Newsweek: What Do Americans Know?

These type of stories and polls continue to either amuse me or frighten me, depending on the results.  I think some of my readers may find it worth the read.  From the current edition that landed in my mailbox yesterday comes the poll.

The NEWSWEEK Poll gauges what U.S. citizens know (or do not know) on a broad range of topics, from the price of oil to the works of Shakespeare.

Tip: They have no idea who serves as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!

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Al Gore: A New Powerful Slideshow About Climate Change

I am not sure how wide spread this video has been distributed, but I feel it is so well done with such a powerful message, that I wanted it here on my site regardless where else it may be posted.  I found Gore’s message so remarkable due to the angle that he takes on climate change.  The ‘democracy crisis’ must be addressed so that the climate changes can be addressed.  A mission of a whole generation is required to do the work to save the planet.  This is worth your time, and I know you will feel rewarded as a result of watching.  I ask that you pass this video around to friends.  Need not be my site….just get the Al Gore video out to the world.

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In An Absolut World

One of my favorite blogs, Strange Maps, takes up the issue of the ad that has many talking, and complaining.  For those offended, might I add it is only an advertisement!  And I think a clever one.

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Traveler IQ Challenge Perfect For News Junkies And Geography Buffs

This is for news junkies who love foreign news reports and exotic locations, and geography buffs who love a bit of fun and a challenge.  If you think you can not become addicted to a computer game…think again!  I heard about this site on late night radio as the hosts of the show played it on air, while describing it to their listeners.  And I was surprised to discover how many people did not have a geography class while in school!

This is just a great site.

Give Traveler IQ Challenge a try.

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