Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 22, 2014, 11:53:39 PM
537967 Posts in 40726 Topics by 5128 Members
Latest Member: hfraschilgreg
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  POLL Who do you trust the least? « previous next »
Poll
Question: Of the following types of people, who do you trust the least?
Journalists - 2 (13.3%)
Lawyers - 1 (6.7%)
Politicians - 7 (46.7%)
Car salesmen - 1 (6.7%)
Anyone who says, "Trust me." - 4 (26.7%)
Total Voters: 15

Pages: [1] 2
Author Topic: POLL Who do you trust the least?  (Read 2769 times)
BTM
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 351
Posts: 2866



« on: August 03, 2007, 10:00:48 PM »

Lawyers
You got Lawyers, many of whom want to charge you as much as possible for their assistance, which you HAVE to have for anything legally related, and, more often than not, they'll take their time doing the work, because, hey, they're getting paid by the HOUR.  They don't like competition, so don't even try getting legal advice from someone without a law degree, even if that person wouldn't NEED a law degree for what they're advising you because they know from personally experience or whatever.  And God help you if a lawyer is actually suing you.  Even if you win the suit, you're still left with an enormous bill from defending yourself but when a lawyer loses a case, it's no skin on their nose, so they have nothing to risk by suing others. In fact, when it comes to suing people, did you know you could even be named a victim in a lawsuit right now and not even know it, because they don't have to get your permission to name you in such things?

Scary, huh?

Journalists
Course, then again, at least lawyers are accountable (at least in theory) to someone, these guys, if they want to make you look bad, they can, they will, and there's nothing really to stop them.  As Dogbert once said, when asked what qualifies him to be a reporter, "I'm willing to violate anyone's privacy for my own personal gain and then claim with a straight face that the public has a right to know!" 

Even if you're one of them and you don't toe the line and match all opinions with what they think is "normal", they'll turn on you like rabid weasels. 

Politicians

They're not all crooks, just a good chunk of them.  Power corrupts and absolute power well, you get the idea.  Many start out okay, but when you get to Washington, suddenly find yourself with an entire STAFF at your disposal, you own private parking space, lots of wonderful perks and a bunch of people treating you like a king, some people quickly decide to ignore any, "I'll only serve one term", or "I'll work in the people's best interest" promises.  Heck, in many cases you don't even have to get that far up to fall into the trap, often the "good old boy" networks exist locally too.

Car salesmen

As soon as you stop on the lot, you know they're watching you.  They're gonna say what they can to reel you in.

Guys Who Say, "Trust me."

Need I say more?
Logged

"Some people mature, some just get older." -Andrew Vachss
Torgo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 530
Posts: 5272



« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 10:05:33 PM »

Anyone who says "Trust Me".


I've always said that Trust is something that is earned, not given.
Logged

"There is no way out of here. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out of here."
CheezeFlixz
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 489
Posts: 3723


Pathetic Earthlings


WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 10:17:17 PM »

Politicians on either side of the aisle.

then

Journalists, they're agenda driven either right or left. I'm not sure there is a honest journalist left in this country.


I can't say lawyers, I'm married to one. Buggedout
Logged

ulthar
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 324
Posts: 3833


I AM serious, and stop calling me Shirley


WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 10:23:39 PM »

Anyone who says "Trust Me".


I've always said that Trust is something that is earned, not given.

Nor really asked for, eh?
Logged

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Professor Hathaway:  I noticed you stopped stuttering.
Bodie:      I've been giving myself shock treatments.
Professor Hathaway: Up the voltage.

--Real Genius
HappyGilmore
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 588
Posts: 10447


I know Quack-Fu.


« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 10:25:04 PM »

With the first four, you pretty much know what you're getting.

Those guys who go, "Oh, trust me."  Yeah, you don't know with them.  Trust me, I've been one of them.
Logged

"The path to Heaven runs through miles of clouded Hell."

Donít get too close, itís dark inside.
Itís where my demons hide, itís where my demons hide.
Shadow
B-Movie Site Webmaster
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 214
Posts: 1864


Primoris Malum


WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 10:31:20 PM »

Those guys who go, "Oh, trust me."  Yeah, you don't know with them.  Trust me, I've been one of them.

Trust you?

TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR

Logged

Shadow
www.bmoviegraveyard.com
The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.
Mr_Vindictive
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 128
Posts: 3702


By Sword. By Pick. By Axe. Bye Bye.


« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 10:52:18 PM »

Why isn't "The Government" listed!?!?!?   Question
Logged

__________________________________________________________
"The greatest medicine in the world is human laughter. And the worst medicine is zombie laughter." -- Jack Handey

A bald man named Savalas visited me last night in a dream.  I think it was a Telly vision.
HappyGilmore
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 588
Posts: 10447


I know Quack-Fu.


« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2007, 11:00:52 PM »

Those guys who go, "Oh, trust me."  Yeah, you don't know with them.  Trust me, I've been one of them.

Trust you?

TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR


I can be trusted.   Smile
Logged

"The path to Heaven runs through miles of clouded Hell."

Donít get too close, itís dark inside.
Itís where my demons hide, itís where my demons hide.
flackbait
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 107
Posts: 1024


The fate of the last door to door salesmen


« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2007, 11:47:54 PM »

Damn! this is a hard choice, Maybe you should make an all of the above choice. In the end I went with lawyers. Most of this over suing these days has come from lawyers wanting to make a quick buck. How else can you explain MC Donald's getting sued over a dumb customer spilling their coffee?
Logged
DodgingGrunge
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 67
Posts: 434


Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.


WWW
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007, 12:24:30 AM »

Well, it's not listed, but I never trust a woman when she says, "It's not a big deal.  Really."  No matter the topic up for discussion, in my experience it is a big deal.  Always.  TeddyR

But, getting to the list, I voted for politicians.  It's not that I think they're all crooked, just spineless.  It goes with the territory.  When you're forced to partake in an endless series of popularity contests, it is difficult to not to marginalize your actions.  I don't think it's possible to be both honest and an ass kisser.
Logged

++josh;
Allhallowsday
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 1551
Posts: 10891


Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!


« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2007, 12:48:13 AM »

Well, it's not listed, but I never trust a woman when she says, "It's not a big deal.  Really."  No matter the topic up for discussion, in my experience it is a big deal.  Always.  TeddyR

But, getting to the list, I voted for politicians.  It's not that I think they're all crooked, just spineless.  It goes with the territory.  When you're forced to partake in an endless series of popularity contests, it is difficult to not to marginalize your actions.  I don't think it's possible to be both honest and an ass kisser.
Yeh, what he wrote.
Logged

If you want to view paradise . . . simply look around and view it!
asimpson2006
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 45
Posts: 887



« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2007, 06:47:53 AM »

I picked anyone who says trust me.  But in reality, I don't trust anyone on the list, though I trust the car salesman more than the rest.  politicians are IMO just yes men, or yes women, to the government.  Journalists just run with ideas and stretch them out of per portions.  Lawyers just look out for them selves and are looking for a case that will get them a big paycheck.       

With car salesman it really depends on where you go.  If you are going to a used lot, then I tend to be more cautious then if I would go to a dealership. 

Anyone who says trust me, well I got burned a lot from my past from believing people, so I generally don't have trust for a lot of people.
Logged
Dennis
Yes, it's true, absolutely true. I am a
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 224
Posts: 2173


I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?


« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2007, 09:22:29 AM »

I would rather the poll was for who do you trust the most out of the following list, for me it would be car salesman.
I've had dealings with all of these types and they have all tried to shaft me in one way or another. With the car salesman you know he wants to sell you a new car for as much money as he can get, you want to buy a new car for as little money as possible, so the two of you negotiate a deal, if you do your homework before you go you can get a fair deal and even have some fun getting it, now if you had said used car salesman.
Logged


Science claims that hydrogen, because there is so much of it, is the building block of the universe, I dispute this, there is plenty more stupidity, and that is the building block of the universe.  Frank Zappa
Jack
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 1053
Posts: 9635



« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 10:14:02 AM »

I went with journalists.  People know that car salesmen, politicians, etc are dishonest, but journalists seem to get a pass.  Many times their news reports are nothing more than press releases from politicians they agree with, they almost never present a story in a balanced manner, and really the whole damned lot of them are little more than spin-meisters for their favorite politicians.  I just love reading a news report of some "issue", which is really just a campaign position from some politician presented in such a manner as to make the reader believe that something has happened to thrust this issue into the forefront, and after going on and on for quite some time about how the sky has suddenly began to fall - even though nothing has changed with regard to that particular issue - they then give the opposing side a half-sentence worth of response, and the quote is most likely not even in direct response to the issue presented but some miscellaneous statement on some not-so-closely related issue, making it sound as if the person has no real  response to offer.

Their news reporting should really be counted as soft-money contributions to their preferred politicians because it's no different than advertising.
Logged

"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." - Albert Einstein
RCMerchant
Bela
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 0
Posts: 11030


"Charlie,we're in HELL!"-"yeah,ain't it groovy?!"


WWW
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2007, 12:12:40 PM »

 I am paranoid of all people with too much money and power...and salesmen (ie:Politictions fit both of those descriptions).
Logged

\"Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!\" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)


Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?"
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."





http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard
http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard
http://rcmerchant.tumblr.com/
Pages: [1] 2
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  POLL Who do you trust the least? « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os∑mo∑sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.