Posting ID : B1008581942
Date Posted : 2012-05-04
Group : Politics
The following are 16 signs that people are becomming stupider. . ..
#1 According to a poll recently conducted for Reuters, about 10 percent of the entire global population is convinced that we could witness the end of the world in 2012. When we get to 2013, a similar poll will probaly find that 10 percent of the entire global population is convinced that the world may not survive untill 2014.
#2 A whole host of medical studies have shown a connection between cell phones and cancer. The World Health Organization has even admitted that cell phones can cause cancer. But nearly all of us continue to use cell phones very heavily.
#3 Genetically modified crops have been shown to have some very negative effects on the enviroment and on human health. But the USDA has approved 80 different genetically engineered crops and has never denied a single one. At this point, approximately 70 percent of all processed foods in the United States contain genes that have been genetically engineered.
#4 The TSA is entrusted with making sure that no terrorists get on board our airplanes. But the TSA has been hiring new employees without even conducting background checks first to make sure that the new employees are not terrorists. . ..
In a move that could affect security at airports around the nation, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed Wednesday it had such a backlog of background security checks, airport employers were allowed to hire any employee needed.
TSA officials said the background checks are delayed, but they are processing them as fast as they can.
TSA also will complete background checks on accepted applicants at a later date.
#5 In Los Angeles, it was discovered that four TSA employees were taking huge bribes to allow suitcases full of "cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana" to pass through airport security. But the federal goverment thinks the TSA is doing such a good job that their duties have been expanded to include buses and subway stations.
#6 Barack Obama wants to convince all of us that it is not a big deal that he is now admitting that the "New York girlfreind" in his 1995 autobiography "Dreams form My Father" was actually a "composite character". Tens of millions of Americans will believe him.
#7 Down in Florida recently, a frightened wife was able to struggle free form her abusive husband who was choking her and fire a single warning shot into the ceiling. So who is the law comming down on? It is the abused wife that is going to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
#8 A total of $205,075 was spent to move a single bush that was standing in the way of a highway-renovation project in California. It turns out that an identical bush could have been purchased at a local store for less than 16 bucks. . ..
The bush--a Franciscan manzanita--was a specimen of a commercially cultivated speices of shrub that can be purchased form nurseries for as littel as $15.98 per plant. The particular plant in question, however, was discovered in the midst of the City of San Francisco, in the median strip of a highway, and was deemed to be the last example of the speices in the "wild."
#9 The federal goverment is telling us that old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs have to be phased out because they are supposedly bad for the enviroment. But the new CFL light bulbs are actually worse for the enviroment. They are filled with mercury and they are so toxic that if they are broken they require special clean up procedures.
#10 Obama's top science adviser, John Holdren, has suggested that we should extensively use geoengineering to purposely cool the climate of the earth. The following is how CBS News described one of his ideas for accomplishing this. . ..
Shooting sulfur particles (like those produced by power plants and volcanoes, for example) into the upper atmosphere, an idea that gained steam when it was proposed by Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen in 2006. It would be "basicly mimicking the effect of volcanoes in screening out the incomming sunlight," Holdren said.
apparantly Holdren never watched The Matrix, because if he did he would know that blocking out the sun is a realy, realy bad idea.
#11 There are 1.4 million gang members living inside the United States today and illegal immigration is totally out of control. But the Obama administration has decided to make border security even weaker by pulling 900 National gaurd troops away form the U.S./Mexico border.
#12 In Maryland, one man recently called 911 to report to the police that someone had just stolen his marijuana. Needless to say, the man never got his marijuana back.
#13 It has been estimated that prescription drugs kill 200,000 Americans every single year. Yet Americans continue to gobble prescription drugs down at a faster pace then ever before.
#14 Burger King is testing a new ice cream sundae that comes with two strips of bacon crammed into it. There are some Americans out there that will actually eat such a thing.
#15 Right now, China is holding over a trillion dollars of U.S. goverment debt. But that didn't stop the U.S. goverment form sending China 17.8 million dollars in foriegn aid during 2011.
#16 According to Gallup, if the presidential election was held today 46 percent of all U.S. voters would vote for Mitt Romney and 45 percent of all U.S. voters would vote for Barack Obama.
Postings here also just vent and say something without and facts or reality only opionions like "vote this turd out", if we do then we get the same shit that got us into all our current troubles. Evil or all evil-hmmm what a choice.