MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1109
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life

I didn't write this although I wish I had. 

How many of the things below have you heard and believed?


Big companies don't do business via chain letters. 

Bill Gates is not giving you $1000, and Disney is not giving you a free vacation. 

There is no baby food company issuing class- action checks. 

Proctor and Gamble is not part of a satanic cult or scheme, and its logo is not 

MTV will not give you backstage passes if you forward something to the most 

The Gap is not giving away free clothes. Nissan nor Honda is giving away a free 
car. You can relax; there is no need to pass it on "just in case it's true." 

There is no kidney theft ring in New Orleans. No one is waking up in a bathtub 
full of ice, even if a friend of a friend swears it happened to their cousin. If you 
are hell-bent on believing the kidney-theft ring stories, I quote: "The National 
Kidney Foundation has repeatedly issued requests for actual victims of organ 
thieves to come forward and tell their stories." None have. That's "none" as in 
"zero", "zip" ~~ not even your friend's cousin. Not even if your uncle is a lawyer 
and says it's true.

Neiman Marcus doesn't really sell a $200 cookie recipe. 

If the latest NASA rocket disaster DID contain plutonium that went to particulate 
over the eastern seaboard, do you REALLY think this information would reach 
the public via an AOL chain letter? 

There is no gang initiation plot to murder any motorist who flashes headlights 
at another car driving at night without lights. 

Craig Shergold (or Sherwood, or Sherman, etc) in England is not dying of 
cancer or anything else at this time and would like everyone to stop sending him 
their business cards. He apparently is no longer a "little boy" either. 

The "Make a Wish" foundation is a real organization doing fine work, but they 
have had to establish a special toll free hot line in response to the large number 
of Internet hoaxes using their good name and reputation. It is distracting them 
from the important work they do. 

If you are one of those who forwards anything that "promises" something bad 
will happen if you "don't," DON'T forward it, you will be fine.

Women really are suffering in Afghanistan, but forwarding an e-mail won't help 
their cause in the least. If you want to help, contact your local legislative 
representative, or get in touch with Amnesty International or the Red Cross. 

As a general rule, e-mail "signatures" are easily faked and mean nothing to 
anyone with any power to do anything about whatever the competition is 
complaining about. 

KFC really does use real Chickens with feathers and beaks and feet. No, they 
really do. I read this in email. HA! So, why did they change their name? In this 
health conscious world, what was KFC's name? Kentucky FRIED Chicken. FRIED 
is not healthy. So with the help of a focus group, they changed the name to 
KFC. It's short, doesn't offend dieters and it's easy to remember. 

Another thing, just because someone said in a message, four generations 
back, that "we checked it out and it's legit," does not actually make it true. 

There is no bill pending before Congress that will allow long distance companies 
to charge you for using the Internet. 

Bottom Line... composing e-mail or posting something on the Net is as easy as 
writing on the walls of a public restroom. Don't automatically believe it until it's 
proven false... ASSUME it's false, unless there is proof that it's true. 
Now forward this to everyone you know! 

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