Every time some big news story comes up -- something silly like "Deflategate," or serious like a cop...

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Every time some big news story comes up -- something silly like "Deflategate," or serious like a cop killing an unarmed person or tackling a teen outside a pool party, or something really big like an act of war -- I try to not just jump to conclusions.  But sometimes it seems like the only one.  I argue about why they should wait for all the information, but no one seems to care.

So, I'll let two writers say it for me.


"The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him." -- Proverbs 18:17


"You're on the Island of Conclusions."

"But how did we get here?" asked Milo.

"You jumped, of course," explained Canby. "That's the way most everyone gets here. It's really quite simple: every time you decide something without having a good reason, you jump to Conclusions whether you like it or not. It's such an easy trip to make that I've been here hundreds of times."

"But this is such an unpleasant-looking place," Milo remarked.

"Yes, that's true," admitted Canby; "it does look much better from a distance."

-- The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster G+

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