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40 Hard Questions That The American People Should Be Asking Right Now

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If you spend much time watching the mainstream news, then you know how incredibly vapid it can be.  It is amazing how they can spend so much time saying next to nothing.  There seems to be a huge reluctance to tackle the tough issues and the hard questions.  Perhaps I should be thankful for this, because if the mainstream media was doing their job properly, there would not be a need for the alternative media.  Once upon a time, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the dissemination of news in the United States, but that has changed.  Thankfully, the Internet in the United States is free and open (at least for now) and people that are hungry for the truth can go searching for it.  Today, an increasing number of Americans want to understand why our economy is dying and why our national debt is skyrocketing.  An increasing number of Americans are deeply frustrated with what is going on in Washington D.C. and they are alarmed that we seem to get closer to becoming a totalitarian police state with each passing year.  People want real answers about our foreign policy, about our corrupt politicians, about our corrupt financial system, about our shocking moral decline and about the increasing instability that we are seeing all over the world, and they are not getting those answers from the mainstream media.

If the mainstream media will not do it, then those of us in the alternative media will be glad to tackle the tough issues.  The following are 40 hard questions that the American people should be asking right now….

#1 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, what will that do to the price of oil and what will that do to the global economy?

#2 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, will the United States respond by launching a military strike on Iran?

#3 Why is the Federal Reserve bailing out Europe?  And why are so few members of Congress objecting to this?

#4 The U.S. dollar has lost well over 95 percent of its value since the Federal Reserve was created,  the U.S. national debt is more than 5000 times larger than it was when the Federal Reserve was created and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a track record of incompetence that is absolutely mind blowing.  So what possible justification is there for allowing the Federal Reserve to continue to issue our currency and run our economy?

#5 Why does the euro keep dropping like a rock?  Is this a sign that Europe is heading for a major recession?

#6 Why are European banks parking record-setting amounts of cash at the European Central Bank?  Is this evidence that banks don’t want to lend to one another and that we are on the verge of a massive credit crunch?

#7 If the European financial system is going to be just fine, then why is the UK government preparing feverishly for the collapse of the euro?

#8 What did the head of the IMF mean when she recently said that we could soon see conditions “reminiscent of the 1930s depression“?

#9 How in the world can Mitt Romney say with a straight face that the individual health insurance mandate that he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts was based on “conservative principles”?  Wouldn’t that make the individual mandate in Obamacare “conservative” as well?

#10 If the one thing that almost everyone in the Republican Party seems to agree on is that Obamacare is bad, then why is the candidate that created the plan that much of Obamacare was based upon leading in so many of the polls?

#11 What did Mitt Romney mean when he stated that he wants “to eliminate some of the differences, repeal the bad, and keep the good” in Obamacare?

#12 If no Republican candidate is able to accumulate at least 50 percent of the delegates by the time the Republican convention rolls around, will that mean that the Republicans will have a brokered convention that will enable the Republican establishment to pick whoever they want as the nominee?

#13 Why are middle class families being taxed into oblivion while the big oil companies receive about $4.4 billion in specialized tax breaks a year from the federal government?

#14 Why have we allowed the “too big to fail” banks to become even larger?

#15 Why has the United States had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976?

#16 Back in 1970, 25 percent of all jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs. Today, only 9 percent of all jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs.  How in the world could we allow that to happen?

#17 If the United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, then why don’t our politicians do something about it?

#18 If you can believe it, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have permanently closed down since 2001.  So exactly what does that say about our economy?

#19 Why was the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall made in China?  Wasn’t there anyone in America that could make it?

#20 If low income jobs now account for 41 percent of all jobs in the United States, then how are we going to continue to have a vibrant middle class?

#21 Why do the poor just keep getting poorer in the United States today?

#22 How can the Obama administration be talking about an “economic recovery” when 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty?

#23 Why has the number of new cars sold in the U.S. declined by about 50 percent since 1985?

#24 How can we say that we have a successful national energy policy when the average American household will spend a whopping $4,155 on gasoline by the end of this year?

#25 Why does it take gigantic mountains of money to get a college education in America today?  According to the Student Loan Debt Clock, total student loan debt in the United States will surpass the 1 trillion dollar mark in early 2012.  Isn’t there something very wrong about that?

#26 Why do about a third of all U.S. states allow borrowers who don’t pay their bills to be put in jail?

#27 If it costs tens of billions of dollars to take care of all of the illegal immigrants that are already in this country, why did the Obama administration go around Congress and grant “backdoor amnesty” to the vast majority of them?  Won’t that just encourage millions more to come in illegally?

#28 Why are gun sales setting new all-time records in America right now?

#29 Why are very elderly women being strip-searched by TSA agents at U.S. airports?  Does that really keep us any safer?

#30 The last words of Steve Jobs were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”  What did he mean by that?

#31 How in the world did scientists in Europe decide that it was a good idea for them to create a new “killer bird flu” that is very easy to pass from human to human?

#32 If our founding fathers intended to set up a limited central government, then why does the federal government just continue to get bigger and bigger?

#33 Are we on the verge of an absolutely devastating retirement crisis?  On January 1st, 2011 the very first of the Baby Boomers started to reach the age of 65.  Now more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will be turning 65 every single day for the next two decades.  So where in the world are we going to get all the money we need to pay them the retirement benefits that we have promised them?

#34 If the federal government stopped all borrowing today and began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the U.S. national debt.  So does anyone out there actually still believe that the U.S. national debt will be paid off someday?

#35 If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are an all-time record 46 million Americans now on food stamps?

#36 How can we say that we have the greatest economy on earth when we have a child poverty rate that is more than twice as high as France and one out of every four American children is on food stamps?

#37 Since 1964, the reelection rate for members of the U.S. House of Representatives has never fallen below 85 percent.  So are the American people really that stupid that they would keep sending the exact same Congress critters back to Washington D.C. over and over and over?

#38 What does it say about our society that nearly one-third of all Americans are arrested by the time they reach the age of 23?

#39 Why do so many of our politicians think that it is a good idea to allow the U.S. military to arrest American citizens on American soil and indefinitely detain them without a trial?

#40 A new bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would give the U.S. government power to shut down any website that is determined to “engage in, enable or facilitate” copyright infringement.  Many believe that the language of the new law is so vague that it would allow the government to permanently shut down any website that even links very briefly to “infringing material”.  Prominent websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube would be constantly in danger of being given a “death penalty”.  The American people need to ask their members of Congress this question: Do you plan to vote for SOPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act)?  If the answer is yes, that is a clear indication that you should never cast a single vote for that member of Congress ever again.

So do you have answers to some of the questions posted above?

Please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below….

  • tappedops

    Mr. M…

    I take back every post i ever inked pointing towards you eating around the edges of the rabit hole…Bravo!! … now stand at the edge… put your arms at your side… and step forward… (and btw—dont blame me when your blog goes rocket-man)… nice one man… i mean it…

    • Michael

      I am glad that you liked the article. 🙂


  • Pamela

    This comment regarding Steve Jobs and what he saw or heard will not be politically correct but biblically correct. If he was a Buddhist, as has been written, then he DID NOT pass from this life into heaven. Yes Steve Jobs was a great man, wonderful father, a genius but all of that meant NOTHING upon his death. My hope is that someone told Steve Jobs what Christ did on the cross for him and all humanity and Steve then accepted Christ as his savior.

    • Michael

      In the end, only God knows who is really a Christian and who is not.

      My sincere hope is that Steve Jobs will be in heaven when the rest of us get there.


      • Self-employed

        I couldn’t quite figure out why the Steve Jobs #30 question was in there. Were his last words more significant than most? Do his last words have anything to do with the economic/political state of the world being depored in the article?

        • Michael

          There is more to the world than just the economy and politics.

          Some more thoughts about the last words of Steve Jobs can be found here….


          • gary2

            Maybe he saw the lake of fire and was about to go for a swim.

          • Gary2

            Hey Michael-this must be another of your sites?

            Can you provide the links to ALL of the sites?

            You are a talented writer and I would like to visit your other sties.

          • Michael

            Some of my sites are not ready for “prime time”. LOL


          • Self-employed

            Well yes, I agree there is more to the world than economics and politics. However, as your next article points out–as did many of your previous ones–our greatest fear right now is economic collapse.

            Does an explanation of Steve Jobs last words–especially such vague ones–really rate in the top 40 hard questions? The man was dying painfully and no doubt had much morphine on board. Morphine often causes hallucinations. I am sorry he is gone and I do feel he died too young and still had much to offer, but ….

        • Jason

          He saw that every religion is a little bit correct, if you have the word love in it… Silly all the fussin and fighting is for…

          • Jason

            Well i know michael is sounding the alarm but at least his other worldy refrecne to jobs last words sparked some good answers..

      • Lennie Pike

        I would not surprise me if God accepts people into heaven as his own whom have neither accepted, never heard of, or considered accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior – that’s how loving and forgiving God is. The condition of one’s heart which is an issue of free will may have a lot to do with it.

    • Tapper P.


      You really need to step out of the delusion bubble you were assigned via your geographic birth lottery. You are NOT more informed a person as a Steve Jobs or just about any other individual for that matter.

      Christianity is arrogance wrapped in delusion, as is all scripted religion. Yours is a many times repeated story with different names.

      Get over yourself and stop disrespecting the memory of a dead man based on your messed up version of reality.

      • DownWithLibs

        Speaking of delusional, have you even stopped to consider what, if anything, is on the other side of death? I’m just be interested to know. Perhaps you will just hold your nose and hope for the best…in which case, good luck!

      • r.bitting

        Jesus”s statement in John 14:6 ” I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father EXCEPT through me ” leaves every person to make a choice. He never left another option. You either believe him and accept that statement, or you don’t believe him and don’t accept that as the truth. I personally believe him,and while I certainly do not wish hell on any man, if Mr. Jobs did not put his trust in Jesus Christ as the atoning sacrifice for his sin, then he will be condemned. People act like Christians want others to be condemned, because they stand firm on what the bible teaches and don’t water down the truth in order to make it all inclusive or waver when being pressured by the non believer. They will come to understand ( all to late i’m afraid ) that the real freind is the one who tells you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. The messege of the cross is the most divisive subject in history. Enter by the narrow gate for broad is the road and wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it, but narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life and few there be that find it. Better be sure you are right about what you believe about Jesus Christ. I don’t know Mr. Jobs and don’t claim to know what he believes. I certainly would want the best for him, as i’m sure Pamela does. I am certainly not his judge, as I am not without my own sin and am trusting in Christ’s finished work on the cross for my own forgiveness and salvation. I hope he’s saved.

        • DownWithLibs

          You are very right. God is the final judge no matter what our opinions. I do notice that the further in time we get from the crucifixion, the less people tend to believe in the truth. And I think even you, as I do, know that the day may come when we are killed for trying to get the truth out there. I too am hoping that Mr. Jobs, as well as millions before him, made it to the Great Gates!

    • Michael

      Heaven and hell are the carrot and stick that Christianity uses to coerce the followers (sheep) into being loyal to the religion. (religion being defined as belief in a diety). Heaven and hell are made up concepts.

      I apologize if you think that I am being an intolerant atheist, but you are the one who insinuated that Steve Jobs is burning in hell.

      • Michael


      • Lennie Pike

        How about good and evil, are they made up concepts? Expect a rebuttal to whatever reply you may have if you give one.

    • tonybinca

      No one can know what Mr. Jobs was thinking or what he was experiencing, but anyone who is sincere is going to find God, and it is likely Mr. Jobs did. Do not be so quick to judge others’ state of mind lest you are a bit embarrassed when you reach heaven and find a lot of people there you thought were damned because they didn’t agree with your take on the Divine.

    • Ron

      My sincerest hope is that he got everything from life that he truly strove for, and that his eternal resting place is exactly as his faith promised. I also hope that your own faith provides for you, what you expect from it, but why try to pull someone else from their own beliefs into your own?

      • Lennie Pike

        That wishy-washy “it’s all good” king of attitude is the main reason the criminals running this country (world) are not hanging from lamp posts as we speak.

        • Marianne Auman

          That’s a real “christian” attitude. Kill everyone who doesn’t believe how we believe.

    • mondobeyondo

      According to the Bible, the ONLY way to get to heaven is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. He paid the price and bore the burden of our sins. If Steve Jobs didn’t accept Christ before he died, I’m afraid he’s not in heaven.

      When he said “Oh wow… oh wow” as his final words, one has to wonder if he was describing hell…

      • Ron

        Yep… if he didn’t accept christ, then he’s not in heaven… but that is the christian afterlife. Christianity is, by far, not the only religion. It just happens to be the one with the pushiest believers. Neither is it the oldest of religions. It just happens to be one of the most popular ones, this millennium. I’d love to see how 500 yrs from now, Steve Jobs is hailed as the technological prophet and the Book of Apple outsells all other religious texts that came before it (of course, that would be to the chagrin of a small, but undeniably tenacious cult, known as the Gatesians).
        Just curious. Folks that have never had the opportunity to learn about or hear the teachings of christ… i.e. those poor souls in third world countries, in places where missionaries have never been… where is their afterlife. What became of the souls of Native Americans before missionaries began spreading “the word” in the New World??? Seems that there should have been a grace period set for all of those souls. Were they placed in purgatory, in order to receive such knowledge, then granted the opportunity to accept christ? Or did they all end up with a first class ticket to hell?
        Just a few questions and comments from my own personal viewpoint.

        • Save the Republic

          There may be many religions, but there is only one Son of God, and there is only one religion to prove God’s word is true by raising His Son Jesus Christ from the dead. All of the other religions are man-made, that is why they are all dead. To find them, you need to look down, but to find Jesus, you need to look up.

      • Lennie Pike

        Damn Mondo – heavy stuff – but still funny.

        At this point in history, only people ignorant of Bible prophecy and world history, or those who are not willing or able to humble themselves and repent as sinners are non-believers. Wake up non-believers – accept and lean the truth, time is running out.

        • Lennie Pike

          That’ right – “lean”, lean on the Truth.

      • DownWithLibs

        You are very right…at least for someone who knows the Truth and hasn’t been suckered by satan. I have heard many times over the course of my life that the whole “light at the end of the tunnel” is quite possibly a trick of satan to let anyone with a near-death experience believe that, no matter how they lived or believed, that they will be heaven-bound one day. Not sure if it’s true, but satan is one crafty butthead, so it wouldn’t surprise me.

    • Sunday

      Pam…you have much discernment. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t.

  • I have no idea who I would ask these questions to, they would not answer, and it does not matter anyway. Everything is going according to Biblical prophecy. “When you see these things start to happen, lift up your head and look up for your redemption is near.”

    This does not mean we have no personal responsibility. For it is also written that “if one does not provide for his family and especially those in his own household then he is worse than an unbeliever.”

    Assess the situation. Make a plan to deal with it. Implement the plan.

    • frank verismo

      It’s all going to Founder’s predictions, too:

      “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
      Thomas Jefferson, 1802

      Jefferson might scratch his head over the Steve Jobs question, but the above takes care of most of the other 39.

  • r.bitting

    Anyone who studies bible prophesy and has an understanding of Ezekiel ch. 35 thru 39, will not be suprised by #1 and #2. This, and many of the issues brought up on this site everyday, such as the economic collapse, the move towards a world governance, the social unrest, and the probability of another world war in the next year or so, should compell the believer to seek the lost and to live as they are called to, knowing that the day of the Loprd is at hand. On a side note, a study of Ezekiel ch. 39 verses 9 & 10 along with a google search of ” lignostone ” will yield a very, very interesting find. Lignostone is a compressed wood that was originally designed to be used as fuel, but is being used in Russian weaponry.

    • Tapper P.

      What is sad is that this is the best economic forum on the web but it has been taken over by the deluded ******** folks. I am not here to pick a fight – believe what you want – Santa Claus for adults is fine.

      Could everyone just see that this is not the ‘Jesus is Lord’ forum and focus on the economy?

      It would be no different a plea than if every other comment was about Bugs Bunny. I’d say take it to a cartoon forum. Can’t the focus be on the economy here and not these vain ramblings and bible quotes?

      If the comments section is reserved for the deluded folks and that is the wish of the blog owner that is fine too. I will just avoid the comment section and leave it to people not interested in discussing the articles or contributing in a rational way.

      • DB200

        Tapper P.

        The bible and economics are very much related to each other. God gave a couple of very good laws how to regulate the economy. Even if you don’t believe in God (and hence that these laws don’t come from God), look them up in the bible. If we had followed these laws, we would not have had such an economic mess.

      • gary2

        Michael-you should start a site people can quote/cut/paste bible verses to each other on. None of the Jesus is Lord as any revelence to economics.

      • DownWithLibs

        You do know that you are free to find another “non-believing” forum, don’t you? Although, I do hope that in spite of people exercising their 1st Amendment, that you will feel free to stay and add your opinions. And just so you know, Jesus loves you, too! 🙂

        • Gary2

          I could find another non believing forum, however, it would not have Michael s good writing on it.

          I am glad Jesus loves me.

          • Michael

            And I am thankful that you like my writing. 🙂


      • r.bitting

        Tapper P… AWWWW, whats the matter, are the christians interfering with your blogging? You were probably just going to give your political solution to our problems anyway, which is a complete waste of time ( because there is none ). Quit crying. If you don’t want to read a post thats religious in nature, then simply skip it and move on. Besides from our perspective, it’s you thats being duped ( by satan ).

    • wilson

      Really, when the first gulf war occurred people said this was the events of Revelation coming to pass – NOPE. Then the second gulf war came along and by golly it was the events of Revelation unfolding – NOPE. Now a threat to our oil exists and this IS THE events of Revelation, by golly for sure – YAWN. And don’t forget back in the day when we didn’t play so well with China and Russia, China had a 200 million soldier army and any day Armageddon was going to happen – NOPE. And, of course there was Pat Boone and his certainty that any day the events of Revelation would occur especially when the Eurozone began to unify. That was the 10 headed beast in Revelation. Now there is a lady at church confidently telling me it never was about the communists in China or Russia, it was ALWAYS about the muslims and they’re the problem child mentioned in Revelation. etc., etc., and etc. Now you want to try flying Ezekiel by us? Bottom line: we just finished celebrating Christmas. The Jewish scholars at that time DID NOT recognize the Messiah because He didn’t fit their preconceived ideas of who and what the Messiah would be. I submit that the same holds true today. You and many other students of the Bible make it say what you want it to say so that it supports your position. “He is here, He is over there…”

      • Kathy Smith

        All of you negative ninnies about the bible need to know just one thing GOD IS IN CONTROL. If the bible comment bloggers bother you don’t read our comments.

        • wilson

          ‘negative ninnies about the b(B)ible”?? not at all, show me where I made a negative comment about the Bible. I am negative about the people who abuse it to make it fit their preconceived ideas. And then there are the people, such as yourself, who get riled up when someone, such as myself, says something that doesn’t fit their mold. You got worked up about what you thought I said, started the name calling, “negative ninnies”, and didn’t respond to what I said insofar as the examples of people abusing the scriptures to make them fit their mold and being very wrong.

      • gary2

        don’t forget the 7 seals, 89 plagues, 144000 raptured, 666, and the four horseman and the beast raising from the lake of fire, seeking people to devour.

        Do people really believe this?

        • r.bitting

          Gary 2, I strongly suggest you refrain from mocking God. It will not be well with you if you continue.

      • r.bitting

        There is one other possibility Wilson… that you are wrong, and the lady from church is right.

  • A good question to ask is why I can’t convince even my family members I may be right in storing food, fuel and ammo and I’m not a wierdo or paranoid. If I can’t convince those around me that having a little of the basics on hand is a good idea how can convince a nation? I mean if I’m wrong you have some gas, water and food on hand that should be good for at least 6 months and it can be bought for less than $20.00 at a time. It doesn’t have to be TEOWAWAKI it can be a storm, or lost job and they still won’t help themselves.

    • DownWithLibs

      I was here in Central Washington State when Mt. St. Helens erupted. What stared out as a sunny, warm day turned into a virtual nightmare by 9:00am. So many people were getting stranded with ash-choked car engines that the police said that they would arrest anyone out in their cars if it was not an emergency. Thank God we lived within walking distance of a store that was actually open or we would have starved!!! We didn’t know on that Sunday morning that we would get virtually cut off from the rest of the world for days (nothing in/nothing out). You can tell your family (or anyone else prep-challenged) that. You just never know what or when. I will NEVER be caught unprepared again!

  • n0.31 aids did not do what the ptb had hoped for
    so why not create a killer flu and then mysteriously have a shortage of vaccines?
    No.39 this tatic is no different than any other dictator led country you jail the opposition and or trouble makers and figure the rest will give up.
    no.1 the speculators are already drooling at the mouth in hopes that this will happen you think the prices you pay now are bad? as for the global economy? since they are bound determined to destroy the economy of this country all this will do is accelerate the destruction of the global economy.
    no.5 even a pocket gopher can figure that one out
    no.28 these people know that they are on there own when shtf and they have no intention of being hauled off to some fema camp somewhere.
    no.27 out with the good and in with the bad.

  • callmecordelia1

    All very good questions. Now can you do a blog post with 40 answers? 😉 I’ve been asking myself 1 and 2 the past couple of days, along with why it’s not a gigantic headline in the news instead of a little “By the way” side story. The other day, Charlie Sheen was the main story in the “Remembering 2011” feature. The Iran stuff was a little headline underneath. MSM priorities are astounding. So grateful for your blog!

    • Michael

      Sometimes questions are more powerful than answers. 🙂


      • callmecordelia1

        Very good point! And if I’m being honest, sometimes I don’t really want to know the answers. (At least for a couple of them…)

      • Gary2

        thats true, but if like the republicans you can trick people into asking the wrong questions then you do not need to give the correct answers.

  • Ben Dover

    Correction: All the retirement benefits THEY HAVE PROMISED THEMSELVES. They voted out anyone who dared to mention paying for these goodeis.

  • The time is almost here

    Is michael and his website blog under attack by the US goverment?
    You decide!

    Homeland security to monitor and investigate bloggers using key words such as “collapse” in Thier internet blogs!

    • Michael


      Nice catch!

      I hope that it is just a coincidence that they are watching for the word “collapse”. 🙂


  • #1 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, what will that do to the price of oil and what will that do to the global economy?
    #2 If Iran tries to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, will the United States respond by launching a military strike on Iran?

    The “NEW” War That Could Rocket Oil Past $220:

    #3 Why is the Federal Reserve bailing out Europe? And why are so few members of Congress objecting to this?

    US banks own much of the debt in Europe. Politicians know that bailing out US banks a second time would be more difficult.

    #4 So what possible justification is there for allowing the Federal Reserve to continue to issue our currency and run our economy?

    US politicians would do an even worse job.

    #5 Why does the euro keep dropping like a rock? Is this a sign that Europe is heading for a major recession?

    Financial markets don’t like uncertainty.


    No comment

    #6 Why are European banks parking record-setting amounts of cash at the European Central Bank? Is this evidence that banks don’t want to lend to one another and that we are on the verge of a massive credit crunch?
    #13 Why are middle class families being taxed into oblivion while the big oil companies receive about $4.4 billion in specialized tax breaks a year from the federal government?
    #14 Why have we allowed the “too big to fail” banks to become even larger?

    With help from existing governments, banks and multinational corporation are building up large cash reserves for the transition to the New World Order.

    #15 Why has the United States had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976?
    #16 Back in 1970, 25 percent of all jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs…
    #17 If the United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the WTO…
    #18 If you can believe it, more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have closed…
    #19 Why was the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall made in China?
    #20 If low income jobs now account for 41 percent of all jobs in the United States, then how are we going to continue to have a vibrant middle class?
    #21 Why do the poor just keep getting poorer in the United States today?
    #22 How can the Obama administration be talking about an “economic recovery” when 48 percent of all Americans are either considered to be “low income” or are living in poverty?
    #23 Why has the number of new cars sold in the U.S. declined by about 50 percent since 1985?
    #35 If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are 46 million Americans now on food stamps?
    #36 How can we say that we have the greatest economy on earth when we have a child poverty rate…

    Politicians and multinational corporations are working together to implement the following plan:

    (1) Different parts of the world would be assigned different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system.

    (2) The continued pre-eminence of the United States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed.

    (3) Our system would have to be curtailed in order to give other countries a chance to build their industries, because otherwise they would not be able to compete against the United States.

    Multinational corporations truly believe that a “New World Order” with them in charge instead of sovereign governments will be the answer to the problem of world instability. And therefore they must do away with quaint things like unions, a healthy middle class, and, ultimately, democracy.

    #29 Why are very elderly women being strip-searched by TSA agents at U.S. airports…
    #31 How in the world did scientists in Europe decide that it was a good idea for them to create a new “killer bird flu” that is very easy to pass from human to human?
    #39 Why do so many of our politicians think that it is a good idea to allow the U.S. military to arrest American citizens on American soil and indefinitely detain them without a trial?
    #40 A new bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives would give the U.S. government power to shut down any website that is determined to “engage in, enable or facilitate” copyright infringement…

    These are all New World Order action plans to control the population:

    #32 If our founding fathers intended to set up a limited central government, then why does the federal government just continue to get bigger and bigger?

    The US industrial base is too small to support the US government and population. The US government has been making up the difference with debt, deficit spending, and larger government to smoke screen the above preparations for the New World Order (#15 – 23, 35, 36)

    #33 Are we on the verge of an absolutely devastating retirement crisis…
    #34 So does anyone out there actually still believe that the U.S. national debt will be paid off someday…

    Two thirds of the national debt is owned to Americans. Our new government will default on this part of the debt. This will destroy most pension funds which are already underfunded. The New World Order will terminate all senior citizens that fail to end their own lives on a voluntary basis for the good of society.

    #37 So are the American people really that stupid that they would keep sending the exact same Congress critters back to Washington D.C. over and over and over…

    The American people are stupid but the election process is also a fraud.

    • Lennie Pike

      Good answers, good answers.

  • tappedops

    Carefull what you wish for Mr. M…

    your now getting linked (as you most-likely know) to A.J and D.R, on a reg basis— time to move to the country…lol… and no, you dont have to post this… GRATS!

  • David Gurney

    Perhaps Jobs’final words were just his version of Rosebud.We’ll never know.

  • joe

    Although I consider myself to be well informed, your blogs always bring up several points that I had not considered. Keep up the good work.

    • Michael


      That is a very high compliment.

      Thank you. 🙂


  • JustanOguy

    Too many questions for the Majority of Americans to answer… much less take the time to comprehend.

    Gotta keep it short and simple nowadays Mike…

  • Forrestcat

    Strange that some americans upon a little bjt of hardship suddenly pray for rapture for the world to end and for jesus to squish the Asian heathens who worked for 50 cent an hour supplying ipods with bible apps for them without complain.

    Such selfishness!!!! and you ask yourself what is wrong with your country….

  • Forrestcat

    Dear american bosses,

    While you mellow and ask for jesus to destroy the world,Asian heathens make fun of you

    Wake up..kill free trade to save yourselves..not ask some bearded man to kill everyone.

  • Jeanie

    Those are very good questions, Michael. Well written (except for question #9, which I don’t understand). I am amazed at the fact that not very many Americans seem to be concerned and asking, if not all, some of the same questions. I post on my page similar things and nobody comments. I see a general apathy that really disturbs me. If people don’t wake up, nothing will change.
    The comments above mine disturb me also. Fatalist answers bother me deeply because if we accept the present situation as something that “was written”, we are also implying that there is nothing we can do about it. I refuse this approach. I have to believe that there is still something we can do as a people to change the status quo. I really resent the “lie down and die” attitude that comes from quoting bible verses. Wake up America! We can still fight.

  • Grover

    40 questions presented, regarding the US domestic/foreign policies and current events, the fact that six out of six subsequent comments were about Steve Jobs and thus, religious interpretations, tells me that a vast number of citizens are so compressed into their own ideological nuances that they can’t stop regurgitating evangelical comments, even briefly, tells me that evangelicals have a cultish grip on their minions. When even the most telling statistical information has to be converted into religious dogma, the we have a problem, Houston. And this is true even through the field of Congress, when it’s more important to decide if “In God We Trust” is our motto, rather than discuss how we can get people back to work and off of food stamps. THIS is going to be the Achilles Heel of America, when evangelical dogma supersedes more pressing, vital discussions.
    In response, though, it seems we need to revamp our two party system and push into effect a viable third party. The Pepsi-Coke paradigm of politics is immensely powerful and both of those party candidates do not want change to the status quo, and therefore changing that system will be a hellish venture, at best.

    • Jeanie

      I am so glad someone saw the same thing that caught my eye, Grover! I was thinking this was a religious thread! I have nothing against religion, but I just don’t think religion is going to solve the problems this Country has!

    • DownWithLibs

      I love your “chicken and the egg” response to people talking about God. Seems to me that it goes like this – “We need to get God out of everything and when it goes to pot, we don’t need God to fix it. We need all of those “religious” people to shut up and stop talking about God so we can find the answers to our problems.” That about sum it up?

      I also find it fascinating that we have successfully kicked God out of the schools and yet whenever something bad happens to students such as an accident or a school shooting, the first place the students, faculty and parents run to…the nearest church for comfort. Speaks louder than words, doesn’t it!!!

      • Gary2

        If praying worked I would be rich!

        Chew on that one down with libs!

        • DownWithLibs

          Glad to see that you are not self-serving!!! LOL!

  • karen

    If you go research the new world order, and an article on the web called The Letter to The Sheeple you will see that has been the plan for ages, to control everything you come in contact with and most of all the media, they know the tv is a form of mind control, just watch a person while they are deeply engrossed in a program there almost druling on themselves, and they will get very anger at someone to the point of hurting them. Folks where I work can’t go a day without the boon tube, I gave the habit up years ago, so I could focus on real life, not make believe.

  • knightowl77

    #32 Our Founding Fathers DID intend a limited central government. One in which the states and the people held most of the power….Inch by inch, step by step, power has been taken from the people and the states and absorbed into the Federal Gov’t….Some argue this started in earnest with Lincoln, when he went to war to keep the Southern States from seceding…The People’s right to freely associate has been curtailed. Our Founding Fathers also intended that religion and the Bible be taught in schools, as they believed that only a moral God fearing people could be loosely governed…
    #12, I have been a delegate to the convention in the past. I have seen the establishment trample over candidates they did not want…I intend to try and get selected to the convention again so that I can support Ron Paul… If there are enough of us, our concerns may get addressed. It is different for every state in how you get selected to attend the convention, but concerned people should try and get selected. Colorado has a caucus, where you stand among your neighbors and tell them why they should select you as a delegate to the County Assembly…At the County Assembly, you stand again to try and get selected to the state convention and so on.

    It is hard to change parties at the national level, however at the local and state levels your voice carries much more weight. Do more than just vote. Get involved at the local and state levels. Now is the time, and maybe the last time.

    • gary2

      It is hard to change parties at the national level, however at the local and state levels your voice carries much more weight. Do more than just vote. Get involved at the local and state levels. Now is the time, and maybe the last time.

      You are so correct. That is why I joined the 99% protest and regularly go to the WI DEMS functions.




    Seriously? You can’t get the dumbed down masses in this asylum state to ask themselves one serious question, much less forty.(LOL) I can’t wait for the fireworks to spark once the military goes into overdrive with hardcore implemenation of the NDAA…………

  • bourgeois

    Matthew 24:12…there WILL be an increasing of lawlessness…yup, US gov, banks, society is coming unravelled.
    Matthew 24:21…then there WILL be a great tribulation like the world has never seen…yup, fasten your seat belts, keep your arms & legs inside the vehicle until it comes to a complete stop.
    Add to this Normalcy Bias, Cognitive Dissonance, Socio-path behaviour, etc…

    • gary2

      “then there WILL be a great tribulation like the world has never seen”

      Its called republicans and conservative thinking and policies.

  • Matt

    The answer is easy, to all of them – here it is:

    The govt is a perfect reflection of the citizenry. Over the time since the country’s founding, U.S. citizens became more and more lazy, irresponsible, decadent, debauched, un-religious, selfish, and corrupt, and since govt at all levels is simply made up of these citizens, our govt therefore has these same characteristics, and the U.S. citizens accept the govt as it is because the citizens and the govt are of the same breed. And all of these problems and more can all find their root cause with these characteristics of the average U.S. citizen.

  • “My darling Clarice!” exclaimed Jonathan. “How beautiful is our city in the springtime! And yet our storage units are so bare! We simply must go out and shop!”
    “Why indeed!” added little Sophie. “And my dress is nearly a week old. The Joneses are starving to death, and even THEIR daughter has never clothes than I do!”
    “Well that’s just monstrous!” cried her father. “And to think, in this year, when Father Market has rewarded us so bounteously! It would be a sin for us not to show the world the fruits of my skill set.”
    To this exchange the missus replied, “Oh, I don’t know—I must say I’m very tired, being 8 months pregnant and all. As much as I’d love to shop for little baby clothes and little baby toys, I don’t know if I have the energy to do a good job. Plus, don’t you think that we’ve already bought enough stuff for this w—”
    It was at this point that the secret police burst in through the walls, ceiling, and windows, and opened fire with armor-piercing bullets. (They had been listening very carefully and for a very long while, so as to avoid making a mistake. You see, they had been tipped off that Mrs. Summerfield had been harboring sentiments antithetical to economic freedom, but their informant could not produce anything substantial. Thus, they bugged her home and hid upstairs in the attic, listening in, as it would have been tremendously unfair to act without first acquiring conclusive proof.)
    The captain spoke, “Mr. Summerfield, I regret to inform you that your wife was guilty of second-degree Failure to Consume. In accordance with the values of our free and democratic society, your wife will be tried posthumously in a fair trial by her peers. We do regret the collateral damage incurred to your wallpaper, chandelier, ceiling fan, TV, daughter, designer drapes, carpet, unborn child, windows, oven, decorative plate set, furniture microwave. Our records indicate the current gross market value of these items totals $10,000; here is a check for that amount. Furthermore, we additionally wish to provide restitution for any psychological damages; we do so in the form of two coupons, redeemable at any local electronics store, allowing you to purchase a second item of equal or lesser value to any first. Thank you and have a nice day.”
    Jonathan, heretofore too shell-shocked by the proceedings to react in any way, at last came to grips with what had happened. He sank to the floor, his eyes welling with salty tears.

  • note from idaho

    Where are all the jobs created by Boomers retiring at a rate of 10,000 a day. Are they being eliminated? Seems like a lost number in the job stats published..

    • Ron

      as the boomers are retired, so are the jobs. At least those boomers that were allowed to retire and had not already lost their job because the company saved money by hiring someone younger and possibly healthier, that would be less of a strain on the purse strings. Of course, how many boomers are gonna be able to survive on a pension and savings today? Oh wait, we have social security also… that’ll help keep them above poverty level. How many Baby Boomers are fighting to keep their jobs, rather than retire, too?

  • mondobeyondo

    If only the mainstream media would focus on REAL news, like the 40 questions mentioned above, than the trash and mush they typically broadcast.

    Oh sure, they’ll brush over a few hard news stories. 15 or 30 seconds about the European financial crisis, maybe a short news story about unemployment or the economy. They have to throw in a health story (Cheerios cures diabetes! And granola bars make you nutty!). But much of it is just garbage. The dolphin that got its tail bitten off by a shark or something, and got an artificial tail*, is inspirational, but in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t affect my daily life. I don’t care about the Golden Globes or the Oscars. I don’t care about Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry and clothes collection, or Orson Welles’ Oscar statue that sold at auction for a record price. Damn thing’s probably half rusted anyway.

    The morning network “news” shows are the worst. Tune in to the “Today” show, or “Good Morning America”, and you’ll get a lot of tripe about Kim Kardasian’s love life, Sinead O’Connor’s 2 week long marriage, the latest Internet viral videos, and the cat that walked halfway across Wisconsin just for a can of 9 Lives**. (And the inevitable commercial afterwards. “9 Lives! It’s the cat’s meow!”)

    * – that’s true. The movie “Dolphin Tale” is based on that story.
    ** – not a true story. The others are, though.

    • mondobeyondo

      And local radio/TV news can be worst of all.

      I just heard that an orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo predicted Stanford will win the Fiesta Bowl football game. Yes, this was a top “news” story on local radio.

      So, he’s that good is he? I want that orangutan to hire me and sign my paycheck every week. Humans don’t seem to want to do that. I’d even marry his girlfriend. Just so I can really become a monkey’s uncle.


      • Lennie Pike

        A pro-war America needs to be maintained if the nwo fascist “perfect” world is to be achieved.

    • Lennie Pike

      I would estimate that about half of the “inspirational” stories on the nightly “news” are of our enlisted “heros” overseas fighting for our “freedom”.

      A pro-war America needs to be maintained.

    • Hunibunz

      LMAO!! You’re funny…but I am afraid the entire purpose of the programming that we receive is specifically for their benefit.

      Realizing that it is a mind numbing system set up to herd us like blind sheep to a slaughter.

      My question is… For those of us who are awake, and realizing the “what’s wrong with this picture” WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS? Do we have any? Have we gone TOO far in the wrong direction?

      If you haven’t noticed the whole of us as consumers/citizens DO NOT CARE enough for change to be made to our benefit…

  • tbrown

    Please use correct terminology – it is NOT ‘mainstream news’ or ‘mainstream media’ – it is Corporate media!
    ‘Mainstream media’ is a term promoted by the corporations to propagandize people into thinking it was true. It is NOT. The Internet is the ‘mainstream’ source of news and information today – as evidenced by the decreasing readership/viewership of the lying and prevaricating CORPORATE media

  • tbrown

    41. Why are congresscritters & obummer sending millions in foreign aid to countries like Israel (one of the most prosperous countries in the world) when we cannot afford to repair our infrastructure, and when our veterans are sleeping in highway underpasses, etc etc? Inquiring minds wish to know.

  • karen

    Folks should check-out the 40,000 new laws that are coming into effect in 2012, they are slowly taking everything away from people and you know what here at work I brought some of these laws up and folks made a joke of them, as that KBG agent said in the vedio in 1984 the only way people will wake-up is when the military gives them a swift kick in there fat bottoms. And with the S.1867 that passed that is just what the military is going to do, and it won’t be a fat bottom they wiil kick, it will be much worse

    • Lennie Pike

      *#**!@ bad laws – jury nullification.

  • Nancy Omachi

    What a good article and great questions. I’m going to share with friends and see what answers they have, as these are questions I ask constantly.

  • warner

    Steve Jobs was an Assyrian.Read his bio. Now read the Holy Bible.Have a nice burn in hell,steve

  • “#31 How in the world did scientists in Europe decide that it was a good idea for them to create a new “killer bird flu” that is very easy to pass from human to human?”

    To depopulate the earth. They have an evil idea wipe 80% to 90% of the population. We are living in exciting times.

    • Rancher

      Dude, Our Govt helped to pay for that project big time. Read up on it. They paid the scientists without planning for the results. So what else is new?

  • Nam Marine

    In the end it will not matter! We as a Nation are destined to fail. Once we kicked God out of our Republic, it failed to remain a Republic, and is now a Police State on it’s way to total Marxism!
    Voting is rife with fraud! TPTB will put anyone they want into that office. Including a Muslim,
    Non-American, Marxist!
    This is no longer the Country I was born in.

    • Gay Veteran

      well I’m curious, just how did God get kicked out of our Republic?

      are police arresting preachers in their pulpits? are churches being closed? has Pat Robertson been sent to a reeducation camp?

    • Ron

      It’s amazing that everyone seems to think that the country began to fail when we started taking god out of everything…. It seems to me that it started to fail when god had more of a hand in it. We had a great nation, until all of the religious nuts started getting their piece of the power and started instituting laws and regulations that furthered their own aims. All of these nice “Christian” legislators would be nice, except that they are just as corrupt as the evangelists whose preachings they follow. Separation of church and state has nothing to do with whether the ten commandments are posted in my kids classroom. Separation is about keeping the government from establishing a state religion. Unfortunately, this has not been the case. Christians left and right will uphold their constitutional rights, unless those same rights tend to favor another religion, at any point. By having “In God We Trust” on our currency… we already gave up on separation of church and state, because our treasury department established the belief of god as our national religion. Keep believing that this country is going downhill because “God” is being removed from it… my belief is that this country is screwed because “God” is being forced upon it.

      Believe what you want to… I was raised in the Church of God. A nice little pentacostal branch of the Baptist sort… I’ve also done my own reading, research and reasoning, rather than take for granted what the preachers wanted to interpret for me. A little critical thinking goes a long way, but the sheep out there do need a shepherd…

  • #1 – Oil will skyrocket. The economies will suffer

    #3 – #4 – Congress are all bought by the banks. The Fed knows only ZIRP. It Ben’s their only solution.

    #5 – #8 – All currencies are in a race to the bottom. The dollar’s turn will be soon. Europe has a horrible recession ahead. Their interbank lending problems are already evident, as is their lack of collateral for lending.

    #9 – #11 – Mitt is a cash stuffed head. He is bought and paid for. Craft answers acconringly.

    #13 – #14 – Everyone in the crony class, including oil companies and banks, gets the breaks. You don’t. Don’t tell Rush and Hannity though – unless you want to be labelled a Marxist for saying so.

    #15 – #20 – We are sold a free-trade lie by both right and left.

    #21 – #22 – Obama will say whatever he wants us to hear, and 45% will believe it.

    #23 – Cars are getting more reliable. But also, credit is drying up for the middle class. ALso, decent cars are more expensive due to emission and safety rules.

    #24 – #25 – Inflation in important things is what the Ponzi is about. It is destroying the economy while ideologues like Krugman claim it isn’t happening so they can justify their discredited, free-debt Keynesian ways. We could, however, drive smaller cars!

    #29 – Because political correctness is a national religion. We couldn;t possibly single out potential terrorists based on ethnicity, now could we?

    #32 – Our government resembles in no way what the founders intended. Government grows bigger because it is a house of corruption and favors, and that has been the only ‘growth industry’ in America.

    #37 – Yes, we are stupid. We listen to media voices from both sides, who tell us what we want to hear, while basically telling us to keep voting people back in, or to vote in challengers who are no better.

    #39 – #40 – Corrupt, fascist, crony states rely on the police state to keep their power. We are on the verge of that, and the police state has been steadily increasing. Curtailing free speech as found on the internet will become necessary at some point – so they will disguise it as something good.

  • mile


  • OhioDude

    #38 is BS; demographics provide the Truth

    Allowance for the percentage of the pop that’s devolved Black (~17%) and adding in the growing numbers of chicanomestizoLaRaza shit yields that fraction. Cultimulcheralism = Death. If you’re unfamiliar with reality, vist any major metro center here in Amerikwa and spend some real time on the ground, in “enriched” areas. See if you can feel the Enrichment !

    The more pathology we allow into the country, and the more we support a devolved cohort, the more “criminality” we’ll see

    It sure as ************** ain’t Lithuanians, Scots, Irish, Germans, Italians, Poles, Czechs …

    It is not Europeans, it’s Turd World detritus

    Damn these peasky facts !

    • Gay Veteran

      hey Ohio Dude, you mistake this site for a Klan site

      who do you think make up most of the banksters on Wall Street? HINT: it ain’t minorities

  • Sunday

    Here are my answers to the first 7.
    1. If you dont have a bike or scooter, then you will have to decide between eating or going to work. 2.I can hear the war drums beating. 3. We knew this was the plan all along. 4.No politician will risk their life to take down the FRB beast. 5, 6& 7. Regardless of the “signs”, the elite want you to believe all is well. Most will believe this mantra.

  • jsmith

    Yes, that is an excellent question: Why do we keep reelecting the same people to Congress that keep screwing us over and over and over. But then I repeat myself.

  • George

    With regard to Item #33, Bloomberg News reported yesterday that US state and local pension funds LOST 8.5% in value over the past year. See, The standard actuarial assumption for these funds is a GAIN of 7.5% annually. The previous estimate of 3.2 Trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities associated with these public pension plans appears to have increased by about 15% or 450 Billion dollars in one year. Some public pension promises will not be able to be kept.

    • Michael


      Very, very good point. Thank you for posting that.


  • liberranter

    So who would answer any of these questions honestly and accurately? Most certainly not the powers that be, who benefit immensely from all of the decay and chaos now unfolding. Not only that, it is doubtful that most of the Amoricon sheeple even want answers to these questions, let alone that they be asked at all. After all, the answers would rupture the cocoon of fantasy in which some many of them exist and would terrify them to the point of a mental breakdown.

  • i thank you for let me know more about economic collapse and learn alot stingray

  • sharonsj

    As a psychic who is interested in the Mayan prophecy, I can tell you we are not going to see the end of the world but the end of a cycle and the start of a new one. Civil unrest is spreading because people realize their dictator and the multi-national corporations (or in our case our Congress and the multi-national corporations) are stealing everything.

    The rule of law, which we are supposed to revere in the U.S., is completely ignored so that the politicians and the corporations can steal our resources and our finances. The media is irrelevant and never tells us the truth. For example, the company that built the Fukishima nuclear plant, didn’t follow the specifications so they could pocket the money, and lied about the plant being able to withstand earthquakes–has been hired by Congress to build nuclear plants here to the tune of $6 billion.

    I think our state and federal governments know the revolution is coming, so they created Homeland Security and gave police forces military equipment–all to put down the protesters. Meanwhile there is no economic recovery and there won’t be one.

  • Morpheus

    Americans have to look no further than themselves for their problems. We’ve done absolutely nothing to control the corruption of government, big business, banks, wall street etc. So now we have to live with the garbage that they create. Let’s face it; the people don’t know what to do. And absolutely nothing is going to change unless we change. So stop whining like children. It doesn’t work for grownups either. Protesting is just another form whining because you’re so frustrated you don’t know what else to do with yourself.

    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( )

    Free people shouldn’t live or act like slaves.

  • Kevin jackson

    I can appreciate what you’ve done here, but I couldn’t help but notice some strings of thought consistent with the revolutionary movement in our country. I think the guiding principal should be closer to individual responsibility. Whats wrong with our country is not that enough people are not awake, it’s they dont know how to have an affect. That’s why many good intended people are bring caught up in this stupid protesting. Run your lives and do it according to God, family, and country. If you serve God, then all other things will fall into place.

  • nowwthen

    A couple more questions – with answers.

    Q. Will our government finally figure out how to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed the mastermind of the deadliest attack on American home soil?

    A. It’s an election year so the liberal/progressive faction will still be arguing that he needs a fair trial just like those accorded American citizens. The other side will continue to argue that he’s a war criminal who’s been breathing for ten years too long already.

    Q. Will there be any outrage by minorities against the justice department for profiling them as too dumb, lazy or afraid to be expected to identify themselves when voting in South Carolina elections?

    A. No. Racism is perfectly acceptable when it benefits minorities. If the police profiled minorities in a crackdown against unlicensed drivers the outrage would then be shrill and well publicized.

    Q. Will banks and credit card companies stop asking people for their mother’s maiden name for security purposes because half of their mothers aren’t married?

    A. Yes. They already have. Where have you been? Now you can pick your security question. “What was the name of your first pet?” is my favorite.

    Q. Will there be a make work jobs program big enough to employ the 50% of high school dropouts who populate our decaying cities?

    A. Yes but unfortunately most of those jobs will be either illegal or performed behind bars.

    • nowwthen

      One more Q & A:

      Q. What is the most despicable and annoying holiday related TV commercial you saw this year?

      A. Hands down mine was the series of luxury car commercials where a few bars of the company’s theme tune is played and the jaded car gift recipient appears surprised and pleased that the giver had more money than imagination.

  • Cinderella Man

    “If my anwsers frighten you Vincent, stop asking scary questions.” -Samuel L. Jackson from Pulp Fiction.

  • Cinderella Man

    41. Why is the govt. allowing dangerous chemicals to be put into our food and water sources?
    42. Why are they lying about the dangerous levels of radiation from Fukushima. (There are dead seals washing up on the coasts of Alaska and they are missing fur and have sores.)?
    43. Why is the media and Repub establishment lying about Ron Paul?
    44. Why is there a media blackout of the NDAA, SOPA, and the true perils of the European debt crisis?

    Your guess is as good as mine.

  • M. Hapney

    Good comments. The USA is in fact not a land mass but rather a giant corporation. Corporations have no moral code, therefore everything we do makes sense. Killing for profit, expansion of our empire, propaganda.

    You are nothing more than common stock in this corporation. A newly printed birth certificate will reveal your stock cert number in red. You are the property of the Bank of England, the Rothschilds.

    Those that think they are free, are for lack of a better word, amusing at this point.

    The best course of action you can take at this point is forget voting and all that nonsense and focus of prepping for bad times ahead. No one, no government, no man on a horsey is coming to save you. Just you. Prepare now and enjoy everyday as if it is your last.

    Lastly, gene-spliced Neanderthals shouldn’t take themselves so seriously. You live, you die. BFD.

  • gary2

    my question:

    Why the hell do we tolerate the gross wealth and income inequality in this country?

    Why do we not tax the rich and spread the wealth?

    Why are we still afraid to discuss alternatives to capitalism? If capitalism is such a good system then it should be able to withstand the scrunity. I think when honestly looked at we will see that it is no longer working for the majority of the people.

    • r.bitting

      Being rich is based on a persons perspective. The American on welfare is richer than 90% of the world. So based on that perspective, anybody making less than you would consider you rich, which by your own belief system of tax the rich, means you need to be taxed more, and it given to them… Right? unless you are a hypocrite of course.

      • Gary2

        again you need to google absolute vs relative poverty.

        Please stop reguirgetation fox news and do some critiacl thinking.

      • Gary2

        Also-there are very agreed upon stats for what rich is in America-the IRS/Census has good data on this. It has nothing to do with perspective.

        • r.bitting

          Nice response Michael Moore.

  • DB200

    #26 Why do about a third of all U.S. states allow borrowers who don’t pay their bills to be put in jail?

    The article says that people are put behind bars without knowing that they are in arrears of their debts. The judges don’t know the rights of the debtors and throw them in jail. Then the cost for the state is regularly higher then the debt itself. Debtors (debt slaves) don’t seem to have rights and face injustice.

    This looks like the beginnings of a police state. Or am I too pessimistic?

  • gary2

    Michael-excellent piece. Very balanced. Happy New Year!


    • Michael

      You are not going to accuse me of tremendous conservative bias this time? 🙂


    • Bob

      If he will not, I will. This article is positively dripping with right-wing conservative propaganda.

      • randy

        what is wrong with that/ IF IT IS CORRECT.

  • gary2

    ” If low income jobs now account for 41 percent of all jobs in the United States, then how are we going to continue to have a vibrant middle class”?

    Answer-unionize. They can not outsource many of these crap low pay jobs. The corporations and CEO/Owners can just settle for making less profit.

    • littlemike

      “Unionize”…you can’t possibly be serious! Unions destroyed the auto industry and are causing lots of other jobs to move overseas.

      Oh, and companies don’t “just settle for making less profit.” They either pass the higher costs on to their customers in the form of higher prices, or curtail hiring (or start firing). You flunk Econ 101.

      • Gary2

        not true-jobs that paid poverty wages also moved over seas as they could pay .10 per hour.

        Your way is a race to the bottom.

      • Unwelcome_Messenger

        @ littlemike

        Gary2 is 100% correct.

  • M. Hapney

    The sheep only want to hear about things that bring them comfort and promise a continuation of the status quo. 49 out of 50 people are deluded zombies. I didn’t say stupid, dumb or ignorant. Those are not the same.

    Our owners have so many systems of control at their disposal that the 98% are trapped in vain ignorance never to escape. Many people learned some truth and believe they know it all, have all the answers. Most of them are stuck in their own choice of delusion pointing fingers at others.

    It never occurs to them that delusions they cling to could have been deliberate deceptions in the first place.

    The game is rigged.

    To be truly a man who can think rationally and courageously, freed from the majority of the ‘mind traps’ laid out for you is a difficult course indeed. To do so makes you an outcast.

    People desire acceptance from their peers above almost anything else. In order to seek truth that must be cast aside. You must find self worth from within yourself and not be dependent on others acceptance of who you are or are not.

    Lies are fairly easy to expose. Just do your research and put aside irrational thought and superstitions. Give more validity up front to those who offer you truth for no compensation than those who benefit from your ‘belief’ in some way.

    The more you learn, the more you will look back bewildered that could you have been previously so foolish and gullible.

    • The queen of everything

      I wrote this book too! Opens up a new system of questions. ‘Idiocracy’ was a military plan.

      I like your ‘way ‘asayin. Thanks for posting!

    • DB200

      “People desire acceptance from their peers above almost anything else.”

      Well, the saying goes: if you follow the herd, you always walk in the poop.

    • deegee

      Sheep only look up when the grass is gone !

  • gary2

    The mainstream corporate media is a joke. I can’t remember the last time I even watched it.

  • Auntiegrav

    #41. What can the federal government do to rebuild local economics from the ground up, instead of wasting money on redistribution of wealth that shouldn’t have been accumulated in the first place?

  • Dave Luckens

    i’d like to comment on the astounding factoid that one third of our kids and young adults will be ARRESTED-by the time they are 23 years old-much of this has to do with a bifurcated 4th amendment,our ideological contempt for the poor,nasty,insouciant disregard for child welfare,the monetization of our criminal justice system,disregard of any vestige of community policing ,in favor a military,and overtly racist approach etc-when i was a kid in brooklyn half a century ago,juvinile delinquency was a huge issue,but a kid had to EARN getting his ass arrested-now it doesn’t seem to take much more than irritating some tyrannical cop having a bad day.i’m saying,i have seen the difference with my own eyes-i also heard the former new haven police chief comment that “its a big,step to arrest ANYONE,if for no other reason than you don’t want kids to internalize that kind of self referencing-that was then.

    • Self-employed

      I wonder how much of those arrests have to do with DUIs? The tolerance for drunk driving has totally evaporated. The police are no longer allowed the luxury of taking another approach such as driving a drunk driver home, allowing him to call a ride or a cab, giving warnings etc.

      This is largely to do with the campaign of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)organized by a person whose child was killed by a drunk driver.

  • Dave Luckens

    ofcourse i meant to write “juvenile delinquency”,spell check isn’t working-

  • william

    Not to worry . In 10 years there won’t be any newspapers , in 20 years there won’t be any radio and television news networks . Just as there are no hand cranked cars nor hand cranked phones . Technology is taking care of this issue !

  • JimmyT

    I think Job’s last words were the result of morphine, not some sort of epiphany.

  • Rancher

    Talk verse action…what have you done to avoid becoming a statistic?

  • Handog

    “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

    The oh WOW was likely from the first glimpse of Hell. I agree with Micheal however, God only knows.

    • Gary2

      so as I see it when I say tax the rich and spread the wealth I am also saving the rich people’s souls!

      Works for me!

      • Jeff

        Please stop posting until you educate yourself on economics. You’re making a sound argument that you’re an imbecile.

        • JeffsMean

          Jeff, Please stop posting until you stop parroting Fox News. You make a sound argument for better school funding.

          • Gary2

            You got that right! I can not believe all the right wingers who literally say word for word what they heard on Fox or Rush.

            Every time I try to listen to fox, AM hate radio etc I see and hear many right wingers pretty much repeating the show notes. I think they think it makes them sound smart, however, they simply sound like very low information dolts.

      • Jason

        Lolol gary saving souls one economic disparity at a time…

  • Bruce Almighty

    #34 If the federal government stopped all borrowing today and began right at this moment to repay the U.S. national debt at a rate of one dollar per second, it would take over 440,000 years to pay off the U.S. national debt.

    I think the estimate of 440,000 years is overly optimistic. Here are my calculations.

    1) There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year:
    60 * 60 * 24 * 365.25 = 31,557,600

    2) The debt ceiling has been raised to $16,000,000,000, so:
    16,000,000,000 / 31,557,600 = 507,009 (rounded).

    As if 440,000 years were not bad enough…

    • Auld

      Take heart. The public debt is actually under $10 trillion. The intragovernmental debt is almost $4.5 trillion…most of that the SS payroll tax surplus they stole from us. And that will never be repaid.

      American workers have been raped. We paid those payroll taxes in good faith, supporting an economic system designed to protect us in our old age.

      If our great leaders had adhered to the program designed, we would have lower payroll taxes and greater benefits.

      But those great leaders felt just fine and dandy about taking that annual surplus and giving it to Exxon and GE and Warren Buffett in the form of reduced taxes, subsidies and special programs.

      And sadly, most Americans have no clue about what they did to us. Shameful. We truly are getting what we deserve. Screwed.

  • Georgiaboy61

    How’s this for number fifty one?

    51. If the constitution is the highest law in the land, why do we have a usurper and a fraud in the Oval Office in violation of article II, section I, clause V, aka the natural born citizen clause?

    How about this for number fifty two?

    52. How is it possible that a man whose known associates include admitted terrorists such as Bill Ayers, now sits in the Oval Office and in command of the most powerful military in human history – even though he could not pass a simple background check similar to that required of all soldiers and police officers, because of his past associations?

    • Justin Thought

      I guess this proves it, there are only three kinds of people–those who can count, and those who can’t.

      What were you planning for numbers 41 through 49?

      How’s this for an idea for number 41: Why is the U.S. so strenuously suppressing entrepreneurship–right down to the point of fining budding entrepreneurs selling lemonade by the roadside?

  • Ron Paul is our only clear choice against the international banking cartel and the shadow elite………who gather at Bilderberg yearly to assess the animal farm, decide how to achieve the one world (global) control. beware of false eco causes. don’t forget the millions of gallons of Corexit dumped into the Gulf, allowed by O and the EPA. A viciously deadly chemical banned in the U.K. for over 30 years. enough is enough?

  • Everyone is still saying and repeating that the dollar has lost 95% or more of its value. I believe it has lost much more than that. If a $20 gold piece trades in a range of $1,500 to $2,000 that would imply it has lost from 75 to 100 TIMES its value not a mere 95%. It has lost hundreds of percent, even 1,000 per cent!!

    • Xavier Spade

      Sorry Sri, I see where you’re coming from; but if anything loses 100% of its worth, it is worth Zero.
      Things can possibly have infinite gain, but only 100% loss. 100% gain would simply be doubling, so the total dollar inflation since 1930 (using the numbers $20 and $1600) has been 8,000%.
      The loss of value (devaluation) has been:
      1 (or 100%) – 20/1600 (or 1.25%) = 98.75%
      Very horrible indeed.

      • Well OK it has to do with the conceptual constraints set by one’s statement of the matter. I used to get baffled mathematically with statements people made having to do with calculations of “mark up” and “mark down” of a selling price.

        But we agree, the dollar inflation is in the thousands of percent and there are many more thousands in that last percentage point. Without a genuine market to give real prices it can presumably happen almost overnight.

  • The answer to #3 is easy enough to grasp. Continued recovery from the Great Recession is completely dependent upon Europe’s financial status. If Europe’s crisis blows up and collapses, we, in the US, will suffer.

    The Fed could just offer the American people with jobs interest free loans or even grants, and the demand side recovery would take off.

    • DB200

      Continued recovery? There is not a recovery. At best, the economy is on a downward slope, with occasionally upward spikes.

      • Auld

        There is no doubt that there are employment problems, especially with blue collar workers. But Americans are working. There are over 150 million people working in the USA.

        The highways are jammed in the morning. Parking lots are filled.

        The GDP is in the black. People are spending.

        We are still in recovery from the housing collapse. That is where the domino effect of unemployment started.

        Once the housing market recovers, lending becomes easier and ancillary industries are working again, we should see unemployment drop to the low 7%.

        But until we disdain ‘free market’ concepts of the right, we will never again have a laboring class doing well.

        Free market is great for third world nations who have a population working cheaply. But it is a death knoll for a prosperous country, which pays its workers fairly.

        We need some geniuses to work out the plan relating to taxes, tariffs and banking to figure out how to return the US to its previous effectiveness.

        The USA will never be strong again or economicalll sound until we have a large middle class with a disposable income.

        I wonder if the GOP will EVER grasp that concept?????

        • Gary2

          GOP=Grand Old Plutocrat’s.

          Because they are incapable of thinking they will never be able to grasp anything like a concept.

        • Marianne Auman

          thank you!

  • Philip Gurrieri

    This is the Re doing of the Public by those representing the Caesar’s of Scotland and their then Roman Gladiators with Christ as their w@rrior and sufferings upon others their glory in the gory as the King of Kings described in his bible for the ‘new-word’ gladiators being the Puritan Evangelical Christian’s of the Lord JC being Julius Caesar wearing the mask of Jesus Christ that was the Thorn of Thorn in the homelands of YESHUA the successfully toppled as the Jewish merchants of Jerusalem went home from the confines of the Temple Walls that should have for mother’s and children BUT was for the merchants to bartertheir wares while being forced to pay ‘chump-change’ to the tax collector that the Anglo wanted for where the Elders could set up or get stuck in a darken corner… The rant of Yeshua must have echoed for centuries because the merchants never returned to those courtyards and from valley to mountain valley kingdoms based on the harmony = harmonEy until the Anglo genocides with the Italian’s as their Roman Gladiators….. Took 800 years for Anglo-Roman Catholicism based on JC being Julius Caesar and Yeshua becoming known as JC ‘Jesus Christ’ which is an absolute oxymoron U_C….

    We MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL BODY to get out of hell in order to leave HADES > then and ONLY THEN do all of us ENTER HEAVEN by leaving Hades…. And THUS

    We, the Universal American’s in this Divided Union that has NEVER heard a “State of the Nation” address ARE GOING organic aGREENable petrol-chemical & pesticide FREE IN~WRITING commitments from our LOCAL municipalities… setting the example towards One Organic World in Harmony that is Trillion Dollar HARMONeY’s going GLOBAL….

    In the name of WOMaNkind that gave YESHUA a physical body>>> we continue this PATH TO THE GREEN_DOOR_VISIBLE and pass over the threshold into the ORGAINIC world of LIVING WITHOUT MANUFACTURED SICKNESS…. No longer a world of ENTERconTAINMENT VIOLENCE PROGRAMING in the name of JC Julius Caesar that in actuality was a CONTEMPORARY of Yeshua that came to be known by the Anglo name of “Jesus” to “fit” the Julius Caesar ‘JC”…U_C…

  • Patriot Alice

    Another 1.2 trillion dollars in debt is about to be added this year with no end in sight for future years…The same reason for increasing the debt is given time after time..The bigger our politician’s smile, the bigger the lie..Print, borrow and spend is their only solution….



  • NMObserver

    Another question Americans need to be asking:

    Why does the federal government pursue policies that allow foreign nationals to reside in the US in violation of immigration laws and thereby encourage them to take jobs that should go to US citizens? Why do the monied classes concern themselves so much with providing charity to foreign nationals who live in the US in violation of immigration laws while American citizens who need help are treated with derision because they are poor?

    • Philip Gurrieri

      NMObserver, violation of immigration laws… Odd subject for Anglo Puritan’s to bring up and seriously, what are you doing on this Lost Ark; you came in the name of Occupational peace in pieces and as conquerors then expect the conquered to accept you the Puritan conquerors bowed to as their ‘saviors’ from the boredom of being healthy…

      And then you complain in traditional Anglo-Puritan methodology of “Letter of Law” as your only rant ability because there isn’t sufficient animosity tension enabling the Reich to pick up their guns with bible quotes on their killing scopes in this D.U. which is “Divided Union” that has never heard a “State of the Nation” address heard or given….

      What Jobs are being taken by Universal American’s? Working in “Industrial Farms” and dieing in agony at an early age? These seem to be the jobs that you are talking about and I must question why this mantra; is possible that D.U. Monsanto DIE_T genocides are not functioning fast enough for Armageddon-III? I’m just asking, sir; I find your post as a stupendous statement of “educated-stupidity”… The D.U. lacks ’employment opportunity’ aside for employment is the Masonic Knights of the Pentagon of the Christian BlackWater “Academy” for global-corporate terrorist employment…

      Yes, I am absolutely reading willing and able to debate these issues in the forum of your choice to be aired & recorded… Have an aGREENable year 1 of the Universal American Orgainic Organic calendar and the END of the Christian JC Julius Caesar calendar……

  • Sapone

    Don’t you people get it? We live in a fascist dictatorship! That means big government working hand-in-glove with big business. The banking elite want most of us to die. The government is their tool to starve and kill us. If they want us dead, it’s only fair that we return the favor.

    • Luxomni

      Yes, that is the goal and has been for longer than 100 years. The Progressives descend from the Fabians who descend from Malthus. The modern “Green Movement” is the natural outgrowth of that. The belief is that there are too many humans and the herd must be drasticly thinned. War, disease and famine are necessary to accomplish their goals. Of course they intend to excuse themselves from this thinning. (How else can one explain the Al Gores in their private jet demeaning our driving out cars to work and back?) D or R make no difference. They do the same things anyway.

  • Clarence Maloney

    Debtor’s prison is unconstitutional. So why are father who can’t pay child support put in prison? Did those fathers mostly break up the marriages, or was it mostly the mothers? (yes, 70-80% the mothers).

    • rufus13

      Yes, it was the mothers, who discovered that they did not economically REQURE a man any more. He had delivered to them some children and a State-Guaranteed monthly check in the form of Child Support/Alimony/Welfare, thus his non-feminine self was too annoying to have around.

      I know only a couple of families who managed to stay together long enough to get the youngest child off to college. Over 70% of my 1985 high school French class students had names different from the parent(s) listed on the contact card. Half listed only one parent. These were 135 White kids, about 10 Asians, and 2 smart Black girls. I would estimate them to be top 15% of smart kids in Seattle school district at the time (French not required to graduate, but required by college admissions). Would guess that it’s worse now, with more 1-parent kids (different last name) and no-parent kids.


      • Philip Gurrieri

        Clarence Maloney; you mean woman no longer being men’s possession to ‘procreate & manufacture a FETUS for the “service of the Lord” once the Grim-Reapers cuts the umbilical cord and then that former ‘fetus’ is to be “Pit Bull” trained in the same training what created the concept of TRAINING PIT-BULL’S FOR GLADIATOR TRAINING….

        That WELFARE check that you FEAR TO MENTION is the goes to YOUR GOD the CORPORATIONS that produce you as their PROTECTING “Gladiators Of the Pentagon” G()P….

        UNLIKE poles have NO HARMONY and constantly clash because they GAVE THEIR ALL TO THE LORD and in the VOID OF NIRVANA the Christ JC Julius Caesar households constantly consider HER to be a POSSESSION subservient to her Lord & Master while producing a FETUS for the Lord’s service to conquer with in the name of the “Holy Ghost” corporate-citizen & ghost-person of JC being virgin birth’ via “Caesarian Delivery”… Have an aGREENable Day!

        Sunday was Day 1 of the “Now Organic Universal Global American Year” as that OLD CHRIST CALENDAR fades into the fables of when manufactured Satan ruled as God of hell on earth, way back in the 20th Century of satanic Anglo Puritan rule with Satan’s ball of Fire as the center of their universe…!

        One parent families is the DIRECT RESULT of the MEN in their GORY-GLORY accepted the PENTAGON as the employment of choice DIRECTLY RESULTING IN THOSE “Single Elder” households that you ‘condemn’ with your satanic Anglo Monsanto DIE_T rant upon womankind and their CHILDren that you bible-quoting scope is directly aimed at as though it were “Jesus” in the scope…. And I absolutely do not say this lightly, sir!

  • igotadose

    #41: How can you bring a child into this world? All the breastbeating over, well, everything this site posts about, yet the elephant in the corner is ignored. Human overpopulation is the cause of all these problems. Too many people, not enough arable land, potable water, or food. The rest is a 2d order effect.

    Bringing up Obamacare just lessens the gravitas that the site has. It’s a noise issue overblown by the toadies of fox news. It’s provisions that have come into effect, like allowing kids on their parents health plans to the age of 26, are hailed as successes. Really, do you honestly believe there’s any difference between Romney and Obama? Or Any of the others and Obama, should they come into office?

    Again, think globally, act locally: don’t bring a kid into this mess. And, if you still want to, remember: don’t breed ’em if you can’t feed ’em. Don’t encourage more government debt to pay for YOUR DECISIONS.

    • rufus13

      Each new mouth comes into the world with 2 hands. You feed them for a while, then they start getting familiar with agriculture. They don’t need fashionable clothes, just warm ones. No one needs a Lexus, but paid-off farmland in the Bitterroot Valley or the Willamette Valley is a status symbol among people who matter.

      The world is actually short of hard-working people with hard-working smart good kids. Have some, and don’t ignore them.


      • Xavier Spade

        Rufus. That’s the wisest, most concise, true, and red-blooded American comment I have read; and I’ve read this whole thread.
        Thank You for posting that.
        Independence and Freedom for Me and Mine!!

    • Lennie Pike

      The overpopulation of non-humans is the reason for all of the problems, and they are 1% or less of the population.

  • Ozarked

    #26 – “…about a third of all U.S. states allow borrowers who don’t pay their bills to be put in jail”

    Wait a minute! Wait a minute! I thought debtors’ prisons were outlawed at the outset of the republic? Boy, am I dumb!

  • ron

    I watched in my travels as several times a month someone would tell me about whole factorys leaveing for mexico or china.This has been going on since about the time Ross Perot talked about the giant sucking sound as jobs left,he was right.I could only keep thinking about what our country would do for jobs one day.
    I just tell people to prepare for tough times.

  • Paco

    Good piece. #27 incorrect though. Thereis no such thing as a Backdoor amnesty. Deportations still going on at a feverish pace.

  • Gerry Staack

    To question #37
    American people are not stupid but kept miss- uninformed into believing that America’s problems are political. They are not! Congress, controlled by the 1% with influence money, has been selling our Democracy to Corporate America at the expense of American jobs and taxpayers for years. It makes no difference which party is in Congress.

  • #41

    Given the state of unemployment
    why does the government give out six million foreign work visas over the last three years, six million the previous ten year! These are jobs that are taken from Americans. One must have the job prior to coming over. This years election mantra should be:
    “It’s a corrupt and subverted government, stupid!”.
    Folks, every sign, every question has an answer, the government is not our government. We the people are responsible for taking care of business, the peoples business. A counter revolution is mandatory, take back this Republic. God bless, Happy New Year

  • Dsmith

    Ron Paul 2012.

    Happy New Year!

  • yobiwanab

    The answer to all 40
    They,(the power elite)have to crash our econ. but also the American people, break our will, our spirit, break our will to resist. What do the say about the politician they build up to be elected, ( build them up to tear them do )thats what they are doing to (we the people), they built us up (as a means to there ends)to tear us down. The part of America they want strong is our military, not the people who they want weak and inaffective, its never been about us being the GREATEST on the face of the earth, the richest on the earth , its about them and there power. Our economy is the most controlled economy there has ever been, thanks to technology its even more controlled. There is only one political part in America the party of the elite power brokers,( the one with the gold makes the rules),so what do we the people do, HELL i do not know, but who are left when all is said and done,(WE THE PEOPLE) because we are left to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Screw the elite and the politicians. Take care of yourselfs and i’ll see you on the otherside, pickn-up the pieces.

  • Well’ trouble is’ America’s Media’ tells her people so much that is just not true, and reading some comments on here only goes to prove my point. America must get at the truth by thinking , and not allow brief Headlines to tell you what’s what…read’ what the power-brokers are telling you and then think about why they are telling you this’ and is it possibly the opposite of the real truth, but don’t take my word for anything…just think for yourself.

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