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rockland6674
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quote:
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Comment: Do you know the story I am talking about?

Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy, and they were each assigned very hazardous duties...

No, wait. That ain't it...

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Comment: May I have your email address? I have an email I'd like for you to see.
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quote:
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Comment: May I have your email address? I have an email I'd like for you to see.

Trust me friend you are better off not knowing Snopse's e-mail. 'Cause if the material you send is even remotely absurd, you will find it in this forum where Snopesters will cruely mock you.

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Comment: I have not been successful in figuring out how to send information to you for authenication. Please reply by email as to how this is accomplished.
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Comment: This message is for Barbara as we have the same last name. It's
not that common of a last name either. Do you have any relatives in
Nebraska? Do you know Norman Mikkelson or any of his family?

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::Darth Vader voice::

"SIS-ter... Your twin SIS-ter! Obi-wan was wise to hide her from me."

::Luke Mikkelson Voice::

"AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHH! SOAP! HOT WATER!!!"

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quote:
It's not that common of a last name either.
Mikkelson is even less common as a first name.

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Because Barbara is more likely to know all the Mikkelsons than David is.

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Comment: I was wondering what is with the black starburst with the word
"boom" over a paragraph on the following page:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/cellcharge.asp

Have you been hacked, or is that intentional and if so, what does it
signify?

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quote:
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Comment: I was wondering what is with the black starburst with the word
"boom" over a paragraph on the following page:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/cellcharge.asp

Have you been hacked, or is that intentional and if so, what does it
signify?

No, that BOOM is your computer exploding while it is connected to the mains

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Comment: How do I get it out of my email and attached here? Do you
have an address that I can just email it to?

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quote:
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Comment: How do I get it out of my email and attached here?

First you'll need lubricant and a heat source.

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http://snopes.com/politics/kerry/weapons.asp

Comment: Re Kerry...weapons....your explanation contains an error:

In his 1992 State of the Union address....Bush wasn't elected until 2000
so 1992 is incorrect. What year should it be? 2001 or 2002?

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Comment: In your article about the Wells Fargo phishing scam (link below)
you say that the link in the article is disabled. However, when I clicked
on it I was taken to the phoney site. You might want to review it and
disable the link.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/phishing/wellsfargo.asp

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But, but, but, it IS real! I swear, I saw it!


rotten little 'not THAT confused' boys

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Comment: I am a long time fan and reader. I am glad you cleared up the
misconception about the image of John Kerry and the founder of the Satanic
Church. I would, however, comment that the use of "Photographic Witchery"
upsets me. As a Wiccan, I spend a good amount of time telling people that
Witches are NOT satanic. We have nothing to do with satan, do not worship
and or condone blood rituals. I would respectfully request that you
change the title to not perpetuate this unfortunate misconception.

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Why in the world do Wiccans even refer to themselves as witches? They hundreds of years of preconceptions to overcome. Maybe they should pick something different, like monks or something. AH, well...

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Maybe I'm too tired to find it, or maybe I misunderstood the commenter's concern... but I don't find the term "Photographic Witchery" anywhere on the page linked... (maybe Snopes changed it?)...


RelicMan, the reason Wiccans associate with the term "witch" is because that's what they are. The term has degraded over centuries, but it was to refer to those that still adhered to the old religion (pre-Christian). Those that practiced the old ways, were called witches... which later became associated with devil worshippers ("if ya ain't with us, you're ag'inst us"). Why reclaim it? As much as a source of pain it might be/seem, it's still a badge of honour. Some are a little too sensitive to the 'misuse' of the word, however (IMHO).


ranran "been there, done that" yousei

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Wicca is a 20th century religion based upon supposed pagan beliefs.

I studied it for awhile and, although there seems to be an association with "witches", the religion itself isn't as ancient as many people state.

The actual practice of Wicca (Nature worship) began in the early to mid-20th century.

Not to step on anyone's toes or anything.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_intr.htm

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According to a book I had once (Satan Wants You, by Arthur Lyons), there's no such thing as Wiccans, anyways... [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by Kivrin:
Wicca is a 20th century religion based upon supposed pagan beliefs.

I studied it for awhile and, although there seems to be an association with "witches", the religion itself isn't as ancient as many people state.

The actual practice of Wicca (Nature worship) began in the early to mid-20th century.

Not to step on anyone's toes or anything.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_intr.htm

Yup.

Being as tired as I was, and figuring people can google on their own, I didn't feel like going into it further, and rereading my post, I realize my wording was poor.

The idea is reclaiming an old religion. Since pretty much all of it was lost over centuries, it is pretty much all new.

So, those that adopt the "old ways" associate with those that practiced the religions in certain pre-Christian European countries, but they are not necessarily practicing the exact same religion.

So, in that respect, modern Wiccans often adopt, or at least have some affinity for the term "witch". And no, not all do, but it is common.


Yes, there's hundreds of years of "preconceptions to overcome", but it's considered part of their 'heritage'. "Druids" are considered a seperate religion, "monk" is a term, already in use and actually really doesn't apply very well. From what I gathered during the years I studied (and praticed) Wicca (actually Witta, no I don't feel like explaining the difference, it's so long ago, I don't really care now), the two words (Wicca and witch) are supposed to of the same root "wicce", so, there's another reason why many practitioners adopt/associate with the term "witch", even if they don't use spells 'n' shtuff.
(Heck, I know people who turned to Wicca soley so that they can call themselves a witch, not because of any other reason.)

I'm not trying to explain a religion, or it's history, so I might have been choppy... I'm just trying to explain why "witch" is used.

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My comment was a half-hearted attempt at humour, anyways. But I definately see the point. I suppose there are those that would consider switching "names" would be seen as caving to bible-thumpers. I personally would just call myself a Wiccan, if I were one.

Then again, it WOULD be cool to call myself a warlock, or something.

Jonathan "Through the fat of the unbaptized" Prescott (TIC)

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http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/weapons.asp

The dates in your commentary are incorrect! Bush was not President in
1992. I assume you meant 2002.

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quote:
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/weapons.asp

The dates in your commentary are incorrect! Bush was not President in
1992. I assume you meant 2002.

While the President is referred to a "President George H.W. Bush" a dozen lines earlier, I understand the confusion. But then again, in the context it's fairly obvious who si being referred to, so....
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Comment: RE: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/drpepper.asp

"The brouhaha began in mid-November 2001, when the Dr Pepper soft drink company, in response to the terrorist attacks on America a few months earlier . . ."

Seems like "a few months earlier" is an overstatement when it really was only the previous month.

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10/11. Never forget.

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Comment: this website is not very informinable
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Induminably! The mediocriny of these postages and pages are minostrous and threcks.

Begruzzled I am becomed.

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quote:
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Induminably! The mediocriny of these postages and pages are minostrous and threcks.

Begruzzled I am becomed.

[lol]

So tell me, how drunk did you have to be to pull that one off? [Big Grin]

I could only think of "edumacate".

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After watching Hee Haw as a kid, and admiring Floyd the Barber's ability to butcher the Enlish language, all I need is some inspiration. "Informinable" did it. The only thing I really made up was "threcks"... everything else is based upon a 'real' word.

And I am stubbling for a Bankelor agree with Engrish. [lol]

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Comment: i heard that twinkies are poisonis the first 6 months they are made.
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quote:
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Comment: i heard that twinkies are poisonis the first 6 months they are made.

And I heard that you had a brain. Apparently my rumor was just as false as yours is. [Roll Eyes]

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Comment: i heard that twinkies are poisonis the first 6 months they are made.

And then they realized their classic cartoon blunder of confusing the rat poison with the sugar. It only took them six months to figure it out, but better late than never.
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I take it Emma Bovary developed the twinkie in this case?

go draw me a "That explains the shape" Circle

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