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BS: What are you skeptical about?

Amos 27 Dec 12 - 09:40 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Amos
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 09:40 PM

I think a lot of the skepticism listed on this thread is unfounded and probably reactionary. I am skeptical that it is genuine skepticism, and if it is, I think it is probably misplaced or misguided.

And I wish you all a prosperous and adventurous 2013.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 09:13 PM

Don... that's a personal attack(s). Well justified, but... it is just that.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 09:09 PM

Internet petitions

Bobert's predictions

:)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 08:21 PM

Anything posted by Guest from Sanity, Akenaton, Keith A of Hertford, Bearded Bruce and PDQ.

And that includes their Mudcat Monikers.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:55 PM

I've been skeptical of tilapia for about 50 years. The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission stocked them in a number of lakes back in the 1960s. They were touted as gamefish, but the geniuses at the FG&FWFC neglected to consider that tilapia eat algae, not worms, not crickets, not artificial lures. They successfully grew a bunch of big-assed "game" fish that couldn't be legally caught by recreational fishermen. The only way to catch them was by net, which required a commercial license, and the commercial fishermen didn't want the things because there was no market for them. The FG&FWFC wound up poisoning the tilapia-stocked lakes and, later, restocking them with native gamefish.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:41 PM

I am skeptical about marketing boards, and even more so with those that "supply market" goat shit;)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:37 PM

Thanks you Jim (Dixon) but this only confirms my suspiciouns about tilapia. It can be any one of 100 species!!??!!! So how do ya know what species you're getting.And the fish at wiki looks more like it belongs in a home aquarium than on a dinner plate. Hmmmm. Maybe we're really eating guppy.

Don't trust tilapia, no no not one bit. (but thanks for the send)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 05:35 PM

Ed... yer gonna get in shit with the Goat Shit Marketing Board.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 04:07 PM

Your skepticism complements mine admirably. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 03:18 PM

I am skeptical about the further use of "Chongo" threads and others like unto it ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 01:44 PM

I am skeptical regarding the further use of this thread and a host of others like unto it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 10:39 AM

The latest health trend - many of 'em promoted by Dr. OZ.

Who cares if a goat herder from a remote community in Nepal ate goat shit (from one goat that ate a specific berry) and lived to 150 - your life span is mostly locked up in your genes folks - and you can't "turn the clock back" by swallowing a bottle of expensive and trendy dried berries (or goat shit).


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 11:26 PM

Yeah BWL... kinda makes ya wonder, don't it? And not just tech... just being human and caring about each other. It seems to "blend" these days and the meaning gets gone all to fast. It's sad.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 11:16 PM

I'm skeptical of humanity's ability to discriminate between meaningful technological innovation and meaningless technological distraction.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 10:21 PM

LG: This might enlighten you about tilapia:

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

I just hope you're not too skeptical about Wikipedia to read it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 04:17 PM

Cheese food. Either it's cheese or it's not. Cheese food is not food.

And for that matter any margerine that says no trans fats and then has it in small print on the label.

And now we have to be skeptical of fish. I know personally I've paid 12 a pound for flounder that didn't taste like flounder, and while we're on the subject :what the h*** is tilapia??? I never heard of it when I was young. I have a feeling it's really nothing minced crab, breadcrumbs and soap.

Most mewscasters. I tuned in one night to see two ABC TV anchorman doing the polka. I mean, I know Walter Cronchite is long gone, but HONESTLY, is this how far down we've dome?

Atheists - I have no problem with anyone's faith or lack their of,
but some avowed atheists are awfully...strident. I was in a room full of them last month and when someone sneezed, they couldn't even say Godblessyou. I mean, Really.

Those folkies (oh Im gonna get in trouble for this one) who swear they know exactly how a song was sung 500 years ago.

Mega vitamins. Just eat some fruit for goshsakes.

That pompous poseur Gary Null

Anyone who says they know everything.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: John P
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 01:44 PM

I'm skeptical of anything of which I can't make logical sense and of which I can't confirm the facts using sources I'm not skeptical of. That includes most of the items in most of the lists posted here.

I'm not skeptical of math.

I'm not skeptical of about half of our scientific knowledge. The rest is still speculation.

I'm not skeptical that playing music is good for me emotionally.

I'm very skeptical of anyone who is a member of a religion or a political party.

I'm skeptical of anything anyone says if there's the slightest chance that they will gain money or power by saying it.

Although I am filled with hope on a variety of topics, I am skeptical of it. Interesting how the emotions and the mind can often have different sets of standards.

There are things that are knowable and things that aren't. There are things that are deducible and things that aren't. I'm skeptical of anyone who claims to know or deduce anything that's in the second set. Speculation can be fun and can be good for the mind, as long as we remember that it doesn't provide answers.

There are things, like organic food being better for us, that I'm willing to go along with just in case. I am more skeptical of people who say that adding untried chemicals to our food isn't bad for us. Life is often a choice between things I'm skeptical of and things I'm less skeptical of.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 12:29 PM

*Subaru entering NASCAR

Why should they? They kick ass in the off road distance races!

I think that President Obama could play for the Washington Generals.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 12:24 PM

Any explanation of or solution to a problem that fits on a bumper sticker.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 03:48 AM

I am skeptical about anything that says it's been 'improved'.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 07:41 PM

Let's see??? Since my last list a couple years ago I'd have to add:

*Johnny Boehner's ability to herd cats, i.e. the Republican caucus

*The Redskins, should they make the playoffs, getting past the 1st round

*The American political system surviving itself

*In that same vein, majority rule

*Subaru entering NASCAR

*Wyona even sending LH a Christmas card

*Chongz entering the Betty Ford to deal with his poo obsession

*Sane gun control laws

*Michelle Bauckmann and/or Sara Palin doing a Tea Party shoot for Playboy

*Obama trying out for the Washington Wizards after his 2nd term

That's nuff for now...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: kendall
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 07:39 PM

Petitions. I'm told they are just scams to collect e mail addresses.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: ollaimh
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 07:21 PM

what exactly is a plie of steaming willie?

i'm skeptical of there being much ethical thought on mudcat. with the notable exception of little hawk.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 06:13 PM

CBC Marketplace-Homeopathy


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ed T
Date: 25 Dec 12 - 06:09 PM

Does this experiment mean anything to you?

Does homeopathy make scientific sense?


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 06:15 AM

Following the latest gimicky fashion trends which also includes Widescreen Plasma tvs, X-Boxes, Wii Boards, Computers, latest Gadgetry etc. knowing that another one will follow behind with more hype, charging even sillier money.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 06:29 PM

Republicans


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 05:39 PM

And with good reason!

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 05:18 PM

i am sceptical about the existence of chingo chomp


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:52 PM

Trust yourself
Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best
Trust yourself
Trust yourself to do what's right and not be second-guessed
Don't trust me to show you beauty
When beauty may only turn to rust
If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself

Trust yourself
Trust yourself to know the way that will prove true in the end
Trust yourself
Trust yourself to find the path where there is no if and when
Don't trust me to show you the truth
When the truth may only be ashes and dust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself

Well, you're on your own, you always were
In a land of wolves and thieves
Don't put your hope in ungodly man
Or be a slave to what somebody else believes

Trust yourself
And you won't be disappointed when vain people let you down
Trust yourself
And look not for answers where no answers can be found
Don't trust me to show you love
When my love may be only lust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself

- Bob Dylan


That's Bob's take on it, and that's the way I see it too. Trust yourself.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:25 PM

As for all those people I haven't met or dealt with yet....I neither trust nor distrust them. I have no reason to either trust or distrust them at present, do I? I make no assumptions about them one way or the other. They have nothing to fear from me, and I probably have nothing to fear from most of them either.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:22 PM

It is precisely because I trust myself that I do not trust most of the ruling authority figures in this society, Ebbie. I trust myself for good reason, given long acquaintance with my basic trustworthiness. I also trust a number of personal friends, again, due to long acquaintence and a proven track record. I also trust the powers of Nature and the powers of life itself. Same basic deal.

I trust other people who tend to go on that same kind of basis...they trust themselves, proven friends, and the powers of Nature and life itself.

The ruling authority figures in this society are mostly tied to various established hierarchies which are bent on securing and maintaining their old routines, maintaining the pecking order, and securing power, property, and money. That's why I don't trust them. Their motives have not remained pure nor is their thinking unclouded, in most cases. ;-) I grant there are a few exceptions. You can find an occasional gem hidden in a field of clay.

In public school, for instance, I had at least 2 teachers who were absolutely exceptional at their job, highly motivated, and of high ideals. They brought the best out in anyone they taught. I trusted them.

"By their fruits you shall know them."


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:12 PM

I was skeptical about how I could typo an "a" into "why" when the "a" is so far from the "h" and the "y".

However, I have come up with a theory. I belive that there are dirty satellites upon which letters stick when people post on the internut. Some of the letters get stuck and sometimes letters that come loose get included in new posts, appearing out of nowhere such as the "a" in my post above.

Oh... you laugh and scoff at my theory now, but as soon as I build my big ladder and make millions cleaning satellites so that letters don't stick to them, who'll be laughing then eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:05 PM

grrr... why?


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: gnu
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 03:04 PM

Whay do you ask?


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 02:02 PM

Ake, see, I don't think of my comment as being an attack. It is more in the line of "Nothing common to the human condition can be alien to me."

To my mind, that is indisputably true. If I cannot trust anyone, it stands to reason that I cannot trust myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: olddude
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 02:00 PM

ACCORDION Music


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: akenaton
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 01:41 PM

I see Ebbie's been back to the woodshed to fetch her stiletto! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: olddude
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 01:36 PM

Women with handguns


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Ebbie
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 01:28 PM

I am skeptical about people who are skeptical about darn near everything. To my mind, all it proves is that the person doesn't trust him/herself at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Zen
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 12:38 PM

I've never used that stuff. Couldn't see any point in it

Eureka! (;>)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 12:25 PM

I am sceptical about cholesterol and statins. My parents ate tons of butter, cheese and cream etc and lived to a ripe old age. Goodness knows what their cholesterol 'number' was. Load of rubbish, all that. And SKY TV's motto "Believe in Better" when they can TWICE a year put their prices up in spite of your contract. And, until it actually arrives, I'm sceptical about my Winter Fuel Payment. Hurry up will you, winter is here and I need to buy some oil!


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:44 AM

I've never used that stuff. Couldn't see any point in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: olddude
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:39 AM

guys who use after shave!


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:29 AM

Quite possibly, Patsy. The only way you can be sure about anything is by having direct personal experience of it. That's what I normally try to go on, and the rest remains hypothetical or theoretical.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 10:08 AM

I am sceptical about anything I hear, read or am told. Like bad dreams I reverse it and then I think I am closer to the truth.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 09:45 AM

Spaw's sense of proportion. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Greg F.
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 09:29 AM

Doug R's sanity.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: Boho
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 09:24 AM

Dinosaurs.

Aeroplanes.


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Subject: RE: BS: What are you skeptical about?
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 07:45 AM

black belt you are english .please please use sceptical.


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