from today's Guardian - it's all about a survey which was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and which asked "a sample of American voters" about a nu...morefrom today's Guardian - it's all about a survey which was conducted by Public Policy Polling, and which asked "a sample of American voters" about a number of conspiracy theories.
- About one in four Americans suspect that President Barack Obama might be the antichrist. I note that 6% of Democrats polled agreed he might be! (13% of respondents thought Obama was "the antichrist", while another 13% were "not sure" – and so were at least appeared to be open to the possibility that he might be.) Reassuringly 73% of American voters definitely think Obama is NOT the antichrist.
(Whatever the Antichrist is.)
- more than a third believe that global warming is a hoax
- more than half suspect that a secretive global elite is trying to set up a New World Order. Only a minority of American voters – 46% – thought such a conspiracy theory was not true.
- only 7% of Americans in the survey believed the moon landing was faked
- 11% accept that the US government knowingly allowed the terror attacks of 11 September 2001 to take place.
Actually I really don't think these are real "opinions" at all, they're just badges, like what mouthy kids used to wear all the time - "SMASH THE STATE", "DON'T VOTE, IT ONLY ENCOURAGES THEM" and that sort of thing. But it's kind of interesting-ish.(less)
If you're thinking of becoming a British citizen you need to know that there is now a TEST you have to pass. It was only introduced last year. It's de...more If you're thinking of becoming a British citizen you need to know that there is now a TEST you have to pass. It was only introduced last year. It's designed to weed out people who don't know ANYTHING about the UK and will therefore be a burden for all us taxpayers. Those people will not be allowed to be British . So here I would like to present a few questions from this TEST to give everyone who may be thinking about it an idea of what to expect.
SAMPLE QUESTIONS FROM THE BRITISH CITIZENSHIP TEST
How many members of the British Royal Family have killed someone with their bare hands?
a) none b) nine c) all of them
What is the national anthem of Great Britain?
a) There'll Always Be An England b) Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood c) Two tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
What percentage of the covers of the British edition of Hello! magazine has featured Kate Middleton in the last year?
a) 99.3% b) 98.7% c) 99.9%
Who would be Prime Minister of Great Britain if the British public had their own way?
a) Jeremy Clarkson b) Mrs Thatcher c) The Beatles
Complete this analogy: John Lennon is to The Beatles as Kate Middleton is to
a) Hello! magazine b) our hearts c) Shakespeare
How many shades of grey are there?
a) 49 b) one c) Kate Middleton
Who was born in Stratford-on-Avon?
a) David Beckham b) fish and chips c) The Black Death
Who is the most successful living British artist?
a) Kate Middleton b) Adele c) Susan Boyle d) Shakespeare e) Victoria Beckham
What is the most common topic of conversation in Britain?
a) Kate Middleton b) Pippa Middleton c) Lady Diana d) will the Spice Girls ever reform? e) will the Beatles ever reform? f) will Winston Churchill ever reform? g) will Shakespeare ever reform? h) will Adele ever reform?