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Good Morning,  !
Today is Wednesday, July 13

Lots of quotes today. Some days I have problems finding even
one good one, other days I run across good ones, that I don't
want to pass over, in case I don't find them again. 

Last night we had a total power failure. The whole town was 
dark, except for Charlie and Charlene's house next door.
Solar. Even their yard lights worked. Made me wish I had
brought my solar stuff with me from the Yukon, but at the
time I thought grid electricity was cheap and reliable.

Oh, well. After half an hour the power came back, and thanks
to Auto-Save and OpenTabs it didn't take too long to restore 

If you don't have the OpenTabs add-in in FireFox, grab it!
It is free, and if you have a crash or catastrophic shut-down,
it may come in very handy.

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"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." --- Mark Twain "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --- Edmund Burke "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." --- Albert Einstein
Do you want to reverse your electrical meter and power bill? You CAN! Legally! Not a sneaky gimmick, not turning things off or down, just simple know-how. The Power 4 Home system shows and explains every step. If you are still paying for electricity, then this is for YOU!

Some teachers at state universities get to know our students fairly well. One instructor told his communications class of his plans to propose marriage. A student spoke up and said that he had recently asked his girlfriend to marry him as well. "What was her answer?" the instructor asked. "I don't know," the student replied. "She hasn't e-mailed me back yet."
Pastor Dave Charlton says, "After a worship service at First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Kentucky, a mother with a fidgety seven-year-old boy told me how she finally got her son to sit still and be quiet. "About halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered, 'If you don't be quiet, Pastor Charlton is going to lose his place and will have to start his sermon all over again!' "It worked."
Thanks to Verna from Beechy in Saskatchewan for sending this picture: Click through the picture to the large version. This photo was taken by Sandra...the flowering plant is growing on native Saskatchewan pasture, among the buckbrush. Wonder if you, or any of your readers, can identify it. Verna
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Raymond Rhodes, 19, Centralia, Washington Burglar left his dog behind CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Rule number one when becoming a burglar: Don't leave anything at the scene that would easily identify you. Especially if it's your dog, because, yeah, that probably would be noticed. A Centralia burglar learned that rule the hard way and is now sitting in the Lewis County Jail as a result. Centralia Police say there were several reported burglaries around the city on Sunday, but at one scene investigators were surprised to find a dog had been left behind. One of the officers recognized the pit bull as belonging to 19-year-old Raymond Rhodes. Detectives went to Rhodes' home and found some of the stolen items. After getting a search warrant, investigators found even more stolen items at the home. Rhodes was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for investigation of residential burglary.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Cass Re: Does formatting really clean everything? Dear Webby, since I received such great advice last time, I will ask another one....I heard that even reformatiing your hard drive will still leave stuff on your puter, so what free program have you heard about that will erase everything? Does this even apply, or will reformatting work just fine? Thanks in advance! Cass Dear Cass Spybot-Search&Destroy has a shredder in it's TOOLS section. Crap Cleaner has a drive wiper. Just use one of them to get rid of your nefarious Bingo schemes or whatever it is that you worry that it might get you thrown in jail or kicked out of the bridge club. When you do a format, do a deep format, not a quick format. Yes, I know, it will take and awfully long time, but that is the only way to completely get rid of sleazy stuff like Norton and certain malware. Norton marks parts of the hard drive as "bad sectors". For all other programs, those "bad sectors" are off-limit. They just treat them like a hole in the disk surface and simply ignore them and go around them. Whatever is hidden in there, can not be checked by anti-virus programs. Officially, Norton just hides the serial number and expiry date and some info they need for remote access in those fake "bad sectors". Actually,.... that's anybody's guess. That is why many techs get into a bad mood, when you mention Norton. When you do a Deep Format, the formatting process ignores what has been marked as bad, and checks the entire drive. If you wind up getting an extra 20 MB, then you know that Norton or some malware had previously fenced off 20 MB. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George W. Bush died and found themselves standing on the other side of the Jordan River looking across at the Promised Land. Saint Peter was standing on the other side and shouted over to the three surprised Americans, "Contrary to what you have been taught, each of you will have to wade across the Jordan River." As he saw their perplexed looks, he assured them by saying, "Don't worry. You will sink only proportionally, according to your sins on earth. The more you have sinned, the more you will sink into the water." The three American sages of political lore looked at one another, trying to determine who would be the first brave soul to cross the Jordan River. George W. Bush volunteered to go first. Slowly he began to wade out into the river, and slowly the water began to get higher and higher, reaching to his waist. George began to sweat, thinking of all his sins that were coming back to haunt him. He was beginning to wonder if he would ever see the other side. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, he began to emerge on the river's bank. As he ascended to the other side, he looked behind him to see who was next. A shock of surprise registered on his face as he saw Al Gore almost in the middle of the river, and the water was only up to his knees. He turned to Saint Peter and exclaimed, "I know Al Gore, and that doesn't seem right!" Before Saint Peter could reply, Al Gore, by now chest deep in the water, was shouting: "Clinton is sinking! Clinton is sinking!" Clinton was nowhere in sight, so Bush yelled back to Gore, who was by now waist deep in the water: "How would you know?" "I'm standing on Clinton's shoulders!"
Daily tip from Organizing Rubber Bands Save the little plastic hanger that comes with a new pair of socks. Load all your stray rubber bands onto the hanger. Use one rubber band to make the hinge. Loop it inside itself around the end and then hook the other end. Toss it in a drawer or hang. By Anne from Memphis, TN With today's rubber bands they will be too dry and brittle to use, if you store them like that. They last a lot longer, if you keep them in a water filled jar or plastic container. If you need strong and lasting rubber bands, cut them from an old bicycle innertube, but not one, that has a longitudinal split. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
Thanks to Gloria for this one: I was in the kitchen one day, trying to reach the baking powder on the top shelf of a cabinet. Being only five feet tall, I had to stretch, but still couldn't grab the box. Fortunately, I have two six-foot-tall sons whom I often call to come to my rescue. "Hey, Brian!" I yelled to my second son, who was in the living room. "Will you get your tallness in here and get this for me?" "Sure, Mom," he remarked as he bounded into the kitchen. "But next time, I'd prefer the title, 'Your Highness'."
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An expert on whales was telling friends about some of the unusual findings he had made. "For instance," he said, "some whales can communicate at a distance of 300 miles." "What on earth would one whale say to another 300 miles away?" asked a sarcastic member of the group. "I'm not absolutely sure," answered the expert, "but it sounds something like 'Heeeeeeey! Can you heeeeear meee?'."

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