@sprucay – I’m with you there; We need a U.N. sanctioned, globally enforced death penalty for stupidity. Every sexually mature person will have to take spelling, grammar, and I.Q. tests. Those that fail will be shipped to camps where they can concentrate really hard to improve (It’s only fair, right?). If, after 6 months, they fail the tests again they shall be put down and their corpses donated to the developing nations of Africa for fertiliser. Everyone wins!
Thanks Disturbed Artist. The concept’s been gestating in my mind for quite a while now. Occasionally I take the issue into my own hands and put it into practice. My vegetable garden grows like a jungle! Just joking… I don’t grow vegetables.
moniker, no, people study for tests. I’ve studied for tests, gotten an A, and then forgotten everything. You can hide stupidity on a test, especially if your life depends on it. Also, dyslexics and people with real learning disabilities shouldn’t have to die for that. But you can’t hide stupid from your life. I say we set up tribunals. If you think someone is too stupid to live, you collect evidence and bring them before a tribunal. There will be prosecutors and defenders. It’ll all be very official.
lametothemin, I see your point… there’s just something about mass idiocide that appeals to me. I really like your idea as well though. It could be developed into some sort of reality t.v. show, along the lines of Judge Judy… “Stay tuned to see James get the electric chair!”
You do realize that these people vote democrat, dont you? The people who are responsible for the current lousy state of the education system. Students educated in both private and home schools outperform publicly educated students by leaps and bounds, not to mention that student performance was markedly better before education was nationalized. When you “weep for the future”, realize it was your ideology that helped create it.
@bphiloo, you are welcome to present numbers that prove otherwise, but i highly doubt you can. Before the dept of education was created, US students led the world in math and science and we spend thousands more per child than we did then, yet our students dont even rank in the top 25 in math and science in the industrialized world. I give no credence to a statement of “hackery” from a lamebook liberal loser. You ought to research for yourself. High school dropouts, single mothers, the unskilled immigrants that flood over the border carrying backpacks full of drugs, as well as their legal counterparts that feel enforcing the law = racism, vote democrat in overwhelming margins as democrats are fans of perpetuating the govt programs that allow these fools to exist in ignorant comfort. A study by the American National Election Studies showed that 35% of college educated men vs 21% of college educated men voted republican with 27% and 20% of women respectively.
oh God! And I thought it was bad when people didn’t know Europe’s not a country! Africa is a hell of a lot bigger! gezzzz people.
try to actually get into “collage” (which in the real world is called College) and learn something…
English would be a good start. Geography should be next!
English is not my first language and yet I find myself astonished by the enormous amount of errors I find in all these posts in LB.
These people are the onest giving Humanity a bad name!