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  1. Thanks for the link Liz, I think this is a totally idiotic statement: quoting from the article. “Other than that, I think, you know, the public should feel secure in purchasing pet foods that are not subject to the recall,†Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told reporters." If he thinks anyone feels pet food is safe he's living in an isolation booth with no tv, newspaper, or internet news!!! And down at the bottom of the article yet another recall, this time for salmonella contamination, for pet owners to double check what they have/buy. "Also Thursda
  2. Happy Birthday to you both!!! May you each be blessed with a long life filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity. Pat God bless everyone
  3. Hubby went to work one morning many years ago with his spare pair of work boots (he was going to be working in a wet area and wanted a dry pair to switch to afterwards) on top of the car...luckily he stopped at friend's gas station for a fillup...and he noticed the boots. Sure took alot of ribbing over that one. Later he got teased every time the friend, who also was the manager of the apartment building we lived in, saw him go out to the car!!! handplane thanks for your method to keep track of computer work. For my computer, I do keep notes in steno pad for various registration numbers, pa
  4. I have a similar tale of woe, but mine is even's my dialup's (CFAITH) home page!!! They just don't seem to get it that dialup is inherently slow!!! So a couple of years back they updated their home page, from an easy to load nice site that had Christian devotionals etc to a bunch of Christian ads for various things they wanted people to start buying/doing....renting cds, doing ecards, buying books, etc. All of course with pics to slow things down, and did I mention they made it harder to find the various devotionals which now you have to go to other slow to load pages instead of on
  5. Liz's link remiinded me of the one I was trying to think of last night. Ha!!! Thanks Liz. It's Free Geek!!! They are sure doing a good job for the community, for those it helps with rebuilt computers complete with Linux installed, and for the environment!! Instead of the home page, I am first linking to the news and events, because one of the items mentioned a similar outfit in Columbus there might be others across the country too. Sure would be good to have them in many places!!! Contact info on left side of page to see if they know of other such sites in U.S. Free Geek news and ev
  6. Any private or nonprofit outfits in your area that rebuilds computers from donated used parts for low income folks? I can't think of the name of the local nonprofit that does that and then loads linux on them to give away, and can't find it right now. Our Metro recycling site used to have it listed, but the site has changed and now I can't easily find things like I used to be able to! Anyhow thought if I could find that outfit's site I could give it to you to email them and ask if they had a counterpart in your area. Oh well I'll look some more tomorrow. I don't remember where I got this link
  7. Happy Birthday from me too. May you be blessed with a long life filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity. Pat God bless everyone
  8. Hi folks, Thanks Sultan for the links, will check them out tomorrow, to head-achy tonight to hardly even see straight. Hubby mowed the lawn this afternoon and I have a sinus (allergy to mown grass) and stress (from F-Secure install) headache!!! Actually the uninstall went ok, although got a surprise while I was posting here yesterday when suddenly the F-Secure icon on system tray started doing a red blinking ! on top of it...mouse hover said expired. I thought I had until midnight since a popup that showed up when I turned on computer each time said April 4th (maybe that was Finland time/dat
  9. First will put in links to articles from the Oregonian yesterday... the first one shows the total ineptitude of those who are in charge of protecting the food supply for either pets or humans. They didn't even announce banning importing wheat gluten from China until Monday and I wonder how long after the announcement the ban will take affect??? Why on earth didn't they at least put a temporary ban on it's sale here and from anymore coming into our country until the whole thing was solved when they first found out the stuff had a problem???!!!??? Policing the nation's pet food Oreognian articl
  10. TK, how nice to see you on board with updates on what's going on with you and your family!!! Congratulations my friend!!! I hope the baby will be on tyme, but I bet you wont have much spare tyme after it arrives!!! Take care TK, and don't forget to come back and tell us if it is a boy or a girl soon. Pat God bless everyone
  11. I'm glad you're not Mikex. However....I am. Wish I could have backed up my brain like I backed up my hard drives. Learn about the Successful Aging of Your Brain Starting April 16, join our conversation, in our Curious Minds op ed discussion, on the latest brain science and how you can keep your brain healthy longer. Go to: Interesting Article Sultan, Thanks. Mark, you just described my note system, about notes about....whatever they were about... !!! Yes what you said makes perfect sense to me!!! That's my system too. Now if I could jus
  12. Thanks Liz, Barb, and Mark for all your help. I don't ever order things online (was just hoping to find a rebate I could print out and use by mail but didn't find any), so we went down to Fry's yesterday to get F-Secure 2007 Internet Security rebates (so watch them have it next week or soon now I've already purchased it!) so was $70. Only place in town (way way on the far side of the metro area!) I know that has it. So tomorrow is the big day to uninstall the old version and do the new. I hope it all works out ok but a few prayers wouldn't hurt, considering this cantankerous comput
  13. Very True!!! Also I think it is the main source of Global Warming due to all the excess hot air expelled in the pressurized heated atmosphere that this element thrives on...which expands to other areas especially on various time schedules of the week/year/cycle of the element interacting with it's base or with an antagonist agent. this heavy element is also a black hole for sucking up resources especially money. This element is frequently a heavy burden on the shoulders of those who are subject to it. Pat God bless everyone
  14. I would try using people search (name, address if you have it, or city if you have it with the rural route/post office designation from them, and state) on Switchboard. com, then once you get the right answer do a map search via clicking on the additional map link when you get the right results from your search. I have other people/business search site links if you need them. Pat God bless everyone