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Old 03-07-2020, 08:45 AM
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Jim Peebles, local idiot


First, he pushes some weird theory that coronavirus is no big deal and is really just that vaping disease that swept through the US a few months back:

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=890706

People tried to show him how many ways he was wrong, but he kept trudging right along with his ridiculous medical theory. While posters continued to give him the benefit of the doubt (just figured he was a stupid idiot), I'm pretty sure he was posting that as a loyal Trump ass-licker, trying to play down the seriousness of the disease so that the Trump administration's inept response won't seem quite so awful.

Now, he's pushing theories about light and particles that have been disproven for over a century:

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...1&postcount=60
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...2&postcount=70
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...2&postcount=71

My favorite is when he "bets on ether":

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Virtual particles are more ridiculous than ether. I am betting on ether. There is nothing wrong with the absolute reference frame that entails. Newton demonstrated that with his Bucket Argument, which you probably have the materials to try at home....
I called him out in my idiotic Trump supporters thread, but I think his contributions to General Questions deserve their own thread.

Question for the board: If someone is that wrong in GQ, is that reportable? It seems like a flat-earther coming into a GQ about whether the Earth is a perfect sphere or just an oblate spheroid (or whatever it is) should be banned from the thread.

Since this is the pit, I should add: darn, shoot, dagnabbit!
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:01 AM
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Jim Peebles. Oh, right. A poster on the SDMB. I thought that you where talking about a Republican Senator. Pretty much the same I guess. I stopped giving any of them any consideration about 2 years ago.

One moron is pretty much the same as another.
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:11 PM
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Question for the board: If someone is that wrong in GQ, is that reportable? It seems like a flat-earther coming into a GQ about whether the Earth is a perfect sphere or just an oblate spheroid (or whatever it is) should be banned from the thread.

Since this is the pit, I should add: darn, shoot, dagnabbit!
Based on my experience, if a person comes into a GQ thread that hasn’t received a real answer and pushes an ignorant guess or crazy pet theory that can be subject to warning. It’s like replying to a question with a joke; you wait until the answer is in the thread before getting silly.

But I don’t think posting incorrect information in general is disallowed nor should it be. Fighting the ignorant is part of fighting ignorance. It’s helpful to see misinformation corrected in GQ. That’s one of its purposes.

Of course if a person persists in pushing things after being told their views are flawed, that can be sanctioned. I’ve seen plenty of people banned from the site for that. It only comes after a pattern is established and they have ignored previous warnings.

I’m no mod of course and the above is my opinion based on what I’ve seen here so I may be incorrect. Oh, and clearly Jim Peebles is a chronic fuckwit. Ether? Really?
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The first time I saw his name, for a split second I thought it might be this Jim Peebles - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Peebles
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The first time I saw his name, for a split second I thought it might be this Jim Peebles - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Peebles
Well, the one you mention is an astrophysicists and so could be expected to reply to a thread about light moving. I suspect the physicist's answer may be different from our local idiot's.
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I wonder if he still believes this.
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Holy fuck he's stupid.
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In this fascinating thread he is disturbed that some state governors are clamping down on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (the subject of his OP) because as is well-known by now it's a therapy of choice for Covid-19 (see his Post #9).

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I'm not worried about it [the virus], but one is considered a public health threat if one says that. I'm convinced the antimalarial drugs work (when combined with zinc and azithromycin), and on the off chance I get a serious case I would ask my doctor for it. I don't see how it is legal for a governor to tell doctors they cant give antimalarials to patients with serious cases of coronavirus.
ETA: I think there may be a Darwin Award awaiting, with this guy's name on it.

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Are we sure this isn’t just trolling?
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What's with all the right-wing idiots so concerned about Democratic Governors impinging on their "freedom" by trying to contain the epidemic? Are these the same idiots that oppose mandatory vaccines?

If Gun & Ammo shops offered free delivery, would their objections to Stay-at-Home go away?
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I wonder if his brain melts and flows out of his ears if somebody would try and explain the double slit experiment to him.
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I came back her to post that thread that Senegoid posted. I have to say, JP is actually stupider than I gave him credit for. He's not just an idiot, he's a dangerous idiot.

I know that people were stupidly accused of worshiping Obama back in the day, but this guy actually seems to hang on every word our Dr. Orange says. He firmly believes that that drug mixture works based on Trump's say-so, from what I can tell. What a fucking idiot.

Does he post non-idiotic things in Cafe Society or the Game Room? Or, is he all idiocy, all the time?
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I dispute your labeling of Jim Peebles as a local idiot. Given the wonders of the Internet, he's at least a national idiot.

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I wonder if his brain melts and flows out of his ears if somebody would try and explain the double slit experiment to him.
If you watch it only flows out of one ear but if you don't watch, you can tell by the interference pattern that it flowed out of both ears simultaneously.
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Holy fuck he's stupid.
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In this fascinating thread he is disturbed that some state governors are clamping down on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (the subject of his OP) because as is well-known by now it's a therapy of choice for Covid-19 (see his Post #9).
Aye; this is what prompted my post. That's weapons-grade stupidity on display right there.

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I dispute your labeling of Jim Peebles as a local idiot. Given the wonders of the Internet, he's at least a national idiot.
It's a fair cop.
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If you watch it only flows out of one ear but if you don't watch, you can tell by the interference pattern that it flowed out of both ears simultaneously.
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I dispute your labeling of Jim Peebles as a local idiot. Given the wonders of the Internet, he's at least a national idiot.
It's the World Wide Web. He's a global idiot. Potentially viral.
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Well, as they say, we're living in a global village, and every village has its idiot.
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The moron is at it again.
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...16&postcount=5
Apparently, he's giving up on the COVID-19 = vaping idea, and is now on to another harebrained one.
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The moron is at it again.
https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...16&postcount=5
Apparently, he's giving up on the COVID-19 = vaping idea, and is now on to another harebrained one.
Never let it be said that JP is not an industrious idiot: "No hole too deep!"
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Brainwashed idiot is seeing green screens.

I'm always seeing green screens on my computer. But, then, I'm extremely colorblind.
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Don't forget the zinc, for the perfect COVID-19 cure. Jim Peebles' personal medical advisor, Dr. Donald J. Trump, has made this abundantly clear. You need zinc. There's a peer-reviewed paper in the Snake Oil and UFO Report Monthly involving one participant, who died of ingesting fish-tank cleaner after heeding Trump's advice, but obviously he didn't take any zinc, which proves the point.
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Don't forget the zinc, for the perfect COVID-19 cure. Jim Peebles' personal medical advisor, Dr. Donald J. Trump, has made this abundantly clear. You need zinc. There's a peer-reviewed paper in the Snake Oil and UFO Report Monthly involving one participant, who died of ingesting fish-tank cleaner after heeding Trump's advice, but obviously he didn't take any zinc, which proves the point.
At this point, it's just potentially dangerous misinformation. I wish a moderator would step in.

I like when someone asked him for a peer-reviewed cite so he links to an ABC-TV segment.

Is his behavior reportable at this point? If someone was urging people to drink Clorox to cure the disease, would the mods shut them down?
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At this point, it's just potentially dangerous misinformation. I wish a moderator would step in.

I like when someone asked him for a peer-reviewed cite so he links to an ABC-TV segment.

Is his behavior reportable at this point? If someone was urging people to drink Clorox to cure the disease, would the mods shut them down?
If you want to report him, there's that red triangle up in the right hand corner of every post. Feel free.
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Peebles said this...

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It's ABC news and the interviewee is a doctor and CEO. Hardly seems quack to me. Go watch it. I provided a link to the French study (the one I infer he is talking about) in another thread.
And the thread was locked a few seconds before I answered with...

"CEO" Absolutely undermines and credibility of "doctor" here.
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At this point, it's just potentially dangerous misinformation. I wish a moderator would step in.

I like when someone asked him for a peer-reviewed cite so he links to an ABC-TV segment.

Is his behavior reportable at this point? If someone was urging people to drink Clorox to cure the disease, would the mods shut them down?
It’s clear that there’s a huge resistance to critical thinking at this point. Because that ABC segment, by claiming that the snake oil doesn’t work unless it’s sprinkled with magic fairy dust - contradicts all the other “studies” that claim that the snake oil works by itself - or that the snake oil only works when mixed with unicorn milk.
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Yeah but there's been a huge run on unicorn milk lately, at least around here, and people have been hoarding magic fairy dust since at least the 1800's. What can I do? Should I just give all my faith to Jesus?
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That's excellent!

I don't feel like opening up another pit thread about Magiver, but fuck that guy for cutting NYC out of the US in idiot Hewey Logan's "but science says we should be doing something different" thread.
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What can I do? Should I just give all my faith to Jesus?
It doesn't have to be Jesus. It just has to be his blood - cite. Now, as I understand it, Catholics consider wine to be the blood of Christ. Just get yourself a 5 gallon box of wine and just go crazy.
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A) Boxed wine is more likely to be 3.75 liters (the equivalent of five 750ml bottles). A five-gallon box would measure a minimum of 10.5 inches on each edge (if perfectly cubical), and unlikely to fit in most household refrigerators. And that's ignoring the 40-pound weight of the contents.

B) Catholics consider communion wine to be just wine until a priest has done the magic spell that changes it into deity-blood.

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You could also get 5 gallons of bottled wine (total) and put the bottles all in a box. Voila, 5 gallons of boxed wine!
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That would weigh even MORE (if they were Carlo Rossi-type glass bottles).
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Yeah, I can’t imagine how much 5 gallons of bottled wine would weigh!

Let’s see if I can do some rough math...

Supposedly a “standard” bottle of wine (if there is such a thing) is 750 ml. 5 gallons is 18,927 ml, so that’s about 25 bottles (more like 25 full bottles and one that’s a quarter full but I’ll round down).

An average wine bottle should weigh 2.65 lb when full, roughly, so those 25 bottles weigh 66.25 lb. That’s a heavy box!
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A) Boxed wine is more likely to be 3.75 liters (the equivalent of five 750ml bottles). A five-gallon box would measure a minimum of 10.5 inches on each edge (if perfectly cubical), and unlikely to fit in most household refrigerators. And that's ignoring the 40-pound weight of the contents.

B) Catholics consider communion wine to be just wine until a priest has done the magic spell that changes it into deity-blood.
Well, I can as well mumble some mumbo-jumbo over my canister of wine and give it healing powers. And then get totally wasted on it. Profit!
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An average wine bottle should weigh 2.65 lb when full, roughly, so those 25 bottles weigh 66.25 lb. That’s a heavy box!
I know an enjoyable way to make it lighter, though.
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I know an enjoyable way to make it lighter, though.
“Are you drunk?”

“Yesh, but I did it for MATH!”
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That's excellent!

I don't feel like opening up another pit thread about Magiver, but fuck that guy for cutting NYC out of the US in idiot Hewey Logan's "but science says we should be doing something different" thread.
What thread is that?
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What thread is that?
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=893696

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Looks more like HoneyBadgerDC started that thread than Hewey Logan...

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