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Please go to the Time Magazine Year 2000 Poll and cast your vote so we can help keep things in perspective. [Time Magazine Year 2000 Poll]
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-- Sven (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 1999
A perfect example of polls.............................
4. What do you believe will happen in 2000? The world will end Jesus Christ will return A world war will break out All of the above None of the above
-- CP (Spoonman@prodigy.net), January 14, 1999.
Notice how many actually think Christ WILL arrive in 2000.
But wait, there's more. According to the readers. the most significant event in the last 1,000 years is.... the Nazi Halocaust.
Certainly the most bone-headed poll I've come across in some time.
-- none of the above (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.
Bonehead poll is a charitable term.
The question #4 reminded me of the choices in Windows:
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-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 1999.
There are obviously a lot of Jews on the internet since they think that the Holocaust was the most important thing that happened in the last 1000 years. It might have been significant if we had learned from it, but we didn't.
-- (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.
I was sure the printed press would have gotten the most votes. Am I an idiot for thinking that or I am above the rest?
-- Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 1999.
In the first few days of the poll, the printing press was #1, twice the number as Columbus. And the Holocaust was well down the list. Can't imagine what happened.
To stunned to quote.
-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), January 14, 1999.
The Holocaust? You know, the thing that bugs me about that is everyone wants to talk about the millions of Jews Hitler and his Nazi party killed. They killed about half as many homosexuals and gypsies - did you know that? Hardly any gypsies left in the area the Nazi's went through. But the Jews get all the attention. Now the Holocaust was a very bad thing, anyone will admit that. But a little more balance in the history books would be appreciated.
-- Paul Davis (email@example.com), January 14, 1999.
O.K. the formation of Genghis Khan's empire is more important than the invention of the transitor. I guess I can deal with that, but... 76.81% are optomistic about 2000 even though 82.83% are worried about the Y2K problem and 51.88% think that there will be a war. What exactly are these people optimistic about when they are predicting war and are worried about Y2K? Maybe the people who look forward to the thinning of the herd are right.
-- d (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 14, 1999.
d, goofy questions in a poll will get you goofy results. I had the think about #4 for a second or two, would it be better to say "none of the above" because really, none of the above applied to me, or click on the war answer, as that aproaches a bit what I'm worried about (global chaos, riots, local wars), but I don't expect nuclear war or WWIII? Well, I was given no real choice, so I chose none of the above. But perhaps many people thought like me chose the war. It's really an idiot's poll.
-- Chris (email@example.com), January 15, 1999.
Hallayx is too stunned to quote? I love those quotes: Stop Being Stunned ;-)
-- Sub-Mitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 15, 1999.
This trash called "polls" is nonsense. I don't give a Tinker's Damn what all the statistics "technology" says!
If you have a large pot of some unknown liquid and you take a drop of it into the lab and analyze it and find that it is tomato soup and it is red and the rest of the liquid in the pot is red, then it is quite reasonable, even proven, that the liquid in the pot is all tomato soup.
On the other hand, if you have a large population of human beings and you take a few of them (four ten thousandths of one percent in a recent CNN poll) into the lab and analyze them and find out that Joe Smith from Main Street and Mary Jones from Maple Drive, etc., think that the moon is made of green cheese, it is out of the question, let alone reasonable or proven, to conclude that the rest of the population thinks that the moon is made of green cheese!
Belief in such techniques is proof positive that common sense is anything but.
Can anyone spell, P R O P A G A N D A ? Here is the real "mind control", except that it is ineffective on "minds".
-- Hardliner (email@example.com), January 15, 1999.
First I read all the post . I didnt take the poll ! what does that make me ? ( a person that doesnt participate in polls ) :o)
-- Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 16, 1999.