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The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

 
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18 April 2021 10:35
 
Brick Bungalow - 17 April 2021 11:00 PM

We do collectively understand the fallacy of lists like these right? The fundamental category error of applying an adverb in this way? As well as the irony considering the target?

I sure hope so.

Would it help if we made a list of classic stupid moves?  (as in a chess game, tennis, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, courting etc.)  (as in Trump courting Kim Jong Un, Putin, or the Crown Prince)

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-us-military-buys-charts-2018-3#standoff-land-attack-missiles-3-billion-1

Let’s say an aircraft carrier costs more than $13 billion and has a crew of 6000.  Could a plane that the U.S. has sold to the Saudis suddenly ‘sweep out of nowhere’ and hit it?

question 1.  Are there any billionaire-funded terrorists in the Middle East?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arms/defying-congress-trump-sets-8-billion-plus-in-weapons-sales-to-saudi-arabia-uae-idUSKCN1SU25R

question 2.  What did it take for Trump to be elected in 2016?

 

 
 
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unsmoked - 18 April 2021 10:35 AM

question 2.  What did it take for Trump to be elected in 2016?

A lot of FUD and single-issues-voters losing the baby along with the bath water.

 
 
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19 April 2021 10:18
 
Jefe - 18 April 2021 11:36 AM
unsmoked - 18 April 2021 10:35 AM

question 2.  What did it take for Trump to be elected in 2016?

A lot of FUD and single-issues-voters losing the baby along with the bath water.

FUD  noun
fear, uncertainty and doubt, usually evoked intentionally in order to put a competitor at a disadvantage.
“the FUD factor”

Another thing - if there are Universal Laws of Human Stupidity, are there also U.S. Laws of Human Stupidity, like selling powerful weapons to dangerous people? 

https://giffords.org/lawcenter/gun-laws/policy-areas/background-checks/universal-background-checks/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/08/05/743579605/how-the-u-s-compares-to-other-countries-in-deaths-from-gun-violence

 

 

 

 
 
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