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Posted: 9/23/2005 1:10:20 PM EDT

MAY BE B---S---

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>This was on the 9:00 o'clock news the other night and this works

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>THIS TOOK TWO PAGES OF THE TUESDAY USATODAY - IT IS FOR REAL

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>Subject: PLEEEEEEASE READ!!!! it was on the news!

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>This thing is for real. Rest assured AOL and Intel will follow through with

>their promises for fear of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit

>similar to the one filed by PepsiCo against General Electric not too long

>ago.

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>Dear Friends; Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates sharing

>his fortune. If you ignore this, You will repent later. Microsoft and AOL

>are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure that

>Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL

>are running an e-mail beta test.

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>When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (

>If you are a Microsoft Windows user) For a two weeks time period.

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>! For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you

>$245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft

>will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, You will

>be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your

>address and then send you a check.

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>Regards. Charles S Bailey General Manager Field Operations

>1-800-842-2332 Ext. 1085 or 904-1085 or RNX

>292-1085 Charles_Bailey@csx.com Charles_bailey@csx.com

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>I thought this was a scam myself, But two weeks after receiving this e-mail

>and forwarding it on. Microsoft contacted me for my address and withindays,

>I receive a check for $24,800.00. You need to respond before the beta

>testing is over. If anyone can affoard this, Bill gates is the man.

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>It's all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many people as

>possible. You are bound to get at least $10,000.00. We're not going to help

>them out with their e-mail beta test without getting a little something for

>our time. My brother's g! irlfriend got in on this a few months ago. When i

>went to visit him for the Baylor/UT game. She showed me her check. It was

>for the sum of $4,324.44 and was stamped "Paid in full"

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>Like i said before, I know the law, and this is for real.

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>Intel and AOL are now discussing a merger which would make them the largest

>Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains the most

>widely

>used program, Intel and AOL are run! ning an e-mail beta test.

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>When you forward this e-mail to friends, Intel can and will track it( if

>you

>are a Microsoft Windows user)for a two week time period.

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>TRy it; What have you got to lose

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*sigh*

­Sending it to your friends is bad.

Sending it to co-workers is worse.


Sending it out to a professional organization's listserv is NUTS.


Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:11:59 PM EDT
Give him the saw of dead.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:13:28 PM EDT
Hahahaha! What a lamer.


We had some guy in my department send one of those stupid urban legends to everyone in the department a few weeks ago. One of the supervisors "replied-to-all" and shut him down hard. He basically said 'Do some research before you send this junk out' gave links to the debunking of the myth on snopes.com and some other sites. It was priceless.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:13:35 PM EDT
Some people are soooooo gullible.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:13:46 PM EDT


That's awesome!

Oh, man...was that off the GIS listserv? Please IM me a link where I sign up. I should be on it for GIS stuff but if there's that kind of humor I HAVE to be on it.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:15:07 PM EDT
dude what great deal, but i'll be getting so much money from my dead unknown nigerian great uncle that i won't need the 200 bucks mentioned.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:16:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:16:35 PM EDT
I know, it crazy. Why can't even the most ignorant simpletons run like hell from these emails when they see the trigger phrase: "Please forward this to as many people as possible."
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:18:42 PM EDT
Wow...these things just never quit.

HH
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:22:12 PM EDT
I got that 2 days ago.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 1:42:00 PM EDT by Foxxz]
1993 called, they want their email back...

Heres my general reply...


Why Junk mail lives: Reasons not to send it

1. Big companies don't do business via chain letter.
Bill Gates is not giving you $1000, and Disney is not
giving you a free vacation. There is no baby food
company issuing class-action checks.

MTV will not give you backstage passes if you forward
something to the most people. You can relax; there is
no need to pass it on "just in case it's true."

Furthermore, just because someone said in the message,
four generations back, that "we checked it out and
it's legit," does not actually make it true.

2. There is no kidney theft ring in New Orleans. No
one is waking up in a bathtub full of ice, even if a
friend of a friend swears it happened to their cousin.
If you are hell-bent on believing the kidney-theft
ring stories, please see:
http://urbanlegends.tqn.com/library/weekly/aa062997.htm

And I quote:"The National Kidney Foundation has
repeatedly issued requests for actual victims of organ
thieves to come forward and tell their stories. None
have." That's "none" as in "zero." Not even your
friend's cousin.

3. Neiman Marcus doesn't really sell a $200 cookie
recipe. And even if they do, we all have it. And even
if you don't, you can get a copy at:
http://www.bl.net/forwards/cookie.html Then, if you
make the recipe, decide the cookies are that awesome,
feel free to pass the recipe on.

4. If the latest NASA rocket disaster(s) DID contain
plutonium that went to particulate over the eastern
seaboard, do you REALLY think this information would
reach the public via an AOL chain-letter?

5. There is no "Good Times" virus. In fact, you should
never, ever, ever forward any email containing any
virus warning unless you first confirm that an actual
site of an actual company that actually deals with
viruses. Try: http://www.norton.com And even then,
don't forward it. We don't care. And you cannot get a
virus from a flashing IM or email, you have to
download....ya know, like, a FILE!

6. If your cc: list is regularly longer than the
actual content of your message, you're probably going
to Hell.

7. If you're using Outlook, IE, or Netscape to write
email, turn off the "HTML encoding." Those of us on
Unix shells can't read it, and don't care enough to
save the attachment and then view it with a web
browser, since you're probably forwarding us a copy of
the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe anyway.

8. If you still absolutely MUST forward that
10th-generation message from a friend, at least have
the decency to trim the eight miles of headers showing
everyone else who's received it over the last 6
months. It sure wouldn't hurt to get rid of all the
">" that begin each line. Besides, if it has gone
around that many times we've probably already seen it.

9. Craig Shergold (or Sherwood, or Sherman, etc.) in
England is not dying of cancer or anything else at
this time and would like everyone to stop sending him
their business cards. He apparently is also no longer
a "little boy" either.

10. The "Make a Wish" foundation is a real
organization doing fine work, but they have had to
establish a special toll free hot line in response to
the large number of Internet hoaxes using their good
name and reputation. It is distracting them from the
important work they do.

11. If you are one of those insufferable idiots who
forwards anything that promises "something bad will
happen if you don't," then something bad will happen
to you if I ever meet you in a dark alley.


12. Women really are suffering in Afghanistan, and PBS
and NEA funding are still vulnerable to attack
(although not at the present time) but forwarding an
e-mail won't help either cause in the least. If you
want to help, contact your local legislative
representative, or get in touch with Amnesty
International or the Red Cross. As a general rule,
e-mail "signatures" are easily faked and mean nothing
to anyone with any power to do anything about whatever
the competition is complaining about.

(P.S. There is no bill pending before Congress that
will allow long distance companies to charge you for
long distance when using the Internet.)

Bottom Line... composing e-mail or posting something on
the Web is as easy as writing on the walls of a public
restroom. Don't automatically believe it until it's
proven false... ASSUME it's false, unless there is
proof that it's true. Got it? Good.

Now, forward this message to ten friends and you will
win the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.




-Foxxz
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 1:48:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Give him the saw of dead.



The saw of dead got lost, he'll hafta settle for the hammer of dead
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