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    29 Dec '07 15:271 edit
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7163767.stm

    Celebrate my friends! An entire town haas escaped the clutches of Satan! They have been allowed by the rightous to change their phone number from 666 to something less memorable.

    edit: the new number is 749 for those of you who may wish to call up...
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    13 Jan '08 14:54
    OK.

    No comment.

    Am I the only one who thinks that public money should not be unduly spent on irrational fears?
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    13 Jan '08 15:15
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    OK.

    No comment.

    Am I the only one who thinks that public money should not be unduly spent on irrational fears?
    Such an area code would hurt business and lead to people leaving. People take religion and symbols seriously.

    I think area codes like 666, 911 etc should be sold as vanity area codes.
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    13 Jan '08 15:23
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Such an area code would hurt business and lead to people leaving. People take religion and symbols seriously.

    I think area codes like 666, 911 etc should be sold as vanity area codes.
    seriously? No-one commented on my previous post so I thought that it was beneath comment and contempt.

    Is it really considered a normal thing to do - change the town code because some people think it is an 'unlucky' number?
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    13 Jan '08 15:38
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    seriously? No-one commented on my previous post so I thought that it was beneath comment and contempt.

    Is it really considered a normal thing to do - change the town code because some people think it is an 'unlucky' number?
    it upsets people. its no different than when "god" is taken out of the pledges in schools. there's no sense in continuing to upset people w/ the number 666 when the number doesnt benefit anyone in any way; if it only does harm, then whats wrong w/ changing it?
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    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    seriously? No-one commented on my previous post so I thought that it was beneath comment and contempt.

    Is it really considered a normal thing to do - change the town code because some people think it is an 'unlucky' number?
    Was it "some people" or "the majority of the voting citizens"?

    Both of the state's Senators asked for this...
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    13 Jan '08 22:40
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    it upsets people. its no different than when "god" is taken out of the pledges in schools. there's no sense in continuing to upset people w/ the number 666 when the number doesnt benefit anyone in any way; if it only does harm, then whats wrong w/ changing it?
    I'm not for upsetting people unnecessarily, but thing like this make me weep. Time and effort has gone into changing a phone system code number because of what, exactly? Some people think it is associated with the devil?

    Then again I suppose local government is full of such important issues.....
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    well if the town was called babylon in a county of abaddon ide be worried,
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    Originally posted by stoker
    well if the town was called babylon in a county of abaddon ide be worried,
    An apocalyptic Western is screaming to be made.

    In Mexico 666 = seeks seeks seeks,
    paradoxical!
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    a fist full of souls, or the sequal the bad the very bad and the ugly bad
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    14 Jan '08 12:11
    In Africa, name changes are as common as regime changes. In South Africa, there are legitimate reasons for renaming anything that essentially idolizes a person who is now considered to be rather less than admirable.
    In Zambia it is quite normal for a president to go around renaming anything that is named after a previous president, or for councilors to go around naming roads after themselves. At independence there was a fairly massive name changing exercise to try and remove the extreme bias towards 'foreign' names left by the former British regime. One of these was a suggestion to change the town of Livingstone to 'Maramba'. However it was never actually changed, yet to this day some maps incorrectly show it as Maramba.
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    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    An apocalyptic Western is screaming to be made.

    In Mexico 666 = seeks seeks seeks,
    paradoxical!
    Sikhs Sikhs Sikhs!
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