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Who will steer the ship?

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Are we in big t-r-o-u-b-l-e, or just declining gradually as a whole?
I believe the US census readings are semi accurate, especially over a scale.
In hindsight of these facts, my beliefs remain scattered.

The population the USA is about 300 million.
160 million are retired.
That leaves 140 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school.
Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Leaving 20 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces and are preoccupied.
Which leaves 17.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 15.8 million people who work for state and city Governments
That leaves 1.4 million to do the work !!!
At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work.
It ddidn't mention names though.
And that was last year!

But really, actually and seriously, It seems like "we the people" have lost our grip.
With numbers like this, could we be too over reliant on our elderly to carve the future?
I am working, and most of the people I know are working.
Government statistics are all I have here, but look at the chart.



No pun intended, but I am getting older too.




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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Those numbers are completely fake. You are a victim of a chain letter.

The last line is usually:

leaving 2 people to do the work, and here you are reading this.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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Yes- the numbers are the irony of what I had received in an email. The chart in the link I provided is for further speculation only.

The chart concurred with my "chain email" hence the post.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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Not very amusing, and a complete waste of everyone's time to be perfectly honest. If we were to even start to take some of these figures seriously, we would see a very careful play on numbers. Discuss...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Did you even consider the Illegals? I mean come on plenty of people around here to do work so don't even worry bout it!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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OMG the illegals, the uncounted millions of workers (seems like they all do work) Great point to bring up Endtime!

Well the next time I go to present a sporting joke like this at ATS, I will account for them. lol

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Tribble]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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just trying to keep things in perspective, tribble!
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