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  •  According to snopes.com... (4+ / 0-)
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    deedogg, Shirl In Idaho, myboo, skohayes

    ...the receipt is real.  The individual who bought the items was arrested for re-selling them at fifty cents on the dollar. It was not determined whether the "bridge card" used to buy the stuff belonged to the purchaser.

    As fraud cases go, this one seems pretty small-time.

    •  Really didn't matter (3+ / 0-)
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      deedogg, Shirl In Idaho, skohayes

      If it's real or not. The point is it's just bullshit.

    •  One of my old (2+ / 0-)
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      Republican friends posted a total b.s. story about the President on his FaceBook page and I posted a link to the Snopes.com story that it was totally false.  He responded by saying that Snopes was not "Historically acturate".  WTF

      Hey! glad to see you. Hope you are doing well.

      by deedogg on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 01:09:20 PM PDT

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      •  They've been trained to discard Snopes (5+ / 0-)

        Once it was clear Snopes was debunking all their monkey mail, they sent out, wait for it, you you guessed it, more monkey mail breathlessly informing their readership how Snopes is run by "Democratic Party Activists" and it's set up precisely to tell lies on Republicans.

        Basically, they did what they always do, accused Democrats of doing what they themselves had been and were doing.

        Anything the Pukes accuse us of you can be sure is something they have done, are doing or are planning on doing. Projection like many other things, sociopathy comes to mind, are features, not bugs of the Right Wing mind.

        •  My stepmother used to send (1+ / 0-)
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          me this crap all the time, and there at the end of the e-mail would be instructions not to "CC" (carbon copy) the email to friends, but to use BCC (blind CC, where recipients can't see other recipient's names), so that "spammers wouldn't get your email", when in reality, so many of us had hit "reply all" with statements of facts and sources, they had to try and put a stop to that.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 03:35:24 PM PDT

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      •  Totally ironic: Snopes says this is TRUE (0+ / 0-)

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:10:44 PM PDT

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        •  Like I said, (0+ / 0-)

          It really doesn't matter.

          It's true too that Wall Street Honchos took billions of taxpayer money with one hand while writing themselves billion dollar bonuses with the other. I don't see any monkeymail decrying that behavior, have you?

          There will be fraud in anything that deals with money, there is no question. Even penurious food stamps payments but this isn't about fraud, it's about deflecting people's anger for the shitty deal they get in this country away from those who are responsible for that shitty deal on to those who are already unfortunate enough to need assistance, no matter how paltry that assistance may be.

          Speaking of fraud and government programs, I understand the guy who's governor of FLA was CEO of a certain hospital corporation when it was engaging in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of medicare fraud. So, this guy who committed food stamp fraud to the tune of what, a $100? No doubt served some time and paid a hefty fine and there's not a chance he'll ever be governor of anything and people get their panties all in a wad about such trifling things while not even having an inkling of the machinations of the Rick Scotts of this country.

          We should consider doing our own versions of monkeymail in reply to this hateful bullshit the Fascists spew, just turn around whatever it is they're all offended about, ala "Yeah but wait until you get a load of what the Governor of Florida did!!!" and mail it right back out. To the exposed contacts.

          By the way, just got an email from the nice lady who sent me the original email, here's what she had to say. ;)

          "Hi Dave thanks for the education and information."
          Most people just don't know. Let's nip recruitment of more potential wingnuts right in the effin' bud, shall we?

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