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The next time you hear a politician use the word "Billion"

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from: rumormillnews.com

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner,
think about whether you want the "politicians" spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job
of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases:

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans.
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division:

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.
Interesting number, what does it mean?

A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.

B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

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Thought I'd post this little tidbit of reality here, since many folks here in the forum
throw the 'B' word around pretty casually too.

A little more trivia:

Mr. Gates and Mr. Buffett each have 50+ B's.

The US National debt is fast approaching $10 Trillion.
It has continued to increase an average of
$1.63 billion per day since September 29, 2006!

How long before we have to take a wheelbarrow full of
virtually worthless paper to the grocery store for food as is done in some countries??

I think our proverbial goose is cooked.
 
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mikepdx said:
from: rumormillnews.com

How long before we have to take a wheelbarrow full of
virtually worthless paper to the grocery store for food as is done in some countries??

I think our proverbial goose is cooked.
Just set the printing pressess to print 1 billion dollar bills. Then the country will be rich again! Worked for Kazakastan.
 

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A billion seconds ago it was only 1976. A billion minutes ago it was the year 106, and I don't think Jesus was alive at that point.
 
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A billion seconds ago it was only 1976. A billion minutes ago it was the year
106, and I don't think Jesus was alive at that point.
You really gotta split hairs don't yea
 
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Didn't Senator Everett Dirkson say, "A billion here, and a bullion there, and pretty soon we're talking about real money?"

You just have to put it all in perspective.

As for Jesus being alive, many theologians believe that He was alive from the beginning. He just came to earth in human form about 2K years ago.
Please, no flames. Just commenting on the previous comment.
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