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And now a new report on Jan. 8 shows that the recent surge in economic growth has been built upon the same foundations as during the latter stages of Obama’s tenure… consumers using increasing amounts of debt to survive.

It’s official: the reason behind the recent rebound in the economy can be explained with two words: “charge it." 
Readers may recall that one month ago, we reported that with Republicans in Washington on the verge of passing their first major piece of legislation in the form of comprehensive tax cuts that will allow Americans across the income spectrum to keep a little more of their hard earned cash in 2018, it appeared that U.S. consumers already "pre-spent” their savings using their credit cards.  
And now we have confirmation that this is precisely what happened, because in the month of November, between revolving, or credit card, and non-revolving debt, largely student and auto loans, according to the latest Fed data, total consumer debt rose by $28 billion, or the most since November 2001, to $3.827 trillion, an annualized increase of 8.8%,or roughly 4 times faster than the pace of overall GDP growth. - Zerohedge


So even with the expected windfall that most Americans will receive from the tax cut bill passed a couple of weeks ago, it will not keep up with the skyrocketing price inflation that appears to now be unleashed, and thus the ‘growing economy’ is only built on a house of credit cards that is reaching peak level. 


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2018-01-09 09:04:33 GMT

Here are some other metrics for understanding the size of the national debt and United States borrowing:

  1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said the United States borrows about $125 billion per month. With that amount, the United States could buy each of its more than 300 million residents an Apple Inc iPad.

  2. In a 31-day month, that means the United States borrows about $4 billion per day. A stack of dimes equivalent to that amount would wrap all the way around the Earth with change to spare.

  3. In one hour, the United States borrows about $168 million, more than it paid to buy Alaska in 1867, converted to today’s dollars. In two hours, the United States borrows more than it paid France for present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and the rest of the land obtained by the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.

  4. The U.S. government borrows more than $40,000 per second. That’s more than the cost of a year’s tuition, room and board at many universities. “That usually gets their attention,” Doug Holtz-Eakin, who was chief White House economist under President George W. Bush, said in an email. “I have two kids, so every 10 seconds, the feds borrow more than I paid lifetime.”

  5. The Congressional Budget Office projects the total budget deficit in fiscal 2011 at about $1.4 trillion. “The net worth of Bill Gates, roughly around $56 billion, could only cover the deficit for 15 days,” said Jason Peuquet, a policy analyst with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “The net worth of Warren Buffet, roughly around $50 billion, could only cover the deficit for 13 days.”

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2011-05-23 03:45:32 GMT

Question about Yunyu Kakunin-sho and Visit Japan Web

I've tried to sort this out on my own, but every piece of documentation that I try to read leads me in circles. My family is traveling to Japan. We're bringing (unfilled) syringes into the country for medical reasons. We have a valid Yunyu Kakunin-sho (Import Certificate) since it was extremely difficult to tell online whether unfilled syringes fall under Yunyu Kakunin-sho since we are carrying the medication with them that will be used to fill them, but I digress. We have one the Import Certificate regardless. My question is: how should I fill out Visit Japan Web form? It's clear to me that we need to be in the "red" line at Narita, due to the Import Certificate. To me, it seems like if you answer "No" on all of the Visit Japan Web questions then you'd be in the "green"/"nothing to declare" line. But, when I answer each of the questions it isn't clear to me that any of them should be "Yes", which is what I'd expect since we need to be in the "red" line for the Import Certificate. Specifically, here are the related questions from Visit Japan Web: > (1) Prohibited Article(s) or Restricted Article(s) \[For example, Narcotic drugs, Firearms, Explosives\]" (2) Restricted items from being brought into Japan (e.g. Meat products, Vegetables, Fruits, Animals, and Plants) I'm guessing what I need to do is mark "Yes" to Question (1)/Prohibited Restricted Articles (since I believe the syringes may qualify as a Restricted Article, though the MHLW website isn't clear on that.) What do I need to do here? I'm extremely hesitant to suggest that I'm carrying "Narcotic drugs, Firearms, Explosives". But, it also seems to me that I'm carrying "Restricted Articles" and should check "Yes". MHLW also says: > You have to bring the 'Yunyu Kakunin-sho' with your medicines in order to show it to Customs on request when you arrive in Japan. The copy of 'Yunyu Kakunin-sho' is acceptable at Customs." I assume "on request" means I still have to show all of this to Customs at the airport, correct? I'm finding all of this very confusing.

2024-06-22 04:03:19

26[F4M] #Atlanta, Georgia - Seeking a long term monogamous relationship (serious inquiries only)

* Do Not message me just to ghost or block me! That behavior will NOT be TOLERATED!Think it through before you message me!! Please don't be creepy. I don't want my time to be wasted and do like my emotions being toyed with. * *If you're the type to be impatient then don't bother messaging me! It's a waste of time if you do!* Greetings future partner ❤️ I'm still searching for you. I have to be honest and say that I am losing hope trying to find you.Please be somewhere. I want my search for a partner to be over. I'm seeking adventure in my life with someone I can call a forever partner. I'm tired of the loneliness and the sheltered lifestyle that I've lived. It would mean a lot of you could read through this post so that I could make sure we are compatible. Even if we start off as friends that would be fine. Here's to new beginnings and new connections. *PLEASE make sure you READ through the WHOLE POST also please be respectful when messaging me * *If you're the type to be impatient, block, or ghost easily, then save both of us the trouble and DO NOT message me! I'm not trying to come off as mean but I'd much rather you not message me if you're the type of person to do that. If something isn't working just let me know. We're all adults.* Greetings, I am seeking a long term relationship monogamous with the end goal being matrimony. I am not one for playing around and being used casually as it doesn’t suit me personally. Ideally I'd prefer a man that has his life already in place so that I can be able to share life with him and for him to take care of me. I would expect my future man to have a financially stable job and be able to support me and our future family. I wouldn’t be opposed to being a housewife. There are few reasons why I would like to work or work part time: 1) Being abandoned with nothing, 2) I want to feel fulfilled and not bored. Happy to discuss possible dynamics, I'm flexible. I would love a synergistic partnership where we are both able to mold our minds and fill our hearts with warm affection. I will be there to support you throughout your journey and celebrate every moment with you. I want you to be proud of you just as you are with me. I want to show you that you are truly cared for and appreciated by gestures of love such as massages and other forms of entertainment. I would expect the same from you as well. Even if we are both working adults we can still make our relationship work in the best way possible. I have seen this come out well for people who are dedicated and willing to make their relationships work. For a strong relationship to occur I would expect effective (transparent) communication from you. If you are going to be busy just be honest and let me know you won’t be able to talk to me.Also, if you need your space both mentally and physically let me know. I understand that we all have our lives to attend to but it is incredibly important for people in a relationship to be transparent when circumstances arise in a timely manner in order to avoid future conflict. If this relationship isn’t going to work I would expect you to tell me and not ghost or block me before giving me a reason why. We are all adults so I would expect nothing but maturity. Starting out I don’t want the pressure of sex to be pushed onto me. I’d rather let time tell in all of its glory. Now onto my true introduction My name is Angie and I'm from Georgia in the United States. I've been lonely for quite some time and find it hard to find a soulmate in IRL. What I'm looking for is someone who I can connect with and have wholesome conversations with. I want to be able to treat my future soulmate well just as much as they do me. The biggest part of a long lasting relationship is the ability to communicate openly without worry. I'd love it if my significant other has a dark sense of humor and continues to crack me up non-stop. As cheesy as it may sound I long for those late night calls and cute texts. I want for us to drive out the very best in each other; become our support system. A little bit about me is that I grew up in Florida and not too long ago moved to Georgia. I'm currently in college to become an RN but I'm also passionate about cosmetic chemistry and nutrition so I may seek to build my own business in the future. I'm passionate about science and theoretical applications especially within the medical field. I'd appreciate it if my partner is open minded about varying topics and welcomes healthy conversations. Appearance wise I'm open to seeing if we have a connection and feel as long as you are well groomed and practice basic hygiene you are good. Although, I must say that attraction is key in a relationship so I will have to go off on that as well. To add on, I enjoy playing video games, exercising (I've been slacking off lately), cooking and baking (vegan), playing board games, reading, exploring nature, playing sports (basketball and soccer) for fun, and trying new experiences. I love heavy metal and rock music, but also listen to other genres too. I love RPGs, FPS, and simulation games. I hope to save up and travel someday. It would be nice for my partner to be able to set up our travel itinerary. My Physical Description: I am a black woman who’s twenty six years old with Afro-Carribean, Japanese and Swedish ancestry. I’d still consider myself black presenting since that’s more along the lines of what I appear as phenotypically. I have dark brown curly hair (Mainly 3c type curls) and brown eyes. I am 5 '4 on the thicker spectrum (not at all obese but thick boned and have thunder thighs). I am trying to exercise more to become fit. I used to weight lift when I was younger but since then have lost lean muscle mass. Having a partner that is willing to work out together sometimes is rather rewarding. A man who has drive and appeal is incredibly sexy. I would also like to point out that I am curvy and noticeable in certain aspects (I’ll leave it up to you to decide). Also, I'm self conscious about my appearance, so tread carefully. *You have to be MINIMUM 21 to date me * *If distance is an issue and you aren't willing to commit then DON'T MESSAGE ME!!* *I would prefer a traditional relationship if possible* *If you will be too busy to pursue a relationship then DO NOT contact me!! * *Again, No ghosters or blockers!!* *Seeking a person who seeks a relationship with God and/or is open to one* *MUST be free from venerial diseases (must be willing to get tested)* *Bonus points if you're vegan* Ideally I would like someone that is taller than me (I’m 5’4) I prefer a man that is fit or trying to be. I'd prefer someone who is fiscally stable and able to support the both of us* A big red flag for me is smokers. It isn't good for your health nor is it sexy to me.* It's important for me to point out that I want children in the future and need someone who may want that as well. If you're interested in how I look and want to know more about me, message me. Although I don’t make it a huge deal, I do prefer White and East Asian men. But I do love all types of men and welcome them. As stated before I emphasize communication and would prefer you to be honest and say if something is wrong instead of ghosting or blocking without stating the reason. Fair warning if I can be socially awkward sometimes and don't know what to talk about so please be patient with me as I'm learning to be better conversation wise.

2024-06-22 04:01:44

26 [F4M] Georgia,USA -Seeking a long term monogamous relationship (serious inquiries only)

*Do Not message or add me just to unfriend me or ghost me. That will not be tolerated so DON'T WASTE MY TIME. Also, please don't be creepy. * Greetings future partner ❤️ I'm still searching for you. I have to be honest and say that I am losing hope trying to find you.Please be somewhere. I want my search for a partner to be over. I'm seeking adventure in my life with someone I can call a forever partner. I'm tired of the loneliness and the sheltered lifestyle that I've lived. It would mean a lot of you could read through this post so that I could make sure we are compatible. Even if we start off as friends that would be fine. Here's to new beginnings and new connections. *PLEASE make sure you READ through the WHOLE POST also please be respectful when messaging me * *If you're the type to be impatient, block, or ghost easily, then save both of us the trouble and DO NOT message me! I'm not trying to come off as mean but I'd much rather you not message me if you're the type of person to do that. If something isn't working just let me know. We're all adults.* Greetings, I am seeking a long term relationship monogamous with the end goal being matrimony. I am not one for playing around and being used casually as it doesn’t suit me personally. Ideally I'd prefer a man that has his life already in place so that I can be able to share life with him and for him to take care of me. I would expect my future man to have a financially stable job and be able to support me and our future family. I wouldn’t be opposed to being a housewife. There are few reasons why I would like to work or work part time: 1) Being abandoned with nothing, 2) I want to feel fulfilled and not bored. Happy to discuss possible dynamics, I'm flexible. I would love a synergistic partnership where we are both able to mold our minds and fill our hearts with warm affection. I will be there to support you throughout your journey and celebrate every moment with you. I want you to be proud of you just as you are with me. I want to show you that you are truly cared for and appreciated by gestures of love such as massages and other forms of entertainment. I would expect the same from you as well. Even if we are both working adults we can still make our relationship work in the best way possible. I have seen this come out well for people who are dedicated and willing to make their relationships work. For a strong relationship to occur I would expect effective (transparent) communication from you. If you are going to be busy just be honest and let me know you won’t be able to talk to me.Also, if you need your space both mentally and physically let me know. I understand that we all have our lives to attend to but it is incredibly important for people in a relationship to be transparent when circumstances arise in a timely manner in order to avoid future conflict. If this relationship isn’t going to work I would expect you to tell me and not ghost or block me before giving me a reason why. We are all adults so I would expect nothing but maturity. Starting out I don’t want the pressure of sex to be pushed onto me. I’d rather let time tell in all of its glory. Now onto my true introduction My name is Angie and I'm from Georgia in the United States. I've been lonely for quite some time and find it hard to find a soulmate in IRL. What I'm looking for is someone who I can connect with and have wholesome conversations with. I want to be able to treat my future soulmate well just as much as they do me. The biggest part of a long lasting relationship is the ability to communicate openly without worry. I'd love it if my significant other has a dark sense of humor and continues to crack me up non-stop. As cheesy as it may sound I long for those late night calls and cute texts. I want for us to drive out the very best in each other; become our support system. A little bit about me is that I grew up in Florida and not too long ago moved to Georgia. I'm currently in college to become an RN but I'm also passionate about cosmetic chemistry and nutrition so I may seek to build my own business in the future. I'm passionate about science and theoretical applications especially within the medical field. I'd appreciate it if my partner is open minded about varying topics and welcomes healthy conversations. Appearance wise I'm open to seeing if we have a connection and feel as long as you are well groomed and practice basic hygiene you are good. Although, I must say that attraction is key in a relationship so I will have to go off on that as well. To add on, I enjoy playing video games, exercising (I've been slacking off lately), cooking and baking (vegan), playing board games, reading, exploring nature, playing sports (basketball and soccer) for fun, and trying new experiences. I hope to save up and travel someday. It would be nice for my partner to be able to set up our travel itinerary. My Physical Description: I am a black woman who’s twenty six years old (with Afro-Carribean, Japanese and Swedish ancestry. I’d still consider myself black presenting since that’s more along the lines of what I appear as phenotypically. I have dark brown curly hair (Mainly 3c type curls) and brown eyes. I am 5 '4 on the thicker spectrum (not at all obese but thick boned and have thunder thighs). I am trying to exercise more to become fit. I used to weight lift when I was younger but since then have lost lean muscle mass. Having a partner that is willing to work out together sometimes is rather rewarding. A man who has drive and appeal is incredibly sexy. I would also like to point out that I am curvy and noticeable in certain aspects (I’ll leave it up to you to decide). Also, I'm self conscious on how I look so tread carefully if you will. *You have to be MINIMUM 21 to date me * *If distance will be a problem and you aren't willing to make it work then DON'T MESSAGE ME!!* *I'd prefer a traditional relationship if possible* *If you will be too busy to pursue a relationship then DO NOT contact me!! * *Again, No ghosters or blockers!!* *Seeking a person who seeks a relationship with God and/or is open to one* *Must be free from venerial diseases and must be willing to get tested(will discuss)* *Bonus points if you're vegan* Ideally I would like someone that is taller than me (I’m 5’4) I prefer a man that is fit or trying to be. I'd prefer someone who is fiscally stable and able to support the both of us* A big red flag for me is smokers. It isn't good for your health nor is it sexy to me.* It's important for me to point out that I want children in the future and need someone who may want that as well. If you're interested in how I look and want to know more about me, message me. Although I don’t make it a huge deal, I do prefer White and East Asian men. But I do love all types of men and welcome them. As stated before I emphasize communication and would prefer you to be honest and say if something is wrong instead of ghosting or blocking without stating the reason. Fair warning if I can be socially awkward sometimes and don't know what to talk about so please be patient with me as I'm learning to be better conversation wise

2024-06-22 03:59:00

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