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Question to all Freepers

Posted on 09/25/2007 6:46:59 PM PDT by Former Fetus

A year or two, and a PC, ago I read in Free Republic about this website where I could check if a story in an e-mail was fact or urband legend. Unfortunately, after changing PCs, I lost the link to that site. I have wished over and over I had saved that info when I changed PCs. Finally, I've decided to ask the same people who gave me the information at least a year ago. Freepers, do y'all know the website I'm talking about? How about its address? Thanks.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: onlinesafety; quastion; snopes; urbanlegend

1 posted on 09/25/2007 6:47:03 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

It’s snopes.com.


2 posted on 09/25/2007 6:47:41 PM PDT by jra
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To: Former Fetus
www.snopes.com

But beware they claim that the Gere/Gerbil story is merely urban legend, which of course as everyone around here knows is false.

3 posted on 09/25/2007 6:48:24 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Former Fetus

http://www.snopes.com/


4 posted on 09/25/2007 6:49:18 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Former Fetus

Snopes.com has a left wing bias on many questions.


5 posted on 09/25/2007 6:49:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Snopes are Arkancide deniers.


6 posted on 09/25/2007 6:51:34 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
But beware they claim that the Gere/Gerbil story is merely urban legend, which of course as everyone around here knows is false.

Right, I know it's true because my mom took the 911 call. True story.

7 posted on 09/25/2007 6:52:18 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Former Fetus

This site’s also pretty good. FYU - the folks at Snopes are liberals.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/


8 posted on 09/25/2007 6:55:01 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Former Fetus

Here are two more that I use, one is for e-mails.

http://www.breakthechain.org/

http://www.truthorfiction.com/


9 posted on 09/25/2007 6:56:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets.)
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To: Former Fetus
In the spirit of teaching a man to fish..

I googled "true or not" and the first hit was snopes.com.


10 posted on 09/25/2007 6:56:21 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Former Fetus

You could also check out straightdope.com.


11 posted on 09/25/2007 6:57:18 PM PDT by pianomikey (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. -Reagan)
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To: Former Fetus

Of course Snopes but there is factcheck.org. I also like straightdope.com for its entertainment value.


12 posted on 09/25/2007 7:00:08 PM PDT by Delacon (When in doubt, ask a liberal and then do the opposite.)
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To: Former Fetus
If you post any article at this website the people there will you if it is ture real fast.

http://www.freerepublic.com

13 posted on 09/25/2007 7:00:10 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Former Fetus

I have to correct everyone here. People used to think the website you mean was snopes.com, but that turned out to be just an urban legend.


14 posted on 09/25/2007 7:02:52 PM PDT by Petronski (Congratulations Tribe! AL Central Champs)
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To: Former Fetus

There’s also a site Annenberg runs that evaluates news stories. Factcheck dot something.


15 posted on 09/25/2007 7:05:32 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: ThomasThomas
If you post any article at this website the people there will you if it is ture real fast.

http://www.freerepublic.com

Dan Rather sure learned that lesson. D'oh!

16 posted on 09/25/2007 7:07:54 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

What? Tell me more!


17 posted on 09/25/2007 7:08:05 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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Bump for future reference.


18 posted on 09/25/2007 7:08:27 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: Former Fetus

Also that Bill Clinton did not inhale, an urban legend.


19 posted on 09/25/2007 7:10:11 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (I get enough exercise just pushing my luck)
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To: Randy Larsen
What? Tell me more!

I'm curious too. Did they save the gerbil?

20 posted on 09/25/2007 7:11:00 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ansel12

Hey, thanks for those links. I didn’t know about truthorfiction.


21 posted on 09/25/2007 7:13:06 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Former Fetus

Another good site I’ve found is mediamythbusters.com.


22 posted on 09/25/2007 7:13:42 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Former Fetus

Lets not forget AIM. Accuracy in Media. http://www.aim.org/


23 posted on 09/25/2007 7:14:19 PM PDT by Delacon (When in doubt, ask a liberal and then do the opposite.)
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To: Alouette; ConorMacNessa
Snopes.com has a left wing bias on many questions.

Snopes are Arkancide deniers.

Is that a leftward bias or a keen sense of self preservation?

24 posted on 09/25/2007 7:15:29 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Former Fetus

bookmark...caring more for truth than Gere and his close pet friends.


25 posted on 09/25/2007 7:18:27 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I wanna know if there was a paper towel tube and a bic lighter involved!

What was that gerbils name?


26 posted on 09/25/2007 7:22:28 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I'M WITH FRED!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

27 posted on 09/25/2007 7:23:15 PM PDT by SIDENET (I don't want to find "common ground" with a bunch of damn leftists.)
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To: mysterio

http://www.truthorfiction.com/ isn’t as liberal as snopes.


28 posted on 09/25/2007 7:24:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“I’m curious too. Did they save the gerbil?”

That gerbil has more lives than a cat.


29 posted on 09/25/2007 7:27:47 PM PDT by Delacon (When in doubt, ask a liberal and then do the opposite.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Like what? I’ve never seen it and I’ve read a lot.


30 posted on 09/25/2007 7:28:18 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace; ConorMacNessa

I agree with Conor; Snopes definitely has a liberal bias - their articles “debunking” Hussein Obama’s muslim past speak for themselves.


31 posted on 09/25/2007 7:31:21 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons; All
“I agree with Conor; Snopes definitely has a liberal bias - their articles “debunking” Hussein Obama’s muslim past speak for themselves.”

Well, find me a site that delves into politics and doesn’t get accused of bias. Politics is only one catagory that Snopes covers. For instance, I get emails forwarded from friends and family that are sensational and supposedly true. The first thing I do is take it to snopes for a search. The deadly spiders hiding in returning south american airline commodes comes to mind. Hysterical.

32 posted on 09/25/2007 7:39:01 PM PDT by Delacon (When in doubt, ask a liberal and then do the opposite.)
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To: 21stCenturion

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33 posted on 09/25/2007 7:47:45 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: Former Fetus

ping


34 posted on 09/25/2007 8:15:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Former Fetus
Here's a story on truthorfiction.com that may have made it on FR some time ago - but so incredible, it's worth reading again

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/a/abortion_survivor.htm

just

the Lord works in mysterious ways

35 posted on 09/25/2007 8:16:43 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7

WOW is right.I’m speachless


36 posted on 09/25/2007 8:45:16 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Delacon
The deadly spiders hiding in returning south american airline commodes comes to mind.

So that's what the story was. By the time it got to me, it was,

"Deadly South Americans hiding in spiders' abodes."

37 posted on 09/25/2007 9:30:18 PM PDT by Erasmus (My simplifying explanation had the disconcerting side effect of making the subject incomprehensible.)
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To: Former Fetus

ping


38 posted on 09/25/2007 11:54:37 PM PDT by okiejag
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