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Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots

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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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Welcome to the thread of the year!

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MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Many Americans are tired of explaining things to idiots, particularly when the things in question are so painfully obvious, a new poll indicates.

According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, while millions have been vexed for some time by their failure to explain incredibly basic information to dolts, that frustration has now reached a breaking point.


Totally agree!

Until....



Of the many obvious things that people are sick and tired of trying to get through the skulls of stupid people, the fact that climate change will cause catastrophic habitat destruction and devastating extinctions tops the list, with a majority saying that they will no longer bother trying to explain this to cretins.


Ahhhh, this person is the dolt they are talking about!



Coming in a close second, statistical proof that gun control has reduced gun deaths in countries around the world is something that a significant number of those polled have given up attempting to break down for morons.


Ohhhh.. again! Double stupid!



Finally, a majority said that trying to make idiots understand why a flag that symbolizes bigotry and hatred has no business flying over a state capitol only makes the person attempting to explain this want to put his or her fist through a wall.


Ok I can agree with 2 things! Everyone is dumb and the confederate flag should be burned!




posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

wat do its mean ?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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Why do you think the Confederate flag should be burned?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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Well, then, I guess their course of action is clear - They should run up the flag in question, hoist their guns, shoot the idiots and burn us in large furnaces!

Oh, wait ...



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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I watched a documentary on stupidity years ago. You got the gist in the first few minutes. People don't have an objective measurement of stupid. It doesn't have anything to do with IQ. It's merely someone's opinion of another. There's common trigger points that happen to make someone call another stupid, but that's besides the point.

Taking a step back, I think it comes down to people being unsatisfied in their own lives. Seeing so many people who are unsatisfied and pointing the finger around perhaps shows some things about our society and culture right now. Trying to zoom in on any one thing, I think would be the similar to the act of calling someone stupid. There's so much going on at once, it's easy to blame something or someone. It's much more difficult to take responsibility and do something constructive.

What's supremely difficult is getting a majority on your side of many points, when we're dealing with a world of 7.5 billion human beings, in a country (assuming you're in the US) of 330million human beings. The take away I get is to be for things and people, not against. Take the time to work on projects that make sense to you, and quit yapping so much about stupid idiots. It's not constructive.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

I 100% agree with the poll and the results. I still try, I'm not sure why.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

Pl3bs I agree with you!

Sound the horns!

No seriously though... I think your right. I think many of us are unhappy with the way we treat each other and with the fact that we value money over everything in America.


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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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So basically. . .

If you can't win the debate, call everyone stupid racists and walk away.

lolz

Funniest thread of the year! (And that includes the one on elevator farts!)



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

The takeaway I get is to learn how to be satisfied in and of yourself and stop worrying about everyone else. I don't need everyone else to live and think like I do; I just need them to leave me alone.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

No the thing is you do need everyone else in order to live the way you do.

You are on the internet and probably shop at grocery stores..



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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The guy who wrote that story was Andy Borowitz, writer and "comedian" who has millions of fans.
I don't get it. I watched one of his routines one night on a public TV show. I didn't even realize he was supposed to be doing comedy. I swear to God. He was that bad. It was achingly non-funny.
Just my opinion. Nothing more.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Yes. You are right.

Personal responsibility.

Just thought I'd get that out of the way first.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: beezzer

Yes. You are right.

Personal responsibility.

Just thought I'd get that out of the way first.


lolz

*sigh*

People just aren't smart enough to understand how stupid they are.




posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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I've given up....

So many let their ideologies get in the way of their common sense....what's the point?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Don't be holding out now, what's this about elevator farts?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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People just aren't smart enough to understand how stupid they are.



By George, I think you're onto something here!
Incompetent People Too Ignorant to Know It

(Sorry for side-tracking the thread!)



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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It's the Kruger-Dunning effect:


The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate.

This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.

Conversely, highly skilled individuals tend to underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.[1]

As David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University conclude: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."[1]


en.wikipedia.org...–Kruger_effect

It's less academic when said this way with examples - oh boy


But when you read Dunning-Kruger, and consider its implications, you instantly think of Sarah Palin and Herman Cain.

Palin was the short-term governor of Alaska, who ran for vice-president on the platform of getting the government out of our lives, even though Alaska had the highest per capita rate of government subsidy in the nation, and Herman Cain was a successful businessman who believed that by virtue of having been a former pizza maker, he was entitled to be president.

In Barbara Walters' interview with Palin, she delicately mentioned the fact that people were "concerned" about Ms. Palin being put in a position where she could accede to the presidency. Palin's face lit up with utter astonishment. "But why would they think that?!" she asked plaintively, without so much as a sliver of self-doubt. How could anyone think I wouldn't make a great president? Her certitude was scary.
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www.huffingtonpost.com...

Do you want more references?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

No you missed my point.

I wasn't saying completely isolating myself. I was saying stop worrying about what I think and do. Just be satisfied living your own life and let me live mine. Theoretically, this can be done even if we shop at the same grocery stores or use the same Internet. You don't have to like or agree with me and vice versa, but stop letting it bother you that I'm not you.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

Oh, you mean like our current president?



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

So, I always tell people that fighting is easy when I'm teaching it, but I've been doing it for my entire damn life.

In this way I am erroneously assuming that my students should be able to grasp what to me is a simple concept?

Interesting. I can see this happening on both ends of the scale in different areas of my life.

From this assessment I can assume that we are all stupid and genius at the same time.

Maybe we just suck at communicating and understanding as a general rule?
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