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Interesting numbers about 9-11

I saw this on Pat’s blog earlier this morning. It’s an interesting perspective on what gets attention and publicity. All of these things are important to think about…and do something about. What’s your take?

* Total number of deaths during 9/11 attacks (excluding the terrorists): 2,973
* Total number of people who will die on 9/11/08: 150,835
* Total number of people who will die on 9/11/08 from hunger/starvation: ~24,000
* Total number of children under the age of 5 who will die from hunger/starvation on 9/11/08: ~18,000
* Total number of people who will die of HIV/AIDS on 9/11/08: 5,479
* According to a recent Cornell University study, number of people who will die of causes directly related to water, air and soil pollution on 9/11/08: 60,334
* Total number of people who will not be allowed to live, due to their inconvenience to others, on 9/11/08: 126,027
* Total number of people who will survive on less than $2.50 on 9/11/08: ~3,000,000,000
* Total number of people who will survive on less than $1.00 on 9/11/08: ~1,300,000,000
* Total number of children of primary school age who will not be able to attend a school on 9/11/08: ~72,000,000
* Percentage of money spent on weapons required to put all 72,000,000 of those children in school: <1%

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