Where does spam come from? 

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Today is Tuesday, June 5

Got the MRI behind me. First there was an hour of answering 
mostly obvious and already answered questions. For example 
on top there were questions about whether I was male or 
female. Then further down the form asked if I was pregnant
and if I was breastfeeding.

Since all that information is in my files, that dumb 
interrogation just made them look silly.

When they ran out of questions or got tired of hearing
smart-ass answers to silly questions, I had to lie down on 
a stretcher. They strapped me down and poked at my right 
arm for a while to find a vein for injecting some contrast
medium. Eventualy she succeeded.

Then they put some thick earphones on me that almost
covered my ears and shoved the stretcher and me into a 
culvert, that was almost as wide as my shoulders. They 
lowered the stretcher a bit and found a position, where they
could fit me in.

Then over the noise of some big fans echoing in the culvert
and apparently affecting the sound from the machine, that
issued instructions, they mumbled something like
"Wheeze in"
"Wheeze out"
"Wheeze backin"
Then there is some beeping like you sound off in the mine 
or heavy industry before you start up equipment,
probably to chase away whoever might be close,
then after five - ten seconds they mumble

They kept doing that for about 90 minutes.
I lowered my breathing so that there was not much difference
between "wheeze in" and "wheeze out", and had a nap.

When done, they didn't show me any pictures or tell me any 
results, they just told me that I could get dressed and go home.
Apparently somebody more competent than the staff there today
will look at the pictures some day, probably from home via 
the Internet.

That seems to be standard procedure nowadays. 
When I find out what they see in the 90 minute test, I'll
let you know.

Have FUN!

Today in 
1661 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1783 Joseph & Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public balloon flight 
1876 Bananas become popular in US
1912 US marines invade Cuba (3nd time) 
1917 10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
1940 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron OH
1975 Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)
1976 Teton Dam in Idaho burst causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
1977 1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale 
1981 Center of Disease Control reports a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS) 
1989 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt" 
2012  smiled

Have FUN!

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Thanks to Diana for this story: At dawn the telephone rings. "Hello, Master Carlos? This is Arnaldo, your country house caretaker." "Ah yes, Mr. Arnaldo. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?" "Um, I am just calling to advise you, sir, that your parrot died." "My parrot? Dead? The one that won the competition?" "That's the one." "Darn! That's such a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. Oh well...what did he die from?" "From eating rotten meat." "Rotten meat? Who was so mean as to give him meat?" "Nobody. He ate the meat of one of the dead horses." "Dead horse? What dead horse, Mr. Arnaldo?" "Why those pure breed ones that you had, sir. They died from all that work pulling the water cart." "Are you insane? What water cart?" "The one we used to put out the fire." "Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?" "The one at your house! A candle fell and then the curtain caught on fire." "What the.....!!! But there's electricity at the house!!!! What was the candle for???" "For the funeral." "WHAT BLOODY FUNERAL???!!!!!" "Your mother-in-law's! She showed up one night, out of the blue and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Tiger Woods Nike Driver." SILENCE.................... "Arnaldo, if you broke that driver, you are fired!"
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And the world's Number One Thinnest Book MY BOOK OF MORALS by Bill Clinton with introduction by The Rev. Jessie Jackson That caused somebody named Jessie and two other people to unsubscribe, and somebody named Hilary gave gift subscriptions to seventeen people. The bandaid joke reminded two people that when they subscribed, they really SHOULD have put their first name or nickname into the spot that asked for first name or nickname. If you accidentally put your full name there, or misspelled your name or nickname, or forgot to use a Cap for the first letter, please tell me. It only takes a second or two to fix that.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Catalina Clouser, 19, in Phoenix, Arizona Teacher - Charged With Having Year-Long Sexual Relationship With Student Melody Carter-McCabe, a 27-year-old agriculture teacher at Livingston High School, has been jailed after she allegedly had a year-long sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. According to the Merced County Sheriff's Office, an i nvestigation was launched in March of this year after gossip began circulating around the school of a sexual relationship between Carter-McCabe and a student who was 15 years old when the alleged relationship began. Investigators say the relationship began in September, 2010 and lasted until August, 2011. The pair reportedly became close when Carter-McCabe began mentoring the student through Future Farmers of America (FFA). The student told investigators that he was a regular visitor at the teacher's home and that he and his teacher engaged in sex more than 50 times during the relationship. The pair reportedly exchange a large number of photographs and messages during the course of the relationship - items that are now in the hands of prosecutors in the case. The relationship reportedly ended in 2011 when the couple decided that their age difference would make it impossible to be together until he was older. Carter-McCabe was booked into jail and charged with nine felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor. Her bail was set at $250,000.
Tech Support Pits: From: Christina Re: Where does spam come from? Dear Webby, Where does all the spam come from? When I look up the IP numbers, I see Chinese servers, but that does not make sense at all. Christina Dear Christina What you saw were relays in China. Some Chinese servers make money by allowing spammers to send their spam through them to disguise the origin, and some of them are simply so incompetent that they don't even notice it when spammers do that. They don't really care anyway. It's no big deal to them if the US loses a Billion Dollars in productivity every week because people have to waste time on getting rid of spam. There is no point in getting sidetracked with the misdirections. If we block China, then the spammers will just relay through Africa. What you have to look at is who paid the geeks to send the spam through China to you. It's the fake Rollex seller a few houses over from you, and the pill pusher across the street from the church, and that annoying yuppie insurance broker next door to Gramma's house. You have to look at who would benefit if you fell for the spam. Those are the real culprits. The FTC could easily find them, if they wanted to, or if they were encouraged enough. PayPal and the credit card companies will quite cheerfully comply with a subpoena and reveal who the beneficiary of an order was. They don't like spam either. Personally, I don't see that spam, because MailWasher dumps it right on the server, unseen. I only see the cute and colorful stats and charts, that tell me which of my filters was killing the most spam. Have FUN! DearWebby
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