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America the Beautiful... has some warts too

(but I will not let Sparks hijack this thread, & make it a bashing-Fest)

35 Mind-Blowing Facts About America That Previous Generations Never Would Have Believed

The only thing that seems to be constant in our society is change, and today America is changing at a pace that is more rapid than we have ever seen before.  But is that a good thing or a bad thing? 

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For a moment, I would like for you to imagine what it would be like for a group of average Americans from 1919 to suddenly be transported to our time.  How do you think that they would feel about what we have become?  Certainly they would be absolutely amazed by...

Following are 35 mind blowing facts about America that previous generations of Americans never would have believed…

#1 Approximately one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States.

#2 By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television.

#3 The average U.S. adult “logs 6 hours, 43 minutes of total screen time daily”.

#4 Approximately 96 percent of all Americans use the Internet.

#5 According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, nearly 56,000 bridges in the United States are currently “structurally deficient”.  What makes that number even more chilling is the fact that vehicles cross those bridges a total of 185 million times a day.

#6 In more than half of all U.S. states, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

#7 The Pentagon has more square footage of office space than any other office building in the entire world.

#8 The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island.  But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

#9 Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

#10 The city of Juneau, Alaska is about 3,000 square miles in size. It is actually larger than the entire state of Delaware.

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#13 There are more than 75 million dogs in the United States, and that number is constantly growing.

#14 Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

#20 One study found that one-third of all American teenagers haven’t read a single book in the past year.

#21 Almost one-third of all Millennials are still living with their parents.

#24 If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDPon the entire planet.

#25 America does not have a single airport that is considered to be in the top 25 in the world.

#31 Almost one-third of all land in the United States is owned by the federal government.

#32 More than 27 million acres of U.S. farmland is owned by foreigners.

#34 According to Bloomberg, it is being projected “that by 2025, shortfalls in infrastructure investment will subtract as much as $3.9 trillion from U.S. gross domestic product.”

#35 In 1980, the U.S. national debt had just surpassed the one trillion dollar mark.  In 2019, we are about to surpass the 22 trillion dollar mark with no end in sight.

These days, just about everyone that tries to step forward and shake up the system is slapped with heavy criticism.

But at least they are trying to do something.

Holding an important position does not make you a leader.  Rather, being a leader is about having a positive vision for the future and doing whatever you can to achieve that vision.

We have way too many “leaders” out there that are simply filling seats.  Our country is literally falling apart at the seams, and all they can think about is protecting their careers.

America desperately needs change, but unfortunately we have very few change agents.  So we continue to steamroll toward our date with destiny, and time is not on our side.

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Trump promised $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending. He's ...

Mar 29, 2018 · The president wants $1.5 trillion in new spending on infrastructure, but Congress so far has allocated $21 billion — slightly more than 1 percent of the president's goal.

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REMEMBER THIS from ITulip?  Why did it never happen ?

Ka-Poom Theory - How to Invest in Bubble Economies With Black ...

Ka-Poom Theory: What It Is Ka-Poom Theory is a theory that postulates how the asset bubble cycle works -- meaning how bubbles are created, destroyed, and reborn. It was developed by Eric Janszen, former venture capitalist who now writes commentary at iTulip.
 
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iTulip.com - Ka-Poom Theory

The mechanism of Ka-Poom Theory proposed in 1999 appears happening, albeit later than we predicted, and slowly versus suddenly. At least so far. The resulting inflation is an event 25 years in the making, and will be historic in its extent.
 
Now the Left wants to WASTE massive amounts on Loony Leftist spending programs AND HANDOUTs, which will quickly bankrupt a virtual bankrupt country, and leave it with a mostly worse infrastructure

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Govt does not want TO HELP YOU, it wants to help itself to your wealth, Free from Accountability

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Sharyl Attkisson: The Government Has Rigged The Rules To Avoid Accountability

In a recent article for RealClearPolitics, Ms. Attkisson said it was clear early on that the Justice Department was not interested in investigating or prosecuting its own. So she began the search to find the facts about the invasion into her computers and life. That morphed into a lawsuit for damages, because that’s what the law sets out as the legal remedy.

It’s been a long and frightening lesson, said Ms. Attkisson, because the government has the benefit of endless time and taxpayer funds to delay and obstruct.

The rules seem rigged to protect government lawlessness, and the playing field is uneven as she discovered. After years without turning over a single document in response to dozens of Attkisson’s subpoenas, the government now argues that her case should be dismissed, in part, because she hasn’t learned the names of the “John Doe” federal agents to insert in the lawsuit; names which only the government knows and has refused to divulge.

In short, the government withheld the names, and now argues the lawsuit should end because Attkisson and her attorneys haven’t learned the names. That effectively prohibits citizens from obtaining justice when government is the lawbreaker.

Appeals Court judges who heard the government’s argument in the case seemed incredulous at that logic, but that doesn’t mean Ms. Attkisson will prevail.

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One reason Sharyl’s case is so important is because there are likely more cases like hers that have gone undiscovered: Internal emails at the “shadow CIA” company Stratfor, and disclosed by WikiLeaks, imply a larger effort.

If these violations go unanswered and unpunished, government attacks on journalists and citizens will be left, unchallenged, to expand. Sharyl’s lawsuit has important Constitutional and freedom implications for every American. She is courageously proceeding -- really on behalf of all Americans.

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What Americans need to understand is that just because the presidency changed from President Obama to President Trump, that does not mean that career government employees change Cooper and Attkisson explained. "I am fighting the bad actors at the DOJ who are still protecting people and who are still obstructing this suit.  Many everyday workers and bureaucrats do not change from one administration to the next.  They are often the ones who basically run the government, these faceless people.  They are the ones that decide what information filters up and down.  In this respect, it does not matter who is president."

Ms. Attkisson went on to tell Cooper, "We are arguing violations of the 4th and 1st Amendments and that of the Telecommunications Act.  There are free press and privacy issues.  A GoFundMe page has been set up by a diverse group of bipartisan supporters that include conservatives, liberals, and civil rights activists."

What is even more remarkable is that Ms. Attkisson has had to go it alone in her battle against government surveillance and intrusion into her computer. None of the big press freedom, freedom of expression or civil liberties organizations have gotten in the fray on her side.

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American Youth is Brainwashed from birth

The Zombification Of America Accelerates - 45% Of Teens Are Online "Almost Constantly"

Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online 'almost constantly', according to the latest Pew Research Center poll, increasing concerns, about what The Atlantic's Jean Twenge calls the most crucial question of our age... "have smartphones destroyed a generation?"

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