Deaar Webby: How do I find the real sender of spam or spoofs? 

Good Morning !
Saturday,  June 30, 2007

"Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
--- Albert Schweitzer

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning,
and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?
--- Charles M. Schulz


Thanks to Ross for this story:
While shopping in a food store, two nuns happened to pass
by the beer, Wine, and liquor section. One asked the other
if she would like a beer.

The second nun answered that, indeed, it would be very nice
to have one, but that she would feel uncomfortable about
purchasing it.

The first nun replied that she would handle that without
a problem.

She picked up a six-pack and took it to the cashier.
The cashier had a surprised look so the nun said,
"This is for washing our hair."

Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the
counter and put a package of pretzel sticks in the bag
with the beer saying,

"Here, don't forget the curlers."


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Independence Day  was coming up, and the
nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell
her class about patriotism.

"We live in a great country," she said. "One of the
things we should be happy is that, in this country,
we are all free."

One little boy came walking up to her from the
back of the room.  He stood with his hands on
his hips and said. . . .

"I'm not free. I'm four."


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=========================================== Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Roy L Pearson, Washington, DC Judge was judged Judge denied victory in legal suit over pair of lost trousers A JUDGE in the US capital has lost his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner over a pair of lost trousers and will have to pay the defendants' trial fees. Roy L Pearson, an administrative law judge in the District of Columbia, claimed that a "satisfaction guaranteed" sign in Custom Cleaners misled consumers who, like him, were dissatisfied with their experience. But the judge hearing the case ruled that Pearson did not interpret that sign in a reasonable fashion. "A reasonable consumer would not interpret 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' to mean that a merchant is required to satisfy a customer's unreasonable demands," Judge Judith Bartnoff wrote. Judge Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay the court costs of defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y Chung - just over $1,000, according to the Chungs' attorney. A motion to recover the tens of thousands of dollars spent on fees will be considered later. Pearson, an administrative law judge, originally sought $67 million from the Chungs after he claimed they lost a pair of his trousers, then later tried to return a second pair of trousers that he said were not his. He arrived at the amount by adding up years of law violations and almost $2 million in common law claims for fraud. ===========================================
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=========================================== Thanks to Sandie for sending this picture of her Moth Orchid. =========================================== SHOPPING MATH A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need. GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife. A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. =========================================== Get a Dish Network for as low as $19.99/month Free HD & DVR Equipment & Free installation Free Dish Network Satellite TV Systems We are nationwide Dishnetwork retailer! ================================== From the Tech Support Pits: From: Karen Re: How do I find the real sender of spam or spoofs? Dear Webby This is probably a very dumb question. How do I find the real sender of spam or spoofs? Sometimes I suspect that it's a spoof, but how can I tell for sure? Karen Dear Karen That is not a dumb question at all, and asking that question sets you far apart from all the sheep, who believe the visible part of mails. If you get MailWasher, you will see the actual linking going on, right in the preview, before even downloading the complete mail. You will see, for example, that a message pretending to be from PayPal or from MyPostcards has been sent with Outlook Express. That alone proves that the mail is a spoof, since big companies don't use Outlook Express. Then you see stuff like (links to ....... a bunch of numbers and weird addresses). You can look a lot further, but that's already more than enough proof that that mail is crooked. With MailWasher you can report spam and spoofs directly to the Spamcops by simply putting a checkmark in the Spamcop reporting column. You don't even have to download that spoof. Then the Spamcops will analyze that mail in ways the CIA wishes they could, and sends you an email with a link to the analysis report. At the bottom of that report is a button for reporting the spammer or spoofer to his or her ISP, without revealing your address. The Spamcops legitimize the complaint, but shield you. If clean mail and neat tools like that aren't worth $30 a year to you, you can get a pretty good idea about it's origin by revealing the header of a downloaded email. Each email program does that a bit differently, but they all show you in their built in Help how to do it. When you look at the header you see almost as much as with MailWasher and can tell whether omething is legit or not. Have FUN! DearWebby ========================================== Save up to 70% on printer inkjet cartridges 100% Guarantee & Free shipping Discount ink cartridges, refill kits & laser toners. Recycle your empty cartridges - Save or make money! ========================================== Deeli's Kudos Thanks to Walter the stonecarver for sending this report June 29, 2007 - Plantation, Florida - Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Retired Delta Pilot Foils Robbery, Plugs Two Thugs John Lovell had just finished dinner at about 11: 15 p.m. Wednesday when, Plantation police say, two men armed with guns rushed inside a Subway shop and demanded cash. After robbing the store, the men turned to Lovell. They wanted his money, police said. But like his attackers, Lovell was armed. The retired military man opened fire, shooting dead Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale, and critically injuring Fredrick Gadson, 21, of Fort Lauderdale. Lovell, 71, of Plantation, has a valid concealed weapons permit and is not expected to be charged in the shooting, said police spokesman Detective Robert Rettig. The surviving robber, Gadson, however, faces multiple felony charges that could include murder, he said. Under Florida law, anyone who commits a felony such as armed robbery resulting in a death can be held accountable for the capital offense. "He feared for his life," Rettig said of Lovell. "And if he's in fear for his life, then he has a right to defend himself, even if it means severe bodily injury or death." His attorney, Wesley White, of Yulee, near Jacksonville, said he has known Lovell for 19 years and described him as a "quiet Clint Eastwood-type you don't want to mess with." He is a former Marine who was a member of the helicopter detail that transported Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, White said.
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Joe was a successful lawyer but he was increasingly hampered by incredible headaches. When his career and love life started to suffer, he sought medical help. After being referred from one specialist to another, he finally came across an old country doctor who solved the problem. "The good news is that I can cure your headaches ... The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press up against the base of your spine, and the pressure creates a terrible headache. The only way to relieve the condition is to remove your testicles." Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered whether he had anything to live for. He couldn't even concentrate long enough to answer his own question, but decided he had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital after the surgery he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he also felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life. He saw a men's clothing store and thought: "That's what I need ... a new suit." He entered the shop and told the salesman, "I'd like a new suit", and picked one out. The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, "Let's see ... size 44 long." Joe laughed, "That's right, how did you know?" "Been in the business 60 years." Joe tried on the suit and it fit him perfectly. As Joe admired himself, the salesman said, "How about a new shirt?" Joe thought for a moment then said, "Sure." The salesman eyed Joe, and said, "34 sleeve and a 16 1/2 neck." Joe was surprised, "That's right, how did you know?" "Been in the business 60 years." Joe tried on the shirt, and it fit perfectly. As Joe adjusted the collar in the mirror, the salesman said, "How about new shoes?" Joe was on a roll and said, "Sure." The salesman eyed Joe's feet, and said, "Let's see 9-1/2 E." Joe was astonished, "How did you know?" "Been in the business 60 years." Joe tried on the shoes and they fit perfectly. Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman said, "How about some new underwear? "Joe thought for a second, and said, "Sure." The salesman stepped back, eyed Joe's waist and said, "Let's see ... size 36." Joe laughed, "Ah ha. I got you! I've worn size 34 since I was 18 years old. The salesman shook his head, "You can't wear size 34. A 34 underwear would press your testicles up against your spine and give you a hell of a headache." ============================================= USE WITH CAUTION! What a little beauty! Long white fur, weighing only 12 lbs. the tiny Lhaso Apso, Fiona, was the queen of the house. Her 'dad' took her out for long walk daily. One day the mom went to visit a friend, leaving their two kids home with dad. He was a firefighter who was suddenly called into work. He hired a sitter who spent more time text messaging, than caring for the kids. They were hungry. Deciding to make sandwiches, they got out the fixings. Fiona was right there hoping for a handout. Almost done. They only needed some pickles to round out the feast. Mom only bought huge jars, making it difficult for small hands to grasp. Both kids were startled when a huge plastic jar of beet pickles toppled over onto Fiona. It covered her from head to toe. They watched as her fur soaked up the beet juice, turning her white coat into pink. They knew they better wash the dog. Now that sounds like a good idea, if you use shampoo. Not knowing, the little ones picked out a small bottle of liquid, drenching Fiona with it. The pink refused to come out. Dad came home from work, shocked to see Fiona sporting pink fur. He was the one who walked her daily. As they went down the block, cats began to follow them, howling, spitting, all trying to get close to Fiona. The felines seemed to appear out of nowhere. Rushing back home, the cats hot on their trail, he demanded his kids show him what shampoo they used. They brought him the bottle. He read the label and howled. Fiona had been turned into a cat magnet. They had used an entire bottle of catnip on her! Stormy O' =============================================
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======================================== When I attended a convention once of oil men, the first speaker was from Texas. He rambled on about stuff for a good half hour and then introduced the next gent, who happened to be from Oklahoma. The Texas man said, "Oklahoma, an outlying province of Texas." The second speaker said, "Thank you, Mr. Smith, but, just to set the record straight, there ain't NO state that can out-lie Texas." ========================================
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