Imagine if I did a webpage about America and it became disgustingly popular

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A webpage so popular it has brought in millions of hits to my website.

A page about America I originally intended to be funny. But the more I added to it, the less funny it looked, and the more like a train wreck. Sadly, like the Roman empire, America's days appear to be numbered.


To start with I half hoped things might turn around, but now I'm just having a good LOL.


The Good


Pretty much everything on the America page is negative apart from the picture of wonder woman in her hot pants, but I kicked things off on a more positive note with a few of my favourite American achievements:


Awesome movies like "The Matrix" (1999) and "Flying High" (1980)

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Life changing books like "Catch 22" (1953) and "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (1974)

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Brilliant albums like "LA Woman" (1971) and "Nevermind" (1991)

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Styling cars like the Corvette Stingray (1968) and the Plymouth Hemi Cuda (1971)

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Cutting edge bicycles like the Specialized Stumpjumper (1981) and the Merlin Titanium (1993)

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I didn't really start out intending to make this point, but after listing a few of my favourite things, I then added dates and realised they are all from last century...

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The Bad


Many other pages on my website contain opinions, hypotheses, and conclusions. But my America page is just a collection of over 50 American statistics and facts. I leave the reader to draw their own conclusions.


The main bias inherent on the page, is that the stats were mostly selected because they make America look bad. As a New Zealander I'm aware that NZ has a lot of bad stats too. In fact it was while looking into NZ heath stats that I decided to post the page. NZ has some appalling health stats, and in many cases is the second worst developed nation, invariably behind America. Developed countries with good health stats all tend to be in Europe.

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The average U.S. citizen drinks more than 200 litres of soft drink each year. American males between the ages of 12-29 average 605 litres a year.

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66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight.

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The United States puts a higher percentage of its population in prison than any other nation on earth does.

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One out of every seven Americans has at least 10 credit cards.

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The U.S. has never gone a decade without war.

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Americans watch 4 hours and 42 minutes of television PER DAY on average

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In 2011, the US trade deficit with China was more than 49,000 times larger than it was in 1985.

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The United States has a teen pregnancy rate of 22 percent – the highest in the world. New Zealand is number two at 14 percent.

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There are more unemployed workers in the United States than there are people living in the entire nation of Greece.

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Americans purchase, on average, 64 items of clothing per person each year. 98% of this clothing is imported.



More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in the United States than in any other nation on earth.

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There are 313 million people living in the United States. 46 million of them are on food stamps.

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There are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.

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In the middle of the last century, the United States was #1 in the world in GDP per capita. Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.

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Approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.

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The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California. But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

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The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.

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Pick any year since 1776 and there is a 91% chance that America was involved in a war during that year.

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60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”.

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Over 20 percent of all U.S. adults are working in jobs that pay poverty-level wages.

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Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.

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70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug. And 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

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Doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.

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Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

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America exports more weapons to other countries than anyone else in the world.

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America leads the world in money given to fake charities.

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America has the highest percentage of one person households.

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There are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the U.S

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America has the most lawyers per capita.

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Americans spend more money on elections than anyone else does in the world by a wide margin

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More is spent on prescription drug advertising in America than anywhere else in the world.

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There are more car thefts in the United States than anywhere else in the world by far

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There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.

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The United States leads the world in credit card fraud.

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Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do.

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The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.

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The United States has the most laws of any country.

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In the UK, an average of about US$3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. In the USA, an average of US$8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.

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America has the highest rate of incarceration. The US locks up 716 out of every 100,000 people. Norway imprisons 71 out of 100,000, Japan jails 54, and Iceland locks up 47 out of 100,000.

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Americans account for 19 percent of global energy consumption (with less than 5% of the world's population). The U.S. is the leader in the amount of energy use per person.

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America is the most expensive place on earth to have a baby. On average, a hospital delivery costs US$9,775 - or US$15,041 for a Cesarean

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There are more guns in the U.S. than there are people: The rate of private gun ownership in the U.S. was tabulated at 101.05 firearms per 100 individuals.

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Number one in mass shootings - there were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870

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The U.S. is rated worst in healthcare quality among developed countries, although US care is the most expensive. A coronary bypass in the US costs 50 percent more than it would in Canada, Australia, and France, and 100% more than in Germany.

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One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read. 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, and more than 60% of all American prison inmates are functionally illiterate

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There are only three countries that don't give new mothers any paid time off work. America of course, and the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea

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One in 68 US children has autism - the highest level of any country, and of all time.

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The American government recommends 49 doses of 14 vaccines by the time a child is 6 years of age. And by the age of 18, the CDC recommends that children should have gotten 69 doses of 16 vaccines.

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Nearly half of all Americans develop cancer, and over half a million people in America died of cancer in 2012. Cancer is the #1 cause of childhood death in the United States.

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By the age of two, if an American child has received all of the recommended vaccines, they have received 2,370 times the “allowable safe limit” for mercury (if there is such a thing as a safe level of poison).

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Along with fluoride, American tap water also contains high levels of pesticides and in the 22 states with military contractors, percholate, the explosive component of rocket fuel.

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There are 19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States every single year.

Based on the below, quote, the above is a click-bait headline, and is not really all that accurate. based on the numbers if they held then ever single American would have either syphilis, gonorrhea and or chlamydia, in 16.5 years. I know a lot of all these new cases are repeat cases.

There are 313 million people living in the United States. 46 million of them are on food stamps.

The above is just sad along with all the other items in the list. The water quality and a lot of other problems are sad. It is however the society and the norm that the people have chosen. Society is made up of the people, if it is viewed as normal then only the people are to blame. We are our own worst enemy.

Society is slowly changing, it is evolving, as we are no longer separate family groups wandering the hills, or clans, or tribes or villages, we are moving away from being a society to something new. As a group people are beginning to fight to change society, will we like what is born out of it? No one really knows for sure, but like all things on earth everything evolves, even ideas and thoughts of what is normal and acceptable.

America may be in the dumps, and the rest of the world should see America as the canary in the coal mine.

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LOL - yes we SHOULD :)

So sad and the rest of us are following close behind.

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"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (1974)

Read the book when I was a teen, and recommend to everyone. Picked up a copy from a storage auction locker a few years ago and was saddened to read in the forward that his son Chris was murdered.

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Yeah that sucked - that book was part of the reason I became a mechanic many years ago

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I was in awe of his abilities, when his bike broke and they were in the middle of nowhere. Renting machine shop tools he made the part himself.

Wow. Damn nice voting and sharing this... Niceb

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She is hot! And she come. With that gun and scope combination too? Nice rifle!

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Ok I will explain.

One is for self defense, maintain order, or take "care" of the government.
One is for killing everybody who doesn't think like her religion.

There's no particular order in the way my comment was done. It might apply from left to right or vice-versa.

Hey @frot! erm... I guess you forgot include in this report the Vitesse & Middon roller skates from your vintage memories mate.

Was this on purpose?

And yet, I found this post very informative. };)

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Another American classic - didn't Tony Hawk start out on one of those?

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It's possible Tony could have started on one of those. Although too young for that moment, It is not surprising that he had stolen to his older brother Dani the ball bearing wheeled cart to start practicing his flying deeds. ;)

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Seems like Tony Alva...
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This is a Dog Town shirt!