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Old 10-14-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Stop using Wikipedia people!!! Does no one understand who writes Wikipedia??? I swear, I am on a mission to stop people on here citing Wikipedia. It drives me crazy.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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.........Howard Stern...........Diane G
Hey now there is a guy we can all love and trust. If Howard said it it must be true!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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Snopes disputes all negative news about Obama. They are Democrats. They can't help it.

And you dispute everything on Snopes because you are a Republican? Snopes is not just political, it addresses all sorts of urban legends and misinformation. Maybe they dispute the content of this e-mail because it is incorrect.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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Stop using Wikipedia people!!! Does no one understand who writes Wikipedia??? I swear, I am on a mission to stop people on here citing Wikipedia. It drives me crazy.
Why?

You may have seen little linked numbers at the end of statements inside responsible Wikipedia articles. They're footnote numbers. Click one of the numbers and it takes you to the corresponding citation at the bottom of the page, in the References section where the article's source citations are organized. They're all links as well, so you can go directly to the cited source and decide for yourself, and find further or perhaps more valuable information.

Wikipedia entries (on popular topics) are given the gimlet eye by peers and anxious editors who dont hesitate to demand a rewrite or post that an article is biased or needs further or more legitimate citations, and they all argue their reasons in the background. In other words there's some editorial oversight.

All that said - because there's ultimately no legal responsibility behind a Wikipedia article, Wikipedia isnt intended to be anyone's ultimate bedrock info source.

But to refuse to look at a Wikipedia article for quick understanding, particularly on a frequently called topic, is unnecessarily cautious IMO.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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Snopes disputes all negative news about Obama. They are Democrats. They can't help it.
Why do you say they're Democrats? Do you know them?

Snopes lives or dies by their credibility. It's what they're all about, why people go there. They have to be accurate or they go out of business.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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But it's an email forward, that means it HAS to be true!
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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sorry but obama has refused to release any of his school documents. i don't believe anything he and his wife say. show me documents and i will believe. which would show where the money came from. he has never released a birth certificate, only the forged copy of his sisters hawaiian certificate. he also refuses to release his passport. use your heads people.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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sorry but obama has refused to release any of his school documents. i don't believe anything he and his wife say. show me documents and i will believe. which would show where the money came from. he has never released a birth certificate, only the forged copy of his sisters hawaiian certificate. he also refuses to release his passport. use your heads people.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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Thumbs down Busted....Again!

I've now witnessed bentlebee get owned on two city-data forums for fibbing. Both here and the real estate forum.

"How dishonorable"
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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sorry but obama has refused to release any of his school documents. i don't believe anything he and his wife say. show me documents and i will believe. which would show where the money came from. he has never released a birth certificate, only the forged copy of his sisters hawaiian certificate. he also refuses to release his passport. use your heads people.
I'm so happy that I agree with a real estate broker!
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