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  •  It is intentional and would be amusing were the (13+ / 0-)

    affects not so debilitating for the country.  I have one lady that regularly sends me their latest garbage chain-mail and she BCC's everyone else on the list precisely to prevent folks like me from responding to them en masse.  I even received one email that she forwarded that had specific instructions to eliminate the e-mail chain of previous addressees.  When I challenged her on this she called me "paranoid."  Now ain't that the hoot!  What they want to prevent is a reasonable discussion and Snopes'd type evidence that disproves their claims from reaching their list.

    She's now resorted to name calling and I'm supposedly now a "liar" although she's never been able to disprove anything I've sent her (I always includes sources).  But she's a Beck, Limbaugh, Morris, etc. sycophant.  Having a reasonable expectation to have a reasonable debate with one of them isn't even close to being a reasonable assumption.

    ..most profound moments of my life...the last few -- And, for Global COOLING, if it's man-made and doesn't move, paint it WHITE!

    by tristan57 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 10:17:43 AM PDT

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    •  I have an acquaintance like that. (8+ / 0-)

      Only not as bright. She doesn't BCC, and has gotten some really serious open replies as a result, and not only from me. However, she has solved the Snopes problem very neatly: she has decided that Snopes is funded by George Soros (she also believes that CNN lies about everything - and I'm not talking about the stuff we think they lie about!).

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 11:53:54 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, it doesn't matter if you send Snopes (15+ / 0-)

      links to them anymore - for two reasons:  They think Snopes is a "liberal" site when it disproves their story, and I have now seen several of those chain emails with bad Snopes information.  Either they say Snopes has proved their point and don't provide a link (and if you try to look it up on Snopes yourself, it either doesn't exist or says the opposite of what they are claiming), or they provide a link that doesn't go to Snopes, or they fake a Snopes entry (again, if you search the site on your own, you will find that no such entry exists.

      Of course all of these things could be proven or disproven through other sources as well, but if it's not coming from Faux, WorldNut or one of their other "trusted" sources, they ignore it.

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