Thursday, March 19, 2009

Urban Legends Making the Rounds

There are a couple of warnings I've heard this week about gangs and initiations they perform either at walmart or while driving. I've recieved both of the myths from at least 3 different sources this week, in two different media (txt and email). Please don't believe either, they are both urban legends.

I don't like these kind of forwards because all it does is propagate fear. While I believe you shouldn't live in fear of anything (or follow someone that spreads the FUD) there are plenty of real things in this world to be afraid of without spreading around this nonsense. Besides, there's PLENTY of other reasons not to shop at Walmart, other than fear for your life.

Here are the links to where both of the myths originated.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/lightsout.asp

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/walmart.asp

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