Wednesday, January 9, 2013


…I have really been enjoying “Justified.”  It’s one of those rare shows that just gets better the more it goes along.
I think you’d like it.

…Here are some random things I’ve learned that you may already know:

…The top five New Year Resolutions for 2013:
21% -Weight loss
14% -Improve finances
14% -Exercise
10% -Get a new job
7% -Eat healthier

…Congress has a record number of women holding office:
20 in the Senate
78 in the House

…The average rate on a fixed 30-year mortgage is now a record-low 3.34%

…Transocean, the drilling company that owned the oil rig implicated in the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was ordered to pay a $1.4 billion fine.

...Last week Starbucks opened its first store in Vietnam.  Vietnam is the world's second-largest coffee producer.  Starbucks is currently in 50 countries.

…Last week, actor Patrick Dempsey, of "Greys Anatomy" fame, purchased Starbucks rival Tully's out of bankruptcy.

…2012 was the warmest year ever in America, eclipsing the 1998 record by a full degree.

…Percentage of Americans saying laws covering the sale of firearms should be more strict:
2011: 43%
2012: 58%

…1 in 15 12th graders smoke pot daily.  6.5% of all 8th graders do.

…Last year, over 35 million (MILLION) copies of the erotic trilogy, "Fifty Shades of Grey" were sold.

…It takes the average man 97 days to say, "I love you" to a person they're dating.
78% of men check a woman out online before a date.

…The average cost of an academic year at a four-year college soared 71% in the last decade, now averaging $22,100

There are 2.2 billion of the world’s people, or 32 percent, who consider themselves to be adherents of the Christian faith. Islam follows in second place, with 1.6 billion believers. In third place is the category “none,” consisting of 1.1 billion of the world’s people who claim no religious affiliation or proclaim themselves to be atheists or agnostics.
The world’s Hindu population totals 1 billion, followed by 500 million Buddhists, according to Pew. There are 14 million Jews in the world.

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