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Today's Bonehead Award goes to a Ohio bank robbers arrested after they posed on Facebook with the cash. Details at Boneheads ______________________________________________________ Today, October 1, in 1979 The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over to Panama. More of what happened on this day in history at History ______________________________________________________ Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. --- Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Goodman was a moderately successful stockbroker who dreamed of making the big money someday. He took his friend out for a drive, and he chose the route carefully in order to impress on him the possibilities of the brokerage business. "Look at that yacht," he said as they drove slowly past a marina. "That 96' beauty belongs to the senior partner at Merrill Lynch. That one over there 104' is owned by the head of Goldman, Sachs. And look at that huge 210' yacht out there. That's the pride and joy of the top seller at Prudential-Bache." His friend Morris was silent. Goodman turned to look at him and saw a pained look on his face. "What's the matter?" Goodman asked. "I was just wondering," Morris said. "why aren't there any customers' yachts?" ______________________________________________________ When a guy's printer began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the printer's manual and trying the job himself. Pleasantly surprised by his candor, he asked, "Does your boss know that you discourage business?" "Actually, it is my boss's idea," the employee replied sheepishly. "We usually make a LOT more money on repairs if we let people try to fix things themselves first." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Don for this picture Peggy's Cove, NS ______________________________________________________ Two city swingers were walking in the country when one of them spotted a bug walking across the road. "What kind of bug is that?" he asked his companion. The companion leaned over and looked at the bug. "It's a Lady bug." The first man looked at the bug again, then at his friend, and said: "Man, you sure got good eyes." ______________________________________________________
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Thanks to Noella for reporting this bonehead! An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by John Mogan, 28, and Ashley Duboe, 24, Ashville, Ohio
Ohio bank robbers arrested after they posed on Facebook with the cash. A couple arrested this week for robbing an Ohio bank had posted photos to Facebook showing them posing with stacks of cash in the days following the crime, police report. John Mogan, 28, and Ashley Duboe, 24, are charged with the August 24 robbery of a bank in Ashville, a village 20 miles south of Columbus. Investigators allege that Mogan walked into the bank and gave a note demanding money to a teller, who then handed over cash. A surveillance photo shows the hoodie-wearing robber leaving the bank with a stack of currency in his hands. Mogan is a convicted felon who was just released from prison after serving about five years for robbing a bank in Lancaster, a city 20 miles east of Ashville. A female accomplice was also arrested in connection with Mogan's July 2010 robbery of a Fairfield National Bank branch. Mogan began serving a three-year parole term immediately following his July 19 release from an Ohio state lockup. The heavily tattooed Mogan has the phrases “Loyalty’s Thin” and “Betrayal’s Thick” on opposite cheeks. Investigators allege that prior to driving Mogan to the Ashville bank, Duboe applied makeup to his face and neck to cover numerous tattoos. According to police, four days after the bank robbery, Mogan--with fans of cash in each hand--and Duboe posted a Facebook photo showing them embracing. A “selfie” posted August 31 shows Mogan with a wad of bills in his mouth. The image prompted a relative to complain that the flush Mogan “didn't hook a brother up.” Referring to the loot, Mogan replied, “That's called a McStack.” He then noted that, “I got six bands bra real shit nigga,” before adding, “I'm doing rrree=aaaaalll) good.” Other photos posted to the Facebook page shared by Mogan and Duboe show Mogan pretending that the brick of cash is a phone, as well as his lunch. Mogan and Duboe, seen in the above mug shots, have each been charged with robbery and theft, both felonies, and are locked up in lieu of $250,000 bond in the Pickaway County jail.
______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Marjorie Re: Desktop icon size Dear Webby How do I change the size of the icons on my desktop? I can't find any way to don that in the Control panel or anywhere. I don't want to change the resolultion. I want to keep that the way I got it. Thanks Marjorie Dear Marjorie There is probably some official and complicated method for doing that, but there is a sneaky way that ahs worked for many years: Click on an empty spot on the desktop Hold down CTRL SLOWLY roll the scroll wheel on the mouse one notch at a time away from you. That increases icon size. Turning the scroll wheel towards you while holding CTRL will shrink them. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ A missionary heard about a native who had five wives. He paid a visit to the native's hut, and sure enough there were five wives. The two men sat outside the hut and talked. The missionery said "You are violating a law of God. Man can only have one wife, so you must go and tell four of those women that they can no longer live here or consider you their husband." The native thought a few moments, then said, "I'll wait here. You tell 'em." ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Use Measuring Cup to Grease Baking Pans If you are using liquid oil in your recipe such as brownies, take the measuring cup that you used to measure the oil and turn it upside down in the baking pan while you are mixing the brownies. The oil will then pool in bottom of pan. Use your fingers or wax paper to coat the pan as your directions recommend. By JackieB [1] ______________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ [a] The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. [c] Conclusion: Eat what you like. It's speaking English that kills you. That reminds me..... Because of the anti-smoking propaganda and restrictive laws, the percentage of the population that smokes has decreased. Now, if there was any relation between smoking and cancer, the percentage of people who get cancer should theoretically have decreased at exactly the same rate. It didn't. It INCREASED! OK, so what HAS increased at the same rate as cancer ? Taxes on tobacco products. Kinda makes you think, eh ? ___________________________________________________

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____________________________________________________ At a golf course, four men approached the sixteenth tee. The straight fairway ran along a road and bike path fenced off on the left. The first golfer teed off and hooked the ball in that direction. But the ball went over the fence and bounced off the bike path onto the road, where it hit the tire of a moving bus and was knocked back on to the fairway. As they all stood in silent amazement, one man finally asked him, "How on earth did you do that?" He shrugged his shoulders and said, "You have to know the bus schedule." ____________________________________________________
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Today, October 1, in
1569 The Duke of Norfolk was imprisoned by Britain's Queen 
 Elizabeth for trying to marry Mary the Queen of Scots. 
1800 Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France. 
 Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. 
 effectively doubling its size. 
1880 Thomas Edison began the commercial production of 
 electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park. 
1908 The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford. 
 The purchase price of the car was $850. 
1918 Damascus was captured from the Turks during World War I 
 by a force made up of British and Arab forces. 
1936 General Francisco Franco was proclaimed the head of the 
 Spanish state. 
1938 German forces enter Czechoslovakia and seized control 
 of the Sudetenland. The Munich Pact had been signed two days 
1940 The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened as the first toll 
 superhighway in the United States. 
1946 The International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg 
 sentenced 12 Nazi officials to death. Seven others were 
 sentenced to prison terms and 3 were acquitted. 
1949 Mao Tse-tung raised the first flag of the People's 
 Republic of China when the communist forces had defeated 
 the Nationalists. The Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan. 
1962 Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on 
 NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar 
 was the previous host. 
1964 The Free Speech Movement was started at the University 
 of California at Berkeley. 
1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premiered in Pittsburgh, PA. 
1971 Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. 
1972 The Chinese government approved friendly relations with 
 the United States. 
1979 The United States handed control of the Canal Zone over 
 to Panama. 
1982 EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center 
 opened in Florida. The concept was planned by Walt Disney. 
1985 The PLO's headquarters in Tunisia was raided by Israeli 
 jet fighters. 
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev assumed the Soviet presidency. 
1989 The authorized Charles Schulz biography, Good Grief, 
 was published. 
1989 7,000 East Germans were welcomed into West Germany 
 after they were allowed to leave by the communist government. 
1990 U.S. President George H.W. Bush addressed the U.N. General 
 Assembly and once again condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. 
1990 In Croatia, minority Serbs proclaimed autonomy. 
1991 U.S. President Bush condemned the military coup in Haiti 
 that removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power. 
 U.S. economic and military aid was suspended. 
1991 The U.S. trust territory of Palau became independent. 
1992 The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty was approved by 
 the U.S. Senate. 
1994 The U.S. and Japan avoided a trade war by reaching a 
 series of trade agreements. 
1994 The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a 
 lockout of the players that lasted 103 days. 
1995 Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine other defendants were 
 convicted in New York of conspiring to attack the U.S. 
 through bombings, kidnappings and assassinations. 
1996 Lucent Technologies became an independent company. 
1998 The U.S. government posted a $2.2 million reward for the 
 capture of Augustin Vasquez Mendoza. He is accused of killing 
 an undercover U.S. agent during a drug purchase in 1994. 
1999 The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples 
 Republic of China was celebrated in Beijing. 
2001 San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously 
 to ban Internet filters designed to keep pornography away 
 from children at city libraries. The board left the decision 
 up to the Library Commission to decide whether to install 
 filtering software in children's areas. A federal law in the 
 U.S. mandated the use of the filters. 
2009 In the United Arab Emirates, the exterior construction of 
 the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was completed
2015  smiled.

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