so ridiculous

Spam, that is was is ridiculous. You spammers know who you are! (don’t worry I still love you)

I must say a lot of spam is harmless funny stuff, but don’t believe everything you read people. Here is a spam email that I got months ago and Scott just got last night:

Please help do this.. refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The lady just smiled and said ‘way to go’ so she had read this e-mail. Please help out….our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!

U.S. Government to Release New Dollar Coins


You guessed it
‘IN GOD WE TRUST’

IS GONE!!!

If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!

DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE

Together we can force them out of circulation.

Please send to all on mail list !!!

ok, you think, “shocking”, and “how can they get away with this?!” Well before you get all indignant and forward the spam to everyone you know, check the facts man! Here is the reply my hubby sent to the friend spammer:

“In God We Trust” is on the edge of the $1 Presidents coins.

The United States is honoring our Nation’s presidents by issuing $1 circulating coins featuring their images in the order that they served. The United States Mint issues four Presidential $1 Coins per year, with Presidents Monroe,Adams, Jackson, and Van Buren being honored in 2008. Each coin has a common reverse design featuring a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty. These coins feature larger, more dramatic artwork, as well as edge-incused inscriptions of the year of minting or issuance, “E Pluribus Unum,” “In God We Trust” and the mint mark.  It is one of the features of this coin that make it distinctive.

An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly struck without their edge inscriptions, including “In God We Trust,” and are fetching around $50 apiece online as a collectors item, as all misprints are valuable to collectors. (I am a collector, and would love one of the misprints myself!)
The properly struck dollar coins, bearing the likeness of the nation’s first president, are inscribed along the edge with “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum” and the year and mint mark. They made it past inspectors and went into circulation.
The U.S. Mint struck 300 million of the coins, which are golden in color and slightly larger and thicker than a quarter.
About half were made in Philadelphia and the rest in Denver . So far the mint has only received reports of error coins coming from Philadelphia , mint spokeswoman Becky Bailey said.
Bailey said it was unknown how many coins lacked the inscriptions. Ron Guth, president of Professional Coin Grading Service, one of the world’s largest coin authentication companies, said he believes that at least 50,000 error coins were put in circulation.
“The first one sold for $600 before everyone knew how common they actually were,” he said. “They’re going for around $40 to $60 on eBay now, and they’ll probably settle in the $50 range.”
Just wanted to clear up a few things for you. They haven’t gotten rid of the phrase, just moved it, along with most of the other writing, to the edge. So I don’t find it necessary to boycott them. I will gladly pay you double the face value for any of the misprints you come across! 🙂

We are still “One Nation Under God”

So there you go. People all over the country spreading email spam around like wildfire and all for naught! So if you must read/send spam, just realize that it is often more fiction than fact!

And for those of you who love to spam, watch THIS, it is MUY IMPORTANTE!, and entertaining as well!


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2 thoughts on “so ridiculous

  1. katie

    ugh. i hate the forwarded spam. chip and i almost always “fact check” them (especially the ones calling for boycotts, or pleas for help, or smearing of some non-republican politician). to date, we haven’t come across one that is true or at least not grossly manipulated.

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