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Postby scottvd1 » Tue May 08, 2007 12:56 pm

my elemetry teacher in NJ when i lived in the states she also drew britain as a long circler shape closly resembling a sausage with wales at the top, england in the middle and and schotland at the bottom we were also on the wrong side of denmark. she also got angry when i attempted to correct her. i do not take that as being a fair repusentation of american education on the whole just saying its happened to me.
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Postby Duke » Tue May 08, 2007 2:34 pm

scottvd1 wrote:they tend not to start wars with middle eastern country.


So you are judging the intelligence of the people of a nation by what the leaders of that nation do. Just making sure.


scottvd1 wrote:there teachers can point ot the continent of africa on a map, much unlike the teachers i have meet in america.



I've found that a good judge of the overall intelligence of the people of a country is literacy rate. If your claim that America is the "stupidest country in the world" is true, America will have the lowest literacy rate.

America has a 99.9 % literacy rate. I guess all the other countries in the world must have 100%, right?

Oh, sorry, Burkina Faso has a 12.8% literacy rate. I guess America isn't "the stupidest country in the world".


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Postby scottvd1 » Tue May 08, 2007 5:32 pm

over 50% of voting americans had teh brains to elect bush. americans are also offred better education than people of a large number of countrys.
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Postby Duke » Tue May 08, 2007 5:41 pm

scottvd1 wrote:over 50% of voting americans had teh brains to elect bush.


On the other hand, 99.9% of Americans can spell "the" correctly. We must be pretty smart after all.

It's extremely ignorant to base someone's intelligent on who they favor politically.


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Postby MPTrooper » Tue May 08, 2007 7:16 pm

I voted for Bush. I know I'm smarter then many on this board when it comes to Military Law, MOUNT, Weapons usage, Military History, Catholic Theology, Military Ethics, Rule of War...

I also know how to use a spell check from time to time.

How much do you know about those subjects Scott and whom did you vote for?

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Postby EarthRise » Tue May 08, 2007 7:23 pm

I fell under the impression, ever since going through elementary school government, that the US population never actually elects a president. It's the electoral college.

Read up on the electoral process, scott, before making assertions.
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Postby Baggy » Tue May 08, 2007 7:31 pm

MPTrooper wrote:I voted for Bush. I know I'm smarter then many on this board when it comes to Military Law, MOUNT, Weapons usage, Military History, Catholic Theology, Military Ethics, Rule of War...

I also know how to use a spell check from time to time.

How much do you know about those subjects Scott and whom did you vote for?
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Postby Duke » Tue May 08, 2007 7:37 pm

EarthRise wrote:I fell under the impression, ever since going through elementary school government, that the US population never actually elects a president. It's the electoral college.

Read up on the electoral process, scott, before making assertions.


The people vote, but the electoral college decides. :roll:

Also, Scott, as someone from a country who "elected" Tony Blair, should you be talking?


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Postby MPTrooper » Tue May 08, 2007 7:41 pm

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MPTrooper wrote:I voted for Bush. I know I'm smarter then many on this board when it comes to Military Law, MOUNT, Weapons usage, Military History, Catholic Theology, Military Ethics, Rule of War...

I also know how to use a spell check from time to time.

How much do you know about those subjects Scott and whom did you vote for?
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Postby Baggy » Tue May 08, 2007 7:47 pm

Duke wrote:
EarthRise wrote:I fell under the impression, ever since going through elementary school government, that the US population never actually elects a president. It's the electoral college.

Read up on the electoral process, scott, before making assertions.


The people vote, but the electoral college decides. :roll:

Also, Scott, as someone from a country who "elected" Tony Blair, should you be talking?


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Postby Duke » Tue May 08, 2007 10:26 pm

Maybe his friends said they didn't like it in there. :wink:


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Postby scottvd1 » Wed May 09, 2007 6:55 am

blair although not a great leader has done wonders for our economy whilst if you look at the rate of the doller you may notice something. i was too young to vote last election but i intend to vote for labour. MPT well done you know more about weapons then every one else great, i can speek four languges. i dont now much about the rule of war or any such subjects nor to i have a burning ambition to. i dont want to join the military (i was in the CCF (combined Cadet Force) for two years and that was enough). i do however have a intrest in history how mush do you know about the five year plans or how the citizans of britain lived during WWII. how mush do you now about african animals? or biology? or even spiders? can you tell me why delphi was so important to the greeks and explain your reasons why of the top of your head? no well i just got 8 marks for doing it in classics.
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Postby MPTrooper » Wed May 09, 2007 7:55 am

scottvd1 wrote:blair although not a great leader has done wonders for our economy whilst if you look at the rate of the doller you may notice something. i was too young to vote last election but i intend to vote for labour. MPT well done you know more about weapons then every one else great, i can speek four languges. i dont now much about the rule of war or any such subjects nor to i have a burning ambition to. i dont want to join the military (i was in the CCF (combined Cadet Force) for two years and that was enough). i do however have a intrest in history how mush do you know about the five year plans or how the citizans of britain lived during WWII. how mush do you now about african animals? or biology? or even spiders? can you tell me why delphi was so important to the greeks and explain your reasons why of the top of your head? no well i just got 8 marks for doing it in classics.


Mush?

Anyway, I was makeing a point that you seemingly failed to get.

Just because someone isn't as educated as you are on a certain subject doesn't make them idiots, after all they could very well know more about subjects you never even thought about.

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Postby Zankou » Wed May 09, 2007 9:12 am

scottvd1 wrote:blair although not a great leader has done wonders for our economy whilst if you look at the rate of the doller you may notice something. i was too young to vote last election but i intend to vote for labour. MPT well done you know more about weapons then every one else great, i can speek four languges. i dont now much about the rule of war or any such subjects nor to i have a burning ambition to. i dont want to join the military (i was in the CCF (combined Cadet Force) for two years and that was enough). i do however have a intrest in history how mush do you know about the five year plans or how the citizans of britain lived during WWII. how mush do you now about african animals? or biology? or even spiders? can you tell me why delphi was so important to the greeks and explain your reasons why of the top of your head? no well i just got 8 marks for doing it in classics.



Delphi?

Delphi, Delphi....


That was the site where the Pythoness told the future after getting high off the fumes of a rotting python corpse, right?

she was supposedly channeling Apollo, the Greek God of the sun.

Oh, wanna hear that story too?

Well, Zeus got it on with one his aunts, Leto, who had twins, Apollo and Artemis.

Artemis was the moon goddes, and Apollo was the sun god.

When Hera, Zeus's Wife/Sister sent a Python to kill Leto, Apollo got pissed and killed the Python.


Off the top of my head, eh?

I also happen to know a bit aout spiders.

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Postby Occam » Wed May 09, 2007 9:24 am

Artemis the virginal lesbian (part-time) goddess of childbirth.

To think, some people go around believing that religion is all made up!
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