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Thanks to Lori McCarren for sending this to's wicked cool.

Here's something thought provoking -

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" 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 some perspective in one of its releases:

a.. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

b.. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

c.. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

d.. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

e.. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:15 PM | Back to top

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how did you calculate that 1959 was a billion seconds ago ?????????????
Left by shannon breving on Apr 06, 2006 4:30 PM

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