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How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 3:10:03 AM   
bairdlander2


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Everyday at my workplace people constantly talking about conspiracy theories.So tired of people believing everything they read online or watch on Youtube.I usually just nod politely.Everyone nowadays is either a doctor,scientist or an expert on global affairs.How do you deal with it?
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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 3:20:36 AM   
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Everyday at my workplace people constantly talking about conspiracy theories.So tired of people believing everything they read online or watch on Youtube.I usually just nod politely.Everyone nowadays is either a doctor,scientist or an expert on global affairs.How do you deal with it?


Don't argue. Just say "Yes, you're right!" That will drive them mad.

My stepmother told her father to say that to her older sister who tried to boss him and others.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 3:32:22 AM   
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Everyday at my workplace people constantly talking about conspiracy theories.So tired of people believing everything they read online or watch on Youtube.I usually just nod politely.Everyone nowadays is either a doctor,scientist or an expert on global affairs.How do you deal with it?



Social Media has loads to answer for here and Youtube.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 6:42:29 AM   
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Everyday at my workplace people constantly talking about conspiracy theories.So tired of people believing everything they read online or watch on Youtube.I usually just nod politely.Everyone nowadays is either a doctor,scientist or an expert on global affairs.How do you deal with it?



Social Media has loads to answer for here and Youtube.


Social Media and YouTube were deliberately planted on an unsuspecting public as part of a plot by the Illuminati. It's a well known fact.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 7:17:35 AM   
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One conspiracy theory I can certainly buy into as of late, is that our civilization is slowly and insidiously being taken over......by dumb people.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 9:51:09 AM   
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Well you just have to ask your self “ Are you going to take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?”

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 11:58:37 AM   
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One conspiracy theory I can certainly buy into as of late, is that our civilization is slowly and insidiously being taken over......by dumb people.

This is no conspiracy theory - it is a proven fact.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 12:08:22 PM   
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I dont have that problem I am retired. Unfortunately for me right now I am in rehab and my room mate keeps fox news on 24 hours a day. I am conservative but generally dont watch any news, to biased to depressing.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 2:44:41 PM   
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Everyone has a right to voice their opinions. Everyone also has a right to politely not listen. Excuse me, but I have
something I need to.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 3:02:56 PM   
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One conspiracy theory I can certainly buy into as of late, is that our civilization is slowly and insidiously being taken over......by dumb people.


Who knew that Mike Judge's Idiocracy was a historical documentary?




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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 4:03:22 PM   
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How do you deal with it?

I semi-retired, and now work at home, alone, in my Man Cave.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 4:33:01 PM   
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One conspiracy theory I can certainly buy into as of late, is that our civilization is slowly and insidiously being taken over......by dumb people.

This is no conspiracy theory - it is a proven fact.


Not dumb people but rather ignorant people. Willfully ignorant since many of them do not want to do their own research and thinking. Some people have appeared to be punished for thinking differently than what someone in charge wants them to think. Many people also don't like to discuss a banned topic here.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 4:44:09 PM   
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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 5:12:45 PM   
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Who knew that Mike Judge's Idiocracy was a historical documentary?



My wife and I saw that movie for the first time a couple of years ago. After it was over she turned to me and said, "I didn't realize we would be watching a documentary".

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 5:45:49 PM   
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My favorites scene in the movie is where Joe is trying to convince the Cabinet Secretaries to put water on the plants. The sad part is that I have had real life conversations where the individual used similarly circular reasoning.

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Joe: For the last time, I'm pretty sure what's killing the crops is this Brawndo stuff.
Secretary of State: But Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes.
Attorney General: So wait a minute. What you're saying is that you want us to put water on the crops.
Joe: Yes.
Attorney General: Water. Like out the toilet?
Joe: Well, I mean, it doesn't have to be out of the toilet, but, yeah, that's the idea.
Secretary of State: But Brawndo's got what plants crave.
Attorney General: It's got electrolytes.
Joe: Okay, look. The plants aren't growing, so I'm pretty sure that the Brawndo's not working. Now, I'm no botanist, but I do know that if you put water on plants, they grow.
Secretary of Energy: Well, I've never seen no plants grow out of no toilet.
Secretary of State: Hey, that's good. You sure you ain't the smartest guy in the world?
Joe: Okay, look. You wanna solve this problem. I wanna get my pardon. So why don't we just try it, okay, and not worry about what plants crave?
Attorney General: Brawndo's got what plants crave.
Secretary of Energy: Yeah, it's got electrolytes.
Joe: What are electrolytes? Do you even know?
Secretary of State: It's what they use to make Brawndo.
Joe: Yeah, but why do they use them to make Brawndo?
Secretary of Defense: 'Cause Brawndo's got electrolytes.


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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 6:03:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OldSarge

My favorites scene in the movie is where Joe is trying to convince the Cabinet Secretaries to put water on the plants. The sad part is that I have had real life conversations where the individual used similarly circular reasoning.

quote:


Joe: For the last time, I'm pretty sure what's killing the crops is this Brawndo stuff.
Secretary of State: But Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes.
Attorney General: So wait a minute. What you're saying is that you want us to put water on the crops.
Joe: Yes.
Attorney General: Water. Like out the toilet?
Joe: Well, I mean, it doesn't have to be out of the toilet, but, yeah, that's the idea.
Secretary of State: But Brawndo's got what plants crave.
Attorney General: It's got electrolytes.
Joe: Okay, look. The plants aren't growing, so I'm pretty sure that the Brawndo's not working. Now, I'm no botanist, but I do know that if you put water on plants, they grow.
Secretary of Energy: Well, I've never seen no plants grow out of no toilet.
Secretary of State: Hey, that's good. You sure you ain't the smartest guy in the world?
Joe: Okay, look. You wanna solve this problem. I wanna get my pardon. So why don't we just try it, okay, and not worry about what plants crave?
Attorney General: Brawndo's got what plants crave.
Secretary of Energy: Yeah, it's got electrolytes.
Joe: What are electrolytes? Do you even know?
Secretary of State: It's what they use to make Brawndo.
Joe: Yeah, but why do they use them to make Brawndo?
Secretary of Defense: 'Cause Brawndo's got electrolytes.



I want to take some old toilets, fill the bowl and tanks with dirt, then put flowers in them in the front yard.

Those electrolytes might be too much for the plants, it can kill them.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 11:15:25 PM   
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Yeah, I have a woman who is always whining about how her brother tells her conspiracy theories. Hey lady, I don't care. My boss and I have a good relationship. She knows I'm not "telling on someone" because I know she won't do anything to her. She got a good laugh about the conspiracy theories. Apparently the same woman has complained about people talking about politics. LIKE SHE DOES.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/5/2021 11:51:11 PM   
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“Flakes"

Flakes! Flakes!
Flakes! Flakes!

They don't do no good
They never be workin'
When they oughta should
They waste your time
They're wastin' mine
California's got the most of them
Boy, they got a host of them
Swear t'God they got the most
At every business on the coast
Swear t'God they got the most
At every business on the coast
They got the Flakes

Flakes! Flakes!

They can't fix yer brakes
You ask 'em, "Where's my motor?"
"Well it was eaten by snakes..."
You can stab 'n' shoot 'n' spit
But they won't be fixin' it
They're lyin' an' lazy
They can be drivin' you crazy
Swear t'God they got the most
At every business on the coast
Swear t'God they got the most
At every business on the coast
(Take it away, Bob...)

I asked as nice as I could
If my job would
Somehow be finished by Friday
Well, the whole damn weekend
Came 'n' went, Frankie
(Wanna buy some mandies, Bob?)
'N'they didn't do nothin'
But they charged me double for Sunday
You know, no matter what you do
They gonna cheat 'n' rob you
Then they'll send you a bill
That'll get your senses reelin'
And if you do not pay
They got computer collectors
That'll get you so crazy
'Til your head'll go through th' ceilin'
Yes it will!

I'm a moron 'n' this is my wife
She's frosting a cake
With a paper knife
All what we got here's
American made
It's a little bit cheesey,
But it's nicely displayed
Well we don't get excited when it
Crumbles 'n' breaks
We just get on the phone
And call up some Flakes
They rush on over
'N' wreck it some more
'N' we are so dumb
They're linin' up at our door
Well, the toilet went crazy
Yesterday afternoon
The plumber he says
"Never flush a tampoon!"
This great information
Cost me half a week's pay
And the toilet blew up
Later on the next day ay-eee-ay
Blew up the next day WOO-OOO

We are millions 'n' millions
We're coming to get you
We're protected by unions
So don't let it upset you
Can't escape the conclusion
It's probably God's Will
That civilization
Will grind to a standstill
And we are the people
Who will make it all happen
While yer children is sleepin',
Yer puppy is crappin'
You might call us Flakes
Or something else you might coin us
But we know you're so greedy
That you'll probably join us
We're comin' to get you, we're comin' to get you
We're comin' to get you, we're comin' to get you
We're comin' to get you, we're comin' to get you
We're comin' to get you, we're comin' to get you

Frank Zappa

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 12:56:19 AM   
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Frank Zappa, and his daughter Moonpie. What a guy.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 1:37:45 AM   
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Frank Zappa, and his daughter Moonpie. What a guy.


I thought her full name was Moon Unit Zappa. Then there is her brother with the lovely moniker of Dweezil.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 2:04:50 AM   
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Left the Golden State to get away from those in power. Flakiness has infected many

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 2:47:15 AM   
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Frank Zappa, and his daughter Moonpie. What a guy.


Moonpie is what Memaw called Sheldon Cooper.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 4:04:52 AM   
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How do you deal with nutcases at work

I retired.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 4:59:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: OldSarge


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ORIGINAL: Platoonist

One conspiracy theory I can certainly buy into as of late, is that our civilization is slowly and insidiously being taken over......by dumb people.


Who knew that Mike Judge's Idiocracy was a historical documentary?




Best scene in that movie:

The Doctor scene

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 8:09:45 AM   
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As soon as someone says "You need to do your own research" I see a red flag. It's usually followed by a push to visit some quacks' YouTube channel that will explain all about the Rothschilds and the Lizard people and how "The Jews" are running everything..........

Turn away and ignore them, they cant be reasoned with.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 9:31:00 AM   
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We can all trust David Glantz, his research is impeccable.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 10:13:15 AM   
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“There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.”

...maybe some people are more affected by the disconnect between what they are told and what they see and experience?

Not a few conspiracies turn out to be fact, not a few facts turn out to be lies.

I don’t blame people for thinking.

You don’t have to listen, nor agree, but that does not make you wise nor them fools (or the other way around).
i’d suggest keeping an open mind.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 11:41:17 AM   
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The definition of conspiracy is meeting and plans done in secret, that happens all the time in the government, it’s all one big conspiracy.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 12:52:06 PM   
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Frank Zappa, and his daughter Moonpie. What a guy.


I thought her full name was Moon Unit Zappa. Then there is her brother with the lovely moniker of Dweezil.


It is.

But I'll raise you a Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty.

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RE: How do you deal with nutcases at work - 5/6/2021 1:47:23 PM   
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As soon as someone says "You need to do your own research" I see a red flag. It's usually followed by a push to visit some quacks' YouTube channel that will explain all about the Rothschilds and the Lizard people and how "The Jews" are running everything..........

Turn away and ignore them, they cant be reasoned with.


Well then, I guess that you fall for anything that people say. Hook, line, and sinker . . .

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