[OT] Change for Obama

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Wed Sep 24 11:53:03 MDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 11:41 -0600, Brandon Stout wrote:
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> Naveen Dhanuka wrote:
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> > The campaign is “Obama for Change“.
> > i just reverted back the words and it reads “Change for Obama“.  
> > But besides humor there lotz of sense to it.
> > Wikipedia reports that the population of USA is 305,238,000.
> > Now if every American donates Change
> > ($1) a Day to Obama, the amount of money Democarts would have for a
> > year is $ 111,411,870,000.
> > I dun see any bottle necks here.
> > In America everyone has CreditCards and Internet penetration is greatest.
> > So humor using Change for Obama campaign would be a great hit if used in cartoon columns.And if you reveal the maths in newspaper, I hope you would see fireworks.Best wishes & regards
> > 
> > Naveen Dhanuka
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> I took calculus in high school and haven't had a math class since then.
>  However, I don't think I need calculus to reveal the math here:
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> 305,238,000 People * $1/People = $305,238,000
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> You were off by:
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> $111,411,870,000 - $305,238,000 = $111,106,632,000

111411870000 / 305238000 = 365

He apparently was saying that if every American (ignoring that our
population is increasing) donated a dollar a day for a year, we would
have $111B.

While we're at it, if everybody sent just a single dollar to everybody
else, we would each be $300M richer!

Corey
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