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Old 05-11-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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"For more than two centuries, Americans have gotten away with not knowing much about the world around them. But times have changed—and they’ve changed in ways that make civic ignorance a big problem going forward. While isolationism is fine in an isolated society, we can no longer afford to mind our own business."

"If you look at the link be sure to take the test and see how you do on it. I did it and got all 20 questions they have here right. Actually it was all too simple but in looking at how people scored on it one has a tendency to get a bit sick at the stupidity that does actually run rampant in the US."

I say that the biggest problem is what our schools are teaching these days. Or is it not teaching?

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/03/20/how-dumb-are-we.html
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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"For more than two centuries, Americans have gotten away with not knowing much about the world around them. But times have changed—and they’ve changed in ways that make civic ignorance a big problem going forward. While isolationism is fine in an isolated society, we can no longer afford to mind our own business."

"If you look at the link be sure to take the test and see how you do on it. I did it and got all 20 questions they have here right. Actually it was all too simple but in looking at how people scored on it one has a tendency to get a bit sick at the stupidity that does actually run rampant in the US."

I say that the biggest problem is what our schools are teaching these days. Or is it not teaching?

How Ignorant Are Americans? - Newsweek
You're link didn't work

I just googled "newsweek how dumb are we"

Anyway, I looked at all 40 questions. I'd say I missed three of them, but I was in the ballpark with my answer.

Anyway, its sad that some of those the correct number was around 20%. I think only 20% knew that Senators were elected to 6 years. Sad.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Way,Way Up On The Old East Coast
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Default Liberals ... "All Them Brains And NO Where To Use Em !!!

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"For more than two centuries, Americans have gotten away with not knowing much about the world around them. But times have changed—and they’ve changed in ways that make civic ignorance a big problem going forward. While isolationism is fine in an isolated society, we can no longer afford to mind our own business."

"If you look at the link be sure to take the test and see how you do on it. I did it and got all 20 questions they have here right. Actually it was all too simple but in looking at how people scored on it one has a tendency to get a bit sick at the stupidity that does actually run rampant in the US."

I say that the biggest problem is what our schools are teaching these days. Or is it not teaching?

How Ignorant Are Americans? - Newsweek
roysoldboy !!! ... Well Said !

The good ole Grand Masters of CDF will not allow me to rep you this time ! ... later !

Don't worry about this serious delimma for even one bloomin second ... because the saviors are already ah workin on it !

Yep ... Them really, really, really smart liberal folks are ah workin on this hear so called problem of a few dummies in the States rite now !

And uh ... Well, we do know jest how astonishingly smart so many of the liberal blighters are now don't we mates ? ... Yep this bunch ah bloody towering intellectuals will save us all ... bless em all !

Jest take a gander at that thar feller in the Ole Yankee WH ... tarnation if that bloke ain't smarter than tha average bear now ain't he ? ... What ! HARRRRRRRR ! ... HARR ! Yep dat bunch really do have a bushel full of brains now don't they ? ... Well ?

Cheerio Mates / Old Sgt. Lamar
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Hinckley Ohio
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20 out of 20, but I had to guess on two.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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You're link didn't work

I just googled "newsweek how dumb are we"

Anyway, I looked at all 40 questions. I'd say I missed three of them, but I was in the ballpark with my answer.

Anyway, its sad that some of those the correct number was around 20%. I think only 20% knew that Senators were elected to 6 years. Sad.
I just checked the link and sure enough it works. You must have tried before I got it corrected.

It is certainly sad that so many didn't know some of those answers. I find many here who would miss the one about what the Cold War was about since so many of our people think that Communism has been gone for so long. My problem with all of that is that I think people are being taught that in our schools.

Try the link again.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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How Dumb Are We?
Dumb enough to not know the difference between intelligence and knowledge?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:29 PM
 
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How Dumb Are We?
Speak for yourself.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Dumb enough to not know the difference between intelligence and knowledge?
How did you do on the test? I bet you didn't even open up the link but would be glad to hear you say that you got 20 out of 20 questions right. I think that we have very few people who can do that and they won't want to tell us how they did. I hope you aren't one of them.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Speak for yourself.
I got all 20 of the questions on the link right as did one lib who reported. Of course, I wasn't afraid to look at the questions to find out what I didn't know. Now I am not from a foreign country so I should know those things since I want to vote in our elections. How about you?
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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I got all 20 of the questions on the link right as did one lib who reported. Of course, I wasn't afraid to look at the questions to find out what I didn't know. Now I am not from a foreign country so I should know those things since I want to vote in our elections. How about you?
Every time I've clicked on one of your links I've regretted it. Not making the same mistake again.
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