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Poll Results: What Would YOU Like for it to Happen??

 
  • 50% (3)
    The blaze spreads, consuming half of LA
  • 50% (3)
    The blaze dies down, leaving homes intact
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
There is a huge blaze in the hills surrounding LA. What would you like to happen?
post #2 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

There is a huge blaze in the hills surrounding LA. What would you like to happen?

I fixed the biased poll for you. You can be quite unpleasant sometimes, Tauron; you seriously want to see half of LA burn?
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post #3 of 19
I wanted to vote for "Tauron gets roasted alive in the blaze, slowly, screaming and kicking till he dies"

What kind of a poll is this? Did we lose empathy for our fellow human beings already?
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by talksense101 View Post

I wanted to vote for "Tauron gets roasted alive in the blaze, slowly, screaming and kicking till he dies"

What kind of a poll is this? Did we lose empathy for our fellow human beings already?

Did you vote? If so, I guess you didn't mean to vote for option 1?
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
post #5 of 19
Really, what is the purpose of this poll?

I noticed the second question was changed. It originally went something like "The blaze dies down, leaving homes intact, and I live in L.A." implying that only people who live there would want the homes there to be preserved.

Real classy.

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

(I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.)

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

(I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.)

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
It is an unbiased poll, so snap out of it! I feel insulted, frankly, at anyone assuming what my vote was even though most (but not all!) have voted for seeing half of LA burned.

More news:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8229329.stm
post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

It is an unbiased poll, so snap out of it

No, it was biased because the second option included "and I live in LA".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

I feel insulted, frankly, at anyone assuming what my vote was

You created the poll. Only minutes after it had been created, it had one vote for option 1. Given that and the biased nature of the original poll, it was obvious what your feelings are.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

even though most (but not all!) have voted for seeing half of LA burned.

I don't know what's going on. Maybe it's just that most people with a brain are avoiding this thread like the plague.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. H View Post

Did you vote? If so, I guess you didn't mean to vote for option 1?

I did vote for option 1, let them all burn! die! die! I was looking for more gruesome options (as mentioned in my reply above), but there weren't any. My vote was keeping in sync with the intent of the poll. Silly polls deserve a silly response. That's why I bothered to post a reply. It isn't hypocrisy.
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by talksense101 View Post

I did vote for option 1, let them all burn! die! die! I was looking for more gruesome options (as mentioned in my reply above), but there weren't any. My vote was keeping in sync with the intent of the poll. Silly polls deserve a silly response. That's why I bothered to post a reply. It isn't hypocrisy.

Er... OK.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by talksense101 View Post

I did vote for option 1, let them all burn! die! die! I was looking for more gruesome options (as mentioned in my reply above), but there weren't any. My vote was keeping in sync with the intent of the poll. Silly polls deserve a silly response. That's why I bothered to post a reply. It isn't hypocrisy.

See? He did it, not me.
post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

See? He did it, not me.

I'm sorry, are you actually trying to claim you created this biased poll and then didn't vote in it? talksense101's vote was the second vote for option one, not the first.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
it's = it is / it has, its = belonging to it.
post #12 of 19
May I suggest that this thread be deleted or locked? The entire premise is obnoxious.
Please don't be insane.
Please don't be insane.
post #13 of 19
Tauron, do you seriously get a thrill from seeing or imagining people being hurt or killed? If so, you might want to try meeting and talking to some real (non-Internet) people and gain a bit of empathy. People who cannot empathize with others demonstrate a serious need for social skills development.

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post #14 of 19
Death is often and easily trivialized and cheapened, exploited in so many "entertainment" products on TV, movies, videogames, etc etc. My guess is that the thread starter may be a teenaged boy.
"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
"We've never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming". VP Cheney, 3/29/2006. Interview by Tony Snow
post #15 of 19
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
I created this thread because of so many people I know who could not care less about LA. I was curious. Could it be that there was a significant amount of people who would like to see LA wiped out? Mind you, they were talking about buildings, not people.

So I made this poll and so far the result has been surprising.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Reports today say the fire is 20% contained.
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hopefully the wildfire will have consumed many LA home by now.
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tauron View Post

Hopefully the wildfire will have consumed many LA home by now.

LMAO. IBTL and welcome to my ignore list.
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices. - Nicholas D. Kristof
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