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   There's gold in that thar floor. GOLD, I tells ya

24 Nov 2012 12:00 PM   |   12324 clicks   |   CBS Sacramento
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Majick Thise    [TotalFark]  
I hope those installers got a good tip

24 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
TexasPeace    [TotalFark]  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azrhrX Pzzng

24 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
$300,000 In Gold Dust Found In Sacramento Home During HVAC Installation


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"I cost much more than that piffling amount, I'll tell you THAT for free..."

24 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
iheartscotch     
GOOOOOOLD!!!!1!

24 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
bhcompy     
And in a moment of honesty, Steve told us for a split-second he considered sneaking off with the golden discovery.

Honesty, sure, but everyone thinks it. Only the bad act on it.

24 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
LordOfThePings     
Simpsons, of course, did it.

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24 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
Fursecution     
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Approves.

/obscure? 
//anybody up for tunneling?

24 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
gingerjet     
FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement

24 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
Clemkadidlefark     
White gold from Bolivia?

24 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
GT_Frog     
I think the "Hero" tag would have been better...

24 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
humanshrapnel     

LordOfThePings: Simpsons, of course, did it.

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So did American Dad:

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/ollie north's gold episode was on last night

24 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Fursecution: /obscure?


Paint Your Wagon is my favorite Clint Eastwood comedy vehicle that didn't involve an orangutan.

I'm assuming that we're not counting Gran Torino as a comedy.

24 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Fursecution: [thecelluloidsaloon.files.wordpress.c om image 519x392]

Approves.

/obscure? 
//anybody up for tunneling?


I was looking for the scene where they break through the floor and the dust rains down

/my google-fu is not strong today

24 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
Nothing To See Here     
She's got Diamonds on her shoes.

24 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
FuryOfFirestorm     
These guys are wanted for questioning:

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24 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
bhcompy     

FuryOfFirestorm: These guys are wanted for questioning:

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Looks like a pre-Clue Michael McKean

24 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
red5ish     
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24 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
darwinpolice     
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24 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
barncook     
FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement


That, or shame on keeping their information hidden so the prior homeowners can't ask for it's return. Circumstances may be that after time or through the sale of the property it's rightfully theirs, but it still seems a bit off putting to me for them to herald one party for being honest and yet they are not willing to do the same for the rightful owner.

24 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
The Angry Hand of God     
I would have settled for 12 bottles of this:

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24 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  
Article read like an advertisement for Clark & Rush.

24 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
buzzcut73     

barncook: FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement

That, or shame on keeping their information hidden so the prior homeowners can't ask for it's return. Circumstances may be that after time or through the sale of the property it's rightfully theirs, but it still seems a bit off putting to me for them to herald one party for being honest and yet they are not willing to do the same for the rightful owner.


Personal property left behind after closing usually belongs to the new owner, unless it was specifically stated otherwise in the sale, so the current owners are the rightful owners as far as I see it.

24 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
austin_millbarge     
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APPROVES

24 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

special20: Article read like an advertisement for Clark & Rush.


They're sponsors

/go figure

24 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
I. R. Rottweiler     

The Angry Hand of God: I would have settled for 12 bottles of this:

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Nothing likes flecks of gold in your vomit!

/ Never again...

24 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
ZzeusS     
A one of the kind discovery for the business. Never happened before ever! Except for that one other time.

24 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
wichitaleaf     
Actually there was $600k of gold found.

24 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
TonyJabroni     
No pictures of Patrick Tribbett yet????? For shame!

24 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
pej     
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24 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
CruJones     
Yeah, I probably would have kept at least half of it. Consider it a finder's fee.

/guess I'm not that honest

24 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
ransack.     
My name is Luka Magnotta, im a male model in Los Angeles California, I have recently been hearing rumors on the internet that the IRS is able to seize peoples safety deposit boxes. Also President FDR apparantly sezied everyones gold and safety deposit boxes in the 1930's great depression.

24 Nov 2012 01:06 PM
herrDrFarkenstein     
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What HVAC

24 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
Eps05     

iheartscotch: GOOOOOOLD!!!!1!


GOOOOOLD!!

btw headline missed an opportunity for the running gag used on drug bust news.

// Installers find 600k worth of gold. Homeowners proudly happy to be 300k richer.

24 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
A Shambling Mound     

CruJones: Yeah, I probably would have kept at least half of it. Consider it a finder's fee.

/guess I'm not that honest


Stealing half of something is not actually any different from stealing all of it. If you're going to be a goddamn thief at least have the balls to commit.

24 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
proton     
Came for the Paint Your Wagon references, leaving satisfied.

24 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
aerojockey    [TotalFark]  
I'm very glad the article made it explicitly clear several times that they can't guarantee finding a gold stash every time they make a house call, because I would have believed that this company finds a gold stash at every house call and I would have called them so that they could find me my very own gold stash. Thanks to this article I am spared the expense of installing an HVAC I don't need and much disappointment.

24 Nov 2012 01:18 PM
InternetSecurityGuard     
Back in the early 1980's I had a job installing mobile phones and two way radios. We got a contract to install telephones in a fleet of 12 stretch limousines. Among the items we fund under the back seats was an autographed photo of Marilyn Chambers and a 100 dollar bill. When we tried to give these items to the owner of the fleet, he just smiled and said we could keep anything we found. But he did admit to planting the 100 dollar bill just to see if we would bring it to his attention.

We framed the photo of Marilyn and hung it on the wall of the shop and had a real nice lunch with the $100 tip.

24 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
Archimedes' Principal     

aerojockey: I'm very glad the article made it explicitly clear several times that they can't guarantee finding a gold stash every time they make a house call, because I would have believed that this company finds a gold stash at every house call and I would have called them so that they could find me my very own gold stash. Thanks to this article I am spared the expense of installing an HVAC I don't need and much disappointment.


The article writer is representative of the usual crap-fest info-tainment they call 'news' these days on our local Sacramento CBS affiliate. They impart no real knowledge but insist on stating the obvious.

24 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
Icetech3     
damnit.. beaten to the paint your wagon pics:(

24 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
Mazzic518     

barncook: FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement

That, or shame on keeping their information hidden so the prior homeowners can't ask for it's return. Circumstances may be that after time or through the sale of the property it's rightfully theirs, but it still seems a bit off putting to me for them to herald one party for being honest and yet they are not willing to do the same for the rightful owner.


They lived there 50 years...... screw the original owner

24 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
ThighsofGlory     

barncook: FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement

That, or shame on keeping their information hidden so the prior homeowners can't ask for it's return. Circumstances may be that after time or through the sale of the property it's rightfully theirs, but it still seems a bit off putting to me for them to herald one party for being honest and yet they are not willing to do the same for the rightful owner.


You don't know if they haven't got hold of the old owners, because that's none of our business, either.

24 Nov 2012 02:18 PM
ThighsofGlory     

I. R. Rottweiler: The Angry Hand of God: I would have settled for 12 bottles of this:

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Nothing likes flecks of gold in your vomit!

/ Never again...


Sparkly poo.

24 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
no gold in the ceiling?

24 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
acad1228     

if we're gonna post Paint your Wagon pics...

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(Hot!!!)


24 Nov 2012 02:27 PM
Curt Blizzah     
Were there 'nuggets as big as your fist'?

24 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
pyrotek85     

buzzcut73: barncook: FTFA The lucky homeowners didn't want to be part of the story, but we're told they're handling their new gold just fine.

Bravo for taking the high road and telling the world to fark off and leave us alone. And for the press honoring that.

/half expected a new reality show announcement

That, or shame on keeping their information hidden so the prior homeowners can't ask for it's return. Circumstances may be that after time or through the sale of the property it's rightfully theirs, but it still seems a bit off putting to me for them to herald one party for being honest and yet they are not willing to do the same for the rightful owner.

Personal property left behind after closing usually belongs to the new owner, unless it was specifically stated otherwise in the sale, so the current owners are the rightful owners as far as I see it.


Yeah if you left your stash of gold in the house you moved out of, you'd be the original owner, but not the rightful owner.

24 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
ace in your face     
The best things in life are dirty!

24 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
A good place to look for gold is the floor of a Pakistani goldsmith's shop, especially if it tamped earth. There are people who search for gold dust and nuggets in the gutters in such places and they used to do it in the gold district in places like New York and Amsterdam.

Here in Ottawa, the Royal Canadian Mint is on a cliff top above the Ottawa River. Several million dollars worth of gold have been dredged from the river sediments and there may be as much as $100 million of lost gold in all.

As Terry Pratchett's recent non-Diskworld novel, Dodger, reveals to some readers, there were people who scavenged lost coins and jewelry, etc., from the sewers of London in the Nineteenth Century. They were called "toshers" and the loot was called "tosh". Sometimes they returned sentimental valuables (such as wedding rings) to their owners for a reward, but mostly they took them to gold smiths like Old Solomon in the novel.

A certain amount of gold is used for industrial or artistic purposes and can not be recovered (gilding of frames, furniture, food, etc.) but most of the gold ever mined is still carefully guarded by banks and jewellers and recycled endlessly. Gold weighs 19.2 grams per cubic centimeter. That much gold would be worth about $40-50 at current high prices. A circulating gold coin would thus be about the size of a dime, easy to lose. Larger coins would be made of electrum (gold and silver alloy) or else have higher denominations, such as $100, $200, $500 or $1000 dollars.

Clipping coins by paring them around the edges was a major problem when gold and silver (or even bronze and copper) were used for coins and milling the edges with fine lines was invented to reveal clipping to the user and reduce this crime.

Clipping and wear on soft gold are two reasons why I think the Gold Bugs are nuts. There is no way to prevent governments from debasing money (thus "printing" more whenever they please) or to prevent people from passing bad money for good. Gold is not a really good foundation for a currency. Trust is the only real foundation for a currency, so fiat currencies it is.

24 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
Khell     

acad1228: if we're gonna post Paint your Wagon pics...[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x742](Hot!!!)


MR. RUMSON!

Hot, but IRL she had a lot of problems.

However, to this day, Paint Your Wagon is the BEST musical film starring both Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood.

Old Clint was such a softy... (SFW)

24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
Mazzic518     

acad1228: if we're gonna post Paint your Wagon pics...[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x742](Hot!!!)


Wow... those are nice

24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
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