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Old 28 March 2007, 07:19 PM
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Comment: Your article about microwaved water being harmful to plants being
false is incorrect. Plants WILL NOT grow with microwaved water. I've tried
it for myself and the results look very similar to the science fair
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Old 29 March 2007, 02:54 PM
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You know, you have to let it cool first.
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Old 03 May 2007, 11:37 PM
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Comment: You are full of bolony sauage about Honai Jane, she was there and
she did take those silver notes and she did turn them over to the officers
that were there. I was in country in 68 and I remember the television
account of all of that in 72 when I was home "thank God"
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Old 03 May 2007, 11:55 PM
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when I was home "thank God"
We're "thanking God" you're home, too.

By which I mean, step away from the keyboard!
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Comment: You are full of bolony sauage about Honai Jane, she was there and
she did take those silver notes and she did turn them over to the officers
that were there. I was in country in 68 and I remember the television
account of all of that in 72 when I was home "thank God"
But...but...IT WAS ON TV!!!
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Comment: You are full of bolony sauage about Honai Jane, she was there and
she did take those silver notes and she did turn them over to the officers
that were there. I was in country in 68 and I remember the television
account of all of that in 72 when I was home "thank God"
Controversy averted then. She was in Honai all along, and not Hanoi as reported.

Or is this a different Jane, and not Barbarella after all?

Now I'm off to celebrate with a bolony sandwich, on wry bred, with lettiss, chieze and meyonaize.

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Old 05 May 2007, 12:26 AM
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I was in country in 68 and I remember the television
account of all of that in 72 when I was home "thank God"
It's amusing that his having been in Vietnam four years before Jane Fonda visited that country is offered as something that supposedly lends credibility to his mistaken belief.

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Old 05 May 2007, 09:42 AM
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Why not?

If you have been involved in something yourself, you're far more likely to tune in to or remember news broadcasts about it, even if not about the bit you were involved in.

It doesn't actually evidence that the event happened, but it lends credibility to a more stringent observation and more lasting memory than perhaps the average Joe.
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Old 05 May 2007, 04:36 PM
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It doesn't actually evidence that the event happened, but it lends credibility to a more stringent observation and more lasting memory than perhaps the average Joe.
Apparently not, since he remembers something that never happened.
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Old 05 May 2007, 05:32 PM
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If you have been involved in something yourself, you're far more likely to tune in to or remember news broadcasts about it, even if not about the bit you were involved in.
Actually, if you've been involved in something yourself (as a long-term participant), you're less likely to watch and remember news broadcasts about it, because you already know about the subject from first-hand experience, and your personal memories are far more vivid than television depictions.

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Not my experience, obviously YMMV.
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Comment: You are full of bolony sauage

What is bolony sauage? Never had that before.

Do you eat it on a bun? Can you put ketchup on it?
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What is bolony sauage? Never had that before.

Do you eat it on a bun? Can you put ketchup on it?
"Can you catch it on your tonsils, and heave it left and right?"
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Old 01 June 2007, 05:52 AM
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Comment: You do a diservice to every parent and their children by labeling
as "false" tales of abductions from public places such as malls and
amusement parks.

I have been to countless seminars on this very problem, and it IS a
problem. Parents are told to look not for the clothes that the child was
wearing, but look for the face and shoes.

This is a very real problem, and for you to sweep it under the rug like
this is more than irresponsible, it is criminal.

Please reconsider your "false" rating, and save a child's life.
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Old 01 June 2007, 06:15 AM
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Comment: Parents are told to look not for the clothes that the child was
wearing, but look for the face and shoes.

This is a very real problem, and for you to sweep it under the rug like
this is more than irresponsible, it is criminal.

Please reconsider your "false" rating, and save a child's life.

Please, please won't somebody think of the children! Not thier clothes though, just think of thier shoes....
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Old 01 June 2007, 01:38 PM
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Parents are told to look not for the clothes that the child was
wearing, but look for the face and shoes.
Searching for the disembodied face, along with the shoes? This sound like something out of a bad "Russian Mafia" movie
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Searching for the disembodied face, along with the shoes? This sound like something out of a bad "Russian Mafia" movie
I understand that focussing on the face (which is unique) and the shoes (which are not as easily changed after abducting a child, unless you know it's shoe size beforehand) makes it less easy for an abductor to disguise the child by swapping the bright red sweater against a dark blue one nobody will be looking for.

What I don't understand is that snopes labeling one particular story about a child abducted in one particular mall as "false" is somehow "criminally sweeping the problem of child abduction under the rug"...

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Old 12 June 2007, 02:18 AM
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Comment: what makes you the almighty know it all on all of these issues..
you claim that a pic of a soldier's patch was doctored.. i have a friend
that was in iraq and he had several members of his unit with this patch on
there arms..
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Old 12 June 2007, 05:12 AM
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What is bolony sauage? Never had that before.

Do you eat it on a bun? Can you put ketchup on it?
I dunno about balony sausage, but when something was ridiculous, my mom always said 'bull turkey'......which is a REALLY weird image.
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Old 12 June 2007, 05:32 AM
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Comment: Hi my name is unique and this is a hard story to believe me and
one of my ex. friends got into it because i said that this is not a true
story because at 5 you are not fully developed at 5 years old i just want
to know from you becasue this is a very important for me to know because i
might do my project on this story...thanks alot unique
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