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50 Random Facts That Make You Wonder What In The World Has Happened To America
pravda ^ | 7-2-2010 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 07/02/2010 9:59:40 AM PDT by OL Hickory

The following are 50 random facts that show just how dramatically America has changed..

(Excerpt) Read more at english.pravda.ru ...


TOPICS: Education; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: about; americadecline; facts; pravda

1 posted on 07/02/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by OL Hickory
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To: OL Hickory

Un-freakin believable!!!


2 posted on 07/02/2010 10:00:20 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: OL Hickory

mark


3 posted on 07/02/2010 10:04:34 AM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: OL Hickory

Pravda?!!!


4 posted on 07/02/2010 10:05:02 AM PDT by kabar
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To: OL Hickory

Some of those items seem pretty trivial to adorn a list about the ‘Downfall of America’.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 10:06:20 AM PDT by Borges
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To: OL Hickory

But Obama said it could be worse. And I believe him. //sarcasm off


6 posted on 07/02/2010 10:08:36 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: Borges

#35) A dinner cruise company in Chicago got nearly $1 million in economic stimulus funds to combat terrorism.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Did it belong to REVERAND JACKSON??


7 posted on 07/02/2010 10:09:48 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: OL Hickory

#51: This news is being brought to you by Pravda.


8 posted on 07/02/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: kabar

In my wildest nightmares I never though I’d see the day when they lived up to their name.


10 posted on 07/02/2010 10:11:45 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: OL Hickory
#40) In the U.S., the average federal worker now earns about twice as much as the average worker in the private sector.

This is the one that's the most disturbing to me. Pampered govt workers riding on the backs of the overworked private sector -- and the fact that the Democrats are the party of govt unions -- is a theme the Republicans should be hammering day in and day out.

11 posted on 07/02/2010 10:16:08 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: OL Hickory

32) According to a new report, Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality and far less efficiency.

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Bullshit! we get the best healthcare in the world here. Bar none!


12 posted on 07/02/2010 10:18:24 AM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: OL Hickory

Did Laura Bush really say those things??


13 posted on 07/02/2010 10:20:02 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: OL Hickory

Pravda. Who would have thought? Bump.


14 posted on 07/02/2010 10:23:11 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: Vermont Lt

O should replace Gibbs with John Lovitz founder of ‘Pathological Liars Anonymous’

I made jobs! Yeah, that’s the ticket!


15 posted on 07/02/2010 10:23:51 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: OL Hickory

Honestly: I would believe Pravda before Time, Newsweek, or the WaPo.

It’s sick, but it’s true.


16 posted on 07/02/2010 10:24:19 AM PDT by TokuMei
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To: OL Hickory

This list could easily be expanded ten fold. That begins to tell you how bad things are.


17 posted on 07/02/2010 10:27:39 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: aloishammer

Are you saying that these items are not true?


18 posted on 07/02/2010 10:28:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: OL Hickory

Well people voted to fundamentally change America....this is what happens when we allow stupid people to vote. :(


19 posted on 07/02/2010 10:31:19 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,")
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To: pgkdan

Not for long, unless you are minority.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 10:37:12 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: OL Hickory

I noticed several items on the list that seemed rather . . . . . er, DUBIOUS to say the least.

IMO, the English version of Pravda is different from the Russian version only in the fact that it can be read by Americans. Other than that, Pravda is still the Russian counterpart of the New York Times and even dead fish are begging to NOT be wrapped in the New York Times!!!


21 posted on 07/02/2010 10:38:13 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: OL Hickory

Yeah, it’s bad, and before you know it, we’ll be Russia.


22 posted on 07/02/2010 10:39:55 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: atomic_dog

“Pravda” == “truth.”
“Izvestiya” “delivered messages” == “news.”

Old Soviet quip:

“In Izvestia there is no Pravda. In Pravda there is no Izvestia.”


23 posted on 07/02/2010 10:51:01 AM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: Yardstick

There is a simple statistical/factual reason why the average Gov employee make more than the avg. private sector worker.

The US Government doesn’t hire at the bottom of the wage scale. The grass is cut by contractors (private sector jobs) the buildings are cleaned by contractors, the food in the cafeteria is cooked and served by contractors. The security guards are contractors.


24 posted on 07/02/2010 10:51:31 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: OL Hickory

Did you see the comments? Death to the USA - blah blah blah.

What sick people.


25 posted on 07/02/2010 10:57:30 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: aloishammer
It's Pravda. Of course it's not believable.

I'd put more faith in an article from Pravda or Tass that I would anything from major media in this country.
26 posted on 07/02/2010 10:59:13 AM PDT by jrg
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To: OL Hickory
(#7) Right now, interest on the U.S. national debt and spending on entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare are somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 percent of GDP. By 2080, they are projected to eat up approximately 50 percent of GDP.

I draw SS and I am sick of it being called an entitlement. I worked and paid into SS ever since I was 16 freakin' yrs old. So did my husband. Now we are being accused of taking welfare. Thats not the way it was supposed to be. It was supposed to be that they held our money till we retire then give it back to us in monthly checks. I don't care if we live longer and draw more money than we paid in. Lots of people die and never draw a dime. It all is supposed to balance out. Maybe the government spending our SS money is why there isn't enough to go around yet we senior citizens get accused of hurting the economy for taking our own money!

27 posted on 07/02/2010 11:14:58 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: lack-of-trust

That’s an interesting point. Was the 2x figure arrived at by looking at the gross average private versus govt worker wage/salary or was it more of a categorical comparison — i.e. govt secretaries vs private secretaries, and govt engineers versus private engineers, etc. If it’s only looking at the whole lump rather than breaking it into categories, then I think your point is good. If it’s a comparison by categories, then I think the discrepancy is real.


28 posted on 07/02/2010 11:21:07 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: jrg

Yeah, and that’s the scary part. I don’t believe everything in Pravda, but I don’t believe anything in the US media.


29 posted on 07/02/2010 11:25:12 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Erasmus
“Pravda” == “truth.”

“Izvestiya” “delivered messages” == “news.”

Sounds like "Honest" John's Used Cars.

If you have to say it, you are not.

Leave it to others to say about you because if you have to claim it, you don't have it..

30 posted on 07/02/2010 2:21:03 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: OL Hickory

bookmark


31 posted on 07/05/2010 3:57:55 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: All

1 Observation: Pravda — the same today as it was yesterday.


32 posted on 08/07/2010 12:21:42 AM PDT by Cindy
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