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posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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The story of kathy evans is a HOAX.
Here

www.snopes.com...




posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Hack28
Heres a sample of the Rick Mercer

www.youtube.com...

"Congratulations Canada on becoming part of North America"

"I wanna say congratulations Canada on preserving your national Igloo"
-Mike Hukkabee



Loved that video. It made me think of my favourite British comic writer who did a whole series about ripping into British celebrity idiots who walk among us.

The man is Chris Morris, the show was Brass Eye the best episode of which was the drugs episode

www.youtube.com...

Cake! It's a made up drug! Everything Chris Morris has ever done has been genius and ahead of its time.

For those blokes who know Morris and like gratuitus referencing:

Peter you've lost the news!
I don't want my arm to feel like a fortnight in a bad balloon.
I don't want to end up like a piano dentist.
Got any triplesubs? yellow bentines?
Gay as a window.

[edit on 7-1-2010 by spookfish]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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lol lol i like the list, people are that bad.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Stupid people annoy me... I encounter them every day.

And yes overall, the training and forced education in our country is at an all time low... and in day to day life from seeing your country men on TV making fools of themselves to being unable to get proper change it can be down right disturbing.

BUT... SOMETIMES I LIKE THIS TREND

There is imho nothing more dangerous than dressing people up and forcing algebra into their tiny little heads and setting them loose in the world "THINKING" they actually are smart...

Often I rather idiots simply be allowed to remain idiots, because I see it done all the time, here, growing up, and 5x worse in Europe...

You take a person who in life is going nowhere, from the 1/2 of us anywhere you are that simply fell lower than the 97-103 IQ span we call average...

Then you put a lot of time into this person, force them to be retained until they can handle the basic math and science info (which they don't understand) and regurgitate it so they are less embarrassing... including politics and issues that effect others...

I DON'T ACTUALLY THINK THE STUPID MASS OF PEOPLE IS SCREWING UP MY COUNTRY...

I'M FAR MORE CONVINCED THE STUPID PEOPLE THAT MADE IT THROUGH SCHOOL PRETENDING THEY ARE SMART AND WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT CAUSE ALL THE DAMAGE....

Socialism

Global warming

Politics

working in positions where they have control... They VOTE

People that KNOW they are stupid, don't bother with these things... people that THINK they are smart do and screw the world up for every one else...

Global warming is the perfect example... Gore THINKS he is smart, Gore actually doesn't have a crapper of an education in something he is deciding and preaching about to the WHOLE PLANET

He has never run a computer simulation

Basically a big POT head his whole life...

Never got a higher degree in Meteorology or Environmental Science...

BUT SOME HOW HE KNOWS WTH HE IS TALKING ABOUT RIGHT?

(You can agree or disagree with my example, it is after all just an example)

But he has MILLIONS of the PSEUDO smart following along to change the WORLD based on...... "Look what I just read in Science Daily" That's bad, lol that is really bad for our future..

Millions of dummies that were pushed through school and now think they have a reason to "Be Active" in making decisions for the rest of us...

BAD IDEA... DANGEROUS IDEA

Let Idiots be Idiots... they are in the long run easier for those with brains to handle, no goals, NO DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR...

And I'd rather spend the day... personally and this is just me... kicking it with a bunch of Morons, because they are happy idiots, than a bunch of Pseudo Intellectuals any day of the week anyway... those guys depress me, they have half an education they don't understand and we get.... nob loads of them in here.... it's ALWAYS DOOMSDAY in the head, Always, that's what Half an education is good for... Depression, having your mind on issues you don't understand and can never find a fix for so you scream the sky is falling 24/7 and get psycho depressed inside...

If your IQ is 93... no one should MENTION Global Warming to you, it's CRUEL... your going to base on it never figure it out and then... try to enslave your neighbor to fan you... because your an Idiot..

it's The... Half Arses out there that make life miserable, not the goof balls of the world...

It's the person who...reads the Bible or the Koran and get's a few lines that ruins religion, not the scholar and not the person who never picks up the book at all... It's the Half Wit (usually 99% of the time pushed at some point into trying to have a brain) who reads and "Eye for an Eye" and goes and pokes someones eye out...

Or the dummies made to read current events in class that get up on a Bell Tower eventually...

Maybe... maybe they should have just been allowed to be set free in a field somewhere to fend for themselves?

But I say...

Leave moron's alone... they are dangerous when they start thinking they are smart... a little bit of Knowledge is a dangerous thing...

Sorry but your a life time learner in these days or your not...



[edit on 7-1-2010 by mopusvindictus]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by SpacePunk
 

As a American, I will not call you a pedant. Being a "dumb" American I will attempt to correct you.


Some might call me a pedant. But none of them will be American.
Some might call me a pedant, however, none of them will be Americans.



[edit on 7-1-2010 by spookfish]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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One question, is that you in your Avatar?
lets say you say yes
Do you not find it Ironic posting in a "people are so stupid" forum with a picture of your shirtless self, in a snowstorm, with no mittens and wearing sunglasses?

[edit on 7-1-2010 by Hack28]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by unicorn1
 


I'm hoping to see someone on this thread ask you why you don't just give them £3.20 if you've got £4.20. Someone's got to do it surely, please, pretty please.


I was wondering that, I just didn't want to ask.


And it happens in the very next post! SUPERB.


I'll forgive if you've never been to the UK. We have something here called a two pound coin!



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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My missus and i were laughing our heads off, reading some of these!

Thanks..this thread's made my day.

It reminded us of the time we overheard a man say probably the dumbest thing we'd ever heard anyone say.

This goes all the way back to the mid - 90's, we were backpacking all around Canada for a month, and were in a McDonalds in Victoria, Vancouver Island.

Standing in the queue, we saw a bloke at the counter.

McDonalds girl: "Hi, may i take your order please?"

Man: "Err..yeah...hi! Errmm..how much are the 99 cent cones?"

McDonalds girl (looking exasperated): "Well...they're 99 cents sir!"

Man: "Really? Oh..OK, i think i'll have one of those then"

Absolutely true story. To this day, i've not heard anything more stupid.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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Is it true that the government wants to make us dumber? I mean, do they want us to be these people who only work for them and don't have a life? Like the people in "The office", they work in these cubicle and don't know how to act around girls and that kind of stuff. I am planning to have s successful future, but I don't want to work in a cubicle for the rest of my life, it's only WORK, SLEEP, WORK.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by unicorn1
 


I'm hoping to see someone on this thread ask you why you don't just give them £3.20 if you've got £4.20. Someone's got to do it surely, please, pretty please.


I was wondering that, I just didn't want to ask.



And it happens in the very next post! SUPERB.


I'll forgive if you've never been to the UK. We have something here called a two pound coin!


OK, I just had my own duh moment! I'm an American but I do live here in the UK! I forgot about the £2 coin!



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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Hey


Sorry to do this, but I think that story is fake.

Here.
www.hoax-slayer.com...



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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It's as easy as this. Half the population statistically has an IQ below 100. Many here on ATS have an above average IQ. Some are within the "gifted" & "genius" brackets. I've seen studies that show if the IQ differs more than 30 points between two people, they have a very hard time understanding each other. So, if your IQ is >130 , you're not going to be understanding most people around you. They won't understand you either. Why you think we find the need to go off into la-la land? We're incredibly bored and disgusted with what we see around us.

To the gifted/genius, people are retarded. To the average person, people are people.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by PD2634

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by SpacePunk
 

As a American, I will not call you a pedant. Being a "dumb" American I will attempt to correct you.


Some might call me a pedant. But none of them will be American.
Some might call me a pedant, however, none of them will be Americans.



[edit on 7-1-2010 by spookfish]


Haha. Very good nice attempt but-

Thank you for your attempt to correct me and to mangle the quote tagging system. However (or indeed BUT), I am British born and bred and starting a sentence with a conjunction has been perfectly acceptable for many years in the country where the language was born. The English Language is an evolving affair (thank god) and according to my copy of Fowlers Modern English Usage, as well as my English and Creative Writing Professors at Bath Spa Uni, starting with such a conjunction is fine in even formal writing and is called an anapodoton. It is even more acceptable in informal writing such as on internet forums. But but but...please continue to attempt to admonish me over my usage of 'but' even though you are wrong.
In the words of many on this board 'I could care less'.

[edit on 7-1-2010 by spookfish]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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No you'd be the sort of HALF Smart person I fear... Thinking that you have a brain when you have zero idea what you are talking about.

1: You HAVE to wear sunglasses, the sun pokes in and out all day during a storm and where I am you would instantly go snow blind and could hurt yourself...

2: This happens to be Arizona, just at really high altitude... The temperature is often quite warm when it is snowing, it is no uncommon to see people skiing in shorts and t-shirts I have done the same many times before...

Yes Bikini skiing is a real phenomena here...

So my no gloves atm in that picture is meaningless... and I have a zippered shirt which is open...

That's called Layers, you need layers here because right there it is warm, but the temp can drop 50 degrees in 2 hrs...

3: If you had powers of deductive reasoning you'd be able to figure out a few things like...

Mid storm, I had just been shoveling... (shoveled several TON of snow btw that day) so I was HOT

Or maybe... that my gloves were taken off to handle the Camera?

Or maybe that this is Normal weather for me? And I just don't get very cold anymore... That i'm a guy who goes out for a cup of Tea at night and it's -10 F with no windchill and I do so in my PJ's and slippers and don't get particularly cold very fast?



BUT NO...

You see a picture...

Make an Assumption, decide an ANSWER with no Questions posed... nor any knowledge of the circumstances...

And this is why my post bothered you

Because you fall in the bracket of a person who already KNOWS something when you actually have no idea what your talking about and being incapable of any legitimate reasoning of your own...

Your the kind of person i'm talking about...

A HALF WIT

Judge Jury and Executioner... Highly opinionated but don't actually know a good god damn thing about what your talking on...

Far more dangerous and bothersome than let's say... a humble Idiot who knows to ask questions of others who are brighter...



Maybe you retain enough information that you can remember the scene from Idiocracy where he is diagnosed as "talking like a fag" and his "s%&t being "all screwed up"

That's essentially how you just responded to my post, 2 lines of nothing for some other imbecile to star as "Cool"

Try looking in a mirror and understanding why you actually took offense and who you really are...

And thanks... thanks for backing up my statement about Half Wits being the real issue...









[edit on 7-1-2010 by mopusvindictus]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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I can assure you that its not only Americans the stupid ones



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by unicorn1
 


I'm hoping to see someone on this thread ask you why you don't just give them £3.20 if you've got £4.20. Someone's got to do it surely, please, pretty please.


I was wondering that, I just didn't want to ask.



And it happens in the very next post! SUPERB.


I'll forgive if you've never been to the UK. We have something here called a two pound coin!


OK, I just had my own duh moment! I'm an American but I do live here in the UK! I forgot about the £2 coin!


Hang your head in shame.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by unicorn1
 


I'm hoping to see someone on this thread ask you why you don't just give them £3.20 if you've got £4.20. Someone's got to do it surely, please, pretty please.


I was wondering that, I just didn't want to ask.



And it happens in the very next post! SUPERB.


I'll forgive if you've never been to the UK. We have something here called a two pound coin!


OK, I just had my own duh moment! I'm an American but I do live here in the UK! I forgot about the £2 coin!


Hang your head in shame.


Ok, I will, but do you guys really need 8 coins??? It makes the purse heavy!!!!



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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now, i understand there are some people who are relatively smart and still don't have a good handle on perfect grammar.

but misspelling simple words like friend and weird.
i really saw a person dumb down because to 'becuz.' i found this really strange since its only saving ONE keystroke and the 'z' is about as hard for most to type as 'au' but i guess i'm too picky, anyway. who really cares, right? i guess its just hard to continue reading or taking seriously anything people say who cannot spell small words, or at least use spell check.
sometimes i really feel like i'm talking to 12-year-olds here on ATS anymore, its pathetic. :/



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by Gloster
I can assure you that its not only Americans the stupid ones


OMFG

That is the scariest video I have ever seen. I'm forty and honestly that is the most frightening five minutes of my life. There's just so much wrong with that I can't even laugh about it. Oh my god we've got no chance. I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Thanks Gloster!

I think I'm going to put in for a transfer to the Mars posting.


[edit on 7-1-2010 by spookfish]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish

Originally posted by sugarmonkey

Originally posted by spookfish
reply to post by unicorn1
 


I'm hoping to see someone on this thread ask you why you don't just give them £3.20 if you've got £4.20. Someone's got to do it surely, please, pretty please.


I was wondering that, I just didn't want to ask.



And it happens in the very next post! SUPERB.


I'll forgive if you've never been to the UK. We have something here called a two pound coin!


OK, I just had my own duh moment! I'm an American but I do live here in the UK! I forgot about the £2 coin!


Hang your head in shame.


Ok, I will, but do you guys really need 8 coins??? It makes the purse heavy!!!!


I'd think so with two pound coins! Duh!



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