Friday, August 22

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According to this article, a group of Egyptian lawyers living in Switzerland plan to sue "all the Jews of the world" to recover gold allegedly stolen from Egypt in the Exodus (dated at 3754 B.C. based on the the article, which clashes somewhat with my history books).

They are also planning to claim 5% compound interest on the value of the gold. At yesterday's market rates, that works out to... the number shown above.*

(via a comment on Little Green Footballs.)

*Let's see what this does to my blog formatting...**
**Not too bad in Mozilla. Totally screwed in IE, of course. I've broken the number up with spaces, metric-style, for the browserly-challenged.

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1 I'm surprised they're not bringing suit for the lost chattel of the 120,000 families themselves. After all, the alienated labor represented by the Exodus, across the lifetime of the slaves and the slaves' progeny, would have amounted to a value easily eclipsing that paltry sum. Reparations for slave owners!

Posted by: Mitch H. at Friday, August 22 2003 05:02 PM (tVSJJ)

2 Every day I hear something that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard,and the next day I always hear something that tops it....

Posted by: Susie at Friday, August 22 2003 08:00 PM (XQ0Gn)

3 Who can I sue for the sun being so bright?

Posted by: Wanderer at Friday, August 22 2003 11:25 PM (yHg6a)

4 God or Einstein. Depending on your politics, both.

Posted by: Ted at Saturday, August 23 2003 07:12 AM (bov8n)

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