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September 11 -- what year? 30 percent of Americans don't know
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Posted on 08/09/2006 3:51:52 PM PDT by VegasVic

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.

While the country is preparing to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives and shocked the world, 95 percent of Americans questioned in the poll were able to remember the month and the day of the attacks, according to Wednesday's edition of the newspaper.

But when asked what year, 30 percent could not give a correct answer.

Of that group, six percent gave an earlier year, eight percent gave a later year, and 16 percent admitted they had no idea whatsoever.

This memory black hole is essentially the problem of the older crowd: 48 percent of those who did not know were between the ages of 55 and 64, and 47 percent were older than 65, according to the poll.

The Post telephone survey was carried out July 21-24 among 1,002 randomly selected adults. The margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; americanstupidity; democratvoters; fifthanniversary; polls; stuckonstupid
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1 posted on 08/09/2006 3:51:55 PM PDT by VegasVic
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To: VegasVic

Is that the same 30% that think it was a conspiracy?


2 posted on 08/09/2006 3:53:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (I'll have the duck with mango salsa.)
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To: VegasVic
Pollster: "Mr./Mrs. Average American, on what month, day and year did 9/11 occur?"

Average American: "uhm..Mel Gibson?"

3 posted on 08/09/2006 3:54:09 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Just another evil conservative)
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To: VegasVic
Brain damage is not always their fault......babies are slippery.
4 posted on 08/09/2006 3:54:38 PM PDT by badpacifist (I drive super slow in the ultra fast lane ............................yo de oh ....oh de oh...)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Nope, Shakira.


5 posted on 08/09/2006 3:55:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: VegasVic

WE MUST NEVER FORGET, and it's a cryin shame they're forgetting already

http://www.fdnylodd.com/BloodofHeroes.html


6 posted on 08/09/2006 3:55:29 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: VegasVic
Is that the same 30% that are hard core demonrats?

Regards,

TS

7 posted on 08/09/2006 3:55:34 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: Mike Darancette

Registered Dhimmicrats.


8 posted on 08/09/2006 3:56:17 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: badpacifist

ROFLMAO!


9 posted on 08/09/2006 3:57:16 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: VegasVic

I would have expected opposite results in terms of the age statement. Unless of course, they went to the liberal NorthEast, where we have no idea what any of those people know...

I am in that age group and I remember that morning so well, waking up in a hotel, while travelling on business. And turning on the TV to get the morning news from Fox and seeing the towers being hit. I thought I was on some movie channel....until it announced it was real. I have never had a cold sweat like that in my life. September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten by this ole vet.


10 posted on 08/09/2006 3:57:38 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: VegasVic
"The Post telephone survey was carried out July 21-24 among 1,002 randomly selected adults at an Alzheimers Clinic."

/all better now.

11 posted on 08/09/2006 3:59:28 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: VegasVic

A similar number can't name who was buried in Grant's Tomb. By extraordinary coincidence, they all vote straight Democrat.


12 posted on 08/09/2006 4:00:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The worst thing about censorship is XXXXXXXXXXXXX)
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To: EagleUSA

Short of my daughter's birth - I can't recall a day when every single detail of the day is imprinted in my memory. From being up way too early on the West Coast, to calling everyone I knew waking them up and telling the to turn the news on - to the rest of the day - every single detail is still there....

(although I am not part of the age groups mentioned.)


13 posted on 08/09/2006 4:01:00 PM PDT by justche (If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: EagleUSA
It didn't sink in for me until I watched the 'palestinians' celebrate. Then I knew.
14 posted on 08/09/2006 4:01:15 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: VegasVic

Remember: 50% of people you meet are below average.


15 posted on 08/09/2006 4:01:49 PM PDT by Egon (We are number one! All others are number two... or lower.)
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To: VegasVic

Pollster: "in what year did 9/11 occur?"

Poll-ie: "uh...doesn't it occur every year?"


16 posted on 08/09/2006 4:02:07 PM PDT by Gator101
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To: VegasVic

It's the same 30% or so who think George Bush had something to do with the 9/11 attacks so he would have an excuse to go to war.


17 posted on 08/09/2006 4:02:19 PM PDT by kcmt01 (Youth is wasted on the wrong people.)
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To: VegasVic
Who were the 5% who couldn't identify the month and day of the September 11 attacks! Ouch.
18 posted on 08/09/2006 4:02:29 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Being That Guy so you don't have to.)
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To: VegasVic

Who is "John Caferty and the Beaver Brown Band"?


19 posted on 08/09/2006 4:02:59 PM PDT by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: VegasVic
The 30% dingbat population probably couldn't have answered that same question in 2001. Of course ask who won the last American idol or whom the latest starlet is dating and you will have a winner.
20 posted on 08/09/2006 4:03:36 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: kinoxi

I knew then why the Gatling gun was invented.


21 posted on 08/09/2006 4:03:47 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: Cyclopean Squid

Who's buried in Grant's tomb?


22 posted on 08/09/2006 4:04:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: VegasVic
We have successfully created a culture with no historical continuity, no sense of its past, even a past as recent as 2001. In order to be able to imprint new memes on every generation, the Left has to erase the existing cultural identity. From the looks of it, they are succeeding.

Who thought on Sept. 12, 2001 that this day would come?

23 posted on 08/09/2006 4:04:36 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: VegasVic

This article is a joke, right? If not, then I am deeply ashamed of my fellow Americans.


24 posted on 08/09/2006 4:04:57 PM PDT by Adiemus
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To: VegasVic
It is the same year that New York was featured on the Quarter in the States Quarter series.
25 posted on 08/09/2006 4:05:07 PM PDT by msnimje ("Beware the F/A - 22 Raptor with open doors" -- Unknown US NAVY Raptor Pilot)
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To: VegasVic

Well that explains the 30% hard cored Democrat Base in this country.


26 posted on 08/09/2006 4:06:05 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (A proportionate response would be the indiscriminate slaughter of Western journalists)
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To: VegasVic

Looks like the campaign by the MSM to pretend 9/11 never happened by not showing any images of the attacks that day are paying off.


27 posted on 08/09/2006 4:06:11 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Mike Darancette
Nah, they're part of that permanent 45% of the perpetually "stuck on stupid" mob that votes Democrat....

They are the result of the drug and free love 60's/70's assholes in charge of "pubic education" (intentional).

They implemented "No child left behind" as "No child's behind left alone".....

They dumbed down at least the last 3 decades of kids -- most of whom don't know their ass from a hole in the ground..

Semper Fi
28 posted on 08/09/2006 4:06:15 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Normal4me

and you didn't even show your work....u r a god !

looks like 285 out of 300 were *ahem* elderly ?


29 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:02 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: samadams2000
I knew then why the Gatling gun was invented.,p> I knew then why God gave the Christians the Cluster Bomb Unit and Fuel Air Expolosives.
30 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (A proportionate response would be the indiscriminate slaughter of Western journalists)
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To: Mike Darancette

LOL... these are that same 1/3 of Americans who are certified loons


31 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: VegasVic

Man! I didn't know there were that many Minority Studies/Art History Majors in this country.


32 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:31 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (The DNC, misunderestimating Dubya's strategery since 2000.)
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To: VegasVic

So 96% were over 55 years of age.


33 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:37 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: VegasVic

Its next year isnt it?


34 posted on 08/09/2006 4:07:38 PM PDT by woofie
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To: EagleUSA

My own recolletion of that day is really wierd. I woke up before the alarm went off (We live in Mountain TimeZone) because someone yelled "America will wake up from Her Complacency", only nobody was there. No radio or anything. I fixed breakfast for Wifey, and she went to work. On a whim, I turned on the TV and the first plane had just hit the first tower.


35 posted on 08/09/2006 4:08:13 PM PDT by kcmt01 (Youth is wasted on the wrong people.)
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To: VegasVic
This memory black hole is essentially the problem of the older crowd: 48 percent of those who did not know were between the ages of 55 and 64, and 47 percent were older than 65, according to the poll.

Snort. This poll is worthless.

36 posted on 08/09/2006 4:08:21 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Who were the 5% who couldn't identify the month and day of the September 11 attacks! Ouch

Thankfully these people don't vote. Of course they also don't get up to go to the bathroom.

37 posted on 08/09/2006 4:08:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: VegasVic

Well that accounts for the base of the Democrat Party.


38 posted on 08/09/2006 4:09:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: NautiNurse

"Who's buried in Grant's tomb?"

I always heard that it was his white horse.


39 posted on 08/09/2006 4:09:35 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: NautiNurse
Who's buried in Grant's tomb?

William Jennings Bryan?
40 posted on 08/09/2006 4:10:15 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Being That Guy so you don't have to.)
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To: mewzilla
OOOoooooohhhhhhhhhhh.....

These are the AGED people.

The bad news is that they DO vote. Good lors, these people live in retirement communities where the Democrats sign them all up to vote and give them rides to the polls and then 'suggest' how they should vote to get a ride home.

"So, where is my home deary?"

41 posted on 08/09/2006 4:10:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Who were the 5% who couldn't identify the month and day of the September 11 attacks! Ouch.

That's the group that answered, "Si" to every question.

42 posted on 08/09/2006 4:11:01 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: msnimje

"It is the same year that New York was featured on the Quarter in the States Quarter series."

Are you saying that if Illinois would have been featured that year the Sears Tower and John Hancock buildings wouldn't be standing?


43 posted on 08/09/2006 4:11:27 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: IronJack
Who thought on Sept. 12, 2001 that this day would come?

Osama Bin Laden
44 posted on 08/09/2006 4:11:51 PM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Being That Guy so you don't have to.)
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To: Egon

You said: Because they are arrogant and have nothing to be arrogant about!
***

I have an old, good friend who says, "Average is pretty stupid." Man, is he smart.


45 posted on 08/09/2006 4:14:03 PM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: GeronL

But there can be a big diff between being impaired and being ignorant :)


46 posted on 08/09/2006 4:14:09 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: VegasVic

It must have been the pressure of polling cuz I just can't believe the alternative that as many as 30% of people can forget something so major in the space of just 6 years


47 posted on 08/09/2006 4:14:31 PM PDT by bobdsmith
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To: BW2221

"No hablo Anglais, estupido Gringo. Me dinero por favor."


48 posted on 08/09/2006 4:15:07 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: VegasVic

It seems that on almost any question imaginable there will be at least 30% hard-core idiots. That probably represents the core of ignorance that is ineducable, i.e., hard-core Democrats.


49 posted on 08/09/2006 4:15:40 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats do want to see victory in the War on Terror.......just not for our side........)
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To: VegasVic
This is appalling, but not surprising. :0( Have you ever heard Hannity do "Man on the Street" interviews? I don't know how half of these people function out in the real world. Most are as dumb as rocks. And yes, most of them claim to vote for democrats.
50 posted on 08/09/2006 4:16:10 PM PDT by CremeSaver (Prayers for Israel.)
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