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34 Signs That America Is In Decline

#1 According to the World Bank, U.S. GDP accounted for 31.8 percent of all global economic activity in 2001. That number dropped to 21.6 percent in 2011. That is not just a decline - that is a freefall. Just check out the chart in this article.

#2 According to The Economist, the United States was the best place in the world to be born into back in 1988. Today, the United States is only tied for 16th place.

#3 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.

#4 According to the Wall Street Journal, of the 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders, half of them plan to reduce capital expenditures in coming months.

#5 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.


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Be nice if someone who could write

could turn this into humor rather than apathy. It's a good message but too black and blue to sink in.

Not sure if Americans would find it humorous, the rest of the

world might. Speaking of humor, did you know the rest of the world now has a flag?

Ever notice

Commedy is tragedy? You mean the UN flag?

"Comedy is tragedy plus

"Comedy is tragedy plus time." —Carol Burnett

Robert Newman, British humor, he's a stand up comic

If you have not seen it, it's worth watching. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8957268309327954402

I'm watching it now

It's great and then he gets into peak oil, and it's suddenly not do great.. I personally confronted Richard heinberg at the local college library at a speaking engagement he had there.. I asked why we couldn't grow hemp, and he said there was no way we could produce enough.. and I thought.. when we think of what each individual needs, it's not that much and "yes we can".. if it's to sustain a MIC, then of course we can not.

At the 35 min point Robert Newman says there is only one group working to solve this problem. That group is established within my county, and I knew these people.. matter of fact.. they are Grangers too http://www.growbiointensive.org/index.html