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Why is it that obsesive teaching of history and geography is so important in a culture that finds it so hard to control itself i.e. gun culture etc.
Re. Iraq and the wider world I know enough to get by but it seems that where ever I look there are US soldiers "fighting for peace".
I`ll leave this for you and can someone pass it on to Bush for me:
"FIGHTING FOR PEACE IS LIKE F**KING FOR VIRGINITY"
Report me to the moderators, if you will, davymid, but I haven`t seen my posts deleted yet :-D
Oh, and btw...
Once you said something about swearing, count the number of swear words i said...
Lol you act like the little 13 yr olds all don`t know where babies come from and still do the "earmuffs" thing when their parents swear!
Jesus, man, most of the 13 yr olds on here swear more than I do!
You should care (like I do about the youngest IABers), because your posts will be deleted and you`re in very real danger of being temporarily banned..[/quote]davymid:
Whereas your deep and heartfelt compassion for the frail and delicate sensitivities of this forum`s 13 year olds is admirable, leave the moderating of the rules to the moderators.
You are not a moderator, and it`s not your job to insist anything of other members, least of all issue banning warnings.
You should care (like I do about the youngest IABers), because your posts will be deleted and you`re in very real danger of being temporarily banned...
And what the hell does the $US vs. $CAD have to do with anything. The $CAD has been higher than the $US before, but the US economy kept moving up. The currency fluctuation has nothing to do with the American military spending it`s budget money in Iraq.
Your comment actually made YOU seem more obsessed than the Americans you sneer at.
You are, aren`t you?
Do me a favor... Go talk to somebody who cares.
You know why American kids can`t find Iraq on a map? For the same reason British kids can`t find Idaho on a map.
IT DOESN`T FÜCKING MATTER UNLESS YOU`RE A GEOGRAPHY MAJOR!
half the states didn`t even look like themselves, rhode island was some weird pentagon and i have no idea what michigan or hawaii was xd
i didnt learn the nicknames or capitals... its just a game.. its not like we teach this to kids... hell... my schools didnt atleast...
Nearly three-quarters incorrectly named English as the most widely spoken native language.
Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border in the world was between the United States and Mexico.
Americans scored second to last on overall geographic knowledge."
alright... who did these cnn dudes ask the question to? god damn... i bet they went to alabama or some redneck state and asked.. i can locate those countries almost instantly... and who cares if we dont know exactly how many times greater china has in population compared to us...i can live my day with out having to remember that china has 4X population on the US...
Ahem. It`s just a game.Perhaps we would like to know about our history? We`ve been around a lot less time than you have so maybe they`re more important.You need to know these things in the US so you don`t look like an idiot.Simple.
A 2004 CNN study of young Americans (full article here) turned up these disturbing results:
Nearly two-thirds could not find Iraq on a map of the Middle East.
Americans scored second to last on overall geographic knowledge.
Everyone I know that can do that knows the states from that song and the presidents from the animaniacs song. Other then that most people dont really give a poo, at least in the northwest.
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And I got an 84%...
SO yeah, I ahve a lot fo useless info stored in my head that I didn`t know was there...
Thank goodness I can name the fifty states, most of the capitols, and some of the nicknames, though! I know this will save my life someday, somehow...
I`m interested in how we`re going to draw hawaii and michigan"
Don`t worry, I am sure most of us Americans couldn`t even do 40 out of 50. I got 33 of them correct... Hawaii was figure 8-ish with an extra loop if you understood that.
I`m interested in how we`re going to draw hawaii and michigan
Well. If you`re a bad drawer, good luck. >>