I received a panicky email this morning that informing me that on January 1, 2012, the government is going to initiate a 1% tax on all bank transactions. At that time, the government is also going to require all social security checks to be received by direct deposit. "Obama's finance team" is responsible for this whole dastardly scheme.
At the bottom of the email is a link to Snopes, with the advice to "check it out on Snopes".
I clicked on the link.
Sure enough, it took me directly to information about this email.
Snopes informed me that Obama had nothing to do with this proposal; only one lone representative with no support has proposed the 1% tax.
Oh, and by the way, January 1, 2012 has come and gone.
Hey, it made me smile. An email that includes a link verifying that it is a lie.
On another note, I took word verification off my comments yesterday. I get an email when someone leaves a comment, and I received some emails of comments that were obviously spam. However, when I came to my blog to delete them, they weren't here. Blogger is not allowing them on my blog!
Good work, Google Blogger. So as long as the spam is being taken care of automatically, I can keep things simple for my commenters.
I am already getting advice and help from Canadian readers, and will be receiving a map before long. Some people, one of them my daughter, have suggested we get AAA before we travel. I'll check that out and see how much it costs.
Oh, do you know anyone within twenty miles of Kansas City who needs and deserves a new roof? Click HERE to nominate them.