top 10 lies, rumours myths, legends and email hoaxes of 2008

@winterose (39917)
Canada
December 26, 2008 1:53pm CST
Do you believe all the crap that comes out in emails, from barack Obama and Sarah Palin, to the computer virus hoaxes, and Bill Gates giving away his fortune? I hate them, hate them, hate them, and frankly I get impatience with people that believe everything they read just because they got it in an email. Anybody can write whatever they want in an email, and call themselves whomever they want to, there are no official sources where people can look it up to see how true it is, there is just the email address they give and half the time even that is made up. anyway for your entertainment, urban legends has comprised the top 10 urban legends of 2008 http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/reference/a/2008_top-ten.htm for best response you have to tell me, 1. if you believe everything you get in an email, 2. now that you know better, from reading the top 10 hoaxes did you believe any of them before reading this, and 3. Even if you didn't believe a single one, which was your favourite and why let's have fun people
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
26 Dec 08
LOL Some of these, like the Bill Gates and Jamie Lee Curtis one, are old. No, I don't believe everything I get in an email. Yes, I believe, and still believe, Obama is a Muslim. I believe he's hiding this for his image. It says a lot about him to me. Why be ashamed of your hertiage? To be honest, I didn't like any of them.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
you have no proof that he is a muslim yet you said it says alot for his character, he has already been racked over the coals for his affiliation with a minister that riled america up, the minister of the Christian church he attended. So no matter what anybody says ever you will continue to believe he is a muslim, and even if he is so what, but he is not.
• United States
27 Dec 08
I believe it says a lot about one's character to dismiss your hertiage and the way you've been brought up. It's highly known Obama has attended Muslim school and his father, I forget if this was his biological father or his stepfater, was Muslim. I think there's nothing wrong with being Muslin by hertiage, by religion, or by choice. I do think there's something wrong with denying your hertiage, no matter what it is, for your career and political gain. If you can find proof Obama never attended any Muslim schools, or schools inspired by Muslim beliefs, or his father was not a Muslim, then my opinion will change my opinion on this issue. It's just why about the way you were raised? It's like me, I am a Catholic, but let's say for a moment I choose not to be as an adult. I have been raised this way and attend Catholic school and church my whole life. To say I have never been Catholic is a lie.
• United States
27 Dec 08
Um, since when do the acts of some represent everyone? IMO, denying your hertiage, includes all the beauty of your race and culture. Every culture has good and bad. By not embracing who you are, you only feed into stereotypes and make ignornant people look correct. I'm sorry I exspect the man who be president very shortly to stand up to hatred, speak the truth, and embody the beuaty of the culture he was raised as to show in America we are open minded and have freedoms to be ourself. Thank you for calling me a moron.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Dec 08
have to go look at the link answer more later
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Dec 08
yup seen a couple of tehm and did pass the one about the card. even if not true better to be safe than sorry and it ery well oould happen never know what people can come up with . and you acn also go to snopes.com to check out if true or not they have all the urban legends ,
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
28 Dec 08
yes I use both these sites all the time.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
28 Dec 08
i don,t believe everything i read in a e-mail any way.you heard the saying believe half of what you heard none of what you see.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
28 Dec 08
that is so true
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I normally don't believe everything that's given to me. Until now, The add your cell phone to the Do Not Call Registry caught me off guard, I guess from now on, I will have to do some research before I do anything that's given to me in a email.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
28 Dec 08
yes that one is very tricky about the cell phones I agree
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I got one the other day that had supposedly been checked out at snopes.com. It stated that those internet petitions weren't any good and that snopes had sent it out. Well Snopes did't send it out at all. Just another urban legend. I'v gotten so I just delete them all and go on.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
I always go to the snopes site to find what I am looking for, I don't trust emails for anything like that.
• United States
27 Dec 08
I delete most of this stuff unread.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
I don't read the crap either.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
I suppose most of them are false, but sometimes there might be a true one hidden in between all the lies. The trouble is we cannot say "I hate this" because there might be a grain of truth, for instance there might have been one Halmark email vice but it was probably a specific type of image sent out at a specific time and it was detected by one time, but someone decided to scare everyone silly by sending those email warnings. The one that was my favorite was that one when you had to remove a certain dll from Windows because it destroyed your hard drive. There were quite a number who believed it and then one had to search all through the net to get it back. As for the Obama being the anti=Christ, it did not say in Revelations about the anti-Christ being a pretend Muslim, only that he and others like him were charismatic and could lure the unwary to their cause. You can take it from there.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
of they are in urban legends is because they are all investigated and proven to be false, take it from there take it from what obama is the anti christ because of the book of revelation, that is utterly ridiculous,
• United States
27 Dec 08
Let me just say I really hate those stupid forward emails. They're a pain and usually always false. Secondly, I do find some of them amusing but mostly I find them annoying and I can't figure out why people don't make better use of their time. After looking at the link you posted I think my favorite has to be of "Palin" in a bikini with a rifle. That's hilarious.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
yeah I had to laugh at the palin one too, that was hilarious
@savak03 (6676)
• United States
26 Dec 08
I haven't gotten any of those emails, well maybe the one about the virus from hall mark. But I do get a lot of bogus emails. For the last few months I have been getting a rash of emails from Nigeria and some other African countries about a large sum of money that could be mine if I just helped them get it out of the country. Right. I mark them as spam as soon as they come in but they keep changing the sender so they keep getting through. Why anyone would fall for such a obvious hoax is beyond me. They have even disguised themselves as the FBI or CIA to try to get us to send them the information they are asking for. I have yet to figure out what they will gain by getting our personal information. If they tried to get a credit card with my info they would have to pay my debts before they could succeed. The other emails that I hate are the ones about male enhancing products. Since I am not male I have no earthly use for anything like that. And I can't think of anything that I have bought or asked about that would make anyone think that I would be interested.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
there are still people that believe those african scams even though they have been told time and again that they are hoaxes and people have been swindled out of thousands of dollars.