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  • adj. many, loads, a great deal
  • n. Plural form of billion.


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  • Whereas, the $billions to be spent in Afghanistan this year, and the hundreds of billions of dollars projected in coming years for counterinsurgency there, are desperately needed for urgent domestic social purposes, including healthcare for all, housing relief in the foreclosure crisis, full veterans benefits, and the creation of millions of jobs; and

  • What does that say about South Africa - a nation and government taking £billions and $billions yet the government ministers and their 'flunkies' are fat and rich and unaccountable?

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • There will be no such opportunity when the population bubble bursts and instead of $£billions of financial paper losses, the losses will be in millions or even billions of lost human lives.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Yes on Proposition 5 will save California tax payers billions, yes * billions* of dollars, and that's just one reason why, according to


  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Oil lease blunder hidden 6 years - taypayers lose billions$$'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'After combing through 11,000 e-mail messages and interviewing 29 current and former Interior Department employees, federal investigators still aren\'t ready to say who they think told a staffer to omit contract language that would have forced oil companies operating in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico to pay billions of dollars in royalty payments as energy prices rose ... yet another taxpayer rip-off.'

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Oil lease blunder hidden 6 years - taypayers lose billions$$

  • Young says unplanned readmissions often come back through hospital emergency departments, and research suggests such hospital visits drain billions from the health care system annually.

    More discharged patients are returning via the ER

  • This even months after having cashed in billions from the TARP program.

    Raymond J. Learsy: Bravo JP Morgan! Just What We Need, Another Wall Street Casino

  • Cheney former CEO of Haliburton - Haliburton raking in billions from the Iraq War - just a coincidence

    Think Progress » Tony Snow On President Bush: ‘An Embarrassment,’ ‘Impotent,’ ‘Doesn’t Seem To Mean What He Says’

  • "When you see profits that include the word billions, people automatically think someone is getting screwed," says Christine Tezak, Senior Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co.

    The Seattle Times

  • A sagan is defined as at least 4 billion (the smallest amount in "billions" is two billion, so "billions and billions" equal 4 billion).

    10 Neat Facts About Carl Sagan


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