Perhaps of Interest
The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, think about whether you want politicians spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting the figure into some perspective.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans. It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
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 the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes ago, at the rate our government is spending our money.
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) asked Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number. What does it mean?
Well, if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman and child), you each get $516,528.
Washington, D.C. HELLO! Are all your calculators broken?
Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.
Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Received in an email dated December 31, 2018. Thanks, Bruce.