Is Skype Safe? 

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My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. --- Steven Wright The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. --- Flannery O'Connor Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition. --- Ed Norton
Scott knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." "What is it, child?" "Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Twice a day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am." The priest turned, took a good look at him, and said, "Scott, I have good news. That isn't a sin - it's only a mistake."
A drummer got bored with his instrument and decided to take up the accordion instead. Walking into a music shop, he spotted one he liked and asked the shopkeeper, "how much is that accordion by the wall?" The shopkeeper looked at him and said, "You're a drummer, aren't you?" "Yes, how did you know?" he said. "That's the radiator."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Nicole Dobol, 26, Islamorada, Florida Jailed After Attempting To Set Ex-Boyfriend And Woman On Fire As They Slept Reported by The Weekly Vice Nicole Ingram Dobol, a 26-year-old Islamorada woman was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly stalked her ex-boyfriend to his house, then set fire to his mattress as he and another woman slept. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Dobol reportedly ran into her ex-boyfriend's roommate at the Hog Heaven Bar and Grill, then asked him where she could find her former lover. The roommate stated that the ex-boyfriend had gone home for the night, but told her not to visit the apartment. Dobol ignored the warning and went to the apartment anyway. Investigators say Dobol forced her way into the apartment, snuck into her ex-boyfriend's room and found him asleep with a woman. That's when Dobol allegedly set fire to the mattress, then taunted the couple as they awoke to the smell of smoke. The couple, who were not injured by the fire, dragged the mattress to the apartment's balcony and extinguished the flames outside. The victim's roommate, who had returned to the apartment during the ordeal, said Dobol admitted to lighting the fire and told him that it "made her crazy" to see her ex-boyfriend with another woman. During Dobol's arrest, it was discovered that she also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from a previous incident. Dobol was booked into jail and charged with arson and burglary.
Tech Support Pits From: Karen Re: How safe is Skype Dear Webby My daughter wants me to install Skype in my computer at home and in the office, to save on phone bills. How safe is that? Karen Dear Karen Skype is perfectly safe. It is so heavily encrypted, that even if somebody figured a way to intercept it, they could not extract any information. Also, it does not open any security holes like many other programs do. It's not just for talking for free over the net. It includes a chat module for typing back and forth and sending pictures, movies, music, links, etc. If both sides have a camera, any $10 camera will do, you can even video chat for free. I do that with my dad every noon my time, 9PM his time, for about 5 minutes. Voice quality is excellent, much better than over a phone. We have used Skype for tech support for a dozen years now, and have never had a problem with it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Use Salad Spinner for Wringing Delicate Hand Wash Items Do you often hand wash delicate items such as hosiery or bras? For an easier way to wring out the water, keep a spare salad spinner under your sink! People with painful arthritic hands, or those recovering from surgery, may find it especially difficult to squeeze items dry. The center push-button or battery operated type spinners make the job very easy. Even the inexpensive crank ones work, in about a dozen turns and will hold two or three items. By Mary from Mountain Pine, AR Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at
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Travel Agent Term Translations "Old World Charm" Room with no TV, radio and only 1 light. "Tropical" Rainy. "Majestic Setting" A long way from town, at end of dirt road. "Options Galore" Nothing is included in the price. "Secluded Hideaway" Directions to locate unclear. "Some budget rooms" Sorry, already occupied. "Explore on your own" At your own expense. "Minutes From ... " By Plane "Romantic" No Phone in room. "Knowledgeable trip hosts" They've flown in an airplane before. "Bird Watchers Paradise" Your car's paint will never be the same . "Nominal Fee" Outrageous charge. "Superior Accommodations" One complimentary chocolate, free shower cap. "All the Amenities" Two chocolates, two shower caps. "Just Like Home" No Maid service "Plush" Both top and bottom sheets, bed shakes. "Light and airy" No air conditioning. "Picturesque" Theme park nearby. "24-hour bar" Ice cubes at additional cost (when available). "Wireless Internet" For the first six to log on before they go out on the town.
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>From David My mom got mad at my dad the other day and went shopping to relieve her irritation. When she returned home she informed him that she had purchased ten new dresses. "Ten!" he hollered, "What could any woman want with ten new dresses??" My mom calmly replied, "Ten new pairs of shoes."
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0871 Battle at Reading Ethelred beats Danish invasion
1493 Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
1519 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) 
1863 4 wheeled roller skates patd by James Plimpton of NY
1884 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
1896 Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, 
  Utah admitted as 45th state 
1912 Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 
  356,375 km center-to-center 
1915 Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops 
1945 US aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after 
   kamikaze attack
1951 During Korean conflict, North Korean forces
   captured Seoul 
1958 Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up 
1959 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave 
  Earth's gravity 
1969 France begins arms embargo against Israel 
1975 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
1975 Montréal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals 10-0
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