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What I Learned Last Week

US FTAs

US FTAs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tsunamis can occur in lakes.

Within 12 -24 months of retiring, 75% of NFL players will be alcohol or drug addicted; divorced; or bankrupt.

The Federal government takes in about $2 trillion a year, spends $3 trillion and is $16 trillion in debt.

The U.S. has 6 major shipyards. China has over 100.

The Pilgrims originally proposed settling in Manhattan, but were denied permission by the Dutch.

More people die world-wide from chronic hunger than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDs combined.

The US government mandates that we convert 40% of our corn into ethanol.

Since 9/11, more Americans were crushed by falling furniture or televisions than were killed in terrorist attacks.

In the last 6 years, Canada has negotiated 6 free trade agreements. Canada 6, USA 0.

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