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Todays Bonehead Award:
Australian law professor pretends to be Justin Bieber 
and cons 200 girls into sex and pornography
Details at  Boneheads
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Today, March 31 in
1578 William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.

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______________________________________________________ The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. --- Maureen Murphy Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. --- Franklin P. Jones The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. --- B. F. Skinner ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Here is a really ancient classic from the days before the Internet: 'Many years ago, I married a widow out of love who had an 18-year-old daughter. After the wedding, my father came to visit a number of times, and suddenly he fell in love with my step-daughter. My father eventually married her without my authorization. As a result, my step-daughter legally became my step-mother and my father my son-in-law. My father's wife (also my step- daughter) and my step-mother, gave birth to a son who is my grandchild because I am the husband of my step-daughter's wife. This boy is also my brother, as the son of my father. All at once, my wife became a grandmother, because she is the mother of my father's wife. Therefore, it appears that I am also my wife's grandchild. A short time after these events, my wife gave birth to a son, who became my father's brother-in-law, the step-son of my father's wife, and my uncle. My son is also my step-mother's brother, and through my step-mother, my wife has become a grandmother and I have become my own grandfather. In light of the above mentioned, I would like to know the following: Does my son, who is also my uncle, my father's son-in-law, and my step-mother's brother fulfill the requirements for receiving childcare benefits? ______________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Saba was telling the little ones of how it was when he was a young boy in Brooklyn, in Manhattan's immigrant ghetto. "When I was a kid," he said, "we didn't even have a radio. So our dad bored a hole through the wall into the neighbor's living room to hear all the great boxing fights. That's when we discovered that they didn't have a radio either." ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Gordon Douglas Chalmers, 42, Australia Australian law professor pretends to be Justin Bieber and cons 200 girls into sex and pornography About 200 girls think 42-year-old Gordon Douglas Chalmers on a fake Bieber page oin FaceBook is Justin Bieber. They skype with him and meet him for sex and they canít tell the difference. Heís atually a law professor in Brisbane, Australia. Among the victims of the sickening scam are reportedly 50 American, 20 British, and six Australian children who sent nude photos of themselves and, in several cases, managed to meet the perpetrator, who pretended to be the Beeb, for sexual encounters or photo sessions. The impersonator, a 42-year-old law professor named Gordon Douglas Chalmers, Australian media outlets report, has just been charged with 931 child-sex offenses, including rape, assault, and soliciting pedophilic pornography from 157 fans in the name of the pop star. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Betty Re: Do more pixels indicate a better camera? Dear Webby Do more pixels indicate a better digital camera? Betty Dear Edith Dear Betty No, not at all. A 2 or 3 Megapixel Canon will make MUCH better pictures than for example a 6 Megapixel HP. The biggest difference is made by the quality and size of the lenses, second is how straight the light hits the CCD inside that translates light into electricity, third is how well that analog electricity is converted to a digital picture, fourth is how deep and how large each CCD pixel is, and finally in fifth place is the number of pixels. None of that is explained in the sales hype, and very few salespeople have a clue about that. If they brag about Megapixels, take that as proof that they are totally clueless. If a salesperson tells you that the optics are made in the same factory as for example the optics for Canon professional film type cameras, and how important a large lens is, then you have found somebody who knows the stuff, and who probably is an advanced photographer. Those people will likely try to talk you into the camera that THEY want to buy for themselves. Depending on your budget, scale back from that, but in the same line. Don't hesitate getting last years model in a good line. It will produce nicer pictures than current HP or Kodak, and cost considerably less. Have FUN! DearWebby
>From Tina When my husband, Mark, took his beat-up pickup truck to our insurance agent for a pre-insurance inspection, the teen-age receptionist was sent to look over the truck. Armed with a checklist and a few simple questions, she breezed through the chore. When she asked, "What are the age and make of the vehicle?" Mark replied, "It's a '75 Ford." Apologetic about its des- perate condition, he added, "It's an old fossil." Inside, the office assistant entered the data into her computer and frowned. "Is there a problem?" asked Mark. "Mr. Evans, no matter what I try," she explained, "but the computer can't find a Ford Fossil."
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Today on April 1

0527 Justinianus became the emperor of Byzantium. 

1572 The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck landed in
Holland and captured the small town of Briel. 

1578 William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.


1621 The Plymouth, MA, colonists created the first treaty
with Native Americans. 

1724 Jonathan Swift published Drapier's letters. 
 
1748 The ruins of Pompeii were found. 

1778 Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the
"$" symbol. 

1793 In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupted killing about
53,000. 

1826 Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine. 

1853 Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire
fighters a regular salary. 

1863 The first wartime conscription law went into effect in
the U.S. 

1864 The first travel accident policy was issued to James
Batterson by the Travelers Insurance Company. 

1865 At the Battle of Five Forks in Petersburg, VA, Gen.
Robert E. Lee began his final offensive. 

1867 Blacks voted in the municipal election in Tuscumbia,
AL. 

1867 The International Exhibition opened in Paris. 

1867 Singapore, Penang & Malakka became British crown
colonies. 

1873 The British White Star steamship Atlantic sank off Nova
Scotia killing 547. 

1881 Anti-Jewish riots took place in Jerusalem. 

1881 Kingdom post office in Netherlands opened. 

1889 The first dishwashing machine was marketed (in
Chicago). 

1891 The London-Paris telephone connection opened. 

1891 The William Wrigley Jr. Company was founded in Chicago,
IL. The company is most known for its Juicy Fruit gum. 

1905 The British East African Protectorate became the colony
of Kenya. 

1905 Paris and Berlin were linked by telephone. 

1918 England's Royal Flying Corps was replaced by the Royal
Air Force. 

1924 Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for
high treason in relation to the "Beer Hall Putsch." 

1924 Imperial Airways was formed in Britain. 

1927 The first automatic record changer was introduced by
His Master's Voice. 

1928 China's Chiang Kai-shek began attacking communists. 

1929 Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo. 

1930 Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude
record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the
Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA. 

1931 An Earthquake devastated Managua Nicaragua killing
2,000. 

1931 Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional
baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.


1933 Nazi Germany began the persecution of Jews by
boycotting Jewish businesses. 

1935 The first radio tube to be made of metal was announced.


1937 Aden became a British colony. 

1938 The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps
were introduced. 

1939 The U.S. recognized the Franco government in Spain at
end of Spanish civil war. 

1945 U.S. forces invaded Okinawa during World War II. It was
the last campaign of World War II. 

1946 Weight Watchers was formed. 

1946 A tidal wave (tsunami) struck the Hawaiian Islands
killing more than 170 people. 

1948 The Berlin Airlift began. 

1950 Italian Somalia became a United Nations trust territory
under Italian administration. 

1952 The Big Bang theory was proposed in "Physical Review"
by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow. 

1960 France exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert. 

1960 The U.S. launched TIROS-1. It was the first weather
satellite. 

1963 Workers of the International Typographical Union ended
their strike that had closed nine New York City newspapers.
The strike ended 114 days after it began on December 8,
1962. 

1970 The U.S. Army charged Captain Ernest Medina in the My
Lai massacre. 

1971 The United Kingdom lifted all restrictions on gold
ownership. 

1972 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops renewed their
offensive in South Vietnam. 

1973 Japan allowed its citizens to own gold. 

1976 Apple Computer began operations. 

1979 Iran was proclaimed to be an Islamic Republic by
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the Shah was kicked out. 

1980 A failed assassination attempt against Iraqi vice-
premier Tariq Aziz occurred. 

1982 The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama. 

1985 World oil prices dropped below $10 a barrel. 

1986 The U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green ran aground in the
Irish Sea. 

1987 Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the
world. The walk was 22,000 miles and took 4 years. 

1987 U.S. President Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia,
"We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1." 

1991 Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after 5
years. 

1991 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that jurors could not be
barred from serving due to their race. 

1991 The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved. 

1992 Players began the first strike in the 75-year history
of the National Hockey League (NHL). 

1998 A federal judge dismissed the Paula Jones' sexual
harassment lawsuit against U.S. President Clinton saying
that the claims fell "far short" of being worthy of a trial.


1999 In Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Anatoliy Onoprienko was sentenced
to death for the deaths of 52 men, women and children. 43 of
the killings occurred in a 6-month period. 

1999 The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was
carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories
and covered about 772,000 square miles. 

2001 China began holding 24 crewmembers of a U.S.
surveillance plane. The EP-3E U.S. Navy crew had made an
emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a
Chinese fighter jet. The Chinese pilot was missing and
presumed dead. The U.S. crew was released on April 11, 2001.

2001 Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was
arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour standoff with
the police at his Belgrade villa. 

2003 North Korea test-fired an anti-ship missile off its
west coast. 

2004 U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Unborn Victims
of Violence Act. The bill made it a crime to harm a fetus
during an assault on a pregnant woman. 

2004 Gateway Inc. announced that it would be closing all of
its 188 stores on April 9. 

2009 Albania and Croatia joined the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO). 

2010 The U.S. Congress cut Medicare reimbursements to
physicians by 21%. 

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