Washington DC (Capitol Hill) 8:45 am – Early this morning Donald Trump met with several unknown people at Bistro Bis on Capitol Hill. It is noted that Trump entered alone through a side entrance after a private security team visited a half-hour before. Then a black SUV pulled up, apparently Bernie Sanders and a one more person went in a few minutes later. A barista, Caroline Tresparte later told friends and family that she overheard a mention of Bernie being offered a position as a special adviser with the Federal Department of Social Services (known as US Department of Health and Human Services). At this point the Trump camp will not confirm this nor will anyone at Sanders office.
Perth, Australia – February 29, 2016 – 9:20 am – A Perth native, Robert Screeder has hit the jackpot on this years Oscars. Winning just over $600,000 AUD (approximately $430,000 USD) with online betting. After collecting his winnings this morning he told a local news anchor from local 91News how he was able to pull-this-off!
Now here is the catch: his little brother (Victor Screeder, age 21), a huge war memorabilia collector had noticed that the apparently random code on an image of the Oscar envelopes corresponded to Morse code, giving away partial letters in what they both surmised was the name of the winner of each category.
When interviewed Robert said, “Yes, Victor and I were always role playing various battles and we both learned Morse code to we could make them as realistic as possible.” “I guess this has finally paid off, who would have expected that!”
Apparently Victor was watching an Oscar’s preview video on YouTube and he noticed that when they panned across the envelopes there was a number code and some other marks on each envelope, he took a screenshot and realized that something caught his eye but could not quite place it. Once he enlarged the image, he noted right away that there was Morse code in each envelope. He immediately called his brother and they met at a local bar to plan how to use this knowledge to make some cash.
Robert spread the bets across two well-know online betting houses and collected his winnings via cash transfers just a few hours ago. Both brothers work at a local factory and they plan on keeping their jobs. Each spoke about “springing for a fancy vacation for the family and then saving the rest to possibly buy some property together.”
For those that need a little refresher on what Morse code is:
Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer..as standardized sequences of short and long signals called “dots” and “dashes”…Each Morse code symbol represents either a text character (letter or numeral) or a prosign and is represented by a unique sequence of dots and dashes. The duration of a dash is three times the duration of a dot. Each dot or dash is followed by a short silence or space. (sic).
Update February 29, 2016 – 4:45 pm – It seems these envelopes were from a short video taken during a dress-rehearsal on the morning of February 28, 2016.
Just got the newest copy delivered the other day and it does not disappoint! My 12 year old son and I skimmed through it and had a blast!!
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December 14, 2011 – Albany New York – A local New York State resident, Franny Trokerns was arrested early this morning after being turned in by her babysitter. She works as a dancer at a local strip bar and apparently during a night of heavy drinking she allowed her on-and-off-again boyfriend Derrek Honsteads (a tattoo artist) to tattoo her 9 month old baby!
True or not?