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  •  How much is a billion? (6+ / 0-)

    How much is a billion?
    The next time you hear a politician casually drop the word "billion" consider whether or not you want the politician spending your tax money.

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one ad agency did a good job of putting that figure in perspective in on of its releases.

    A billion seconds ago, it was 1967
    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 Earth.
    A billion tax dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government spends it.

    That should put all the billions we have spent on these illegal wars/invasions.
    And does anyone even remember that Rumsfeld said on 9-10-01 that Pentagon had misplaced 2.3 TRILLION??????

    If the Fetus you Saved was GAY, would you still fight for its RIGHT'S?

    by snoopydawg on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:43:41 PM PST

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    •  Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on 9-10-2001: (1+ / 0-)
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      The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:42:44 PM PST

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