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    Of course he got them to sign. That's why this is such an effective tactic that has been used for years. 20% of the signers are clueless and sign because they are sold by the presenters, but the other 80% probably didn't listen to a word he said, and just humored him long enough to sign it and get the "weirdo" out of their face.

    Not surprising at all.
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    Reminds me of the episode of "The Man Show" where they got women to sign a petition to end women's suffrage. Too funny.
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    Oh yeah...... But really, like I said this tactic has been arround forever because its been effective. Pester someone on the street that is likely to be in a hurry to do something else and annoy them. Most peoples good nature won't allow them to tell a stranger to "eff off", so they humor the person for the 2-3 minutes (not really even paying attention to what they are saying), and then sign it to move on with their lives.

    I have to admit, I've signed a few this exact same way.
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    :confused: What happened to the original post?
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    I messed it up and then had to fix it...sorry!
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    Thanks........

    I'm not a big numbers guy so when I heard that fed projection I was like "that don't sound right". Thanks for the good link that provides good info. :eat3:
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    That's a great website/blog. It's very informative and the guy explains things pretty well.
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    This reminds me of the Penn and Teller video where they had some guy at an environmental rally try and get people to sign a petition outlawing water (which they referred to as di-hydrogen-oxide). Needless to say, plenty of people lined up.
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    Seen it before when I did a couple of phone solicitations for the MASSPIRG chapter at UMass-Boston.

    Reminds me of a segment on Fox 25 a few years ago that had people signing a petition for a cause but in reality they were signing a contract with the news channel(not a real one though). The reporter would then take them aside and let them in on the secret, all to point out that they really didn't know what they were signing.
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    When I am with my wife and one of these people approach us my wife runs the other way because she knows exactly what is about to happen even if the person happens to be a Priest, when they smile and start their little speech I simply smile back and softly say "F-ck You" that stops them dead in their tracks, they turn and face the other way, it works every time, try it.
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    That actually doesn't seem like a bad idea. I don't think I could actually do it, but it sounds like fun!
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    One of my faves:

    YouTube - Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition


    Wonder how many of these dummies 'believe' in AGW.

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