Wednesday, February 08, 2006

By the Numbers

152: Number of executions presided over by George W. Bush as Governor of Texas
Source: Sister Helen Prejean, The New York Review of Books, Alan Berlow, The Atlantic Monthly

2752: Number of people killed on September 11, 2001
Source: CNN

2461: Total number of coalition military casualties in Iraq, 2253 of which are US soldiers
Source: iCasualties.org

~28 000 - 100 000: Estimated number of civilian casualties of the invasion of Iraq
Sources: Iraq Body Count, BBC article on the Lancet study of invasion-related deaths. According to the Christian Science Monitor, no information is available on Iraqi military casualties, since death information is classified by the Iraqi government.

326: Total number of coalition military casualties in Afghanistan, 261 of which are US soldiers
Source: iCasualties.org

~1000 - 3000: Approximate number of civilian casualties of the invasion of Afghanistan
Sources: A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan, Marc W. Herold, Carl Conetta, co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, quoted in the New York Times

~1400: Approximate number of people killed by Hurricane Katrina and aftermath (3200 still missing)
Source: Insurance Journal

~70 000: Approximate number of women in developing countries who died because of back-alley abortions, in part because of the US-mandated "global gag rule" prohibiting organisations which receive US funding to promote, recommend, prescribe, or provide abortion services.
Source: The Guardian



70,708: Population of Mountain View, California, 2000.
Source: US Census figures, Demographia

94,673: Population of Boulder, Colorado, 2000.
Source: US Census figures, Demographia

128,283: Population of Alexandria, Virginia, 2000.
Source: US Census figures, Demographia

180,480: Population of Reno, Nevada, 2000.
Source: US Census figures, Demographia

2 Comments:

Blogger Jeffraham Prestonian said...

Frist! :)
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9:38 AM  
Blogger Interrobang said...

--laugh-- Hi, Jeffraham!!! *hugs* to you and the wonderful Curly!

9:40 AM  

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