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Saturday, March 01, 2008

February News factoids

Crude oil has gone up to a record $103 per barrel, and the dollar sank to record low against the euro.
== AP Radio News

The U.S. defense budget in 2000 was $300 billion, and the request for 2009 is $700 billion.
== as calculated by Congressman John Spratt (Dem-SC).

Americans spent nearly $45 billion on their pets in 2007 (while the U.S. Department of Education annual budget is less than $70 billion).

According to Time Magazine, Nicole Kidman is set to star in a movie about Valerie Plame Wilson.

Wholesale prices in the U.S. went up 7% over the last 12 months (while Social Security stipends went up 2%).

Matthew Rothschild has written a chilling article in The Progressive about the card-carrying Infragard folks who operate outside the law in the United States. Infragard was established in 1996 under the F.B.I., had grown to 1700 members in November 2001, and currently claims nearly 24,000 members.

"The United States is over the economic cliff and in freefall. One symptom is that even the Mafia has cash-flow problems."
== G.E. Nordell

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