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Wake up Dakota !

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Dakota my boxer/ greyhound, four legged, shinny coat, weight watching best friend sleeps a little later than most dogs (she dosent like to be called a dog. She’s the roommate), and hogs all of the pillow. This is a 7 night a week affair, sometimes she sneaks a nap in during the day with me. She’s a big girl weighing in at 80 lbs and 3 feet tall when on all fours ! And boy is it hard to wake her up. Sometimes I have to shake her and say her name as loud as I can before she finally opens her eyes and yawns like a teenager who’s getting ready for school in the morning. Then without standing up she stretches her legs, do a slight wag of the tail and comes in for the morning kiss (with morning breath). She proceeds her teenager act by slugging her self up and out of bed stretching and making her way to the kitchen, ready for breakfast. Thank-you for waking up Dakota.


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U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

Apparently the national debt goes up 1,700,000,000.00 every 24 Hrs. I am pretty sure it is much more than that because I am a firm contributor. My student loans, unpaid doctor bills, hell even some unpaid utilities. When I signed a 2yr contract with sprint and got my iPhone for $45.00 instead of the $750.00 they should be charging.  I am only one person! Can you imagine what four or five of me could do? How about a nation! Well according to the U.S Department of Treasury  its 16 trillion and growing. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.

What is the National Debt?

The term national debt refers to direct liabilities of the United States Government. There are several different concepts of debt that are at various times used to refer to the national debt:

•Public debt is defined as public debt securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.  U. S. Treasury securities primarily consist of marketable Treasury securities (i.e., bills, notes and bonds), savings bonds and special securities issued to state and local governments.  A portion is debt held by the public and a portion is debt held by government accounts.

•Debt held by the public excludes the portion of the debt that is held by government accounts.

•Gross federal debt is made up of public debt securities and a small amount of securities issued by government agencies.

Debt held by the public is the most meaningful of these concepts and measures the cumulative amount outstanding that the government has borrowed to finance deficits.