" bordering on" - NOPE - outright criminal is would be accurate. Oh well....another year...we'll be in the same boat, same place, next year at this time.
Dickw - you can't dispute what I wrote so you call me Marxist and elite. I encourage you to revisit U.S. history in-depth, it has certainly NOT been a bed of roses for most. I work too hard and pay more taxes than most earn in this country, I make sure my voice is being heard with my reps, not just this MB, which is my divergence from work and hope in what ACTC means or could mean for regenerative medicine.
Now, let us get to the important things of the day....MARCH MADNESS!
It is not possible to respect those that continue to not just believe in fairy tales but, can't even follow the teachings of their own fairy tale. The folks that demand "freedom" are those that keep pushing for laws restricting freedom. Just because a 5 year old demands to be treated on a level of intellectual equality, doesn't mean you should. An ignorant populace is easier to govern than an educated one. Ever wonder why we rank so low in education levels compared to other countries? We have people here demanding that creationism is treated like science and taught in schools - it is absolutely ridiculous. Which brings me back to the very post that started this whole thread.
I have a real problem with this one; " the problem with your post is it is misdirected to the right wing patriots" - dickw. You guys on the right are big on denying voting rights, how about this one. If you believe the earth is 6000 years old you can't vote and if you are in public office you are immediately dismissed for being too stupid to govern. If a person is willfully ignorant, they are not a patriot, they are just plain 'ol stupid.
So, you believe the earth is 6000 years old? If that is the case.....I'm sorry man, all I can say. Very sorry. And no, science tells me that, not because I want to believe. People believe in the invisible man as well, because they want to and not because it is scientifically proven or a fact, they also believe god raping a Virgin Mary, who also happened to be married, that this happened too.......you starting to see how ridiculous this is?
Beach - I take it you haven't visited the south? Those people do exist. Try Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia too. And the reproduce like crazy.
Yes Dickw - I'm serious. Read it again.....specifically the part of people believing the earth is 6000 years old and this part - a true gem - "Studies confirm that people with the least amount of information show the most confidence that they are correct." This truly applies to the Fox News crowd.
Thank you for confirming your empathy for those less fortunate. Also, thank you for confirming what a HUGE job market place is being created for nurses, administrators and Doctors.......tell your kids to go into healthcare and not worry about finding work. Good job Doc!
Let’s be honest, the problem with people (RWNJs) can be boiled down to a few points. This is attributed in parts to Kay McSpadden (wanted: an educated populace). We believe the things we do because they serve our purposes, not because they are true or false. Studies confirm that people with the least amount of information show the most confidence that they are correct (hello RWNJs and Fox News junkies– are you processing this?).
From Robert Proctor – how cultures perpetuate ignorance. “If half the country thinks he earth is 6000 years old, how can you really develop an effective environmental policy?” He further states; “This sort of traditional or inertial ignorance bars us from being able to act responsible on large social issues.”
From Kay McSpadden: “Individuals believing what they want to believe is one thing, when it impacts public policy, it becomes a serious concern.”
Proctor rightfully concludes; “The myth of the information society is that we’re drowning in knowledge but, it’s easier to propagate ignorance.”
Hello RWNJs – read it again and again…..start using that thing above your shoulders……I know the Loony Pole will be shocked that it has other purposes besides keeping rain out.
I can think of a few here that would blow themselves up tinkering to build it....there last and final act of incompetence.....
Where were all the chicken hawks when the "great" G W Bush sat by quietly when Putin took over Georgia?
How quickly the RWNJs forget and forgive - as long as it is one of their own doing it. The hypocrisy playing out by Fox News would be laughable if not so many low information and misinformed voters buy it hook line and sinker.
Blue - face it....Fraud Man is afraid of you. He can't have a debate based on logic and reason, he can only stand on his narrow ideological view and belittle you, all he has. Very sad small man indeed.