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September 2009
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9/11

Spent a while finding & crunching numbers this morning and came up with the following. Not new to those on FB or twitter, but, hey, might as well spread the word, right?


2,792: deaths in 9/11 attacks
about 25,000: children under age 5 who die of hunger-related causes per day (that's 73 million children since 9/11/01)
$311 million: military spending ONLY in Iraq and Afghanistan per day (average since 2001). This doesn't include the operating cost of the military elsewhere.
$25 million: federal money on all foreign assistance per day (2005 estimated average). This doesn't take into account as much as 50% of spending that basically gets mismanaged into oblivion before it even makes it out of the US.

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
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Thanks for this.

I wouldn't weigh the deaths of the people in the towers against others, in candor--but the day someone declares a war on behalf of children (diseased, hungry, trafficked, devalued) will be the day I drop dead of surprise.