Tuesday, October 17, 2006

300 Million today? Or several months ago?


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Originally uploaded by 'Scratch'.
Well, turns out that Jack is not going to be number 300 million... the clock at the Census Bureau turns over today in less than 2 hours.
The nation's population is scheduled to officially hit 300 million at 7:46 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, when the Census Bureau's population clock rolls over to the big number.

But don't expect wild celebrations, fireworks or any other government-sponsored hoopla to mark the milestone. Why bother? Many experts think the population actually hit 300 million months ago.
And here is my favorite line of the story: "This year, there's a good chance the 300 millionth American has already walked across the border from Mexico."

Note to self: This isn't your parents' America any more. The times, they are a changing... for sure.

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