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When analyzing the United States it must be kept in mind 67% of Americans reject the Theory of Evolution.

Meaning: 67% of Americans have the Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills of a medieval peasant.  

Therefore: whenever there is a choice between deciding an action was based on ignorant stupidity or a rational deeply laid plan .... go with ignorant stupidity.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 at 12:07:26 AM EST
To have a democracy you need a democratic discourse. People need to be able to access information and hold critical discussions. In our system the first is difficult and the latter is a joke.

And getting worse.
Why I Hate Google, Twitter, and Facebook | naked capitalism

I am a blogger. It is my job to blog, which I've been doing on a daily basis since 2003. Reading and writing is what I do all day. I'm lucky to be able to survive doing it, and I'm happy to be doing it[1]. I hate Google because it tries to make me a stupid reader. I hate Twitter and Facebook because they make me a stupid writer. I've been wanting to get this off my chest for some time, so allow me to explain.
by generic on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 at 09:26:56 AM EST
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Posted at the wrong place earlier.

by generic on Wed Jul 18th, 2018 at 12:57:21 PM EST
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Is anybody actually surprised that there are people in the US who genuinely believe 3 yr olds should carry guns?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jul 19th, 2018 at 08:33:24 PM EST
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The only thing that can stop a bad three year old with a gun...
by fjallstrom on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 at 05:57:01 AM EST
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There are more. I have no words.

by generic on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 at 06:41:39 AM EST
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