Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This week's "How Gullible Are You"?

 It's time for another edition of "How Gullible Are you?"  - It seems like every week there are a lot of false rumors circulating in email around the Internet. This will help you know whether they're real or fake before you even get them!

Not See Logo
FALSE -  Donald Trump's campaign did not unveil a new logo that resembles a swastika.  
Yes, even this stupidity was a rumor...

White Folks and Fake Quotes
FALSE -  First Lady Michelle Obama did not say that "white folks are what's wrong with America" during a commencement speech at Tuskegee University.

An Interesting Take on Trump
FALSE - Conservative commentator William J. Bennett did not pen an essay hypothesizing that Donald Trump would be killed before he could be elected President.

Don't Gild the Willy
FALSE -  Various fake news sites reported that a lottery winner died after gold-plating his genitals.

Navajo Rations
FALSE -  No, President Obama isn't sending 250,000 "Muslim refugees" to Navajo lands in Arizona and North Dakota.

Joint Commissions
FALSE - No, the federal government isn't paying study participants $3,000 a week to smoke marijuana.

Toys Soldiers?
FALSE - A photograph does not show Syrian orphans holding guns as they make their way to the United States.

Shooter Affiliation
FALSE - Robert Lewis Dear, the alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter, was not born a woman.  

Exploitation Nation
FALSE - No, Germany and the European Union are not legalizing pedophilia.

O Christmas Fee
FALSE -  Neither President Obama nor the FCC fined ABC for airing "A Charlie Brown Christmas" because it was offensive to non-Christians.

Granddaddy Trump
FALSE -  Donald Trump's grandfather Frederick Trump was not a pimp and drug dealer who made his fortune running a brothel and opium den.

A Korean Ghost Ship. Credit: CNN
Korean Ghost Ships Wash Ashore in Japan
TRUE- (But has happened many times before) Korean "ghost ships" carrying corpses have washed ashore in Japan, but the phenomenon is neither new nor poorly understood.

Ugly Children Disposal
FALSE - A photograph that shows a child in a wastebasket next to a sign that reads "Dispose of your ugly

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