31 Interesting Question04/05/2011 16:28
By Michael Snyder - BLN Contributing Writer
In a world where nobody seems to be telling the truth anymore we are often left with more questions than answers. Instead of just telling us the facts, everything seems to be about getting “the spin” right these days. For example, the Osama Bin Laden “death story” has already been changed by the White House multiple times. Fake Osama Bin Laden death photos (like the one above) have been flying all over the Internet. Massive amounts of radiation continues to pour out of the Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan and yet all the authorities continue to insist that it is nothing to worry about. The global economy is teetering on the brink of disaster and yet it is being called “an economic recovery”. The U.S. government has essentially already reached the debt ceiling and yet now Timothy Geithner is claiming that it won’t be a problem until August. The world is becoming a more bizarre place with each passing week, and the lies just keep on getting bigger and bigger and bigger.
The following are 31 interesting questions about some of the major events happening in our world right now….
#1 CNN is reporting that the clearest death picture of Osama Bin Laden “is so gruesome and mangled” that authorities believe it is not appropriate for the public. But the truth is that Hollywood movies show much worse every single day. What possible justification could there possibly be for not showing us all the video and all the pictures that they say that they have?
#2 The U.S. government claims that it buried Osama Bin Laden at sea because it wanted to observe “Islamic law”. Well, it turns out that Islamic law actuallyrequires burial in the ground if at all possible. So why was there such a rush to dump Osama Bin Laden into the ocean?
#3 The combined debt of the major GSEs (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Sallie Mae) has increased from 3.2 trillion in 2008 to 6.4 trillion in 2011. How in the world is the U.S. government going to be able to afford to guarantee all of that debt on top of everything else?
#4 The U.S. government has been well over 14 trillion dollars in debt for quite a bit of time now. Considering the fact that the U.S. budget deficit is projected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5 trillion dollars this year, how in the world is it possible that the debt ceiling of 14.29 trillion dollars will not be reached until August 2 of this year as U.S. Treasury Timothy Geithner is now claiming?
#5 Why did silver suddenly start dropping like a rock just when it was about to hit 50 dollars an ounce?
#6 Why is the Federal Reserve giving member banks an interest rate that is eight times higher than the market rate on deposits that member banks leave with the Federal Reserve?
#7 Why has Barney Frank introduced legislation that would remove the presidents of the regional Federal Reserve banks from the Federal Open Market Committee?
#8 If Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa is saying that the economic outlook for Japan is “very severe“, then why is almost everyone in the western media continuing to tell us that the Japanese economy is going to be just fine?
#9 Should we be concerned when the mainstream media tells us that there could be shortages of new cars and car parts this summer?
#10 Should we be concerned that the amount of corn that has been planted so far this year is way, way behind the amount of corn that had been planted last year at this time?
#11 Why have the financial markets been forced to cancel dozens of “erroneous trades” lately? How are we supposed to have faith in the financial markets when we see this kind of nonsense going on?
#12 Why is the percentage of millionaires in Congress more than 50 times higher than the percentage of millionaires in the general population?
#13 Why is one public school in Chicago banning kids from bringing lunches to school and forcing them to eat whatever the school cafeteria serves?
#14 Should we be alarmed that three Christians were recently arrested for reading the Bible in public outside of a DMV in California?
#15 According to Gallup, 41 percent of Americans believed that the economy was “getting better” at this time last year. Today, that number is at just 27 percent. Are Americans losing faith in the U.S. economy?
#16 Why is the mainstream media talking so little about the crisis at Fukushima when massive amounts of radiation are still being released from the site on a daily basis?
#17 Why is Social Security phasing out paper checks and beginning to require everyone to receive their benefits by direct deposit?
#18 Why is the FDA using our tax dollars to take an Amish farmer to federal court over the sale of raw milk?
#19 Is the U.S. housing crisis getting even worse? During the first three months of this year, less new homes were sold in the U.S. than in any three month period ever recorded, and the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index has fallen for seven months in a row.
#20 Is it any wonder that most of our young adults cannot write decently when50% of all U.S. college students have never taken a class during which they had to write more than 20 pages?
#21 Why does the U.S. continue to allow China to pump massive quantities of their products into our economy when they continue to deny their own citizenseven the most basic of human rights?
#22 According to the IMF, China will pass the United States and will become the largest economy in the world in 2016. So when are average Americans going to start getting upset about the millions of jobs that we are losing to nations such as China due to outsourcing and offshoring?
#23 Why are so many of our once great manufacturing cities being transformed into hellholes? In the city of Detroit today, there are over 33,000 abandoned houses, 70 schools are being permanently closed down, the mayor wants to bulldoze one-fourth of the city and you can literally buy a house for one dollar in the worst areas.
#25 Shouldn’t we be concerned that the area along our border with Mexico is now one of the most dangerous places on earth?
#26 What does it say about America when the murder rate in Flint, Michigan is worse than the murder rate in Baghdad?
#27 What does it say about America when a poll finds that 70 percent of Americans believe that the country is going in the wrong direction?
#28 Is a major global food crisis coming? The World Bank says that 44 million people around the world have already been pushed into extreme poverty since last June because of rising food prices. So what is going to happen if we have another year of global crop failures?
#29 Why are sales of “doomsday bunkers” suddenly soaring?
#30 Why has the U.S. government created 257 “foreign trade zones” inside the United States?
#31 Why did riot police in Illinois use tear gas, LRAD sound weapons and crowd suppression tactics against a bunch of college students that were just blowing off some steam at a year-end block party at Western Illinois University? Are brutal “G20 crowd control tactics” going to be used in every small town in America now?