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A Miracle! The Virgin Mary of the Forest!

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Our Virgin Mary of the Forest _________________________ I think all of us create our own miracles. – Michael Landon _______________________ The Virgin Mary walks the forest – at least that’s what your eyes are telling you as you look at the above photograph. But I guarantee you: this is no miracle, unless you believe that Photoshopping is a miracle. This photo is 100% fake. I know – because I’m the one who faked it. Lately, I have been seeing myriad Facebook photos on my timeline depicting miracles, usually a ghostly Jesus or the Virgin Mary floating in the sky or appearing as a misty figure in various places. Usually, these gems are accompanied by pleas to share the miracle so that good things can happen to those who share. In the old days, it took a lot of skill to create deceptive photographs, but with the advent of Adobe and other art tools on the computer, just about anyone can easily fake a credible “miracle” photo, which I have done here. It makes me

Reply As Soon As Possible! (A Not-So-Clever-Variation-on-the-419-Nigerian Scam)

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Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence. --Mason Cooley I opened up this morning's email, only to find this breathless missive from the "State Department": U.S. Department of State Office of Designation Compliance Unit ECA/EC/ECC - SA-5, Floor C2 2200 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 Phone/Fax Number: [Blanked Out] E-mail: [Blanked Out] Listen Attentively! This message is sent to you from the US Department of State in Washington, D.C, United States of America, please there is a strong report we got about you through our Diplomatic Cable in West Africa and in the Middle East stating that you are having communications with some individuals from Ghana, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Cфte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Benin, Guinea, Cape Verde, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sгo Tomй, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo claiming to represent Central Bank Governors and other Bank interests and Government Institutions in these West African countries, and from the report we go

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment