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Escort agency ‘sets up advert outside nursery 
to recruit vulnerable mums’

Today, November 19 in
1954 Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on
the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.  
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), ______________________________________________________ >From Barb IDLE THOUGHTS OF A RETIRED PERSON Oldies but goodies I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it. I had amnesia once -- or twice. Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic. All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free? They told me I was gullible... and I believed them. Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he'll never be able to merge his car onto a freeway. Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long. Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone. What if there were no hypothetical questions? One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk about other people. When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail. A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries. What was the greatest thing before sliced bread? I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure. The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity. How can there be self-help "groups"? Is there another word for synonym? Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all"? The speed of time is one-second per second. Is it possible to be totally partial? Is Marx's tomb a communist plot? If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales? Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off. It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one. Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken? ________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A guy was sitting in an airplane when another guy took the seat beside him. The new guy was a wreck, pale, hands shaking, biting his nails and moaning in fear. "Hey, pal, what's the matter?" said the first guy. "OmiGod.... I've been transferred to Los Angeles, California," the second answered. "They've got race riots, drugs. The highest crime rate....." "Hold on," said the first. "I've been in L.A all my life, and its not bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, enroll your kids in a good school and it's as safe as anywhere in the world." The second guy stopped shaking for a moment and said "Oh, thank God. I was worried to death, but if you live there and say it's ok, I'll take your word for it. .....What do you do for a living?" "...Me?" said the first, "...I'm a tail gunner on a garbage truck." _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my back yard and having a vodka and cranberry along with a quiet conversation with Jesus. This happened to me again after a paticularly difficult day. I said 'Jesus, why do I work so hard?' And I heard the reply: 'Men find many ways to demonstrate the love they have for their family. You work hard to have a peaceful, beautiful place for your friends and family to gather.' I said: 'I thought that money was the root of all evil.' And the reply was: 'No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money is a tool; it can be used for good or bad'. I was starting to feel better, but I still had that one burning question, so I asked it . 'Jesus,' I said, 'what is the meaning of life? Why am I here?' He replied: 'That is a question many men ask. The answer is in your heart and is different for everyone and I would love to chat with you some more, but for now, Senor.... I have to finish your lawn.' ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Donny for this picture of his early Christmas Cactus _____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by ‘La Femme escorts’, Liverpool England Escort agency ‘sets up advert outside nursery to recruit vulnerable mums’ An escort agency has been accused of attempting to recruit mothers by leaving an advertising van outside a nursery for two weeks. The van, which advertised an agency called ‘La Femme escorts’, was parked outside Pagoda Arts Centre in Liverpool which functions as a nursery for local parents. Parents coming in and out of the nursery were met by the van – which clearly displayed contact details – on a number of occasions, prompting concerns they were being ‘recruited’. Councillor Steve Munby, who had the van removed following complaints from Pagoda staff, said he feared the agency was targeting young mums. He said: ‘They are trying to recruit people and we are worried about that. It’s not just that it’s offensive. ‘I can’t think why else they would put them there if not to target mums or people who need to consider doing that for financial reasons. Normally you’d think they would put them in places where you have a flow of people or potential customers but this isn’t that. ‘They are trying to recruit people.’ After walking past on Saturday lunchtime mum-of-two Joan Halfon said she thought the van was ‘outrageous’. She said: ‘You come to town to do some shopping, so of course you take your kids with you but you don’t expect to see this. ‘In phone boxes or on the internet maybe, but not where children could just be out walking with their parents.’ The manager of Pagoda, who did not wish to be named, confirmed that staff had reported the van to the council after it was left parked outside the nursery for two weeks. She said nursery parents were left ‘upset’ by the van, which staff thought had been abandoned outside. She added: ‘We have no idea why it was parked there. If they want to advertise they would have parked it somewhere more busy.’ Featuring six naked women covered by furs, the poster said the company offers ‘luxury’ services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A spokesman for Liverpool Council said: ‘Where vehicles are contravening parking regulations or causing an obstruction we will take action to have them moved on.’
Harald Re: Ordering from European stores over the web Dear Webby I am trying to order some Christmas presents for some relatives in Europe. Is it safe to order them from one of their mail-order stores over the web? Harald Dear Harald NO!!! Not from Nigerian stores either. Just buy the gifts here and mail them. Shipping and duty is a lot less, and a LOT less frustrating. Europe is ahead of us with phones, but 10 or more years behind with on-line commerce, partly because their banks are so barbaric. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Boris for this story: When I picked up my Ford Escort at the service station after some minor repairs, I paid by check as usual. A couple of weeks later, I came home from work and got hit with the frying pan. After that, she gave me the silent treatment until I figured out why she was so angry. She had noticed the canceled check and, on the memo line I had written "Escort Service."
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Patty had been wanting new kitchen cabinets for a long time, but her husband Don, insisted they were an extravagance. She went to visit her dad for two weeks and when she returned, she was overjoyed to find that Don had surprised her by installing beautiful new cabinets as a Christmas present for her. A few days later, Debbie, a neighbor came over to visit and after admiring the new cabinets, the neighbor added, "All of us were so glad that the fire your husband had while you were gone was confined to the kitchen.

Today November 19 in

1794 Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty. It
resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War. 

1850 The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued.
Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison,

1863 U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as
he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War
battlefield in Pennsylvania. 

1893 The first newspaper color supplement was published in the
Sunday New York World. 

1895 The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell.

1919 The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles with a
vote of 55 in favor to 39 against. A two-thirds majority was
needed for ratification. 

1928 "Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first
time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito. 

1942 During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter
offensive against the Germans along the Don front. 

1954 Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on
the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. 

1959 Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of
the unpopular Edsel. 

1969 Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made
man's second landing on the moon. 

1970 Hafiz al-Assad seized power in Syria. 

1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab
leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit. 

1981 U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil. 

1985 U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S.
Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in

1990 NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.

1993 The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping $22.3 billion anti-
crime measure. They outlawed crime!

1994 The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel
Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia. 

1997 In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey.
It was only the second known case where all seven were born

1998 The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began. 

1998 Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard"
sold at auction for more than $71 million. 

1999 In Istanbul, Turkey, the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concluded a two-day summit after
adopting a new arms accord. During the conference, Russia was
criticized for its military campaign against Chechnya's
separatist movement. 

2002 The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off
northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of
fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150
miles out to sea. 

2002 The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at
424 airports nationwide. 

2003 Eight competing designs for a memorial to the victims of
the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade
Center were unveiled. One design would be built at the site of
the World Trade Center. 

2007 The Amazon Kindle was first released.

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