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It's Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rumors, that China has donated a Million tons of salt to England,
so that the cars rust out faster, are just a rumor. Some joke that
it was Volvo, who donated the salt, to promote their stainless
steel cars.

Skype experienced major problems today. They are feverishly 
working on restoring service, and I can really sympathize with
their techs. The way Skype is set up, with a lot of the routing
"outsourced" to countless servers and user computers, don't
expect your service to come back and stay good. It will come
back for a minute or two, then be off again. During that minute 
it works perfectly, but then somebody else will get a chance
to blast out, whatever they have queued up.

Have FUN!

If you can help with the server cost
please donate what you can!
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." --- Cicero - 55BC
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I met a man who had been married for 66 years. "Amazing. 66 years!" I said. "What's the secret to such a long, happy marriage?" "Well," he replied, "It's like this. The man makes all the big decisions ... and the woman just makes the little decisions." "Really?" I responded. "Does that really work?" "Oh, yes," he said proudly. "66 years, and so far, not one big decision!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Ryan Haynes, 19, of Largo, Florida Robber identified by dropped phone LARGO, Fla., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a robber was arrested after dropping his cellphone during a struggle with his victim. Apparently Ryan Haynes, 19, of Largo, pulled a gun on a mentally handicapped McDonald's employee outside the restaurant Sunday night and demanded money, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. Police said the victim was forced to the ground after telling the robber he didn't have any money and Haynes attempted to take his car keys. However, the victim fought back and Haynes fled, apparently dropping his cellphone in the process. Officers said they used the phone to identify Haynes as the suspect and he was arrested less than two hours after the incident. Haynes was charged with robbery with use of a firearm and taken to the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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An old blacksmith realized he was soon going to quit working so hard. He picked out a strong young man to become his apprentice. The old fellow was crabby and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do whatever I tell you to do." One day the old blacksmith took a nicely glowing piece of iron out of the forge and with his long metal tongs held it it over the horn of the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard." Now the town is looking for a new blacksmith.
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A voice on the airport loudspeaker announced: "We will be testing the speaker system to make sure it will work pro- perly in case of emergency." My confidence in this safety precaution faded when the voice added: "If you are unable to hear this announcement, please contact Security."

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