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National Debt Will Hit $20,000,000,000,000 By 2020 If Debt Ceiling Is Increased!

Posted on January 4, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Law, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Security, Taxes, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , |

The U.S. National Debt Now Exceeds $14,000,000,000,000


U.S. National Debt Clock


Debt Too Big to Estimate


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United States Department of The Treasury

Monthly Treaury Statement


Summarizes the financial activities of the federal government and off-budget federal entities in accordance with the Budget of the U.S. Government.

Presents a summary of:

  • Receipts and outlays
  • Surplus or deficit
  • Means of financing on a modified cash basis

Data provided by federal entities, disbursing officers, and Federal Reserve Banks.


Monthly Receipts, Outlays, and Deficit or Surplus, Fiscal Years 1981-2010:
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Leading Foreign owners of US Treasury Securities (July 2010)
Nation/Territory billions of dollars percentage
People’s Republic of China (mainland) 846.7 20.8
Japan 821.0 20.2
United Kingdom 374.3 9.2
Oil exporters1 223.8 5.5
Caribbean Banking Centers2 150.7 3.7
Brazil 162.2 4.0
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) 135.2 3.3
Russia 130.9 3.2
Republic of China (Taiwan) 130.5 3.2
Grand Total 4065.8 100

1Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Libya, Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Ecuador, Indonesia, Algeria, Gabon, and Nigeria

2Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles, British Virgin Islands and Panama

The National Debt Road Trip

Year Gross Debt in Billions undeflated[11] as % of GDP Debt Held By Public ($Billions) as % of GDP
1910 2.6 unk. 2.6 unk.
1920 25.9 unk. 25.9 unk.
1928 18.5[12] unk. 18.5 unk.
1930 16.2 unk. 16.2 unk.
1940 50.6 52.4 42.8 44.2
1950 256.8 94.0 219.0 80.2
1960 290.5 56.0 236.8 45.6
1970 380.9 37.6 283.2 28.0
1980 909.0 33.4 711.9 26.1
1990 3,206.3 55.9 2,411.6 42.0
2000 5,628.7 58.0 3,409.8 35.1
2001 5,769.9 57.4 3,319.6 33.0
2002 6,198.4 59.7 3,540.4 34.1
2003 6,760.0 62.6 3,913.4 35.1
2004 7,354.7 63.9 4,295.5 37.3
2005 7,905.3 64.6 4,592.2 37.5
2006 8,451.4 65.0 4,829.0 37.1
2007 8,950.7 65.6 5,035.1 36.9
2008 9,985.8 70.2 5,802.7 40.8
2009 12,311.4 86.1 7,811.1 54.6
2010 (31 Dec) 14,025.2 95.2 (3rd Q) 9,390.5 63.7 (3rd Q)

Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding

Interest Expense Fiscal Year 2011
November $19,396,316,137.56
October $24,142,491,931.22
Fiscal Year Total $43,538,808,068.78


Available Historical Data Fiscal Year End
2010 $413,954,825,362.17
2009 $383,071,060,815.42
2008 $451,154,049,950.63
2007 $429,977,998,108.20
2006 $405,872,109,315.83
2005 $352,350,252,507.90
2004 $321,566,323,971.29
2003 $318,148,529,151.51
2002 $332,536,958,599.42
2001 $359,507,635,242.41
2000 $361,997,734,302.36
1999 $353,511,471,722.87
1998 $363,823,722,920.26
1997 $355,795,834,214.66
1996 $343,955,076,695.15
1995 $332,413,555,030.62
1994 $296,277,764,246.26
1993 $292,502,219,484.25
1992 $292,361,073,070.74
1991 $286,021,921,181.04
1990 $264,852,544,615.90
1989 $240,863,231,535.71
1988 $214,145,028,847.73 

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Stop the Debt Ceiling Increase

The bad habit or tradition of increasing the National Debt ceiling is one that must be ended.

No more bailouts, subsidies and deficit spending.

Balance the budget every year starting now.

Federal Government expenditures must be less than or equal to revenues.

This means that Federal Government expenditures must be cut by over $1,000,000,000 or a $1,000 billion.

This will require the permanent closing of ten Federal Departments.

Neither political party has either the will, vision or leadership to do this.

The way to avoid defaulting on the U.S. Debt is to stop spending.

Both political party establishments–the ruling class– have year after year continued to spend and raise the National Debt ceiling.

These are not serious people.

These are not fiscally responsible people.

These are not honest people.

These are big government spending  interventionists both domestically with stimulus packages and abroad with nation building.

These people are addicted to spending the hard earned money of the American people.

Any politician who votes for increasing the National Debt ceiling deserves to be defeated in the next election.

Stop spending or else face defeat in upcoming elections–2012, 2014, 2016, and beyond.

End the tradition of deficit spending and debt financing.


Fiddler on the roof – Tradition ( with subtitles )



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End of Life Decisions–Videos

Posted on January 4, 2011. Filed under: Biology, Blogroll, Chemistry, Communications, Culture, Economics, Employment, government, government spending, Health Care, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Medicine, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Science, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

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A Short Stay in Switzerland–Videos

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A Short Stay in Switzerland PT 1


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A Short Stay in Switzerland PT 4


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Last moments of Dr Anne. . . A death with dignity or a real tragedy?

“…West doctor Anne Turner, who was suffering from a rare brain disease, committed assisted suicide in Switzerland yesterday.

Within hours her death had sparked a heated debate on assisted suicide and euthanasia TRISTAN CORK reports

IN an anonymous room in a flat in Zurich yesterday, Bath doctor Anne Turner held a cup of water in her hand – it held a lethal cocktail of drugs.

The nurse present told her that if she swallowed it, she would sleep for a couple of minutes, then fall into a coma, and then die peacefully.

The day before, Dr Turner had enjoyed a short, bitter-sweet holiday in the Swiss city. Yesterday lunch-time she drank the cup and closed her eyes. Within minutes she had died. Today, if she was still alive, would have been her 67th birthday.

For years, the mother of three ran a family planning clinic in Bath. Generations of young women went to her for help and advice, bringing new life into the world in a managed, ordered and planned way. Sadly, society, the NHS and the laws of England wouldn’t meet Dr Turner’s wishes for her own life to end in the same managed, ordered and planned way. Her wish had initially, but temporarily, split her family and her death yesterday sparked a new debate on assisted suicide.

Dr Turner retired from her clinic in 2002 to look after her husband – well known Bath doctor Jack Turner – when he was diagnosed with the rare degenerative disease multiple system atrophy (MSA). He died later that year.

Dr Anne survived breast cancer in 2004, but was then diagnosed with a similar degenerative disease to the one that claimed her husband, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She had seen her husband die a lingering and painful death and was determined it would not happen to her.

Despite being in the relatively early stages of PSP, Dr Turner made the decision to travel to Switzerland, where assisted suicide is not a crime, and end her life at the Dignitas Clinic in Zurich. …”


Actor Dudley Moore’s battle with PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy)


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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 2


Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 3


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Managing PSP: Part2 


Managing PSP: Part 2a


Managing PSP: Part3 


Managing PSP: Part 4



Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)

“…Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) (or the Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, after the Canadian physicians who described it in 1963) is a rare degenerative disease involving the gradual deterioration and death of selected areas of the brain.[1][2]

Males and females are affected approximately equally and there is no racial, geographical or occupational predilection. Approximately 6 people per 100,000 population have PSP.

It has been described as a tauopathy.[3]

Symptoms and signs

The initial symptom in two-thirds of cases is loss of balance, lunging forward when mobilizing, speed-walking, knocking into objects and people and falls.

Other common early symptoms are changes in personality, general slowing of movement, and visual symptoms.

Later symptoms and signs are dementia (typically including loss of inhibition and ability to organize information), slurring of speech, difficulty swallowing, and difficulty moving the eyes, particularly in the vertical direction. The latter accounts for some of the falls experienced by these patients as they are unable to look up or down.

Some of the other signs are poor eyelid function, contracture of the facial muscles, a backward tilt of the head with stiffening of the neck muscles, sleep disruption, urinary incontinence and constipation.

The visual symptoms are of particular importance in the diagnosis of this disorder. Notably, the ophthalmoplegia experienced by these patients mainly concerns voluntary eye movement. Patients tend to have difficulty looking down (a downgaze palsy). Involuntary eye movement, as elicited by Bell’s phenomenon, for instance, may be closer to normal. On close inspection, eye movements called “square wave jerks” may be visible when the patient fixes at distance. These are fine movements, similar to nystagmus, except that they are not rhythmic in nature. Difficulties with convergence (convergence insufficiency), where the eyes come closer together while focusing on something near, like the pages of a book, is typical. Because the eyes have trouble coming together to focus on things at near, the patient may complain of double vision when reading.

Cardinal manifestations:

  • Supranuclear ophthalmoplegia
  • Neck dystonia
  • Parkinsonism
  • Pseudobulbar palsy
  • Behavioral and Cognitive impairment
  • Imbalance and Difficulties walking
  • Frequent Falls


There is currently no effective treatment or cure for PSP, although some of the symptoms can respond to nonspecific measures. The average age at symptoms onset is 63 and survival from onset averages 7 years with a wide variance.

Differential diagnosis

PSP is frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease because of the slowed movements and gait difficulty, or as Alzheimer’s disease because of the behavioral changes. It is one of a number of diseases collectively referred to as Parkinson plus syndromes. A poor response to levodopa along with symmetrial onset can help differentiate this disease from PD.[4]


Fewer than 1% of those with PSP have a family member with the same disorder. A variant in the gene for tau protein called the H1 haplotype, located on chromosome 17, has been linked to PSP.[5]

Nearly all people with PSP received a copy of that variant from each parent, but this is true of about two-thirds of the general population. Therefore, the H1 haplotype appears to be necessary but not sufficient to cause PSP. Other genes, as well as environmental toxins are being investigated as other possible contributors to the cause of PSP.


The affected brain cells are both neurons and glial cells. The neurons display neurofibrillary tangles, which are clumps of tau protein, a normal part of a brain cell’s internal structural skeleton. These tangles are often different from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease, but may be structurally similar when they occur in the cerebral cortex.[6] Their chemical composition is usually different, however, and is similar to that of tangles seen in corticobasal degeneration.[7] Lewy bodies are seen in some cases, but it is not clear whether this is a variant or an independent co-existing process.[8][9]

The principal areas of the brain affected are:

  • the basal ganglia, particularly the subthalamic nucleus, substantia nigra and globus pallidus;
  • the brainstem, particularly the portion of the midbrain where “supranuclear” eye movement resides;
  • the cerebral cortex, particularly that of the frontal lobes;
  • the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum;
  • and the spinal cord, particularly the area where some control of the bladder and bowel resides.

Some consider PSP, corticobasal degeneration, and frontotemporal dementia to be variations of the same disease.[10][11] Others consider them separate diseases.[12][13] PSP has been shown to occasionally co-exist with Pick’s disease.[14]   …”

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Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir


“…When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.

Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.

While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.

In this case, the administration said research had shown the value of end-of-life planning. …”

“…The new policy is included in a huge Medicare regulation setting payment rates for thousands of services including arthroscopy, mastectomy and X-rays.

The rule was issued by Dr. Donald M. Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a longtime advocate for better end-of-life care.

“Using unwanted procedures in terminal illness is a form of assault,” Dr. Berwick has said. “In economic terms, it is waste. Several techniques, including advance directives and involvement of patients and families in decision-making, have been shown to reduce inappropriate care at the end of life, leading to both lower cost and more humane care.” …”


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