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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 08:06 AM
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8. I make a point at work of discussing political news with a coworker
He's as politically aware as I am but the others aren't, though they are in earshot of the discussion and will often ask questions, like: who is my senator? and Do both houses of Congress have to pass a bill to make it law? One of the more curious is a young woman who was born and raised in China. We have a lot of discussions about the differences between the two political systems.
Our schools and/or media have not done a good job, generally, about teaching civics and the sad thing is, it's not only important information but with a little exposure folks can find it pretty damn interesting.
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  -"I don't know that trial," accompanied by a blank look. Skidmore  Feb-23-07 07:35 AM   #0 
  - They say ignorance is bliss. (and war is peace) n/t  John Q. Citizen   Feb-23-07 07:38 AM   #1 
  - !  nuxvomica   Feb-23-07 07:39 AM   #2 
  - It is bad.  Skidmore   Feb-23-07 07:48 AM   #5 
  - My 21 yo and his girlfriend are totally clueless.  Atman   Feb-23-07 07:52 AM   #7 
  - I make a point at work of discussing political news with a coworker  nuxvomica   Feb-23-07 08:06 AM   #8 
  - Umm... instructer? shenigans? spellcheck?  BushDespiser12   Feb-23-07 08:57 AM   #10 
  - But, you ask "Who is Paula Jones?"  zbdent   Feb-23-07 07:43 AM   #3 
  - They and also tell you everything about Anna Nicole and Brittany  ellacott   Feb-23-07 07:45 AM   #4 
     - Or who is in American Idol  zbdent   Feb-23-07 07:50 AM   #6 
  - I'm in my last full semester in a paralegal program...  ms liberty   Feb-23-07 08:45 AM   #9 
 

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