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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-28-09 03:29 PM
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You couldn't be more wrong...
I'm fishing for NO answers... I'm absolutely freaked out that anyone in their right mind can say such a stupid thing...
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  -Do all children need to learn to read? JuniperLea  Dec-28-09 03:17 PM   #0 
  - Who answered NO? May be this person may explain his/her reasoning?  Mass   Dec-28-09 03:19 PM   #1 
  - Yeah,I'd like to hear that myself unless it was just a spoiler.  virgogal   Dec-28-09 03:21 PM   #2 
  - I voted No  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:22 PM   #4 
     - If you teach voters how to read, then only readers will be able to vote.  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:24 PM   #8 
     - LOL!  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #11 
     - You couldn't be more wrong...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:29 PM   # 
        - Then I was right about the fishing part!  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:38 PM   #25 
           - I feel it is stupid to say that children who can learn to read...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:39 PM   #29 
              - Did I say that?  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:41 PM   #32 
              - Oh for fuck's sake... please try to keep up...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:43 PM   #35 
                 - "I'm absolutely freaked out that anyone in their right mind can say such a stupid thing"  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:45 PM   #38 
                    - I tend to get testy when it appears that someone is being willfully ignorant...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:47 PM   #39 
              - ??  TicketyBoo   Dec-29-09 09:36 AM   #93 
  - Yes and now they just have to provide TV shows and video games...  rfranklin   Dec-28-09 03:23 PM   #7 
  - It's hard to watch  TicketyBoo   Dec-28-09 04:02 PM   #47 
  - Spot on... imho...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #9 
  - My nephew is like that. He doesn't like to read but he can.  proteus_lives   Dec-28-09 03:31 PM   #16 
     - I was terrified too...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:34 PM   #18 
  - Maybe the NO votes can't read?  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-28-09 03:38 PM   #27 
  - I answered "NO". My niece is 19 and will never read.  HopeHoops   Dec-28-09 03:57 PM   #45 
     - I specifically noted this difference...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 04:06 PM   #50 
        - Sorry, I didn't get through the entire list of posts.  HopeHoops   Dec-28-09 04:09 PM   #51 
        - This was stated in the OP...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 04:56 PM   #58 
        - "I really wonder if anyone here is reading"  bobbolink   Dec-28-09 05:53 PM   #72 
           - Haha! Seriously!  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 06:01 PM   #74 
  - what kind of dumb question is this  FLAprogressive   Dec-28-09 03:21 PM   #3 
  - It was a poll in response to another thread.  Caliman73   Dec-28-09 04:45 PM   #56 
     - would somebody link me to that unbelievably stupid thread?  niyad   Dec-28-09 05:10 PM   #63 
  - "no" ........ really? Someone actually voted "no"  Stinky The Clown   Dec-28-09 03:22 PM   #5 
  - I know, right?  ixion   Dec-28-09 03:34 PM   #19 
  - Only readers can read this. Ha!  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:23 PM   #6 
  - I think I know what post, and poster, you're talking about  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #10 
  - You're wrong...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:35 PM   #21 
     - Then we must be talking about a different poster.  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 03:44 PM   #36 
        - It's against the rules to call out another DUer...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:48 PM   #41 
           - Rules, schmules....  bobbolink   Dec-28-09 06:11 PM   #75 
              - HAHAHA!  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 06:34 PM   #76 
  - Can you link to the post you are talking about?  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-28-09 03:25 PM   #12 
  - No... it's against the rules...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:36 PM   #23 
  - Simply stunning. @ least 3 people think that reading is a "luxury"?  Greyhound   Dec-28-09 03:28 PM   #13 
  - Thanks for the reminder. I got it up to 3.  bobbolink   Dec-28-09 06:39 PM   #77 
  - WTF? OF COURSE!  Odin2005   Dec-28-09 03:29 PM   #14 
  - That's how I feel too...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:31 PM   #15 
     - Can you give a context about this thread, because at least one poster seems to think this is  Mass   Dec-28-09 03:35 PM   #20 
        - The thread was about schools and schooling...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:38 PM   #26 
           - Someone's equating reading with calculus. nt  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:44 PM   #37 
  - I'd say no  The2ndWheel   Dec-28-09 03:34 PM   #17 
  - best to be careful. they might read Mao's 'Little Red Book'  KG   Dec-28-09 03:36 PM   #22 
  - Seriously...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:41 PM   #31 
  - Three no votes?!? I can't believe that 3 people would even joke about such a thing  TheKentuckian   Dec-28-09 03:38 PM   #24 
  - Drones don't need to read or write. Just do as they are told without question.  Arctic Dave   Dec-28-09 03:39 PM   #28 
  - Slaves too...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 03:42 PM   #33 
  - Is our children learning? Childrens do learn.  valerief   Dec-28-09 03:40 PM   #30 
  - Quote "W". lol!!!  Fire1   Dec-28-09 03:48 PM   #40 
  - Yes  gopwacker_455   Dec-28-09 03:42 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-09 03:51 PM   #42 
  - Putrid. Kids do come 1st which is why every single one deserves  TheKentuckian   Dec-28-09 04:06 PM   #49 
  - a? pls! y wud u wan2? 2 much wrk. bcnu,ltr...  1   Dec-28-09 03:52 PM   #43 
  - Literate slaves are dangerous slaves. If TPTB wish to keep us enslaved they will keep us ignorant.  Speck Tater   Dec-28-09 03:55 PM   #44 
  - context of question, please? n/t  mzteris   Dec-28-09 04:00 PM   #46 
  - Another DUer, on another thread...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 04:05 PM   #48 
     - My late stepdad was functionally illiterate and he had a good job and supported a family.  LeftyMom   Dec-28-09 04:39 PM   #53 
     - Good post, LM.  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 04:41 PM   #55 
     - My grandfather was a genius... seriously...  JuniperLea   Dec-28-09 04:55 PM   #57 
     - Those that are functionally illiterate, usually  zalinda   Dec-28-09 05:09 PM   #62 
     - Are they getting into the technology?  treestar   Dec-29-09 10:58 AM   #96 
  - Of course. Who the hell is voting no, WTF is wrong with them?  Edweird   Dec-28-09 04:31 PM   #52 
  - How could anyone vote no?  PufPuf23   Dec-28-09 04:41 PM   #54 
  - This is what I don't understand either...  pipi_k   Dec-28-09 07:06 PM   #78 
  - Agree. So much so  PSzymeczek   Dec-28-09 08:04 PM   #84 
  - Six people voted no in this poll....let's count how many tombstones are handed out  TK421   Dec-28-09 04:57 PM   #59 
  - Why would they be tombstoned?  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 05:08 PM   #61 
     - I'm talking about the ones being deliberately disruptive....  TK421   Dec-28-09 05:12 PM   #64 
     - Yes, b/c that never happens on DU  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 05:13 PM   #67 
        - Yeah, those are the ones I mean  TK421   Dec-28-09 05:17 PM   #69 
     - No, just shamed, ridiculed, and given the stinkeye  TheKentuckian   Dec-28-09 05:13 PM   #66 
        - Doesn't bother me.  bigwillq   Dec-28-09 05:14 PM   #68 
  - "to the person who cannot read, the world is a closed book"  niyad   Dec-28-09 05:05 PM   #60 
  - and I just got it back to zero again.  niyad   Dec-28-09 05:12 PM   #65 
  - I didn't vote.  Trillo   Dec-28-09 05:36 PM   #70 
  - I can at least see where you're coming from.  JoeyT   Dec-29-09 06:20 AM   #91 
  - Oh, really?  TicketyBoo   Dec-29-09 10:06 AM   #94 
  - Of course they do.  LWolf   Dec-28-09 05:50 PM   #71 
  - Uh, yeah.  Jamastiene   Dec-28-09 05:57 PM   #73 
  - How is an honest no a possible answer?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-28-09 07:19 PM   #79 
  - Yes, and they should be encouraged to read between the lines too  bridgit   Dec-28-09 07:22 PM   #80 
  - Duh!  PSzymeczek   Dec-28-09 07:50 PM   #81 
  - generally it is said, not all kids should be required to do college. college is not for everyone  seabeyond   Dec-28-09 07:57 PM   #82 
  - "Is our children learning?" "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."  L0oniX   Dec-28-09 08:00 PM   #83 
  - WTF? Is anyone posting on this board who can not read?  McCamy Taylor   Dec-28-09 08:07 PM   #85 
  - of course, with one qualifier...  Chulanowa   Dec-28-09 08:34 PM   #86 
  - Not teaching a child to read is child abuse, period.  Withywindle   Dec-28-09 10:15 PM   #87 
  - i knew people who were unable to read and it harmed them  dugaresa   Dec-28-09 10:18 PM   #88 
  - Talk about dumbing down the USA  donheld   Dec-28-09 10:55 PM   #89 
  - The problem with your question is that is sets a pre-determined  Better Today   Dec-29-09 12:53 AM   #90 
  - Well, to be perfectly, brutally honest...all children CAN'T learn to read.  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-29-09 06:35 AM   #92 
  - But the original post  TicketyBoo   Dec-29-09 10:11 AM   #95 
  - What age to children start to read?  AngryAmish   Dec-29-09 11:02 AM   #97 
  - I dunno. If they learn to read, they may start thinking; next they'll be asking questions; and then  struggle4progress   Dec-29-09 12:05 PM   #98 
 

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