1. Standard memberScriabin
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    Nasrudin is with his cronies drinking coffee:

    They are discussing death, "When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say about you?"

    The first crony says, "I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man."

    The second says, " I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher which made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow."
    Nasrudin says, " I would like to hear them say... LOOK!! HE'S MOVING!!!"

    Be sure you understand the question before you choose your answer.
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    16 Apr '09 10:12
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    Nasrudin is with his cronies drinking coffee:


    ."
    ."
    Nasrudin says, " I would like to hear them say... LOOK!! HE'S MOVING!!!"

    Be sure you understand the question before you choose your answer.
    yes the gases build up in your body
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    16 Apr '09 15:20
    Originally posted by stoker
    yes the gases build up in your body
    you missed it.

    the point is you'd want to be able to HEAR anything .. the dead do not hear.
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    16 Apr '09 15:39
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    you missed it.

    the point is you'd want to be able to HEAR anything .. the dead do not hear.
    this is a pretty short debate. wonder if it will be inflated more than 4 posts. (it shouldn't have been this long, but i understand you wanted to post some nonsense)
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    16 Apr '09 19:471 edit
    it is not nonsense. I have illustrated exactly what I intended.

    The story is there to show how easily and often people miss the point by focusing on the wrong question.

    thank you for being so accommodating as to step into the trap first.

    btw -- you have flunked the basic qualification test for making detective and will, at the most, pound a beat.

    the lesson you might have learned was best expressed by the great Yogi:

    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
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    16 Apr '09 20:47
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    it is not nonsense. I have illustrated exactly what I intended.

    The story is there to show how easily and often people miss the point by focusing on the wrong question.

    thank you for being so accommodating as to step into the trap first.

    btw -- you have flunked the basic qualification test for making detective and will, at the most, pound a beat. ...[text shortened]... ave learned was best expressed by the great Yogi:

    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    "When you come to a fork in the road....Take it. "
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    16 Apr '09 22:39
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    Nasrudin is with his cronies drinking coffee:

    They are discussing death, "When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say about you?"

    The first crony says, "I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man."

    The second says, " I would like to he ...[text shortened]... ! HE'S MOVING!!!"

    Be sure you understand the question before you choose your answer.
    ok i will bite. have nothing else to do

    what is the question?
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    17 Apr '09 13:30
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    you missed it.

    the point is you'd want to be able to HEAR anything .. the dead do not hear.
    i hear different....
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    17 Apr '09 13:58
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    it is not nonsense. I have illustrated exactly what I intended.

    The story is there to show how easily and often people miss the point by focusing on the wrong question.

    thank you for being so accommodating as to step into the trap first.
    Well maybe other people are interested in different points. I don't know why you thought you 'trapped' anyone. You could just as easily have talked some nonsense and then congratulated yourself when nobody understood it. If there is a point to be made, it is better to make it understood, or what is the point?
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    17 Apr '09 14:08
    Originally posted by stoker
    i hear different....
    I submit if you do that you consult a specialist -- perhaps Bruce Willis can help, he's had experience with dead people who hear things.

    Your statement indicates that not only are you differently clued, but you may in fact be ill.
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    17 Apr '09 14:101 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Well maybe other people are interested in different points. I don't know why you thought you 'trapped' anyone. You could just as easily have talked some nonsense and then congratulated yourself when nobody understood it. If there is a point to be made, it is better to make it understood, or what is the point?
    you are an easy mark. the technique you want me to use is not the technique I did use.

    Rather than the expository, scholastic method, I used the story. This particular story is an old, old traditional folk tale meant to illustrate the point I have indicated -- not much of a mystery at that.

    You also flunk the Sherlock Holmes test -- to understand a set of facts presented to you, first eliminate everything than cannot be true. Whatever remains, however unlikely, must be true.

    Does this work? Well, do you think exams for lawyers who seek membership in their state bars so they can be licensed to practice law present questions designed to be easily understood? What a hoot.

    I passed my exams on the first try using Mr. Holmes' methodology. You've flunked.

    The story is not there for you to choose the aspect that interests you anymore than a tax form is there for you to practice your arithmetic.

    There is a point -- you either get it or you don't.

    If all you want to do is whine over the fact that the OP isn't dumbed down enough for you -- go find the proper thread for your level of intellect.
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    18 Apr '09 10:26
    Originally posted by Scriabin.

    Your statement indicates that not only are you differently clued, but you may in fact be ill.[/b]
    i may be 111 years old but whats that to do with it.
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    18 Apr '09 10:50
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    it is not nonsense. I have illustrated exactly what I intended.

    The story is there to show how easily and often people miss the point by focusing on the wrong question.

    thank you for being so accommodating as to step into the trap first.

    btw -- you have flunked the basic qualification test for making detective and will, at the most, pound a beat. ...[text shortened]... ave learned was best expressed by the great Yogi:

    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    Is the point of the OP that it is better to be alive than dead?
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    18 Apr '09 14:411 edit
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    Does this work? Well, do you think exams for lawyers who seek membership in their state bars so they can be licensed to practice law present questions designed to be easily understood? What a hoot.

    I passed my exams on the first try using Mr. Holmes' methodology. You've flunked.

    The story is not there for you to choose the aspect that interests you P isn't dumbed down enough for you -- go find the proper thread for your level of intellect.
    I am not here to pass a law exam, nor am I required to do what you wish me to. If I want to find my own moral in the story I may. I suspect that your belief that the point you wished to make is the only point in the story has blinded you to all the other interesting aspects to it. But thats your loss not mine. The title of the thread shows your narrow mindedness.
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    18 Apr '09 18:42
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Is the point of the OP that it is better to be alive than dead?
    no

    what is so hard here?
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