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Just how stupid are some people these days ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by HMHB, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. HMHB

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    I was looking through my local area news stories when I came across this article where a five year old nearly lost his life after crashing the quad bike he had been bought. They are saying that someone should have told them how powerful and dangerous it was :eek: Are you thick ? It's got an engine and you're letting a five year old ride it :mad:
    Are people generally more stupid or are they always looking for someone else to blame these days ?
     
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    Unfortunately people do appear to be more stupid. They don't think things out and then when it turns horribly wrong they try and put the blame elsewhere.

    Which is why there are so many things these days with ridiculous disclaimers on that would appear obvious but the manufacturers put down to cover their backs.
     
  3. la gran siete

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    some people have more money than sense :(
     
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    What the hell where they thinking buying something like that for a five year old :nono:
     
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    Crikey... probably the very same people who burned themselves on MacDonalds legendary 'contents may be hot' coffee.... :rolleyes:
     
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    They'll be absolutely minted by now, if that McDonald's case was anything to go by... :mad:
     
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    Trouble is if it isn't licenced dimwits think it's 'safe for kids'. Then the govt brings in a licence and everybody squeels 'big brother'. :rolleyes:
     
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    Bad parents compensating for their incapabilities by furnishing lavish gifts to obnoxious offspring.
     
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    Oh people are colossally stupid. It's a fact of life. I mean look how many believe in a god! :rolleyes:
     
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    The story says that the child lives with his grandparents and they bought him the quad....and I thought that grandparents were more protective of their grandchildren :rolleyes:
     
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    My four year old had a quad bike for his birthday,the difference is,it is battery powered.Still quicker than my walking pace. :eek: .Anything powered by an engine should have a minimum age rating of 16+.
     
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    I wonder if they will be returning the Salt Water crodile they bought him for a pet as well?

    TBH I think those parents / grandparents should be prosecuted for neglect and it should be put on the national news every night for a month.

    Big notice running underneath - "you are responsable for the saftey and actions of your children .... you will be held legally responsable for accidents, injuries and damage caused by idoicy"
     
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    Thats one of the major reasons I dispair for the future of humanity.
     
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    Both. Common sense is too much to expect from so many it seems these days, and the very idea of taking responsibility for one's own actions? Perish the thought.
     
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    Not a lot of leeway here then ... :rotfl:
     
  16. la gran siete

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    I dont have aproblem with people believing in a god . If it brings peace , contentment and some meaning to their lives then so be it . I do have a problem with proselitysing or thinking "my God is the right God "
    Personally I'm agnostic.
     
  17. Gary D

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    nothing surprises me anymore. we humans are inherently stupid (did you know Pearl Harbour made $450 million :eek: )

    the age of personal responsibility is long gone, after all if the 5 year old dies then they will sue the shop that sold it, the company that made it and the local council for letting them sell it.

    the faster our race dies out the better - but at the rate were going it wont be too long. i've come to the conclusion that we need a world leader - a dictator if you will - someone to TELL us how its going to be - either that or we die out.

    Controversial views i know :smashin: - discuss :D


    Gary
     
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    I vote Gary D...:clap:
     
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    I vote for ME!, as self-proclaimed leader of the "it's your life, now go do something with it" party... I think I'm the natural choice... :D
     
  20. la gran siete

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    Hitler Mussolini Franco Hussein Stalin Argentine Junta???? Err no! Prefer to make my own mistakes thank you( I once supported Arsenal :eek: )
     
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    You seem to be confused over the word Dictator and its meaning.
    It does not automatically infer that it also means a tyrant.

    You can have a 'benevolent' dicator.
     
  22. Gary D

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    Who said a dictator has to be evil? question is can the rest of us afford your mistakes? Its not a pop at you personally - its just an illusration. Humans are stupid sheep like creatures - period! so how do we stop people doing stupid things like posioning the planet, using up all natural resourse etc etc? through personal freedom? thats a laugh :D well the politicans have failed - after all they want is your vote, so i doubt they would really do want is needed to save the planet. they might play round the edges - but the edges aren't enough. for example - i believe that people shopuld have o take a parenting test before they have kids - if they fail it then sterlise them so they cant inflict there badly behaved prats on the rest of us (e,g - do you think it a good idea to give a five year old a motorised 4x4? Answer: Yes Result - no kids for you as you are too stupid to bring them up.

    so as long as you have the choice you will always choose (most of the time) what is best for you and NOT everyone else and not what is best for the life of the planet. therefore as individuals we will (most of the time) never make the right choice. Therefore we need to be told what to do.

    its just a thought, after all the current system really doesn't work does it?


    Gary
     
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    Name two.
     
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    Someone telling me what to do??? I don't think so :eek: :D
     
  25. Gary D

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    smelly that just proves my point. i'm 39 and lucky for me i'll most likey be dead in the next 40 - so i wont be here when the really battles start of the earths resources.

    after all your personal freedom is worth far more than the future of the planet isn'y it?


    Gary

    disclaimer: i'm not haviong a go at people personally (so please dont think i am) i'm just trying to illistrate a point. :D
     
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    Emperor Trajan
    Elizabeth I
    Akbar the Great
    Cyrus the Great
    Oleg the Wise
    .....

    I could keep going ;)
     
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    I meant it sarcastically :D but from a serious view then just a couple of points generally (not specifically relating to earths resources). Who decides whats right and wrong? And how do you propose enforcing it and punishing those that don't comply when we seem to have enough trouble doing that with the laws we have in place at the moment?

    And don't forget freedom of choice has given us good things as well as bad. Look at all the inventors who pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable (and in some cases illegal many years ago) to pursue dreams and ideals and give us things that we take for granted now.

    As for specific problems like wasting the earths resources, then yes I think we can and should make more laws to attempt to halt whats happening now. But I think we can do that without taking away peoples personal freedom....
     
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    The problem with democracy is this:

    That no matter how sensible you are, there are a thousand others less so with a vote as well.
    Consider advertising - even though many of us here can see it clearly as a devicive medium to sell us goods we neither want nor need, often with half truths and veiled lies .... it works and millions succumb to it.

    For all your eductation and common sense, if a group of people believe strongly in a particular faith or idea, they can be swayed from a logical or sensible approach to a problem to a more extreme view.

    In a Democracy, their votes are as valid as yours ..... which leaves us with elections won or lost pretty much on the whims on 'dodgy car salesmen', 'relegious dictators' and 'not liking the looks of him'.

    the power people believe their are given with a vote is an illusion.
     
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    More parents that need prosecuting ... and prove the point of this thread


    link to news story


    ...... 5ft hole in the sand ...... 3 yr old allowed to play in it ..... dies :(

    :mad:
     
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    Those last 3 are from your kids bedtime fairy tales right? :D
     

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