Monday, November 21, 2005

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

40.3 million = people living with AIDS worldwide
67,000 = birds to be culled in BC
36 = life expectancy in Malawi
30,000 = job cuts announced by General Motors (3,600 in Canada)
21 = weeks on waiting list for MRI at Foothills Hospital
167/129 = support for an NDP motion calling for dissolution of parliament in January with a February 13 election date
1 = number of Alberta Alliance MLAs sitting in the Alberta legislative (well at least that number sounds about right)

6 comments:

evanonymous said...

Awww, Mr "Moose V Moose" J!

Lolz, Mozzer!

michelle said...

The extermination of all those birds really hurts my heart. I understand that it's the safe thing to do since virii can mutate with the wind shifting directions, but it's just such a shame.

Thanks for posting statistics than mean something. AIDS is nowhere near to being eradicated, birds culled, people in desperate need of diagnostic tests, and politics attempting to destroy polictics. It's a mad, mad world.

Kellee said...

Possibly all 200 = the number of Tylenol&Codeine I will take to get through this Thanksgiving weekend.
I knew it would come in handy...
much love to you all-
xoxoxoxo
PS: This has been a HARD couple of weeks..my Canadian/RTFH CD's have cheered me up on several occasions..thanks again Barb!
xoxoxoxo

Barbara Bruederlin said...

evanonymous (that's rather brilliant, actually!) - I know, poor Mr J - I just wanted to give him a hug when he said that, he's such a dear heart. Although with those sweaters he wears perhaps that should be "deer" heart. harhar

Michelle, those bird cull numbers are staggering and heartbreaking. But then again, I eat poultry so I really can't point fingers.

Kellee, pleeeeeease take a few less than 200 tylenol! Hopefully you'll find some joy in the Thanksgiving weeekend. Glad the cds are offering some respite from the shit you've been going through. The weekend got stooopid on me so I never did make you some new mixes, but they are on the top of my list, girl!

Kellee said...

Oh Barb- you know I'm full of shit and have far too much bad luck going on to chance an overdose. Just another one of my sicko jokes..didn't mean to startle you. I am sure hoping for a great holiday with my family and thank you for your kind thoughts! No hurry on the muzak...don't stress yourself. Take a breather.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kellee, I know you're way to sassy to od even if it means spending the weekend with family! Have a great one!