Fifty Ways The American Dream Has Become A Nightmare
by Mark R. Elsis
August 8, 2014
"None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.
The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds
by masters who rule them with lies.
They feed them on falsehoods till wrong looks like right in their eyes."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I've realized the astonishing disconnect that the vast majority of United States citizens have from reality for a long, long time. So much so, that for the last few years I have been compiling an ever-expanding list on what is known as American exceptionalism.
An overwhelming amount of the citizens in the United States still think they live in the greatest country on Earth. A Republic based on democratic principles with a Bill of Rights that protects their civil liberties. The true hard cold facts are, that despite some stirring phrases without much binding force, the ultimate concern of the United States Constitution is the protection of private property and wealth at the very top against the masses, therefore making any chance of a legitimate democratic reversal impossible. Why do you think 55 of our rich founding Fathers convened in secret and wrote the United States Constitution behind locked doors that were protected by armed guards?
The land of the free and home of the brave and apple pie and Chevrolet has morphed into game theory chaos for absolute dictatorial control and unprecedented profits where the collective is trying to assimilate us to believe that resistance is futile. It isn't.
The American Dream
by George Carlin
My fellow citizens actually believe the unceasing deceit perpetrated by the totally Jewish controlled mainstream media, that Americans are still the best at everything. This constantly repetitive propaganda is now so overt, I don't understand how even the most dumbed-down, double-digit IQ, materialistically greed driven, fluoride filled, pharmaceutically drugged, video game playing obsessed, fashion compulsive, pornography crazed, gambling addicted, sports fanatics, reality and news fearing television programmed nor the smart phone junkies, don't see through this barrage of patently blatant lies. I couldn't imagine who has the wherewithal to control all of these evermore distracting and disabling vices?
"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals and our banks destroy the economy."
Are my fellow citizens delusional optimists? Are they in complete denial? Have they given up hope? Is it cognitive dissonance? Have we become victims of the Stockholm syndrome? We were forewarned about this occurring from Aldous Huxley, when he wrote, Brave New World; “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” Whatever it is, may they soon wake up en masse so that we can reclaim our country from the enemy that is within our gates. If this awakening does not happen very soon, we will eternally be subjugated microchipped prisoners in our own country.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the
But it cannot survive treason from within.
An enemy at the gates is less formidable,
for he is known and he carries his banners openly.
But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely,
his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys,
heard in the very hall of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor -
he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims,
and wears their face and their garment,
and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation -
he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city -
he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
This subjugated microchipped prisoners in our own country isn't only about the citizens of the United States. Our American exceptionalism inculcation is clandestinely being used to take over and enslave the entire world. This long ranged plan started when we took over from the British in 1897 and became the de facto mercenaries for the Jewish oligarchical rape and pillage plutocracy.
"And he causes all, the small and the great,
and the rich and the poor,
and the free men and the slaves,
to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell,
except the one who has the mark,
either the name of the beast or the number of his name."
The United Sates military now has a presence in over 150 countries, bringing "democracy" and "humanitarian aid" from the end of a rifle barrel, or to bring it into a more current vernacular, drone strikes. This is also done in many more perniciously covert ways by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the United States State Department, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, through many forms of financial terrorism, eavesdropping on everything and everyone everywhere in order to coerce and blackmail, outright assassinations, assassinations that look like accidents and colored revolution coups d'etat created by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Whatever it takes to destabilize and overthrow governments will be done so that the mega transnational corporations with their interlocking major shareholders can have slave labor, theft of the resources and the complete indoctrination of the inhabitants into the New World Order serfdom.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out
all those who were
buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers
and the seats of those who were selling doves. And He said to them,
"It is written, 'my house shall be called a house of prayer';
but you are making it a robbers' den."
Fifty Ways The American Dream Has Become A
1) Number one in derivatives and other banking and financial frauds.
We can thank President William Jefferson Clinton (Billy "Slick Willie" Blythe) and his corrupt psychopathic Jewish financial handlers, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and Larry Summers (Samuelson) for these two treasonous laws. The first law was the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, enacted November 12, 1999. This law voided the most important part of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, by repealing barriers in the market among banking companies, securities companies and insurance companies that prohibited any one institution from acting as any combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, and an insurance company. With the passage of this new law, commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms, and insurance companies were allowed to consolidate. Furthermore, it failed to give to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or any other financial regulatory agency the authority to regulate large investment bank holding companies. Rescinding a law specifically put in place during the depression to regulate out of control casino gambling by Wall Street and the banking system, priceless.
The second law was signed on December 21, 2000, once again by Slick Willie. The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 was a great going away present, just 30 days before he left office. This law made sure that most over-the-counter derivatives transactions would not be regulated as futures under the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 or as securities under the federal securities laws. Today most estimates of the derivatives market have it between one and two quadrillion dollars (1,000 and 2,000 trillion United States Dollars (USD)). Compare that to the Gross domestic product (GDP) for every country of Earth together, which was approximately 72 trillion USD in 2012, and one can see the destructive folly these paper shuffling greed filled cretins have gotten us into. The top American five banks that dealing in derivatives are: JPMorgan Chase; Goldman Sachs; Citibank; Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. Today derivatives are traded for one reason, and one reason only, to elaborately fleece the 99% of their money. Today their enormous size makes them extremely dangerous instruments that could very easily bring down the house of cards that is finance.
"Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction."
Needless to say, there are countless other illegal and immoral swindles being perpetrated (credit default swaps, high frequency trading, naked short selling especially on gold and silver futures - to artificially keep their price down - therefore protecting the dollar, rigging the Libor interest rate, shadow banking, front running, insider trading, rehypothecation, money laundering, pump and dump, bribing municipalities, illegal foreclosures, robosigning, hidden fees, quantitative easing and predatory lending to name just a few), but these two laws literally opened up the preverbal flood gates for massive "legal" frauds within banking, Wall Street and derivatives. I believe that over the last 15 years a billion or more people around the world have been moderately or substantially hurt by just these two pernicious laws alone. When one adds in all of the other illegal and immoral swindles these soulless thieves are perpetrating, billions of people have been adversely affected.
The too big to fail banks are getting away with all of these abhorrent crimes because they collectively contribute more money to politicians than big pharma, big agriculture and the defense industry, combined. Since 1996 the largest banks in America have tripled their political contributions. Today they give more than 600 million USD per year in order to buy every politician in the United States government. Their monetary return on investment for these bribes is spectacular, it also keeps them out of prison.
Not one top banker or Wall Street tycoon has even been prosecuted for any of the myriad illegal activities since the subprime mortgage crisis which culminated in the September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the biggest in United States history. This was quickly followed by the Federal Reserve very secretly bailing out the largest "too big to fail banks" on Earth with "loans" of 29 trillion USD. Juxtapose this with what happened with the Saving and Loan crisis of the 1980s, when according to William K. Black (the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis) "Only the scale of the scandal is new [2008 crash]. A single bank, IndyMac, lost more money than the entire Savings and Loan crisis. In that crisis, the savings and loan regulators made over 30,000 criminal referrals, and this produced over 1,000 felony convictions in cases designated as “major” by the Department of Justice (DoJ). But even that understates the degree of prioritization, because we, the regulators, worked very closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department to create a list of the top 100 -- the 100 worst fraud schemes. They involved roughly 300 savings and loans and 600 individuals, and virtually all of those people were prosecuted. We had a 90 percent conviction rate, which is the greatest success against elite white-collar crime [in terms of prosecution and conviction] in history." So, with the latest banking and Wall Street crimes that dwarfed those of the Savings and Loan crisis, not one top level person has even been prosecuted for, let alone found guilty and went to jail. What this is, is absolute total corruption on the grandest scale, made legal.
"The Jews are such a dangerous and
that they deserve to be exterminated before they are born."
(burned at the stake on February 17, 1600)
It is also very important to have the point man for Federal prosecutions to be Jewish. So, why has no one been held accountable? Because those responsible for indicting and prosecuting Wall Street executives seem to believe that, just as there are banks that are too big to fail, there are Jewish people who are too big to jail. In a speech he gave last fall, the retiring head of the Criminal Division in the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, explained why he never prosecutes his fellow Jews: “To be clear, the decision of whether to indict a corporation, defer prosecution, or decline altogether is not one that I, or anyone in the Criminal Division, take lightly. We are frequently on the receiving end of presentations from defense counsel, CEOs and economists who argue that the collateral consequences of an indictment would be devastating for their client. In my conference room, over the years, I have heard sober predictions that a company or bank might fail if we indict, that innocent employees could lose their jobs, that entire industries may be affected, and even that global markets will feel the effects. Sometimes though, let me stress, not always these presentations are compelling. In reaching every charging decision, we must take into account the effect of an indictment on innocent employees and shareholders, just as we must take into account the nature of the crimes committed and the pervasiveness of the misconduct. I personally feel that it’s my duty to consider whether individual employees with no responsibility for, or knowledge of, misconduct committed by others in the same company are going to lose their livelihood if we indict the corporation. In large multi-national companies, the jobs of tens of thousands of employees can be at stake. And, in some cases, the health of an industry or the markets is a real factor. Those are the kinds of considerations in white collar crime cases that literally keep me up at night, and which must play a role in responsible enforcement.” I think that the following quote by Adolf Hitler sums up quite well this kind of excuse filled to escape identifying blame and hence any prosecution with such convoluted double speak Jewish bullshit.
"I found it extremely difficult myself to be a match for the dialectical perfidy of that race. How futile it was to try to win over such people with argument, seeing that their very mouths distorted the truth, disowning the very words they had just uttered and adopting them again a few moments later to serve their own ends in the argument."
Over the last forty years or so we have seen a drastic increase in the financialization of the United States economy. This has occurred as we have shifted away from an industrial capitalism into a Ponzi scheme casino form of capitalism. Financial services accounted for just over 2% of our GDP at the end of World War II, today they are almost 10%. The extreme increase of inequality in the United States (and elsewhere) during these same years has been driven in a large part by this financialization.
The major reason for our disenfranchisement is the compound interest or usury on our ever increasing debt. As Ellen Brown eloquently states: In the 2012 edition of Occupy Money released last week, Professor Margrit Kennedy writes that a stunning 35% to 40% of everything we buy goes to interest. This interest goes to bankers, financiers, and bondholders, who take a 35% to 40% cut (some have suggested that this cut may be as high as 50%) of our GDP. That helps explain how wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street. The rich get progressively richer at the expense of the poor, not just because of "Wall Street greed" [which there is plenty of] but because of the inexorable mathematics of our private banking system.
"History records that the money changers have
used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control
over governments by controlling money and its issuance."
The beginning of the end happened when the United States government gave away Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 5 and 6 of our Constitution to the International Jewish bankers when the Federal Reserve Act was signed into law on December 23, 1913. Clause five is: To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures. Clause six is: To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States (there were only three crimes in the United States Constitution, counterfeiting, treason and piracy). We have let the money changers counterfeit our currency. We also let them do fractional reserve banking, where they magically conjure up 90% of new money out of thin air, and then use usury to lend it back to us to make unbelievable profits from nothing.
These are the main problems that face us today, and we must put an end to them as quickly as possible, if we are to become free again; because right now the Gentiles who make up 99.8% of people on Earth are being used as farm animals by the avaricious Jewish money changers who comprise merely .2% of the population.
"But the Jews are so hardened that they
listen to nothing;
though overcome by testimonies they yield not an inch.
It is a pernicious race, oppressing all men by their usury and rapine.
If they give a prince or magistrate a thousand florins,
they extort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment.
We must ever keep on guard against them."
Reverend Martin Luther
(Last book in 1543: On the Jews and Their
We are in the perilous monetary situation we are in today mainly because of these two laws, the Federal Reserve, the use of fractional reserve banking and especially usury. The financial system of the United States will collapse before the November 2016 Presidential elections (my call would be in September or October of 2016) but it could happen at any time. The best solution for everyone reading this who still has any assets left, is to cash them in today and buy physical silver (selling for 20.02 USD per ounce as of August 8, 2014). When the fiat Federal Reserve Note dies through loss of worldwide confidence (the only reason it has been hanging on this long is because it is the reserve currency for around 58% of the world's transactions, a percentage which has been quickly dropping - and the rise of the Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa (BRICS) banking system now with around 80 countries will only accelerate this) as every fiat currency in history has done, the price of physical silver will exponentially rise.
Throughout history when a fiat currency has failed, people always turn to precious metal and commodities. Why do I say take physical possession of silver and not gold? Historically it took between 8 and 12 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. Only after the discovery of huge silver deposits in the Americas does the ratio begin to climb above 12:1. Over the last 150 years the ratio has traded in a range, with two top tops at almost 100:1 (in the 1930's and late 1980's into the early 1990's) and bottoms at 16:1 or lower in 1919, 1968, and 1980. Today the ratio is 66:1. The relative ratio of silver to gold in the earth’s crust, which geologists estimate is 17.5:1. So, when the dollar dies most folks will rush into the precious metal that they can afford, which will be silver. This will quickly bring the ratio down to 15 to 20 to 1, meaning that silver will rise 3 to 4 times more than gold will. I believe silver will rise to 1,000 USD or more. This is 50 times higher than it is selling for today.
"Whenever I groan within myself and think how
hard it is
to keep writing about love in these times of tension and strife which may,
at any moment, become for us all a time of terror, I think to myself:
What else is the world interested in?
What else do we all want, each one of us, except to love and be loved,
in our families, in our work, in all our relationships?
God is Love. Love casts out fear.
Even the most ardent revolutionist, seeking to change the world,
to overturn the tables of the money changers,
is trying to make a world where it is easier for people to love,
to stand in that relationship to each other."
Today's top evilly usurious, fraction reserve, money changers are these parasites:
Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, Jewish
Previous Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Jewish
Previous Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greespan, Jewish
Previous Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, Jewish
Previous Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Arthur Burns, Jewish
Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Stanley Fischer, Jewish
Previous Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, Jewish
Previous Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Donald Kohn, Jewish
Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, Jewish
Previous Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, Jewish
Previous Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, Jewish
Previous Treasury Secretary, Robert Rubin, Jewish
Previous Head of the Security and Exchange Commission, Elisse Walter, Jewish
Previous Head of the Security and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, Jewish
Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gary Gensler, Jewish
Previous Chairman Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Walter Lukken, Jewish
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Largest Bank in the US) CEO, James Dimon, Jewish
Goldman Sachs, Inc. (Largest Investment Bank on Earth) CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, Jewish
Previous President of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, Jewish
Previous President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, Jewish
Previous President of the World Bank, James D. Wolfensohn, Jewish
"Henceforth no Jew, no matter under what
will be allowed to remain here without my written permission.
I know of no other troublesome pest within the state than this race,
which impoverished the people by their fraud,
usury and money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises.
Subsequently they have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible."
(the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions
and the last of the House of Habsburg)
It is through their evil usury that the Jews control almost every central bank of the world; and from that, they control almost all media, every major television and radio station, every major newspaper and magazine, every Hollywood movie, every major publisher of books and the academia from kindergarten through post-doctorate. They also have total control of every major corporation, the medical system, the judicial system and nearly every single politician. So, when you are going through these next sections on American exceptionalism, please keep these facts in mind.
Voltaire understood this threat Jews posed to
the survival of humanity 243 years ago.
"You have surpassed all nations in impertinent fables,
in bad conduct and in barbarism.
You deserve to be punished, for this is your destiny.
They are, all of them, born with raging fanaticism in their hearts,
just as the Bretons and the Germans are born with blond hair.
I would not be in the least bit surprised if these people
would not some day become deadly to the human race."
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1771)
2) Number one in manipulation of financial numbers.
The United States government is number one when it comes to manipulation of financial numbers. The gross domestic product, inflation, money supply, the dollar and unemployment numbers are all phony. They all have been compromised in many different ways by both the Democrats and Republicans (yet again another example showing that they are nearly the same - both working against the average person) for at least the last 40 years to always make them look better than they actually were. Since the .com bubble burst which started on March 10, 2000, this falsification has been getting progressively worse, so much so, that now it has become quite obvious.
When one starts to look closely at all the games that are being played, such as the roughly 4 trillion USD in quantitative easing that has been magically added the last few years (they are monetizing the debt by buying the toxic assets from the banks and purchasing our own United States Treasury bonds - none of this ever gets into the real economy - beside creating a Wall Street bubble) we have actually been in negative GDP the last 24 quarters. What I am stating is that we are not in a recession (which they won't even admit to), we have been in a depression since the fall of 2008.
John Williams and his ShadowStats.com website does a masterful job in not only showing the manipulation of financial numbers, but also in reveling what the true numbers really should be.
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation
of the organized habits
and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses.
It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind."
3) Number one in expenditures on health care (and going up).
The United States spends 16.9% of its GDP on health care. This is far more than any other developed country. The Netherlands is a distant second, spending 11.8% of their GDP on health care. Americans are spending 143% to 284% more of their GDP than any other developed country. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States led the developed world in 2012, spending 8,745 USD per capita on health care. Turkey, by contrast, spent just 984 USD per capita, the lowest among developed countries.
What is called health care, is in truth, the dis-eased, allopathic, slice, chemo, radiate and drug pushing poison medical system to slowly sicken and kill you, whilst at the same time, stealing most of your money. Somehow all of these other developed countries who spend far less, cover all their citizens (or at least the vast majority), who by the way, just happen to also live healthier and longer lives. There isn't any compassion nor health prevention in our sick system, but there is certainly huge amounts of "legal" insurance theft, which our government is now trying to force upon all of us with the euphemistically entitled, Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Are we getting our money’s worth? No, not at all. According to the fifth and most recent of a series of reports spanning the past decade by The Commonwealth Fund, one of the world’s most respected independent health care think tanks, “the United States is last or near last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity and last on overall quality of our system." The nations studied include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Single-payer is a term used to describe a type of financing system. It refers to one entity acting as administrator, or “payer.” In the case of healthcare, a single-payer system would be setup such that one entity would collect all healthcare fees, and pay out all healthcare costs. In the current United States system, there are literally tens of thousands of different healthcare organizations. By having so many different payers of healthcare fees, there is an enormous amount of administrative waste generated in the system. In a single-payer system, all hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers would bill one entity for their services. This alone would vastly reduce the administrative waste, and saves money, which can be used to provide care and insurance to those who currently don’t have it. Under single payer about 95% of people would pay less for their healthcare than they are currently paying.
The type of health care we should have is what every other developed country has, a universal single-payer system. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this could also be based on a non- allopathic, truly holistic, with preventive loving care.
"The day will come when all nations amidst which the Jews are dwelling will have to raise the question of their wholesale expulsion, a question which will be one of life or death, good health or chronic disease, peaceful existence or perpetual social fever."
From the 2003 study Death by Medicine:
A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good. The number of people having in-hospital, adverse drug reactions (ADR) to prescribed medicine is 2.2 million. Dr. Richard Besser, of the CDC, in 1995, said the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections was 20 million. Dr. Besser, in 2003, now refers to tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The total number of iatrogenic (of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment) deaths is 783,936 (now eleven years later, I believe this number of deaths by medicide is well over 1,000,000). It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.
4) Number one in decreasing longevity (probably).
Allopathic medicine once again working its wonders. There are many other factors that are making this occur. We are increasingly eating foods that are less nutritional, full of pesticides and lately genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The water we drink is increasing poisoned with fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals. The outdoor air we breath is laced with geoengineering as well as particulates. The indoor air we breath is even worse, much worse, and most of us spend upwards of 90% of out time indoors. The number of people in the United States who have either allergy or asthma symptoms is now one in five. Both allergies and asthma incidences have skyrocketed over the last 35 years or so. We have created over 90,000 chemicals that for the vast majority we do not know the interactions of. Even the ones we do know are harmful, many times are left on the market because of corporate lobbying and sold out oversight agencies. I said 13 years ago that our life expectancy would soon peak and start to decrease. It has. I don't think that we will ever get the true numbers now that we have passed our peak. The poorer you are the shorter life expectancy you will have, this will only get worse unless we awaken and dramatically change ours ways.
"If you want to understand a society,
take a good look at the drugs it uses.
And what can this tell you about American culture?
Well, look at the drugs we use.
Except for pharmaceutical poison,
there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates:
Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough
to make you a productive member of society,
and alcohol from Friday to Monday
to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in."
5) Number one in prescription drugs and antidepressants.
The United States citizens are the most pharmaceutically drugged on Earth. We are also by far the most on antidepressants. The United States is only one of the two countries that allow advertisements for prescription drugs on television, New Zealand is the other. All of the alphabet agencies of The United States government that are associated with and supposedly oversee the pharmaceutical industrial complex are in actuality complicit to the wholesale drugging of Americans. These agencies are: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They have even gone so far as to suggest that Statins (drugs that are poisons and that cause heart disease) should be added into the municipal water systems.
Antidepressant use in the United States is up 400% in the past decade, they were also the third most common prescription drug taken by Americans of all ages and the most frequently used by persons aged 18 to 44 years. Around 12% of Americans use antidepressants, that makes one in eight people walking zombies.
Over the last few decades the pharmaceutical industrial complex has hoodwinked Doctors into routinely overprescribing very powerful and addicting painkillers to the people of America. It is gotten so bad that we now consume 84% of the entire worldwide supply of oxycodone and almost 99% of hydrocodone opioids according to statistics from the International Narcotics Control Board. We are in an unbelievable epidemic of painkiller abuse. Since 1999, the United States has seen deaths from opiate painkillers jump by 415 percent in women and 265 percent in men. Most victims are middle-aged men and women legitimately prescribed the drugs for chronic pain.
In the study Death by Medicine from 2003, is states that the annual deaths from prescription drug use are approximately 106,000 per year. Even the 2009 data from the CDC states that for the first time ever in the United States, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents; 37,485 people died from drugs, a rate fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications, versus 36,284 from traffic accidents. Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69.
The pharmaceutical industrial complex lobbying firms are employing a large number of former Congresspersons, insurance and health maintenance organization (HMO) companies, all of the leading professional medical associations such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The vast majority of medical schools and their research departments are heavily funded by drug money, many of the most prestigious medical journals, and ultimately all of this is filtering downward to the physicians who diagnose our illnesses and prescribe our medications and treatments. The pharmaceutical industrial complex has bought the system outright to make astonishing profits while increasingly stupefying America.
“Suicide rates have not slumped under the
onslaught of antidepressants,
mood-stabilizers, anxiolytic and anti-psychotic drugs;
the jump in suicide rates suggests that the opposite is true.
In some cases, suicide risk skyrockets once treatment begins
(the patient may feel not only penalized for a justifiable reaction,
but permanently stigmatized as malfunctioning).
Studies show that self-loathing sharply decreases
only in the course of cognitive-behavioral treatment.”
6) Number one in mass shootings.
Americans have witnessed at least 110 mass shootings since January 2009. I believe the number one reason for this is the vast amounts of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants young males are being overly prescribed. Adverse reactions are most likely to occur when starting or discontinuing these drugs, increasing or lowering the dose or when switching from one SSRI to another. Adverse reactions are often diagnosed as bipolar disorder when the symptoms may be entirely iatrogenic (treatment induced). Withdrawal, especially abrupt withdrawal, from any of these medications can cause severe neuropsychiatric and physical symptoms. It is important to withdraw extremely slowly from these drugs, often over a period of a year or more, under the supervision of a qualified and experienced specialist. Withdrawal is sometimes more severe than the original symptoms or problems.
7) Number one in no paid maternal leave among developed countries.
There are only four countries on Earth that don't give paid maternal leave, they are; The United States, Swaziland, Lesotho and Papua New Guinea. We in the United States truly love our infants and toddlers, really we do. What makes this even worse is, in 1960, only 20% of Mothers worked. Today, 70% of American children live in households where both the Father and Mother are employed. Today, nearly one quarter of United States children live in poverty, this is one of the highest levels amongst the developed countries. We really love our children too, really we do.
"A nation that continues year after year to
spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
8) Number one in spending for the military and security industrial complex.
The United States military and security industrial complex spends over 60,000 USD per second. We spend more than every other country on Earth, combined. Kill, kill, kill and while they are at it, they make sure to collect all forms of electronic personal data on everyone worldwide.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution states: The Congress shall have power to declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water. The President, meanwhile, derives the power to direct the military only after a Congressional declaration of war from Article II, Section 2, which names the President Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The last time Congress declared a war, it was for World War II. Ever since then the Executive branch has stolen this right from the Legislative branch. Congress has let the President engage in every war he has wanted.
"Corral the 50 wealthiest Jews, and there will be no wars."
There has been almost no coup or government overthrow since World War II ended that was not led by the United States. Starting with Mosaddegh and Iran in 1953 through Bashar al-Assad and Syria the last few years, we have taken out dozens of democratically elected governments, many times led by men of the highest quality. Lately all of the countries which the United States has implemented its “regime changed” democracy, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, have descended into a living hell for most of the people. Lately, anyone the least bit observant has noticed that we have been funding both sides of conflicts to create chaos. I do believe that the objective of the United States government is total destabilization for these countries, to sell arms.
"It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable,
and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate,
so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms."
John R. Stockwell
The United States government, under the NSA, and with assistance from every major telecommunications carrier has engaged in a massive illegal surveillance of domestic communications and communications records on Americans since at least 2001.
Because of the following five brave NSA whistleblowers: William Binney; Thomas Drake; J. Kirk Wiebe; Edward Loomis and Edward Snowden we have understood the full extent of the treasonous and extraconstitutional behavior our government is doing.
“At least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables
globally go via the United States.
This is no accident and allows the United States
to view all communication coming in.
At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata,
are recorded and stored in the United States.
The NSA lies about what it stores.”
Our Fourth Amendment states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
I say we should take or Fourth Amendment rights back, or we will very soon live in a country where there is total surveillance on every aspect of our lives.
9) Number one in military and small arms exports.
The Unites States supplies nearly half of all the armaments sold on Earth every year. Small arms cause about 90% of the civilian casualties. This market is growing and the availability of small arms has been a major factor in the increase in the number of conflicts. There are approximately a half a billion small arms around the world and somewhere between 300,000 to 500,000 people are killed by them every year. My supposed Christian country is number one at exporting death, suffering and carnage. Has everyone here forgotten the sixth commandment, thou shalt not kill.
"Terror is in the human heart.
We must remove this from the heart.
Destroying the human heart, both physically
and psychologically, is what we should avoid.
The root of terrorism is misunderstanding, hatred and violence.
This root cannot be located by the military.
Bombs and missiles cannot reach it, let alone destroy it.
Only with the practice of calming
and looking deeply can our insight reveal and identify this root.
Only with the practice of deep listening
and compassion can it be transformed and removed.
Darkness cannot be dissipated with more darkness.
More darkness will only make darkness thicker.
Only light can dissipate darkness.
Those of us who have the light should display the light
and offer it so that the world will not sink into total darkness."
Thich Nhat Hanh
10) Number one in nuclear weapons.
The United States now has the proud and loving distinction of having a policy of first strike use. We are threatening the whole world with the initial massive killings from the bombs themselves and then the extinction causing nuclear winter which will ensue.
We have 4,804 nuclear warheads as of September 2013. This includes tactical, strategic, and non-deployed weapons. According to the latest official New START declaration (Treaty between The United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms), the United States has 1,585 strategic nuclear warheads deployed on 778 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs), and strategic bombers. The Federation of American Scientists estimates that the United States' non-deployed strategic arsenal is approximately 2,800 warheads and our tactical nuclear arsenal numbers about 500 warheads.
“What’s the good of nuclear weapons if you can’t use them?”
11) Number one in having our military in other countries.
As I said in my opening: The United Sates military now has a presence in over 150 countries, bringing "democracy" and "humanitarian aid" from the end of a rifle barrel, or to bring it into a more current vernacular, drone strikes. This is also done in a more pernicious covert way by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the United States State Department, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, through many forms of financial terrorism, eavesdropping on everything and everyone everywhere in order to coerce and blackmail, outright assassinations, assassinations that look like accidents and colored revolution coups d'etat created by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
We can thank the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland (Nudelman) (married to warmongering Jew Robert Kagan of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) -- formed in 1997 -- and published Rebuilding America's Defenses in September 2000. Determined to have their world empire, they offered an eerie prophecy on page 52 of that document about how it might be accomplished, "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor." I do find this to be quite interesting predictive programming, within a year of September 11, 2001), for telling everyone last December that 5 billion USD was spent over the last 10 years trying to overthrow Ukraine. Their coup d'état wasn't happening quickly enough, so finally snipers were hired to murder those on both sides to ferment the chaos that led to the ouster of latest democratically elected government.
It looks very much like we are using Ukraine as a proxy to go after Russia, as was first put forth in what is known as the Wolfowitz Doctrine of February 18, 1992. This was authored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz and his deputy Scooter Libby (both Jewish). It was not intended for public release, but it was leaked to the New York Times on March 7, 1992. The doctrine states that the United States was the world’s only remaining superpower following the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War and proclaims its main objective to be retaining that status. "Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power."
"The pressure for war is high and
The people are opposed to it, but the Administration seems
to have 'the bit in its teeth' and is hell-bent on its way to war.
Most of the Jewish interests in the country are behind war,
and they control a huge part of our press and radio and most of our motion pictures.
There are the 'intellectuals' and the 'Anglophiles,'
and the British agents who are allowed free rein,
the international financial interests, and many others."
Now with the false flag shoot down of Malaysian Flight AH17, the hubris and arrogant United States seems to be desperately trying to demonize Russia. This coupled with the United States policy now stating we can use a preemptive nuclear first strike, an extremely dangerous new cold war is here. Acting like this towards Russia, a country with enough nuclear weapons to vaporize the United States, even in a retaliatory attack (this would cause a nuclear winter for all life on Earth), seems utterly preposterous.
Whatever it takes to destabilize and overthrow governments will be done so that the mega corporations with interlocking major shareholders can have slave labor, theft of the resources and the complete indoctrination of the inhabitants into the New World Order serfdom. Read the booklet from 1935, War Is a Racket; by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler, who stated: "I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher- ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service."
"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."
12) Number one in using private military companies.
The United States is number one in using private military companies. Within the last 15 years these private companies, like Blackwater (aka Xe, Academi), Aegis and G4S have silently consumed military operations around the world. They do everything from back end logistics, protection of very important people in the government and diplomats to actual combat duties. At the start of the Iraq War in 2003, for every ten service members of the United States military there was one only private military contractor. By 2007 there were more contractors than United States military. Many thanks for implementing this dastardly privatization system go to then United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (who was also sweet enough to push through the highly poisonous aspartame in the United States and most of the world when he was chief executive officer (CEO) of Searle). By the way Donald, did you ever find that missing 2.3 trillion dollars you told the world on September 10, 2001, was missing from the Pentagon while Rabbi Dov Zakheim was the Pentagon comptroller?
"I'm really good at killing people"
President Barack Hussein Obama II
13) Number one in killing people using drones.
The United States uses drone strikes to murder people in many countries as if we are the judge, jury and executioner for the world. The countries we know that they are killing in for sure of are: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. There are probably many other countries that we don't know about. More than 2,400 people have been murdered in the first five years under President Barack Hussein Obama II (Barry Soetoro). Since the Obama administration supposedly shut down the CIA's rendition program, it has chosen instead to murder its so-called enemies in drone strikes. Those individuals who are being nominated for murder have been discussed at a weekly counter-terrorism meeting at the White House situation room that has become known as Terror Tuesday. Once details of these meetings began to emerge it was not long before the media began talking of "kill lists". Have you heard what Obama told his aids in reference to his orders of drone strike murders, "I'm really good at killing people".
We use the barbaric practice called double tap learned from Israel. The double tap tactic involves bombing a target multiple times. After the first strike we wait a few minutes, enough time for the emergency first responders to arrive and help the still living. Then we strike a second time, murdering the brave innocent souls there to help. We have used drones strikes and double tap at wedding parties and funerals. When I first heard of this, I couldn't believe anyone would be so demonically evil, I was wrong.
How soon will it be till the United States government uses a drone to kill an American citizen on American soil? Perhaps they will pick a suitable target to annihilate, such as a murderer or rapist on the run. The public will accept this, perhaps even cheer it. This will then open the door for this practice to be widely used on other American citizens. Killing without a trial will become the new normal, if we let it. Under the NDAA Section 1021, a citizen can now be indefinitely detain without a trial - that's right, no more Habeas corpus rights - which in Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution unequivocally states we have. Other rights associated with a fair trial are explicitly proclaimed in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. These rights go all the way back to 1215, with the signing of the Magna Carta.
"By a declaration of rights, I mean one which
shall stipulate freedom of religion,
freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies,
trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies.
These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline."
The United States government has already killed American citizens with drone strikes. Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen on September 30, 2011. He was a cleric born in New Mexico and said to be a terrorist. This was the first time since the Civil War, the United States government had carried out the deliberate killing of an American citizen as a wartime enemy and without a trial. Then exactly two weeks later on October 14, 2011, Anwar al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a United States citizen born in Denver, Colorado, was killed by a drone strike. Supposedly, the drone murder of this boy was done mistakenly. So much for well thought out surgical strikes.
From Living Under Drones:
The best currently available public aggregate data on drone strikes are provided by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), an independent journalist organization. TBIJ reports that from June 2004 through mid-September 2012, available data indicate that drone strikes killed between 2,562 and 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 to 881 were civilians, including 176 children. So it seems that there are indeed upwards of 25% innocent people being murdered that somehow we never ever hear about.
Furthermore, United States drone strike policies cause considerable and under-accounted-for harm to the daily lives of ordinary civilians, beyond death and physical injury. Drones hover twenty-four hours a day over communities in northwest Pakistan, striking homes, vehicles, and public spaces without warning. Their presence terrorizes men, women, and children, giving rise to anxiety and psychological trauma. Those living under drones have to face the constant worry that a deadly strike may be fired at any moment, and the knowledge that they are powerless to protect themselves.
14) Number one in extra judicial killings, kidnapping and torture.
The United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial. The War on Terror perpetrated by the United States, is by far the greatest and most systematic terrorization of civilians. Innocent and unarmed people are murdered in many countries throughout the world. To help gloss over these atrocities we euphemistically call these cold blooded murders, collateral damage, or they are, illegal enemy combatants. We now act with impunity. We are above international laws.
"For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness
of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state,
the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb goyim.
It doesn't even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine
only for the purpose of living there;
all they want is a central headquarters for their international world swindle,
endowed with its own sovereign rights
and removed from the intervention of other states;
a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks."
15) Number one in helping Israel.
Nihilistic Israel is in violation of 79 United Nations Security Council resolutions, far more than any other country. The United States government has protected Israel by vetoing these United Nations security resolutions 39 times. On most of these occasions we were the only country to do so. From 1948 through until today the United States has given these ruthless barbaric Jews the military cover they have needed.
Since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated (by Israel with help of American Shabbos goy controlled lackeys and all of the Jewish media) on November 22, 1963, the funding of Israel has literally skyrocketed. We have given Israel well over a hundred and thirty billion dollars of direct aid (more than three billion per year, this is more than any other country receives) and who knows how many tens or hundreds of billions in the most sophisticated military equipment. Somehow every year they keep getting unbelievable deals worth billions on military "surplus" advanced weaponry.
I could go on and on with this one topic, but the following sums it up well; on May 24, 2011, while giving a 45 minute speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received 29 standing ovations. Within 45 minutes we all visibly found out who really owns our House and Senate. Here are some quotes from and about our goods friends, Israel, and their relationship with the United States.
Sharon to Peres: "We Control America"
On October 3, 2001, I.A.P. News reported that
according to Israel Radio (in Hebrew) Kol Yisrael an acrimonious
argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last
week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his foreign
Minister Shimon Peres. Peres warned Sharon that refusing to heed
incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians
would endanger Israeli interests and "turn the US against us.
Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying
"I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry about American pressure on Israel,
we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."
Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about
negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have
on the way the Obama administration would view Israel. She said:
"You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well,
that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House.
You see, I know it and you know it that no American president
can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable.
What can they [Americans] do to us?
We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz,
and we control everything in America.
In America you can criticize God, but you can't criticize Israel."
"The U.S. has no longer a government of goyim [Gentiles], but an administration in which the Jews are full partners in the decision making at all levels. Perhaps the aspects of the Jewish religious law connected with the term 'government of goyim' should be re-examined, since it is an outdated term in the U.S."
The major Israeli newspaper, Maariv,
"The Jews Who Run Clinton's Court" on September 2, 1994.
"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets
and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome.
Most European capitals are targets for our air force….
We have the capability to take the world down with us.
And I can assure you that this will happen before Israel goes under."
Martin Van Creveld
Israeli military historian explaining the
Israeli Samson Option
"Goyim [non-Jews] were born only to serve us.
Without that, they have no place in the world if only to serve the people of Israel.
They will work, they will plow, they will reap.
We will sit like an effendi and eat."
Leading Orthodox Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
"The role of the President of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel."
Ann Lewis, speaking for Hillary Clinton, at
the meeting for Jewish Leadership
sponsored by the United Jewish Communities on March 18, 2008
(Jewess Ann Lewis is sister to former Congressman Barney Frank).
"The United States shouldn't give high clearances to Jews, because when asked to help,
we're willing to do anything for the love of our country, Israel."
Jewish Spy Jonathan Pollard during
interrogation by the FBI.
Pollard was born in the United States and his spying put America in serious nuclear risk back in the 1980's.
"Terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen. I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don't approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country"
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in
"The Israelis control the policy of the
Congress and the Senate ...
Somewhere around 80% of the Senate of the U.S. is completely in support of Israel -
of anything Israel wants..."
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman
J. William Fulbright
"It's so strong you wouldn't believe now. We
have the Israelis coming to us for equipment.
We can say we can't possibly get the Congress to support a program like this. They say, 'Don't worry about the Congress.
We will take care of the Congress.' This is somebody from another country, but they can do it.
They own, you know, the banks in this country, the newspapers. Just look at where the Jewish money is."
General George S. Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"I was not involved in the September 11
attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the
There exists a government within a government within the United States.
The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself;
to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity.
That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks.
The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States."
Usama bin Laden
"The bottom line is this: Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East
only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law."
"Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East,
I can't help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East."
Father John Sheehan
"Washington represents Israel and a handful
of powerful organized private interests. Washington represents no
Washington is a plague upon the American people and a plague upon the world!"
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
"You cannot criticize Israel in this country [United States] and survive"
"To defend Jews, Judaism, Israel or any other alias these criminals care to use is in all instances a crime against humanity.
Both their 'sacred' book, the Talmud, and their greatest philosopher,
Maimonides, agree that it is the duty of all Jews to kill or enslave all the non Jews of the world.
All Jews renew an oath every year to not tell the truth about anything they choose to lie about.
And all Jewish holidays celebrate the slaughter of non Jews,
right down to eating the 'ears' of Palestinians as they celebrate all their ancient betrayals and atrocities.
Jews appeal to your higher sense of morality while possessing none of their own.
In any one of a million ways, this will be the cause of your premature death,
if the Jews are allowed to continue their homicidal rampage unimpeded."
16) Number one in incarceration (by far and away).
The United States prison industrial complex
(turning more and more private) incarcerates far more people per
person than any other country on Earth. Upwards of eight million
people (one in 30 adults) are in the system, meaning they are under
some sort of legal supervision like probation or parole, with some
2.3 million behind bars.
Some researchers state that upwards of 80% have perpetrated no violence against any other person. We are 4.6% of the world population yet we incarcerate about 25% of the world's prison population. We incarcerate 760 prisoners per 100,000 citizens. That is 7 to 10 times more than in any other developed country. Japan has 63 per 100,000, Germany has 90 per 100,000, France has 96 per 100,000, South Korea has 97 per 100,000, and Britain has 153 per 100,000. Black incarceration rate is almost 400% more than their population (12.5% of Americans yet 48% of prisoners). No racism there.
The United States also incarcerates more of its children than any other country in the world. Approximately 150,000 juveniles are incarcerated in youth detention facilities alone. About 500,000 youth are brought to detention centers every year. These numbers do not reflect juveniles tried as adults.
"I believe there are more instances of the
abridgement of the freedom
of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power
than by violent and sudden usurpations."
President James Madison
What states spend on prisons has risen at six times the rate of spending then that on higher education in the past 20 years. In 2011, California spent 9.6 billion on prisons vs. 5.7 billion on the University of California system and state colleges. Since 1980, California has built one college campus and 21 prisons. A college student costs the state 8,667 per year; a prisoner costs it 45,006 a year.
In 2012 the United States was one of only 20 countries on Earth to use the death penalty. Since 1990 Amnesty International has documented 90 executions of child offenders in 9 countries: China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the United States and Yemen. Several of these countries have changed their laws to exclude the practice. Executions of child offenders represent a tiny fraction of the total of executions worldwide recorded by Amnesty International each year. The United States and Iran have each executed more child offenders than all of the other countries combined.
There are plenty of people ready to argue that America’s ever growing prison population is benefiting someone, and it’s not the victims of crime. They see the prison business as an enormous racket producing gigantic profits and a huge pool of incredibly cheap labor. Thirty-seven states allow private companies to use prisoner labor and some of the biggest and best-known businesses in the world ‘employ’ prisoners -- IBM, Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard and Intel are just a few. Profits from these slave labor prisoners are in the billions. Some prisoners are paid the minimum wage, but many are not. Some privately-run prisons pay 17 cents an hour. This cheap labor is seen as an alternative to outsourcing American jobs to low-wage economies.
"When shall it be said in any country of the
my poor are happy,
neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them;
my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars;
the aged are not in want, the taxes not oppressive;
the rational world is my friend because I am friend of its happiness.
When these things can be said,
then may that country boast of its constitution and government ."
Private for-profit prisons with mandatory inmate quotas are growing very quickly in the United States. The private prison industry contracts with states and local jurisdictions commit them to filling private prison beds, or pay them to keep those beds empty. A report by In the Public Interest finds that private prison contracts that include “occupancy requirements” -- effectively inmate quotas -- are alarmingly common. Among the 62 contracts that they were able to obtain, 65% contained occupancy provisions that required prisons to remain between 80% and 100% full, and can last for as long as 20 years. If beds sit empty, states still have to pay, which the report dubbed a “no-crime tax.” Is it just me, or do others see a huge conflict of interest here?
There has been a 37% increase between 2002 and 2010 in the number of prisoners in private facilities. As of December 2010 there are 128,195 state and federal prisoners housed in private facilities. Around 40% of children are incarcerated in privatized, for-profit facilities. Some private prisons have come under criticism, profit is generally made by cutting costs and this can mean poor conditions. Private prisons get around 200 USD a night for each prisoner they keep. Understandably, the prison companies are quite keen to keep people coming through the door and were reported to have laid out 45 million in lobbying to keep harsh sentences on the statute books.
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) (the largest private prison company)
Owners of 66 facilities with 91,000 beds available
$1.7 billion total revenue recorded in 2011
The Geo Group, Inc. (the second largest private prison company)
Owners of 65 facilities with 65,716 beds available
$1.6 billion total revenue in year 2011
The recidivism rates for released prisoners in the United States is about 60%. The main reasons for this are: the United States prisons are all about punishment and deterrence; the second reason is a lack of employment when the inmate is released. Research is clear that obtaining employment will reduce recidivism. With this being the case, one must examine why ex-inmates can't find some kind of employment once released from prison.
Why has the prison population increased six fold in the last 40 years? I believe that there are two major reasons. One, over the last 40 years there have been fewer and fewer honorable decent paying jobs. And secondly, over the last 40 years the United States has turned into a war on drugs, thuggish police state.
"The illusion of freedom [in America] will
as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion.
At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain,
they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains,
they will move the tables and chairs out of the way
and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."
17) The United States is now a Police State.
Yes, we citizens can now very proudly say, the United States is a police state. A very well armed militarized police state with much of its menacing training coming from Israel. Soon we will all be treated just like the Israelis mercilessly deal with the defenseless Palestinians.
The repression of civil rights by the United States government goes far deeper than violation of citizen privacy to which the main stream media confine themselves. Since September 11, 2011, we now have the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, the Homeland Security Act and the Protect America Act, mutating to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Together these illegal and repressive laws form a systematic curtailment of civil rights and freedoms. Our precious Bill of Rights has been thoroughly decimated.
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law passed on June 18, 1878. Its intent was to limit the powers of Federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce state laws. Since 911 this law has been severely diminished.
Are we number one in police killings of its citizens on Earth? Possibly. There aren't any real numbers on this (although Congress instructed the Attorney General back in 1994 to compile and publish annual statistics on police use of excessive force, this was quite conveniently never carried out, and the FBI does not collect this data either). But independent researchers have estimated that somewhere between 500 and 1,000 Americans are killed by the police each year. Police killed in the line of duty was 122 in 2012 and 100 in 2013. So somewhere between 5 and 10 times more citizens are killed by police, then kill police.
In 1980, there were about 3,000 Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team-style raids in America. By 2001, that number was 45,000 and has since grown to over 80,000 SWAT team raids per year (2011 numbers). On an average day in America, well over 100 Americans have their homes raided by SWAT teams. Many of these SWAT team raids are done mistakenly. Since 1995, SWAT teams have botched over 300 raids, and have killed more than forty innocent people and twenty nonviolent offenders. A study found that 62% of SWAT raids are targeting drugs. Most of these raids are carried out with “no knock” warrants. The police are routinely including a belief that guns may be present to secure “no knocks” and then pulling out their armored vehicles and SWAT teams. The report also found that 36% of the SWAT raids found no contraband of any kind was found -- and that this rate may be as high as 65% because of the incomplete reports of police. Another alarming fact, the police are killing the family pet in America once every 98 minutes. The land of the free and home of the brave motto, just doesn't seem to ring so true anymore.
18) Number one in consumption of the world's natural resources.
Americans are only 4.6% of the world population, yet we consume 15% to 30% of all the resources. Every person in the United States is responsible for the consumption of 25 tons of raw materials each year. Americans use 75% more water per capita than the average person in the developed countries. We operate about 25% of all automobiles and use a similar amount of world's global energy supply burning up nearly 25% of the coal, 26% of the oil, and 27% of the world’s natural gas. The amount of trash we throw away still far exceeds the amount recycled and composted.
"Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
Cree Indian Prophesy
Americans have more cars than licensed drivers, and gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles are among the best-selling vehicles. New houses in the United States are 38% bigger in 2002 than in 1975, despite having fewer people per household. There is only so much food, timber, petroleum, and other natural resources to go around. The global economy cannot grow indefinitely on a finite planet. The more we consume, the less will be available for others. Resources will gradually become more and more depleted, this in turn will make prices rise, which will become especially difficult for the poor, then this will happen to almost everyone at all income levels. The way I see it, we are shortsighted greedy thieves who are stealing from our future generations.
19) Number one in being overweight and obese.
Thirty-five percent of United States citizens are obese with another 34% that are overweight. The percent of adolescents age 12 to 19 years who are obese is now 18.4%. The percent of children age 6 to 11 years who are obese is now 18.0%. The numbers for adolescents and children are increasing. The reasons for this occurring is multifold. Most food is processed junk lacking basic nutrition. Most food includes high fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate (MSG) which both foster weight gain. There has been a drastic increase in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and snacking. There are now larger portion sizes and higher calorie-density of foods. More meals are being consumed or purchased away from home with value-sizing of less nutritious foods. There has been a substantial increase in advertising aimed mostly at children that encourages food consumption and promotes unhealthy foods.
Another major factor is the lack of exercise and making matters worse it is being replaced with sitting in front of the television and / or video games for hours each day. Being overweight and obese raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many among other health problems. This is a ticking time bomb for the future.
20) Number one in teen pregnancies among developed countries.
The teenage birth rate in the United States
is the highest in the developed world, and the teenage abortion
rate per capita is also amongst the highest. Since the Roe v. Wade
Supreme court decision in 1973, there have been over 50,000,000
abortions in the United States. Over 50,000,000 lives that were not
given life, but were murdered.
This occurs mostly from the lack of knowledge of ones own reproductive system. We should really teach our children all about sex and give them the contraceptives to stop this abomination from occurring in the future. Abortion is a sin of the highest order. To take a life that has been created, is murder. It also causes a lifetime of psychologically harm to the Mother who approves the murder of her fetus. Who were the parasites that made this murder acceptable by law? It was formulated in the feminist movement during the 1960s. You know, those liberating women like Betty Friedan (Bettye Naomi Goldstein) and Gloria Steinem.
"Although I live in joy and peace, I know
that America must be restored to Christ.
I would like to free her from her bondage to Satan, in the metaphysical sphere,
and from her bondage to the Jews, in the biological sphere. Although I have been freed from suffering through knowing Christ, I know what suffering is doing to my people, who have been robbed of everything, and who have been converted into mindless robots who mechanically perform tasks according to instructions implanted in them by a Jewish programming, and who respond to every question with a Jewish answer. I resent the fact that my nation and my people have been converted into a country of Pavlov-conditioned dogs, and I am resolved to see them become men once more. Because they are cut off from the creative life, because they are cut off from
the life of their nation by the Jewish parasite, their lives are empty and pointless."
21) Number one in rapes.
The United States is number one in rapes. A 1997 report by the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, which defines rape as forced penetration by the offender, found that 91% of rape victims are female and 9% are male. However, when prison rapes are included in the statistics it has been reported that, according to the United States Department of Justice, more men are raped in the United States than women. In 2008, it was estimated 216,000 inmates were sexually assaulted while serving time, compared to 90,479 rape cases outside of prison.
Statistics on the subject vary widely. The United States had more than 80,000 cases of rape reported to the police from 2004 to 2010, according to United Nations (UN) data. The United States Justice Department estimates 300,000 American women are raped every year, and the Centers for Disease Control puts the number much higher at 1.3 million. Only 16% of the total cases are reported. Outdoor rape is not common in the United States, rather most of the rape cases takes place inside homes. Girls in rural sections are at risk more than those living in populated cities.
"A Jew may do to a non-Jewess what he can do.
He may treat her as he treats a piece of meat."
Talmud, Hadarine, 20, B; Schulchan Aruch,
Choszen Hamiszpat 348
Every 2 minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. One out of 6 women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Almost 40% of women who have been raped were ages 14 to 17. Almost three quarter of sexual assaults were committed by a non-stranger. Over 90% of homeless women have experienced severe physical and / or sexual violence in their lifetime. Almost 40% of women identify sexual abuse as a reason for leaving their home.
22) Number one in being in debt (both people and country).
Once again the United States is number one, this time because of the evil usury. The United States nominal debt is approaching 18 trillion. But when you total up all forms of debt including government debt, business debt, mortgage debt and consumer debt, we are 59.4 trillion dollars in debt. Most of this debt has been accumulated in recent decades. If you go back 40 years ago, total debt in America was sitting at about 2.2 trillion dollars. So over the past four decades we have allowed the total amount of debt in the United States to get 27 times larger.
"People who will not turn a shovel full of
dirt on the project, nor contribute a pound of material, will
collect more money from the United States than will the people who
supply all the material and do all the work. This is the terrible
thing about interest.
But here is the point: If the nation can issue a dollar bond it can issue a dollar bill.
The element that makes the bond good makes the bill good also. The difference between the bond and the bill is that the bond lets the money broker collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20 percent. Whereas the currency - the honest sort provided by the Constitution - pays nobody but those who contribute in some useful way. It is absurd to say our country can issue bonds and cannot issue currency. Both are promises to pay, but one fattens the usurer and the other helps the people.
If the currency issued by the people were not good, then the bonds would be not good either. It is a terrible situation when the government, to insure the national wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges at the hands of men
who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan."
Thomas A. Edison
Some argue that our underlying debt is much higher than the officially stated debt of 17.5 trillion. They say that if you add up all of the unfunded obligations the government has -- to Social Security, Medicare, federal workers’ pensions, and so on -- the real debt is about 87 trillion. Other economists say that’s wrong. It’s about 222 trillion. That’s what economists call the fiscal gap. What you have to do is look at the present value of all the expenditures now through the end of time. All projected expenditures, including servicing the official debt. And you subtract all the projected taxes. The present value of the difference is 222 trillion.
In total, American consumers owe 11.68 trillion in debt and counting. An increase of 3.7% from last year. We owe 8.15 trillion in mortgages, 1.2 trillion in student loans (an increase of 13.9% from last year) and 854.2 billion in credit card debt. The average per household credit card debt is 15,191 USD. Credit card debt has gotten so bad that now 35% of Americans are in debt to collection agencies.
23) Almost number one in least economic mobility among developed countries.
Among the developed countries, only in Italy and the United Kingdom is there less economic mobility than the United States. Good-bye to the Horatio Alger myth. The American dream has turned into the American nightmare. Just 33% of Americans think today’s children will end up better off financially than their parents. Research shows that economic mobility in the United States increased from 1950 to 1980 but has declined very sharply since 1980. According to the 2007 American Dream Report study, by measuring relative mobility between generations we are a less mobile society than many other countries, including Canada, France, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Other research places the United States among the least economically mobile countries. This challenges the notion of America as the land of opportunity.
Some 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week; the United States does not. In the United States, 85.8% of males and 66.5% of females work more than 40 hours per week. According to the International Labour Organization, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.” We are working harder yet have almost no chance of advancement.
"Whoever controls the volume of money in any
country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.
And when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few very powerful men at the top,
you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate"
President James Garfield
From a 1881 speech, weeks before he was assassinated.
Using data by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics the average productivity per American worker has increased 400% since 1950. So, it should only take one-quarter the work hours, or about 10 hours per week, to afford the same standard of living as a worker in 1950 (or our standard of living should be 4 times higher). Is that the case? Obviously not. Someone is profiting, it’s just not the average American worker. The class who is profiting from this are the top one percent. Grabbing even more are the top one tenth of one percent. And those who are in the top one hundredth of one percent are stealing the most. This type of extreme income disparity in the past almost always fomented revolution. I believe it is only because food is still relatively cheap as a percentage of ones income, that a revolution hasn't already occurred.
24) Number one in deindustrialization.
Thanks to so-called free trade agreements like: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the United States has become a deindustrialized country. Transnational corporations which are the global vehicles of the world’s ruling money have effectively erased international trade treaties thus stripping societies of their economic sovereignty and public resources.
This deindustrialization of the United States economy has been occurring while our infrastructure has been decaying. The American Society of Civil Engineers scorecard gives us an overall rating of D+. The breakdown by category is: aviation a D; bridges a C+; dams a D; drinking water a D; energy a D+; hazardous waste a D; inland waterways a D; levees a D-; ports a C; public parks and recreation a C-; rail a C+; roads a D; schools a D; solid waste a B-; transit a D; and wastewater a D. It is estimated that we will need upwards of a 4 trillion USD investment by 2020 to bring these dismal scores up. A couple of million good paying jobs could be created literally overnight to deal with this shameful situation. Why aren't we doing this in the middle of a depression?
"If the American people ever allow private
banks to control the issue of their money,
first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will
grow up around them [around the banks], will deprive the people of their property
until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
A few facts from: 19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America:
The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, that's 32% of its manufacturing jobs. According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of United States parent companies increased an astounding 30% to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, United States. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8% to 21.1 million. In 1959, manufacturing represented 28% of United States economic output. In 2008, it represented 11.5%. As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.
In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70% of GDP. Of this 70%, over half is spent on services. In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use. Today it ranks 15th. In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero. According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the United States trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the United States economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone. As of the end of July, the United States. trade deficit with China had risen 18% compared to the same time period a year ago. The United States Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty and according to them that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.
25) Number one in income disparity among developed countries.
The United States, tops the developed world in income inequality. This started to occur around 1968 but has grown significantly since the mid 1970s. Since the mid 1970s the upper 10% of income began to rise dramatically, while that of the bottom 90% started to fall. In 2012 the bottom 90%’s share is below 50% for the first time ever. Income inequality is now the highest it has been since 1928. Between 1979 and 2009, the top 5% of American families saw their real incomes increase 72.7%, according to Census data. Over the same period, the lowest-income fifth saw a decrease in real income of 7.4%.
A standard statistical measure of inequality is the Gini index; the higher that value, the greater the inequality. Ours is 45%. By contrast, the average Gini coefficient for the Scandinavian countries -- Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, is about 25%. Income equality and social mobility are very closely correlated. In general, countries with less income inequality have much greater social mobility. So, if you want to live the American dream, move to a Scandinavian country.
Wealth inequality is even greater than income inequality. According to a New York University economist the highest-earning fifth of United States families earned 59.1% of all income, the richest fifth held 88.9% of all wealth. In 2009, the top 1% of United States households owned 35.6% of the nation’s private wealth. That’s more than the combined wealth of the bottom 90%.
“The greatest country, the richest country,
is not that which has the most capitalists, monopolists, immense
grabbings, vast fortunes, with its sad, sad soil of extreme,
degrading, damning poverty, but the land in which there are the
most homesteads, freeholds --
where wealth does not show such contrasts high and low,
where all men have enough -- a modest living --
and no man is made possessor beyond the sane and beautiful necessities.”
The income gap between haves and have-nots is exponentially growing because, by almost any standard one wants to use, the American workers are getting royally screwed. As CEO's salaries skyrocket, workers wages are falling, despite vastly increased productivity. We're working harder, and longer too. Virtually every country in the world mandates minimum leave for workers. In Germany, every worker is entitled to 25 to 44 days vacation, with 30 being standard. Canada mandates 15 to 25 days, Pakistan 14, and Sweden 38 to 48. In the United States it is 0.
Americans are relatively unconcerned about the wide income inequality between rich and poor. Americans in the upper fifth of the income distribution earn 16.7 times as much as those in the lowest fifth. This is by far the widest such gap among the 10 advanced countries in the Pew Research Center’s 2013 global attitudes survey. Yet barely half (47%) of Americans think the rich-poor gap is a very big problem. Among advanced countries, only Australians expressed a lower level of concern, but in Australia the top fifth earned just 2.7 times the income of the bottom fifth.
With the collapse of unionization, American workers no longer have forceful advocacy. Last year private-sector union membership fell to 6.9%, the lowest percentage in more than a century. Combined public-private sector unionization is now at 12.4%, down from a high 35% in 1954, which many consider the peak of America's golden years.
26) Number one in pay for CEO's.
American CEO's are the highest paid in the world. As of 2011, Corporate CEO's in America make 340 times what the average worker makes. As a comparison, in 1980, CEO pay was only 42 times more than the average worker. For decades now, the compensation packages of the top one percent have been increasing immensely, while income inequality is growing by leaps and bounds. The divide between the corporate oligarchy and the average citizen is consequently growing much wider every year.
27) Number one in decreasing wages among developed countries.
Decreasing wages been incrementally occurring since 1968. If you take the minimum wage of 1968 and adjust it to today it should be around 11.00 USD per hour. The minimum wage in the United States is 7.25 USD per hour. This is a loss of 52% in 46 years. Another most interesting fact is; when you add in the extra productivity of the American worker over these same years (1968 through today), the real minimum wage should be around 25.00 USD per hour. This 17.75 USD difference between 7.25 USD and 25.00 USD is being stolen from the American worker, mainly by the upper 1%.
From 1973 to 2011, worker productivity grew 80%, while median hourly compensation, after inflation, grew by just one-eighth that amount. And since 2000, productivity has risen 23% while real hourly pay has been steadily decreasing. Wages have fallen to a record low as a share of America’s gross domestic product. Until around 1975, wages always accounted for more than 50% of the nation’s GDP, but last year wages fell to a record low of 43.5%. Since 2001, when the wage share was 49%, there has been a steep slide.
It’s been a lost economic decade for the vast majority of households. Median income for working-age households (headed by someone under age 65) slid 12.4% from 2000 to 2011, to 55,640. During that time the American economy grew more than 18%.
"Too long have the workers of the world
waited for some Moses
to lead them out of bondage. I would not lead you out if I could;
for if you could be led out, you could be led back again.
I would have you make up your minds
there is nothing that you cannot do for yourselves."
Eugene Victor Debs
28) Number one in low wage workers among developed countries.
Out of all Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, the United States had the highest share of employees toiling away at low-wage work in 2009, according to OECD data. One in four employees were low-wage workers in 2009. That is 20% higher than in the number-two country, the United Kingdom. Belgium has the smallest share of its in employees working in low-wage jobs at just 4%. Low-wage work is defined as earning less than two-thirds of the country's median hourly wage. The number of employees working in low-wage jobs has been rising since 1979, and low-wage workers are better educated than ever. The percentage of low-wage workers with at least some college education has spiked 71% since 1979 to 43.2% of all low-wage workers. So much for a college education getting you ahead.
29) Number one in decreasing and disappearing pensions.
As recently as 1998, 52% of Americans over age 60 received income from a defined benefit pension, according to a new study by the National Institute on Retirement Security. By 2010, that figure had fallen to 43%. In the private sector, the decline has been more dramatic -- down from 38% in 1979 to 15% in 2010.
Meanwhile the United States government has stolen 2.7 trillion from the Social Security trust fund and replaced them with worthless IOUs. Now, it looks as though the government is going to stealthily coerce Americans to buy government bonds. It is called MyRA. It’s a new savings bond that encourages folks to build a nest egg. The latest deceitful scheme actually solves two problems; one perceived for show, and the other one real. With more than 20 trillion in pension assets and a government faced with huge deficits and the Federal Reserve supposedly starting to “taper” off its quantitative easing and buying of treasury securities, tapping into that vast pool is a temptation that can’t be resisted. But the United States isn’t Argentina, or Poland, or Cyprus -- at least not yet -- and so such confiscation must be taken a step at a time. That process has started with Obama’s announcement of “starter” IRAs for those employees who don’t have them.
30) Number one in least vacations among developed countries.
The United States is the only developed country in the world that has no legally mandated annual leave. American adult received about 13 days of holiday, whereas the average Briton enjoyed 26 days. The average Frenchman had 38 days. Worse yet, more than a third of Americans do not even take all the days they are allowed. In every country except Canada and Japan workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 -- an entire month off, paid, every year.
31) Number one in late retirement among developed countries.
Workers in the United States have been working longer and retiring later than in any other developed country. The average age of retirement in the United States started rising around 1990, and not just among baby boomers. For most of the 20th century the retirement ages went down while life expectancy rose. Then about 20 years ago the trend in retirement age reversed, and it has been inching up slowly ever since.
Almost 25% of men aged 70 to 74 still work, up about 7% from ten years ago, and one-in-three men aged 65 to 69 are still on the job. Women are staying in their jobs longer, as well. More than 14% of women aged 70 to 74 are still employed, an increase of about 3% in the last decade, and one-in-four women aged 65 to 69 currently work, up almost 6%. A substantial numbers of those 75 or older are also working; one-in-ten men and one-in-twenty women.
People are retiring later for a lot of reasons, but the number one reason is economic. Employer health insurance benefits for retirees are eroding, spurring many employees to hold out until they qualify for Medicare at age 65. Changes to Social Security, such as the increase in the age at which people can receive full benefits from 65 to 67, is also playing a big role. And most people are still living till their late 70s to early 80's, requiring additional savings to support those extra years. How people amass those retirement savings has also undergone a sea change. Employer-provided defined benefit pensions, which typically were structured to provide maximum benefits at or before normal retirement age, are mostly a thing of the past now, making early retirement less affordable. It will soon become, you must work till you die.
"Once the government reclaims the power to
create money from the banks, it will no longer need to sell its
bonds to investors.
It will not even need to levy income taxes... government-issued money would actually be less inflationary than the system we have now; and it is precisely because power and money corrupt that money creation needs to be done by a public body,
exercised in full view and with full accountability...
what has allowed government to be corrupted today is that it is actually run by the money cartel. Big business holds all the cards, because its affiliated banks have monopolized the business of issuing and lending the national money supply,
a function the Constitution delegated solely to Congress."
32) Number one in student loan debt.
Today the average college graduate student loan debt is approaching 35,000 USD. The current interest rates for new Federal Stafford Loans in 2014-2015 is 4.66% for undergraduate students and 6.21% for graduate and professional students. In 2012 the United Sates government made 41.3 billion in student loan profits. Americans now owe 1.2 trillion in student loans, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt totals. It is rather interesting that commercial banks can borrow money from the Federal Reserve at .75%, yet students are paying 6 to 8 times more for their usurious loans. This coupled with the now lower salaries being paid to college graduates and it takes many years, sometimes decades to pay off these student loans.
Student debt has now been linked to worse health and less long term wealth and those with over 50,000 USD in debt have lower well-being than debt-free peers. An ancillary byproduct of incurring a debt of 35,000 USD is one becomes quite beholden to the corporate system. Dare I say enslaved to it.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
33) Number one in gun ownership.
The United States is far and away the number one country with guns per capita. We have 97 guns per 100 citizens, or just over 300 million guns. Our founding fathers were astute enough to give us a way to defend ourselves and our rights against government tyranny when they created the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, which reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Lately though, a certain group of political parasites (Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg, Emanuel and many others) have been trying really hard to take away our Second Amendment rights. As Dianne Feinstein has stated: "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms." I couldn't imagine why they really want to do this? Oh yes, perhaps they have their sights on murdering us like they did to the 66 million mostly unarmed Russians after they overthrew Czar Nicholas II in the Bolshevik, Communist and very Jewish Revolution in the fall of 1917.
34) Number one in plastic surgery.
The United States is number one in plastic surgery. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2012. Has anyone noticed what kind of grotesque joker Joan Rivers has become with all of her plastic surgeries?
35) Number one in breast augmentation surgery.
The United States is number one in breast augmentation surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation was the number one cosmetic surgery in the country in 2011 with 307,000 women getting the procedure. This is a 4% increase from the previous year and a 45% increase from 2000. And now rather recently a new cosmetic surgery has been gaining momentum, Labiaplasty. Yes, labia reduction and beautification surgery. When I first heard of this a few years ago, I thought it was something The Onion made up as a joke. It isn't.
36) Number one in anxiety disorders and depression.
An estimated 26.2% of Americans adults are labeled with mood disorders include major depressive disorders. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); approximately 62 million Americans experience s mental illness in a given year. One in 17, about 14 million adults live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. Approximately 20% of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year. For ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13%. Approximately 1.1% of American adults, about 2. 4 million people, live with schizophrenia. Approximately 2.6% of American adults, 6.1 million people live with bipolar disorder. Approximately 6.7% of American adults, about 14.8 million people live with major depression. Approximately 18.1% of American adults, about 42 million people live with anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.
About 9.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. Mental illness costs America around 200 billion in lost earnings per year. Mood disorders such as depression are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the United States for both youth and adults ages 18 to 44. Although military members comprise less than 1% of the United States population, veterans represent 20% of suicides nationally. Each day, about 22 veterans die from suicide (I personally think this 22 per day figure is extremely low).
I wonder how and why all of this diagnosis occurred? Oh, that's right, we need to have a label put on someone in order to sell more and more pharmaceutical drugs. I think most of this is just another pathetic form of disaster capitalism in order to make outlandish profits for big pharma while creating millions of people that are living zombies.
"This is what you shall do: Love the earth
and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take your hat off to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons
and with the young and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air of every season every day of your life,
re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes
and in every motion and joint of your body"
37) Almost number one in divorce.
The United States has the third highest divorce rate of any country on Earth. The only two countries with higher rates are Russia, followed by Belarus. I believe the extremely high divorce rate in the United States is indicative of all the monetary pressure we are under and the moral decay (infidelity and addictions) of our throw away society. We have sunk so low, that now the latest craze is to have a divorce party.
38) Number one in fluoridation of its citizens.
In the United States about 73% of the fresh water we drink is fluoridated. We use water fluoridation more than all the other people on Earth, combined. We are also ingesting fluoride in many different products, including: toothpaste, sodas, juices, sports drinks, beers, many processed foods including infant foods, grape products, dried fruit, dried beans, cocoa powder, walnuts, tea leaves (particularly old tea leaves), brewed black tea, iced tea drinks, many pharmaceuticals and foods made with mechanically separated meat (e.g., chicken fingers, nuggets, etc).
As of May 2014, a total of 46 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and a total of 31 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning / memory in animals. Of these investigations, 39 of the 46 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 29 of the 31 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and / or memory capacity of animals. The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 11,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain. A Harvard study found that fluoride lowers children’s intelligence by 7 IQ points Yes, please make us stupid, sick and give us cancer, thank you.
"Besides, you also have many Jews living in
the country, who do much harm.
You should know the Jews blaspheme and violate the name of our Savior day for day.
For that reason you, Milords and men of
authority, should not tolerate but expel them.
They are our public enemies and incessantly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ,
they call our Blessed Virgin Mary a harlot and her Holy Son a bastard
and to us they give the epithet of changelings and abortions.
Therefore deal with them harshly as they do nothing but excruciatingly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ,
trying to rob us of our lives, our health, our honor and belongings."
Reverend Martin Luther, sermon at Eisleben
(a few days before the Jews assassination him, February, 1546)
Water fluoridation is the practice of adding industrial-grade fluoride chemicals to water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. One of the little known facts about this practice is that the United States, which fluoridates over 70% of its water supplies, has more people drinking fluoridated water than the rest of the world combined. Most developed nations, including all of Japan and 97% of western Europe, do not fluoridate their water.
In the United States, the Oral Health Division of the Centers Disease Control (CDC) hails fluoridation as one of the “top ten public health achievements of the 20th century.” However, comprehensive data from the World Health Organization reveals that there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between the minority of western nations that fluoridate water, and the majority that do not. In fact, the tooth decay rates in many non-fluoridated countries are now lower than the tooth decay rates in fluoridated ones.
As is becoming increasingly clear, fluoridating water supplies is an outdated, unnecessary, and dangerous relic from a 1950s public health culture that viewed mass distribution of chemicals much differently than scientists do today. The few nations that still fluoridate their water should end the practice. Here’s three reasons why:
Reason #1: Fluoridation Is an Outdated Form of Mass Medication
Unlike all other water treatment processes, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but the person consuming it. The Food & Drug Administration accepts that fluoride is a drug, not a nutrient, when used to prevent disease. By definition, therefore, fluoridating water is a form of medication. This is why most western European nations have rejected the practice -- because, in their view, the public water supply is not an appropriate place to be adding drugs, particularly when fluoride is readily available for individual use in the form of toothpaste.
Reason #2: Fluoridation Is Unnecessary and Ineffective
The most obvious reason to end fluoridation is that it is now known that fluoride’s main benefit comes from topical contact with the teeth, not from ingestion. Even the CDC’s Oral Health Division now acknowledges this. There is simply no need, therefore, to swallow fluoride, whether in the water, toothpaste, or any other form. Further, despite early claims that fluoridated water would reduce cavities by 65%, modern large-scale studies show no consistent or meaningful difference in the cavity rates of fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
Reason #3: Fluoridation Is Not a Safe Practice
The most important reason to end fluoridation is that it is simply not a safe practice, particularly for those who have health conditions that render them vulnerable to fluoride’s toxic effects.
First, there is no dispute that fluoridation is causing millions of children to develop dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth that is caused by excessive fluoride intake. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control have even acknowledged that fluoridation is causing “cosmetically objectionable” fluorosis on children’s front teeth–an effect that can cause children embarrassment and anxiety at an age when physical appearance is the single most important predictor of self-esteem.
Second, it is known that fluoridated water caused severe bone disease in dialysis patients up until the late 1970s (prior to dialysis units filtering fluoride). While dialysis units now filter out the fluoride, research shows that current fluoride exposures are still resulting in dangerously high bone fluoride levels in dialysis patients and patients with other advanced forms of kidney disease. It is unethical to compromise the health of some members in a population to obtain a purported benefit for another — particularly in the absence of these vulnerable members’ knowing consent.
And, finally, a growing body of evidence reasonably indicates that fluoridated water, in addition to other sources of daily fluoride exposure, can cause or contribute to a range of serious effects, including arthritis, damage to the developing brain, reduced thyroid function, and possibly osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in adolescent males.
Unlike all other water treatment processes, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but the person consuming it. The Food & Drug Administration accepts that fluoride is a drug, not a nutrient, when used to prevent disease. By definition, therefore, fluoridating water is a form of mass medication. This is why most western European nations have rejected the practice -- because, in their view, the public water supply is not an appropriate place to be adding drugs.
Fluoridation -- or any practice that uses the public water supply as a vehicle to deliver medicine -- violates medical ethics in several important ways:
It deprives the individual of his or her right to informed consent to medication.
It is approved and delivered by people without medical qualifications.
It is delivered to everyone regardless of age, health or nutritional status, without individual oversight by a doctor and without control of dose.
The safety and effectiveness of fluoridated water has never been demonstrated by randomized controlled trials–the gold standard study that is now generally required before a drug can enter the market.
Also, as a calcifying tissue that is exposed to a high volume of blood flow, the pineal gland (third eye) is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans. In fact, the calcified parts of the pineal gland contain the highest fluoride concentrations in the human body (up to 21,000 ppm F), higher than either bone or teeth.
For more please read: 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation by Paul Connett, PhD.
"The perception that everything is totally straightforward and safe is utterly naive.
I don't think we fully understand the dimensions of what we're getting into."
Professor Philip James
39) Number one in the growing and eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
In the United States GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food. This percentage has been steadily increasing even though polls show that a significant majority of Americans would like to be able to tell if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs (a 2012 Mellman Group poll found that 91% of American consumers wanted GMOs labeled) (a 2008 CBS News Poll found that 87% of consumers wanted GMOs labeled). And, according to a recent CBS / New York Times poll, 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified. Americans want to know if the food they’re purchasing contains GMOs, yet the influential biotech lobby has succeeded in keeping this information from them by buying our politicians off.
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries there are considerable restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the United States, the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. The good news is that an increasing number of Americans are now taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.
“Any scientist who tells you they know that
GMOs are safe and not to worry about it,
is either ignorant of the history of science or is deliberately lying.
Nobody knows what the long-term effect will be.”
Over 80% of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for herbicide tolerance. As a result, use of toxic herbicides like Roundup has increased 15 times since GMOs were introduced. The active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup is glyphosate. The dangerous toxicity of glyphosate is becoming increasingly clear as study after study is published demonstrating its devastating effects. GMO crops are also responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” and “super bugs:’ which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons like 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange). GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture, and are developed and sold by the world’s biggest chemical companies.
Because GMOs are novel life forms, biotechnology companies have been able to obtain patents with which to restrict their use. As a result, the companies that make GMOs now have the power to sue farmers whose fields are contaminated with GMOs, even when it is the result of inevitable drift from neighboring fields. GMOs therefore pose a serious threat to farmer sovereignty and to the national food security of any country where they are grown, including the United States.
The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, and once released into the environment these novel organisms cannot be recalled. The proverbial genie is out of the bottle.
40) Number one in the ingestion of aspartame.
The person who was most influential in getting the deadly poison aspartame approved was Donald Rumsfeld when he was the CEO of G. D. Searle. Aspartame is by far the most dangerous substance added to foods today. It accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death. Aspartame is sold under different names including: NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid (40%), phenylalanine (50%) and methanol a.k.a. wood alcohol / poison (10%).
There are almost 100 different aspartame documented symptoms, some of them are: headaches / migraines, dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes, depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems, hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss and joint pain.
According to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by its ingestion: brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, lupus, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia and diabetes.
"The pressure on researchers is so
Dr. Trocho came out with his research about the DNA damage by aspartame.
Then his career was assaulted by the makers of aspartame.
He said he would never do another research project concerning aspartame.
Well, a number of researchers have said the same thing.
Once they published their results,
the full weight of these companies come down on their head.
NutraSweet will contribute millions to a university
and threaten to pull their donations if someone isn't quieted"
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
Aspartame is being marketed around the world as a sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found in artificial sweeteners and it is used in many other products as a sugar replacement. Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to gain weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates.
One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the Aspartame is converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons as cyanide and arsenic -- which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is, formaldehyde kills quietly, it takes a little longer and, in the process of killing you, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.
In 1985 Monsanto purchased G. D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame's clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it "might induce brain tumors." The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld vow to "call in his markers," to get it approved.
On January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan's inauguration, Searle re-applied to the FDA for approval to use aspartame in food sweetener, and Reagan's new FDA commissioner, Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry's decision. It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked. He then personally broke the tie in aspartame's favor. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller, the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and G. D. Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.
Two prominent Doctors, Dr. Russell L. Blaylock and Dr. H. J. Roberts, have written books on Aspartame Poisoning. Dr. Blaylock’s book is entitled: “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills”. Dr. H.J. Roberts, a diabetic specialist and world expert on Aspartame Poisoning, has written a book entitled “Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease”.
41) Number one in the ingestion of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
The United States has the highest per capita consumption of HFCS at around 60 pounds per year. This is overwhelmingly from the consumption of sugar sweetened drinks and processed foods which has increased tremendously over the last 50 years. During this same time span the obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. All of this horrific harm is being done by a product that the United States government heavy subsidizes. It almost seems as though our government is going out of their way to make us sick and kill us off early.
“Very simply, we subsidize high-fructose corn
syrup in this country, but not carrots.
While the surgeon general is raising alarms over the epidemic of obesity,
the president is signing farm bills designed to keep the river of cheap corn flowing,
guaranteeing that the cheapest calories in the supermarket will continue to be the unhealthiest.”
From 5 Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You:
Doubt and confusion are the currency of deception, and they sow the seeds of complacency. These are used skillfully through massive print and television advertising campaigns by the Corn Refiners Association’s attempt to dispel the “myth” that HFCS is harmful and assert through the opinion of “medical and nutrition experts” that it is no different than cane sugar. It is a “natural” product that is a healthy part of our diet when used in moderation. Except for one problem. When used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.
Sugar in any form causes obesity and disease when consumed in pharmacologic doses. Cane sugar and high fructose corn syrup are indeed both harmful when consumed in pharmacologic doses of 140 pounds per person per year. When one 20 ounce HFCS sweetened soda, sports drink, or tea has 17 teaspoons of sugar (and the average teenager often consumes two drinks a day) we are conducting a largely uncontrolled experiment on the human species. Our hunter gatherer ancestors consumed the equivalent of 20 teaspoons per year, not per day.
HFCS and cane sugar are not biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body. High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product and far from “natural” or a naturally occurring substance.
HFCS contains contaminants including mercury that are not regulated or measured by the FDA. An FDA researcher asked corn producers to ship a barrel of high fructose corn syrup in order to test for contaminants. Her repeated requests were refused until she claimed she represented a newly created soft drink company. She was then promptly shipped a big vat of HFCS that was used as part of the study that showed that HFCS often contains toxic levels of mercury because of chlor-alkali products used in its manufacturing. Poisoned sugar is certainly not “natural”. When HFCS is run through a chemical analyzer or a chromatograph, strange chemical peaks show up that are not glucose or fructose. What are they? Who knows? This certainly calls into question the purity of this processed form of super sugar. The exact nature, effects, and toxicity of these funny compounds have not been fully explained, but shouldn’t we be protected from the presence of untested chemical compounds in our food supply, especially when the contaminated food product comprises up to 15% to 20% of the average American’s daily calorie intake?
Independent medical and nutrition experts do not support the use of HFCS in our diet, despite the assertions of the corn industry. Why is the corn industry spending millions on misinformation campaigns to convince consumers and health care professionals of the safety of their product?
HFCS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease-creating industrial food products or “food-like substances”. The last reason to avoid products that contain HFCS is that they are a marker for poor-quality, nutritionally-depleted, processed industrial food full of empty calories and artificial ingredients. If you find “high fructose corn syrup” on the label you can be sure it is not a whole, real, fresh food full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Stay away if you want to stay healthy.
42) Number one in the vaccination of children.
The United States has the highest number of mandated vaccines for children in the world. In the first year of life an infant is given 26 doses of 9 vaccines. By the age of six a child is given 48 doses of 14 vaccines. By the age of eighteen a total of 70 doses of 16 vaccines. It is interesting that the United States is 34th in the world for its children under 5 mortality rate.
“Nothing but the natural ignorance of the public, countenanced by the inoculated erroneousness of the ordinary general medical practitioners, makes such a barbarism as vaccination possible. Recent developments have shown that an inoculation made in the usual general practitioner's light-hearted way, without previous highly skilled examination of the state of the patient's blood, is just as likely to be a simple manslaughter as a cure or preventive. But vaccination is nothing short of attempted murder. A skilled bacteriologist would just as soon think of cutting his child's arm and rubbing the contents of the dustpan into the wound, as vaccinating it in the same.”
George Bernard Shaw
After the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed that protected vaccine manufacturers against lawsuits (isn't that priceless lobbying - big pharma needed protection from their horrendously evil vaccine products so they bribed our greedy government officials to pass a law abdicating themselves from responsibility and especially any liability), the number of vaccines for infants has been dramatically expanded. About 95% of parents (brainwashed) said their kids had received all the vaccinations or would get them all, which was a record high, a 2010 survey found. About 3% of parents said they would decline some vaccines, and 2% (the intelligent parents) said their little ones would receive no vaccines, the researchers said. We in the United States truly love our infants, toddlers and children, really we do.
"The idea that vaccines are a primary cause
is not as crackpot as some might wish.
Autism's 60-fold rise in 30 years matches
a tripling of the U.S. vaccine schedule."
43) Number one in autism.
The United States has the highest incidences of autism on Earth. According to a new report that has generated significant debate in mainstream media and all over the Internet, the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one in 50 children and one in every 31 boys between the ages of 6 and 17 has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This represents a dramatic increase in the diagnosis since 2007, when a similar report claimed a rate of 1 in 88 children.
The number of children diagnosed with autism or related disorders has grown at what many call an alarming rate. In the 1970s about one out of every 2,000 children had autism. Many researchers have been stating that the rise in autism rates go hand-in-hand with increased vaccinations. Scientists are trying to find an answer to this question: How do you get autism? Increasingly, they're finding that when it comes to autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities, genetics is only part of the story.
In fact, in trying to figure out the sources of autism, researchers are proving that environmental factors, everything from farm chemicals to soda and shampoo ingredients, could be permanently messing with children's brain development. Today, in an unprecedented move, some of the world's leading experts published a new list of highly suspect chemicals and heavy metals believed to be behind the surge in cases of autism and other neurodevelopmental diseases. Here they are:
This heavy metal has been shown to cause brain damage to developing babies, causing a lifetime of learning and health implications. Lead is also linked to depression in young adults.
The mercury created from coal-fired power plants winds up in rivers, streams, and oceans; the heavy metal is toxic to the brains of developing fetuses and could cause irreversible damage.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Once used in electronics, PCBs bear the unfortunate distinction of never breaking down in the environment. And a little of them can do a lot of damage: Small doses can disrupt healthy nerve cell functioning and throw off the body's natural calcium signaling, which could increase some children's autism risk.
The now-banned DDT is the most notorious organochlorine pesticide, but others in its class remain in use and are implicated in birth defect and autism clusters.
Recent studies link air pollution from vehicle exhaust to memory problems, brain damage, and an increased risk of autism. A prior study found that children born to women living within 1,000 feet of major highways are twice as likely to be diagnosed with autism years later.
Brominated Flame Retardants
Created to slow down the rate of burning in the case of a household fire, flame retardants are largely useless and have been shown to actually hasten death from smoke inhalation. Over the long term, children born to mothers with high levels of these chemicals in their bodies have lower IQs and perform more poorly in mental and physical development testing.
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Carcinogens that are formed when meat is burned, PAHs are also among a category of 10,000 chemicals created from the burning of oil, garbage, coal, or wood. The compounds can damage DNA, hamper normal development, and impair fetal growth.
Chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide, is still one of the most widely used farm chemicals in the U.S.
Prenatal exposure to even tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals could irreversibly alter a child's health.
More studies cropping up suggest the convenience of nonstick cookware might not be worth the anticipated health costs: ADHD in children and high cholesterol and infertility issues in adults.
I do find it most interesting that everyone in the main stream media are explaining unprecedented rise in autism just the way the CDC wants. They're saying that it's not really an increase, just better, more accurate diagnostics. They have been using this same lame excuse for a long, long time. Why then does the number of autistic children continue to dramatically increase every year when the definition of autism was changed almost 20 years ago? Shouldn't the rate have leveled some time ago? Is the rate ever going to get bad enough that the CDC will actually declare autism to be a health care crisis?
Now, the CDC is going to hide the true extent of autism by making new diagnostic criteria changes in the way that autism is defined. How Orwellian can this get? Fewer cases will also leave many families without the needed services.
Why have officials admitted that there are environmental triggers for autism but no one has ever given us conclusive proof on which ones are behind the epidemic? When are we going to realize that with our 90,000+ man made chemicals, we are poisoning our infants and children?
Autism - Made In The USA (Documentary)
by Gary Null
44) Number one in electrical power grid blackouts among developed nations.
The United States power grid has more blackouts than any other country in the developed world, according to new data that spotlights the country’s aging and unreliable electric system. The data by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) shows that Americans face more power grid failures lasting at least an hour than residents of other developed nations.
The United States grid loses power almost 300% more often than it did in 1984, when record keeping began. The power outages cost businesses in the United States about 150 billion per year, according to the DOE. Each one of these blackouts costs tens to hundreds of millions, sometimes even billions of dollars in economic losses per event.
The grid is becoming progressively less dependable each year. Weather used to account for about 20% of outages. Now, in the last five years, it’s accounting around 70% of all major outages. The root causes of the increasing number of blackouts are aging infrastructure and a lack of investment and a clear policy to modernize the grid. The power grid has received a “D+” grade on its report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2013.
There are approximately 5 million miles of electrical transmission lines throughout the United States, and thousands of power generating plants dot the landscape. The grid is managed by a group of 3,300 utilities and serve about 150 million customers. The entire power grid system is currently valued at 876 billion USD.
45) Number one In oil production.
The United States has just become the biggest oil producer after overtaking both Russia and Saudi Arabia (so they say). The expansion of domestic oil production in the United States has been significant under Obama, it has seen a four-fold increase in drilling rigs under his administration. Obama has approved new offshore drilling permits for the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic Ocean and reversing a decades-long moratorium off the East Coast. Oil exports, which were banned for more than 40 years in the United States are now being loosened, providing oil companies the opportunity to target lucrative markets in Europe and Asia.
46) Number one in energy and oil consumption.
The United States is far and away number one in energy consumption with a rate of 11.4 kW per person. Japan and Germany have an energy consumption rate of only 6 kW per person. The US consumes 25% of the world's energy with just 4.6% of the world's population.
The United States is also far and away number one in the consumption of oil with a rate of 18,840,000 barrels per day. China is a distance second with a consumption of just less than 10,000,000 barrels per day.
On top of using the most energy and oil, we have the distinction of being terribly inefficient at using it. The United States is near the bottom in energy efficiency. In a new study of the world's 16 major economies only Russia, Brazil, and Mexico came In below the United States.
Give us hearts to understand
Never to take from creation's beauty more than we give,
Never to destroy want only for the furtherance of greed,
Never to deny to give our hands for the building of earth's beauty,
Never to take from her what we cannot use.
Give us hearts to understand
That to destroy earth's music is to create confusion,
That to wreck her appearance is to blind us to beauty,
That to callously pollute her fragrance is to make a house of stench,
That as we care for her she will care for us.
Give us hearts to understand
We have forgotten who we are.
We have sought only our own security.
We have exploited simply for our own ends.
We have distorted our knowledge.
We have abused our power.
Whose dry lands thirst,
Help us to find the way to refresh your lands.
Whose waters are choked with debris and pollution,
Help us to find the way to cleanse your waters.
Whose beautiful earth grows ugly with misuse,
Help us to find the way to restore beauty to your handiwork.
Whose creatures are being destroyed,
Help us to find a way to replenish them
whose gifts to us are being lost in selfishness and corruption,
Help us to find the way to restore our humanity.
47) Number one in water consumption.
The United States is number one in per capita water consumption at 457,018 gallons per year. Our government estimates that each American uses over 100 gallons daily, but only 8.5% is what we use at home for cooking, cleaning or bathing. More than 40% is used to produce electrical power with 37% irrigating cropland. A further breakdown shows that meat consumption accounts for almost 30% of the American figure, and sugar consumption is responsible for another 15%.
I always thought building cities in deserts weren't the brightest of ideas to begin with, so when I recently read an article asking which major United States city will go dry first, Las Vegas or Phoenix, I almost starting laughing. But with the western part of the United States experiencing a prolong drought and with Lake Mead reservoir falling dangerously low this is indeed becoming quit serious.
While the world’s population has doubled in the last 45 years, its use of fresh water has quadrupled. Forty percent or more of countries could experience severe freshwater scarcity by 2020. It seems as thought there will soon be wars fought over fresh water. Hopefully we will soon develop inexpensive renewable energies to power desalination plants to give everyone on earth a steady supply of fresh water.
"We are owned by propagandists against the
Arabs. There's no question about that.
Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists.
No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is.
We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."
48) Number one in film production.
The United States is number one in film production with what is known as Hollywood being the leader. The big problem with this is, the people who totally control this propaganda industry are Jewish. The films that they distribute always have their agenda. This is done either overtly or almost sublimely, but it is always there. Their films are fear, war or violent based. Every one of them. This is a major psychological weapon for their films are shown worldwide. As Louis B. Mayer stated: "We make the movies that make the people around the world think the way they think." There is a relentless constant conditioning of opinion, with many storylines portraying the Jews as the innocent victims or the super intelligent and brave saviors helping or saving the world. I find it extremely telling that you never, ever, see a Jew portrayed as the villain.
"Jews totally run Hollywood.
As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment.
Yes, we control Hollywood.
I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media,
Hollywood, Wall Street or the government.
I just care that we get to keep running them."
The perfect microcosm of this is at the end of the film, Saving Private Ryan, by Steven Spielberg. There is the scene at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial where the now older Ryan is paying his respects to those who saved him, particularly Captain John H. Miller, who's grave he is standing in front of. When the shot is taken from behind Ryan, showing the sea of thousands of white crosses marking the graves, in the very first row to the right, very conspicuously and lingering in the shot forever, is a Jewish grave marker. When the camera shot changes and is taken from the front, the exact same thing happens, another Jewish grave maker in the first row to the right of Ryan, while all others in the background are white crosses. This type of hidden in plain sight message to show that Jews died in World War II is done with meticulous purpose. By the way, that wasn't the only time in Saving Private Ryan where Spielberg made sure you knew Jews fought and died in World War II.
I have been aware of this type of propaganda for quite sometime, so now when I watch the older Hollywood films again, I see this same very subtle type of coercive brainwashing has been happening forever in the totally Jewish run Hollywood.
"Whoever controls the media, controls the mind."
49 Number one in television production and watching.
Once again we are number one, this time at being programmed. The Jewish owned television networks of the United States are the largest and most syndicated in the world. For the most part, theses networks put out fear based, dumbing down, violent garbage. Household ownership of television sets in the United States is 96.7%. The number of TV sets in the average household is 2.24. The average time spent watching television per day is 5 hours and 11 minutes. The average person will have spent 9 years watching television in their lifetime.
"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
"Go back to bed, America. Your government has
figured out how it all transpired.
Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here's American Gladiators.
Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it!
Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom.
Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!"
The hours per year the average American youth spends in school is 900 hours, the hours per year the average American youth watches television is 1,600. The number of violent acts seen on television by the time a person is 18, is 150,000. The number of 30 second television commercials seen in a year by an average child is 16,000. Turn off your television or vastly curtail watching it and enjoy the real world.
"For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction,
because it was the one reason everyone could agree on."
50) Number one in creating false flag events.
And finally, for the last 116 years the United States has been number one in creating false flag events to start wars which have killed well over 100 million people. I must say, that this has always been done quite nefariously and covertly by our cunningly malevolent Jewish overlords using their control of finance, newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, radio and television. And now they control around 95% of the matrix.
The Essence Of The Banking Industry...
Remember The Maine (1898)
RMS Lusitania Sinking (1915)
Pearl Harbor Attack (1941)
Gulf Of Tonkin (1964)
USS Liberty (1967)
Invasion Of Grenada (1983)
Invasion Of Panama (1989)
312 Babies Slaughter In Their Incubators (1991)
Oklahoma City Bombing Of The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (1995)
Attack On America (2001)
Weapons Of Mass Destruction (2003)
Libya Is Attacking Its Own People (2011)
Iran Is Going To Get The Bomb (Ongoing)
Syria Used Chemicals Weapons (2013)
Flight MH17 (2014)
The time is now for each and every one of us to fully understand and recognize that if we do not radically change our corporate driven consumptive and destructive way of life, we will go extinct. So, may all who have read American Exceptionalism shine the light into the darkness and create the catalyst of truth that will resonate so that we may pass on an equitable, peaceful and sustainable Earth to our future generations.
"To laugh often and love much,
to win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens
and endure the betrayal of false friend;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to give of one’s self;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Go In Peace
August 8, 2013