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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by Bicent76
You didn't provide any proof at all that things are getting worse...you just claimed it.
Well here...let me make a baseless claim myself....everything is getting better.
Ok...now who is right???
Back up your claims...or your arguments fail. This is simply your perception...and perception is flawed.
The following are 19 statistics about the poor that will absolutely astound you....
#1 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of "very poor" rose in 300 out of the 360 largest metropolitan areas during 2010.
#2 Last year, 2.6 million more Americans descended into poverty. That was the largest increase that we have seen since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.
#3 It isn't just the ranks of the "very poor" that are rising. The number of those just considered to be "poor" is rapidly increasing as well. Back in the year 2000, 11.3% of all Americans were living in poverty. Today, 15.1% of all Americans are living in poverty.
#4 The poverty rate for children living in the United States increased to 22% in 2010.
#5 There are 314 counties in the United States where at least 30% of the children are facing food insecurity.
#6 In Washington D.C., the "child food insecurity rate" is 32.3%.
#7 More than 20 million U.S. children rely on school meal programs to keep from going hungry.
#8 One out of every six elderly Americans now lives below the federal poverty line.
#9 Today, there are over 45 million Americans on food stamps.
#10 According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 15 percent of all Americans are now on food stamps.
#11 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.
#12 The number of Americans on food stamps has increased 74% since 2007.
#13 We are told that the economy is recovering, but the number of Americans on food stamps has grown by another 8 percent over the past year.
#14 Right now, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.
#15 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.
#16 More than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid. Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today, approximately one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid.
#17 One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in at least one government anti-poverty program.
#18 The number of Americans that are going to food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% since 2006.
#19 It is estimated that up to half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States.
Sadly, we don't hear much about this on the nightly news, do we?
Originally posted by jcord
They are collapsing the system. The time has come to prepare the way for their little god. He has but a short time to rule.
Originally posted by Bicent76
Alright here we go.. Each day that passes in our lives in this World we live in right now, is getting worse.... Not talking about personal lives I am talking in a General perspective... This World was in a better position as a WHOLE 2 years ago, I mean as a whole as in everything Human beings are in charge of.. 5 yrs ago we were better off, in 2001, we were better off, in 1980, we were better off... Everything Human, beings are in charge of now, is getting worse and worse and worse each moment that passes.. If you look at history, it does not get better or restart, until this ends...
...I was just wondering if anyone else notices this as well?
edit on 29-11-2011 by Bicent76 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by unworldly
It's true. Humanity has been progressively going to Hell in a handbasket for many years, and it's only continuing to get worse. Human beings today are very frightening creatures--the way they think and the way their minds work is light-years beyond disturbing. With a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eye, people have abandoned any semblence of a soul they ever had, and they've become something that, to me, doesn't even seem human but more robotic. Life has become surreal--almost like a dream--and how scary it is to know I'm not dreaming.
Originally posted by SkipperJohn
reply to post by Bicent76
I know what you are saying. go out and watch people they all look like controlled robots. maybe the world evolved and they forgot to tell us. go out and look, people do not have any emotion anymore.
Originally posted by theclutch
I think it's gotten worse! Does anyone even say please or thank you anymore? when is the last time someone even said excuse me, without being snotty about it? the next time someone sneezes, just see if anyone will say bless you to that person. most people now will say "cover your mouth" and look at them like they are carrying the plague! Just try to help out an old person now days. They will curse you and say things like "I'm not helpless!" Not saying this is everyone, but it seems the majority of people unless they are in your little circle of friends or family, just don't give a snip anymore!
Governments do not even try to find solutions to peoples problems. Take this whole OWS stuff. In Vancouver all the radio stations would keep saying over and over again was how the protesters didn't know what they where protesting. Then they would immediately jump on anything that happened in the camp and promote how to get rid of them. One guy had a drug overdose, and all they could do was blame everyone there and get rid of them. another lady died, and again it was how to get rid of them. then it was fire safety. Not once did they promote a show on how to make things better, or run a program on moving them to a better location. It was right from the beginning, "How do we get rid of them, and lets make them sound stupid!" Rather than, "how can we negotiate, make things better, find some solutions!" It's always counter productive.
I remember years back some guy going into the WCB in Edmonton with a gun and threatening workers there. The guy was clearly at the end of his rope, being injured at work and pushed threw a system with no hope or chance at a decent life. Yay sure he could have done things differently, but he was making a stand and a point. What did the WCB do about it. They installed more security features and demonized the guy. The radio did the same thing. No one even asked "what can we do to make sure workers don't fall through the cracks. or why did this happen and lets make it better!" Nope they take the "lets protect our way of ripping people off to no end and rape them some more!"
people camped out at WCB another time on their lawn in protest. What did WCB do later. They planted huge rock gardens so no one could camp them out again!
Originally posted by RedbeardedFoo
My only advice is to LEARN and TEACH those around you, soak up as much self sufficient and self/help knowledge before you are forced to rely on big bro. Buy Books not ebooks either, when the grid goes down you want to be able to fact check for such things as herbal remedies, natural food cures, survival techniques, gardening etc. What happens when u cant charge that kindle? exactly.......and build relationships with you neighbors, because as divided as the world has become you would be shockingly surprised at how much they want to create a community with you too, insecurity and fear plays a large role i think when neighbors dont interact positively with one another, but ive found that those walls are easily torn down with a smile and a how are you?
Originally posted by canselmi
I'm not a very religious person, but this bible quote says it perfectly:
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?