Friday, September 22, 2006

Rumor has it...wrong

An acquaintance forwarded me another e-mail chain, this one about (1) how Lt. Col. Oliver North warned everyone 20 years ago about Osama bin Laden, and (2) how we freed Mohammed Atta.

The subject line was "Remember this?"

Here's my response:

Um, no, I don't remember this...because it never happened: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.asp and http://www.snopes.com/rumors/atta.asp.

You can break the chain now.

A good rule of thumb to use on these kinds of e-mails is "Never forward them because they are always wrong."

You can check on these rumors (or go digging for others to spread) here: http://www.snopes.com/.

And don't get me started on the EID stamp....


Remember: Friends don't let friends forward chain e-mails full of fearful/hateful/greedy drivel.

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