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  1. There are known knowns

    "There are known knowns" are the best known words of a statement to the press made by Donald Rumsfeld while serving as United States Secretary of Defense in February 2002.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of there are known knowns in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of there are known knowns in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Donald H. Rumsfeld:

    Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - - the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

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