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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I think that there are probably some inaccuracies in these numbers. I don't believe the best way to conduct polls is by randomly calling people, especially on their cell phones. Plus, how do we know that some people didn't purposely answer the questions wrong to be funny or with "I don't know" just to get it over with as quickly as possible?
    Agree. If someone randomly called me up and asked that question, I would probably be a jackass and give inaccurate information.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I think that there are probably some inaccuracies in these numbers. I don't believe the best way to conduct polls is by randomly calling people, especially on their cell phones. Plus, how do we know that some people didn't purposely answer the questions wrong to be funny or with "I don't know" just to get it over with as quickly as possible?
    Don't be so sure, I've asked several people and it's amazing many people just don't know or are unsure what the correct answer is. Many are not even embarrassed they don't know. I would guess about one fourth didn't know. Ask the younger generation and think you will see what I mean.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Actually 84 + 26 = 110.

    Should your sentence have read?
    No, 76% know who we declared independence from, and 26% don't?

    Just a suggestion!

    APDST also needs a lesson in Mathematics.
    Funny thing is he is the second to make the exact same mistake in this thread... So, history education, math education, what else?
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No, since YOU were wrong, you are sentenced to reciting pi to the 1,203rd digit. Get cracking.
    You better make sure no one catches you with a homonym error or something trivial like that...
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    Re: Poll: 26% Of U.S. Clueless On Who We Declared Independence From

    *facepalm*

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

    Even scarier is the percentage of COLLEGE GRADUATES who don't know this kind of basic information.

    This is why you should have to pass a simple test before being allowed to vote.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Even scarier is the percentage of COLLEGE GRADUATES who don't know this kind of basic information.

    This is why you should have to pass a simple test before being allowed to vote.
    You want bad? I'll give you bad.

    Bad is when, as a college student, I went into a state college library and asked another college student at the main circulation desk where the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature was.

    All I got was a blank stare.

    Thankfully there was a reference librarian (in her 50s) who knew the answer to my question.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You want bad? I'll give you bad.

    Bad is when, as a college student, I went into a state college library and asked another college student at the main circulation desk where the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature was.

    All I got was a blank stare.

    Thankfully there was a reference librarian (in her 50s) who knew the answer to my question.
    LOL, he could have at least told you to "google" it.

    Can you imagine if we went back to relying on the Dewey Decimal system?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL, he could have at least told you to "google" it.
    I think he was trying to figure out what kind of an "it" was before he answered my question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Can you imagine if we went back to relying on the Dewey Decimal system?
    I honestly wasn't aware we'd left it behind, but then again my only reference is the small-town library my mom works at.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    So we lower all academic standards to let the stupid people go to colleges. Then they take out loans, fail all classes, get kicked out then are up to their necks in debt which they will never pay because they earn minimum wage. Wake up! Not all people are smart even though they are not white! Keep lowering the requirements to get an education and what kind of education do you have? Civil rights my ass, if you too stupid to pass high school then you will wind up in jail where you belong you lazy skunks.
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