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chad
20th March 2011, 11:57 AM
i went down this morning to get yesterday's mail. there are two bright orange reflective decals on the side of my mailbox. wtf, i thought. started walking back up my driveway, and i noticed one tacked on to a tree right next to the road.

okay, now serious, wtf?

so i just spent about 45 minutes cruising around out here, and i did not see these on any other person's mailbox.

wtf?

no change in our mail delivery, we don't get the paper, etc. thought they might have been a marking for this. just **bam** i have these markers on my mailbox and tree now. i tore the tree one off, going to photograph the ones on the mailbox right now...

Kali
20th March 2011, 12:03 PM
Mexican Mafia has a hit on your ass. GTFO NOW

chad
20th March 2011, 12:09 PM
ha ha, never seen a mexican here other than at the el patio about 17 miles away.

Spectrism
20th March 2011, 12:13 PM
ha ha, never seen a mexican here other than at the el patio about 17 miles away.


Boy they are sneaky! I haven't seen one here either... or a flying saucer.



Maybe its the local Jehovah's Witnesses. You might be targetted by them. Or it could be one of those end-of-the-world hunter clubs just pointing out who has foods & other goodies for the SHTF pillaging. Keep searching for answers.

muffin
20th March 2011, 12:13 PM
Maybe kids being stupid? Sticking stickers on random things? Can you get a pic of it?

po boy
20th March 2011, 12:22 PM
Tear them off and see if they are replaced?

I seem to remember something about red blue and yellow stickers on mailboxes being used for FEMA camp round ups.

Miac report? ???

Not trying to scare you just the first thing that comes to mind.

muffin
20th March 2011, 12:39 PM
Did you see this? Post #76...

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?146473-Reflective-stickers-on-mailboxes.-Discuss!/page8

old steel
20th March 2011, 12:55 PM
Tear them off and see if they are replaced?

I seem to remember something about red blue and yellow stickers on mailboxes being used for FEMA camp round ups.

Miac report? ???

Not trying to scare you just the first thing that comes to mind.




Red list, blue list. Not good not good at all.

JDRock
20th March 2011, 01:14 PM
....scrape em off an d set up some covert cameras.. this would REALLY bother me.

AndreaGail
20th March 2011, 01:30 PM
....scrape em off an d set up some covert cameras.. this would REALLY bother me.


i would do the same, that is strange

MNeagle
20th March 2011, 01:34 PM
Be sure & check for RFID chips too!

Could just be a simple prank, or could be a code for "Guy doesn't get his mail until Sunday; Check here!"

hobo signals (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://exurbanpedestrian.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/11.jpg&imgrefurl=http://exurbanpedestrian.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/so-you-wanna-be-a-hobo/&usg=__ZzT_Bdx3-8ODqdpgmu4aaQP0RUI=&h=550&w=524&sz=104&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=XyK13s6zt_mStM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&ei=VVmGTeK4NumV0QGsxvDECA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhobo%2Bsymbol%2Bimages%26um%3D1%26hl% 3Den%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D792%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=116&vpy=176&dur=7078&hovh=230&hovw=219&tx=143&ty=130&oei=VVmGTeK4NumV0QGsxvDECA&page=1&ndsp=29&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0)


Think signs have changed though...

Neuro
20th March 2011, 01:49 PM
Probably just "Robert" dropping by...

Ponce
20th March 2011, 02:18 PM
It means that you are a prep and have plenty of food in the house...........mine is red with a little white dot and it means that I have weapons and tp........danger, don't fuck with him.

chad
20th March 2011, 02:20 PM
it's pouring rain, but i will go down there and take pics as soon as it stops.

Horn
20th March 2011, 02:33 PM
A result of the financial collapse, a reduction in gubbermental infrastructure offerings in replace of streetlights.

Same cost though.

SLV^GLD
20th March 2011, 02:41 PM
IINM, the mailbox represents federal property and depending on who placed the stickers they are likely guilty of vandalism.
Depending on how far into your property line the tree is, they are likely guilty of trespassing.

Just sayin'

Spectrism
20th March 2011, 02:57 PM
Its only the inside space of the mailbox that is federal property.

chad
20th March 2011, 04:31 PM
Its only the inside space of the mailbox that is federal property.




Wisconsin gives you license plates to put on your mailbox. Don't be caught driving one down the freeway.


ahahahah best post of the year ;D

Trinity
20th March 2011, 05:00 PM
Maybe some do gooder put them there because they thought they were to close to the road and maybe a traffic hazard, so they put reflectors on them.

sunnyandseventy
20th March 2011, 06:10 PM
Snow plow driver?

Libertytree
20th March 2011, 06:13 PM
Its only the inside space of the mailbox that is federal property.




That's what we thought too. We were distributing some marketing material and the postal guy ran up on us, he wasn't very happy and read us the code as to affixing materials to federal domain yadda, yadda. They think very highly of those little flags.

chad
20th March 2011, 06:14 PM
still raining hard. i'll check again in the morning.

Sparky
20th March 2011, 10:15 PM
still raining hard. i'll check again in the morning.


Obviously they are intended as a heavy rain warning. ;D

Awoke
21st March 2011, 04:10 PM
We had an entire thread on this on GIM. There was a couple members that had these dots placed on their property. If I recall correctly, I think one of them caught the guy in the act, and confronted him. The guy stammered something about census or whatever.

Other GIMers said it was FEMA based.

I can't remember the final consensus, and I think GIM shut down before we could get to the bottom of it or something.

keehah
21st March 2011, 04:20 PM
No one has yet thought it could be reflective signage improvements by the local highway or Federal mail services to improve safety and service to the people?

;D

Awoke
21st March 2011, 04:26 PM
Simple Google search (http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=862&q=dot+on+mailbox&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1&aql=&oq=&fp=2f6b3bb843eff3dd)

Horn
21st March 2011, 04:28 PM
No one has yet thought it could be reflective signage improvements by the local highway or Federal mail services to improve safety and service to the people?

;D




http://www.addictivefonts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Humbled.Exalted.jpg

mick silver
21st March 2011, 05:42 PM
news paper . do you got everyday are part of the week

Rebel Yarr
21st March 2011, 07:01 PM
They will also do this if you ask them not to spray on your section of road meets private propery - or even on tree cuts - if you have talked to the crew/county

chad
21st March 2011, 07:05 PM
sorry it took me so long, didn't want to ruin the camera in the rain. anyway:

http://i54.tinypic.com/opcthf.jpg

i also found the same reflector nailed with a penny nail on to one of my trees next to the beginning of my road. the mailbox thing concerns me, but the marker on the tree is...i don't know. anyway, i ripped them all off, we'll see if they return.

mamboni
21st March 2011, 07:10 PM
Simple Google search (http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=862&q=dot+on+mailbox&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1&aql=&oq=&fp=2f6b3bb843eff3dd)



Found this:

The FD out here puts them on our mailboxes (wish they would quit it) to show which houses they hit up for $ already.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/437359-orange-dots-mailboxes-houses-neighborhood-live.html#ixzz1HHojyyB9

Cobalt
21st March 2011, 07:27 PM
My newspaper box is mounted to the mailbox post, when I got the paper the newspaper box had a green and white reflective sticker and when I canceled my paper the driver place a red one over both stickers and also installed a red one on the box.

ximmy
21st March 2011, 07:53 PM
sorry it took me so long, didn't want to ruin the camera in the rain. anyway:

http://i54.tinypic.com/opcthf.jpg

i also found the same reflector nailed with a penny nail on to one of my trees next to the beginning of my road. the mailbox thing concerns me, but the marker on the tree is...i don't know. anyway, i ripped them all off, we'll see if they return.



dude, get a scraper and remove those things... you've been targeted for termination!!!

Cobalt
21st March 2011, 08:28 PM
If they sent someone out to the address to install the stickers, that tells me that they have the address.

Does anybody think removing a one inch sticker is going to cause some boogy man/bad guy to not find your house?

If an address is in a data base somewhere, it will remain in the data base forever regardless of some plastic sticker that most times last 6 months to a year before they fall off

banjo
21st March 2011, 09:48 PM
Have you checked with your local post office to see what they've got to say about it?

chad
22nd March 2011, 06:28 AM
update:

called the post office, they have no idea who put them there. i don't get the newspaper, so nothing there either. fire department, etc. i don't know. we have a volunteer fire department, and nobody has been here trying to get fundraising or anything.

the county highway in front of my house is perfectly straight, so it's not road markers. also, nobody else's mailbox on the road has them.

one thing i thought about was that the ones on the mailbox face right, so anybody heading north would see it. the one on my tree was pointed left, so anybody heading south would see it. somebody has definitely marked my house for something. maybe it's something perfectly harmless, but i am paying attention now.

tin foil helmet.

sirgonzo420
22nd March 2011, 07:59 AM
update:

called the post office, they have no idea who put them there. i don't get the newspaper, so nothing there either. fire department, etc. i don't know. we have a volunteer fire department, and nobody has been here trying to get fundraising or anything.

the county highway in front of my house is perfectly straight, so it's not road markers. also, nobody else's mailbox on the road has them.

one thing i thought about was that the ones on the mailbox face right, so anybody heading north would see it. the one on my tree was pointed left, so anybody heading south would see it. somebody has definitely marked my house for something. maybe it's something perfectly harmless, but i am paying attention now.

tin foil helmet.


Be vigilant.

http://demotivate.me/mediafiles/full/325201034338PM_demotivational_posters_04.jpg

mightymanx
22nd March 2011, 09:59 AM
They help with the lazer refraction when illuminating a target for an airstrike.

chad
22nd March 2011, 10:05 AM
They help with the lazer refraction when illuminating a target for an airstrike.


i'm safe then, the house is at least a quarter mile away from the mailbox. ;D

undgrd
22nd March 2011, 10:24 AM
They help with the lazer refraction when illuminating a target for an airstrike.


i'm safe then, the house is at least a quarter mile away from the mailbox. ;D


Until they start dropping half mile radius bombs.
;D