Dear Webby: More questions re tripods 

Good Morning,   !
Friday,  January 5, 2007
Wear something red to show your support of the troops!

Nothing is stronger than habit.
--- Ovid

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
--- Robertson Davies

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into
nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes
--- Albert Einstein


When I was visiting a friend who lived on the edge of a
wilderness preserve, we drove along a rutted trail, and we
saw a small creek ahead whose bridge was under water.

"We have a serious beaver problem," our friend said. "They
build dams that cause the creek to flood. Forest rangers
take down the dams, and the beavers rebuild them."

As we got closer, we could see a large scoreboard posted
by the bridge.



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When I went to get my driver's license renewed, our local
motor-vehicle bureau was packed. The line inched along for
almost an hour until the man ahead of me finally got his
license. He inspected his photo for a moment and commented
to the clerk, "I was standing in line so long, I ended up looking
pretty grouchy in this picture."

The woman beside him peered over his shoulder, then
reassured him, "It's okay. That's how you're going to look
when the cops pull you over anyway."


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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD and goes to North Hollywood kidnappers OOPS, wrong victim January 3, 2007 - North Hollywood, California - CBS News In what was apparently a case of mistaken identity, a woman was kidnapped, bound and abandoned in her car. Authorities found the victim in North Hollywood on Tuesday night. Though she was still bound, the victim dialed 911 around 9 p.m. She summoned authorities to the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Burbank Boulevard, near Los Angeles Valley College, where her kidnappers had left her, Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Station said. Though the victim did not know her kidnappers the case was not considered “stranger abduction” because she was not taken at random, Hamilton said. According to Hamilton, the kidnapping was allegedly an attempt to retaliate against a failed relationship ... one that involved the woman’s male roommate. "She was completely innocent," he said. Apparently the kidnappers acted upon orders from a person who wanted revenge, but picked up the wrong person, Hamilton said. "It was a kidnap by proxy," he said. The victim’s roommate had already contacted police by the time the victim called 911. He had apparently been tipped off about the kidnapping by the suspects, Hamilton said. After the woman was found, she was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was examined and released, he said. Though authorities are not totally clear on how the kidnappers mistook the female victim for her male roommate, Hamilton said that the suspects "aren't the sharpest tools in the shed." ===========================================
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