by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 02, 2009 12:49 AM
You have to be very careful about what you read on the net and consider the source. I use the net almost exclusively for my news and current events but I know to consider the source and use a little critical thinking. A lot of people don't. Every other day I am getting some political nonsense email or some urban legend or chain mail from some well intentioned but utterly clueless friend. I have a habit of running the whole email through this little program I wrote to extract all of the email addresses in all of the forwards and then doing a little research on Snopes.comto turn up the facts and then emailing a rebuttal to everyone whose mind may have been poisoned by the nonsense. Today I ran across this very interesting link about the infamous McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit.