Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We're fat, we're poor and we're armed to the teeth.

Here are some things to chew on for today.

U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people

U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.

36.5 million live in poverty in United States

More than one in ten Americans, or 36.5 million people, live in poverty in the United States, with children and blacks the worst hit, an annual report by the US Census Bureau showed Tuesday.

The number of poor out of the total US population of 302 million was equivalent to the entire state of California -- paradoxically one of the richest states -- one-and-a-half times the population of Malaysia or nearly everyone in the central European nation of Poland living in poverty.


Obesity Continues To Grow In The United States


Mississippi, the country's fattest state for the third year running, has 30.6% of its adults citizens classed as obese - it is the first state to cross the 30% mark. The thinnest state is Colorado, where obesity rates rose to 17.6%, compared to 16.9% the previous year. Of the country's 15 fattest states ten are located in the south. Nineteen US states have obesity rates over 25%, compared to 14 the previous year. In 1991 the state with the highest obesity rate reported that 20% of its adults were obese.

Indiana is tied for the ninth highest obesity rate.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Nölff said...

Yay. SC is #5
We fry everything.

According to the NRA, we need more guns. The V-Tech shooting wouldn't have happened if the students were armed.

August 29, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

USA! USA! USA!

August 29, 2007  
Blogger Jim said...

In case anyone needs a reminder about our state's weight problem, go eat lunch at Shapiro's. I did today and saw IWIR's Mike McDaniel tearing in to one of those massive sandwiches. 'Nuff said.

August 29, 2007  
Blogger Jason266 said...

It's not about money, guns, and food. It's about Americans insatiable appetite for EVERYTHING. Americans are unable to control their urges. They spend and spend, shoot and shoot, eat and eat.

August 31, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NRA...the evil empire

September 01, 2007  
Blogger Butchie the Minx said...

If we try harder, maybe we can get to #1.

September 03, 2007  
Blogger Iron-Man said...

Fattest, poorest and best armed? Is that some kind of record?

October 14, 2007  

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