How numbers have shaped the past week or so in the news.
Interesting to see what could have been. Maybe this would help drive home the cost of not letting the Bush Tax cuts expire.
Remember Bristol Palin? She makes more money than you preaching worthless information about abstinence (here’s a hint, studies say it’s a horrible form of birth control in the real world).
She’s like every other televangelist out there. Spewing bullshit and bilking money.
This is the number of bills aimed at restricting women’s health options introduced in the first quarter of 2011 across 49 states. 916 -let that sink in. There is a war on women being waged by the GOP. This is the party that campaigned on fiscal responsibility and job creation. What they’ve spent their time doing instead is trying their best to legislate ultimate control of every vagina in America.
The amount of money Harold Camping spent advertising his prediction that May 21st would be the Rapture. Another 100,000,000 reasons to realize that Christianity takes otherwise smart people and dulls their brain into believe crap like this could ever happen. But one needs to also understand, this just wasn’t one looney sect of Christians preaching the end of the world:
According to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, “41 percent say Jesus Christ will return within the next 40 years.” In other words, almost half of the American public is confident that Jesus will appear on Earth (or at least in the clouds above Earth) sometime before 2050.
Almost half of America laughed off the Rapture, not because it was an insane idea, but because they thought it was the wrong date.