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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

US DEBT REACHES $14 TRILLION

It was announced on the news this morning that the United States Government's debt has surpassed its own self imposed limit of fourteen trillion dollars--that is a 14 followed by twelve zeros($14,000,000,000,000). Congress will now consider a measure to increase the Federal debt limit. One has to wonder just how much debt the government is willing to impose on its citizens. Spending on military invasions and gifts to the corporate profiteers who have already ripped off the American people for every penny they have, has finally bankrupted our government. There is one possibly positive aspect to this conundrum: Maybe now these fools will stop their indiscriminate spending and go home to their families (Yeah, right!). I'm not going to hold my breath for that one.

The other big story in the news today was about a man who consumed his twenty-five thousandth (25,000th) Big-Mac: He actually saved his receipts and hamburger boxes in his basement. Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with one of his household staffers.

Meanwhile, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and other disasters are increasing in frequency and ferocity due to a global failure to manage our resources and waste. Oil spills, nuclear meltdowns, war and other ecological disasters continue to ravage our planet; unemployment has left thousands of young men and women with nothing to do. But instead of rioting in the streets, Americans are more concerned with such superficial events as the recent "Royal Wedding" and the private life of Charlie Sheen. We may be facing the end of civilization as we know it and all we see in the news is superficial crap! If this was France or Algeria, people would be rioting in the streets, but perhaps due to an abundance of anti-depressants Americans don't seem to care what is going on--as long as we have our Big Macs and can watch celebrity news on television we pay no attention to the fact that most of us may be dead within the next ten years. Wake up America! The world ends tomorrow and you may die!

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