Thursday Numbers

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“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about education, brotherly love, weapons of mass destruction, tips, richest people, spookiest spots, control of the government, Kansas City Royals, St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, ACLU of Montana, and much more!

37,000,000

That’s how much ($37 million) Gov. Steve Bullock wants to expand prekindergarten programs in Montana. (Source)

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

1,000,000

When they were kids, Eric Hale told his younger brother Quinn that if he ever won the lottery, he would split it with him. Eric won $1 million. (Source)

Brotherly love…

264,000

That’s how many new claims for unemployment were filed last week. (Source)

This is another decrease and great news!

5,000

The New York Times is reporting, “American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs” in Iraq.

In other words, weapons of mass destruction did exist.

1,268

That’s the tip ($1,268) a pizza delivery driver received for delivering two pizzas that cost $12.50. (Source)

I accept tips (and donations) here at The Western Word…

236

All 236 episodes of “Friends” are coming to Netflix on January 1. (Source)

Let the binge-watching begin!

51

Here are the 51 spookiest spots you can visit across the United States. (Source)

50

Are you the richest person in your state? Find out who the richest person is in each of the 50 states HERE.

I failed to make the list again…

37

A new poll from Gallup found that “30% say it is better to have a one-party government, 28% say a divided government is better, and the highest percentage, 37%, say it makes no difference.” (Source)

People realize that our government is pretty screwed up no matter which party is in control.

8

The Kansas City Royals are the first team to start a postseason with eight straight wins. (Source)

They are heading to the World Series!

4

There are four hospitals in the United States “with special isolation units designed to contain biohazards like Ebola.” One of those hospitals is St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. (Source)

Hello Missoula…

4

According to a story in the Great Falls Tribune, “The ACLU of Montana on Wednesday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Great Falls asking Judge Brian Morris to rule in favor of four same sex couples who sued the state to overturn Montana’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.” (Source)

The ban on gay marriage is slowly going away across the USA…

 

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Numbers

  1. Those bombs and materials were provided by Western corporations during the Poppy Bush presidency. They were long abandoned according to reports of their decrepit condition. Where were the much-ballyhooed mobile labs and all that yellow cake uranium? Bush still lied this country into a war of choice and kept two sets of books (see Al Capone) while he put $2 trillion dollars on this nation’s credit card. Your boy is not absolved in the least.

    • Doug – Didn’t you hear that it was all Bush’s fault! Thanks for your comments. -JmB

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