“Internet journalism never ceases to amaze. One in 30,000 people have IQs of 160 or more. That means that this girl is one of 10,000 in the States ... and among the very lowest scoring of those 10,000.
I'm guessing the author and the editor aren't among those 10,000. Neither am I for reading this dreck.”
jbdavidson on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:03:26
“As I posted earlier, this is only a " story " because she's a cute blonde. I tested 155 in high school and it was no big deal.”
angela seeger on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:02:04
“Actually it is 1 in 10,000 people that have IQs of 160 or more. So in the US, there about 30,000 people who are at this girl's level.”
“Good stuff but it's worth pointing out that this has nothing to do with Obama specifically. Mitt Romney made no mention of this issue either. Neither party has a clue what to do about the replacement of good-paying manufacturing jobs by minimum-wage service jobs.”
cico31 on Feb 12, 2013 at 14:29:22
“Romney did have a plan to cut regulations and create jobs...51% voted while under the influence of Hopium”
“I can only imagine the treatment that a Democratic Presidency would have had from GOP Senators after 9/11. The GOP has been all over 4 dead Americans 4000 miles away, it's been golden poltical opportunity. Three thousand dead Americans in New York? The GOP would be holding hearings still today.”
“So it's not a record over an 18 year time period. It's a record over an unspecified time period. The meaningfulness of the record will depend upon how long this statistic has been maintained. Which the story does not tell us, and which the headline misleadingly implies is 18 years.
More journalists who understand numbers, please.”
joycedig on Dec 10, 2012 at 14:56:29
“Forgive me, but I'm still miffed that clicking on that pretty, snow-filled pic, takes me to a story about ... no snow fall records. >.”
kenEBport on Dec 10, 2012 at 14:00:56
“I vote for "more readers who understand words", myself.
Or, "more schools that let students that CAN read, tutor those that CAN'T", in a pinch...”
“Ummm, 21% of adult women have herpes. If you've had sex with more than a couple of women, you've probably had sex with a women who had herpes. Most of 'em don't even know they have it because they have no symptoms and may never have symptoms.
Herpes is about 10,000x better than AIDS, roughly speaking.”
chitownpete on Nov 16, 2012 at 11:48:57
“Very true. I was a little lazy in my comparison. I was busy fighting off personal attacks from some of the more militant Liberals on this site. I will try harder next time. Thanks to you I have learned something, this makes today productive for me. Thanks.”