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Stupid People Laws (by WMH [NC]) Mar 11, 2018 2:49 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by plenty [MO]) Mar 11, 2018 3:50 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by RB [MI]) Mar 11, 2018 3:50 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by Lynda [TX]) Mar 11, 2018 5:56 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by Vee [OH]) Mar 11, 2018 6:10 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 11, 2018 6:27 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 11, 2018 8:57 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by David [KY]) Mar 12, 2018 4:54 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 12, 2018 5:12 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 12, 2018 5:15 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by David [MI]) Mar 12, 2018 7:13 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Opinionated [NC]) Mar 12, 2018 8:14 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Roy [AL]) Mar 12, 2018 8:23 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Salernitana [CA]) Mar 12, 2018 8:33 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Tom [FL]) Mar 12, 2018 9:41 AM
       Stupid People Laws (by Wilma [PA]) Mar 12, 2018 12:59 PM
       Stupid People Laws (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Mar 13, 2018 12:12 PM

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Stupid People Laws (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 2:49 PM

Just read this tonight, grabbed it:

Carlo Maria Cipolla, an economic historian, is famous for "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity" He viewed stupid people as a group, more powerful by far than major organizations such as the Mafia and the industrial complex, which without regulations, leaders or manifesto nonetheless manages to operate to great effect and with incredible coordination.

These are his five fundamental laws of stupidity:

1. Always and inevitably each of us underestimates the number

of stupid individuals in circulation. [WMH NOTE: This is why we LL come here to vent, we cannot BELIEVE the stupid people we run into!]

2. The probability that a given person is stupid is independent of any other characteristic possessed by that person. [WMH NOTE: Credit check, criminal check, etc. and still we get bad tenants.]

3. A person is stupid if they cause damage to another person or group of people without experiencing personal gain, or even worse causing damage to themselves in the process. [WMH NOTE: Is this not the very definition of a bad tenant?]

4. Non-stupid people always underestimate the harmful potential of stupid people; they constantly forget that at any time anywhere, and in any circumstance, dealing with or associating themselves with stupid individuals invariably constitutes a costly error. [WMH Note: Self-explanatory.]

5. A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person there is. [WMH Note: Ditto.]

Stupid People Laws (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 3:50 PM

Note: can't fix stupid.


You can't make everyone happy... You are not pizza.

Stupid People Laws (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 3:50 PM

They Drive. --47.35.xx.xx

Stupid People Laws (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 5:56 PM

They have multiple children who then spend their formative years surrounded by stupid, seeing and copying stupid.

Stupid People Laws (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 6:10 PM

Today a reader - tomorrow a leader, the tv sponsors know they can get a captive audience with stupid commercials during stupid shows.

Stupid People Laws (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 6:27 PM

What do stupid people do? They leave their car running in the street and go in the house. New tenant did this and I explained to him why not to do this since there have been numerous thefts in that neighborhood from people driving through looking for cars that were empty and smoking in front of a house.

Stupid People Laws (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2018 8:57 PM

“Momma always says ‘Stupid is as stupid does. ‘“

-Forrest Gump

Stupid People Laws (by David [KY]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 4:54 AM

I guess you never had pizza in Kentucky. It is downright stupid how bad it is.

Stupid People Laws (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:12 AM

Sadly - these folks vote

Stupid People Laws (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 5:15 AM

I am having a brain storming session on how we can fix the economy and straighten out the trade deficient.

What we need to figure who would be dumb enough to accept our leading product produced in the US. Nope its not wheat, steal or cars......its stupid people.

Hmmmmmm dumb enough to accept stupid people

Stupid People Laws (by David [MI]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 7:13 AM

RB, even worse, they own guns. :O

Stupid People Laws (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:14 AM

H.L. Mencken

“No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

Stupid People Laws (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:23 AM

In defense of stupid people,...most of us with Class C rentals would not have tenants if everyone was smart instead of stupid. Stupid people pay all of my mortgages and all of my monthly bills. So ease up on your trashing of stupid people,...I kinda like them! They keep me from having a to work a day job.

Stupid People Laws (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 8:33 AM

Thanks for the brilliant post and equally snappy responses.

Speaking of pizza, it brings to mind the famed Roman phrase, "panem et circenses" or "bread and circuses" that was used by Roman emperors to distract and sway the poor who mindlessly gave their political support.

Stupid People Laws (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 9:41 AM

Did someone say CIRCUSES!!!

For some people life is a circus and their the clown...

Drug Addiction! Smoking Addition! Food Addiction! ___________ Addiction! Think of the people that smoked in your units over the time you owned your units. What does a pack of cigs a day cost and over 365 days, over 10 years??? Thats a ton of money???

You can apply the costs to any addiction as well and add in the health risks.

However the person is SOOO addicted to the nicotine that they need their fix. I don't understand it due to the health risks. Are they addicted or are they stupid???

WHY do we continue to vote the same people in term after term after term. We have the BEST method of getting people in and out of an elected public office in the world. However only 50% are registered and only 50% of them vote??????

We have all made bad decision on things in our lives HOWEVER we learn from stupid mistakes. Bad real estate investments? Bad Marriage??? Bad relationship choices? Bad Job choice??? Bad Judgement!! Bad tenant choices!!! ETC!!!

Does that mean we are stupid, possibly we made a Stupid mistake. And learned from it not to make the same mistake again.

I.N.S.A.N.I.T.Y is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome!!!!

Some people you wonder how they put one foot in front of the other. BUT some people don't want the responsibility of owning so they rent. Do they make the best decision I don't know, I do know it's pays my mortgage and my investment continues to increase in value. Tenants investment in a paper lease has zero Value and Zero increase.

$1,000 a month rent, 12,000 yearly rental, $120,000 for 10 years. Yes thats stupid to throw out that kind of money. But people do not want to deal with or don't know how to deal with rentals. IF the rental BIZ was easy everyone would be in the business. It's NOT an easy business. The monthly decreasing of debt and increasing the value of my investment and bank account is an excellent motivation.

NE of PA and Ken of NY and others that buy bank foreclosure are making money and each time they walk into a bank foreclosure they purchased they have no clue what is behind the door. BUT they walk in and make lemon aide out of a lemons. Was the person stupid who lost the house to foreclosure, did they make a stupid mistake? MAYBE!!! What I think is stupid is when they damage the house to get back at the bank and the house did NOT cause their financial problems. The mirror that they just damaged they need to take a hard look at who's the one that caused the problems. AND it was not the structure thats behind them in the mirror.

The mind/brain is a fascinating organ of the body. Our abilities that we are capable of doing is endless and fear and a negative mindset will hamper our ability to move forward on any and all issues. When we think outside the box WOW the opportunities are endless. Have we used our minds to the fullest when we still have more to offer.

The main thing that will get in your way the most is YOU. SO make today the day you get out of your own way and make it happen. Updating your rental!!! Increasing Rents! Evict today! Post the 24hour notice to enter your rentals, today! Buy your next rental or your first rental!!! Chose the right tenant. If need be evict the Stupid tenant for his or her bad decisions!!!

Happy Landlording!!!


Stupid People Laws (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 12:59 PM

#2 rings true for me. I had a stable couple apply. Hubby had a great job, landlord references were stellar, both went to college and graduated (BS & MS). Terrific credit. Good-natured and polite.

But the wife was probably our dumbest tenant ever. She was the one who thought that the bathtub was defective because the drain end was lower than the opposite end, who plugged in two hair appliances that drew large amounts of amps into the same outlet and wondered why the power suddenly went off (GFCI tripped), and who repeatedly tried to get the heat pump to raise the interior temps by 10 degrees rapidly despite having written instructions explaining why this is a bad idea.

Stupid People Laws (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Mar 13, 2018 12:12 PM

The world has become too safe for stupid people. In the old days, they usually fell victim to Darwin's Laws of Survival, but now, we have safety warnings on lawnmowers telling stupid people to not stick their hands in a lawnmower, on the hairdryer to keep it away from water, etc. We should remove all warning labels and let nature take it's course.

The worst thing they do is outnumber us at the voting booth. Our society will crumble due to stupid people supporting stupid candidates offering freebies and obvious lies.

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