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A Trillion Seconds

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 17:12


This one has been going around for a while within a number of different presentations.

Having seen it again this PM at Richard Russell's Dow Theory Letter, and lacking the energy to work up any of the other ideas I have percolating, I decided to grab it.

As the great Vince Lombardi almost said,

"Fatigue makes mooches of us all."


Our elected officials are charged with dealing with our national deficit.

Now measured in the TRILLIONS of dollars.

Very few elite mathematicians are able to comprehend the impact of TWELVE ZEROS.

Instead of DOLLARS, let us imagine SECONDS of time:

ONE MILLION -------- 1,000,000 Seconds. ------ 1.65 WEEKS

ONE BILLION -------- 1,000,000,000 Seconds. ------ 31 YEARS, 8 MONTHS, 15 DAYS

ONE TRILLION ------ 1,000,000,000,000 Seconds. ----- 31,710 YEARS !!!


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