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What I have learned on the Internet.

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Dragoon44, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    1. Many Netzians views are formed and held emotionally rather than rationally.

    2. The more vocal, passionate, and adamant they are on a subject the less likely they are to actually know what they are talking about.

    3. The average Netzians reading comprehension is abysmal.

    4. As long as it conforms to their bias, prejudice, or ideology many will accept the most absurd story or claims as the gospel truth.

    5. Critical thinking does not play a role in many Netzians thought processes.

    6. The net has been a source of joy for those that previously thought they were alone in their paranoid delusions.

    7. Many hold as credible Internet "news" sources that would make the most ardent practitioner of yellow journalism green with envy.

    8. Many cannot distinguish between fact and opinion.

    9. Ideology serves as an effective shield against reason and logic.

    10. The dumber someone is the more they are convinced of their own intelligence.
     
  2. 9jeeps

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    PNW

  3. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    I agree with those.

    I have learned many things but one of the things that "sticks in my craw", is how much some people cant understand "systems" and these are the same people that damned well havnt risen to any level outside the system.

    An example of this would be people who eschew higher education/training/real learning, but not because they have really ever done a damned thing...but because they know a guy who....

    We also see this with our society and the role of Law Enforcement. There are people who go on and on about how they dont need the police and if they could opt out of the system, the would. Of course, these people go on and on about how they can take care of themselves. The irony is, almost all of them have never had a single "SHTF" incident and in general, the reason for that is.....for all it's faults the system (LE) works pretty well.

    So many people think cometency is innate and just cant see how much hard work goes into systems and becomeing a valid part of said systems.

    I stay as far away as I can from people who substitute excuses for results.
     
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  4. mixflip

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    I learned that most gun netzian gun enthusiests have very thin skin and ironically have inflated egos.
     
  5. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    If you've read Atlas Shrugged and Starship Troopers, you are more patriotic and intellectually superior to those sheep who haven't.

    Going on (ridealongs) and hanging out with (real) cops at quik stop qualifies you to comment as a (real) insider.
     
  6. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    BTW, no matter what you do, someone will have a problem with it.
     
  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

  8. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Hey they got a gun, no paper target on the range has ever outdrawn them or out shot them. While it is true they have probably never even been in a real fight in their life, they are nevertheless steely eyed badasses with ice water running in their veins.
     
  9. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Expertise in any area qualifies as expertise in all others.

    Lacking expertise in any area is irrelevant, as everyone's opinion is valid.

    The number of persons with a given opinion on a board is reflective of the world.

    Any source which supports one's unfounded opinion is valid, even if the source is known to be wrong on similar issues. (i.e., the NYT that refers to blood-thirsty gun-owners with assault pistols in .9mm can be trusted when the editorial slant agrees with your view of wikileaks.)
     
  10. MacG22

    MacG22 CLM

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    You forgot the most important, Dragoon.

    If they disagree with me, they are an irrational, uneducated, and delusional Netzian. If they agree with me, they are intelligent posters deserving of respect.
     
  11. Anyone who has done less than me is a n00b. Anyone who has done more is lying or has no life.
     
  12. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    +1 :rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    I was actually about to post that...

    On the internet you are the badest man alive and everyone else is lying.
     
  14. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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  15. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    It's not just on the net, Dragoon.... There are plenty of people who act like that in the real world.
     
  16. Science, research, and statistics mean nothing if they contradict what the Netzian believes. However, if they support the Netzian belief then science, research, and statistics are proof beyond any doubt and cannot be argued against.
     
  17. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    Dragoon, I can think of a couple other sites where people would find your observations interesting...to say the least.

    :animlol:
     
  18. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I am betting they would deny the resemblance.

    :whistling::rofl::rofl:
     
  19. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    True, sorry if I gave the impression that the individuals described were reasonable, intelligent, or mature, or not mentally disturbed off-line.

    :supergrin: