Think about 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. Procter and
 Gamble is not part of a satanic cult or scheme, and
 its logo is not satanic. 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 bent on believing the kidney-theft
 ring stories,please see:
 http://urban legends.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 you
 cannot get a virus from a flashing IM or email. You
 have to download....ya know, like, a FILE!

 6. There is no gang initiation plot to murder any
 motorist who flashes headlights at another car driving
 at night without lights.

 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 persons who forwards anything
 that "promises" something bad will happen if you "don't,"

 12. Women really ARE suffering in Afghanistan 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.

 P.S. There is no bill pending before Congress that
 will allow long distance companies to charge you for
 using the Internet. Bottom Line...composing e-mail or
 posting something on the Net is as easy as writing on
 the walls of a public restroom. Don't automatically
 believe it until it's proven true... ASSUME it's
 false, unless there is proof that it's true.

 Not dead, in jail or a slave?
 Thank a liberal!

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