wet hair. Grandpa, cleaning his glass eye, would look over, that black degenerative socket staring into my soul, and he'd say, "Well, boy, just who is it that's got your little fancy so tickled?" I'd be too red-faced from the heat to blush, so I'd look up at him sheepishly and admit, "It's that Mrs. Lincoln. I just can't get enough of that woman." Grandpa, sticking his tongue in the side of his cheek as he nodded appreciatively, would always say, "Oh yes sir. That Mary Todd. Reminds me of your Grandma." Then he'd look at her like some sex addict, eyes hard and scarcely wandering from her breasts, and he'd stick that half a tongue of his out and lick the corner of his mouth like a depraved little baby. Sometimes they'd scoot off; others, they'd just do it right there atop the mash potatoes, with me watching Granny's face for suggestions of Miss Marry Todd Lincoln.
 
2011-11-17 02:23:48 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: /lots of copper in the Statue of Liberty


You're gonna need a bigger boat.
 
2011-11-17 02:25:07 PM
But they never got on cereal boxes. There is only one looting champion.

t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-11-17 02:25:23 PM
Obama could have stopped it but he got lost after he thought Hawaii was in Asia.
 
2011-11-17 02:26:46 PM

spentmiles: I wouldn't mind having a little congress with Mary Todd Lincoln....


*slow clap*
 
2011-11-17 02:28:43 PM
I would search for the sword, but there is a kitty on my foot and I wanna touch it.
 
2011-11-17 02:30:24 PM

spentmiles: ...Miss Marry Todd Lincoln.


That's much better than my grandparents. All mine ever did is fart and curse the Lord when black people got on Wheel of Fortune.
 
2011-11-17 02:32:10 PM

Pollexabator: I would search for the sword, but there is a kitty on my foot and I wanna touch it.


I'll trade you this old sword for that cat.
 
2011-11-17 02:35:25 PM

grokca: So, stolen twice in over one hundred years and they want to make a special law for this? Overreact much?


Copper theft is starting to get out of control. In Hawaii someone uprooted several miles' worth of underground wires to steal the copper, and as a result there were no working streetlights along that stretch of road until the government could scrape together the several thousand dollars to get it replaced.

It's less about the statue, and more about assclowns stealing public stuff. Plus its even more expensive to replace.
 
2011-11-17 02:40:26 PM
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/hot copper
 
2011-11-17 02:40:37 PM
Hey, at least they didn't try to steal the body this time.

Link (new window)
 
2011-11-17 02:42:58 PM

Cybernetic: apoptotic: /I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear

So then you didn't rape and murder a girl in 1990?


pedrop357: apoptotic: /I'm not really Glen Beck, just to be clear

OK, so did you or didn't you rape and murder a girl in 1990?


I most certainly didn't rape and murder a young girl in 1990, but thanks for asking.
 
2011-11-17 02:49:14 PM
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I didn't do it.
 
2011-11-17 02:52:08 PM

whither_apophis: Claude Cooper is wanted for questioning


Claude Cooper from Cleveland???

/gonna clobber him..
 
2011-11-17 02:56:06 PM
"Who would want a sword from a five-ton copper statue of U.S. Grant?"
"A five ton copper statue of Robert E. Lee?"

/when foundries are outlawed, only outlaws will have metal
 
2011-11-17 03:04:25 PM
Even the President of the United States can't stop copper thieves from looting. No, not Obama. Abraham Lincoln

Geez. How bad is the economy when Lincoln returns from the grave to steal plumbing?
 
2011-11-17 03:08:37 PM
I'm not sure just increasing the punishment is going to help, but something really does need to be done to stop copper theft. My church is a beautiful old historical building in the middle of a city, and we have awful problems with this. Not only were all our copper fittings, gutters and the like, stolen right off the building, more thieves then came along and stole the look-alike plastic fittings we replaced them with. That's not a cheap repair job, either!

/does sort of wish she'd seen the expression on the second thieves' faces when they got to the scrapyard.
 
2011-11-17 03:15:40 PM

i_got_no_strings: I'm not sure just increasing the punishment is going to help, but something really does need to be done to stop copper theft.


Call in the coppers!
 
2011-11-17 03:17:11 PM
Lame. In Orange County, all the cool kids are stealing Reagan.
 
2011-11-17 03:23:07 PM
How was this greenlit without a CU joke in the headline?
 
2011-11-17 03:27:18 PM

Tatterdemalian: "Who would want a sword from a five-ton copper statue of U.S. Grant?"
"A five ton copper statue of Robert E. Lee?"

/when foundries are outlawed, only outlaws will have metal


A copper statue of John Wilkes Booth?

/too soon?
 
2011-11-17 04:05:23 PM

dabbletech: [punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com image 450x536]


LOL, that's got to be the dumbest "motivational" poster I've ever seen. And I've seen lolcats
 
2011-11-17 04:06:37 PM
Maybe instead of making it a felony for arbitrary reasons, they should make it harder to fence stolen copper. Like, scrapyards have to keep records of peoples' ID and a description of the material being scrapped so that they can track the perp down if it gets reported as stolen, and payment is by check in a few days rather than immediate cash.

Sure, you would still have a few crooked shops "laundering" copper, but it would still make it a lot harder for your average crackhead to get their next fix with five minutes' work. Maybe there are flaws in my plan, but it's still a lot better than making something that's already illegal EVEN MORE ILLEGAL.

This is like trying to stop gang violence by banning switchblades. How well did that work out again?
 
2011-11-17 04:16:08 PM
After a person steals copper, where do they go to sell it? Do you just show up at the pawn shop with a handful of copper? It seems the resale value of it should be very low, but quite obviously it is not. Man, I've got a lot to learn about crime.
 
2011-11-17 04:24:01 PM
Sorry, I needed the copper to buy more track pieces.

2.bp.blogspot.com

/Trackmania FTW
 
2011-11-17 04:30:38 PM
he had a sword?
 
2011-11-17 04:33:31 PM

grokca: So, stolen twice in over one hundred years and they want to make a special law for this? Overreact much?


live in the area and copper thieves have been a huge issue stealing power lines, air conditioners, plumbing, and basically anything that they can get there hands on have caused hundreds of thousands in damages just in Springfield over the past 6 months. The law they are talking about will increase the penalty as well as make scrap yards accountable for buying stolen property
 
2011-11-17 05:16:58 PM
article: Police in Springfield, Illinois say someone stole a three foot copper sword from a statue at Lincoln's tomb.

Big deal -- they can get another one for about 180 GOLD.
 
2011-11-17 05:23:46 PM

cardex: grokca: So, stolen twice in over one hundred years and they want to make a special law for this? Overreact much?

live in the area and copper thieves have been a huge issue stealing power lines, air conditioners, plumbing, and basically anything that they can get there hands on have caused hundreds of thousands in damages just in Springfield over the past 6 months. The law they are talking about will increase the penalty as well as make scrap yards accountable for buying stolen property


It's those fiends in Shelbyville, I tells ya!
 
2011-11-17 05:41:52 PM
There's a Copper Statue of Lincoln in Wilkinsburg, PA that was stolen a few years ago. They cut Abe off at the ankles. Fortunately the statue was recovered and restored.

http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A28988
 
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