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50 Mind Blowing Facts about America That Our Founding Fathers Never Would Have believed

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:22 AM

50 Mind Blowing Facts about America That Our Founding Fathers Never Would Have believed

The following are 50 mind blowing facts about modern America that our Founding Fathers never would have believed….

#1 In 2010, not only does the United States have a central bank, but it also runs our economy and issues all of our currency. The Federal Reserve has devalued the U.S. dollar by over 95 percent since 1913 and it has been used to create the biggest mountain of government debt in the history of the world.

#2 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that U.S. government agents can legally sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, place a secret GP
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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:22 AM
#3 The 50 wealthiest members of Congress saw their collective fortunes increase by 85.1 million dollars to $1.4 billion in 2009.

#4 The U.S. government has accumulated a national debt that is rapidly approaching the 14 trillion dollar mark.

#5 All over the United States, asphalt roads are being ground up and are being replaced with gravel because it is cheaper to maintain. The state of South Dakota has transformed over 100 miles of asphalt road into gravel over the past year, and 38 out of the 83 counties in the state of Michigan have now turned some of their asphalt roads into gravel roads.

#6 Americans now owe more than $849 billion on student loans, which is more than the total amount that Americans owe on their credit cards.

#7 In 2010, Americans waste an astounding amount of food. According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management board, 63 percent of the average supermarket’s waste stream is food. When you break that down, it means that each supermarket wastes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each year.

#8 The city of Cleveland plans to sort through curbside trash to ensure that people are actually recycling properly. If it is discovered that some citizens are not recycling they will be hit with very large fines.

#9 Once upon a time, U.S. industry was the envy of the world. But since 1979, manufacturing employment in the United States has fallen by 40 percent.

#10 Even though the U.S. population has exploded in size, the number of Americans with manufacturing jobs today is smaller than the number of Americans who were employed in manufacturing in 1950.

#11 Having one out of every eight Americans enrolled in the food stamp program is now considered “the new normal” and Americans continue to drop into poverty in astounding numbers.

#12 One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program.

#13 A family of four actually has difficulty surviving on an income of $50,000 a year in America in 2010.

#14 Barack Obama is backing a proposal to create a national database that will store the DNA of all individuals who have been arrested, even if they end up not being convicted of a crime.

#15 In 2010, it takes the average unemployed American worker over 8 months to find a job.

#16 The U.S. government has made some parts of Arizona off limits to U.S. citizens because of the threat of violence from Mexican drug smugglers. The federal government has actually posted signs more than 100 miles north of the Mexican border warning travelers that certain areas are unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers.

#17 One recent survey of last year’s college graduates discovered that 80 percent moved right back home with their parents after graduation.

#18 In one of the very first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a U.S. military judge ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.

#19 The average American worker now pays literally dozens of different kinds of taxes each year.

#20 In recent years the U.S. government has spent $2.6 million tax dollars to study the drinking habits of Chinese prostitutes and $400,000 tax dollars to pay researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires, Argentina to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk.

#21 Christians are being arrested and thrown in jail in some areas of the United States for quietly passing out Christian literature on public sidewalks.

#22 The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using cutting edge analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place “potential offenders” in prevention and education programs.

#23 Organic milk is now considered such a national crisis that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in the state of Pennsylvania.

#24 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they are considering a crackdown on farm dust.

#25 According to a new CDC report, nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugs on a regular basis.

#26 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts says that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.

#27 Today, Americans are losing their homes in staggering numbers. One out of every seven mortgages was delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010.

#28 Many of our leading scientists are now calling themselves “transhumanists” and are openly proclaiming that a future where men have fully merged with machines is inevitable.

#29 Americans who spend large amounts of cash are viewed as “potential criminals” by the U.S. government in 2010.

#30 New full body security scanners going into airports all across the United States can actually see through our clothing and produce very clear and very detailed images of our exposed bodies as we walk through them.

#31 The U.S. financial system has become a massive gambling parlor in 2010. As a result, a horrific derivatives bubble has developed that threatens to destroy our entire economy at any moment. Nobody knows exactly how big the derivatives bubble is, but low estimates place it at around 600 trillion dollars and high estimates put it at around 1.5 quadrillion dollars. Once that bubble pops there simply will not be enough money in the entire world to fix it.

#32 The U.S. government is spending an amount of money equivalent to approximately 25.4 percent of GDP this year.

#33 Today, 10,000 people make 30% of the total income in the United States.

#34 A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation discovered that 250 employees of the Defense Department used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations. However, the investigation also found that the Pentagon investigated only a handful of those cases.

#35 According to a recent poll of Americans between the ages of 44 and 75, 61% said that running out money was their biggest fear. The remaining 39% thought death was scarier.

#36 Approximately 57 percent of Barack Obama’s 3.8 trillion dollar budget for 2011 consists of direct payments to individual Americans or is money that is spent on their behalf.

#37 A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood.

#38 The U.S. trade deficit has exploded to nightmarish proportions over the past two decades. Every single month tens of billions more dollars goes out of the United States than comes into it. Essentially, the United States is becoming far poorer as a nation each and every month.

#39 Factories are closing in droves across the United States because the American people would rather buy things made in China.

#40 Millions upon millions of good paying middle class jobs are being shipped off to China and they are never coming back. Meanwhile, U.S. politicians stand by idly and do nothing.

#41 Some analysts now believe that China could become the largest economy in the world by the year 2020.

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#42 If the U.S. government was forced to use GAAP accounting principles (like all publicly-traded corporations must), the annual U.S. government budget deficit would be somewhere in the neighborhood of four to five trillion dollars.

#43 According to one recent survey, 28% of all U.S. households have at least one person that is currently searching for a full-time job.

#44 The U.S. dollar continues to rapidly decline in value. An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 will cost you $112.35 today. An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 will cost you $440.33 today.

#45 Major international organizations are actually proposing that the United States start considering the adoption of a truly global currency.

#46 Students at a high school in Missouri have built a car that they claim can get up to 450 miles per gallon. On another note, some of the top energy experts in the world believe that thorium could solve our energy problems and supply very cheap energy for society for hundreds of thousands of years. But in today’s world technologies such as these are endlessly suppressed by the rich and powerful.

#47 One Colorado high school student is seeking an explanation from officials at his school after he was ordered by security guards to remove American flags from his truck because they might make other students at the high school ”uncomfortable”.

#48 Three California high school students were recently forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

#49 Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court and now must be removed permanently.

#50 One group of high school students made national headlines recently when they revealed that a security guard ordered them to stop singing the national anthem during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
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edit on 9-9-2010 by Krzyzmo because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:52 AM
#5 is so true. the road I lived on back in '93 was changed to gravel which I thought was stupid. It's since been re-paved though. But I always wondered why they did that..should have guessed it was all about $$

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:58 AM
So when it all falls apart and the US has to start all over again from scratch and IMF handouts...

just make sure that you hunt down the rich corporate fat-cats living in their European chalets, after deserting America, and bring them to justice, strip their assets, and throw them in a hole.

You may also have to go to Paraguay and drag the Bush's back for swift justice.

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by Krzyzmo

I find it hilarious that, while some are true, some of these entries actually conflict with each other in the spirit of their meaning.

#7 In 2010, Americans waste an astounding amount of food. According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management board, 63 percent of the average supermarket’s waste stream is food. When you break that down, it means that each supermarket wastes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each year.

#8 The city of Cleveland plans to sort through curbside trash to ensure that people are actually recycling properly. If it is discovered that some citizens are not recycling they will be hit with very large fines.

So in #7, we see how Evil we Americans are because we "Waste food", suggesting that the author of this list feels as though we should be doing something about all the waste

But in the very next entry, #8, the author tells us that it's insane that someone is actually doing something about all the waste.

Don't get me wrong, America isn't perfect, but it IS great. And i just get really sick and tired of all the American Hating stupid, dumb, and spoiled rotten children in this country that take it for granted.

Yes, it's your right to take it for granted. It's also my right to defecate on my self and walk into public, but you won't see me doing that any time soon, because unlike all you American haters out there, i don't want people to despise me.

edit on 9-9-2010 by Snarf because: (no reason given)

edit on 9-9-2010 by Snarf because: spelling error

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 01:46 AM
The country that we have today is not the country invisioned by our founding fathers. In fact, they are probably rolling in their graves for what we have done to it. All of that sacrifice and hard work that they put into a society based on liberty, has effectively been thrown away by a generation who couldn't even hold the simplest of responsibilities.

Our forefathers' generation worked so hard and sacrificed so much to hand us down the freedoms and liberties that we are supposed to have but it was our generation and the generation just before ours that has been a complete failure. We completely ignored the guidlines set out for us that even a 5th grader could understand, yet we ignored them as if they were a bad dream or something. In fact, not only did we ignore the guidlines set out before us, be we also ignored just about every warning that our founding fathers could muster. Sadly, we didn't even need to understand the warnings to heed them, we just needed to abide by them.. that's all.

Tyranny is like the water to a dam. It's a constant pressure forcing inwards on the dam. If there is one little crack, one little hole, the whole dam will come crashing down and the water (tyranny) will be forced through to envelope everything. Our Constitution was supposed to be the water-tight dam that held back the tyranny but sadly, we ignored maintenance to that damn and failed to to plug the cracks the were constantly being formed due to the water-pressure of tyranny. It's nobody's fault but our own. In fact, you can't even really blame the current tyrants because if it wasn't them, it would just be some other tyrant. Tyranny will always be there, which is why it's extremely important to have your safety mechanisms in place.

This country is no longer a country of the free. We are no longer a beacon for liberty and justice. We no longer even resemble what we were intended to be. We have failed.... Generation Fail.


posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by Snarf

Actually I do not see that as an example of American hate nor as being contradictory.

One is about wasted food. This could be taken care of if people would not order more than they can eat or at least eat the leftovers. It is funny how we produce more food than we can actually eat yet we still have people starving. Another factor in the market food waste is that they could set up a program to give food away to the needy when it is reaching its sell by date. In many cases the food is still good.

The other is about recycling (this has nothing to do with food waste unless you are thinking of composting). In this case I disagree with them forcing people to recycle, but the city could make it easier for people to recycle. For instance my city just issues every household both a trash bin and a recycle bin for the new truck setups they have. Before this you could just sit out a trash bag but your recycles had to be sorted and often times you had nothing to put them in. Now the recycles have a bin all to themselves and they need not be sorted. I do wish the trash bin was a bit larger though, and the recycle bin is not allowed glass in it (for obvious reasons it would end up broken when dumped).

Not contradictory but both do involve waste.


posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 03:30 AM
I couldn't read through the whole list.

But just in case it isn't in there?

Let's not forget the CONSTITUTIONAL FREE ZONES that exist in American these days.

That get's me rolling over and I'm not even dead yet...


posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 07:04 AM
reply to post by silo13

And we have "free speech zones" as well.
Boy, just wait til I find one of those, I'm gonna give Congress an earful!

The list reads like a Ripley's believe it or not from 50 years ago.
"by the year 2010 China will have eclipsed the United States as the world's leading economic power"
- believe it, or not.

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

Ya know, I was going to say that, about the Free Speech Zones, but, I just couldn't even stand to type out the words.
Yeah, this list, though I've respect for the OP for posting it? The list needs a massive update.


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