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05-09-2006, 11:09 PM
The U.S. government is going into the red at the rate of $991,000 per minute.

The IRS website is maintained by a company incorporated in Bermuda.

Since 2001, corporate tax collections have fallen by $11 billion.

Halliburton has 15,000 workers in Iraq and Kuwait, 4,000 more than the number of British soldiers deployed there.

Less than 10% of the SUVs sold in America today will meet China's proposed fuel-economy standards.

lobal-warming trends continue, 15% to 37% of the world's species will be extinct by 2050.

61% of Americans think the biblical story of the world being created in six days is "literally true".

75,000 The Passion of the Christ "nail pendants" were sold the week Mel Gibson's film opened.

61% of American workers say they received "no meaningful rewards or recognition" for their work last year.

Still Glass, Getting Lower

Working women make 79.7 on the male dollar, down from 80.4 in 1983. That's already adjusting for maternity leave and other child-rearing factors. If such choices are not factored in, women make only 44 on the male dollar. Female professionals average $10,000 less than their male counterparts. Over a 40-year career, that difference (compounded 10% annually) costs each of them $4 million.

71% consider themselves "disengaged" clock-watchers.

The cost of the Bush tax cuts this year alone is enough to give $9,793 to each of the 2.9 million people who've lost their jobs since he took office.

Revenue loss from the Bush tax cuts over the next decade equals Social Security's baby-boomer reserve.

Without Social Security, 48% of senior citizens would live in poverty.
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In 2001, 476 more Americans died of malnutrition than from terrorism.

American adults have gained an estimated total of 150,000,000 pounds in the last year.

Suburbanites weigh an average of 6 pounds more than city dwellers.

One in every 115 Americans works for Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart offers workers $1,000 in catastrophic health coverage, but they must pay at least $500 a year for it.