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How fast can we spread an Internet Action Virus?? got this as an e-mail. Can we spread it across the country?? Can we show up all across the country?? Did the bes I could for formatting but anything forewarded this many times ain't gonna work real well. get over it. Get the point!
Turn On Your Lights for America
As I was driving to work this morning I passed by an elementary school and noticed that the flag had been lowered to half-mast in memory of the students and their families in Littleton, Colorado. What a wonderful gesture that simple act is. But, I thought to myself, what can I do to show others that I too am deeply affected by this tragedy.
Turn on a light. Turn on my headlights. Turn on my porch light. But how do I get this message to others? Use the Internet. I*m sending this message
to everyone on my email list and am asking that you do the same. I am going to turn on my headlights on Friday morning on my way to work,
on Saturday as I run my errands and especially on Sunday as I go to my place of worship. I*m also going to turn on my porch lights on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday night.
I*m going to turn on my lights for the families in Littleton to show them that I care about them, that I feel the pain and hurt and heartache. I*m going to turn on my lights for what is right about this country. I*m going to turn on my lights against the darkness, the anger and the prejudice. I hope you will join me. One light is not much but put them together and we can light up the world.
Turn on your lights * show that you stand for what is right about America. And as you turn on your headlights and porch lights this weekend; turn on the light in your heart and soul. Show the world that this is not what America is all about. With your light shining bright, along with others, we can come together (if only for a brief moment) and combat the evil that confronts us all.
Please pass this email on to everyone on your address list. Lets see if we can get this message to everyone across this great country before Friday morning and use lets the Internet for what it was intended - good.
Turn on your headlights Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 23, 24, and 25
Turn on your porch lights Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night April 23, 24, and 25
Light up America. Show that you care about what is right about our country.
Pass this email along as soon as possible.
-- chuck, a Night Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999
Nice gesture Chuck. There are already alot of people doing it. I heard about it on the radio this morning.
-- Doomslayer (email@example.com), April 23, 1999.
More symbolism over substance. Get involved in a child's life instead.
-- Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.
While I agree with you that getting involved in a child's life is important, some would argue that prayer is also a substantive effort.
I received this email today, and although it's off topic it appears to fit in this thread.
Do with it what you wish.
To: Everyone who reads this:
My name is Jayson Martin from Littleton, Colorado; I am asking all of you to read this, please, add your name to this list. I am sending prayers to my friends who attend Columbine H. S. I would like everyone to, please, say a prayer for the safety of all who were involved in this terrible tragedy.
It is something that has hurt me today, as well as my friends; I'm grateful for my safety and their safety. Please, Forward this to as many people as you can; let us all come together and pray this tragedy ends soon.
It is our responsibility, as individuals, to learn from this horrible incident; show all the young people how valuable each one of their lives is to all of us; protect and nurture...NEVER give up hope!...)
***Copy this letter, add your name, and forward it to as many people as you know. Thank you.
1. Jayson L. Martin Littleton, Colorado 2. Michelle R. Evans Aurora, Colorado 3. Brooke A. Bayer Greeley and Littleton,Colorado 4. Adam B. Mutzbauer Denver, Co. From Grand Junction 5. Andrea Deckard Westminster CO 6. Josh Shanley Noblesville, IN 7. Kelly Holland Columbus, Ga 8. Megan Grubbs Rogers,AR 9. Courtney Burnette Columbus, GA 10. James Wells Atlanta GA 11. Katherine Borthwick Littleton, CO 12. Benjamin Wilson Boise, ID (NEVER say "it can't happen here...") 13. Anne Otis, Tustin, CA, (previously, Littleton, CO) 14. Carolyn Stiles, Castle Rock, CO 15. Susan Caplan, Denver, CO 16. Sheila Stewart 17. Tonja Hughes Westminster, CO 18. Jill Farrand Englewood, CO 19. Robert McCreary, Denver, CO 20. Amy Hamilton, Chicago, IL 21. Martin Roy, Montreal, QC, Canad 22. Christophe SERRES, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 23. Mike Roy, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 24. Jerry Haines, Ferndale, MI 25. Megan Meade-Higgins, Southfield, MI
-- FM (email@example.com), April 23, 1999.
YEP, That about covers us Registered Democrats. form over substance....... BUT if I can get 3 people to move out to their porch and turn on the light, while they are moving, only God knows what he can do with them since they have broken the stasis.
And, thank Ed or Phil for the fix, now that your heart isn't racing like a trip-hammer. Almost hit the delete button, huh?!?!?! TRUST ME! For just a litle while, as the spider really said to the fly.
-- chuck, a Night Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.