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  •  It is not about intelligence... (4+ / 0-)

    for a lot of folks, it is about time and who they trust.

    People trust their churches and for the most part, they are prorepublican which means pro war.  People trust the main stream media and for the most part, that means war mangering.  People trust successful people which for the most part, locally, means republicans.  People trust their fears and the war mangers are especially adept at creating fear in people to justify their causes.  People trust their government and think that it would never send our soldiers into harms way for greed or unethical purposes.

    It is not that people are not smart, it is that they are too busy with life and rather than spend the hundreds of hours most of us here spend researching these issues, they simply put faith in who they trust to tell them what to think about these things so that they can focus on making their rent payment and buy their kids something nice for their birthday.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:58:54 AM PDT

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    •  Plus, public education has been (2+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, Buckeye Nut Schell

      ripped of funding and dumbed down in this country for over 30+ years for a reason.

      Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the truth we know. -- L. Spencer

      by orlbucfan on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:15:13 AM PDT

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      •  The Texas Republican Party's official platform... (1+ / 0-)
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        states they are against teaching children critical thinking skills.  That is just crazy.

        "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

        by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:57:08 AM PDT

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