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Bill Maher says America is a Stupid Country.

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by JaxonRoberts
 


Isn't Bill Maher the guy who complimented the 9/11 terrorists
for "getting the job done?"
If he doesn't like it here, he should move to Canada.
They will welcome him with open arms.


Wow, you fit the bill.




posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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1. Was Saddam Hussein personally involved in 9/11? Calls for opinion

No evidence he was personally involved, so...


Absence of evidence does not equate to evidence of absence. Still calls for subjective conclusion.


2. Should the Government be involved with Medicare? Calls for opinion

It is a Government program! DUH! You are starting to sound like one of 'them'...


You ask "should". The nature of the inquiry implies opinionated conclusion. If you want to ask "is the government..." that would be different. If I asked "Should taxation be legal?", the appropriate answer wouldn't be "DUH! It already is". If you're going to accuse people of being stupid, you should have your own closet cleaned first.



Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
I just remembered a couple of shining examples of how smart, well educated people can be 'stupid'. Back in the early part of the space program, NASA discovered ballpoint pens did not work in space (DUH!). They spent $7,000,000 to devise a pen that did (who knows how much that would be in today's $$$). What did the Soviet Union do? TOOK PENCILS!



Urban legend. Look it up.

I'm making an apparently futile attempt at keeping you from shooting yourself in the foot.

[edit on 8/28/09 by MrDesolate]



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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Damn straight the USA is a dumb and ignorant country.

Although I think MOST humans are pretty dumb. I also think my man Frank Zappa said it best:


Whoever we are
Wherever were from
We shoulda noticed by now
Our behavior is dumb
And if our chances
Expect to improve
Its gonna take a lot more
Than tryin to remove
The other race
Or the other whatever
From the face
Of the planet altogether

They call it the earth
Which is a dumb kinda name
But they named it right
cause we behave the same...
We are dumb all over
Dumb all over,
Yes we are
Dumb all over,
Near n far
Dumb all over,
Black n white
People, we is not wrapped tight

Nurds on the left
Nurds on the right
Religous fanatics
On the air every night
Sayin the bible
Tells the story
Makes the details
Sound real gory
bout what to do
If the geeks over there
Dont believe in the book
We got over here

You cant run a race
Without no feet
n pretty soon
There wont be no street
For dummies to jog on
Or doggies to dog on
Religous fanatics
Can make it be all gone
(I mean it wont blow up
n disappear
Itll just look ugly
For a thousand years...)

You cant run a country
By a book of religion
Not by a heap
Or a lump or a smidgeon
Of foolish rules
Of ancient date
Designed to make
You all feel great
While you fold, spindle
And mutilate
Those unbelievers
From a neighboring state

To arms! to arms!
Hooray! thats great
Two legs aint bad
Unless theres a crate
They ship the parts
To mama in
For souvenirs: two ears (get down!)
Not his, not hers, (but what the hey? )
The good book says:
(it gotta be that way!)
But their book says:
Revenge the crusades...
With whips n chains
n hand grenades...
Two arms? two arms?
Have another and another
Our God says:
There aint no other!
Our God says
Its all okay!
Our God says
This is the way!

It says in the book:
Burn n destroy...
n repent, n redeem
n revenge, n deploy
n rumble thee forth
To the land of the unbelieving scum on the other side
cause they dont go for whats in the book
n that makes em bad
So verily we must choppeth them up
And stompeth them down
Or rent a nice french bomb
To poof them out of existance
While leaving their real estate just where we need it
To use again
For temples in which to praise our god
(cause he can really take care of business!)

And when his humble tv servant
With humble white hair
And humble glasses
And a nice brown suit
And maybe a blond wife who takes phone calls
Tells us our God says
Its okay to do this stuff
Then we gotta do it,
cause if we dont do it,
We aint gwine up to hebbin!
(depending on which book youre using at the
Time...cant use theirs... it dont work
...its all lies...gotta use mine...)
Aint that right?
Thats what they say
Every night...
Every day...
Hey, we cant really be dumb
If were just following gods orders
Hey, lets get serious...
God knows what hes doin
He wrote this book here
An the book says:
He made us all to be just like him,
So...
If were dumb...
Then God is dumb...
(an maybe even a little ugly on the side)



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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If I weren't lazy I'd go out and pull up the charts, but I think its common knowledge at this point that Americans really are stupid, from an IQ/test scores/general world knowledge perspective.


Simply because Americans can't easily and readily, point out countries/locations on a map doesn't mean that they're stupid. I bet that very few of you here on ATS, if given a map of Germany, could point out where Nord-Rhein Westfalen [a German state] is. Geographical ignorance doesn't equate to stupidity. Geography is an interest for some and they put the time into it to learn it. One can't expect that everyone is going to be interested in it and if they're not, to retain the knowledge. It would be like me thinking some on ATS are stupid because they couldn't tell me the books of the Bible in order or what forty-four of the constellations are.

IQ isn't an indicator of intelligence [despite the name]. IQ is just an indicator of how well someone can remember things and spot patterns. It's a gift that people are born with and can't really be fostered. Some mentally challenged people have high IQs, like my foster brother. So, judging an entire nations overall intelligence on IQ tests is kinda silly.

Based on PISA results, the US's education system is rather average. Sure, it performed below average in math [though almost average] but it did average in science. [Reading wasn't available because, the reading test that US students were given had incorrect instructions and some questions didn't have the right answer--that, I think we can all agree, is truly stupid, no?] But, there are countries that didn't do as well in the PISA and other such exams as they thought they would, or one would think they would, like Germany. A teacher at my school said that in a recent EU wide test, Germany did 25th out of 27th, which is shocking, at least to me because, where I come from, Germany is thought to be a land filled with ultra-intelligent philosophers, theologians, scientists, and so on.

In any event, do we really think that it is possible to rate how intelligent/stupid a country, that is highly diverse, with over 300,000,000 residents? I, for one, think not.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Dude, whatever! I'm asking the questions that Bill posed in the second video in order to compare the results. As to question one, since there is no evidence to even suggest that Saddam had any involvement in 9/11, to think that he did is ignorant at best, if not stupid. It is as stupid as saying that aliens from Mars were involved. Without a shred of proof, such an opinion is stupid! You are arguing semantics, which is only derailing the central theme here. Shoot myself in the foot? Your posts make me want to shoot myself in the head!



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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Video camera- Check.

Tripod- Check.

List of questions- Check.

OK, I'm off to see if Bill's stats were even in the Ballpark. I'm thinking 20 people should do. I'll be back later this evening to post the video and the results!



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Maher once said if americans were smarter Ron Paul would win the election.

Sorry guys, he's was right on the ball on that one!



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by Ignorance Denied

Originally posted by Kaytagg
6 out of 10 people don't believe evolution is real.

Yes, he's right.


Well if you believe evolution is real then your thickest idiot here.

You can't be serious.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
Your posts make me want to shoot myself in the head!


At least I have you aiming higher.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by MrDesolate

Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
Your posts make me want to shoot myself in the head!


At least I have you aiming higher.


LOL
with
three lines,



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Voxel
1. Was Saddam Hussein personally involved in 9/11?
By virtue of his previous involvement with the CIA, he most certainly knew some of the people who orchestrated 911.

2. Should the Government be involved with Medicare?
No. Obviously, Freddie-Mae and Fanny-Life should run Medicare.

3. Name a branch of the Government.
What was the branch that makes all the laws called again? Oh, right - The Lobbying Branch.

4. What is the Bill of Rights?
A list of rights that our founding fathers had.

5. What country did America fight in the Revolutionary War?
Ourselves.

6. What was the central issue in the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade?
State's rights.

7. What does the Food & Drug Administration do?
Population control.

8. How many Senators do states have?
None. Today states just have two more congressmen.

...

11. Does the Sun rotate around the Earth?
Yes. It does NOT, however, revolve around the Earth.


Jon


What a great joke!



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Kaytagg
6 out of 10 people don't believe evolution is real.

Yes, he's right.


Bill Maher is a Dolt, Just like Liberals think Limbaugh is. Saying Americans are stupid is pretty stupid in and of itself. Compared to who?. I have seen the "ask the man on the street" kind of polls these jerks do and those are NEVER fair nor are they accurate. I have seen them done to prove Obama voters didn't know Biden from Palen and I have seen them used to prove the UK is dumber than a box of rocks and vice versa.

6 out of ten you say Kaytag? out of ten people don't believe you will get a sun tan if you lay in the sun for weeks or six out o ten don't believe a microorgansim evolved into a swimming thing, became something like an amphibian thing, then became a cow, that eventually became a whale?

Yeah, I count 6 is too low because their is no science to prove that and everything I have seen you give is utter speculation. Everything I have seen Dawkins give is speculation and artists renderings.

Bill Maher is proof of devolution



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Maher once said if americans were smarter Ron Paul would win the election.

Sorry guys, he's was right on the ball on that one!


That isn't why Ron Paul couldn't get elected moreover if anyone ought to know why he wouldn't get elected it is Billy himself. I give him credit for having Ron Paul on his show several times but some of the things Bill said many took to be ideas espoused by Ron Paul, and inspite of how fond Bill is of his opinions, he hurt Ron Paul and didn't help him leading his questions into areas that were so far left many figured he was just another middle of the road democrat like arnold



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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well does anything coming out of a nwo mouthpiece mean anything to
to you. can't stand the arrogant little tailwagger. this guy ranks highest
amoung people who are so stupid, they can convince themselves their intelligent. he proves it everytime he opens his mouth.

he comes up on my t.v. even in a commercial. i change the channel.
talks big and bad like alan ladd.
but he's small and puny like mickey rooney.
puny little mouse. hate him. can't help it.

modern academia


Sorry guys, he's was right on the ball on that one!

how could the intelligence of the american people, even matter in a
rigged election. one thing about this 6 / 10 thing. how many of the six
are camera shy. out of what's left from that. how many are caught off guard. not making excuses. but these are people who arn't on t. v.
everyday. it means NOTHING to me.
sorry your wrong.

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[edit on 28-8-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by randyvs
big and bad like alan ladd.


I was momentarily inclined to mention Alan Ladd was 5'5", but then I figured the guy with the rectal/cranial inversion issue would scream "semantics" at me when he got back from his mission.

Now Ernie Ladd...



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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Alan Ladd was 5'5
really ! oh well just a saying anyway. i conceade the technicality.
at least they made him look bigger inthe movies. funny

that's bigger than mickey right?


[edit on 28-8-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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Sorry to say that foot traffic downtown was virtually nonexistant. I decided to go down to the beach, but it was sparse there as well. No one wanted to go on camera, so after an hour and a half (and three gallons of sweat), I had to give up for the day. But as the saying goes, if at first you don't succeed... Sunday is always a busy day at the beach, and this time I will be dressed for it, so...



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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I liked Bill Maher more when Republicans were in power
just like Colbert

I find they really changed their tunes once dems got in power

there's only one party, it's called the republicrats

I could debate on Maher's show any day!



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:40 AM
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It is a fact that most americans are undereducated and ignorant by international standards. I had 2 foster children from saudi arabia, 1 was 4 years old and the other was 8 and both spoke 3 languages fluently. Most americans cant even speak english properly, and many think they speak "american". Further, the average person from brittain or germany knows the history of france, canada, US, etc, however most americans have no clue of brittish history, much less their own. Most europeans know who the president of america is, as well as the rulers of all their neighboring countries...however most americans have no clue who the prime minister of canada is, or of any european countries, the president of mexico, or even the leaders of china, iran, venezuela, russia, or any of our contemporary neighbors or foes.

This, to me, is highly indicative of the lack of education or interest of americans.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 02:54 AM
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hahahaha how is this groundbreaking news. i thought everybody knew this???



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