What’s in a billion?

Subject: FW: Defining a Billion

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual
manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" 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 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 on two feet.  
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate
our government is spending it.

Jim S.

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