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A billion is a lot


January 16, 2008

Clovis’ Anna Baucom sends along trivia and urges caution “next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner:’”

• A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

• A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive on Earth.

• A billion dollars ago was only eight hours and 20 minutes ago, at the rate our government is spending it.

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