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The next time you hear a politician use the words "billion"
casually, think about whether you want that 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 dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate Washington spends it.

Some people are complaining on how long the war is taking but consider this:

It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation.

It took less time to find Saddam's sons in Iraq than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Teddy Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sunk at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!!!
post #2 of 8
That's indeed interesting. Thanks for sharing.
post #3 of 8
Very interesting...
post #4 of 8
I like that one! Had to send that to my Dad. He'll like it too.
post #5 of 8
I have to throw this is:

Bravo to the 3rd Infantry Division! Our nephew was one one of them on the front lines in that fight.

post #6 of 8
Complete and total respect and honour to those fighting in Iraq.

A link to a discussion of the innacuraccies of the numbers though.

post #7 of 8
Puts it all in perspective a bit doesnt it!
post #8 of 8
Interesting, especially with the snopes update.
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