7.20.2005

Statistics and those responsible for generating a buzz about these ubiquitous measurements are alive and kicking (aka, Mr. Alan Greenspan). Maybe Mr. Greenspan will share his Fountain of Youth location with Chief Justice William Rehnquist; every determined soul needs hydration. Here are Wednesday's Vitals:
  • Of importance to the DC region (sorry to be a naysayer here, but I just don't see any froth in DC, unless it is oozing out of StarbucksĀ© and becoming the next "silent killer" - oh wait, people are starting to catch on to the fact that thousand caloriecaffeinatedd drinks may be contributing to the obesity epidemic - alas, I digress):
    Greenspan also warned that the "boom" in housing prices could reverse itself in certain geographical areas. "We certainly cannot rule out declines in home prices, especially in some local markets," said Greenspan, adding that there are "signs of froth in some local markets where home prices seem to have risen to unsustainable levels."
    See Full Article:
    Greenspan warns on fuel, housing

  • Gallup asked this question in its July 7-10 [2005] poll: "The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court COMPLETELY OVERTURN its Roe v. Wade decision, or not?" Two-thirds of Americans (68%) said the court should not completely overturn Roe.
    See Full Article: Gallup: The Nation's Pulse

  • Iraq remains the most important issue on the American public's agenda. The most recent Gallup Poll shows 25% of Americans name Iraq as the most important problem facing the country today -- the top mention on the list. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gave respondents a list of eight problems and asked which should be the next priority for the federal government. Iraq was on top, selected by 23% of Americans.

    The public's view of the war in Iraq is becoming more negative. The most recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll showed 44% of Americans feel the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, leaving the majority, 53% saying it was not.
    See Full Article: Gallup: The Nation's Pulse

Numbers/Statistics to Ponder:
  • The current population of the world is: 6,453,635,161
    For More Information: Negative Population Growth
  • According to the The 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey (NPOS), Americans own approximately 73 million dogs, 90 million cats, 139 million freshwater fish, 9 million saltwater fish, 16 million birds, 18 million small animals and 11 million reptiles.
    For More Information: American Pet products Manufacturers Association, Inc.
  • The black satin Louis Vuitton Flat is available at Eluxury for $795.00
    For More Information: eluxury



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