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Old 12-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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This is exactly why people need to question the things they read, rather than just taking them at face value.

Anything that says it's forwarded, or from a friend of a friend, gets an automatic Snopes check from me. As a general rule, forwards aren't reliable or trustworthy.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:14 PM
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This is exactly why people need to question the things they read, rather than just taking them at face value.

Anything that says it's forwarded, or from a friend of a friend, gets an automatic Snopes check from me. As a general rule, forwards aren't reliable or trustworthy.
Neither is Snopes, in my opinion. (and some other peoples' too) Just not anyone here. You all believe in Snopes. LOL.

Well, I suppose you could go ask Snopes about that.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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Neither is Snopes, in my opinion. (and some other peoples' too) Just not anyone here. You all believe in Snopes. LOL.
Snopes is more reliable and believable than this:

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A man forwarded this to me from a friend in Texas that he worked with
I'd love to see a source or an example of this rather than "a friend of a friend of my 4th cousin twice removed forwarded it to me." Google gives me nothing that even hints that this forwarded e-mail is any type of concern.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:18 PM
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You don't have to be supportive of guns to be a patriot or support America. A statement like that goes right along with "Gays are ruining marriage and America!".

Just like the Canadians get upset (and rightly so) when people generalize them and their country, Americans get annoyed when people generalize us and our country. Republicans and Democrats and Independents can all be patriots and love their country, they just believe there are different ways to improve it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:20 PM
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You don't have to be supportive of guns to be a patriot or support America. A statement like that goes right along with "Gays are ruining marriage and America!".

Just like the Canadians get upset (and rightly so) when people generalize them and their country, Americans get annoyed when people generalize us and our country. Republicans and Democrats and Independents can all be patriots and love their country, they just believe there are different ways to improve it.
Yeah...I know...like re-electing Obama and more gun control.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:21 PM
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I think this story was created to get a rise out of people over Obamacare. Obamacare is going to take away the right to own guns!

I'm not for Obamacare, but I also don't like scaremongering emails. Check the sources. Make sure it's legit before you send everyone into a panic over losing their gun rights
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM
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I think this story was created to get a rise out of people over Obamacare. Obamacare is going to take away the right to own guns!

I'm not for Obamacare, but I also don't like scaremongering emails. Check the sources. Make sure it's legit before you send everyone into a panic over losing their gun rights
This is like something my grandmother would 'share' on Facebook.

I agree. The OP has pretty much lost credibility to me. Not that they care, but I can see we obviously will not agree on much. I'll just ignore this thread, I guess.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:36 PM
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LOL. Snopes doesn't HAVE a "point of view." They just investigate things and write the results down. With sources cited and everything. :/


ETA: They sure have debunked a lot of negative myths about George Bush and Sarah Palin for a liberal-slanted website.

ETA ETA: And even Rick Santorum. Yup. Way liberal slant.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 PM
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But it's the internet. The internet is liberal. Duh.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:49 PM
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I hear Snopes is WORKING for the gummamint! I got it in an email!!!
Well god **** you were right in what she'd say...
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