USA self destructing

Liberal vs. Conservative nonsense.  Black vs White nonsense.   Gays vs Straight nonsense. Male vs. female nonsense. And the list goes on.

 

Divide and conquer.   The fools always fall for the same tricks.

Ima ride this white thing out as long as I can 

Did Obama bomb you're house or something? Why so angry?

I'd say it's the real left that are tey ngbto tear up the country along with people like Soros who are funding it all. Tear it down and build it up in the libtard image is what these lefties are attempting.

i think the majority of normal Americans are smarter than that though. The country will be okay.

The Dow is strongly above 23,000, and the S&P is over 2300 and climbing. America is doing just fine.

Unless you're poor and ignorant, or wasted your education on a useless field.

the USA certainly appears to be self-destructing until you go outside and realize nothing is really wrong in your neighborhood. Get off the internet. everything's fine

emu67 -

I'd say it's the real left that are tey ngbto tear up the country along with people like Soros who are funding it all. Tear it down and build it up in the libtard image is what these lefties are attempting.

i think the majority of normal Americans are smarter than that though. The country will be okay.

The majority of Americans didn't vote for your guy.l 

slepy -

Liberal vs. Conservative nonsense.  Black vs White nonsense.   Gays vs Straight nonsense. Male vs. female nonsense. And the list goes on.

 

Divide and conquer.   The fools always fall for the same tricks.

Totally agree, been saying this for years. The media is hell bent on creating divisiveness at every level that you described. Can't we all just agree to be as nice as humanly possible to one another regardless of what makes us different from each other? The only people we should be mad at are the cunts and they come in all colors, shapes and sizes from all walks of life. Let's judge each other on am individual basis and not give in to the media sensationalism.

Ya it really seemed me like someone just flushed the toilet on Murica lately

Political momentum of 250 years and 25% of the planets GDP.. Will take more than one man or even one regime to stop it. Im pretty sure hes. gone in 4 or less years anyway.

This is mostly in the media and certain events. The majority of normal people don't do or want this kind of shit. There are not riots in the streets except for certain little things and the media hypes the story and makes it super sensational. Only outrageous assholes want this posturing and confrontational bullshit and the media is so compromised, it just feeds the beast. The msm is beyond fixing, it needs a reboot. Fuck these networks and major film studios. The are corrupted with an ruthless agenda at this point.

gregbrady - the USA certainly appears to be self-destructing until you go outside and realize nothing is really wrong in your neighborhood. Get off the internet. everything's fine
This is SO correct it's ridiculous.

I don't have Facebook, Twitter, cable news. I go to work, beach, gym, skatepark, BMX track, play with Nick Diaz the cat, smoke a few bowls, motorcycle rides, eat poke bowls.

The ONLY time I ever hear any of this bullshit is here. I feel sorry for people obsessed with this garbage, living life angry and afraid when life is good.

If you guys didn't read Facebook posts and watch political pundits (compete fucking clowns acting like celebrity rockstars for talking about politics) you would be a million times happier and realize you're getting played.

gregbrady - the USA certainly appears to be self-destructing until you go outside and realize nothing is really wrong in your neighborhood. Get off the internet. everything's fine

27 trillion in debt. Endless wars. Not a top 20 country in any major category accept military. Hyperinflation.

1917- a loaf of bread .05
2017- a loaf of bread 4.00
2047- a loaf of bread 13.00

Wages have not rissen since the 70's.

The reason in my opinion for all the nonsense. Get people hating each other so government can pass laws to put you in a fascist system of control.


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jimmy23 - 
gregbrady - the USA certainly appears to be self-destructing until you go outside and realize nothing is really wrong in your neighborhood. Get off the internet. everything's fine


You said it before I could. Turn the TV and the interwebs off. 


Jimmy always honor to hear from you.

Brat: U.S. math and science scores rank "at the bottom" of industrialized countries

By Nancy Madsen on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

The debate between two professors – David Brat and Jack Trammell – vying for the 7th District Congressional seat would of course include points about education.

"In K-12 education, our kids are scoring at the bottom of science and mathematics right now in the industrialized world -- at the bottom," Brat said during the Oct. 28 debate at Randolph-Macon College, where both he and Trammell teach.

We asked Brat’s campaign where he got those figures. His spokesman, Brian Gottstein, sent us a column by Stanford University mathematician Keith Devlin that examines the Programme for International Student Assessment, tests in reading, science and math given to 15-year-olds every three years beginning in 2000.

Most of the 34 member nations belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development -- an industrialized group of mostly Western European and North American countries -- participate now. A smattering of other countries, such as Russia, Indonesia and Brazil, and regional educational systems in China also take part. In 2000, 32 countries participated. That grew to 65 nations in 2012, the most recent test year with published results.

Gottstein referred to a particular quote from Devlin’s column: "In 2006, American students ranked dead last, 25th out of 25, in math and 21st out of 30 in science. The U.S. also scored worse than ranked countries outside the OECD (considered to be developing nations) like Russia, Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Estonia. Only 1 percent of American 15-year-olds could perform at the highest level, and 27 countries had a higher percentage of 15-year-olds who performed at level 6. And 28 percent of U.S. students appear to have essentially no math skills at all."

We remember from a past fact-check that American students have typically been middle-of-the-pack performers on international tests. But let’s dig a little deeper into the statistics from this column.

First, let’s look at the United States’ rankings, as reported by the National Center for Educational Statistics:

Science

2000: the U.S. scores ranked 14th among the 28 OECD countries and 14th of 32 total nations.

2003: 19th among 30 OECD countries and 22nd among 41 overall.

2006: 21st among 30 OECD countries and 27th among 57 overall.

2009: 17th among 34 OECD countries and 23rd among 65 overall.

2012: 20th among 34 OECD countries and 28th among 65 overall.

Math

2000: the U.S was 18th among 28 OECD countries and 19th of 32 total nations.

2003: 24th among 30 OECD countries and 27th among 41 overall.

2006: 25th among 30 OECD countries and 35th among 57 overall.

2009: 25th among 34 OECD countries and 31st among 65 overall.

2012: 27th among 34 OECD countries and 36th among 65 overall.

So, Devlin was correct on the science rank in 2006, but he underplays where the U.S. ranked among its peers on the math score. The U.S. wasn’t "dead last" in its math score that year and in fact hasn’t ranked "dead last" in any PISA test.

Also, Brat and Devlin are referring to outdated results.

We know from the 2012 results that among the 34 industrialized countries in the OECD, the U.S. ranked 27th on the math tests and 20th on the science tests. So the U.S. position among its peers on math and science tests has edged up slightly.

In summarizing the U.S. results in the latest tests, the OECD said the U.S. math scores were "below average" among the industrialized countries in that organization. The U.S. science scores, the group said, were "close to the OECD average."

Our ruling

Brat said U.S. students rank "at the bottom" in math and science scores among industrialized nations.

U.S. students have not fallen quite to the very bottom of the stack. The latest testing shows U.S. students rank near the middle of the pack among industrialized nations for science scores and in the bottom tier for math scores.

The performance is nothing to celebrate, but Brat is wrong when he says twice in his statement that U.S. students rank "at the bottom" of developed nations in math and science scores.

We rate his claim False.


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About this statement:

Published: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Researched by: Nancy Madsen

Edited by: Sean Gorman

Subjects: Education

Sources:

Dave Brat’s comments at the Ashland debate, Oct. 28, 2014.

Email from Brian Gottstein, Brat campaign manager, Oct. 30, 2014.

Mathematical Association of America blog by Keith Devlin, "Wanted: Innovative Thinking," July 2010.

PolitiFact Virginia, "McDonnell says U.S. education is ‘slipping’ behind other nations," Feb. 8, 2013.


slepy - 

Liberal vs. Conservative nonsense.  Black vs White nonsense.   Gays vs Straight nonsense. Male vs. female nonsense. And the list goes on.

 

Divide and conquer.   The fools always fall for the same tricks.



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Shiloh -
gregbrady - the USA certainly appears to be self-destructing until you go outside and realize nothing is really wrong in your neighborhood. Get off the internet. everything's fine
This is SO correct it's ridiculous.

I don't have Facebook, Twitter, cable news. I go to work, beach, gym, skatepark, BMX track, play with Nick Diaz the cat, smoke a few bowls, motorcycle rides, eat poke bowls.

The ONLY time I ever hear any of this bullshit is here. I feel sorry for people obsessed with this garbage, living life angry and afraid when life is good.

Well said guys