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Today is Tuesday, December 27

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Todays Bonehead Award:
Florida crook arrested for carjacking 
used-car salesman during Broward test drive
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Today, December 26 in 
1900 Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the
Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS. She broke each and every one of
the liquor bottles that could be seen. 
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______________________________________________________ Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --- George Santayana (1863 - 1952) Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms. --- Alan Corenk Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. --- W. Edwards Deming You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. --- Jack London ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ It was the day after Christmas. The pastor of the church was looking over the cradle when he noticed that the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures. Immediately he turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the little infant Jesus. So he walked up the boy and said, "Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend?" The little boy replied, "I got him from the church." "And why did you take Him?" The little boy said, "About a week before Christmas I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told Him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give Him a ride around the block in it." ______________________________________________________ Men's four stages of life: 1) You believe in Santa Claus. 2) You don't believe in Santa Claus. 3) You are Santa Claus. 4) You look like Santa Claus. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Joshua Maxwell, 27, Fort Lauderdale, Floriduh Florida crook arrested for carjacking used-car salesman during Broward test drive A man who carjacked a used-car salesman during a test drive put some planning into the crime, according to the FBI. But Joshua Maxwell apparently didn't take care of every last detail, authorities said. Maxwell was arrested just days after the violent incident, partly because employees at the CarMax dealership in Davie made a copy of his driver license before he was allowed to go on the test drive, agents testified. Maxwell, 27, pleaded not guilty to a carjacking charge at a hearing Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. Agents said Maxwell used a jagged piece of copper pipe to beat and stab the salesman during the Nov. 11 carjacking. The salesman, identified only by his initials, was injured and had to get "numerous stitches" in his head and chest, according to court records. Maxwell visited the dealership on State Road 84 on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, agents said. During the second visit, he said he wanted to buy a 2012 Dodge Charger and the two men took the car for a test drive shortly after 10 a.m. Maxwell, who was driving at the time, told the salesman he had recently won the lottery and planned to pay for the car in cash, agents said. He also said he owned a mobile car washing business. Near the end of the test drive, the salesman told Maxwell to stop and switch positions so the salesman could drive the car back into the dealership lot. The salesman noticed Maxwell had left the car in "drive" so he reached over from the passenger side and put it in "park." Agents said Maxwell started beating the salesman about the head with the metal pipe, which Maxwell had concealed. The salesman tried to get out of the car but said Maxwell grasped his shirt and kept beating him, agents said. As the salesman finally managed to get out of the vehicle, Maxwell held onto him and followed him out the passenger door, then stabbed him in the chest, investigators said. Maxwell took off in the car and the salesman, injured and bleeding, walked back to the lot, according to court records. He was treated and released from hospital that day. The salesman identified Maxwell as the carjacker and the car was found three days later, abandoned in Lauderhill. Part of the crime was captured on video and Maxwell's foster mom identified him from a still photo taken from the footage, according to agents. Agents said she had asked Maxwell, a self-employed handyman, to move out of her Fort Lauderdale home after he stole her hurricane shutters on her birthday. Some birthday present! He should get a year in jail for that too! One week after the carjacking, Maxwell was arrested on a shoplifting allegation in Plantation. When FBI agents interviewed him, they said he admitted committing the carjacking and said he planned to steal the car so he could sell it. Maxwell told authorities he was homeless and had been living in a white cargo van that was parked near where he was arrested in Plantation. Investigators found "multiple baseball bats and a stun gun" in the van, prosecutor Jodi Anton said in court. On Friday, the judge ordered that Maxwell, who is also facing unrelated state charges, will remain jailed while the federal case is pending. If convicted of carjacking, the maximum punishment is 15 years in federal prison. The minimum is probation. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Bob Re: How to get rid of desktop gadgets Dear Webby, Having trouble with my wife's Dell Desk Top Inspiron 530. She has Vista SP 1 Home Premium Edition. On her Desk Top she has several gadgets which are causing a problem in trying to delete them. When I try to delete them her computer freezes and I cannot move the cursor, therefore I cannot restart the computer. I have to pull the plug from the outlet and wait then start the computer. I then go through the same steps with the same results. I went to the control panel to find Gadgets to delete them but could not find them. I've run a McAfee virus program, CCleaner and Malwarebytes and cannot eliminate this problem. I need advise on how to eliminate gadgets from this computer as she does not need them. Your help is greatly appreciated. Daily Voter Bob Faria Dear Bob Microsoft banned the Gadgets, because they are a security risk. However, they banned VISTA too, because it is a security risk AND a piece of crap. They don't want to talk about it. The gadgets are enabled via that hokey "Sidebar". To remove the Sidebar, right-click anywhere on the Sidebar and select Close Sidebar. Uncheck "Start Sidebar when Windows starts", and then click OK. That should do the trick. Have FUN! DearWebby
At a Boxing Day sale, the wife of a federal district court judge found a green tie that was a perfect match for one of her husband's sports jackets. Soon after, while the couple was vacationing at a resort complex to get his mind off a rather complicated cocaine conspiracy case, he noticed a small, round disc sewn into the design of the tie. The judge showed it to a local FBI agent, who was equally suspicious that it might be a 'bug' planted by the conspiracy defendants. The agent sent the device to FBI headquarters In Washington, DC for analysis. Two weeks later, the judge phoned the Washington office to learn the results of their tests. "We're not sure where the disc came from," the FBI told him, "but we discovered that when you press it, it plays 'Jingle Bells.'"
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Daily tip from Dishwasher Cubes By melissa [293 Posts, 425 Comments] I decided to make my own dishwasher detergent cubes because they are cheaper and healthier. Have you read some of the ingredients in the store bought kind? That residue lingers on your dishes and you are ingesting trace amounts every day. No thank you! These are also easy to make and require common ingredients. Total Time: About 6 hours total with drying time... Yield: 18 cubes Source: Pinterest inspired Supplies: 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1 cup vinegar 2 Tbsp lemon juice ice cube trays Steps: Add borax and washing soda to a large bowl, mix well. Dishwasher Cubes Add vinegar and lemon juice, mix well. Dishwasher Cubes Pour evenly into 18 ice cube squares. Continue to stir as you pour, otherwise the powders will sink to the bottom. Let dry around 5 hours. Carefully pop out of the trays and let dry another hour or so on wax paper. Place in a container and use 1 per load of dishes. I picked this glass jar up at a thrift shop. If your water is especially hard, you may want to add vinegar and coarse salt to the prewash. This should aid in reducing film and hard water spots. **If these do not fit into your dispenser very well, I would suggest pouring your liquid into 36 cubes and using 2 per load. Otherwise, just break in half. :)
Temptations - Keep Them Busy
____________________________________________________ All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card. ____________________________________________________
It took me a couple of minutes to see the illusion but once you see it you can't unsee it..
Jock and Angus, two craggy Scots, were sitting before the clubhouse fireplace after 18 holes on a raw, blustery Christmas Day. The ice slowly melted from their beards and collected in puddles under their chairs. Outside, the wind howled off the North Sea and snow and hail rattled against the windows. The pair sat in silence over their whiskies. Finally, Jock spoke, "Next Monday, same time?" "Aye," Angus replied, "weather permittin'."
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Today on December 27
1703 The Methuen Treaty was signed between Portugal and
England, giving preference to the import of Portuguese wines
into England. 

1831 Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard
the HMS Beagle. Darwin's discoveries during the voyage helped
him form the basis of his theories on evolution. 

1845 Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for
childbirth for the first time. The event was the delivery of
his own child in Jefferson, GA. 

1900 Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the
Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS. She broke each and every one of
the liquor bottles that could be seen. 

1927 Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party. 

1938 The first skimobile course in America opened in North
Conway, NH. 

1945 The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by
28 nations. 

1947 The children's television program "Howdy Doody," hosted
by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC. 

1949 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted sovereignty to
Indonesia after more than 300 years of Dutch rule. 

1951 In Cincinnati, OH, a Crosley automobile, with a steering
wheel on the right side, became the first vehicle of its kind
to be placed in service for mail delivery. 

1965 The BP oil rig Sea Gem capsized in the North Sea, with
the loss of 13 lives. 

1978 Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy
after 40 years of dictatorship. 

1979 Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. Babrak
Karmal succeeded President Hafizullah Amin, who was
overthrown and executed. 

1985 Palestinian guerrillas opened fire inside the Rome and
Vienna airports. A total of twenty people were killed,
including five of the attackers, who were slain by police and
security personnel. 

1985 Dian Fossey, an American naturalist, was found murdered
at a research station in Rawanda. 

1992 The U.S. shot down an Iraqi fighter jet during what the
Pentagon described as a confrontation between a pair of Iraqi
warplanes and U.S. F-16 jets in U.N.-restricted airspace over
southern Iraq. 

1996 Muslim fundamentalist Taliban forces retook the
strategic air base of Bagram, solidifying their buffer zone
around Kabul, the Afghanistan capital. 

1997 In Northern Ireland, Billy Wright was assassinated while
imprisoned as a Protestant paramilitary leader. 

2000 Mario Lemeiux (Pittsburgh Penguins) returned to the
National Hockey League (NHL) as a player after over 3 years
of retirement. He was the first owner-player in the modern
era of pro sports. Lemieux had purchased the Pittsburgh
Penguins during his retirement from playing. 

2001 U.S. President George W. Bush granted China permanent
normal trade status with the United States. 

2002 North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the
country and said that it would restart a laboratory capable
of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. 

2002 Clonaid announced the birth of the first cloned human
baby. The baby had been born December 26. 

2002 In Chechnya, at least 40 people were killed when suicide
bombers attacked the administartion of Grozny.

2016  smiled.

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