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The stupid question.

Many are taught in public schools that there is no such thing as a stupid question, and that you should never stop asking questions. This is garbage.

So what is a stupid question? A stupid question is one that has already been answered but is repeatedly asked anyway.

It is not considered investigative knowledge seeking to repeatedly seek answers, and disregard them in favor of your fantasies.

This shows an inability to comprehend or hidden agenda.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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I ask the same question over, but at my age I don't realize I

have already asked the question and gotten an answer. I guess stupid is as stupid does in my cause. But it surely isn't on purpose :)

wolfe's picture


Please don't misunderstand. Honest need is something different than what I am talking about.

A child needs to be told many times. As we grow older, sometimes the same is true (I have learned that first hand :) ).

The point is comprehension. Either their is an inability to comprehend, a refusal to comprehend, or ignoring comprehension.

I only to the last two as "stupid". Needing more help is not the same thing.

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it is not their ability or lack thereof or desire to understand, but clear communication that is the problem. We should keep in mind no matter how much we know what we are saying we may not be communicating it as clearly as we might think. Others may also have good reason to take what seems clear enough (perhaps even to them) and view it differently given their experiences. I recently had it happen; I know what I meant by what I said and feel I said it well enough, but others took it to mean something slightly yet entirely off the mark.

Good point and.....

Re: Boston Bombing

There is so much info out there that a lot has to do with what info people are tapping on to. There are literally hundreds of videos to watch. Some people may have seen this video or that, that connects certain dots in certain ways, whereas some other people have not seen the same videos or any at all.

Point is: There is NOT ONE person that is encountering the same information here, we are all encountering things from differing perspectives and connecting the dots differently.

Out of this, in the end, all's one can do is agree and disagree on certain things.

That said, I think we are all entitled to information on this and it would be nice to see some kind of "non-governmental question resolution committee" formed, specifically designed to obtain answers on all these major "events" that now seem to ramdomly take place. Their specific purpose would be for obtaining OFFICIAL ANSWERS to questions asked by ANYONE (stupid sounding or not).

Analyst would be chosen by a drawing and not be allowed to work on more than one case.

*Wolfe I am not at odds with you on a lot of things. I have seen some of your past writes and agree with you quite often. Personally, I don't know what to think about actors, nor, at this time, is it one of my bigger pet peeves. All's I KNOW is that things arn't happening the way the media is trying to *S.P.I.N. it (as usual).

*Segmented Polycentric Integrated Networks.....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

You know, I ask the question about why people hate Israel so

much, and I get answers. But my understanding hasn't been sorted out, so when a post comes up about it, I usually ask again. Maybe some of it is an agenda. The agenda is to clarify my understanding, or if the premise of evil Israel is wrong to clear the air on that as well. I don't know the answer yet. Sometimes when someone has believed a certain way their whole life, it is hard to understand a different way.

I like to know better, so I ask until I do. And then sometimes, of course, I don't remember asking, or remember the answer...

I was actually trying to add a little humor when I left my comment. It is always fun to poke fun at ones self...because if you don't laugh about it, you'll cry about it...that fleeting ability to remember anything anymore.


wolfe's picture

That's a complex question.

To which many answers are opinion based. I am not really sure that anyone (with reason) hates Israel per se.

They hate what's been done to the Palestinians. They hate the war mongering, and other things. As far as the people of Israel (non politicians), I think most reasonable people understand that the people of Israel are different than the government, exactly the same as here.

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Now that is an answer I'd like to remember :)

Thank you taking the time to give me your thoughts.

The only stupid question is

The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Are there stupid answers?

Takes a stupid question to get a stupid answer, eh?

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.

Chickens cross the road looking for food.. they don't even see "another side".

Libertarian Chicken ;-)



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Oh Noes...

Granger's (( )) keys are broke? ; )


Thank you.. I LOVE ((((((susanimal)))))) for her posts.

I am really sorry to do this to you. It is really stupid...

Why did the booger cross the road?

to get to the other side?

To find a tissue?
To infect a little kid at a bus stop?

Why did the booger cross the road (holding breath)?

According to my 10 year old...

...because it was being picked on...

I am sorry Granger, I could not help myself.

We have a sorry sense of humor here at our house lol :)

Maybe not...your answers cracked them up.

You dion't really think that is stupid do you?

I think it's funny because it's true for many boogers.

No, I thought it was funny,

but I suppose I felt stupid thinking booger talk was funny...and even stupider because I decided to repeat it :)

It is funny

And I never heard that one before.

Thank your 10 year old for me ((((((bear))))))).

He taught me that asking, "Why does the chicken cross the road?", is not stupid.. it's FUNNY.


LOL Yes. I knew what this was just reading the title and agree.

I feel exactly the same way and share your frustration Wolfe. The last few days I've been coming here in disgust

This is slightly off-topic, but yesterday someone asked what our opinions are of Miracle Mineral Solution, which is a textbook example of snakeoil quackery.

My advice was that it is foolish to purchase and drink concentrated bleach as a prophylactic and cure for cancer, HIV, malaria, and an assortment of other unrelated diseases. Negative 5 downvotes for this. [HEADSLAP] People did not want a scientific explanation. They wanted encouragement to keep believing the fantasy. To me this goes hand in hand with the nonstop conspiracy playtime.

That's exactly the problem.

That's exactly the problem. The same person does not smell the bullshit in 'miracle' mineral cure,then goes on YouTube, watches some grainy videos and buys everything that is said hook, line and sinker.

And the whole thing is that I could post a thread like 'all doctors are evil' and it would go to +100, but even dare to suggest that 9/11 was not planned by 'men in caves' but highly sophisticated and organized terrorists and your post will disappear within minutes.

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I am very glad you brought up this point:

9/11 is a perfect example of what I am talking about.

The truthers have raised some good points. Both scientific and motivational. For instance, free fall speed, metallurgic evidence, etc.

But then these "fantasies" sprout about diverting planes and still living passengers. These fantasies are quickly and easily dis-proven, and further, it contains the logical fallacy contained in many of the current conspiracies.

If a government is so interested in committing the evil of a false flag to gain more power and control, including to kill us, why would they go through the trouble and risk of "faking" anything. It doesn't make any logical sense.

The current conspiracies are even worse. But you have to ask yourself, "who" is responsible for taking good information and questions and turning them into nonsense?

Wouldn't the logical answer be the same people that would benefit from the original acts? Wouldn't the logical answer be that if they could commit these crimes, that they are also capable of infiltrating "truther" groups to create the non-sense to run reasoning people away?

The death of reason kills us all. (Which is why I posted this).

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deacon's picture

you say you answered a question?

was it based in fact? or was it just your opinion?
and seeing you said you answered it,does it make you correct,and all others wrong?
the way i read this post,you seem to be the smartest of them all
and all others should just shut up and listen

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

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Ask a crackhead if they want to smoke crack

Now that's a stupid question

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Ha. I think if you're in a class room, this might be a fun and

entertaining question to float out there for an hour or so.

But in reality, Stupid is only skin deep...like beauty is only skin deep, at least the way you've approached it.

How do you justify the fact that a lot of 'smart' people -IQ- do dumb things and end up in jail? According to you, they asked stupid questions...right?

Or, maybe, they didn't ask any questions at all! (ACCORDING TO ME)

A better discussion would be, 'common sense'. But only marginally. If by 'Common" one means universal, then there is no such thing as 'common sense'. Except of course, within your own minute environment.

If Stupid is as Stupid does, then maybe asking the right PERSON a few STUPID QUESTIONS would have kept them from DOING something stupid.
But , you have to ask!

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

I'm going to make my point again.

SO, here we have a post which offers nothing of use. There are no links, to good or bad sources, just one person acting intellectually superior, insulting many of the people here. Why is THIS kind of garbage OK, but questions about Boston evaporate immediately?
Now, I am not advocating deleting this post, I think it is a great idea to leave people's words there for all to see. Personally, I get upset when I post something that I find out was a hoax or disinfo, and I want to be able to come back and make the correction. If I put my name on something not true, I damn sure want the opportunity to correct it just as publicly. And if wolfe is really so proud of this post that he wants it for future reference, good. Most people he sends here will realize what a twit he is. But if we are deleting posts because they "damage the image" of the DP, this kind of crap is a lot more embarrassing to see on the active topics than any Boston post I have seen.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

wolfe's picture

Since you insist on spamming your nonsense...

To hide where people have answered you.

-What you say is not true.-

And typical of your tactics. First, I gave a very well laid out answer to why the theory was illogical and insane.

Second, your "questions" have been answered many times by many different people. How many times before they sink in?

And yes, because of that, I called you an idiot. Which to my mind is a compliment and an insult to legitimate idiots all across the world.

And in addition, yes, you are embarrassing to have around. You have been since day one, and now I suspect you have an agenda.

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What is proof? There have

What is proof?
There have been some heated exchanges about what exactly is proper proof. These arguments are a distraction; e.g. – “If you can’t blind them with brilliance, baffle them with B.S.” Perhaps I can help. This is a criminal legal matter, therefore those rules of proof apply.
Burden of Proof
“He who does not carry the burden of proof carries the benefit of assumption, meaning he needs no evidence to support his claim” (emphasis added). The government carries the burden of proof. They have the responsibility to prove the elements of this matter. We are the de facto defense, since there will never be a real trial (of the accused bomber anyway). We the defense, have to prove nothing, only “poke holes” in the governments case. We have already poked a fatal amount of holes in their claims. We should keep “poking”.
Standard of Proof
“Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof of such a convincing nature that no reasonable person can doubt it.”
The official version of these events has already failed that standard. Now lets identify each person on both scenes, by name, address, employment, background, family and business contacts etc. and see who cracks first. Thank you.
The fact that these forums exist at all shows that reasonable people are not convinced by the official story. So what then…the shills try to change the game and portray us as unreasonable, unstable, paranoid, etc. Keep your eve on the ball. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t get misled.

Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country. John Adams

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How about taking your crap back to your own thread. This post was not specific to your garbage.

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Eat me

Eat me

Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country. John Adams