E-mails offer a way to stay in contact with family and friends. These snippets of binary code also tell us of the latest government gossip, food warnings, and local heroes. The problem is most of what we read in the e-mails is false. Here's a few e-mail legends you can put to rest.
You know that sweet old librarian that shot those two guys who raped her grand-daughter? Guess what? That e-mail lie started way back when the Internet first began and it is not true. Didn't happen. Didn't even come close to happening. Don't forward it to your friends.
Hear the one about President Obama firing the cattle guards? Yeah, well he didn't and just so you know, that joke has been around for years and years. It is a common joke that has been told at the expense of many politicians and "city slickers"
Handgun Safety and Registration Act
If you own a gun, the IRS wants you to register it on your tax form and impose a $50 tax for owning said gun. Nope! A bill was introduced in 2000 by Sen. Jack Reed. First of all, the tax was for manufacturing guns. So you guys who build 'em? Yeah, you would pay the tax. You guys that buy 'em, wouldn't. Truth is, Senate Bill 2099 never went anywhere and no such thing is happening. Don't get your panties in a bunch over lies.
Pepsi Forgets "In God We Trust"
The original ad campaign was with Dr. Pepper back in 2001. The cans had "One Nation" printed on the back and "Indivisible" printed on the front. The campaign was to show a nation united and the company thought those two words combined to create such a message. The campaign only ran for a few months and has never been used since.
Forward to 10 Friends and Watch
The promise of some great hidden picture floating onto your screen when you forward the e-mail is a hoax. Once the screen is closed, it is closed. Short of a program taking over your computer and opening a hidden file, there is no funny picture at the end. So, if you like the joke in the e-mail, then forward but don't expect to see that all elusive cartoon you were promised.
Just a few tidbits of information I thought I would pass on for your reading pleasure.
Some of the emails are ones the sender wants you to believe. That does not make them true or a lie, but that all depends on the person who reads that, doesn't it?I read one about a hero dog in the military and found out it was not true, but it sure made a lot of people happy when it was read.That includes me.I think I still have that one it was soooo good. Congratulations on the front page spot.
Nice Julie, I wish people would just stop forwarding ALL these forwarded emails. The people who send them I don't think ever check them out. Of course it's nice to get one that carries a nice sentiment but if it says 'forward to 10 people..." at the bottom, that kind of ruins it.