1. USS Abraham Lincoln Letter : snopes.com •••
Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln describes difficulties with ship's humanitarian mission in Sumatra.
  ...By Ed Stanton It has been three weeks since my ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln, arrived off the Sumatran coast to aid the hundreds of thousands of...
  ...Origins: Ed Offley, editor of the DefenseWatch magazine at SFTT.org, where the piece cited above was originally published, wrote to tell us: I am writing...
  ...Mr. Stanton. Defensewatch has since published an editorial by another USS Abraham Lincoln officer who disclaims the opinions expressed in the...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:02:35 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/lincoln.asp

2. Edible Arrangements Funds Hamas? : snopes.com •••
Does Edible Arrangements fund the terrorist organization Hamas?
  ...on your website, Blue MauMau. The article is false and defamatory of Mr. Farid and the Farid Foundation, and we demand an inunediate and complete...
  ...The article has been deliberately written to falsely accuse Mr. Farid and the Farid Foundation of supporting the illegal acts of alleged terrorist...
  ...time ago, the Anti-Defamation League responded that such "allegations lack[ed] context and nuance and [the accuser] [did] not offer any clear evidence to...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:21 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/...

3. The Grateful Millionaire : snopes.com •••
Updated version of old urban legend claims Donald Trump rewarded a stranger who helped him change a flat tire by paying off the good samaritan's mortgage.
  ...he does, and is promptly introduced to Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana. Mr. Trump extends his appreciation for the timely assistance and inquires if...
  ...said his wife would be just thrilled to get flowers from the famous Trumps. Mr. Trump indicates they would do just that and, after the limousine was...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:46:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/trump.asp

4. President Obama's 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Controversy : snopes.com •••
Social media controversy erupted after President Obama's remarks during an "A Charlie Brown Christmas" retrospective.
  ...[Mrs. Obama's comment] was all well and good — until President Obama chimed in. “They teach us that tiny trees just need a little love, and that on...
  ...“Because as Linus knows, that’s what Christmas is all about,” Mrs. Obama declared ... what is not within [the Obama family's] purview is to revise the...
  ...quite different from the cries of creeping secularization voiced in recent op-eds: Schulz was adamant about Linus' reading of the Bible, despite...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:44:03 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/12/04/president-obama-...

5. Former Navy SEAL Rebukes Obama : snopes.com •••
Navy SEAL rebukes President Obama over the various aspects of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Is it legitimate and accurate criticism?
  ...Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which accomplished the worthy task of...
  ...verifiable statement is the following: Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which...
  ...is not accurate. First of all, it is not true that President Obama "attempt[ed] to stop or delay Bin Laden's demise." In fact, what "reliable sources"...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45:01 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/navyseal.asp

6. Lottery Scams : snopes.com •••
Announcement says you've won a foreign lottery you don't remember entering.
  ...this date, all funds will be returned as unclaimed. All correspondences to MR. EDWARD CLAPTON, either by fax or email, should have this EMAIL sent along...
  ...MRS SHIRLEY JANSEN THE PROMOTIONS MANAGER, DE LOTTO NETHERLANDS. N.B. Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to...
  ...Real Sex Ed Rumor: A couple announced they have sex in front of their ... Fact Check Jimmy Carter Banned Iranian Immigrants Did President Jimmy...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:10:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/advancefee/lottery.asp

7. Yellowcake Uranium Removed from Iraq : snopes.com •••
Yellowcake uranium removed from Iraq in 2008 proved that Saddam Hussein was trying to restart Iraq's nuclear program?
  ...Outraged by Bush's insistence that the claim was true, Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times in the summer of 2003 slamming Bush. Wilson did this...
  ...to that country to investigate; later, on 6 July 2003, Wilson wrote an op-ed piece published in the New York Times ("What I Didn't Find in Africa")...
  ...in a now discredited section of his 2003 State of the Union address, that Mr. Hussein was trying to purchase in Africa. What happened was that U.S....
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:04:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/yellowcake.asp

8. Citgo / Petro Express : snopes.com •••
E-mails urge Americans to buy/not buy Citgo brand gasoline.
  ...that she had told him "she is going to put up her tent again in front of Mr. Danger's ranch." In some of his strongest recent comments aimed at...
  ...because he dared to stand up to the U.S. Excerpts from two U.S. newspaper Op-Ed pieces of that period illustrated this dichotomy: [Corrales, 2006] Hugo...
  ...to accountability and limits on presidential power, the picture grows dark. Mr. Chávez has achieved absolute power over all state institutions that might...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:10:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/citgo.asp

9. John Dillinger's Penis : snopes.com •••
Is John Dillinger's penis preserved on display at the Smithsonian?
  ...portion of the legend is that Smithsonian docents, upon being asked where Mr. Dillinger's organ can be found, will not deny its presence in the...
  ...Sources: Leccese, Michael. "Looking for Mr. Dillinger." Washington Tribune. April 1980. McInerney, Jay. Story of My Life. Canada: McClelland and...
  ...Ed Koch Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a radio address on ... Fact Check FALSE: Needlepointless Tragedy A boy named Kevin Archer did not...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:06:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/risque/phallacies/dillinger.asp

10. U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation : snopes.com •••
Is the 'U.S. Diplomat's Letter of Resignation' genuine?
  ...Dear Mr. Secretary: I am writing you to submit my resignation from the Foreign Service of the United States and from my position as Political Counselor...
  ...Mr. Secretary, I have enormous respect for your character and ability. You have preserved more international credibility for us than our policy deserves,...
  ...Ed Mezvinsky — Father of the Groom The father of Chelsea Clinton's husband is a former ... Fact Check Cigarson Rumor: Man insures his cigars...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:02:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/kiesling.asp

11. Soapbox : snopes.com •••
Political soapbox pieces.
  ...member Terry Jones is the author of 'I'm Losing Patience with My Neighbours. Mr. Bush.' Alabama State Auditor Beth Chapman delivered a "Stand Up for...
  ...Former New York mayor Ed Koch delivered a radio address on anti-semitism. Radio commentator Paul Harvey composed a review of the upcoming film about...
  ...Mychal Massie wrote an op-ed piece entitled "Nero in the White House." Mychal Massie wrote an op-ed piece entitled "When Will Obama Crack in Public?"...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/soapbox.asp

12. Australian Military Veteran Beat Up Eight Muslims for Attacking His Wife? : snopes.com •••
The circumstances around a reported January 2016 scuffle on an Australian beach remain unclear.
  ...Mrs Tyrrell, 30, said on seeing one of the men put a crab pot in the water, she told him the area was a marine sanctuary and fishing was banned. “Liana...
  ...trouble, as you are not meant to have it. That was it, and he turned on her,” Mr Tyrrell said. He said he heard his wife’s screams and, seeing a man...
  ...cut you loose, and most people come out and say, 'The civilian world is f---ed. Look at how they think. Look at their expectations, their sense of...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:27:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/australian-military-veteran-beat-...

13. Stolen Watch : snopes.com •••
Did a professor unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...has been around far longer than most of our readers! The story written by Mrs. Davis in the Stockton Record, of an automobilist who picked up a man on...
  ...Unlike tales involving a theft of money, some variations of The "Pocket(ed) Watch" result in the victim-turned-thief's failing to end up with another's...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:14:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/watch.asp

14. The Jogger's Billfold : snopes.com •••
Did a jogger unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...This is supposed to be a true story. A man, we'll call him Mr. Jones, is riding to work on the subway in New York City and there's this guy who keeps...
  ...thief" motif appearing in such tales since the early 1900s. (Visit our Pocket(ed) Watch, Stolen Biscuits, and Gun-Toting Grannies pages for other legends...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:14:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/wallet.asp

15. Chobani CEO Importing 300 Muslim Refugees per Month : snopes.com •••
A misleading image macro claimed Chobani's CEO vowed to "drown the U.S. in Muslims" and was "importing them to Idaho 300 at a time to work in his factory."
  ...On 20 January 2016, the unreliable web site WND.com responded to the op-ed with an editorial titled "AMERICAN YOGURT BILLIONAIRE: 'HIRE MORE MUSLIM...
  ...square-foot plant is the company's second. It will employ 300 people, and Mr. Ulukaya said for every 10 jobs it creates directly, it is expected to...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:18:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/chobani-ceo-importing-300-muslim-...

16. Multiple Guitar Part Played by One Guitarist : snopes.com •••
Musician masters multiple-guitar part using only one guitar.
  ...something familiar about the following paragraph: Starting in the mid-50's, Mr. Adkins recorded hundreds of songs at home in rural West Virginia,...
  ...An op-ed likening the impact of the film 'Gone with the Wind' ... Fact Check Folding the Flag Why are American flags folded thirteen times? Copy...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:33:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/music/media/guitar.asp

17. Rescuing Richard Nixon : snopes.com •••
Did a good samaritan once rescue a drowning Richard Nixon?
  ..."I'll personally hand it to you," said Mr. Clinton. "I'd like a pair of Nike Air Turbos," the second boy said. "I'll buy them myself and give them to...
  ...Ford, Ed and Harry Hershfield and Joe Laurie, Jr. Cream of the Crop. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1947 (p. 42). Reuters. "North Korean General Cracks...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:36:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/jokes/nixon.asp

18. President Obama Snubs Scalia's Funeral? : snopes.com •••
President Obama didn't attend the funeral of Antonin Scalia, but golf was not a factor in that decision.
  ...the funeral Mass, and I see no reason to fault him for not attending," said Ed Whelan, a former Scalia clerk who now heads the Ethics and Public Policy...
  ...the funeral of the Supreme Court justice as some sort of political cudgel,” Mr. Earnest said. “The president doesn’t think that that’s appropriate, and,...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:41:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/obama-snubs-scalias-funeral/

19. Axis of Weasels : snopes.com •••
Did Donald Rumsfeld refer to France and Germany as the 'Axis of Weasels'?
  ..."I'm sorry about that Axis of Weasels remark," said Mr. Rumsfeld. "I didn't mean to dredge up the history France and Germany share of pathetic compliance...
  ...Two op-eds suggested Michael Phelps step aside as U.S. Olympic ... Fact Check Eggsacting Math Health statistics regarding eggs confuse bureaucrat and...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:01:35 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/weasels.asp

20. Trump Insists He Witnessed Cheering Muslims on 9/11 : snopes.com •••
Donald Trump insisted he saw footage of Muslims cheering in New Jersey on 9/11, but the incident he referenced never occurred.
  ...It was not clear what Mr. Trump was referring to. There were cheers of support in some Middle Eastern countries that day, which were broadcast on...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:05:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/11/22/donald-trump-cheering-911/

21. Script Error : snopes.com •••
A Facebook post about a student named Alyssa who was purportedly reprimanded for writing her name in cursive has gone viral.
  ...punishment was going to be... I mean, really??? What are you gonna do Mrs. Teacher? Suspend her from school for being 7 and able to write in cursive?...
  ...was reported to Facebook for nudity, separately saying the teacher "claim[ed Alyssa] can't write in cursive because the other students don't know how to...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:09:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/alyssa-cursive-writing/



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