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  1. #1
    Dimitri Guest

    Default OT -political emails

    Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out -
    sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their intelligence.

    No one here but it's getting just absurd!

    BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    ready for the Fox News defense?

    "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.

    Dimitri


  2. #2
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:52 -0700, Dimitri wrote:

    > Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out -
    > sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their intelligence.
    >
    > No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    >
    > BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    > ready for the Fox News defense?
    >
    > "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    >
    > Dimitri


    related to this, i've heard many stories from people who respond to this
    kind of e-mail with cites to snopes or others debunking the rubbish *du
    jour*. it usually has no effect on the sender(s) other than 'so they got
    to you, too!' or 'well of course the new york *times* is gonna say that.'

    many folks are impervious to facts that conflict with their chosen
    narrative.

    your pal,
    blake

  3. #3
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:14b1blsy39eps$.4s23h5859tem$.[email protected]. .
    > On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:52 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    >> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them
    >> out -
    >> sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >> intelligence.
    >>
    >> No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    >>
    >> BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    >> ready for the Fox News defense?
    >>
    >> "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > related to this, i've heard many stories from people who respond to this
    > kind of e-mail with cites to snopes or others debunking the rubbish *du
    > jour*. it usually has no effect on the sender(s) other than 'so they got
    > to you, too!' or 'well of course the new york *times* is gonna say that.'
    >
    > many folks are impervious to facts that conflict with their chosen
    > narrative.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake



    IMHO the problem is the information is so absurd most of the time.

    Dimitri



  4. #4
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    In article <14b1blsy39eps$.4s23h5859tem$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:52 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > > Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out -
    > > sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their intelligence.
    > >
    > > No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    > >
    > > BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    > > ready for the Fox News defense?
    > >
    > > "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    > >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > related to this, i've heard many stories from people who respond to this
    > kind of e-mail with cites to snopes or others debunking the rubbish *du
    > jour*. it usually has no effect on the sender(s) other than 'so they got
    > to you, too!' or 'well of course the new york *times* is gonna say that.'


    My Email client has a kill filter, also. I haven't used it yet for
    anything but SPAM, but the time may come.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  5. #5
    Benji Z-Man Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    > Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    > - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    > intelligence.


    I would question why you think forwarding any form of chain letter is
    appropriate, let alone one that's based around political rambles.

  6. #6
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:%2Mvn.18400$pv.11373@news-server[email protected]..
    > On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    >> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    >> - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >> intelligence.

    >
    > I would question why you think forwarding any form of chain letter is
    > appropriate, let alone one that's based around political rambles.



    Because I unfortunately receive quite a few from friends & relatives. It's
    the relative I'd like to kill file but alas they're relatives.

    the idiocy and frequency seems to be getting worse.

    Dimitri


  7. #7
    Benji Z-Man Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On 10/04/10 07:19, Dimitri wrote:
    > "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:%2Mvn.18400$[email protected]..
    >> On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    >>> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    >>> - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >>> intelligence.

    >>
    >> I would question why you think forwarding any form of chain letter is
    >> appropriate, let alone one that's based around political rambles.

    >
    >
    > Because I unfortunately receive quite a few from friends & relatives.
    > It's the relative I'd like to kill file but alas they're relatives.
    >
    > the idiocy and frequency seems to be getting worse.
    >
    > Dimitri


    Hmm. Not sure how to help, since it looks though you're using Microsoft
    Windows Mail 6 - though from memory it should have a word-based filter
    system. Haven't used it much - outlook, thunderbird, evolution, but not
    MSMail.

  8. #8
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    In article <_QMvn.97585$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:%2Mvn.18400$[email protected]..
    > > On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    > >> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    > >> - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    > >> intelligence.

    > >
    > > I would question why you think forwarding any form of chain letter is
    > > appropriate, let alone one that's based around political rambles.

    >
    >
    > Because I unfortunately receive quite a few from friends & relatives. It's
    > the relative I'd like to kill file but alas they're relatives.
    >
    > the idiocy and frequency seems to be getting worse.


    Sounds hard, but I just took a look. The ones I want to kill are sent
    to a mailing list that I'm subscribed to. I want to stay on that list,
    but ditch the political stuff. It always comes from the same person.
    It looks like he sends them to multiple lists. I can kill Email based
    on who else it is sent to, so I'll try that. I'll send them to a
    special folder, at least at first, so I can retrieve any if I need to,
    but they won't appear in my IN box.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  9. #9
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    "Dan Abel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <_QMvn.97585$[email protected]>,
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:%2Mvn.18400$[email protected]..
    >> > On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    >> >> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them
    >> >> out
    >> >> - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >> >> intelligence.
    >> >
    >> > I would question why you think forwarding any form of chain letter is
    >> > appropriate, let alone one that's based around political rambles.

    >>
    >>
    >> Because I unfortunately receive quite a few from friends & relatives.
    >> It's
    >> the relative I'd like to kill file but alas they're relatives.
    >>
    >> the idiocy and frequency seems to be getting worse.

    >
    > Sounds hard, but I just took a look. The ones I want to kill are sent
    > to a mailing list that I'm subscribed to. I want to stay on that list,
    > but ditch the political stuff. It always comes from the same person.
    > It looks like he sends them to multiple lists. I can kill Email based
    > on who else it is sent to, so I'll try that. I'll send them to a
    > special folder, at least at first, so I can retrieve any if I need to,
    > but they won't appear in my IN box.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > [email protected]



    I think if I declare his email Junk Mail - OE will send him to the junk mail
    folder.

    Thanks Dan.

    Dimitri


  10. #10
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:06:05 -0700, Dimitri wrote:

    > "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:14b1blsy39eps$.4s23h5859tem$.[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:52 -0700, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >>> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them
    >>> out -
    >>> sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >>> intelligence.
    >>>
    >>> No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    >>>
    >>> BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    >>> ready for the Fox News defense?
    >>>
    >>> "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri

    >>
    >> related to this, i've heard many stories from people who respond to this
    >> kind of e-mail with cites to snopes or others debunking the rubbish *du
    >> jour*. it usually has no effect on the sender(s) other than 'so they got
    >> to you, too!' or 'well of course the new york *times* is gonna say that.'
    >>
    >> many folks are impervious to facts that conflict with their chosen
    >> narrative.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > IMHO the problem is the information is so absurd most of the time.
    >
    > Dimitri


    true enough, but all you gotta do is turn on your radio or fox news to hear
    stuff that's pitching in the same league.

    your pal,
    blake

  11. #11
    Benji Z-Man Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    > Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    > - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    > intelligence.
    >
    > No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    >
    > BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    > ready for the Fox News defense?
    >
    > "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    >
    > Dimitri


    Just had a thought - You the same Dimitri that's on
    alt.food.mexican-cooking?

  12. #12
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails


    "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:f08wn.18633$[email protected]..
    > On 10/04/10 02:31, Dimitri wrote:
    >> Please Please Please before forwarding political emails - check them out
    >> - sending anyone a false email information is an insult to their
    >> intelligence.
    >>
    >> No one here but it's getting just absurd!
    >>
    >> BTW - We had the Twinkie defense when Harvey Milk was murdered - are we
    >> ready for the Fox News defense?
    >>
    >> "Hannity made me do it" You know it's coming.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > Just had a thought - You the same Dimitri that's on
    > alt.food.mexican-cooking?


    Yep, been quite a while sine I've been there.

    One and the same

    Dimitri


  13. #13
    Benji Z-Man Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On 11/04/10 14:27, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> Just had a thought - You the same Dimitri that's on
    >> alt.food.mexican-cooking?

    >
    > Yep, been quite a while sine I've been there.
    >
    > One and the same
    >
    > Dimitri


    Heh. I remember your posts. =P Troublemaker.

    Still, good advice about pulled pork.

  14. #14
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails


    "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:vDcwn.18675$[email protected]..
    > On 11/04/10 14:27, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >> "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> Just had a thought - You the same Dimitri that's on
    >>> alt.food.mexican-cooking?

    >>
    >> Yep, been quite a while sine I've been there.
    >>
    >> One and the same
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > Heh. I remember your posts. =P Troublemaker.
    >
    > Still, good advice about pulled pork.


    Thanks,

    Remember Victor????

    Dimitri


  15. #15
    Chemiker Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 13:15:59 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:31:52 -0700, Dimitri wrote:


    >many folks are impervious to facts that conflict with their chosen
    >narrative.


    Is it not strange, that those who suffer most from this problem, also
    accuse their opposition of suffering from this malady? FIRST?

    Tis a puzzlement....

    Alex

  16. #16
    Benji Z-Man Guest

    Default Re: OT -political emails

    On 12/04/10 05:14, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:vDcwn.18675$[email protected]..
    >> On 11/04/10 14:27, Dimitri wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Benji Z-Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> Just had a thought - You the same Dimitri that's on
    >>>> alt.food.mexican-cooking?
    >>>
    >>> Yep, been quite a while sine I've been there.
    >>>
    >>> One and the same
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri

    >>
    >> Heh. I remember your posts. =P Troublemaker.
    >>
    >> Still, good advice about pulled pork.

    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Remember Victor????
    >
    > Dimitri


    Hmm, no not so much from the top of my head. It was about 2, nearly 3
    years ago I lurked there.

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