How to FORCE a copy 

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83 Year-Old White Woman Beaten & Set on Fire By Black Gang
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Justin Grady, age 38, Cortavious Deshaun Heard, age 18, Mina Christine Ellery, age 17 and Angel Latrice Harmon age 17 Sanquavious Cameron, age 17 Atlanta, Georgia 83 Year-Old White Woman Beaten & Set on Fire By Black Gang The Black Lies & Murder movement is quick to cry foul whenever black people appear to be stereotyped. But what about situations when all the facts point to activity that occurs against whites? That was the case in Atlanta, Georgia, when a black gang entered the home of an 83-year-old white woman. That woman, Dorothy Dow, was sleeping in bed when a gang of four black men and women entered her home, beat her and then set her on fire. Dow passed away in the hospital from complications from the attack. Her attackers are now being charged with murder. Justin Grady, age 38, Cortavious Deshaun Heard, age 18, Mina Christine Ellery, age 17 and Angel Latrice Harmon age 17 are all being held without bond on charges of "felony murder and malice murder." The group entered Dow's home and pulled her from her bed where she was sleeping. One of the gang hit her repeatedly with a pistol, breaking the bones in her hand and her arm. Then they ransacked her home and took anything of any value. They left her, broken and bleeding. Then the girls wend back there and got her purse and credit cards, which they used. That helped getting them caught. In the meantime, one of the males got some flammable liquid, went back into the house and poured it over the severely injured great-gramma on the floor and set her on fire. She survived burning to death only because she pulled herself to a place where she knew she had kept a gallon jug of water. There she was able to pour the water on herself and put out the fire. Then, with a broken arm, she crawled to her cellphone and dialed 911. The local news station gives no reason other than robbery about why the attack occurred, but as we well know, had the races been reversed, the entire country would be burning from the Black Lies & Murder protests. One of the suspects had apparently been picking blueberries for the great-gramma for pay, and even been invited in for supper a few times. Apparently he thought she had some money in the house. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Trudy RE: How do I force a copy? Dear Webby, When I try copying my mail directory over to the removable, external USB drive, the Windows Explorer keeps tripping up on all kinds of silly things, and of course each time aborts the copying. This is driving me absolutely nuts! Is there a way to force it from the DOS command line? Trudy Dear Trudy That problem goes back a lot further than Windows and is a bug in the Microsoftcopy command. Somebody forgot to put in a way to recover from an error, just list it and get on with the job. Incidentally, that is one of the major reasons DOS or Windows never got mission critical certification. Luckily around the time of DOS 2 somebody ported the UNIX xcopy command and Microsoft later adopted it very quietly. Even though it works well, to this day there are very few people that seem to know and use it. As is common with UNIX commands, xcopy has about two dozen "switches" to make it do exactly what you want. If you want to see and print all of the options, go to the command line START RUN cmd then type xcopy /? To copy a directory (folder) and it's subdirectories without stopping for machine specific config files, which you don't want to copy or overwrite anyway, and copy only those files which are newer on the source than the destination, copy hidden and system files, overwrite Read-Only files, not show the list of files as they scroll down the screen, and YES, dangit, copy the stuff without any silly prompts, then use these switches: xcopy /S /D /E /C /H /R /K /Y /Z source destination for example, if you wsant to copy the entire Eudora folder with all your 57 different mailboxes, your address book and lists, and the destination is the USB drive, which you named as drive H: xcopy /S /D /E /C /H /R /K /Y /Z c:\Eudora\*.* H:\Eudora Like all DOS commands, xcopy works fine in bats. You can put that line into a batchfile and make a desktop shortcut to it. A batch file is simply a clean text file that you create with NoteTab, NonetMaid, WordPad, NotePad, etc. It has to be clean text! No formatting or colors or fonts. JUST clean text. And the extension has to be .bat The reason they are called Bat.files is bat is 3 letters as the original designation for extensions, like txt, jpg, gif, etc. BAT are the firsst 3 letters of BATCH. You can put different commands, each on a separate line, and have a whole batch of commands inside that bat(ch) file. You could, with the same click also copy your Photos folder and your Docs folders. @echo off xcopy /S /D /E /C /H /R /K /Y /Z c:\Eudora\*.* H:\Eudora xcopy /S /D /E /C /H /R /K /Y /Z c:\Photos\*.* H:\Photos xcopy /S /D /E /C /H /R /K /Y /Z c:\Docs\*.* H:\Docs date /t >> c:\Backplog.txt time /t >> c:\Backplog.txt echo ------------ >> c:\Backplog.txt echo Done pause save that as c:\back.bat and make a desktop shortcut to it. What that does: It turns the echo off so that the commands are not echoed to the screen. Then it backs up the mail, photos and docs, puts the date and the time and a line into the Backplog.txt in the C: drive root directory, where it is easy to find. Then it writes Done onto the screen, and pauses, waiting for you to hit any key. That way you simply click on that shortcut icon and it wheelbarrows all the new or changed files in your mail directory AND it's subdirectories over to the machine with the CD burner, without any fuss whatsoever. You can also make a bat to show the backup log: type c:\Backplog.txt save that as showlog.bat and make a desktop icon for it. type means type it to the screen, with DOS being the typist. You can mess with that and leave off the Pause, which asks for hitting any key. Or you can have fun with it. For example, when I was writing the weigh station programs in the Yukon in the 80s, I used a similar back-up bat. At the end of it I put: echo Done pause echo Not THAT key! pause echo That's better There were some complaints, of course, but most operators took it with good humor. If you write those simple bat files and make shortcut icons to them, then you can just click on the back.bat icon and it does all your back-up to the external drive. No fuss, no muss. The showlog.bat shows you if the backup has been done. That is quite important if you have to rely on employees or relatives. Have FUN! DearWebby A patient, while recovering in the hospital from a heart attack, was visited by this over-zealous evangelist. After listening politely for over a half-hour on how thankful he should be to have been spared, and how he should repent at once, he was asked if all of his sins had flashed before his eyes during the heart attack. The patient responded, with a deliberately slurry and sleepy voice: "Don't be silly, the attack lasted only 6 hours! I just got to where I had duck-taped that preacher's mouth and set his pants on fire, when the heart attack ended."
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Daily tip from Remedies for Stinky Shoes 11 found this helpful Want to get rid of the stink? Stuff the shoes with newspaper. That's right. Newspaper. Shoes should be "stink-free" come morning! FranFran [3 Posts, 7 Comments] If you don't have paper newspapers anymore, get Zinc Oxide from the Pharmacy or Amazon. It's cheap. And it does the trick. Fill the shoe with the Zinc Oxide powder in the evening, and dump it out in the morning. Smell is gone for good. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Ray and Bobby decide to go moose hunting in Canada. They charter an airplane to take them to a remote region. The pilot drops them off and tells them, "I'll be back in one week. No more than one moose - got it?" A wek passes, and the pilot returns to find the hunters have shot two moose. The pilot says, "Hey, I told you guys no more than one moose." Ray snaps back, "Hey, the pilot told us the same thing last year and we gave him a real nice tip, if you catch my drift." The three of them argue for several minutes more. The pilot gives up and agrees to take both moose. They load up the moose and fire up the plane. The plane shudders and strains trying to take off. Just when it gets off the ground it loses lift, and crashes into a tree. Ray and Bobby, dazed and confused, make there way out of the wreckage. Bobby looks around and says, "Where the heck are we?" The other looks around and replies, "About 100 yards further than we got last year!"
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____________________________________________________ A family was having some people to dinner. At the table, the mother turned to her little daughter and said, "Dear, would you like to say the blessing?" "I wouldn't know what to say," replied the little girl, shyly. "Just say what you heard Mommy say." the woman said. Her daughter took a deep breath, bowed her head, and solemnly said, "Dear Lawd, why in heall did I let Dave invite all these ungwatefull smobs to dinner again!?!" ____________________________________________________ My sister, went to the department store to check out the bridal registry of our niece whose wedding was coming up soon. When my sister returned from the store, she tossed the gift list on a table and declared, "I think she's too young to get married." "Why do you say that?" I asked. "Because," she said, "they've registered for Nintendo games." ____________________________________________________
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Today on September 30 in
1399 Henry Bolingbroke became the King of England as Henry

1777 The Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due
to advancing British forces. 

1787 The Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would
make it the first American vessel to sail around the world. 

1846 Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction
after administering ether to a patient. 

1868 Spain's Queen Isabella was deposed and fled to France. 

1882 In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power
plant began operating. 

1935 "Porgy and Bess" premiered in Boston. 

1938 The Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease
Adolf Hitler. Britain, and France allowed Czechoslovakia's
formerly German Sudetenland to be returned to Germany. 

1946 An international military tribunal in Nuremberg,
Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes. 

1947 The World Series was televised for the first time. The
sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the
Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees. 

1949 The Berlin Airlift came to an end. The airlift had taken
2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the
Soviet blockade. 

1951 "The Red Skelton Show" debuted on NBC-TV. 

1954 The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at
Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The
submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954. 

1962 James Meredith succeeded in registering at the
University of Mississippi. It was his fourth attempt to

1963 The Soviet Union publicly declared itself on the side of
India in their dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. 

1966 Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach were released at
midnight from Spandau prison after completing their 20-year
sentences. Speer was the Nazi minister of armaments and von
Schirach was the founder of Hitler Youth. 

1971 A committee of nine people was organized to investigate
the prison riot at Attica, NY. 10 hostages and 32 prisoners
were killed when National Guardsmen stormed the prison on
September 13, 1971. 

1976 California enacted the Natural Death Act of California.
The law was the first example of right-to-die legislation in
the U.S. 

1980 Israel issued its new currency, the shekel, to replace
the pound. 

1983 The first AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was rolled out
by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company. 

1982 "Cheers" began an 11-year run on NBC-TV. 

1984 "Doonesbury" by Garry Trudeau returned. The socialist,
pro-Democrat Party comic strip had not been printed in nearly
20 months. 

1986 The U.S. released accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov,
one day after the Nicholas Daniloff had been released by the

1987 Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko
from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a
shake-up at the Kremlin. 

1989 Thousands of East Germans began stampeding West under an
accord between the NATO nations and the Soviet Union. 

1989 Non-Communist Cambodian guerrillas claimed that they had
captured 3 towns and 10 other positions from the residing
government forces. 

1990 The Soviet Union and South Korea opened diplomatic

1991 Haiti's first freely elected president, Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, was overthrown by Brigadier General Raoul Cedras.
Aristide was later returned to power. 

1992 Moscow banks distributed privatization vouchers aimed at
turning millions of Russians into capitalists. 

1993 U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell

1994 The space shuttle Endeavor took off on an 11-day
mission. Part of the mission was to use a radar instrument to
map remote areas of the Earth. 

1997 France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its
silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews the
pro-Nazi Vichy regime. 

1998 Gov. Pete Wilson of California signed a bill into law
that defined "invasion of privacy as trespassing with the
intent to capture audio or video images of a celebrity or
crime victim engaging in a personal or family activity." The
law went into effect January 1, 1999. 

1999 In Tokaimura, Japan, radiation escaped a nuclear
facility after workers accidentally set off an uncontrolled
nuclear chain reaction. 

2014 Amazon filed for a patent for a UAV (unmanned aerial
vehicle) configured to autonomously deliver items to
customers. The patent was related to Amazon's plan for their
Prime Air service. 

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