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Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 10:19:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Devil's Tower
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Statistics

[ This joke is obviously written for a reader in the United States, but is
fun nonetheless.  A classic. (/jg) ]

Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 20:06:36 -0500
From: Karen Stanley

Ah, the things you can prove with statistics.
   The population of this country is 237 million.  
   104 million are retired.
   That leaves 133 million to do the work.
   There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million 
   to do the work.
   Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government.  
   This leaves 19 million to do the work.
   Four million are in the Armed Forces, 
   which leaves 15 million to do the work.
   Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City
   Government and that leaves 200,000 to do the work.
   There are 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the
   Now, there are 11,998 people in prisons.  
   That leaves just two people to do the work.

   You and me.

   And you're sitting there reading e-mail.

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