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Ten Rules for being a Good Netizen, etc...


Generally speaking... people will not ask you to delete files, forward email to sick or dying children, win free items or send money.  If you receive a heartwarming "true" story, a scary government conspiracy or a get rich quick scheme... before you forward it to all of the special people in your life... check out the validity by visiting You'll save yourself a LOT of embarrassment if you do!  If you have an urge to send someone money... send it to me!


1.. I will NOT get bad luck, lose my friends, or lose my mailing lists if I DON'T forward an email!

2.. I will NOT hear any music or see a taco dog, if I do forward an e-mail.

3.. Bill Gates is NOT going to send me money, Victoria Secret doesn't know anything about a gift certificate they're supposed to send me.

4.. Ford will NOT give me a 50% discount even if I forward my e-mail to more than 50 people!

5.. I will NEVER receive gift certificates, coupons, or freebies from Coca Cola, Cracker Barrel, Old Navy, or anyone else if I send an e-mail to 10 people.

6.. I will NEVER see a pop-up window if I forward an e-mail NEVER--NEVER!!

7.. There is NO SUCH THING as an e-mail tracking program, and I am not STUPID enough to think that someone will send me $100 for forwarding an e-mail to 10 or more people!

8.. There is NO kid with cancer through the Make-a-Wish program in England collecting anything! He did when he was 7 years old. He is now cancer free and 35 years old and DOESN'T WANT ANY MORE POST CARDS, or GET-WELL CARDS.

9.. The government does not have a bill in Congress called 901B (or whatever they named it this week) that, if passed, will enable them to charge us five cents for every e-mail we send.

10.. There will be NO cool dancing, singing, waving, colorful flowers, characters, or program that I will receive immediately after I forward an e-mail. NONE, ZIP, ZERO, NADA!!

11.. The American Red Cross will NOT donate 50cents to a  certain individual dying of some never-heard-of disease for every e-mail address I send this to. The American Red Cross RECEIVES donations.

12.. And finally, I WILL NOT let others "guilt" me into sending things by telling me I am not their friend or that I don't believe in Jesus Christ. If God wants to send me a message, I believe the bushes in my yard will burn before He picks up a PC to pass it on!

Now, repeat this to yourself until you have it memorized, and then send it along to at least 5 of your friends before the next full moon or you will surely be constipated for the next three months and all of your hair will fall out!


Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. ~ Benjamin Franklin