13 January 2006

congratulations to our 300 millionth customer!

the USA is poised to welcome its 300m'th citizen sometime this year, according to people who do a lot of math all day. what i thought was so interesting was how they predicted that this very special citizen would probably come from the south or west.

"The 300 millionth will be a Mexican Latino in Los Angeles County, with parents who speak Spanish at home and with siblings who are bilingual," said William Frey, a demographer with the University of Michigan Population Studies Center.

how the fuck do they know that? how do they know someone in ames, iowa didn't squeeze a kid out milliseconds before?

so they're just guessing that since more babies are born to latino women in the southwest, that's where the kid will come from. that's seriously their reasoning. why even make the prediction?

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