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Old 17-05-2010, 20:39   #106
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maybe moor bow in?
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Old 17-05-2010, 21:57   #107
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maybe moor bow in?
I was just thinking the same thing.

(That and the fact that mace is a greater danger to your baby than to intruders.)
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Old 17-05-2010, 22:53   #108
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Most of the other posters have stole my thunder, but buy the smallest pit bull you can find, and then post "Danger dog bites" sign. That seems to keep everyone away. I find Pit Bulls just sit in the cockpit and watch. It has got to be the most intimidating thing I have ever seen. Even planned visitors call before, so you will put your dog away.
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Old 17-05-2010, 22:57   #109
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And for added effect you can let the pit bull chew the corner of the sign a bit. (or the corner of the dock).
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Old 17-05-2010, 23:02   #110
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I had an elderly single female neighbor in LA once who was always worried about people "taking her stuff." Another neighbor made a sign for her and prominently mounted it next to her driveway. It read:

Caution! Pit Bull with Puppies!

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Old 17-05-2010, 23:05   #111
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even more frightening might be...

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Caution! Pit Bull with Puppies!
...Caution! Put Bull looking for love!
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Instead of "my home", how about "Not responsible for DOG BITES."
Or "Not responsible for FLEA BITES."



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- but remember half of all people are below average intelligence.
Caution. Thread drift.

OK, I'll bite. I'm thinking you mean to say that half of all people are below a certain I.Q. "Average" would then be .....I dunno.

So please elaborate. Is there some documented number that half of all people fall below? I'm not trying to be a smart... It's just that this would expalin a lot.

Half of us have a hard time understanding how this works .
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I don't imagine it's an accurate statement since some of them would be average which the statement doesn't account for however the meaning seems clear..
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OK, I'll bite. I'm thinking you mean to say that half of all people are below a certain I.Q.
More than half is less than bright:


Classification IQ LimitsPercent Included Very Superior128 and over2.2Superior120-1276.7Bright Normal111-11916.1Average91-11050Dull Normal80-9016.1Borderline66-796.7Defective65 and below2.2

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Just catching this thread and a few thoughts.

- It's really a shame people think they can just walk aboard but remember half of all people are below average intelligence.
Actually half of all people are below median intelligence. Average intelligence could be below or above the median.
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I don't imagine it's an accurate statement since some of them would be average which the statement doesn't account for however the meaning seems clear..
Yeah, I go the meaning. When you throw in words like average and normal, I get tripped up. Part of the problem my half has to deal with everyday.

But then again, maybe I'm not part of the less than bright half 'cause I don't go aboard other boats without asking permission.
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Captain Bill has it right and threfore must be above the median.

So technically in a normally distributed population half the people are below average. It doesn't necessarily follow that they are all normal, however...
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But then again, maybe I'm not part of the less than bright half 'cause I don't go aboard other boats without asking permission.
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The morons go aboard strange boats and get shot, the remaining half, (the smart ones) get to reproduce without competition, the average IQ goes up.
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