It's official: Adult Americans are morons

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  1. zhukov

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    WASHINGTON — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.
    In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
    Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test. Beyond basic reading and math, respondents were tested on activities such as calculating mileage reimbursement due to a salesman, sorting email and comparing food expiration dates on grocery store tags.

    full article: http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-are-dumber-than-the-average-human/


     
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    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    10% of Adults don't know how to use a mouse :eek:
     
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    all schoolbooks in the US are reviewed by Texans.
     
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    they keep them in the schoolbook suppository
     
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    As Texas gears up to select biology textbooks for use by high school students over the next decade, the panel responsible for reviewing submissions from publishers has stirred controversy because a number of its members do not accept evolution and climate change as scientific truth.
     
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    Obama got elected twice. Duh!
     
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    Richard Gere does

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    Creationism.
     
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    everything is big in Texas except IQs
     
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    end of times.

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    A lot of older Americans have never used a computer. :dontknow:
     
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    Over the weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann seemed to confirm what the congresswoman has long hinted: that she believes we are all currently living in the end of days, as fortold by the End Times scripture in the Bible. Speaking to "Understanding the Times" host Jan Markell, Bachmann connected the U.S.'s support of Syrian rebels directly to biblical prophecy that she believes outlines the signs of the end. On the show, Bachmann first falsely claims that the U.S. is funding and arming Islamic extremists in Syria, then says that based on that claim, "we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history."

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/poli...e-bachmann-believes-end-times-are-here/70275/
     
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    we only elected Bush once, but we still got him twice
     
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    80% of americans actually think one political party is concerned with the best interest of the country

    Now that's fucking low IQ, right there
     
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    that's about the same amount that believe in god
     
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    Obama should write our textbooks :grad:
     
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    so did GeoW: obviously all Americans are morons
     
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    Ain't got time.
     
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    Maybe the Supreme Court did get that wrong since the Chief Justice decided to unconstitutionally rewrite the statute in Obama Care to make it constitutional.
     
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    He was a big gov't republican and spent way too much but it would've been much much worse under Gore or Kerry.