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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Numbers That Add Up To 9/11

2,823: Number of people killed in the attack on the World Trade Center

2,390: Number of Americans killed in the bombing of Pearl Harbor

157: Number killed aboard the airplanes that felled the towers

291: Number of bodies found intact

69: Number of days subterranean fires burned in Manhattan after the attack

45: Number of people killed aboard Flight 93 when its passengers mounted a heroic effort to wrest control of the doomed plane

125: Number killed in the Pentagon

64: Number killed aboard Flight 77 when it slammed into the Pentagon

1,300: Number of children left orphaned after the attacks

100,000: Approximate number of jobs lost in Manhattan in the year following the attacks

1,800,000: Approximate number of jobs lost nationwide in the first year after 9/11

$500,000,000,000: Estimated losses in gross domestic product between Sept. 11, 2001, and
the end of 2003.

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