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Good Morning, !
Today is Friday,  October 18
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

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Today, October 18 in 
1860 British troops burned the Yuanmingyuan at the end of the
Second Opium War to establish Britain's sole monopoly in
selling Opium in China.
More of today in history at History
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Today's Bonehead Award: British sisters mock disabled homeless woman for being a 'HUNCHBACK' then beat her senseless breaking her nose and eye socket _______________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! _______________________________________________ Not every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage. --- Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum An idiot with a plan will beat a genius without a plan. --- Socratex "If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle." --- Jack Adams _______________________________________________ Serving as a Marine recruiter in western North Carolina, I found a young man who met all the requirements and was ready to enlist. I explained the importance of being truthful on the application, and he began filling out his paper work. But when he got to the question "Do you own any foreign property or have any foreign financial interests?" he looked up at me with a worried expression. "Well," he confessed, "I do own a Toyota." We enlisted him that day. ________________________________________________` Thanks to Penny for this: Wisconsin Punkin Patch ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Katie Thomasson, 24, Molly Thomasson, 21, Worcester, UK British sisters mock disabled homeless woman for being a 'HUNCHBACK' then beat her senseless breaking her nose and eye socket Katie Thomasson and her sister Molly attacked homeless person Jodie Gillett Ms Gillett suffered a broken nose and smashed eye socket during the attack Worcester Crown Court viewed CCTV showing Katie, 24, mocking Ms Gillett Katie Thomasson was jailed for two-and-a-half years. Molly received two years. Shocking footage shows two sisters mocking a disabled homeless woman for being a 'hunchback' before battering her in the street. Katie Thomasson, 24, and younger sister Molly, 21, launched the savage assault which left victim Jodie Gillett with a broken nose and a smashed eye socket. Miss Gillett was left hospitalised for two days as a result of being repeatedly punched and kicked in the face in Worcester city centre on March 16. CCTV shows Katie approach the victim, who suffers from curvature of the spine, pretending to hobble along the street mimicking a hunchback. She then grabbed Miss Gillett by the hair and punched her several times in the face before Molly joined in. Last week the evil sisters, both of Worcester, were jailed after admitting causing grievous bodily harm.
DearWebby's Tech Support Pits From: Larry Re: Incredimail not sending Dear Webby, I have a problem sending out email. I have incredimail. It lets incoming mail in, but can't send any out. This started happening when I got high speed interneet. Incredimail says that I need to go to my firewall and uncheck it and add incredimail. I'm having trouble finding and adding incredimail. Can you help me in this matter. Thank you Larry Dear Larry Don't expect usable info from Incredimail support. Your firewall settings regarding email don't change when you switch fom dial-up to DSL. Most likely you just have to change the SMTP server name over to the one of your new DSL ISP. Same as when you travel, you have to always put in the SMTP server name that you use at the time. Your DSL provider should have that listed on their site, or you can call them. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Friday, we had a tornado drill. We were in the generator pit under underneath the garage and there's a PA announcement "This is a tornado drill. Please move quickly away from any and all windows." Somebody yelled out: "Quick, switch to LINUX!"
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Groan Alert! What disease can you get from kissing birds? Chirpes! (A canarial disease, but it's untweetable.) ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Thriftyfun.com font color="#009990"> Storing Wood Furniture When you are storing nice wood furniture, make sure you store it in a dry, well ventilated room. If you store it in a damp basement, you could discover moldy and warped furniture when you go to retrieve it. thriftyfun.Com Don't get too carried away with the "well ventilated" bit. Unless it is as well varnished as a fiddle, it will absorb humidity on humid days. Best is to use furniture bags or tightly taped plastic. Just as important is proper and level stacking. Otherwise shelves turn into propellers and tables and chairs turn into rockers. Unless you have a definite time table for refinishing or using the furniture, your best bet is to sell it and put the money onto a furniture store lay-away plan for a future purchase. ____________________________________________________
Syncrude's bison herd thriving on reclaimed oilsands lands
___________________________________________________ A man appears at a woman's front door and announces, "Madam, I'm the piano tuner." "I didn't send for a tuner," the piano-playing woman replies. "I know, lady," the man says. "Your neighbor did." ___________________________________________________ An enormously wealthy 65-year-old man falls in love with a woman in her 20s and is contemplating a proposal. "Do you think she'd marry me if I tell her I'm 45?" he asks a friend. "With her, your chances are better," says the friend, "if you tell her you're 90." ___________________________________________________ A travelling salesman finds himself stranded in the tiniest town in Australia. He knocks on the door of a little hotel. "Sorry, we don't have a spare room," says the manager, "but you're welcome to share with a little red-headed schoolteacher, if that's okay." "Oh, that'll be great," says the bloke, grinning from ear to ear."And don't worry, I'll be a real gentleman." "Just as well," says the manager. "So will the little red-headed schoolteacher." __________________________________________________
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Today, October 18 in
1469 Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile. The
marriage united all the dominions of Spain. 

1685 King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes,
which had established the legal toleration of the Protestant
population. 

1767 The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the
boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania. 

1842 Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph
cable. 

1860 British troops burned the Yuanmingyuan at the end of the
Second Opium War to establish Britain's sole monopoly in
selling Opium in China.

1867 The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia.
The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2
cents per acre). 

1892 The first long-distance telephone line between Chicago,
IL, and New York City, NY, was opened. 

1898 The American flag was raised in Puerto Rico only one
year after the Caribbean nation won its independence from
Spain. 

1929 The Judicial Committee of England's Privy Council ruled
that women were to be considered as persons in Canada. 

1944 Czechoslovakia was invaded by the Soviets during World
War II. 

1956 NFL commissioner Bert Bell disallowed the use of radio-
equipped helmets by NFL quarterbacks. 

1958 The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art
Linkletter's show. 

1961 Henri Matiss' "Le Bateau" went on display at New York's
Museum of Modern Art. It was discovered 46 days later that
the painting had been hanging upside down. 

1968 Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, were
suspended by the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving a "black
power" salute during a ceremony in Mexico City. 

1969 The U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to
evidence that they caused cancer. 

1970 Quebec's minister of labor was found strangled to death
after eight days of being held captive by the Quebec
Liberation Front (FLQ). 

1983 General Motors agreed to hire more women and minorities
for five years as part of a settlement with the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission. 

1985 South African authorities hanged black activist Benjamin
Moloise. Moloise had been convicted of murdering a police
officer. 

1989 Egon Krenz became the leader of East Germany after Erich
Honecker was ousted. Honeker had been in power for 18 years. 

1989 The space shuttle Atlantis was launched on a mission
that included the deployment of the Galileo space probe. 

1990 Iraq made an offer to the world that it would sell oil
for $21 a barrel. The price level was the same as it had been
before the invasion of Kuwait. 

1997 A monument honoring U.S. servicewomen, past and present,
was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. 

2013 Saudi Arabia became the first nation to reject a seat on
the United Nations Security Council. Jordan took the seat on
December 6.

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