Dear Webby: How to get around Sympatico blocks 

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Good Morning, ! Saturday, Nov 24, 2007
We need to show more sympathy for these people. * They travel miles in the heat. * They risk their lives crossing a border. * They don't get paid enough wages. * They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do. * They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language. * They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day every day. I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans; I'm talking about our troops! Doesn't it seem strange that many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to defund them?
Thanks to Sandie for this story: Because he's a longtime Harley rider, my grandfather looks at everything from a biker's perspective. I once gave him a haircut and got carried away. He looked at the pile of gray hair on the floor, smiled and said, "You cut off all the chrome."
My 50-something friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the Internet. Our first move was to access the popular "Ask Jeeves" site, and we told her it could answer any question she had. Nancy's mother was very skeptical, but finally typed in a question: "How is aunt Nellie doing?

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I don't think I'll ever have a mother's intuition. My sister left me alone in a restaurant with my 12-month-old nephew. I said, "What do I do if he cries?" She said, "Give him some vegetables." It turns out that jalapenos are not his favorite. Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to an axe wielding donut sop robber in Montreal Dumb place to rob November 21, 2007 - Montreal - Canadian Press An axe-wielding masked man who attempted to rob a Montreal -area doughnut shop didn't get any coffee but he did get creamed. Montreal police say the 18-year-old man entered a Tim Hortons outlet in suburban Pointe-Claire just after midnight and threatened the woman behind the counter with his axe. Const. Olivier Lapointe says the masked man demanded money and was starting to scoop up the cash when another female employee working in the kitchen showed up. With the help of three customers, the clerks jumped the suspect, took away his axe, wrestled him to the ground and recovered the money. When police arrived at the Tim Hortons after getting a 911 call, the man was still being held down by the customers. No one except the robber was injured, and the suspect will face charges of robbery and assault with a weapon. ... ughnut_axe ------------------------- Tim Hortons are Canada's favorite donut shops and there are even some in Afghanistan for the Canadian troops there. Because of the high quality donuts and excellent coffee, they are also a favorite place for police to have their brief lunch and coffee breaks. Whenever you see more than three police cars in the same parking lot in Canada, it is usually either a police station or a Tim Hortons. The only dumber place to try to rob would be a police station.
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sandy Re: Trick to get around Sympatico blocks Hi Webby I really love your web site. When I changed internet servers I had a lot of trouble getting your email to me and many others do so I thought I would tell you what I did. I went to the web site and put an icon on my desk top for your web site and every day I would click on it and email it to myself. After a couple of weeks of doing this, finally the email let it through and now I get it every day in my inbox from you. Maybe the mail server just has to get use to it coming and finally allows it in. When I didn't get it, it was never in the junk mail either, it just didn't show up at all. Maybe this could help others that want to read your web site. thanks for listening sAnDy Dear Sandy Thanks for telling us about your trick! Hopefully it will help others too. Have FUN! DearWebby

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I was taking a shower when my 2 year old son came into the bathroom and wrapped himself in toilet paper. Although he made a mess, he looked adorable, so I ran for my camera and took a few shots.They came out so well that I had copies made and included one with each of our Christmas cards. Days later, a relative called about the picture, laughing hysterically, and suggesting I take a closer look. Puzzled, I stared at the photo and was shocked to discover that in addition to my son, I had captured my reflection in the mirror wearing nothing but a camera! - Name Withheld

Deeli's Kudos Elderly Brit couple marry DEVON, England (UPI) -- After a three-day romance, an elderly British couple tied the knot Monday in Devon. James Mason, 93, and Peggy Clark, 85, had planned a quaint ceremony at Paignton's Oldway Mansion, but instead had a long list of guests to celebrate their nuptial, BBC news reported. "It's absolute fairyland. Just to be together means the world. We both can't wait to be legal!" Clark said before the wedding. Mason, a former mayor of Torbay, wore a top hat and tails so Clark decided a white bridal gown and tiara would be appropriate for the happy occasion, Sky News reported. "Life used to be a dark, dismal place. It's now a very sunny, exciting place," Mason said of his bride's effect on him. The newlyweds kept their honeymoon plans secret, the BBC reported.

A lady picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally got up to the checker, she learned that one of her items had no price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for all the store to hear,"PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPER SIZE." That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misunderstood the word "Tampax" for "THUMBTACKS." In a business-like tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom. "DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?"

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Thanks to Faye for this story: My sister and I were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of nuts. As we were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if we needed any help. I replied, "No, I'm just looking at your nuts." My sister started to laugh hysterically, the boy grinned, and I turned beet red and walked away. To this day, my sister has never let me forget.

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Well, , that's all for today. have FUN ! Dear Webby

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