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Old 10-16-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Where did common sense go? I had a guy cut his finger today while changing the battery on a bandsaw!! This idiot thought it was a good idea to hold the blade while inserting a new battery, then accidentally hit the trigger!! 581 days of construction and 730k man hours down the drain.


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Old 10-16-2019, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:38 PM   #3
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I stuck my finger in a running mower once. Came out about a half inch lighter. It happens.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:50 PM   #4
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It didnt do anywhere because it was never around to begin with.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:07 PM   #5
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I’ve always said God takes care of fools and idiots and I’m glad I fall in between. We all make stupid mistakes we know we shouldn’t . some get caught and get hurt. Most get lucky like me.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:09 PM   #6
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common sense not so common anymore
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:17 PM   #7
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I stuck my finger in a running mower once. Came out about a half inch lighter. It happens.
Lol, we looked for 15 min once for a mans fingers. He tried to pick up the mower to turn it around while it was running.
I guess sometimes we humans just do stuff with zero thought.
I know I have
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:23 PM   #8
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It's been coddled out of "us".
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:24 PM   #9
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A professor of the university told us... "The common sense, the least common of all senses
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:36 PM   #10
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Common sense is determined by the environment you’re raised in or familiar with. Growing up as a country kid I see things on here that’s wrong and to me should be common since but folks on here do it anyways.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:45 PM   #11
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Look how many old timers are missing fingers. Weve never had common sense. Some folks just luckier than others.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:47 PM   #12
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It ain’t so common anymore...
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:58 PM   #13
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:31 AM   #14
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I got plenty of common sense...but I caught a falling sawzall by the blade once...



Sometimes fireworks need to be very well aimed regardless of fuse ash melting your hand....to prove a point...



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Old 10-17-2019, 12:39 AM   #15
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Razor knives can get away (toward) you sometimes...





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Old 10-17-2019, 12:39 AM   #16
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Had the Ron White "pickle slicer" joke all typed out, then thought better of it, lol.

My common "since" kicked in.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:47 AM   #17
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Had the Ron White "pickle slicer" joke all typed out, then thought better of it, lol.

My common "since" kicked in.


“She got fired too..”


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Old 10-17-2019, 02:04 AM   #18
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I have found that the lack of common sense is just natural selection.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:31 AM   #19
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Found this answer to your question on the internet:

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned, but overbearing, regulations were set in Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teenagers suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they had themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer paracetamol, sun lotion or plaster to a pupil, but could not inform the parents when a pupil became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as churches became businesses and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, but the burglar could sue you for assault because you protected yourself and your own.

Common Sense finally passed away after a 7-year-old child was suspended from school for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:06 AM   #20
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Look how many old timers are missing fingers. Weve never had common sense. Some folks just luckier than others.
A very large portion of those missing fingers on those old men are from cotton gins and other less than safe farm equipment. Common sense has nothing to do with it. You dance with the fire long enough and eventually it’s gonna burn ya.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:10 AM   #21
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“Here’s your sign”
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:24 AM   #22
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Common sense is determined by the environment you’re raised in or familiar with. Growing up as a country kid I see things on here that’s wrong and to me should be common since but folks on here do it anyways.
Yes sir, that is the truth.
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:47 AM   #23
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I learned something interesting yesterday, the old documented lamentation on the lack of common sense was

"Common sense is generally rare"

Written by a man who died in 131AD. People havent changed
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:58 AM   #24
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It has gotten to the point that most large companies have to have a written process for everything....and if there is an accident, the result after the lengthy investigation of what happened is a new written process. Does not matter if it has never happened in 60 years before, there has to be a new process. Management has to check off a box that something was done, whether it is effective or not. I think we as a society have driven the common sense out of people.

Sometimes **** happens
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:04 AM   #25
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Where did common sense go? I had a guy cut his finger today while changing the battery on a bandsaw!! This idiot thought it was a good idea to hold the blade while inserting a new battery, then accidentally hit the trigger!! 581 days of construction and 730k man hours down the drain.


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So, one incident in 581 days, 730k man hours means common sense is gone?
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:11 AM   #26
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At some point we've all done things that lacked common sense. I think common sense is a lot like the devil. Both get blamed for way more things than they are responsible for.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:14 AM   #27
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Common sense tells us the world is flat.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:42 AM   #28
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Common sense tells us the world is flat.
That is a very valid point and entirely true.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:49 AM   #29
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So, one incident in 581 days, 730k man hours means common sense is gone?


He works for Lego.

It's a big castle they are building.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:00 AM   #30
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He works for Lego.

It's a big castle they are building.
Wow... that would be 8 year old me's dream job... lol
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:03 AM   #31
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A very large portion of those missing fingers on those old men are from cotton gins and other less than safe farm equipment. Common sense has nothing to do with it. You dance with the fire long enough and eventually it’s gonna burn ya.
Yup. My grandpa is missing three on his right hand from exactly that.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:08 AM   #32
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Today, we mourn the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense.

�Common Sense lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the Millennium. No one really knows how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools; hospitals, homes, factories and offices, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness.

�For decades, petty rules, silly laws and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in from rain, the early bird gets the worm and life isn't always fair.

�Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second.

�A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including feminism, body piercing, whole language and new math.

�But his health declined when he became infected with the "if-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus. In recent decades, his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of overbearing federal legislation.

He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers and enlightened auditors. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies; when reports were heard of six year old boys charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; when a teen was suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch; when a teacher was fired for reprimanding an unruly student. It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but couldn't inform the parent when a female student is pregnant or wants an abortion.

�Finally, Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from Boy Scouts to professional sports.

�As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments, regarding questionable regulations for asbestos, low-flow toilets, smart guns, the nurturing of Prohibition Laws and mandatory air bags.

�Finally, when told that the homeowners association restricted exterior furniture only to that which enhanced property values, he breathed his last.

�Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son Reason. His three stepbrothers survive him: Rights, Tolerance and Whiner.

�Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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Razor knives can get away (toward) you sometimes...
I have two scars on my left index finger that are about an 1/8" apart that are perfectly parallel. Both were caused by sharpening a knife on a leather strop but not at the same time. Happened about a 2 years apart. You would think I would have learned with the first one.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:48 AM   #34
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I'm with Moser on this, in that I'm fairly bright and have higher than average common sense. I also have a multitude of scars, screws and emotional damage from having done some really dumb **** in various stages of sobriety.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:48 AM   #35
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This thread in a nutshell
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Judging by a lot of the threads here, this is not the place to find it.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:47 AM   #37
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So, one incident in 581 days, 730k man hours means common sense is gone?


That one incident didn’t have to happen. I would think it’s common sense to not put your finger on the blade if you know you’re about to squeeze the trigger. Complacency and awareness are the culprits!


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Old 10-17-2019, 10:51 AM   #38
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Also this one incident turned into a recordable when he got stitches.


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Old 10-17-2019, 10:54 AM   #39
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Liberals happened...
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:01 PM   #40
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Sadly we all get comfortable around equipment we shouldn't. Divided attention and boom... you do something you would have never done if you had not been internally distracted. Other people.... well.... Darwin Awards are still a thing
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Look how many old timers are missing fingers. Weve never had common sense. Some folks just luckier than others.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:56 PM   #42
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I have two scars on my left index finger that are about an 1/8" apart that are perfectly parallel. Both were caused by sharpening a knife on a leather strop but not at the same time. Happened about a 2 years apart. You would think I would have learned with the first one.
I have overlapping burn scars from the same propane heater.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:07 PM   #43
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common sense only makes sense to the common!
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:09 PM   #44
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I think what people call common sense is learned from incidents in their past that cause bodily harm or mental anguish. Some learn, others don’t. Nobody was born with it, at least I wasn’t. I pulled some of the dumbest stunts when I was younger. When you remember how those things turned out.........
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:18 PM   #45
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:20 PM   #46
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:03 PM   #47
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About year or two ago we had a guy at work try to get a 5/8” nut out of a socket while it was on the 1/2” impact gun. Needless to say the trigger was hit and it threaded that nut on his finger. I’ll have to see if I can get the picture of it.


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Old 10-17-2019, 09:22 PM   #48
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He works for Lego.



It's a big castle they are building.


I’ve had roughly 240-280 guys on site working 7 days a weeks for the last 18 months. We’ve built a bad arse castle.


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Old 10-17-2019, 09:23 PM   #49
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14 different scars everything from being stabbed with a pencil (4 stitches ) to a rock on the head (home made diving board ) 7 stitches. and steer dogging off a 1968 step side Chevy truck on a gravel road.
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I was just venting because of loosing our record over something stupid.


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