what are amercans being spoon fed in school????

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posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Ok, I'm being fair to you but fine.

There is no possible way Britain could have mounted an offensive against Germany in WW2. Know why? Oh, because you used up your resources.

Yes, Germans sank our ships. Know why? Because they were cargo ships. Maritime law. Not much a cargo ship could do against a submarine at the time. Now, we were doing things illegally by trying to get you some guns, because yours sucked and were already scarce.

Britain wasn't even really involved by the time we stormed Berlin. We dragon trailed over from Normandy beach (with a fair amount of English help, as with Canadian and Australian) and met the USSR halfway.

Quit whining. Time of night doesn't affect grammar if it's something that you care about. Good day.




posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Don't expect to find the best and brightest American minds playing online video games. The real intelligent ones aren't wasting their time playing shoot-em-up games. All you're going to get are kids who are ignorant and barely know the time or date from a hole in the ground.

You could tell them all a pack of lies and they'd believe it. I don't want to make a blanket statement and say that everybody who plays these games is an ignoramus, but everybody I know who plays is young, gets poor grades in school, and doesn't know anything of value.

Come to ATS if you want Americans who are capable of intelligent conversation and cogent arguments. Play online games with American kids for fun, but don't expect them to know a damned thing. Does the game allow for you to use them as human shields?



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Don't expect to find the best and brightest American minds playing online video games. The real intelligent ones aren't wasting their time playing shoot-em-up games. All you're going to get are kids who are ignorant and barely know the time or date from a hole in the ground.

You could tell them all a pack of lies and they'd believe it. I don't want to make a blanket statement and say that everybody who plays these games is an ignoramus, but everybody I know who plays is young, gets poor grades in school, and doesn't know anything of value.

Come to ATS if you want Americans who are capable of intelligent conversation and cogent arguments. Play online games with American kids for fun, but don't expect them to know a damned thing. Does the game allow for you to use them as human shields?

ha human sheilds would be fun lol and thats why i do come hear to talk to Americans that do know what they are talking about
you lot on hear are a rare breed



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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It's okay for someone to call out a whole country based on his expieriences...on a game..but I call him out and MY post gets removed? WTF ATS?



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:29 PM
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Meh, consider the source. You were on a videogame based on brutality and killing and you expected to find intelligence there?


The students with any remote ability level wouldn't have been in there playing with you. You got the bottom of the barrel, not the students who actually achieve anything.

Sometimes, the problem really is the kids we put into the system as opposed to the system itself. There is a dropout limit by age. They have to stay in school, they have no choice. Of course that ruins school for so many more. Let them drop out and make the school a better place .... and put a program in place to help them get their GED when they realize they really do have to have it.

We need to raise the bar on the students, raise the bar on the parents and raise the bar on the schools and stop thinkging we can "leave no child behind" because some of them WILL be left behind regardless of what we do. They WANT to be left behind, they have no desire to go the direction of the majority of the other students. Let them stay behind until they realize they don't want to be there and THEN help them get up to speed. Otherwise, you're just pounding your head against a wall.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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You people who say that kids who are playing video games are of base level intelligence are as bad as people who say that black kids turn into thieves. It's stereotyping. There are dumb kids who play video games, and there are smart kids who play video games. All kinds of video games. Quit your ignorant non-observations.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Originally posted by Mr Headshot
You people who say that kids who are playing video games are of base level intelligence are as bad as people who say that black kids turn into thieves. It's stereotyping. There are dumb kids who play video games, and there are smart kids who play video games. All kinds of video games. Quit your ignorant non-observations.


Nah, most of them playing video games at this time of night are idiots



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by Mr Headshot
You people who say that kids who are playing video games are of base level intelligence are as bad as people who say that black kids turn into thieves. It's stereotyping. There are dumb kids who play video games, and there are smart kids who play video games. All kinds of video games. Quit your ignorant non-observations.


OK.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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You're correct for the most part and few Americans learn anything in school about history anymore. However, 322,000 American casualties in WW1 is nothing to make short shrift of; while the UK lost almost a million men.

As for "helping" Britain take France the US did have more troops than the UK but agreed it was a joint effort. I found reading Churchill's The Second World War very illuminating as to the far-flung commitments of British and Dominion forces everywhere from Europe to North Africa, Crete, Greece, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Burma, India and many more places. He was quite the brilliant man and in many ways responsible for winning the war faster and with fewer casualties than would have been the case with a lesser prime minister. It may well have been that Churchill was the deciding factor in Germany never attempting an invasion of Britain.

Most American have no clue of the sacrifices made by the UK nor the deprivations suffered. The more we learn about war the less attractive it should be as option of foreign policy. Apparently, the West still has yet to learn that lesson. Until war really hits home the US will continue on it's insane path.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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I've only ever heard of children actually talking to strangers in those games....

I'm a product of lazy ass parents, and the American Public Educations System. We are, and have been since the advent of the DOE(dept. of Education), been spoon fed, as you say, a whole truck load of hog-wash.

They (teachers/administrators) only care about the statitstics, and those stats., have to show continuous improvment in order to qualify for funding dollars.

There, has been a recent uptrend in "homeschooling", which is legal, and not utilized often enough.

There are stupid people everywhere. I very well would have been at a lower level of knowledge had I not had a fire to learn, and blessed with the art of BS.

~Rev



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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OP, people are stupid. This includes Americans, British, etc.....every group infact.



posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by reverandrandy
I've only ever heard of children actually talking to strangers in those games....

I'm a product of lazy ass parents, and the American Public Educations System. We are, and have been since the advent of the DOE(dept. of Education), been spoon fed, as you say, a whole truck load of hog-wash.

They (teachers/administrators) only care about the statitstics, and those stats., have to show continuous improvment in order to qualify for funding dollars.

There, has been a recent uptrend in "homeschooling", which is legal, and not utilized often enough.

There are stupid people everywhere. I very well would have been at a lower level of knowledge had I not had a fire to learn, and blessed with the art of BS.

~Rev


I disagree. Although I can agree that the administrators only care about the statistics, the teachers care about much, much more. They fight the administration each and every day in whatever way they can to try to make changes for the good of the students. I'm there and I see it firsthand. The teachers care about the students or they wouldn't be there. SOME administrators care about the children but the administrators above them have lost sight of the real goal.

The further removed the administrator is, the further the correct vision is from them. They are responsible for the statistics so the statistics are what gets their attention. The teachers are responsible for the students and the students get their attetion....at least for 95% of them anyway.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 02:31 AM
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I completely agree. Though us American are BETTER at everything else, it's a proven fact, We are the most specialist people on Earth. As a matter of fact, we probably do stupid better too. We excel, period.
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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We are nubmer 1!
We are nubmer 1!



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
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I completely agree. Though us American are BETTER at everything else, it's a proven fact, We are the most specialist people on Earth. As a matter of fact, we probably do stupid better too. We excel, period.
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Ha love it and reson behind you are better is because of the amount of people you have , meny hands make lighter work



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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The best way to deal with trolls like that is to go one better and just bring out the hidden sir inside yourself and with a stiff lip and a clear british upper class tone of voice let them know what sort of uncouth people they are and start to use long words or strange british language "So i do see that thou art calling into question the paternal lineage of my blood line" when they call you a b-stard, just remember to keep it calm and collected and they'll soon disappear when they know that the great british jimmies can never be rustled
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posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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Here's what I learned in school about the Brits. They ruined Africa with neocolonialism. What say you sir?



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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Play Hardcore. Less Morons.



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Thats was not just us Brit's its was the French/Germans/Belgians and pretty much anyone else after a slice of the lucrative business opportunities that Africa offered



posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
I don't know, I may have to question your intelligence playing such a game online with American kids. Hmmm....

You are pretty much correct, they aren't teaching in our schools, they are babysitting whilest doing "activities". American kids also forget EVERYTHING they learned the previous year during Summer vacation, and that input is replaced by online entertainment.

i agree with you




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