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Florida Muslim convert killed roommates over 
disrespect to his faith
Today, May 24 in
1689 The English Parliament passed Act of Toleration,
protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics were specifically
excluded from exemption. 
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______________________________________________________ History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. --- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. --- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. --- Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ Some teachers at state universities get to know our students fairly well. One instructor told his communications class of his plans to propose marriage. A student spoke up and said that he had recently asked his girlfriend to marry him as well. "What was her answer?" the instructor asked. I don't know yet," the student replied. "She hasn't e-mailed me back yet." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to the folks from Erie for this: A Somali arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you Mr. American for letting me in this country!" But the passer-by says "You are mistaken, I am Mexican." The man goes on and encounters another passer-by. "Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America!" The person says, "I no American, I Vietnamese." The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, "Thank you for the wonderful America!" That person puts up his hand and says, "I am from Syria, I am not an American!" He finally sees a nice lady and asks suspiciously, "Are you an American?" She says, "No, I am from Russia!" So he is puzzled, and asks her, "Where are all the Americans?" The Russian lady looks at her watch, shrugs, and says... "Probably at work." ______________________________________________________ Splitrock lighthouse in Minnesota by Rochelle Soukup on "We Love Lighthouses" _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Devon Arthurs, 18, Tampa, Floriduh Florida Muslim convert killed roommates over disrespect to his faith Tampa police say a double homicide suspect told them he killed two roommates because they disrespected his Muslim faith. During an interview, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs admitted to the shooting deaths of Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk, and said they all used to be friends and shared neo-Nazi beliefs. Arthurs says he later converted to Muslim, and became angry with the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment. He told police he wanted to bring attention to his cause. The double homicide happened Friday night on Amberly Drive in New Tampa. Tampa police were called to the Green Planet Smoke Shop and say Arthurs was holding three people at gunpoint. According to the police report, Arthurs told them he killed someone and was upset over America bombing his Muslim countries. When police showed up, they convinced Arthurs to let the hostages go and eventually handcuffed him. The police report says Arthurs then made references to, “Allah Mohammed!” and told police, “I had to do it. This wouldn’t have had to happen if your country didn’t bomb my country.” Interesting to note that the bonehead referred to the US as "YOUR country" and ISIS controlled areas as "his country". While he was being arrested, Arthurs told an officer people in an apartment were dead. The suspect led police to the apartment at The Hamptons at Tampa Palms Apartments on Amberly Drive. Responding officers found a man crying outside the door in full U.S. Army camouflage. Arthurs told police the man was his roommate and said, “He doesn’t know what’s going on and just found them like you guys did.” Police found two men, later identified as Himmelman and Oneschuk, dead inside the apartment from gunshot wounds. ______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Tam Re: Where can I learn HTML? Dear Webby I was wondering where I could learn to use HTML ? thanks Tam Dear Tam Look at the right side-menu. There, about half way down, is a link to Free HTML course Click on that! It takes you to http://htmlclinic.com/ Its totally free, no spyware, no pop-ups, no hassle. Just an excellent "at-your-own-pace" HTML course. And it is really easy. Have FUN! DearWebby
An old fellow came into the hospital truly on death's door due to an infected gallbladder. The surgeon who removed the gallbladder was adamant that his patients be up and walking in the hall the day after surgery, to help prevent blood clots forming in the leg veins. The nurses walked the patient in the hall as ordered, and after the third day the nurse told how he complained bitterly each time they did. The surgeon told them to keep walking him. After a week, the patient was ready to go. His family came to pick him up and thanked the surgeon profusely for what he had done for their father. The surgeon was pleased and appreciated the thanks, but told them that it was really a simple operation and we had been lucky to get him in time. "But doctor, you don't understand," they said, "Dad hasn't walked in over ten years!"
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____________________________________________________ Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store. "Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked. "Yeah, my mom have one," replied.. "What's it for?" "It's a cussing machine," answered. "Every time mom stands on it, she gets really mad and starts cussing." ___________________________________________________
A woman breaks into what she thought was an abandoned house only to get the shock of her life.
Two deaf men were in a coffee shop discussing their wives. One signs to the other, boy was my wife mad at me last night! She went on and on and wouldn't stop! The other Buddy says when my wife goes off on me, I just don't listen. How do you do that? asks the other. It's easy! I take off my glasses!
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Thanks to Roland for this story: Little Tony was staying with his grandmother for a few days. He'd been playing outside with the other kids for a while when he came into the house and asked her, "Grandma, what is that called when people are sleeping on top of each other?" She was a little taken aback, but decided to tell him the truth..."It's called sexual intercourse, darling." Little Tony just said, "Oh, OK" and went back outside to talk and play with the other kids. A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, "Grandma, it is not called sexual intercourse! It's called Bunk Beds!"

Today, on May 24
1610 Sir Thomas Gates institutes "laws divine moral and
marshal," a harsh civil code for Jamestown. 

1624 After years of unprofitable operation Virginia’s charter
was revoked and it became a royal colony. 

1689 The English Parliament passed Act of Toleration,
protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics were specifically
excluded from exemption. 

1738 The Methodist Church was established. 

1764 Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without
representation" and called for the colonies to unite in
demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures. 

1798 Believing that a French invasion of Ireland was imminent,
Irish nationalists rose up against the British occupation. 

1816 Emamual Leutze was born in Germany. He was most famous
for his paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and
"Columbus Before the Queen". 

1822 At the Battle of Pichincha, Bolivar secured independence
of the Quito. 

1830 The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began

1844 Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first
telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington,
DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"

1859 Charles Gounod's "Ave Maria" was performed by Madame
Caroline Miolan-Carvalho for the first time in public. 

1863 Bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attacked a
U.S. Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri. 

1878 The first American bicycle race was held in Boston. 

1881 About 200 people died when the Canadian ferry Princess
Victoria sank near London, Ontario. 

1883 After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was
opened to traffic. 

1899 The first public garage was opened by W.T. McCullough. 

1913 The U.S. Department of Labor entered into its first
strike mediation. The dispute was between the Railroad Clerks
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 

1930 Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to

1931 B&O Railroad began service with the first passenger train
to have air conditioning throughout. The run was between New
York City and Washington, DC. 

1935 The Cincinnati Reds played the Philadelphia Phillies in
the first major league baseball game at night. The switch for
the floodlights was thrown by U.S. President Franklin

1941 The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck
in the North Atlantic. Only three people survived. 

1954 The first moving sidewalk in a railroad station was
opened in Jersey City, NJ. 

1958 United Press International was formed through a merger of
the United Press and the International News Service. 

1961 The Freedom Riders were arrested in Jackson, Mississippi.

1967 California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M.
Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-
proclaimed "Charles Schulz Day." 

1976 Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service
to Washington. 

1983 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government
had the right to deny tax breaks to schools that racially

1986 Montreal won its 23rd National Hockey League (NHL)
Stanley Cup championship. 

1990 The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth National Hockey
League (NHL) Stanley Cup. 

1993 The Ethiopian province of Eritrea declared itself an
independent nation. 

1994 The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World
Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. 

1999 39 miners were killed in an underground gas explosion in
the Ukraine. 

2000 Five people were killed and two others wounded when two
gunmen entered a Wendy's restaurant in Flushing, Queens, New
York. The gunmen tied up the victims in the basement and then
shot them. 

2000 The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent
normal trade relations with China. China was not happy about
some of the human rights conditions that had been attached by
the U.S. lawmakers. 

2000 A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington
brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which
had just been set the previous month by Republicans for Texas
Gov. George W. Bush. 

2001 Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the
summit of Mount Everest. 

2011 NASA announced the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose
Crew Vehicle (MPCV) spacecraft. It is intended to facilitate
exploration of the Moon, asteroids and Mars. 

2017  smiled.

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