Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gleaned from a “Harper's” subscription notice

Amount the Pentagon will spend this year on its Ballistic Missile Defense or “star wars” program: $4,166,000,000

Amount the world has spent since 1977 on licensed “Star Wars” merchandise: $4,500,000,000

Expenditures for which the Pentagon could not account last year: $22,000,000,000

Percentage of the 2,397 surveillance cameras monitoring public spaces in New York City that are privately owned: 89

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