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Old 22 February 2010, 05:07 PM
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The next week our ship went out to sea, and I was sitting down on the mess decks to eat some fried chicken, when I noticed that it had a familiar shape. I cut it open to find both a beak and a brain! Apparently our ship had bought food while we were in Greece.
This doesn't even make any sense, unless he has never once prepared a meal for himself and doesn't understand how the food on his plate got to be that way.
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Old 21 May 2010, 03:21 AM
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Comment: You article about a chemical to turn pool water with urine in it
to a particular color is partially correct. There is a medication given
to people with painful urinary tract infections, and it does turn the
urine red, which would be visible to others if you had taken this
medication and then pee'd in public. In fact, many years ago, a woman in
such a situation said that her doctor nor her pharmacist warned her of
such a side effect, she had an embarrassing incident in a pool, and
successfully sued for damages. The medication is called pyridium, and is
a mild anesthetic to the bladder.
If you wanted to know if people were urinating in your pool, you could
give them this medication, and then sit back and observe. I don't know of
any chemical that you can add to a pool to reveal what may be in the
water, but I do know that whenever we host a large party, our swimming
pool appears noticably yellow the next day, when it normally appears pure
light blue in color!
You could call a pharmacist to verify this information. This is a
medication that has been around for 30+ years, and well known by most
urologists.
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Old 31 May 2010, 05:37 AM
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Comment: RE: Proof of ACLU atempt to stop prayer in Military

Artical in question:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/marines.asp

Response:
ACLU of Maryland Letter to Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. Fowler, United States
Naval Acadamy to stop noon time prayer
http://www.aclu.org/files/pdfs/relig...ttertonavy.pdf

"In a letter sent May 2 to Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. Fowler on behalf of a
group of midshipmen who object to the prayers, Deborah A. Jeon, Legal
Director for the ACLU of Maryland, asked that the Academy discontinue its
requirement that all midshipmen stand in attendance at the daily "noon
meal prayer," a practice that violates their religious freedom and rights
of conscience."
http://www.aclu.org/religion-belief/...-naval-academy
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Old 04 June 2010, 06:20 PM
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Comment: http://ladywildlife.com/animals/newspage80.html

While the new item today about the whale and kayaker is false, it did
happen and was caught on film in Sandbridge, Virginia Beach some years
ago. There are probably better pictures somewhere but here is one link.
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Old 26 June 2010, 03:01 AM
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Comment: I was just forwarded an update of the burundanga business card legend with
references to the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton City Police and
Alberta Social Services, (and Paul Bevan again), but while I was familiar
with the hoax previously, I had not read your description of the effects
of Burundanga before. I was forcefully reminded of the time when my
first-born was just under two years of age and my husband and I went to
Mazatlan. In Mazatlan, they use those little golf cart cabs. We went to
one of the restaurants the hotels recommend that offer a free drink with
your meal via one of these cabs, and on the way the cab driver was trying
very hard to convince my husband to come enjoy some night life after the
meal. We ate our meal, and shared one margarita between the two of us.
We were arguing vehemently because my husband was actually considering
doing this, and I think our impairment escaped our notice at first. My
son grabbed a tabasco bottle and put it into his mouth, and though I saw
him doing it, I could not react fast enough to stop him. The waitress
came by and promptly removed the bottle. The same cabbie returned for our
trip back to the hotel and tried to convince the dumb hubby to go out.
Fortuntely, though still ticked at me, the dumb hubby knew what side his
bread was buttered on and did not separate from us. I was still wide
awake and stumbling around at 3 am. As we discussed it the next day, it
was clear we had been impaired beyond what was reasonable for one shared
drink, but I don't think we really appreciated the close call we had
experienced until much later. And the hubby's gotten a bit smarter after
many years of listening to his wise wife!
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Old 08 August 2010, 05:53 PM
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Referred by: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusa...terclosure.asp

Comment: In today's snope update #479 one of the sections was entitled

Rumor: An animal shelter will soon be closing or moving and will euthanize
all the animals that have not been adopted.

In fact, this was in progress in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada until major
protests stopped it. Here are a few of the articles about this event
which happened in May, 2010

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291961

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1564978/

Events like these would tend to force other older similar ones to float to
the top again.
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Old 28 August 2010, 08:50 PM
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Comment: About the Facebook rumor about child pornographers- although
perhaps that particular group "becoming a parent was the best thing...."
may not have been true, in fact child pornographers HAVE been operating on
Facebook and you need to insert that VITAL point in your response as an
update. Your response that it's a rumor will lead them into a false sense
of security.

See BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11101149 and also ones on
ABC, Mercury Times, AOL and some others. CNN is curiously silent on
this...
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Old 01 September 2010, 07:06 PM
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Comment: Regarding the Santa stuck in a chimney story, it should be
updated or a new page created regarding Doctor Kotarac who died just that
way in Bakersfield CA.
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Old 22 November 2010, 04:11 AM
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Comment: I just received a forwarded email titled new rape method where an
older lady called for help from a passenger seat of a car at Target. The
would be victim remembered an email warning from her mom the week before
and decided to get a manager to help the woman. When the manager got
close a man jumped out and tried to abduct her. The would be victim
yelled to call 911, but a police officer saw the whold thing and rescued
the woman.

I was skeptical because there were no details or names, and an older woman
luring a victim is just wrong, so I checked your site and found that you
are assuming that all these warnings are false since they cannot be
verified.

Because you are calling all the warnings false I wanted to tell you my
story about my would-be abduction. You are welcome to contact me by email or cell if you wish.

I was going to Smith's grocery store in Albuquerque, NM back in 1986-7.
It was at night and it wasn't long after a woman named Linda Lee Daniels
was abducted outside her home and killed in Albuquerque. I think they may
have found a bag of groceries outside her door, too. Anyway, I was
crossing the parking lot and had to wait for a car to go by before walking
inside so I noticed that the male driver was alone.

After I finished shopping I went back outside and noticed the same car
parked by itself about a 100 feet away, with the driver just waiting. I
thought it was strange because I knew the driver came in alone. When I
pulled out and got on Central, the car followed. I thought, oh brother, I
know you are there. I was more upset for the next girl he followed that
didn't notice him. So I did a u-turn and went back into Smith's and
called the police who told me to just go home and they would send out an
officer. I asked if they wanted me to wait so I could identify the guy
but the 911 operator said no. I knew they didn't take me seriously
because of the Linda Lee Daniels abduction; they thought I must be a
hysterical woman.

When I went back outside, before I got in my car I looked over at that man
waiting in his car so he knew I knew what he was doing. Before I could
back out, he drove behind my car and blocked me in for only a moment and
then drove away. Long story short, I wish the police had taken me
seriously and allowed me to identify the guy so they could question him.
Maybe they didn't care because a crime had not been committed but I have
to wonder if it got committed shortly after.
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Old 22 November 2010, 04:51 AM
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Huh, not likely. But maybe next time you might think twice about having cut that guy off before you turned into the carpark at Smiths.

(Most likely explanation).
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Old 27 November 2010, 06:12 PM
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Comment: The cash back scam that you state is false, is in fact true.
I had this experience about 5 years ago at a supermarket in Lincolnshire,
UK. Not Walmart.
When I arrived home, I thought it was a bit expensive for the amount of
shopping I had bought, and checked all the articles against the receipt.
I had been billed for a 50 cash back that I had never requested. I had
paid with a Visa Debit card and hadn't had my purse with me. I went back
to the shop where it was found that the checkout person had put the money
in her locker to return the money to me when I went back to the shop
again!!!
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Comment: I'm writing in regards to an article I read today on the website:
"Targeted for Crime". It reminded me of a recent incident, here in
Wareham, MA. It had nothing to do with an elderly person, but it did have
to do with a convicted rapist luring woman using a "good Samaritan" act.
Apparently, he lured a woman from her vehicle by telling her she had left
her shopping bag or purse on the roof of her car and when she got out of
her car to get it he attempted to grab her to get her into his van. THIS
is real:
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/reg...k_at_wal-mart/.
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Old 28 January 2011, 01:59 AM
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Comment: Regarding the oddity of 11/11/11. There is also 12/12/12
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Old 06 February 2011, 02:09 AM
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Comment: Just wanted to comment on the "Le-a" article. I'm a 5th grade
teacher in Union City, TN. I do indeed have a student this year named
"Ladasha". The dash is spelled out, and she pronounces it with a long a
as: La-day-sha. Not as funny as the article, but I did find it
interesting. Love your site, BTW.
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Comment: Regarding the oddity of 11/11/11. There is also 12/12/12
But the spooky thing is that 13/13/13 has been wiped from the calendar - with no explanation.

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Old 08 February 2011, 05:13 PM
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Of course - the world is ending in 2012; why would there be a 13/13/13?
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Old 14 March 2011, 05:27 PM
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Comment: Im messaging about the article about the military pay freeze, Im
writing cause this is the article posted in the Army times paper which
kinda goes against your response of FALSE. Just though you should see what
they are writing in the Armys paper. I kinda hope your right but the
following article link shows other wise;

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/0...tdown-031111w/
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Old 14 March 2011, 05:37 PM
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The Army Times is not "the Army's newspaper."

Yeah, I get distracted by irrelevancies.
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Old 16 March 2011, 11:00 PM
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/fallout.asp

Your articles states:
In fact Japanese nuclear officials have said repeatedly that they're
dealing with "a minimal level of radiation that does not harm human
health."

My comment:
That's probably what the people of Ukraine were told when Chernobyl
occurred. You should view this link to see what this can do to human
health.
http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/chernobyl

May God have mercy on us.
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Old 18 March 2011, 05:42 PM
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Comment: re: MILITARY PAY FREEZE

THE ANSWER TO THIS IS REPORTED AS FALSE, BUT MY DAUGHTER JUST READ A WHOLE
ARTICLE FROM A .MIL WEBSITE FROM THE MARINES THAT STATES THAT IF THE
BUDGET DOES NOT GET FIXED THEN APRIL 1ST MAY BE THE LAST PAY FOR ANY
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE (INCLUDING ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY). THEY PASSED A
RESOLUTIONB AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT TO MAKE SURE THEY GET PAID ON APRIL 1.
IF I RECALL CORRECTLY THE MILITARY PERSONNEL SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO SERVE. WOULD THIS BE A BREACH OF CONTRACT IF
THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN DONT GET PAID?

THIS IS A TRUE STATEMENT
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