July 28, 2004

POLLSTER

I read that stuff about 40% of Canadian teens saying the US is a "force for evil". Whatever. But I was interested in this part of the article:

“What they’re reacting to is a sense that the U.S. is belligerent,” said the pollster who conducted the phone survey, Greg Lyle. “The U.S. is sort of bellicose, warmongering [and has] this sort of cowboy diplomacy.”

But former Canadian diplomat Martin Collacot says the teens are responding to cues from their government, the media and their teachers.

How about they're responding to cues from the pollster? I hope this quote was taken out of context, because when the pollster himself thinks Americans are warmongers, it might have an effect on the way he words his questions or interprets his data. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe 40% of Canadian kids really are that ignorant without any cues at all.

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1 At least 40% of Canadian kids are that ignorant. Trust me on this one. And they're taught it in school.

Posted by: David at July 28, 2004 07:49 AM (utzkC)

2 If you watch the morbidly obese degenerate subhuman's 'Bowling for Columbine' you would think Canada is paradise compared to America. But then why is their suicide rate even higher than America's???????

Posted by: Tanker Schreiber at July 28, 2004 02:59 PM (aSTx+)

3 '...why is their suicide rate even higher than America's?' Because they have nothing worth living for. Their socialist cradle-to-grave system deprives the citizenry the priviledge to struggle, the sense of achievement as a result of such struggle. The Swiss suicide rate is pretty high too, and the German military's suicide rate is higher than American military's in Iraq. Nothing to die for = nothing to live for.

Posted by: ic at July 29, 2004 04:37 AM (yJngx)

4 The suicide rate of French civilians in peacetime is higher than that of US soldiers in combat in Iraq!

Posted by: Tanker Schreiber at July 29, 2004 11:27 AM (I/JDe)

5 As always I love how furryners think "cowboy" is a derogatory term. Then again, in parts of America "European" is considered a derogatory term, but at least there's more historical and mythical precedence for that one. Roy Rogers never started world wars. Kalroy

Posted by: Kalroy at July 29, 2004 05:19 PM (q1aeu)

6 It appears that Canadian schools are teachng the same liberalism that infects U.S. schools. Liberals believe that they can do whatever they please when it suits their own particular needs. They absolutely fail to realize that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few...And it is the few, with their cacaphony of hatred, that are being allowed control of our nations. Hatred is an illogical emotion that motivates illogical behavior. "Fear leads to hate, and hate leads to the Dark Side." (Star Wars, Yoda). How does it feel to be governed by hatred Canada?

Posted by: Dr. Wm. Hayes at August 08, 2004 12:52 AM (1sZpi)

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