This is why America is a laughing-stock

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How many sides does a triangle have?

zero
0
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one
0
No votes
two
0
No votes
three
3
50%
four
0
No votes
five
0
No votes
terrorism
1
17%
we will bring freedom to the triangle
2
33%
 
Total votes: 6

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This is why America is a laughing-stock

Post by Hostrauser » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:26 am

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Re: This is why America is a laughing-stock

Post by frankiE » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:02 am

Don't be so hard on all these folks :roll:

I'll bet they could teach a class on super-sizing a Value Meal :!:
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Post by Marianne » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:38 pm

I wonder how many people they interviewed to get a sizable collection of stupid answers. Search long and hard enough, and you can find anything. After all, its humorous to most of us cause we do know the answers to the questions asked, and can get a chuckle out of the stupid ones.

So I guess not all Americans are stupid, just enough of them to entertain the rest of us. 8-)
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Post by Blurae1 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:16 am

A better question is probably how many of them work for a living? How many of the sacrificed for their families? How many of them raised families? How many of them have time to watch the evening news each day? I noticed most if not all were on the city streets. Wonder where they were going? Work? Home from work? Shopping for their family? These are probably more important questions......................Bill

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Post by LAMystreaux » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:46 am

Good points by Blue and Marianne. You could probably go to any country and ask the same type of questions and then edit out the responses one way or another depending on the result you want and make a video just like this one. I am betting they interviewed many others who knew the answers to these questions. But hey, when you want to make America look bad, or anything for that matter, it's not that difficult unless you are being disingenuous.
Just because your hate is masked by "free thinking" or being "open-minded" does not make it right.

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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:54 am

I'm sure you're right. These were just ordinary citizens confused by difficult questions and the strange accent of the person asking them. Oh, and poll added to topic.
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Post by SCVStar » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:11 am

LAMystreaux wrote:Good points by Blue and Marianne. You could probably go to any country and ask the same type of questions and then edit out the responses one way or another depending on the result you want and make a video just like this one. I am betting they interviewed many others who knew the answers to these questions. But hey, when you want to make America look bad, or anything for that matter, it's not that difficult unless you are being disingenuous.
Yeah, I agree.. You can go to just about any country and do this..I think I saw one where they went to the UK also with the same results. I have to say the poll cracked me up though..I voted for bringing freedom to the triangle..Haha

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Post by LAMystreaux » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:16 am

Hostrauser wrote:I'm sure you're right. These were just ordinary citizens confused by difficult questions and the strange accent of the person asking them. Oh, and poll added to topic.
There are stupid people everywhere. But, there are also smart people everywhere. Even in red states.
Just because your hate is masked by "free thinking" or being "open-minded" does not make it right.

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Post by chadwick » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:58 am

LAMystreaux wrote:But, there are also smart people everywhere. Even in red states.

Oh yeah, which ones? :duck:


Just kidding of course

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Post by Marianne » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:00 am

Hostrauser wrote:Oh, and poll added to topic.
One of the potential answers shoud be "Is this a trick question?" 8-)
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Not so fast my friends...

Post by Jazzman » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:27 am

You could make an argument for TWO, either front and back (if it were cut out on a piece of paper) or inside and outside (just to be punny).

I suppose one could also say FIVE also (the "obvious" THREE sides of the figure itself plus the front and back).

It all depends on how you look at it, doesn't it.
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Re: Not so fast my friends...

Post by Hostrauser » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:09 pm

Jazzman wrote:You could make an argument for TWO, either front and back (if it were cut out on a piece of paper) or inside and outside (just to be punny).

I suppose one could also say FIVE also (the "obvious" THREE sides of the figure itself plus the front and back).

It all depends on how you look at it, doesn't it.
Not quite.

The triangle is a 2-dimensional mathematical construct. It is impossible to build in 3-dimensional space. Anything you build in reality (out of blocks, paper cut-outs, etc.) will be triangle-shaped, but will not be an actual triangle.
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Post by Jazzman » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Now you're being literal. You seem to take advantage of a lot of gray area in political arguments when it suits you. Forgive me for trying to inject some lightheartedness. I'll be more careful next time.
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Post by Hostrauser » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:26 pm

Liberal? I've always been liberal. What are you talking about?

Oh... literal. Yes, well, there's no room for lightheartedness in mathematical constructs. :bruce:
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Post by abalone » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:31 pm

I've done some survey research, and it is always jarring to discover those people in society. But they really do exist.

Lest we make too much fun of others, how many of you can locate Bolivia, Nigeria, and Thailand (three fairly important and/or recently in the news countries) on the map?

By the way, I got a kick out of California and New York being in the Axis of Evil. Maybe that makes me Dr. Evil!!
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