Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Embarrassingly Stupid Americans!

Bill Maher's Friday March 7, 2008 episode of New Rules, says it all. Bill states, "Politicians have got to stop saying, AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SMARTER THAN THAT!" Bill bellows, "NO THEY ARE NOT!" And oh, is he ever so correct in that statement. Read this article EMBARRASSINGLY STUPID AMERICANS and judge for yourself.

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH US AMERICANS? HOW DID WE GET SO DUMB? It is truly an embarrassment. But what can you expect when these same Americans voted in for their Commander-In-Cheif, one of the stupidest boneheads ever to walk this planet. I'm not saying Dubya is mentally incompetent but he is so dumb his presence sparked a slew of YO PRES'
SO DUMB... jokes

Yo Pres' so dumb I told him Christmas was around the corner, and he went lookin'.

Yo Pres' so dumb that he tripped over a cordless phone.

Your Pres' so dumb that he got smacked by a statue.

Yo Pres' so dumb he got locked in a toilet and pissed himself.

Yo Pres' so dumb , I told him he lost his mind, and he started looking for it.

Yo Pres' so dumb he got hit by a parked car.

Yo Pres' so dumb when he went to a football game he thought the quarter back was a refund!

Yo Pres' so dumb he stole a free sample.

Yo Pres' so dumb he thought fruit punch was a gay boxer.

Yo Pres' so dumb he waited all day at a stop sign.

Now enjoy Bill Maher's NEW RULES for March 7, 2008. Thanks, thinkingblue.blogspot.com

Read the article below and feel sad, feel very very mournful for most of the people in our Nation.

Embarrassingly Stupid Americans -- One in Five Believes Sun Revolves Around Earth

POSTED BY Dr. Mercola March 11 2008

How did Americans ever get so intellectually inept?

The title of this article, that an embarrassingly high number of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the Earth, is only one point argued by the Washington Post’s Susan Jacoby, in her attempt to prove that Americans are in serious intellectual trouble, facing a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism and low expectations.

What else is signaling that Americans are becoming increasingly dumbed-down as a society?

Reading -- of books, newspapers and magazines -- is on the decline. A 2007 study
even found that 80 percent of American families did not buy or read a book in 2006.

Attention spans are declining; Jacoby suggests this is due to television and
videos. For instance, between 1968 and 1988, the average sound bite on the news
for a presidential candidate dropped from 42.3 seconds to 9.8 seconds. By 2000,
according to a Harvard study, the daily candidate bite was down to just 7.8 seconds.

General knowledge is eroding. This is evidenced not only by the fact that one in
five U.S. adults believe the sun revolves around the Earth, but also many others.

Yet, it’s not bad enough that knowledge is quickly declining in the United
States. On top of that, there is an arrogance about this lack of knowledge,
almost as if a good portion of the population is saying, “We know we’re ignorant, but we don’t care!”

Consider, for instance, that a 2006 survey by National Geographic-Roper found
that nearly half of young Americans did not think it was necessary to know the
location of other countries in which important news was being made. And another
one-third felt it was “not at all important” to know a foreign language.

Why is this so concerning? Because …

Fear and Ignorance Go Hand in Hand

The more that you are kept in the dark, either due to your own lack of
inquisitiveness or the workings of an unscrupulous industry (such as the food
industry that markets junk foods and soda to children as though it is something
they should be consuming), the easier you are to manipulate.

And this is where a population of people who do not possess their own knowledge
base will easily believe, for instance, that they must quickly get vaccinated to
protect themselves against an imaginary pandemic like the bird flu, or that food
from their local supermarket is somehow safer than food grown by a farmer down the road.

Obviously, most of you reading this do not fall into this category, as you are
actively seeking more knowledge, just by reading this.

Well, it is my goal to help create a fundamental paradigm shift in people’s
consciousness about health, and also about empowerment. Because the more you
know, the more you will realize that you have the power to impart positive
changes in your life, and the lives of those around you.

And, ultimately, living a positive life is really what it is all about.

For those of you who want to take the information you read in this newsletter to
the next level, I suggest you learn more about my brand new Inner Circle, which
brings cutting-edge information from some of the top health experts on the
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Sources:Washington Post February 17, 2008



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