Can you adjust the font size on Google Maps? 

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Today is Friday, May 17.
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Thank you Richard!

Pat Cooper pointed out that yesterday's picture was not 
real clouds, but a coputer generated piece of art
created by Damien Harrison

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My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me that he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back." And my neighbor said, "Well, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."
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There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mineshaft. Curious about its depth they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole! The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mineshaft in front of them! The man replied, "Oh no. That couldn't be MY goat, mine was tied to a railroad tie."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Derek Lavis, 45, Kalkaska, Mich Jailed After Attempting To Break Girlfriend Out Of Jail Reported by The Weekly vice Derek Lavis, a 45-year-old Michigan man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly tried to free his girlfriend from the county jail by repeatedly ramming his vehicle into its outside wall. According to the Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office, corrections officers were alerted at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they heard a loud banging sound against the jail's north-facing wall. When deputies looked to see what was creating the noise, they found a Chevy Suburban that was repeatedly being rammed against the wall. When the driver, later identified as Derek Lavis, saw that he had been spotted, he fled the scene. Detectives say Lavis was attempting to free a woman who was being detained inside the jail. Although Lavis appeared to have known the woman's location inside the jail, the woman has denied having prior knowledge of the jail-break attempt. She has not yet been charged in the case. Lavis was arrested at 9 a.m.. Monday morning after he was located in a wooded area about 12 miles south of the jail. He was booked into jail and charged with attempted aiding of a prisoner escape and malicious destruction of a building. Tech Support Pits From: Len Re: Changing fonts on Google Maps Dear Webby That trick of using Google Maps instead of Google Earth works fine, except for the tiny fonts. Do they write just for little girls, or are their programmers little girls? How can they expect seniors to read the street names? Is there ANY way at all to change the text size? Len Dear Len There is no way, if you use a high resolution monitor. It seems, the little girls with perfect vision, working on old, low resolution monitors, don't give a hoot about seniors. Taking little girls along to read the street names off a printed map is not my style. I prefer big girls. A high quality GLASS magnifying glass is about the only reasonable remedy I have been able to find. Yes, I know, Windows has a built in magnifier. To start it, hit START and type Magnifier. And there IS a secret way to turn it off without tossing the computer out the window: Hold the Windows key and hit the ESC key. Your windows will all be re-arranged, your desktop icons will be totally messed up, and you WILL swear to never EVER use it again, but a magnifier IS available. My recommendation is to use it only on the machine of the person, who persuaded you to get Windows 7. Since I always make a screen shot of maps ALT PrintScreen and paste it into a graphics program with CTRL V, I can magnify it in there, and write the important street names in a font large enough to read off a print while I am driving. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Use Oil Filter Remover for Big Jar Lids I bought a gallon jar of pickles, but had to wait for my husband to come home to open the jar. My hands just weren't large enough to get a good grip on the lid. Next shopping trip he bought something that is made to loosen oil filters from cars. He found it in the automobile department. It works great on large jar lids, so I no longer have to wait for him to open jars for me! By Kathryn from Virginia There is a jar opener called "Swing Away", that reaches over the top of jars, and that you can hit with a rolling pin, if necessary, to losen the lid. It adjusts for anything from ketchup bottles to gallon pickle jar lids. Then there is the "Baby Boa" rubber belt grip. It is a handle with a slot in it, and a rubber belt, that goes around the jar lid and then into the slot. It too can be used on any size. It is actually more an industrial tool, but works very well in my kitchen. I bought mine about 25-30 years ago at a Dollar Store. With ANY jar opening adventure, put one of those sticky drawer liners into the sink and the jar or bottle on top of that, If the lid suddenly lets go, that trick can avoid pickled beets or salsa all over your clothes and floor. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at
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Baby camel to his dad, "Dad, why have we got such big feet?" "So that we can carry our masters through the hot shifting sands of the desert where no other animal can go," replied Dad. "Dad, why have we such long spindly legs?" "So that we can carry our masters through all the prickly thorn bushes in the desert without scratching their legs," replied Dad. "Dad, why do we have such big humps on our backs?" "So that we can carry our masters for long distances across the desert without stopping for food or water," replied Dad. "Dad, why our we sitting in the back of this truck, stuck in rush-hour traffic?"
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Husband and wife are getting all snugly in bed. The passion is heating up. But then the wife stops and says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me." The husband says "WHAT??" The wife explains that he must not be in tune with her emotional needs as a Woman. The husband realizes that nothing is going to happen tonight and he might as well deal with it. So the next day the husband takes her shopping at a big dept. store. He walks around and has her try on three very expensive outfits. And then tells his wife. We'll take all three of them. Then goes over and gets matching shoes worth $200 each. And then goes to the Jewelry Dept. and gets a set of diamond earrings. The wife is so excited (she thinks her husband has flipped out, but she does not care). She goes for the tennis bracelet. The husband says "but you don't even play tennis, but OK if you like it then lets get it." The wife is jumping up and down so excited she cannot even believe what is going on. She says "I am ready to go, lets go to the cash register." The husband says," no - no - no, honey we're not going to buy all this stuff." The wife's face goes blank. "No honey - I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while." Her face gets really red and she is about to explode and then the husband says, "You must not be in tune with my emotional state about unbalanced checkbooks and overdrawn VISAs!" Smart guy, that he is, he made sure he was in bed long before her. He did not want to be the one sleeping on the couch.
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Today, May 17, in
1540 Afghan chief Sher Khan defeated Mongol Emperor Humayun 
  at Kanauj.
1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on 
  Jupiter's surface.
1681 Louis XIV sent an expedition to aid James II in Ireland. 
As a result, England declares war on France.
1756 Britain declared war on France again, beginning the 
  French and Indian War.
1814 Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden. Norway's constitution, 
 which provided a limited monarchy, was signed.
1875 The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.
1877 The first telephone switchboard burglar alarm was 
  installed by Edwin T. Holmes.
1932 The U.S. Congress changed the name "Porto Rico" to 
 "Puerto Rico."
1940 Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the 
  invasion of France.
1946 U.S. President Truman seized control of the nation's 
  railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers 
  and trainmen.
1948 The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel.
1980 Rioting erupted in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood 
  after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former 
  Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance 
  executive Arthur McDuffie. Eight people were killed in 
  the rioting.
1987 An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark 
  in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors. Iraq and 
  the United States called the attack a mistake.
1996 U.S. President Clinton signed a measure requiring 
 neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. 
 Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was 
 raped and killed in 1994.
2007 Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea 
for the first time since 1953.
2013  smiled

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