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2020-03-29 8:07:42 AM  
Remember kiddies, medical schools are in the business of graduating students. They are not filtration academies.
Test taking you can train students to do.
Talent however is not trainable.
 
2020-03-29 8:46:42 AM  
Do you know what they call the doctor that graduates last in their class?

"Doctor".
 
2020-03-29 8:52:27 AM  
He is not well educated no matter how well instructed he may be.
 
2020-03-29 9:14:15 AM  
He's one of those who mouths off about bombs while boarding planes. "I was joking, brah! Don't tase me."

/Tase him.
 
2020-03-29 9:14:45 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Do you know what they call the doctor that graduates last in their class?

"Doctor".


Is that why they call their work "a practise"?
 
2020-03-29 9:15:59 AM  
So we can arrest doctors who have an awful sense of humor now?

It's a start.
 
2020-03-29 9:16:43 AM  
I would be least shocked if it was a surgeon.  That sounds like a dick move they would pull in a "haha I'm being edgy and funny" sort of way.
 
2020-03-29 9:16:44 AM  
I bet he hosted many a kegger in his day.
 
2020-03-29 9:17:57 AM  
Hubris is not the same a stupidity.
 
2020-03-29 9:18:55 AM  
I can always understand that people have differing views on threats, and that I and the majority are sometimes just flat out wrong in evaluating them. But I'll never understand how otherwise reasonable people can be blind to sociopolitical or legal realities regarding their behavior and how it will turn out for them.
 
2020-03-29 9:19:25 AM  
8 years was just his undergrad years
 
2020-03-29 9:20:24 AM  

rjakobi: So we can arrest doctors who have an awful sense of humor now?

It's a start.


I think we can arrest anybody who bugs us in the face of a coronacrisis. The laws will come later but the arrests can happen immediately. It is a brave new world in the justice system right now.
 
2020-03-29 9:20:42 AM  
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2020-03-29 9:21:50 AM  

Corneille: Marcus Aurelius: Do you know what they call the doctor that graduates last in their class?

"Doctor".

Is that why they call their work "a practise"?


Cause now and then when they're working on you..

Where are the tools?
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2020-03-29 9:24:51 AM  

VisualiseThis: I would be least shocked if it was a surgeon.  That sounds like a dick move they would pull in a "haha I'm being edgy and funny" sort of way.


There's a difference between "being stupid" and "being bloody minded".
 
2020-03-29 9:28:12 AM  
Did a horse have anything to do with it?
 
2020-03-29 9:29:20 AM  
In my line of work, I deal with much more educated people sometimes and yet, as the saying goes, co-workers and I sometimes have to ask ourselves, how can someone so smart be so stupid?
 
2020-03-29 9:30:27 AM  
Under stress your secret personality emerges, something that few people would know about.  Pray yours is benign.
 
2020-03-29 9:30:28 AM  
Tommy Boy A lot of people go to college for 7 years
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2020-03-29 9:31:13 AM  
No doubt he is a liberal. This is why I ask doctors whether or not they drive a diesel truck, and if they say no, I don't let them touch me. I'd rather me and Sheila die than have someone who thinks there smarter then us touch us with they're hands.
 
2020-03-29 9:32:07 AM  
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2020-03-29 9:32:21 AM  
Repeat after me: it is NOT called the Hypocritical Oath!

/also a repeat from yesterday
 
2020-03-29 9:34:45 AM  

RaceDTruck: He is not well educated no matter how well instructed he may be.


Came here to say this. A diploma doesn't guarantee an education, intelligence, or even good decision-making ability.
 
2020-03-29 9:36:25 AM  
People are getting a year in prison for doing that, here in Ireland
 
2020-03-29 9:37:39 AM  
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How long before he runs for Senate?
 
2020-03-29 9:40:09 AM  

rjakobi: So we can arrest doctors who have an awful sense of humor now?

It's a start.


Next it will be arresting citizens for stressing out political leaders by not always supporting their decisions.
 
2020-03-29 9:41:09 AM  

snocone: Remember kiddies, medical schools are in the business of graduating students. They are not filtration academies.
Test taking you can train students to do.
Talent however is not trainable.


Pretty sure that this has absolutely nothing to do with either stupidity, test taking, or talent, and everything to do with either mental illness and/or emotional immaturity. But sure, let's name-call and rag on medical schools, because THIS IS FARK!!!!!
 
2020-03-29 9:44:19 AM  

BitwiseShift: Under stress your secret personality emerges, something that few people would know about.  Pray yours is benign.


This right here. Great observation.
 
2020-03-29 9:44:24 AM  
I was on a jury once for a case involving a lawyer suing our city for something that was just ridiculously silly. His lawyer was so inept that at several times during the case the judge dipped his head and shook it before calling him up to the bench to discuss.

During a break in the jury room, an elderly woman piped up, "It's amazing who they'll give a law degree to now". Another juror shot back, "He's a lawyer, he knows what he's doing". Later, this guy was the only one willing to blindly give the plaintiff the $3M he was asking for. Thankfully, we convinced him to use common sense. Same "veneration", different field.

You have to evaluate each one individually and honestly, otherwise you'll never be able to cull out the incompetent or the dangerous. Shockingly, I see a lot of this now with our "business leaders"...dickish behaviour, and blind reverence. Hmmmm...we gotta stop doing this...
 
2020-03-29 9:44:32 AM  
College doesn't offer coursework in common sense, unfortunately.
 
2020-03-29 9:44:58 AM  
Medical schools often have a clinical staff that is FULL of conservatives - income based.  One doctor I know went from sweet open minded person to a greedy jealous person because she watched those other greedy bastards getting waaay ahead of her financially, some I know personally have done so by shady politics and ethics. I can't get into details because I'm faculty and I'm not going to out myself. Doctors can be incredibly self sacrificing and decent people. But there's about 30% at that medical school that I would never associate with because of toxic politics. There are other conservatives there that aren't jerks about it but these days we call them "centrists."

Last  I talked with mentioned friend, she was repeating Fox-news-blind crap she heard from those other doctors and telling me that i"not all republicans are bad." She was impervious to facts about Trump and the GOP, even after I challenged her with documented facts that one of the GOP SOPs was disenfranchisement of minorities.

Money absolutely corrupts. Or maybe she was always an asshole and I never noticed, but with what I know about her over the past 10 years, that's doubtful.
 
2020-03-29 9:46:57 AM  

WayneKerr: No doubt he is a liberal. This is why I ask doctors whether or not they drive a diesel truck, and if they say no, I don't let them touch me. I'd rather me and Sheila die than have someone who thinks there smarter then us touch us with they're hands.


OK, this kind of Poe this early in the morning, before I've finished my first pot of coffee, is just over the top and totally unfair. Have a little mercy here.
 
2020-03-29 9:47:43 AM  
"Corona Five!"

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2020-03-29 9:47:45 AM  
I don't know what's dumber: the crazy number of repeats we've had lately or this doctor. Ok, it's the doctor, but it took some deliberation.
 
2020-03-29 9:53:18 AM  
I've tried to teach organic chemistry to more than a few pre-meds, so I can believe they can be this stupid.

This was before med school turned them into towering asshats, though.  Maybe this guy was one of the smart ones who became a dicknugget fratboy, like the entire thread here is suggesting.
 
2020-03-29 9:55:05 AM  
"The involved doctor has confirmed that he is in excellent health and does not to his knowledge have COVID-19,"


Oh...well, never mind then.
 
2020-03-29 9:57:24 AM  
Why do people assume he is stupid, most likely, he is simply a dick.
 
2020-03-29 9:57:29 AM  
I had to fire a contract worker recently for doing something similar.  He wasn't a bad person, but he was obnoxious the entire time he worked for me. He was the sort of guy who laughed at his own bad jokes.

Some people just have no social awareness, they shouldn't be making jokes.  They're always bad and typically offensive.  You can tell them that repeatedly... but again, they have no social awareness.  They're annoying in normal times and awful in trying ones.
 
2020-03-29 9:58:08 AM  
I wonder if that was a good article.  Because the top half was taken up by a video that couldn't be closed and the bottom with an ad with autoplay video.

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2020-03-29 9:58:30 AM  
That guy hasn't learned the lesson from last time.
 
2020-03-29 9:59:37 AM  
I know a guy who indeed is a doctor.  And many times I have said, "He might be a doctor.  But he is not a smart man."

I once had to stop him from chopping a tree down, while he was standing right under the part he was cutting.

That time I said, "I don't know what he learned in college, but it was no common sense."

Grades and tests prove that you can memorize things.  But memorizing stuff doesn't make you smart.  Just ask a computer some time.  They remember everything.  But they require very specific instructions to do the simplest stuff.
 
2020-03-29 9:59:48 AM  
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2020-03-29 10:00:21 AM  
Subby is confusing intelligence and education with character.
 
2020-03-29 10:00:58 AM  

Harlee: WayneKerr: No doubt he is a liberal. This is why I ask doctors whether or not they drive a diesel truck, and if they say no, I don't let them touch me. I'd rather me and Sheila die than have someone who thinks there smarter then us touch us with they're hands.

OK, this kind of Poe this early in the morning, before I've finished my first pot of coffee, is just over the top and totally unfair. Have a little mercy here.


NIMTZ-like typing detected.

(not in my time zone)
 
2020-03-29 10:02:29 AM  

SquonkBot: I was on a jury once for a case involving a lawyer suing our city for something that was just ridiculously silly. His lawyer was so inept that at several times during the case the judge dipped his head and shook it before calling him up to the bench to discuss.

During a break in the jury room, an elderly woman piped up, "It's amazing who they'll give a law degree to now". Another juror shot back, "He's a lawyer, he knows what he's doing". Later, this guy was the only one willing to blindly give the plaintiff the $3M he was asking for. Thankfully, we convinced him to use common sense. Same "veneration", different field.

You have to evaluate each one individually and honestly, otherwise you'll never be able to cull out the incompetent or the dangerous. Shockingly, I see a lot of this now with our "business leaders"...dickish behaviour, and blind reverence. Hmmmm...we gotta stop doing this...



This is ancient behavior. It's why history oozes red. Until and unless we genetically modify the evolutionary traits that exist because they were somehow survival-positive* and encouraged tribal behavior in early hominids, it will be with us always. And if we got rid of it, then we would no longer be human.

* I have a counter-theory about that. All tribes had the same genes that make people blindly follow some leader, but enough of those leaders guessed correctly in existential situations that the tribe, and therefore the gene, survived. So it's actually does NOT lead to survival advantage, it's that we've been lucky. Humanity, somehow, survives and inches glacially forward despite those genes.

And this is why we should be uber-cautious about exploring space, and willy-nilly transmitting "HEY! OVER HERE!" to the stars. Because there is absolutely no reason to assume that other intelligent, space-faring species will not have the same handicap. OR to assume that those that did NOT have that handicap would not expunge us just on general safety principles.
 
2020-03-29 10:03:42 AM  

durbnpoisn: I know a guy who indeed is a doctor.  And many times I have said, "He might be a doctor.  But he is not a smart man."

I once had to stop him from chopping a tree down, while he was standing right under the part he was cutting.

That time I said, "I don't know what he learned in college, but it was no common sense."

Grades and tests prove that you can memorize things.  But memorizing stuff doesn't make you smart.  Just ask a computer some time.  They remember everything.  But they require very specific instructions to do the simplest stuff.


People can't be taught common sense, situational awareness, or emotional intelligence. Facts in someone's brain are useless if they won't stop to assess what's going on around them and read the room.
 
2020-03-29 10:15:54 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Medical schools often have a clinical staff that is FULL of conservatives - income based.  One doctor I know went from sweet open minded person to a greedy jealous person because she watched those other greedy bastards getting waaay ahead of her financially, some I know personally have done so by shady politics and ethics. I can't get into details because I'm faculty and I'm not going to out myself. Doctors can be incredibly self sacrificing and decent people. But there's about 30% at that medical school that I would never associate with because of toxic politics. There are other conservatives there that aren't jerks about it but these days we call them "centrists."

Last  I talked with mentioned friend, she was repeating Fox-news-blind crap she heard from those other doctors and telling me that i"not all republicans are bad." She was impervious to facts about Trump and the GOP, even after I challenged her with documented facts that one of the GOP SOPs was disenfranchisement of minorities.

Money absolutely corrupts. Or maybe she was always an asshole and I never noticed, but with what I know about her over the past 10 years, that's doubtful.


Money enables the person behind the mask that everyone wears. You generally only notice the times that it corrupts because those are the ones that get sensationalized and remembered. There are always Helpers, and some of them have lots of money.
 
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2020-03-29 10:17:16 AM  
If I had to do over and had any possible way, I'd spend 8 years in college too.  Then another 3 or 4 working on some kind of combination JD/LLM.

Think about it: stay in the happy hunting grounds for 10+ years from 18-28.  Sure the debt would be crushing - if you go to something other than in-state.
 
2020-03-29 10:25:00 AM  

electricjebus: I had to fire a contract worker recently for doing something similar.  He wasn't a bad person, but he was obnoxious the entire time he worked for me. He was the sort of guy who laughed at his own bad jokes.

Some people just have no social awareness, they shouldn't be making jokes.  They're always bad and typically offensive.  You can tell them that repeatedly... but again, they have no social awareness.  They're annoying in normal times and awful in trying ones.


The really great comedians have the gift of triggering laughter even when their jokes are bad and offensive.

Remember Richard Pryor's "by the beat" recovery with his horribly bad none-joke about "the poor brother's suffering behind bars"? He picked up on the audience negative reaction in less than a second (you could see it in the set of his mouth) and he "flowed" his face into the scared look and followed it up with a "Thank God for prisons" which whiplashed the audience into roars of laughter. Then again, all that might have been deliberate and planned/timed out, in which case Pryor is a giant among comedians.

Rickles and Dangerfield are two more.
 
2020-03-29 10:38:01 AM  

Harlee: electricjebus: I had to fire a contract worker recently for doing something similar.  He wasn't a bad person, but he was obnoxious the entire time he worked for me. He was the sort of guy who laughed at his own bad jokes.

Some people just have no social awareness, they shouldn't be making jokes.  They're always bad and typically offensive.  You can tell them that repeatedly... but again, they have no social awareness.  They're annoying in normal times and awful in trying ones.

The really great comedians have the gift of triggering laughter even when their jokes are bad and offensive.

Remember Richard Pryor's "by the beat" recovery with his horribly bad none-joke about "the poor brother's suffering behind bars"? He picked up on the audience negative reaction in less than a second (you could see it in the set of his mouth) and he "flowed" his face into the scared look and followed it up with a "Thank God for prisons" which whiplashed the audience into roars of laughter. Then again, all that might have been deliberate and planned/timed out, in which case Pryor is a giant among comedians.

Rickles and Dangerfield are two more.


No, this guy would just make bad jokes and the instant he saw any expression in anybody else's face he would bust out in obnoxious laughter.  He would also bust out laughing at the slightest joke I made, but not anybody else's... which is a sycophant move.

Personally, I'm all about dead pan delivery and I prefer the "are you farking serious?" look in the faces I'm telling them to.

He was no comedian, just an asshole and an ass kisser.
 
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