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This xkcd toon should be posted on facebook pages throughout the land... (Original Post) Richardo Apr 2014 OP
Exactly right. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2014 #1
That Hits the Nail Right on the Head! n/t Oldtimeralso Apr 2014 #2
OK, I'm a Luddite. WinstonSmith4740 Apr 2014 #3
putting this on your FACEBOOK page, you mean? 90-percent Apr 2014 #8
yes! Richardo Apr 2014 #9
It "should" be common knowledge dickthegrouch Apr 2014 #4
Civics classes? 90-percent Apr 2014 #5
They were still teaching Union history in the 70s. Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2014 #7
I've always thought that skepticscott Apr 2014 #10
Opting for reality, they could just buy the grade they want. That's civics. n/t jtuck004 Apr 2014 #13
+1 - The new CORE classes are called "Being a good prole" erronis Apr 2014 #11
Boy Howdy No Kidding! annabanana Apr 2014 #15
Perfect !!!! Thanks for posting this. russspeakeasy Apr 2014 #6
K&R JohnnyRingo Apr 2014 #12
On my facebook now. Nanjing to Seoul Apr 2014 #14
K&R Sherman A1 Apr 2014 #16


(6,850 posts)
8. putting this on your FACEBOOK page, you mean?
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 04:23 PM
Apr 2014

Last edited Sat Apr 19, 2014, 10:13 PM - Edit history (2)

this is the "image source" for the pic, by right clicking in firefox.

ht tp://imgs.xkcd.com/co mics/free_speech.png

on FB, click in the box on your page, "whats on your mind" and paste in the url and spiff it up with your comments.

As I do a lot of FB, I can say this graphic is REALLY MAKING THE ROUNDS ON FB TODAY!


edit - added spaces to the url so it can be seen as a url string instead of a repeat of the comic graphic (my bad)


(6,850 posts)
5. Civics classes?
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:24 PM
Apr 2014

Oh how 1950's quaint.

I think most American School Systems are following the orders of our Oligarch's to insure we are UTTERLY IGNORANT OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK and what our obligations as citizens are. I think civics or the equivalent, is only found in select pockets her and there and is no longer a part of most standard public school curriculum. I COULD BE WRONG.

As Carlin once said, they don't want smart informed voters. They just want people smart enough to run the machines and dumb enough not to know they are being screwed by a system that threw them overboard thirty ears ago.

-90% Jimmy



(13,029 posts)
10. I've always thought that
Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:25 PM
Apr 2014

people would be far better served by a class in economics, even at the high school level, than by vapid descriptions of How a Bill Becomes a Law that have no resemblance to reality.


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15. Boy Howdy No Kidding!
Sun Apr 20, 2014, 06:43 AM
Apr 2014

The only "freedoms" we learn in school is our freedom to choose coke or pepsi.. paper or plastic...

Responsibilities aren't covered at all.

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