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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo tung View Post
    that's not forbidden. You are absolutely free to try out that popsicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    That may be photoshopped.

    Ashley Burke seems to the the Hockey reporter, and hasn't written an article like that today.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/author/ashley-burke-1.2943844
    nor has anyone else
    https://www.cbc.ca/search?q=trust%20...ance&media=all
    It would be great if someone submitted that image to get it 'Fact Checked' by snoops and have a big fat FALSE under the image!

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    Justin Trudeau's socks are the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Justin Trudeau's socks are the #1 most requested item at homeless shelters.
    And I wish the prick was in them when they get there.
    Nothing will F--k you up as much as the realization that there's no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    I heard that one in the 80's, but it was on the phone with a WordPerfect support rep. The version I heard then continued:

    The Rep then asked if the person still had the boxes that the computer came in. The person said, "Yes, but what would I do with the boxes?" The rep then replied, "Pack your computer up, and take it back to the store that you bought if from. "When you get there, tell them that you would like to return it because you are too stupid to own a computer."

    This was a true story, and the support rep got fired over that.

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    Enough To Go Around for Everybody

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    Nothing will F--k you up as much as the realization that there's no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordburu View Post
    I heard that one in the 80's, but it was on the phone with a WordPerfect support rep. The version I heard then continued:

    The Rep then asked if the person still had the boxes that the computer came in. The person said, "Yes, but what would I do with the boxes?" The rep then replied, "Pack your computer up, and take it back to the store that you bought if from. "When you get there, tell them that you would like to return it because you are too stupid to own a computer."

    This was a true story, and the support rep got fired over that.
    Not all of it is true. I first encountered that story back before the "web", on the Usenet groups, back when I had a compuserve email address.

    .... ok, found it in an archive, the complete and original story:

    https://web.archive.org/web/19970209...uble-with.html

    From: dwiebe@csi.compuserve.com
    Newsgroups: alt.shenanigans
    Subject: Re: phonestuff

    cyberknght@aol.com (CyberKnght) writes:
    >I like that idea!
    >
    >When I worked as a customer service rep at the cable company, few things
    >frustrated me more than vague customers.
    >
    >"Hi. My cable's not working right"
    > [...]
    >"How do I tell if my TV is on channel 3?"
    >
    >And on and on and on and on... this kind of call was typical of my day at
    >the cable company

    This reminds me of a call I got from a faculty member when I was
    computer-assisting my way through college:

    "Welch Hall computer assistant; may I help you?"
    "Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect."
    [Instant voice-recognition: I know it's a particularly ditzy blonde French
    professor with whom I have had prior dealings.]
    "What sort of trouble, Dr. B?"
    "Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went
    away."
    "Went away?"
    "They disappeared."
    "Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?"
    "Nothing."
    "Nothing?"
    "It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type."
    "Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?"
    "How do I tell?"
    [Uh-oh. Well, let's give it a try anyway.]
    "Can you see the C:\> prompt on the screen?"
    "What's a sea-prompt?"
    [Uh-huh, thought so. Let's try a different tack.]
    "Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?"
    "There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type."
    [Ah--at least she knows what a cursor is. Sounds like a hardware problem.
    I wonder if she's kicked out her monitor's power plug.]
    "Does your monitor have a power indicator?"
    "What's a monitor?"
    "It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have
    a little light that tells you when it's on?"
    "I don't know."
    "Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord
    goes into it. Can you see that?"
    [sound of rustling and jostling]
    [muffled] "Yes, I think so."
    "Great! Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the
    wall."
    [pause]
    "Yes, it is."
    [Hmm. Well, that's interesting. I doubt she would have accidentally turned
    it off, and I don't want to send her hunting for the power switch because
    I don't know what kind of monitor she has and it's bound to have more than
    one switch on it. Maybe the video cable is loose or something.]
    "When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two
    cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?"
    "No."
    "Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other
    cable."
    [rustle rustle]
    [muffled] "Okay, here it is."
    "Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of
    your computer."
    [still muffled] "I can't reach."
    "Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?"
    [clear again] "No."
    "Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?"
    "Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle--it's because
    it's dark."
    "Dark?"
    "Yes--the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming
    in from
    the window."
    "Well, turn on the office light then."
    "I can't."
    "No? Why not?"
    "Because there's a power outage."
    "A p--!"
    [ARGH!]

    This woman was good friends with my supervisor, who was also a French
    professor (still is, matter of fact--and in addition, she's now also my wife),
    so I couldn't deal with her the way I really wanted to, and was forced to
    explain sweetly and gently to her that computers needed power just like office
    lights, and if the office lights were out, then the computer was too, and that
    yes, if she hadn't saved her work she had probably lost everything she'd done
    so far in WordPerfect. But I could still fantasize:

    "A power outage? Aha! Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the
    boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?"
    "Well, yes, I keep them in the closet."
    "Good! Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was
    when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."
    "Really? Is it that bad?"
    "Yes, I'm afraid it is."
    "Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"
    "Tell them you're TOO STUPID TO OWN A COMPUTER!"
    [slam]

    But that wouldn't have been a very nice thing to do, now would it?
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    Trump Steals Five in New York
    -- https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/10/politics/trump-steels-five/index.html

    Trump Takes the Fifth, in deposition for New York AG
    -- https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tru...-investigation

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