An Afganistani boy took admission in an American school ... Teacher : Whats your name ? Boy : Nadir Teacher : No, now you are in America, your name is Johnny from today. Boy went home and mom asked: How was the day Nadir? Boy : I am an American now, call me Johnny. Mom and Dad both got offended and beat him up. Next day he was back to school all bruised ... Teacher : What happened Johnny ? Boy: Ma'm, just 6 hours after I became American, I was attacked by two Afganistani terrorists ...:P
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Monday, October 8, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When I was a KID: Pussy meant CAT, Sex meant GENDER, Bitch was a FEMALE DOG, Dick was a NAME, BJ was a NICK-NAME, Bang was a SOUND, Rubber was just like PLASTIC, Ass was an ANIMAL, Screw was just a NUT, Tit was a SNACK, Head meant a part of BODY !! But Now... Everything is just Damn Complicated........!! ;) :P
Boy: babe, i want to show u somethin Girl: what is it, darling? Boy: but, can i show this in your room? Girl: okay Boy: can we close the door? Girl: mmh, okay Boy: can we close the windows? Girl: very well.. (grasping) Boy: can we turn off the light? Girl: yess (even graspin) Boy: grab my hand Girl: *grabs his hand* what is it, honeyy?? Boy: Look at this. My watch can glow in the dark ;) :P
Monday, October 1, 2012
|United States of America|
|Motto: In God We Trust (official)|
E Pluribus Unum (traditional)
(Latin: Out of Many, One)
|Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"|
|Largest city||New York City|
|Official language(s)||None at federal level[a]|
|National language||English (de facto)[b]|
|Government||Federal presidentialconstitutional republic|
|-||President||Barack Obama (D)|
|-||Vice President||Joe Biden (D)|
|-||Speaker of the House||John Boehner (R)|
|-||Chief Justice||John Roberts|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives|
|Independence||from the Kingdom of Great Britain|
|-||Declared||July 4, 1776|
|-||Recognized||September 3, 1783|
|-||Current constitution||June 21, 1788|
|-||Total||9,826,675 km2 [c](3rd/4th)|
3,794,101 sq mi
|-||2012 estimate||314,490,000 (3rd)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
|-||Total||$15.094 trillion (1st)|
|-||Per capita||$48,386 (6th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|-||Total||$15.094 trillion (1st)|
|-||Per capita||$48,386 (15th)|
|Gini (2007)||45.0 (39th)|
|HDI (2011)||0.910 (very high) (4th)|
|Currency||United States dollar ($) (|
|Time zone||(UTC−5 to −10)|
|-||Summer (DST)||(UTC−4 to −10[e])|
|Date formats||m/d/yy (AD)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||US|
|Internet TLD||.us .gov .mil .edu|
|^ a. English is the official language of at least 28 states—some sources give higher figures, based on differing definitions of "official". English and Hawaiian are both official languages in the state of Hawaii.|
^ b. English is the de facto language of American government and the sole language spoken at home by 80 percent of Americans age five and older. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language.
^ c. Whether the United States or China is larger is disputed. The figure given is from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency'sThe World Factbook. Other sources give smaller figures. All authoritative calculations of the country's size include only the 50 states and the District of Columbia, not the territories.
^ d. The population estimate includes people whose usual residence is in the fifty states and the District of Columbia, including noncitizens. It does not include either those living in the territories, amounting to more than 4 million U.S. citizens (mostly in Puerto Rico), or U.S. citizens living outside the United States.
^ e. See Time in the United States for details about laws governing time zones in the United States.^ f. Does not include Insular areas and United States Minor Outlying Islands, which have their own ISO 3166 codes.
Native American and European settlement
Independence and expansion
Civil War and industrialization
World War I, Great Depression, and World War II
Cold War and protest politics
Government and politics
- Legislative: The bicameral Congress, made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, makes federal law, declares war, approves treaties, has the power of the purse, and has the power of impeachment, by which it can remove sitting members of the government.
- Executive: The president is the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law (subject to Congressional override), and appoints the members of the Cabinet (subject to Senate approval) and other officers, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
- Judicial: The Supreme Court and lower federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the president with Senate approval, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.
Parties and ideology
Foreign relations and military
|Unemployment||8.2% (May 2012)|||
|GDP growth||1.3% (2Q 2012), 1.7%(2011)|||
|CPI inflation||1.7% (May 2011 – May 2012)|||
|Public debt||$15.78 trillion (June 25, 2012)|||
|Household net worth||$58.5 trillion (4Q 2011)|||
Geography and environment
Income and human development
Science and technology
Crime and law enforcement
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander||0.2%|
|Two or more races||2.9%|
|Hispanic/Latino (of any race)||16.3%|
|Leading population centers|
|Rank||Core city||Metro area pop.||Metropolitan Statistical Area||Region|
New York City
|1||New York City||19,015,900||New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island, NY–NJ–PA MSA||Northeast|
|2||Los Angeles||12,944,801||Los Angeles–Long Beach–Santa Ana, CA MSA||West|
|3||Chicago||9,504,753||Chicago–Joliet–Naperville, IL–IN–WI MSA||Midwest|
|4||Dallas||6,526,548||Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX MSA||South|
|5||Houston||6,086,538||Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown, TX MSA||South|
|6||Philadelphia||5,992,414||Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington, PA–NJ–DE–MD MSA||Northeast|
|7||Washington, D.C.||5,703,948||Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV MSA||South|
|8||Miami||5,670,125||Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach, FL MSA||South|
|9||Atlanta||5,359,205||Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, GA MSA||South|
|10||Boston||4,591,112||Boston–Cambridge–Quincy, MA–NH MSA||Northeast|
|based on the 2011 U.S. Population Estimate|
|English (only)||229.7 million|
|Spanish, incl.Creole||37.0 million|
|French, incl. Creole||2.1 million|
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