The U.S. Government’s current guess is 755,000, give or take a few alternate spellings of the same people.
The guess is going up at a rate of 200,000 a year. That means you have, at most, a 1 in 30 million chance of being identified as a member of a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world this year! Lucky you, and you didn’t even have to actually join one!
October 25, 2007, 11:57am
What’s wrong with a free trip to Cuba?
Isn’t that more like a 1 in 400 chance?
October 25, 2007, 12:14pm
Now that you mention it, you look suspicious… ;)
October 25, 2007, 12:21pm
I’ve heard there are people who live outside the United States. Crazy, I know!
October 25, 2007, 12:24pm
But most of us dont want to travel to the states… so take that into the consideration…
October 25, 2007, 2:52pm
Even if you include the whole world, it’s a 1 in 8000 chance. I don’t know where the 30 million figure comes from.
30 million is the number of terrorist ping pong balls that can fit in a 747. :/
The process involved in someone ending up on the list isn’t supposed to have many elements of randomness in it; in other words, it was kind of a joke.
October 25, 2007, 3:48pm
You shouldn’t make jokes about probability Matt. As you know, some of us are quite fanatical about that sort of thing.
October 25, 2007, 3:55pm
What’s this kid doing in my window?