Thursday, October 11, 2012

Memo to myself, 20121011

DATUM: Population of New York City - 8,244,910 (July 2011 - U.S. Census Bureau, via Google)

DATUM: Population of Israel - 7,765,700 (2011 - World Bank, via Google)

CONCLUSION: Israel is smaller than the city of New York.

DATUM: Israel ranks 97th among the countries of the world in population. (Wikipedia; CIA World Factbook)

DATUM: Israel ranks 1st among the countries of the world in receiving U.S. foreign aid.

"Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $115 billion in bilateral assistance." (Congressional Research Service, "U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel")

SUSPICION: When I understand how this came to be and continues, beautiful women will swoon before me, and rich men will kneel at my feet.

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