Friday, November 20, 2015

Take this week's Gullibility Test!

Take this week's Gullibility test!  Thanks to snopes.com for setting the records straight.  . See how you do!  Here are the legends, the mayhem, and the misinformation!  

1) Mall Spats: No "war" on Christmas


No, Simon Malls (and Roosevelt Field) didn't "ban Christmas" because people were "offended."
(How did this stupid rumor start?)
2)  The Handmaid's Fail A spate of poorly vetted news articles about a purported "abortion pill reversal" procedure included misleading and potentially dangerous information.
3) At the Right Hand of the Lord   GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson does indeed own a portrait of himself posing with Jesus. 

4)  Moon Crock  A Hunter's Moon doesn't create the illusion of two suns, isn't a miracle, occurs annually, and images of this year's Hunter's Moon are actually much older.
5) Custodial RepentanceNo, GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio didn't say rape victims ought to be held in custody if they're considering abortions.

 6) App in the Face    Google did not give a $500,000 grant to Black Lives Matter, but their donation will be used to fund a campaign run by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
7)  Female Body Renders - A photograph purportedly showing two female bodybuilders was actually created with 3D rendering software.

8)   Bigfool - No, a Bigfoot creature was not captured in a History Channel program. The show was yet another fake "documentary" created for entertainment purposes.
9) Crossing the Feline   A real-life Cruella de Vil, but with cats? No, just more fake news.
10)  Banana Bloat - Photographs show discolored bananas that have likely fallen prey to a fungus, not to being injected with HIV-infected human blood.  (This is just SICK- created by some sick minded person)
11) Government Cheddar - A fake news site hoaxed readers, suggesting President Obama had ordered a $2,350 rebate be disbursed to all taxpayers. 
12)   One Holiday at a Time - It's true that Nordstrom department stores do not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but that policy is old news.
13)  Satanbucks  - A spoof of the Starbucks "holiday cups" controversy holds that CEO Howard Schultz admitted he is using the new cup design to lure customers to the dark side.
14)  Ban of Scold - Facebook didn't ban a user for saying "God bless," but rather for linking to a post urging the harassment of a private individual.   (It's things like this that conservatives take and spin to make it seem like there's a "war on religion" - which there is clearly not.  - Instead, this "godly person" harassed another person on facebook and was banned. )

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next