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When did "credible" become the ultimate word. (the idiot box owns you)

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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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Which of the following two pictures do you find more incredible.


A.






B.






Do you even know what the word "incredible" means?

in·cred·i·ble (in-kred-uh-buhl)
adjective
    1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
    2. not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible.



Answers

A.
I beleive this is more incredible, because people don't really look like that.

B.
I believe B is more incredible because he just lost all credibility in my eyes.




But if we were to do a focus group,
A. would win, overwhelmingly.
Because to the average person incredible means really really cool,
ultra hot, and not lame.

Which
I'm sorry to say is the opposite of it's true meaning.

Welcome to the age of sarcasm.


David Grouchy




posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:28 PM
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Credibility factors.







... anyone else notice the formula for credibility is all about sales, marketing, and perceived trust in a product?







Credible means nothing more than someone else agrees with it.

It does not mean right.
Nor correct.
Not even accurate.

For instance the credit system is credible.
The national debt and deficit spending are credible.

Lady Gaga is a credible artist.


As every real musician out there knows,
with enough money and publicity any thing can
be made into a credible artists. Talent need not apply.



But here on ATS I keep seeing the phrase "has lost all credibility"
over and over again.

When did credibility become greater than right?

Are we sure
that we haven't
been subliminally programed,
to discredit each other with a buzz word?

.?.

David Grouchy




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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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Well, you are wrong about A. People do look like that.....I've seen them in the redlight district in Frankfurt. LOL And B is just an idiot. I would go with A.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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Evidence from ATS's own forums.



Abolish the hoax forum or risk losing credibility forever, ATS,
www.abovetopsecret.com...


A T S - is losing credibility with this ..,
www.abovetopsecret.com...


The site owners will have lost all and any credibility they ever had.,
www.abovetopsecret.com...




David Grouchy



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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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When did credibility become greater than right?



No idea...but I do find this thread to be incredulous, as its credibility borders on the incredible.





posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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David, you just put together and incredible post! Those girls in pic A look incredible! Mel Gibson, on the other hand is an incredible racist. I have heard that from credible sources.

This post has boosted your credibilty here at ATS, IMHO!


wind



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Neither really. I was about to ask you if you knew what "credible" means because it is better than getting inundated with "OWNED" and "FAIL." Let me refer you to a thread which might be appropriate or helpful:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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In ---Ufology--- the word "credible" has always always -bothered- me. "Credible" witness. I get your presentation about the mind-programming, quite very interesting. I understand that Ufologists like how pilots and policemen are more highly trained, they -especially- like Astronauts. But then I think of Astronaut Lisa Nowak, who became obsessed with a romantic rival, and drove 900 miles to assault her. an eyewitness is an eyewitness. What if a poor hispanic person on prozac, has other evidence and eyewitneses, corroberating the case.

Thats just me. It just bothers me. Thanks for this educational thread.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by billy197300

Well, you are wrong about A. People do look like that..... [color=gold] I've seen them in the redlight district in Frankfurt. LOL And B is just an idiot. I would go with A.





They look like that sitting at the bar,
but get them back home and something like this comes up.



Timestop 3:29
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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Ahhhhhhh the English language....

I do believe that incredible has become a slang word for "awesome"...... Anyhow, great post!

Thanks for the chuckles



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by newcovenant

Neither really. I was about to ask you if you knew what "credible" means because it is better than getting inundated with "OWNED" and "FAIL." Let me refer you to a thread which might be appropriate or helpful:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



OMG, roflmao.

That thread is hilarous
and self defining. Thanks for the laugh.


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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Laughing now because I read that post earlier, and now it is gone..... Your link goes to absolutely nothing but edited because of error?



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by simone50m
In ---Ufology--- the word "credible" has always always -bothered- me. "Credible" witness. I get your presentation about the mind-programming, quite very interesting. I understand that Ufologists like how pilots and policemen are more highly trained, they -especially- like Astronauts. But then I think of Astronaut Lisa Nowak, who became obsessed with a romantic rival, and drove 900 miles to assault her. an eyewitness is an eyewitness. What if a poor hispanic person on prozac, has other evidence and eyewitneses, corroberating the case.

Thats just me. It just bothers me. Thanks for this educational thread.



I just did a google/bing search
to check out what you are saying
and as I typed in UFO cre...
it autocompleted with "ufo credible witnesses"

Apparently this is a defining term of the entire subject.


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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You have a point.

I have been called a credible threat. I take that as a compliment.


To me, it means that others in my old field have determined that there is not much they can do to stop me from getting what I want to accomplish. I threaten their careers, in their mind, not mine. But I am now retired, so that is water under the bridge. They're on their own now.

I prefer to look at incredible in the terms of; "He made it! Against incredible odds!"

You can use the same allagory with famous and infamous.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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("defining term" [for Ufology])

Ah hahahaha that was great!


You are incredible!



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by freespirit1

Laughing now because I read that post earlier, and now it is gone..... Your link goes to absolutely nothing but edited because of error?



LOL, yeah.
I thought it was supposed to be empty.
"Climate is making us crazy!" and then the new member has a blank thread.

LOL

David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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From Merriam-Webster:

Definition of CREDIBILITY
1: the quality or power of inspiring belief



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by iNkGeEk

Perhaps you are just looking too hard to try and find something wrong with credible.


Only when it is used in the phrase "lost all credibility."

We already have the word incredible for that.

But "lost all credibility" has become a power house all unto itself,
that is not only shaping the national discusion but having serious impact on the course of the world.

I've been whatching for a while on the boards as the phrase
"just lost all credibility" has been an unchallenged death sentence
to many discussions.

If someone is going to use the phrase they should cite sources.


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by iNkGeEk

When I find out that someone is a pathological liar or lies a lot, I'd say that they loose any credibility when they tell me something...meaning I can no longer believe what they say.

Of course maybe I'm wrong in this whole conversation, and I'm missing the point.



Actually I find your contribution to be
both accurate and insightful.

I would only point out in the first sentence quoted above that
when someone says "they loose any credibility" the implication is "to everyone and anyone"
but what is almost always meant, is "to me, and me alone ... so far."
Just as you illucidate in the following sentence "meaning [color=gold] I can no longer believe whay they say."


David Grouchy
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posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
Evidence from ATS's own forums.


The site owners will have lost all and any credibility they ever had.,
www.abovetopsecret.com...




I'm surprised no one
has commented on this thread in particular.

It does more than pages of my own words could,
to show
how people are driving around on autopilot
using "lost credibility" without thinking.


David Grouchy



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