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Billion Defined...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Billion Defined...
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    > > > >>The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion," casually,
    > > > >>think about whether you want the politician spending your tax money. A
    > > > >>billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising
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    > > > >>did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its
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    > > > >>$$ Billion Defined $$
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    > > > >>A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
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    > > > >>A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
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    > > > >>A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
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    > > > >>A billion days ago no-one walked on two feet on earth.
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    > > > >>A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our
    > > > >>government spends it.
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    The company I work for spent 46 BILLION in one day. Its what is helping stop the recession and no I don't work for the government.
     
  3. jekbrown

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    u in the tobacco industry?

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    Sounds like an aquisition...A pretty friggin big one...
     
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    IIRC Eric works for Cingular wireless...

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    considering we haven't been in recession for several years now, I assume you mean "helped" as opposed to "helping"...

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    The BIGGEST IN HISTORY.

    AT&T wireless bought outright as a cash deal by Cingular.

    To put this into perspective...remember that little Bush tax cut that we got a couple years ago? If you got kids it was like $300 refund in the middle of the year for each kid. Well the AT&T buy out more money into circulation then the tax cut did.
     

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