The Joe Blow Report 2

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Please remember, this Report is about observations and not about opinions. In other words, this Report is about what is said, not who said it.  Observations are about the object and opinions are about the subject. Opinions are about the Opinionator, consequently opinions are mostly worthless conjecture. With that in mind, if you want to comment on something posted, please click on the “Comments” link at the beginning or end of each post.

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Opinionator:
O*pin”ion*a`tor\, n. An opinionated person; one given to conjecture.

conjecture:
1. the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
2. an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation.

Observation:
1. an act or instance of noticing or perceiving.
2. an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching.
3. the faculty or habit of observing or noticing.
4. notice: to escape a person’s observation.
5. an act or instance of viewing or noting a fact or occurrence for some scientific or other special purpose.

6. the information or record secured by such an act.
7. something that is learned in the course of observing things: My observation is that such clouds mean a storm.
8. a remark, comment, or statement based on what one has noticed or observed.

9. the condition of being observed.

…and The World Dictionary

3. detailed examination of phenomena prior to analysis, diagnosis, or interpretation: the patient was under observation
4. the facts learned from observing
Observer:

1. someone or something that observes.

2. a delegate to an assembly or gathering, who is sent to observe and report but not to take part officially in its activities.


–Joe

Written by Joe Blow

January 10, 2009 at 1:06 am

7 Responses

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  1. “Freedom rings where opinions clash.”

    Adlai E. Stevenson

    humboldturtle

    March 17, 2009 at 2:54 am

  2. What makes this old fossil’s opinions valuable?

    Joe Blow

    March 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  3. Just because your opinions only have value to you does not mean they are “worthless lies”, Joe. And what’s with this fossil stuff? You’re talking to a turtle.

    humboldturtle

    March 18, 2009 at 12:21 am

    • What can I say about turtles that’s NOT an opinion? For one thing they’re slow and I’m told they make good soup.

      Let’s see if we can bring you up to speed on the differences between “observations” and “opinions.” Here’s a partial definition for opinion:
      1.a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
      2.a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.” Better yet, “persuasion, notion, idea, impression. Opinion, sentiment, view are terms for one’s conclusion about something. An opinion is a belief or judgment that falls short of absolute conviction, certainty, or positive knowledge.

      and observation:
      1. an act or instance of noticing or perceiving.
      2. an act or instance of regarding attentively or watching.
      6. the information or record secured by such an act.
      7. something that is learned in the course of observing things: My observation is that such clouds mean a storm.
      8. a remark, comment, or statement based on what one has noticed or observed.

      First, you didn’t answer my question. Second, who says I have “opinions” beside you? And third, what makes your opinion, “Just because your opinions only have value to you…” true and not a lie that I should grant you value?

      Regarding your question, an ancient scholar once set forth this principle truth: “Let God be found true, though every man be found a liar.” There is only ONE truth and it certainly is not someone’s opinion, in fact it may not even be their observation.

      Joe Blow

      March 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

  4. “There is only ONE truth”

    Now that’s an opinion.

    humboldturtle

    March 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  5. First, your comments are shown to be disingenuous (lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere). So, I’ll ask you for the third time, “Who say?” You? Who are you?

    Why should anyone consider you more valuable than a reputable scholar that has stood the test of time for more than 2000 years?

    “Opinion, sentiment, view are terms for one’s conclusion about something.” What is proven to be, “is” and that is not an opinion or someone’s worthless conclusion. So, what are you proven to be?

    You get my point yet? Worthless opinions = worthless liars. So, why should I agree with you or why should you want me to?

    When you can be honest and walk the walk you come back and we’ll talk.

    Joe Blow

    March 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  6. Since you make my point about Opinionators by refusing to answer my question, I’ll pass on an obvious observation that I kindly omitted until you showed your true nature.

    Anyone in this day and age of Quantum Mechanics or Physics that thinks their opinions, in your case “worthless accusations,” trump a Universal Truth manifest themselves as purely idiotic.

    Joe Blow

    March 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm


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