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Today is Thursday, December 5.


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Home4Christmas.com is for sale. The sale of this domain name includes a quarter year hosting, and a basic site design. You have to gather the pictures yourself, though, and put some text together. The text can be in email or word processor or text file, or HTML, if you are already familiar with it. Once you have your own site, you can, of course edit and expand at any time. I will just make a headstart desgn for you, if you want that.
Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a bimbo, who faked a marriage certificate after her acquaintance died in a car crash. Details at International Bonehead Awards
-26 and headwind on the uphill stretch of my walk. By the time I got to the top, I had worked up a sweat, except for my feet. Have FUN! DearWebby
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If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. --- Jimmy Buffett
Once upon a time, a woman had a wonderful, faithful cat. One day, a man ran over the cat accidentally with his car. So, the man went to the old woman and said, "I'm terribly sorry about your cat. I'd like to replace him." "That so nice of you!", said the old woman, deeply touched. "You can sleep at the foot of my bed and catch mice at night."

A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Allison Lear, Las Vegas, Nevada Jailed After getting caught faking a marriage license LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas woman has been accused of forging a marriage certificate so she could keep her racecar-driving boyfriend's possessions after he died three years ago when his Porsche veered off a mountain road in northern Nevada. Allison Lear was arrested on outstanding warrants May 25 at the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM Grand. She faces charges of forgery and perjury in what family members characterize as a callous attempt at gold-digging from Alexander Djordjevic, who died at age 37. "I wouldn't say there was a big love there," Slobodan Djordjevic, Alexander Djordjevic's father, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I think she was just looking for material things." In 2009, Lear posted a profile on a match-making website that seeks to pair millionaires with companions. Family members said she and Djordjevic had been dating for several months when his silver Porsche careened off a mountain highway on June 26, 2010, during the Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge race near Virginia City. Later, in court, Lear showed a marriage certificate indicating she and Djordjevic had married just five days before his death at her parents' home in Las Vegas. Relatives – including Lear's father – question whether such a wedding ever happened. According to probate court documents, John Lear told attorneys he "would have known if his daughter had been married at 4 a.m. on June 21, 2010, in his home." Seems she forgot to invite her father or at least tell him about it afterwards. Police cite two problems with the document. The Idaho minister who supposedly performed the ceremony never applied for a temporary permit to conduct a Nevada wedding, officials said. He told officers he'd been asked to sign a back-dated marriage certificate after he learned of Djordjevic's death, but refused. Also, police have been unable to find the witness listed on the certificate. Unsettled questions about the marriage have amplified the heartache for Djordjevic's family at a time when they were mourning his sudden death. "Losing him was hard," Djordjevic's father said. "But what happened after was very, very hard." As his widow, Lear prevented Djordjevic's parents from seeing his body at the Washoe County coroner's office, according to the Review-Journal. Three months and a court battle later, they were finally allowed to bury him, the newspaper reported. She also held onto his possessions, including two sports cars and a gun collection. Court documents said his estate was valued between $100,000 and $200,000. Tech Support Pits From: Bonnie Re: Desktop Background Dear Webby, I have a question that you may be able to help with (or not). I find tons of photos all over the internet that I love to use for our desktop background, changing it often. Most of the time they work; other times, they come out in repeat squares of the photo all over the screen rather than one very nice photo. I’ve attached 2 of those that do this; would you open them, then try to choose as background and see what happens. If you get repeats all over too, is there any chance you can tell me why? I know that with my luck, they’ll work fine for you! If that’s the case, then I give up and will just hang on to the ones I find that work and say c’est la vie. I look forward to hearing from you whenever you have time to play around. Thanks a bunch and also many thanks always for my DearWebby letter; I love them! Bonnie in NH Dear Bonnie Those pictures are too small to look nice when stretched to the entire desktop. For best results, resize pictures to whatever you have set for your screen resolution. If you have your resolution set to 1600 x 1200 (like I do), then a 400 x 300 picture would have to be stretched 4 times, and probably would look very coarse and ugly. Sometimes you can shuffle the size up in increments. Double the size, do an edge-preserving-smoothing, sharpen a bit, then increase the size again, and so on. It doesn't work with all pictures, but some may be worth trying. You can force the desktop to stretch a picture instead of tiling it, but that usually makes nice pictures look rather ugly. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Know Store Return Policy Before Buying Before purchasing something from a store, make sure you know and understand their return policies, and how they apply to what you are buying. Most stores have restocking fees for opened items and some items like software cannot be returned if opened. Also, some stores only accept returns of certain types of items, like electronics, for anywhere from 7 to 30 days after purchase. By Fisher Check out ThriftyFun's Blog
There once was an old penny pincher who had no friends. Just before he died he asked his doctor, lawyer, and pastor to gather around him at bedside. "I have always heard that you can't take it with you. But I want to disprove that theory," he said. "I have $90,000 under my mattress, and when I die, just before they throw the dirt on me at my burial, I want you each to toss in an envelope with $30,000 enclosed." The three attended the funeral and each threw his envelope in the grave. On the way back from the cemetery, the pastor said, "I must confess. I needed $10,000 for my new church, so I only threw in $20,000." The doctor then said, "I must confess too. I needed $20,000 for a new clinic I was opening up, so I only threw in $10,000." The lawyer looked at them both and shook his head. He then said, "Gentlemen, I'm surprised, shocked, and ashamed of you. I don't see how you could dare to go against that man's final wish. I threw in my personal check for the full amount!"
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Thanks to Bonnie for this: For the First pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me A post from a week ago. For the second pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 2 web crashes And a post from a Week ago. For the third pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 3 error messages 2 web crashes And A post from a week ago. For the forth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 error Messages 2 web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the fifth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 5 frozen PM's 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 Error messages 2 web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the sixth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 6 disconnection's 5 frozen PM's 4 Jerks at Tech Help 3 error messages 2 web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the seventh pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 7 hours with no mail 6 Disconnection's 5 frozen PM's 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 error messages 2 Web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the eighth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 8 channels not working 7 hours With no mail 6 disconnections 5 frozen PM's 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 Error messages 2 web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the ninth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 9 Dumb advertisements 8 channels Not working 7 hours with no mail 6 disconnections 5 frozen PM's 4 Jerks at Tech Help 3 error messages 2 web crashes And a post from a Week ago. For The tenth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 10 propositions 9 Dumb Advertisements 8 channels not working 7 hours with no mail 6 Disconnection's 5 frozen PM's 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 error messages 2 Web crashes And a post from a week ago For the eleventh pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 11 pieces of Spam 10 Propositions 9 Dumb advertisements 8 channels not working 7 hours With no mail 6 Disconnection's 5 frozen PM's 4 jerks at Tech Help 3 error messages 2 web crashes And a post from a week ago. For the twelfth pain of Christmas Yahoo gave to me 12 reasons to unsubscribe. Bonnie
Thanks to Cookie for this story: My two brothers arrived at boot camp together. On the first morning, their unit was dragged out of bed by a drill sergeant and made to assemble outside. "My name's Sergeant Jackson," he snarled. "Is there anyone here who thinks he can whip me?" My six-foot-three, 280-pound, brother raised his hand and said, "Yes sir, I do." The Sergeant replied with a snarl, "I had my eye on you and I was hoping you would say that." The sergeant grabbed him by the arm and led him out in front of the entire group. "Men," he said, "this is my new assistant. Now is there anyone here who thinks he can whip both of us?"

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Today, December 5, in
1492 Christopher Columbus discovered Hispaniola (now Haiti).
1560 Charles IX succeeded as King of France on the death 
 of Francis II.
1766 James Christie, founder of the famous auctioneers, held 
 his first sale in London.
1792 The trial of France's King Louis XVI began.
1797 Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris to command forces 
 for the invasion of England.
1812 Napoleon Bonaparte left his army as they were 
 retreating from Russia.
1848 U.S. President Polk triggered the Gold Rush of '49 by 
 confirming the fact that gold had been discovered in California.
1876 The Stillson wrench was patented by D.C. Stillson. The 
 device was the first practical pipe wrench.
1904 The Russian fleet was destroyed by the Japanese at 
 Port Arthur, during the Russo-Japanese War.
1913 Britain outlawed the sending of arms to Ireland.
1932 German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa 
 making it possible for him to travel to the U.S.
1933 Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 
 36th state to ratify 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1934 Fighting broke out between Italian and Ethiopian troops 
 on the Somalian border.
1934 The Soviet Union executed 66 people charged with 
 plotting against Joseph Stalin's government.
1935 In Montebello, CA, the first commercial hydroponics 
 operation was established.
1936 The Soviet Union adopted a new Constitution under 
 a Supreme Council.
1944 During World War II, Allied troops took Ravenna, Italy.
1945 The so-called "Lost Squadron" disappeared. The five U.S. 
 Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a 
 training mission at the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. 
 They were never heard from again.
1951 The first push button-controlled garage opened in 
 Washington, DC.
1956 British and French forces began a withdrawal from 
 Egypt during the Suez War.
1962 The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to cooperate 
 in the peaceful uses of outer space.
1977 Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, 
 Iraq and South Yemen due to peaceful relations with Israel.
1978 The American space probe Pioneer Venus I, orbiting Venus, 
 began beaming back its first information and pictures
1983 In west Beirut, Lebanon, more than a dozen people were 
 killed when a car bomb shattered a nine-story apartment 
 building.
1986 The Soviet Union said it would continue to abide by 
 the SALT II treaty limits on nuclear weapons. This was 
 despite the decision by the U.S. to exceed them.
1989 Israeli soldiers killed five heavily armed Arab 
 guerrillas who crossed the border from Egypt. 
1989 East Germany's former leaders were placed under 
 house arrest.
1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin kept the power to 
 appoint Cabinet ministers, defeating a constitutional 
 amendment that would have put his team of reformers 
 under the control of Russia's Congress.
1998 James P. Hoffa became the head of the Teamsters union, 
 23 years after his father was the head. His father disappeared 
 and was presumed dead.
2001 In Germany, Afghan leaders signed a pact to create a 
 temporary administration for post-Taliban Afghanistan. 
 Two women were included in the cabinet structure. Hamid 
 Karzai and his Cabinet were planned to take over power 
 in Afghanistan on December 22.
2008 The iTunes Music Store reached 300 million applications 
 downloaded. 


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