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Common Sense is dead - R.I.P.

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 07:31 AM
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In my travels across the web, I recently came across this little gem.
I'm sure that some of you may have already come across it yourselves but personally, the contents struck a deep chord with me and in a way, was a very sad indictment on the general direction that society (in my opinion) is rapidly heading. It seems like a day doesn't go by without coming across many more examples of this sort of lunacy.



Any of the above feel oddly familiar in your own daily lives ?




posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 07:40 AM
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I agree.As my old boss at work used to say:"The only problem with common sense is that it's not common!".



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 07:48 AM
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Common Sense - LOST with healthcare reform. The V.A. can't even take care of our Veterans who have served, they wait for a year ore more for a procedure, they wait a month or 2 for just an appointment to get in.

And they think they can handle the health care for everybody



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 07:56 AM
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reply to post by tauristercus
 


This is true, R.I.P. common sense for you shall never be resurrected as the world has gone mad.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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It also doesn't help when some people have more dollars than sense too. Just look at the tax payer bailouts of the big corporations.


Originally posted by parsman
common sense is that it's not common

That was one of my mum's favourite saying as well.


[edit on 11-4-2010 by acrux]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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wow what a sad start to my day!

i will mourne the loss.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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Oh, that golden age, when common sense flourished & life was better... er, no. In fact there has never been anything more scarce than good sense. What is most often described as "common sense" is in reality a combination of prejudice, unexamined received opinion & somebody else's agenda couched in terms that fit with the aforementioned prejudice, all rounded out with unconscious tradition, which when scrutinised is also often at least partly counter-productive. As more of us have become better educated, the more good sense there is. We can see this because we have the leisure time to find out what life was like, is like & compare, then get online for a good whinge. Life is indisputedly better than it was.
Personally, I feel fortunate that I didn't get inculcated into the common sense that allowed such things as the Cuban Missile Crisis or WW2 for instance. We've got a long way to go, but we'll never get there if we rely on the misnomer "common sense" to guide our future destiny.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Good find. While he will be missed by millions around the world, let us not forget that on the same day he died COMMON STUPIDITY was born!

[edit on 11/4/2010 by Dark Ghost]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:46 AM
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How much did the person grieving over common sense spend on that plot and headstone?


People lamenting the old days always think things were better back then. They weren't.

When are people gonna figure that out?

Common sense is dead? Yea, some of US got rid of child labor, child brides, women have the right to vote. You can go to any city and go to a museum or theater. Its called forward movement, and people just can't handle change.

[edit on 11-4-2010 by nixie_nox]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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health reform hasn't even been implemented yet??

the VA hospitals have been like this for a long time. kind of the reason for health care reform.......................................(every one a finger press)



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:04 AM
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S&F



like how grass roots get help from lobbyists, protecting their medicare from the socialist health care reform.

or how people say lady gaga is talented

no common sense! lol



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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If we have nothing in common then we have no sense.
The problem is that the past has been trying to let
the future have something in common so we
can all be part of the change, but the
future wants pure change and
nothing from the past. Not
while the past is looking
or can be part of it,
anyway.


David Grouchy



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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Common decency, common respect, common sense, common knowledge - uncommon commodities.

A stolen item that changes many hands, is still a stolen item.

Notice these pages for a start:

infohost.nmt.edu...




The Death of Common Sense
By Lori Borgman

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Note from Lori Borgman: This piece was first published March 15, 1998 in the Indianapolis Star. It has been "modified" and "edited" by others and circulated on the Internet, even sent to me several times. Imagine my surprise to see it attributed to some guy named Anonymous. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I take having my work circulated on the web as a compliment.


A blogger gave attribution - why can't ATS? annewhitfield.blogspot.com...

And the pictures? Who took the picture? I don't know the answer to that but this page looks suspisciously identical and the poster 'implies' they are his or her pictures. (They very well may have been 'borrowed without attribution" as well. I haven't dug that deep.) www.baconbabble.com...

So in the names of common decency, common respect, common sense and common knowledge - I submit at least the author's name Lori Borgman. www.loriborgman.com...

[edit on 11/4/2010 by Trexter Ziam]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by SANTA CLAWS
Common Sense - LOST with healthcare reform. The V.A. can't even take care of our Veterans who have served, they wait for a year ore more for a procedure, they wait a month or 2 for just an appointment to get in.

And they think they can handle the health care for everybody




well, if george bush didn't cut 2 billion annually from their budget, they might be in better shape...but i guess that bumber sticker "support our troops" didn't apply to returning veterans



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