How do yourecognize a scam? 



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Good Morning,  !
Today is Saturday, Aug 6

Happy Valentines Day for all the subscribers in China!


On the Chinese Valentine's Day, people in love like to go to 
the temple of Matchmaker and pray for their love and the 
possible marriage. People still single will do the same thing 
to ask their luck of love in the Matchmaker temple.

The Chinese Valentine's Day is also called The Daughter's 
Festival. Long ago, Chinese girls always wanted to train 
themselves having a good handcrafting skill like the 
Weaving Maid. The skill is essential for their future family. 
On that night, the unmarried girls may pray for the 
Weaving Maid star to let them become smarter. When the 
star Vega is high up in the sky, girls do a test, which is 
to put a needle on the water surface. If the needle doesn't 
sink, then girl is already smart enough and ready to find a 
husband. Girls may ask for any wish, but only one per year.

The Weaving Maid is from the really ancient history, about
the 7th daughter of Emperor of Heaven and an orphaned cowherd. 
They were separated by the Emperor. 
The 7th daughter was forced to move to the star Vega and the 
cowherd moved to the star Altair. They are allowed to meet only 
once a year on the day of 7th day of 7th lunar month
This year, that is today, August 6.

The star Vega (Weaving Maid) is the 5th brightest star in the sky. 
Therefore, it's very easy to find in the summer night. The size of 
Vega is 16 times bigger than the Sun. The temperature on its 
surface is more than 10,000 degrees. The brightness of Vega 
is 25 times brighter than the Sun. It's 25 light years away 
from the Earth.

The star Altair (Cowherd) is the 11th brightest star in the sky. 
Therefore, it's not difficult to find in the summer night. The size 
of Altair is 4 times bigger than the Sun. The temperature on its 
surface is about 8,000 degrees. The brightness of Altair is 
11 times brighter than the Sun. It's 17 light years away from 
the Earth.

Have FUN!
DearWebby


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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Louis Re: How do you recognize something is a scam? Dear Webby, How do you recognize if something is a silly scam or if it is real ? Louis Dear Louis If there is a line that says: "Pass this on to all you friends." then it is a silly scam or political, or both. If it is the opposite, and warns you NOT to tell anybody about it, then it is usually a scam. If somebody wants your help in disbursing illegitimate money, then it definitely is a scam. Have FUN! DearWebby
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