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Old 18 March 2011, 02:52 AM
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Comment: I just read your article about months with 5 Fridays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.

Link = http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/trivia/fivedays.asp

The article talks about months having 5 Fri, Sat, and Sun if the 31-day
month starts on a Sunday as does August 2010, but although Aug 2010 did
start on a Sunday and had 5 Sundays, it only had 4 Sat and 4 Sun.

I believe that the rule should have stated that this 5-day phenomenon
occurs on any 31-day month that starts on a Friday, not on a Sunday as
stated in your article. Recent examples include Aug 2008, May 2009, Jan
2010, Oct 2010, or July 2011.

I thought you might be interested in checking out this article and
updating it as appropriate.
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Old 19 March 2011, 03:30 PM
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Comment: You imply that there is some hoax connected with the wearing of
red shirts on friday to show support of the troops. either quantify the
hoax or strike that from your list.
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Old 19 March 2011, 05:00 PM
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Quantify? You mean count the hoax, okay, there's one. We can also quantify a true UL, there's another. What do you know it's the same one! We don't have to strike it from the list.
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Comment: URL in error:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/trivia/fivedays.asp

I can't cut and paste the part that is incorrect. In your example, you
state anytime the 1st falls on a "Sunday" for a month with 31 days ...
That is incorrect. For the pattern of 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5
Sundays, a month with 31 days must fall on a Friday, not a Sunday. If the
1st falls on a Sat or Sun, there will be 5 weeks for 1 of those days.
When the 1st falls on a Friday, then Fri, Sat and Sun will have 5 weeks.

While your pattern is correct, it's a bit misleading. Months with 31 days
that have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays will occur in the following
years:
Jan 2010 2016 2021 2027 2038 2044 2050
Mar 2013 2019 2024 2030 2036 2041 2047
May 2015 2020 2026 2037 2048
Jul 2011 2016 2022 2033 2039 2044 2050
Aug 2014 2025 2031 2036 2042
Oct 2010 2021 2027 2032 2038 2049
Dec 2017 2023 2028 2034 2045
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Old 20 March 2011, 08:51 PM
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Comment: re: Fuelish Pleasures

I think you should be aware that every gasoline pump has a warning posted
on it to NOT USE A CELL PHONE DURING FUELING. I am afraid that your
article does not address the real danger in cell phone use while fueling.
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Old 20 March 2011, 09:19 PM
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Comment: In the article "Historic Change", related to the absense or
presence of "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the $1.00 coins, here is some additional
information. I have a 2006, $1.00 Franklin Pierce coin that has "IN GOD
WE TRUST" on the face of the coin to the lower left of the portrait. Is
this another error? Has the mint changed the format?
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Old 20 March 2011, 09:47 PM
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Comment: This is your site and question:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/socia...ty/changes.asp...

Your question read: What party took social security from the independent
"Trust" fund and put it into the General fund so congress could spend it?

(And your answer was)
"It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controled House and Senate"
which is completely wrong and our own govt website says so: Here's the
link and I will copy and paste their question and answer for you.

http://www.ssa.gov/history/InternetMyths2.html

"Q1: Which political party took Social Security from the independent trust
fund and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?"

A1: There has never been any change in the way the Social Security program
is financed or the way that Social Security payroll taxes are used by the
federal government. The Social Security Trust Fund was created in 1939 as
part of the Amendments enacted in that year. From its inception, the Trust
Fund has always worked the same way. The Social Security Trust Fund has
never been "put into the general fund of the government."


I suggest you correct it and not give out false information.
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Old 21 March 2011, 02:41 AM
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I suggest you correct it and not give out false information.
I have a few suggestions for you, but children may be reading this.
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Old 22 March 2011, 05:14 AM
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Comment: As to Muslim's being exempt from Obamacare, I wish you would just
report the facts. Your very liberal interpetation that they wouldn't be
exempt because they don't spurn social security. Social Security has
nothing to do with health insurance and while the word dhimmitude is not
in the bill the act itself is on page 107 and page 128. They will qualify
for the exemption or at least try to. If they do the USA will have a big
problem. Please try to report the facts and keep your liberal bs to
yourself.
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Old 24 March 2011, 08:40 PM
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Comment: Just wanted to point out a bit of irony to you. The net is full
of pop up ads about the 1% transaction fee about to be imposed by Congress
on the use of Debit Cards. Snopes reports that while there is proposed
legislation to this effect
(http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/debtfree.asp) it is extremely
unlikely to ever succeed.

How ironic that one of the websirtes being plagued by this ad is...
Snopes.com
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Old 24 March 2011, 08:44 PM
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Comment: I saw the pepsi article about removing "under God" from the
pledge..you do realize Dr. Pepper is from Pepsi, right?
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Old 24 March 2011, 10:51 PM
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Comment: I think you need to look at the Corpus Christi rumor again.
According to the site at www.imdb.com there is a movie by that name
dealing with Jesus and gay issues. I'm not sure you should call this one
totally false since the movie does exist.
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Old 24 March 2011, 11:36 PM
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(I think that might could be Gadsden, AL, rather than Gadsen.)
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Comment: Regarding Bar codes. First I would like to know where you
obtained your info? I have a package of dates with 717 first 3 numbers of
bar code. It says from Pakistan then says processed and packaged in USA.
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Comment: Stamping Grounds depicting Islamic stamp issued prior to 9-11.
You indicated the celebration was in response to Abraham's willingness to
sacrifice his son Ishmael. i thought it was Isaac. Not the same person.
Had he sacrificed Ishmael, the world would be a different place.
Of course that could be said about any history.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/stamps/eidstamp.asp
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Comment: Communion of the Moon

If this were true, I'd like to know how, in an enclosed space suit, could
he possibly have taken communion via wine and a waffer??? Intuatively,
this is bunk.
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Old 01 April 2011, 03:40 PM
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Quote:
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and while the word dhimmitude is not in the bill
Or in any reliable unabridged dictionary, presumably.
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Comment: I wonder IF you really READ things sent to ya'll.
Wearing Red on Fridays IS TRUE in parts of CA and TX and throughout the
USA. We have been wearing RED t-shirts with the sayings: “We Are No Longer
Silent and Voicing Support of Our Troops (on the front and on the back) We
Are In The Land of The Free ONLY Because of The Brave” on Fridays since
2004/05 here in TX at the VFW’s with a large number of ‘citizens’ wearing
some type of Red in town and we have sent 'T's' from CA to NC. You can
always call me for further details.
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Quote:
“We Are No Longer Silent and Voicing Support of Our Troops (on the front and on the back)
I'm trying to picture that...
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Old 08 April 2011, 02:54 PM
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Comment: RE: AP article stating that Obama was Kenyan born.
I understand that the original AP article did not include the Kenyan
reference. However, this was a local Chicago newspaper. Why would the
person who added that Obama was Kenyan born do that without a credible
source. Also, wouldn't Obama's people call in and ask for a retraction?
A local newspaper would probably have more intimate knowledge of a local
candidate than a national news organization and would be under more
scrutiny by the subjects of their articles.
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