Sunday, March 09, 2008

I'll take "WTF?" for $1,000

In what year did the last widow of a Civil War veteran die?

Answer here. I guarantee you that, whatever your guess is before clicking that link, it is too early.

6 comments:

john said...

In case you don't click the link, the year was 2003.

janfromthebruce said...

That was a very interesting article, and drives home the true costs of war. More importantly, with all the chest thumbing these days - do we stay or do we go - the true cost should be driven home in parliament.
Isn't that saddling the next 2 generations with the war of whimp today? What about our grandchildren and that burden - tsk, tsk!
Personally, the NDP should drive this home and take up the ecomomics - progressive style!

Mike said...

Wow...needless to say, long-term planning is not a strong suit of those who make war. I wonder what the Iraq qar will cost or the next one in Iran....

Chet Scoville said...

Whoa.

celestialspeedster said...

The age of the Union widow does not surprise me at all because ofthis.

Television makes you blase about reality.

Hamilton Lovecraft said...

Hah, I did some back-of-the-envelope work with some extreme assumptions and still came up 20 years short!