Monday, December 22, 2008

Best Free Sites for Online Storage? Advice Welcome!

Ok, so I have a good computer, but do worry, because I am a music addict... and have a few too many photos stored too, I'll admit! I have to wonder how much faster my computer would be if I weren't storing it all on my harddrive. I've been doing a bit of searching tonight, but several of the sites delete your accounts if you don't use them for a certain amount of days, etc.

Which sites have you had success with? Do they offer enough space for a LOT of songs? Do they delete your account if you don't log in often enough? Are their free plans decent, or is it worth it to just go ahead and pay for the upgraded plans?

Would love to hear your opinions and recommendations!

Thanks all, and hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, or a happy time, no matter what you do, or don't, celebrate!

Help find missing kids! Urgent!

Hi all! I have a close friend, who is going through hell right now, as his children have, basically, been kidnapped.

In January, of this year, Stan (my friend) was going through a rough time, so his children stayed with their older sister, Stan's daughter, temporarily until he could get on his feet. He signed a paper, giving her guardianship, but never signed it in front of a notary, and it was never handled through the court system. Stan has been driving back and forth, from Oklahoma to Texas, to visit his two children, and has been giving his daughter money for their care, as well as buying them things they need. A couple months ago, Stan got things together, and got a home fit for his children. He went to Texas, and informed his daughter that he wanted his children back. Legally, this should have ended the guardianship right then and there, since it was an informal guardianship (I have been studying the laws on this). His daughter refused to return his children, so he returned with the police. The daughter claimed the children were no longer there, although Stan visited them at her residence the previous day. The police did not search, and did nothing to help. They returned the following day, and this time searched the home, but, by this time, she had disposed of all their clothing, etc. and hidden the kids elsewhere, claiming she gave them to their birth mother, who has no custodial rights, and abandoned the children when they were a few months old. The birth mother has outstanding warrants in several states, and is clearly not fit to raise these children.

The fact of the matter is, we do not believe she gave the children to their mother, rather we believe she has them in hiding.

Stan is disabled, and has no money for attorneys, and has, in fact, been spending every dime he can get, going back and forth to Texas, trying to find his children. Although he does not have a lot of money, he has raised his children all these years by himself, and is a very loving father.

I have advised him to file kidnapping charges tomorrow, with the Norman, OK police department. All I am asking is, if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these people, or any information that may help with the case, is that you would contact the Norman, OK police at (405)321-1600 or send me an email (Stan does not have computer access) at .

Stan's daughter, who is refusing to return the children is Aretha A Johnson, and lives in Red Oak, TX. The children's mother's location is unknown, as she has been hiding, due to the multiple warrants for her arrest in several states. Her name is Natasha Lorraine Henson. The two children are Rashawn and Natoya Johnson, and the father, who is searching for his children, is Stanley Johnson, who resides in Norman, OK.

Any information at all would be greatly appreciated, and please, please feel free to forward this on, so we can find his kids. I will be getting more information, such as recent photos of the children, tomorrow, and will update as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance for any help and/or prayers!

Thanks for all the emails (sarcastic!) :P

I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking ones nose (although cell phone usage may be taking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God' on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face... disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan ...

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the brown recluse and my hand will fall off.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician . .

Oh, by the way.....

A German scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

Have a Merry Christmas and have a happy new Year anyway.

My, you're getting old!