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It's Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thanks Hilary!
That's Hilary M. in GB.

Italy used to get 10% of their natural gas from Lybia. They have
switched oer to Russian gas. France is considering dong the same.
Other countries will follow. Ghadafi doesn't really have any friends
anywhere outside Lybia, and is quickly losing income.

He is stuck now. He can't fly to Venezuela, because he has no
long range airplanes, and he really does not want to stop to refuel
in Scotland. Those Scotts hold a grudge for a long time!

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BOY : Since we met, I haven't been able to eat or drink. GIRL : Why not ?? BOY : I'm broke. BOY : I think the poorest people are the happiest. GIRL : Then marry me and we'll be the happiest couple.
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A man walked out into the street and managed to get a taxi just going by. What luck, he thought, as he slid into the cab. "Perfect timing," the cabby said. "You're just like Bill." "Bill who?" "Bill Smith. There's a guy who did everything right," the cabby said. "Like my coming along when you needed a cab. It would have happened like that to Bill every time." "Nah," the man said to the cabby. "There are always a few clouds over everybody." "Not Bill," said the cabby. "He was a terrific athlete. He could have gone on the pro tour in tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star." "Bill was really something, huh?" "Oh, yeah," continued the cabby. "Bill had a memory like a trap. Could remember everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which fork to eat with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole neighborhood blacks out." "No wonder you remember him," the man said. "Well, I never actually met Bill," said the cabby. "Then how in the world do you know so much about him?" "I married his widow," replied the cabby.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Pawel Adamczyk, 27, Robber asks victim to let him out Bungling burglar Pawel Adamczyk got himself into a spot of bother during a recent raid in Poland when, unable to escape with his stash of stolen goods, he had to ask his victim to let him out of the house. Adamczyk, 27, was drunk as tried to steal from a house in Poland in a crime that went not quite to plan. The burglar had made a hole in a garden fence before entering the property but he later found that he could not escape. Mr Adamczyk could not squeeze through the gap in the fence as he had too many stolen goods. Not wanting to leave the wide load behind Mr Adamczyk knocked on the front door and asked the owner to let him out. He was arrested for filling his coat with stolen items and drinking a bottle of whisky. The owner said: ‘I walloped him and called the cops.’
From the Tech Support Pits: From: John Re: How to get rid of the arrow on icons Dear Webby I am a Humor fan and I am a desk top Icon Fanatic. I have Firefox and for a long time I had a custom Icon on desktop. And suddenly my custom icon disappeared and was replaced with a Firefox icon with the damnable small check mark in lower right in a white background.I want them back. help me pls. john Dear John There are two things at work there. What you call a checkmark is actually an arrow, indicating that th icon is a shortcut to a program somewhere, not a direct icon to something that was sloppily left on the desktop. Proper icons come in two versions, one with and one without the shortcut arrow. Home made, hand painted icons usually just have one version, the one without the arrow, because by the time they start painting icons, people usually know better than to leave programs on th desktop. If you download TweakUI from my Tool Box or from http://windowsxp.mvps.org/tweakui.htm Then you can Open TweakUI, click Explorer, click Shortcut. Choose Arrow, Light Arrow or None. If you don't need the arrow to indicate, whether a program is properly installed or still loitering on the desktop, then choose NO Arrow. You don't have to reboot after that. Just chaneg the icon size to something different than what it is, and hit Apply, then change it back to your preferred size. That forces Windows to re-draw them, and this time does it without the arrow. By the way, there are a whole lot of tweaks and toys in TweakUI. The only problem with them is that they work so flawlessly, that you tend to forget about them and consider them part of XP. Then when you get onto a machine that is not tweaked, you wonder what is wrong. Some of those tweaks, that have been around for over a dozen years, -I used them first in Windows 98 -, and they still go further than Windows 7. There is no officially approved TweakUI for Windows 7 yet, but there are a few experimental ones avaiable, if you google for them. Have FUN! DearWebby
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This guy says to his buddy, "You'll never believe what happened last night." His buddy says, "Well then, tell me what happened." The guy says, "Last night the doorbell rang, and when I opened the door, there was my ex-mother-in-law on the front porch, asking me, "Can I stay here for a few days?" "I said, 'Of course, you can,' and shut the door."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Polystyrene Containers for Seedlings My tip is saving all the polystyrene cups you get for take outs, and use them for potting up seedlings. The take-away trays can be used as mini propagators sitting nicely along a sunny window; no need for a big glass house. Source: My old auntie told me. By Bubbleswire from Ireland http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Best are the clear muffin trays. If you don't have used ones, they are dirt cheap at restaurant and bakery supply stores. Use metal salad tongs to get the seedlings out of the muffin cups, and give them a good squeeze. Loose and aerated soil is very bad for transplanting. If you grow second and third crop seedlings later in the year, prop the trays open a bit, so that you don't cook the seedlings. They don't mind cool nights, as long as there is no frost. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
At long last the good-humored boss was compelled to call Fisk into his office. "It has not escaped my attention," he pointed out, "that every time there's a home game at the stadium you have to take your aunt to the doctor." "You know you're right, sir," exclaimed Fisk. "I didn't realize it. Do you think she might be faking it ?"
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A young mother paying a visit to a friend and her husband, who was the village doctor. She made no attempt to restrain her five-year-old son, who was ransacking an adjoining room. But finally, an extra loud clatter of bottles did prompt her to say, "I hope, doctor, you don't mind Johnny being in there." "No," said the doctor calmly, "He'll be quiet soon. Those are just different snake poisons."

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How to make space on Gmail quickly 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thanks Wayne!
Welcome back!

It warmed up to -16 and we got a sprinkling of fresh snow on
top of the old polished snow and ice on the roads. That made
driving quite interesting, but everybody was aware of the
conditions and I saw no accidents. 

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. --- Euripides Language is the source of misunderstandings. --- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A friend, driving home from a fishing trip in northern Michigan with his boat in tow, had engine trouble a few miles inland from Lake Huron. He didn't have a phone in his car, so he decided to use his marine radio to get help. Climbing into his boat, he broadcast his call letters and asked for assistance. A Coast Guard officer responded, "Please give your location." "I'm on Interstate-75, two miles south of Standish." The officer paused, "Could you repeat that?" "I-75, two miles south of Standish." A longer pause. Then an incredulous voice asked, "How fast were you going when you hit shore?"
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Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots on? He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on- this time on the right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off. He then said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear them." She didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots on his feet again. Then, finally, she asked him, "Now, where are your mittens?" He replied: "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrae Comer, 28, in Orlando, Florida Store employee snapped photos of woman in dressing room A woman who tried on clothes at the Mall at Millenia caught a store employee secretly snapping a photo of her partly unclothed in a dressing room, Orlando police said today. The woman asked Andrae Comer, who worked at Express Clothing store, to open a fitting room for her, police said. Once inside, she closed the door and removed her pants. When she reached for a new pair to try on, she saw a hand holding a silver camera phone under the door with the lens pointed at her, officers said. The woman cried out and quickly put her pants back on. When she opened the door, Comer, 28, was standing outside the dressing-room holding a cell phone, she told investigators. "I know what you just did!" she yelled at him, according to police. "You were taking pictures with your phone!" Comer and the woman told a store manager their versions of the story, and Comer left the store, investigators said. The woman called police, who said they later found five images of women on Comer's phone, including the woman in the dressing room. None knew a photograph was being taken, officers said. Police don't know where the other photos were taken, they said. Comer, who lives a few blocks from the mall, was arrested Sunday on a warrant. The charge is video voyeurism, a misdemeanor.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Karen Re: Is there a fast way to gain space on Gmail? Dear Webby My mail got totally blocked when I ran up against my limit on Gmail. Buy more space or clean up your act! I could not find a way to dump mail from before a set date, and deleting them one at a time would take me years! I don't want to abandon that address and get a new one, so how can I do it in a day or two? Karen Dear Karen Go in through Settings and make some hot-keys. assign 1 for "Select ALL" assign ` for "delete selected" ( ` is the left quote to the left of the #1 key) Then change the number of emails shown per page to 100. Back at the INBOX, go to the OLDEST mail. Hit 1 and then ` The hundred oldest mails are gone. Just keep hitting 1 and then `. and dumping hundred mails at a time. Every five minutes, dump the trash. Soon you will find that the process goes faster and faster, and in half an hour you will have your space down to 50%. It's a good idea to make it a rule that, whenever you are on hold on the phone or talking without having to take notes, you open Gmail and hit 1 and then `. That will keep it from getting to dangerous levels. Have FUN! DearWebby
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At the conclusion of his lecture to a group of young recruits, the legendary paratrooper asked for questions. A hand shot up. "What made you decide to make that first jump, sir?" Without hesitating, the paratrooper replied, "An airplane at eighteen thousand feet with a bad engine."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Cleaning Oven Racks To clean the racks in your oven, pour 1 cup ammonia into a trash bag, add the racks and seal for 24 hours. Use a nylon scrubbie to remove loose debris. Works great! Source: Heloise By ellen from Indianapolis http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
When the family car developed a slight knock, the husband asked his wife if she had bought regular or premium gas, but she couldn't remember. "You probably got the cheaper gas," he said. "That could account for the engine running so rough." "No, the gas wasn't cheaper!" she replied indignantly. "Well, how much did it cost?" asked the husband. "It cost the same as always," said the wife. "I bought the usual ten dollars worth."
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A tour guide was showing a tourist around Washington, D. C. The guide pointed out the place where George Washington supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River. "That's impossible," said the tourist. "No one could throw a coin that far!" "You have to remember," answered the guide. "A dollar went a lot further in those days."

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Good Morning,  !
It's Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Looks like Ghadafi has finally been kicked out. European news
figure he is on the way to visit his fan Chavez in Venezuela, but
all they know for sure, is that he got chased out of Tripoli.
By the time you read this, more news will be available.

There is no way back for him. His decision to use brute force
split his army and he lost control. 

What is surprising is that the demonstrators were not 
organized enough to have a flag, and when they took control of
Benghazi, Lybia's second largest city, they took down the 
Lybian flag from the main courthouse and replaced it with the
old monarchy flag.

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Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. --- Gordon R. Dickson ------------- That sounds awfully familiar!
Someone in our neighborhood put a huge sofa out by the curb for trash collection. Since it was in good shape, many motorists slowed down for a look. But when they saw how enormous it was, they'd leave. Eventually a compact car pulled up, and two men got out. "This I've got to see," I thought. They removed the cushions, turned the sofa upside down, and shook it hard. Then they picked up all the coins that tumbled out and drove off.
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A minister gave a talk to the Lions Club on sex. When he got home, he couldn't tell his wife that he had spoken on sex, so he said he had discussed horseback riding with the members. A few days later, she ran into some men at the shopping center and they complimented her on the speech her husband had made. She said, "Yes, I heard. I was surprised about the subject matter, as he's only tried it twice. The first time he got so sore he could hardly walk, and the second time he fell off."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Scott Raymond Burgert, 45, and Bradley Thomas Jones, both in Florence, TN Workers accused of stealing pot from police station Workers accused of stealing pot from police station FLORENCE - Two men who were working on renovations at the Florence Police Station are in jail after they were accused of taking 48 pounds of marijuana from the evidence locker. Scott Raymond Burgert, 45, Old Cloverdale Road, Florence, and Bradley Thomas Jones, 40, Calhoun Street, Florence, are both charged with first-degree theft of property and trafficking marijuana, Florence Police Chief Rick Singleton said. The two men were part of a construction crew involved in remodeling the first floor of the police department, officials said. The chief said the two men were putting in an exhaust fan in the evidence vault to take out fumes from confiscated drugs stored there. Singleton said the marijuana, from a case made in 2004 that had been adjudicated, was scheduled for disposal. It was on a top shelf in the vault. Police said Burgert was arrested Wednesday night, while Jones was taken into custody early Thursday. Singleton said during a search of the two residences, about four pounds of what’s believed to be the stolen marijuana were recovered. The Lauderdale Drug Task Force said the marijuana, because of its condition and age, had about a $10,000 street value. Investigators said some of the marijuana recovered was so old that it was moldy.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Mary Lou Re: Can't copy paste in email Dear Mary Lou Which email program do you use? Gmail Or do you use the browser peeker to peek at your gmail, without using a proper email program? Also, which Operating System do you use? My server is MetaLink,com Dear Mary Lou Gmail is an ADDRESS. Don't confuse the browser based peeker with the address. You got ******@gmail.com as an ADDRESS. It's just an address, just like ******@telus.net or ******@verizon.net or ******@earthlink.net or ******@posty.net. What I suggested was getting a Gmail ADDRESS, and continue using whatever email program you have used since Kindergarten, (except AOL or Yahoo). If you are used to Outluck or Outluck Express, use that! If you are used to Eudora or Pegasus or Alpine, use them. Whatever email program you are used to, keep using it to check your ******@gmail.com ADDRESS. No need to learn easier methods. The Gmail browser page is just ONE of over a hundred ways of looking at your gmail ADDRESS. It is made for peeking at your mail from the courtesy computer at Home Depot or Costco, to see if there are any last minute additions to your shopping list. When you are at home and sitting down, you are expected to use a real email program, no matter whether you have a gmail address or an earthlink address or a telus address. Save the browser peeker for when you are strutting by the contractor's counter at Home Depot and trying to impress the guys with tape measures in their holsters. Use whatever email program you use for your ISP based address, unless you are using just a peeker there too. If you are using, for example, Outluck Express for your metalink.com address, simply tell it to also check your gmail address. Outluck Express is just Microsoft's answer to Eudora and just like Eudora, it can check a whole stack of different addresses at the same time. However, even in the browser based peeker, you can copy and paste, once you hit REPLY and thereby open a mail. Until then, you are just viewing. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Bonnie for this story: My 12-year-old daughter asked me, "Mom, do you have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a school project." I gave her one without thinking to ask what the project was. A few days later I was in her classroom for a parent-teacher meeting when Inoticed my face pinned to a mural the students had created. The title of their project was ... "The oldest thing in my house."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Keep Chalkboard in Garage We keep a blackboard with chalk hanging in our garage. Many people think it is strange, until they read the notes written on it. Right now it reads: Change oil in Aveo in March. Lawnmower blades on rider last sharpened and changed Nov of 2010. Had to add transmission fluid to Monte Carlo in Dec. Only 14 quarts of 10-40 oil left. It contains all the garage, barn, and farm outdoor messages that would otherwise take up room on our kitchen chalkboard. By mom-from-missouri from NW MO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Thanks to Bill for this story: One time while in the Millington, Tennesee Naval Air Station, there was a fearsome thunderstorm which knocked out the electricity in the Navy Exchange. This killed the cash registers, naturally, but the Navy always has a backup. The emergency intercom came on, and a loud female voice announced, "CASHIERS TAKE YOUR CRANKS OUT OF YOUR DRAWERS!" As if that alone was not funny enough, the cash register drawers, which had the little manual cranks inside them, needed electricity to unlock, OR those little cranks, that were safely locked up inside them.
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After Jane's son fell into the pond yet again and came home with his good school clothes dripping wet, the exasperated Jane sent him to his room and washed and dried his clothes. A little later, Jane heard a commotion in the back yard. She called out "Are you out there wetting your pants again!?" There was dead silence for a moment. Then a deep, masculine voice answered meekly, "No, ma'am, I'm just reading the meter."

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Good Morning,  !
It's Monday, February 21, 2011

Moe sent me a fun quiz:
Who said that?
"Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s."

"I've now been in 57 states I think one left to go."

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of 
    fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today."

"What they'll say is, 'Well it costs too much money,' but you know what? 
It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would 
spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs 
us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to. It. It would cost us 
about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. 
I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're fired up, though. I'm glad."

"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, 
savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"I bowled a 129. It's like - it was like the Special Olympics, or 
something."

"Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our 
Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than 
selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest 
court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents 
who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of 
applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some 
of the most difficult questions of our time."

"Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to 
the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end 
up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, 
you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, 
a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer."

"It was. Interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not 
that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of I don’t 
know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing."

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good 
judgments in the future."

Wonder who that could be?
Hint: It was not Jay Leno.

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The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. --- Lily Tomlin Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others. --- Groucho Marx Everything you can imagine is real. --- Pablo Picasso
"How did the wedding go?" asked the preacher's wife. "Just fine until I asked the bride if she would obey and she said, 'Do you think I'm nuts?' and the groom said, 'I do,' and then things really began to happen fast."
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After watching the movie Cinderella, five-year-old Sarah started using her pinwheel as a magic wand, pretending she was a fairy godmother. "Make three wishes," she told her mother, "and I'll grant them." Her mom first asked for world peace. Sarah swung her wand and proclaimed the request fulfilled. Next, her mother requested for a cure for all ill children. Again, with a sweep of the pinwheel, Sarah obliged. The mother, with a glance down at her rather ample curves, made her third wish, "I wish to have a trim figure again." The miniature fairy godmother started waving her wand madly, and throwing furtive glances at her mother, checking for the first signs of any results. Finally she sighed and exclaimed: "For THAT I'll need more power!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrew H. Stcyr, 24, in Maryland Heights, MO Andrew H. Stcyr Caller tells cops man broke windshield, leaves out that he tried to run him over A Maryland Heights man who is deaf had an interpreter report to police earlier this month that a man broke the windshield of his car. What Andrew H. Stcyr, 24, failed to have the caller mention, according to police, is that he was trying to run over the man at the time. And he tried to run him over not once, but twice. Stcyr, of Maryland Heights, faces felony charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Lt. Craig McGuire, of the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, said the incident appeared to be a case of road rage. It began near the traffic signal at Jungs Station Road and Upper Bottom Road shortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 14 when James A. Richardson, 52, of St. Louis, said he noticed a Lincoln Town Car following closely behind his Ford Taurus. Richardson told officers he stopped at the signal and Stcyr began blowing his horn. McGuire said Stcyr followed Richardson onto Arrow Rock Drive where he forced him to pull over. Stcyr was not only blowing his horn, but yelling at Richardson as well, McGuire said. Richardson exited his car and approached the Lincoln. Stcyr drove into Richardson, throwing him onto the hood and breaking the windshield, McGuire said. Richardson rolled off the hood and, according to McGuire, Stcyr drove into him again. Stcyr reportedly left the scene, and Richardson was taken to SSM St. Joseph Health Center for treatment. He has since been released. Maryland Heights police later were contacted by an interpreter calling on behalf of Stcyr, who reported that a man had smashed his windshield, McGuire said. Stcyr was released from the St. Charles County jail after posting a $20,000 bond. Stcyr was ordered to stay away from Richardson as part of his release. “Mr. Stcyr is hostile towards the victim for an unknown reason,” according to a deputy’s statement in the court file.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Guinn Re: DOS is too fast Hi, Webby, I have been trying most of the day to get xcopy to work per your instructions but without success. I, too, weaned on DOS but haven't opened the command line in a dog's age, until today. I have written the line out 10 times at least in Word Pad, checked and rechecked. When I saved it, it went into my Programs as a file and does bring up DOS for a second when I click on the icon. Obviously I need help. HELP! Guinn Dear Guinn DOS is extremely fast. Like I mentioned, it just does what it is told to do, and goes away. To watch it, try START RUN cmd At the command prompt, type: cd \ edit test.bat That opens the ol DOS editor. write your bat, save it and exit. then type test (you don't need to type the extension if it is .bat or .exe or .com) ENTER it will run and let you watch. When everything works as intended, then from then on you can just use the shortcut icon. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An older Jewish man is on the operating table awaiting surgery. He has insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he is about to receive the anesthesia, the patient asks to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad, what is it?" "Don't be nervous, do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Tiny Christmas Lights on the Deck I have a deck on the back of my house and at night it's pitch dark out there. I don't like to turn the porch light on because it attracts mosquitoes, etc. And citronella candles don't do a thing to repel them either. So I came up with a great idea. I took the tiny Christmas lights, and strung them under the railing all the way around. It gives a nice soft light, without attracting the bugs. Also lights up the steps just enough so the dogs and us are able to go up and down without falling. Now it's really nice to sit out there at night. By the way, I want to thank Deeli for her idea of lighting her way around inside and using green lights. The green ones would be even nicer on my deck too. By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
My husband and I were browsing in a crafts store when he noticed a display of country-style musical instruments. After looking over the flutes, dulcimers and recorders, he picked up a shiny, one-stringed instrument he took to be a mouth harp. He put it to his lips and, much to the amusement of other shoppers, twanged a few notes on it. After watching from a distance, I walked up and whispered in his ear, "I hate to tell you this, honey, but you're trying to play a cheese slicer."
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The man passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch. Someone dialed 911. When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint. "It was enough to make anybody faint," he said. "My son asked me for the keys to the garage, and instead of driving the car out, he came out with the snow shovel !!!!"

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Noise violators in Fort Lupton sentenced to listen to Barry Manilow

FORT LUPTON —

Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" may begin with the line"I've been alive forever'" but for noise ordinance violators listening to Manilow may feel like forever.

Fort Lupton Municipal Judge Paul Sacco says his novel punishment of forcing noise violators to listen to music they don't like for one hour has cut down on the number of repeat offenders in this northwestern Colorado prairie town.

About four times a year, those guilty of noise ordinance violations are required to sit in a room and listen to music from the likes of Manilow, Barney the Dinosaur, and The Platters' crooning "Only You"

"These people should have to listen to music they don't like" said Judge Paul Sacco for a segment about the program that aired Friday on Denver's KUSA-TV.

Sacco began the program years ago when he noticed that many of the repeat offenders simply showed up at his courtroom to pay their fine with cash.

"Most kids don't want to hear somebody like Glenn Close trying to sing opera" he said.

Video of a recent class showed teenagers with long faces shifting in their seats or looking up at the ceiling.

"You can't fall asleep" said teenager Rueben Fuentes right before letting out a bit of a sigh.

Members of a garage band were at the class after playing music late at night in their backyard.

"The cop station was two blocks away" said band member Robert Mort. "People who were at the party loved it. I'm not sure the cops did."

"Too much music too loud too late" added band member Harrison DeRuiter.

So what does Sacco think of Barry Manilow?

"I actually don't think Manilow's too bad" he said.



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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, February 20, 2011

Demonstration Moon is now over the US.
Union members and Democrats bused in from all over the place
and are making a racket outside the Capitol in Madison, Wis.

The Unions are furious about measures, that would prohibit unions 
from bargaining over issues other than wages, stop them from 
having dues automatically deducted from state paychecks and 
require them to hold annual elections to stay in existence. 

Common sense and the majority of the people agree that those
measures are necessary to bring the unions into this century,
but the unions desperatly cling to rights, they have won in 
the 50's and 60's. Even Obama weighed in on their side.
He and the Democrats are considering this as the start of the
2012 Election campaign.

The government in Wisconsin isn't too worried about all the 
imported noise. Noisy tourists!
They are more concerned about all the Democrat senators fleeing
the state and depriving the senate of a quorum. At least one 
Democrat senator has to be present for a senate vote. 
(They got the quorum set at 20, but the Republicans have only 19,
so they can't vote until at least one Democrat is present)

They COULD fire the shirkers and call elections for their seats.
That would easily get them a few more Republican senators, 
but would delay a lot of Government business for half a year.
The Governor is counting on constituents telling those shirkers
to get their lazy butts back to work.

Arrest warrants are being prepared and locals are joking 
about hiring bounty hunters. 

In the meantime, coffee shops and restaurants in walking
distance of the Capitol are appreciatig the business from 
all the noisy crowds.

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A friend and I were standing in line at a fast-food restaurant, waiting to place our order. There was a big sign posted. "No bills larger than $20 will be accepted." The woman in front of us, pointing to the sign, remarked, "Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than a $20, I wouldn't be eating here."
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A playboy falls in love with a showgirl and lavishes everything on her. He buys her expensive clothes, jewelry and even a new car. Then one day, he proposes. The showgirl answers, "Me marry you? No way! The way you throw your money around???"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Zachary Alan-Charles LaFlair in Port Charlotte, Florida Marijuana and cash seized from convicted felon's home PORT CHARLOTTE - Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives seized $24,261 cash and 4 pounds 11 ounces of marijuana in a convicted felon’s home in Port Charlotte. CCSO received a call at 11:30 p.m. from a Probation Officer checking on Zachary Alan-Charles LaFlair who is currently on probation for Cocaine Trafficking. LaFlair was released from prison July 2010 and returned to Charlotte County. While searching his home, detectives seized numerous large bags with marijuana, baggies of marijuana in a suitcase, numerous small size baggies of marijuana, a digital scale, boxes of small baggies and rubber bands. They also seized a notebook/ledger containing names of LaFlair’s clients and other information. Spread out on his bed were several piles of cash amounting to $21,261, and another $3,000 in his closet. The unemployed LaFlair was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond. In Florida, same as in most states, probation means an open search warrant. Anybody on probation, who is featured in that confiscated ledger, can expect a search shortly.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Goldie Re: Cleaning porno off a computer Hi Webby, I enjoy reading you page every day. I have a friend that loaned her laptop to someone and while the other person had it someone downloaded pornography on to it. How does she go about getting this off of her hard drive short of reinstalling from the recovery disc..? She also thinks that since she has a built in cam that she can be spied on by the government, so she is afraid to us her laptop to go on line. Thanks for answering this for us. Goldie Dear Goldie If the porno is just pictures, she can do this: make a new folder in the root directory and call it SORT. Then do a search for *.jpg That will find 99% of all pictures. She can SHIFT-drag them to the SORT folder. Then do the same for *.gif, *.bmp, *.tif* That will get the rest of the pictures. Then she can browse the SORT folder, with it set to show Thumbnails. Proper pictures, that she wants to keep, can be dragged to where they belong, and all the rest can be deleted. That way she does not have to hunt them down in weird and hidden locations. The same goes for movies. Those are usueally *.wmv, *.mov and *.avi Re the Government spying on her, that is rather silly. As long as she is not involved with terrorism, child porno, or major drug dealing, the Government does not pay anybody big wages to pay attention to her. If she is so cute, that she figures that the CIA watches every time she struts her stuff naked in front of her laptop, she can always stick a corner from a post-it-note over the little camera. If she worries that somebody records what she mutters while in front of the laptop, she can plug in a microphone. That turns off the internal microphone, and she can put the external microphone in front of a radio tuned to a bible station. However, if she is NOT a terrorist or drug dealer, she does not have to be paranoid. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Classmates at college were lamenting the cost of long distance phone service, and debating the relative advantages of AT&T, MCI, and Sprint. "I've found CTC to be the cheapest plan around," offered one. "CTC? Who are they?" another asked. "You know," he responded. "Call Them Collect."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use the Sun to Whiten Linens If you want to use bleach on your laundry, use very little bleach and then hang it outside in the winter sun. The Victorians used this method, in large houses, laying out white linen on special "bleaching lawns" on bright winter days. By Lucy L. from Oxford, England http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
When a teenage girl smiles at a boy, he tries to decide what makes him so sexy. When a young lady smiles at a man in his fifties, he turns around to see who's the handsome dude behind him. But when a female of any age smiles at a man of 80, he looks down to see if he's unzipped.
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The doorbell rang and the little girl ran to open the door. In the doorway stood a man with a clipboard. He explained he was from the Census Bureau and wanted to know how many were in the family. Coming over, drying her hands on her apron, the mother said, "Let's see. There's me and my husband, and my children Tracy, Katherine, Amanda, Alfred, Benjamin--" The census taker interrupted, saying, "I'm not interested in the names. The numbers will be enough." The little girl pitched in. "We don't use numbers yet. So far we haven't run out of names, an my brothers always make up new ones for me anyway!"

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Good Morning,  !
It's Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thanks Gregory!
Thanks, John!

Re yesterday's report about Obama proposing a $5.50 head tax
on Canadians entering the US, that is not Obama bashing. He
seems to be doing a pretty good job of that himself. And it's not
a dumb idea by the "Republican Controlled Congress", and it's
not Bush's doing, but in Obama's budget proposal.
http://snipurl.com/5.50-fine

Canada's answer? WestJet will add more direct flights to Mexico
and the Caribbean Islands.
Canadians and Canadian Dollars are welcome there. 
There is a lot of demand for those flights for medical reasons,
because people don't want to or can't wait for Medicare, but
also to save BIG bucks on voluntary procedures like Lasik eye
surgery, dental work, and cosmetic surgery. 

Especially during a colder than normal winter a lot of people
find it hard to resist being able to combine no-wait Lasik, a few
days tanning at a warm beach plus the flight for less 
than what they pay here for an eye exam and new glasses.

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An efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "You don't want to try these techniques at home." "Why not?" asked somebody from the audience. "I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, 'Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once?'" "Did it save time?" the person in the audience asked. "Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in seven."
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The impish girl turned on the tractor and pushed the outhouse into the river. Later, her father told her the story of George Washington chopping down his father's cherry tree. The girl proudly announced, "I cannot tell a lie. I pushed the outhouse into the river." He told her to bend over and the shocked child protested that George Washington had not been punished. The father replied, "Well, George's father wasn't IN the cherry tree when it got chopped down!"
One day a little girl was watching her mother as she sat before her bedroom mirror arranging her hair. The little girl asked: "What do you call those fancy curves you trick into your hair?" The mother replied: "These are waves, dear." The little girl pondered that for a moment and then solemnly declared: "Poor Daddy, he's all beach." Click through the picture to the large version. Linda: What's that you're reading? Judie: A diary. Linda: What's in it? Judie: I can't tell you that. A diary is a highly personal and confidential affair; It has important secret dreams and secret yearnings. It's private. It's not meant to be shared lightly with other people. And besides, this diary belongs to Margaret.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Laura Campanello, 43, in Bradenton, Florida. Cleavage Beef Ends With Woman's Bust A Florida woman upset that a visitor to her son’s school was showing too much cleavage was arrested yesterday morning after she allegedly took matters into her own hands, literally. Laura Campanello, 43, was leaving a meeting with her 17-year-old son’s guidance counselor at Bayshore High School when she passed a woman whom she believes was too scantily clad. After Campanello demanded that the woman--who was visiting the Bradenton school with an enrolling student-- to cover up her chest area, an argument broke out. According to a Manatee County Sheriff Office affidavit, Deputy Greg Jenkins, the school’s resourse officer, arrived on the scene and advised Campanello that the other woman “was an adult and that he could not tell this lady how to dress.” “Oh then I can…just do this,” Campanello responded. As detailed by Jenkins, Campanello then allegedly “pulled the front of her own blouse down, reached in with both hands and pulled both breasts out and squeezed them together.” The impromptu display in front of several onlookers resulted in Campanello’s arrest for disorderly conduct. Campanello was booked into the county jail on the misdemeanor rap. After posting $220 cash bond, she was freed early this morning. In an interview, Campanello, a former Spanish teacher from Ohio whose various medical conditions forced a recent move to Florida, denied exposing her breasts. “I am a proper person,” she said, adding that Deputy Jenkins was a “chubby, rude, lewd, and lascivious” man who “had it out for her.” Campanello said yesterday’s incident has left her suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and that she intends to sue the school, sheriff, and jail for their mistreatment of her.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Robert Re: Running out of space on C: drive Morning Webby, Still loving your new and insights. I am looking for some advice again. I want to buy an external hard drive to back up my computer. I would back up weekly my invoices, etc. from my small business but also want to back up my many pictures. What back up program would you suggest that, if used weekly, would only back up the files that have been changed? Also where would be the best place to buy and not cost an arm and/or a leg? Thanks again. Chip Dear Chip A good place for USB drives is http://tigerdirect.com For backing up, get comfortable with the DOS command: xcopy It is awesome. And it has been included in DOS, which is still the secret core of Windows, for over 30 years. Click on START RUN and type cmd You are at the DOS command line. type xcopy /? It will list the switches. The most important switch is /D When you use that, it copies only files that are newer at the source than at the destination. For example, to copy all the NEW jpg files from c:\pix\flowers to F:\pix\2011, but ignore GIF, BMP and TIF, you would type xcopy /D c:\pix\flowers\*.jpg F:\pix\2011 Now, stop panicking! I know it would be too hard on the typo finger to do that each time. So you copy and paste that command into a plain text file. Save that as back.bat and make a short-cut icon to it. If you want to copy all the NEW Excel spreadsheets from E:\Num\11 to F:\xls\11, you type xcopy /D /Q E:\Num\11\*.xls F:\xls\11 The /Q causes it to do the copying quietly, without displaying the file names, as it copies them. Copy and paste that command into the back.bat, as the second line. Add whatever else you want to back up, one command per line, and save it. Whenever you hit that shortcut icon, it executes ALL the commands in that .bat file, in the order that you put them. You can add more commands any time, or edit them at any time. You have total control and total flexibility. There are well over a hundred different commands like xcopy. A neat one is echo If you put into the bat, for example as the second line (after copying the JPG files): echo All the JPG files are backed up now then it will show, after it has backed up all those files,: All the JPG files are backed up now Another one is pause It causes the computer to ask you to hit any key to continue. In the early 80's, when I wrote the programs for the weigh stations in the Yukon, I wrote a back-up bat for them, and put these lines at the end: echo Everything backed up successfully. pause echo Not THAT key! pause echo That's better! I got yelled at, of course, but it was worth it. You can use the echo command to put in a running commentary, so that even years later you instantly know what each line is doing. Once you are comfortable with the xcopy and the echo command, you can of course play with any of the other ones too. For example dir /b produces a bare directory listing. dir /b F:\xls\11 will show all the files in that folder dir /b F:\xls\11 >> F:\xls\log.txt will add that list into the log.txt file. date /T >> F:\xls\log.txt will add the date to the log.txt So, by adding this to the bottom of the back.bat, you get a neat log of the back-ups, with the date showing when it was done. dir /b F:\xls\11 >> F:\xls\log.txt date /T >> F:\xls\log.txt echo ====================== >> F:\xls\log.txt Instead of buying a back-up program, that is not nearly as flexible, just write a bat and edit it to suit you whenever you want to change or add anything. Have FUN! DearWebby
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From Georgina I was nervous the night my husband and I brought our kids to an upscale restaurant for the first time. My husband ordered a bottle of wine with the meal. When the waitress brought it, our children became quiet as she began the ritual uncorking. When she poured a small amount for my husband to taste, our six-year-old piped up, "Let Mom try it. Mom can drink a lot more than that!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com 100 Calorie Snack Packs Why spend hard earned money on pre-packaged 100 calorie snacks? Here are some you can package yourself and always have ready for yourself or your kids' lunch box. Each of these will fit into a small snack zip lock bag which I buy at my local dollar store. * 1 small orange, peeled and sectioned * 2/3 cup of cocoa puffs cereal * 15 mini carrots * 3 tablespoons raisins * 6 reduced fat Triscuits * 1 cup of washed and cut celery slices * 12 soy crisps * 1 cup of watermelon * 13 Stauffer's animal crackers * 3/4 oz. cheddar cheese * 2 twizzlers stix * 7/8 cup of cheerios * 2/3 cup mini marshmallows * 1 cheese stick and 5 slices of shaved ham I am so glad I saw this suggestion. I know you will like it, too. Source: Ladies Home Journal Sept. 2009 issue By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to thinking about things. "Mommy, mommy, why has daddy got so few hairs on his head?" he asked his mother. "He thinks a lot," replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness. Or she was until Johnny thought for a second and said, "I'm glad you don't do any thinking. You would look silly without long hair."
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Good Morning,  !
It's Friday, February 18, 2011
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Full Moon mania affects Obamanov, again.
This time he proposed to charge Canadians, who fly into 
the US $5.50 per trip, ostensibly to help pay down the 
deficit.

That charge or fine for hauling hard currency into the US and
spending it there, discourages travel to the US, and since 
the collection of the charge or fine is done in Canada, it
boosts Canadian jobs. 

US citizens would be excempt from that fine for hauling 
hard currency to the US, since they would be hauling 
US dollars to Canada. 

In sumary, he wants to
discourage travel to the US and
subsidize travel within Canada,
create employment in Canada, all just to
collect a ridicuous fine, that probably costs more 
to collect, than it brings in.

Either Obamanov or his speech writer, or both, 
are giving dope a bad name, 
but the Canadian tourism industry is heartily 
applauding.

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Getting away from their high-stress jobs, a couple spends relaxing weekends in their motor home. When they found their peace and quiet disturbed by well-meaning, but unwelcome, visits from other campers, they devised a plan to assure themselves some privacy. Now, when they set up camp, they place this sign on the door of their RV: "Insurance agent. Ask about our term-life package." -------------- Another trick that used to work quite well was putting a violin case and a sheaf of musical scores onto the picnic table. Nobody will park on either side of you. By the way, you can fit 11 cans of beer or pop into a good violin case.
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One evening after dinner, my five-year-old son noticed that his mother had gone out and he asked, "Where did mommy go?" In answer to his questions, I told him, "Mommy is at a Tupperware party." This explanation satisfied him for only a moment. Puzzled, he asked, "What's a Tupperware party, Dad?" I've always given my son honest answers, so I figured a simple explanation would be the best approach. "Well, son," I said, "at a Tupperware party, a bunch of ladies sit around and sell plastic bowls to each other for twice the price they cost at Walmart." He nodded, indicating that he understood this curious pastime. Then he burst into laughter. "Come on, Dad," he said. "What is it really?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Texas legislature Prisons full in Texas The rate of violent crime in Texas has fallen sharply since the mid 1990s, and thanks to permissive gun laws, overall violent crime in Texas today is at its lowest level in more than thirty years, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the state’s prisons. The Texas Department of Corrections Institutional Division is bulging with convicts, and the Bexar County Jail is overflowing to the point that costs to the county are skyrocketing. A conservative and business group says the reason is simply...Texas has too many crimes. “There are thousands of amazing things you can be sent to prison for today by both state and federal courts,” said State Rep. Jerry Madden (R-Plano). “You can go to jail for importing orchids without the proper paperwork, shipping lobster tails in the wrong packaging, and even for failing to return a library book.”
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Robert Re: Running out of space on C: drive Dear Webby, I partitioned my hard drive, like you suggested, and have almost only the Operating System on the C: drive, but I started getting warnings, that it is getting too full. What is going on? Robert Dear Robert Shut down all programs before sutting down the computer. Yes, ALL! Even little and insignificant helper utilities. That will drastically reduce the start-up cheater files pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys. Windows uses them to cache what is running, and uses that to help starting up next time, so that the start-up is not quite THAT embarrassing. Just closing all programs can gain you 3 - 5 GB of space on the C: Drive. Usuallythat is enough elbow room to do some weeding. Also use Crap Cleaner and dump the recycle bin. By the way, you CAN move the Recycle Bin to the E: drive. Reboot and start looking for log files. If you, for example, use the Tab Saver, a very handy and highly recommended FireFox Add-In, it saves the open tabs every time you open or close another tab. That comes in extremely handy, when a malicious program or a nasty user malfunction closes the browsers without saving the tabs, or dumps the cookies and history (inluding tabs). TabSaver writes a little log file, each time you ipen or close a tab. If you told it to save them on the C: drive, and somebody in your famiy is a prolific browser, after a couple of years you could have over a Million of those little 4 - 5 KB log files. Usually there is no need to keep them longer than a week, and maybe one a month for sentimental reasons, but the rest can be dumped. Just make a folder and call it Tab-Keepers, and drag one from each month into it, and delete the rest. You will be surprised how much space you gain, and how much faster everything works. The same, of course, also applies to any other program that keeps a log. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An elderly widow and widower had been dating for about five years when the man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said, "Yes." The next morning when he awoke, he couldn't remember what her answer was! "Was she happy? I think so. Wait, no, she looked at me funny," he thought. After about an hour of trying to remember to no avail, he called her on the telephone. He was very embarrassed and admitted to her that he just could not remember her answer to the marriage proposal. "Oh", she said, "I am so glad you called. I remembered saying 'yes' to someone, but I couldn't remember who it was."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Epsom Salts for Plants Use Epson salt to perk up your plants and make them lush and healthy. Use a teaspoon per gallon. By Fran from Bath, PA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
One night a teenage girl brought her new boyfriend home to meet her parents, and they were appalled by his appearance: leather jacket, motorcycle boots, tattoos and pierced nose. Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and confessed their concern. "Dear," said the mother diplomatically, "he doesn't seem very nice." "Oh please, Mom," replied the daughter, "if he wasn't nice, why would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"
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Little Suzie ran into the house, crying as though her heart would break. "What's wrong, dear?" asked her mother. "My doll! Johnny broke it!" she sobbed. "How did he break it, Suzie?" "With his head! I hit him over the head with it."

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Auto-Play PPS in Open Office 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thanks Joseph!

I was surprised that nobody had any helpful idea about Adobe 
Flash Player crashing at least once a day on W7. FireFox wrote
the "Container.exe" to contain and isolate Adobe, so that 
it's crash does not crash the browser or the computer. 
Well, they tried. IF you have another window with FireFox open
with some unimportant butsafe sites open in tabs, closing some
of those will generally unlock the other window with the crashed
Adobe Flash Player, and even restart it. 

I am still hoping for a better solution than that.

Have FUN!
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"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." --- Albert Camus
These two ol' boys from Beaumont bought a new mule, but had trouble getting him in their barn. Every time they would get him to the door, his ears would brush the top of the doorway and he'd start kicking and go wild. Finally, they decide the best way to solve the problem is to jack up the barn. So, they go out and get a half dozen jacks. The two Texans are scrambling from jack to jack to try to get the barn raised when this Cajun walks up. "Wot chall doin?" Boudreaux asks. "We's raisin thuh barn, yuh stoopid Cajun," Billy Bob says. "Why you do dat?" "Cause thuh mule's ears keep touchin' thuh doorway when we try to put him in iss-here barn and he goes haf-crazy wild," Billy Bob says. "He kicked Ernest Wayne plumb in thuh haid twicet already." "Why come you don' just dig a four inch lower in de doorway? Dat way him got to go down when he get to de do' an him ear don't touch nutin." "Ya stoopid Cajun," Ernest Wayne chimes in. "It's his ears at's too long, not his laigs!"
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A State Police Officer exited the freeway near one of those chicken restaurants and noticed that a customer had left a bucket of chicken on top of his car and was driving out of the parking lot. The officer decided to pull him over and perform a community service by giving the driver his chicken. So, he pulled him over, walked up to the car, pulled the bucket off the roof and offered it to the driver. The driver says, "No thanks, I just bought some."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Joel Dobrin, 32, of San Diego, Calif. Dog tosses dope out the window MORO, Ore. - An Oregon sheriff's deputy didn't need a drug dog to point out a stash during a recent traffic stop. The driver's dog did it for him. KGW-TV reports Sherman County sheriff's Sgt. John Terrel was pulling over a pickup truck Feb. 9 when he saw a sock fly out the window. It turned out to be stuffed with marijuana and hashish. The driver told Terrel he was trying to hide the sock, but his pit bull mix grabbed it and wouldn't let go, enjoying a tug-of-war game. The dog won the tussle and tossed the sock out the window, and the 32-year-old driver was indicted on drug possession charges. Dobrin was indicted by the Sherman County Grand Jury and is scheduled to appear in Sherman County Circuit Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Not more details, but hilarious comments at http://snipurl.com/dog-tosses-dope
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Hanna Re: Play PPS in Open Office Dear Webby, Open Office opens PPS files ready for copying or editing slides. Most of the time, that's exactly the way I like it. Sometimes, though, I just want a PPS to play on it's own. How do I ger Open Office to do that? Thanks Hanna Dear Hanna Just hit F5 There is a sneaky trick embedded in that, though. If you are in a long slide show presentation, you can scroll down to where you paused, highlight the last slide you watched, and hit F5. It will start playing there, no need to tediously wade through from the beginning. You can even use the mouse scroll wheel to back up a frame or a few frames, however, that stops the sound, until you hit F5 again. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An elderly widow and widower had been dating for about five years when the man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said, "Yes." The next morning when he awoke, he couldn't remember what her answer was! "Was she happy? I think so. Wait, no, she looked at me funny," he thought. After about an hour of trying to remember to no avail, he called her on the telephone. He was very embarrassed and admitted to her that he just could not remember her answer to the marriage proposal. "Oh", she said, "I am so glad you called. I remembered saying 'yes' to someone, but I couldn't remember who it was."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Softer Line Dried Clothing Do you line dry your laundry only to discover when it's dried out that it needs ironing? Try putting 1/3 cup of vinegar in the washer. Vinegar will take the soap residue out of the laundry and your laundry will be lots softer. By Queen Bee from TN http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A couple was having some trouble, so they did the right thing and went to a marriage counselor. After a few visits, and a lot of questioning and listening, the counselor said that he had discovered the main problem. He stood up, went over to the woman, asked her to stand, and gave her a tight hug and kiss. He looked at the man and said, "This is what your wife needs, at least once a day!" The man frowned, thought for a moment, then said, "Ok, what time do you want me to bring her back tomorrow?"
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An Australian travel writer touring North America was checking out of the Spokane Hilton, and as he paid his bill asked the manager, "By the way, what's with the Indian chief sitting in the lobby? He's been there ever since I arrived." "Oh that's 'Big Chief Forget-me-Not'," said the manager. "The hotel is built on an Indian reservation, and part of the agreement is to allow the chief free use of the premises for the rest of his life. He is known as 'Big Chief Forget-me-Not' because of his phenomenal memory. He is 92 and can remember the slightest detail of his life." The travel writer took this in, and as he was waiting for his cab decided to put the chief's memory to the test. "'ello, mate!" said the Aussie, receiving only a slight nod in return. "What did you have for breakfast on your 21st birthday?" "Eggs," was the chief's instant reply, without even looking up, and indeed the Aussie was impressed by the speed and certainty in the chief's reply. He went off on his travel writing itinerary, right across to the east coast and back, telling others of Big Chief Forget-me-Not's great memory. One local noted to him that 'How' was a more appropriate greeting for an Indian chief than ''ello mate.' On his return to the Spokane Hilton six months later he was surprised to see 'Big Chief Forget-me-Not' still sitting in the lobby, fully occupied with whittling away on a stick. "How!" said the Aussie. "Scrambled," said the Chief.

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Adobe Flash Player crashing on W7 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thanks Joseph!

Texas wants $269 Million from Amazon for sales tax it should have
charged Texans. Amazon figured that was just a guessed ball-
park figure and is demanding in court, that the Texas Comptroller's
office fork over detailed tax information for 2005 to Dec 2009.

I have a hunch they will settle out of court for half the money.

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If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. --- Dorothy Parker "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." --- Sydney J. Harris Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ending his sermon, a preacher announced that he would preach on Noah and the Ark on the following Sunday, and gave the scriptural reference for the congregation to read ahead of time. A couple of boys noticed something interesting about the placement of the story in the Bible. They slipped into the church and very carefully glued two pages of the pulpit Bible together. The next Sunday, the preacher got up to read his text. "Noah took unto himself a wife," he began, "and she was" - he turned the page to continue - "three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high." He paused, scratched his head, turned the page back, read it silently, and turned the page again. Then he looked up at his congregation and said, "I've been reading this old Bible for near fifty years, but there are some things in it that still amaze me."
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When my aunt's son was 3, he wanted a cuss word that he could use without getting yelled at. To appease the kid she told him that he could say, "Dag nabbit." Well, the problem was that next time his toy crane fell over it sounded like: "Damn Wabbit !!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Steve Urbansky, 46, of Lorain, Ohio Sidewalk Mower, Gets DUI This news story wouldn’t even be a news story had it not been for the boozebrained inspiration of the protagonist here, Steve Urbansky of Lorain. The 46-year old was collared by police a little after midnight Sunday morning, according to Fox 8. The driver had pulled his car into a snow bank. It got stuck. Police arrived, did a field sobriety test which Urbansky failed. By way of explanation for his driving, he repeatedly told police he was “just trying to mow the sidewalk.” --------------- He was probably trying to remember the old saw: "If you don't like my driving, stay off the sidewalk!", but was too drunk to remember it.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ruth Re: Adobe Flash player crashing Dear Webby, We use Accu-Radio for background music in the warehouse and also in the office. In the warehouse it is running on my old PC, that I retired about 5-6 years ago. Other than the music that machine is just used for spreadsheets and email. It gets rebooted whenever an update requires it and automatically does it in the dark of the night. Sometimes, after an update, the radio has to be restarted, but it has never locked up. In the front we got the radio running on the Windows 7 machine, that I very briefly used last year. That machine runs just the radio and is not used for anything else. However, on that one, the radio stops sometimes once, somtimes a few times a day. Each time it does that, there is an error message, that Adobe Flash Player crashed. That machine has 4 GB of RAM and almost 250 GB free space on the hard drive. Why is that one crashing, and the old fossil in the back keeps running? What can we do to fix that? Ruth Dear Ruth Most likely you have occasional brief connectivity problems. W7 does not cope with those as gracefully as the old XP. In the days it was made, connectivity interuptions were the rule, not the exception. I doubt that you can do anything to guarantee that there will never be any interruptions. If the crashes or lock-ups of the Flash Player, browser, mail and FTP are too much of a nuisance, you'll have to put XP or Linux onto that machine. For unattended single task machines Linux makes a lot of sense. Then it makes no difference, if the user interface is not as cute. The same applies to XP. If you just use it for radio and fax, it will run without crashing for years. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Little Sally went to the store with her grandmother. On the way home, she looked through her bags to see what gramma had purchased. In one package, Little Sally found some panty hose and she began to sound out the words "Queen Size." She then turned to her grandmother and exclaimed, "Wow Gramma, your butt is as big as Mom's bed!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Make a Flannel Half Slip for Warmth Make a flannel 1/2 slip to keep you warm. Cut a piece of new flannel, baby blankets or section of a flannel sheet. For the length: measure from waist to knee. Add 2 inches for hem, and 3 inches for top casing for elastic. The width of fabric needs to equal your hip measurement plus 4 inches. Sew side seams, hem and upper casing. Cut 1 inch elastic to fit waist and use large safety pin to feed it through the casing. Sew ends. These slips plus turtlenecks have enabled me to wear "summer" clothes all year. By ruthellen from Columbia, MD http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A young and arrogant pilot wanted to "show off" on the aviation frequencies as he was approaching an airfield during the night. So, he disregarded policy and, instead of making an official request to the tower, he said, "Guess who?" The air traffic controller switched the field lights off and replied, "Guess where?"
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Sue: "I like cats, do you?" Bob: "Yes, I like cats, too. Let's exchange recipes."

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Rainlendar 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thanks for all the Valentines cards and letters!

The servers handled this years Valentines Day quite nicely.
None of them overloaded, though one of them slowed down a
bit early in the morning, when all the pre-sent Valentines 
cards were delivered. Nowadays most people pre-send them
days or even weeks in advance, to make sure they don't
forget anybody.

Next peak will be Easter, and then comes the big Mothers Day.
Surprisingly, Fathers Day is an even bigger peak, when all
the kids butter up dad to hopefully get an increase in their 
allowance.

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"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." --- Saint Francis of Assisi Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. --- Mark Twain Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. --- Mark Twain
Delivering his speech at the opening banquet of a national convention, the visiting minister told several anecdotes he expected to repeat at meetings the next day. Because he wanted to use the jokes again, he requested that the reporters omit them from any accounts they might turn in to their newspapers. A cub reporter, in commenting on the speech, ended his piece with the following: "The minister told a number of stories that cannot be printed here."
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One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, ".... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?" One little girl raised her hand and said, "I think he said: 'Holy Cow! A talking chicken!'"
Thanks to Edward for this picture: Webby, doon"t let anyone tell you ARIZONA is just ugly desert, these flowers bloomed in our front yard, sorry all the quail were missing. The neighborhood cats got them. LOL Keep up the good work friend, Edward Click through the picture to the large version. I have been going to Arizona every spring for the last 25 years. This year I can't, because of financial reasons, not because I don't like Arizona.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jerrie Perkins, 30, of Pontiac, Micigan Shoplifter gets stuck in doorway ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A 400-pound Michigan woman was caught shoplifting when her motorized cart got stuck in the store's door, authorities say. Jerrie Perkins, 30, of Pontiac was attempting to leave a Meijer store in Rochester Hills with more than $600 worth of stolen electronic merchandise Tuesday night, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office told The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens, Mich. She set off the door alarm and hit a store employee, who confronted her, authorities said. When a sheriff's deputy arrived, she "took a fighting stance". She didn't appear to be mobility impaired, and had to be tasered to be subdued, the report said. Perkins was charged with unarmed robbery, resisting and obstructing a police officer and second-degree retail fraud. Her bond was set at $15,000 at her arraignment Thursday.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rebbie Re: Rainlendar Hi Webby, Regarding your February 13th newsletter and Jeanne who wants a simple calendar. Tell Jeanne there is a small program called Rainlendar. This cute calendar is on my desktop and has many options to it. You can also change the color of the calendar and have events that will pop up and inform you of any events you might have coming up. You can also scroll to see a previous month, or any upcoming month. The best thing about this small calendar is it's FREE ! Keep up the good work on your wonderful newsletter. Smiles.............Rebbie Dear Rebbie I have mentioned Rainlendar a few times before, and it is still in my Tool Box, though quite a ways down. Quite a few subscribers use it and like it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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was recovering from surgery when a charity representative phoned asking me to take part in a door-to-door fund-raising effort. "Sorry," I replied, "but I've been incapacitated." Undaunted, the caller kept trying to convince me to change my mind and volunteer. I interrupted and said, "I'm incapacitated. Do you know what that means?" She hesitated. "It means your head was cut off?" -------------- Reminds me of the time I told a telemarketer that the reason I was not interested in her long distance scam was because I didn't have a phone. She apologized for calling.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Tall Laundry Hampers as Trash Cans Tall laundry hampers are about half the price of kitchen size trash cans. You can get them for as little as $5 at Deals!, Family Dollar, and Dollar General and they hold a kitchen size trash bag nicely. You can use it on laundry day for clothes and the rest of the time for a trash can. By Mrslinkous from KC http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Q: What is the most dangerous part of a car? A: The nut that holds the steering wheel.
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"Mom," said the little girl, "Is it alright to say you are going to water the horse when you are giving him a drink of water?" Yes," said her mother, "that is the correct thing to say." Well then, I'm going to milk the parrot!"

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Erratic mouse 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!
Since some people turn it into Guilt Day, if you don't show a sign
of life on February 14, here are some non-traditional 
Valentines cards:











You can send those cards to 25 people at a shot, and each will see it, 
as if he or she was the only one to receive a card from you.

If the links don't work in your email program, just go to the online version
of the humor letter at http://humor.webby.com

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Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that. --- Sir Francis Bacon Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. --- Anthony Burgess A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer. --- Socratex
Officer: Soldier, do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: Sure, buddy. Officer: That's no way to address an officer! Now let's try it again. Do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: NO, SIR!
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

For our 20th anniversary my husband and I vacationed in Hawaii, where we went snorkeling. After an hour in the water, everyone got back on the boat, except for me and one handsome young man. As I continued my underwater exploring, I noticed that everywhere I swam, he swam. I snorkeled for another 40 minutes. So did he. I felt very flattered and, as I took off my fins, asked him coyly why he had stayed in the water for so long. "I'm the lifeguard," he replied matter-of-factly. "I couldn't get out until you did."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov, 30, in Marion County, Oregon Thanks to Jackie for sending this report: Stupid is as stupid does: Man filmed his 225-km/h joyride for YouTube OREGON - A man who filmed the speedometer of his car while driving more than 225 kilometres per hour so he could post it on YouTube ended up in jail on Saturday and the video confiscated, police said. Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov, 30, was pulled over by police on Oregon Interstate 5 after he was clocked driving his black 2005 BMW at 189 kilometres per hour. He filmed Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Postlewait as he approached the car. When Postlewait asked why he was videotaping, Bakanov said he was filming his speedometer, and his arrest, to post on YouTube. The video later revealed that Bakanov had attained speeds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour. He was arrested and confined in Marion County jail Saturday night, charged with reckless driving and speeding. It was his third speeding incident in the past year. The video was confiscated and will be used as evidence against him. Marion County Police spokesman Don Thompson said winds were gusting at up to 80 kilometres per hour during the day. "There were tree branches down on the freeway. To be driving at these speeds today was just plain crazy," he said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Ann Re: Mouse is going berserk Dear Webby, hope you are having a good day and the weather is nice there, we have beautiful weather in Tx. today, like a spring day, loving it after all the cold and messy days. I am having a problem with my cursor freezing up and flying all over the screen, what can I do to fix this problem? I am about ready to throw this computer out the window, thanks for all your help!! Ann Dear Ann That is your mouse, or the surface you use your mouse on. Clean the mouse, and use it on regular paper, not on anything shiny. Have FUN! DearWebby
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I went with my daughter to visit a prestigious university. Our student guide pointed out the nationally ranked library and state-of-the-art science facilities. She told us that the professors were the best in the country, and she re- commended my daughter apply early to improve her chances for admission. "We get so many applicants," she boasted, "because of the stature of the school." After the tour I asked our guide, "So, why did you choose this school?" "Oh," she replied matter-of-factly, "my boyfriend went there and now works at the McDonalds across the street."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Heart Shaped Pizza for Valentine's Day This is a great way to share your love on Valentine's Day or any other day. I cooked Ellio's frozen pizzas and cut them into hearts using a heart shaped cookie cutter after they cooled a bit. They were gone in no time and best part is Mom gets to eat the piece's that are left over after cutting them! Thank you for looking. By CinnamonRoseCottage from York County, PA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Confusion is one woman plus one multiple choice left turn; Excitement is two women plus one secret; Bedlam is three women plus one bargain; Chaos is four women plus one lunch check and one coupon.
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Five Belgians in an Audi Quattro arrive at the French border. The French Customs agent stops them and tells them: "It's illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro." "Oh, no, Quattro is just the name of the automobile. Look at the papers: this car is designed to carry 5 persons." "You can't pull that one on me," replies the French customs agent. "Quattro means 4!" "Oh, you are so stupid! Call your supervisor over!" "He can't come. He's busy with the 2 guys in the Fiat Uno."

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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, February 13, 2011

It is truly amazing how many people swallow the left-wing propaganda,
that Obama withdrawing support from Mubarak "brought democracy"
to Egypt.

Reality could not be further from the truth.
Mubarak was elected democratically in 2005.
People chose him, because they knew it took a big meany to 
drag a herd of barbarians towards civilization, especially when 
most of the burocracy insisted on religiously enshrined 
traditions of demanding and eciving bribes.

Mubarak was hated like a too strict father or coach, but
he was democratically chosen from amongst four candidates.
And he had stated, that he would not run again, and that they
should get organized and find some other scapegoat to curse.

With the left wing media equating the noisy third with "The People",
and Obama calling Mubarak a dictator, even though he was an 
elected president, the situation deteriorated, and when the US 
withdrew support, Mubarak didn't have a choice.
He had to end democracy, and hand control over to the military.

NOW they have a Military Dictatorship. Thanks to Obama,
Egypt has been set back 35 years and is no longer a democracy.
 
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It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. --- William Blake Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand --- Kurt Vonnegut
A little boy got lost at the YWCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, have you never seen a kid before?"
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Here is a classic you can read to anybody: Judie decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse, unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but Judie begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, Judie attempts to leap away from the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup, she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness when to her great fortune, Bill, the Wal Mart greeter, sees her difficulty and unplugs the horse.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Geneva Ward, 48 in Joliet, Ill Drunk gramma calls 911 JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Illinois said a drunken grandmother called 911 with a false report of being held hostage when family members wouldn't hand over her car keys. Will County sheriff's deputies said Geneva Ward, 48, called 911 Sunday and reported she was being held at gunpoint, but deputies discovered a different situation when they arrived at the Lockport Township home, The (Joliet) Herald-News reported Friday. "When deputies arrived, they discovered Ward had wanted to drive her grandchildren somewhere, but the parents felt she was too intoxicated and hid her keys," sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said. "Ms. Ward stated when she called 911 she said there was a gun because she 'just wanted deputies to get there fast.'" Hoffmeyer said Ward was charged with disorderly conduct.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jeanne Re: Simple calendar Dear Webby, I need a simple and not too expensive calendar program, not to enter stuff into it, just for looking up what kind of weekday certain dates are. Thanks Jeanne Dear Jeanne Just hover the mouse over the clock in the right bottom of the screen. It will show you today's day of the week and date. Double-Click it, and you get a look-up calendar. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?" "Sixteen," the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he knew the answer so quickly. "How did you know that?" "Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add it up, like the preacher said: 'Four better, four worse, four richer, four poorer.' "
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Less Ground Beef In Recipes A lot of recipes call for 1 pound of beef, like Hamburger Helpers, tacos, etc. To get an extra meal out of a package of hamburger I use 3/4 of a pound of meat. I get the same flavor but more bang for my buck. So that way a 3 pound pack of beef will be good for 4 meals. Then I'll include something else to supplement the meal. For example when I make Hamburger Helper I'll make a salad (I'll get those bags of salad for 99 cents and add some tomatoes), for tacos since it doesn't make as much meat I'll make a can of refried beans so we layer meat and beans in our tacos. My family loves it! With lasagna I'll add more cheese layers since meat is still more expensive than cheese. By Parsnip39 from USA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
He'd been playing golf for years, and he had the finest equipment, but his technique never improved a bit. As his friend watched, he teed up at the first hole and promptly drove a brand-new $25 ball into the woods. On the second hole, he drove another new ball into a lake. On the third, he lost a new ball in another part of the woods. "Why don't you use an old ball?" his friend asked. "I've never had an old ball," he said.
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A guy walked into his friend's office, he found him sitting at his desk, looking very depressed. "Hey, what's up with you?", he asks. "Oh, its my wife," replied the man sadly. "She's hired a new secretary for me." "Well, nothing wrong in that. Is she blonde or brunette?" "Neither, Her grandfather is bald."

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Good Morning,  !
It's Saturday, February 12, 2011

I wonder how much Obamanov's lying and whining and lack
of support for an organized transition figured in Mubarak's decision 
to tell everybody, that now THEY have a problem?

The liar was talking about "transition to democracy"!
Egypt DID have a democracy, and Mubarak was elected
democratically. 

He was forced from office, UNdemocratically, because 
40% of Egypt made more noise than the other 60%, 
and because Obama shifted support from the democratically 
elected president to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Did anybody realize, that Mubarak handed control  NOT 
to Obama's favorites, the Muslim Brotherhood,
but to the Army,? 
Or, if you look at it closely, left it with the Army?

He was Army, and came in the same way. He rode in with the
Army and became Vice president, and became President when
Sadat was assassinated.

Mubarka became the top scapegoat 30 years ago, taking
all the criticism, while the generals did the homework and
made the real decisions, which Mubarak had to announce
and defend.

There were a lot of social improvements and quite remarkable
economic develeopment during his shift, but like elsewhere, 
the creeping advance of socialism sapped the economy and 
caused a downturn and lot of unemployment. 

It will be interesting to see whether the Army rolls back 
Socialism to a sustainable level, or whether they get somebody
to play Mr Nice Guy and let things deteriorate to a bankrupt 
welfare state.
 
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"According to a new study, children that snore get lower grades...especially if they're snoring in class." --- Jay Leno Oh, I don'rt know about that. I usually got yelled at a lot less for snoring than for pranking.
Sitting by the window in her convent, Sister Anne opened a letter from home and found a $10 bill inside. As she read the letter, she caught sight of a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against a lamppost below. Quickly she wrote, "Don't despair, Sister Anne" on a piece of paper, wrapped the $10 in it and dropped it out the window. The stranger picked it up and, with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street. The next day Sister Anne was told that a man was at the door, insisting on seeing her. She went down and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a roll of bills. "What's this?" she asked. "That's the 60 bucks you have coming. 'Don't Despair' paid five to one."
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Thanks to George for this story: A few years ago the battery in my beat-up VW Beetle had died because I left the lights on overnight. I was in a hurry to get to work on time so I ran into the house to get my wife to give me a hand to start the car. I told her to get into our second car, a prehistoric oversized gas guzzler, and use it to push my car fast enough to start it. I pointed out to her that because the VW had an automatic transmission, it needed to be pushed at a speed of at least 30mph for it to start. She said fine, hopped into her car and drove off. I sat there fuming wondering what she could be doing. A minute passed by and when I saw her in the rear-view mirror coming at me at about 40 mph, I realized that I should have been a bit clearer with my directions.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Sarah Casareto, 33, of Forest Lake, Minnesota Nurse steals patient's medication Sarah Casareto, a nurse is accused of stealing a patient’s pain medication moments before he was wheeled into surgery. The 33-year-old woman allegedly told her patient to “man up” because she couldn’t give him anymore pain medication. Why not? Because she’d already injected it herself. The man then underwent surgery to remove kidney stones with only 150 of the 500 micrograms of pain medication he should’ve been given, an experience he described as feeling like “very long needles going through my skin and down into my kidneys.” The nurse’s co-workers say they became suspicious when the patient seemed to have an unusual amount of pain. Their suspicions were confirmed when the nurse fell asleep on the job. The medicine was Fentanyl, an opium-based medication used almost exclusively by hospitals for anesthesia, because it is powerful and fast-acting. It's considered 80 times stronger than morphine and highly addictive.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Andrea Re: Hide icons Dear Webby, is there a way to temporarily hide the icons on the desktop ? Also, I need to know how to capture the desktop background and save it in a usable format. Thanks, Andrea Dear Andrea JC Matt's Icon Hider does a very nice job. This program puts an icon into your task bar. One click of it hides the icons on your desktop. Next time you click that Icon Hider taskbar icon, all your desktop icons return in their old places. The program is free. You can download it from my Tool Box at http://webby.com/tools The easiest way to capture your desktop is to first hide the icons, then hit the PrintScreen key. That copies the screen into the clipboard. Restore the icons, open a paint program like PaintShopPro, Hit CTRL V and a picture is opened that shows what you captured. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A passenger jet was suffering through a severe thunderstorm. As the passengers were being bounced around by the turbulence, a young woman turned to a minister sitting next to her and, with a nervous laugh asked, "Reverend, you're a man of God, can't you do something about this storm?" And the minister said, "Young lady, I'm in sales, not air conditioning."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Sore Throat Remedy: Gargle With Cola When a sore throat is beginning to develop, pull out the cola! Just gargle with any type of a cola (Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, favorite store brands of cola). Gargle and "spit" until the cola return looks like cola with no mucus. Do this as often as necessary. Sounds gross, but it works! Source: Ole wives tale handed down through generations of my family. By Joyce from Knoxville, TN http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Driving my friend Bill and his girlfriend to the airport, we passed a billboard showing a bikini-clad beauty holding a can of beer. Bill's girlfriend glanced up at it and announced, "I suppose if I drank a six-pack of that brand, I'd look like her." "No," Bill corrected, "If I drank a six-pack, THEN you'd look like her."
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Donna called in a repairman to fix his electric clock. He examined it and told her, "There's nothing wrong with the clock. You didn't have it plugged in." Donna replied, "I don't want to waste electricity, so I only plug it in when I want to know what time it is." ------------- If you have a battery operated wall clock, batteries that are too weak to run a camera or a mouse, will still power a wall clock for about a year.

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Good Morning,  !
It's Friday, February 11, 2011
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!


Lindsay Lohan's crocodile tears mixed with confident smiles
didn't help her in court. The silly dingbat was confident on 
getting out ealy, like Paris Hilton, but clearly did not realize
that the sentence was booby-trapped with return tickets:
All kinds of probation, which in the case of an undisciplined 
spoiled brat just mean a delayed sentence.

For a heart warmer: 
92 year old lady beats up three robbers

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Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. --- Doug Larson The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages. --- Horace Greeley If taking vitamins doesn't keep you healthy enough, try more laughter. --- Socratex
"I've just had the most awful time," said a boy to his friends. "First I got angina pectoris, then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering, I got psoriasis. They gave me hypodermics, and to top it all, tonsillitis was followed by appendectomy." "Wow! How did you pull through?" sympathized his friends. "I don't know yet," the boy replied. "but it sure was the toughest spelling test I ever had!"
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

A man will pay two dollars for a one-dollar item he needs. A woman will spend three dollars to find a two dollar item that she does not need, but is marked on sale for one dollar off regular.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Nicole Scott, 27 in Sandusky, Ohio Drunk pulled herself over SANDUSKY, Ohio - Police in Ohio can't take too much credit for stopping a woman they say was drinking and driving - they say she pulled herself over. Officers in the town of Sandusky say the woman stopped because she thought she saw police lights, but it turns out the flashing lights were from a skating rink sign. The Sandusky Register reports that the woman's car got stuck in a snowbank near the sign when she stopped early Monday and another motorist called police. Officers say they took 27-year-old Nicole Scott to jail on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence. Police say Scott denied she had been driving. Yeah, right. It mush have been the schnow man, but he melted wish all the glullible drinkin, ah, ah mean glullible warning, ah, whatever it isch that causesch all the schnow.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alex Re: W7 even slower than it used to be Dear Webby Yeah, I know, getting W7 was a dumb idea. No need to rub it in. Lately, though, it has gotten even slower than it used to be. Why is that, and what can I do about it? Alex Dear Alex Windows in general, and W7 in particular, give sloppy programming a bad name. A lot of stuff is duplicated all over the place. Microsoft says, that is inevitable when over 40,000 different programmers in many different countries work on a project, and that we should be glad it runs at all. You can get auto-runs from Technet. It is free. It will show you which programs and procedures are started automatically, when you boot up. Scary! You CAN weed out stuff, that you don't need, but be careful! Microsoft often labels different sub programs with the same name. However, it is quite safe to use for weeding out tool bars, that you don't want anyway, old mouse drivers, and any other third party items, that are obsolete. On most macines, that will speed up the boot-up quite nicely, because Windows won't waste time searching for partially un-installed items. To really make a difference, though, you need a high quality Registry Booster. Yes, I know, there are all kinds of free Registry tuners available. They are usually worth about as much as you pay for them. With Registry Booster you will immediately see a very noticeable difference. However, if you manually weed out even more than it does, Windows might not start up again. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Bob was on vacation, playing the slot machines. It was his first time in a casino, and he wasn't sure how the machines operated. "Excuse me." he said to a casino employee. "How does this work?" The worker showed him how to insert a bill, hit the spin button, and operate the release handle. "And where does the money come out?" he asked. He smiled and motioned to a far wall before saying, "Usually at the ATM."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Storing Fishing Lures Fishing season is just around the corner. Pick up CD organizers that have separate compartments to store all your fishing rigs, sinkers, small lures, etc. They keep everything tangle free and easy to find. You can find the CD organizers at rummage sales this spring. They're inexpensive and effective. Source: Fishing magazine By annelaundrie from green bay, wi http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Personally, I do the opposite! I use tackle boxes for first aid kits, nail and bolt bins for small screws, bolts and nails, one for garden hose and plumbing fittings, even one to hold all the different types of glue I ocasionally need. Just don't send a glue box like that by air! I made that mistake once, many years ago. Dad had admired my glue box, each glue in it's own little compartment. So I put together a tackle box just like that, and sent it to him for Christmas. For one reason or another, most of the glue tubes and containers burst open and permanently glued the box shut. Not a single tray folded out after that. So I sent him another tackle box and a gift certificate for stocking it with 25 types of glue. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A teenager was headed to school one morning when his mom told him that the neck tag on his shirt was hanging out. "I know," he replied. "It's a fad me and some of the guys started." Weeks later, as the style persisted, she commented, "I can't stand it! Every time I see that, I want to fix it for you." She gently tucked the tag in place and rumpled his hair. "Yeah," he said smiling slyly. "All the girls do that."
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The census taker knocked on Donna's door. She answered all his questions except one. She refused to tell him her age. "But everyone tells their age to the census taker," he said. "Did Miss Maisy Hill, and Miss Daisy Hill tell you their ages?" she asked. "Certainly," he replied "Well, I'm the same age as they are," she snapped. "OK, I'll just write down: 'As old as the Hills'," he told her as he safely stepped out of reach.

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It's Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moe sent me a link about the newest ship hijacking, a super tanker
carrying 200 Million dollars worth of oil, 
and a crew of 25 absolute minimum wage employees,
seven Greeks, 17 Filipinos and one Georgian.

Brinks uses two or more heavily armed guards to pick up the
change from the corner store, but the Greek owners of that
Billion Dollar super tanker were too cheap or too dumb to
put some protection onto that big tanker. It looks like they
were trying to lose it, probably to mess with the oil price.

Oh, well. Canada has plenty of oil, and we can always open
the valve on one of the southbound piplines a bit more.

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You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. --- Lawrence Peter Berra
Then the preacher introduced the choir: "This is our prison choir," he said, "behind a few bars and always looking for the key."
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Before Linda became engaged, she was quite the beauty, and didn't mind letting her boyfriend know it, too. "A lot of men are gonna be totally miserable when I marry," she told him. "Really?" asked the boyfriend, "And just how many men do you plan to marry?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the British Government Forensics Agency Alcohol and drug sample testing dumped overnight. The Forensic Science Service is being wound down by March NEXT year, 13 months from now. So they stopped accepting any more samples today. Police are scrambling to find licensed labs to do the testing. The works is dead simple and easily automated, but the licensing for producing data, that is accepted by the courts, is apparently a nightmare, and could take many months. In the meantime, the cops are supposed to store urine and blood samples in the station fridge, beside their sandwiches and yoghurts. Apparently there is not a lot of enthusiasm for that, and road side testing is expected to come to a halt.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sara Re: Hard Drive LED in task bar Dear Webby I used to have a little icon that showed me when my hard drive was in use, so that I know if something is auto-saving properly, and also to tell me when a download was finished. It was just a little piece of freeware, but somehow I missed transferring it to this computer, and I can't find it anywhere on the net. Thanks Sara Dear Sara It is still available, but hard to find, and even harder to find the download link on their site. So I put it into my Tool Box, right at the top. For those of you, who are not familiar with it, Disk LED is a small task bar icon, that shows when your hard drive is active. It can aslo be used to show printer queue activity, so that you don't print into the middle of other people's print jobs. It is a very tiny program, less than 3/4 of a MB, and it is free, not even ads. Have FUN! DearWebby
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"Did your wife have much to say when you got home last night?" "No, but that didn't keep her from yelling for two hours."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Snow To Water Houseplants Take advantage of snow to water houseplants! We have had an overabundance of snow this year. It dawned on me one evening that just outside my front door lay a wealth of totally FREE nutrients for my plants! I went just outside the door with my coffee pot and a jumbo drink cup and scooped them both full of powdery snow! Then I sat the coffee pot onto the burner plate of the coffee maker so it could melt and also warm a little bit before watering my plants with it, so they wouldn't chill or shock. While there is still plenty of snow on the ground, I should do this enough times to fill a couple clean empty milk jugs for more free nutrient rich water later! By Melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Melody_yesterday, whoever told you that there are any nutrients in snow, lied to you. Snow is distilled water, good for African Violets, but not much more. Ground water, river or lake water has the minerals and metals, that the plants need. Snow has absolutely nothing but H2O, and possibly a little bit of pollution. If you want nutrient rich water, use dirty, silty river water, or the clear final overflow from a three or four stage septic system. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Q: How do I make my wife stop buying all these expensive gloves? A: Buy her a diamond ring.
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It had been snowing for hours when an announcement came over the intercom: "Will the students who are parked on College Drive please move their cars so that we may begin plowing." Twenty minutes later there was another announcement: "Plowing has been completed. The six hundred and twenty-seven students, who went to move 26 cars, can return to class now."

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Leave recovery partition  



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Good Morning,  !
It's Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Looks like all the professional demonstrators that we see at G8, G20 
and other big conferences, have arrived in Kairo. Between them
and the left-wing media, they make quite a racket, and seem to 
do a good job of inspiring the locals. 

The anti-Mubarak side still has not come up with any plans 
or specific demands, other than that Murbarak must go, and the
professional demonstrators trying to get chants going by yelling
"Kill Mubarak". 

It will be interesting there for a while!

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Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. --- Booker T. Washington Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. --- Earl Wilson
A drunk walked into a bar and, after staring for a few seconds at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and kissed her. She jumped up and slapped him. He immediately apologized and explained, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her." "Who would marry you you worthless, wretched, no good, drunken bum?!" she screeched at him. "Funny," he muttered, "you even sound like her."
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Peter called his doctor’s office for an appointment. “I’m sorry,” said the receptionist, “we can’t fit you in for at least two weeks.” “But I could be dead by then!” “No problem. If your wife lets us know, we’ll cancel the appointment.”
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Skyler A. Evans, 24, Coty D. Faulkenberry, 21, and Kyle A. Seimetz, 22, all of Lakeview, Arkansas Burglars leave footprints in snow Lakeview's chief of police, David Manley, said Saturday that three men were each charged with three felonies in connection with a commercial burglary at Lakeview in the early hours of Saturday morning. Arrested later Saturday and charged with commercial burglary, theft of property, and felony criminal mischief, Manley said, were Skyler A. Evans, 24, Coty D. Faulkenberry, 21, and Kyle A. Seimetz, 22, all of Lakeview. They were jailed at the Baxter County Detention Center on $25,000 bond each. Both Faulkenberry and Seimetz were released Saturday. Evans remained in jail Sunday. Manley said an alarm at the Lakeview business was activated about 4 a.m., and Baxter County Sgt. Mike Holland and Deputy Rocky Morrell responded to find the business' front door glass broken out. Manley was notified and responded as did Brad Hurst, a criminal investigator with the county sheriff's office. After the initial investigation was completed at the business, officers began following tracks in the freshly fallen snow, which eventually led to the front door of the residence of one of the suspects, Manley said. Property taken from the business was recovered at the residence, according to Manley.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Jerome Re: Leave the recovery partition Dear Webby You can tell her that unless she tells the formatter to delete the partition that the backup is on, it will still stay on and will only format and install whichever partition you keep. I often recommend that you leave the backup partition, because if it is under warranty, you must have that partition or they won’t honor the warranty (Especially HP- they are by far the worst). So just leave it, as it wont hurt and is only 10gb anyway. Jerome Dear Jerome Great advice, as usual! Have FUN! DearWebby
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A new secretary was confused about paying a bill, so she asked me for some mathematical help. "If I were to give you $23,540, minus 7%, how much would you take off?" she asked me. So I told her: "Everything but my glasses!" Judging by how hard she threw the calculator at me, it seems that was not quite the answer she expected
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Reusing Every Bit Of Jar Candles I hate to waste and I love to burn scented jar candles. The candles say to only burn the wick down to a certain point, then dispose of the candle. Since these candles are not cheap, I don't want to throw away that much wax, so I ignored the directions and burned the candle all the way to the bottom. Until the day I almost burned my house down. The jar was so hot that the glass broke, and the burning wax began to burn my coffee table. But I still don't want to throw away that much wax. So here's a tip that I came up with. When the candle begins to get low, put the candle in an oven safe baking pan that has about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. If the candle should break, the glass and wax will be contained within the baker and the water would immediately extinguish whatever fire may still be burning. As a side note, if you would rather follow the directions, but still hate the thought of throwing that much wax away, take a knife and gently break up the remaining wax into small bits. Take some sort of mesh, like tulle, place the wax bits on top of the mesh and tie it up so that it looks like those wedding favors that are so popular. Or put them in closets, drawers, cabinets, etc for a lovely scent when you open the doors/drawers. Or save them to use for a wedding or baby shower or even a birthday. By aprilcotton from Aurora, CO http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Burning jar candles down below the mark is dangerous, even in a water pan. When that large flame is too deep down, it heats up the glass. If the water has evaporated, the glass can melt all the wax and vaporize some. Then you have an explosion or flare. It is much safer to get cheap tea-light candles and drop them into the jar. The flame will be shorter, but they are very predictable and very safe. And very cheap. You can even get scented wax and bees-wax honeycomb sleeves, that are sized for tealight candles. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Thanks to Marnie for this story: While attending college, I worked evenings at a retail store. On slow nights my co-worker Susan would often sing along with the radio while we did paperwork or restocked merchandise. One evening as the manager was leaving, I expressed my concern to him about our safety, with just us two working alone at night. "Oh, you'll be fine," he said, waving his hand. "If you see anybody who looks suspicious, just warn him that Susan knows karaoke."
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It was a cold winter day. An old man walked out onto a frozen lake, cut a hole in the ice, dropped in his fishing line, and waited patiently for a bite. He was there for almost an hour, without even a nibble, when a young boy walked out onto the ice, cut a hole in the ice ten feet from him. The young boy dropped his fishing line and minutes later he hooked a Largemouth Bass. The old man couldn't believe his eyes but chalked it up to plain luck. But, shortly thereafter, the young boy pulled in another large catch. The young boy kept catching fish after fish. Finally, the old man couldn't take it any longer. "Son, I've been here for over an hour without even a nibble. You've been here only a few minutes and have caught a half dozen fish! How do you do it?" The boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rowms rrarm." "What was that?" the old man asked. Again the boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rowms rrarm." "Look," said the old man, "I can't understand a word you're saying." The boy spit the bait into his hand and said, "You have to keep the worms warm!"

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Good Morning,  !
It's Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Why are the good anti-virus programs so expensive now?
A lot of people asked me about that lately.
"Kapersky is $90, McAfee is over $80, Norton just causes
problems, what is there, that is good and still affordable?"

Possibly they want to widen the gap to the free and ultra-cheap
programs. Possibly they need to pay for all the research 
needed to keep you safe.

I gave up trying to find the answer and instead looked 
for a better deal for you. It took a lot of time to find one
and set it up, but eventually I succeeded. 

Now YOU can get the best deal on McAfee on the net,
a $45 discount!

I didn't limit the discount to just subscribers. You can pass
the link on to friends and relatives.

Have FUN!
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Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next." --- Franklin P. Jones A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment. --- Willis Player
On their way to a justice of the peace to get married, a couple had a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside Heaven's Gate waiting on St. Peter to do an intake. While waiting, they wondered if they could possibly get married in Heaven. Saint Peter finally showed up and they asked him. Peter said, "I don't know, this is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out." and he left. The couple sat and waited for an answer ... for two months ... and they began to wonder if they really should get married in Heaven, what with the eternal aspect of it all. "What if it doesn't work?" they wondered, "Are we stuck together forever?" Peter returned after yet another month, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes," he informed the couple, "you can get married in Heaven." "Great," said the couple, "but what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?" St. Peter, red-faced, slammed his clipboard onto the ground. "What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple. "COME ON!" Peter shouted, "it took me THREE months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it would take me to find TWO lawyers AND a judge?"
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Computer Bumper Snickers... Don't make me use uppercase. Get a Life? Cool! Where can I download one of them from? The truth is out there? Does anyone know the URL?
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Cody Wilkins, 25, in Silver Springs, MD Charging phone leads to burglary suspect SILVER SPRING, Md. (UPI) -- Police in Maryland said a man who left his cellphone charging when he fled the scene of a burglary has been charged in 10 incidents. Investigators said Cody Wilkins, 25, was arrested after leaving his cellphone plugged into the wall in a Silver Spring home when he was surprised by the homeowner's son and fled through a window during a burglary Friday. Wilkins was arrested and charged with 10 burglaries. Police said they believe he may have been involved in more than 42 burglaries involving jewelry thefts reported since Jan. 1. The suspect was taken to the Montgomery County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Wayne Re: recovery partition Dear Webby Here's an off the wall question for you. I have read of your love for XP over Win 7 and I disagreed somewhat, but with my brand new dell laptop with 6GB ram and 350 GB h/d started acting up (specifically I.E. 8) I started thinking back to XP. Here's my question: IF I format the c drive and start over with my XP disc, I also lose the recovery partition from the factory. What is your answer/response/suggestion. Wayne Dear Wayne Why on earth would you want to recover W7, after exorcising it off the computer? You actually do the opposite. You make double-sure that W7 Recovery partition is thoroughly nuked, so that you don't have to worry about problems leaking out of there into the XP set-up. Once you have XP installed, you can make an extended partition, and partition that into virtual drives. I set up C: as a very small drive, just for the operating system. That makes it fast to do a virus scan or defrag and makes Windows run faster. D: is the CD E: is for tools and programs F: is for the stuff I produce with those programs. G: is for queuing stuff for back-up to the external drive H: H: is the external USB drive I: is the USB camera chip reader (it acts like a drive) Except for the CD and the chip reader, that is how I have set up my computers since DOS in the late 80's. CDs and memory chips had not been invented yet in those days. That configuration works quite well for me. Plan out your partitioning in advance. The first time you do it, it may be a bit scary and not a good time to do any long range planning. Have FUN! DearWebby
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The good bishop knew very well that not only did everyone in his small town look to him for an example, but that all too often, all eyes were on him as potential fodder for the local gossip mill, as well. This could be wearing; but usually, he was able to provide the good example and escape the tattlers. One night, however, after a long, hard day, a social obligation beckoned on top of his church responsibilities, and he came to a sudden stopping place. His hostess, noting that he looked tired, asked with concern, "A spot of tea, Bishop?" "No, thank you," he managed. "No tea." "Ah," she said. "Coffee, then?" "No coffee either, thank you." In the spirit of conspiracy, she leaned closer and murmured, "I could bring you a scotch and soda in an opaque mug?" "My dear, this is my last word: NO soda."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Plastic Lids for Moving Furniture Keep all of your plastic lids. They are very handy to place under furniture when moving it around. They are slick so furniture will glide easily even on carpet and they will protect your wood or vinyl floors. By Tricia from Ridgeway, VA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A rather Posh Lady was sauntering around an exclusive London art gallery when she stopped by one particular exhibit. "I suppose this picture of a hideous witch is what you would call modern art?" she sneered in a very pompous manner. "No, Ma'm," replied the gallery assistant, "it's what we call a mirror."
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The young couple invited their aged parson for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having. "Goat," the little boy replied. "Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?" "Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Ma say to Pa: 'Let's have the old goat for dinner this Sunday.'"

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No Thanks 

A sales representative stops at a small manufacturing plant in the Ontario. He presents a bottle of maple syrup to the manager as a gift.

"No, thanks," says the plant manager. "I tried maple syrup once and I didn't like it."

The sales rep shows his display case and then, hoping to clinch a sale, offers to take the manger out for a beer.

"No, thanks," the plant manager replies. "I tried beer once, but didn't like it."

Then the salesman glances out the officer window and sees a golf course. "I suppose you play golf," says the salesman. "I'd like to invite you to be a guest at my club."

"No, thanks," the manager says. "I played golf once, but I didn't like it."

Just then a young man enters the office. "Let me introduce my son, Bill," says the plant manager.

"Let me guess," the sale rep replies. "An only child?"



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Invoice files take too much space 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Monday, February 7, 2011

Egypt seems to be settling down. Even the Muslim Brotherhood,
not the biggest opposition party, but the media favorite, 
because they can be counted on to do something photogenic
and / or stupid, whenever they see somebody with a press badge, 
decided to sit down with Suleiman and talk. They couldn't bear 
the thought of the other opposition parties getting media coverage
and they weren't. 

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"We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." --- Jean Toomer "Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection." --- Pindar
"Thanks for the harmonica you gave me for Christmas," little Johnny said to his uncle the first time he saw him after the holidays. "It's the best Christmas present I ever got." "That's great," said his uncle. "Do you know how to play it?" "Oh, I don't play it," the little fellow said. "My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week not to play it at night. And I am renting it out to Billy across the street for a dollar a day. He gets TWO dollars a day for not playing it."
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

Fima bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. A friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of those pretty 4-Wheel drive vehicles." "Oh, she did," he replied, "But where in the world was I going to find a fake jeep for under $50!!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan got caught stealing again Lindsay Lohan was accused Tuesday of stealing high-end jewelery, and cops issued a search warrant for her Venice Beach home. She got away and a friend of the actress turned the necklace, valued at $2500, in to the Pacific Division of the LAPD Tuesday night. Lt. Jeff Bert told RadarOnline.com, "If the LA county DA's office files charges, it could be grand theft which is a felony." Now RadarOnline reports that a "surveillance video clearly shows Lindsay Lohan taking the (allegedly stolen) necklace from the store." Their source continued, saying, "Law enforcement believe the video will prove that the actress took the necklace, because it doesn't, at any point, show her paying for the item. It's the strongest evidence authories have against [her] ... If the video didn't exist, she wouldn't be in this precarious situation." This isn't the first time Lohan has been accused of having sticky fingers. In 2007, she was accused of stealing $10,000 worth of shoes and accessories from a former friend. Then in 2008, she "accidentally" grabbed an $11,000 blond mink coat from a New York club, then was later photographed in her impromptu loaner much to the chagrin of its rightful owner. On the flip side of things, Lohan herself was burgled by the "Bling Ring" in 2008, and then testified to jurors that she felt "so violated and uncomfortable" not because of "the things that were taken, it was just the fact that someone came into the only private space that I have in my life at this point." The troubled 24-year-old is still on probation after allegations from a Betty Ford clinic worker who claimed Lohan assaulted her. Further trouble with the law could definitely land the starlet back in court, and maybe even behind bars. However, since California judges are usually rather lenient with her type, the story may get changed to a "misunderstanding".
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Bretta Re: Invoices take too much file space Dear Webby We save the doc files of all invoices, but they are beginning to take up more space than I want to allocate for that. They take over 200 KB each! Any tips? Bretta Dear Bretta The smallest files would be HTML format. A typical invoice in HTML format takes 2 - 3 KB per invoice. With HTML you can use a common header and footer and small print include files, that are used by each invoice, when it is displayed or printed or emailed. So all you actually store is what is different on a particular invoice. Second best is to use a word processor that allows you to merge in a boilerplate or header and footer at print time. That way, similar to HTML, the invoice only contains the parts that are specific to that particular invoice. That takes about 10 KB per invoice. Third best is to convert your letterhead. Don't use pictures for logos or anything else. At 200 KB you are obviously using pictures for your logo or whatever. Use fancy fonts instead. That reduces the file size to about 15 KB Have FUN! DearWebby
If you have Windows 7, sooner or later you WILL need this! Reset your Windows Password if you forgot or accidentally changed it. No need to re-install Windows or an expensive service call, IF you can find a tech willing to do it without calling the cops about a potentially stolen computer. RoboForm is great, once you are booted up. This program takes care of the boot-up password, so that you CAN get to RoboForm and all your other passwords. YOUR memory might be perfect, and YOU might never make a mistake, but if somebody in your house is not quite as perfect as you are, then better get the Password Resetter

Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her? Father: That happens in every country, son.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Gift Idea: Photo Album For Valentine's Day You don't have to spend a lot of money for a nice Valentine's gift. A few years ago my husband had to travel overseas and was going to be gone over Valentine's Day. Although we don't normally do much for each other on that day, I hated that he would be alone in a hotel. I took a small photo album (the kind you get for $1 at some discount stores), and I put photos of myself, our children, and close family and friends. I wrote on a piece of paper and stuck in the first slot "Happy Valentine's Day, from those of us who love you very much!" I put it in his brief case for him to find later. He was very pleasantly surprised with his very unique gift. By Skeesics56 from NW Ohio http://www.thriftyfun.com/ You can do the same thing on-line as well. $2 gets you a site. Collect some pictures, poetry, stories, etc. and write one or more pages with a word processor, that lets you save the file in HTML format. Upload it, and it is done. Then you just send them an email or Internet Postcard and tell them the URL where their page is. With minor re-writing, you can save the pages for a different person. Unless you tell them, the won't know, that you wrote a similar page, with just the name different, for all your other lovers, ahem relatives. If they appropriately appreciate it, you can update their page for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc. If you are interested, let me know! Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A preacher retired and moved to the country to enjoy life and practice his hobby of yard work. Needing a lawn mower, he headed into town to buy one. On the way he saw a sign advertising a lawn mower for sale. He stopped at the house and a young lad came out to greet him. The preacher asked about the lawn mower and the kid said it was behind the house. The two went to look at the lawn mower. The engine was sputtering along at idle speed. The preacher increased the speed of the engine and mowed a few strips. Satisfied that the mower would do the job they settled on a price of $75.00. Later in the day, the young lad was riding his bicycle when he spied the preacher pulling on the engine starter rope. The kid stopped and watched for a couple of minutes. He asked, "What's wrong?" The reply came, "I can't get this mower started. Do you know how?" The kid said, "Yep." "Well, then how do you do it? Tell me!", the preacher yelled. The kid replied, "You have to cuss at it." The preacher rose up indignantly. "Now you listen here. I am a preacher and if I ever did cuss, not saying I have, I've forgotten how to do it after all these years." With a wise look on his face , the kid said, "Preacher, you keep on pulling that rope and it'll all come back to ya."
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The real world! The graduate with a Science degree asks, "Why does it work?" The graduate with an Engineering degree asks: "How does it work?" The graduate with an Accounting degree asks: "How much will it cost?" The graduate with a Social Science degree asks: "Do you want fries with that?"

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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, February 6, 2011

Seems the US State Department is as far out of step with reality
as the White House. After Special Envoy Wisner, who was on
location and knows what is going on, suggested that Mubarak
should stay in office to oversee a controlled transition of power,
so that it would not be too chaotic, the State Department effectively
disowned him and said that was HIS opinion, not the position
of the US Government.

Which obviously does not have a clucking fue.

Ice cream parlors and food shops at and near Tahir square
are open and doing great business with the hordes of reporters
and celebrities. who want to be seen and photographed. The 
protest seems to have simmered down to about the level of a
Seattle SPCA protest or a San Francisco Gay Rights protest.

Right now it seems to be mostly young people trying to see 
what they can get away with, and a few older ones, desperately 
trying to outnumber the media.

Most of the opposition seems to have realized that they have
nobody to replace Mubarak and his people, and need time to
get organized. Mubarak's Judo move, 'you push, so I pull' 
of dumping the entire cabinet, got them rather scared. 
Who is going to do the work? Who KNOWS how to do the work?

In the meantime, there are over 70,000 people making a big
raket in Belgrade, Serbia. And Serbians are not as calm and
laid back as Egyptians.
Huh? 
I can just hear Obama complaining that nobody tells him nothing.
Where is Serbia anyway?
Didn't Bush have some kinda war over there?
What's going on over there?

Well, they got a bit too Socialistic and their economy got 
stuck.They have trouble getting more loans, and people are
hungry. The next election is not scheduled until 2012, and 
people feel they can't survive that long on what there is
available. 

It's too early to tell whether the current protest will turn as 
violent as previous ones, but as I am writing this, the 
riot police is in firm control, and some say the protest
is surprisingly civilized. 

Have FUN!
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A Navigator's Definition of Latitude & Longitude: Latitude is Where We are Lost, & Longitude is How Long We've been Lost There! --- USAF Navi-guesser Did you ever see the customers in health-food store? They are pale, skinny people who look half dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They're dying, of course, but they look terrific! --- Bill Cosby
Did you know that dolphins are so intelligent that within only a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand at the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you CAN use 5 different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

One day, Little Johnny visited a doctor for a vaccination. After the doctor gave him an injection, he tried to bandage around Johnny's arm. "I think you'd better bandage around the other arm, doc!" asked Little Johnny. "But, why? I'm supposed to bandage around the injected part of your arm to let your friends know not to touch it." "You really don't seem to have a clue about how kids behave!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to a parking valet in Montreal, Quebec Montrealer caught doing 240 A 20-year-old man was pulled over in Montreal early Friday morning for allegedly driving more than three times the speed limit in a BMW sport utility vehicle. Sgt. Genevieve Bruneau of the Surete du Quebec told CTV.ca the young man was clocked at 240 kilometres per hour, in a 70 km/h zone. The man was travelling on Highway 720 at about 3 a.m. when he passed by police officers conducting a speed monitoring operation. The driver pulled over as soon as police pulled out behind him, and came to a stop just before the entrance to the Ville Marie Tunnel. Bruneau said police issued a ticket for $2,598, suspended the man's license and had the vehicle towed. He also received 42 demerit points. After 15 points, drivers in Quebec are effectively unable to obtain or maintain a licence. Bruneau would not confirm nor deny reports that the man works as a valet at a nearby hotel, however other sources confirmed that. Bruneau said new laws in Quebec allow police to double set fines and demerit points when excessive speeds are reached, such as in this case. Officers are also able to immediately suspend the driver's license for seven days. Police can impose even harsher penalties on a second offence.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sharon Re: Windows forces me to select a user Dear Webby Thanks again for your wonderful humor. It sure brightens a dull looking day. Thank you for taking time to share with us. I have a couple of curious questions: Something odd happened yestrday after I ran an antispyware run that has not happened before. I don't think this is due to that action but now when I restart or turn on my pc my "Welcome page" comes up 1st wanting me to log in. Luckily all I have to do is click on "owner" as I have never set a password for it. I went to conrol panel & opened "user accts". Then I clicked on "change the way users log on or off" Then I noticed the "use the welcome screen" had a check mark next to it. I didn't do anything with it. Usually all I do is turn on the pc & my usual desktop comes up, not the welcome page. Should I uncheck that box to go back to my usual way? I am the only one who uses this pc. Another thing that happens is for some reason I have to go almost every day to my address book & change the view in it. I have it set to read names by alphabet w/ A -Z in the ascending order but it keeps changing to the descending order. Neither of these seem to be major issues just a nuisance. Any tips on how to correct them? I sure appreciate you help. Have a purrfect day, Sharon Dear Sharon Dear Sharon With XP, if you have only one user, and no password set, it normally boots straight to the desktop. If an intruder changed that, it's fairly easy to get THAT part back to normal: Go to Start -> Run. Copy and paste the following into the Open box: control userpasswords2 Click OK. In the "Users for this computer" box, click on the account you want to have logged on automatically. Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Click OK. In the box that pops up, make sure the account you clicked on earlier is entered next to User Name. Enter your password twice. Note: You can leave the password box blank if the account does not have a password. Click OK. Reboot to see if you get the desired results. If you prefer, you can download a Microsoft program called TweakUI or PowerToys and configure it accordingly. While you are in there, you will also see who the mystery alternate user is. Unless that is somebody you authorized to go in and change the address book sort order and other stuff, but forgot about it, you might want to dump that alternate user. Have FUN! DearWebby
If you have Windows 7, sooner or later you WILL need this! Reset your Windows Password if you forgot or accidentally changed it. No need to re-install Windows or an expensive service call, IF you can find a tech willing to do it without calling the cops about a potentially stolen computer. RoboForm is great, once you are booted up. This program takes care of the boot-up password, so that you CAN get to RoboForm and all your other passwords. YOUR memory might be perfect, and YOU might never make a mistake, but if somebody in your house is not quite as perfect as you are, then better get the Password Resetter

Mother: "How's your history paper coming?" Son: "Well, dad suggested that I use the Internet for research and it's been very helpful. Mother: "Really?" Son: "Yes, so far I've located 17 people who sell them!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Disinfecting Wipes for Kitchen and Bath Clean Up To keep my kitchen and bathrooms smelling fresh and germ free, I use Lysol disinfecting wipes. After doing the dishes and wiping the counters, tables and appliances, I go back over the counters, tables and appliances with a Lysol wipe. I also use a wipe to clean the stove hood. With a simple wipe, all the greasy build up comes off clean. I do the same thing in the bathroom. After cleaning, I use a wipe and wipe everything down again. I keep a jug of the wipes on the toilet and after using it, the toilet gets wiped down with a wipe. Another jug is kept next to the sink for wiping it down after each use. Only takes a second or two and leaves it smelling nice and tackles the germs at the same time! I buy the wipes at Dollar General, and lots of times I can even find them at the Dollar Tree. But even if I have to buy them at Wal Mart, they aren't too expensive. And it's a small price to pay for such a clean smelling room and to get rid of the germs! By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Do you realize, that your obsession with germs stymies and de-trains your immune system? The odd germs in low quantity are good training and updating for your immune system, so that it CAN fight off germ based illnesses. It is usually best to not get too fanatic with the anti-germ-warfare in the house. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Two women, who are dog owners, are arguing which dog is smarter: First woman: My dog is so smart. Every morning he waits for a paper boy to come around and then he takes a newspaper and brings it to me. Second woman: Yes, I know. First one: Who told you ?? Second one: My dog wrote about it on FaceBook.
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The Navy Captain looked the crew over and said, "Men before anything more is said, I would like to clear up one thing. This isn't MY ship, this is YOUR ship." From deep in the ranks came a voice: "Great! Hey guys, let's sell the silly old boat and have a PARTY!"

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Good Morning,  !
It's Saturday, February 5, 2011

Occasionally, though not very often, I glance at the MailWasher
recycle bin to see what kind of spam is fashionable these days.
That's always good for a chuckle.

I have an INcoming only address as abuse@webby.com, for
people reporting abuse, like mothers, who don't recognize their
daughter's new address and want to report a stalker sending
them a birthday card.

No mail is ever sent out from that address. 
So it is really funny when I see an email from a Russian
"lady", writing:
"
Dear Abuse!
I saw your profile and want to get naked for you. 
Just mail me back at my hotmail address.
Maria in Russia
"

Unsub@webby.com gets similar fan mail.

Naturally MailWasher dumps that stuff and unless I peek
into the recycle bin, I never see it. But it sure is amusing
when I do.

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"In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female." --- Cyril Connolly If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport. --- George Winters "A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband." --- Michel de Montaigne
Shirley had 2 two red ears and went to her doctor. The doctor asked her what had happened to her ears and she answered, "I was ironing a blouse and the phone rang -- but instead of picking up the phone I accidentally picked up the iron and stuck it to my ear." "Oh Dear!" the doctor exclaimed in disbelief. "But, what happened to your other ear?" "George from upstairs called and wanted to know what all the screaming was about."
Permanent SMTP account. Have you ever had problems sending email? Every traveler has had problems with that, and most people who use their business email address. SMTP-To-Go solves all those problems. It works from anywhere in the world, no matter what ISP you use, even from hotels that block outgoing emails. There is a free trial, where you can send up to 10 emails a day, plenty to see how well it works. For a very limited time, you can get a standard account for just $1.99. There is no need to change your address or your email program, and you can use different email addresses. You simply SMTP-To-GoBypass the ISP, that is causing you problems.

A boy was taking care of his baby sister while his parents went to town for some Christmas shopping. He decided to go fishing and he had to take her along. "I'll never do that again!" he told his mother that evening. "I didn't catch a thing!" "Oh, next time I'm sure she'll be quiet and not scare the fish away," his mother said. The boy said, "It wasn't that. She ate all the bait."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Cody Bragg, 18 in Lexington, Ohio Thanks to Penny for sending in this report! Purse snatcher reports being followed Snow plow driver John Shuman didn’t like what he saw in the Walmart parking lot. Consequently, he followed a man identified by police as a purse-snatching suspect. That suspect, Cody Bragg, 18, likewise did not like what he was seeing in his rear view mirror – a snow plow hot on his trail. Both were so disturbed by the Wednesday evening events that each made telephone calls to law enforcement officials. Shuman reported that he witnessed a purse snatching outside the Walmart at 2700 W. State St. Someone snatched a woman’s purse from a shopping cart. When the victim resisted, she reportedly was dragged several feet while the culprit drove away with her purse. Bragg, according to city police, expressed concern about being pursued by a snow plow truck. “The guy followed him for a little while before he called in,” police Lt. Kevin Moore said. “I guess he realized the guy wasn’t going to stop following him. He called 911. It was eventually transferred to us.” Eventually, these events led to the arrest of Bragg, who is facing charges of robbery and theft from Alliance police. Stark County sheriff’s deputies also charged Bragg, of 15579 Greenbower St. NE, Lexington Township, with a second robbery charge. “He did not admit to what he did to the dispatcher,” Moore said. “He called because he was being followed. And he did reference the purse snatching.” Moore explained that Bragg reported another individual had snatched the woman’s purse. But the victim and the snow plow driver told authorities there was only one person in the vehicle when the purse snatching occurred. Shuman, 45, a Nimishillen Township resident, recalled having suspicions of Bragg when he noticed him in the vicinity of a handicapped parking spot. Shuman said he kept watch as a female shopper approached. “He just rolled forward and put his hood over his head,” Shuman said. “I knew at that point he was up to no good. As soon as my mind was processing what could happen, he was reaching his hand out the (vehicle) window and snatched the purse.” Despite the inclement conditions of Wednesday night, Shuman decided to follow the vehicle. “I probably pursued him for over a half hour,” Shuman said. While Shuman did not apprehend the suspect, he pursued him to the eastern edge of Canton. Police from Canton apprehended Bragg in the vicinity of a Walmart at 3200 Atlantic Blvd. NE.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Glenda Re: Computer for bed Dear Webby I will be having minor surgery later this month and will need to keep my foot elevated as much as possible. What are the minimum requirement for a laptop, netbook, or tablet that will allow me to read email (including attachments), surf, and watch videos including movies from Netflix and CBS.com etc? thank you! Glenda Dear Glenda Just get a regular laptop. If you hate yourself, get one with Windows 7. If you like yourself, go in through the business entrance at DELL or Lexmark or a big dealer like that, though preferably NOT HP, talk to a rep and ask for recommendations for a laptop with Windows7 PRO or PLUS, but XP factory installed. Any laptop capable of just barely running Windows 7, is lightning fast on XP, and has everything you need. It's like putting a lean and mean Pick-up cab on a frame and engine made for a 40 foot Winnebago. You will be able to do anything with it, that you can do with your desktop machine. Laptops become very uncomfortable on your lap after a few hours, so you might also set aside $40 - $140 for a nice, wheeled "Over Bed Table". Best are those that tilt, and have a "U" configuration for the legs, so that they can also be used with easy-chairs, that are closed at the bottom. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in one week and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the story this time, Jones?" he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a good excuse for a change." Jones sighed: "Everything went wrong this morning, Boss. The wife decided to drive me to the station. She got ready in ten minutes, but then the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than let you down, I swam across the river -- look, my suit's still damp -- ran out to the airport, got a ride on Mr. Thompson's helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music Hall, and was carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes." "You'll have to do better than that, Jones," said the boss, obviously disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten minutes."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Masking Tape on Shoes for Traction Growing up in Minnesota, if the ground was slippery and the tread was a bit worn on our shoes and boots, we would place several strips of regular masking tape on the soles. This gives great gripping power for your feet and your back side may not get such a beating from falls! By Dawndidit from Junction City, KS http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
A husband and wife were driving down a country lane on their way to visit some friends. They came to a big, muddy hole in the road and the car bogged down. After a few minutes of trying to get the car out by themselves, they saw a young farmer coming down the lane, driving some oxen before him. The farmer stopped when he saw the couple in trouble and offered to pull the car out of the mud for $50. The husband accepted and minutes later the car was free. The farmer turned to the husband and said, "You know, you're the tenth car I've helped out of the mud today." The husband looks around at the fields incredulously and asks the farmer, "When do you have time to plough your land? You must be doing it at night!" "No," the young farmer replied seriously, "Night is when I put the water in the hole. My wife ploughs the fields, .... with the new tractor."
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A priest is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach. After watching the boy's efforts for some time, the priest moves closer to the boy's position. He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child's shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a sold ring. Crouching down to the child's level, the priest smiles benevolently and asks, "And now what, my little man?" To which the boy replies, "Now we run!"

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Good Morning,  !
It's Friday, February 4, 2011
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Thank you Patricia!
Thank you Carl!
Thank you William!

Lately there has been a lot of hysterical mail about those spiral
CFL lightbulbs. File it at the same place where you file mail, that
claims AOL and Microsoft have announced a new virus.

I realize that the lightbulb changers union is rather upset about
the CFL lights. They should go after the manufacturers of the
incandescent bulbs, that have been tweaked to burn out sooner.
They got too greedy and made them burn out too soon. 

Incandescent lightbulbs can be made, so that they last fifty
or a hundred years, not just fifty weeks. Yes, I know, that too
would be bad for the Asian economy, where GE, Sylvania, etc.
have them manufactured. But they got way too greedy, 
and paved the road for their own CFL departments, with
total disregard for the lightbulb changers union.

There are preferential issues with CFL bulbs, and it will take
some time before the department store buyers figure out
which color light sells best in their area. Just like it was
when fluorescent tubes were new. And just like those, the
CFLs are made from "Cold Blue" to "Warm Candle".
You may have to have a word with the buyer at your favorite
store and tell him or her, that you want a different shade.

Warm White is a good compromise for work areas. It is
pretty close to sunlight. In bathrooms, or anywhere where
there are mirrors, you may want to go a shade or two warmer
than that. 

There are NO safety issues with CFL lights, just like AOL
and Microsoft have NOT announced the newest and most
wicked virus.

The CSA and UnderWriter's Laboratories would not give
their blessing and allow their logos to be put on them, 
if there was the slightest chance that they would get sued,
or that their reputation would get tarnished.

The carefully photoshopped picture, that is being sent around,
shows what happens when an over-voltage destroys the
electronic starter in the hub below the spiral. You can 
duplicate that by plugging it into a 220 Volt circuit.

When you do, you'll see a tiny puff of smoke, and that's
the end of that. Nothing is set on fire, and the spiral is
not damaged. You do NOT get any Mercury and have
to find some other source for topping off your rectal
thermometer.

Just think about it. What happens when the motor in your
washer or dryer burns out. A puff of smoke and an obnoxious
smell, and that's it. Nothing is set on fire, even though 
you have a few thousand times more varnished wire
in there, than you do in the bulb starter. 

When magnet wire, the varnished wire used in motors and
transformers, overheats, the varnish burns, uses up the
oxygen for 2-3 inches around it, snuffs itself out, and stinks.
Nothing outside the motor or device gets set on fire.

So, if a CFL farts itself to oblivion, find out what caused
the over-voltage, that killed it. No need to get hysterical.

Have FUN!
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Q :What's the difference between the Government and the Mafia? A: One of them is sait to be organized.
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Judy went to get her hair cut. The hairstylist cut for about thirty minutes, hands her a mirror, and asked, "How do you like it?" Judy replied, "It's nice, but could you make it just a little longer in the back?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Andrew Lee Nash, 52, in Greenwood, Mississippi Greenwood man caught having sex with hogs Gave hogs vaginal infection GREENWOOD - Authorities said a man who was caught having sex with show hogs will have his case presented to the Leflore County Grand Jury next month. Andrew Lee Nash, 52, was arrested on Dec. 3, 2010 after police set up surveillance cameras in the owner's stalls near U.S. Highway 82 and the Yazoo River. Greenwood Police Chief Henry Purnell said the hogs were examined by a local veterinarian, during a routine examination, and the owner was told that four of the hogs had a vaginal infection. "The owner of the animals knew someone was messing with his animals," said Chief Investigator Huntley Nevels. "And the veterinarian confirmed the sexual assault. So, the owner contacted police and the officers staked it out and caught him out there." Nash, who lives in the 700 block of Mississippi Avenue, was arrested at the scene and charged with 12 counts of unnatural intercourse. Nash's bond was initially set at $600,000, but later reduced to $60,000. Nash remains in custody at the Leflore County jail. Greenwood authorities said Nash's case is scheduled to be presented before the Leflore County Grand Jury next month. If Nash is indicted and found guilty, he faces up to 120 years in jail.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Gabby Re: Why is printer ink so expensive? Dear Webby Why are printer cartridges and printer ink so expensive ? Gabby Dear Gabby Ink is not really that expensive. How much does Perrier or Evian water cost in your area ? That's just plain water with a bit of advertising added. I have seen people pay $4.95 for six ounces of that. Compare that to printer ink at $30-$50 per liter, when you get it from Atlantic Inkjet.com You can refill your cartridges quite often with a liter or quart of ink. Sure, just like with Perrier or Naive water, the actual manufacturing cost is negligible. The price is determined by how much people are willing to pay. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man bought several acres of wasteland and within a year, turned it into a thriving produce farm. The local pastor stopped by and complimented the man on his vast progress. Then he added, "Wondrous things can surely happen when man and God work together." "Amen," said the man, "but you should've seen the place when God was running it alone."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Build Your Own Emergency Medical Kit It's terribly important to have a medical kit in a convenient place, and I've also found that it's important to have one that's portable, so you can grab it in an emergency. The really good prepackaged kits are often awfully expensive, and I find they may not have what I want in them anyway. The cheap ones tend not to have much in them at all, and after years of experimenting, I have a system for building my own medical kits. There's a wealth of information out there in this day and age, and some of the survival sites will give good ideas for emergencies, too. But the $20 kit that came with your car, etc. will probably not give you actual tools to really do anything in an emergency. When it's your loved one that's injured, that's not the time to wish you'd taken time to put together something better. Take care! Source: Too many sources to mention over the last 30 years, but quite a bit from my dad, and some from my own experience. By Gina J. from Montana http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
St Peter met a taxi driver and a minister at the Pearly Gate. St Peter said to the taxi driver, "Tell me what you did on earth and who you are so I can check my list". The taxi driver told him. St Peter returned with a silk robe and a gold staff and said, "Enter in." St Peter asked the next man who he was. "I was a minister for 42 years." "Fine" said St Peter, "let me go check my list." He returned with a cotton robe and a wooden stick. "Not fair" cried the minister, "that taxi driver got a silk robe and a gold staff. How come I only get a cotton robe and a wooden stick?" St Peter replied, "For 42 years, when you preached, the people slept. When that guy drove, the people prayed."
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Lola is on the phone, "Hello? Pizza Shack? Do you have anything on special?" From the other end of the line comes, "Yeah, our veggie haters delight. It has twelve kinds of meat and five different cheeses. Lola asks, "Does anything come with that?" "A Paramedic."

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Good Morning,  !
It's Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Harper government will overturn the CRTC’s decision that 
would effectively end “unlimited use” Internet plans, if the regulator 
doesn’t rescind the decision itself.

Industry Minister Tony Clement made the surprise announcement 
late Wednesday night via his closely followed Twitter account.
He confirmed reports by The Globe and Mail and other media 
that the Tories are prepared to take this step. 

Good!
I am all for limiting abuse and tiered payment plans, but I 
am glad Harper put his foot down against mandatory metering
of everybody. 

Harper, who is fiercely pro Free Enterprise, demands that the
market be allowed to chose the methods of billing, so that
competition can keep the prices affordable. 
No Marxist crap on his watch!

It is refreshing to see that Harper and his cabinet not only
understand the economy, but also how the Internet works.

The down-side for me is that the Canadian Dollar rose to high 
above the US Dollar. With most of my clients being in the US,
that makes it even tougher for me to pay my expenses.

Have FUN!
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Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. --- Robert Heinlein "Teenaged boys already know everything. When a boy reaches 13 years of age, the Knowledge Fairy comes around and inserts into his brain all the information in the entire universe. From that point on, he no longer needs any parental guidance. All he needs is parental money." --- Dave Barry A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views even after we have enlightened him with ours. --- Socratex
There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and their mother's age.
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It was testimony night in the church. A lady got up and said, "We are living in a wicked land where sin is on every hand. I have had a terrible fight with the old devil all week." Whereupon her husband, who was sitting glumly by her side said, "It's not all the devil's fault; she's not that easy to get along with either on some days."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Tawander Simmons, 35, and 3 teens in Lilburn, GA This is a repeat, because yesterday's was messed up due to a missing " Mom Brought Kids On Armed Robbery Trip Career Day LILBURN, Ga. -- A Georgia woman, her teenage son and two other teens were arrested Friday after robbing a bank together, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Police in Lilburn, Ga., which is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta, said Tawander Simmons, 35, her son Benny Brice, 17, Glenn Broom, 18, and David Rollins, 17, were involved in the robbery, which occurred around 9:00am Friday. Simmons pointed a handgun at a Wells Fargo bank teller, accompanied by two of the teenagers, with the third waiting outside in a getaway car. Simmons and the three teens were arrested after a chase with police that ended with their getaway car driving into an embankment and crashing into railroad tracks. All four were charged with armed robbery and taken to Gwinnett County Jail.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Danialle Re: Belarc Dear Webby, Just wondering if this is safe. It was posted to the Thriftyfun newsletter. Thanks for you expert knowledge and advise. Link: List of Installed Hardware/Software Want a list of every software and hardware installed on your computer? This program will give you a file with a list, that you can save and/or print out for free. http://*********************** Danialle The Belarc Advisor is safe. I have it in my Tool Box since the early 90's. It's way down the page, below the SP3 Guard and above the PDF readers. There you get the real thing. That link, that you got, http:#r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=68njevn6& et=1104387572358&s=1694&e=001d_cq9 9TWug326eLOiAcOzFuA9RcN661OTQtbi204YZI8O_4 UiM8pQUd2aOliSwxi-hIkZSxJRWjk0XehF7XgMQIWr7j 3RfECsF9Jk0PvBCoRDeORnL935VRKUGduFSaLjHio FIZx58E= is indeed VERY suspicious. I replaced // with # so that you can't accidentally click that dangerous looking link. Just get it from my Tool Box and be safe. I'll write to ThriftyFun and alert them. Have FUN! DearWebby
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For years one gift I could count on when my kids were young was a bottle or two of "English Leather" after-shave lotion. I thought for a while they liked the smell. Then it dawned on me... the stuff had an aroma just like my wallet.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Iron Waxed Paper Together for Wider Sheets There have been times where I really wanted or needed a wider piece of wax paper than the standard size and the markets just don't sell anything other than standard. I started thinking about when I was a kid and we made Autumn leaf place mats, where the leaves are placed between two pieces of wax paper and ironed together. Voila, you can easily make wider paper with the same concept. ;-) By Deeli from Richland, WA http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
Q. What is your name? A. Ernestine McDowell. Q. And what is your marital status? A. Fair. Q. Now, Mrs. McDowell, how was your first marriage terminated? A. By death. Q. And by whose death was it terminated? A: Guess. Q. Mrs. McDowell, did you say he was shot in the woods? A. No, I said he was shot in the lumbar region Q: The truth of the matter is that you were not an unbiased, objective witness, isn't it. You too were shot in the fracas? A: No, sir. I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel. Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? A: Yes, I have been since early childhood.
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A woman who plays cards one night a month with a group of friends was concerned that she always woke up her husband when she came home around 11:30. One night she decided to try not to rouse him. She undressed in the living room and, purse over arm, tiptoed nude into the bedroom - only to find her husband sitting up in bed reading. "Dammit woman!" he exclaimed. "Did you lose everything?"

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Some Useful Condescending Phrases 

Some useful phrases to use as an Evil Overlord as given by Steve Meredith. These humorous cuts were originally listed as useful phrases to use around work but they probably only work well if you are a Evil Overlord(TM).

    1. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.

    2. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

    3. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.

    4. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

    5. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't care.

    6. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.

    7. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?

    8. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.

    9. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

    10. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

    11. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.

    12. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.

    13. No, my powers can only be used for good.

    14. How about never? Is never good for you?

    15. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.

    16. You sound reasonable...Time to up my medication.

    17. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.

    18. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

    19. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.

    20. Who me? I just wander from room to room.

    21. My toys! My toys! I can't do this job without my toys!

    22. It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy.

    23. At least I have a positive attitude about my destructive habits.

    24. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

    25. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.




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American browser for Germany 



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Good Morning,  !
It's Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day!
No groundhog is going to show here on Groundhog Day this year.
No Gophers either. At -20 they stay deep down and giggle about
the half frozen fools on the surface.

That reminds me,... Has anybody heard from Al Gore lately?
Is there any truth to the rumors, that he froze to death while
counting his Millions?

Have FUN!
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Sue's husband went on a sudden business trip, and she accompanied him. It soon became apparent that he could not wrap things up in one day, so his employer put them up for the night in a luxury hotel. They found a convenience store and purchased toothbrushes, a razor and other necessary items. Finally they entered the lobby of the hotel, each of them toting a brown paper bag filled with supplies. The hotel manager looked them over. Raising an eyebrow, he intoned haughtily, "Would you like a bellboy to carry your matching luggage to your room ?"
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Thanks to Roland for this report: An older couple is attending church services. About halfway through, the wife writes a note and hands it to her husband. It says, “I just let out a silent fart. What do you think I should do?” He scribbles back, “Put a new battery in your hearing aid!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Tawander Simmons, 35, and 3 teens in Lilburn, GA Mom Brought Kids On Armed Robbery Trip From the Tech Support Pits: From: Heidi Re: American browser for germany Dear Webby, I am living en Germany. I would like to now if I can use american browser en Germany. Can you recomment one? Thanks for you help. Heidi Liebe Heidi FireFox klappt gut. Waehle "US-English" wenn Du das Programm installierst. Das Aendern der Sprache aendert das Suchgebiet von Google usw. nicht. Das musst Du separat in Google aendern. Firefox works fine. Just select "US-English" when you install it. Changing the language does not change the search area for Google, etc. You have to change that separately in Google. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man walked into a gift shop that sold religious items. Near the cash register he saw a display of caps with "WWJD" printed on all of them. He was puzzled over what the letters could mean, but couldn't figure it out, so he asked the clerk. The clerk replied that the letters stood for "What Would Jesus Do", and was meant to inspire people to not make rash decisions, but rather to imagine what Jesus would do in the same situation. The man thought a moment and then replied, "Well, I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't pay $17.95 for one of these caps."
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Recycle Comforter as an Insulating Curtain We made an insulated window curtain from a faded, old queen-size comforter, leftover fabric and clearance curtain panel for $1.50. My daughter needed to cover patio doors facing the north for the winter. On the Great Plains, the wind blows at a good clip out of the south in summer and out of the north in winter, with few obstacles to slow it down. Both sides of the comforter were covered with a red fabric panel on each side of the red and gold damask curtain panel and gold striped, denim weight fabric as a band across the top. The fabrics were purchased from the 'bargain' tables for $1-$3 a yard in coordinating colors. I attached the fabric to each side of the comforter by top-stitching around the top, sides, then the bottom. Extra length allows draping on the floor like a draft-stopper. The rod casing is 12 wide tabs sewn to the back so it sits higher to cover the window. It worked better than I hoped and the cost was $3 for the panels since we recycled fabrics from other projects. We doubled up the light weight summer curtains on the other window. Source: Lessons I learned from my Swedish grandmother. By Aprilfool from Hershey, NE http://www.thriftyfun.com/ Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com Thriftyfun.com also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the ThriftyFun.com list, you can vote for it here:
The doctor was examining a young model who was having tremendous pain in her side. "My dear, you have acute appendicitis," the doctor said. The woman became quite angry and said, "Don't try flirting with me, I just want to be examined, not complimented."
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Jill and John boarded a crowded subway car on their way home to Brooklyn. Standing next to them was a man who'd clearly had a liquid lunch. When the doors opened at the next station, the man, who had been leaning onto the door, tumbled out and landed flat on his beak. John rushed to his side, picked him up, and hauled him back into the car. As the train was pulling away, the man mumbled to Jill and John, "That wasch my schtop."

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