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Critical Thinking

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by smithmax, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    I've been noticing an increase in the number of posts both here and on other gun related forums that are knee jerk reactions to outdated Senate bills or news articles/polls. I know we all care about our rights, and we want to do everything we can to protect those, but it would behoove everyone if we took a breath and used some critical thinking before posting. There are several reasons to do some quick research before posting "urgent" notices to everyone. Some of these reasons are: you can look uninformed if the Senate bill never existed; Lurkers may get the wrong idea of our forum; it isn't good for your health to get so worked up about something that doesn't actually exist.

    I know a majority of people on these forums are not fans the current administration, but just because you don't like someone doesn't mean that chain-letters about them are true. If a friend sends you something that sounds outrageous and get's your hackle up, you may want to do some independent research and see if it's true.

    Or maybe it's just me.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I agree, always better to operate on facts.
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Problem is you can find facts for whatever argument you have to make. I don't think there is anything people can agree on that is more complicated than the boiling point of water... :(
     
  4. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    The thing that led me to write this is that 2007 poll about the 2A giving us gun rights. It says right in the URL that it's from 2007, and it would only take a few seconds to check that.

    Jordan, this isn't about finding facts to back up your discussion points, this is more about saying "ZOMG, Obamas AG is going to ban all guns, knives, and ammo according to this e-mail I got from my brothers ex-wife's cousin!!!" It only takes a minute or two to check out google (or yahoo or Bing or whatever you want to use) to make sure that the thing you are getting so worked up over is a "real" thing.
     
  5. rhtwist

    rhtwist South Florida Member

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    Fell for one, look like fool, if you could see me.
    rhtwist
     
  6. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Some people are worried about the future of this country. They know that those who would take away our Rights and freedoms are just laying low for the time being. When these termites feel the time is right for action they will strike with a full-court press, using their mouth piece media as point men. You can count on it!!! That is the reason for some people reacting to ANY anti-gun talk. They are basically "Shooting first and asking questions later!"
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    This administration is the most corrupt we have ever had. Everything in our lives is being affected and infected. Critical thinking in this situation is just for fence sitters. The real critical thinkers have allready started peacefull protesting or "critical action".

    jj
     
  8. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    Just because this administration doesn't agree with your views does not make them the most corrupt. Or are you ignoring the previous administrations blatant disregard for laws and morals (warrantless wiretapping, habeas corpus, torture, sex with interns, watergate).

    If you had used critical thinking (i.e. research) you would know that the current administration isn't even close to the "most corrupt".
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I was against the last administration and more so this one for their corruption. You may be able to overlook the corruption which makes your critical thinking suspect to agenda. Try listening to Glenn Beck for the truth if you can handle it.

    jim
     
  10. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    And..of course..ACORN..was never a CORRUPT organization either.. That was all just "knee jerk" reaction..by the "vast right wing conspiracy"...:paranoid:

    Not that I'm saying that BHO..whose ONLY experience was with that wonderful orginization..could possibly be corrupt..
     
  11. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    And those metric folks would argue with you on that one too!!! :D
     
  12. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    The current President is just the latest imbecile in a long line of imbeciles. I'm not sure that there has been a President in my lifetime who was like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin or others of the Founding Fathers who really honestly wanted the people of America to be free!
     
  13. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well now, since the boiling point of water varies with the elevation and also the ambient barometric pressure, let's get it on. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  14. Tailgunner

    Tailgunner Central Oregon Coast New Member

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    BHO is still a "Community Organizer", but on a larger scale. Isn't "Community Organizer" just a polite term for rabble-rouser?

    "We should stop comparing Obama to Hitler.. At least Hitler got the
    Olympics to come to Berlin ."
     
  15. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does, but given the same variables, the results will be the same. An actual scientific fact not a theory or opinion. :)
     
  16. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thats like arguing language, different words to mean the same thing... 212 fahrenheit = 100 celcius.

    At sea level.
    On planet Earth...
    Not in a hurricane or other barometric modifier...:)
     
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    Randini Salem Member

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    :dunno:Who are you going to believe:dunno:
    Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see :paranoid:
     
  18. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    It's actually 373.15 :D (K)