You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it think

@JolietJake (51103)
United States
May 8, 2017 4:15am CST
Here is 'A'. I did 'B' to it. The result is 'C'. A + B = C But some people won't believe that. They'll say "No, something else happened to my 'A' to make it a 'C'. Your 'B' had no effect on it at all". Okay...what happened to your 'A'? "See this 'Q' way over there...that turned my 'A' into a 'C'." Can you show me where the 'Q' connects to the 'A'? "No...but I know your 'B' couldn't do that so it has to be the 'Q'." And how do you know 'B' can't do that? "Because I don't believe you or your proof, therefore it had to be 'Q'." Some people will believe anything...and some people won't believe anything.
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@owlwings (39889)
• Cambridge, England
8 May 17
Who knows how cats reason? Scar observes it raining. Scar knows that JJ can do things like provide food and open the door, therefore JJ must be responsible for the rain.
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@LadyDuck (183645)
• Switzerland
8 May 17
This is a purrfect cat reasoning.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
Scar knows, but he ain't telling
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@vandana7 (68739)
• India
8 May 17
@JolietJake ... Secretive male cat.
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@LadyDuck (183645)
• Switzerland
8 May 17
Now I am confused.
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@vandana7 (68739)
• India
8 May 17
So glad I am not the only one ..lol.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
So am I.
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@LadyDuck (183645)
• Switzerland
8 May 17
@vandana7 I only had one coffee this morning, may be this is the reason.
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@celticeagle (120662)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 17
And some will believe what they want to and nothing you can say will change that.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
Yep...I think I'll just start casting spells on them instead
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@celticeagle (120662)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 17
@JolietJake ......Oh, yes. Cast spells.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
@celticeagle The only problem is I'm not a very good speller
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@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
8 May 17
You've made me lose sight of the point of the alphabet...
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
Hey darlin', how are you and the young'un doing?
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• United Kingdom
8 May 17
@JolietJake Good thanks How you doing? I'm going through the court process with his dad, long story but it should be resolved by the next court date in three months, which is good. So obviously I'm STRESSED but Leonard's marvellous so I'm still happier than I've ever been, it's weird :')
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
@LilyBeBack I have always hated how long it takes for things to move through the court systems over here. Don't know quite how it goes on your side of the pond, but I've had to deal with 'We can't do that at this hearing, we have to schedule another one for that'. Why? Everyone is here today. Things are good with me 'n Scar, but he's driving me a bit battier than normal wanting to meet all the she-cats in the neighborhood...it's that time of year.
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@dragon68 (774)
8 May 17
That's a very simple mathematical equation which is indisputable.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
But people will still dispute it.
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@dragon68 (774)
10 May 17
@JolietJake I know what you mean; they can't even believe a simple equation.
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@vandana7 (68739)
• India
8 May 17
I had to read it thrice to understand what you said...proves I am a zero in English. lol. But I got it...bro. All you have to say is, well you have your rights to believe B couldn't change A into C and I have my rights to believe Q couldn't either. So lets agree to disagree. Hmmmmm Yeah...some people are so prejudiced. But I believe you.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
I have a problem with walking away when I know I am right...but sometimes I have to.
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@vandana7 (68739)
• India
8 May 17
@JolietJake .. We all are like that sometimes. Not a unique quality. :)
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@vandana7 (68739)
• India
8 May 17
@JolietJake .. I asked a favor from you on Pony's (TheHorse's) post...please help me identify the singer and album or at least the song. I am unable to get the accent. :(
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@BarBaraPrz (21111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 17
I haven't a clue what this is about. I miss all the good stuff here.
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
9 May 17
It wasn't necessarily here, more just a general observation
@BarBaraPrz (21111)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 May 17
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@Happy2BeMe (75463)
• Canada
8 May 17
That is way too confusing for a Monday morning...
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
My entire intent and purpose was to specifically confuse you...and no one but you...this morning
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@Happy2BeMe (75463)
• Canada
8 May 17
@JolietJake well you succeeded
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@Morleyhunt (21478)
• Canada
8 May 17
Maybe if was "F"?
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@JolietJake (51103)
• United States
8 May 17
No, 'F' was home sick that day.
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@allen0187 (34149)
• Philippines
9 May 17
You missed a couple more letters JJ! Some people only believe what suits them.
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@DianneN (88685)
• United States
8 May 17
I was ready for some algebra, but that went out the window.
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@pgntwo (22755)
• Alanya, Turkey
8 May 17
And this guy went on to prove that black = white, and promptly got mown down by a truck at the next zebra crossing...
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• United States
8 May 17
It is always like this for me.
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@BettyB (4208)
• Summerville, South Carolina
8 May 17
Sounds like a teenager's, or a politician's logic. They can twist it around all they want, but that doesn't change the bottom line. A + B = C. Does that mean C - A = B? Have a great day!
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
10 May 17
I said that when replying to your discussion about plajarism.