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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (6283)3/28/2020 12:47:05 PM
From: FUBHO
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Ancient Aliens! lol

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (6285)3/28/2020 12:53:25 PM
From: Valuepro
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Exactly. And if one looks, they will see that many phrases they use are lifted from other sources without credit.

This kind'a reminds of the volcano enthusiast living in the Phoenix area who had a Web site following volcano news. He had/has no academic training in any science, but with an eruption in Alaska some years ago, the one that altered much commercial flying, local news went to him for commentary assuming he was an expert. They were followed by national news services. He luxuriated in the attention, but did make some errors in his comments. No serious damage done, except to the red-faced reporters when the truth was revealed by real geologists.

Hey, this is why Snopes came into being. We can't take something at face value just because it is in print (or digets).

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To: Valuepro who wrote (6287)3/28/2020 1:26:51 PM
From: DMaA
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You can't take anything on Snopes at face value either.

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To: DMaA who wrote (6288)3/28/2020 1:43:25 PM
From: Tom Clarke
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A couple of San Francisco beatniks.

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To: DMaA who wrote (6288)3/28/2020 3:01:15 PM
From: Valuepro
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"You can't take anything on Snopes at face value either."

Absolutely. I was only referencing how it is that they came into being, not giving them credit for accuracy. Politically speaking, I understand that the founders are committed Socialists and that their biases are reflected in their reporting.

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To: Valuepro who wrote (6290)3/29/2020 7:26:02 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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The story behind Snopes is quite colorful

dailymail.co.uk

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From: Tom Clarke3/29/2020 7:49:31 AM
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In the literature of pestilence, the greatest threat isn’t the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human.

By Jill Lepore

newyorker.com

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (6292)3/29/2020 7:55:22 AM
From: alanrs
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Yeah, I guess. Kind of tilted though, the dead guys not having any input.

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To: alanrs who wrote (6293)3/29/2020 8:48:27 AM
From: Tom Clarke
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Mary Shelley, Daniel Defoe, they were there.

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To: Tom Clarke who wrote (6294)3/29/2020 8:59:56 AM
From: alanrs
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I meant in the sense of the dead body lying there with the plight of the living left behind being explored.

Maybe that dead guy, if he sat up, might say it's really shitty over here, get over yourself.

Just being flippant, making noise.

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