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Old 05 February 2007, 12:54 AM
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Comment: There is a website (http://www.FloraBush.com) that says President
and Laura Bush have a third twin (triplets)but they do not have anything
to do with her. She is wealthy and is a rock singer and is a democrat. I
have not heard this before and was wondering if it is true? I am not
sending any emails about this because I don't want to get something
started that is not true.
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Old 05 February 2007, 12:20 PM
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I am not sending any emails about this because I don't want to get something started that is not true.
What a novel concept.

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Old 13 February 2007, 09:35 PM
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Comment: I am an adult and I love reading harry potter because I know it
is not ral that is why they call it FICTION because it is FAKE. and if
those kids are talking like that it is because the parents are not telling
the kids that the book is a lie and only for entertainment the story is
not real. so your warnings are going to go unheard or not cared about.

P.S. oh by the way I am a christian and I have kids
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Old 14 February 2007, 01:14 AM
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Comment: i don't understand with the jokes
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Old 14 February 2007, 03:20 AM
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Comment: I am an adult and I love reading harry potter because I know it
is not ral that is why they call it FICTION because it is FAKE. and if
those kids are talking like that it is because the parents are not telling
the kids that the book is a lie and only for entertainment the story is
not real. so your warnings are going to go unheard or not cared about.

P.S. oh by the way I am a christian and I have kids
Whenever your kids get into school, you need to be sure to help them with their homework. Especially the lessons that teach the proper use of punctuation.
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Old 14 February 2007, 11:55 AM
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Comment: I was sent this the other day and could not find it on your web site. I do not trust other site for the truth as I do your. Could you look into it

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This is a VIRUS WARNING

If you receive an email entitled "Bedtimes" delete it IMMEDIATELY.

Do not open it.

Apparently this one is pretty nasty. It will not only erase everything on your hard drive, but it will also delete anything on disks within 20 feet of your computer. It demagnetizes the stripes on ALL of your credit cards. It reprograms your ATM access code, screws up the tracking on your VCR, and uses subspace field harmonics to scratch any CD's you attempt to play. It will programme your phone auto dial to call only 0900 numbers. This virus will mix antifreeze into your fish tank.

IT WILL CAUSE YOUR TOILET TO FLUSH WHILE YOU ARE SHOWERING.

It will drink ALL your beer.

FOR GOD'S SAKE, ARE YOU LISTENING??

It will leave dirty underwear on the coffee table when you are expecting company. It will replace your shampoo with toothpaste and your toothpaste with soap. If the "Bedtimes" message opens in a Windows 95/98 environment, it will leave the toilet seat up and leave your hair dryer plugged in dangerously close to a full bathtub. It will not only remove the forbidden tags from your mattresses and pillows, it will also refill your skimmed milk with whole milk.

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WARN AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN.

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And if you don't send this to 5000 people in 20 seconds, you'll fart so hard that your right leg will spasm and shoot straight out in front of you, sending sparks that will ignite the person nearest you.

Send this warning to everyone!!!

THERE'S A LOT OF SADNESS IN THE WORLD!

Right now, as you read this, 17 Million people are having SEX!!!
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Old 14 February 2007, 11:56 AM
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And if you don't send this to 5000 people in 20 seconds, you'll fart so hard that your right leg will spasm and shoot straight out in front of you, sending sparks that will ignite the person nearest you.
I feel sorry for the first 5000 people in this person's address book.
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Right now, as you read this, 17 Million people are having SEX!!!
Blimey, that's some gang-bang!
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Old 14 February 2007, 05:11 PM
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Shouldn't that be Pork Soda?
Nah I'm thinking Sporkle.
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Old 19 February 2007, 10:31 PM
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Comment: Is this true?

An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other. He says to the waiter: "Want coffee."

The waiter says, "Sure, Chief. Coming right up."

He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee. The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp, turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun, causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere and then just walks out.

The next morning the Indian returns. He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling another male buffalo with the other. He walks up to the counter and says to the waiter "Want coffee."

The waiter says "Whoa, Tonto! We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday. What was all that about, anyway?"

The Indian smiles and proudly says ..

"Training for position in United States Congress: Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull, leave mess for others to clean up, disappear for rest of day."
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Old 21 February 2007, 04:54 AM
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Comment: Is it true the Red Cross is removing the Cross from thier logo?

"Hey folks, I had heard today that the Red Cross has taken the cross out of its
symbol because it has become 'offensive' to some people. I guess the symbol is,
well nothing now. Maybe a white box.

"It continues to crush me seeing this anit-God movement sweeping so
quickly across America."
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Old 21 February 2007, 02:13 PM
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It continues to crush me seeing this anit-God movement sweeping so quickly across America."
Who's this "Anit-God" (and does it have anything to do with the FSM?)

Ta ra 'wan,

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Old 21 February 2007, 08:36 PM
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it is true that the red cross adopted a third logo, adding to the red cross, the red crescent is "the red crystal"

http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0...m?OpenDocument

but i do see the humour in the white box...
as far as I know they're not replacing it... just adding a 3rd

and a lovely history of the symbols, showing it hasn't just been the "red cross" or around 130 years. In the 1876-1878 Russia-Turkey war Turkey/Ottoman Empire used a red Crescent since they (The ottoman empire not the red cross organization) thought the cross would be offensive to muslims
http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0...emblem-history

so if it's had multiple emblems for 130 years, i don't think adding one more (religion neutral) emblem will cause any problems

So maybe it's just me but i don't think that post belongs in the humour impaired...
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Old 21 February 2007, 10:19 PM
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Comment: I just received the following piece of information and would like
to know what you know about it:

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

Of course, my hand was on the nouse when I read it!
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Old 22 February 2007, 06:46 PM
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Comment: I just received the following piece of information and would like
to know what you know about it:

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

Of course, my hand was on the nouse when I read it!
I think that's a little too much insight on the psyche of this person.

:sigh: and I always believed that people who read anything on the internet with their hand on the mouse just thought it was more convinient that way.
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Comment: Euthanasia promoter accidentally kills himself during suicide
workshop

Euthanasia advocate, Dr. Will Killu, died earlier today while conducting
one of his self-titled "suicide workshops" for doctors and other medical
professionals.

Surprised participants initially had no idea that Dr Killu was dying in
front of them as he demonstrated his custom "Death with dignity" TM
plastic bag.

"He placed the bag over his head and then pulled the draw string and next
thing you know he was writhing on the ground" said workshop participant
Dr. Ira Jansen.

"We all thought he was pulling a prank. I mean, after all, he had just
finished explaining to us about how his Death with dignity bag TM offered
a truly peaceful and dignified way to end the life of a patient, and here
he was convulsing and writhing on the ground in front of us" said Dr.
Jansen.

It seems that many of Dr. Jansen's fellow medical professionals who were
also attending the workshop thought that Dr Killu was playing a trick on
them, and as a result no one actually came forward to investigate what was
happening to him for more than 15 minutes, at which stage he was already
dead.

Initial media reports had suggested that Dr. Killu had intentionally used
his suicide workshop for doctors and medical professionals to end his own
life, but his wife Clara has strongly rejected such suggestions.

"Will would have never taken his own life; he just thought that euthanasia
was a great way to become famous and make money from lonely elderly
people" said Clara Killu during a phone interview earlier today.

Mrs Killu says that she plans to continue the euthanasia advocacy of her
late husband Will, and she hopes to release a special suicide bag in his
honour called the "Will Killu Bag".
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Old 24 February 2007, 10:37 PM
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Cute joke It's from the 'Ox files' if anyone wants to read the original.

The Ox Files
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Old 16 March 2007, 03:36 AM
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Comment: This is an email recently going around on Jewish lists which
seems to be fake but is taken seriously. Can you find out whether is there
such a news agency at all?

Kosher for Passover Gasoline

By Danielle Wolfberg and Henry Lorman
Bergen County Jewish Times
Teaneck , New Jersey
March 1,2007

Yaniv Ban-Zaken, a local gas station owner, will be selling Kosher for
Passover gasoline during the holiday this year. The move, Ben-Zaken
says,has become necessary due to the increased ethanol content in gasoline
required by the government. The ethanol is typically derived from corn,
which is a forbidden food for Jews on Passover. And, according to
Ben-Zaken, underJewish law, it is also forbidden to derive any benefit
from corn.

"We will be providing a number of services to anyone interested in making
their motor vehicle Kosher for Passover," Ben-Zaken says. Services will
include siphoning off the non-Kosher gasoline and replacing it with the
Kosher gasoline. The entire process will be supervised by Rabbi Yitzchok
Mendelbaum. A special exemption to the EPA rule regarding the plantethanol
content of gasoline had to be obtained from the government to allow for
theuse of this gasoline.

The move has created some controversy among local community leaders. Rabbi
Shalom Silver, of Congregation Ohel Emeth in Teaneck , has recommended to
his congregants that they not buy the gasoline. "Although Jews of
Ashkenazi descent are not permitted to eat corn on Pesach, they are
permitted to derive benefit from corn byproducts, such as gasoline with
ethanol additives," he said.

However, Rabbi Mordechai Silver (no relation to Shalom Silver), of
Yeshivas Torah Ohr in nearby Englewood, disagrees, and maintains that
while it might technically be acceptable to use mass-produced gasoline,
those who can afford to purchase the new alternative should. "In Jewish
law, we have a principle of lifnim mshuras hadin--going above and beyond
the basic requirements of the law," he explained in an email. "Thank G-d,
many people in the area can afford to do so in this case."

Some local Jewish leaders have also complained about the high price of the
ethanol-free gas, which Ben-Zaken estimates will be $9.69 per gallon, but
Ben-Zaken insists that it is necessary. "The Kosher gas is made in small
quantities and not mass produced, so the costs are high." In fact,
Ben-Zaken, an immigrant from Israel who is not himself religious, claims
that he will not be making any profit on the sale of the Kosher gas. "I'm
doing this more as a community service. My hope is that people will be
more likely to patronize my station the rest of the year."Julio Sanchez,
one of Ben-Zakens employees, also expressed some concern over the high
price, explaining that it might drive away customers and reduce his income
from tips. Co-worker Naveen Samhari disagreed, because, as he says,
"Orthodox Jews are among the best tippers in the area."

Ben-Zaken also says he will be contracting with a local car rental agency
to provide customers with a Kosher for Passover car if they would prefer
not to use their own. This will also save the time of having to clean
chametz from the car before Pesach -- time that many local two-income
families do not have. "Jews use different dishes for Passover. They ought
to be able to use a different car, as well." Ben-Zaken says.
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Old 20 March 2007, 10:39 PM
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VIRUS ALERT

This is a solemn warning of the absolute worst, most despicable, virus ever
conceived by man. At this time, no virus protection program has been able
to stop it. This is primarily because it is being circulated with infinite
names/subjects. Whenever it is received in your inbox, it takes the name of
the previous memo in your box. Though it's not fool proof, if you keep your
inbox cleared out, the virus will attach null values to it's Subject field
and you can easily recognize it as Re: Fwd: fw: (or some similar
variation).


Of course there is one other means of detecting the infected e-mail
message. If you ever see two memo's in your inbox with the same "Subject", one of
them is the virus. DO NOT OPEN EITHER OF THEM! It is practically impossible
to differentiate between the legitimate message and the one with the virus
attached. If you open the wrong one, the virus will emit itself from the
screen onto the retina of your eyes. From there it is transmitted down the
optic nerve to the occipital lobe of your brain. If this occurs, it will
immediately be apparent to you as one of the side effects is post nasal
drip (Which, incidentally, is unaffected by Antihistamines).

Once the virus has invaded your senses, it is totally out of control. It
quickly jumps synapses to disperse itself to your autonomic nervous system
causing spastic convulsing of the arm muscles, resulting in repeated,
downward, violent, thrusts of your fist upon your keyboard... and quite
possibly of your head upon the desk top. At this point, the virus goes into
remission.

Undisclosed sources at Microsoft are reporting that this virus may remain
dormant for years. They highly recommend that anyone who has ever struck
out violently at their keyboard, should avoid coming in contact with any form
of electronic keyboard. PCs, Laptops, Calculators, Phones, especially Cell
Phones, could be the catalyst to resurrect this despicable infection.
However, it should be noted: Ironically, there are no documented instances
of violence against synthesizers.

Please, DO NOT send this Virus Warning to anyone.

It's a lot more fun to sit back and watch them suffer!
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Comment: Dear Snopes folk,
I enjoy using your terrific site to debunk the various email junk that
my family forwards to me on a regular basis, and so when this forward
arrived today I hopped onto the site posthaste. To my surprise, neither
the "animals" section nor the "fauxtographs - animals" section seemed to
include this. On the off chance that you have not been sent this yet,
here it is.

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Dog Pack Attacks Gator In Florida

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the "apex predator", can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and "survival of the pack mentality" bred into the canines.

See the remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine. Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the gator.


Not for the squeamish!

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