Monday, April 25, 2005



Forwarded to me by my cousin Joe. All of which means, if I've calculated correctly, that it took 69.44 days for us to pay for our adventures in Iraq. That leaves plenty for us to spend on other stuff.

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" casually, think about whether you want the politician spending your tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on two feet on earth.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate the government spends it.

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