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Subj: Re:How To Assignment Date: 95-06-17 11:04:45 EDT From: ER Vet This message came across the electronic highway and I thought I should share it with all. --------------------[original message]---------------------------------- To: AEAList Cc: From: TMN1@AsiCme@CTS
Subject: FYI: Medical alert Date: Tuesday, June 13, 1995 at 8:49:42 am PDT MEDICAL ALERT A form of tattoo called "BLUE STAR" is being sold to school children. It is a small piece of paper containing a blue star. They are the size of a pencil eraser and each star is soaked with L.S.D. The drug is absorbed through the skin simply by HANDLING THE PAPER. There are also brightly colored paper tattoos resembling postage stamps that have the picture of one of the following: Superman Mickey Mouse Clowns Disney Characters Bart Simpson Butterflies Each is wrapped in foil. This is a new way of selling acid by appealing to young children. These are laced with DRUGS. If your child gets any of the above, do not handle them. These are known to react quickly and some are laced with strychnine. Symptoms: Hallucinations, severe vomiting, uncontrolled laughter, mood changes, change in body temperature. Please feel free to reproduce this article and distrubute it within your community and work place. Get the work out about this danger to our children. From: J. O'Donnel - - Danbury Hospital - - Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Service ------------------------------[end of original communication]--------------------- If this is real, the jerks have really sunken to new lows. I didn't think that was possible. Roger
Subj: Re:How To Assignment Date: 95-06-17 12:36:34 EDT From: Dog Doctor My God, Roger, have you been able to verify the authenticity of this message? I have two boys, 9 and 3, and this scares the hell out of me. Thanks for spreading the word. I hope it isn't true, but I will talk to the boys about it anyway, just in case. Thanks again. John P.S. Dr. Jim Milligan says to say hello. I am trying to get him on-line, but he is dragging his feet so far. :)
Subj: Blue Star Date: 95-06-19 23:31:52 EDT From: ACN DVM I have been hearing this story under many different names for many years--but when the police department is contacted in the area of concern it never seems to have any basis. I think that Alice is right and it is another Urban legend, perhaps we should consult with Dr. Jan Brunvand who is the authority on such stories. Caroline
Subj: Re:Blue Star Date: 95-06-27 20:30:31 EDT From: Avhgl I just an article about how the internet is proving a boon to many urban myths and giving them a longer and more powerful life. I have heard this particular story many times in the last 15 years. The book entitled "The choking Doberman" contains the title story and it involves a veterinarian to boot. The story "The Mexican Pet" is one which I personally heard related to me regarding one of my practice partners and I KNOW it wasn't true. These things are like the ringing of a bell....you can't stop the sound after the clapper has struck. Greg Leck
Subj: Re:Blue Star Date: 95-07-04 20:28:11 EDT From: ElAurans Ack; just to show you how obsessive I am, when I saw the title of this posst, I thought it had to do with Jane Ott's classification of Arabian horses (Her "Blue Arabian Horse Catalog" defines a "Blue Star Arabian" as one with no known trace of Muni'qui blood). I'd say I need a vacation, but I usually spend them at Arab shows....



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