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Man Commits To New TV Show Just Hours After Getting Out Of 7-Season Series

UNION CITY, NJ—Recommending that he give himself the chance to pause and explore the other options out there, friends of local man Jonathan Gember expressed their concerns to reporters Wednesday that the 29-year-old is already committing to a new television show just hours after getting out of a seven-season-long series.

One Year Into The Stimulus Plan

It's been one year since the launch of the $787 billion federal stimulus package.

How has the money helped Americans?

  • $25 million: Built a bridge from the front door of Kansas City resident Sam Milbury's house to his usual liquor store
  • $7: Snow removal for District of Columbia
  • $26,040,269: Got every Pittsburgh-area resident a one-year subscription to Sports Illustrated
  • $2.2 million: Widened the National Debt Clock
  • $390 million: High-speed bullet train service between Moline, IL and East Moline, IL
  • $2.57: Provided Mindy Walker with a free hot breakfast that she immediately threw up in the cafeteria because of a gluten allergy
  • $336 million: Bribed Maine not to defect to Canada
  • $787 billion: Successfully launched the Sarah Palin 2012 presidential campaign
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