Sep 18, 2008

Elemental, Watson!

They hit again.

Copper thefts are having the great time of their lives in the area where I live. With the price of copper going up, there are not limits for them.

This time, they hit the local Meal On Wheels, a United Way sponsored group that provides cooked and frozen meals for the elderly and low income residents that can not cook for themselves, most of them in rural areas of the county.

The nonsense question is unavoidable: what are we waiting to have the recycling centers –or whoever buys this scrap metal—to check and double-check the people they are buying from and the origin of those materials?

Or do we now have to be mentally prepared to face a power outage -- I mean, a plain and dirty apagón-- every time anybody out there wants to make easy money?

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