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Old 05-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #294
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A post box (British English and others, also written postbox, known in the United States and Canada as collection box, mailbox, post box, letter box, or drop box) is a physical box into which members of the public can deposit outgoing mail intended for collection by the agents of a country's postal service. The term post box can also refer to a private letter box for incoming mail..In the British Isles the first red pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852..During 1939 a number of bombs were put in post boxes by the IRA as part of their S-Plan campaign..A problem with clearance of some boxes is their use as a dumping ground for used hypodermic needles.. In relevant cases staff are issued with protective equipment..Following a month-long hiatus, ABC began airing the show on October 13, 1958, at 3:00 pm. It ran until January 27, 1961, with a timeslot change to 12:30 pm..However, circulating amongst collectors is a daytime episode from September 23, 1960 with a Bonus Stunt..The daytime show did not meet CBS' expectations, and was replaced by The Jimmy Dean Show...

When the Provisional IRA blew up the Arndale shopping centre in the 1996 Manchester bombing one of the few things to survive unscathed was a Victorian pillar box dating from 1887 (A type A Jubilee pillar)..In 1952, a number of post boxes were attacked in Scotland in a dispute over the title adopted by the British monarch which was displayed in cypher on the boxes..In the United States of America, nearly 7,000 USPS collection boxes were removed following the aftermath of the September 11, 2001(killing 5 people) terrorist attack and the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing anthrax spores were placed in public collection boxes..In late October 2001, ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross linked the anthrax sample to Saddam Hussein because of its purportedly containing the unusual additive bentonite..On August 3, 2002, Rosenberg tells the media that the FBI asked her if "a team of government scientists could be trying to frame Steven J. Hatfill"..The time limit was always a multiple of 5 seconds, usually at least 30 seconds. At one point Collyer said that a 55-second time limit was the maximum, but later on, stunts occasionally had 60-second limits..On September 15, 1956, Collyer announced that the next show would gain a new sponsor, and if the Super Bonus was not won Fresh and Sylvania would donate the Super Bonus Pot to charity...

The Vollum (also incorrectly referred to as Vellum) strain was isolated in 1935 from a cow in Oxfordshire.. This same strain was used during the Gruinard bioweapons trials. A variation of Vollum known as "Vollum 1B" was used during the 1960s in the US and UK bioweapon programs. Vollum 1B is widely believed to have been isolated from William A. Boyles, a 46-year-old scientist at the U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories at Camp (later Fort) Detrick, Maryland, (precursor to USAMRIID), who died in 1951 after being accidentally infected with the Vollum strain..Clearing the Senate office building of anthrax spores cost $27 million, according to the Government Accountability Office..Additionally, 5 million "cattle cakes" (animal feed pellets impregnated with anthrax spores) were prepared and stored at Porton Down for "Operation Vegetarian" — antilivestock attacks against Germany to be made by the Royal Air Force..The plan was for
anthrax-based biological weapons to be dropped on Germany in 1944... his unpleasant wounding has in some way enlightened the rest of you as to the grim finish beneath the glossy veneer of criminal life and inspired you to change your ways, then his injuries carry with it an inherent nobility, and a supreme glory. We should all be so fortunate. You say poor Toby? I say poor us...
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