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NPR shows why leftists can be so damned stupid

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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"NPR poses a question for debate".

Maybe news organizations should stick to covering the news and stop trying to control the national debate.

It's like soft mind control. And in a lot of ways it's like trolling for angst.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

You're right. Everyone should be forced to be an astronaut.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

"Soft"?????

There's nothing "soft" about it!! It's full-on, straight-up, OVERT, hardcore programming of the masses. Programming the populous to be this perfectly homogenous, unthinking, mindless, blob of 98.6 degree spineless jelly who will do, say and even believe exactly what they are told to do, say and believe! History be damned. Follow us, this is the "right" way.

Some have made the distinction between leftists and "rightists" in this discussion. I think I'm more of the philosophy of "rightists" and "wrongists"! If the leftists willingly want to sign-up with and defend the "wrongists", to drink their Kool-Aid, and become part of their unthinking Borg, then so be it. Society is doomed!



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: muzzleflash

You're right. Everyone should be forced to be an astronaut.


Well, considering the liberal left are the champions of climate change, and the notion man is destroying the Earth...shouldn't they be????

I mean, you can't have it both ways, right? How many artists, interpretive dance instructors and, umm, ...TV producers...do you really think they'll need to colonize Mars anyway?


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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Hold on let me ask CNN what I think about this.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

You probably passed the math section of your entrance exam. Cool, no need for math, you knew it already like everyone else was asked to.


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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Hecate666

No one is talking about getting rid of it - just not making it required for certain areas of studies.


I was only jesting, in order to tell my [true] but boring algebra story.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: PistolPete

Ummm...the comprehension of Statistics isn't even possible without an understanding of basic Algebra!!



What a load of crap!



Oh ya?


Houston Chronicle
The basic statistics course, whether taught in business or psychology, is meant to familiarize the student with statistical concepts. The algebra required is minimal, and even though the student performs various statistical tests, the course does not give the student proficiency in performing statistical procedures.

James M. Cargal
Professor of Mathematics
Troy University
Montgomery, Ala.



STAT 100
Statistics is the art and science of using sample data to make generalizations about populations. The purpose of STAT 100 is to help you improve your ability to assess statistical information in both everyday life and other University courses. Toward this end, the course has been designed with 11 lessons, including three examinations.

Topics covered include methods for collecting and summarizing data, the evaluation of the accuracy of an estimate, and an introduction to statistical inference. The course is less technical and more conceptual than STAT 200. Statistical concepts and interpretations will dominate over techniques and calculations.

prerequisites:
none



Again it's about requiring coursework that's necessary for your career path, not lowering standards.





"algebra be whack". "I don' be needin' no algebras to jack-up homebouy over there den take he wallet. I be's gettin' me some cheddah! Nawww, see what I's be sayin???" "Don' be needin' no algebras ta go downtown N pick up mah baby-mama's check from da man neitha!"


Why was this necessary? It makes you look like a really #ty person.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Why would you think NPR is advocating abolishing algebra? It was a simple question meant to spark debate and deeper content... and job well done.

These partisan narratives are effective at creating ideological illusions.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: daskakik
a reply to: DBCowboy

No. Actually forcing requirements are the opposite of freedom.

Besides the other two fallacies, this is even more obvious but still here you are arguing.



What? You voluntarily decide to attend a college or university who has standards for its programs. Those standards and the requirements to fulfill them are clearly defined in the catalog. How is this being forced since nobody held a gun to your head to sign up for that school? Nobody is going to fine you if you decide to forego college/university. You are perfectly free to find a job via a trade school or apprenticeship.

It seems that some have confused education and job training.

The New American Webster's College Dictionary defines "educate" as: "impart knowledge and training to develop mentally and morally." and "send to school; provide schooling for."

Nothing in that definition provides for job training. My father always maintained that education was for the parts of your life you enjoyed outside the job. He was born in 1903 and attended community (one-room subscription) schools for only 6 years. He did 8 years of education in 6 years and there wasn't a high school level math problem he couldn't solve when I was in high school in the '70s. There wasn't a part of speech of the English language that he couldn't explain nor a sentence that he couldn't diagram. He was one of thirteen children that my grandfather sent to these subscription schools by supplying the firewood and maintenance for the school building. My grandparents never had the opportunity to attend a formal school but they were determined to take advantage of the opportunity for their children to be educated because they believed that an educated citizen is an addition to a civilized society.

This was in days when the community set standards for the schools they established and financed. Long before the Feds got involved the people took responsibility for the education of their children. That system worked quite well for about 150 years. Then states got involved and began declaring that they should set the standards. Fast forward another 50 years and LBJ saw a multitude of opportunities for the Feds to further corrupt the system. The camel's backside followed the nose and began dropping huge steaming piles. Children then became commodities for the state and federal government rather than the community.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: diggindirt

I was just pointing out the fallacy the OP has been using throughout the thread to try and make it seem like a freedom vs anti-freedom issue.

Higher learning is about training for a specific field. Maybe the problem is that people now think universities are there to finish the job that high-schools failed to do.

Maybe it has to do with prolonging childhood.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: underwerks
I have a calculator on my phone.

Math=Destroyed.



Can you do math without a calculator?

That was a joke.

I can, but it was all self taught after I graduated high school. I have friends from India that had a better education than I did while growing up.

It's better to spend that money on more bombs I guess, but that's a whole 'nother topic.


India! Hah! They have more education problems than the rest of the world combined!

If you're going to try and use anecdotal evidence to make a point, at least use one that doesn't destroy your effort!


India, lol.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: DBCowboy

If I had a dime for every time someone said, "I'll NEVER use algebra."





My son once said that to me.

I said, "Aren't you going out on a date tonight?"

He said, "Yes".

I said, "Did you plan what you're going to spend?"

He said, "Yeah. Why?"

I said, "Two people, at two meals, plus two movie tickets and two drinks plus two popcorn."

He said, "yeah, so?"

Algebra.

That's.... that's not algebra, genius. Shocking that the nitwit making this thread doesn't seem to actually know what algebra even consists of. That's simple multiplication and addition.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Also, you're grossly over-simplifying the issue, as your kind is often wont to do. People probably wouldn't fail algebra so often if they were taught it to a sufficient degree in high school. Unfortunately, our education budget is terrible, and your buddy Trump wants to make even more drastic cuts to it.
But, hey... why actually consider the complexities of an issue or the roots of a problem when you can just grossly oversimplify it in order to make more idiotic and uninformed attacks on people who don't agree with your politics? People like you do nothing but diminish the discourse in this country. You actively make the population dumber, more hateful, and more divisive.
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: Maroboduus

Bullsh#t.

You're promoting dumbing down.

Math too hard for you also?

If people tried to raise the bar instead of lowering it, the leftist would probably lose people since they'd be thinking for themselves.

That's the problem with so many of you socialist-whiney assed leftists.

If something is hard, you try to ban it or remove it.

Suck it up, cupcake.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Maroboduus

Bullsh#t.

You're promoting dumbing down.

Math too hard for you also?

If people tried to raise the bar instead of lowering it, the leftist would probably lose people since they'd be thinking for themselves.

That's the problem with so many of you socialist-whiney assed leftists.

If something is hard, you try to ban it or remove it.

Suck it up, cupcake.


That post made me cringe so hard.
Grats.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

I'm devastated.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The rightists want to dumb down children as well by denying science and teach children the Bible and Creationism. DeVos wants vouchers. She also wants to protect public schools from grizzly bears.
See I can play your dumb partisan game.



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