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You are correct in your description of what the relative sizes of the boxes ought to be.  Sadly, the diagram better represents the actual sizes.  When the USA did manufacturing in US facilities the relative sizes were different.  FIRE has become a giant parasite on the body politic, like a giant leach.  But this leach has captured the brain of its host.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 12th, 2009 at 04:33:23 PM EST
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