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Old 05-30-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Redmond, OR
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Have you been listening to all the concern in the media - TV and newspapers - about the healthcare in America? It is part of the political platform even. It talks about just how much money is spent every year in health care - over a Trillion Dollars. That number even though it is huge - is hard to understand what that means. I came accross this - which gave me a better understanding.

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 .


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

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Jesus is still alive
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:09 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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So is Elvis.
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