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I think these studies are flawed

So I'll see when I believe it?
Permalink son of parnas 
July 26th, 2007 3:56pm
"So I'll see when I believe it?"

Whaa? more nonsense

Did you mean to say: "So I'll believe it when I see it?"
Permalink Cheers 
July 26th, 2007 4:06pm
> Did you mean to say:

No your obliviousness. That's what I meant to say. Think about it.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 26th, 2007 4:09pm
I love how redundant it is:

"50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level. "
"Nearly half of all Americans read so poorly that they cannot find a single piece of information when reading a short publication."
"50 percent of the unemployed people who fall between the ages of 16 and 21 cannot read well enough to be considered functionally literate."
"Between 46 and 51 percent of American adults have an income well below the individual threshold poverty level because of their inability to read."
"Approximately 50 percent of Americans read so poorly that they are unable to perform simple tasks such as balancing a checkbook and reading prescription drug labels."

How about "Half of everyone cannot do X, Y, or Z"?  Jeez.
Permalink Aaron 
July 26th, 2007 4:14pm
Seriously sop i don't get what you are trying to say. English must not be your first language.
Permalink Cheers 
July 26th, 2007 4:15pm
There sure are a lot of "50"s, in those statistics, that's for sure.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 26th, 2007 4:16pm
I thinks ya'll haven't been around enough normal people.  I'm not surprised at those numbers at all.
Permalink Michael B 
July 26th, 2007 4:32pm
50's are more interesting than 99's and 1's. Divisiveness sells.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 26th, 2007 4:33pm
(Take a community college entrance exam if you don't believe me.  People FAIL those things.)
Permalink Michael B 
July 26th, 2007 4:33pm
One of the skills taught in writing class is that, when writing a formal essay containing bold claims, you need to cite your references. The author of that essay failed to cite his references. There's no need to even consider that article's claims since it provides to support for them.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 26th, 2007 4:37pm
hey Cheers, it's okay... you have lots of company over there on your side of the 50% mark :)
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 26th, 2007 4:38pm
> English must not be your first language.

Yet I manage to trudge on.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 26th, 2007 4:38pm
sop and Cheers should have a steel-cage deathmatch.

2 CoT-ers enter, 1 CoT-er leave!

2 CoT-ers enter, 1 CoT-er leave!

2 CoT-ers enter, 1 CoT-er leave!

2 CoT-ers enter, 1 CoT-er leave!

Rinse and repeat!
Permalink Anonymous Shithead 
July 26th, 2007 4:48pm
arg! - LOL
Permalink Cheers 
July 26th, 2007 4:54pm
> steel-cage deathmatch

Then Cheers won't be able to run away. And you know he'll want to.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 26th, 2007 5:07pm
Good point, sop. How about if the cage were made of something not-so-sturdy, like plastic? Or perhaps paper?
Permalink Anonymous Shithead 
July 26th, 2007 5:30pm
"So I'll see when I believe it?"

OMG that's classic. Nice one!
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 5:47pm
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Some of those are worded so erroneously as to make the author's literacy questionable. Perhaps it was a self-inspirational feel-good piece?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 27th, 2007 11:34am

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