27 May 2013

40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To BelieveBy Michael Snyder: If you know someone that actually believes that the U.S. economy is in good shape, just show them the statistics in this article.  When you step back and look at the long-term trends, it is undeniable what is happening to us.  We are in the midst of a horrifying economic decline that is the result of decades of very bad decisions.  30 years ago, the U.S. national debt was about one trillion dollars.  Today, it is almost 17 trillion dollars.  40 years ago, the total amount of debt in the United States was about 2 trillion dollars.  Today, it is more than 56 trillion dollars.  At the same time that we have been running up all of this debt, our economic infrastructure and our ability to produce wealth has been absolutely gutted.  Since 2001, the United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities and millions of good jobs have been shipped overseas.  Our share of global GDP declined from 31.8 percent in 2001 to 21.6 percent in 2011.  The percentage of Americans that are self-employed is at a record low, and the percentage of Americans that are dependent on the government is at a record high.  The U.S. economy is a complete and total mess, and it is time that we faced the truth.
The following are 40 statistics about the fall of the U.S. economy that are almost too crazy to believe...

#1 Back in 1980, the U.S. national debt was less than one trillion dollars.  Today, it is rapidly approaching 17 trillion dollars...

#2 During Obama's first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.
#3 The U.S. national debt is now more than 23 times larger than it was when Jimmy Carter became president.

Prostitutes in UK are experiencing deflation while the dominatrix experiences inflation

Stacy Herbert: Inflation, deflation or both?
Is demand picking up? We were told that trillions of dollars worth of Quantitative Easing from banks all over the world would get the economy speeding up. But so far we are not seeing it. Economies are at best hovering around ‘flat lining;’ not growth or contracting. And when you consider what the GDP numbers in UK, USA, Japan, and the Euro zone would be if you took the money pumping away you arrive at negative growth. in other words, the trillions of free cash loaned into the fractional reserve financial hologram (the post-industrial, financialized hologram we all live in) has been a waste of time and money. This is particularly annoying when you consider that had this money simply been used to cancel consumer debts instead of propping up zombie banks; the global economy would be enjoying robust growth right now. Such is the problem when bankers get their lobbyists elected to public office; a problem compounded by bankers being asked to write the laws supposedly governing them.
What can be done?

Fuck for Forest Chronicles Activists’ Frustrating Naïveté (NSFW)

Sex scenes, including a public copulation, where the male, Tommy Hol Ellingsen, smears his sperm mingled with his partners menstrual blood over his face, and declares itorganic”.
Doug Barry: The trailer for Fuck for Forest, a documentary about a group of environmentalists from Berlin who descend in naked whirlwind of public sex in the Amazonian rainforest, has been making the Internet rounds for quite a while. Somehow, a documentary about dreadlocked white European twenty-somethings creating eco-porn as a way to raise money and awareness for the ever-diminishing rainforest seems less-than titillating,

Demand for Physical Gold and Silver is Extraordinary, Bail-Ins Inevitable and More: James Turk

Greg Hunter: James Turk predicts, "It's inevitable you are going to see bail-ins as we go forward from here because the capital just doesn't exist." He also says gold is going much higher in a scramble for tangible assets. Turk points out, "The problems we've been confronting the past several years haven't gone away . . . governments have been trying to buy time, but they aren't coming up with any solutions."

Nigel Farage on tax avoidance + Nigel Farage on EU averting olive oil 'disaster'

liarpoliticians: UKIP's Nigel Farage makes a good joke at how hard the EU works, how they averted a "disaster" on olive oil of their own making.

**Droneworld,Mosques attacked,NHS+Iraq special** BBC Sucks O Cocks News + Sectarian violence + cancer gifts for oil

The Artist Taxi Driver

This Is What A Tyranny Looks Like

corbettreport: The tyrants of our modern age are smart enough not to declare themselves to be tyrants. They simply don't follow the rules that have been set for the common citizens. The other smart move that they have made is that the real tyrants don't put themselves in the supposed positions of power.

The Slavery Sweet Spot - Son of Threat Narrative

Typhon Blue: What is the Slavery Sweet Spot? The graphics take a lot of time to do so in the interests of getting this information out there, I'm forgoing the cartooning work for just a voice over and a still. Source

Genocidal Israelis poison medication used by Gazan patients

UK Banned Press TV: Palestinian sources say Israel has supplied Gaza hospitals with a potentially killer gas to be used for anesthetic purposes. Four patients have died after inhaling carbon dioxide instead of nitrous dioxide during surgical operations.

150 thousand Parisians rally against gay marriage law

UK Banned Press TV: Despite months of protest rallies, France has become the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. Now, hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Paris, in what seems to be a last gasp for the pro-family movement.

IQ increasing 3 points per decade

silverfuturist: Are We Really Getting Smarter?