Posts tagged ‘hoax’

A Mea Culpa

Art Credit: Charles Monroe Schulz
 
The internet can be considered a blessing and a curse. It has completely transformed the landscape of our lives that I don’t think we can live without it anymore.

For many, it’s been a gold mine for information that would take many lifetimes to sort out. With the power of a click, you can find anything about any subject under the sun. And there’s the rub. It leads to information overdose that tends to cloud our ability to separate the valuable from what is trash.

A good rule to follow is not to consider everything you read online as gospel truth. But it’s not always easy to do. After all, we’re only human.

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November 7, 2015 at 9:50 am 6 comments

Look @ Her Picture! Then Ignore


 
A friend from Hawaii forwarded a message to me requesting that I send it to everybody in my address list. It’s about soliciting help for finding a missing girl. Here’s what the e-mail says:

Amber Alert ~ LOOK @ her PICTURE!! THEN Please Forward

Staff Sergeant Rick Williams
Rolla Police Department
1007 N. Elm St.
Rolla , MO 65401
(573) 364-1213
Fax (573) 364-6346

Please look at the picture, read what her mother says, then forward this message on..
My 13 year old girl, Ashley Flores, is missing…
She has been missing for two weeks now.
Maybe if everyone passes this on, someone will see this child.
That is how the girl from Stevens Point was found, by circulation of her picture on TV…. The Internet circulates even overseas, South America , and Canada etc.
Please pass this to everyone in your address book.
With GOD on her side, she will be found.
I am asking you all, begging you to please forward this email on to anyone and everyone you know, PLEASE.
It is still not too late. Please help us. If anyone knows anything, please contact me at:
HelpfindAshleyFlores@yahoo.com
I am including a picture of her.
All prayers are appreciated!!
It only takes 2 seconds to forward this…
If it was your child, you would want all the help you could get!!

Who doesn’t have a soft heart for a missing child like Ashley Flores?

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July 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm 9 comments

Is the Taraneh Mousavi Story a Hoax?

Updated 08/26/2009


 
On August 14, The Observers based in France published this clip. It’s from the Islamic Republic of Iran News Networks which claimed to have interviewed Taraneh Mousavi’s family. Does it pass the credibility test?

In my opinon, it raises more questions than answers. First, it shows the mother accompanied by her daughter. Was the Taraneh in question supposed to be an only child? Next, why interview her family? What would make it so difficult to have somebody interview her in Canada where she’s supposed to be living? Finally, is it possible, as many others have alleged, that it’s not the same Taraneh Mousavi being discussed in the interview? Could she just be another woman sharing the same name?

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July 25, 2009 at 7:54 am 20 comments


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