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Are we really this dumb?

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posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:06 PM
[edit on 7-1-2010 by unityemissions]

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:08 PM

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]


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

Some might call me a pedant. However, none of them will be americans.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:09 PM
Lawyer: "Now sir, I'm sure you are an intelligent and honest man--"
Witness: "Thank you. If I weren't under oath, I'd return the compliment."

Lawyer: "You were there until the time you left, is that true?"
Lawyer: "So you were gone until you returned?"

Lawyer: "The youngest son, the 20 year old, how old is he?"

Lawyer: "Were you alone or by yourself?"

Lawyer: "How long have you been a French Canadian?"

Witness: "He was about medium height and had a beard."
Lawyer: "Was this a male or a female?"

Lawyer: "Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?"
Witness: "I went to Europe, sir."
Lawyer: "And you took your new wife?"

Lawyer: "I show you Exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture."
Witness: "That's me."
Lawyer: "Were you present when that picture was taken?"

Lawyer: "Were you present in court this morning when you were sworn in?"

Lawyer: "Do you know how far pregnant you are now?"
Witness: "I'll be three months on November 8."
Lawyer: "Apparently, then, the date of conception was August 8?"
Witness: "Yes."
Lawyer: "What were you doing at that time?"

Lawyer: "How many times have you committed suicide?"
Witness: "Four times."
Lawyer: "Do you have any children or anything of that kind?"

Lawyer: "She had three children, right?"
Witness: "Yes."
Lawyer: "How many were boys?"
Witness: "None."
Lawyer: "Were there girls?"

Lawyer: "You don't know what it was, and you didn't know what it looked like, but can you describe it?"

Lawyer: "You say that the stairs went down to the basement?"
Witness: "Yes."
Lawyer: "And these stairs, did they go up also?"

Lawyer: "Have you lived in this town all your life?"
Witness: "Not yet."

Lawyer: (realizing he was on the verge of asking a stupid question) "Your Honor, I'd like to strike the next question."

Lawyer: "Do you recall approximately the time that you examined the body of Mr. Eddington at the Rose Chapel?"
Witness: "It was in the evening. The autopsy started about 8:30pm."
Lawyer: "And Mr. Eddington was dead at the time, is that correct?"

Lawyer: "What is your brother-in-law's name?"
Witness: "Borofkin."
Lawyer: "What's his first name?"
Witness: "I can't remember."
Lawyer: "He's been your brother-in-law for years, and you can't remember his first name?"
Witness: "No. I tell you, I'm too excited." (rising and pointing to his brother-in-law) "Nathan, for heaven's sake, tell them your first name!"

Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in New York?"
Witness: "I refuse to answer that question.
Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in Chicago?"
Witness: "I refuse to answer that question.
Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in Miami?"
Witness: "No."

Lawyer: "Doctor, did you say he was shot in the woods?"
Witness: "No, I said he was shot in the lumbar region."

Lawyer: "What is your marital status?"
Witness: "Fair."

Lawyer: "Are you married?"
Witness: "No, I'm divorced."
Lawyer: "And what did your husband do before you divorced him?"
Witness: "A lot of things I didn't know about."

Lawyer: "And who is this person you are speaking of?"
Witness: "My ex-widow said it.

Lawyer: "How did you happen to go to Dr. Cherney?"
Witness: "Well, a gal down the road had had several of her children by Dr. Cherney and said he was really good."

Lawyer: "Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?"
Witness: "All my autopsies have been performed on dead people."

Lawyer: "Were you acquainted with the deceased?"
Witness: "Yes sir."
Lawyer: "Before or after he died?"

Lawyer: "Mrs. Jones, is your appearance this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?"
Witness: "No. This is how I dress when I go to work."
The Court: "Now, as we begin, I must ask you to banish all present information and prejudice from your minds, if you have any."

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:14 PM
You really like going all out to prove my point don't you?

Snow... 20 Lbs per cubic foot. weight of snow

My roof 1500 sq feet, with a minimum 2 foot fall and each unit having at LEAST an equal amount to shovel surrounding the property...

That would be for a Total of 6 units that day... 36,000 lbs worth of snow... Not including the road...

Sorry for grossly underestimating my inner BEAST

Stop being a troll, what your driveling wouldn't make the cut on Ebaums world

For starters, that YOU live in Canada...have no idea what Snow even weighs nor are capable of doing the basic math that shows i'm not lying... 6 houses in a day? Every KID that wants a few bucks on a snow day does this and it's Tonnage

But you don't know this which shows, your a major wusss in the cold, living there obviously doesn't mean you go out in it much... Because going out in your slippers for a cup of joe or to get the mail doesn't phase anyone who is used to it...

That you can't even comprehend an open jacket or understand why you need sunglasses in a storm... it just shows your majorly a sissy in regrads to going outside in it...

Also that you definitely don;t own a home which means your likely some Nerd living with his mom and talk crap 4 chan style when you have nothing to say....

A Troll and nothing more...

Check this out:

snow gear/survival

See there's your sense of humor, proof positive anyone can poke fun of people and make witless comments...

But having half a brain...

Making stuff up, being derogatory think your right, when from a perspective of Math... I never claimed to have done anything a 16 yr kid can't do... you just decided, knowing nothing....

Making fun, i'm dressed how? I did or didn't do what? I grossly underestimated the number... and this is where having half a brain makes you dangerous, how many other things and people do you judge in a day at a glance like that?

My guess is everything...

And for the record, I can back up anything I say, I have no fears of posting my pic, I have proofs for my claims, I am a real person... I can do the simple Math that shows i'm not wrong... You are an avatar with a teenager hiding behind his mothers IP address

So please make fun...

You'd show your face if you weren't embarrassed or scared....

Enjoy the Cheetos fat kid from Ontario who's afraid of the snow...

[edit on 7-1-2010 by mopusvindictus]

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by JohnD

Nice 1 JohnD,

That last one had me giggling!

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:25 PM
A few years back, my Congressman, Rep. Fred Upton(R-MI) gave an interview in support of altering the date of initiating Daylight Savings Time. During the interview, yes he said it, " More daylight will result in less energy use."

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:27 PM
reply to post by mopusvindictus


I for one agree 100% with you on this. I used to work with a fellow, who took everything that Rush limbaugh and his other right wing radio/tv host had to say as gods honest truth and that nothing they said could ever be proved wrong. He would go on and on re-spewing everything they said and even if you could show him logical and provable proof you were wrong. This is not an isolated case there are hundreds of thousands of people out there just like him and thats whats really destroying this country of ours (usa) (also dont get me wrong i dont think you should beleive what the leftest media tells you at face value either, but for the sake of this post thats what and whom he listened too)

I personaly beleive that you should have to show some actual thought processes and ability to understand what each political person is offering before you are allowed to vote. This would eliminate the people who just vote for the popular name, the pretty person or the person with the most money. all of wich i have heard people admit to, when asked why the voted for person A B or C. it just seems like a shame that we are given the right to vote for our leaders and we throw it away do to the apathy of the masses in our country.

sickend saddend and heartbroken by the lack of the drive for information just my .02

thank you and good day.

ps sorry not a very good speller..... un-educated i guess ha ha ha ha

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:27 PM
reply to post by pharaohmoan

I remember and love those marketing mistakes! I've always loved Pepsi's promise of resurrecting your grandparents.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:32 PM
There is a distinct difference between being educated and being intelligent. I believe the difference is in the ability to employ critical thinking skills and logic. Without those skills, education is useless as these are the skills necessary to put wheels on an education.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:33 PM
Not only do they walk among us (and vote), they also teach our children.

My sister-in-law was an elementary school teacher. One night, the four of us were watching the movie, The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson. For those not familiar, it is set in the Revolutionary War. About half-way through the movie, my college educated sister-in-law asked "Who won that war?" I was unable to control my laughter.

As a side note, she has since received a Master's Degree and is in school administration. Frightening, huh?

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by mopusvindictus

Are you kidding me? You resorted to grade 5 bully tactics? Seriously your such a tool its not even funny, look at you posing in your own avatar like a tough guy.
You know how i know your a tool because im probably around your age you look about 27, im 24, and i learned a long time ago that morons like you when you get your little feelings hurt strike back and try to insult. You think i dont post photos of myself because im some fat kid?
Even if that was the case how is body weight some sort of a criteria to an opinion?
The reason i dont put photos of myself on the internet is becuase im not a giant douche, who POSES for a picture like a tough guy. I dont think i own a picture of purely myself standing around like a tough guy, how big of a douche do you have to be to be you man? Seriously what was that day like for you, "Heyy Joe, come take picture of me as i stand all tough looking"
ohh wait thats right you said you had your gloves off to work the camera, so the gino jerkoff you are you took a picture of yourslef posing like a tough guy.
Im the dork?
notice how i didnt have to brag to you about myself? Those of us with self confidence dont need to point it out to others.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:58 PM
I am reminded of what my mother said man years ago, she had overheard her son in law say this, ' the wind has bent this nail straight' now he is private school educated, and was talking about the nail that held up the cloths drying line to the side of the house.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 05:59 PM
One of the things about stupidity that always gets me thinking is why hasn't it been bred out of us by now? The fact that it hasn't suggests there is some sort of evolutionary advantage to being dumb. That in turn seems to suggest that one or both genders have a liking for dumb partners.

Or is it just that stupid people don't know there is a correlation between sex and pregnancy? Most likely it's just that stupidity in others triggers our own nurturing and protective traits and therefore the stupid naked ape gets to live long enough to breed.

reply to post by thedeadtruth

Great story. I hope you are not the owner of the fitness studio, for I fear that with a manager such as yourself willing to take the piss out of the customers, it doesn't have a bright future. please give us some more stories

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 06:01 PM
reply to post by thedeadtruth

All right, excuse me...


The way parts are composed in a whole (like in a musical composition or in a painting)
composition like chemical compounds that body is composed of? (components)

Are you sure this phrasing is correct? Body Composition Analysis?

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 06:21 PM
yes we are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 06:41 PM
The dumbest thing I've heard was on a plane before take off: it was -3C outside and tiny snowflakes formed on the plane windows due to the cold. It was Christmas. A couple in the next row thought that the tiny snowflakes were Christmas decorations installed by the employees of the airport!

I kid you not, and it wasn't in USA.

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 06:55 PM

Originally posted by MadameGuillotine
Sadly, I've had clerks unable to give change on numerous occasions.

But then we are much more dumbed down than the UK is. My daughter spends only about half her time in high school learning anything. The rest the teachers let them fool around or sluff. I'm really concerned about this!

Here is how bad we are compared to your neighborhood...

loved the video
and have taught high school for 8 years...
seen kids throw teachers over desks, threaten to stab classmates
with glass rods, playing with fire lit in the hall by their friends and
all back in the classroom the next day

in the average class >50% of the students are talking and socializing
you tell a student not to do something and they continually do it even after
you have contacted parents and admin referrals

It's not about bad teachers at the core it's about not retaining/flunking in
elementary and not spanking or disciplining any more;
taking discipline out of the educational system destroyed the children,
and now they blame the teachers who are stuck in the middle trying to teach
those who know they can do what ever they want and there is no consequence.

It's also about first graders who come into class passing notes to each other wanting to have sex and by third it's only about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Hey I was told by a professional teacher 'developer' to teach my class using 'sex drugs and rock and roll' to get them interested. It's about media, visual and music...

[edit on 7-1-2010 by DChenO]

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by DChenO

Doesn't this just go to show how they are working on the kids? The media, movies games, advertisements, the music industry, its all about brain washing them and dumbing them down, turning them in to life's little monsters, from a very young age, scary stuff

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 07:10 PM

I have a technical occupation in witch I am naturaly gifted but I rely on spell check and the such all the time! I struggled to spell Laugh in a family quiz...

I also deal with cash with the public and also struggle with the price + thing!? The person I was serving didn't know how to use the equipment they where hiring from me...

I have a nephew who didn't know how to open a can with a can opener and he is clever apart from everything but opening cans...? He quizes me all the time but it is banter! I know things that he doesn't and he is the clever educated one!

Everybody's a genius! In what...??

Fart in a can and rattle it! ...No? Can't do it??

Don't think you are all that peeps! There are folk laughing at you're so called know all's!

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 07:13 PM
Bully Tactics? How exactly am I bullying anyone...

Thanks for compliment btw, i'm turning 40.

Although that was yet another ASSUMPTION made at a glance with little or no knowledge on your part.

You took what i said as bragging for some reason you don't like the looks of me, yet I can show explicity what I said was true and you are wrong, really wasn't bragging at all... like I said it's something any healthy 16 yr old can do...

You take it badly because obviously you can't so it seems ludicrous to you...

Insult? I posted a simple post with a simple statement that has been reverberated throughout history by many famous and respected men and women...

"a little knowledge can be dangerous"

You've proven that statement correct with every post... you came in bashed me by my picture made absolutely no actual pooint in regards to the thread...

and now i'm being mean? a Bully? because I obviously identified you as a bit of a lazy chunk? AFTER you provoked me for no reason or with no actual point...

You wont even address that you can't do the simple Math to figure out the volume of snow by weight around a house but rather slide of into comments and accusations...

And what you say about people who name call...

We'll your 100% correct....

That's why YOU instead of contributing choose to pick on someone and why YOU a genuine troll and Bully now cry when I call you out for what you really are... like a big baby who likes o taunt others but takes a low blow and whines for mommy.

Shouldn't fly around the forum bashing people by looks or anything else unless you can take what you dish out, you'll find some of us in here can figure you out and wrap you up like leftovers in seconds...

Your not very bright... and your mean on top of that.... BAD COMBO Pal

and for the record...

A Picture is seen diferently by everyone who looks at it...

"If you THINK I look bad ass or i'm trying to look mean" That's just reveals a lot about what you call "Confidence" because... i'm just standing in the snow posing with snow blasting me... YOU CHOOSE whatever perception that gives you... for some reason hostility, anger... "he thinks he's cool" comes to you... not a simple seasons greatings...But from the otherside, it's obvious what the reaction really is.... jealousy, self hatred, resentment...Some throw back reaction to some one else you didn't like in HS or some Lame idea you can figure much out by a picture.... (even when given one your off by 13 yrs)

I don't know your reasons but they are all about YOU in the end and nothiong about me...

So work on yourself instead of spew Hate for no reason and try to put me down... Then Cry when your hit back...

I don't know you, I never spoke to you...

Attacking me personally and your going to complain and wail when I figure out why it is you hang out at home picking on people? Sorry love handles... Wrong Guy

Thanks again tho...

Shoveling Tonnage of snow instead of sitting indoors all day keeps a guy looking yrs younger than his age... That I appreciate...


I don't need to be fighting with you, just offer something other than blanet attacks on people in a post... unless that's what you want to get back... I'm older after all, I work for myself I can do this all day... But really rather come here NOT be randomly insulted by some kid and maybe learn something other than that you think I should bundle up more in winter...

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