Do a Little Checking Before Commenting on the Latest Email or Post

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Oak Creek Realty Group LLC MO# 1999078273

How many emails a day do we all get with the latest scam or outrageous news article? Why can't people do just a little checking before commenting and spreading it on to the next unsuspecting person. Remember Facebook is going to start charging tomorrow and similar emails or posts. It only takes a moment to do a little basic fact checking. There are at least 4 or 5 decent search engines out there today that can return a whole host of information.

Just yesterday the posts all day on Facebook were about a preacher in Phoenix being jailed for having a Bible study in his home. It was all over the place yesterday. Even Mike Huckabee and Fox News (and I like both Mike and Fox byt the way) had stories going yesterday that I saw. All wrong on what appear to be the actual facts that only took a cursory check on a search engine to find.There was no problem with him having Bible studies in his home. There are code violations on the building he built on his property that he is using for services. According to at least 1 article he hasn't paid taxes on the place since 2008 when the property was classified as a church. If you have a commercial building, which a church is (like it or not) then you have to build it to code. A true "pastor" that cared for his flock would care for their safety which is what building codes are all about.

There appears to be a lot more to this one story but it's just a recent example. There's enough bad stuff happening out there already without us needing to manufacture more.

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Rainmaker
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Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
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Walter,

The amount of "bogus" information being sent out is unbelievable......I would rather miss an important one than to read 100 un-important ones.

Jul 12, 2012 12:46 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

I check some of them and delete the majority of, because they just seem to far-fetched.

Jul 12, 2012 01:54 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Karl Hess
Keller Williams Shore Properties - Barnegat, NJ
on The Jersey Shore

Much like CNN and Fox News reporting that the "mandate was overturned" by the SCOTUS...all it took was reading the 4th page of the decision to know that that was incorrect. 

As far as the "news" stories and chain emails are concerning, it seems to me alot of folks LIKE being misinformed if that misinformation agrees with their preconceived ideas...a sad commentary really.

Jul 12, 2012 02:43 AM #3
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

People strive on the misinformation because it is what they want to hear.  I pass little aroound for this reason.

Jul 12, 2012 06:44 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

No matter what the "news" agency, studies show that they don't get the story right until the 4th or 5th production of it.  They are so eager to get the story out "first" that nothing else matters, including what really goes on.

Jul 12, 2012 09:38 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Satar Naghshineh
Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp. - Irvine, CA

A real pastor would have not classified his home as a church, therefore not inviting the government to interfere with his religious beliefs.

Jul 14, 2012 01:58 PM #6
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

 checked and it didn't mention his building except for his house, that was safe as a commercial building.  can only assume he called it a church, because regardless any gathering of too many people ( more than safe occupancy) could be told not to. I went to wedding where the police came and same we had too many cars parked outside as well too many people inside so they gave the home owner a ticket.

 I personally try to look at both sides, I don't think they should have made it look like the city was against prayer but then the city should take into consideration if it was truly a hazard or not. But in the end the law is the law.

People want to use it when it is useful, like immigration laws breaking laws should have consequences.

Oct 07, 2012 11:08 PM #7
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