Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here is my latest stab at trying to explain unsavory things.
The current US population as of 052409@0821 is 306,500,959
The current world population at this time is 6,781,962,472
Using official numbers from the guv'mint, I reckon we are about 4.5% of the world population.
Trying to find exact figures on what we bring in is dicey, but it appears that we suck up around 25% of the energy used in the world and about a third of the other resources.
We spent 600 billion of the 1.1 trillion making up the worlds military expenditures (54.5%). We have military personnel stationed in >120 countries.
Some folks say that we are not an empire.
at 5:20:00 AM