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    I don't know why anyone would take ANY study regarding political opinions and intelligence seriously, political opinions are often the result of emotion, with little to do with logic.

    I've found this to be the case with people I've known on both the left and the right.
     
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    In my opinion, to be loyal to either party is the definition of denial because it reflects a, "My party is better than your party" mentality. And those of us not in denial know for a fact both parties are a mess and neither reflect nor actually care about the true issues we're facing.

    Both out politicians and our media are in denial about the depths of our troubles and the dark future we're all facing. And most Americans I know would prefer to live in denial than to disucss reality. As if we're going to somehow magically return to the boom years of the 90's and early 2000's.

    Personally, I think it's time we all "man-up" so to speak and just deal with it. I believe there is so much our gov't (and our media) is not telling us because they're afraid anarchy and mass panic will result.

    Well, the fact is, eventually we're all gonna find out.
     
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    Precisely the pragmatic solutions-based viewpoint so prevalent among progressives and Dems. (Well, leaving aside the tin-foil helmet stuff.) That's why they're spending their energy right now trying to make sure that a Heritage Foundation idea, tested by a Republican governor, and passed into law by the full Congress -- yes, with both parties' representation -- is not up for another bite at the apple by frothing fact-free freaks.

    Extremism and ideological purism is very unlikely to produce on-the-ground solutions. That's why the ideological zealots who've taken today's GOP hostage shouldn't, by your lights, carry a lot of weight for you.

    And yes, the blog went back to the same study that we talked about back in February (as well as an earlier study.) It was merged into this old thread.

    PFnV
     
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    I thought IQ was a racist way to define intelligence?

    Does this mean that since black people and hispanics measure lower on IQ tests than Asians they are more racist?

    Really?
     
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    Rather than looking at race as a cause of lower IQ, studies are now suggesting we should be looking at poverty.

    Chronic Poverty Can Lower Your IQ, Study Shows - DailyFinance

    Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function

    Makes sense to me.
     
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    Stupid enough to think shes intelligent when she says things such as this:


    "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." --Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with

    Or this
    "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'" --a Tweet sent by Sarah Palin in response to being ridiculed for inventing the word "refudiate," proudly mistaking her illiteracy for literary genius, July 18, 2010

    Of course it could be some form of advanced code that only her Uber intelligent followers can understand. Right 13?
     
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    My viewpoint on standardized tests is that they basically fail in their objectives. I have a great cartoon on my office wall. It shows a guy at a desk on the beach telling a bunch of animals; first one to the top of the tree wins. The animals are; a snake, dolphin, monkey, bird, lion, etc.
     
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    That being said I really would like to see the results of a standardized test given to Congressional / Senate members. Especially I would be interested in cognitive ability ... followed by mathematical ability.
     
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    I'd certainly like to see the group, and then the specific member-by-member breakdowns. My guess is that the fire-breathing populists would score significantly lower than their establishment counterparts, by and large. Except Ted "No Lesser Ivies" Cruz. Must be a smart guy :rolleyes:
     
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    I know a lot of people that are stupider than me.
     
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    I tell my kids there are know it alls and there are know a lots.
    The know a lots are good people to know ... the know it alls ... stay clear of them - they are dangerous.
     
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    Just have 'em set up a chess game...that'll tell you all you need to know.

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    Ivy-League Alum Ted Cruz Makes Facepalm-Grade Goof In Chess Tweet - Alan Colmes Radio Show

    (Just to take it one step further - The Fox article has it wrong, too. They're saying that both Queens are positioned incorrectly - but the black queen is on the right space - it's only Cruz's white queen which is wrong.}
     
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    True .... very true ... chess weeds out the weak of brain cells.
     
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    Well academically and as a lawyer far more accomplished than Obama.
     
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    And, even if you were correct, if they were practicing law or teaching school, good on Cruz - but they're not.

    So what's your point?
     
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    Chess is next on my to do list. I don't like crossword puzzles, which they say is great for brain exercise. I figure, chess must be right up there. For anyone who does not read, do crossword puzzles, etc., find someway to stimulate the brain in addition to physical activity. The alternative sucks.
     
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    Open world first person shooters .... extremely stimulating.
     
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    Liberals will never be able to change nature, that drives them nuts.

    They can stop loggers from cutting down trees but when God hits a tree with a lightning bolt and starts a fire that burns 50,000 trees to the ground all they can do is go home and cry.
     

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