US continues to violate U.N. Convention Against Torture signed 20 years ago.
Out of the 238 years that the United States of America has been a nation, 216 of those years has been in conflict or war, which is about 90% of the time.
Between 2004-2006, more than 500 Indian workers were lured into working for shipyards in America with the promise of American citizenship. The company sent them into a labor camp, held their passports, extorted them with lies about various fees, and threatened them with legal and physical harm.
If everyone lived like a resident of the United States, we would need the resources of 4.5 planet Earths for sustainable supply.
Americans can’t pass their own citizenship test. An impressive 91% of immigrants who seek to take an American citizenship test pass it. A sampling of Miami residents — all of whom were naturalized American citizens — didn’t do as well. Only 1 in 15 passed.
The USA made a $1 Billion payment to Native Americans for the theft of 56 million acres of land. Attorney general, Eric Holder, said the settlement was fair and honorable.
There exists the idea, that the growing Hispanic population in the American Southwest will allow Mexico to regain these territories, called the Reconquista.
In the early 1900’s, farmers used their fences to communicate. In some isolated farmers’ communities, it was cost effective for corporations to invest on the telephone infrastructure. Instead, the existing extent of barbed wire fences could be use to transmit electric signals and connect phones in neighboring farms.