Michael Stuart Kelly

Dayaamm! These people vote...

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Dayaamm! These people vote...

 

Once in a while someone will post a video of an interviewer tripping up random people with easy questions. But I got to thinking, rather than sporadic threads, there has to be a main thread showing the ignorance of voters. So I'm hoping others will contribute what they find here.

 

I don't mind if people post about conservative or progressive idiots. Informed people make informed decisions.

 

But the rest, hell, it doesn't matter what they say they believe. They are following the pied pipers they stumbled across by accident in their clueless lives.

 

Here's a good start:

 

 

Dayaamm! Again...

 

:)

 

Michael

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The follow up question should be: "Why do you think you're qualified to vote?"

--Brant

do you know how to vote?

did you graduate from high school?

did you go to college?

did you graduate from college?

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I wonder how many of those folks were voters.

They may have been registered at DMV, or, some get out the vote youth drive in the last decade.

However, that does not mean they ever cast a ballot and could be no longer registered.

I assume that it was a California beach.

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Yeah, it was funny, but whether only one guy got it right or whether we only saw one guy get it right makes a difference. I like the one from Reason.TV where people sign petitions based on the German Nazi Party platform. Cute -- but not substantial, really.

You already know that you know more than most people. I would ask people how many chromosomes a human has, or to name one of Jupiter's moons, or how many atoms are in the hemoglobin molecule, or what's 25-squared. Big deal.

And most of those people probably do not vote because most people do not vote. MSK's assumption is an example of the statistical fallacies in the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Without any context, you see a man reading a book. Is he a farmer or a librarian? "Farmer" more likely to be the right answer. (See here http://www.usfarmdata.comand here http://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/agricultural-workers.htm versus here http://blog.oup.com/2011/06/librarian-census/

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Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence in 1984, freeing an anonymous country from the rule of California and The South. Some of them got parts of that right at least...

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Here's a professor citizen:

Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

(You can read a version that is not so heavy on ads here.)

To this guy, John Caputo, the practice of reason is not only racist (white privilege), it is sexist.

But then, according to the article, he landed a juicy guilt feeling because he caught himself discriminating against Southern Hemisphere people by using the phrase "true north." The article doesn't say, but one presumes he has since corrected himself and eliminated the odious term from his vocabulary.

:smile:

Don't forget, this guy can vote.

:smile:

Michael

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He probably does vote.

Finding idiots is not a big challenge. I am working on an article about Native Americans criticizing Ayn Rand's gross misperception. I have a map of native tribes, from a native tribe advocacy group. But it still shows no cities. In colonial times, natives had villages just as large as Boston and Philadelphia. But the people who drew the maps did not give them little dots with names. According to the maps, natives just occupied large unorganized swaths. That was not true. The distortion of maps is well known. The Gall-Peters Projection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall–Peters_projection)is a famous attempt to bring attention to the problem.

There was a time when people not only believed in the existence of races, but that some were inherently better than others.

Again, I agree that Professor Caputo is laughably erroneous on many points - based on your second-hand reports. Nothing prevents him from reading his compass to the south ("true" south). It is just that "true" north refers to something technical, because we have several norths. Magnetic declination is a value added or subtracted from magnetic north in order to orient to true geographic north. Mostly, it does not matter unless you are flying or sailing some large distance. Then, if you do not correct, you might not find your (air)port.

However … note above, that I used the word "orient". Does that discriminate against westerners? We never speak of "open ground occidenteering."

So, yes, Prof. Caputo is not a deep thinker.

His failures do not invalidate other learning. If a person does not want to think, that is their problem.

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Here's another one who votes:

Police: Woman Blames Obama For Counterfeiting Money

The lady glued the front and the back together on paper printed on a computer and tried to pass this off as legal tender at a store. She said she printed dollars because she read that Obama had passed a law that allowed people on a fixed income to print their own money.

I wonder who this one is going to vote for in the future.

:)

Michael

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Here's another one who votes:

Police: Woman Blames Obama For Counterfeiting Money

The lady glued the front and the back together on paper printed on a computer and tried to pass this off as legal tender at a store. She said she printed dollars because she read that Obama had passed a law that allowed people on a fixed income to print their own money.

I wonder who this one is going to vote for in the future.

:smile:

Michael

I challenge her reading anything with comprehension. Read as in form the words on the piece of paper? Or, understand what she "read?"

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