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#46 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

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#47 Lex

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy.

 

 

As laughable as this sounds it goes against my contention that about 20% of Americans are flat out nuts.  The percentage should have been higher.  Then I read further into the article.

 

One Department of Agriculture study, commissioned in the early ’90s, found that nearly 1 in 5 adults did not know that hamburgers are made from beef.

 

 

Ah.  My faith in American lunacy has been restored.

 

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#48 Peter Creasey

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:32 AM

The polls and studies are often (usually?) biased.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 12:51 AM

The polls are RIGGED!!!
"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

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#50 Steve R.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:01 AM

 

Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy.

 

 

As laughable as this sounds it goes against my contention that about 20% of Americans are flat out nuts.  The percentage should have been higher.  Then I read further into the article.

 

One Department of Agriculture study, commissioned in the early ’90s, found that nearly 1 in 5 adults did not know that hamburgers are made from beef.

 

 

Ah.  My faith in American lunacy has been restored.

 

Washington Post

 

 

Personally, I find it charming that you think that most burgers are made from beef.  

I, myself, try not to think too much about the "chicken" I get from Chinese delivery joints.


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#51 Peter Creasey

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:28 AM

Glad burgers are not on my diet!


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

The polls are RIGGED!!!

 

Hillary is stuffing the ballots from her spam server, slowing down the internet. 


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

The Washington Post article described some of the other curious survey results.  A significant number of people believe that onions and lettuce aren't vegetables for example.

 

Me? I'm glad wine is a fruit...


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=487654380

SMITH: As far as David remembers, by the way, 4 percent of Americans answered that they had been decapitated.


http://www.publicpol...l-results-.html

- 4% of voters say they believe “lizard people” control our societies by gaining political power


Really this measures the percentage of people who like trolling pollsters. I hope.

That or there are a lot of headless people walking around that are just invisible to me.
I didn't tip at Per Se either.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:21 AM

That "lizard people" question is even sillier in the actual poll: http://www.publicpol...ries_040213.pdf

Do you believe that shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies, or not?


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:53 AM

You need to watch out for the Deros. https://en.wikipedia...d_Sharpe_Shaver  BTW, is Elon Musk building some underground cities?


Then that happened.

 

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