Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: SM 60 sec & Fallacy: Congress to allow E-mail charges
SM 60 sec & Fallacy: Congress to allow E-mail charges
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 20:47:24 -0600
Thank you for your help. Based on popular reply, I had posted a retraction
about 2100 on 12/20.
I have been mulling over my involvement in this episode for use as a
possible future SM minute.
In addition to the context of the forwarding of the message, I would
counterpose 2 of the 12 points: helpful, and trustworthy.
Some time ago on the e-learning curve, I learned to ignore, FWD: Fwd style
messages. However in this instance, I looked at the "pedigree" of who it
was coming from, rather than evaluate the content. Since the history of
this message came through people that are important in the scouting
hierarchy of my council, I felt obliged to pass the message on.
Many of us probably share instances like this. Can you think of a time
when you took the word of someone you trusted, and passed the information
on without your own critical thought.
For me, this fallacy and its continued surfacing, highlights the
responsibility we share to be helpful, but also be trustworthy by paying
critical attention to what we are being told and asked to do.
YIS. Gary Apfelstadt.
At 05:31 PM 12/21/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>A little basic citizenship exposes this fraud:
>A bill introduced in the House of Representatives is
>indexed as HB (or in the case of ressolutions HR) followed
>by a sequence number. Similarly a bill introduced in the
>Senate is either SB or SR followed by a number.
>Bill 605P is a number used in Canada, where by the way this
>very old fraud that has been circulating on the web for
>years is also not reality.
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