Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Thieves In The Recycling Business

Check this out(Use username humboldtlib and password blogspot, if asked for a log in). Because of higher prices for aluminum and copper, thieves are getting pretty aggressive in stealing things made out of that stuff.

It's probably Paul Gallegos' fault.

8 Comments:

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Somebody told me years ago that a penny is worth more in its weight as copper. If it was true, I imagine it's worth considerably more now.

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Fred said...

That's why they switched to, what was it, zinc(?), to make pennies years ago. Pennies were worth more for their metal than a penny was worth so people were melting down pennies and selling them as scrap metal.

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Derchoadus said...

Yep..Pennies are a Zinc Alloy now. We should just get rid of them as far as I'm concerned. Round everything to the nearest nickle.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Fred said...

There's been talk of doing that before and I believe some are talking about doing that again. Forget where I heard the talk about it recently. It might have been a T.V. show I was watching on the U.S. mint and how they design coins.

I wonder how many problems would arise if they tried to do something like that? You know there'd be a few coughs and sputters if you tried to eliminate pennies.

I also wonder who'd be the overall loser in something like that. Depending on whether the rounding up was done to the next highest or lowest value, someone, or some group, would probably lose or gain some money out of eliminating pennies.

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a brilliant exchange of ideas

 
At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never thought of it but maybe you're right Fred ? It could be Gallegos' fault.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Tim Hooven said...

Somebody stole parts of the brand new aluminum bleachers for the Hiller Sports Site in McK that were donated by Rotary ($10K +). The MCSD had to buy them back from the scrap yard. I guess nobody noticed how neatly packaged this shiny new 'scrap' was.

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

trouble with the new copper plated zinc pennies is that when kids swallow them, they're caustic, like battery acid, right?
they need to go back to just copper, or get rid of them.

 

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