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83 Numbers From 2013 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 12/18/2013 3:56:29 PM PST by BAW

During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire planet and our big banks are behaving even more recklessly than they did just before the last financial crisis. We continue to see thousands of businesses and millions of jobs get shipped out of the United States, and the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated. Due to the lack of decent jobs, poverty is absolutely exploding. Government dependence is at an all-time high and crime is rising. Evidence of social and moral decay is seemingly everywhere, and our government appears to be going insane. If we are going to have any hope of solving these problems, the American people need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and finally admit how bad things have actually become.

#1 Most people that hear this statistic do not believe that it is actually true, but right now an all-time record 102 million working age Americans do not have a job.

#2 Because of the lack of jobs, poverty is spreading like wildfire in the United States. According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program each month.

#3 As society breaks down, the government feels a greater need than ever before to watch, monitor and track the population. For example, every single day the NSA intercepts and permanently stores close to 2 billion emails and phone calls in addition to a whole host of other data.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economics; numbers; statistics
The list has 83 entries. Worth a read.
1 posted on 12/18/2013 3:56:29 PM PST by BAW
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To: BAW

Well, hell’s bells. Pass out the hemlock, Shylock, we’re all doomed.

Can I have your stuff after you off yourself?


2 posted on 12/18/2013 4:02:44 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: BAW

You wanted change in 2008.

You will have it. Period.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 4:02:56 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: BAW

“approximately 75 percent of all American women do not have any interest in dating unemployed men.”

What 25% of women would date an unemployed man?


4 posted on 12/18/2013 4:08:16 PM PST by stanne
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To: 353FMG
353FMG:" You wanted change in 2008."

Promised Hope and Change
We got instead "Beans and Franks"
And now living on "Hope and Prayer "

5 posted on 12/18/2013 4:10:21 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: BAW

I am tired of numbers like #25. Many of the taxes I paid were paid in money that was actually worth something, not today’s money, and certainly not in the next decade’s money.

If the government wants out of the deal, I’m OK with that. I would like all of my money back, adjusted for inflation and paid with the proceeds of the investments that I would have made at the time I was taxed, to the present. Thank you.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 4:23:13 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: BAW

Interesting, since Team Obama seems to have the impression that 'most' Americans are covered by employer-based insurance.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 4:26:20 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: stanne

A man walked into a bar and sat beside a lady. She said “I haven’t seen you around her before.”

The man replied “I just got out of prison.”

“Why were you in prison?” asked the lady.

“I chopped my wife up with an ax.”

The lady excitedly responded “Oh, you’re single then.”


8 posted on 12/18/2013 4:27:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Agree. And if the former average interest rate (6%) were applied, the amount for each individual would be much more.

I did a calculation years ago using 6% average interest applied to the combined social security paid in by employer and individual during a 40-year work career. The result was well over $1 million if inflation were also calculated in.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 4:31:15 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; 353FMG; AlexW; Mark17
We got instead "Beans and Franks"

Only the beans, here (actually more rice, than beans!).

Praying for change! I hope it comes on the end of a rope!

Actually, I moved to the Philippines in February, with a return ticket dated for today (The plane left Cebu 7 hours ago!). I am staying here in the land of friendly people where smiles are always part of the proper uniform of the day!

It is an English-speaking country, mostly Christian (Roman Catholics and Protestants), with a good exchange rate and reasonable cost of living. It is always warm, and shorts are daily wear.

In Davao City, where I now live, there are super-malls and open markets. Seafood is fresh, and ground beef is 249 pesos per kilo (44 Php=1USD, therefore about $2.47/lb.) I bought a whole beef tenderloin last week for 380 per kilo (about $3.93 per pound). Marinated and grilled with bacon wrapping! Mmmmmm... along with some large BBQed shrimp!

Life is great here, and I don't regret leaving Barak's Amerika. It is no longer the America I know!


SM Lanang Premier - Davao City Shopping Mall

10 posted on 12/18/2013 4:35:48 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
We got instead "Beans and Franks"

"Franks and Beans! Franks and Beans!"

11 posted on 12/18/2013 4:39:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: VerySadAmerican

I teach literature.

We go through Shakespeare, a couple of plays per year.

The sixth graders invariably, indignantly say of Taming of the Shrew or Romeo and Juliet, Why would anyone let their fathers tell them whom to marry?

Girls class is so feminized, so socialized to hate femininity and masculinity we just discuss.

Boys class, one sentence: When you guys have a daughter, do you want to have a say in it, or will you allow the possibility of her marrying some dope and becoming abandoned and poor?

End of discussion. They’re mine from there.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 4:42:26 PM PST by stanne
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To: WVKayaker

“Life is great here, and I don’t regret leaving Barak’s Amerika. It is no longer the America I know!”
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It is great to see your post, but just to warn you, watch out for the “dog in a manger” group here on FR. They have a real problem with those of us who are enjoying life away from Obozoland.
Maybe you can come visit us in Dalaguete some day.
Life on the beach is great, and to think that the three of us live just fine on less then $1000 per month.


13 posted on 12/18/2013 4:45:04 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW; Mark17
...“dog in a manger” group here on FR...

Mark and I have both been exposed to their ignorance. I care less what they have to say, but sometimes respond just to stir the pot.

Mark is now here in Davao, and we are almost neighbors and soon to be in-laws (or outlaws, as the case may be!). I will marry the older sister of his fiancé. I think I got the better one, haha. Both are good Filipina women.

I'm just grateful that I escaped the devastation in Ormoc City. The house I rented there was destroyed, and they just restored the electricity in some parts of the city. Cellphones work there, but landlines are slow in restoration due to all the poles down. I left there one week before the Typhoon Yolanda hit, not aware of what was coming, but to come to be near my fiancé!

God is good. We are starting a pizza business here and after a couple of weeks are getting steady orders, even though we are not cheap. Filipinos love pizza and next week we are buying a deep-fat fryer to add Fried chicken and other things to the menu. I will become a millionaire or just be busy doing something to pay the bills. Either way is OK. My pension isn't big enough to live and accumulate enough to buy property, so that is why we started the biz!

Across the street from my new house is a busy beach which we hope will bring us lots of customers! The house is occupied by some Japanese guy who doesn't keep the yard, but we move there next month and that will change!


14 posted on 12/18/2013 5:08:58 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: AlexW

I am always interested in hearing about expats and where they go to live. I’ve never been to the PI, but it sounds like it’s not bad at all. One day, I may join you out that way.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 5:12:16 PM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: BAW

bfl


16 posted on 12/18/2013 5:23:02 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: EricT.

“PI, but it sounds like it’s not bad at all. One day, I may join you out that way.”
_______________________________________________
Happiness here is all in attitude. If you can adjust to third world culture, such as roosters crowing before daybreak, you can love it here.
It is far best for single men who hookup with a Filipina.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 5:34:55 PM PST by AlexW
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To: BAW
More on Social Security because of better health care. The reason they set retirement age at 65 is because most did not live beyond that. Now one of the neighbors is 93.

Men died from heart trouble, now they live with surgery and pacemakers.

18 posted on 12/18/2013 6:01:26 PM PST by Battle Axe
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To: WVKayaker

I notice that the windows all have cages on them. IS there a burglary problem?


19 posted on 12/18/2013 6:30:26 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: BAW

Mournful numbers.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 7:08:53 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: B4Ranch
I notice that the windows all have cages on them. IS there a burglary problem?

Like anywhere, thieves look for easy targets. In my neighborhood here in Gulfview Executive Estates, Davao City, there are more than 1000 homes, from very modest to very extravagant. Most have fences and bars on the windows. But, that seems to be common all over the Philippines, from my observations.

Adjacent across a creek with a foot bridge, there is a much poorer section. But, security is good here in our subdivision, and I hear little of burglars nearby here. Also, the Mayor in this city is known to be no-nonsense with criminals. There is allegedly a death squad to eliminate drug dealers and the like.

Also, my new best friend here, now, is a retired General from the Army, who teaches new Police recruits on various subjects. He is my "godfather" and insures my personal safety! He lives two streets away, but is here most days for my fresh-brewed Barako Kape' (quite tasty coffee grown in Batangas Province, which I order and have shipped to me already roasted)! Also, I have a Policeman living across the street!

I'm not worried!


21 posted on 12/18/2013 8:18:48 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: stanne
What 25% of women would date an unemployed man?

My sister, but she is a democrat and always in search of an even bigger loser.

22 posted on 12/18/2013 8:20:47 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: WVKayaker

What me worry? LOL hahaha I’m glad that you have got everything sorted out and protection is not a concern. It sounds as if your business is getting ready to take off. Best of luck to you. Remember not to keep too much cash in the till.

Merry Christmas


23 posted on 12/18/2013 8:51:27 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: stanne
“approximately 75 percent of all American women do not have any interest in dating unemployed men.”

What 25% of women would date an unemployed man?

Yet, 40.7% of women who got pregnant went out to find the most deadbeat retarded subhuman scumbag they could find to knock them up.

Percent of all births to unmarried women: 40.7%

24 posted on 12/18/2013 9:08:36 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

It just screams at me it’s so obvious. This generation thinks its so smart living off the tech advances invetex by people educated in the 30s to 60s.

But they are so far behind former generations in so many if not in all ways of civilization

Women can mate purely physically, taking on sex as entertainment, and just kill the baby while the father takes off

This is viewed as advanced.

While men of every former generation would not dream of being able to get a girl without being gainfully employed. And her father would step in if she weren’t wise enough to obstruct, particularly if she weren’t wise enough to tell him to take a hike

Now, its news that 75 % of women wouldn’t date a guy who was unemployed when it should be a couple of digits off from 100%

Sick


25 posted on 12/18/2013 9:56:39 PM PST by stanne
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To: B4Ranch
Remember not to keep too much cash in the till.

Never do, but the General is assisting me in arming my GF's brother, who is about 6 ft tall, and will make an excellent security guard. It is also common that most businesses here have armed guards at the door or gate!


26 posted on 12/18/2013 10:30:37 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: VerySadAmerican
The lady excitedly responded “Oh, you’re single then.”

That is pretty close to the truth. I worked for 25 years in a California prison, and I used to wonder how many of those criminals got good looking women, and for the most part, the women got treated like crap. I guess some women think life with a bad guy is exciting or something.

27 posted on 12/18/2013 10:56:54 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: EricT.

Eric, you need to come here to see for yourself. The pictures in post 14 were taken by the beach, 5 minutes walk from my house. I chose Davao City for several reasons, cost of living mostly. It seems to be the economic hub of Mindanao, if not the entire Visayan region. The mayor does tolerate any foolishness from anyone, so it is a good safe area. Me and my buddy both know police officers. The cops do not go around shooting your dog and do not hassle law abiding citizens. Just don’t expect it to work like the US, but I have a home phone, cell phone, high speed Internet access and satellite TV. It works for me.


28 posted on 12/18/2013 11:24:14 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: stanne
End of discussion

Beautiful!

This substantiates my belief that there is a huge difference between teachers and educators. You are an educator.

29 posted on 12/19/2013 5:31:07 AM PST by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
I would like all of my money back, adjusted for inflation and paid with the proceeds of the investments that I would have made at the time I was taxed, to the present.

That would be nice, but................I'd just take the money back if that's what they offered. Period. Just get out of my wallet.

30 posted on 12/19/2013 5:41:51 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: BAW

“According to the most recent numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, an all-time record 49.2 percent of all Americans are receiving benefits from at least one government program each month. “

I believe they included military pensioners in that number.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 7:39:04 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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