How to harvest picturs from PPS 

Good Morning,  !
Today is Sunday, July 28.
Today in 1866 - The metric system was legalized by the 
U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and 
measures throughout the United States.

That was 147 years ago. So far only the electricians,
electronics techs and SOME scientists have switched 
to the metric system. The US is unique in that. The
rest of the world has adopted the metric system long

Canada switched to the metric system shortly after I
got used to use the Imperial system, so I had to learn
it all over. Since the metric system is so much easier,
that was a breeze.

People got used to it quickly, but with some of the 
units there is still some confusion as to how to 
pronounce them. Is it KILOmeters, like the 
Europeans say it, 
or is it kilOMeters, like the Brits pronounce it, 
or kiloMETERS ?

So people give it nicknames like "klicks", "k-m's",
and some call them "miles", even though they mean
kilometers. In the long run, I think "klicks" will
win out.

However, NOBODY would want to go back to that silly
British Imperial system of inches and feet and yards
and furlongs and fathoms and miles. After all, WE are
no longer a British colony! 
AND, simply moving the decimal point is a lot easier.

Have FUN!

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Thanks to Phil for this report: My boss wanted a "Clean Desk" policy, so he sent a memo saying that any paper left on desks would be removed at night and we would have to fill out a form to get it back. So we left all our garbage paper on our desks every night. Next day, the boss had an office full of garbage, and we never heard about the policy again.
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I was in my car one day listening to a guy on the radio help callers with their home problems. One woman called up hysterical after finding a skunk in her basement. "Leave a trail of breadcrumbs or cat food from your basement to your backyard," suggested the show's host. "That'll get rid of it." An hour later the woman called back, even more upset. "Now I have TWO skunks in my basement!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jesse Lopez, 29, Great Falls, Montana Began His Day By Finding Lost Wallet, Ends His Day At Hospital After Eating Pills From Anus Reported by The Weekly Vice Jesse Lopez a 29-year-old Montana man, was hospitalized and then charged after he allegedly pulled several pills from his buttocks and ate them. According to Great Falls Police, Lopez was at the Great Falls Police station to retrieve a lost wallet that someone had turned in when officers realized that an outstanding warrant had been issued for his arrest. While Lopez was being processed into jail, officers found two crack pipes in his pocket and several plastic spindles that are commonly used to distribute narcotics. At some point during the booking process, another inmate told officers that Lopez was pulling pills out of his buttocks and consuming them. A dogpile of officers were able to retrieve 4 Hydrocodone pills from Lopez' mouth as he attempted to swallow them. The report did not indicate how many pills Lopez was successful in swallowing before officers were able to react. Officers also recovered the broken fragments of several plastic bindles from Lopez mouth that may have contained additional narcotics. Lopez was reportedly rushed to a local hospital and placed into intensive care following the incident. He has been charged with possession with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and three counts of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Tech Support Pits From: Leesa Re: PPS Dear Webby I thought I'd ask you about this one about PPS files. I love these pictures, and would like to use them as my desktop wall paper, one at a time, of course. How can I save them individually into my wallpaper folder? Obviously, I can't right click 'cause the save option isn't there. Appreciate your help, again. Have a wonderful day. Leesa Dear Leesa If you use Microsoft powerpoint viewer, you need to have a graphics program open. Arrange your windows so thet you can jump back and forth between that and the powerpoint viewer. Click it ahead to a picture, that you want to harvest. When you see it, hold down ALT and hit PrinTScreen. That "prints" the picture into the clipboard. Hold ALT and hit TAB That jumps you to your graphics program, without closing the Powerpoint slide show. In the graphics program hit CTRL V or EDIT, PASTE. That opens a new picture and pastes what you had "printed" into the clipboard. ALT Tab will jump you back to the slide show. Advance to the next picture, that you want, and repeat the procedure. If you use Open Office, it is a bit simpler. There you see thumbnails of all the slides on the left side. Select the one you want, right-click and select COPY. ALT TAB to your graphics program and paste it as a new picture with CTRL V. ALT Tab back to the slide show, select the next thumb nail and so on. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Cooking Sweet Corn Now that sweet corn is in season, a frugal way to prepare it and save time and water is to make it in your microwave. Use a gallon size freezer bag and place the peeled and cleaned ears of corn inside. Six will fit easily. Add about a half cup of water. Seal the bag three fourths closed. Microwave on high 8-10 minutes. It comes out perfect every time! You can wash out and reuse the bag also. By Cindy S. Instead of laboriously cleaning the corn cold, I stick the cobs with husks and all into the microwave, or at camp into a pot of boiling water. 10 minutes either way. Then I cut the cob at the stalk end EXACTLY at the widest spot. Don't try to cheat! It has to be at the widest spot, just before it narrows down to the stalk. After that, I grab the top of the cob and squeeze. The corn slides out of the husk nice and clean, without any silk. Use an oven mitt or glove for the squeeze. It sure beats cold cleaning, and the corn is juicy enough to spray a bit, when you bite into the kernels. Melt some butter on it, sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper, and enjoy! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at
>Frm Peter, the Australian version HEADLINES FROM THE YEAR 2030 Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world "Little India" formerly known as Australia . Tasmania, Australia's southern land state, executes last remaining Greenie. White minorities still trying to have English recognised as Australia's third language. Children from two-parent heterosexual families bullied in schools for being 'different'. Tolerance urged. Gay Marriages now overtake heterosexual marriages as preferred 'lifestyle' choice. Melbourne schoolgirl expelled for not wearing Burqa: Being a Christian is no excuse says school. Sharia law must be enforced. Japan announces that they will no longer consume whale meat as whales are now extinct and the scientific research fleet are unemployed. Australian Government has told the Japanese that Cane Toads taste like whale meat. Australia now has ten Universities of Political Correctness. Professor Goldman of the Australian National University says there is still a long way to go in the fight to stop people saying what they think. Australian Deficit 10 $Trillion dollars and rising. Government declares return to surplus in 100 years which is 300 years ahead of time. Prime Minister Mohammed Yousuf claims increased growth through more immigration is the secret to success. Wall Street banks merge to form new super bank, Goldman Rothschild Ebeneezer Epstein Drescher (GREED): Huge bonuses paid to executives to celebrate launch. Baby conceived naturally ! Scientists stumped. Iran still quarantined. Physicists estimate it will take at least a hundred more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels. France pleads for global help after being taken over by Islamic Countries. No other country volunteers to come forward to help the beleaguered nation ! Serves them right. Castro finally dies at age 112. Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.. Jose Manuel Rodrigez Bush says he will run for election as US President in 2032. Australia Post raises price of stamps to $18 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only. After a ten year $75.8 billion study, commissioned by the Labor Party: Scientists prove Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss. Average weight of an Australian drops to 115 kgs. Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Victoria India and New South Iraq. Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they can now photograph an Australian woman with her mouth shut. Senate still blocking drilling for oil in Canberra even though petrol is selling for 5,000 Rupees per litre and petrol stations are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays. Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights. Victims to be held partly responsible for crime. Average height of professional basketball players is now nine feet, seven inches. New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2035 as lethal weapons. Australian Tax Office sets lowest tax rate in decades at 75 percent. Carlton won this years National Footy final beating the Hindu Hornets 20-11 to 13-18 Southern Asia (formerly Northern Territory ) voters still having trouble with voting machines. From Peter Australia
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A seafood restaurant had a sign in the window that read, "Big Lobster Tales, $5 each." Amazed at the great value, a man stopped in and asked the waitress, "Five dollars each for lobster tails -- is that correct?" "Yes," she said. "It's our special just for today." "Well," he said, "they must be little lobster tails." "No," she replied, "it's the really big lobster." "Big red lobster tails, $5 each?" he said, amazed. "They must be old lobster tails!" "No, they're definitely today's." "Today's big red lobster tails -- $5 each?" he repeated, astounded. "Yes," she insisted. "Well, here's my five dollars," he said. "I'll take one." She took the money and led him to a table where she invited him to sit down. She then sat down next to him, put her hand on his shoulder, leaned over close to him, and said, "Once upon a time there was a really big, red lobster..."
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Today, July 28, in
1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress 
 for the standardization of weights and measures throughout 
 the United States. 
1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 
 was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due 
 process of law.
1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.
1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary 
 declared war on Serbia.
1932 - Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" 
 of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. 
 They were demanding money they were not scheduled to 
 receive until 1945.
1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. 
 House of Representatives.
1942 - L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated 
 mailbox.The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.
1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of 
 New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed 
 and 26 were injured.
1951 - The Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the 
 number of American troops in South Vietnam 
 from 75,000 to 125,000.
1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. 
 to ban handguns.
1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that 
 created the second-largest phone company.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from 
 prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her 
 relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
2006 - Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had 
 been found off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes 
 were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon 
 after the Jurassic era. (That is about 150 Million years ago,
 long before Noah's flood, which was from 5000 to 4500 years
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