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Number One? 20 Not So Good Categories That The United States Leads The World In

The Economic Collapse Blog – July 5, 2011

Is the United States “number one”? Many Americans take deep pride in their nation and the truth is that the U.S. has a lot going for it. The United States has the largest economy in the world. The United States also has the most powerful military on the entire planet. The United States has produced most of the greatest movies that the world has ever seen. But the United States is also number one in a lot of categories that are not go great. If we ever want to turn this country around, we need to be very honest with ourselves. We need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and realize that it is not a good thing that we are number one in divorce, drug addiction, debt, obesity, car thefts, murders and total crimes. We have become a slothful, greedy, decadent nation that is exhibiting signs of advanced decay. Until we understand just how bad our problems really are, we won’t be able to come up with the solutions that we need.

A lot of people that write articles like this have a deep hatred for America. But that is not the case with me. I love the United States. I love the American people. America is like an aging, bloated rock star that has become addicted to a dozen different drugs. America is a shadow of its former self and it desperately needs to wake up before it plunges into oblivion.

If you do not believe that America is in bad shape, just read the list below. The following are 20 not so good categories that the United States leads the world in….

#1 The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest total prison population on the entire globe.

#2 According to, the United States has the highest percentage of obese people in the world.

#3 The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.

#4 The United States is tied with the U.K. for the most hours of television watched per person each week.

#5 The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.

#6 There are more car thefts in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world by far.

#7 There are more reported rapes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#8 There are more reported murders in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#9 There are more total crimes in the United States each year than anywhere else in the world.

#10 The United States also has more police officers than anywhere else in the world.

#11 The United States spends much more on health care as a percentage of GDP than any other nation on the face of the earth.

#12 The United States has more people on pharmaceutical drugs than any other country on the planet.

#13 The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world.

#14 Americans have more student loan debt than anyone else in the world.

#15 More pornography is created in the United States than anywhere else on the entire globe. 89 percent is made in the U.S.A. and only 11 percent is made in the rest of the world.

#16 The United States has the largest trade deficit in the world every single year. Between December 2000 and December 2010, the United States ran a total trade deficit of 6.1 trillion dollars with the rest of the world, and the U.S. has had a negative trade balance every single year since 1976.

#17 The United States spends 7 times more on the military than any other nation on the planet does. In fact, U.S. military spending is greater than the military spending of China, Russia, Japan, India, and the rest of NATO combined.

#18 The United States has far more foreign military bases than any other country does.

#19 The United States has the most complicated tax system in the entire world.

#20 The U.S. has accumulated the biggest national debt that the world has ever seen and it is rapidly getting worse. Right now, U.S. government debt is expanding at a rate of $40,000 per second.

So are you convinced that we are in trouble yet?

The truth is that America has changed. Most of us don’t even say hello to our neighbors anymore.

In fact, we have become so self-involved that many of us don’t even notice when someone around us dies.

Just consider the following two examples.

*USA Today recently reported on the body of a dead woman that was not found for approximately a year even though a whole bunch of people walked right past the car where she died….

Bank contractors, inspectors and even the new owner of a foreclosed home walked past the silver Chevy Nova in the garage numerous times before discovering the former homeowner — dead on the front seat.

*In an even more shocking case, the CBS affiliate in Boston recently reported that a dead woman was lying on the bottom of a public pool for two days while large numbers of people swam right over her. How in the world could something like this possibly happen?….

It’s a mystery as murky as the water at Veteran’s Memorial swimming pool in Fall River public pool: how did swimmers, lifeguards, or inspectors not notice a woman’s body at the bottom of the pool for a few days?

Marie Joseph, 36, was last seen at the pool on Sunday. The pool was open to the public Monday and Tuesday with six lifeguards on duty, and no one noticed the body under 12 feet of water.

Most Americans have become so self-involved that they barely even notice anyone other than their family and close friends.

The love of most Americans is growing cold and when the collapse of the U.S. economy happens it is just going to make things worse. Instead of working as a community, most Americans will only be concerned with making sure that their own needs are taken care of.

The United States was once the most blessed nation on the face of the earth, but now we are literally falling to pieces.

Does anyone have any ideas about why this could be happening.


Added: Jul-6-2011 
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  • Why? Greed...

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  • OK, but we're at the bottom when it comes to child soldiers!

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  • There are plenty of other countries that are far worse than the USA to live in, and they have worse crime figures too. Could it be that because of the efficiency of reporting crime that it makes America look worse than it actually is? I mean, is rape going to be reported to the local police in most of Africa & the Middle East? I think not, but because women in America are empowered they're not gonna take any crap, so they report the crime, knowing full well that it'll be investigated, and th More..

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    • @michicaust

      I think America is its own PR department. When you think about it, why is it almost always the USA that gets talked about like this? Possibly because it's one of the few countries that's worth talking about.

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    • @ccfc

      Comparing the USA with some 3rd world countries isn't very convincing.

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    • @pruut

      Well, that was just a few examples I used there, using exaggeration to emphasise a point. The thing is, the USA is an incredibly diverse place & to call it a melting pot of different cultures would be an understatement. If anything, it underlines that multiculturalism just doesn't work. When you go to live in America, be an American.

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  • about the pool story, I read about it on the news. Apparently the water was so murky you cannot see 1.5m under water. But there was a 9 year old boy who told 2 lifeguards a woman was struggling in the water. One lifeguard said he/she was on break. the other lifeguard said they will look for her which they never did. A couple of teenagers who went to the pool late at night noticed the body after it had bloated and floated to the top of the water!
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  • "Generation of Swine" ~Book title, author HS Thompson

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  • sounds like canada.

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  • I like how the verb "reported" is used. I would bet all my money that if it were possible to force the truth out of people, that any Muslim dominated nation has a higher incidence per population rate of rape. Hell, most Americans would call Islamic executions 'murder'. And like a country like China will ever release true figures.

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  • There's still a lot of good people in the USA. But immigration might be a big issue too as some immigrants tend to be criminally inclined.

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  • There needs to be a whole lot of changing from the very top down. Mostly at the top. It's been a sad thing to watch happen and it hurts more every day. I try to be the change will you try too

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