If you divide 5.9 trillion dollars by 500,000 deaths, it cost US tax payers the low low rate of only 11.8 million dollars per person we killed. What a great bargain. Think about those numbers for a little while.
What if, instead of spending all that money on pointless war, they had simply gifted half of that 5.9 trillion dollars, distributed evenly, to the roughly 300,000 US citizens, we’d ALL be multi-millionaires, and there would be no more homeless crisis, no unaffordable health care problem, no poor people anymore.
And was that 5.9 trillion dollars spent on something that solved any problems? Do the terrorists fear us yet? Have we stopped anyone from hating us that much? No. If anything, things are far worse. Now our former allies hate and distrust us.
In the aftermath of the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US has spent over $5.9 trillion on wars abroad that have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 500,000 people, according to Costs of War, research published by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Rhode Island’s Brown University.
Source: US Has Killed Half Million and Spent $6 Trillion on War Since 9/11 – Report
Just finished watching season one of “American Horror Story” on Netflix. Such an AWESOME creepy, scary story. I’m not normally attracted to scary shows, I usually find them to be derivative, but this whole thing was really well done.
There are a total of seven seasons on Netflix, each season tells a new story. I’m totally ready to dig into season two right now, but I just wanted to say right now, if you like ghost stories, if you like mysteries, if you can stand those genres, this is a really enjoyable show to watch. If you aren’t hooked after two episodes, just move on. But I suspect you will enjoy it like I did.
I was mostly blown away by the final two episodes, which were a kind of sequel to the main storyline. The central characters of the season were already dead, so I totally expected like 15 minutes of sequel action, to show how the house keeps consuming victims in an evil way. But it didn’t end the way I expected at all. I am very impressed with the writing. 5 of 5 stars.
So, buckle up, here comes season two!
Yeah, right. This makes perfect sense. Let’s reward the team that bankrupted Sears/Kmart. They deserve a parting gift, not those annoying companies and banks Sears owes money to, no, not them. But that’s how business works. The board of directors always protect their own kind.
Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.
Source: Sears seeks OK to pay out $19 million quarterly executive bonuses – CNN
Amazing! The House and Senate passed a bill, and the President signed it, all to achieve the amazing result of renaming an existing DHS department. Wow, great job guys!
The US now has an official federal cybersecurity agency.
Source: Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency | ZDNet
Just WOW! A whole new supra-kingdom of life has been discovered!
Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that’s so different from other living things that it doesn’t fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms.
Source: Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life | CBC News