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Today is Sunday, Sept 11

What did you do 15 years ago today?
I was working quietly, and had the radio going,
when they interrupted the music with the news of the
first plane hitting the WTC.
Then every phone started ringing and a couple dozen Skype
windows popped. I missed most of the news on the radio 
juggling the phones, but then the news services on the
Internet started showing video.

I realized that the world had changed.

I was supposed to fly to Nashville the next day. Well,
on Sept 12 all flights were grounded. My flight was changed
to Sept 13. I was on time, and in the plane, but the pilot
chickened and hid. They had to find another pilot for the
flight to Toronto. That caused me to miss my connection to
Nashville and I had to overnight in Toronto. So did a lot of
other people and all hotels near the airport were full. They
shipped me by cab an hour away from there to a hotel, that
did not have internet except on one machine in the lobby with
two dozen people waiting in line. So I called Earthlink for
their local dial-up number, and then got online that way.

Next day, on the flight to Nashville they did not let me take
my carry-on onto the plane. They took it from me while I was
abolut to enter the plane. Then, while I was sitting and
looking out the window, I watched as some ape swung my
carryon upside down onto the roller at the bottom of the
conveyor belt and listened for any tinking sounds. 
My laptop was on the top in the carry-on.
You can imagine how I felt about that.

When I got to Nashville I was first to get out and walk out
through an empty, echoing airport. Eery! Just my footsteps

When boarding a plane again three days later there were
heavily armed soldiers all over the airport. I stood beside 
one at the entrance for a while. He was about 18, and scared,
and seemed to appreciate my moral support. He knew that if
something happened, it would be more than just moral support.
The world had definitely changed. And not for the better.

Have FUN!

Todays Bonehead Award:
Man assaulted girlfriend with hammer after she refuses
to let him tattoo his name on her chest
Details at Boneheads
Today, September 11, in 
2012 Agitators attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi,
Libya. Four Americans were killed and ten others were 
injured. US forces were close enough to help, but were held
off by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton until Ambassador
Stevens was dead and the files were burned. 
Hillary later fell on her head and could not remember a thing
about Benghazi.

See More of what happened on this day in history.

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______________________________________________________ "People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo." --- Max Eastman Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. --- Janet Long "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." --- John Wooden ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ 17 years ago, in 1999, Microsoft announced that the official release date for the new operating system "Windows 2000" will be delayed until the second quarter of 1901. ______________________________________________________ One day a little girl was watching her mother as she sat before her bedroom mirror arranging her hair. The little girl asked her mother what she called the things she was putting in her hair. The mother replied: "These are waves, dear." The little girl pondered that for a moment and then solemnly declared: "Poor Daddy, he's all beach." ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Michael Boggs, 28, Sioux City, IA Man assaulted girlfriend with hammer after she refuses to let him tattoo his name on her chest Police say a Sioux City man assaulted his girlfriend with a hammer Friday evening after she refused to let him tattoo his name on her chest. According to court documents, Jonathan Michael Boggs, 28, of Sioux City, was going to put a chest tattoo on a woman he had been in a relationship with for more than a month and told her he wanted to tattoo his name on her chest. After she told him no, an argument ensued. Documents say the woman attempted to leave the house several times, but Boggs stopped her, grabbed a hammer and threatened to kill her. He then assaulted her using the hammer. Police were called to the residence around 6:30 p.m. to meet the woman. Documents say police later found Boggs on the front porch with the hammer at his feet. A witness inside the house confirmed the assault to authorities. Boggs was charged with aggravated domestic assault and going armed with intent. He is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $10,000 bond. His next court date is Sept. 13. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Bonnie RE: Underlining links Dear Webby, My dear hubby, a semi-literate mouser, somehow turned off the underlined letters in links in FireFox. How do I get them back? Delores Dear Delores That seems to be popular with semi-literate yuppies. Nobody knows why for sure. Maybe they are scared that links might overpower their self control and drag them into sites that they can't understand? It's easy to fix, though: Click on the 3 horizontal bars for the Setup menu options content fonts & colors colors (near the bottom) Put the checkmark onto "Underline Links". That fixes links usually even if the webmaster is an idiot and hides the underline on links. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to thinking about things. "Mommy, mommy, why has daddy got so few hairs on his head?" he asked his mother. "He thinks a lot," replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness. Or she was until Johnny thought for a second and said, "I'm glad you don't do any thinking. You would look silly without your long hair."
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Daily tip from Creative Birdbaths By ~gloria [97 Posts, 155 Comments] If you enjoy watching a robin splash about in a birdbath and want to help our feathered friends to a cool drink during these hot summer and fall days, you don't have to spend a fortune on fancy, high-priced garden store models. Keep and eye open for the bases at garage and estate sales, even thrift stores, then get creative with the bowl portion of your birdbath. Keep in mind, it's good to offer differing depths of water in the bowls for various sizes of birds. At my house, the robins like something deep and they can empty it in a day with all their vigorous splashing. While the timid chickadees and goldfinches prefer something shallow. The kitchen is one of my favorite places to find birdbath bowls. Some good choices are pie plates, casserole dishes, and serving bowls. The saucers for underneath terra-cotta pots is another great idea. I've even used a up-turned light fixture. You can get creative with the base, too. I've used an old stand for a vintage ash tray (garage sale), a large table leg (salvaged), and tree stumps. Hope this kick starts your creative juices, the birds will thank you. And you'll receive hours of enjoyment watching them. ___________________________________________________ A customer moved away from a bank window, counts his change, and then goes back and says to the cashier, "Hey, you gave me the wrong change!" "Sir, you stepped away from the counter," said the cashier. "We don't make corrections after you leave. There's nothing I can do about it now. That's the policy of this bank." "Well, ok, if you say so." answered the customer. "Just thought you'd like to know that you gave me an extra hundred dollar bill. Bye, Bye!" ___________________________________________________
Amish men moving a house
____________________________________________________ Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's ear and she said, "Mabel, did you know you've got a suppository in your left ear ?" Mabel answered, "I have? A suppository ?" She pulled it out and stared at it. Then she said, "Ethel, I'm glad you saw this thing. Now I think I know where my hearing aid is." ____________________________________________________ "Doc," said the young man lying down on the couch, "You've got to help me! Every night I have the same horrible dream. I'm lying in bed when all of a sudden three women rush in and start tearing off my clothes." The psychiatrist nodded, "And what do you do?" "I push them away!" "I see. And what can I do to help you with this?" The patient implored, "Please,... Break my arms!" ____________________________________________________
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Today on September 11 in
1297 Scotsman William Wallace defeated the English forces of
Sir Hugh de Cressingham at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 

1499 French forces took over Milan, Italy. 

1609 Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and
discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River. 

1695 Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeated the Turks
at the Battle of Zenta. 

1709 An Anglo-Dutch-Austrian force defeated the French in the
Battle of Malplaquet. 

1714 Spanish and French troops broke into Barcelona and ended
Catalonia's sovereignty after 13 months of seige. 

1776 A Peace Conference was held between British General Howe
and three representatives of the Continental Congress
(Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge). The
conference failed and the American war for independence
continued for seven years. 

1777 American forces, under General George Washington, were
forced to retreat at the Battle of Brandywine Creek by
British forces under William Howe. The Stars and Stripes
(American flag) were carried for the first time in the

1814 The U.S. fleet defeated a squadron of British ships in
the Battle of Lake Champlain, VT. 

1842 1,400 Mexican troops captured San Antonio, TX. The
Mexicans retreated with prisoners. 

1855 The siege of Sevastopol ended when French, British and
Piedmontese troops captured the main naval base of the
Russian Black fleet in the Crimean War. 

1875 "Professor Tidwissel's Burglar Alarm" was featured in
the New York Daily Graphic and became the first comic strip
to appear in a newspaper. 

1877 The first comic-character timepiece was patented by the
Waterbury Clock Company. 

1883 The mail chute was patented by James Cutler. The new
device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester,

1897 A ten-week strike of coal workers in Pennsylvania, WV,
and Ohio came to an end. The workers won an eight-hour
workday, semi-monthly pay, and company stores were abolished.

1904 The U.S. battleship Connecticut was launched in New

1910 In Hollywood, the first commercially successful electric
bus line opened. 

1926 In Honolulu Harbor, HI, the Aloha Tower was dedicated. 

1936 Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam's first
hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam. 

1941 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave orders to
attack any German or Italian vessels found in U.S. defensive
waters. The U.S. had not officially entered World War II at
this time. 

1941 Charles A. Lindbergh brought on charges of anti-Semitism
with a speech in which he blamed "the British, the Jewish
the Roosevelt administration" for trying to draw the United
States into World War II. 

1941 In Arlington, VA, the groundbreaking ceremony for the
Pentagon took place. 

1951 Florence Chadwick became the first woman to swim the
English Channel from both directions. 

1952 Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased
aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic. 

1954 The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV
debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the

1959 The U.S. Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation
of food stamps. 

1965 The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrived in South
Vietnam and was stationed at An Khe. 

1974 "Little House On The Prairie" made its television debut.

1977 The Atari 2600 was released. It was originally sold as
the Atari VCS. The system was discontinued on January 1,

1985 A U.S. satellite passed through the tail of the
Giacobini-Zinner comet. It was the first on-the-spot sampling
of a comet. 

1990 U.S. President Bush vowed "Saddam Hussein will fail"
while addressing Congress on the Persian Gulf crisis. In the
speech Bush spoke of an objective of a new world order "freer
from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of
justice, and more secure in the quest for peace". 

1991 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that
thousands of troops would be drawn out of Cuba. 

1997 Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290
years of union with England. 

1998 Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sent a report to the
U.S. Congress accusing President Clinton of 11 possible
impeachable offenses. 

2001 In the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were
intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade
Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City, NY.
One airliner hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another
airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000
people were killed. 

2012 Agitators attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi,
Libya. Four Americans were and ten others were injured. US
forces were close enough to help, but were held off by
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton until Ambassador Stevens
was dead and the files were burned. 
Hillary later fell on her head and could not remember a thing
about Benghazi.

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