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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, July 28

Thank you, Betty!
Thank you Norm!

Yes, I know Ezinefinder is still down.
I have written them yesterday and today.
Their regular contact form does not work either, 
but you'can try this one:
http://www2.thriftyfun.com/about/bug_report.lasso
Don't expect a reply, but they just might reboot Ezinefinder.


Carol asked me to explain why I encourage people to wear a 
bit of red on Fridays.

That goes back to the fields of Flanders in the first World War.
That was a traditional war, with each side dug in in trenches,
shooting and shelling and bombing the other side, but pretty
well leaving the villages and towns alone. The soldiers were 
killing each other to fight for rights for the civilians.

Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who had enlisted as
a soldier (gunnery officer) instead of with the medical corps, 
noticed after burying a friend, that red poppies sprang up within
days on, and around fresh graves.

That inspired him to write the Flanders Fields poem:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

Not long after WWI the veterans started using the red poppy
to raise funds for support for disabled or otherwise 
unfortunate veterans. In many countries the veterans
even produced lapel poppies for fundraising.

When Canadian troops went to Afghanistan and initially
suffered heavy losses, probably because they were the most
eager and fanatical troops, the "Home Front" went all out
with moral support. Part of that was opening a Tim Hortons 
in the Kandahar, Afghanistan base, and another part was
wearing a bit of red on Fridays.

That concept spread to the US rather sporadically. In some 
areas people are enthusiastic about showing support for
the troops, in others they aren't because they have been
told that it is Bush's war and the soldiers should not have
gone where somebody ordered them to go to.

It is unfortunate, that those people have their mind made
up for them and resent being shown facts or reality. 
Soldiers have not been ordered to go home after the last 
election, and they are still getting wounded or killed.
And THAT is why I wear a red shirt on Fridays, not because
of whoever might be in the White House.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

Today in 
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe 
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with 
   Louis Philippe 
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US 
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut 
1914 Austria-Hungary marches into their province Serbia. 
    England feels provoked into starting WW I
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings 
1915 US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924 
1934 118 F (48 C), Orofino, Idaho
1942 Nazis kill 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia 
1945 US Army bomber crashes into 79th floor of 
  Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) earthquake
1977 1st oil flow through the Alaska pipeline
1990 Blackout hits Chicago 
2012  smiled

Have FUN!
DearWebby


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Tech Support Pits: From: Helena Re: How often should a computer be vacuumed out? Dear Webby How often should a computer be vacuumed out? Thanks Helena Dear Helena During hot sommer temperatures I would recommend vacuuming out your computer twice as often as you vacuum up the dust bunnies behind the fridge and under the bed. In winter, about as often as you vacum under or behind the fridge. Have FUN! DearWebby
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