Ignorance Is Bliss

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:36 | 5068558 Slave
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What global warming? Where's my fucking summer? Light off some fucking nukes already. That'll heat this bitch up.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:38 | 5068570 economics9698
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Between the 85 IQ idiots and the 138 IQ know it all’s we are truly fucked.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:43 | 5068585 Oldwood
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Its not the idiots running the country, its the idiots following them.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:10 | 5068669 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Seriously, is that a monkey in the cartoon?  Looks like the monkey in the Lion King.  Too bad the monkey doesn't have a grenade in its hands.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:47 | 5068773 0b1knob
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If ignorance is bliss then Choomboy must be the happiest man in the 57 states.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:56 | 5068799 e_goldstein
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I thought there were only 56 states. Did we annex the nation of Africa already?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:15 | 5068837 Bill of Rights
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I see what you did there, lmao

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:34 | 5068869 Elvis the Pelvis
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The world's always been screwed up.  Crisis after crisis after crisis.  Nothing has really changed--except we now all shit on toilets.  Bitchez.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:51 | 5068905 Harbanger
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We may go back to not having toilets again.  The Ancient Romans had nice toilets and sewers and baths 3000 years ago.  Then after the fall of the empire, and the ensuing dark ages, people were shitting in pots and throwing it out the window into the street.  Until about the 17th cenutry.  I think Queen Elisabeth had one of the first toilets.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:09 | 5068933 runningman18
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I wish all our troubles could be attributed to "ignorance", but there is far more complex and intelligent planning going on here then most people would like to admit.  The money-men are not dumb; arrogant maybe, but not dumb, and Obama takes his marching order from them.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:04 | 5069210 Tall Tom
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Piss Boy...Come here Piss Boy.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGfXiIXTpE0

 

Yes. It is good to be King.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:26 | 5069374 oudinot
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There wasn't any ancient Romans 3,000 years ago: Rome was founded around 776 BC and it was quite primitive at that time.

2,000 years ago is a proper time frame for your 'nice toilets".....

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:12 | 5069709 Harbanger
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LOL.  I knew that, it was typo.  Didn't mean to offend.  Do we agree people were shitting in pots for about 1200 years before they rediscovered a toilet bowl?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:23 | 5069741 Herd Redirectio...
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A lot of people don't know this, but another name for Anatolia is Rum (aka Rome).

And meanwhile, on the European side, the land is called RUMelia (again Rome).

And there is the nation of... Romania not too far away.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:34 | 5069776 Harbanger
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Anatolia was part of the roman empire.  The empire fell in the West, much like today.  The Eastern empire called Byzantine continued for centuries,.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:53 | 5073123 oudinot
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YES.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:02 | 5069679 AGuy
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"I think Queen Elisabeth had one of the first toilets."

Wrong Queen. Queen Victoria.

 

The Romans didn't have flush toilets, but they did have sewers and public baths. Unfortunately public baths were unhealthy as sick people often went to the public baths which ended up infecting other bathers.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:21 | 5069732 Harbanger
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That's even worse.  Victoria was the 19th century.  I think you get the point of how society can go backwards for centuries after a collapse.  I think I'm right about Elizabeth though.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 09:51 | 5069514 Long-John-Silver
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If you listen to that entire idiotic statement he stated there are 60 States. Video Here (in new window).

If you don't want to watch the video here is a short summery. When he made that statement he claimed to have visited 57 States, had one remaining State to visit, and his security team was not going to allow him to visit Alaska and Hawaii. That's 60 States.

 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:00 | 5069880 Kayman
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Of course there are 60 states. Obama confirmed that with a phone call to the President of Canada.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:28 | 5068857 Emergency Ward
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It's like when they asked Jerry Springer where he found the guests to go on his show, he answered, "A better question would be, 'Where did I find the audience?'"

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:47 | 5069396 NidStyles
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Easy, they are the same people that ridiculed him out of office.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 00:13 | 5068938 Cabreado
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"Its not the idiots running the country, its the idiots following them."

C'mon, Oldwood... you know it is both.
And every ounce of energy spent neglecting false leadership is wasted.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:38 | 5069198 BobPaulson
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I totally agree with Oldwood. We get the government we deserve. Guns and butter is keeping enough of the population under control that the ones who see the emperor has no clothes have no chance of getting the ball rolling. The Red Pill/Blue Pill ratio is still too low for us to get out from under this cloud of mind control. 

Discomfort will not lead to rebellion. It takes outrage. I don't see it yet. If the Pigmen are smart, which they are, they will manage the outrate index to below a tipping point line, and the day of reckoning we are all secretly hoping for may never come. Plan accordingly.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:40 | 5069617 TheReplacement
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Oldwood is right.  The idiots running things are only representing the idiots who elected them.  Well, that is if elections are real which seems doubtful in many instances.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:13 | 5069713 AGuy
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"The idiots running things are only representing the idiots who elected them"

Unfortunately there is no IQ limits for voting. My guess is that 90% of voters, vote in order to get something for nothing from gov't. Even many RNC voters want gov't handouts or subsidies.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:03 | 5069888 Kayman
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Snap cards, government jobs, or government contracts- it is all welfare. Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what's in it for you.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:19 | 5069937 Harbanger
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"no IQ limits for voting."

Democrats don't even want people to show ID for voting, nevermind IQ test.  They would lose every election.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:31 | 5070529 Uncle Remus
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Shoot Jimmy, you don't even have to be able to fog a mirror.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:30 | 5069758 A Nanny Moose
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Authority is worthless without obedience.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:42 | 5069390 Winston Smith 2009
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"Its not the idiots running the country, its the idiots following them."

Exactly. Wanna' see the reason for our current condition? Take a look around you the next time you're out on the town. Or maybe look in the mirror.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 21:51 | 5068615 Urban Redneck
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How can someone with only a 138 IQ not realize that they don't know it all?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:07 | 5068662 xavi1951
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Did you just answer your question with your question?

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:07 | 5068663 nmewn
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They do but willful ignorance is the same as deception, on an ethics test. Which they never say they flunked and refuse to take remedial courses in order to pass.

They seem disinterested in it ;-)

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 04:20 | 5069219 Tall Tom
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economics9698 wrote, "Between the 85 IQ idiots and the 138 IQ know it all’s we are truly fucked."

 

Let's dissect this statement. The people whom have IQs ranging between 85 and 138 comprise the vast majority of people.

 

It is those people whom are the problem as they choose to follow the leaders. People with IQs of less than 85 do not know any better and the people with IQs over 138 tend to be the leaders.

 

Without followers the leaders are powerless and those whom have IQs of 85 or less are not really ever a threat.

 

So who is to blame?

 

Take a good look in the mirror.

 

It is back to that wonderful rhetorical and truthful statement...YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 10:59 | 5069668 vie
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I think he was refering to the 138 IQ think tankers who team up with the 85 IQ useful idiots to achieve their agendas.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 22:24 | 5068709 Grouchy Marx
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Arrogance correlates with education level. Not perfectly, but enough to suggest an answer. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:41 | 5069301 Headbanger
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:38 | 5069387 Grouchy Marx
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It's a deep and all but certain truth about narcissistic personalities that to meet them is to love them, but to know them well is to find them unbearable. Confidence quickly curdles into arrogance; smarts turn to smugness, charm turns to smarm."

Jeffrey Kluger

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:41 | 5070555 Uncle Remus
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So, know yourself then.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:12 | 5068833 Harbanger
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The dumber they are the bigger the windbag.  Spoiled children think they know it all too, so we're born with it.  It's a sign of immaturity and foolishness at any age.  And that's our bigger societal problem, we're a bunch of all ego, no substance, dumb know it all bitchez.  The truly intelligent people know they don't know squat about anything.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:37 | 5069196 Parrotile
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The "problem" with learning new things / ideas, is that the more you learn, the more you realise you do not know, and that in itself is a rather humbling experience.

In "The Good Old Days" before the Internet as we now know it,  "learning" usually meant Journal subscriptions, reprint requests and regular Library visits. Nowadays, everyone with Net access also has access to the "Global Library" - some of it good, some of it bad, but all information nevertheless (and those hyperlinks mean no more sticky notes with scribbled refrences). One would have thought (maybe expected) that with all this usually "free"and very readily obtained information, everyone would by now be a little more reasonable, and less dogmatic however we seem to see the opposite. More entrenched views, more social dissatisfaction, and a lot more violence both at home (domestic and National), and abroad (Wars and rumours of wars).

 

 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 06:12 | 5069283 Grumbleduke
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most people seek information they are interested about. Inevitably, this leads them to seek out those opinions which confirms their world view.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

 

Today, it is easy to dismiss information and seek another one. In the yesterdays, library or book stores - you invested money and time to seek out maybe 2-6 books. As you did so, you felt the obligation to read them, no matter how stupid you felt for buying/lending it. This was a much healthier process, and gave plenty food for thought.

Now, I just click away whatever I don't want to hear, throw in some punches in the comment section - and off to infowars :-D (not really).

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 08:49 | 5069401 Realname
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Stupid video about some kittens 15 million views.

Video about how to build your own solar water heating system 10,000 views.

That pretty much sums up how truly ass-backwards most people are.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:47 | 5070027 Urban Redneck
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The naive idealistic view from the ivory towers... Unfortunately it often comes from the same bunch of pompous idiots who have utterly failed to teach the next generation how to think, despite being paid to do so and claiming to be experts in teaching.

A kid can now get a PhD without ever changing out of his pajamas and getting off the couch, either in his parents' or the frat house's basement. Yet instead of better writing or better research, the actual result has been the explosion of the iodiocrasy and its insane drivel passing for educated writing.

Bring back the microfilm!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:53 | 5070035 SDShack
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"How can someone with only a 138 IQ not realize that they don't know it all?"

Because they are sociopaths, so by definition, they believe they are infallible in their own mind. They will never ever even consider that they don't know it all. The world today is run by sociopaths, and it explains why everything is so fucked.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:18 | 5069177 barre-de-rire
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thinking IQ makes it all make you just as stupid as the ones you think of.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:22 | 5070681 logicalman
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Glad I'm outside the range you refer to.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:49 | 5071239 Frankie Carbone
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I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that both the mean IQ and the overall IQ distribution of Fight Club is shifted to the right of the general population. 

That said, there are a lot of decent and noble people here that are standing up for principles greater than themselves, at great risk of being "listed". 

Which suggests that the upper bound of intelligence that you quote and suggest is partially responsible to our ills is just not true. 

I don't think it is intelligent people that are screwing us. No, these are socio/psychopathic people that will cross lines that you and I dare not cross. 

THAT is the advantage that the establishment has. It's not "intelligence". No, it's ruthlessness and I doubt the R-squared on a fit between ruthlessness and intelligence is that high. So that leads me to believe that our masters are similar to the general population in IQ and are closer representative slice than you might think. From Congress right down to the thug with a badge.  

 

 

 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:19 | 5071324 steelrules
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The greater the tendency towards genius the greater the tendency towards psychopathy.

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