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• ##### where is the 40 million(0+ / 0-)

Bad is never good until worse happens

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• ##### fyi(0+ / 0-)

2.2 mil in jails
1.4 mil active service
1.5 nursing homes

sure doesnt add up to 40 million

Bad is never good until worse happens

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• ##### Here's the math: I will try to use 2nd grade math(0+ / 0-)

so you might be able to get it:

BLS non-institutional population:  242,000
Total population:  313,000,000
Labor Force:  154,000,000
not in labor force:  88,000,000
under 16 as of 2010 census:  66,000,000

So, labor force + not in labor force + under 16 = Total pop (except prisons, institutionalized, and military)

Interestingly, if we add them up. we get:

154MM + 88MM + 66MM = 308MM
Then if we add in the institutionalized that you quoted above we get:

308MM + 5.1MM = 313MM

And would you look at that, the number adds up almost exactly to the total population.  Who would have ever thought that?  Seriously, take your faked moon landing, empty Fort Knox, and other conspiracy theories elsewhere.  And on your way there, please stop by the second grade and ask for some math tutoring.

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