SPAM – Why does it exist? How to stop it.

Here is a great piece of literature on SPAM. Everybody hates it but it still makes it into our inbox every day. How did these companies get your email address? Are there ways to reduce your current inbox?
I can say there are a few things to do to reduce spam:
– Have 2 email accounts (one you rarely give out – only to friends or very reputable companies; and the other you use for companies you do not have any significan stake in)
– Do not post your email address on any webpages
– Do not open spam (especially in any HTML complient Email client – Outlook or web-based email browsers [Hotmail])
– Never click the “REMOVE” link or reply to emails asking for removal (you just verified it is a valid email address and the companies will keep you in the database for another year or so)
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IRAQ and a War – Some Thoughts

I do not know what really to think about this. Is this the first time the US is taking a pro-active approach to a military threat? It might be, and I think better safe than sorry. Why wait until we are attacked to retaliate? Yet can we be sure of the future? Of course not. Is it the US’s responsibility to police the world? It seems as if we do have backing, but it was our initiative. Who are we to say that democracy is right anyways? Let’s just hope this isn’t the end as we know it.
On that note, I would like to point something brought up this past Sunday at church. How often do we hear of wars now? How many wars have there been in the past century? How many people have died in wars in the past century compared to the total number of people killed in all wars before?
Something to think about…
Matthew 24 : 3, 6, 7
3.b: “… what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?”
6: You will hear or wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such thing must happen, but the end is still to come. 7: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…
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