Do you guys/gals know...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tracecom, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. tracecom

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    that it's impossible to win an argument with a liar?

    Face to face, you are wasting your time and your breath.

    On the web, you are wasting your time and your pixels, I suppose.
     
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  2. #12

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    The way I heard it is, "Never argue with a fool. Spectators can't tell which one you are."
     
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  3. tracecom

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    That's true, too. :)
     
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  4. gerty

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    Another version..Never argue with a fool...They'll drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience....
     
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  5. maxpower097

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    I was always told its better to remain silent and thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.
     
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  6. DerStrom8

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    I think that's someone's signature here.... :D
     
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  7. studiot

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    I do believe that this was originally uttered by some Lincoln or other. :D
     
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  8. DerStrom8

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    That is correct.
     
  9. killivolt

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    My wife exposed me to "Duck Dynasty" if anyone has seen it, it's goofy. It's all rigged TV non-sense. They do have good morals at the end, I can appreciate.

    The family has an Uncle named "Si" he rips stuff out of thin air. I'm impressed with his bull, the difference is everyone knows 90% that comes from his mouth is bull.

    Some people in life don't let on it's all crap, somehow they now how to back that crap up with more crap.

    Just remain silent and let them spew their non-sense and hope they hang them selfs.
     
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  10. Brownout

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    Liars damage thier communities, and need to be dealt with. It can be risky to try to do something about them, but also risky to ignore them.

    BTW killivolt, even though that show is nonsense, Phis Robertson has lived an interesting life:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Dynasty
     
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  11. killivolt

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    Sorry to make them sound stupid, didn't mean that.

    I need to set it right, it really takes a smart person to be perceived as ignorant or stupid and make it entertaining.

    That's 90% of the shows intention, not everything you see at first refutes logic.

    I think they are doing a good job of dispelling (Stereotyping) especially if your a Redneck.

    Edit: My family is filled with Rednecks. I should have been, but for some reason, it didn't set with me.
     
  12. Sue_AF6LJ

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    Think arguing with a liar is pointless, try working for one.
     
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  13. killivolt

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    I was fired by one, they we're supported by other liars.

    No, win scenario, it was like a military tribunal. Later the liar was forced to either resign or be fired. I laughed, it was on my birthday.

    The truth comes to the surface eventually, he was using "State Tools" and time on the job to do side work.

    He knew I would have busted him eventually.
     
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  14. spinnaker

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    Actually there seems to be some question on the origin of the phrase.

    It also may have come from Mark Twain. Seems like something he would say anyway.
     
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  15. killivolt

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    Just like my first wife, how did I know she was lying, when she opened her mouth.

     
  16. gerty

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    Don't you hate it when you can't remember where you saw something.:D
     
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  17. Sue_AF6LJ

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    I worked for one in commercial two way radio for a time, the guy was working on a peace of remote telemetry gear with a 12V gel-cel as battery backup. The idiot managed to short the battery line to ground and took out a buried PCB run in a four layer board and a switch transistor. The looser blamed it on me, that was in retaliation for me catching him going through my tool box one day when I returned from lunch early.

    Three months after I left (long story not related to him) I was talking to a former coworker I asked about W and the former coworker laughed and said, "I guess you haven't heard about a month ago W had a nervous breakdown and had to quit.".
    I said Oh Really?
    The former coworker went on to say "I saw him driving down the road to (redacted location) talking to himself and pounding on the steering wheel of his service vehicle as I passed him going the opposite way."
    The guy lied and cheated his way up the ladder until his incompetence was the noose that hung him out to dry.
    I remember what I said to my ex-coworker, "I always try to be the best I can because Karma is a BI*&h."
     
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  18. killivolt

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    I remember where, but not who.

    It was another site, as I remember.

    Edit: bryan1
     
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  19. spinnaker

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    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull sh*t. Sometimes it catches up to you.

    I have worked with plenty of people like this.
     
  20. DerStrom8

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    Thank you KV! Guess it was ETO, but same difference :p
     
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