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Warning: computer virus

I received this e-mail today and thought I’d share:

BIG VIRUS COMING !!! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !!!

http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/postcard.asp
 
Hi All, I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for
this virus! This is the worst virus announced by CNN.
 I checked Snopes (URL above:), and it is for real!! Get this E-mail
message sent around to your contacts ASAP PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING
AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS! 
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any me ssage
with an attachment entitled ‘POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,’ regardless of who
sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCA RD IMAGE , which
‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be
received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact
list.This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your
contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive
the virus and open it. 
If you receive a mail called’ POSTCARD,’ even though sent to you
by a friend, do not open it!
Shut down your computer immediately.
It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus
ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no
repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero
Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

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Be My Bra

Annie sent me this e-mail:

Here is a link to a petition started by Lifetime TV to support legislation which will require health insurance companies to keep women who have had mastectomies for a minimum 48 hours after surgery.  It just takes a minute to add your name….

There’s a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy.  It’s about eliminating the ‘drive-through’ mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctors, still groggy from anesthesia and some times with drainage tubes still attached. 

You need not give more than your name, state and zip code.

Here’s the link:

http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/petition/signpetition.php

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I’d like to take this roof and stick it where the sun don’t shine

I took the boys to the Farmstead this morning.  When we came home we had a business card sticking in our front door.  I pulled it out and it was from the company who is doing our roof with a note on it saying that they’re sorry but they transposed 2 of the numbers in our estimate.  That’s not a good thing.  It is now going to cost us over $700 more then we were quoted on Friday, which is already more then we were quoted in September.  I’m just a little frustrated.  I have now passed this on to Eric to deal with. 

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Eric is drinking a Shock Top.  Hopefully he won’t have a repeat performance of this

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Land of Oz

The one thing I hate about KC are the tornadoes.  I’ve never actually seen a tornado (knock on wood) but we always have a few storms in the spring that bring with them tornado warnings and watches.  Our sirens have gone off at least 4 times already tonight.  This is when I hate not having a basement the most.  Our biggest dilemma is whether or not to race to my parents’ house so we can stay in their basement just in case.  I vow that our next house will have a basement.    

Good news…they just called off all the tornado warnings although I think there’s another storm system that is coming through late tonight.   

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Stimulus Economic Refund scam

My mother-in-law e-mailed this to me, which she received from someone else…

Subject: Fwd: 2008 Stimulus Economic Refund scam


spread the word

Very Important!  They’re already getting started…  

I just received an email, supposedly from the IRS.gov.  Claiming
that I needed to click on a link and fill out the necessary information
to receive my 2008 Stimulus Economic Refund. Don’t be fooled, it’s looks
legit and very real.   I checked on the IRS.gov site, and they clearly
advise against responding to the email, and against opening the link, as
it may place a virus onto your computer.  They note that the y do not
correspond with anyone via email, and that it’s a scam.  If you should
receive this email, please forward to:   phishing@irs.gov.    Please
pass this on and be aware!!!

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