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US adults are dumber than the average human

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US adults are dumber than the average human | New York Post

Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test. Beyond basic reading and math, respondents were tested on activities such as calculating mileage reimbursement due to a salesman, sorting email and comparing food expiration dates on grocery store tags.

Not only did Americans score poorly compared to many international competitors, the findings reinforced just how large the gap is between the nation’s high- and low-skilled workers and how hard it is to move ahead when your parents haven’t.

In both reading and math, for example, those with college-educated parents did better than those whose parents did not complete high school.

As the American economy sputters along and many people live paycheck-to-paycheck, economists say a highly-skilled workforce is key to economic recovery. The median hourly wage of workers scoring on the highest level in literacy on the test is more than 60 percent higher than for workers scoring at the lowest level, and those with low literacy skills were more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

“It’s not just the kids who require more and more preparation to get access to the economy, it’s more and more the adults don’t have the skills to stay in it,” said Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.
 

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Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.

Obvious uberpartisan bait thread is obvious and uberpartisan.
 

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All this means is that people with brains will be far better off in society and make tons of money off the stupid people! And then the stupid people who have no skills will vote idiots in power who will take all that the smart people with brains made and waste it on porn and hookers.
 

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Yet most major advancements are started here in the US, copied and or refined elsewhere.
 

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Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.

Wait a minute..

Conservatives have always said that the US is a conservative nation, hence the part of the population that is brain dead must be the conservative portion since they are supposedly in the majority...

And considering the Palins and Bachmanns and Newts of the conservative backbone, then we actually have empirical evidence that the "brain dead" part of the US has to be the conservative "majority!"
 

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Wait a minute..

Conservatives have always said that the US is a conservative nation, hence the part of the population that is brain dead must be the conservative portion since they are supposedly in the majority...

And considering the Palins and Bachmanns and Newts of the conservative backbone, then we actually have empirical evidence that the "brain dead" part of the US has to be the conservative "majority!"


See? We've nothing to worry about.
 

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Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.

I'm failing to see the connection here.
 

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lol since when did liberals outnumber conservatives? I thought you guys always like to cite the gallup poll that states only a quarter of the country is liberal.

Also interesting is that out of the four countries listed in the article all have either majority left-leaning or socialist parties. But hey don't let evidence get in the way of your partisan hackery we'd all be pretty disappointed.
 
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This is the price paid by being the most tolerant, politically correct country.
 

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I am surprised to see how many American adults are incapable of doing even the most basic math problems.

I suppose creating a school system whose purpose is to babysit kids for parents and give teachers a paycheck doesn't result in the outcomes we want. Or maybe it does.
 

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lol since when did liberals outnumber conservatives? I thought you guys always like to cite the gallup poll that states only a quarter of the country is liberal.

In regions, yes, this is still a largely conservative country. In population, not any more.

You people screw like rabbits.
 

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In regions, yes, this is still a largely conservative country. In population, not any more.

You people screw like rabbits.

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herp derp.
 

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In regions, yes, this is still a largely conservative country. In population, not any more.

You people screw like rabbits.

Actually conservatives are much more likely to reproduce due to religious beliefs and birth control disbeliefs.

Now compare a map of the US and see which lean the states are that have the highes illiteracy, poverty, and school drop out rates.

Compare that to which party generally supports education and jobs and votes accordingly.

So yes, make it a partisan issue because facts don't lie about why things are the way they are.
 

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It is too bad the United States of America does not have an education system that can be examined to find out what is going wrong with it.
 

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This is the price paid by being the most tolerant, politically correct country.

Male illiteracy and unskilled labor in the United States was massive in a time that vastly predated the concept of political correctness.
 

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It is too bad the United States of America does not have an education system that can be examined to find out what is going wrong with it.

Good luck finding a consensus, regardless.
 

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Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.

One problem in your scenario erod.....demographics show that people with college degrees and higher tend to vote Democrat. It is the third-grade level voters that tend to vote with the Republicans.
 

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I am surprised to see how many American adults are incapable of doing even the most basic math problems.

I suppose creating a school system whose purpose is to babysit kids for parents and give teachers a paycheck doesn't result in the outcomes we want. Or maybe it does.

Take away the 'smart' phone and you got nuttin.
 

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Not coincidentally, liberals now outnumber conservatives and are winning more and more elections without any intellectual merit to their platform whatsoever. Campaign strategies have to be designed at a third-grade level these days.

Dark, scary days ahead with this worthless, brainless voting bloc running things.

You are an example of a dumb American.
 

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Well this self-pwnage was hilarious... Thanks for that.
 
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