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Comment: I was wonderin if you could really sell one of your testicals..and where could i do that at

please email me back with the information

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Comment: I was wonderin if you could really sell one of your testicals..and where could i do that at

Bal-mart?

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Originally posted by snopes:
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Comment: I KNOW A GUY THAT WILL TAKE DEM ALL PLEASE RIGHT ME BACK .
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He's a chiropractor?

YOMANK! As I read that I heard a pirate voice in my head "Please right me back, arrr".

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quote:
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Originally posted by snopes:

Comment: I was wonderin if you could really sell one of your testicals..and where could i do that at

Bal-mart?
I think he should go straight to a nuthouse.
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I was wonderin if you could really sell one of your testicals
Sorry, my testicles are not for sale. Kind of rude of you to even consider it, too.

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http://kgmb9.com/kgmb/display.cfm?storyID=7140&sid=1183
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
http://kgmb9.com/kgmb/display.cfm?storyID=7140&sid=1183

Does it bother you that the information they attribute to snopes is incorrect? Further more, should someone tell them that Cedric Moon at KGMB is not a very good researcher?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
http://kgmb9.com/kgmb/display.cfm?storyID=7140&sid=1183

Wow. Just... wow. I don't know whether to be shocked, saddened, sickened, frightened... Do the people writing these stories not even read the sources??

Wow.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lil'Molly:
Wow. Just... wow. I don't know whether to be shocked, saddened, sickened, frightened...

Why limit yourself to just one?

Seriously though: for casual readers, missing the word "False" near the top of the article in bold, italicized, red print is forgivable, if annoying.

For professionals working on a news story, it's disgraceful.

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Comment: estimados señores, he visto un articulo sobre Red Bull su
contenido es quizas importante pero que significa el ¿"Status: FALSO"?. de
ese articulo.

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"Status: FALSO" significa que el tema del artículo no es verdad. Es una mentira. Totalmente falso.

Buen día a usted también.


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Comment: In the article at Snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp, there
is an idea from a "Retired Coke Exec" on how to start a gas war between
the Major Oil Companies.

What does "False" mean under the Heading: Status??

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: In the article at Snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp, there
is an idea from a "Retired Coke Exec" on how to start a gas war between
the Major Oil Companies.

What does "False" mean under the Heading: Status??

It means the CIA has been dispatched to come and get you now.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: In the article at Snopes.com/politics/gasoline/gasout.asp, there
is an idea from a "Retired Coke Exec" on how to start a gas war between
the Major Oil Companies.

What does "False" mean under the Heading: Status??

WTF? There is something to be said for involuntary euthanasia.
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Comment: HI BARBABA--YOUR ARE DOING GREAT AS USUAL. I PROBABLY FORWARDED
DOXENS OF FALSE OR NOT CORRECT BITS OF ON FORMATION BEFORE A GOOD FRIEND
TURNED ME ON TO SNOPES.
ANYWAY THE HOTTEST SONG DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS BEEN TAPS AND I HAVE
GOTTEN A COUPLE OF FOLKS THAT SAY THE CIVIL WAR CAPR AND SON HAS BEEN
CHECKED OUT AND IS CORRECT.
IWENT TO SNOPES, SEARCHED FOR TAPS AND WITHOUT OPENING THE FILE TO SEE ALL
OF THE STORY IT DOES APPEAR TO BE TRUE AT FIRST GLANCE. HAS THIS SITUATION
BEEN SENT BEFORE ? MAY I SUGGEST YOU ADD A FALSE ,MAYBE AFTER THE 4 DOTS
,SO READERS KNOW IT IS FALSE BEFOE THE READ THE ENTIRE WRITE
UP

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Yeah, snopes & Barbara, and while you're at it, stop adding any commentary at all. No one wants all that boring and obviously confusing follow up.

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Comment: I want to verfy that you still want
Ashley's picture sent out via e-mail to help find her. Sometimes things
happen so fast on the
internet that she could be home by now.....

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Comment: In the song Love Roller Coaster it is said that the model in the
album cover has gone missing since the suppose confrontation of the model
and the manager. If you can find any information, I would like to know
more about where she is or if she is really missing. Thank you.

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Comment: My question is the missing child, Ashley Flores, still missing.
The page on your web site shows the Status: False. So, I was wondering if
this is a valid missing person.

please reply

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Comment: My question is the missing child, Ashley Flores, still missing. The page on your web site shows the Status: False. So, I was wondering if this is a valid missing person.

please reply

This one truly boggles the mind. I re-read the page in question. It says it's false. It explains why it's false. It has quotes from a newspaper article saying it's false. Short of having the word "False" flashing in enormous red letters while the Morriston Orpheus Choir sings the word "false" in four-part harmony to the tune of the Anvil Chorus, I don't know more obvious it could be made.

To paraphrase the thread title, what part of 'false' doesn't this person understand?

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Comment: please respond-Pepsi says that your article is not true-If any
beverage and food Company leaves out in God WE Trust-we will not be buying
any thing from them ever again-we have prospered in the USA Pretty
good-leave it alone.

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Comment: I recently forwarded some messages also sent to me bout Hilfiger which
happen a long time ago then I got the rebuke by telling me to check the
facts which I wrongfully didnt, confident bout the source before
forwarding anything.

So was it ever resolved, the issues i mean if it were really true or not?

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Yes , the issues were resolved.

PS In the future, please check your grammar as well. And your spelling. There is an "a" in "about". And it's pronounced "aboot."

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Comment: How do I determine from your writeups what is a falsehood ?
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Comment: kel michell is not dead. he is alive and well so, you should
remove the article of him said to be as dead.

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Hi All:

quote:
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Comment: kel michell is not dead. he is alive and well so, you should remove the article of him said to be as dead.

Or perhaps you should actually bother to read what the article said before you send foolish e-mails. [Razz]

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Hi All:

quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: How do I determine from your writeups what is a falsehood ?

I know it's a subtle thing and easily missed by the untrained eye, but I've generally found that when the article says "status: false," it's probably a falsehood.

It's little clues like this that I've found so helpful in determining whether the article is an urban myth or not.

Give it a try - you'll be amazed at the results.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "You want false? You can't handle false" ab Arthur

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Comment: if the testicle for money is true, then shit i am down to do
that, if there is a hospital that does that please email me back

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Hi All:

quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: if the testicle for money is true, then shit i am down to do that, if there is a hospital that does that please email me back

While you're at it, ask about the 2-for-1 special.

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if the testicle for money is true, then shit i am down to do
that, if there is a hospital that does that please email me back

It takes real balls to pull off a plan like that.

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It takes real balls to pull off a plan like that.

Sure, but then you only have real ball.

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quote:
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Comment: if the testicle for money is true, then shit i am down to do
that, if there is a hospital that does that please email me back

I'm confused- is he trying to sell shit or a testicle? Or sell the testicle then shit?

Then again, that might be the reaction of a lot of men after losing a testicle. Right after the scream.

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Comment: I am receiving emails about the following link:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/microsoft-aol.asp

Please let me know if this is TRUE or NOT.

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That's the problem, snopes. You've labelled it as "False", not "NOT." No wonder the poor bugger's so confused.

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Hi All:

quote:
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Comment: I am receiving emails about the following link:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/microsoft-aol.asp

Please let me know if this is TRUE or NOT.

Further proof that some people's gene pool just doesn't have a deep end.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "What is this 'False' of which you speak" ab Arthur

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