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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

one billlllllion dollars...

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" casually, think about whether you want this 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a very creative way to put it. It makes it very clear.