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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:09 PM
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30% of Americans can't remember what year 9/11 took place in!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060809/od_afp/usattackspo... ;_ylt=ArnrtaXH3JkyylylPgoybNSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc-

No wonder we have problems.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:10 PM
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1. holy cow....nt
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:10 PM
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2. We are a nation of cretins. n/t
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:59 AM
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31. lets see
If 100 is an average IQ, that puts half the country below it.
And look, 48% still believe Saddam had nukes and didn't use them.
The bulk of the republican base lies in the bottom of this region.
I've spoken with some of them in Missouri.
The wall of ignorance around these people is impenetrable.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:11 PM
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3. That's easy, it was either 2009 or 2011...
wasn't it?
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:12 PM
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4. How many of these 30%
were able to remember that Republicans control the legislature, thereby giving Rush and O'Reilly grist for the "intelligence" propaganda floating out there?
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:12 PM
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5. What's more shocking to me is the number who STILL think there
were WMDs, or that there is some legitimate connection between the War on Iraq and 9/11...

I tell ya, my dear fellow Minnesotan, the 'Murkin sheeple have the attention span of gnats...
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:12 PM
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6. Look, I have said this so many times here and elsewhere, I'm sick of it.
We all have to remember one eternal, absolute, and unfortunate truth: the vast majority of people are fucking ignorant shitbagging idiots. Even those who vote Democratic are, for the most part, self-centered moran fucking fools who are voting Democrat not because they realize it's better for all of humanity and the safest and most moral choice, but because they think it will benefit them personally more than voting Republican.

The older I get and the longer I associate with people, the more I realize that my idealism of youth, in that, if given the chance, the vast majority of humans will do what is right for the species, is utterly and forlornly ignorant and wrong.

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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:18 PM
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13. LOL
I am almost as cynical as you are! :toast: :pals:
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praeclarus Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:19 PM
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14. welcome to the Jaded Express ....
... but keep the hope alive anyway. I don't think it was
always like that. And I don't think it is like that everywhere
in the world.

They've done it to this country and it's been decades in
the making.

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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:29 PM
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15. I'm getting as cynical as you...except....
I'm must be naive because I keep trusting people thinking they are good and will do the right thing and then wham-o they sock it to me. Guess I just haven't learned the lesson completely yet! :banghead:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:31 AM
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21. K&R your reply
I wish.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:13 PM
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7. We are so doomed.
If this is not etched in their mind, then nothing we have been saying since could possibly be sinking in to their brains.

:scared:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:14 PM
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8. Yea, but only 20% didn't know what month it was....
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:16 PM
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10. LOL!
And 14% were sure it was sometime in the first week of the month.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:14 PM
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9. The ol' adage stands...
You know how dumb the average person is? 50% of the population is dumber than that.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:37 AM
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22. And we must never forget it. Kick.
:kick:
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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:17 PM
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11. Too bad it couldn't be 9-11-11.
Oh wait that couldn't be. We'll have a Democratic president then.
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:17 PM
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12. Remember Stephen Colbert's 30% "Backwash" too... nt.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:33 PM
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16. What A Misleading Poll.
Almost all of those that responded in error were over 55, and more than likely the overwhelming majority of them were over 60.

At that age a lot of details just start to not matter as much. I think this poll is misleading and misguided, and the premise itself is faulty.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:10 AM
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17. tell me this is a joke, right? n/t
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:16 AM
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18. Hasn't the % that believes Saddam had WMDs
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:19 AM by fujiyama
increased over the last few years?

But egaaad! That "can't remember the year of 9/11" is even worse...pathetic. I'll guarantee that too, those same people are ones constantly invoking the date to justify every thing this administration does.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:21 AM
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19. 100% of this 30% constitute the core of Bush's base! n/t
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:22 AM by bananarepublican
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:30 AM
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20. LOL!!!
You gotta believe that it's the same 30% that still rates Bush as a good president.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:27 AM
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27. They also think he looks good for someone of GHWB's age! n/t
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WernhamHogg Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:40 AM
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23. 9/11
9/11 is EVERY year! I just checked my calander and there it is, right after 9/10 and right before 9/12. ;-)
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:45 AM
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24. The first thing I thought of when I heard this was George Orwell.
The people in the novel have no conception of the world before the Orwellian order described in the novel. It's like, "everything has always been this way," war is peace and everything else.

I think a lot of Americans don't consciously think about how the world was before 9/11, and how it has changed under neo-con rule. Since they foget how much things have changed, they don't remember when things changed...the date loses significance because it seems to them things have always been this way...unless they stop to really think about it, which they don't.

Scary.
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:29 AM
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28. we have been "Amusing ourselves to Death" as
described by Neil Postman's book. The advent of computer games has only accelerated the trend. People don't even go outside or to the beach anymore.....at least that was a recent story on the news in Milwaukee.....fewer and fewer go to the beach.

We are evolving into a new species that zones out on electronic media and religious fanaticism.

I can't say living this reality is any better.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 AM
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34. Every day I start thinking that Orwell was spot on.
We are heading to that police state where fear and isolation are going to be the norm.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:56 AM
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25. Try finding out how many know what 7 x 9 is.....
From my perch...its about 40% or less.

The masses are in a fog and don't know it.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:17 AM
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26. I had someone ask me the other day...
but they weren't from the US and didn't live here at the time.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:32 AM
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29. Not necessarily a bad thing..some may have resumed their lives
without succumbing to the "9-11 changed everything" propaganda.

I certainly won't forget it but others are simply not calendar-focused and some draw a line around their personal psyche and personal lives to keep from falling prey to the vicissitudes of our culture.
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:53 AM
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30. It keeps coming down to one third
The GOP base.
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Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:18 AM
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32. The fuuuuuuuck?
Even goldfish have better memories than that, and that's in reference to the goddamn crackers.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:08 AM
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33. Is this the same 30% that still thinks Chimpy is a swell guy?
:crazy:
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