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Daniel Buck
Re: Merriam Webster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:48am
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Thanks Bob. What I was driving at, with better examples. Many bright people are stupid, and many not so bright people have good judgment.

The question is perhaps judgement, which is independent of intelligence. Tho some people are better at crime than others, I think choosing crime as a career exhibits bad judgment, chiefly because the results are usually sooner or later jail or death. (White collar crime is a different story, as Wood Guthrie so pungently wrote.)

I am reminded of the 1970s bumper sticker, "Crime doesn't pay, but then neither does farming."

Dan

  • Merriam WebsterBob Goodwin, Fri Mar 30 6:09am
    Merriam Webster defines "Stupid," among other things as "given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner," or as "lacking intelligence or reason", ie... more
    • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 6:56am
      Merriam Webster's first definition is "slow of mind" BTW You left that out This can be debated all day, but it still doesn't help solve the mystery. The ironic and funny thing is, if Butch and... more
      • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Fri Mar 30 5:04pm
        brilliance or stupidity has nothing to do w/being dumped in virtually a common grave that the officials won't let you dig up to DNA
      • Re: Merriam WebsterDaniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 8:51am
        Chris, The numerical order (and suborder) of a word's dictionary definition is historical, not importance. I'm surprised a high school teacher would not know that. It's dictionary 101. Details here,... more
        • Re: Merriam WebsterChrisV, Fri Mar 30 9:14am
          I know of two graves we will not find them in LOL As far as them being buried in San Vicente? Not so sure. Looking at the inquest papers, it is not Butch and SK buried there.
          • Re: Merriam WebsterVince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 6:20am
            Why do you say that? The descriptions of the bodies are decent matches. I don't know of anything in the report that is an "a ha" indication either was someone else Anecdotal claims notwithstanding
            • Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 7:22am
              Vince, I guess the inquest is open to some interpretation, but what makes you think it was them? Their description does not make me think it was them. best, Chris
              • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 12:37pm
                i don't have anne' book handy but the descriptions as i recall fundamentally sound like them, SD having gained weight. Now anecdotally you have tales of people allegedly seeing photos of the bodies... more
                • Re: Really?ChrisV, Sat Mar 31 2:26pm
                  Hi Vince, I too am not able to pull my files out. If I recall correctly, one of the bodies was a short ugly guy. The other, was a tall guy. Which one was Butch and which one was SK exactly? Werent... more
                  • Re: Really?Vince Garcia, Sat Mar 31 4:28pm
                    I don't remember one being short or described as "ugly" in the docs. Give Bob some time to see this and he will post the descriptions, I'll bet
                    • DescriptionsBob Goodwin, Sun Apr 1 7:15am
                      Anne Meadows "Digging Up Butch & Sundance"" 1996 revised edition. pages 278-280 Anne provided two nice charts that summarized the descriptions of each as described by the various witnesses: Shorter... more
    • Re: Merriam Webster — Daniel Buck, Fri Mar 30 6:48am
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