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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:27 PM
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These aren't voters, are they?
Please, tell me they don't vote. This is a short video of "man on the street" type interviewing-

http://glumbert.com/media/dumb.html

via http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2006/08/how-dumb-are-y...

where this more scientifically based Bilmon post is also featured-

A Date That Will Not Live in Infamy
The bad news:

Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.

The good news:

While the country is preparing to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and shocked the world, 95 percent of Americans questioned in the poll were able to remember the month and the day of the attacks. (emphasis added)

So only 5% of all Americans (one in 20) were unable to remember that the 9/11 attacks happened on 9/11. Whew. That's a relief. For a moment I thought we were a nation of idiots and amnesia patients.

I wonder how many of them know who's buried in Grant's tomb?

http://billmon.org/archives/002666.html

The videographer could have used trickery. He could have talked to many people and waited until he found the seriously uninformed. But not knowing about the year 2001? What's responsible for such ignorance? The media? Schools? Income disparity so vast that people have no time to do anything but earn a living? Where is the starting place to inform them?

Do they vote?
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:00 PM
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1. It's amazing how ill informed the US population have become,
with all the information out there and questions like 9-11. But fortunately i suspect that these people don't bother to vote, they're are clueless and unconcerned.
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