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Comment: Just wanted to let you know that I have been receiving that
Nigerian scam letter, (about 2 a day), in my email for the last couple of
weeks. Guess they're trying again!

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Comment: I recently heard that Target has instituted a new policy in their
stores requiring employees to wear khaki pants. That is not unusual in and
of itself but the reported cause is:

The story goes that a car crashed into a Target location killing many
people. No one was able to tell which body parts belonged to employees and
which belonged to customers. Now they'll know that most body parts in
khaki belong to employees.

Can you help?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Can you help?

Yup. We can ...

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Comment: My tech instructor said use rockets/bazokas to lay electicity
cable across valleys in hill country. However he has been known to
'enhance' the truth to make it more interesting in figuring problems. So
is it true or just an intriguing proposal (we didn't believe the one about
trained galahs to test resilience of cable sheaths!)

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Comment: I just heard that if you feed your cat with Alka-Seltzer or any other product with sodium bicarbonate will make their stomach explode because cats don't blurp like humans do? I don't have cats so I'm not sure even in the blurp thing.
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I don't think I "blurp" either.

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Comment: Hey,
I have a good source within Wal-Mart that stated they were sold to
three Arab brothers sometime this month or the end of last month and will
announce it at the first of the year. Is this an urban legend? Could
there be some truth to it. This is my same source that stated to me that
they were ending lay-away a month before it happened. Please find out.....

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Comment: The Yahoo! Lottery Scam.

I don't know if you have the power, or who has the power to shut down the
people running this scam, but I just received similar emails saying I won
$800,000 from the Yahoo! International Lottery. The email address I
received this from is claims_agentandrew01@yahoo.co.uk, and dson@aolyahoo
lottery . Could you please help me shut these emails
down, or direct me to someone who can help me out. Thanks.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I just heard that if you feed your cat with Alka-Seltzer or any other product with sodium bicarbonate will make their stomach explode because cats don't blurp like humans do? I don't have cats so I'm not sure even in the blurp thing.

Cats do burp. And fart.

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quote:
Originally posted by LyndaD:
quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I just heard that if you feed your cat with Alka-Seltzer or any other product with sodium bicarbonate will make their stomach explode because cats don't blurp like humans do? I don't have cats so I'm not sure even in the blurp thing.

Cats do burp. And fart.
And with a vengeance.

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Comment: Dear Snopes.com,

I am disgusted and appalled that the following article was even a
considered a myth deemed in need of debunking.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/gebhardt.asp

The idea that my countrymen consider acts of kindness by American Soldiers
towards Iraqis (esp. children) as a possible myth says a lot about our
country's character. How sad an pathetic it is that a photo of a American
Service man comforting an Iraqi child would even be considered doctored or
unreal. Is it so unbelievable? So amazing?

Few of my fellow Americans even elect to serve our great republic but yet
look to villainize the men and women that keep them free. You won't find
any brain washed killers and you won't find saints either. We are just
normal human beings doing our job. I urge snopes.com to remove this
slanderous article. American soldiers showing kindness shouldn't be a myth
that needs debunking.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Hey,
I have a good source within Wal-Mart that stated they were sold to
three Arab brothers sometime this month or the end of last month and will
announce it at the first of the year.

Right, and Wal-mart will be called Wallah-mart

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Comment: Please read this pm I got from this guy...He is a SCAMMER I do
believe...At least check him out please...


dennis_james02: how is ur day
Angel Clark: I just got up
dennis_james02: great
Angel Clark: yeah
dennis_james02: ok
dennis_james02: do you have a color printer
Angel Clark: yeah why
dennis_james02: i need you help to print some sturff
dennis_james02: ok
Angel Clark: like what\
Angel Clark: like what
Angel Clark: what do you need me to do
Angel Clark: I guess its not taht important huh
dennis_james02: am sorry hun
Angel Clark: thats ok
dennis_james02: can you do that for me
Angel Clark: do what
dennis_james02: bcos i will give you $250 every week
Angel Clark: Doing what
dennis_james02: you know am not in state
Angel Clark: DENNIS WHAT DO YOU NEED ME TO DO
dennis_james02: my bank you will be sending online payment to you throught
email box
Angel Clark: and then what
dennis_james02: you will help me to print out and mail it to my client
dennis_james02: ok
Angel Clark: then what do I do
dennis_james02: all you need to
dennis_james02: go to walt mart store near to you hun
dennis_james02: buy a paper check
dennis_james02: is $20
dennis_james02: ok
dennis_james02: i will pay back
dennis_james02: ok hun
Angel Clark: and how much money are we talking about hun
dennis_james02: you mean for you
Angel Clark: no all together
dennis_james02: for you
Angel Clark: ok for me then all together ok
dennis_james02: i will pay you $250 pre week
dennis_james02: ok
Angel Clark: and then what other money is going to be done
dennis_james02: you mean my client
Angel Clark: I guess so yeah
dennis_james02: they are many
dennis_james02: ok


PLEASE GET THIS PERSON OFF THE NET IF POSSIBLE...THANK YOU SO VERY
MUCH....

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quote:
I urge snopes.com to remove this
slanderous article. American soldiers showing kindness shouldn't be a myth
that needs debunking.

wait....

so he's getting outraged that someone's proven a photo portraying the US army positively to be true?

[Confused]

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No, he's outraged that anybody should even for a moment feel the need to prove it true.

Because, after all, these brave souls are out there risking everything to defend democracy and free sp...oops.

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Shoebox, that explains why he would be outraged at people having doubts about the picture itself; the bit I quoted, however, showed outrage at snopes.com for posting an article which shows the military positively. hence the confusion.

- Jonathan

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Hm...just randomly...

why is it we're assuming the writer of that is male? nothing in the message indicates that.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I recently heard that Target has instituted a new policy in their
stores requiring employees to wear khaki pants. That is not unusual in and
of itself but the reported cause is:

The story goes that a car crashed into a Target location killing many
people. No one was able to tell which body parts belonged to employees and
which belonged to customers. Now they'll know that most body parts in
khaki belong to employees.

Sigh... *bangs head on desk*

The khaki pants thing is NOT a new policy: we were required to wear red shirts and khaki pants when I worked at Target ten years ago. Anyone who's ever paid even a LITTLE bit of attention (or who has even the SLIGHTEST hint of observational skills) when shopping in a Target store would have noticed that this is simply the "uniform." It beats the crap out of those goofy polyester unis that fast food restaurants seem to prefer, and is much neater and more consistent than the Wal-Mart blue smocks worn over regulat street clothes.

Of course, I probably really should find better things to do than get in a work over some internet idiot's email about the policies concerning a place I worked at a decade earlier. I just can't help it, though: blinding stupidity in all of its many forms just bugs the NFBSK out of me, and this story is probably about the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

--Zamboni "You can't tell one Target employee from another without a program" Rodeo

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