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America the great … We lead the world in ….


Here are some of the things us American are amazing at we lead the world in:

  • Number of obese people
  • Soda consumption
  • Hours spent watching TV
  • Mental disease
  • Divorce
  • One person households
  • Car thief’s
  • Motor vehicle death rates
  • Time spent in traffic
  • Trade deficit
  • Student loan debt
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  • Mortgage debt
  • Credit card debt
  • Illegal immigration
  • Outrageous security measures
  • Incarcerated citizens per capita
  • Reported rape
  • Reported murder
  • Total crimes
  • Money given to fake charities
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  • Amount of laws
  • Teen pregnancy
  • STD rate
  • Pornography production
  • Protesters that chant “Hail Satan”
  • Percentage of women taking antidepressants

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  • Total prescription drug consumption
  • Illegal drug use
  • Military / military spending
  • Exports of arms
  • Nuclear test
  • Money spent on elections
  • Plastic surgery performed
  • Amount of lawyers
  • Government waste (For example, the U.S. State Department spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes” between 2011 and March 2013.)
  • National debt (18.1 Trillion)
  • Mass Shootings (55 in 2015 so far that killed 3 or more people)
  • Total number of civilian firearms and in per capita ownership of small firearms
  • Energy use per person

….So America the great huh ….

So when you ask, “What makes America greatest country in the world?” I don't know what the FUCK you're talking about!

So when you ask, “What makes America greatest country in the world?” I don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about!

Sources:

TheTruthWins.com

WallStreetJournal.com

GunPolicy.org

NationMaster.com

ShootingTracker.com


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It Is How It Is…But Is It Really Though?


Angry, confused, changed, helpless, enlightened, alone, overwhelmed, excited, open minded….

These are just a few of the emotions that have passed through me recently yet I haven’t had the motivation to put it into words. There is just so much going on and so much to talk about that it seems almost impossible to focus on one subject and just have at it. I have had this overwhelming feeling, like we are on the edge of something great and I don’t want to have my head down blinders on just moseying around mindlessly like another drone through life when it happens.

I hear people say things like “this isn’t how humans are supposed to be living” with so much of the day wasted behind a desk under artificial lights. “LIVE DAMN YOU LIVE.” But we can’t. We aren’t allowed to, or for most of us, don’t have the means to do so. I keep feeling this void that can’t be filled with materialistic things that can be bought, with good job security and decent pay. It can’t be filled with vacations and getaways, it can’t even be filled with the joys of family and love. So what then can fill it?

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So many of us feel that same void and try to fill it with sex, drugs, drinks, and simple distractions that the media told us would make us happy and then we think something is still wrong with us when we are not happy with these things we have filled our life with. The things they told us we should be filling our life with in order to finally catch that dream we have been chasing our entire lives. Once we acquire all the things and we have people in our lives that make up happy…. then what? What is it that we are missing?

Time.

Time to live. That’s what we are missing. The time to actually enjoy all the things we spent our entire lives trying to gather and retain. We shouldn’t be forced to wait until we are 65 to enjoy all that life and leisure time have to offer us. We spend the better parts of our day dedicated to going to work, am I supposed to be happy there? We get home and continue with the stresses of todays daily life at home because we have to now spend that money we worked so hard for on the bills that keep the lights on at home and keep all the machines I’ve bought to entertain or assist me running, but does that make me happy?  Then I finally get 2 days away from work only to return again for another 5, repetitively for 50 years so that I can one day  afford to die in a nice retirement home instead of under a bridge somewhere, is that supposed to make me happy and give me peace of mind? To know I am making enough money to die is defiantly a load of my shoulders….

There is so much corruption and greed in the world that it sometimes feels like there is no alternative to being a drone unless you want to be homeless and hungry under that bridge they are burying you under.

I have started reading books that take my mind to another level of consciousness so that maybe in some realm I can find some bit of happiness. One of them I would highly recommend is “Biocentrism – How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe” Though I might warn you its one of those books that after you finish it you kind of look at everyone else as if they are stuck in some illusionistic reality, almost as if you are Neo from the Matrix and you have seen the true reality that no one else can see yet. Its like being in on a secret only you and the author know and your looking at everyone else like they are mindless sheep just following along without asking a single question about life throughout their entire existence.

So now that I know this, what do I do with this new found knowledge? I thought about sharing it but explaining it without sounding like a total loon is pretty hard. Trust me, start reading a few pages of the book I mentioned and you will quickly see that explaining it is like explaining color to the blind. Is it possible that on the journey to discovery, enlightenment and interconnectedness that we somehow feel more alone than ever.

I’m also reading a book called Revolution, which is exactly what we are in need of. An enlightenment, a wake-up call, a realization that everything is not ok, its not going to be ok and nothing is ever going to be the same again.

So what do we do about it? I don’t know, hence the emotions I stated earlier. I can’t be the only person that thinks something is very wrong on a much more grandiose global scale as well as a more intimate internal scale, and with the combination of them both it feels like everything is bound to go nowhere. I brush that feeling off only because I see there are others out there with the same feeling and same questions, seeking the same answers.


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Job Creation and Climate Change


I watched the documentary called “Years of Living Dangerously” and it really amazed me that there was a group of people who are fighting against climate change solutions because they believe that it will cause people in the high carbon producing industries to lose their jobs. They claim that job loss is something that our economy can’t handle. I agree, but it’s as if they completely overlooked the fact that by implementing these solutions we will be creating new jobs that never existed before.

They really think that the elimination of the high carbon producing jobs means now everyone is out of work and they will be home sitting on their couches now the world will magically be better just because the job disappeared. The people who claim they are going to “lose” their job, aren’t, they are simply going to be retrained and/or relocated to a new position involving cleaning up our carbon mess instead of creating more mess just because we are in fear of loosing our current position.

I saw a man holding a baby claiming that we need to wait for thing whole climate change thing and just concentrate on creating new jobs by letting them create a coal terminal close to him home town. All I could think to myself was “I bet he wouldn’t let his little baby grow up and work in that coal terminal.” These jobs that they are fighting to save, even if saved, these are temporary jobs. These jobs are not sustainable not for the person working them nor the planet.

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I don’t think the people who are so passionately fighting against this fully understand what they are fighting against. They think big companies and government are just coming in and trying to make everything harder for everyone by implementing new rules regulations just basically being mean, and it’s not fair. Its sounds like arguments made by a stubborn teenager with no logic supporting their argument just emotions and laziness. I know no one likes to be told what to do but their has to come a time where you are lease see that your parents are telling you not to do something because it is for your own good.

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How long will it take us to realize that the change, the rules… they are all for our own good?

Every time I watch documentaries about the issue of climate change it always blows my mind. Not the statements they make about the data found by scientist but the opinions of people who have 24 hour access to valid factual information that still believe that it is something that is made up and that is just a lie, or a conspiracy, or a belief.

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I honestly hope that it will not take an epic tragedy of some kind to wake people up. It seems like even when small-scale tragic events happen, unless you were in the epicenter you really can’t accept the scale of what really happened. And it is even harder to accept the fact that something you do halfway across the country could have an effect on what you saw on TV like hurricane Sandy for example.

The sooner we realize that it is the effect of every person turning on their car, every person throwing away and creating waste, every person spraying an aerosol can,

every person on this plant, can affect every person on this planet,

the sooner we can start doing something about it as a whole instead of waiting for an organization or program that is going to magically come into my home and change what I do every day.

We can’t afford to be stubborn teenagers, afraid, and rebellious to change.

We can’t afford to pretend like nothing is happening.

We can’t afford to wait around for someone else to do it.

When I see new cars coming out this coming year and they have little to no change on the gas mileage and only slight changes to the style and frame, I am disappointed. I know the technology is here but it seems like we move at the rate of snails when we have to accomplish something that could potentially cost billions of dollars to large corporation CEO’s.

Think about it, if they make a car that don’t run on gas how are they going to make all their money on gas?

If they make homes that can sustain themselves off the grid, how to they make money on the grid?

But no one looks at it from a positive point of view. If they would stop being greedy bastards trying to squeeze every last drop out of this coal and gas industries then they would quickly turn their attention to something that can make them more money and more jobs for longer by implementing a new way of thinking. It is the ones in charge that are reluctant to change that are keeping us in the stone ages.

We can advance our phones monthly if not more frequently it seems. We advance our computers making them faster, smaller and more efficient, on a daily basis it seems. But the fact that we still only get 30 miles to the gallon on a good day in a new car makes me really wonder what happened… where is the growth? A 1956 Jaguar Roadster gets around 17 mpg…that was almost 60 years ago…. what have you been doing since then? Today Jaguar has a 2014 car that only gets 20 mpg. (only 28 highway) What have they been doing for the past 60 years…. buffing it??

How about we create some jobs for people to figure out how we can make our cars better since we obviously have no one filling those positions at the moment…..

I just don’t see how people with families can claim they would rather wait on the climate change issues for the sake of their family. That has to be one of the most contradicting statements I have heard in a while.

In fact climate change is actually putting jobs in jeopardy just not the job they were specifically fighting for, so who cares right.

Jobs like farming and fishing are largely impacted by climate change. If we keep dumping chemicals, waste, and sewage into the ocean until all the fish die, what are the fisherman going to go catch. If we ruin all the land with pesticides and waste, how are the farmers supposed to farm? Eventually what are we supposed to eat? Eh who cares though because the guys supporting his family by working at the coal plant still have that job we saved… thank goodness for that.


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Thanks Obama


It really grinds my gears when people talk about Obama like he is the one single reason why we are in the mess we are in. Its like no one knows what it’s like to work on a team of shitty people and you’re the only one doing the work. (yeah we are the shitty people)

He is one man… that’s it … only one man….. it is going to take a nation to fix nation wide problems.
If you don’t like the way things are?
Here’s a thought, why don’t you research ways to make it better, no matter the scale of your impact, working towards solving a problem is better than just sitting around complaining about it.
No matter who we put in charge… Obama, McCain, or Clinton. (btw…like did you forget what we had to choose from… slim pickin’s) It’s like people thought we were electing a savior not a president. He hasn’t let me down because there is nothing ONE man can do to help or hurt the enormity of these problems, it will take all of us to really make a change.
There are much bigger things going wrong in this world to bitch about… find something other than Obama, he is honestly the least of your worries.

Try these issues on for size.. try bitching about something that matters:

  • Homelessness
  • Lack of Clean Water
  • Lack of Food
  • GMO Foods
  • Excess Waste in Landfills
  • Global Warming
  • Toxins from Chemtrails
  • Plastics in the Ocean
  • Extinction of Animals
  • Extinction of Places (go see them before they are gone)
  • Over Population
  • Slavery (which is still going on in some places google that shit)
  • Human Trafficking

 

I can go on forever about much more relevant high priority items on america list of things to bitch about so do me a favor and leave Obama alone, he is just one man, stop treating him like he was supposed to be a savior and he let you down. I am not telling anyone anything they don’t already know but sometime people just need to remove the stick from their ass and realize there is a bigger picture and in the event that any one of the inevitable disasters happens and you are all dying and blaming Obama just remember he will also be dying.

There is no one person that will gain from the suffering of the world so there is no point in saying that is obviously his end goal, because we all will suffer including him. No matter how much money you have, no matter if you’re a republican or a democrat, whether you’re black or white or whether you believe in Jesus or not. When the end come its going to come for all of us and it will also be because of us.

So moral of the story … stop being a racist hick trying to play the blame game and make the change you want to see happening.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”~Mahatma Gandhi

This is how most peoples thought on the situation


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The Human Impact



I always put a lot of work into my papers that I wrote while I was in school and I liked this one so much that I thought I might share it. I was a bit of a tree-hugger so that explains why I was so passionate about the theme of this paper.

The Human Impact

There are people out there who still deny that this world is in the middle of a pandemic. The most threatening creatures on the planet Earth are humans.  The impact that we have on the earth has been monumental compared to the colossal dinosaurs that walked here before us. It just goes to show that it does not matter the size of the organism, the impact can still be considerable. Take, for example, microscopic, single cell life forms which may have been the first things to be on this planet. Some scientists believe that we my have even evolved from them.  This makes me wonder why billions of years ago when all there was on the earth was single-celled life forms, why the world was in such good shape. It is not age that has harmed our earth but the very inhabitants in it. Every individual can have different amounts of impact but with all of us together on one planet, every individual’s actions make a substantial difference.  We are completely oblivious to the real amount of food, non-renewable recourses, and other products we use, waste, and produce, throughout a lifetime. Even the economy is helping us destroy this beautiful planet.  We are all responsible for what may be the greatest preventable holocaust in the history of earth.

The nation consumes around 1,659,630,427 pounds of food every day. Just to make breakfast 19,826 eggs, about 17,170 loaves, and around 26,112 cups of milk are drank (Hogart). What we do not see is the time and energy that it took to get the eggs, toast, and milk to the breakfast table. You need around 2.1 million cows that are eating 220 pounds of grass a day just to support our main source of milk. I heard that we are the only mammal who continues to drink milk after we stop breastfeeding. I am beginning to wonder if that is a bad thing. There are many people who cannot even consume milk because their body cannot digest it properly, but, unfortunately, the people who can drink milk make up it by eating mass amounts of cereal, butter, and other products made from milk.

Not only are we consuming food at an alarming rate but we are also consuming other commodities of life as well.  One of the worst consumptions that is taking place right now is alcohol. 10.6% of the population’s youth are binge drinkers, and 2.5% are heavy drinkers (U.S.). Cigarettes are a very big habit of ours that is extremely bad for the environment and the people in it. If a person starts smoking at age 17 all the way until he is 71, he will consume over 300,000 sticks of cancer. If you pile up 300,000 cigarettes and then multiply that by the amount of people who smoke in the world, which is about 30% (Shaw),  then I do not see why all of our landfills are not full with just cigarettes. They say the reason why people continue with such destructive behavior is because of stress related issues in their life. If a world in crisis is not enough to stress out about, then I do not know what is. Though bad behavior is not the answer to the problems, it is not hard to understand where the youth are coming from.

We do not just destroy the earth with just our waste but our production as well. Oil production has been one of the most useful things for humans; unfortunately, it is one of the most devastating for nature. With oil or petrol we can make almost anything such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, computers, all plastics, cars, gas to run your cars a never-ending list. You cannot go a day without using oil made products, not only in America but in all the rest of the world as well. We all know that oil is not a renewable resource, yet we pretend like the day will never come that there is no more gas at the gas pump. Almost 40% of the world’s oil reserves are in Saudi Arabia (Nelder). They are now spending millions if not billions of dollars drilling off shore because they have not hit any big oil patches on land. These are things that we do not think about when we start our car every morning to get ourselves to work and our children off to school. Solving the problem of oil is going to be one of the toughest habits we will have to kick. It is almost becoming more expensive to drill for oil then the pay out for the new well will produce, because the places that oil are located are harder to access, drill, and send to the places that need to use it. Just making a new product that takes the place of oil so that we can continue living the way that we do, pretending there is not a disaster in the making is not a possibility in our future. For example, the product ethanol is very popular and people think that it will be the solution so they do not have to worry about changing; unfortunately, what people do not know about the wonder product is that it is more expensive to produce then just gas from crude oil. Also, in case you did not know, ethanol is made out of a corn extract. For the amount of oil we use a day, we would have to fill up all the farming land on earth to produce enough to make ethanol the fuel of tomorrow. Crude oil it is much more expensive because it is used to generate everything, and you get 1 barrel of oil for 23,200 hours of human work. (Hogart) If you start thinking about how much we consume, the numbers are outrageous. In the entire world, we produce 85,472,000 barrels a day that sounds like a large enough number to support the world, until you take into account that we consume 85,534,000 a day. We have gone past the point where we’re are consuming faster than we can make the product. The fight for oil has almost ripped humanity apart; we will do anything to get our hands on some of that “black gold”. The previous Presidents of the United States said that they wanted to drill for oil in one of the last natural places on earth. In Alaska, there Is a wildlife reserve for endangered animals, because that is one of the few places on earth that we have not gone and thrown animals out so we can have another highway and another Wal-Mart. Since the energy crisis, we have not conserved energy the previous president thinks that an increase in energy supply, rather than a decrease in demand is a problem solving method unfortunately there is just not enough energy to over compensate for the overwhelming demand.

There are other products we waste as well, please do not think of waste as just feces there is also toilet paper, condoms, feminine products, and, of course, everything else our children decide they do not need anymore and they flush it down the toilet. Speaking of children, they consume a great deal for being so little. When we grow up, we continue to consume as if nothing is going to happen. Babies who are still young enough to use diapers cost plenty and use a lot of resources. It seems to not be of very much concern because people think that babies only use them for a few years so they do not really use up that much, here are some examples of all the waste we accumulate over our lives:

  • Babies young enough to use diapers use about 3,800 before the age of two
  • On Christmas we waste over 90,000 yards of wrapping paper a year
  • About 178,000,000 aluminum cans are made every day ( almost 2,000 every second)
  • There are around 3,000 Christmas card sent and trashed every year
  • 60 million plastic bottles produced every day
  • 64 tons of waste sent to landfills over the span of an average human life (around 74 years)
  • 246 million tons are driven to are nations landfills every year

We still don’t know how long it takes for plastic to degrade. Once you hear the number you begin to realize just how much of an impact just one person can have on an entire planet (Hogart).

People say that ignorance is bliss, but if we continue being ignorant to this life threatening problem, then life as we know it for everyone will be over. This is not a problem that we can just fix. This is a problem that most of us will not even realize until we really are in a visible crisis, when there are riots in the streets and supermarkets just to get the last of all the resources left. Once the public is in a state of panic, and only when we are in a state of panic, will we realize that we need to change our ways. History tends to repeat itself, and there have been plenty of droughts, famine and natural disasters to warn us to prepare for what is coming. All of the places that we considered to be third world countries might not be affected as much since they will not really have to get used to living without the simple luxuries that we have every day.

After we consume billions of tons of oil, eat and waste billions of tons of product, what could we do to change our inevitable future? There is not just one answer to just one problem, because there is not just one problem. There will not just be one smart person who comes along and saves the world; it will take all 6.7 billion people on this earth. There are new inventions every day, and every day we are moving closer to a cure for this disease we have created for ourselves. Take, for example, the car that runs on air. This does not have parts that you can just plug into your old car. This car uses new technology never before thought of, enough energy to power a car. It uses compressed air to move the pistons instead of a combustible explosion. As far as emissions, there are none. This car can push out clean cool air as it is driving, and you will never have to fill the tank, because it just recompresses the same air. If this is not an inspirational thought to make you think there is hope for us humans after all, then I do not know what is. There are many innovative applications in the world today that strive to be energy-efficient and eco-safe. For example, they have begun building homes out of new materials, such as mud or clay mixtures, dug outs of hillsides some of the ideas might not be the brightest. In my opinion, tree houses are just asking for trouble, but there is a skilled craftsman who makes 10 to 15 a year.

Not long ago I heard of a man who was on a mission to make little to no impact on the planet he used his family in the experiment to see if it was possible for an average American family can live without the everyday comforts. Not only was it possible for this man and his small family to live without the daily comforts that we take for granted but he also helped his wife reverse the signs of diabetes with a simple change in diet and preparation of food. This just goes to show you that there is a way to live without all the luxuries we tricked ourselves into “needing” instead of just wanting. By just using reusable instead of disposable we could cut our daily trash by more than half.  As a result of just buying food and other products that is not prepackaged and wrapped in plastics and boxes you save trees, oil, and all kinds of other resources that we can never use again.

Weather we are able to admit it or not, we are living in a world in crisis. We have become dependent on the comforts that this new civilized world has to offer. We take for granted the fact that we can go to the sink and fresh clean water is available at any given time, the fact that when we are cold we can just go and turn on a switch to fill our homes with warm clean air, we have light every time we turn on a light switch. These are the same day-to-day things that we can now, not live without. Without these simple conveniences, maybe we would spend more of our time being productive instead of spending time polluting the earth with our life simplifying products. All of it is bound to come to an end. Even though this cure to this worldly disease does not offer much insight to solutions to our current problems that is why they call it a “crisis” that we are in. If we were just changing everything to adapt to the new world ahead of us, it would be called a revolution.

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