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
: 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
, 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