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Fact Checking Helps

Posted on the 01 October 2011 by Mikeb302000
Fact Checking helps
It really make you look like an idiot if you post items as true, that when fact checked turn out to be false.
In this case Granbo, The Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle.
Sorry, but this supposed news story about a "Rambo Granny" taking the law into her own hands is a fanciful tale of imagined revenge and nothing more. It originated as a 20 October 1998 article in the Weekly World News, an entertainment tabloid (now a web site) whose stock in trade is the fantastically fictional.
Regrettably, Grambo exists only in our hearts and inboxes, but that sort of thing doesn't stop the gunloon community from cherishing her.
Fact Checking helps
Seriously, how could anyone honestly swallow a tale of vigilante justice in which the police spokesman is characterized as "admiring" of someone who turned a firearm on two others? As righteous as a cause might be, the moment a crime victim or one of her sympathizers takes matters into her own hands, that person becomes a criminal engaged in illegal activity. Police would not be "baffled" about what to do with such a person outside of the US of A — an arrest would be made and charges laid: just ask Tony Martin.
Anyone familiar with Australian slang woul point out that people outside the US would not refer to someone as a bum (as the supposed police investigator did when he said "... hunting those bums down"). A "bum" Down Under is the body part one sits upon — in that dialect, the term does not enjoy the diversity of meaning it does in North American slang. An Aussie would refer to the person as a "dero" or something similar.
In short. the slang attributed to the people in this story would never drop from the lips of an Australian (unless he'd spent her life chained to a rock in the Ozarks).
Fact Checking--it takes a little time, but it keeps from from making a dumbfuck of yourself.
Yep, this story also fits our narrative in that gunloons swallow any lie they are told without question--even when it comes from the Weekly World News.

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