Skip to comments.'Obama found dead in shock accident' email being sent around
Posted on 07/05/2008 8:29:18 AM PDT by Grig
My spam filter grabs a non-spam email now and then and I've been monitoring what it does so I can adjust the settings and make sure it stops doing that. One of the spam I got last night had the title 'Obama found dead in shock accident'.
I'm sure if it said 'Bush' or "McCain' instead of Obama conservatives would be up in arms about it, and so I hope also see this in the same light.
I'm in Canada so I'm sure if this breaks a law or not up here. Have any of you in the USA received this and reported it?
They are trying to get sympathy for Obama
They are proving to be very good
It’ll be alright. They have several body doubles lined up for all the candidates and high officials.
It’s from Hiliary.
What part of Canada? I lived in Scarborough for a summer and fall while I was trying to figure out if the University of Toronto was where I wanted to go to college. I loved it. Ok, thats off subject to be sure.
Could someone please clue me in to what the heck this post is about?
No we wouldn't. Most of us understand that prodigious amounts of BS travels through cyberspace via email every day. Nothing to get excited about.
He was electrocuted?
Actually it looks from the body of it that they are trying to sell the typical stuff pitched in spam.
Hillary showed up in a thong...
No. Cocaine overdose.
I can’t speak for this particular e-mail, but I do know that it’s a common tactic to put a shocking header on an e-mail to get people to open it. Then there’s a video or photo attached which contains malware.
There was one going around that said “Angelina Jolie dies in bizarre accident” and it was an attempt to get people to open a malware file. I’m guessing this is along those lines. If so, it’s not an attempt to get sympathy for Obama, instead an attempt to play off his fame to get people to open a malicious file.
Not exactly “breaking news” material.
Stealing copper from third rail in Chgo perhaps??
OK, what was Obama doing with Hillary’s hair dryer in the bath tub.
Actully this poster is way off base. I guess he hasn’t seen all of the smear cartoons about bush and his admin. If bush was muslim their would be 100s of fatwas already out on all of the idiots that smear him in cartoons in the newspaper. Keep your leftwing ideology up north where it belongs with our big retarted friend to the north!!
“News” spams like this often contain a virus or worm as a payload. Always delete (and I mean by pressing shift-delete!) stuff like this without opening it.
The finger of FDR puts out 220V AC. BO is wired for 24V DC.
At the very least, that jolt probably tripped BO's main breaker.
And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.
1 minute satirical Obama video here:
Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.
By any chance, did it mention Fort Marcy Park?
Since you opened the spam, I would get your virtual self over to Trend Housecall and do an online scan. Those mails have shocking subjects so you open them and then malicious scripting is downloaded to your system.
In the future, just say no to spam.
That’s my assesment too, but since Obama is a presidential candidate, does this constitute a crime? If it was only sent to people outside, or only sent from outside the USA, is it a crime?
My first thought if that (the Obamanation’s death) happened would be, “Arkancide!”
Stop reading crap in between the lines that isn’t there. I’ve been here on FR since ‘98 so there is a nice long CONSERVATIVE posting history for you to check out.
Obama got the ZOT?
Darn, you beat me to it!
I’ve seen those cartoons and the outrage against them was justified. I’m not so naive however to think that some on our side might employ a double standard when Obama is the target.
I’m a conservative who has been here on FR for 10 years. My posts and comments are there for you to check.
Report it? to Whom? and why?
Actually, I saved it to a text file without opening it and only looked at the text file. I know about what kind of crap can be in spam. Just as bad as the viruses are html spam messages that have a 1 pixel image just so opening it calls back to their server and lets them confirm your email address is valid so they can sell it to other spamers.
Try checking the my posts while you are at it. Since when is NOT having a double standard the sign of being a liberal?
I couldn't care less about Hussein. Let the liberals worry about the race baiting, Muslim militant.
Could it not be construed as a threat, and if so would not that make it a crime?
Quit schilling for Obama. What you do not realize is 99.99% of the posters on FR could care leass about emails like this because we have disdain for Obama and realize how dangerous he is, and we also realize how childish and unimportant a spam email like that is. I did read between the lines. It was easy to do, the lines were a mile wide.
Counting down to this thread being pulled.................
Probably a prank from some whitey who read Hussein’s books.
Below are a few lines from Obamas books in his own words:
From Dreams of My Father: I ceased to advertise my mothers race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.
From Dreams of My Father: I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.
From Dreams of My Father: There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.
From Dreams of My Father: It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
From Dreams of My Father: I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didnt speak to my own. It was into my fathers image, the black man, son of Africa , that Id packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.
From Audacity of Hope: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Most people who accuse you/me/other long time posters of such nonsense are TOO LAZY to do their homework...or else they just don't care. It's all about them...
Many of us refer to those who joined in 2006 (largest period of troll infestation) as 'FR Lite'.
>>>I saved it to a text file without opening it and only looked at the text file.<<<
Good for you! I do this too. Anyone that doesn’t realize this trick should pay attention to Grig’s tip here for checking unknown mail.
As you know, it was Hillary who made the connection from Obama to RFK and his death in June as she explained why she was not dropping out.
Looks like Hillary was off by just a few days.
Her Arkancide skills are slipping.
“As you know, it was Hillary who made the connection from Obama to RFK and his death in June as she explained why she was not dropping out.”
And if the spam can be traced to a Hillary supporter.....
A) saying I’m ‘schilling for Obama’ makes you look like an ignorant fool. My support has always gone to the right, both in time and money and in my postings. I really wanted Mitt to win the nomination. Whether Obama is better or worse than Hilary is debatable, but both of them are crap, and I’m not keen on McCain either. Just because I don’t support Obama doesn’t mean I’m going to applaud when someone does something like this. It’s wrong no matter what politician is in the subject line.
B) By embracing a double standard so enthusiastically you lose the moral right to object to Democrats incorporating veiled death threats to Bush and other Republicans in cartoons, novel, movies etc. Having politics devolve even further into the gutter isn’t good for anyone.
You think it is a matter not worth bothering with, fine, you’ve said so and can now go post on some other thread. Don’t be so eager for a fight that you start creating friendly fire.
We all make mistakes.
A fake news headline saying someone is DEAD is not a threat, is it?
Was he the Walrus?