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16 Signs That People Are Becoming 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 probably find that 10 percent of the entire global population is convinced that the world may not survive until 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 environment 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 "****, methamphetamine and ****" to pass through airport security. But the federal government 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 girlfriend" in his 1995 autobiography "Dreams From 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 from her abusive husband who was choking her and fire a single warning shot into the ceiling. So who is the law coming 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 species of shrub that can be purchased from nurseries for as little 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 species in the “wild.”
#9 The federal government is telling us that old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs have to be phased out because they are supposedly bad for the environment. But the new CFL light bulbs are actually worse for the environment. 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 "basically mimicking the effect of volcanoes in screening out the incoming sunlight," Holdren said.
Apparently Holdren never watched The Matrix, because if he did he would know that blocking out the sun is a really, really 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 Guard troops away from the U.S./Mexico border.
#12 In Maryland, one man recently called 911 to report to the police that someone had just stolen his ****. Needless to say, the man never got his **** 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. government debt. But that didn't stop the U.S. government from sending China 17.8 million dollars in foreign 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.
Do you have any examples to add to this list? Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below....
Why? - 21 Unanswered Questions That They Don't Want You To Look Into
The following are 21 unanswered questions that they don't want you to look into....
#1 Why is the TSA being allowed to conduct warrantless searches at bus stations and train stations all over America? According to an article in the Guardian, the following motto is displayed at the TSA's air marshal training center: "Dominate. Intimidate. Control." Why is there no outrage over this?
#2 Why does the TSA believe that it is necessary to pat-down a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy? Does touching the private areas of disabled little girls really improve our national security?
#3 Why does the Department of Homeland Security need Predator-B drones to patrol the border between the United States and Canada?
#4 Why is a militarized "Red Zone" being set up in Chicago three weeks prior to the upcoming NATO summit on May 20th and 21st?
#5 Why is the Milwaukee Red Cross being told to prepare for an evacuation of Chicago?
#6 Why is cesium-137 from the Fukushima nuclear disaster still showing up in milk in Montpelier, Vermont? The following is from a recent Forbes article....
Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.
#7 Why is there such little uproar over CISPA? CISPA is going to allow companies to share our private online information with the government almost at will. The following is from an article posted on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation....
CISPA creates an exception to all privacy laws to permit companies to share our information with each other and with the government in the name of cybersecurity. ... CISPA’s ‘information sharing’ regime allows the transfer of vast amounts of data, including sensitive information like internet use history or the content of emails, to any agency in the government including military and intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense Cyber Command. Once in government hands, this information can be used for any non-regulatory purpose so long as one significant purpose is for cybersecurity or to protect national security.
#8 Why aren't more people in the mainstream media alarmed that the economies of 11 different western nations have plunged into recession?
#9 Why did an ounce of gold only cost $58 in 1972 but it costs more than $1660 today?
#10 Why has the median price of a new home risen from $17,200 in 1963 to $212,000 today?
#11 Why are so many banks issuing credit cards that can have information silently stolen off of them by any thief that is willing to invest in a contactless credit card reader?
#12 Why have most Americans never even heard of the University of Pittsburgh study that found that common vaccines that we give our children produce autism-like symptoms in monkeys?
#13 Why is Wall Street laying off thousands of workers if the economy is getting better?
#14 Why has Spain banned all cash transactions over 2,500 euros?
#15 Why is there such a push to get more kids to go to college if most college graduates cannot find a decent job once they graduate? Why is Mitt Romney telling young Americans to borrow money from their parents to get the education that they "need"?
#16 Why does the mainstream media in America almost completely ignore the brutal terror attacks that happen regularly in many countries in Africa? For example, just the other day more than a dozen Christians were killed by a terror attack in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Back in January, nearly 200 were killed in coordinated attacks in that same city. So why does the U.S. media very rarely ever talk about this?
#17 Why was a radical activist who once stated that he "wished all Republicans were ****ing dead" invited to speak at the National High School Journalism Convention? Is it any surprise that he declared to his audience of high school students that we should all "learn to ignore the bulls— in the Bible"?
#18 Why did Barack Obama recently update an old executive order so that now he will be able to take charge of all food, all energy, all health resources and all transportation resources in the United States even in "non-emergency" situations?
#19 Why are federal government agencies stockpiling massive amounts of food and ammunition? Do they know something that we don't?
#20 Why will a mysterious Spanish company be reporting the election results for hundreds of U.S. jurisdictions on election day 2012?
#21 Why do "scientific reports" that proclaim that there is a desperate need for global population control get very prominent coverage in newspapers all over the western world?