Pottersville by the Numbers
Here are some sobering statistics and other numbers guaranteed to provide you with nightmare fuel:
This is the scariest graph you'll likely ever see in your life.
Since I last wrote about military suicides a month and a half ago, 24 more US soldiers have committed suicide. That's more than one every other day.
And, just to kill two birds with one stone:
"Also on the brighter side, the rise in unemployment didn’t boost suicide rates in countries where governments spent at least $190 per person on programs to help workers keep their jobs or train for a new one, according to Stuckler. The U.S. and the U.K. spend less than that.." - U.S. and European statistical researchers
266,610: The number of US troops and contractors still in Iraq a week and a half after the SOFA deadline that supposedly set the conditions for our withdrawal.
12,500: Number of gays and lesbians kicked out of the US military since DADT in 1994.
0: Number of people booted out of the US military in the same time for being racist, skinhead, white supremacist assholes (note with one exception they're all single) and whom recruiters are actively (and illegally) recruiting.
$26,300,000,000: California's deficit, which is larger than that of all but seven countries (not including, of course, the United States, the most heavily indebted nation on earth.)