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Today is Saturday, November 2.

Next Tuesday, Nov 5, I have to go for injections into my 
eyeballs again. That means no newsletters and no emails
answerd on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. --- Michael Pritchard The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. --- Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797) Always do what you want, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. --- Dr. Suess
My mom has a lead foot, so I was not surprised when a state trooper pulled us over as we were speeding through Georgia. Hoping to get off with a warning, Mom tried to appear shocked when the trooper walked up to the car. "I have never been stopped like this before," she said to the officer. "What do they usually do, ma'am," he asked, "shoot you down?"
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Thanks to Kati for this story: A canibal was walking through the jungle and came upon a restaurant opened by a fellow canibal. Feeling hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu. Broiled Missionary: $10.00 Fried Explorer: $15.00 Baked Politician: $100.00. The canibal called the waiter over and asked, "Why such a price difference for the politician?" The cook replied: "Have you ever tried to clean one?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Crystal Greer Brooks, 33, Kingsport, Tennessee Jailed for Repeatedly hitting boyfriend with his truck Reported by The Smoking Gun After an evening out drinking, a Tennessee woman became so angry with her live-in boyfriend for failing to make a McDonald’s pit stop that she struck him three times with his own vehicle. Crystal Greer Brooks, 33, Santiago Hernandez, 41, and a second man were traveling in Hernandez’s truck early Thursday morning when Brooks got mad because “they didn’t stop at McDonald’s,” according to a Kingsport Police Department report. Brooks demanded that Hernandez pull over. When he complied, Brooks licked him out of his truck, replaced him in the driver’s seat of the Chevrolet S-10. While Hernandez was standing in front of the truck, Brooks drove into him, knocking the father of her child to the ground. She then “pulled forward and struck him 2 more times with the truck,” police charge. A responding officer noted that Hernandez had abrasions on his arm and back, and his “clothing appeared torn, consistent with being dragged on the pavement.” Brooks denied plowing into Hernandez, claiming that he had actually jumped on the truck’s hood. Seen in the above booking photo, Brooks was arrested for aggravated assault and booked into the Sullivan County jail, where she remains in custody. Drunk driving charges may be added. Tech Support Pits From: Gene Re: W7 Slow-Down Dear Webby, I enjoy your letter every day except when you go to get your eyes pierced! My problem is with my laptop running W7 professional. It has gotten very slow in all operations and when I open Disk cleaner it runs for a short time and then says memory dump error. I am stumped as to where to go. I have run crap cleaner- no help. Where can I go from here? Thanks for your input Gene R. Dear Gene That is very common, and contrary to popular opinion, not Microsoft trying to make you feel sorry for not buying extra copies of XP, when they were still available. And no, they are not trying to chase you to W8.1 either. That has even worse problems. The solution is actually surprisingly simple. Close all not currently in use web pages, especially if they have Adobe Flash on it. Yes, I know, bookmarks are often unreliable, and the temptation to leave tabs open, if you think, you might have more time to study those pages later, is very great. Just open a spreadsheet or NoteTab, and paste the URL in there, and maybe even add some comments. The sad fact is that if your W7 is updated to the minute, and if your Adobe Flash is updated too, then you either have to put up with a slow klunker acting like you were on a really sad hillbilly fence wire dial-up, or reboot every 4 hours if you use Internet Explorer or every 5 hours on FireFox, if you have a few tabs with flash on it open. If you leave a tab with flash on it run overnight, then in the morning the machine will be disgustingly slow. A lot of stuff uses flash nowadays, often in nuisance ads on the side. If something starts making noise on it's own, then most likely it is flash. Sometimes pages, especially news pages, are designed to be wider than your screen, and have ads out there in unseen nowhere-land. Sure, when Google catches them, they will be punished, but some bozos keep trying that stupid stunt anyway. If you her noise and don't see the ad, that is making it, shrink your page with CTRL + Scroll Wheel, and you will see it. Paste the URL of that page into your log, and kill it. You will be surprised at how fast your machine will be, and how long you can run it without rebooting. It will act just like it did until about half a year ago, when rebooting once a month was recommended, but not really necessary. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Storing Blankets I've lived in several places with limited storage. To save room when it came time to remove blankets or place a lighter weight bedspread/comforter, I merely place them on the bed and then put the sheets on over them. It also helps making the bed more comfy. By Diane A. Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
The new manager walks into his office and, while settling into his new desk, finds 4 envelopes. On one he finds the words "open me first," and the other three are numbered 1 to 3. He opens the first envelope and finds a letter from his predecessor saying: "These three envelopes will save you a world of trouble. In case of emergency, please open these envelopes in sequential order; envelope one first, envelope two second, and envelope three third." The manager shrugs, puts the envelopes back, and forgets about them. Six months later, the workers go on strike. The company closes, and is losing money fast. After a long night negotiating with the union, he remembers the 3 envelopes. So he opens the first one and it says: "Blame me, your predecessor for everything". Wonderful idea he thinks, and indeed it works and the crisis comes to its end. His job is saved, and everybody's happy. A few years later, another strike hits. He goes to the drawer and opens the second envelope. It reads, "Blame the government for everything". It works like a charm, and he breathes a sigh of relief as his job is, once again, saved. A year later the workers declare another strike. The manager goes directly to the third envelope and it reads, "Prepare 4 new envelopes"
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An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again." The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"

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Today, Nov 2, in
1721 Peter the Great (Peter I), ruler of Russia, changed 
 his title to emperor.
1883 Thomas Edison executed a patent application for an 
 electrical indicator using the Edison effect lamp
1895 In Chicago, IL, the first American gasoline powered car 
1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour expressed support 
 for a "national home" for the Jews of Palestine.
1930 Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia.
1930 The DuPont Company announced the first synthetic rubber. 
 It was named DuPrene.
1947 Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden 
airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's 
 first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because 
 of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, 
 never went into production.
1960 In London, the novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover," was found 
 not guilty of obscenity.
1963 South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was assassinated 
 in a military coup.
1966 The Cuban Adjustment Act allows 123,000 Cubans to apply 
 for permanent residence in the U.S.
1979 Joanna Chesimard, a black militant escaped from a New 
 Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for 
 the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper.
1984 Velma Barfield became the first woman to be executed 
 in the U.S. since 1962. She had been convicted of the 
 poisoning death of her boyfriend.
1986 American hostage David Jacobson was released after being 
 held in Lebanon for 17 months by Shiite Muslims kidnappers.
1995 The U.S. expelled Daiwa Bank Ltd. for allegedly covering 
 up $1.1 billion in trading losses.
2003 In the U.S., the Episcopal Church diocese consecrated the 
 church's first openly gay bishop.
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