Weird Facts From NPR in November

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1. 4 Out of 5 Americans Distrust the Government


NPR cited a recent Pew Research study which found out that 80% of Americans do not trust their government. The Pew Research Center establishes the bar for trusting the government as “…can trust the government in Washington to do what is right ‘just about always’ (3%) or ‘most of the time (16%)”.

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I wonder why anyone would feel that way?

2.The shorter the exemption period to allow life insurance payouts for suicide the more suicide there is

Shankar Vedantam, a leading NPR journalist within Science, states that Life Insurance and its term limit to include suicide as acceptable causes of death for the payout of cash directly dictate the frequency as well as the likelihood of suicide in a location. These facts were published in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Vedantam’s most revealing statement came when he said that “economists find that the shorter the exemption period, the greater the demand for life insurance. And the greater the demand for life insurance, the higher the suicide rate.” Essentially the more people in your area that have life insurance the higher the suicide rate will be. It is a sick and twisted flow chart.

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3.Obesity has risen among US adults

Recently the CDC has come out with a report that states that 36 percent of all American adults are obese. That is the most of any country in the world.

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I guess most Americans prefer the “Seafood” diet. You see it, and you eat it.

4.Women are choosing more long term birth control options

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4.4 million more women are choosing long term birth control options now than in 2002. It seems as though American women are taking advantage of their right to control their own body as well as the advancements of science which allow these contraceptives to be active without worry for three to twelve years depending on the type you have implanted.

5. Prescription drug use has exponentially increased over the past decade

Sixty percent of American adults take some form of prescription medication daily. The problems becoming the catalyst for this explosion of prescription use, according to NPR, has been things like the aforementioned obesity gain among adults, the doubling of depression over the course of the past decade, as well as the overall propensity of people to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or overall poor heart functioning from past heart disease.

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I am sure she does not need any serious help…

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