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KQµårk 死神 On February - 14 - 2011

-Over 70% of Americans were for the war in Iraq before they were against it.
-Almost 60% of Americans approved of torture in the guise of “enhanced interrogation techniques”.
-67% of Americans think Global Warming is not a threat in their lifetime.
-40% of Americans believe man was created by God less than 10,000 years ago.
-over 50% of Americans believe it’s fine for teachers to lead prayers in school.
-1 in 5 Americans still believe President Obama is a Muslim
-4 in 10 Americans still think the ACA contains Death Panels.
-As late as 2007 41% of Americans thought Saddam Hussein was involved in 911 and almost half believed he had WMD.
-In 1999 1 in 5 Americans were sure the Sun revolved around the Earth.
-In 2006 over 75% of Americans could name two of the seven dwarfs but less than 25% could name 2 Supreme Court Justices.
-63% of young Americans can’t find Iraq on a map and 90% can’t find Afghanistan.
-37% of Americans in a Gallup poll mislabeled where America was on a map.
-Only 40% of Americans can name the three branches of government but 60% of Americans can name the Three Stooges.
-About 1 in 3 Americans think freedom of religion does not apply to religions that are not “mainstream”.
-Half of Americans don’t know Christianity came from Judaism.
-1 in 4 Americans think we won our independence from another country other than England.
-30% of Americans can’t remember what year 9/11 occurred.

No wonder why

-Americans consistently identify themselves as about 20% liberal and 40% conservative.

Written by KQµårk 死神

My PlanetPOV contact is kquark@planetpov.com Proud Dem whose favorite hobby is cat herding. The GOP is not a political party, it's a personality disorder. Cancer, Heart Failure and Bush Survivor.

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  1. I graduated high school in a very… reactionary… town. For reference, it proudly bills itslef as “the birthplace of the KKK” for that state (which is not in the south).

    Over half of my graduating class did not believe that African Americans were human. We had a few black students, and one of them was in our graduating class. During the procession down the center of the auditorium to our seats at the graduation ceremony, we were supposed to walk down in two pairs, four people abreast.

    I was fairly near the front of the line, but when I walked down the aisle, there was only two of us. I was the only one in our class who would allow themselves to be seen by our families to be walking down the aisle next to her.

    This was in the early 1980’s.

    Today I face, constantly, people assuming that I am not a real human being. My emotions are not real. My opinions are irrelevant.

    That is one of the reasons I have come to this site, from HP, and why I have chosen a different user name than what was used there.

    Popular opinion be damned. Opinion matters very little. Facts matter first and foremost.

  2. ghsts says:

    KQuark and choicelady- I thought my act of contrition belonged here because I was schooled, and in case Curley Jo or Shemp where bouncing around out there. It is a fun fact those of us with several degrees behind our glasses can often miss the boat. My perception of Signing Statements as being top ten in the dirty tricks book was left over from gw and a single statement from President Obama at a press conference. Taking your advice and links I read them, all of them available online. Many of the gw ones pick up mid-sentence so I’m still left guessing on the full content. They still suck but at least I only needed the puke bucket for bush and reagan. Keep up good works as POV Elementary!

    See Short explanation:
    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33667.pdf

    http://www.coherentbabble.com/listBHOall.htm

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Memorandum-on-Presidential-Signing-Statements

  3. KevenSeven says:

    What? You trying to stroke my ego?

  4. david p canada says:

    Adonai, regarding your comment on the past, present, and future existing simultaneously.

    I’m at the age where I think I have to fart, but I’ve already farted, and in reality I’ve shit my pants.

  5. ADONAI says:

    I dunno how to judge intelligence.

    On a standard scale, Stephen Hawking’s I.Q. is over 200.

    Mine is 180. Can I solve an abstract problem quickly? Yes. Can I beat a 9th grader on a math quiz? No.

    Of course, Hawking always said that people who go on about their I.Q. are losers. So obviously the smartest man alive also feels that stupid is as stupid does.

    • Chernynkaya says:

      I can attest that IQ measurements are a practically useless and crude form of measuring “intelligence.” For one thing, emotional intelligence is probably a much more practical way to measure success in life--including work. I have a high IQ and it hasn’t helped me one bit. It hasn’t given me motivation, or persistence, or even understanding. It is only a kind of baseline--necessary maybe but definitely insufficient.

      Years ago, as part of my work, I participated in a brain mapping series of tests. It turns out the left side of my brain is pea-sized, while my right side is overblown. Therefore, I cannot balance my checkbook. It was suggested I spend a portion of every day doing math exercises. I never did, and hate Sudoku.

      • ASmom says:

        Totally true. From another viewpoint, my 20-yo son has Aspergers Syndrome and a very high IQ. His doctors have commented and I totally agree that his high IQ has made his life much harder! Take characterists of the autism spectrum, add very high IQ and stir--you get a kid that will likely not be able to hold a job-EVER-unless he can find an employer who does not mind being argued with/questioned incessantly, an employee who overthinks everything, whose brain gets “stuck” on items that have little to nothing to do with what the final outcome needs to be, and certainly not in anything resembling a timely manner. No, a high IQ in and of itself, is not necessarily a good thing.

    • PocketWatch says:

      ADONAI-

      Somehow I have never equated measured intelligence (if that is what they are really measuring, after all… maybe a talent for taking tests?) with being smart or having that ephemeral quality of common sense.

      My dad was HS graduate and a carpenter. He could literally design a house in his head and build it using no drawn plans. Always blew me away!

      On the other hand, when I was in the military, one of my fellow instructors, who had a master’s in Electronic Engineering, couldn’t figure out how to use an electric can opener.

      Point is, I believe we are all smart in some way, and way stupid in others, and it has nothing to do with native intelligence.

      • Abbyrose86 says:

        I am of the belief that intelligence and wisdom are impossible to really measure. Because what is intelligence?

        While some people have the innate ability to ‘see things’ that others do not, or are able to perceive things that others do not, is that a mark of intelligence or is that something else.

        Others have the ability to memorize or have a great ability to recall information quickly…is that intelligence or something else?

        Some people can communicate beautifully and articulate their ideas in such a way, that there is no lack of understanding by others…is that intelligence?

        Then there are those who can express through music, or with a canvass and some paint, or with a piece of clay their emotions and views on the world…is that a mark of intelligence?

        And then there are others who can express things in mathematical format using ancient symbols…is THAT intelligence?

        Or is intelligence the ability to do all that or only parts of that?

        My question is what is intelligence?

        On the other hand, some things are just plain stupid…such as not knowing where you country is on a globe OR trolling on Craigslist and listing yourself as a single lobbyist, and THEN posting a shirtless photo of yourself to someone you were flirting with on that forum…when you are a CONGRESSMAN…that is just stupid and IS easy to quantify! :)

      • BigDogMom says:

        @PW-I once had an accounting clerk under me who held a MBA who would make the same mistake on a recurring journal entry every month, same entry, same mistake…I used to tell him that something is getting lost between his brain and the pen in his hand.

        For years he was in the same position, was laid off, went back to school got his teaching cert….heard a couple of years ago he is now teaching at one of the Community Colleges, loves it and is doing quite well.

        • Abbyrose86 says:

          BDM…you just touched upon a great point…I think there are many who pursue certain pursuits in school…but don’t belong doing what they studied and end up making a mess of it…because that isn’t what their own innate abilities were suited for…I think that maybe why so many people are so miserable.

          Not enough self reflection when determining their career aspirations, and simply looking at how much will the potential career pay.

      • ADONAI says:

        The test I took was pretty standard. Like the one they use in MENSA.

        Not a measure of total intelligence so much as how quickly you can solve a series of logic problems.

        Really, to me, an I.Q. test doesn’t tell you that you’re smarter than someone. You just think differently and will arrive at the correct answer a little quicker than them.

        But not always. Like I said, I’m horrible at math. Well, not horrible but if you saw me doing Geometry you wouldn’t think “we got a genius right here”.

        I got a 1450 on my SAT back when the highest score possible was 1600, but it was because I aced the verbal. I sputtered toward the end on the math. My brother, conversely, is excellent at math but I am a far better problem solver in the abstract.

      • david p canada says:

        Don’t get me started with simple kitchen gadgets.

        My wife keeps the cutlery away from me. Not for her well-being, but mine.

    • david p canada says:

      A certain poster “over there” claimed an IQ of 162, which is attained by only 1 in 250,000 persons.

      Judging by this person’s other posts, he/she disguised it very, very well.

      I believe it’s always wise to understate one’s abilities.

      • ADONAI says:

        It was always just a number to me. It didn’t make me feel smarter knowing it.

        It actually made me feel worse. That I was somehow underachieving.

    • KQuark says:

      Since I worked in R&D for so long I know exactly what you are describing. I’ve known dozens of PhDs that just had no commonsense to apply that intelligent horsepower. Some of it was culturally related as well since about half the people I’m describing came from cultures that valued rote book knowledge over creative thinking. I’m not saying the people I describe were not valuable most of them were productive as long as you had people with practical knowledge to work with them.

      • BigDogMom says:

        KQ-My baby sister holds six degrees, Bio, Chem, Marine Biology, Masters in Teaching, Masters in Pharmacy, graduated at the top of her class every time…she’s brilliant in the book learning, but she doesn’t have enough sense to get out of the rain.

        This girl has been in school much of her adult life, we all breathed a sigh of relief when she finally settled on being a Pharmacist…for the last 5 yrs. she has been happily behind the counter of a Big Chain drug store and loves it!

        • KQuark says:

          Great story. I gotta admit if I could I would have been a professorial student as well.

        • Khirad says:

          That’s insane.

          The only thing that does make me feel a little bit better about myself is that my cousin is finishing up her doctorate in pharmacy, but even though she is in her 20s, she has the personality of a good 13 year old girl. She really hasn’t experienced life -- and has been cloistered at Christian colleges, and for all her book smarts and ability to study, unlike your sister she isn’t at all well rounded in her knowledge.

          One can be really book smart and still ignorant, is what I’m saying. It’s the most maddening to me in that she has so much potential. Maybe once she’s on her own a little she’ll have time to grow up emotionally, as well.

          • BigDogMom says:

            Thank God my sister has had good life experiences, she has lived all over the US and worked, not very long though, at various professions that each of her degrees were in…it’s just that she is, well, ditsy?

            And she’d be the first to admit it! 😆

      • jdmn17 says:

        I was working with a group of R&D guys once, they were in the filter business where unrestricted air flow was the goal. I wanted to have a filter with restricted air flow. We went round and round and I could tell I wasn’t getting through at all. As I reached the end of my rather long rope one of the engineers suddenly looked me and then his friends and said something very technical and they all smiled and we were fine. But for a while there I couldn’t figure out whether they were ever going get it. Roster? Two Ph D’s, two Masters level and three BS engineering.

      • ADONAI says:

        Totally.

        It’s like Einstein said,

        “Knowledge does not equal wisdom.”

        • liberallioness76 says:

          Yep.

          And like Forrest Gump’s momma always said,

          “Stupid is as stupid does.”

          There’s some wisdom in that, I think.

        • KQuark says:

          You also don’t obtain wisdom from a book. You obtaining it by being a full time participant in the human experience.

          • Abbyrose86 says:

            Exactly KQ…reading books helps one with the basic concepts….living through the experience helps one really understand them.

            I drive my family crazy with these two little gems:

            “YOU do not know, what you do not know, ergo….you never know HOW you are going to react to ANYTHING until you actually experience it.”

            • ADONAI says:

              Abby --

              Here’s another one to throw their way.

              Everything that will ever happen has already happened.

              The past, present, and future all exist simultaneously.

          • ADONAI says:

            Cannot agree more.

  6. KQuark says:

    Stupid strikes again Backmann is ranting about the First Lady promoting breast feeding in the AA community. What can possibly be wrong with promoting breast feeding?

    This is one of those issues that shows how purely partisan right wingers have become. There is no doubt in my mind if a Republican set up the exact same type of program they would be for it.

    • liberallioness76 says:

      They will say it’s about not wanting government interference in their lives (because, the FLOTUS will be visiting every new mom and berate her if she is not breastfeeding her baby, dontcha know?) but really it’s about hating everything that’s promoted by an Obama.

      Next up: Michele Bachmann rails against chocolate milk and teddy bears.

      In all seriousness, the FLOTUS is absolutely right in promoting breastfeeding. When it is possible for a mother to do so, it really is the healthiest thing she can do for her baby. There are physical and phsychological benefits for both the mother and the child.

      • jdmn17 says:

        They don’t want government to tell a mom whether breast feeding is a good thing or not but they sure don’t have a problem telling a woman what to do with her uterus

      • KQuark says:

        The sad part is the Bachmann and Palin types would have no qualms about the government about promoting Christianity or an anti-abortion agenda in schools even though both are distinctly against the law.

        • liberallioness76 says:

          @KQuark -- Indeed… wasn’t it Palin not too long ago who was advocating laws being formed around Christian theology? Pls excuse me while I google…

          Ah yes, here is the quote from May 2010, Sarah Palin on “The O’Reilly Factor”:

          “I think we should keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant,” she said. “They’re quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the 10 commandments, it’s pretty simple.”

          Yikes.

          • KQuark says:

            Nice find.

            And yes Backmann has made statements in the past to Chris Mathews that she thinks people in her own chamber should be investigated to see if they are unAmerican. We know how badly that snowballed and intruded in 100s of Americans’ personal lives in the 50’s.

  7. coffeegod says:

    Ignorance, from which one can completely recover, should be painful. Pain is how most humans learn. Unfortunately, rather than a sharp knife in the ass or hot poker in the eye, the pain of ignorance is delivered not to the ignorant but to the beings upon whom that ignorance is foisted. The pain felt by the ignorant is more akin to being pummeled during a pillow fight with toddlers.

    I have met few truly stupid people. I have, however, met buttloads of ignorant people, a good portion of which were college educated. Ignorance takes root in an inflexible mind, the minds that breed the ‘my way or the highway’ mentality. We learn when our mind is able to bend to a new idea/way of thinking. Think about how many people are just unable to allow that switch to flip, lighting that bulb and proclaim loudly, “HOLY SHIT!” or words to that affect.

    All one needs do to experience exactly how willfully ignorant we have become is google search for street smarts or view Jay Leno’s man on the street bit. Disgusting. To coin a phrase, “They don’t even realize they’re stupid.”

    Mike Judge penned, produced and directed a little gem in 2006, “Idiocracy”. Give it a watch but be warned, it is one of the most frightening films you will ever view.

    • jdmn17 says:

      I have always told my kids there is a huge difference between smart and intelligent. I think there are a lot of people who have one or the other but not both.

      I won’t bother with examples because I should not be the judge and jury.

      I love the Holy Shit moment myself. I think like an engineer and an artist and it’s hard sometimes to shut one down so I can problem solve with the other. It’s not easy and I often look rather silly when the revelation comes and I get an eye roll from the person trying to impart the knowledge

    • KQuark says:

      Great analogy.

      “Idiocracy” is one of my favs and unfortunately may be the most probable version of our future.

      It’s good you brought up “willful ignorance” which I would equate with stupidity. Usually willful ignorance is driven by selfishness and lack of empathy for our fellow man. Some people go even beyond willful ignorance, they know better but they rationalize rather than reason. They are much more dangerous to society. Those are the Rove types that manipulate the truth to feed the ignorant.

      • cyrano1 says:

        One of my faves also and for the same reasons. And the increased right wing determination in de-funding of education along with its privatization will accelerate the process. Another example of divide, conquer, and destroy.

      • coffeegod says:

        Amen, mah brutha! This country is drowning in a sea of ‘I got mine, fuck you’ selfishness. Poor people? Work ’em till they drop. There are plenty more out there.

        If I ever won the lottery, I’d buy Hawaii, boot out the asshats and secede from the Union. I bet we could get foreign aid.

        Edit -- At no point did I say rich people are evil!

        • david p canada says:

          Some rich people are assholes? There’s a revelation.

          Some poor people are assholes too. No time to work and possibly climb the ladder a little. Much too busy trying to convince anyone who’ll listen that someone else owes them a living.

          I knew a family down the street with six kids, two of which are millionaires, two are doing well, and two are existing, that’s about it. All were brought up under identical circumstances.

          The two who aren’t doing so well have never worked a hard month in their lives but they’re up pretty early every second Friday to pick up the welfare check.

          • Abbyrose86 says:

            @david p

            You made the following comment a moment ago:
            “I guess we all feel “entitled” to something.”

            And it brought up some questions in my mind…what do you consider an entitlement?

            What do you think human beings are BORN entitled to?

            DO you think that some have the ‘right’ to exploit others?

            WHAT do you believe are human rights?

            DO you ever think about HOW externalities affect one’s life?

            DO you every think about the lack of opportunity some really have to just provide the basics for themselves?

            Seriously.

            DO you think about how one person IS born with SOME marketable innate abilities and another is not so fortunate?

            DO you think about how a child born to great wealth or with great looks has an advantage due to an accident of birth?

            I think this is the difference between many on the left and the right (not all, mind you) but I think many people on the right fail to really THINK of these things and simply ignore the outliers as being inconsequential.

            Just some things to think about

          • jdmn17 says:

            Some assholes are just assholes no matter how their fortunes turn. If a guy is an asshole and poor and he wins the lottery I don’t think he stops being one when he cashes the check

            • BigDogMom says:

              @jdmn-My father always told us girls, “I don’t care if you are white, black or green, if you are a jerk, your a jerk.”

              (We didn’t swear in our house growing up…now I swear like a sailor :lol:)

            • Abbyrose86 says:

              I think you make a good point…it’s not the money that makes someone an asshole or not…

          • Chernynkaya says:

            How is david being a troll??

          • KQuark says:

            Huh nowhere in the post did I see the statement “some rich people are assholes”.

            Face it the vast majority of the uber rich have to exploit people to get where they are. Yet they still think they are entitled to pay even lower and lower percentages of their incomes on taxes.

          • david p canada says:

            We don’t call each other names here.

          • BigDogMom says:

            @David -- I been thinking about some of the things that you have posted, not in a negative way, but many of the posts are in regards to the generalizations that both sides have about each other.

            I was thinking of expanding on this and making it my very first post..I think it is important that we take a look at how skewed our perceptions of each other is…I may do it as a satire piece, because God knows, some of the generalizations are off the deep end!

            Thanks for giving me inspiration! :smile:

            • liberallioness76 says:

              BDM, I think that would be a wonderful topic and I await your post with much anticipation! :-)

            • jdmn17 says:

              BDM

              I’m with David and Abby. I had to do some serious readjustment when I got here. Aside from one or two conservative posters at HP I had developed a very cynical view of “them”. Thought they were the enemy in fact. Now I’m seeing a lot of conservatives are no different than me in wanting this country to be great. We have to work together. Sadly the noisiest and most offensive on both sides are the ones that make the news.

            • Abbyrose86 says:

              Please do BDM! I think that would be a fabulous topic!!!

            • david p canada says:

              Looking forward to it!

          • ADONAI says:

            And I agree with you.

            The problem is that many prefer to think of the two lazy asshole brothers as the norm among those who draw welfare and other benefits.

            Coming from an area that has been consistently rated among the poorest, I can personally guarantee you that is not the case.

            Most people WANT to work. They just can’t. I’ve drawn benefits. I’ve been on unemployment and food stamps. It fucking sucks. I can’t think of too many people excited to live that way.

            • Khirad says:

              Indeed, being unemployed sucks in so many ways.

              And even if you have some support, it’s crushing to your self-worth like jdmn17 said.

            • jdmn17 says:

              My son tried for six months to find a job where he could work and attend school. I remember family members grumbling about him and to be honest I think he went through some depression as the months grew longer. Now he’s working and it’s been wonderful to see the change in energy, the helpfulness and general cheerier attitude. Is it the money? Maybe, he doesn’t have to borrow money or do without even simple things. But he doesn’t make a ton of money and still has to watch. But he started a budget and pitches in at odd times, picking up a pizza. In short I think people do want to work, want to earn, want to contribute. And I welcome he’s being a new and exciting part of people’s lives.

            • ADONAI says:

              @david p.

              Indeed my friend. There are many very philanthropic people among the wealthy.

              I think the pursuit of wealth is perfectly fine. Whatever makes you happy.

              It’s the way some go about it that really sticks in my craw.

            • david p canada says:

              And I realize that.

              But I also know wealthy people who are kind and generous and very socially conscious.

              I also know it’s human nature to use the worst examples in order to make a point. I’m certainly guilty of that.

  8. Buddy McCue says:

    FOX news viewers were always reminding us (“over there”) that more people watch FOX than any other news channel.

    The fact that so many people believe things that are not true (the Death Panels, Obama being a Muslim, etc.) isn’t surprising.

    Like I mentioned before, I work in a shop full of Rush-listeners, and I usually try to refrain from bringing up politics at all. But that morning when Mubarack resigned, and the protesters in Cairo were celebrating, I had a live feed on my computer screen at work.

    One of my co-workers stepped into my office and looked at the screen.

    “What’s going on?” he wanted to know. I explained briefly, while different scenes from Tahrir square were being shown. One of the scenes showed a tank with Egyptian flags on it.

    My co-worker (an ex-Marine) noticed the tanks and asked what the military’s role was. I told him that mostly they were on the side of the people, while the police force was mostly pro-Mubarack. I mentioned the repressive police-state conditions that Egypt has been living under.

    “I heard that’s what Obama’s doing too!” he said, “he’s recruiting young people through AmeriCorp to form a National Police Force so he can…”

    I cut him off, laughing. I said, “Obama could never be a tyrant or a dictator!”

    He demanded, “WHY NOT?”

    I said, “He’s too wishy-washy!” and that made it alright. We laughed together. Apparently he was satisfied because I had insulted the “enemy” Obama.

    I let it go at that, and we both returned to work.

    • KillgoreTrout says:

      Tribalism at it’s finest!

    • pfz says:

      Honestly Buddy if folks are so out of touch and simple that they believe that to begin with, trying to convince them otherwise is a waste of breath and time. I think you handled it the only way you could without being reduced to arguing with an idiot. I have an idiot in my family, I love him to death but my god when it comes to politics or anything related to Obama I wonder how he ties his shoes.

    • Buddy McCue says:

      … but I didn’t feel too good about it…

  9. Abbyrose86 says:

    Those numbers are very disturbing to say the least. I’ve read these stats before and they always boggle my mind and evoke many emotions.

    AND we wonder WHY our nation has the problems it does!

    I have to think more on this subject, before I can write a carefully crafted comment! Right now many thoughts are swirling and they are not coming into focus well.

    However, suffice to say we have some serious work to do!

  10. Mightywoof says:

    This is a short survey repored by CBC in Dec. ’08:

    4 questions were asked:

    •Who is the head of state?
    •How can Canada’s system of government best be described?
    •Do Canadians elect the prime minister directly?
    •Can the Governor General nix a prime minister’s request for a new election?

    Who is Head of State

    75% said either the Prime Minister or the Governor General -- it’s the Queen

    Describe the system of government

    25% said a cooperative assembly and 17% said representative republic (those are the ones who watch too much American TV) -- only 59% got Constitutional Monarchy correctly

    Direct Election of Prime Minister

    51% got it wrong and said yes

    Can the GG refuse an election request

    An astonishing 90% got this one right and said yes -- it had been in the news a lot as this situation had just arisen

    I’m still looking for stats on a more generalized level of knowledge

    • KQuark says:

      I guess that shows how current the information is has allot to do with what people remember.

      But alas it mostly shows people run around living their lives without much thought to government at all.

      Oh and I have no misgivings that people are always smarter in other countries.

      In a recent poll a whopping 1 in 3 Russians thought the Sun revolved around the Earth. So based on that Americans look downright enlightened.

  11. Mightywoof says:

    those are really depressing stats KQ :( -- but it’s not just Americans -- here are a few Canadians who are a few bricks short of a load


    I’l have a looksee to find some Cdn stats if I can

    • Khirad says:

      But how do we know Kofi Annan isn’t a cocktail?

      Is it really scientific if one of those guys was American?

      And they do speak Ladino in Latin America to be a smartass. 😛

  12. audadvnc says:

    What are your opinions on recreational drugs? Not just any drugs, but the really nasty, addictive mood altering drugs that permanently warp your personality? Drugs that break up society into shards and scatter them to the winds?

    Drugs that are delivered, not thru a crack pipe, the point of a needle or the hollow tube of a rolled up dollar bill, but by the radio or “news” television services?

    Does it make any difference how you get your fix?

    • KQuark says:

      If I ruled the world I would legalize almost every drug but with a huge caveat. I would take at least 80% of the money we are using on incarceration and enforcement today and put it into drug awareness and treatment programs. Probably adopt the system closest to what the Netherlands has now. This is where I differ greatly again from Libertarians who want to end the prohibition of drugs. They would do it without treatment or awareness programs which would be a major disaster.

      Again this is one areas I talked about where Obama’s words outstretch his actions. But that being said the words always come first when things change. Ending the silly verbage we called the “Drug War” was a necessary and huge first step to really ending it on the ground. Because the anti-drug propaganda for relatively safe recreational drugs like marijuana will take time to break.

  13. liberallioness76 says:

    Frankly, that’s just plain embarrassing.

    Maybe the TPers are on to something… let’s cut spending on the DOE so no American is even aware of how stupid this country has become and save ourselves a whole lot of humiliation over it.

    Ignorance is bliss, after all.


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