After reading through several threads in the lounge in the past couple of days, I've gotta ask....where does all the stupidity come from? It just seems like more and more people lack both common sense and book smarts, and an "average" member of society is slowly moving toward the intelligence level of a rock. The NOLA video posted, the recent anti-war protests, the ton of people I run into everyday that are supposedly going into engineering but can't do basic algebra, my lying POS roommate. Now just so I don't offend anyone with the last statements: The situation in NOLA sucks but that guy was WAY outta line. I'm not all for the war, but it's not like we can just pull out now. I've got no problem with people who can't do math, but engineering requires Calc 3 and Differential Equations, if you can't do high school algebra as a college freshman, it's not for you. Please don't go off on any rants but seriously.....what's failed? The schools, parents, society itself? Don't tell me it's religion cuz that'd just start another war in here. What's happened to morals and if not morals at least a decent concern for other people? Is this the way it's always been and I'm just too young to realize it? I have a feeling this is gonna turn ugly and get locked but eh well, I'd like to hear a few opinions on this.