Taurus Firearm Forum banner

1 - 20 of 44 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,849 Posts
Discussion Starter #1

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
35,500 Posts
There are municipalities that are forcing people to take the cursive representations of their street numbers off their homes because people cannot read them either. The dumbing down of Americans and apparently others in the world is progressing quite well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
In this new world we only had 2 choices. Change the clock or let them come to class if and when they wanted.

Wait, an idea, every one of them has one of those new fangled things that is always in front of their face. Maybe they can get a digital clock app. Or the local plumber has an advertisement that they have a new technology and they will be on time. A clock that you wear on your arm?

Its called fractions stupid, we still learn fractions in school I hope? 1/4 of an inch?

Government schools! The poor should complain about them but wait, they can't, they reside in the same political tent.

SHEEP!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,015 Posts
Coming soon to a school near you!!
This is all part of the total dumbing down to the "New World" order criteria!
Keep people stupid, and they will rely on the government for EVERYTHING, from cradle to grave! YEP, socialism at it's finest. This has been tried and failed each and every time. BUT, if you ask the likes of bernie (I'm a flippin' idiot!) sanders, he will tell ya'; "Yea, they failed. BUT, it's because we weren't running it. We're smarter than them!!"!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,468 Posts
They'll prob'ly have to replace all the doors next, to be eu correct...:unsure:...'coz not all the doors swing both ways.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,849 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Instead of removing the clocks, why not teach them how to read them?:sad:
If only they were removing the clocks from places where people go to learn, then they just might have been able to teach them to read them instead.

Oh wait.............
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,849 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Whether kids in Britain can read an analog clock
or not is not on my list of things to worry about.
I get where your coming from on this, but let me offer a counter argument where you might want to at least give a little worry about it.

The same people who cannot remember, or learn, little hand is hour, big hand is minutes, are going to be the same ones who will be driving cars some day, and eventually determining the course of a nations future. And i 100% doubt that this is just overseas, i'd bet anything, literally anything, that students here have the same issues. So while this might be a overseas issue, it wont be one for long, if isnt already here.

I personally dont want to share a road with someone who cant remember 8 word instructions, and i really dont like the idea of them setting laws down the road. Heck the law makers we already have are close enough to this level
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,504 Posts
LOL! This doesn't surprise me one bit! I'm surprised that we haven't already done it! LOL!

Hey punks, it's quarter till! :D:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,789 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: darbo and Czechbikr

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,838 Posts
Or maybe you should. It may be coming soon to a location near you. :)
Still not my concern.
I did not cause the problem. Britain caused the problem. My sphere of concern has about a 6 block radius.
I do not go around searching out things I disagree with or be upset about.
Let the people who caused the problem be held accountable and then fix the problem. Which again would be Britain.
Having me worry and get upset about every little thing that goes wrong on this
what has become a rather pathetic little planet does no good for me or those around me.
It makes me upset about something I have no control over and a rather unpleasant person to be around.
There was a bad car accident 6 states away on the news two days ago. Gee, if I had just been there I could have stopped it.
We now equate ranting about things on the internet to actually doing something.
Homey don't play that game.
If people are actually upset enough to expound on a situation they should also have the time
to present viable solutions to those problems and then act on those solutions.
I spent a good part of my first 65 years actually trying to help. I really did and am satisfied with my life and efforts.
Those efforts involved local government only, where what we did actually did make things better once in a while.
Now I've taken a back seat and am watching the circus with what amounts to a modicum of disinterest.
Time to take care of me. (I'm now a lot older than 65) Let the keyboard commandos solve the world's problems.
Everyone seems to have all the answers. But nothing changes.
If not, I have a lot of balloons that need blowing up. They would be rather hot balloons I think........:blink:

OK...I'm done now.
Carry on.
Smoke'em if ya got'em............
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,335 Posts
I find this mildly disturbing only because I hold the opinion that time, which is a continuum, is best measured by and displayed on an analog device. A digital readout of discrete phenomena is fine- actually preferred- but for some reason I have always gotten a better feeling for time from the old two-hand clock.

For instance, let's say that I have to be somewhere at 9 o'clock. I glance at a time display to get a feeling of "am I on schedule, or do I need to step things up?" Seeing the hour hand working its way toward 9 with the minute hand at 20 'til says a lot more to me than a display of "8:40" Just me, probably, but that's my opinion.

Like Rickenbacher, however, I do not intend to lose much sleep over it...
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
35,500 Posts
The larger issue, if I may extrapolate a bit, is that the same kid who cannot learn to read analog time or cursive may be the adult who cannot read the medical instruments that keep you alive later on...and that would be within a six block radius.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,376 Posts
Still not my concern.
I did not cause the problem. Britain caused the problem. My sphere of concern has about a 6 block radius.
I do not go around searching out things I disagree with or be upset about.
Let the people who caused the problem be held accountable and then fix the problem. Which again would be Britain.
Having me worry and get upset about every little thing that goes wrong on this
what has become a rather pathetic little planet does no good for me or those around me.
It makes me upset about something I have no control over and a rather unpleasant person to be around.
There was a bad car accident 6 states away on the news two days ago. Gee, if I had just been there I could have stopped it.
We now equate ranting about things on the internet to actually doing something.
Homey don't play that game.
If people are actually upset enough to expound on a situation they should also have the time
to present viable solutions to those problems and then act on those solutions.
I spent a good part of my first 65 years actually trying to help. I really did and am satisfied with my life and efforts.
Those efforts involved local government only, where what we did actually did make things better once in a while.
Now I've taken a back seat and am watching the circus with what amounts to a modicum of disinterest.
Time to take care of me. (I'm now a lot older than 65) Let the keyboard commandos solve the world's problems.
Everyone seems to have all the answers. But nothing changes.
If not, I have a lot of balloons that need blowing up. They would be rather hot balloons I think........:blink:

OK...I'm done now.
Carry on.
Smoke'em if ya got'em............
I understand what you are saying but will offer this. When I see these types of stories I see it as being indicative of the future and that future will assuredly include your 6 block radius...and mine! Do I spend time worrying about it? No. I have more concern over the fella trying to resolve his PT92 extraction issues.
 
1 - 20 of 44 Posts
Top