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The Idiocracy is Upon Us (28 pics)

I saw this in the grocery store the other day:
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Look no further than the second reelection of PrezBo, or just the political system in general.  We the people elect evil power hungry politicians that waste billions on boondoggles to reassure their reelection.  The reason is we are getting dumber, lazier, and apathetic. The term Idiocracy is from the Mike Judge movie featuring Luke Wilson. Luke Wilson wakes up in the future and discovers everyone is really really stupid. It’s … Read the rest

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Jon Stewart Rips Obama on Recent Scandals (video)

I thought this was funny coming from a leftist, but you have to call a spade, a spade.
IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election.

“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition … Read the rest

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Most Incredible Construction Projects (infograph)

source http://blog.rockanddirt.com/community/general-articles/the-most-amazing-construction-projects/

It’s too bad that it gets harder and harder to build awesome stuff in the USA due to excessive regulations.  It took a little over a year to build the Empire State Building in 1930.  Now it takes several years to build a tower.  Case in point, the new World Trade Center. Read this story:

It took 410 days to build the Empire State Building; four years to erect the Golden Gate Bridge. The Pentagon took two years; … Read the rest

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USA Map of Beer Taxes

Funny because a beer in SanFran, NYC, & Miami costs like 6-8 dollars. The reasons:

  • Higher Business & Property Tax
  • Higher Minimum Wage
  • Higher commercial rent
  • Higher real estate price

So beer is really cheaper in rural areas.  Regardless it’s an interesting map.

Whether you’re planning a cross-country pub crawl or just wondering how much more that Guinness would cost if you lived in Nashville, you’ll find some useful info in the Tax Foundation’s state-by-state map of America’s excise taxes … Read the rest

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AZ. School’s Redneck Day Pisses NAACP Off

Seriously?  You cannot even make fun of rednecks?  What is this world coming to?

PHOENIX — When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide “Redneck Day” and encouraged classmates to dress — and spoof — accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week.

Instead, “Redneck Day” at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste.… Read the rest

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US Justice System Needs Some Work (Facts & Gifs)

1. Tough Interrogation Tactics Can Lead To False Confessions

8 Reasons Our Justice System Still Needs Work

Interrogations are obviously an important part of the justice system but sometimes law officials employ unfair tactics to elicit a confession — which can cause an innocent person to confess to a crime they didn’t commit just so the interrogation will end.

2. Polygraph Tests Can Be Used As Evidence, Even Though There’s No Proof Of Their Accuracy

8 Reasons Our Justice System Still Needs Work

Polygraph enthusiasts claim they are 90% effective

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US Military Spending to Aide Allies Infograph

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Hawks depicted the cuts that Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently proposed for the Pentagon’s weapons programs as a savage assault on the military industrial complex. They insisted that Secretary Gates would leave us prostrate before future rivals.

Counterinsurgency enthusiasts, meanwhile cheered Mr. Gates’s willingness to swap high-tech platforms for capabilities suited to the unconventional conflicts we are fighting.

The truth is that the Gates proposal is both too cautious and inadequate. After all, Gates isn’t cutting non-war-related military spending; he’s … Read the rest

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