Locate de-sorted pictures 



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Today is Friday, May 31.
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. --- Anais Nin (1903 - 1977) An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. --- Laurence J. Peter
Way down upon the Mississippi, two tugboat captains who had been friends for years, would always scream "Aye!" and furiously blow their whistles whenever they passed each other. A new crewman asked his boat's mate, "What do they do that for?" The Cajun mate looked surprised and replied, "You dumbo, ya say you neva heard of... 'an aye for an aye and a toot for a toot'?"
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During a dinner party, the hosts' two little children entered the dining room totally nude and walked slowly around the table. The parents were so embarrassed that they pretended nothing was happening and kept the conversation going. The guests cooperated and also continued as if nothing extraordinary was happening. There was a moment of silence at the table, during which the little girl was heard to say to her brother, "You see, it *IS* vanishing cream!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jennifer Lowery, 35, West Haven, CT Hoe Called Police Over Pimp While Attempting To Service John Reported by The Weekly Vice Jennifer Lowery, a 35-year-old West Haven woman, was jailed Sunday after she allegedly called police to complain about her pimp, then attempted to turn a quick trick while waiting for police to arrive. According to police, officers were dispatched to a Super 8 Motel in West Haven after Lowery called to report that her pimp was verbally harassing her. When officers arrived on the scene, they were unable to locate the reported "pimp" but did find Jennifer in a motel room with a man who had just paid her $200 for sex. When asked why she would be foolish enough to call police right before committing a crime, Lowery reportedly told investigators "I thought it would take police awhile to show up, so I figured I'd just turn a trick." The alleged john, identified as 60-year-old Richard Burford, appeared to be less than impressed by the whole ordeal in his mugshot. Lowery was booked into jail and charged with prostitution. Burford was charged with patronizing a prostitute. Tech Support Pits From: Rhonda Re: Locate De-Sorted pictures Dear Webby, My not too bright hubby moved around all of my pictures while I was away on a course. Instead of in twelve neat category sub-folders in one folder, they are now all over the computer, and most I can't even find! He says, at the time his system made more sense to him, but even he can't find most of them. HELP! How do I get them back? At least he didn't get W7, as he had threatened. Rhonda Dear Rhonda Add another category folder and call it "UNSORTED". Click on START, Search, and search for *.jpg When the search is completed, open a Windows File Explorer and line up your categories folder. Then, back in the Search window, look for the VIEW Icon on the top. It's the one with six dots in it and a pull-down arrow beside it. Pull that down and select "Thumbnails". Windows will start making a thumbnail for each picture. If you have thousands of pictures, this will take some time. Best is to not touch anything while it is doing this. Just let it run until that task is completed. Open a File Explorer beside it, and drag any of the pictures, that look like they might be yours, over into the "UNSORTED" folder. There might be a ton of useless crap like the silly Incredimail footer doo-dads, and logos and footers from spam emails. You can delete those or ignore them. Once you have all the keepers over in your "UNSORTED" foolder, close the search window, and open the "UNSORTED" folder wide open. Now you can drag the pictures from there into the 12 sorted folders. Now you have the thumbnails on the right, and your twelve category folders on the left, and you simply drag each picture into the correct category. This obviously is going to take some time. It will work best if your hubby in the meantime cleans up the kitchen and cooks meals, while you repair the damage. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Less Ingredients When Baking When making cookies and squares, I never find that I need as many chocolate chips or nuts as the recipe calls for. Manufacturers are trying to sell their product. I don't believe in reducing the amount too much. By only putting in what is needed, I have reduced the fat content of the sweets and have some ingredients left over for the next batch. By Kathy Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
Have I got a deal for you! Aquaponics is on special for $19 instead of the normal $97! What's Aquaponics? It's top secret technology some pros use to grow medicinal herbs and stuff in half the time and two to ten times the crop per square foot? Yes, it sure is! It is the technology of combining a fish tank, that produces all the nutrients the plants need, with hydroponics, that clean that stuff out of the water and preps it for the fish. Very neat and clean WIN-WIN deal! You don't need a shark tank on your balcony. The book tells you how small a fish tank is enough for your tomatoes and carrots and parsley and mushrooms and herbs. If you have a closet, balcony, or garden space, grab Aquaponics, while it is on sale! AND, they throw in $300 worth of additional books! NO WEEDING with Aquaponics!

Thanks to Gina for this story: Upset over a newlywed squabble with my husband, I went to my mother to complain. Trying to console me, my dad said that men are not all like this all the time. "Nonsense," I said. "Men are good for only one thing!" "Yes," my mother interjected, "but how often do you have to parallel park?"
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Thanks to Martin for this classic: Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Rome. One has a cross in front of him; the other one, the Star of David. Many people go by and look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the cross. A priest comes by, stops and watches throngs of people giving money to the beggar behind the cross, but none give to the beggar behind the Star of David. Finally, the priest goes over to the beggar behind the Star of David and says, "My poor fellow, don't you understand? This is a Catholic country; this city is the seat of Catholicism. People aren't going to give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you're sitting beside a beggar who has a cross. In fact, they would probably give to him just out of spite," The beggar behind the Star of David listened to the priest, turned to the other beggar with the cross and said: "Moishe, look who's trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing."
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Today, May 31, in
1433 Sigismund was crowned emperor of Rome.
1859 In London, Big Ben went into operation. 
1870 E.J. DeSemdt patented asphalt.
1884 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."
1889 In Johnstown, PA, more than 2,200 people died after 
 the South Fork Dam collapsed.
1900 U.S. troops arrived in Peking to help put down the 
 Boxer Rebellion.
1902 The Boer War ended between the Boers of South Africa 
 and Great Britain with the Treaty of Vereeniging.
1907 The first taxis arrived in New York City. They were 
 the first taxis in the United States.
1910 The Union of South Africa was founded.
1913 The 17th Amendment went into effect. It provided for 
 popular election of U.S. senators.
1915 A German zeppelin made an air raid on London.
1927 Ford Motor Company produced the last "Tin Lizzie" 
 in order to begin production of the Model A.
1947 Communists seized control of Hungary.
1961 South Africa became an independent republic.
1962 Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a 
 Gestapo official.
1970 An earthquake in Peru killed tens of thousands of people.
1974 Israel and Syria signed an agreement on the Golan Heights.
1977 The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was finished after 3 
 years of construction.
1979 Zimbabwe proclaimed its independence.
1994 The U.S. announced it was no longer aiming long-range 
 nuclear missiles at targets in the former Soviet Union.
1995 Bob Dole singled out Time Warner for "the marketing 
 of evil" in movies and music. Dole later admitted that he 
 had not seen or heard much of what he had been criticizing.
2003 In North Carolina, Eric Robert Rudolph was captured. 
 He had been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for five years 
 for several bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.
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Is there a quiet and washable keyboard? 



Good Morning,  !

Today is Thursday, May 30.

Had to go to the bank, 20 miles away, so of course I took
the car. While in the bank, some bozo backed into it and
crunched some plastic. A pretty lady watched him do it, 
get out and inspect the damage, and take off. 
She got the licence plate number. A Govt pick-up truck.

I did not look at the front of the car, when I came out 
of the bank, and took off, while that lady was busy scribbling
a note. So she chased me to the grocery store at the other 
end of town, and gave me the info, which I gave to the cops
later on. Now I'll have to get some estimates. 
Plastic for a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron is probably getting 
rather scarce, and could be expensive.

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Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source. --- Ron Nesen Don't fight a problem, solve it! --- Millard Fuller
A troop of Boy Scouts was being used as "guinea pigs" in a test of emergency systems. A mock earthquake was staged, and the Scouts impersonated wounded persons who were to be picked up and cared for by the emergency units. One Scout was supposed to lie on the ground and await his rescuers, but the first-aid people got behind schedule, and the Scout lay "wounded" for several hours. When the first-aid squad arrived where the casualty was supposed to be, they found nothing but a brief note: "Have bled to death and gone to McDonalds to refill."
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At the construction site of a new church, the contractor stopped to chat with one of his workmen. "Paddy," he asked casually, "didn't you once tell me that you had a brother who was a bishop?" "That I did, sir." "And you are a bricklayer! It sure is a funny old world. Things in life aren't divided equally, are they?" "No, that they ain't sir," agreed Paddy, as he proudly slap- ped the mortar along the line of bricks. "My poor brother is such a miserable klutz, he couldn't do this to save his life!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Luis Briones, 25, Albuquerque, NM He drove drunk while having sex, crashed, hid behind cactus Thanks to Dianne for sending this in: Reported by The Calgary TV News A New Mexico man faces multiple charges after police say he was having sex with a woman while driving drunk and crashed, ejecting the woman from the vehicle. The Albuquerque Journal reports 25-year-old Luis Briones was found with one shoe on and his shorts on inside-out Monday night after he wrecked his Ford Explorer in Albuquerque. Police say Briones' female passenger was found naked outside the sport utility vehicle after being ejected. She had deep cuts to her face and head. Authorities allege Briones tried to drive away after the crash and abandon his passenger, but a witness grabbed his keys from the ignition. He also allegedly tried to hide from responding officers behind a cactus. Briones is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and evading police. Tech Support Pits From: Veronica Re: quiet and washable keyboard Dear Webby I am a home care nurse and spend a large part of my time "just being there" with terminally ill patients. I know some of them are overly sensitive or just want to complain about something, but the noise from my laptop when I write my reports or whatever, caused a few complaints. Is there a really quiet keyboard that I could use? Janice Dear Janice Yes, there sure is! The flexible Indestructible keyboard is totally quiet, and you can safely disinfect or wash it without worrying about damaging it. They are full size 52 cm (20") keyboards, but you can roll them up to fit into a purse, or for cleaning, to fit into even the smallest sink or disinfectant basin. You can see them at http://grandtec.com/products-vik.html Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Safe and Effective Mosquito Repellent A safe mosquito repellant is 2 ounces of water and 2 ounces of pure vanilla extract. Put in a spray bottle. They "hate" the smell. Make sure you use pure vanilla extract and not imitation vanilla extract. Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
Have I got a deal for you! Aquaponics is on special for $19 instead of the normal $97! What's Aquaponics? It's top secret technology some pros use to grow medicinal herbs and stuff in half the time and two to ten times the crop per square foot? Yes, it sure is! It is the technology of combining a fish tank, that produces all the nutrients the plants need, with hydroponics, that clean that stuff out of the water and preps it for the fish. Very neat and clean WIN-WIN deal! You don't need a shark tank on your balcony. The book tells you how small a fish tank is enough for your tomatoes and carrots and parsley and mushrooms and herbs. If you have a closet, balcony, or garden space, grab Aquaponics, while it is on sale! AND, they throw in $300 worth of additional books! NO WEEDING with Aquaponics!

David and Bernice had just given their teenage daughter family-car privileges. On Saturday night she returned home very late from a party. The next morning her father went out to the driveway to get the newspaper and came back into the house frowning. At 11:30am the girl sleepily walked into the kitchen, and her father asked her, "Sarah, what time did you get in last night?" "Not too late, Dad." she replied nervously. Dead-panned, her father said, "Then I'll have to talk with the paperboy about putting my paper under the front tire of the car."
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A father from Eastern Europe is visiting his son in America for the very first time. They are at the local supermarket going up and down the aisles. Dad: "Vas diss, powdered orange juice?" Son: "Yeah, Dad. You just add a little water, and you have fresh orange juice!" A few minutes later, in a different aisle the father says: "Und vas dis, powdered milk?" Son: "Yeah, Dad. You just add a little water, and you have fresh milk!" A few minutes later, in a different aisle the father says: "Und give look here. Baby Powder! Vat a country! Dey take da fun outta making everyting!"
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Today, May 29, in
1416 Jerome of Prague was burned as a heretic by the Church.
1431 Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, 
 at the age of 19.
1527 The University of Marburg was founded in Germany.
1539 Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, landed in Florida 
 with 600 soldiers to search for gold.
1814 The First Treaty of Paris was declared, which returned 
 France to its 1792 borders.
1848 W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.
1883 Twelve people were trampled to death in New York City 
 in a stampede due to a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was in 
 danger of collapsing.
1889 The brassiere was invented.
1896 The first automobile accident occurred in New York City.
1911 Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis Sweepstakes. 
 The 500-mile auto race later became known as the 
 Indianapolis 500. Harroun's average speed was 74.59 miles 
 per hour.
1912 The U.S. Marines were sent to Nicaragua to protect 
 American interests.
1921 The U.S. Navy transferred the Teapot Dome oil reserves 
 to the Department of the Interior.
1943 American forces secured the Aleutian island of Attu 
 from the Japanese during World War II.
1967 Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row 
 in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA.
1971 Mariner 9, the American deep space probe blasted off 
 on a journey to Mars.
1982 Spain became the 16th NATO member. Spain was the first 
 country to enter the Western alliance since West Germany in 1955.
1989 The "Goddess of Democracy" statue (33 feet height) was 
 erected in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
2003 Peter Jennings was sworn in as a U.S. citizen
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What to do when pictures are too large? 



Good Morning,  !

Today is Wednesday, May 29.

Thank you Andrew!

From Mike:
Hi Dear Webby,
 
Thanks for brightening my day each morning! I really 
look forward to reading your humor every day.
 
The last time I contributed was close to a year ago, 
so when my budget allows, I will be sending you 
another contribution this year.
 
Your joke about the senior citizen and the college 
student is one of my favorites, being an 
almost-senior-citizen myself. I find it particularly 
appropriate that the original version was actually 
attributed to Ronald Reagan in his biography: 
Mike


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"In a new interview, Uma Thurman says that when she wants to lose weight, she keeps her food intake down by eating in the nude. Actually, I tried that once, but I was kicked out of Denny's." --Conan O'Brien
My cousin Marion and the church organist were discussing music for Marion's wedding service. A first-time bride at 30, she said she'd like a song from Fiddler on the Roof. "You mean 'Sunrise, Sunset'?" the organist asked. "Actually," Marion replied, "I was thinking of 'Miracle of Miracles.'"
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>Thanks to Rosie for this: On his way home from work recently, my husband came upon a 'Road Closed' sign. Undeterred, he maneuvered his truck around it and continued on. But he didn't get very far. The pavement ended with a 20 foot deep trench, and another, larger sign: "What Part of 'Road Closed' did you not understand?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jeremy Lovitt, 23, and Gabriel Gonzaels, 19, Stockton, Calif Jeremy Lovitt, Gabriel Gonzalez, Robbers Stranded When Burger King Employee Takes Getaway Car Reported by The Hufington Post Two alleged robbers were left high and dry Thursday when a Burger King employee hid their getaway car, Fox 40 reported. Police in Stockton, Calif., say Jeremy Lovitt, 23, and Gabriel Gonzales, 19, held up the fast food restaurant at gunpoint at about 9:45 p.m. While the manager and another employee handed over the money, a third employee says he exited the restaurant through the back and noticed that there was a car with the engine running in the parking lot, according to News 10/KXTV. The employee figured the vehicle was the suspects' getaway car, so he drove it around the corner and hid it, CBS 13 reported. When the two men ran out of the Burger King, they found their car was gone and attempted to flee to a nearby field, but cops quickly caught up to them. When they were all tired out from running, they were arrested and taken to the San Joaquin County Jail. All the robbed money was recovered by police. Tech Support Pits From: Mellie Re: Pictures too big Dear Webby when I take pictures with my digital point and shoot, or my Galaxy SII cameraphone, they're always one to two megs in size. How can I reduce the file size to a reasonable level? I don't have Photoshop, I have Photo Filtre. Thanks for all your help. Mellie Dear Mellie You don't need Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro or any of those big programs. Just about any graphics program lets you resize pictures. Straight off the camera they are usually 1600 x 1200 or bigger. The pictures you see in the humor letter are 600 x 480, a size, that is comfortable in emails. Most likely your "Photo Filtre" will let you resize the pictures. Save the resized picture with a descriptive name, and try not to overwrite the original. That way you can always make other, good quality, clones of it. If "Photo Filtre" can't do resizing, let me know, and I will find you a free program, that does. Have FUN! DearWebby It workded!! Yeaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for the help! mellie
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Chrome Mirrored Trays For Bathroom Bottles Yes, all those bottles! I still use one of the old chrome and metal mirrored bottom trays with chrome pipe sides. They are easy to clean and all the bottles, tubes and such are contained in a small area. I think you can still buy the trays at bath stores and I have seen them at resale shops, too. You can spray paint to match your taste. By Shelly from Florida Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
Have I got a deal for you! Aquaponics is on special for $19 instead of the normal $97! What's Aquaponics? It's top secret technology some pros use to grow medicinal herbs and stuff in half the time and two to ten times the crop per square foot? Yes, it sure is! It is the technology of combining a fish tank, that produces all the nutrients the plants need, with hydroponics, that clean that stuff out of the water and preps it for the fish. Very neat and clean WIN-WIN deal! You don't need a shark tank on your balcony. The book tells you how small a fish tank is enough for your tomatoes and carrots and parsley and mushrooms and herbs. If you have a closet, balcony, or garden space, grab Aquaponics, while it is on sale! AND, they throw in $300 worth of additional books! By the way, there is NO WEEDING necessary with Aquaponics!

>From Susan During my brother's wedding, my mother managed to keep from crying---until she glanced at my grandparents. My grandmother had reached over to my grandfather's wheelchair and gently touched his hand. That was all it took to start my mother's tears flowing. After the wedding, Mom went over to my grandmother and told her how that tender gesture triggered her outburst. "Well, I'm sorry to ruin your moment," Grandmother replied, "but I was just checking if he was awake."
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>From Alex One night at about 3am my wife was getting up from the toilet to return to bed when she heard a little noise. It was a suspiciously rodent like sound that seemed to be right in the bathroom with her. She, of course, froze and listened attentively for any further sign of invaders. After a moment, satisfied that she was alone, she took a step for the door. Rodent scratchy sounds again! She froze, not breathing. Silence. Her heart beat fast as she once again tried to retreat from the bathroom. This time the noise was accompanied by something touching the back of her leg! That was too much to bear. She literally flew the 8 feet to the bed, clearing the foot board by a couple feet, to land screaming by my side. The culprit was right there in plain sight, a trail of toilet paper neatly marked the path from bed to the bath- room.
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Today, May 29, in
1453 Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, 
 ending the Byzantine (Eastern half of Roman) Empire.
1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne 
 after the Puritan Commonwealth.
1765 Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before 
 Virginia's House of Burgesses.
1849 A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abe  Lincoln.
1910 An airplane raced a train from Albany, NY, to New York City.
 The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize.
1911 The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place.
1912 Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the 
 Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for 
 dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job.
1916 U.S. forces invaded Dominican Republic and remained 
 until 1924.
1922 Ecuador became independent.
1932 World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. 
 to demand cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive 
 for another 13 years.
1951 C.F. Blair became the first man to fly over the 
 North Pole in single engine plane.
1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became 
 first men to reach the top of Mount Everest and live.
1985 Thirty-nine people were killed and 400 were injured 
 in a riot at a European Cup soccer match in Brussels, Belgium.
1986 Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor 
 William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to 
 Iran were being diverted to the Contras.
1988 U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the 
 Soviet Union in Moscow.
1999 Space shuttle Discovery completed the first 
 docking with the International Space Station.
2000 Fiji's military took control of the nation and 
 declared martial law following a coup attempt by 
 indigenous Fijians in mid-May.
2001 In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden 
 were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. 
 The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. 
 embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
2001 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer 
 Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
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Clarifying old pictures 



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Today is Tuesday, May 28.

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Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. --- Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing. --- Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977) An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart. --- David Augsburger
Thanks to Tammy for this story: My husband, son and I had stopped to take in a spectacular sunset and were on our way back to our car, when four Buddhist monks walked by. When our son asked about them, I explained, "Their life is a quest for enlightenment." "I wonder what kind of car they drive," my husband said and jokingly suggested, "A Ford Focus?" "Or a Honda Odyssey," I said. The monks got into a Nissan Pathfinder.
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* Lerman's Law of Technology: Any technical problem can be overcome given enough time and money. Corollary: You are never given enough time or money. * Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five. * Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed. * The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay. * Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens. * First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else. * Isaac's Strange Rule of Staleness: Any food that starts out hard will soften when stale. Any food that starts out soft will harden when stale. * Kenny's Law of Auto Repair: The part requiring the most consistent repair or replacement will be housed in the most inaccessible location. * The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag. * Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot. * Loftus' Law: Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even which book it is.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Latasha Renee Love, 37, Charlotte, North Carolina Mom Has Child Busted For Theft Of Her Pop-Tarts Reported by The Smoking Gun A North Carolina mother had her son arrested this week for taking her Pop-Tarts without permission, police report. The child was busted on a larceny charge, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, whose officers were summoned Monday night to a Charlotte home by Latasha Renee Love, the accused juvenile’s 37-year-old mother. A police report notes that “the known suspect stole Pop-tarts belonging to his mother at their home at 530 Goldstaff Ln. The suspect was juvenile arrested at the time of the offence.” Cops described the stolen goods as “Foodstuffs” valued at $5. Love, who reportedly has had discipline issues with her child, apparently decided to have him arrested as some kind of a lesson. Love is pictured above in a mug shot snapped after a September 2009 drunk driving arrest. The misdemeanor case against the boy will be handled in juvenile court. Tech Support Pits From: Bonny Re: Fuzzy pictures Dear Webby I have a bunch of older digital pictures that are quite fuzzy by today's standards. How do you make fuzzy pictures clear and sharp? Bonny Dear Holly As long as it is not motion blur or jitters, you have a very good chance at clarifying the pictures. If you have Paintshop Pro, increase the image size 10-15%, then use the "Clarify" button. Increase the size again and clarify once more. By now the pricture is probably getting rather coarse looking. Now use the Effects tool and select "Edge Preserving Smooth". After that, shrink the picture to original size. It should be quite acceptable now. This trick works pretty well on original pictures, but nothing works, if a picture has been saved a few times with a high JPG compression. Always work in PSP or PSD or PNG format, until all work is completed. Then save in that format first before doing a final save in JPG format. If it is for the web, you can leave it in PNG format. Most browsers can handle that. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Freeze and Bake a Few Cookies at a Time My husband and I are what I call "cookie pigs"! If I make 30 cookies, we'll eat 30 cookies. Needless to say, we don't need 30 cookies. What I do now, since we came to our senses, is make a double batch of our favorite cookie recipe, bake a few for now, and put the others in the freezer. I prepare them just as if I were going to bake them now and place closely together on a cookie sheet. After they're frozen very hard (I wait a night), I put them in a plastic container separated with waxed paper. Then when we want cookies, I can bake 4 (they're small!) and we have 4. Sure helps to control our eating but still allows us to have treats. By Judi Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
Have I got a deal for you! Aquaponics is on special for $27 instead of the normal $97! What's Aquaponics? It's top secret technology some pros use to grow medicinal herbs and stuff in half the time and two to ten times the crop per square foot? Yes, it sure is! It is the technology of combining a fish tank, that produces all the nutrients the plants need, with hydroponics, that clean that stuff out of the water and preps it for the fish. Very neat and clean WIN-WIN deal! You don't need a shark tank on your balcony. The book tells you how small a fish tank is enough for your tomatoes and carrots and parsley and mushrooms and herbs. If you have a closet, balcony, or garden space, grab Aquaponics, while it is on sale! AND, they throw in $300 worth of additional books! By the way, there is NO WEEDING necessary with Aquaponics!

Thanks to Sandie for this story: A man who just died is delivered to the mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit. The mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. He points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing. The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the mortician a blank check and says, "I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing." The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly. She says to the mortician, "Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?" To her astonishment, the mortician presents her with the blank check. "There's no charge," he says. "No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!" she says. "Honestly, ma'am," the mortician says, "It cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice. So I switched the heads."
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A very self-important college freshman at a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his own. "You grew up in a different, actually almost primitive, world," the student said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "We young people today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars...We even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing and uh.." Taking advantage of a pause for breath in the student's litany, the "wizened" one said, "You're right, Son. We didn't have those things when we were young........so we invented them...... you arrogant little TURKEY!! All you invented so far is rap, saggy pants and and rear cleavage. Now......what else are you doing for the next generation??"
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585 BC Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse.
585 BC The Persian-Lydian battle ended.
1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of 
 King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1805 Napoleon was crowned in Milan, Italy.
1863 The first black regiment left Boston to fight 
 in the U.S. Civil War.
1900 Britain annexed the Orange Free State.
1918 Azerbaijan declared independence.
1928 Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1937 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in 
 Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could 
 cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
1940 During World War II, Belgium surrendered to Germany.
1976 The Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty was signed, 
 limiting any nuclear explosion regardless of its purpose 
 to a yield of 150 kilotons.
1987 Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed 
 a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading 
 Soviet air defenses. He was released August 3, 1988.
1995 An earthquake in the Russian town Neftegorsk killed 
 at least 2000 people. It had a magnitude of 7.5.
1996 U.S. President Clinton's former business partners 
 in the Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of 
 our solar system with the use of photos taken by the 
 Hubble Space Telescope.
1999 In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci's "The Last Supper" 
 was put back on display after more than 20 years of 
 restoration work.
2002 Russia became a limited partner in NATO with the 
 creation of the NATO-Russia Council.
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Today is Monday, May 27.

I wish all American readers a happy and safe Memorial Day. 
Whether you're relaxing at home or traveling with family, 
enjoy your long weekend, and give a thought or two to the
heroes, who paid for your freedom with their lives and limbs.


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I am not young enough to know everything. --- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? --- Kelvin Throop III
Jim's doctor tells him he has only one day to live. When Jim goes home to share the bad news with his wife, she asks what he wants to do with the little bit of time he has left. "All I want," Jim tells his beloved wife, "is to spend my last few hours reliving our honeymoon." Which is exactly what they did. But after hours of blissful romance, she announces that she's tired and wants to go to sleep. "Oh, come on," Jim whispers in her ear. "Look," his wife snaps, "I've got to get up in the morning. You don't!"
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A hunter walking through the jungle, found a huge, dead dinosaur, with a pigmy standing beside it. Amazed, he asked, "Did you kill that?" The pigmy said, "Yes." The hunter asked, "How could a little bloke like you kill a huge beast like that?" The pigmy said, "I killed it with my club." The astonished hunter asked, "How big is your club?" The pigmy replied, "Not counting the Women's Auxiliary, there are about two hundred of us."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Rodney Wold, 64, Louisville, KY Jailed After Threatening Neighbor With Rifle Over Wabbits Reported by The Weekly Vice Rodney Wold, a 64-year-old Kentucky man, was jailed after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with an AK-47 because the neighbor had been shooting at wabbits, err rabbits. According to Louisville Police, Wold became angry when he caught his neighbor sitting on his back porch shooting at rabbits. In retaliation, Wold retrieved a loaded AK-47 rife from his home, pointed it at his neighbor and yelled "if you want to hunt something, you can hunt me." When officers arrived on the scene, the neighbor admitted to shooting at rabbits with an air rifle because they were damaging his garden. The neighbor's wife, who witnessed the incident, told officers that they had previously had problems with Wold. After obtaining permission to search Wold's residence, officers located the AK-47 between the mattress and box spring of his bed. Officers found the rifle loaded with a magazine that held 19 rounds, according to the arrest affidavit. Wold was booked into jail and charged with wanton endangerment. His bond has been set at $5,000. Tech Support Pits From: Holly Re: Picture clarity Dear Webby Why are some pictures on the net and in email so fuzzy and others are sharp and clear? is that because of the type of camera used? Holly Dear Holly Usually that has nothing to do with the camera, but with how the camera was used, and especially how the pictures were saved. Some people are on slow servers and have to reduce the size of their files, so that they finish loading before the visitor's attention span runs out. That is done by chosing a high compression ratio. With the JPG files, that are used on the web, the compression is "lossy". When pixels are thrown away, color depth and clarity naturally suffers. This is made even worse if a picture is edited and saved multiple times. Each time the compression loses more pixels and the picture gets fuzzier and more washed out looking. Lost pixels can never be returned. For editing I recommend using PSP, PSD, or PNG format, and only convert the picture to JPG as a last step before uploading. You can even leave them in PNG format. Most modern browsers can handle PNG pictures. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Spray Pans With "No Stick" Spray in Dishwasher When spraying your baking and frying pans with no stick spray, open your dishwasher door and place the item on it. Spray your cooking pans as desired and simply close the dishwasher door. No oily mess to clean off the counters and items on your counter in the general area and especially not on the floors making an extreme slipping hazard. Close the door and easily clean it all up the next time you run your dishwasher through the cycles leaving a shiny clean inside door and no residue to clean while trying to prepare your food saving time, energy and money by not having to purchase as much cleaning supplies. Simple and easy, try it and guaranteed you will use this trick often, I know I do! By Beau D from Vancouver, WA Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. "Johnny wait until we say our prayer." "I don't have to," The boy replied. "Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer, before eating, at our house." "That's at our house," Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house and her food always turns out good!
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My mother-in-law just ran me over!" the shaken man told the police officer. "The car hit you from behind," the officer said. "How could you tell it was your mother-in-law?" And the man said, "I recognized the laugh!"
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1647 Achsah Young, a resident of Windsor, CT, was executed 
 for being a "witch."
1668 Three colonists were expelled from Massachusetts for 
 being Baptists.
1896 255 people were killed in St. Louis, MO, by a tornado.
1907 The Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco.
1919 A U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first transatlantic 
 flight.
1931 Piccard and Knipfer made the first flight into the 
 stratosphere, by balloon.
1937 In California, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to 
 pedestrian traffic. The bridge connected San Francisco 
 and Marin County.
1941 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed an 
 "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tensions.
1941 The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by British 
 naval and air forces. 2,300 people were killed.
1942 German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive 
 in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
1960 A military coup overthrew the democratic government of Turkey.
1977 George H. Willig was fined for scaling the World Trade Center 
 in New York on May 26. He was fined $1.10.
1982 Japan announced the elimination of tariffs on 96 
 industrial goods.
1986 Mel Fisher recovered a jar that contained 2,300 emeralds 
 from the Spanish ship Atocha. The ship sank in the 17th century.
1996 Russian President Boris Yeltsin negotiated a cease-fire 
 to the war in Chechnya in his first meeting with the leader 
 of the rebels.
1997 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the sexual harassment 
 suit filed by Paula Jones could continue while President 
 Clinton was in office.
1998 Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison for 
 not warning anyone about the plot to bomb an Oklahoma City 
 federal building.
1999 In The Hague, Netherlands, a war crimes tribunal indicted 
 Slobodan Milosevic and four others for atrocities in Kosovo. 
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Good Morning,  !

Today is Sunday, May 26.

The snow we got during the week and the icy rain
did not delay the Rhubarb one bit. With blatant disregard
for climate and weather it shook off the snow and virtually
exploded. From now until the end of September it will produce
more than I can use.

During the afternoon it looked like a major storm was 
approaching, but I managed to mow the back half before it 
broke. 

The Saskatoon bushes in the back are just starting to bloom.
If we get some sunshine, I'll take some pictures.

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No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. --- Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987) The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. --- Eugene McCarthy
A young mother paying a visit to a doctor friend and his wife made no attempt to restrain her four-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. That stuff is cheap but quite poisonous."
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How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb? Charismatic: Only one. Hands already in the air. Pentecostals: Ten. One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness. Presbyterians: None. Lights will go on and off at predestined times. Roman Catholic: None. Candles only, but they must be bees wax candles. Baptists: At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad. Episcopalians: Three. One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old bulb was. Mormons: Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it. Unitarians: We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence. Methodists: Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Church-wide lighting service is planned for Sunday.Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish. Nazarene: Six. One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy. Lutherans: None. Lutherans don't believe in change. Amish: What's a light bulb? ------------------ If you have any other definitions, plelase send them to me.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Joseph Meacham, 39, St louis, Missouri Flees From Police During Traffic Stop, Attempts To Hide Inside Police Headquarters Reported by The Weekly Vice Joseph Meacham, a 39-year-old St. Louis man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly ran into a police department while trying to flee officers. According to the Clayton Police, an officer was attempting to pull Meacham over for an unknown traffic violation when Meacham stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. As Meacham was being chased by the officer, he unknowingly ran into the St. Louis County police office looking for a place to hide. Investigators say detectives watched as Meacham darted in and out of hallways, clearly not knowing where he was going. Eventually, Meacham ran into an office occupied by the Chief of Police. That's when he realized that he had hit a dead end, dropped to the floor and curled up into a ball. Meacham was then taken into custody at gun point. "He acted like if he didn't look up and couldn't see us, then we couldn't see him," said St. Louis County Lt. Bryan Ludwig. Meacham was booked into jail and issued several court summonses. He was later released without bail. A female who was a passenger in Meacham's vehicle during the arrest was also taken into custody, but has been cooperating with police. Tech Support Pits From: Rheta Re: Lost browser Deat Webby; Will here I am again. With another question. Some how I have AOL as my browser. I have no idea how I lost my Internet explorer. How do I get it back? Please. Rheta Dear Rheta Click on start and type iexplore and hit enter. If you have FireFox installed somewhere, you can type firefox and hit Enter. When you hit Enter, the selected browser will start up, and ask you, if you want to make it the default browser. Most likely you have an icon for your favorite browser somewhere in your forest of desktop icons. Send a youngster on a scavenger hunt to find it. When it is found, right-click the status bar, and make sure it is not locked. Then drag the found icon onto the status bar next to START. Now it will always be handy and won't get lost again. After that, you can lock the tool bar again. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Sugar Scrub I know most of you have heard of sugar scrubs as a facial, so I thought I would try a homemade version. I put about a tablespoon of sugar in my hand and add any lotion on top of it, then rub it onto my face and neck for about a minute or as long as you like. Rinse well. My face and neck feel so soft and looks smoother. By stronium from Grayson, KY Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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As chaplain in a university residence hall, I am supposed to uphold all of the school rules, which include a ban on pets. That changed when a kitten adopted me. The freshmen in my dorm kept my secret. They covered for me by calling my kitten "the Book," since I had so many in my room. One morning I was leaving the dorm with the kitten in a beer case converted to a kitten carrier. A student stopped me and asked, "Where are you taking the Book?" I explained that I was taking the kitten to the vet. "She's getting fixed today," I told him. "Hmmm," the student responded, "no sequels."
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When Bob came home, his wife was crying. "Your mother insulted me," she sobbed. "My mother? How could she do that when she is on vacation on the other side of the world?" Bob asked. "I know. But this morning a letter addressed to you arrived. I opened it because I was curious." "And?" "At the end of the letter she wrote: PS. Dear Diane, when you have finished reading this letter, don't forget to give it to my son."
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Today, May 26, in
0017 Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans.
1328 William of Ockham was forced to flee from Avignon
1521 Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because 
 of his religious beliefs and writings.
1647 A new law banned Catholic priests from the colony of 
 Massachusetts. The penalty was banishment or death for 
 a second offense.
1660 King Charles II of England landed at Dover after being 
 exiled for nine years.
1670 A treaty was signed in secret in Dover, England, between 
 Charles II and Louis XIV ending the hostilities between them.
1736 The British and Chickasaw Indians defeated the French 
 at the Battle of Ackia.
1791 The French Assembly forced King Louis XVI to hand over 
 the crown and state assets.
1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned King of Italy in Milan
1831 Russians defeated the Poles at battle of Ostrolenska.
1896 The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned.
1908 In Persia, the first oil strike was made in the Middle East.
1913 Actors’ Equity Association was organized in New York City.
1940 The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began
1946 A patent was filed in the United States for an H-bomb.
1946 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed a military 
 pact with Russian leader Joseph Stalin.
1956 The first trailer bank opened for business in Locust Grove, 
 Long Island, NY. The 46-foot-long trailer took in $100,000 
 in deposits its first day.
1959 The word "Frisbee" became a registered trademark of Wham-O.
1961 A U.S. Air Force bomber flew across the Atlantic in a 
 record time of just over three hours.
1969 The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful 
 eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.
1975 American stuntman Evel Knievel suffered severe spinal 
 injuries in Britain when he crashed while attempting to jump 
 13 buses in his car.
1977 George H. Willig was arrested after he scaled the 
 South Tower of New York's World Trade Center. It took him 
 3 1/2 hours.
1991 A Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashed in Thailand, killing all 
 223 people aboard.
1994 U.S. President Clinton renewed trade privileges for China, 
 and announced that his administration would no longer link 
 China's trade status with its human rights record.
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Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him. --- Paul Eldridge Life is full of obstacle illusions. --- Grant Frazier
A man entered a stationery store and asked the clerk for a birthday/anniversary card. The clerk replied, "We have birthday cards and we have an- niversary cards. Why not take one of each?" The man said, "You don't understand. I need a card that covers BOTH events! You see, we're celebrating the fifth anniversary of my wife's thirty-fourth birthday."
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The ninety-five year old woman at the nursing home received a visit from one of her fellow church members. "How are you feeling?" the visitor asked. "Oh," said the lady, "I'm just worried sick!" "What are you worried about, dear?" her friend asked. "You look like you're in good health. They are taking care of you, aren't they?" "Yes, they are taking very good care of me." "Are you in any pain?" she asked. "No, I have never had a pain in my life." "Well, what are you worried about?" her friend asked again. The lady leaned back in her rocking chair and slowly explained her major worry. "Every close friend I ever had has already died and gone on to heaven. I'm afraid they're all wondering where I went."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Gregory Stambaugh, 57, and Karen Harrelson, 48 in York, PA Couple Jailed After Stabbing One Another During Argument Over American Idol Reported by The Weekly Vice Gregory Stambaugh, 57, and Karen Harrelson, 48, were jailed last Wednesday after they allegedly stabbed each other during an argument over which contestant should win 'American Idol.' According to police, Stambaugh and Harrelson had been watching the show at Stambaugh's home Wednesday evening when they got into an argument over who should win the season's title. Investigators say one of the suspects went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed the other. In retaliation, the other suspect grabbed the knife and stabbed back. When police arrived at the scene, both Stambaugh and Harrelson argued about who stabbed first. Police believe alcohol was likely a factor in the altercation, and since they did not leak much and were internally antiseptic, Stambaugh and Harrelson were booked into the York County Prison and charged with assault. Tech Support Pits From: Sharon Re: Ad Blocking Deat Webby; Thanks for the camera hints on pixel size for emailing. I saved the pic to the pc then cut them down in size & emailed them. The receipants said they came thru really well. I read some where a long time ago that there is a way to stop the ad banners while surfing a site. Do you know how to do this? Also I am curious if using instant messenger for chatting w/ family & friends is a way of getting a virus? I do a virus scan twice a week & have one that is on auto protect all the time. Thanks for your wonderful help. Sharon Dear Sharon There are ways to block all ads. The easiest is not to go to sites, that use ads to help pay for their web space. Contrary to popular opinion, web space is not paid for by the Easter Bunny. When I really like a site, I click on every ad they have. I know they will get a few pennies per 1000 exposures, and I don't begrudge them that. The same when I buy something over the net, I try to approach it through an ad on a site that I like. It does not cost me any extra, but it may make the difference between them staying alive or not. If you do the opposite, and block ads, then you are looking for trouble. Many sites consider that as being a parasite, and they redirect your browser away from their good pages. Where they redirect you to, that's anyones guess and depends on how much they dislike parasites. Often those redirect targets are bad news. Nobody is getting rich off the ads any more, but they do help with the expenses of running a site. Re Instant Messengers: If you use AOL Instant messenger or MSN messenger or Yahoo messenger, then you better have VERY good security up and running, and pray a lot. Especially AIM seems to be a real trouble magnet. On the other end of the spectrum is Skype. It is encrypted and hostile stuff just does not make it through that encryption. We use Skype for tech support and there has never been even the slightest hint of any problem. And it's free! Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Cardboard To Clean Keyboard I found to my surprise that using cardboard from a toilet paper roll, about the size of a large paperclip, makes an excellent hair and debris picker-upper from off the keyboard. By Robyn A vacuum cleaner works well too. Since I stopped smoking a bit over two years ago, keyboards require a lot less cleaning. Nowadays I just hit them upside down over the garbage can, then give them a squirt of window cleaner and vacuum them. One swipe with the carpet beater is enough and all the keys are bright and shiny again. Today's keyboards are very sturdy and can take all kinds of abuse. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" The father replied, "I don't know son, I'm still paying for it."
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A father noticed that his son was spending way too much time playing computer games. In an effort to motivate the boy to focus more attention on his schoolwork, the father said to his son, "When Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace." The son replied, "But Dad, when Lincoln was your age, he was President of The United States!"
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585 BC The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was 
 made in Greece.
1085 Alfonso VI took Toledo, Spain from the Moslems.
1810 Argentina declared independence from Napoleonic Spain.
1844 The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry.
1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was 
 convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London.
1927 Ford Motor Company announced that the Model A would 
 replace the Model T.
1953 In Nevada, the first atomic cannon was fired.
1961 America was asked by U.S. President Kennedy to work 
 toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
1970 Boeing Computer Services was founded.
1977 An opinion piece by Vietnam verteran Jan Scruggs appeared 
 in "The Washington Post." The article called for a national 
 memorial to "remind an ungrateful nation of what it has done 
 to its sons" that had served in the Vietnam War.
1979 An American Airlines DC-10 crashed during takeoff at 
 Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. 275 people were killed.
1981 Daredevil Daniel Goodwin scaled Chicago's Sears Tower, 
 while wearing a "Spiderman" costume, in 7 1/2 hours.
1985 Bangladesh was hit with a hurricane and tidal wave that 
 killed more than 11,000 people.
1997 Poland adopted a constitution that removed all traces 
 of communism.
2001 Erik Weihenmeyer, 32, of Golder, CO, became the first blind 
 climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2008 NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landed in the arctic plains 
 of Mars.
2009 North Korea announced that it had conducted a second 
 successful nuclear test in the province of North Hamgyong.
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Good Morning,  !

Today is Friday, May 24.
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



Thursday it snowed. By mid-afternoon we had 10 cm (4").
Then the wind shifted and the snowing turned into an icy rain.
The temperature rose, though, and by 8:30 it was 3 -4 degrees 
above freezing, and the rain washed most of the snow away in
a big hurry.

I really don't like horizontal rain on my glasses, so I dug 
out the umbrella, that I had bought years ago at the Dollar 
Store. Here it's not like Vancouver, where every store and
restaurant has a pile of forgotten umbrellas and gladly give
you some. "Are you sure you only left one? We got TONS!"

Actually, I have not been in Vancouver for many years, and 
don't know if things are still the same.

So i went for a walk with my totally untried Dollar Store
umbrella and was pleasantly surprised. It handled the rain 
and wind without any problems. 

The smooth grip, though, has no class. I intend to change 
that with either hockey tape or vulcanizing tape, whichever
I find first in the garage.

Have FUN!
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --- Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
One of the world's greatest scientists was also recognized as the original absent-minded professor. One day, on board a train, he was unable to find his ticket. The conductor said, "Take it easy. You'll find it." When the conductor returned, the professor still couldn't find the ticket. The conductor, recognizing the famous scientist, said, "I'm sure you bought a ticket. Forget about it." "You're very kind," the professor said, "but I must find it, otherwise I won't know where to get off. I forgot where I am supposed to be going today!"
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Thanks to Matt for bringing back this classinc: HAVING MOM OVER FOR DINNER You don't even have to be a mother to enjoy this one. Bryan invited his mother over for dinner. During the course of the meal, Bryan's mother couldn't help but keep noticing how beautiful Bryan's roommate, Jessica, was. Bryan's mother had long been suspicious of a relationship between Bryan and Jessica, and this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two react, Mother started to wonder if there was more between Bryan and Jessica than met the eye. Reading his mom's thoughts, Bryan volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you Jessica and I are just roommates." About a week later, Jessica came to Bryan saying, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?" Bryan said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll send her an e-mail just to be sure." So he sat down and wrote: Dear Mother: I'm not saying that you "did" take the gravy ladle from the house, I'm not saying that you "did not" take the gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Love, Bryan Several days later, Bryan received an email from his mother that read: Dear Son: I'm not saying that you "do" sleep with Jessica, and I'm not saying that you "do not" sleep with Jessica. But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the gravy ladle by now. Love, Mom
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Taylor Powers, 21, Colorado Rescued Off Colorado Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes Reported by The Smoking Gun Taylor Powers. The college student, 21, had to be rescued yesterday afternoon off a Colorado mountain after she ingested mushrooms, stripped off her clothes, and scuffled with two male classmates, with whom she had been hiking. After receiving a 911 call that a female hiker was “high on mushrooms and in distress,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other assorted rescue personnel (35 in total) responded to Chautauqua Park. Powers, seen above, was located by a park ranger right where they had told him they were. He discovered that the University of Colorado undergrad had “removed all of her clothing and was being restrained” by two male companions. Rescuers had to handcuff the unruly Powers, who struggled as she was placed in a rescue basket. Cited for unlawful consumption of a controlled substance, Powers was transported to a Boulder hospital, where she was treated and released last night. “Further charges are pending against others involved,” deputies reported. I wonder if the bonehead award should really go to the two clowns, who could not cope with her freaking out, a common occurrence with mushrooms, or whoever decided to send 35 "Rescuers" to pick up one stoned hippie girl at a known location. Tech Support Pits From: Alice Re: Mail not getting through Dear Webby I am sending this from a friend's computer, because mail from my computer does not seem to get through to anybody. What could be the cause of that? My regualr address is alicer@... Alice Dear Alice The reason your mail is blocked by everybody is because you use an autoresponder. That makes you look like a silly moron and a nuisance, and your address gets blacklisted. Most spam control programs recognize autoresponders, automatically dump mails from them and blacklist that address. Get rid of that dumb autoresponder and change your address. Most likely some of your friends will forgive you for having annoyed them with an autoresponder. Keep in mind, the whole county knows, that you leave the office at quarter to five, and when they send you a late night joke for the next morning, they really don't need a silly auto-responder telling them, that you are out of the office. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Removing Stains on Formica To remove a stain on your Formica counter top, just slather a thick amount of dish washing detergent over it and let it sit for several hours, then wipe it up. The detergent seems to draw the stain into it. I discovered this by accident and it works over 90% of the time. By Ramona from Ocala, FL Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Police are called to an apartment and find a woman holding a bloody 5-iron standing over an unconscious man. The detective asks, "Ma'am, is that your husband?" "Yes" says the woman. "Did you hit him with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did." The woman begins to sob, drops the club, and puts her hands on her face. "How many times did you hit him?" "I don't know, five, six, maybe seven times..... put me down for a five."
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The minister was shaking everyone's hand while they were leaving the church. An elderly man shook his hand and said, "Reverend, that was the worst sermon I've ever listened to. It was terrible." As the minister stood there dumbfounded, the old man's wife stepped in, trying to help. "Please don't pay any attention to him, pastor. He slept through it all and only repeats what he hears others say."
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Today, May 24, in
1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published proof of a sun-centered 
 solar system.
1607 Captain Christopher Newport and 105 followers found 
 the colony of Jamestown at the mouth of the James River 
 on the coast of Virginia.
1624 After years of unprofitable operation Virginia’s 
 charter was revoked and it became a royal colony.
1689 The English Parliament passed Act of Toleration, 
 protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics were specifically 
 excluded from exemption.
1764 Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without
 representation" and called for the colonies to unite in 
 demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
1798 Believing that a French invasion of Ireland was 
 imminent, Irish nationalists rose up against the British 
 occupation.
1830 The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. 
 began service.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first 
 telegraph line. The first message was sent from 
 Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was 
 "What hath God wrought?"
1878 The first American bicycle race was held in Boston.
1883 After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge 
 was opened to traffic.
1930 Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from 
 England to Australia.
1941 The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck 
 in the North Atlantic. Only three people survived.
1954 The first moving sidewalk in a railroad station was 
 opened in Jersey City, NJ.
1976 Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde 
 service to Washington.
1994 The four men convicted of bombing the New York's 
 World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years 
 in prison.
1999 39 miners were killed in an underground gas 
 explosion in the Ukraine.
2000 Five people were killed and two others wounded 
 when two gunmen entered a Wendy's restaurant in Flushing, 
 Queens, New York. The gunmen tied up the victims in the 
 basement and then shot them.
2000 The U.S. House of Representatives approved permanent 
 normal trade relations with China.
2000 A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington 
 brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record.
2001 Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 
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Good Morning,  !

Today is Thursday, May 23.

The Griffiths Center, local hosting clients, needed an extra
volunteer to go count money at a band casino in Calgary.
The casino makes a generous donation to the Griffiths Center
in exchange for two days, two shifts of six people each day.
Last year apparently they donated $40,000.

I thought it would be interesting so I volunteered. It sure
was interesting to see the secure area of the casino, the
carts with the money boxes, and the counting operation.
My job, because it was a first for me, was to sort the
money from one box at a time into 5s, 10, 20s, 50s and 
hundreds, and put the stacks into glass racks. 

The next guy ran each stack through a counting machine,
the woman next to him punched the result into a computer
and passed that stack on to the next couple, who repeated 
the process.

Easy work, and a great way to get some funds for the
Griffiths Senior Center. They are at  http://griffithscenter.com

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"Aim for success not perfection... Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person." --- Dr. David Burns
Thanks to Shirley for this report: You may not know this but many non living things have a gender. Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. Copiers are Female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed. A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and it's often over- inflated. A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part. Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water. A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on. A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up. An Hourglass is Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom. A Hammer is Male , because it hasn't changed much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around. A Remote Control is Female. Ha! You thought it'd be male , didn't you? But consider this - it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying!
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A husband, the owner of a new car, was somewhat reluctant to allow his wife to drive his prize possession even to the grocery store which was a few blocks from the house. After she insisted, he finally relented, cautioning her as she departed, "Remember, if you have an accident, the newspaper will print your age."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Selena Velasquez, 17, Albuquerque, N.M. Jailed After Threatening To Cry Rape Unless Man Pays $500 Per Week Reported by The Weekly vice Selena Velasquez, a 17-year-old New Mexico woman, has been jailed after she allegedly had consensual sex with a 43-year-old man, then threatened to file rape charges if he didn't pay her $500 per week. According to state police, Velasquez was at a Cinco de Mayo party in Pecos earlier this month when she met a 43-year-old man and had consensual sex with him. After the encounter, Velasquez allegedly told the man that she would report the sex as rape if he didn't pay her $500 every Friday for three consecutive weeks. Investigators say Velasquez made matters worse by visiting the man's work uninvited, repeatedly texting him and threatening to harm him and his daughter. After reporting the blackmailing scheme to police, investigators directed the victim to call Velasquez and agree to her demands while they monitored the call. The victim agreed to meet Velasquez at a local Walmart where he was to make the first $500 payment. When Valesquez showed up to collect payment and accepted an envelope filled with fake money, officers pounced. During questioning, Valesquez reportedly admitted to having consensual sex with the man. She was taken to jail shortly thereafter. She was booked into the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with felony extortion. She was released on Monday. The man was not charged in the case because the age of consent in New Mexico is 16. Tech Support Pits From: Shanya Re: Megapixels Dear Webby, How important is the number of Megapixels of a camera? Aren't five of them enough? Shanya Dear Shanya Megapixels are only relevant when comparing cameras of the same maker. The number of megapixels is less important to me than their size and depth. I can take much better pictures with a 2 Megapixel Canon than with a 12 Megapixel HP, and reach much further into the dark. Even if you compare Canon cameras, a Rebel EOS T3 has very impressive data, and a big, heavy lens. Theoretically one should be able to take fantastic pictures with that heavy klunker. Actually, in real life, it is a fussy nuisance, and even though it has a big lens, it requires a lot of light for a decent picture. A professional can make good use of it, but most amateurs probably won't be that happy in spite of the very impressive data. The Rebel EOS T3 is an affordable PRO camera. For casual every day use, go for a Canon PowerShot. It produces fantastic pictures, even though the data are not really that impressive. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Natural Mosquito Repellent For insect repellent, essential oils such as clover, citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, cedar and lemon grass repel bugs naturally. In a spray bottle, combine 1 1/2 tsp. essential oils per cup of vodka. Apply jojoba oil or almond oil to skin before spraying. By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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An elderly husband and wife noticed they were beginning to forget little things around the house. They were afraid that this could be dangerous so they decided to go see a doctor to get some help. Their doctor told them that many people their age find it useful to write themselves little notes as reminders. This seemed like an excellent idea. When they got home, the wife said, "Honey, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? Why don't you write that down so you won't forget?" "Nonsense," said the husband, "I can remember a dish of ice cream!" "I'd also like some strawberries on it. You better write that down, because I know you'll forget." "Don't be silly," replied the husband. "A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I can remember that!" "OK, dear, but I'd like you to put some whipped cream on top. Now you'd really better write it down now. You'll forget," said the wife. "No problem, ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream." With that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wife could hear him getting out pots and pans and making lots of noise. He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes later. Walking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate of bacon and eggs. The wife took one look at the plate, glanced up at her husband and said, "Where's the toast? I TOLD you to write it down!"
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During the "rush hour" at Houston Airport, a flight was delayed due to a mechanical problem. Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew worked on it. The passengers were then told the new gate number, which was some distance away. Everyone moved to the new gate, only to find a third gate had been designated for them. After some further shuffling, everyone got on board, and as they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard announcement, "We apologize for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change. This flight is going to Washington, D.C. If your destination is not Washington, D.C. you should 'deplane' at this time." A very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags. "Sorry," he said, wrong plane."
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Today, May 23, in
1430 Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. 
 She was then sold to the English.
1533 Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was 
 declared null and void.
1618 The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of 
 the Reformation were thrown through a window.
1701 In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after 
 being convicted of murder and piracy.
1785 Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had 
 invented bifocals.
1873 Canada's North West Mounted Police force was 
 established. The organization's name was changed to 
 Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.
1915 During World War I, Italy changed sides to join
 the Allies as they declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1934 In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde 
 Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. 
 The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.
1945 In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head 
 of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while 
 imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 The Republic of West Germany was established.
1960 Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann 
 in Argentina.
1981 In Barcelona, Spain, gunmen seized control of the 
 Central Bank and took 200 hostages.
1985 Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison 
 for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1995 The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 
 was demolished.
1998 British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern 
 Ireland approved a peace accord.
1999 In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when 
he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. 
1999 Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale 
 El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record 
 that he set in 1986 when he was 68 years old. 
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Today is Wednesday, May 22.
Thank you Evelyn!

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The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living. --- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC
>From Ida For years my husband denied he was an aggressive driver. That changed one day when we were out for a ride with our three-year-old, Matthew. Seeing a teaching opportunity, I began quizzing Matthew about traffic lights. "What does a red light mean?" I asked. "Stop." "How about green?" "Go." "And yellow?" In his best impression of Daddy, Matthew bellowed, "Haaaanng on!"
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One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book. Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?" "Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?") "You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her. "I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading." "Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up." "If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman. "But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden. "That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment and get your block knocked off." she said. "Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Krystle Harrison, 19, Bradenton, Florida Jailed for Biting Boyfriend's Penis After He Turned Her Down For Sex Reported by The Weekly vice Krystle Harrison, a 19-year-old Florida woman, was jailed last week after she allegedly took a bite out of her boyfriend's penis after he turned her down for sex. According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Harrison and her boyfriend were in bed when Harrison touched him in a suggestive manner and told him that she was in the mood for sex. After the boyfriend had refused Harrison's request for sex several times, Harrison retaliated by grabbing his penis and then biting it. Investigators say the boyfriend jumped out of bed and left the residence, however, Harrison followed him through the door and continued to argue with him outside. When the boyfriend still refused to have sex, Harrison slapped him in the face and then spit on him. At some point during the argument, a tussle broke out between the pair, resulting in scratch marks to the victim's chest. When deputies arrived on the scene and saw the victim's injuries, they immediately took Harrison into custody. She was booked into the Manatee County Jail and charged with battery domestic violence. She was released after posting $1,500 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Erin Re: Computer Post-It notes Dear Webby, Years ago you mentioned post-it notes for the computer, not the expensive paper ones, but virtual ones. Are they still available? Where do I get them? Erin Dear Erin Yes, 3M is still in business. Try http://www.3m.com/psnotes They have free versions and reasonably priced professional versions. Unless you need to paste notes onto your hubby's computer down in the basement from yours up in the kitchen, you can probably just use the free version. You will be amazed at what you can do with even the free version, like setting alarms, auto-hide and auto-reveal, and so on. They are also handy for a quick cratch-pad for stuff, that does not merit a file. Just like the paper post-it-notes 20 years ago, they become quite indispensable quickly. There are also the WebNotes at WebNotes You create a work space on the cloud, and pop yellow notes. Your work space is only as secure as the name you give it, however, for casual stuff like shopping lists or picnic plans or collaborative homework it is fine. If you and your cohorts are familiar with RSS, you can arrange it so that an RSS message pops on the desktops of all participants whenever one of them edited a note or added a new one. Load a work space by inventing a name. For single use, just hit the little yellow rectangle at the left top, and a note pops. Double-click in it. There are 8 colors to choose. Type into the note whatever you want. The second icon from the left is for saving the work space. Drag the little icon on the left of the URL Address bar of the browser onto your desktop. Now you can close it, and whenever you want to go back to your work space on the cloud, hit that desktop icon. When you want somebody else to look at your notes, send them the URL, that is in that desktop shortcut or on your web space, for example http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/ErinTheFirst Then they can read and edit your notes and add new ones. Unlike the 3M Post-It-Notes, the Webnotes don't take graphics. It's a really ancient program and when it was writen, plain text notes were good enough. The main advantage of WebNotes is the ability to share and collaborate over the net, and not have all of FaceBook snicker and giggle about it. They are also handy for sending passwords, registrations, URLs etc. from your desktop to your laptop. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Any Oil To Quiet A Squeaky Door Any kind of oil will fix a squeaky door. I was visiting my young daughter a few years ago and one of her doors was really squeaky. It was fairly early in the morning and she was still asleep so I couldn't ask her what she had to eliminate the problem. I went to her pantry and picked up a can of Pam cooking spray and sprayed the door hinges. It worked like a charm. By Betty from Lubbock, TX WD-40 is cheaper and does not attract dust. It can be re-applied whenever necessary, unlike PAM or cooking oils, which get hard and sticky and squeak, and need to be taken apart and cleaned with WD-40 or penetrating oil. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Thanks to Diane for this report: I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
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Today, May 21, in

1246 Henry Raspe was elected anti-king by the Rhenish 
 prelates in France.
1455 King Henry VI was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the 
 Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses.
1570 Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas in Belgium.
1819 The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the 
 Atlantic Ocean.
1841 Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
1849 Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.
1868 Near Marshfield, IN, The "Great Train Robbery" took place. 
 The robbery was worth $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds to the 
 seven members of the Reno gang.
1872 The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.
1882 The U.S. formally recognized Korea.
1891 The first public motion picture was given in Thomas Edison's lab.
1892 Dr. Sheffield, a British dentist, invented the toothpaste tube.
1908 The Wright brothers registered their flying machine for a U.S. patent.
1939 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance 
 between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel."
1955 A scheduled dance to be headlined by Fats Domino was canceled by 
 police in Bridgeport, Connecticut because "rock and roll dances might be featured."
1969 A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of the moon's surface. 
 The event was a rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
1972 The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the 
 republic of Sri Lanka.
1990 Microsoft released Windows 3.0.
2002 Chandra Levy's remains were found in Washington, DC's Rock Creek Park. 
 She was last seen on April 30, 2001. 
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Today is Tuesday, May 21.

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You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. --- Jack London (1876 - 1916)
The anesthesiologist at the outpatient surgery center often chatted with patients before their operations to help them relax. One day he thought he recognized a woman as a co-worker at the VA hospital where he had trained. When the patient confirmed that his hunch was correct, he said, "So, tell me, is the food still as bad there as it used to be?" "Well," she replied, "I'm still cooking it."
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"Congratulations my boy!" said the groom's uncle. "I'm sure you'll look back and remember today as the happiest day of your life." "But I'm not getting married until tomorrow." protested his nephew. "I know," replied the uncle. "That's exactly what I mean."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kassandra Martinez, 20, Dallas, Texas Jailed After She Murdered Her Cousin For Gas Money Reported by The Weekly vice Kassandra Martinez, a 20-year-old Dallas woman, was jailed Sunday after she repeatedly ran over her cousin with her car during an argument over gas money. She then drove home to get some sleep - obviously tuckered out from all that driving. According to Dallas police, Martinez was at a club with her cousin and her cousin's two sisters when the girls began arguing about where to go next (home or out to eat somewhere). Angry that she wasn't getting her way, Martinez left the club alone with the girls' purses in the trunk of her car. The three girls left behind at the club were forced to find a ride from a friend who was also at the club. During the ride home, the girls noticed that Martinez had stopped off for gas at a local gas station, so they asked the driver to stop and let them out so they could retrieve their purses. That's when Martinez reportedly began arguing with them, demanding that they give her gas money. When the girls refused, Martinez retorted "Well, if that's the way it is..." before backing over her cousin who had been waiting at the rear of the vehicle to get her purse. After backing over the victim, Martinez then put the car into drive and then drove over her cousin a second time. Martinez then drove home to go to bed while her cousin, identified as 24-year-old Yunel Aguilar, was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later. Surveillance video captured from the scene showed the entire incident as it unfolded. Investigators were able to use the video to identify Martinez's VW Passat, which was found at her residence. Martinez was arrested when Aguilar's mother called and convinced her to come up to the hospital. During a police interview, Martinez admitted that she did not have a driver's license, but claimed that she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when she ran over her cousin. Martinez was booked into jail and charged with murder. She remains jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail. Tech Support Pits From: Neil Re: Safe Magnifier Dear Webby, Here is a link to a virtual magnifying glass that is free, does not screw with anything on your desktop, is customizable and once again, free. I have used this magnifier since win98, and never had an issue. http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ Neil Thanks, Neil! Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Remembering to Use Coupons Occasionally I have forgotten to use my coupons at the checkout only to remember them when I get home. I've started highlighting the items that I have coupons for on my shopping list with bright neon highlighters, that way they constantly jog my memory as I read my grocery list. By mother of 5 from Canada Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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A pretty girl asked the male clerk at a fabric counter, "I want to buy this material for a new dress. How much does it cost?" "Only one kiss per yard, " he replied with a smirk. "That's fine," replied the girl. "I'll take ten yards. With anticipation written all over his face, the clerk hurriedly measured out and wrapped the cloth, then held it out teasingly. The girl snapped up the package and pointed to a little old lady standing behind her. "Grandma will pay the bill, "she smiled
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Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store. "Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked. "Yeah, my mom has one," the other replied. "What's it for?" "It's a cussing machine," the second boy answered. "Every time she stands on it, she starts cussing and throwing stuff."
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Today, May 21, in
0996 Sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor.
1471 King Henry VI was killed in the tower of London. 
 Edward IV took the throne.
1536 The Reformation was officially adopted in Geneva, CH
1602 Martha's Vineyard was first sighted by Captain 
 Bartholomew Gosnold.
1819 Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City. 
 They were originally known as "swift walkers."
1832 In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its first 
 national convention.
1840 New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1906 Louis H. Perlman received his patent for the demountable 
 tire-carrying rim.
1927 Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop 
 airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip began May 20.
1934 Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to 
 fingerprint all of its citizens.
1956 The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb in the 
 Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll.
1968 The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men 
 aboard, was last heard from. The remains of the sub were later 
 found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1970 The National Guard was mobilized to quell disturbances at 
 Ohio State University.
1982 The British landed in the Falkland Islands and fighting began.
1998 An expelled student, Kipland Kinkel, in Springfield, OR, 
 killed 2 people and wounded 25 others with a semi-automatic 
 rifle. Police also discovered that the boy had killed his 
 parents before the rampage.
1998 In Miami, FL, five abortion clinics were hit by a 
 butyric acid-attacker. 
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Should you leave USB cables connected? 



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Today is Monday, May 20.

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Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. --- Franklin P. Adams (1881 - 1960)
Thanks to Penny for this one: WOMAN SUES HOSPITAL A recent article in the Kentucky Post reported that a woman, one Anne Maynard, has sued St. Luke's Hospital, saying that after her husband was treated there recently, he had lost all interest in sex. A hospital spokesman replied, "Mr. Maynard was actually admitted into Ophthalmology - all we did was correct his eyesight."
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>From Davie The supermarket had a sale on boneless chicken breasts. I intended to stock up. At the store, however, I was disappointed to find only a few skimpy prepackaged portions of the poultry, so I complained to the butcher lady. "Don't worry," she said, "I'll pack some more trays and have them ready for you by the time you finish shopping." Several aisles later, I heard the lady butcher's voice boom over the public-address system: "Will the gentleman who wanted bigger breasts please meet me at the back of the store."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Robert Golba, 55, Riverside Illinois Jailed After Passing Out Drunk On Top Of Mother, Trapping Her For Hours Reported by The Weekly vice Robert Golba, a 55-year-old Riverside drunk, was jailed Thursday after he passed out drunk on top of his mother - pinning her to the floor for hours. According to Riverside Police, Golba became intoxicated and then passed out on top of his 81-year-old mother. The victim remained trapped under her son for several hours before she was able to get relatives to call police. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim still lying on the kitchen floor with her legs entwined with her son's legs as he slept. Investigators say Golba was extremely combative when officers woke him up and took him into custody. According to an order of protection against him, he was not allowed to be inside the residence while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The victim was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where doctors told her that her hip was broken in three places and required surgery. Golba was taken to McNeal Hospital to be treated for alcohol poisoning. He was charged with one count of felony violation of order of protection. Tech Support Pits From: Sharon Re: USB cables connected Dear Webby, Thanks for the fun letter today. The pic was very nice. You do come up with some beautiful pics. I finally did invest in a digital camera. Have just begun to read the book. I have 2 questions. 1) Would it be ok to connect the usb cable to the pc & leave it plugged in even when not connected to the camera? My connection is at the base of the pc which is on the floor & it is sometimes difficult to get down to connect it. 2) I haven't tried sending the pic to the pc yet so I can email them to family & friends but am curious as to what size would good to send. Some pics I have received have are so big they seem to take so long to download. Any size suggestions? Thanks so much for your help. This will be a new experience for me. Sharon Dear Sharon Dear Sharon Yes, sure you can leave the cable plugged into the PC. Just put the open end into a cup, in case any chips drip out. Just kidding about anything dripping out, but it's a good idea to put the open end into an empty bud vase or a pencil cup or anything that will securely hold it on the desk. If it falls down on the floor and you drive over the cable end with your chair, the cable is most likely ruined. The best size for mailing pictures is the size I use in the Humor Letter: 600 pixels wide. You can always tell them that, if they want a bigger size for printing it out, to specify what size they want. If they are not going to print it out, then there is no need to slow down the Internet with 3 acre pictures. Once you have a web site, then you can use the same trick as what I use, email a small pictrue with a click-through link to a bigger one. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Pinesol To Keep Pests Away Keep a spray bottle of half Pinesol/half water under your sink spray outside garbage cans or anywhere you have a pest problem. Animals like rodents, opossums, raccoons, etc. don't like the smell. By Renee NayNay H. Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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In front of a delicatessen, an art connoisseur noticed a mangy little kitten lapping up milk from a saucer. The saucer, he realized with a start, was a rare and precious piece of pottery. He strolled into the store and offered two dollars for the cat. "It's not for sale," said the proprietor. "Look," said the collector, "that cat is dirty and undesirable, but I'm eccentric. I like cats that way. I'll raise my offer to fifty dollars." "It's a deal," said the proprietor, and pocketed the fifty on the spot. "For that sum I'm sure you won't mind throwing in the saucer," said the connoisseur. "The kitten seems so happy drinking from it." "Nothing doing," said the proprietor firmly as he swiftly grabbed the saucer and put it into the sink. "That's my lucky saucer. From that saucer, so far this week I've sold 34 stray cats."
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A dinner speaker was in such a hurry to get to his engagement that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten his false teeth. Turning to the man next to him he said, "I forgot my teeth!" The man said, "No problem." With that he reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth. "Try these," he said. The speaker tried them. "Thanks, but they're too loose," he said. The man then said, "I have another pair...try these." The speaker tried them and responded, "Too tight." The man was not taken back at all. He then said, "I have one more pair... try them." The speaker said, "They fit perfectly!" With that he ate his meal and gave his address. After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him. "I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I've been looking for a good dentist." The man replied, "Oh I'm not a dentist. I work at the morgue.."
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0325 - The Ecumenical council was inaugurated by Emperor 
 Constantine in Nicea, Asia Minor.
1303 A peace treaty was signed between England and France 
 over the town of Gascony.
1506 In Spain, Christopher Columbus died in poverty.
1520 Hernando Cortez defeated Spanish troops that had been 
 sent to punish him in Mexico.
1690 England passed the Act of Grace, forgiving followers 
 of James II.
1674 John Sobieski became Poland’s first King.
1774 Britain's Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to 
 punish the American colonists for their increasingly 
 anti-British behavior
1775 North Carolina became the first colony to declare 
 its independence. This is the date that is on the George 
 state flag even though the date of this event has been 
 questioned.
1784 The Peace of Versailles ended a war between France, 
 England, and Holland.
1830 The fountain pen was patented by H.D. Hyde.
1861 North Carolina became the eleventh state to secede from the Union.
1861 During the American Civil War, the capital of the 
 Confederacy was moved from Montgomery, AL, to Richmond, VA.
1874 Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
1899 Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to 
 be arrested for speeding. The posted speed limit was 12 miles 
 per hour.
1902 The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ended.
1902 Cuba gained its independence from Spain.
1926 The U.S. Congress passed the Air Commerce Act. The act 
 gave the Department of Commerce the right to license pilots 
 and planes.
1927 Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the 
 Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." 
 The trip took 33 1/2 hours.
1930 The first airplane was catapulted from a dirigible.
1932 Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the  Atlantic 
 Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.
1941 Germany invaded Crete by air.
1942 Japan completed the conquest of Burma.
1949 DearWebby was born in Rankweil, Austria
1961 A white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL. 
 The event prompted the federal government to send U.S. marshals.
1969 U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured Apbia Mountain, 
 which was referred to as Hamburger Hill.
1970 100,000 people marched in New York supporting U.S. policies 
 in Vietnam.
1978 Mavis Hutchinson, at age 53, became the first woman to run 
 across America. It took Hutchinson 69 days to run the 3,000 miles.
1990 The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs.
1993 The final episode of "Cheers" was aired on NBC-TV.
1996 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Colorado measure 
 banning laws that would protect homosexuals from discrimination.
2010 Scientists announced that they had created a funtional 
 synthetic genome.
2010 Five paintings worth 100 million Euro were stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. 
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Good Morning,  !

Today is Sunday, May 19.
Thanks, Alfred!

Tomorrow we have a stat holiday in Canada. The Monday
closest to my birthday is celebrated with a day off for
cleaning and starting the BBQ after it was allowed to get
dusty and rusty all winter, an increase in gas prices to
coincide with the start of towing boats around, and frantic
shopping for larger size swimwear. Apparently that stuff
shrinks when not worn at least once a week.

It is also the official birthday of the Queen, but few people 
remember that she celebrates her birthday on the Monday 
closest to my birthday.

Have FUN!
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Never fight an inanimate object. --- P. J. O'Rourke
A teenage girl shopped at the mall and stopped at the perfume counter. She sees, "My Sin", "Desire", and "Ecstasy". She says to the salesperson, "I don't want to get emotionally involved or knocked up. I just want to smell nice."
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One night at the dinner table, the wife commented, "When we were first married, you took the small piece of steak and gave me the larger. Now you take the large one and leave me the smaller; You don't love me any more..." "Nonsense, darling," replied the husband, "you just cook better now."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Stephanie Redus, 29, Huffman, TX Pregnant Woman Puts Toddler Son Up For Adoption On Craigslist Reported by The Weekly vice Stephanie Redus, a 29-year-old Huffman woman, has been jailed after she allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a person who could adopt her toddler son. According to Houston Police, Redus posted the ad on May 1st, stating that she couldn't properly care for her son and was "desperate" to find someone who could. The message Redus posted is as follows: "Hi, I am trying to adopt out my three-year-old son. I'm not in a good place in my life and I don't feel like I can care for him properly, but I don't know where to start. If you or know anyone who is interested in caring for him please let me know. I'm a single mom and can't do this. Thanks, Desperate." An officer found the posted ad and instead of advising her to start with a visit to Social Services, responded to it posing as an interested party. Redus reportedly wrote back and explained that she was looking for someone to adopt her child because she is currently pregnant and unable to take medication that treats her depression and anxiety. Investigators obtained a subpeona for the website and identified Redus as the person who posted the ad. During a police interview, Redus admitted to placing the ad but stated that she never intended to go through with it. She claimed to have spoken with one other interested party. During the conversation she asked the respondent if he/she had any other children and requested that they send her pictures of their home. Redus was booked into jail and charged with misdemeanor advertising for placement of a child. She was freed after posting $1,000 bail. The child was taken into protective custody and then placed with his father. Do-It-Yourself adoption behind the back of Social Services is strictly against the law. Going through them apparently is quick and easy, because they have huge waiting lists of people, who are checked out and eligible to adopt kids. Tech Support Pits From: Edana Re: How do you find lost icons? Dear Webby I was intrigued by your seemingly hateful comments about the Windows Magnifier, and thought, 'Ol DerWebby is just miffed about Microsoft murdering XP, just so that they can sell 4 and 8 GB computers'. So I tried it, since I have less than a hundred icons on my desktop anyway. Well, slap me with wet noodles and bean me with a chamber pot! You were way too diplomatic about that @#$%^&*@#$%!!!!! I have eventually found most icons again and drug them to where they are supposed to be, but some of them seem to be totally missing. Is there a way to make them light up or show targets like the cursor does, when you hit CTRL? When I try making a new shortcut with the same name, it says there is already one with that name. But it does not tell me where! How do I find the lost shortcut icons? And DON'T tell me to sort them alphabetically and trash by careful thematic order! Edana Dear Edana You can't. The lost icons may be outside the visible margin, or there might be some other malfunction going on. Just make a new shortcut and giveit a slightly different name, IF the original shows up again in a year or whenever, then you can dump the second one. You can also make new, high visibility icons. There are lots of free utilities available for making icons. The trick is to NOT get cutesy or artistic, but shoot for maximum visibility. Assign a color for each major theme, then use tha color as the background, and use a letter in a contrasting color on that background. You don't have to stick to prime colors, as long as what you use is contrasting. If you need a program to make icons, write me and I'll send you the one, that I have been using for about 20 years. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Using a Peeling George Foreman Grill I really enjoy my little George Foreman grill, but the Teflon is peeling. I use a piece of lightweight tin foil, big enough to fold over the meat and spray it lightly with oil. Clean-up is a breeze, I just toss the foil afterward. By shirley dobie Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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For a holiday, an Irishman decided to go to Switzerland to fulfill a lifelong dream and climb the Matterhorn. He hired a guide and just as they neared the top, the men were caught in a snow slide. Three hours later, a Saint Bernard ploughed through to them, a keg of brandy tied under his chin. "Hooray!" shouted the guide. "Here comes man's best friend!" "Aye," said the Irishman. "An' look at the size of the dog that's bringin' it!"
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A customer was continually bothering the waiter in a restaurant; first, he'd asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down because he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he nodded and walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw the pest out. "Oh I don't care," the waiter said with a smile. "We don't have an air conditioner anyway."
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Today, May 18, in
1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, 
was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.
1568 After being defeated by the Protestants, Mary the Queen of Scots, 
 fled to England where she was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth.
1588 The Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon, bound for England.
1608 The Protestant states formed the Evangelical Union of 
 Lutherans and Calvinists.
1643 Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston 
 to form a confederation.
1643 The French army defeated a Spanish army at Rocroi, France.
1796 The first U.S. game law was approved. The measure called 
 for penalties for hunting or destroying game within 
 Indian territory.
1847 The first English-style railroad coach was placed in 
 service on the Fall River Line in Massachusetts.
1857 The electric fire alarm system was patented by William 
 F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer.
1911 The first American criminal conviction that was based on 
 fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.
1926 Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time.
1926 Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. 
 Rome became a fascist state.
1926 In Damascus, Syria, French shells killed 600 people.
1935 T.E. Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" died from injuries in a 
 motorcycle crash in England.
1958 Canada and the U.S. formally established the North American 
 Air Defense Command.
1962 Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" 
 for U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The event was a fund-raiser at 
 New York's Madison Square Garden.
1964 The U.S. State Department reported that diplomats had found 
 about 40 microphones planted in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967 The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and 
 Britain that banned nuclear weapons from outer space.
1967 U.S. planes bombed Hanoi for the first time.
1988 In Jacksonville, FL, Carlos Lehder Rivas was convicted of 
 smuggling more than three tons of cocaine into the United States. 
 Rivas was the co-founder of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel.
1992 In Massapequa, NY, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and 
 seriously wounded by Amy Fisher. Fisher was her husband Joey's 
 teen-age lover.
1992 The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. 
 The amendment prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm 
 pay raises.
1998 In Russia, strikes broke out over unpaid wages.
1999 "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was released in the 
 U.S. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million.
2003 It was announced that Worldcom Inc. would pay investors 
 $500 million to settle civil fraud charges over its 
 $11 billion accounting scandal.
2003 Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal 
 letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. 
 Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew Universtiy of 
 Jerusalem in his will.
2005 "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" brought in 
 50.0 million in its opening day.
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Today is Saturday, May 17.

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University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. --- Henry Kissinger Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. --- Marvin Minsky
>From Dave I worked in the biology department at Buffalo State College in New York. The Great Lakes Laboratory, also stationed at the college, employed a licensed boat captain to man its research vessel. It was common knowledge that the captain couldn't swim. When newcomers learned of this, they would approach him about it. "Is it true?" one of them asked incredulously. "You, a boat captain, can't swim?" "No, I can't," he replied. "Can pilots fly?"
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A young banker decided to get his first tailor made suit. So he went to the finest tailor in town and got measured for a suit. A week later he went in for his first fitting. He put on the suit and he looked stunning, he felt that in this suit he can do business. As he was preening himself in front of the mirror he reached down to put his hands in the pockets and to his surprise he noticed that there were no pockets. He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, "Didn't you tell me you were a banker?" The young man answered, "Yes, I did." To this the tailor said, "Who ever heard of a banker with his hands in his own pockets?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Amanda Brennan, 24, Henderson, Nevada Jailed for Luring Student Into Inappropriate Relationship Reported by The Weekly vice Amanda Brennan, a 24-year-old English teacher at Foothill High School, was jailed Friday after she allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an underage student. According to police, an investigation was launched after the parents of a 15-year-old student contacted a school resource officer and reported that Brennan was pursuing an inappropriate relationship with their son. The boy's parents were further aggravated when Brennan picked the student up from their home and took him to the movies against their wishes. She also reportedly brought the boy back home AFTER his scheduled curfew. When investigators interviewed the student, he told them that he and Brennan loved each other and had kissed and cuddled in the backseat of her car. Detectives also discovered that Brennan and the boy had exchanged more than 1,000 text messages over a 9 day period. Brennan reportedly admitted to taking the student out and communicating with him outside of school. She went on to say that she knew the relationship was wrong, but loved the student and did it anyway. She was immediately placed under arrest. She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with two counts of luring a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bail has been set at $20,000. Is punishment too casual, or are teachers getting dumber? Tech Support Pits From: Bill Re: How do you get pictures into email? Dear Webby Since almost everybody does it, it must be fairly simple. How do I get pictures from FaceBook into email? Bill Dear Bill First you have to harvest the picture and store it on your computer. Click the picture you want. Chances are good, that it will open in a fresh page with less distraction. RIGHT-click te picture and select Copy Image. Now you have the picture in the Clipboard memory, and you can paste it from there into an email, or into any graphics program. Click into an already started email at the spot, where you want that picture, and hit CTRL V to paste it. If you want to save the picture, so that you can look at your grand kids without going online and searching for that picture on FaceBook, open any graphics program, and hit CTRL V to paste it as a new picture. Now you can save it by hitting ALT F A, or clicking on FILE Save As typing in a name, and browse to a folder, that you can find easily. You can even make brand new folders at the same time. By default Windows wants to hide your pictures deep down in a wacky labyrith of subdirectories. No, I don't know what they were smoking. Luckily you can browse around in there and go up to the C:\ root directory. Make a New Folder there and call it !PIX The exclamation mark at the front of it will ensure, that in any alphabetical sort, it will be on top and easy to find. If all this sounds intimidating, don't worry. We all had to learn that, and once you have done it a few times, it starts making sense and is actually quite easy. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Bank robbers had tied and gagged the bank cashier after learning the combination to the safe and had herded the other employees into a separate room under guard. After they rifled the safe and were about to leave, the cashier made desperate pleading noises through the gag. Moved by curiosity, one of the burglars loosed the gag. "Please," whispered the cashier, "take the books, too. I'm $7,500 short."
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The father of a teenage daughter was concerned with the amount of time she spent on the telephone; not so much for the time she wasted (he had given up on that long ago), but because nobody else could use the phone. So, as a happy solution, he had a telephone installed for her with her own private number and directory listing. Two or three days after her telephone had been installed, he came home to find her stretched out on the floor with her feet on the living room couch and chatting away on the family telephone. Her own telephone was resting silently on her dresser. "Why are you using our telephone," he yelled. "Why aren't you talking on your own telephone?" "I can't," she said, "I'm expecting an important call on my phone."
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1302 The weaver Peter de Coningk led a massacre of the 
 Flemish oligarchs.
1642 Montreal, Canada, was founded.
1643 Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, was granted sole 
 and absolute power as regent by the Paris parliament, 
 overriding the late king's will.
1792 Russian troops invaded Poland.
1802 Great Britain declared war on Napoleon's France.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed emperor by the French 
 Senate.
1917 The U.S. Congress passed the Selective Service act, 
 which called up soldiers to fight in World War I.
1944 Monte Cassino, Europe's oldest Monastic house, was finally 
 captured by the Allies in Italy.
1974 India became the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1980 Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state. 57 people 
 were killed and 3 billion in damage was done.
1983 The U.S. Senate revised immigration laws and gave millions 
 of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program.
1994 Israel's three decades of occupation in the Gaza Strip 
 ended as Israeli troops completed their withdrawal and 
 Palestinian authorities took over.
1998 The U.S. federal government and 20 states filed a 
 sweeping antitrust case against Microsoft Corp., saying the 
 computer software company had a "choke hold" on competitors 
 which denied consumer choices by controlling 90% of the 
 software market.
1998 U.S. federal officials arrested more than 130 people and 
 seized $35 million. This was the end to an investigation of 
 money laundering being done by a dozen Mexican banks and two 
 drug-smuggling cartels. 
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Can you adjust the font size on Google Maps? 



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Today is Friday, May 17.
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



Thank you Richard!

Pat Cooper pointed out that yesterday's picture was not 
real clouds, but a coputer generated piece of art
created by Damien Harrison


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My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me that he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back." And my neighbor said, "Well, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."
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There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mineshaft. Curious about its depth they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole! The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mineshaft in front of them! The man replied, "Oh no. That couldn't be MY goat, mine was tied to a railroad tie."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Derek Lavis, 45, Kalkaska, Mich Jailed After Attempting To Break Girlfriend Out Of Jail Reported by The Weekly vice Derek Lavis, a 45-year-old Michigan man, was jailed Monday after he allegedly tried to free his girlfriend from the county jail by repeatedly ramming his vehicle into its outside wall. According to the Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office, corrections officers were alerted at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when they heard a loud banging sound against the jail's north-facing wall. When deputies looked to see what was creating the noise, they found a Chevy Suburban that was repeatedly being rammed against the wall. When the driver, later identified as Derek Lavis, saw that he had been spotted, he fled the scene. Detectives say Lavis was attempting to free a woman who was being detained inside the jail. Although Lavis appeared to have known the woman's location inside the jail, the woman has denied having prior knowledge of the jail-break attempt. She has not yet been charged in the case. Lavis was arrested at 9 a.m.. Monday morning after he was located in a wooded area about 12 miles south of the jail. He was booked into jail and charged with attempted aiding of a prisoner escape and malicious destruction of a building. Tech Support Pits From: Len Re: Changing fonts on Google Maps Dear Webby That trick of using Google Maps instead of Google Earth works fine, except for the tiny fonts. Do they write just for little girls, or are their programmers little girls? How can they expect seniors to read the street names? Is there ANY way at all to change the text size? Len Dear Len There is no way, if you use a high resolution monitor. It seems, the little girls with perfect vision, working on old, low resolution monitors, don't give a hoot about seniors. Taking little girls along to read the street names off a printed map is not my style. I prefer big girls. A high quality GLASS magnifying glass is about the only reasonable remedy I have been able to find. Yes, I know, Windows has a built in magnifier. To start it, hit START and type Magnifier. And there IS a secret way to turn it off without tossing the computer out the window: Hold the Windows key and hit the ESC key. Your windows will all be re-arranged, your desktop icons will be totally messed up, and you WILL swear to never EVER use it again, but a magnifier IS available. My recommendation is to use it only on the machine of the person, who persuaded you to get Windows 7. Since I always make a screen shot of maps ALT PrintScreen and paste it into a graphics program with CTRL V, I can magnify it in there, and write the important street names in a font large enough to read off a print while I am driving. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Oil Filter Remover for Big Jar Lids I bought a gallon jar of pickles, but had to wait for my husband to come home to open the jar. My hands just weren't large enough to get a good grip on the lid. Next shopping trip he bought something that is made to loosen oil filters from cars. He found it in the automobile department. It works great on large jar lids, so I no longer have to wait for him to open jars for me! By Kathryn from Virginia There is a jar opener called "Swing Away", that reaches over the top of jars, and that you can hit with a rolling pin, if necessary, to losen the lid. It adjusts for anything from ketchup bottles to gallon pickle jar lids. Then there is the "Baby Boa" rubber belt grip. It is a handle with a slot in it, and a rubber belt, that goes around the jar lid and then into the slot. It too can be used on any size. It is actually more an industrial tool, but works very well in my kitchen. I bought mine about 25-30 years ago at a Dollar Store. With ANY jar opening adventure, put one of those sticky drawer liners into the sink and the jar or bottle on top of that, If the lid suddenly lets go, that trick can avoid pickled beets or salsa all over your clothes and floor. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Baby camel to his dad, "Dad, why have we got such big feet?" "So that we can carry our masters through the hot shifting sands of the desert where no other animal can go," replied Dad. "Dad, why have we such long spindly legs?" "So that we can carry our masters through all the prickly thorn bushes in the desert without scratching their legs," replied Dad. "Dad, why do we have such big humps on our backs?" "So that we can carry our masters for long distances across the desert without stopping for food or water," replied Dad. "Dad, why our we sitting in the back of this truck, stuck in rush-hour traffic?"
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Husband and wife are getting all snugly in bed. The passion is heating up. But then the wife stops and says "I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me." The husband says "WHAT??" The wife explains that he must not be in tune with her emotional needs as a Woman. The husband realizes that nothing is going to happen tonight and he might as well deal with it. So the next day the husband takes her shopping at a big dept. store. He walks around and has her try on three very expensive outfits. And then tells his wife. We'll take all three of them. Then goes over and gets matching shoes worth $200 each. And then goes to the Jewelry Dept. and gets a set of diamond earrings. The wife is so excited (she thinks her husband has flipped out, but she does not care). She goes for the tennis bracelet. The husband says "but you don't even play tennis, but OK if you like it then lets get it." The wife is jumping up and down so excited she cannot even believe what is going on. She says "I am ready to go, lets go to the cash register." The husband says," no - no - no, honey we're not going to buy all this stuff." The wife's face goes blank. "No honey - I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while." Her face gets really red and she is about to explode and then the husband says, "You must not be in tune with my emotional state about unbalanced checkbooks and overdrawn VISAs!" Smart guy, that he is, he made sure he was in bed long before her. He did not want to be the one sleeping on the couch.
» Disco the Parakeet

Today, May 17, in
1540 Afghan chief Sher Khan defeated Mongol Emperor Humayun 
  at Kanauj.
1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on 
  Jupiter's surface.
1681 Louis XIV sent an expedition to aid James II in Ireland. 
As a result, England declares war on France.
1756 Britain declared war on France again, beginning the 
  French and Indian War.
1814 Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden. Norway's constitution, 
 which provided a limited monarchy, was signed.
1875 The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.
1877 The first telephone switchboard burglar alarm was 
  installed by Edwin T. Holmes.
1932 The U.S. Congress changed the name "Porto Rico" to 
 "Puerto Rico."
1940 Germany occupied Brussels, Belgium and began the 
  invasion of France.
1946 U.S. President Truman seized control of the nation's 
  railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers 
  and trainmen.
1948 The Soviet Union recognized the new state of Israel.
1980 Rioting erupted in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood 
  after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former 
  Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance 
  executive Arthur McDuffie. Eight people were killed in 
  the rioting.
1987 An Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark 
  in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 American sailors. Iraq and 
  the United States called the attack a mistake.
1996 U.S. President Clinton signed a measure requiring 
 neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. 
 Megan's Law was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was 
 raped and killed in 1994.
2007 Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea 
for the first time since 1953.
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>Thanks to jkabb34 for this one: An old man and woman were married for many years, even though they hated each other. Fighting and yelling was heard at all times of the day and night. The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!" Neighbors feared him. The old man liked the fact that he was feared. To everyone's relief, he died of a heart attack when he was 98. His wife had a closed casket at the funeral. After the burial, she went straight to the local bar and began to party as if there was no tomorrow. Her neighbors, concerned for her safety, asked "Aren't you afraid that he may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the rest of your life?" The wife put down her drink and said, "Let him dig. I had him buried upside down. And I know he won't ask for directions."
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A man was walking along the beach at Malibu when he found a bottle. He looked around and didn't see anyone so he opened it. A genie appeared and thanked the man for letting him out. The genie said, "For your kindness I will grant you one wish, but only one." The man thought for a minute and said, "I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but have never been able to because I'm afraid of flying and ships make me claustrophobic and ill. So, I wish for a bridge to be built from here to Hawaii." The genie thought for a few minutes and said, "No, I don't think I can do that. Just think of all the work involved with the pilings needed to hold up the highway and how deep they would have to be to reach the bottom of the ocean. Think of all the pavement that would be needed. No, that is just too much to ask." The man thought for a minute and then told the genie, "There is one other thing that I have always wanted. I would like to be able to understand women. What makes them laugh and cry, why are they temperamental, why are they so difficult to get along with? What do they mean when they say 'NOTHING, YOU MORON!' Basically, what makes them tick?" The genie considered for a few minutes and said, "Stuff me back into my bottle."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to (Picture is of a previously arrested sex offender named Kerry Lee Bobo, might be a different Kerry Lee Bobo) Kerry Lee Bobo, 53, from Atwater, California Jailed for foil wrapped gun in luggage Reported by The Smoking Gun MAY 13--A man who apparently thought that a pistol wrapped in aluminum foil would be undetectable to airport X-ray machines is facing a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle the loaded weapon on a flight from San Francisco to Europe. Kerry Lee Bobo, 53, was planning to fly last Thursday afternoon to Amsterdam when Transportation Safety Administration screeners “noticed what appeared to be a handgun” in a checked suitcase, according to a U.S. District Court complaint. When federal agents opened Bobo’s luggage they found a loaded Sig Sauer .45-caliber handgun “wrapped in aluminum foil” and a taser. They then boarded Bobo’s KLM flight and escorted the Atwater, California resident from the aircraft. During questioning, Bobo said that he was continuing on to Nairobi from Amsterdam and had packed the gun “to protect himself from animals while in Kenya.” Bobo, who was traveling alone, claimed that he had encased the weapon in aluminum foil to “thwart airport baggage personnel from stealing it.” Investigators were not buying that explanation. In a sworn affidavit, a Homeland Security agent reported that, “I know that some people believe--incorrectly--that aluminum foil can somehow block x-ray and other security screening devices.” Investigators concluded that Bobo wrapped the firearm in foil “to conceal the handgun and prevent its discovery.” Charged with a felony carrying a maximum of ten years in prison, Bobo was released from custody last Friday on a $50,000 unsecured bond. He is scheduled for a May 31 preliminary hearing. In the 80's and 90's, before the Tourism Suppression Agency got so fanatically hysterical, I think they were called FATASS in those days, it was a common joke to wrap a vibrator in alu foil, to ENSURE it showed up in the scanner, and slip it into people's carry-on luggage to cause them a lot of embarrassment. It was so common, that during busy times the screeners just grinned and ignored the obvious bait. Bobo must have just fallen off the turnip wagon. Tech Support Pits From: George Re: Adjusting route on Google Earth Dear Webby Google Earth has much better mapping than Mapquest, but there seems to be be no way to adjust a route. Sometimes the route it shows is OK, but quite often it is not. If I want to take fast roads, that are a bit further, instead of zig-zagging through unsafe neighborhoods, HOW do I adjust the route? And is there a way to change the route color? George Dear George You can't. To adjust the route, you have to get out of Google Earth, open either AOL's Mapquest or Google Maps. On those two you hover anywhere on the route until you see a button, then you can drag that button to where you want the route to be. The procedure is identical, including the hard to see blue route line. Neither of them is willing to change the route line to an easier to see color. They just have dumb excuses why it can't be done. I take a screen-shot and then do a color replacement, and change the blue line to red. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Attach Jars to Your Shelves When you have loads of small things to store in your shed or workshop, such as nails, screws, etc, here's a cool tip: Save jam jars and screw the lids to the underside of your workshop shelves. You can see what is in the jars and screw/unscrew the jar of your choice. Just make sure your shelf is secure and sturdy enough to take the extra weight. By Chickybiker After the log house I had finished building a few months earlier burned down two days before Christmas 1978, I spent a few years living in a wall tent in the Yukon, saving money and building a new house. In that wall tent I used the same trick with the jars, except I screwed the lids to a 4x4, with a sturdy screw in each end, resting in a clothes hanger loop. Don't use just any jar, make sure they are all the same size so that any jar fits into any lid, because you are bound to re-organize them for different projects. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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A mother had three very active boys. One summer evening, she was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner. One of the boys "shot" his mother and yelled, "Bang! You're dead!" She slumped to the ground and when she didn't get up right away, a neighbor ran over to see if she had been hurt in the fall. When the neighbor bent over, the overworked mother opened one eye and said, "Shhh. Don't give me away. It's the only chance I've had to rest all day."
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A four year old walked into the bathroom while her mother was putting on make-up and announced, "I'm going to look just like you, mommy!" Her mother said, "Maybe, when you grow up." "No, mommy, tomorrow. I'm just gonna put on that 'Oil of Old Lady' that you always use."
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Today, May 16, in
1770 Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI 
 of France, who was 15.
1879 The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England set up 
 the Afghan state.
1881 In Germany the first electric tram for the public 
 started service.
1888 The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc 
 was demonstrated by Emile Berliner.
1920 Joan of Arc was canonized in Rome.
1946 "Annie Get Your Gun" opened on Broadway.
1946 Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder.
1960 Theodore Maiman, at Hughes Research Laboratory in California, 
 demonstrated the first working laser.
1963 After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, 
 ending Project Mercury.
1969 Venus 5, a Russian spacecraft, landed on the planet Venus.
1975 Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach 
 the summit of Mount Everest.
1987 The Bobro 400 set sail from New York Harbor with 3,200 tons 
  of garbage. The barge travelled 6,000 miles in search of a place 
  to dump its load. It returned to New York Harbor after 8 weeks 
  with the same load.
1988 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police do not have to have 
 a search warrant to search discarded garbage.
1996 Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda, the nation's top Navy officer, 
 died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after some of his military 
 awards were called into question.
1997 In Zaire, President Mobutu Sese Seko gave control of the country 
 to rebel forces ending 32 years of autocratic rule.
2000 U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated to run for 
 U.S. Senator in New York. She was the first U.S. first lady to run 
 for public office.
2005 Sony Corp. unveiled three styles of its new PlayStation 3 
 video game machine.
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Storebought McAfee 



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Today is Wednesday, May 15

Thanks, Steve!
Is there any special religious significance to $6.66 ?

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A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions-- as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. --- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is." "Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful National Popcorn Day in my life!"
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>From Nanarina (in the USA) THE ECONOMY IS SO BAD THAT... Women are having sex with their husbands and boyfriends because they can't afford batteries. Jury duty is now considered a good-paying job. Banks are now mailing us pre-declined credit cards. African TV now shows "sponsor an American child" commercials. CEO's are playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil had to lay off 25 Congressmen. ATMs now give IOUs! A stripper was bruised when her audience showered her with rolls of pennies. Mormon polygamists now have only one wife. If the bank returns your check marked "insufficient funds", you ask if they mean you or them. McDonald's is now selling a quarter-ouncer. Beverly Hills parents are firing their nannies and learning their children's names. Hookers offer discounts for johns paying with Canadian Dollars A truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico. A picture is now worth only 200 words. They renamed Wall Street "Wal-Mart Street". Hookers accept food stamps Church ushers have car-hop style coin dispensers to give change for a Dollar
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Mohammed Ahmed,21, from Illinois Man Celebrates Wedding By Getting Arrested For Soliciting Hooker On His Honeymoon Reported by The Smoking Gun 21-year-old Mohammed Ahmed was one of scores of men arrested in a prostitution sweep conducted last week by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. According to investigators, the alleged john answered an online ad posted by an undercover detective posing as a hooker. Seen in the mug shot, Ahmed was arrested when he arrived for his paid liaison. Ahmed, an Illinois resident, was in the Sunshine State on his honeymoon when he was busted for soliciting prostitution and pot possession. When Ahmed did not return to his bride at the Omni Hotel, she called police to report him missing. The woman was subsequently told by cops that her husband was not MIA, that he had been arrested for seeking to pay for sex from a hooker. Was he trying to get a second, and possibly less critical opinion? Tech Support Pits From: Steve Re: Long Lasting McAfee? Dear Webby Did McAfee make an edition with a shelf life? What about Kapersky? Steve Dear Steve The dusty "stroeboughts" are mainly just a coupon to download the current version. Usually the "stroeboughts" also have some VERY basic anti-virus stuff on it, mainly to kill viruses, that prevent you from downloading name brand anti-virus programs and updates. The CD kills those, and cleans up the "Hosts" file, and directs you to McAfee.com. There is very little actual difference between Kasperki and McAfee. One week one of them is a hair ahead, the next week the other one. They both use Taliban for tech support, and both of them seem to be too big to be genuinely interested in customer service. However, even with those shortcomings, they are a class better than Norton or all the free ones. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Plastic Bottles for Patio Chairs I was given some old patio chairs that are very sturdy. I love them, however they are rusted on the bottoms of the chair legs. I went and recycled some bottoms of those plastic soda bottles and put them under chair legs. They don't make an annoying sound when I move them on the patio and the kids feet don't get near the bottoms of the chair legs. By Eric W. If you scrub the rusty chair legs with CocaCola and crumpled Alumin foil, that will s crub off the loose rust and turn the solid rust into Iron Phosphate. You can also buy Phosphoric Acid from the better drug stores. Iron Phosphate is, chemically speaking, a salt, and can not oxidize or decay further. It looks, surprise, surprise, battleship-gray. After that, you can paint it any color you want. Instead of bottle bottoms, that will trap moisture, it is better to glue buttons cut from old leather soled shoe soles onto the feet for easy and quiet sliding. Regular, cheap Contact Cement works well. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99. "Sounds good," my neighbor's wife said, "but I don't want the eggs." "Then I'll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her. "You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" she asked incredulously. "I'll take the special." "How do you want your eggs?" "Raw and in the shell," she replied. She took the two eggs home and baked a cake.
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Speaking of cakes,... Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church ladies' group bake sale in Tuscaloosa, but she forgot to do it until the last minute. She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets she found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair and dressing and helping her son Bryan pack up for Scout camp. But when Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She said, "Oh dear, there's no time to bake another cake." This cake was so important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new community of new friends. So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake. Alice found it in the bathroom -- a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect! Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened at 9:30, and to buy that cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found that the attractive perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and called her Mom. Alice was horrified she was beside herself. Everyone would know, what would they think? Oh, my she wailed! She would be ostracized, talked about, ridiculed. All night Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing their fingers at her and talking about her behind her back. The next day, Alice promised herself that she would try not to think about the cake and she would attended the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a friend of a friend and try to have a good time. Alice did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Alice was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa, but having already RSVP 'd she could not think of a believable excuse to stay home. The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South... and to Alice's horror, THE CAKE was presented for dessert. Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake, she started, out of her chair to rush to tell her hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What a beautiful cake!" Alice, who was still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, Thank you, I baked it myself." Alice smiled and thought to herself, "GOD is good."
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Today, May 15, in
1602 Cape Cod was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold.
1618 Johannes Kepler discovered his harmonics law.
1702 The War of Spanish Succession began.
1768 Under the Treaty of Versailles, France purchased 
 Corsica from Genoa, shortly before Napoleon was born.
1795 Napoleon entered the Lombardian capital of Milan.
1849 Neapolitan troops entered Palermo, and were in 
 possession of Sicily.
1911 The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of 
 Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of 
 the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1916 U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell 
 civil disorder.
1926 Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth were forced down 
 in Alaska after a four-day flight over an icecap. Ice had 
 begun to form on the dirigible Norge.
1930 Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess.
1940 Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.
1942 Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 
 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.
1948 Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq 
 and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence.
1957 Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island 
 in the Pacific Ocean.
1958 Sputnik III, the first space laboratory, was launched 
 in the Soviet Union.
1963 The last Project Mercury space flight was launched.
1970 U.S. President Nixon appointed America's first two 
 female generals.
1972 Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer 
 in Laurel, MD while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. 
 Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.
1975 The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from 
 Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
1980 The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the 
 United States took place.
1983 In Boston,MA, the Madison Hotel was destroyed by 
 implosion.
1988 The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of its 115,000 
 troops from Afghanistan. Soviet forces had been there for 
 more than eight years.
1997 The Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to 
 deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American 
 astronaut to Russia's orbiting Mir station.
1999 The Russian parliament was unable a attain enough votes 
 to impeach President Boris Yeltsin. 
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When Mark, took his beat-up pickup truck to our insurance agent for a pre-insurance inspection, the teen-age receptionist was sent to look over the truck. Armed with a checklist and a few simple questions, she breezed through the chore. When she asked, "What are the age and make of the vehicle?" Mark replied, "It's a '75 Ford." Apologetic about its des- perate condition, he added, "It's an old fossil." Inside, the office assistant entered the data into her computer and frowned. "Is there a problem?" asked Mark. "Mr. Evans, I've been in insurance a while," she explained, "but I've never heard of a Ford Fossil."
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1264 King Henry III was captured by his brother in law Simon 
 deMontfort at the Battle of Lewes in France.
1509 In the Battle of Agnadello, French defeated Venitians 
 in Northern Italy.
1610 French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) was assassinated 
 by a fanatical monk, François Ravillac.
1643 Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death 
 of his father, Louis XIII.
1796 The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1811 Paraguay gained independence from Spain.
1853 Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1862 The chronograph was patented by Adolphe Nicole.
1878 The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1879 Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of Europe.
1897 "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was 
 performed for the first time.
1897 Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless 
 telegraph.
1935 The Philippines ratified an independence agreement.
1940 The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany.
1942 The British, while retreating from Burma, reached India.
1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent 
 State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.
1955 The Warsaw Pact, a Easterb European mutual-defense treaty, 
 was signed in Poland by eight communist bloc countries including 
 the Soviet Union.
1973 Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first 
 U.S. manned space station.
1975 U.S. forces raided the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured 
 the American merchant ship Mayaguez. All 40 crew members were released 
 safely by Cambodia. About 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the 
 military operation.
1996 A tornado hit 80 villages in nothern Bangladesh. More than 440 
 people were killed.
1999 North Korea returned the remains of six U.S. soldiers that had 
 been killed during the Korean War.
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Today is Monday, May 13

Sunday was warm enough to hedge my raspberries. The easiest
way to tell which shoots were live and which ones were dead 
was by location. The live shoots tend to all be outside the
guide wires, and only the dead ones in between the guide 
wires. The live shoots also had tiny green bits on them.

They sure look skimpy after hedging! I will probably lift 
the pieces of blown off tar paper shingles, that I have 
between the plants to avoid having to weed them.

When I was a kid we had 10 rows of raspberries, 12 Meters long.
All the shoots were neatly tied with Raffia to tautly strung 
haywire. The rows were a few inches lower than the lawn-mower-
wide path between the rows, and weeding those trenches was
one of my chores. I try to avoid that chore since then.

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The psychiatrist was not expecting the distraught stranger who staggered into his office and slumped into a chair. "You've got to help me. I'm losing my memory, Doctor," he sobbed. "I once had a successful business, a wife, home and family; I was a respected member of the community. But all that's gone now. Since my memory began failing, I've lost the business - I couldn't remember my clients' names. My wife and children have left me, too; and why shouldn't they? Some nights I wouldn't get home until four or five in the morning. I'd forget where I lived...And it's getting worse. Doctor - it's getting worse!" "This is not an unusual form of neurosis," the psychiatrist said soothingly. It is actually no real problem at all. Just sign this automatic invoice payment authorization, then we can both relax and dicuss your condition."
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A traveling evangelist always put on a grand finale at his revival meetings, When he was to preach at a church, he would secretly hire a small boy to sit in the ceiling rafters with a dove in a cage. Toward the end of his sermon, the preacher would shout for the Holy Spirit to come down, and the boy in the rafters would dutifully release the dove. At one revival meeting, however, nothing happened when the preacher called for the Holy Spirit to descend. He again raised his arms and exclaimed: "Come down, Holy Spirit!" Still no sign of the dove. The preacher then heard the anxious voice of a small boy call down from the rafters: "Sir, a big black cat just ate the Holy Spirit. Shall I throw down the cat?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Marlena Mints, 31, in Cedar Hill, TX Charged With Having Sex With Students Reported by The Weekly Vice Marlena Mints, a 31-year-old health teacher at Bessie Coleman Middle School, has been jailed after she allegedly had sex with at least two students. According to police, an investigation was launched in late April after a coach at the same middle school reported that a 13-year-old student was overheard bragging about having sex with Mints. As the investigation unfolded, detectives learned that Mints allegedly had sexual contact with several students. Investigators the first relationship began when a 13-year-old student texted Mints and told her that he was having a problem with his penis. Mints reportedly texted the student back, stating that she could help him with his problem, but that she'd have to have a look at his penis in person. The student told investigators that he thought it would be okay because Mints was his health and sex education teacher. When he went to the school and exposed himself to her, she allegedly performed oral sex on him. The student also stated that other students in the class touched Mints' breasts and buttocks. As detectives were investigating the first student's claims, they learned that Mints had also been exchanging text messages with a 17-year-old student. During her text conversation with the older student she allegedly asked him if he "liked white girls." She then allegedly picked the student up, drove him to her home and performed oral sex on him. Mints was booked into jail and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of improper relationship with students. Tech Support Pits From: Alex Re: Which is the best browser? Dear Webby With all this panicking about browser security, which is the best one? I don't want to have to keep switching and learning a new one every month. Alex Dear Alex I use Firefox. It gets updated frequently to stay the most secure browser, but it's no panic, if you miss some updates. It has lots of features, and because it is the most popular browser, a lot of programmers have written add-ons for it. The huge choice of add-ons can be confusing. Suffice it to say, if you do have any needs, that are not covered by the browser, there are add-ons for that. Chrome claims to be faster, but I find it less versatile. Opera is fast too, but takes some getting used to. Safari has good font rendering and is great for reading long texts, but other than that, is hardly worth mentioning. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Store Canned Beans Upside Down I was putting my cans in the pantry from a recent trip to the supermarket and decided to share this. For all who use canned beans of any sort, I'm sure you've had to deal with the beans on the bottom and juice/soup at the top. When you turn the can up to empty it, all the goodies are in the bottom. I store mine upside down so that all the beans settle in the top of the can and the soup is in the bottom. When I open it, everything just jumps out into the sauce pan or wave dish. I don't have to scrape or put water in it to get everything out. By MartyD Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Most people assume WWJD is for "What would Jesus do?" But the initials really stand for "What would Jesus drive?" One theory is that Jesus would tool around in an old Plymouth because "the Bible says God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury." But in Psalm 83, the Almighty clearly owns a Pontiac and a Geo. The passage urges the Lord to "pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm." Perhaps God favors Dodge pickup trucks, because Moses' followers are warned not to go up a mountain "until the Ram's horn sounds a long blast." Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda but didn't like to talk about it. As proof, they cite a verse in St. John's gospel where Christ tells the crowd, "For I did not speak of my own Accord..." Meanwhile, Moses rode an old British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring that "the roar of Moses' Triumph is heard in the hills." Joshua drove a Triumph sports car with a hole in its muffler: "Joshua's Triumph was heard throughout the land." And, following the Master's lead, the Apostles car pooled in a Honda..."The Apostles were in one Accord."
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A pastor saw Robert Schuller's TV program "Hour of Power." One of the things that impressed him the most during the program was watching everyone turn around to shake hands with and greet other worshippers seated near them. The pastor felt that his church was a bit stuffy and could use a bit of friendliness. So, at Sunday morning worship he announced that next week they would initiate this custom of greeting one another. At the close of this same worship service one man turned around to the lady behind him and said a cheerful, "Good morning!" She looked back at him with shock at his boldness and said, "I beg your pardon! That friendliness business doesn't start until next Sunday!"
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Today, May 13, in
1607 Jamestown, Virginia, was settled as a colony of England.
1648 Margaret Jones of Plymouth was found guilty of witchcraft 
 and was sentenced to be hanged by the neck.
1779 The War of Bavarian Succession ended.
1787 Captain Arthur Phillip left Britain for Australia. He 
 successfully landed eleven ships full of convicts on 
 January 18, 1788, at Botany Bay. The group moved north eight 
 days later and settled at Port Jackson.
1821 The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. 
 by Samuel Rust.
1846 The U.S. declared that war already existed with Mexico.
1861 Britain declared its neutrality in the American Civil War.
1865 The last land engagement of the American Civil War was 
 fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, 
 more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox
1880 Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway 
 in Menlo Park.
1913 Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft.
1917 Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported 
seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1927 "Black Friday" occurred in Germany.
1949 The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed 
 in Wilmar, AR.
1958 French troops took control of Algiers.
1958 U.S. Vice President Nixon's limousine was battered by 
rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1968 Peace talks between the U.S. and North Vietnam began 
 in Paris.
1981 Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in 
 St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.
1985 A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the 
 radical group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto 
 the group's headquarters. 11 people died in the fire that 
 resulted.
1996 In Bangladesh 600 people were killed by a tornado.
1998 India did a second round of nuclear tests. The first 
 round had been done 2 days earlier. Within hours the U.S. 
 and Japan imposed tough economic sanctions. India claimed 
 that the tests were necessary to maintain India's national 
 security.
1999 In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris 
 Yeltsin began. 
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Good Morning,  !

Today is Sunday, May 12
Happy Mothers Day!

Will Microsoft have a "New Coke" moment and back-pedal with
the universally hated W8 ?
No. 
Microsoft does not have a Pepsi to worry about.
The obedient sheeple, who accepted the sawed off monitors, 
and W7, will pay for W8.

Microsoft doesn't see any reason to backtrack. They may
chuckle about us howling and bitching, but they don't really
care. W8 is on the machines, that are being shipped from 
their plants in China and Singapore. 

If you have an XP, treat it well!
Vacuum it out regularly, defrag the hard drive, and make sure
you protect it from viruses and hackers.

The same goes with W7. You are going to have to make it last
until at least W9. Most of us skipped DOS4 and VISTA, 
and W8 will go onto the same shelf. 

Microsoft does not seem to care one way or the other,
and the sales people, who told you that W7 was good for you
and suitable punishment for the sins of your youth, are
now preparing to tell you that W8 is good for you..
 
You will have to look after yourself for a while.

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>From Amy While riding the bus, my mother noticed a young man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Eventually, he said, "Excuse me. This is my stop." Since she wasn't blocking his way, she was confused. "Well," she said, "go ahead." "And this is my pole," he said. My mother was completely perplexed until the young man added, "I just bought it at the hardware store to hold up my shower curtain." And with that, he picked up his pole and carried it off the bus.
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>From Ellen We had just finished eating a beautiful dinner that my mother had prepared for our 28-member family. As I glanced up at the chandelier over the table, I was mesmerized by the creative handiwork a spider had woven around the prisms and lightbulbs. "Don't look up there!" my mother screamed. "It's the one thing I was too tired to clean!" "Don't look where?" my brother asked. "There!" my mother pointed. "It's my own personal web sight!"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Bryan Zuniga, 20, Only In Florida: Suspect, 20, Fleeing From Police Is Attacked By Alligator Reported by The Smoking Gun A Florida man fleeing from cops following a traffic stop early today was attacked by an alligator during his escape attempt, investigators report. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Zuniga was driving around 2:45 AM when deputies sought to pull over the 20-year-old’s car for “failing to maintain a single lane.” After bringing the vehicle to a stop, Zuniga--who was driving with a suspended license--allegedly bolted out the passenger door and escaped by kicking a hole through a nearby vinyl fence. Zuniga’s escape, however, was marred when he tripped over an alligator near a water treatment plant about a mile from the traffic stop. The ensuing attack left Zuniga with “multiple puncture wounds to his face, arm and armpit.” Deputies located Zuniga, seen in the above mug shot, at a local hospital where he sought treatment for the alligator bites. Upon release from the hospital, Zuniga was arrested and booked into the county jail on several counts, including a felony charge of fleeing a law enforcement officer. Zuniga is being held in lieu of $6300 bond. The alligator is back on the job guarding the sewage treatment facility. Tech Support Pits From: Ellen Re: is the browser Alarm a hoax or real? Dear Webby I read all over that the browser has a big security hole, that hackers are using to gain control of computers. Is that just FUD mongering or is there really any danger? Thanks Ellen Dear Ellen If you are using Internet Explorer 8, and don't have McAfee or Kasperki protecting your computer, then it may be too late. If you don't now what kind of browser you are using, go to http://whatbrowser.org/ It it shows you are using Internet Exploder 8, download Firefox or Chrome as fast as you can, and then retire Internet Exploder until they come up with a fix to close that big, gaping security hole. None of the other browsers have that problem. Naturally, you can also use Chrome or Opera or Safari. I recommend FireFox, because it is close enough to Internet Explorer, so that you can switch to it with a minimum of learning. No matter which browser you choose, for a while you need something better than Internet Explorer 8 You can download FireFox from http://snipurl.com/dl-ff Or Chrome from http://snipurl.com/dlchrome Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Pledge to Deter Ants Follow the ants' trail and try to find where they are entering from. Spray the area with lemon scented furniture polish (Pledge) and they will stop entering the house, kitchen, or wherever you see them. You may have multiple areas where they are coming in, so you would have to spray all of them. In my experience, I only had ants in an isolated area so it was pretty easy to find the source, on the floor baseboard from a crack in the the front of the house. I simply sprayed the furniture polish in that spot inside and left it. I didn't wipe it up or clean it off. I never saw ants again in the five years I lived there! Ants will come in from somewhere and go towards food sources so you might not necessarily have them coming in where you store the food. Hopefully this helps! By earlgirl007 Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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>From Fran It was our second anniversary, and my husband sent me flowers at the office. He told the florist to write "Happy Anniversary, Year Number 2" on the card. I was thrilled with the flowers, but not so pleased with the card. It read "Happy Anniversary. You're Number 2."
An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways. She decided she would take her lunch; sit with the workers, she put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating. Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked: "And do you men know Jesus Christ?" They shook their heads and looked at each other. very confused. One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out, "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?" One of the steelworkers yelled down , "Why?" The worker yelled back, "Cause his mom's here with his lunch."
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A man learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting. He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that he would not be leaving with them. Hastily he scribbled a message to one fellow and left it on his desk: "I have a last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Dave." At 7:00 p.m., the man stopped at his desk and found this note: "Meet us at the bar and grill across the street. You drove today, you idiot."
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Today, May 12, in
1588 King Henry III fled Paris after Henry of Guise 
 triumphantly entered the city.
1780 Charleston, South Carolina fell to British forces.
1847 William Clayton invented the odometer.
1870 Manitoba entered the Confederation as a Canadian province.
1885 In the Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebelled against 
 the Canadian government.
1926 The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over 
 the North Pole.
1937 Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1940 The Nazi conquest of France began with the German army 
 crossing Muese River.
1942 The Soviet Army launched its first major offensive of 
 World War II and took Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine from the 
 German army.
1943 The Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during WWII.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin Blockade.
1975 U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces 
 in international waters.
1982 In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish 
 priest armed with a bayonet who was trying to reach 
 Pope John Paul II.
1992 Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker 
 Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
2002 Former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba for a visit with 
 Fidel Castro. It was the first time a U.S. head of state, in or out 
 of office, had gone to the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
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Is the IE alarm a hoax or real? 



Good Morning,  !

Today is Sunday, May 12
Happy Mothers Day!

Will Microsoft have a "New Coke" moment and back-pedal with
the universally hated W8 ?
No. 
Microsoft does not have a Pepsi to worry about.
The obedient sheeple, who accepted the sawed off monitors, 
and W7, will pay for W8.

Microsoft doesn't see any reason to backtrack. They may
chuckle about us howling and bitching, but they don't really
care. W8 is on the machines, that are being shipped from 
their plants in China and Singapore. 

If you have an XP, treat it well!
Vacuum it out regularly, defrag the hard drive, and make sure
you protect it from viruses and hackers.

The same goes with W7. You are going to have to make it last
until at least W9. Most of us skipped DOS4 and VISTA, 
and W8 will go onto the same shelf. 

Microsoft does not seem to care one way or the other,
and the sales people, who told you that W7 was good for you
and suitable punishment for the sins of your youth, are
now preparing to tell you that W8 is good for you..
 
You will have to look after yourself for a while.

Have FUN!
DearWebby

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"The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!" --- Will Rogers Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. --- Ralph Gerard
>From Amy While riding the bus, my mother noticed a young man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Eventually, he said, "Excuse me. This is my stop." Since she wasn't blocking his way, she was confused. "Well," she said, "go ahead." "And this is my pole," he said. My mother was completely perplexed until the young man added, "I just bought it at the hardware store to hold up my shower curtain." And with that, he picked up his pole and carried it off the bus.
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>From Ellen We had just finished eating a beautiful dinner that my mother had prepared for our 28-member family. As I glanced up at the chandelier over the table, I was mesmerized by the creative handiwork a spider had woven around the prisms and lightbulbs. "Don't look up there!" my mother screamed. "It's the one thing I was too tired to clean!" "Don't look where?" my brother asked. "There!" my mother pointed. "It's my own personal web sight!"
Click on the picture for the large version Gullible Warming, eh?
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Bryan Zuniga, 20, Only In Florida: Suspect, 20, Fleeing From Police Is Attacked By Alligator Reported by The Smoking Gun A Florida man fleeing from cops following a traffic stop early today was attacked by an alligator during his escape attempt, investigators report. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Zuniga was driving around 2:45 AM when deputies sought to pull over the 20-year-old’s car for “failing to maintain a single lane.” After bringing the vehicle to a stop, Zuniga--who was driving with a suspended license--allegedly bolted out the passenger door and escaped by kicking a hole through a nearby vinyl fence. Zuniga’s escape, however, was marred when he tripped over an alligator near a water treatment plant about a mile from the traffic stop. The ensuing attack left Zuniga with “multiple puncture wounds to his face, arm and armpit.” Deputies located Zuniga, seen in the above mug shot, at a local hospital where he sought treatment for the alligator bites. Upon release from the hospital, Zuniga was arrested and booked into the county jail on several counts, including a felony charge of fleeing a law enforcement officer. Zuniga is being held in lieu of $6300 bond. The alligator is back on the job guarding the sewage treatment facility. Tech Support Pits From: Ellen Re: is the browser Alarm a hoax or real? Dear Webby I read all over that the browser has a big security hole, that hackers are using to gain control of computers. Is that just FUD mongering or is there really any danger? Thanks Ellen Dear Ellen If you are using Internet Explorer 8, and don't have McAfee or Kasperki protecting your computer, then it may be too late. If you don't now what kind of browser you are using, go to http://whatbrowser.org/ It it shows you are using Internet Exploder 8, download Firefox or Chrome as fast as you can, and then retire Internet Exploder until they come up with a fix to close that big, gaping security hole. None of the other browsers have that problem. Naturally, you can also use Chrome or Opera or Safari. I recommend FireFox, because it is close enough to Internet Explorer, so that you can switch to it with a minimum of learning. No matter which browser you choose, for a while you need something better than Internet Explorer 8 You can download FireFox from http://snipurl.com/dl-ff Or Chrome from http://snipurl.com/dlchrome Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Pledge to Deter Ants Follow the ants' trail and try to find where they are entering from. Spray the area with lemon scented furniture polish (Pledge) and they will stop entering the house, kitchen, or wherever you see them. You may have multiple areas where they are coming in, so you would have to spray all of them. In my experience, I only had ants in an isolated area so it was pretty easy to find the source, on the floor baseboard from a crack in the the front of the house. I simply sprayed the furniture polish in that spot inside and left it. I didn't wipe it up or clean it off. I never saw ants again in the five years I lived there! Ants will come in from somewhere and go towards food sources so you might not necessarily have them coming in where you store the food. Hopefully this helps! By earlgirl007 Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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>From Fran It was our second anniversary, and my husband sent me flowers at the office. He told the florist to write "Happy Anniversary, Year Number 2" on the card. I was thrilled with the flowers, but not so pleased with the card. It read "Happy Anniversary. You're Number 2."
An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways. She decided she would take her lunch; sit with the workers, she put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating. Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked: "And do you men know Jesus Christ?" They shook their heads and looked at each other. very confused. One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out, "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?" One of the steelworkers yelled down , "Why?" The worker yelled back, "Cause his mom's here with his lunch."
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A man learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting. He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that he would not be leaving with them. Hastily he scribbled a message to one fellow and left it on his desk: "I have a last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Dave." At 7:00 p.m., the man stopped at his desk and found this note: "Meet us at the bar and grill across the street. You drove today, you idiot."
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Today, May 12, in
1588 King Henry III fled Paris after Henry of Guise 
 triumphantly entered the city.
1780 Charleston, South Carolina fell to British forces.
1847 William Clayton invented the odometer.
1870 Manitoba entered the Confederation as a Canadian province.
1885 In the Battle of Batoche, French Canadians rebelled against 
 the Canadian government.
1926 The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over 
 the North Pole.
1937 Britain's King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
1940 The Nazi conquest of France began with the German army 
 crossing Muese River.
1942 The Soviet Army launched its first major offensive of 
 World War II and took Kharkov in the eastern Ukraine from the 
 German army.
1943 The Axis forces in North Africa surrendered during WWII.
1949 The Soviet Union announced an end to the Berlin Blockade.
1975 U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces 
 in international waters.
1982 In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish 
 priest armed with a bayonet who was trying to reach 
 Pope John Paul II.
1992 Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker 
 Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
2002 Former U.S. President Carter arrived in Cuba for a visit with 
 Fidel Castro. It was the first time a U.S. head of state, in or out 
 of office, had gone to the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
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Windows open too small 



Good Morning,  !

Today is Wednesday, May 8

By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Calgary
to get more injections into my eyeballs.

You know the drill. Thursday, Friday, Saturday there won't
be a newsletter, because my vision is not good enough to
see what I am doing after those injections.

When I come home from there, I have problems undoing my 
shoe laces, and have to use the scissors, if they don't
cooperate. 
Sunday morning I will be back in your mailbox.

Have FUN!
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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. --- Daniel J. Boorstin
>From Fred I asked my wife if she had seen this morning's paper. She said, "Yes, I wrapped the garbage in it--just the classified section, though." I said, "But...but...I haven't seen it yet!" She replies, "Oh, you didn't miss much. Just some egg shells, coffee grounds and a few orange peels."
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Thanks to Dave for this classic: When the office printer's type began to grow faint (this was one of the old dot-matrix printers), the office manager called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he said, the manager might try reading the printer's manual and doing the job himself. Pleasantly surprised by his candor, the office manager asked, "Does your boss know that you discourage business?" "Actually it's my boss's idea," the employee replied. "We usually make more money on repairs if we let people try to fix things themselves first."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to William Hotz, 59, Valley Stream, NY Jailed For Beating Woman To The Ground Over Expired Coupon For Free Ice Cream Cone Reported by The Weekly Vice William Hotz, a 59-year-old Valley Stream man, was jailed Wednesday after he repeatedly punched a female cashier in the face because she wouldn't accept an expired coupon for a free ice cream cone. According to Nassau County police, Hotz went to a local ice cream shop, and ordered a $3.50 ice cream cone. After he received his order, he attempted to pay for it with an expired coupon that offered "one free ice cream cone." When the 55-year-old female cashier told him that his coupon was expired and that he'd have to pay for his ice cream cone, Hotz became angry and stormed out of the shop. When the cashier followed him outside, Hotz retaliated by repeatedly punching her in the face. When officers arrived on the scene, Hotz took a combative stance, flailed his arms and refused to be taken into custody. Officers on the scene waited for backup before finally placing Hotz under arrest. The victim received cuts and swelling to her lip, but refused medical treatment. Hotz was booked into jail and charged with robbery and resisting arrest. Tech Support Pits From: Jim H Re: Windows open small Dear Webby Again I come to you, thanking you for you wisdom and asking another question. When I want to open a folder for a picture or whatever, the window shows small. I can expand it by dragging the corners, but the next time I open it, it is a small window again. Is there any way to have the windows open "full screen" every time. This happens with Eudora when I want to insert a picture and also with other programs. Thank you again, jh Dear Jim From what I can find on the net, that problem seems to be related to internet Explorer. People, who use FireFox or Chrome have never heard of that problem. I found three potential solutions: =================== to solve the problem regarding minimized window size of ie 8 in windows 7 and make it to a full window. Open only one ie8 window on the upper bar of the window right click it and choose size resize the window to its full view then go to file menu and choose exit. there you go open ie 8 it will surely default in full view lucas3x ==================== go to tools, internet options, under "Tabs" click settings, select "always open pop-ups in a new tab" Apparently explorer recognizes new windows as a pop-up. enjoy weez4real ==================== A FREE third party software is suggested which seems to do the job well (http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/) but we still would like a proper response or fix from Microsoft. Ghistrem 2009 ==================== Take your pick or try them all, until you find one, that works. Or try FireFox. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Tennis Balls as Alternative to Dryer Sheets To save money and time when drying your clothes, instead of using dryer sheets or dryer balls, put three tennis balls in the dryer with your load. This saves you money by not having to buy dryer sheets and cuts drying time in half. The tennis balls can be used over and over. They also make your clothes softer. I do this every time. By blueeyes27 from Peru, IN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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Sister Mary, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a gas station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told her that the only gas can he owned had been loaned out, but she could wait until it was returned. Since the nun was on the way to see a patient, she decided not to wait and walked back to her car. She looked for something in her car that she could fill with gas and spotted the bedpan she was taking to the patient. Always resourceful, she carried the bedpan to the station, filled it with gas, and carried the full bedpan back to her car. As she was pouring the gas into her tank, two men watched from across the street. One of the them turned to the other and said, "If it starts, I'm turning Catholic.
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The schoolteacher was taking her first golfing lesson. "Is the word spelled p-u-t or p-u-t-t?'' she asked the instructor. "P-u-t-t would be correct,'' he replied. "Put means to place a thing where you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing."
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Today, May 8, in
1096 Peter the Hermit and his army reached Hungary. 
 They passed through without incident.
1450 Jack Cade's Rebellion-Kentishmen revolted against 
 King Henry VI.
1541 Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. 
 He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo.
1794 Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. 
 He was the French chemist that discovered oxygen.
1794 The United States Post Office was established.
1846 The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought. 
 The battle occurred in Palo Alto, TX.
1847 The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1879 George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
1886 Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what 
 would later be called "Coca-Cola."
1902 Mount Pelee on Martinique erupted and killed over 
 30,000 people and destroyed the town of St. Pierre.
1904 U.S. Marines landed in Tangier to protect the 
 Belgian legation.
1914 The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that 
 designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1921 Sweden abolished capital punishment.
1933 Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British 
 oppression in India.
1943 The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and 
 destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.
1956 Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of "Mad Magazine" 
 for the first time.
1960 Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union resumed.
1967 Muhammad Ali was indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
1970 Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on 
 New York City's Wall Street.
1973 Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota 
 hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1985 "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th 
 anniversary of Coca-Cola. 78 days later it was dumped.
1986 Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated 
 from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1998 A pipe burst leaving a million residents without water in 
 Malaysia's capital area. This added to four days of shortages 
 that 2 million already faced.
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A way to get your address blocked 



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Today is Tuesday, May 7

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Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. --- Nikola Tesla (1857 - 1943), A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake at the moment. --- Willis Player
A New York man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the next day and he would have to return the next day. "What for?" he snapped at the judge. His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query roared, "Twenty dollars contempt of court. That's why!" Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented. "That's all right. You don't have to pay now." The man replied, "I'm just seeing if I have enough for two more words."
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The other day, I had no choice, I had to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I went to the Army-Navy surpluse store, and bought some OD pants and a shirt. Then I sewed a couple of patches on which I grabbed from the internet. Stuck on my pilot sunglasses and was off! It was amazing how many people left as I walked in. I guess they suddenly decided they werent' that sick after all. Here is the patch that you can sew on your clothing if you are in need of reasonably prompt emergency service. You can order the ptches from Copshop.com
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Krystal Thomas, 23, Syracuse, N.Y. Jailed After Stabbing Toddler Son In Testicles During Argument With Child's Father Reported by The Weekly Vice Krystal Thomas, a 23-year-old New York woman, was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly stabbed her 2-year-old son's testicles in retaliation for an argument she was having with the child's father. According to police, the incident began on Tuesday when Thomas and her boyfriend, Ron Craven, became engaged in an argument that began spiraling out of control. Craven decided to leave the residence for awhile, hoping that Thomas would calm down in his absence. When he returned to the house, however, he found Thomas "acting stranger than usual" while holding a butcher knife in her hand. Investigators say the couple began arguing again and continued to argue as Craven went outside into the driveway. That's when Thomas reportedly jumped into a vehicle and attempted to run Craven over. Craven was rolled onto the vehicle's hood as he tried to jump out of the way. Thomas backed up for a second run. During Thomas' second attempt, she struck the home's front porch and another vehicle before fleeing the scene. When Craven walked into the residence to check on their son, he found the boy bleeding heavily from the groin area. The boy was taken to an area hospital where it was discovered he had been stabbed in the testicles. The boy was treated for a two-inch stab wound and is expected to recover. When officers found Thomas the next day, she reportedly told them that she stabbed her son to "stop him from later multiplying," according to the arrest affidavit. She was booked into jail and charged with felony counts of assault, attempted assault and reckless endangerment. She remains held in lieu of $500,000 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Alice Re: Auto responder Dear Webby At first I was miffed at your reply, that sounded like you had preached the same thing too many times. Pardon me for not having been subscribed as long as others. Then I phoned my daughter, hoping she had a different explanation. Well, golly, she didn't. And she had me blacklisted! Not on purpose, but as you said, anything that smells like an auto- responder gets dumped and the sender blacklisted. Now I dumped my autoresponder, and the stupid book that recommended it. Thanks Alice Dear Alice Good for you! Autoresponders are only justified when they deliver requested information, like for example a price list, or weather update, or event schedule, or even race results when somebody sends a blank email to a certain address. Other than that, it's best to avoid them like the plague. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Raised Beds Using Cardboard Boxes This year I want to try raised beds in my garden, but I don't want to spend any money on purchasing the wood necessary to make them, plus all the work involved. So I came up with this idea - why not use cardboard boxes from the grocery stores? I plan on getting approximately 12 inch deep ones with sturdier sides. I think that they should hold up for one entire summer. I will let you know how I fare with them. If this works, I'll be so happy! By annelaundrie from Green Bay, WI Cardboard will just make a big mess. You can get "slabs", the sides of logs, for free from any sawmill. They will even cut them to 4 feet length, so that you can haul them on your bicycle or in a car. Hammer those slabs into the ground or bury the ends of them, and stomp the dirt on their side, so that you have a tight fence. Regular hay-wire ($5 / mile) strung from side to side will keep them from leaning out as you fill the beds. To fill raied beds to waist high, for easy planting, weeding, harvesting, the proper way is to start with heater stuff. Cardboard, roots from stumps, rotten wood, etc., stuff that will slowly decompose and provide spring and fall heat. Then on top of that put a layer of compost. That will provide nutrition and faster heat. Top it off with screened garden dirt. If you just want edging, up to a foot high, you can use slabs lengthwise, held in place with concrete re-bar hammered in, or even sticks hammered in to keep them in place. Peeled slabs look quite nice and after a few seasons turn silvery. They last 20 - 25 years. Some people paint them black to absorb more sun in spring, but because the wood is an insulator, that is a waste of time. If you want to plant earlier, put re-bar or plastic pipe hoops like on a covered wagon onto your raised beds and cover them with clear plastic. Make the ends so that they are easy to open, preferably with a string from your house, and put a large exterior thermometer into at least one of them. Even if the nights and mornings are below freezing, afternoons can make your raised bed hothouses way too hot for plants. That system with slabs and hooped plastic tunnel worked fine for me and others even in the Yukon. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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A golfer, playing a round by himself, is about to tee off, when a salesman runs up to him and yells, "Wait! Before you tee off, I have something really amazing to show you!" The golfer, annoyed, says, "What is it?" "It's a special golf ball," says the salesman. "You can never lose it!" "Whattaya mean," scoffs the golfer, "you can never lose it? What if you hit it into the water?" "No problem," says the salesman. "It floats, and it detects where the shore is, and spins towards it." "Well, what if you hit it into the woods?" "Easy," says the salesman. "It emits a beeping sound, and you can find it with your eyes closed." "Okay," says the golfer, impressed. "But what if your round goes late and it gets dark?" "No problem, sir, this golf ball glows in the dark! I'm telling you, you can never lose this golf ball!" The golfer buys it at once. "Just one question," he says to the salesman. "Where did you get it?" "I found it."
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A couple went to pay a visit to another couple, unannounced. The wife answered the door. "Come in," she said. The other couple came in,sat down, then asked, "Where's John?" "Oh," replied his wife,"he's in the bathroom, grouting and spackling." "Oh, dear," said the other lady, "I had that once and didn't get over it for two weeks.
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Today, May 7, in
0558 The dome of the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople 
 collapsed. It was immediately rebuilt as ordered by Justinian.
1274 The Second Council of Lyons opened in France to regulate 
 the election of the pope.
1429 The English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc.
1525 The German peasants' revolt was crushed by the ruling 
 class and church.
1763 Indian chief Pontiac began all out war on the British 
 in New York.
1912 The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew 
 over College Park, MD.
1915 The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German 
 submarine. 1,201 people were killed.
1926 A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation's 
 exports were motors.
1937 The German Condor Legion arrived in Spain to assist 
 Franco’s forces.
1939 Germany and Italy announced a military and political 
 alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1940 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American 
 navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the 
 first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy 
 fleets fought without seeing each other.
1945 Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. 
 It would take effect the next day.
1946 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. 
 The company was later renamed Sony.
1951 Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games 
 by the International Olympic Committee.
1954 French Colonial Forces surrendered to the Vietminh at 
 Dien Bien Phu after 55 days of fighting.
1954 The United States and the United Kingdom rejected the 
 Soviet Union's bid to join NATO.
1975 U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1984 A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in 
 the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans 
 who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the 
 defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
1992 A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring 
 the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was 
 ratified as the 27th Amendment.
1997 A report released by the U.S. government said that 
 Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit 
 during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been 
 plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar 
 agreements to return the gold.
1998 Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler Corp. for close to $40 billion. 
 It was the largest industrial merger on record. 
1998 Residents of London voted to elect their own mayor for the 
 first time in history. The vote would take place in May 2000.
1999 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens were killed 
 and 20 were wounded when a NATO plane mistakenly bombed the 
 Chinese embassy.
2003 In Washington, DC, General Motors Corp. delivered six 
 fuel cell vehicles to Capitol Hill for lawmakers and others 
 to test drive during the next two years.
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Monitors from Costco? 



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Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead. --- James Thurber (1894 - 1961) Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. --- Carl Sagan (Like he did with his "Ice Age Is Coming" campaign at the END of the previous cooling ripple, which was the model for Al Gore's "Gullible Warming" campaign, at the END of the warming ripple.)
Two married buddies are out drinking one night when one turns to the other and says, "You know, I don't know what else to do. Whenever I go home after we've been out drinking, I turn the headlights off before I get to the driveway. I shut off the engine and coast into the garage. I take my shoes off before I go into the house, I sneak up the stairs, I get undressed in the bathroom. I ease into bed and my wife STILL wakes up and yells at me for hours for staying out so late!" His buddy looks at him and says, "Well, you're obviously taking the wrong approach. I screech into the driveway, slam the door, storm up the steps, throw my shoes into the closet, jump into bed, slap her on the butt and say, 'You as horny as I am?' . . . and, she always acts like she's sound asleep!"
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Becky and Sally were doing some carpentry work on their house. Becky, who was nailing down house siding, would reach into her nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over her shoulder or nail it in. Sally figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why are you throwing those nails away?" Becky explained, "When I pull a nail out of my pouch, about half of them have the head on the wrong end and I throw them away." Sally got completely upset and yelled, "You moron! Those nails aren't defective! They're for the other side of the house!" Feel free to change the names when you re-tell this one!
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Nikki Scherwitz, 25, Freeport, TX Teacher jailed For Having Sex With Student Reported by The Weekly Vice Nikki Scherwitz, a 25-year-old English teacher at Brazosport High School, was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student. According to police, an investigation was launched April 22nd after Scherwitz showed up at a student planned after-prom party, drank alcohol and then left with a 16-year-old student. Investigators say rumors of an alleged sexual relationship between Scherwitz and a student had been circulating around the school for weeks when she showed up at a student's home for an after-prom party on April 20. "One of the students told her it wasn't right for her to be there and drink booze, and asked her to leave," said Raymond Garivey of the Freeport Police Dept. "We have information that she was consuming alcohol." Suspicion was raised even further, however, when Scherwitz allegedly left the party with a 16-year-old student. As the investigation unfolded, Scherwitz allegedly admitted to having a relationship with the student that spanned several weeks. "The relationship started with text messaging, which led to explicit text messaging, which led to sex," said Garivey. Scherwitz reportedly resigned her position with the school on April 22nd when she learned that she was under investigation for the alleged relationship. Although Scherwitz is married she is now separated from her husband, according to reports. Scherwitz was booked into the Freeport Jail and charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between educator and student. She was released after posting $50,000 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Angela Re: VGA monitor Dear Webby, I need to buy a new monitor. My gorgeous Lenovo 1600x1200 LED monitor died. I am limping along on the old NEC 19" CRT, that has been sitting in the garage for many years now. It too is 1600x1200, but I can hardly believe how dim it is compared to a modern LED monitor! I realize that 4:3 monitors are reserved for Asia and that we just get the rejects, that are only 2/3 as high, but I can't afford to fly to China or Singapore to buy a 4:3 monitor, so I am gritting my teeth and preparing to settle on what you call a "Sawed off runt". Well, nobody wanted W7 either, but accepted it with nary a whimper. If some aliens want to take us over, all they have to do is tell us slavery is a fashionable upgrade. Anyway, before i get into politics, back to monitors. I saw a bunch of nice looking monitors at Costco with prices, that seemed as good or better than Tiger's, but would save me the shipping cost. I realize that the floor crew at Costco specializes on being friendly, but usually does not know much more than the price, same as at any store, these days. So I am asking you: Are those monitors a good deal? Angela Dear Angela I had to get a prescription refill anyway, so I went and had a look at the monitors at Costco. Those monitors are OK, if you have just bought a computer from them. I saw a Samsung labelled VGA, DVI, 24". $159 I asked them to open a box. No problem. There was a DVI cable included, to fit this year's computers, but no VGA cable to fit your older computer. DUH! I asked, if the VGA cable for computers, that are more than one or two years old, are available as an option, since the label on the shelf said VGA, DVI. He phoned the back office. You are right about the floor crew at Costco being very friendly. However, the back-office seems to be staffed with people, who have sharp elbows and PMS. He was told that the included cable fit the computers, that they were currently selling. Maybe a competitor was selling cables. So, if your computer is a few years old, then hopefully the VGA cable on the old monitor is detachable and not hardwired in. Then you can re-use that cable. Otherwise you will have to go to a local recycler or pack-rat and buy a used VGA cable. 15 pin VGA is analog, 17 pin DVI is digital. If you have secured a 15 pin VGA cable, then go for it. Just make sure you got a cable before you spend money. Have FUN! DearWebby
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An old blacksmith realized he was soon going to quit working so hard. He picked out a strong young man to become his apprentice. The old fellow was crabby and exacting. "Don't ask me a lot of questions," he told the boy. "Just do whatever I tell you to do." One day the old blacksmith took an iron out of the forge and laid it on the anvil. "Get the hammer over there," he said. "When I nod my head, hit it real good and hard." Now the town is looking for a new blacksmith.
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The professor of a graduate-school class of gifted students included a HUGE amount of material on the midterm exam. Tension in the room built, people were sighing and gasping aloud as they realized how much material they had covered and were expected to recall. The following week, the professor tossed the graded papers on her desk and announced, "Class, after I left here last week, the Lord spoke to me. He said, 'Thanks, professor. I haven't heard from some of those people in many years!
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1527 German troops began sacking Rome, bringing about the 
 end of the Renaissance.
1529 Babur defeated the Afghan Chiefs in the Battle of 
 Ghagra, India.
1840 The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in GB
1851 The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.
1851 Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock.
1861 Arkansas became the ninth state to secede from the Union.
1877 Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.
1882 The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The act 
 barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.
1889 The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking 
 the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was 
 the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
1937 The German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in 
 Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 97 on board) were killed.
1941 Joseph Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership.
1942 During World War II, the Japanese seized control of the 
 Philippines. About 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor 
 surrendered to the Japanese.
1945 Axis Sally made her final propaganda broadcast to 
 Allied troops.
1957 U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer 
 Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage".
1960 Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones. 
 They were divorced in 1978.
1960 U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
1962 The first nuclear warhead was fired from the Polaris submarine.
1994 The Chunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel 
 links England and France.
1994 Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against U.S. 
 President Clinton. The case alleged that he had sexually harassed 
 her in 1991.
1999 A parole board in New York voted to release Amy Fisher. 
 She had been in jail for 7 years for shooting her lover's wife, 
 Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face.
2002 "Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than 
 $100 million in its first weekend.
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Today is Sunday, May 5.
Cinco de Mayo, state holiday in Mexifornia.
The Cinco de Mayo is not, in its origins, a Mexican holiday
at all but rather an American one, created by Latinos in 
California in the middle of the 19th century. The key events
celebrated on May 5 were taking place in Mexico, when Mexico
beat up the French Army and prevented France from supplying
the Confederates with arms and ammo and support and from 
breaking the Union blockade of the Southern ports.

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When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. --- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. --- Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933) Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other. --- Socratex A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. --- Terry Pratchett
Thanks to Nanarina for this news item: Detroit Police last night announced the discovery of an arms cache of 2000 semi-automatic rifles with 25,000 rounds of ammunition, 2 tons of heroin, $5 million in forged US banknotes and 15 trafficked Latino prostitutes - all in a semi-detached house behind the Public Library on Woodward Ave. Local residents were stunned, and a community spokesman said, "We all be shocked; none of us never knew we had a liberry."
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A Jewish woman's husband dies. He only had $30,000 to his name. After everything was done at the funeral home and cemetery, she tells her closest friend that there is none of the $30,000 left. The friend asked, "How can that be?" The widow replied, "Well, the funeral cost me $6,500. And of course I made a donation to the shul ..that was $500, and I spent another $500 for food and drinks for the people when I was sitting shiva. The rest went for the memorial stone." Her friend said, "$22,500 for the memorial stone? My, how big is it?" The widow said, "Three carats."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Dareka Brooks,22, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hooker Jailed After Macing Boy, Fleeing Scene With Piggy Bank and iPad Reported by The Weekly Vice Dareka Brooks, a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman, was jailed Wednesday after she allegedly robbed a 14-year-old boy of his piggy bank after he tried to pay her for sex. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, a 14-year-old boy used his iPad to contact Brooks after he logged onto a website known for listing pay-for-sex advertisements. Brooks reportedly agreed to the boy's invitation and arranged to meet him at his home while his parents were away. When Brooks arrived at the boy's home to carry out the encounter, she told him to go into a bedroom and take off his pants. While the teen was sitting on his bed, Brooks maced him and fled the scene with his iPad, a piggy bank and an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators say the teen immediately called police and gave them a description of Brooks and the vehicle she left in. Officers were able to locate Brooks at a local hotel after she turned on the boy's iPad. She was apprehended at the scene when police found the stolen items in her possession. Brooks was booked into jail and charged with armed robbery. Her bond has been set at $10,000. Tech Support Pits From: Jerry Re: Caps Locked text Dear Webby, I am editing (pro bono) a local service club monthly bulletin and occasionally get a script IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. I don't mind going through two or three paragraphs, but it will take forever to rewrite several pages -- not to mention how boring it is. If anyone knows a shortcut, I figure it is you. CAN YOU HELP? Thanx, Jerry Dear Jerry Just send it back to them and tell them that they are giving AOL a bad name, again. Jerry, you are not doing them a favor by lowering your standards to theirs! Bring them up to YOURS! He's a poor teacher, who has never been called a meanie. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A Kiwi was hoping to immigrate to Australia. Upon arriving in Australia, he was questioned by a customs officer, "What is your business in Australia?" "I wish to immigrate," was the Kiwi's reply. The customs officer then asked, "Do you have a conviction record?" Confused, the Kiwi then replied, "I didn't know you still needed one!"
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Waiting in a long, slow-moving line for security clearance at the Edmonton International Airport in Canada, I was annoyed to hear a loud male voice behind me. "Excuse me, excuse me," said the man as he pushed his way to the front. "I want to make sure I get a good seat." I resolved not to let this line-jumper get ahead of me. When I felt a tap on my shoulder. I slowly turned around, prepared to give the man a sriously raised eybrow, -- but found myself face to face with a smiling pilot.
There was a university in New England where the students operated a "bank" of term papers and other homework assignments. There were papers to suit all needs. Since it would look odd if an undistinguished student suddenly handed in a brilliant essay, there were papers for an A grade, B grade, and C grade. One student, who had spent the weekend on more "extra-curricular pursuits," went to the bank, and as his course was a standard one he took out a paper for a inconspicuous C. He then retyped it and handed the work in. In due course he received it back with the professor's comments. "I wrote this paper myself twenty years ago. I always thought it was worth an A, and now I'm pleased to give it one!"
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Today, May 5, in
1494 Christopher Columbus sighted Jamaica on his second 
trip to the Western Hemisphere. He named the island Santa Gloria.
1809 Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman. 
It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.
1814 The British attacked the American forces at Ft. Ontario, 
 Oswego, NY.
1821 Napoleon Bonaparte died on the island of St. Helena, 
where he had been in exile.
1862 The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as 
 Cinco de Mayo Day.
1865 The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing 
 slavery in the U.S.
1886 A bomb exploded on the fourth day of a workers' 
 strike in Chicago, IL.
1892 The U.S. Congress extended the Geary Chinese Exclusion 
Act for 10 more years. The act required Chinese in the U.S. 
to be registered or face deportation.
1912 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda began publishing.
1916 U.S. Marines invaded the Dominican Republic.
1925 John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN, 
was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1945 The Netherlands and Denmark were liberated from Nazi 
 control.
1945 A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain 
in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five children were killed.
1961 Alan Shepard became the first American in space when 
 he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.
1981 Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died 
 at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. It was his 66th 
 day without food.
2000 The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC. 
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Today is Saturday, May 4.

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The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. --- P. B. Medawar (1915 - ?) A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. --- Herm Albright (1876 - 1944) Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. --- Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."
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In a recent survey, 47% of Americans said they thought there was a serious immigration problem that this administration needed to address. The other 53% responded, "No hablo Ingles."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Stephanie Middleton, 34, St Martin, Miss. Jailed After Sending Drugs To Jailbird Husband Using US Mail Reported by The Weekly Vice When Stephanie Middleton was lucky enough to be granted house arrest instead of an 8-year prison sentence following her burglary conviction, she did what any smart girl would NOT do. She began using the United States Postal Service to send drugs to her husband who is currently spending time in jail. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Stephanie's husband, 34-year-old Joseph Middleton, is incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail on numerous charges, including grand larceny, possession of stolen property, and burglary. Investigators say while Mr. Middleton was incarcerated, Mrs. Middleton reportedly sent an undisclosed amount of prescription Fentanyl patches to him through the U.S. Postal Service. Police discovered the patches and an undisclosed amount of morphine at her residence and took her into custody. Mrs. Middleton was booked into the South Mississippi Correctional Facility and charged with two counts of drug possession and introducing contraband into a jail. If she is convicted on all drug charges and her home detention is reversed, she will face up to 32 years in prison. Mr. Middleton remains jailed at the Jackson County Jail. He is also facing a charge of introducing contraband into a jail. Tech Support Pits From: Martha Re: Get rid of PC-TOOLS I need to uninstatll PC Tools from the PC. It's also call Spyware Doctor. Going to add/remove programs does not work. Thanks for all the great fun you send our way. martha@ Dear Martha You MIGHT find an Uninstall file in the PC-Tools directory. If there isn't follow the instructions at Remove PC-TOOLS It would be a good idea to print that out, and use a big, fat black MarkAll to totally obliterate the ads, that they snuck into the text, so that you don't get sidetracked while you are working on that. You can't click on the printed paper anyway. The instructions look rather scary and are similar to the instructions for getting rid of really nasty trojams, but that's what you get for using PC-TOOLS. By the way, I used to really like PC-TOOLS until it was taken over by Symantec (Norton) in 1994. It had been the major competitor to Norton Utilities, but in the early 1990's the media badmouthed PC-TOOLS and helped Symantec in a hostile take-over. Norton then trashed PC-TOOLS down to their level and made it just as difficult to UN-install. I had stopped using Norton in the late 80's when I found out that they deliberately marked a prime spot on the hard drive as bad and hid registration and expiry information in there, and did not reverse that, when it was un-installed. They CLAIM to be Windows compatible, even though to get the "Windows Compatible" logo, a program would need to provide single click UNinstallation or UNinstallation via Program Manager. Good luck with your UNinstallation! Have FUN! DearWebby
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The psychiatrist was interviewing a first-time patient. "You say you're here," he inquired, "because your family is worried about your taste in socks?" "That's correct," muttered the patient. "I like wool socks." "But that's perfectly normal," replied the doctor. "Many people prefer wool socks to those made from cotton or acrylic. In fact, I myself like wool socks." "You DO?" exclaimed the man. "With oil and vinegar or just a squeeze of lemon?"
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>Thanks to Vern for this one: I was inspecting communications facilities in Alaska. Since I had little experience in flying in small planes, I was nervous when we approached a landing strip in a snow covered area. The pilot descended to just a dozen feet, then gunned both engines, climbed, and circled back. While my heart pounded, the passenger beside me seemed calm. "I wonder why he didn't land," I said. "He was checking to see if the landing strip was plowed," the man said. As we made a second approach, I glanced out the window. "It looks plowed to me," I commented. "No," my seat mate said. "It hasn't been cleared for some time." "How can you tell?" I asked. "Because," the man informed me, "I'm the guy who drives the plow, and I have been in Hawaii for two weeks."
Little Tommy had been to a birthday party at a friend's house. Knowing his sweet tooth, Tommy's mother looked straight into his eyes and said, "I hope you didn't ask for a second piece of cake." "No, but I asked Mrs. Smith for the recipe so you could make some like it, and she gave me two more pieces without asking."
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Today, May 4, in
1471 In England, the Yorkists defeated the Landcastrians at 
 the battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses.
1493 Alexander VI divided non-Christian world between Spain 
 and Portugal.
1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island. 
 Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for 
 $24 in cloth and buttons.
1715 A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.
1776 Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months 
 before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
1795 Thousands of rioters entered jails in Lyons, France, and 
 massacre 99 Jacobin prisoners.
1886 Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the 
 gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph.
1916 Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare after a 
 demand from U.S. President Wilson.
1932 Al Capone entered the Atlanta Penitentiary federal prison 
 for income-tax evasion.
1942 The Battle of the Coral Sea commenced as American and 
 Japanese carriers launched their attacks at each other.
1942 The United States began food rationing.
1946 A two-day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay ended. 
 Five people were killed.
1970 The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students 
 during an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. 
 Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.
1981 The Federal Reserve Board raised its discount rate to 14%.
1987 Live models were used for the first time in Playtex 
 bra ads.
1989 Oliver North, a former White House aide was convicted 
 of shredding documents and two other crimes. He was acquitted 
 of nine other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. 
 The three convictions were later overturned on appeal.
1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader 
 Yasser Arafat signed a historic accord on Palestinian 
 autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences 
 plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, CA. The 
 sentence was under a plea agreement that spared Kaczynski 
 the death penalty.
1999 Manuel Babbitt was executed for killing Leah Schendel 
 in 1980. Babbitt had received a purple heart for his injuries 
 in Vietnam while on death row.
2000 Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.
2003 Idaho Gem was born. He was the first member of the horse 
 family to be cloned.
2010 Pablo Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" sold for 
 $106.5 million. 
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Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!



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An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. --- Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958) The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology. --- Red Auerbach
While working at a Pizza Parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He though about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6.
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Jerry, a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to Jill at the bar and stared up to the TV. The 10:00 PM news was now on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a tall building preparing to jump. Jill looked at Jerry and said, "Do you think he'll jump?" Jerry replied, "You know, I bet he will." Jill said, "Well, I bet he won't." Jerry placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, "You're on." Just as Jill placed her money on the bar, the guy shown on the TV did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death. Jill was very upset but handed $20 to Jerry saying, "Fair's fair, here's your money." Jerry replied, "I can't take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and knew he would jump." Jill replied, "I saw it too, but I didn't think he'd do it again." Jerry took the money.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Eduard A. Kovynev, 27, and Eduard P. Kovynev, 26 in Duluth, Georgia Jailed After Falling Through Ceiling During Ladies' Room Peep Session Reported by The Weekly Vice Georgia residents Eduard A. Kovynev, 27, and Eduard P. Kovynev, 26, were jailed Sunday after they allegedly crashed through a ceiling at a local movie theater while attempting to spy on women using the restroom. According to Gwinnett County Police, officers were dispatched to Venture Value Cinema in Duluth after two men crashed through a ceiling into the ladies' restroom located inside the theater. Investigators say the suspects climbed up into the ceiling from the mens' restroom and then crawled over to the ladies' restroom to spy on the unsuspecting women inside. That's when the ceiling suddenly collapsed and the two men fell through. The two men, who share the same first and last name, were booked into the Gwinnett County Jail and charged with "peeping Tom" criminal damage to property, and public intoxication. They were both released after posting $5,000 bond each. Tech Support Pits From: Wendy Re: Get rid of HP Web Smart Printing nuisance Hi, Webby, well, uninstalling that silly Smart Web Printing is a 'no-go' It won't let me uninstall it. So now what? When I go to Add/Remove programs there is no way it will let me uninstall it. It's driving me crazy. I'm thinking that maybe it's best to take this whole tower to my tech fella and get him to re-vamp this whole thing. This all started when my son unhooked my HP printer, and hooked it up to his laptop to print our Tax returns. Then, when he hooked it up again, this is what has happened. I'm going to check that ClickBook site and see if there's any help there. Thanks for all your help. Cheers, Wendy Dear Wendy Apparently you are not the only person suffering from that "HP Smart Web Malfunction". The forums are full of complaints. However, i found a solution, that apparently works: When you have IE open, click Tools, click Manage Add-Ons, click on HP Smart Web Printing on the list and then click the option to Disable this add-on. Close all open IE and then re-open it. HP Smart Web Printing should no longer automatically load. With FireFox it's the same. Tools, Add-ons, etc. ClickBook is defintiely an excellent idea for managing involved print jobs. Anything from labels to 4 "page" per sheet eBooks in paperback book format is automated by it, and when not needed, it politely exits, completely, without anything lurking in the memory. Clickbook won't get in the way of regular printing. When you do need it, you select it as if you were selecting one of many printers. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Vinegar for Fresh Smelling Laundry My husband is a runner and his clothes get really smelly. They were making all the laundry have an odor. I used several different brands of detergent, but his clothes still had an odor. I finally started adding one cup of household white vinegar to each load of clothes. No more odor! All the clothes come out smelling great and no more sweaty smell to my husband's sports clothes. By LUCI MCMULLEN Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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The boss ordered one of his men to dig a hole eight feet deep. After the job was completed the boss returned and explained an error had been made and the hole wouldn't be needed. "Fill 'er up," he ordered. The worker did as he'd been told. But he ran into a problem. He couldn't get all the dirt packed back into the hole without leaving a mound on top. He went to the office and explained his problem. The boss snorted, "Honestly! The kind of help you get these days! There's obviously only one thing to do. You'll have to dig that hole deeper!"
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After twenty-five years in the same parish, Father O'Malley was saying his farewells at his retirement dinner. An eminent member of the congregation - a leading politician - had been asked to make a presentation and a short speech, but was late arriving. So the priest took it upon himself to fill the time, and stood up to the microphone: "I remember the first confession I heard here twenty-five years ago and it worried me as to what sort of place I'd come to... That first confession remains the worst I've ever heard. The chap confessed that he'd stolen a TV set from a neighbor and lied to the police when questioned, successfully blaming it on a local scallywag. He said that he'd stolen money from his parents and from his employer; that he'd had affairs with several of his friends' wives; that he'd taken hard drugs, and had slept with another woman and given her a disease. You can imagine what I thought... However I'm pleased to say that as the days passed I soon realized that this sad fellow was a frightful exception and that this parish was indeed a wonderful place full of kind and decent people." At this point the politician arrived and apologized for being late, and keen to take the stage, he immediately stepped up to the microphone and pulled his speech from his pocket: "I'll always remember when Father O'Malley first came to our parish," said the politician, "In fact, I'm certain, that I was the first person in the parish that he heard in confession."
An older man strode in to his doctors office and said, "Doc, my druggist said to tell you to change my prescription and to check the prescription you've been giving to a Mrs. Vinnie Smith." "Oh, he did, did he?" the doctor shot back. "And since when does a druggist second guess a doctor's orders?" The old man says, "Since he found out I've been on birth control pills since December, abd that a certain Mrs Vinnie Smith got pregnant."
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1568 French forces in Florida slaughtered hundreds of Spanish.
1802 Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1859 France declared war on Austria.
1888 Thomas Edison organized the Edison Phonograph Works.
1916 Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others were 
 executed by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising.
1921 West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1926 The revival of Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in New York.
1926 In Britain, trade unions began a general strike.
1944 Wartime rationing of most grades of meats ended in the U.S.
1944 Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first 
 synthetic quinine at Harvard University.
1945 Indian forces captured Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese.
1952 The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
1968 After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retook Dai Do 
 complex in Vietnam. They found that the North Vietnamese had 
 evacuated the area.
1971 Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in 
 Washington, DC.
1986 In NASA's first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta 
 rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. 
 Safety officers destroyed it by remote control.
1988 The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan 
 had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's 
 activities.
1992 Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. 
 The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of 
 police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
1997 The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending 
 an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The 
 group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.
1999 Mark Manes, at age 22, was arrested for supplying a gun to 
 Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold, who later killed 13 people at 
 Columbine High School in Colorado.
2000 The trial of two Libyans accused of killing 270 people in 
 the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 (over Lockerbie) opened.
2006 In Alexandria, VA, Al-Quaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui 
 was given a sentence of life in prison for his role in the 
 terrorist attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. 
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Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. --- Robert Orben Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages. --- Dave Barry Only the shallow know themselves. --- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
My sister-in-law Bonnie was very busy one day working in her house. She had just gotten to the basement after quite a few trips up and down when she heard the telephone ring upstairs. Tiredly, she ran back up the stairs only to hear a solicitor on the other end. "Hello, is this Bonnie D?" "Yes." "We are calling people in your area and would like to know if you would help us by participating in a brief survey." Without missing a beat, she told them, "I'm very busy right now. You will have to survey your own briefs."
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>Thanks to fred for this: Married 52 years, I took a look at my wife Julie yesterday and said, "Honey, 52 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I go to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old chick. Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 70+ year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." Now Julie is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old chick, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed....
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Kim Decker, 52, Rockaway Township, N.J. Jailed After Stuffing Bra With 333 Folds Of Heroin Reported by The Weekly Vice Kim Decker, a 52-year-old New Jersey woman, was jailed Monday after she was allegedly caught with more than 300 f olds of heroin stuffed inside her bra. According to New Jersey State Police, Decker was driving erratically on Route 80 Monday at about 1:30 a.m. when a trooper on patrol took notice and pulled over her Honda Accord. When the trooper approached the vehicle and spoke to Decker, neither she or the two passenger that were with her had valid drivers' licenses. The trooper called in a tow truck and prepared to have the vehicle impounded. As Decker and the two passengers were exiting the vehicle, the trooper noticed a wax fold in plain sight laying inside the vehicle. Knowing that wax folds were a common item used to package and distribute heroin, the trooper took Decker and the two passengers into custody. That's when Decker allegedly told the trooper that she had heroin hidden inside her bra. The trooper transported the three suspects to the Netcong police barracks where a female officers found 333 wax folds of heroin hidden inside her bra. Officers also searched Decker's Honda, which produced drug paraphernalia, according to an arrest affidavit. Decker was booked into the Morris County Correctional Facility and charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Her bail was set at $50,000. Passengers William Malony and Ernest Broadwell (both 51) were booked into jail on similar charges. Tech Support Pits From: Carol Re: headphone batteries Webby, depending in what kind of headphones Nancy has, they may require additional batteries or even have a hard to see on off switch, as another consideration CArol T Dear Carol You are right! And some headphones have an in-line volume-control and Mute switch in the cable. The socket for the headphone plug should be protected as much as possible. Make sure no books or anything will ever rest on the plug, or that the plug is nicely supported. A right angle plug that is as flush as possible is always a very good investment, considering how much repairs of a laptop motherbaord cost. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Recognizing Your Luggage When on a recent trip, I noticed one traveler attached a colorful nylon "scrubbie" to his luggage. Not only was it cute, but really stood out from the rest of us with ribbon attached to our luggage. The dollar store sells them and really makes it easy to identify your luggage. Happy traveling! By Tedebear from San Jose CA Excellent idea! I remember when I was the first one to use a bright red belt in the early 70's, and how colored belts become common in the 90's. So I switched to a bright red wheely. Well, by the mid 2000's those became very fashionable, so I painted a 4" wide, bright yellow stripe on all six sides. They have not copied that, yet. Have FUN! DearWebby Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
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While out one morning in the park, a jogger found a brand new tennis ball, and seeing nobody around it might belong to, he slipped it into the pocket of his shorts. Later, on his way home, he stopped at a pedestrian crossing, waiting for the lights to change. A girl standing next to him eyed the large bulge in his shorts. "What's that?" she asked. "Tennis ball," came the breathless reply. "Oh," said the girl sympathetically, "that must be painful, I had tennis elbow once."
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A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand - to give him an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant. The husband stood up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad." The instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick it up. "You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked. "Exactly," replied the instructor. To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."
Becky prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. She was worried about spoilage, but it was too late to cook up another batch. She called the local Poison Control Center and voiced her concern. They advised Becky to just boil the sauce again and it should be fine. That night, the phone rang during dinner, and one of the guests volunteered to answer it. Becky's face dropped as the guest called out, "It's the Poison Control Center. They want to know how the spaghetti sauce turned out."
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Today, May 2, in
1519 Leonardo da Vinci died.
1670 The Hudson Bay Company was founded by England's 
 King Charles II.
1776 France and Spain agreed to donate arms to American 
 rebels fighting the British.
1797 A mutiny in the British navy spread from Spithead 
 to the rest of the fleet.
1798 The black General Toussaint L’ouverture forced 
 British troops to agree to evacuate the port of 
 Santo Domingo.
1808 The citizens of Madrid rose up against Napoleon.
1813 Napoleon defeated a Russian and Prussian army at 
 Grossgorschen.
1863 Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was 
 wounded by his own men in the battle of 
 Chancellorsville, VA. He died 8 days later.
1865 U.S. President Andrew Johnson offered $100,000 reward 
 for the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
1887 Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent on celluloid 
 photographic film. This is the film from which movies 
 are shown.
1902 "A Trip to the Moon," the first science fiction film 
 was released. It was created by magician George Melies.
1919 The first U.S. air passenger service started.
1926 U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua to put down a revolt 
 and to protect U.S. interests, did not depart until 1933.
1933 Hitler banned trade unions in Germany.
1941 Hostilities broke out between British forces in Iraq 
 and that country’s pro-German faction.
1945 Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce 
 house-to-house fighting. The Allies announced the surrender 
 of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
1946 Prisoners revolted at California's Alcatraz prison.
1960 Caryl Chessman was executed. He was a convicted sex 
 offender and had become a best selling author while on 
 death row.
1965 The "Early Bird" satellite was used to transmit 
 television pictures across the Atlantic.
1970 Student anti-war protesters at Ohio's Kent State 
 University burn down the campus ROTC building. The 
 National Guard took control of the campus.
1974 The filming of "Jaws" began in Martha's Vineyard, MA.
1982 The British submarine HMS Conqueror sank Argentina's 
 only cruiser, the General Belgrano during the Falkland 
 Islands War. More than 350 people died.
2002 It was reported that Phyllis Diller had retired 
 from touring.
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Today is Wednesday, May 1

Half the snow has melted. 
Ignoring the hype and just considering facts, this winter's
total average was half a degree Celsius colder than average
winters. Last time we had that, we had a really nice summer.

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Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States. --- J. Bartlett Brebner When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. --- William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
A man phoned his doctor late at night saying his wife appeared to have appendicitis. "That's impossible," the physician replied, peeved at being woken up. "She had an appendectomy six years ago. Dont be stupid. Have you ever seen anybody with a second appendix?" "No," the husband replied. "However, have you never seen anybody marrying again after a divorce?"
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>Thanks to Lynn for this: One of my most difficult jobs as a flight attendant is to enforce rules while keeping customers happy. The electronic equipment that comes on board creates the biggest challenge. I walk the aisle asking passengers to turn off computers, electronic games and cell phones, which can create inter- ference in communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower. During one landing, a man persistently kept his cell phone at his ear. I confronted him and said, "Sir, you cannot talk on your phone until we reach the gate." "I am not talking," he replied. "My wife is. I'm just listening. I can't get her to stop." So I grabbed his phone and showed him how to stop her, and told him, he can get it back when he exits the plane.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Cara Alexander, 27, Newport News, VA Teacher jailed for Sexting With Student Reported by The Weekly Vice Cara Alexander, a 27-year-old English teacher at Woodside High School, was jailed Friday after she allegedly sent nude pictures to and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student. According to Newport News Police, an investigation was launched after the parents of a 17-year-student found nude photographs of Alexander on their son's cell phone and discovered evidence that she was having an inappropriate relationship with him. Investigators say Alexander was the student's teacher before he changed schools recently. No inappropriate physical encounters are believed to have occurred on the school campus. School administrators are preparing to terminate Alexander's employment at the school, according to the district superintendent. Alexander was booked into the Newport News City Jail and charged with 6 felony counts of using a communications system to facilitate certain offenses involving children, six counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and 1 felony count of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Tech Support Pits From: Nancy Re: No sound in earphones Hey Webby, Wondered if you could help me. I purchased a set of headphones to plug into my Dell laptop so I could listen to music or watch a DVD without disturbing my husband. BUT, I can't seem to get the headphones to work! I am unable to get any sound out of them. Any thoughts? Nancy Dear Nancy Try the other two of the 3 similar looking sockets with mysterious and hard to see symbols. If you have the machine connected to external speakers, unplug those and plug the headphones into that socket. If you have sound coming from the internal squeakers, that internal squeaker sound will instantly stop, when you have found the right socket. If it doesn't, then call Dell about warranty. If the squeaker sound stops when you have found the right socket, but there is no sound in the headphones, then return the headphones and get different ones. That headphone / external speaker socket is the most fragile part on a laptop. It has a little leaf spring in it, that disconnects the internal squeakers, when external speakers or headphones are plugged in. Because the plugs stick out awkwardly, a lot of undue force gets put on that tiny little spring and the socket, and problems have to be expected. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A man absolutely hated his wife's cat and decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park. As he was getting home, the cat was walking up the driveway. The next day he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away. He put the beast out and headed home. Driving back up his driveway, there was the cat! He kept taking the cat further and further and the cat would always beat him home. At last he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right until he reached what he thought was a safe distance from his home and left the cat there. Hours later the man calls home to his wife: "Jen, is the cat there?" "Yes," the wife answers, "why do you ask?" Frustrated, the man answered, "Put that darn thing on the phone, I'm lost! and need directions!"
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"Grandpa, I'm really proud of you," said the modish young lady. "What's to be proud of?" asked the old man. The young lady replied, "I noticed that when you sneeze, you've learned to put your hand in front of your mouth, you never used to." "Of course," explained Grandpa. "How else can I catch my teeth?"
Schwartz goes to see his Rabbi. He says, "Rabbi, I think my wife is poisoning me." The Rabbi says, "I'll tell you what...let me talk to her. I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know." A week later the Rabbi calls Schwartz and says, "I spoke to your wife on the phone for four hours. Well, actually, she spoke for four hours, while I near the phone was..." Schwartz says, "Do you have any advice?" The Rabbi says, "Yeah. Take the poison...."
Dear Webby I finally decided to get the MailWasher from the left side. Should have listened to your advice a lot sooner. It saved me over an hour every day so far, and sorts the mail more accurately than I can by hand. Thanks! Gilbert
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Today, May 1, in
0408 Theodosius II succeeded to the throne of Constantinople.
1308 King Albert was murdered by his nephew John, because 
 he refused his share of the Habsburg lands.
1486 Christopher Columbus convinced Queen Isabella to fund 
 an expedition to the West Indies.
1707 England, Wales and Scotland were united to form 
 Great Britain.
1805 The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all 
 freed slaves to leave the state, or risk either 
 imprisonment or deportation.
1884 The construction of the first American 10-story 
 building began in Chicago, IL.
1898 The U.S. Navy under Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet 
 at Manila Bay in the Philippines.
1905 In New York, radium was tested as a cure for cancer.
1915 A German submarine sank the U.S. ship Gulflight.
1927 Adolf Hitler held his first Nazi meeting in Berlin.
1931 The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated 
 and opened. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest 
 building in the world at the time.
1937 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act 
 of neutrality, keeping the United States out of World War II.
1944 The Messerschmitt Me 262, the first combat jet, 
 made its first flight.
1945 Martin Bormann, private secretary to Adolf Hitler, 
 escaped from the Fuehrerbunker as the Red Army advanced 
 on Berlin.
1945 Admiral Karl Doenitz succeeded Hitler as leader of 
 the Third Reich.
1948 The People's Democratic Republic of Korea 
 (North Korea) was proclaimed.
1958 James Van Allen reported that two radiation belts 
 encircled Earth.
1960 Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down 
 over the Soviet Union. Powers was taken prisoner.
1961 Fidel Castro announced there would be no more elections 
 in Cuba.
1968 In the second day of battle, U.S. Marines, with the 
 support of naval fire, continue their attack on a 
 North Vietnamese Division at Dai Do.
1970 Students at Kent State University riot in downtown 
 Kent, OH, in protest of the American invasion of Cambodia.
1971 The National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) went 
 into service. It was established by the U.S. Congress to 
 run the nation's intercity railroads.
1981 The Japanese government announced that it would limit 
 passenger car exports to the United States over the next 
 three years.
1986 The Tass News Agency reported the Chernobyl nuclear 
 power plant accident.
1986 Bill Elliott set a stock car speed record with his Ford 
 Thunderbird in Talladega, AL. Elliott reached a speed of 
 212.229 mph.
1992 On the third day of the Los Angeles riots resulting 
 from the Rodney King beating trial. King appeared in public 
 to appeal for calm, he asked, "Can we all get along?"
2001 Chandra Levy was last seen in Washington, DC. Her remains 
 were found in Rock Creek Park on May 22, 2002. California 
 Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the case due to 
 his relationship with Levy.
2011 U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers 
 had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
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Today is Tuesday, April 30.
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The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe No human thing is of serious importance. --- Plato --------------- Seems to me, his wife loudly disagreed with that.
Lost in Translation A Londoner wound up a business trip to the Orient with a visit to Taipei. At a luncheon he was asked to say a few words. Since he spoke not a word of Chinese, his address was to be translated by an interpreter sentence by sentence. "Well," he began, "I just want you to know that I'm tickled to death to be here." A look of agony appeared on the interpreter's face. "This poor man," he said in halting Chinese, "scratches himself until he dies, only to be with you."
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Thanks to Martin for this story: "Birds and Bees" A father asks his 10-year-old son if he knows About the birds and the bees. "I don't want to know!" the child says, bursting Into tears. "Promise me you won't tell me!" Confused, the father asks what's wrong. "Oh, dad," the boy sobs. "When I was six, I got the 'There's no Santa Speech.' "At seven, I got the 'There's no Easter Bunny' Speech.' "When I was eight, you hit me with the ' There's no tooth fairy' speech. "If you're going to tell me that grown ups don't really get laid, I'll have nothing left to live for."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to David Smith, 38, Oklahoma City, OK Jailed After Setting His Father On Fire After Father Complained About Loud Music Reported by The Weekly Vice David Smith, a 38-year-old Oklahoma man, has jailed Monday after he allegedly set his father on fire during an argument over loud music. According to Oklahoma City Police, Smith was sitting on his bedroom floor listening to music when his father walked in and asked him to turn the music down. Instead, Smith turned the music up, which sparked an argument between the two men. In retaliation, Smith grabbed a can of gasoline from the kitchen, poured it on his father, then used a cigarette to set him on fire. The father and a woman living at the residence put out the flames while Smith fled the scene. The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he was treated for burns to his chest, legs and face. Police located Smith walking down a street wearing a necklace made out of prescription pills. He did not have a prescription for the pills. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and charged with attempted murder, first-degree arson and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Tech Support Pits From: Ann Re: CrapCleaner Dear Webby I have been using Ccleaner and just love it, Is there a way I can set it to run automatically??? I have it set to start when the pc starts, but for some reason, it doesn't clean, and also doesn't get into the bottom right side of the toolbar Thanks Ann Dear Ann It's best to run CrapCleaner before shutting down, or whenever your memory gets too bunged up. A Windows start-up is like the proverbial "Chinese Fire Drill" and it's best not to add anything to that. The reason you don't see CrapCleaner at the bottom right side of the toolbar, where the running programs are, is because once CrapCleaner has done it's chores, it politely exits and goes away. It does not use up any resources while it waits for the next time you need it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Charlie's wife, Lucy, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their commode. Finally, he got around to doing it while Lucy was out. He left to take care of another matter before she returned. She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the commode. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the commode seat. About that time, Charlie got home and realized her predicament. They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever. Finally, In desperation, Charlie undid the commode seat bolts. Lucy wrapped a sheet around herself and Charlie drove her to the Hospital Emergency Room. The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her. Lucy tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before". The Doctor replied "Actually, I've seen a lot of them. I just never saw one FRAMED before
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An old hillbilly farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning til night (and sometimes later), she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule. He tried to plow a lot. One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began haranguing him again. Complain, nag, nag; it just went on and on. All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet; caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot. At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said, "Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement." "And what about the men?" the minister asked. "They wanted to know if the mule was for sale."
A man was on Regent Street in London and entered a very posh gourmet food shop. A salesperson in a morning coat with tails approached and politely asked, "May I help to you, sir?" "Yes," replied the customer, "I would like to buy a pound of lox." "No, no," responded the dignified salesperson, "you mean 'smoked salmon'." "Okay, a pound of smoked salmon." "Anything else?" "Yes, a dozen blintzes." "No, no. You mean 'crepes'." "Okay, a dozen crepes." "Anything else?" "Yes, A pound of chopped liver." "No, no. You mean 'pate'." "Okay," said the Jewish patron, "a pound of pate, and I'd like you to deliver this Saturday morning." "Sir," said the indignant salesperson, "we don't schlep chazzerai on Shabbos."
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Today, April 30, in
0030 Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.
0313 Licinius unified the whole of the eastern empire under 
 his own rule.
1250 King Louis IX of France was ransomed for one million 
 dollars.
1527 Henry VIII and King Francis of France signed the 
 treaty of Westminster.
1725 Spain withdrew from Quadruple Alliance.
1789 George Washington took office as first elected 
 U.S. president.
1803 The U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from 
 France for $15 million.
1849 The republican patriot and guerrilla leader Giuseppe 
 Garabaldi repulsed a French attack on Rome.
1864 Work began on the Dams along the Red River. The work 
 would allow Union General Nathaniel Banks' troops to sail 
 over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.
1900 Hawaii was organized as an official U.S. territory.
1900 Casey Jones was killed while trying to save the 
 runaway train "Cannonball Express."
1930 The Soviet Union proposed a military alliance with 
 France and Great Britain.
1939 The first railroad car equipped with fluorescent lights 
 was put into service. The train car was known as the 
 "General Pershing Zephyr."
1943 The British submarine HMS Seraph dropped 'the man who 
 never was,' a dead man the British planted with false 
 invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
1945 Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun died. They had  been married 
 for one day. One week later Germany surrendered unconditionally.
1947 The name of Boulder Dam, in Nevada, was changed back to 
 Hoover Dam.
1968 U.S. Marines attacked a division of North Vietnamese 
 in the village of Dai Do.
1970 U.S. troops invaded Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese 
 Army base areas. The announcement by U.S. President Nixon 
 led to widespread protests.
1972 The North Vietnamese launched an invasion of the South.
1975 Communists North Vietnamese troops entered the 
 Independence Palace of South Vietnam in Saigon. 
 11 Marines lifted off of the U.S. Embassy were the last 
 soldiers to evacuate.
1980 Terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London.
1984 U.S. President Reagan signed cultural and scientific 
 agreements with China. He also signed a tax accord that 
 would make it easier for American companies to operate 
 in China.
1991 An estimated 125,000 people were killed in a cyclone 
 that hit Bangladesh.
1998 NATO was expanded to include Poland, Hungary and the 
 Czech Republic. The three nations were formally admitted 
 the following April at NATO's 50th anniversary summit.
2002 Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was overwhelmingly 
 approved for another five years as president. 
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A Scotsman, carrying a huge suitcase, has been riding a London bus for five miles along its route, all the while attempting to avoid the ticket collector. Finally, the conductor manages to corner him and tells him to pay up: "You've been on for five miles--that'll be 50p, please, and 10p for your suitcase." The Scotsman responds: "I ha'not, I want a ha'penny fare, just got on this vera moment." They begin to argue, and the ticket collector becomes more and more enraged and finally, as the bus is passing over London bridge, he grabs the Scotsman's suitcase, and hurls it out of the bus. It lands in the river and sinks without a trace. The Scotsman stands shocked for a moment and says to the ticket collector, "Not only are ya trin' to overcharge me for the ticket -- but now you're gone 'n drowned me boy Jonny."
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Back during the days of the Soviet Union, it took 10 years to get a car after you paid for one. Once, a young guy went to the car dealership to order a car. He paid the money, and the asked when can he come and get the car. "It will be here, waiting for you, exactly 10 years from today". The man signed the papers, started waliking away and then stooped, turned and asked the salesman: "Wait, will it be ready at the morning or at the afternnon". "What difference does it make?", asked the salesman. "Well", answered the man, "the plumber is coming in the morning".
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Sara Elizabeth Soto, 25, Weatherford, Texas Jailed After Crawling Naked Through Couple's Doggy Door, Attempting To Find Phone In Their Bath Tub Reported by The Weekly Vice Sara Elizabeth Soto, a 25-year-old Texas woman, was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly crawled naked into a couple's home through a doggy door and was later found sitting in their bath tub. According to police, officers were dispatched to a Weatherford residence around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning after the homeowner called 911 to report that an unknown naked woman was sitting in his bath tub. Investigators say Soto removed the dress she was wearing so that she would be able to crawl through the couple's doggy door. The couple became alarmed when they thought they heard a noise in their kitchen. When the husband went to investigate, he found that the doggy door attachment had been damaged. Since the couple did not own a pet, the husband assumed that a wild animal had entered the residence. While going room to room to search for the animal, he discovered a naked Soto sitting in his bath tub. Arriving officers found Soto's black dress on the back porch and asked her to put it back on. During questioning, Soto stated that she had done nothing wrong and was merely trying to use the telephone. She was booked into the Parker County Jail and charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Her bond has been set at $4,000. Tech Support Pits From: Lex Re: Which Laptop Dear Webby Thank you so much for you very informative as well as delightful newsletter. Please advise me as to what laptop I should invest in. I have a pc at home, but I will begin traveling with my job within the next two weeks, (for a week at a time) and want to continue my computer usage. My needs are rather basic such as sending email, research on the net, keeping records/notes, yahoo messenger to communicate with my friends and family while away and staying in hotels. I would appreciate you being very explicit as to what you think I should purchase since I am not very computer literate. Thanking you in advance for any help you might offer. An Avid Dear Webby reader Lex Dear Lex Avoid Windows 8. Even salesmen are reluctant to use it. You are limited to Windows 7 with 4 or 8 GB of RAM. Choose 8. The same yuppies, who buy gold plated cast iron wrist-watches, are paying premium prices for small and ligh-weight notebooks to show off at Starbucks. Laptops with larger displays gather dust at the dealers and are often surprisingly cheap. One thing to watch out for is the socket for a phone line. The liars at DELL claim that with everybody in China using WiFi, dial-up has gone out of fashion, and that you will just have to buy an external USB modem, if you want to fax or use dial-up. So, if the computer does not have that phone line socket, similar but smaller than the networking socket, tell them where to stuff it. Especially since they usually have no clue where to get an external USB modem, it is quite appropriate to get noisy about that. The only other consideration is warranty. Get three years of next business day on site warranty. Performance is irrelevant. If it can bring up Windows 7, it can handle anything that you might throw a t it. Compared to bringing up Windows 7, all your programs are totally negligible. Hard drive size is quite adequate nowadays. You probably have a 20 or 40 GB drive in your home desktop. If a laptop has 500 GB, that is plenty. Don't pay extra for a 1 TeraByte or 2 Terabyte drive. No matter what size drive you get, it will get filled to capacity in three years, if you don't weed it out now and then. Just get anything in the 50 - 500 Gb range and weed it out once a year. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local Indian. "What is it made of?" she asked. "Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied. "I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as pearls do to us." "Yes, brave Oyster Slayer, they sure do." he replied.
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A man was brought before the court on the charge of refusing to obey a police officer. "Why did you refuse to move on when asked to do so by the officer?" the judge inquired, obviously wondering what unexplained force could have given such a man strength to buck a strong minion of the law. "It's like this, your honor," he explained. "My wife said I was to meet her at exactly twelve noon at that spot - and I was forced to choose between man's law and wife's law."
A man walked by a table in a hotel and noticed three men and a dog playing cards. The dog was exhibiting an extraordinary performance. "This is a very smart dog," the man commented. "He's not so smart," said one of the irked players. "Every time he gets a good hand he wags his tail."
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Today, April 29, in
1289 Qala'un, the Sultan of Egypt, captured Tripoli.
1429 Joan of Arc lead Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.
1661 The Chinese Ming dynasty occupied Taiwan.
1672 King Louis XIV of France invaded the Netherlands.
1813 Rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.
1852 The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published.
1858 Austrian troops invaded Piedmont.
1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1913 Gideon Sundback patented an all-purpose zipper.
1924 An open revolt broke out in Santa Clara, Cuba.
1927 Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis was 
 completed for Lindbergh.
1945 The German Army in Italy surrendered 
 unconditionally to the Allies.
1945 In a bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun 
 were married. Hitler designated Admiral Karl Doenitz 
 his successor.
1946 Twenty-eight former Japanese leaders were indicted 
 in Tokyo as war criminals.
1974 U.S. President Nixon announced he was releasing 
 edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape 
 recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
1975 The U.S. embassy in Vietnam was evacuated as North 
 Vietnamese forces fought their way into Saigon.
1984 In California, the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor 
 went online after a long delay due to protests.
1990 The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.
1992 Exxon executive Sidney Reso was kidnapped outside 
 his Morris Township, NJ, home by Arthur Seale. Seale 
 was a former Exxon security official. Reso died while 
 in captivity.
1992 Rioting began after a jury decision to acquit 
 four Los Angeles policemen in the Rodney King beating 
 trial. 54 people were killed in 3 days.
1994 Israel and the PLO signed an agreement in Paris which 
 granted Palestinians broad authority to set taxes, 
 control trade and regulate banks under self-rule in the 
 Gaza Strip and Jericho.
1998 The U.S., Canada and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion 
 in NAFTA trade.
1998 Brazil announced a plan to protect a large area of 
 Amazon forest. The area was about the size of Colorado.
2009 NATO expelled two Russian diplomats from NATO 
 headquarters in Brussels over a spy scandal in Estonia. 
 Russia's Foreign Ministry criticized the expulsions. 
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