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Discussion » Questions » Humor and Jokes » What qualifies to have an opinion?

What qualifies to have an opinion?

Category: Silly Questions.

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  • 1146
    Unfortunately, no qualifications needed on most things even the stupid get to have an opinion :P 
      January 6, 2017 10:30 AM MST
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  • 9634
    Haha. Very true, and in some way very affirmative for some sort of democracy. Not ideally, but going back to the times of feudalism isnt to wish for. There's only one way, education and information.
      January 6, 2017 10:35 AM MST
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  • 3923
      January 6, 2017 10:34 AM MST
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  • 9634
    Hmm. Could be interesting knowing what exactly makes 38% in the study/research being off-base and ill-informed that they actually hurt society by being voiced. 
      January 6, 2017 10:41 AM MST
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  • 3923
    Here's a hint:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality-based_community
      January 6, 2017 10:47 AM MST
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  • 9634
    This is what they based it on in their study/research to determine if someone was entitled or not to have an opinion? Hmm.
      January 6, 2017 10:51 AM MST
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  • 3923
    @SH -- Your replies indicate you may not be aware The Onion is a joke newspaper. The stories on it are not (except in rare cases) real-world reporting.

    Hence, the 38% figure is completley fictitious. As with all good humor, the article does have the kernel of truth that many people (including yours truly?...;-D...) are severely misinformed/underinformed and, hence, have opinions on matters that are useless (or worse).
      January 6, 2017 11:11 AM MST
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  • 9634
    You're right OldSchool. As a non-American it can be difficult to have an overview of them all. I am aware of several I previously have been introduced to. My fault was not spending some extra minute so to become aware of the sort of reference there was made use of. I should have known better as you usually would add some sort of satirical edge to a lot of your replies. My bad replying back to you when in lack of time. My bad, and thank you for taking you the time to enlighten me. :-)
      January 6, 2017 12:13 PM MST
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  • 1146
    Loved that article... I found the following statement very profound, "the opinions expressed were so off-base and ill-informed that they actually hurt society by being voiced."  I revise my opinion.. not everyone IS entitled to an opinion :P
      January 6, 2017 10:44 AM MST
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  • Thank you OS.  I remember this and it produced a wry smile reading it again.  
      January 6, 2017 12:41 PM MST
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  • 5610
    I've read the question, I've thought about it and thought about it, I've gone over all possibilities . . .

    I've got nothing here. 




    ~
      January 6, 2017 10:48 AM MST
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  • 9634
      January 6, 2017 10:55 AM MST
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  • 3297
    being human
      January 6, 2017 12:55 PM MST
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  • 9634
    Good one. :-)
      January 6, 2017 12:56 PM MST
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