Nearly 70% say 'get out of Iraq now'!

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Nearly 99% of Americans think that there are 24 hours in one day.

There is actually 23 hours and 56 minutes in a day.

Nearly 97% of Americans think there is 365 days in a year.

It is actually slightly less than 365.25 'days' long. (365 d 6 h 18 min 56 s for those who proclaim the Calippic cycle)

Absolute proof positive that 'popularity of opinion' has nothing to do with being correct.

Simply stated, people accept general information as 'fact' when it repeated often enough.

The majority of the news media in America has 'sold us out' for political posturing in an attempt to promote political ideology.

Our "Instant Gratification Generation" is a shift of 180 degrees from "America's Greatest Generation" that preceded us.

What say you?

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Submitted by SouthernBelle on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 12:32pm.

Nobody ever asked me...and I'm sure there are Millions of others who were never asked. I don't believe in polls because the people who are taking the polls often ask only those who will agree with their ideas.

SouthernBelle, GRACE is a VIRTUE

Submitted by swmbo on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 4:09pm.

It was around the 2004 election and the polling entity wasn't one that I would recognize (like Gallup or one of those). At one point, it asked me a question that I couldn't answer; my answer wasn't among those offered and I didn't want to choose any of the others. At first, it said, "I'm sorry, I did not get your answer" and repeated the question. When I didn't answer a second time, it went on to ask a string of questions that I have a funny feeling were intended for only certain respondents because the questions were clearly skewed.

As a result, I don't believe polls anymore. And, I am even less likely to belive spin about polls.

That being said, the "greatest generation" didn't have the information that this generation has. I'm not sure they would have made the sacrifices they did if they knew that some of the same people who sent them off to war were doing business with and profiting from the Nazis. So, blaming this generation for being unwilling to be hoodwinked and questioning authority that has shown itself to be devoid of a true north on its moral compass is so much propaganda intended to link the unjustifiable loss of American heroes in Iraq with the heroic efforts of the troops in WWII.

If you and I are always in agreement, one of us is likely armed and dangerous.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 10:32am.

We are a republic, not a democracy. Polls don't count. Power does.
Did you know that one can drown in a big pool of water that averages 1/4 " deep?
Percentages, averages, bell curves, straw polls, florida and ohio votes, supreme court votes, cheneys fourth seat of American power, Fema, dept of justice, agriculture dept, homeland unsecurity, CIA phone tappers, bob novak, and much else can not be depended upon.

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Submitted by Mixer on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 10:58am.

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