I found this over at Old NFO’s place this morning. Rather than fill up his comments section, I wrote my opinions here.
1. Makes sence since China couldn’t get to the 20th century until 2011. They had a lot of catching up to do.
2. Number should be 50 out of 50. College football coaches are worth more than a governor.
3. Again, makes perfect sense (cents). The cost to produce an object is independent from it’s face value stamped on it. As long as it’s face value is higher than the scrap value it will remain in circulation and useful as currency/coin.
4. Considering the number of Americans who do not draw a paycheck I don’t find this shocking at all. And since welfare gatherers are forbidden to save anything, it is self fullfilling.
5. Reasonable. The Government is in debt 18 trillion. Apple has a cash surplus. Every year, Apple adds to its cash surplus and hands money out to their owners. The government spends more than it takes in every year and goes deeper in debt. In effect, it has no money at all. You could just as easily have said “the average homeless man has more money than the US Government”.
13. Obesity is a matter of definition. The CDC is constantly changing the definition to suit activist dieticians. Obesity is not a public health problem so the CDC should mind their own business. Famine is a public health problem. Work on that. But first you have to push the USDA, FDA, HHS and Dept of Education out of the way.
14. Food wastage in the marketplace is not a bad thing. It is simply a cost of doing business. Markets would rather stock too much and allow customers to pick through all the best and freshest produce than risk being caught with empty shelves or rotten produce. Every consumer benefits from this and food is so cheap in the USA that the cost is easily bearable.
18. And they have a gazillion times more blades of grass than people. So? Is this comparison supposed to imply that they have too few people or too many cows.