Dear Webby, Will Microsoft enforce IE7 ? 

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Sunday,  February 10, 2008

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. --- Arthur C. Clarke
Thanks to Ross for this classic: Y'know' said the Scotsman, 'I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow there's a little bar called McTavish's. Now the landlord there goes out of his way for the locals so much that when you buy 4 drinks he will buy the 5th drink for you.' 'Well', said the Englishman, 'at my local, the Red Lion, the barman there will buy you your 3rd drink, if you pay for the first 2.' 'Ahhhhh, that's nothing', said the Irishman. 'Back home in Dublin there's Ryan's Bar. Now the moment you set foot in the place they'll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like. Then when you've had enough drinks they'll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All on the house.' The Englishman and Scotsman immediately scorn the Irishman's claims, but he swears every word is true. 'Well,' said the Englishman, 'did this actually happen to you?' 'Not me me-self, personally, no,' said the Irishman, 'but it happens to me sister every time she goes there.'

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Thanks to Paul for this letter: THE JOB - URINE TEST Like a lot of folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test. Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their butt, doing drugs, while I work. . . . Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? Pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don't. Hope you all will pass it along, though . . . Something has to change in this country -- and soon! Paul ------------- Dear Paul Absolutely nothing is going to be accomplished by forwarding emails and preaching to the converted. You, or somebody, needs to start a "Pro-Test" movement, and ask the political bigshots, that are being a nuissance all over the country, what THEY are going to do about it. I am all in favor of "Pro-Test", but you will have to figure out a solution about what to do when people fail the test. Addicts will always neglect their kids tocater to their habits. You can't deny basic necessities to a single mother of 12, just because the test shows she is a crack addict. One possibility would be to scale back the benefits from Middleclass+ to Lower Working class, and let them earn bonuses with clean tests and community work. You will have to do it soon, though. Good Luck DearWebby Thanks to Deeli's Bonehead reports: An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mayor Finkbeiner of Toledo, Ohio Dumbest Pinko or Pinkest Dumbo? February 9, 2008 - Toledo, Ohio - Blade Staff Writer, JC Reindl The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise, however Mayor Finkbeiner ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon, just minutes before their buses were to arrive. "The mayor ordered them to leave because they frighten people." Members of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines have trained periodically in downtown Toledo since at 2004. The Reservists' visit was no surprise to Toledo police, who Tuesday issued a news release to media outlets on behalf of the Marines, that asked Toledoans not to be startled by the sight of camouflaged soldiers toting M16 rifles. Police officers were awaiting the Marines' arrival and had set up a roadblock at Madison Avenue and Huron Street to keep regular traffic out of the designated exercise area.. Sergeant Davis and other company leaders estimated the total cost of the aborted training exercise, including travel, at roughly $10,000.
Thanks to Jai for sending this picture of a white moose from near Ft St John, BC:
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From the Tech Support Pits: From: BroJoe Re: IE7 enforced my Microsoft Dear Webby Your thoughts on this, please. BroJoe (.... a whole bunch of incorrect drivel from Microsoft sheep Erin at worldstart...) Dear BroJoe That is pure BS. We, amongst many others like the US Department of Defense banned IE7 from all of our computers. The writer of that lame drivel seems to be a particularly dumb sheep. To block IE7 you do NOT disable automatic updates and patches. You get the IE7 Blocker from my toolbox at, or search for it at Microsoft, but you don't turn off automatic updates to Windows! IE6 works fine, and so do about 50 other browsers. There is absolutely no need for IE7. Have FUN! DearWebby
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College student: "Hey, Dad! I've got some great news for you!" Father: "What, son?" College student: "Remember that $500 you promised me if I made the Dean's list?" Father: "I certainly do." College student: "Well, you get to keep it!"

Deeli's Kudos February 7, 2008 - Calgary, Canada - Canadian Press A Calgary woman narrowly avoided getting hit by several chunks of ice that crashed through her bedroom ceiling Thursday morning, likely dropped from a passing airplane. The city fire department says the woman was in the room and only a few steps away when debris "exploded" from the roof shortly before 9:30 a.m. Fire crews found several chunks of ice about 15 centimetres long on the bed, along with pieces of shingles, plywood, drywall and insulation. The best guess is the "frozen liquid" fell from a passing airplane. And fire department spokesman Jeff Budai says he can't think of anything else that would cause such damage. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is looking into the incident and confirms that a couple of airplanes were in the area at the time.

Thanks to Unc Wes for this report: In response to complaints by Rev. Sharpton and Jesse Jackson that there are not enough illegal immigrants appearing on TV, the Network has decided that in the future " America's Most Wanted".... will be shown 'TWICE' weekly.

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Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in one week and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the story this time, Jones?" he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a good excuse for a change." Jones sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning, Boss. The wife decided to drive me to the station. She got ready in ten minutes, but then the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than let you down, I swam across the river -- look, my suit's still damp -- ran out to the airport, got a ride on Mr. Thompson's helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music Hall, and was carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes." "You'll have to do better than that, Jones," said the boss, obviously disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten minutes."

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