6 Mind-Blowing Ways Zombies and Vampires Explain America. Here's the weirdest graph you'll see all week.
It's graphing the popularity of zombie movies versus vampire movies, split out by whether the president at the time was a Republican or a Democrat. There are exceptions, but in general when a Republican is in office, it's all about zombies. When it's a Democrat, it's all about vampires: Via mrscienceshowAnd apparently all our apocalypses started with Eisenhower. Night of the Living Dead shambled into cinemas during the Nixon era. Actually, it makes perfect sense. . #6. Vampires represent a combination of all the things the right fears about the left -- a breakdown of traditional morality and sexuality, a rejection of religion (there's a reason you can ward off a vampire with a cross), and the seduction and corruption of the innocent. They're really afraid of this: Via TimeTo be fair, we're pretty sure this crew could whoop the cast of Twilight hard.
Via mydisguisesNo, vampires wouldn't need razors. A fate worse than crumpets. #5. . . . . #4. ... Cheney reveals continued approval of torture and war, predicts “exploding heads” Posted by Anonymous on September 3, 2011 Lawrence Wilkerson explains how the false information about mobile biological labs, an Iraqi nuclear program and WMDs in Iraq was presented by CIA director George Tenet and his team.
The false information came from known bad sources and torture. The DCI (Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet) told Powell that a high level Al Qaeda operative who was interrogated confirmed substantial contacts between Iraq and Baghdad and that Iraq was training Al Quada in the use of chemical and biological weapons. This caused Powell to leave in some of the information about the connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, which he as about to throw out because he found it unreliable, when he gave his speech at the UN. As it turns out, the person interrogated lied to stop the torture of water boarding. Torture does not reveal truth. Like this: Like Loading... National debt by U.S. presidential terms. US federal debt held by the public as a percentage of GDP, from 1790 to 2013, projected to 2038.
The history of the United States public debt started with debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War by the federal government of the United States, after its formation in 1789. The United States has continuously held public debt since then, except to the native Americans for about a year during 1835–1836. To allow comparisons over the years, public debt is often expressed as a ratio to gross domestic product (GDP). Historically, US public debt as a share of GDP increased during wars and recessions, and subsequently declined.
U.S. National Debt Clock FAQ. "The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.
" -Cicero. 106-43 B.C. The purpose of this FAQ is to answer some of the questions which are asked by people visiting the U.S. National Debt Clock. If you have a question about the Debt Clock which isn't addressed here, please send me an e-mail and I'll do my best to answer it on this page. Of course, your suggestions are always welcome too! Q: To whom do we owe all this money? A: Here is a pie chart showing the makeup, or ownership, of the National Debt as of December 1998. As you can see, the largest slice of the pie, over 40%, is owed to the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, and to other government accounts. Forget Anonymous: Evidence Suggests GOP Hacked, Stole 2004 Election. Obama’s and Bush’s effects on the deficit in one graph - Ezra Klein. Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment.
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What Congress Would Look Like If It Were Demographically Representative of America. More Infographics on Good.
Who Increased The Debt? 'I had to psychologically dislocate a detainee': Former CIA agent reveals 'torture' methods and secret prison in memoir. Ordered to 'psychologically dislocate' his prisonerFaced agonising decision after concluding detainee was innocentHad to tell CIA bosses he was in love with his girlfriend - before he told her By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:32 GMT, 4 July 2011 Interrogator: Glenn Carle, who has written a tell-all memoir about his time with the agency, said some people would call him a 'torturer' A former CIA operative has described how he was torn between serving his country and refusing to 'torture' a man he believed was innocent.
Glenn Carle has written a shocking new tell-all memoir detailing his time with the agency in which he confessed that some people would call him a 'torturer'. 10 Most Ridiculous Fox News Lies, Creative Edits, and Half-Truths - Spiteful Critic. Left vs Right: US Political Spectrum. Gandhiji.