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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #150 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.

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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.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #151 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

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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!
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #152 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.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #153 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:

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #154 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.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #155 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.  ::) ;)

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #156 on: September 07, 2020, 05:15:55 pm »
Where's my gold star?
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #157 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.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #158 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?
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #159 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:

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #160 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/

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.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #161 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.

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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:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #162 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


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No charges have been announced in the blaze.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #163 on: September 08, 2020, 12:04:07 pm »
Where's my gold star?


It's in the mail...LOL.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #164 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.
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