Tuesday, October 17, 2006

300 Million today? Or several months ago?

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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