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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:24 AM
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Jumping to Conclusions is Great Exercise!
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 09:25 AM by Philosoraptor
I do it, you do it, even people in Peru do it, let's do it, let's jump to conclusions.

As with every breaking story news cycle, people jump to conclusions, its a fun mental exercise that does no harm, we aren't lawyers or judges, we're consumers of news and we will jump to conclusions.

Take any subject in the news, and conclusions will be jumped to, then a few days pass and things of course are not always as they are first reported.

Watching reactions on chat sites is a great way to witness this conclusion jumping phenomenon. Some of us turn out to be right, others wrong, it happens every time.

To this day people differ on the JFK murder, and have come to many different conclusions, some say it was solved, others say it never was.

But there are always those who think they know the answers before there's even been a charge filed against someone. All we can do is speculate about Osama, Jon Benet, nine eleven, and any number of other breaking news stories.

That's one of the things that makes us human, but many times it comes down to two people agreeing to not agree about a subject, or waiting till the jury is in.

Let's try, and I will too, not to come to conclusions so quickly.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:31 AM
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1. Osama killed Jon Benet with help from Saddam and hezbollah
with second hand smoke.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:33 AM
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2. And radio controlled planes n/t
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:35 AM
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4. with snakes on them.....n/t
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:39 AM
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7. I don't know how I forgot the snakes on the m****f'ing plane
my bad
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:41 AM
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9. Radio controlled snakes.. n/t
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:42 AM
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11. radio controlled snakes is nothing new
ben franklin invented them in fact.
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:47 AM
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12. You silly goose, everyone knows it was the Iranians
with Syrian intelligence and Hugo Chavez' rope.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 10:31 AM
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13. sorry - I am stuck in the last (s)election cycle's fear
I'll update my message.

thanks for the heads up.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:35 AM
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3. The Phantom Tollbooth
Yes, I get fed up with the jumping to conclusions too - the kneejerk rejection of any positive news on the economy or the "war on terror," for example.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:36 AM
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5. It was the Pajamaheddin, Hezblogbollah, and the ghost of Soupy Sales
The TRUE Axis of Evil.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:37 AM
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6. Soupy?!?! I didn't know. I need a few moments alone.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:40 AM
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8. He was a secret Comminist/Fascist/Capitalist
and an enforcer for the Hong Kong Opium Tong.

Didn't you know?
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:41 AM
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10. I've got this mat. It has certain conclusions written on it. You know
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 09:42 AM by izzybeans
that you can jump to.

Anyway that's how I decide which way I'm rollin'. The right conclusion is always out of reach on the first try, unless I've eat spinach just before hand, or maybe when I get bit by genetically engineered spiders. Then I can jump all the way to "correct". But that is rare because I hate spinach and I have periodic arachno-gassings in my home.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 03:41 PM
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14. weeee
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