Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Just the Facts

Big thanks to those of you who commented last time. It's good to know there are actual live readers out there. Well, either that or AI has really advanced.

I know some of you detest politics. Some of you love politics. Can we agree that we all hate stupidity? PLEASE !!! I've been seeing too much mouth foaming knuckle dragging stupidity since this internet thing got popular. Just because someone posts a statistic it doesn't mean their conclusion is true.I want to quickly thank Dr, Josephine Phillips one of my college( I went, really!) mentors for this simple saying "Figures don't lie but liars always figure."  A dear friend shared a link yesterday that included the alarming news that 1 in 912 people who got a certain vaccine died. If you wait long enough, they all will !!! There was NO evidence that the deaths were linked to the vaccine but it didn't stop the author from making that huge leap from coincidence to causality and rousing the rabble by spreading the alarm all over Facebook.There have been pundits claiming that college women are getting raped to get special benefits and congressmen questioning the link between carbon emissions and the death of the dinosaurs.Get out the torches and pitchforks. Seems like it might be time to post some facts of my own.

Over 90% of people who died last year had eaten chicken in the months preceding their death. Don't eat chicken and you won't die.

More people die in hospitals than at home. If you have a heart attack, be safe, stay home and a doctor won't kill you. This is 100% true unless you have a resident doctor at your house.

If you drink Coke there is a 100% chance you will die. (eventually, of something)

Climate scientists predict with 100% certainty that the drought will be followed by some rain. Plan accordingly.

Half of all Americans have below average  intelligence. There is nothing we can do about this. They do seem to cluster in certain groups and geographic regions. A significant subset will be elected to public office and think they can do things like ban talking about fracking chemicals or convince people they are better off with an $8 an hour job than a $10 an hour job.

If someone agrees with you 100% of the time, they are probably lying 50% of the time.

Here's the obligatory pottery picture. I visited a little show last Saturday and saw a friend who bought this big jar last year. So glad it has a good home.

One other thing. After reading Tony Clennell's book I'm considering writing one of my own. It's about a 16 year old boy's dreams for the future.., titled "A Wang and a Prayer". Thanks for stopping.


  1. Haven't had a computer available to read blogs and just now catching up. Boy I have missed a lot! I got a few rants of my own, just no energy left to clearly define them, thanks for doing it for me:-)

  2. And then there is the 10% rule.
    Also, pray tell, who is they?
    Thanks for my chuckle of the day.

  3. Thanks for the input everyone. Tracey if I were having your summer, I wouldn't even know where my computer was.

  4. Truer words were never spoke, rather wrote!
    That's a good looking pot!

  5. Talking my language there Dennis, it drives me nuts!! It's taking over. Idiocracy was a crap movie, but each day it seems like it's becoming reality.

  6. Lotta 'open mouth, insert foot' going on in the world these days ... on the other hand .... love that pot!

  7. nice pot, some facts, stats and words should be taken with a grain of salt


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