Monday, October 15, 2007

E-mail petitions and such

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

I received the following e-mail the other day. I am posting it as a public service. At the end is an e-mail address to Snopes. I tried to check it out but Snopes said the address was incorrect and I didn’t take the time to proceed further.

Therefore, I don’t know if the following is true or not but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out it is correct. I occasionally receive such e-mail. My policy has always been not to forward such items to those in my address book. That seems to be common sense. Perhaps this demonstrates that it is a wise policy. (I did some minor editing to try to have the material be more readable.)

“To whom it concerns:

Just a word to the wise. E-mail petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other municipality. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address. The same is true with ‘prayer chains’—be wary. Almost all e-mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter, years ago, that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards.

All it was, all this type of e-mail is, is to get names and ‘cookie’ tracking info for telemarketers and spammers to validate active e-mail accounts for their own purposes. Any time you see an e-mail that says forward this on to ‘10’ of your friends, sign this petition, you'll get good luck, or what ever; it has either an e-mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and e-mails of those folks you forward to, or the host sender is getting a copy. Each time it gets forwarded, the host sender is able to get lists of ‘active’ e-mails to use in spam e-mails or sell to others that do.

Please forward this notice to others and you will be providing a good service to your friends and will be rewarded by not getting 30,000 spam e-mails in the future. (If you have been sending out the above kinds of e-mail, now you know why you get so much spam!)

Check it out:


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