A way around the Skype font size problem 

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Today is Monday, November 11.
Today is Memorial Day / Veterans Day.
In Canada, that is a statutory holiday and Govt offices
and most companies except stores and restaurants are closed.

A Pittance of Time

On Wednesday, Nov 13, I have to go for eye injections.

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Just in time for Memorial Day / Veterans Day, Alberta has unveiled the new license plates: These are just for Alberta. The rest of Canada will, as usual, have to scramble to catch up. These plates are not restricted to veterans, but intended to raise funds for veteran support programs and to show respect for veterans. The 2005 Poppy plates are still available too. There are over 21,000 of those in use so far. Like these, and UNlike similar plates in other provinces, the Alberta poppy plates are NOT limited to veterans, but available to anybody who wants to show respect for veterans, just like wearing a poppy year round. Those plates too are fund raisers for veteran support progrms.
>From Thea At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to com- ment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. After several minutes with no reaction, I asked, "If I baked these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one of them?" Without looking up from his newspaper he replied, "About 10 years." He got hit with the remaining ones. -------------- Cinnamon rolls are easy! I wish I was still allowed to eat them, but with diabetes, they are a No-No! Completely thaw out a loaf of frozen bread dough and let it rise. Roll it out about 1/4" thick on a tea towel or canvas. Smear room temperature warm butter on it. Sprinkle soaked raisins on it Sprinkle lightly toasted sugar and cinnamon mix on it. Make a cut in the dough at about 12" intervals. Use the tea towel to roll up the dough parallel to those cuts. Butter baking pans, cut the rolls into 3/4" thick slices and place them into the pans about 3/4" apart. Place the pansin a warm area and let the rolls rise again. After they have risen and the buns touch each other, put the pans into a 200 Degree C (400 degree F) oven for five minutes or until the rolls have a "skin" and won't fall when you take the pans out. Pour a bit of milk or milk/water mix into the pans, less than 1/4" high. Put them back in and bake until nice and brown. Take the pans out of the oven and let the cinnamon buns cool in the pans. Be careful not to touch them while still warm. They are extremely addictive at that stage!
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Wife : What's your excuse for coming home at this time of the night? Husband : Golfing with friends, my dear. Wife : What? At 2 a.m.? Husband : Yes. We used nightclubs.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mary Jaggers, Ford Lauderdale, Floriduh Jailed for Repeatedly Calling 911 To Report "Drunk People Inside Bar" Reported by The Weekly Vice Mary Jaggers of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has been jailed after she allegedly called 911 to report that there were drunk people inside the bar she was visiting. According to police, Jaggers called 911 six different times to complain that there were drunk people inside Artie's Sportsman Lounge. Arriving officers spoke with Jaggers, who demanded the arrest of everyone inside the bar. A pat down search, however, revealed that she was in possession of hydrocodone without a prescription. Jaggers was taken into custody and no other arrests were made. At her arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Jagger told the judge that she repeatedly called police to prevent anyone from driving home drunk. "I have a feeling that the mixture between Artie's Bar and the hydrocodone probably led to count two, the calling of 911," said Judge Hurley during the hearing. Jaggers was booked into jail and charged with misuse of 911 and possession of hyrocodone without a prescription. Tech Support Pits From: Elsinore Re: Skype is OK on old CRT Dear Webby, Skype is OK on my old CRT monitor, clssic 4:3 config, and running 1600 x 1200. Yeah, eat your heart out, all you sheeple, who got talked into wide monitors, with the bottom third sawed off! Skype was originally written for 4:3 monitors, and when Microsoft bought it and tried to adapt it to sawed off monitors, they klutzed up. The problem is in the font scaling. Yeah, I know you poor sheeple have to go into Advanced and crank the font zoom to more than 100% to be able to have half decent pix and still read anything. Well, go back in there, crank down the resolution, then crank the font zoom down to 100 or less, set your settings in Skype, then change everything back. If you have more than two dozen icons on your desktop, expect some of them missing and all of them re-arranged. It doesn't help with reading the contact list. Just catch a little girl and chain her to your slick wide monitor, and get to read the contact list for you. That's probably how they do it at Microsoft. Elsinore Dear Elsinore You are a hoot, but absolutely correct. By the way, the Marxist-Stalinist version of Skype is still trying to sneak in with it's "Microsoft will update your Skype whenever it suits us, whether you like it or not." Be careful about that! Have FUN! DearWebby
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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 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." With that, he responded, "Well, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."
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Mrs. Jones called the doctor's office and was met with this response by the secretary. "This is Dr. Whitman's office. What would you like to talk about?" Mrs. Jones was disturbed by this response and replied sarcastically, "I want to order a hamburger with fries. For Christ's sake, why would I call a doctor if I didn't feel sick? I'm very sick. I need to see the doctor." "Fine," replied the secretary, "I can make an appointment for you. Let me see, ahhhh yes, I have an appointment one week from next Friday." "Great," said Mrs. Jones, "I'll have my mortician drop me off then!"

To Our Veterans
All who served

Today, Nov 11, in
1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the 
 Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor 
 near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws."
1831 Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in 
 Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1880 Australian outlaw and bank robber Ned Kelly was hanged 
 at the Melbourne jail at age 25.
1887 Labor Activists were hanged in Illinois after being 
 convicted of being connected to a bombing that killed eight 
 police officers.
1889 Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918 World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany 
 signed an armistice. This day became recognized as 
 Veteran's Day in the United States.
1918 Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender 
 of Germany.
1920 The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in 
 Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first 
 electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and
 H.O. Merriman.
1921 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated at 
 Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" 
 on network radio.
1940 The Jeep made its debut.
1942 During World War II, Germany completed its occupation 
 of France.
1952 The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin 
 and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.
1965 The government of Rhodesia declared its independence 
 from Britain. The country later became known as Zimbabwe.
1966 The U.S. launched Gemini 12 from Cape Kennedy, FL. 
 The craft circled the Earth 59 times before returning.
1972 The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to 
 the South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end 
 of direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military.
1975 Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence 
 from Portugal.
1981 Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story 
 John Hancock Center in Chicago in about six hours.
1981 The U.S.S. Ohio was commissioned at the Electric Boat 
 Division in Groton, CT. It was the first Trident class 
1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans 
 Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans 
 Memorial Fund.
1986 Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form "Unisys," becoming 
 the second largest computer company.(After IBM)
1987 Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record 
 53.9 million dollars in New York.
1988 Police in Sacramento, CA, found the first of seven 
 bodies buried on the grounds of a boardinghouse. Dorothea 
 Puente was later charged in the deaths of nine people, 
 convicted of three murders and sentenced to life in prison.
1991 The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 
 16 years to help the nation arrange democratic elections.
1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in 
 a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after 
 World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others 
 were still living in his country voluntarily.
1992 The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
1993 Walt Disney Co. announced plans to build a U.S. history 
 theme park in a Virginia suburb of Washington. The plan was 
 halted later due to local opposition.
1993 In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was 
 dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served 
 in the Vietnam War.
1994 In Gaza, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at 
 an Israeli military checkpoint killing three soldiers.
1996 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled 
 "The Wall That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica 
 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities 
 throughout the United States.
1997 The Eastman Kodak Company announced that they were laying 
 off 10,000 employees.
1998 Jay Cochrane set a record for the longest blindfolded 
 skywalk. He walked on a tightrope between the towers of the 
 Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The towers are 600 feet 
1998 Israel's Cabinet ratified a land-for-peace agreement 
 with the Palestinians.
2002 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to 
 fight AIDS in India. 
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