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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted April 09, 2014 07:50 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I came across this....what do they teach in schools these days? [Roll Eyes]
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Jason Gronn
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 - posted April 09, 2014 07:56 PM      Profile for Jason Gronn   Email Jason Gronn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hahaha,
I dont know what to say about that Graham but it is funny.
But on a serious note it says a lot for education these days.

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Steve Klare
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Yyyyep!!

-they stopped teaching Geography as a subject even before I went to school (I taught myself...) and History is basically knowing which game console you last owned.

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Jonathan Trevithick
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Ah, Aotearoa! All I had to learn when I arrived from the UK was sweets aren't sweets, they are lollies and there are no such things as lorries, only trucks. Crisps are chips and chips are hot chips! Apart from that, it was plain sailing!

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Zechariah Sporre
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Wow. That is sad. I must say too many Americans are very ignorant. Kind of reminds me of the film Talking To Americans, which showed how ignorant of Canada we are. I always said my Canadian friend learned more about US history in school then we ourselves did.

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Steve Klare
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An old company of mine had a sales office in Montreal. The Canadian Regional Sales Manager told me he had an entire year of US history in high school!

This geography problem is not just an international thing either: a frightening fraction of the country doesn't know New Mexico is actually American!

-shame: It's kind of nice, actually!

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Raymond Glaser
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Our current president stated recently that he "Was very happy to have finally visited all of our 54 states"

(no joke)

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Graham Ritchie
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I remember a visit to the "South Island" back in 1999 of a certain tourist, stopping here for a break "playing golf" after a leaders APEC meeting. Also not shown in this photo is the "Chinese Premiere" aircraft parked up close to the 747 as well.

I always thought it was strange...here was two of the most powerful men in the world arriving at the same time, both having "time out" one on the golf course, the other visiting a local farm and talking to the kids about his own farming background.... and as far as the international news media were concerned, were not in the slightest bit interested in any of it.

Everyone needs "time out", to get away from official duties, both those leaders seemed to be enjoying...just that.
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