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Title: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on December 27, 2017, 06:04:17 am
My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/)

I looked for that vid on youtube but couldn't find it. I found this one instead, which is equally as stupid.

! No longer available (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzOdXylNtlo#)


Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on December 27, 2017, 06:14:27 am
Yeah, but it was kinda' cool.

For one minute there, while they were getting 'in position', my mind was screaming a gigantic Easy Boys!.

Brian

My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

[url]http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/[/url] ([url]https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/[/url])

I looked for that vid on youtube but couldn't find it. I found this one instead, which is equally as stupid.

! No longer available ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzOdXylNtlo#[/url])
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on December 27, 2017, 08:32:30 am
Brian, I thought they were getting ready for some roadskull too!!!  LOL
The guy is obviously talented and practiced to the point where he can control the bike with confidence. 

That being said, I’ve seen too many fatals when showing off goes very, very badly.  We had this guy doing a 100mph+ wheelie on his ‘Busa drift of a county road and sheer off a power pole at its base.  Of course, his club erected a monument to the last, most stupid thing he ever did...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on December 27, 2017, 03:24:33 pm
My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

[url]http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/[/url] ([url]https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/[/url])


They are "dressed" with sleeveless T-shirts, torn cotton pants, and tennis shoes.  I can't think of anything more stupid.

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[I looked for that vid on youtube but couldn't find it. I found this one instead, which is equally as stupid.

! No longer available ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzOdXylNtlo#[/url])


Why does it not surprise me they are dressed almost as stupidly.   Why not just wear shorts and flip-flops too?  Or perhaps naked, since it looks like that is what they were going to do anyway.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on December 27, 2017, 03:46:53 pm
Yeah, I thought I was on the wrong forum for a minute.  ;D

And that was my point regarding it being cool: something can be stupid and highly skilled, and well- executed at the same time. And I have no trouble acknowledging both things at the same time... it is stupid AND cool. :-)

Sorta' like mountain climbing into the 'death zone' (above 25,000 feet, where mammals cannot survive); I have all the respect in the world for the physical condition, the mental tanacity and overall skills while at the same time fully acknowledging it is simply a stupid thing to do. Not as stupid as free- climbing, which I have zero respect for but still, pretty stupid to go to a place where one cannot live. Duh. And Bravo! 

And a lot of us do / have done some stupid but maybe cool things as well. And in my own personal experience, those who never have done anything on the dumb side are frankly a little boring and have a stick up their.... well, you know. I am not encouraging bad behavior, just pointing out that the world is a big place and there is a huge range of behavior and a lot of it overlaps different areas all at the same time. Personally, I really like the stupid / cool method of tire seating using ether and a match but hey, fun is where one finds it.

Brian

Brian, I thought they were getting ready for some roadskull too!!!  LOL
The guy is obviously talented and practiced to the point where he can control the bike with confidence. 

That being said, I’ve seen too many fatals when showing off goes very, very badly.  We had this guy doing a 100mph+ wheelie on his ‘Busa drift of a county road and sheer off a power pole at its base.  Of course, his club erected a monument to the last, most stupid thing he ever did...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on December 27, 2017, 04:45:21 pm
And that was my point regarding it being cool: something can be stupid and highly skilled, and well- executed at the same time. And I have no trouble acknowledging both things at the same time... it is stupid AND cool. :-)

I have a hard time seeing past the stupidity.  Although what they are doing is technically very interesting, it is so incredibly irresponsible, to themselves and everyone else on the road, (and people in nearby houses having to listen to it, too) that it just makes me angry.

Now get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on December 27, 2017, 04:54:01 pm
Yeah, I know. But you and I are fundamentally different and so that is no doubt the difference between our opinions of the save event.

Myself, I would rather not have the entire world follow all of the rules, all of the time. It would be too boring. Now please understand I am not advocating mass- murder, global nuclear war or anything, just that some of those people out there on the fringes make the whole experience (life) more interesting, at least for me. An entire community (read: country, section of the planet, whatever) marching along, in- step, would be a bit too pedestrian for me. I like some of that 'Hey Bubba', hold my beer and watch this!' stuff. I actually like watching people inflate tires and seat the beads with ether and a match- I would not have thought of it, I am surprised it works, and in the end, it seems to work pretty well. Not saying everyone should sell all tire mounting equipment and use ether, just that it makes a more interesting world, at least to me, to see the envelope pushed a little bit.

What that kid and the girl did on that bike was stupid, and I would give one of my own kids a 'cuff' for doing it but still, it DOES show a good deal of skill and ability. All part of the big cosmic mix from where I sit.....

Brian

I have a hard time seeing past the stupidity.  Although what they are doing is technically very interesting, it is so incredibly irresponsible, to themselves and everyone else on the road, (and people in nearby houses having to listen to it, too) that it just makes me angry.

Now get off my lawn!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on December 27, 2017, 07:31:43 pm
I'm agreeing with Max on this, it was totally stupid and gives the rest of the MC community a bad name.  Why not do it on an exhibition basis in a controlled area rather than a public road pissing off the rest of the people off on it?  The skill of the guy is totally non-important as the bystanders are thinking what a jackass.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on December 27, 2017, 07:51:51 pm
Myself, I would rather not have the entire world follow all of the rules, all of the time. It would be too boring.

Had they worn proper safety gear, and did this on a closed course where they didn't threaten other people's lives or annoy everyone or further the negative stereotype of MC riders, I wouldn't mind a bit.  I would still think they were crazy, though :)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Poseidon on December 27, 2017, 08:12:52 pm
Had they worn proper safety gear, and did this on a closed course where they didn't threaten other people's lives or annoy everyone or further the negative stereotype of MC riders, I wouldn't mind a bit.  I would still think they were crazy, though :)

Kind of like the YouTube videos of ghost rider over in Europe. I can appreciate the skill it takes to be able to ride like he does, but why do it on public roads? He would be a natural on a course like the Isle of Mann TT.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on December 28, 2017, 01:39:49 am
Well, not all the by-standers; some of them think 'Hey, that is a very skilled, able jackass over there'.

 ;) ;D

I would not try the 'ether tire bead setting' method either but I would certainly pull up a chair and watch someone else do it.

Besides all that, most of us consume alcohol and that, as far as I can see, is a 100% stupid move. It has absolutely no benefit whatsoever and yet certain has downsides, some of them severe. So to put a label on it, the consumption of alcohol is just foolish and without merit. But regardless of the social value it certainly does provide a significant amusement factor (not drunk driving of course but drunk walking, drunk talking and sometimes, just 'drunk trying to maintain vertical placement'). Should anyone not believe this, I present the 'World's drunkest man goes for more beer' cleverly interlaced with the theme from the movie 2001: A space oddity....   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tFKsiPi_Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tFKsiPi_Y)

Brian

I'm agreeing with Max on this, it was totally stupid and gives the rest of the MC community a bad name.  Why not do it on an exhibition basis in a controlled area rather than a public road pissing off the rest of the people off on it?  The skill of the guy is totally non-important as the bystanders are thinking what a jackass.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on December 28, 2017, 04:21:06 am
I enjoyed this one... https://youtu.be/KOk7PSkHJsw

and something along the line Brian is talking about, not for me but incredible to watch... https://youtu.be/6Z7pUzghJX4
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on December 28, 2017, 06:04:38 am
Now that second video is truly impressive. I had not seen a recovery before- all the para-gliders I have seen in the past set down on some part of Mother Earth, sometimes in a big stack of cardboard boxes. But that 'back into the plane' shtick was really outstanding IMO.

And yet somehow, I doubt the FAA would have accepted that flight plan in the first place.  ;)

Brian

I enjoyed this one... https://youtu.be/KOk7PSkHJsw

and something along the line Brian is talking about, not for me but incredible to watch... https://youtu.be/6Z7pUzghJX4
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on December 28, 2017, 06:13:19 am
I wonder what 'Plan B' was? 
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on December 28, 2017, 06:57:44 am
Yeah, but it was kinda' cool.

For one minute there, while they were getting 'in position', my mind was screaming a gigantic Easy Boys!.

Brian

That's what I thought too! But then I thought, how is she gonna do that with a helmet on?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on December 28, 2017, 07:41:17 am
That's what I thought too! But then I thought, how is she gonna do that with a helmet on?

It gives a whole new perspective on the number 12 + 57
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2018, 04:55:08 am
I've said this for a number of years now, people are getting more and more stupid.

Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/health/tide-laundry-pod-challenge-poison-control/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/health/tide-laundry-pod-challenge-poison-control/index.html)

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.

Teens have been increasingly biting into laundry pods, with some posting the videos online as part of a "challenge," according to a statement Tuesday by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The results can be potentially harmful or even deadly.

In the first 15 days of the new year, poison control centers received 39 such calls -- the same number they received in all of 2016, the association said.

In videos posted on YouTube and social media, people gag, cough and sometimes begin foaming at the mouth after biting into laundry pods.

"The 'laundry packet challenge' is neither funny nor without serious health implications," Stephen Kaminski, the association's CEO and executive director, said in a statement Tuesday. "We have seen a large spike in single-load laundry packet exposures among teenagers since these videos have been uploaded."

Poison control centers have handled over 50,000 calls about laundry packets over the past five years, the vast majority being accidents involving kids younger than 5 years old. But 13- to 19-year-olds have been responsible for more than 130 intentional exposures since 2016, according to the association.

The laundry pods, which contain brightly colored detergent packaged in a clear film, dissolve easily in water. But they can also release their toxic ingredients when they come into contact with saliva or wet hands, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

"The liquid detergent in the pods is not the same as regular liquid detergent. It has a higher concentration of surfactants, chemicals that are responsible for stain removal," Eric J. Moorhead, president and principal scientist of Good Chemistry LLC, previously told CNN.

In the past, children have been hospitalized with difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness and temporary vision loss due to chemical burns to the eye, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2015, laundry packets were the third most common cause of unintentional poisoning in children under 5, behind acetaminophen and blood pressure medication.

The ingredients in laundry pods might also cause seizures, fluid in the lungs, respiratory arrest, coma or death, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
"The intentional misuse of these products poses a real threat to the health of individuals," Kaminski said.

Tide warns consumers on packaging that the laundry pods can be harmful if put in the mouth or eyes.

In a statement from Tide's parent company, Procter & Gamble, representative Petra Renck wrote, "Nothing is more important to us than the safety of people who use our products. We are deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs and have been working with leading social media networks to remove harmful content that is not consistent with their policies."

The company has released its own messages on social media, saying that the pods should be used for doing laundry -- and nothing else.

The laundry pods' colorful design has come under some criticism for their gelatinous, dessert-like appearance.

"What they need to do now is first of all, take these things off the shelves, and ... put them back in a way that does not look edible, appetizing, exciting or anything else," branding expert Bruce Turkel, CEO of Turkel Brands, told CNN's Richard Quest on Monday.

"You want to have a real challenge?" Turkel asked. "Get teenagers to do their own laundry."
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 18, 2018, 04:57:30 am
future Darwin winners
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 18, 2018, 04:58:10 am
Remember back when you were growing up and you did something stupid just because your friends did it? Your mom would ask you, "if your friends jumped off of a bridge would you do the same?"

It's seems that teens these day will jump off the damn bridge, as long as their friends are posting vids of it online that is.  :o
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 18, 2018, 05:27:05 am
I learned early in life that I was fully capable of doing stupid stuff on my own without having to watch someone do something stupid first.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 27, 2018, 07:17:36 am
More of the same...

Tennessee teen allegedly shot in head during internet challenge, officials say

A new internet fad is reportedly responsible for a shooting in Tennessee that critically injured a teen and led to an arrest.

Sherman Lackland, 21, was at E’s 24 Hour Cafe in Memphis on Thursday morning when he and two others were playing the “No Lackin Challenge,” according to Fox 19, citing a police affidavit.

The game, according to the document, is when “people get into fake arguments” and draw their guns at one another.

But Thursday’s incident ran afoul when Lackland allegedly fired his handgun by accident, shooting his 17-year-old friend in the right side of his head, according to the affidavit. Police said the teen was brought to the hospital in critical condition and was eventually “downgraded to extremely critical.”

Lackland reportedly did not have a carry permit for the weapon.

A witness on the scene recalled hearing the gun go off and said Lackland was emotional, Fox 19 reported.

"A real loud bang, then I see the guy across from him fall in the floor,” Thomas Fitzpatrick, who was at the restaurant at the time, said. "He started grabbing him and telling him to get up and then he was kind of mad and was swinging stools and stuff.”

Lackland was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon, police said.

Challenge-type games have long been fueled by internet exposure. One of the most recent and more highly publicized has been the Tide pod challenge. Videos on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets. Or cooking them, ingesting them and spitting up soap.

According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The Post's article, published earlier this month, said that there have been close to 40 reported cases among teenagers so far in 2018 — half of them intentional.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 27, 2018, 07:37:28 am
According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Exposed?  You are are exposed to disease, radiation, etc. These knuckleheads are making a choice.

The morons pulling guns in public are going to get bystanders killed. Their parents need beat about the head and shoulders with a 2x4.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on January 27, 2018, 07:57:06 am
I find the whole Tide capsule thing interesting. I wonder if swallowing one of those with, say, a pair of socks would result in clean socks? Might be a great way to 'rinse out a few things' when traveling and such. It could even be a little public service; out to dinner with friends and someone spills something on his tie? No problem- I can 'freshen' that right up for you.....

Brian (it really is a new world, not so much brave as..... well, I do not know what it is)

According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Exposed?  You are are exposed to disease, radiation, etc. These knuckleheads are making a choice.

The morons pulling guns in public are going to get bystanders killed. Their parents need beat about the head and shoulders with a 2x4.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on January 27, 2018, 08:52:04 am
This is what happens when phone booths are removed from the young peoples habitat. They adapt to new things on their own.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history (http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history) A perfectly good outlet for rambunctiousness is removed from their landscape, and without adult guidance to safer stupid stuff, they are allowed to come up with stupid stuff on their own. A perfect recipe for detergent eating, fake gun play, extended childhood, etc. If only more parents or teachers would tell their kids not to eat live goldfish then we wouldn't be in this mess when they decide to rebel.  ::)
 This is not helping: https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw (https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2018, 06:42:16 am
This is what happens when phone booths are removed from the young peoples habitat. They adapt to new things on their own.
[url]http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history[/url] ([url]http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history[/url]) A perfectly good outlet for rambunctiousness is removed from their landscape, and without adult guidance to safer stupid stuff, they are allowed to come up with stupid stuff on their own. A perfect recipe for detergent eating, fake gun play, extended childhood, etc. If only more parents or teachers would tell their kids not to eat live goldfish then we wouldn't be in this mess when they decide to rebel.  ::)
 This is not helping: [url]https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw[/url] ([url]https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw[/url])


Finding a phone booth is hard, stuffing 17 or 18 Russians into a car, not so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zItJedEZB8M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zItJedEZB8M)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tonedeaf1 on January 28, 2018, 08:21:26 pm
Now here is STUPIDDDDDD. (The extra  stupiddddd is because it is promoted by a completely bogus pseudo-religious group and the victims are children.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html)

Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2018, 04:56:31 am
Now here is STUPIDDDDDD. (The extra  stupiddddd is because it is promoted by a completely bogus pseudo-religious group and the victims are children.

[url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html[/url] ([url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html[/url])


Wow! You're right, that IS stupid!

Lord save us from the stupid people.  :nuts:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 29, 2018, 05:18:08 am
Wow! You're right, that IS stupid!

Lord save us from the stupid people.  :nuts:

They could drink more bleach.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2018, 05:46:21 am
More news about the stupidity of the current crop of social media idiots.

There you go, fry those Tide pods up in a pan and get em nice a melty before you eat em.

Mom and dad will wonder where all of their (relatively) expensive pods have gone. You know that these teens aren't buying those pods themselves.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/01/26/teens-eating-more-tide-pods-than-ever-despite-efforts-to-stop-trend.html (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/01/26/teens-eating-more-tide-pods-than-ever-despite-efforts-to-stop-trend.html)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 29, 2018, 05:57:12 am
If they develop autism from eating detergent pods they can clean them up with a bleach chaser.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 29, 2018, 08:23:11 am
If they develop autism from eating detergent pods they can clean them up with a bleach chaser.

Which end should the bleach go in?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on January 29, 2018, 09:03:52 am
Which end should the bleach go in?

Preferably the bleach should be applied by time machine to the womb at the time of conception.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on February 10, 2018, 08:51:55 am
Man steals car, then calls owner for help starting it, police say

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2018/02/10/man-steals-car-then-calls-owner-for-help-starting-it-police-say/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/931/524/1518240428552.jpg?ve=1&tl=1&text=big-top-image)

A Minnesota man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a car from a Walmart parking lot, then calling the owner less than two hours later for help starting the vehicle.

Edward Leroy Wilson, 37, is suspected of sneaking into the car after its owner turned it on remotely from within the Sartell, Minn., store, the St. Cloud Times reported.

The woman who owns the vehicle apparently wanted to warm it up Monday night in frigid evening temperatures, but by the time she went to the parking lot, the car was gone.
Police say Wilson had driven the vehicle more than an hour away, but ran into trouble restarting the car after he had parked it.

About 10:30 p.m. -- less than two hours after surveillance images showed the car leaving the lot --  the owner received a call from a woman who told her that a man was asking questions about the vehicle, the St. Cloud Times reported.

Wilson, who gave a fake name, then spoke to the owner directly, and asked if she could find someone to start the car for him, police said.

Officers responding to a suspicious person call identified Wilson and the stolen vehicle during Wilson's conversation with the owner, according to local reports, and took Wilson into custody.
He reportedly admitted to the crime and told officers "he knew it was not a good idea to get the vehicle," according to a criminal complaint filed against him.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on February 10, 2018, 09:08:29 am
Pretty crazy!

Must be some improperly installed after-market remote starter.  Properly designed/installed ones will kill the engine the moment the car is moved if the key is not present.

She probably didn't lock the doors either  ::)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on February 10, 2018, 12:30:25 pm
Into the gene pool, just like it goes into a swimming pool.

Brian

Which end should the bleach go in?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on April 03, 2018, 04:45:34 pm
Stupidity knows no bounds....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=qM31tXAW-HI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=qM31tXAW-HI)

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet (http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on April 03, 2018, 04:58:55 pm
It won’t be long until we read about someone dying or nearly dying from snorting a rubber.   :loco:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on April 03, 2018, 05:36:57 pm
Stupidity knows no bounds....[url]http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet[/url] ([url]http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet[/url])


"The internet has seen the "Tide Pod challenge" and the "cinnamon challenge," but the most recent online challenge [condom snorting] is dangerous [...]"

Hello?  As if eating washing machine detergent is somehow not dangerous in comparison??

What is with these stupid people???  Part of me wishes they would all take the "arsenic challenge" and then maybe it will all end?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tweeter55 on April 03, 2018, 06:21:26 pm
It won’t be long until we read about someone dying or nearly dying from snorting a rubber.   :loco:
It’s called natural selection.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on April 03, 2018, 06:47:43 pm
It’s called natural selection.
I like Max’ idea.  We’ll call it:

The 2019 Darwin Award Academy presents:

The Arsenic Challenge!!!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on April 04, 2018, 04:18:49 am
Stupidity knows no bounds....

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=qM31tXAW-HI[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=qM31tXAW-HI[/url])

[url]http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet[/url] ([url]http://www.kfvs12.com/story/37857192/condom-snorting-challenge-is-the-latest-dangerous-trend-to-go-viral-on-the-internet[/url])


If they really want to make this 'challenge' interesting maybe try a used condom?    :o
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: FTB530 on April 04, 2018, 08:18:08 am
Pretty crazy!

Must be some improperly installed after-market remote starter.  Properly designed/installed ones will kill the engine the moment the car is moved if the key is not present.

She probably didn't lock the doors either  ::)

My truck won’t even shift out of park if the engine is running and the key is out of the ignition,and you can’t get in it without key fob or breaking out a window!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on May 16, 2018, 04:05:42 am
Keyless Ignitions

Freakin amazing!

Folks are dead because they're too stupid to know how to shut their cars off.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/keyless-ignitions-led-carbon-monoxide-deaths-recalled-suit/story?id=33344253
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on May 16, 2018, 05:31:53 am
Keyless Ignitions  Freakin amazing!  Folks are dead because they're too stupid to know how to shut their cars off.

What is more amazing is that they can't tell when a car is running???  They shouldn't be driving in the first place.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on May 16, 2018, 05:41:13 am
Car should be able to text the owner...."Turn me off f**k head!"
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on May 16, 2018, 03:24:53 pm
Car should be able to text the owner...."Turn me off f**k head!"

But they still don't know HOW...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on May 16, 2018, 05:13:54 pm
Reply to the text....'off'.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on May 17, 2018, 04:14:52 am
If only auto manufacturers would supply some kind of a manual with their cars that included all the info that one needed to operate said vehicle properly.     ::)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tweeter55 on May 17, 2018, 04:23:04 am
If only auto manufacturers would supply some kind of a manual with their cars that included all the info that one needed to operate said vehicle properly.     ::)
You mean similar to the one that'a in everyone's glove box & never sees the light of day except when the dealer shows it to you? (Maybe) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on May 17, 2018, 05:36:30 am
I know I am not "typical", but I read the owner's manuals, front-to-back, on just about everything I buy (including vehicles).
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on May 18, 2018, 04:39:39 am
You mean similar to the one that'a in everyone's glove box & never sees the light of day except when the dealer shows it to you? (Maybe) ;) ;)

Is that what that book is inside the glovebox? Who knew?   :o



I know I am not "typical", but I read the owner's manuals, front-to-back, on just about everything I buy (including vehicles).

I'm the same. I read them all cover to cover and in some cases I read them more than once.

Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on May 18, 2018, 06:18:37 am
I read them as well. Like Conrad, for car or motorcycle, I read the owners manual cover to cover. Although lately I do this on line because I can make the text larger. But just about everything else, appliances, whatever, I only read the manual if there is a problem.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tweeter55 on June 14, 2018, 05:54:12 am
https://youtu.be/2l0wVX1aQco
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on June 14, 2018, 06:03:14 am
https://youtu.be/2l0wVX1aQco

"Trust me, this will stop anyone in their tracks"

Except it won't.   What an idiot.  Oh, it was from Huffington Post, no wonder...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: giff57 on June 14, 2018, 01:39:33 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/14/minnesota-teenager-gets-her-head-stuck-in-tailpipe-during-music-festival.html (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/14/minnesota-teenager-gets-her-head-stuck-in-tailpipe-during-music-festival.html)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 14, 2018, 02:09:50 pm
That certainly was stupid.  All the driver had to do was rev it up and blow her head out.   Geez.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on June 14, 2018, 05:09:08 pm
That certainly was stupid.  All the driver had to do was rev it up and blow her head out.   Geez.

I'm thinking a low idle and walk away.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 14, 2018, 08:11:52 pm
Such a humanitarian..  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Deziner on June 15, 2018, 06:40:46 am
How strange is THAT? She had her head stuck up her own tailpipe and the tailpipe of a truck at the same time....
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Deziner on June 15, 2018, 06:43:02 am
If she was trying to prove that she could "suck start a diesel" she did it all wrong. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on June 15, 2018, 08:28:30 am
Such a humanitarian..  :rotflmao:

My thoughts exactly. The drunk chick would just go to sleep and never produce any offspring.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on June 16, 2018, 07:46:54 am
If she was trying to prove that she could "suck start a diesel" she did it all wrong. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Correct! That's not the way to 'give head'.    :P
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 16, 2018, 05:55:03 pm
found this thread funny, but decided to take it further....
and it's all about US... so come on, admit the silly stoopid stuff we do... not stuff gleaned from the net, I can watch stoopid there all the time..
show us YOUR stupid stuff... ( like David Letterman's stupid pet tricks...)

we can all laugh, and have better fun when we meet face to face..

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23512.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23512.0)

Do it...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on June 19, 2018, 08:46:29 am
I do stupid stuff ALL the time but I don't take pictures or videos of it. But I will relate one of the dumbest things I did recently. Replaced the cylinder base gasket on my DR650, put it all back together and took it for a test ride. Got about 6 miles and it died. Got off the bike and could see that it was HOT! Forgot to put oil in it.

found this thread funny, but decided to take it further....
and it's all about US... so come on, admit the silly stoopid stuff we do... not stuff gleaned from the net, I can watch stoopid there all the time..
show us YOUR stupid stuff... ( like David Letterman's stupid pet tricks...)

we can all laugh, and have better fun when we meet face to face..

[url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23512.0[/url] ([url]http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=23512.0[/url])

Do it...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on June 19, 2018, 10:10:23 am
Forgot to put oil in it.

OUCH!  :yikes: :doh: When you take it apart, please take photos.
 DRs are tough, and so are you if you pushed it the 6 miles back.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on June 19, 2018, 11:08:38 am
How a McDonald's receipt crippled an elite drug-fighting team

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/how-a-mcdonalds-receipt-crippled-an-elite-drug-fighting-team/ar-AAyPxc6?li=BBnb7Kz (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/how-a-mcdonalds-receipt-crippled-an-elite-drug-fighting-team/ar-AAyPxc6?li=BBnb7Kz)

Narcotics Detective Kyle Willett made the 10-minute drive to a McDonald's drive-thru for sweet tea and cheeseburgers before returning to work — and doing something no one expected.
Alone in his white Chevrolet Tahoe — outside the UPS global shipping hub where he worked with an elite task force to intercept drug shipments — Willett tore the packing tape off a box, pried open a metal safe and stole piles of cash totaling about $40,000.

But the Louisville Metro Police veteran, well trained in exposing criminals' missteps, made an elementary mistake of his own.

He used his credit card for the $4.76 McDonald's meal and then forgot to remove the receipt from the fast-food bag he crumpled and stuffed inside the box before sending the package on its path to Oakland, California.

Willett didn't know that a West Coast drug interdiction task force anxiously awaited its delivery. A judge had already signed a search warrant to allow investigators to open the package, as it was expected to contain valuable evidence.

The box should have helped investigators snag a drug trafficker. Instead, it netted a cop. It also exposed questionable practices by two other detectives and for 19 months sidelined a task force charged with interrupting a major drug pipeline during the nation's worst drug crisis — blamed for more than 400 deaths in Louisville last year.

"We were missing a lot of drugs with this task force not up and running," said Russell Coleman, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Many narcotics detectives trusted Willett.

Lauded as one of Louisville Metro Police's most accomplished detectives, Willett was once featured on the true crime TV show "The First 48," discussing key evidence seized in a double homicide.
And sometimes when the task force supervisor couldn't be on site, he was left in charge.

But in June 2016, the phone rang at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. California police were on the other line with details about how their drug investigation hit a snag when the $40,000 in cash, their evidence, was stolen.

Investigators in Louisville tracked the last four digits of the credit card printed on the McDonald's receipt to Willett. And a restaurant security camera showed his white Tahoe, bought by the police department, pulling out of the drive-thru at the same time printed on the receipt.

Federal agents hid surveillance cameras inside Willett's SUV that August and began watching the task force's movements at UPS Worldport. The next time Willett stole cash from a box — and there was a next time — it was captured on video.

The felony theft case against Willett was mounting as the FBI and Louisville police's Public Integrity Unit teamed up to investigate.

The probe into one man's actions soon spread to an inspection of an entire task force charged with keeping drugs off the streets.

The team had worked hard to earn a coveted federal designation in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, which provides money, training and resources to those policing the most saturated areas. It united five members from LMPD, one from Kentucky State Police, three from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and one part-time agent from Homeland Security Investigations.

They hunted for drugs in packages flown through UPS, Fed-Ex and the United States Postal Service — intercepting many poisons in 2016, including 50 pounds of heroin — about a day's supply for 22,500 addicts. They also found 197 pounds of cocaine and 190 pounds of meth.


There's more to the story, click the link above if you'd like to read it.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on June 19, 2018, 01:15:32 pm
OUCH!  :yikes: :doh: When you take it apart, please take photos.
 DRs are tough, and so are you if you pushed it the 6 miles back.

I didn't take it apart. My wife brought me the oil, gave it 30 minutes to cool down, put the oil in it and rode it home. Been riding it ever since. It's an 01, been ridden hard and not worth much. I figure as long as it's starts and runs fine, I'll just keep riding it.

Yes the DR is built tough. My 2 wheel jeep:

(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/207660_1018621042527_5324557_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGlDhZLxSkl5wnnn-G2J0mr6CG3Klt_0Na2TFwxihE4jtMQ3kmVUOtnpYXhL0_E9rRbBr-C8BkdIFdhGEjGVVak67BbGnSGtqkqmafHira6og&oh=81ba4ab73078688951ba1a34525275af&oe=5BB0A002)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on June 19, 2018, 02:32:22 pm
I walked backwards down a rough staircase this one time...... but the wrist seems to be healing OK though pretty painful of late....

(https://i.imgur.com/QST19qk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BjHKlWy.jpg)

But a neighbor, who was a house- painter, was doing the peak of a Cape Cod house one day and his extension ladder was not long enough. But he DID have a 12' or so step- ladder so...... well you get the idea. But it was surprising to him, after he climbed the step ladder and then up onto the extension ladder, made it to the top with a brush and a bucket of paint that the extension ladder slipped off the step ladder. Who woulda' thunk it? Anyway, fortunately the Earth was there to break his fall, as well as his pelvis and numerous other bones. Some time later, when he was able to again work, he went to the jobsite and had to spend a couple of days scraping dry paint off the trim and the windows..... and then of course finish painting the house. I do not know what he used for a ladder that time because I told him I did not want to know and to please NOT tell me.

Brian
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on June 20, 2018, 08:03:29 am
Kind of like this:

(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35475044_1987602421310294_5847267673339068416_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGmT-tNstb_ML3VBpa7c6rNEw0ESC0tXhFFqFWtzIHhDQgSRcdyqMB54QbIjhPFcmxxdcV5AS75V3gvKkTswIjAHwp_-MdHA0zU8qnok1CoLg&oh=63286a682787e3df8370219b2e4e8c00&oe=5BC04DCC)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: jettawreck on June 20, 2018, 07:25:19 pm
But not quite as bad as this:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on June 21, 2018, 06:36:30 am
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/14/minnesota-teenager-gets-her-head-stuck-in-tailpipe-during-music-festival.html[/url] ([url]http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/14/minnesota-teenager-gets-her-head-stuck-in-tailpipe-during-music-festival.html[/url])


...and on the flip side....  http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/kansas-man-charged-for-tailpipe-tryst-762953 (http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/kansas-man-charged-for-tailpipe-tryst-762953)
Police: Perp repeatedly tried to penetrate a parked vehicle

JUNE 20--A Kansas man was charged today with lewd and lascivious behavior for his repeated attempts to have sex with the tailpipe of a parked automobile, according to court records.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on June 21, 2018, 08:49:26 am
...and on the flip side....  [url]http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/kansas-man-charged-for-tailpipe-tryst-762953[/url] ([url]http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/kansas-man-charged-for-tailpipe-tryst-762953[/url])
Police: Perp repeatedly tried to penetrate a parked vehicle

JUNE 20--A Kansas man was charged today with lewd and lascivious behavior for his repeated attempts to have sex with the tailpipe of a parked automobile, according to court records.


But what kinda car was it? Was it something like a sexy Ferrari 458 or a 1970 Pinto wagon? Makes a big difference ya know?   ;)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Deziner on June 21, 2018, 11:55:29 am
It takes all kinds...

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/anika-witt-sentenced-902843 (http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/anika-witt-sentenced-902843)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on June 21, 2018, 11:57:54 am
So, so many jokes. So many ways to get this thread locked.

Maybe I can just sneak this one in though: she must be a very interesting...... 'date'.

Brian

It takes all kinds...

[url]http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/anika-witt-sentenced-902843[/url] ([url]http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/anika-witt-sentenced-902843[/url])
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on June 21, 2018, 01:07:24 pm
Witt’s .380 caliber Kimber handgun was not discovered by investigators until she was subjected to a strip search while being booked into the county jail. A female corrections officer recovered the loaded weapon from Witt’s vagina. The gun had a bullet in the chamber and its magazine was fully loaded, police said.

Gives new meaning to 'Having a full mag and one in the pipe'.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 21, 2018, 10:12:20 pm
One year it snowed over 30 inches deep when we lived in western MD.  Cleaned off the snow on the driveway and the walkway.  Thought it would be a good idea to clean the snow off the roof.  No problem.  I'll wrap sandpaper around my boots to give me traction and just clean a bit off from the ground to get me a solid footing on the roof.  Climbed up the ladder and got both feet planted on the roof.  I think I was standing up less than a second before I fell.  From the inside (according to the wife and kids laughing hysterically) it looked like a scene out of Married with Children with Al falling off the roof as seen through a window.  Thank goodness for the snow pile I made with the snow blower.  :doh: :nuts: :loco:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tweeter55 on August 17, 2018, 10:41:04 am
https://youtu.be/SYr24F7hfSU
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on August 17, 2018, 01:12:34 pm
https://youtu.be/SYr24F7hfSU

Good safety tip. Don't post videos or other evidence of your criminal behavior on social media.  ;)

"here's a video of me an Jed robbing the bank..."
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on August 17, 2018, 07:06:43 pm
Good safety tip. Don't post videos or other evidence of your criminal behavior on social media.  ;)

"here's a video of me an Jed robbing the bank..."
Need somebody to hold your beer?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: mellow yellow on August 18, 2018, 07:17:46 am
Just saw this. wonder if her parents have any inkling of this. years ago, heard a story where a motorcyclist ended up doing something stupid going through a toll gate and his passenger died. her dad who happened to be a police officer showed up to identified his daughters body. it's one thing to risk yourself, but why would you do that with someone else's love one?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on November 30, 2018, 08:07:55 am
You mean paying for sex is illegal?    :o

(https://www.daily-chronicle.com/_internal/cimg!0/cmktu6sooouupcmwylwr9d5rbtqk6xv)

DeKALB – A man who reported to police a “woman” he paid to have sex with him never showed up has been charged with solicitation of a sexual act.

Peter N. Coleman, 52, of the 600 block of North Annie Glidden Road, could face up to a year in jail if he’s convicted.

Police said in court records that Coleman reported that he paid “Kayrene” $40 via Paypal to have sex with him, but she never showed, so he wanted the company to refund his money.

According to the records, Coleman showed officers the exchange of messages with “Kayrene” indicating he wanted back his $40, which he’d paid her for gas, and that she never came for the other $50.

“Kayrene” told Coleman in a message that there would be a refund charge, at which point he urged her to just go to his house to have sex.

Coleman claims that because he did not, in fact, receive the woman’s services, he didn’t think he’d get into trouble.
Coleman was arrested Tuesday and posted $150 bail to be released, and is due back in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 20.

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on November 30, 2018, 10:22:14 am
You mean paying for sex is illegal?    :o

(https://www.daily-chronicle.com/_internal/cimg!0/cmktu6sooouupcmwylwr9d5rbtqk6xv)

DeKALB – A man who reported to police a “woman” he paid to have sex with him never showed up has been charged with solicitation of a sexual act.

Peter N. Coleman, 52, of the 600 block of North Annie Glidden Road, could face up to a year in jail if he’s convicted.

Police said in court records that Coleman reported that he paid “Kayrene” $40 via Paypal to have sex with him, but she never showed, so he wanted the company to refund his money.

According to the records, Coleman showed officers the exchange of messages with “Kayrene” indicating he wanted back his $40, which he’d paid her for gas, and that she never came for the other $50.

“Kayrene” told Coleman in a message that there would be a refund charge, at which point he urged her to just go to his house to have sex.

Coleman claims that because he did not, in fact, receive the woman’s services, he didn’t think he’d get into trouble.
Coleman was arrested Tuesday and posted $150 bail to be released, and is due back in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 20.

 :rotflmao:

I don't know if this Darwinism in action or not. On one hand, he is still capable of having sex and presumably reproducing, but since he's so stupid to go about it this way, maybe not.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on November 30, 2018, 04:28:21 pm
it could get better...
Imagine that on the day of his hearing.... “Kayrene” shows up, tries to counter sue for him not "satisfying" her, and also makes claims she now has "phone Herpes" requiring medication....

thank goodness what happens in DeKalb, stays in DeKalb...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on November 30, 2018, 05:41:09 pm
it could get better...
Imagine that on the day of his hearing.... “Kayrene” shows up, tries to counter sue for him not "satisfying" her, and also makes claims she now has "phone Herpes" requiring medication....

thank goodness what happens in DeKalb, stays in DeKalb...

Nope... Thanks to Conrad it didn't stay in DeKalb..... :)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on December 01, 2018, 07:24:39 am
I'm thinking that Coleman still owes the hooker the 50 bux for a 'refund charge'.  ;)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on December 01, 2018, 07:25:22 am
Nope... Thanks to Conrad it didn't stay in DeKalb..... :)

You're welcome
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 27, 2019, 09:27:02 am
Lord save us from millennials.    :o

https://www.foxnews.com/health/company-sells-80-used-tissues-so-people-can-get-sick-when-they-want (https://www.foxnews.com/health/company-sells-80-used-tissues-so-people-can-get-sick-when-they-want)

Company sells $80 used tissues so people can 'choose' when to get sick

A company which sells used tissues in an effort to allow consumers to decide when they get sick has reportedly been sold out online for months.

The tissues, created by company Vaev and sold online for a steep $79.99, will help people "prepare for the flu season and feeling clear all year round," according to the company website.

"We believe that when flu season comes around, you should be able to get sick on your terms," the Los Angeles-based company states online. "We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills."

The company states the tissue is "specially treated with organic ingredients, is non-prescription, and works hand in hand with the human body to keep your immune system feeling like your immune system."

Oliver Niessen, the company's 34-year-old founder, told TIME that the idea behind the product is to "choose" when you get sick, rather than deal with it when it naturally comes.

“That kind of freedom, that kind of luxury to choose — I mean, we customize everything in our lives and we have everything the way that we want it, so why not approach sickness that way as well?” he said.

Most customers who purchase the used tissues are "young parents and people in their 20s" who are skeptical of vaccines and seeking "alternatives," according to Niessen.

However, there are no vaccines to combat the common cold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to protect yourself from the symptoms of a cold — sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and coughing — is to wash your hands often, to stay away from others who are sick, and to avoid touching facial orifices where germs can enter the body.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on January 27, 2019, 09:56:22 am
I just can't believe it.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on January 27, 2019, 12:16:32 pm
Wow, just, wow...

Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on January 27, 2019, 01:12:14 pm
'sold out online'
What a business model. Next up....'Used Condoms' so you can choose when to get pregnant!    ::)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on January 27, 2019, 01:32:24 pm
or what STD you want.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on January 28, 2019, 06:33:52 am
"The company states the tissue is "specially treated with organic ingredients, is non-prescription, and works hand in hand with the human body to keep your immune system feeling like your immune system.""

I have a couple of tissues here on my desk that have been 'specially treated with organic ingredients'. Free samples! Anyone? 
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on January 28, 2019, 04:13:52 pm
miraculous...

as horrible as it sounds, when I was a very young child, and one of us kids in the neighborhood got a "general" illness, like measles, chicken pox, mumps,(not just colds and influenza), things that today aren't seen like what was common in the 50's and 60's... our mothers would arrange a "party", a dozen or so kids, along with brothers and sisters, would all become "immunized by proxy" while eating cake, drinking soda pop, sharing handfulls of Cracker-Jack and Peanuts, and sharing ropes of licorice,  and candy...
This was VERY common, nobody will admit to it, but Mom's were pretty smart...
Getting all the kids at one time actually helped prevent the long lingering re-infections that would ruin a complete summer, being passed slowly between us goobers.
This was done at a time, way back, when a Doctor would actually know your name, and he would "pack up his black doctor bag" and show up on your porch, and help you... and in return, Momma would hand him $10, and an apple pie, and he would smile and go back to his office on the corner...
I know it sounds totally crazy, but just because i decided to share that, I went and looked around... seems it actually was a pretty well and diverse spread of this occurring.. mind you, my experiences were from 1960-1965...
but it seems to have been regularly done... I guess my Mom was a trendsetter..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pox_party

Immunizations as we know them today, were not common place way back.
Doctors like mine, tried to stay on the cutting edge of discovery, and anytime a vaccine was developed, he would make a point of calling, and having us come in... he cared about children, and their health..It had nothing to do with $, that was the least of his cares, he would see every kid in my neighborhood, black, white, Asian, Oriental, didn't matter, and if you didn't have $ he would say pay me when you can... and never bat an eye about giving. He would also make it a point, to attend every one of those "parties", which I assume he actually suggested at that time period, and physically check each and every kid, and know which ones were to be watched closely (and made sure to tell those parents what to watch for, and if something changes to get him there a.s.a.p.), or which ones seemed to have more resistance to "the bug",

Luckily, the Salk and Sabin vaccines were developed at this very time, so we got that protection from the get go... Massive immunizations took place here in my home town, as we were the largest city in Ohio, and adjacent to Pittsburgh where the first vaccines were administered.
My brother is older than me, and unfortunately he actually got Polio in his teens, he recovered very well, and did not suffer from related issues unlike many kids back then.
I worry today, that as we consider that disease completely non existent today, it could resurface, and as we no longer immunize for it, things could get out of hand..
I think I have one of these posters somewhere, and one from the times we went and ate a sugar cube each week... for a month.

(https://blogs.plos.org/dnascience/files/2015/02/640px-Polio_vaccine_poster-247x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on February 01, 2019, 02:03:02 pm
This one starts off 'way cool' until being badly executed......

https://news.yahoo.com/polar-vortex-psa-throw-boiling-175513672.html

So it is really cold in parts of the US- unusually cold even for areas that often see very cold temperatures. During any type of odd weather pattern such as this, it is really pretty normal to try some unusual things that only work when the weather is extreme, and tossing hot (or boiling) water into the air to watch it freeze is way up on the list. And pretty cool too- I frankly admit if temps. were low enough here, I would be the first one outside with hot (or boiling) water and tossing it into the air, onto the side of buildings, etc., etc. just to watch how extreme the behavior is. But extreme temperatures are not an automatic 'pass' for extreme idiocy and pouring hot or boiling water onto any mammal, especially a non- furred (Easy Boys- mostly non- furred), thin skinned ones such as humans. I mean really people! What is even worse is that we need a Public Service Announcement about this..... isn't the pain and suffering enough of a lesson?

Brian
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 01, 2019, 03:20:20 pm
Darwinism at it's finest..
we did this in elementary school, and the teacher was smart enough to say.."when you hold the pan, pay attention to where the steam i going first, and throw it in THAT direction..." nobody showed up at school the next day with burns...
but we all had something to share..

just this week, we had -6 with 30 mph winds, and I just had to do it again...

it was pretty clear WHICH direction to throw it..... and brought back a fond memory.

pouring it over your head, and throwing it into the air, differ greatly... thanks to youtube, we can elect new candidates for the Darwin award...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on February 01, 2019, 03:35:27 pm
Yeah, the 'throwing of hot water' is not inherently dangerous, any more so than shooting, driving, riding motorcycles, using chainsaws, etc., etc. but it IS rather unforgiving, just like all of the aforementioned. It is not that no one should do such a thing, it is just that doing it badly or incorrectly has a price that a person may not be willing to pay.....

Brian

Darwinism at it's finest..
we did this in elementary school, and the teacher was smart enough to say.."when you hold the pan, pay attention to where the steam i going first, and throw it in THAT direction..." nobody showed up at school the next day with burns...
but we all had something to share..

just this week, we had -6 with 30 mph winds, and I just had to do it again...

it was pretty clear WHICH direction to throw it..... and brought back a fond memory.

pouring it over your head, and throwing it into the air, differ greatly... thanks to youtube, we can elect new candidates for the Darwin award...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 01, 2019, 04:20:19 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :goodpost: :rotflmao:

doing anything seen on youtube has that propensity for going awry...

"It is not that no one should do such a thing, it is just that doing it badly or incorrectly has a price that a person may not be willing to pay..... "

back in '77 during our record breaking winter here in N.E. Ohio, the house I rented/lived in had a sloped property, front of house was at street level, and back of house, due to the hill, had a basement and door that opened to the rear driveway.. the Hot water heater was about 10 feet from the door, we decided to "test" the snow maker theory, and hooked up the hose, with a sprayer nozzle on it, and played...during a drinking party...
we made a huge mound in a very short time.... it was a blast to use as a slide, from the upper porch deck, down to the driveway...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Nosmo on February 02, 2019, 01:07:05 am
One of the few things in my life in which I can take great joy is that I infected my older sister with a raging case of chicken pox when I was 6 (she was 10). 
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on March 24, 2019, 08:27:44 am
New Port Richey motorcyclist dies after popping wheelie just before Tampa crash, troopers say

TAMPA — A 36-year-old New Port Richey man died Wednesday after he popped a wheelie on his motorcycle and was then cut off by a car, resulting in a crash that threw him from his motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash took place at about 8:20 p.m. Tristan Velez was riding a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle north on N Florida Avenue, approaching Celestial Oaks Drive when he elevated the front wheel of the bike and started riding on the back wheel, pointing the headlight skyward, troopers said.

Approaching the motorcycle from the opposite direction was a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by 26-year-old Jean Rony Jean Jacques. It was headed south in the inside lane on N Florida Avenue.

The Chevy changed lanes to get into the continuous left hand turn lane, and then turned left — crossing into the motorcycle’s path. The Chevy driver did not see Velez’s motorcycle, troopers said,

The motorcycle collided with the car and Velez was thrown off the bike and into the car, the Highway Patrol said. He later died from his injuries at AdventHealth Tampa hospital. He was wearing a helmet.

The Chevy driver, who was using his seatbelt, was taken to the same hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

No charges appear to be pending in this case. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said. In Florida it is illegal for motorcyclists to operate “with one wheel off the ground at any time,” according to state law.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on March 28, 2019, 09:39:12 am
Sad. Heavy price to pay for being stupid. I don't do wheelies and besides all the other reasons why it is dangerous on the street, have never thought about the problem of doing it a night and now the headlight is not pointing forward. Feel bad for the other driver.

New Port Richey motorcyclist dies after popping wheelie just before Tampa crash, troopers say

TAMPA — A 36-year-old New Port Richey man died Wednesday after he popped a wheelie on his motorcycle and was then cut off by a car, resulting in a crash that threw him from his motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash took place at about 8:20 p.m. Tristan Velez was riding a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle north on N Florida Avenue, approaching Celestial Oaks Drive when he elevated the front wheel of the bike and started riding on the back wheel, pointing the headlight skyward, troopers said.

Approaching the motorcycle from the opposite direction was a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by 26-year-old Jean Rony Jean Jacques. It was headed south in the inside lane on N Florida Avenue.

The Chevy changed lanes to get into the continuous left hand turn lane, and then turned left — crossing into the motorcycle’s path. The Chevy driver did not see Velez’s motorcycle, troopers said,

The motorcycle collided with the car and Velez was thrown off the bike and into the car, the Highway Patrol said. He later died from his injuries at AdventHealth Tampa hospital. He was wearing a helmet.

The Chevy driver, who was using his seatbelt, was taken to the same hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

No charges appear to be pending in this case. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said. In Florida it is illegal for motorcyclists to operate “with one wheel off the ground at any time,” according to state law.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on May 27, 2019, 07:09:26 am
This ain't the movies...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html)

A driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook.

According to the post, shortly before 2 a.m. CT, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the water at the Black Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Highway 384 near Lake Charles.
Two men from Texas died in the crash.

A witness told police that the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze stopped at the bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic as a boat passed on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 165-foot section of the bridge on pontoons had been moved to allow the ship to pass.

The car passenger got out and pushed up a gate arm to allow the driver to continue. The driver picked up the passenger and went up to a section of the bridge that is raised as boats pass.

The driver put the car in reverse, stopped then raced up the ramp but the car landed in the water. It sank to the bottom with the driver, 23-year-old Alejandro Cazares of McAllen, Texas, in it. The other man -- 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno of Edinburg, Texas -- got out of the car but died in the river.

Investigators are working to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.


Drugs or alcohol involved? Ya think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxuf-yqx16E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxuf-yqx16E)

Too bad they didn't get a cell phone vid of the historic attempt.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on May 27, 2019, 11:04:55 am
Darwinism at work.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conniesaki on May 28, 2019, 08:35:37 am
This ain't the movies...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html)

A driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook....

Well in their defense, the Dukes of Hazzard did it successfully many, many times ... and made it look easy  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on May 29, 2019, 08:53:40 am
Well in their defense, the Dukes of Hazzard did it successfully many, many times ... and made it look easy  :thumbs:

That's true! The Dukes may have had a ramp that had a more appropriate slope though. Check out the youtube vid above. Take a look at the angle of the 'ramp' at around 13 seconds.  :o
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on June 05, 2019, 07:24:49 am
 :o

Latest 'Vacuum Challenge' craze could have fatal consequences, health experts warn


A new social media challenge involving a vacuum cleaner and trash bags has gone viral, much to the dismay of health experts, who warn that the idiotic trend could have fatal results.

Numerous videos have emerged on YouTube showing participants of the “Vacuum Challenge” — also known as the “Trash Bag Challenge” — climbing into a garbage bag and letting another person suck the air out with a vacuum hose, often until it becomes so tight that the person topples over, according to Yahoo News.

Experts warn that the challenge can lead to cerebral hypoxia, which is a condition that leads to a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain, despite the presence of adequate blood flow, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

“Brain cells are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation and can begin to die within five minutes after oxygen supply has been cut off,” the institute says.

Participants who take on the challenge alone risk getting stuck since the vacuum-sealed bags make it difficult to move.



I'm thinking that anyone who takes this 'challenge' doesn't have all that many brain cells to start out with and that they should hold on to the two or three that they have left.  ::)


If they want a real challenge maybe they should try the same thing using Space Bags?

(https://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/BedBathandBeyond/12457716698601p?$478$)

(https://images.containerstore.com/catalogimages/324469/SpaceBagCube_x.jpg?width=1200&height=1200&align=center)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MtnRider on June 05, 2019, 07:55:54 am
Competing for a Darwin Award. Good luck to all the competitors.....    :o  ::)   (Yes, I'm bad.)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rhino on June 05, 2019, 12:04:21 pm
:o

Latest 'Vacuum Challenge' craze could have fatal consequences, health experts warn


A new social media challenge involving a vacuum cleaner and trash bags has gone viral, much to the dismay of health experts, who warn that the idiotic trend could have fatal results.

Numerous videos have emerged on YouTube showing participants of the “Vacuum Challenge” — also known as the “Trash Bag Challenge” — climbing into a garbage bag and letting another person suck the air out with a vacuum hose, often until it becomes so tight that the person topples over, according to Yahoo News.

Experts warn that the challenge can lead to cerebral hypoxia, which is a condition that leads to a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain, despite the presence of adequate blood flow, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

“Brain cells are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation and can begin to die within five minutes after oxygen supply has been cut off,” the institute says.

Participants who take on the challenge alone risk getting stuck since the vacuum-sealed bags make it difficult to move.



I'm thinking that anyone who takes this 'challenge' doesn't have all that many brain cells to start out with and that they should hold on to the two or three that they have left.  ::)


If they want a real challenge maybe they should try the same thing using Space Bags?


The real challenge is first eat some Tide pods, then get into the bag with an apple on your head and suck all the air out, then have your drunk, tide pod eating brother in law to shoot the apple with a bow and arrow. Now THAT would be a challenge ;)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on June 05, 2019, 03:26:52 pm
The real challenge is first eat some Tide pods, then get into the bag with an apple on your head and suck all the air out, then have your drunk, tide pod eating brother in law to shoot the apple with a bow and arrow. Now THAT would be a challenge ;)

You forgot about adding a bunch of cinnamon...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 05, 2019, 04:25:18 pm
heck with the bow and arrow thing, I can do that at 40 yards, on LSD... use a 12 ga shotgun, w/ 00-Buckshot..   but please kids, be safe... hold a pie pan up over your face... just so momma doesn't have to see her precious little boy deformed... hold my beer...
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Nosmo on June 07, 2019, 12:44:49 am
heck with the bow and arrow thing, I can do that at 40 yards, on LSD... use a 12 ga shotgun, w/ 00-Buckshot..   but please kids, be safe... hold a pie pan up over your face... just so momma doesn't have to see her precious little boy deformed... hold my beer...

Or.......you could do it like this:  (Yes we know it is fake, but funny anyway.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0aYlk5-_os (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0aYlk5-_os)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 07, 2019, 04:17:03 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :hail: :hail: :hail: :hail: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on July 18, 2019, 07:07:43 am
WoW, just Wow...

Wasp spray used as meth alternative in West Virginia, possibly linked to 3 overdoses: police

At least three overdose deaths in West Virginia may be linked to a growing trend in Boone County where police believe drug users are turning to wasp spray as an alternative form of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Charles Sutphin with the West Virginia State Police said that people are using the cans of insect repellent to create a “synthetic” version of the drug.

"We're seeing this here on the streets in Boone County," Sutphin told Charleston's WCHS-TV. "People are making a synthetic type methamphetamine out of wasp spray."

Sutphin said the wasp spray can cause erratic behavior and extreme swelling of the hands and feet. He also warned that users can experience a fatal allergic reaction to the synthetic drug after repeated use.

"From what we're being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it once or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you.”

The local station reported Monday that stores in Boone County sold nearly 30 cans of wasp spray on Friday alone.

State police believe at least three overdose deaths last week are tied to the use of the spray as a meth alternative.


(http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/m1O28Z6DfTmJm49YuJt15A.jpg)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MtnRider on July 18, 2019, 10:25:36 am
Team competition for a Darwin award.     :o   :doh:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on July 18, 2019, 05:17:06 pm
Team competition for a Darwin award.     :o   :doh:

Think bigger....maybe it'll be the next utube challenge.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 18, 2019, 05:48:55 pm
https://youtu.be/ckUIULPg9RY
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on July 18, 2019, 07:02:51 pm
 :rotflmao: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Poseidon on July 18, 2019, 08:00:05 pm
WoW, just Wow...

Wasp spray used as meth alternative in West Virginia, possibly linked to 3 overdoses: police

At least three overdose deaths in West Virginia may be linked to a growing trend in Boone County where police believe drug users are turning to wasp spray as an alternative form of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Charles Sutphin with the West Virginia State Police said that people are using the cans of insect repellent to create a “synthetic” version of the drug.

"We're seeing this here on the streets in Boone County," Sutphin told Charleston's WCHS-TV. "People are making a synthetic type methamphetamine out of wasp spray."

Sutphin said the wasp spray can cause erratic behavior and extreme swelling of the hands and feet. He also warned that users can experience a fatal allergic reaction to the synthetic drug after repeated use.

"From what we're being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it once or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you.”

The local station reported Monday that stores in Boone County sold nearly 30 cans of wasp spray on Friday alone.

State police believe at least three overdose deaths last week are tied to the use of the spray as a meth alternative.


([url]http://cf.collectorsweekly.com/stories/m1O28Z6DfTmJm49YuJt15A.jpg[/url])


I agree. Darwinism at its finest. Clean out the gene pool before they have a chance to reproduce!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on July 19, 2019, 07:12:17 am
They've probably already reproduced unfortunately.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MtnRider on July 19, 2019, 02:38:15 pm
Yeah. Darwin needs to up his game and get faster.   8) ::)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 17, 2019, 07:43:53 am
Police: Man asked police for help with his illegal gun

SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man who police said called the DeKalb police to get a rifle from a residence he no longer lived at is facing felony gun charges and remains in jail.

According to court documents, Edward P. Hoover, 38, of the 500 block of State Street, called police just after 5 p.m. Sept. 6 to ask about getting a firearm he had at home in the 1300 block of Adams Way, DeKalb. When police arrived, they asked a woman who lived there if they could search the home and she agreed, according to court documents.

During the search, police found a .22-caliber Keystone Crickett rifle with a sawed-off stock and barrel, along with .22-caliber ammunition, according to court documents. The woman said she did not know they were there before, according to court documents.

Hoover, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge in Sept. 2004 in Cook County, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and possession of ammunition without a FOID card.

If convicted of the most serious offense of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Hoover could face up to 10 years in prison.

He was picked up on a warrant by DeKalb police Saturday, Cmdr. Bob Redel said.

In court Monday, Judge Phillip Montgomery ordered that Hoover be held on a $10,000 bond. If he were to come up with the $1,000 needed to get out of jail, Hoover also would be placed on pretrial supervision and electronic home monitoring, Montgomery ordered.

Hoover is next due in court Oct. 11 for a preliminary hearing.

 :o
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: connie_rider on September 17, 2019, 08:17:07 am
Ok, based on the statement "In court Monday, Judge Phillip Montgomery ordered that Hoover be held on a $10,000 bond. If he were to come up with the $1,000 needed to get out of jail" I have an (honest) question.  (?)

I've seen this before; a person has to come up with 1/10th of the Bond/Bail to get out of jail.
Why is there a bond set and a person has to come up with only 1/10th of that amount?  :o

To me, the idea definitely qualifies as "Stupid is as stupid does".

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 17, 2019, 10:15:41 am
I've seen this before; a person has to come up with 1/10th of the Bond/Bail to get out of jail.
Why is there a bond set and a person has to come up with only 1/10th of that amount?  :o

It usually works out all around. If "dufus" doesn't show he (or usually his bondsman) owe the court $10,000. The 10% usually ends up being the fee that the bondsman gets to keep after dufus is convicted or exonerated. This works out in that the tax payer is relieved of the burden of housing; feeding;and medically attending to the dufus. The state doesn't have to keep tabs on the dufus as usually the bondsman makes the dufus check in weekly or will do the search for dufus when dufus goes missing. This also prevents an undo burden on the poor if they are innocent, in that they can continue to work and not get too much poorer as they would if in jail waiting for trial. It could occasionally leave a bondsman in a bad spot financially but then that applies to almost any business. There may be insurance companies that insure bondsmen for all I know about it.

Apologies to anyone here that might be named "dufus", no insult was intended.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 17, 2019, 01:16:34 pm
Yeah, all of that plus it is a Constitutional right to have physical freedom unless convicted of some crime or if one presents a 'immediate and dire' danger to society.

As to the bail bondsman losing that 90% (or whatever it is in each circumstance), remember there are a lot of bounty hunters in the US and they can be outright relentless, and vicious, in the pursuit of those with outstanding warrants. And as they only get paid when they produce these persons, they put a lot of effort into it as well as it being their only job; picking up those with outstanding warrants usually falls pretty low on the 'to do' list of gov't employed law enforcement.

Brian

It usually works out all around. If "dufus" doesn't show he (or usually his bondsman) owe the court $10,000. The 10% usually ends up being the fee that the bondsman gets to keep after dufus is convicted or exonerated. This works out in that the tax payer is relieved of the burden of housing; feeding;and medically attending to the dufus. The state doesn't have to keep tabs on the dufus as usually the bondsman makes the dufus check in weekly or will do the search for dufus when dufus goes missing. This also prevents an undo burden on the poor if they are innocent, in that they can continue to work and not get too much poorer as they would if in jail waiting for trial. It could occasionally leave a bondsman in a bad spot financially but then that applies to almost any business. There may be insurance companies that insure bondsmen for all I know about it.

Apologies to anyone here that might be named "dufus", no insult was intended.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 17, 2019, 04:53:52 pm
Yeah, all of that plus it is a Constitutional right to have physical freedom unless convicted of some crime or if one presents a 'immediate and dire' danger to society.

^^^^^^this
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: connie_rider on September 18, 2019, 08:54:06 am
Still seems like a stupid system to me.

More sense; Set the Bond for a reasonable number that some can post Bond for, not an unreal number that can't be met and let them pay 10%.

Reason I ask; We have had a "Dufus" in our area that Bonded out 3 times in a row for snatching purses and beating up old ladies.   After he got out the 3rd time, he tried again, shot a cop and the cop shot/killed him. (Good riddance)

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 18, 2019, 03:03:54 pm
Still seems like a stupid system to me.[...]Reason I ask; We have had a "Dufus" in our area that Bonded out 3 times in a row for snatching purses and beating up old ladies.   After he got out the 3rd time, he tried again, shot a cop and the cop shot/killed him. (Good riddance)

I don't think the bond system was the fault there.  If there was a repeat pattern, it seems odd the judge would set a reachable bond or even allow it at that point.  I believe they do have discretion for such situations (although I really don't know for sure).
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on November 20, 2019, 10:40:49 am
I guess this would really be 'stupid is as stupid says', at least sometimes.

Apparently Robert De Niro is afraid that the current president, Donald Trump, may be able to serve three terms as President by starting a war.... The idea was suggested to him by Martin Scorsese. De Niro alludes to that fact that the only President to serve more than two terms was Franklin Roosevelt (true) and seems to be saying that that was because of 'a war' (World War II): not true. FDR served more than two terms because he was elected again in his second term and THAT WAS LEGAL AT THAT TIME. This is truly amazing to me as it would seem that both of these gentlemen (De Niro and Scorsese) are a little 'shy' in their knowledge of the 'owner's manual for the USA', the Constitution. Specifically, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that expressly forbids anyone from serving more than two terms (though technically one <could> serve more than eight years if some part of that time in office was in finishing another President's term though not more than two years of it.... 10 years max. as President of the US).

Now ignorance and stupidity are things we have in abundance and we all have to deal with them and the results of both of them. The problem is that the stupider of the population seem to give greater importance to the OPINIONS, correct or not, of celebrities. I have no idea why that is but it does seem to be so. Amazing

https://www.thedailybeast.com/robert-de-niro-believes-trump-will-start-a-war-so-he-can-serve-three-terms-as-president (https://www.thedailybeast.com/robert-de-niro-believes-trump-will-start-a-war-so-he-can-serve-three-terms-as-president)

Brian
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on November 20, 2019, 03:34:01 pm
This is truly amazing to me as it would seem that both of these gentlemen (De Niro and Scorsese) are a little 'shy' in their knowledge of the 'owner's manual for the USA', the Constitution.

DeNiro is a whack job, in addition to being ignorant.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on November 20, 2019, 05:29:46 pm
The idea was suggested to him by Martin Scorsese.

You know, it would all make more sense if it had been suggested by Oliver Stone, as I'm sure he could have wound up a conspiracy theory on how they were going to get around
the restrictions in the constitution. Since it's Scorsese, I guess it was all just based on ignorance. Not that there is any short supply on that nationwide when it comes to knowledge of the
U. S. Constitution.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on November 21, 2019, 05:41:51 am
I guess this would really be 'stupid is as stupid says', at least sometimes.

Apparently Robert De Niro is afraid that the current president, Donald Trump, may be able to serve three terms as President by starting a war.... The idea was suggested to him by Martin Scorsese. De Niro alludes to that fact that the only President to serve more than two terms was Franklin Roosevelt (true) and seems to be saying that that was because of 'a war' (World War II): not true. FDR served more than two terms because he was elected again in his second term and THAT WAS LEGAL AT THAT TIME. This is truly amazing to me as it would seem that both of these gentlemen (De Niro and Scorsese) are a little 'shy' in their knowledge of the 'owner's manual for the USA', the Constitution. Specifically, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that expressly forbids anyone from serving more than two terms (though technically one <could> serve more than eight years if some part of that time in office was in finishing another President's term though not more than two years of it.... 10 years max. as President of the US).

Now ignorance and stupidity are things we have in abundance and we all have to deal with them and the results of both of them. The problem is that the stupider of the population seem to give greater importance to the OPINIONS, correct or not, of celebrities. I have no idea why that is but it does seem to be so. Amazing

https://www.thedailybeast.com/robert-de-niro-believes-trump-will-start-a-war-so-he-can-serve-three-terms-as-president (https://www.thedailybeast.com/robert-de-niro-believes-trump-will-start-a-war-so-he-can-serve-three-terms-as-president)

Brian

DeNiro is a whack job, in addition to being ignorant.

He may be an ignorant whack job but at least his heart is in the right place.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on November 21, 2019, 03:13:33 pm
He may be an ignorant whack job but at least his heart is in the right place.

Could be.  And he is a great actor (I like his movies).  The problem is that people need compassion AND a reasonable approach.  "Teach a man to fish" not "give a man a fish".  Of course, there are times you need to do both, but the latter is not a reasonable full/time permanent solution.

The other problem is that TV/Movie/Celebrities are generally not any more knowledgeable, credible, insightful, or capable (outside their field) than anyone else.  Their job is to entertain and pretend to be other people.  It isn't to solve the world's problems.... most have no special skill or knowledge that should afford their voice any more weight than mine or yours (for example).  In many cases, they are so isolated from "reality", their opinions are WORSE.  So when the media rolls out celebrities' virtue signaling and such, it really makes me want to barf (regardless of what position they might have).
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on November 21, 2019, 06:05:08 pm
Whoa there! Are you telling me that there is even a remote possibility that Jenny McCarthy may be wrong and we SHOULD vaccinate our children?

 :rotflmao:

Brian


<snip>

The other problem is that TV/Movie/Celebrities are generally not any more knowledgeable, credible, insightful, or capable (outside their field) than anyone else.  Their job is to entertain and pretend to be other people.  It isn't to solve the world's problems.... most have no special skill or knowledge that should afford their voice any more weight than mine or yours (for example).  In many cases, they are so isolated from "reality", their opinions are WORSE.  So when the media rolls out celebrities' virtue signaling and such, it really makes me want to barf (regardless of what position they might have).
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Boomer on November 22, 2019, 01:35:07 am
As for the people who believe what a preacher/politician/celebrity says over what a doctor/scientist says, well I say let them believe what they will.
I do feel sorry for their children for having to go back to pre-science levels of mortality but then that is what their parents chose for them.
In the long term the problem is self correcting and they may actually be doing Homo Sapiens Sapiens a favour by breeding stupidity and gullibility out of the species.
I think of Anti-Vaxxers as chlorine for the gene-pool  ;D
It's just a shame that their kids, and the kids of others should have to suffer because of their stupidity.  :'(
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on November 22, 2019, 07:00:21 am
As for the people who believe what a preacher/politician/celebrity says over what a doctor/scientist says, well I say let them believe what they will.
I do feel sorry for their children for having to go back to pre-science levels of mortality but then that is what their parents chose for them.
In the long term the problem is self correcting and they may actually be doing Homo Sapiens Sapiens a favour by breeding stupidity and gullibility out of the species.
I think of Anti-Vaxxers as chlorine for the gene-pool  ;D
It's just a shame that their kids, and the kids of others should have to suffer because of their stupidity.  :'(


You may be right B but the problem is, for many of us, the bolded section above takes so damn long! And it seems that before this happens, we, as a people seemingly are, on average, getting less and less intelligent. 


(http://www.zggtr.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=822) 

You can also add another group of entertainers to that list above, professional athletes. 
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on November 22, 2019, 03:43:03 pm
You may be right B but the problem is, for many of us, the bolded section above takes so damn long! And it seems that before this happens, we, as a people seemingly are, on average, getting less and less intelligent. 

That's what happens when a huge government steps in and saves everyone from themselves, insulates everyone from the consequence of their poor life choices, and allows everyone to be a "victim".  For example, right now, the government is the "daddy" to how many children?  Freedom doesn't work without responsibility and accountability.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on December 14, 2019, 08:48:04 pm
"Prosecutors say a man stole $88,000 from a bank vault. The FBI caught him after he flashed stacks of bills on social media. [...]  If you're systematically stealing money from a bank vault, it may not be a good idea to post the evidence on your social media pages."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/us/man-accused-of-stealing-from-bank-vault-facebook-post-trnd/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/us/man-accused-of-stealing-from-bank-vault-facebook-post-trnd/index.html)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on March 31, 2020, 04:03:06 am
A man allegedly teaching his dog to drive was arrested after leading troopers on a high speed chase

(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200330183828-washington-man-arrested-pitbull-drive-trnd-exlarge-169.jpg)

A man was arrested Sunday after leading troopers on a high-speed chase with his dog sitting in the driver's seat, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said.

The man from Lakewood, Washington, hit two cars on separate occasions and failed to stop both times, leading state troopers on a high-speed chase up Interstate 5, the spokeswoman said. No major injuries were reported in either crash.

"He was driving very erratically. So erratically that multiple people called 911," trooper Heather Axtman told CNN.

The suspect was driving "absolutely recklessly," and a pursuit ensued at 109 miles an hour, she said. One of the troopers attempted to corner the suspect's car, looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver's seat while the suspect steered, Axtman said.

As he was trying to evade troopers, the suspect drove onto Centennial Trail, a trail for pedestrians and bicyclists in Snohomish County known for being busy, according to Axtman.
"The fact that there wasn't anybody on the trail is nothing shy of miraculous." Axtman said. "We are very thankful."

Eventually troopers were able to use spike strips to end the pursuit. During the arrest, Axtman said the suspect gave them one explanation: He was "trying to teach his dog how to drive."

"I wish I could make this up," Axtman, who is also a public information officer, said. "I've been a trooper for almost 12 years and wow, I've never heard this excuse. I've been in a lot of high speed chases, I've stopped a lot of cars, and never have I gotten an excuse that they were teaching their dog how to drive."

The Washington State Patrol charged the man with reckless endangerment, hit and run, driving under the influence and felony eluding. His bond was set at $8,500 and he is set to appear in court March 30.

As for the dog, Axtman said the "very sweet girl" was taken to the animal shelter after her owner was arrested.


 :o

The dog had no comment and asked for her lawyer.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 01, 2020, 07:17:54 pm
Update to the above:
Upon further examination, after the arrest, the dog was tested, and found to be under the influence of LSD, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and had a BAC of 0.40... also found were marijuana blunts, one tucked behind the dogs ear....

the dog kept repeating.. " Dude, all I want is a couple cans of Wolf's Tooth Dogfood..the Dirty Filthy Hippie flavor, but Raccoon flavor will do.. I got the munchies sumpin' feirce..."
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: connie_rider on April 02, 2020, 04:54:14 pm
More importantly.

The drugged dog was able to outdrive the trained police officers....
    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :hail: :hail:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on April 02, 2020, 06:36:01 pm
Probably a good thing there wasn't a shootout.  8)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: connie_rider on April 02, 2020, 07:15:17 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: tweeter55 on April 05, 2020, 08:19:33 am
https://youtu.be/GJDdwaeqgaI
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Rubber_Snake on April 05, 2020, 09:43:52 am
https://youtu.be/GJDdwaeqgaI
Thank you for the laughs!  Some nasty headers, though.  OOF!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Boomer on April 06, 2020, 03:41:33 am
Didja notice that most of those were teenagers. It's been a while since I felt that immortal.  :rotflmao: :nuts:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2020, 07:18:14 am
WTF is wrong with people? Damn attention whores!!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html)

A gender reveal sparked a wildfire in California that's grown to 7,000 acres


As multiple wildfires burn in California, one of the fires was started during a gender-reveal party, officials said.

A "smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release.

The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release.

It has since grown to 7,050 acres as of early Monday morning, the Cal Fire incident website shows.

(https://twitter.com/YucaipaPD/status/1302792575183540224/photo/1)

Evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Oak Glen, Yucaipa Ridge, Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. An evacuation warning is in effect for the Yucaipa bench area and Yucaipa Community Center is being used as a temporary evacuation facility, according to Cal Fire.

More than 500 personnel have been deployed to the fire, along with 60 engines and four helicopters, according to the website.

Overnight weather is expected to remain hot and dry with a relative humidity of 20%, San Bernardino National Forest said in it's evening update on the fire. Winds will also continue at three to five miles per hour with gust up to 10 miles per hour, resulting in "active fire behavior throughout the night."

No charges have been announced in the blaze.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 07, 2020, 07:40:03 am
Hey Conrad, you left us hanging! What WAS the gender?

:-)

Brian
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2020, 07:53:25 am
Hey Conrad, you left us hanging! What WAS the gender?

:-)

Brian

I suppose at this point that MAYBE someone cares, not me. Another child born to idiot parents.

Please pardon my language.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0d/97/0e/0d970ed8d88685efb8c3ad085a4b8ace.jpg)

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 07, 2020, 08:43:06 am
Unfortunately, stupid people do stupid things, and that is likely to continue.  What is more unfortunate is the lack of preparing for and prevention of what is, certainly, inevitable.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2020, 09:00:49 am
Unfortunately, stupid people do stupid things, and that is likely to continue.  What is more unfortunate is the lack of preparing for and prevention of what is, certainly, inevitable.

I believe that it's fairly difficult/impossible to prepare for every instance of stupidity and stupid behavior. Just when you think that you're prepare for idiocy along comes a more idiotic idiot to throw a wrench into the works.   

Case in point. Look at what's happening today in this country. Who could have anticipated and prepared for this?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 07, 2020, 09:32:16 am
Case in point. Look at what's happening today in this country. Who could have anticipated and prepared for this?

Well I guess it depends on what exactly/specifically that is happening in this country that you are referring to. If it is the pandemic..then....

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/ (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/)

I've probably steered this thread into the sword's direction...but honestly I was just trying to answer Mr. C's question.
If this thread heads towards lock up, then my apologies to all  :'(, if not then thanks for everyone's restraint.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 07, 2020, 09:41:51 am
I believe that it's fairly difficult/impossible to prepare for every instance of stupidity and stupid behavior.

No truer words could be said.

Quote
Just when you think that you're prepare for idiocy along comes a more idiotic idiot to throw a wrench into the works.

What I was saying, more generically, is you have to treat the presence of stupid (or even "bad") people as a fact of nature.  They just happen- like lightening striking and causing a forest fire.  In the case of the CA fires, it seems like policies that prevented controlled burning and shunned electrical line maintenance have magnified the inherent problems tremendously.  It is true that someone irresponsibly creating a fire situation is bad, but we have to expect it WILL happen.  I am not, however, saying such individuals shouldn't face retribution for their lack of responsibility.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 07, 2020, 09:49:05 am
url=https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/]https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/[/url]

I've probably steered this thread into the sword's direction..

Quite possibly

Quote
If this thread heads towards lock up, then my apologies to all  :'(, if not then thanks for everyone's restraint.  :thumbs:

I will just choose not to address what appears to be the premise of the link (the topic or the source).  So, at least on my part, problem averted!
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 07, 2020, 02:11:36 pm
Well, I have a saying....'People are basically stupid'.  I, of course, count myself in with these idiots at times.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 07, 2020, 02:36:20 pm
I will just choose not to address what appears to be the premise of the link (the topic or the source).  So, at least on my part, problem averted!

Thanks max'  :-*, now if only pinkie can do the same.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 07, 2020, 04:13:39 pm
You quoted Snopes (right up there with the SPLC)....why should I refrain from commenting on the use of a questionable and unreliable website? Don't be moving the cog doctrine of making a comment and whining when you get a response you don't like over here.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 07, 2020, 05:09:47 pm
You quoted Snopes (right up there with the SPLC)....why should I refrain from commenting on the use of a questionable and unreliable website? Don't be moving the cog doctrine of making a comment and whining when you get a response you don't like over here.

I try to move as little as possible from over there to here unless it's to help someone with a problem or an accessory install, and I try to do no whining at all (admittedly with varying success).
Still, ya did good pinkie  :thumbs:, I detect no swordable phrases in your response. Thanks. To be clear I wasn't trying to get anyone to refrain from commenting, just not wanting thread locking material posted because of me starting something....this may not be the arena but it isn't a campus safe zone either.  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 07, 2020, 05:15:55 pm
Where's my gold star?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 07, 2020, 05:26:20 pm
Where's my gold star?

I think I hear V'Jim is at the forge now hammerin' it out, but then again he might just be trying to start that injun..kinda sounds the same.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 07, 2020, 06:51:55 pm
I think I hear V'Jim is at the forge now hammerin' it out, but then again he might just be trying to start that injun..kinda sounds the same.
;D

Marty, speaking of the cog, it looks like the new forum has a social credit thing going... a reaction score and keeping points. Is it anything like the chicoms system or can they vote you of their island now?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: fartymarty on September 07, 2020, 10:20:57 pm
;D

Marty, speaking of the cog, it looks like the new forum has a social credit thing going... a reaction score and keeping points. Is it anything like the chicoms system or can they vote you of[f] their island now?

I don't know, I've checked it out a bit to see how it looked but I didn't dig in very deep. You may have more time on it than I do.
Time will tell but if it is as you say...oh boy.  :facepalm:  That's all they ("we" since I'm a member/officer sorta) need is some ingrained points system
to define who walks on water and who's flash is better (based on fanboys offering up points instead of data). It may deserve a second one... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 08, 2020, 06:32:04 am
I believe that it's fairly difficult/impossible to prepare for every instance of stupidity and stupid behavior. Just when you think that you're prepare for idiocy along comes a more idiotic idiot to throw a wrench into the works.   

Case in point. Look at what's happening today in this country. Who could have anticipated and prepared for this?

Well I guess it depends on what exactly/specifically that is happening in this country that you are referring to. If it is the pandemic..then....

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/ (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-pandemic-playbook/)

I've probably steered this thread into the sword's direction...but honestly I was just trying to answer Mr. C's question.
If this thread heads towards lock up, then my apologies to all  :'(, if not then thanks for everyone's restraint.  :thumbs:

You're right. A pandemic was planed for by the previous administration, despite the lies to the contrary by the current administration. So yes, a pandemic can be planned for.

What couldn't have been foreseen is the stupidity of the populace over how to deal with the virus. I'm talking about how a simple medical mask has been made into a political statement instead of a way to show your patriotism and to protect your fellow citizens. I'm talking about the stupidity of people taking advice from 'experts' who seem to be parrots of the current administration. Filling their heads with what they want to hear. Not the truth but something else, something far more dangerous.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2020, 07:35:01 am
Agreed- doing anything that encourages humans' natural <bad> pack behavior is always a bad idea IME. Not blaming COG and it is probably just a feature of the new software but allowing any degree of elevation to another always turns into a weapon, again IME.

The new software looks pretty nice and has some nice features; the new private messaging system is now under the term 'conversation' and the slick part is a conversation can include more than one person. Further, any member of the conversation can add other members if that is how the owner of the conversation set it up. I have not used the one on COG but I have used it on another forum and it really works well, almost a self- selected sub- forum for specific things that would not be of interest to the main group, such as local events and similar. This software package is supposed to ease integration between the forum and the other facets of the COG on-line presence so it should be a big step forward for those who have to actually run the site.

Brian

I don't know, I've checked it out a bit to see how it looked but I didn't dig in very deep. You may have more time on it than I do.
Time will tell but if it is as you say...oh boy.  :facepalm:  That's all they ("we" since I'm a member/officer sorta) need is some ingrained points system
to define who walks on water and who's flash is better (based on fanboys offering up points instead of data). It may deserve a second one... :facepalm:
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2020, 07:40:30 am
Well, there have been ~10,000 acres of woodland burned and I STILL do not know the gender of the baby! They shoulda' used a bigger smoke generator I guess.....

As far as charges, there is legal precedent in a virtually identical case where people were both fined as well as sentenced to jail (prison?) terms. I have to believe charges will be forthcoming.....

Brian

WTF is wrong with people? Damn attention whores!!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html)


<snip>

No charges have been announced in the blaze.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 08, 2020, 12:04:07 pm
Where's my gold star?


It's in the mail...LOL.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 08, 2020, 03:35:08 pm
You're right. A pandemic was planed for by the previous administration [...]  So yes, a pandemic can be planned for.   What couldn't have been foreseen is the stupidity of the populace over how to deal with the virus.

No plan included all the complexities of COVID-19.  Although in many ways it was like a super-flu, which we have experience with, it defied so many assumptions and acted quite differently than anything seen before.  So many aspects of any such plan wouldn't have been very relevant.  We are STILL learning new stuff regularly, even after 6 to 10 months into it.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 08, 2020, 03:38:10 pm

It's in the mail...LOL.

Did you send it with that stack of filled out mail in ballots you wanted remailed?
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: maxtog on September 08, 2020, 03:42:02 pm
Agreed- doing anything that encourages humans' natural <bad> pack behavior is always a bad idea IME. Not blaming COG and it is probably just a feature of the new software but allowing any degree of elevation to another always turns into a weapon, again IME.

I have never had a login on COG, nor looked at it much.  But I did just look...  This score being mentioned is just the number of "likes" posts get.  Typically, posts will also list WHO liked it.  Not all that uncommon on forums.  I can see both good and bad with allowing visible (to others) "likes" on postings, listing who liked it.  Even more issues if it also includes "dislikes."  I tend to not like public "liking" because it can be more of a tribe or mob-mentality.  But private liking (only you see the likes you placed on postings, and the total likes YOU gave to people) would be pretty safe in all situations.  It would help you identify like-minded or helpful people you might want to meet or whatnot.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 08, 2020, 06:09:07 pm
Like all the forums that use this feature that I have seen, the new COG forum publicly shows the number of likes and who liked the post.

It might be even worse not having a 'dislike' button as a lack of likes could be construed as dislikes. As Marty said, it quickly becomes a weaponized tool used en mass to pound on 'the chosen one'.

Brian

I have never had a login on COG, nor looked at it much.  But I did just look...  This score being mentioned is just the number of "likes" posts get.  Typically, posts will also list WHO liked it.  Not all that uncommon on forums.  I can see both good and bad with allowing visible (to others) "likes" on postings, listing who liked it.  Even more issues if it also includes "dislikes."  I tend to not like public "liking" because it can be more of a tribe or mob-mentality.  But private liking (only you see the likes you placed on postings, and the total likes YOU gave to people) would be pretty safe in all situations.  It would help you identify like-minded or helpful people you might want to meet or whatnot.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 08, 2020, 06:37:18 pm
I'm not fluent in Fakebook but it sounds similar to what I've heard about it.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 09, 2020, 07:56:54 am
Did you send it with that stack of filled out mail in ballots you wanted remailed?


Not that stupid... I hand carried our absentee ballot requests to the Registrar of my county.  When our ballots are sent out, I'll hand carry them to the registrar's office again.  I don't trust the postal service past my arm.


Your Gold Star on the other hand, was sent in the mail.  LOL.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: gPink on September 09, 2020, 02:44:27 pm
 :rotflmao:

PS...My gold star just showed up in the mail.  8)
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: B.D.F. on September 09, 2020, 05:20:03 pm
Facetwit may have invented the 'like'- just one more nail in the coffin of humanity.   :-(

Brian

I'm not fluent in Fakebook but it sounds similar to what I've heard about it.
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Conrad on September 19, 2020, 07:21:37 am
WTF is wrong with people? Damn attention whores!!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/07/us/california-fire-el-dorado-gender-reveal-trnd/index.html)

A gender reveal sparked a wildfire in California that's grown to 7,000 acres


As multiple wildfires burn in California, one of the fires was started during a gender-reveal party, officials said.

A "smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release.

The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release.

It has since grown to 7,050 acres as of early Monday morning, the Cal Fire incident website shows.

(https://twitter.com/YucaipaPD/status/1302792575183540224/photo/1)

Evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Oak Glen, Yucaipa Ridge, Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. An evacuation warning is in effect for the Yucaipa bench area and Yucaipa Community Center is being used as a temporary evacuation facility, according to Cal Fire.

More than 500 personnel have been deployed to the fire, along with 60 engines and four helicopters, according to the website.

Overnight weather is expected to remain hot and dry with a relative humidity of 20%, San Bernardino National Forest said in it's evening update on the fire. Winds will also continue at three to five miles per hour with gust up to 10 miles per hour, resulting in "active fire behavior throughout the night."

No charges have been announced in the blaze.



A firefighter has died in the wildfire caused by these idiots and their gender reveal BS.    :(

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-18/forest-service-firefighter-died-in-california-wildfire (https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-09-18/forest-service-firefighter-died-in-california-wildfire)

The death toll from California’s unprecedented 2020 firestorms rose to 26 after officials announced the death of a firefighter battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County, a blaze sparked by a pyrotechnics from a gender-reveal party.

Few details were immediately available about the death Thursday, and the firefighter’s name had not been released. On Friday, residents in the San Bernardino Mountains area lined the highway in respect as the fallen firefighter was escorted from the fire zone.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,” the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement released Friday.

The fire broke out Sept. 7 near Yucaipa and is 66% contained. Officials said it was caused by a smoke-emitting pyrotechnic device that was part of a gender-reveal party in a park. Such devices typically shoot off blue or pink smoke to signal the gender of an expected child.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department could not say whether the family whose stunt sparked the fire would be charged in the death, nor have they been identified.

“If investigative reports are filed with our office, we will review all facts, evidence, statements and reports to determine what criminal charges, if any, need to be filed,” San Bernardino County Dist. Atty. Jason Anderson said in a statement Sept. 9, the Associated Press reported.

In Riverside County, the fast-moving Snow fire, started by a vehicle, prompted evacuations near Palm Springs after doubling in size overnight. It was 0% contained.

The El Dorado fire is not the first wildfire sparked by a gender-reveal party. A 2017 fire in Arizona that burned 47,000 acres and caused more than $8 million in damage was set off by an exploding, powder-blue target.

The death in the Yucaipa blaze is the 26th attributed to a California wildfire since August and the third among firefighters in that same span.

On Aug. 19, a firefighting helicopter on a water-dropping mission crashed in Fresno County, killing the pilot, Michael John Fournier, 52, of Rancho Cucamonga.

Firefighter Diane Jones, 63, was fatally injured Aug. 31 while battling the Tatham fire in Tehama County, which was part of the sprawling August Complex fire north of the Bay Area — now considered the largest in California’s modern history.

The largest concentration of fire deaths have been in Butte County, where the North Complex fire swept through a rural region. At least 15 residents were killed.

The victims who have been identified range widely in age: from 16 to 79. Most lived in Berry Creek, a mountain hamlet northeast of Oroville, while two hailed from nearby Feather Falls.

Many simply could not get out before the fire hit.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Thursday evening that only one person reported missing is still unaccounted for — a promising sign the death toll might not climb higher.

“Our efforts to really get out and start searching areas has increased dramatically,” he said during a briefing, adding: “Because we’re covering a lot more ground, and that number [of fatalities] is staying steady, that gives me some hope.”

 
Title: Re: Stupid is as stupid does
Post by: Nosmo on September 19, 2020, 11:27:12 am
They should be held criminally and financially (good luck) responsible, man and woman both sterilized to prevent future occurances, any existing children taken from them (they are obviously too stupid to raise them properly.

Or maybe just take them up in a helicopter and drop them into the fire.