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Surprise Surprise – Ron Paul Gets More Visitors to his Website than Clinton or Obama

Over the last month:

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How High Would Stacking the Cost of the Iraq War Be?


Cost of Iraq War (as of this writing): $464,160,000
Height of 1000 1 dollar bills: 4.3 inches
Height of 1,000,000 1 dollar bills: 358.3333 feet
Height of 1,000,000,000 1 dollar bills: 678.661 miles

Height of 464,160,000: 315,007.576 miles

That’s enough to (remember, this is the bills laying on their side, so it looks something like this: ||||||||, except for the moon):
• Go from the East Coast of the U.S. to the West Coast 105 times
• Wrap around the Earth 12 times at the equator
• Go to the moon and halfway back

O’Reilly Factor Has 3x the Rating of Olbermann — How Does This Happen?

Usually I try to be impartial, but this is one subject I feel a wee bit strong about.

How does this happen?!

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Statistics for September 24:

O’Reilly Factor- 2,426,000 viewers
Out in the Open – 419,000 viewers
Countdown w/ Olbermann- 802,000 viewers
Fast Money- 154,000 viewers
Nancy Grace – 521,000 viewers

source: Inside Cable News

How Many People in the U.S. are Named George Bush?

How many people in the U.S. are named…

 

…George Bush?

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Logo There are
508
people with the name George Bush in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

…Hillary Clinton?

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Logo There is
1
person with the name Hillary Clinton in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Timeline: Anti-Syrian Lawmakers Assasinated

Antoine Ghanem was the eighth prominent anti-Syria figure killed in Lebanon in about 2 1/2 yearsSept. 19, 2007: Ghanem, 64, an anti-Syria lawmaker from the Christian Phalange Party, is killed in a blast in Beirut. Six others also die.

June 13, 2007: Walid Eido, 65, an anti-Syria member of Parliament, is killed along with his son, two bodyguards, and six others in an explosion in Beirut.

Nov. 21, 2006: Pierre Gemayel, 34, the industry minister and a prominent anti-Syria Christian politician, is shot to death by gunmen in a Beirut suburb.

Dec. 12, 2005: Gibran Tueni, an anti-Syria newspaper editor and lawmaker, is killed when a car bomb destroys his vehicle.

June 21, 2005: Anti-Syria politician George Hawi, a former Communist Party leader, is killed by a bomb placed under his car.

June 2, 2005: Anti-Syria journalist and activist Samir Kassir is killed by a bomb planted under his car.

Feb. 14, 2005: Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, an anti-Syria lawmaker, is assassinated in a bombing that also kills 20 other people. Among the dead is Bassel Fleihan, who served as economy minister in Hariri’s government. The opposition blames the Syrian and Lebanese governments, charges both deny.

SOURCE: Associated Press