Thursday Numbers

We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line! Don’t forget it! – Vice President Joe Biden, 07/27/16

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Powerball, Veterans Administration & art, unemployment, beer historian, Donald Trump & Russia, the fire near Great Falls, Yellowstone National Park, President Obama’s speech, Robin Selvig, John W. Hinckley, Jr, Freddie Gray, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

A fool and his money are soon elected. – Will Rogers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include unemployment, Greg Gianforte, Bar-S Foods, the oldest American, Hillary and our guns, Mike Pence, support for police officers, Ted Cruz, the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. – Franklin P. Jones

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions, Steve Bullock, unemployment, Great Falls International Airport Director, Great Falls Public School District’s food truck, troops in Afghanistan, Ryan Zinke, Hillary Clinton, The Ark Encounter, veterans & suicide, vulnerable House members, Oscar Pistorius, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include defrauding Medicare & Tricare, Mega Millions, Daines & Payment in Lieu of Taxes, unemployment, same-sex marriages, sex assaults on campus, Weyerhaeuser, Doolittle Raiders, Montana roadway deaths, U.S. House sit-in, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Scum), top landowners in Montana, Daines & press releases, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. – Leo Buscaglia

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Trump & aircraft carriers, Trump & nuclear, unemployment, General Mills, prison guard, Ichiro Suzuki & Pete Rose, terror watch list & guns, snakes in Montana, Lewis and Clark County coroner’s office, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy & the filibuster, Custer County MT & rape, deer & dogs in Helena, and much more…

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Thursday Numbers

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Today is the last day of school for Great Falls Public Schools! Have a great summer!

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include unemployment, an eavesdropping satellite, Steve Bullock, Montana voter turnout, satisfaction levels, Bristol Palin & Dakota Meyer, Greg Gianforte, Terry Nelson, Yellowstone National Park, Cascade County elections, school attendance, Kansas City Royals, potential recount, Ryan Zinke & Denise Juneau, Maria Sharapova, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Memorial Day, Steve Bullock, unemployment, Ryan Zinke, Trump in Billings, Crow Reservation, Spelling Bee, veterans, Hillary Clinton & Colin Powell & emails, alcohol compliance check, National Wine Day, bathrooms & locker rooms, plus much more!

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