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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    C'mon CC. Cut her some slack. You know that most people here can't do basic math. Hell, I work in accounting and I pretty gave up here on people being able to do elementry mathematics. I even give Mr. V full passes on bad math. Not going to happen. We're better off trying to get them to use google to fact check before posting. And don't even start on trying to get people to first read what they write before posting to see if it's relevant to what they are responding too. That is clearly too damn hard.
    I was just messing with her. Just thought it was funny in this thread and all. And I agree with the whole "simple math" thing. Most people get scared by it. I do all math stuff by hand or in my head. I have no use or need for calculators.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I was just messing with her. Just thought it was funny in this thread and all. And I agree with the whole "simple math" thing. Most people get scared by it. I do all math stuff by hand or in my head. I have no use or need for calculators.
    I wish I could do that. You should see the size of some of my excel files at work. I didn't know you could get an excel file that large.
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    I wish I could do that. You should see the size of some of my excel files at work. I didn't know you could get an excel file that large.
    I started off as a math major in college. I've always been able to do simple and somewhat more complicated math in my head, or at least on paper.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I started off as a math major in college. I've always been able to do simple and somewhat more complicated math in my head, or at least on paper.
    Yeah, math was always my weakest subject, lets just say the calculator was my best friend.

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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

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    Yeah, math was always my weakest subject, lets just say the calculator was my best friend.
    I used to tutor in every kind of Math from basic, through Geometry, Algebra, and Statistics right up to Calculus. I HATED having to carry a calculator and I always like to know how things work, so I just taught myself how to do everything by hand or in my head. Most people are afraid of math because they are too reliant on calculators. Just understanding the steps makes it pretty easy.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    It seems the more government is involved in education, the worse our education is becoming. Too many agendas, too many silly PC benchmarks and feel good nonsense. Too many people involved whose primary purpose is not the education of our children. If there is to be reform, hopefully it will be in the direction of less involvement of government bureaucrats and politicians, and more involvement of teachers and parents.
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    WOW!
    This might be a fun question to ask friends and acquaintances this 4th of July weekend. If they ask "who doesn't know that?" You say 26% of Americans. According to the poll the younger you are, the more chance of not knowing.

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    Seriously who doesn't know that George Washington crossed the Delaware to stop the Nazi's after they attacked Pearl Harbor?

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    Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From
    I bet that same 26% knows that the Founders were buncha rich, greedy, racist white men that were only interested in making money.
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Seriously who doesn't know that George Washington crossed the Delaware to stop the Nazi's after they attacked Pearl Harbor?
    The Romanians attacked Pearl Harbor. Get a clue!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Seriously who doesn't know that George Washington crossed the Delaware to stop the Nazi's after they attacked Pearl Harbor?
    Seriously?
    After I posted this thread, I went to Starbucks for coffee. I asked the assistant manager and she replied "I have no idea."
    I think a naturalized citizen would have a better chance of getting the correct answer than someone born here.

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