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Friday, August 04, 2006

Statistics: Putting things in Context

I've updated the stats on the right-hand side of the blog and added a few:
  • Bush's multi-trillion dollar deficit: $8,434,978,000,000+
  • Number of American Soldiers killed in Iraq: 2500+
  • Number of people killed in 9/11 attacks: 2,819
  • Number of Iraqi citizens killed by US in Iraq War: 30,000 - 130,000
  • Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105 billion
  • Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million
  • Total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million
  • Minimum Dollar Cost of Iraq War: $301 billion
  • Connections between Iraq and 9/11: 0
  • Cost of American Voter Stupidity: Priceless
Primary resources for statistics: NY Magazine, ZFacts

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