Letter: Points to ponder

To the editor:

Some more of my points to ponder:

1. Nearly half of American adults say they can’ t cover a $400 emergency expense.

2. At any given moment 65,000 people are in planes flying over America.

3. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln defeated Stephen Douglas in Wisconsin 86,113 to 65,021. In 1864, Abe Lincoln defeated George McClellan in Wisconsin 83,458 to 65,884.

4. The father of Steve Jobs, creator of Apple Computer, was Syrian.

5. One in 10 Americans claim some Irish heritage.

6. The prime minister of Ireland is of mixed racial heritage and is gay.

7. One in four people on this earth is Chinese.

8. One in 20 people on this earth is American.

9. Canada is the second largest country in the world and has 70 percent of the world’s fresh water.

10. Canada has approximately 40 million people; 80 percent live within 200 miles of the border with the U.S.

11. Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple Computer, is gay.

12. Fifty percent of intellectual development takes place by the age 5.

13. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of the people in the world incarcerated in jail or prison.

Bert Grover,

Gresham