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Iranian Science Teachers May Be Enriching Students

Well, I never! 8O TellItLikeItIs (aka the wonderful Curt) has come by this great quote from the excellent Onion. Here ’tis:

“We have reason to believe that specially trained Iranian science teachers are taking raw, unrefined brain power and bombarding it with knowledge at accelerated levels,” said U.S. Undersecretary of Defense For Intelligence Stephen Cambone at a Tuesday press conference. “If current levels of student concentration remain this high, Iran could be a mere five to eight years away from developing an atomic scientist.”

The students are then continually exposed to heavy material, taught to achieve critical thought, and finally graduate to a state of explosive productivity.

2 comments on “Iranian Science Teachers May Be Enriching Students

  1. fencer
    1 October, 2006

    Humour is the most subversive thing…

    Thanks by the way, for doing whatever you’ve done with your site… it’s much easier and cleaner to read with my browser (sorry, not Firefox, I use Maxthon).


  2. peoplesgeography
    1 October, 2006

    Hi Fencer and thanks for coming by. I’ve just added your great site to the blogroll. Thanks for the comments re the blog, which is always a work in progress … I’ve discovered one of the culprits was a long address in the third column that caused the template to go out of whack. Good to learn of Maxthon. Great to hear there are good alternatives to Internet Explorer. Appreciate the comment.

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This entry was posted on 1 October, 2006 by in Empire, War and Terror, Hegemon-watch, Humour, International Relations, Iran, Nuclear Politics, Poetry, Quotes, USA.

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