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(WorldNetDaily)   Today in made up numbers Conservatives actually believe: "The odds that Barack Obama is eligible to be president are 1 in 62.5 quintillion"   (wnd.com) divider line 130
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2012-09-26 10:26:02 AM
"Math", like "science" and "facts", is for liberals.
 
2012-09-26 10:36:29 AM
What the fresh hell...?

What book are these retards trying to sell now?
 
2012-09-26 10:44:02 AM

Vodka Zombie: What the fresh hell...?

What book are these retards trying to sell now?


Odds For Complete Morons
 
2012-09-26 10:46:30 AM
Math courtesy of Christopher Monckton of Brenchley:

FTFLinkedBio:
"Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism..." Stopped reading right there.
 
2012-09-26 10:50:05 AM
Well, think of it this way.

Let's give Barack the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was born in the Milky Way galaxy. The number of stars in the Milky Way could be as high as 400 billion. Let's assume that each star has *roughly* 10 planets, like our sun, and 50 moons. I'm also going to make a leap of faith and guess that he wasn't born on the surface of a star (though that may be where the half-blackness comes from). That means there are 24 trillion different places that Obama could have been born.

Now, the U.S, only makes up 2% of the earth's surface (10 million km^2. Surface area of earth is 510 million km^2). So there's only a 1 in 50 chance that, even if Barack was born on earth, that he was actually born in the U.S. That means a 1 in 1.2 quadrillion chance that, of all the places in the galaxy, If only half of the population is over 35, that means a 1 in 2.4 quadrillion chance

Hmmm, I'm still off by a factor of 3000. Maybe their numbers are off.
 
2012-09-26 10:51:59 AM
Whoops, I accidentally a setence there:

That means a 1 in 1.2 quadrillion chance that, of all the places in the galaxy, he was born in the U.S. If only half of the population is over 35, that means a 1 in 2.4 quadrillion chance
 
2012-09-26 10:53:03 AM
I wonder if I could put a buck on those odds and expect WND to pay out.
 
2012-09-26 11:00:26 AM
I think they rounded up? Do you think they did?
 
2012-09-26 11:02:13 AM
dude, everybody knows the highest number is 46.
 
2012-09-26 11:05:10 AM

MrBallou: Math courtesy of Christopher Monckton of Brenchley:

FTFLinkedBio:
"Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism..." Stopped reading right there.


"When I worked for Margaret Thatcher, I used math several times to catch scientific fraudsters."

i218.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-26 11:10:19 AM
Oh Lord. Monckton?


/The odds of this joke developing spontaneously are about 2 to 1.
 
2012-09-26 11:11:44 AM

This Is Bold Text: Well, think of it this way.

Let's give Barack the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was born in the Milky Way galaxy. The number of stars in the Milky Way could be as high as 400 billion. Let's assume that each star has *roughly* 10 planets, like our sun, and 50 moons. I'm also going to make a leap of faith and guess that he wasn't born on the surface of a star (though that may be where the half-blackness comes from). That means there are 24 trillion different places that Obama could have been born.

Now, the U.S, only makes up 2% of the earth's surface (10 million km^2. Surface area of earth is 510 million km^2). So there's only a 1 in 50 chance that, even if Barack was born on earth, that he was actually born in the U.S. That means a 1 in 1.2 quadrillion chance that, of all the places in the galaxy, If only half of the population is over 35, that means a 1 in 2.4 quadrillion chance

Hmmm, I'm still off by a factor of 3000. Maybe their numbers are off.


Speaking of the Milky Way, I once saw a video featuring "Lord" Monckton that argued that the reason we have seen temperature increases in the last 100 years is because the solar system is racing in and out of arms of the Milky Way.
 
2012-09-26 11:21:02 AM
Dude refers to the president as Fu Manchu in his article. That's really all you need to know.

And then proceeds to pull odds utterly out of his ass with absolutely no rhyme nor reason, followed by showing he really doesn't understand what he's doing by multiplying the "odds against" numbers together and using the result as the denominator for the probability of the birth certificate being legitimate.

Here's a pro tip Mr. Monckton, 10:1 odds doesn't mean a 10% chance of something happening. It's actually 1/11. And if someone says there's a 1 in 5 chance of something occurring, that doesn't mean the odds are 5:1. It means the odds are 4:1.
 
2012-09-26 11:27:04 AM

exick: Dude refers to the president as Fu Manchu in his article. That's really all you need to know.

And then proceeds to pull odds utterly out of his ass with absolutely no rhyme nor reason, followed by showing he really doesn't understand what he's doing by multiplying the "odds against" numbers together and using the result as the denominator for the probability of the birth certificate being legitimate.

Here's a pro tip Mr. Monckton, 10:1 odds doesn't mean a 10% chance of something happening. It's actually 1/11. And if someone says there's a 1 in 5 chance of something occurring, that doesn't mean the odds are 5:1. It means the odds are 4:1.


I think the more important pro tip would be DON'T PULL NUMBERS OUT OF YOUR ASS and then use those numbers to calculate anything, by any methodology. You will not get an accurate answer.
 
2012-09-26 12:03:13 PM
I am dying to know how he came up with that number. No, I won't reward TFA with clicks.
 
2012-09-26 12:04:25 PM
This guy's head is going to EXPLODE in November when the LEAST LIKELY THING TO EVER HAPPEN occurs.
 
2012-09-26 12:04:54 PM

qorkfiend: I am dying to know how he came up with that number. No, I won't reward TFA with clicks.


It didn't involve math.
 
2012-09-26 12:05:00 PM
What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?
 
2012-09-26 12:05:04 PM
i1162.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-26 12:05:06 PM

This Is Bold Text: Hmmm, I'm still off by a factor of 3000. Maybe their numbers are off.


Your mistake was to assume that Obama was born in the Milky Way Galaxy. It's a well-know fact Obama is an alien capable of time-travel. He could have been born anywhere in the universe, or maybe even in another universe. Really there is no limit to the subterfuge this man (if he is a man) is capable of.
 
2012-09-26 12:05:27 PM
Look, I admit he is kind of young looking, but I'm pretty sure he is over 35.
 
2012-09-26 12:05:39 PM

Vodka Zombie: What the fresh hell...?

What book are these retards trying to sell now?


The Three Statisticals. It's like a sequel to The Two Towers, but Tolkien's story was more rooted in fact.
 
2012-09-26 12:06:37 PM
WND staff statistician:

i1162.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-26 12:06:44 PM

reported: This Is Bold Text: Hmmm, I'm still off by a factor of 3000. Maybe their numbers are off.

Your mistake was to assume that Obama was born in the Milky Way Galaxy. It's a well-know fact Obama is an alien capable of time-travel. He could have been born anywhere in the universe, or maybe even in another universe. Really there is no limit to the subterfuge this man (if he is a man) is capable of.


Nice try dummies. You forgot to carry the potato.
 
2012-09-26 12:06:45 PM
Computer imaging expertsregarding authenticity of birth certificate
official law enforcement investigation assembled by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Christopher Monckton
One in 62,500,000,000,000,000,000.
that the birth certificate is real
Monckton previously has advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher about the fallacies of global warming
He said it's not the first time he's used mathematics to shoot down a popular theory.


/All you need to know about the article for those that avoid WorldNutDaily
 
2012-09-26 12:07:05 PM
farkin numbers how do they work
 
2012-09-26 12:07:27 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?


62,600,000,000,000,000,000

/I think
 
2012-09-26 12:07:50 PM
Some say even if he was born in Hawaii, he wouldn't qualify, because of his father's foreign student status. Many believe
a "natural born citizen" is the offspring of two citizen parents.


Many also believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, that Elvis is alive and that Mitt Romney killed Osama bin Laden.
 
2012-09-26 12:07:59 PM

reported: It's a well-know fact Obama is an alien capable of time-travel.


I knew it! Obama is The Doctor!
 
2012-09-26 12:08:33 PM

mrshowrules: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?

62,600,000,000,000,000,000

/I think


Correction. This is what it looks like typed out:

www.attendconference.com
 
2012-09-26 12:09:20 PM
Would he be willing to place a bet based on those odds? I have a coupon for 75 cents off paper towels that has a cash value of 1/100 of a cent.
 
2012-09-26 12:09:58 PM
Over 35? Check.
Natural born citizen? Check.
Resident over 14 years? Check.

Those are the only Constitutionally required qualifications to be President.
 
2012-09-26 12:10:01 PM

HeartBurnKid: reported: It's a well-know fact Obama is an alien capable of time-travel.

I knew it! Obama is The Doctor!


Bill Nye the science guy is the doctor (the bow tie is a dead give away). Obama is either Master or Jack Harkness depending on your political affiliation.
 
2012-09-26 12:10:15 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?


62.6 quintillion would be 62.6e10^18, or 62,600,000,000,000,000,000.
 
2012-09-26 12:10:54 PM

MrBallou: Math courtesy of Christopher Monckton of Brenchley:

FTFLinkedBio:
"Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism..." Stopped reading right there.


You doubt the high priest of climate skepticism and unbeliever of the birth certificate? There is no way that you are a real human being.

Get away with thee, thou vile bot!
 
2012-09-26 12:12:19 PM
FTFA: He wrote, "Don't be misled by the simplicity of the method. It's simple but sound."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAohmygodHAHAHAHAcan'tbreathHAHAHAHEEEEEHAHAHAHA HAhahaha ahhh hahahaha heh heheheh heh hmmm oh boy. Wow.
 
2012-09-26 12:12:19 PM
Someone needs to post that graph showing that Obama is more Hitler than Hitler.
 
2012-09-26 12:12:45 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?

 

cl.jroo.me
 
2012-09-26 12:12:58 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-09-26 12:13:00 PM
I think he accidentally calculated Romney's chances of winning.
 
2012-09-26 12:13:00 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?


62 600 000 000 000 000 000 for most of us here

62 600 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 for some others, depending on your country.
 
2012-09-26 12:15:03 PM
At least they're now admitting there's a chance. That's progress.
 
2012-09-26 12:15:31 PM
Tell him about the Twinkie.
 
2012-09-26 12:15:54 PM
The only hard math I have today that isn't being pulled out of my pants is that the odds of me clicking on a World Net Daily, which is about 1 out of never, rounded down.
 
2012-09-26 12:16:03 PM

winterbraid: reported: This Is Bold Text: Hmmm, I'm still off by a factor of 3000. Maybe their numbers are off.

Your mistake was to assume that Obama was born in the Milky Way Galaxy. It's a well-know fact Obama is an alien capable of time-travel. He could have been born anywhere in the universe, or maybe even in another universe. Really there is no limit to the subterfuge this man (if he is a man) is capable of.

Nice try dummies. You forgot to carry the potato.


Keyboard, etc.
 
2012-09-26 12:16:36 PM
FTFA written for the Yorkshire Post, was editor of the Catholic paper The Universe, managing editor of the Telegraph Sunday Magazine, assistant editor of Today, and consulting editor of the Evening Standard.

Thank you for a providing me a specific list of papers that are undeniably full of shiat.
 
2012-09-26 12:16:47 PM

MrBallou: FTFLinkedBio:
"Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism..." Stopped reading right there.


This is annoying. You people will complain to the high heavens about how FoxNews and talk radio listeners live in their own echo chamber, never to encounter contradictory sources of information and automatically assuming that anyone who doesn't agree with them is lying.

And then you come in here and proudly crow about the acoustics in your own echo chamber. Instead of automatically assuming that anything by WND is complete and utter bullshiat why don't you try actually reading articles instead of burning them.

At least then you'll have proof that they're all crap.
 
2012-09-26 12:17:50 PM
Are the goonwads at WND just trolling (like a right wing version of Weekly World News) are they really that stupid and believe this sh*t 100%?
 
2012-09-26 12:17:59 PM

mrshowrules: mrshowrules: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: What does 62.6 quintillion look like typed out? Anybody?

62,600,000,000,000,000,000

/I think

Correction. This is what it looks like typed out:

www.attendconference.com


Holy shiat, we owe that poor Down Syndrome girl an apology. She can count really high.
 
2012-09-26 12:18:50 PM

Karac: MrBallou: FTFLinkedBio:
"Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism..." Stopped reading right there.

This is annoying. You people ...


Heh. You people.
 
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