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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by non-hetero, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. non-hetero

    non-hetero Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2002 Messages: 685 Likes Received: 14


    Among 18- to 24-year-old Americans given maps:

    87 percent cannot find Iraq

    83 percent cannot find Afghanistan

    76 percent cannot find Saudi Arabia

    70 percent cannot find New Jersey

    49 percent cannot find New York

    [b]11 percent cannot find the United States [/b]
  2. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    hhaha what the hell?

    (i'm posting in response to the statistics, not subject)
  3. AeRoSoL JuNkiE

    AeRoSoL JuNkiE Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 1, 2000 Messages: 2,505 Likes Received: 0
    you've got to be shitting me...11% can't find the U.S.? hahaha what the hell
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    :palestenian Freedom Fighter:
  5. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    Thats completely fucked up!!. Americans are stupid. I could find all those withought the fucking lines of the countries on the map.
  6. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28
    I don't doubt it

    But statistics are like anything else, the story they really reveal is about the PERSON ASKING THE QUESTIONS, not the person answering them. Let's take that same list of questions and go to any European country and ask them. Of course, a certain number of people will fail to know the answers. Whether that's 11% or 15% or whatever. I'm surprised that people did as well as they did, considering how little effort most people put into school.

    The kids I work with can't tell you who the Governor of the State of Texas is, and virtually nothing about how their government works, but they know the name of every rapper, what label they record for, the name of their last three CD's and virtually all the words to all the songs.

    They can barely remember the Pledge of Allegiance, but they know all the esoteric gang signs, the Byzantine nonsense about what "number" is associated with their favorite gang, what colors which set uses, the history of the gang, etc., etc.

    You cannot convince me that the United States is lame just because a certain percentage of people deliberately ignore all attempts to educate them and make them part of the larger society. People who deliberately choose to be alienated can expect to be left behind educationally, economically, politically and socially. It is NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SOCIETY to shore you up. It is exactly the opposite. It is YOUR responsibility to learn, participate and produce. If one chooses to refuse, so be it. Don't whine about being left out and ignored.

    When I was in the Marines, the first few days of Boot Camp, the troop handlers identified a certain number of recruits who could not read or write well enough to be a rifleman in an infantry company. (Believe me, the educational level necessary is very low.)
    These individuals were "dropped" back to Academic Proficiency Platoon. Despite TWELVE YEARS of education, they still had refused to learn. But not in the Marine Corps. In APP, they got a high-school education, reading, writing, simple math (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and fractions), American history, civics and economics, in SIX WEEKS.

    Of course, they had a Drill Instructor screaming in both ears at top volume the whole time.

    It can be done. It's just most civilians are too pussy to make it happen.
  7. dahighlifdhl

    dahighlifdhl Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2002 Messages: 1,430 Likes Received: 0

    thats because most americans are stupid
  8. 40ozProphet

    40ozProphet Guest

    Only a motherfucker sucker would read all that. It made my monocle fall out. Nap ownzorz, d00000d.///
  9. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,472 Likes Received: 200
    98% of the world cant read

    so whats your point?
  10. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    im tired of my country..canada here i come.
  11. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    ok if you cant find your own country on a map, you should be shot.
  12. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

  13. rusto-man

    rusto-man Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2001 Messages: 988 Likes Received: 0
  14. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
  15. old_woman

    old_woman Guest

    Dirty_Gary said Palestinian Freedom Fighter

    Niggaz dont even know where Palestine is huh??

    see, my type of cats can tell u where motherfuckin former countries been, at empires ans hit before that shit/

    /???? pack a slingshot blow!