Skateboarding has had one of the most unique and and turbulent histories of any sport (or hobby) in the history of North America.
The sport has gone from grass root home-made boards, to being one of the most popular sports in the USA, only to crash into oblivion before resurfacing as a past time for punks and kids up to no good. Despite the changing point of view of popular opinion, the sport has held a core of devotees who kept the sport alive when it seemed all but forgotten.
The College Board released its annual SAT report in September, which showed that while the number of test takers increased nationwide, average scores are down slightly across the country. SAT scores declined six points from 2010 to 2011, to a national average of 1500 (out of 2400).
The ever-swelling U.S. debt ceiling recently rose toÂ $14.7 trillion US â€” with another $500 billion rise scheduled in the coming months.Â U.S. presidents have had a long history of seeking higher debt limits from the Treasury, as indicated in the charts below, which span increases in actual and inflation-adjusted figures from 1961 to 2010.