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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Test can be taken at:

http://www.isi.org/quiz.aspx?q=FE5C3B47-9675-41E0-9CF3-072BB31E2692&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

My score was:

You answered 23 out of 33 correctly — 69.70 %.

some of the questions, I just didn't know the answers to, others considered nebulous. But the one question I really messed up on that bothers me is:

"Question: What was the source of the following phrase: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people”? Your Answer: Declaration of Independence Correct Answer: Gettysburg Address"

But that makes sense to me as we never did have “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” More like electing dictators for either 2, 4, or 6 years. And they certainly do not represent us, but their own interest.

We don't vote for electives that promise to represent us, rather vote on the basis of what they say they believe in.

So we don't have “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” after all, just an idealistic thought in a speech.

Only say we actually do have is voting for what we think is the least of two evils.

At the end of the test is a table showing the results. Our politicians that should know our laws are a lot dumber than what they should be. Also kind of figures since we have both draft dodgers and idiots running this country.

How about making “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” a part of our US constitution?

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How about making “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” a part of our US constitution

In order to make it work in the real world, we'd need people - ALL PEOPLE - able to pass that test. Unfortunately, we're more concerned with irrelevant actions by inconsequential people. "Ooooh. American Idol is on!"


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

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It would be really nice if we didn't have pols whose knowledge of US civics is less than that which could have been gotten from 1970's "Schoolhouse Rock".


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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LOL, 29 out of 33 correctly — is 87.88 %

Did you really take the test?

Yes, and I rounded the percentage to eliminate the decimals.

Could have googled the answers and gotten 33 correct. Ah, too much work.

Yes, you could also purposely select the wrong answers and get none right. But what would be the point of doing either?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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31 of 33....

missed the socrates question and the puritans one... lol.


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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30 of 33 (91% rounded, si man).


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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FYI, 31/33, 93.9%, missed 1st Amendment and FDR/SCOTUS questions

Edited by Saddle Bronc

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: Other Country: Afghanistan
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2 wrong

Question: The Bill of Rights explicitly prohibits:

Your Answer: discrimination based on race, sex, or religion

Correct Answer: establishing an official religion for the United States

Question: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas would concur that:

Your Answer: all moral and political truth is relative to one’s time and place

Correct Answer: certain permanent moral and political truths are accessible to human reason

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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FYI, 31/33, 93.9%, missed 1st Amendment and FDR/SCOTUS questions

Yeah, FDR was a commie **.


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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