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Wanna get a sick feeling? US NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by treemanx, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I dont know if this is a verified source, but it certainly is an interesting and upsetting thing to view. If there are any minor children in the room, please ask them to avert their eyes from the screen........

    http://www.usdebtclock.org/
     
  2. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    T W E L V E T R I L L I O N D O L L A R S O F N A T I O N A L D E B T!!!!!!

    Lord, please dont let anyone tell the White House what comes after trillion.

    Does anybody remember when trillion was like a made up word?

    "Man, I wish I had a trillion french fries!"

    Now we have a National Debt thats pushing 12 "trillion"???????

    How many ways can this end up bad? How long does it take to pay that kind of debt off?

    I read on the site I got this from that if you were to go back to the day Jesus was born, and spend 1 million dollars every day until today, you would -STILL- have not spent

    12 TRILLION DOLLARS!!!!
     
  3. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    treemanx, technically thats true, you'd have spent (not religious so I just went with the year x 365 x 1 mill, unaware of jesus's age at the time of death) slightly over 733 Trillion. Regardless, this is ridiculous. We need to send out financial advisers with machine-guns to supervise our government spenders.
     
  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Actually, the way I calculated it just now, going by year 0 AD:

    365 days a year, 1 million a day= 365,000,000(million). 356,000,000(million) X our current year: 2009= 733,285,000,000(billion). Thats 733 BILLION dollars, hasnt even reached 1 trillion yet.. Someone correct me if Im wrong???? Still though, you right, absolutely ridiculous!
     
  5. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    This really surprised me. Check out what a trillion dollars looks like: link
     
  6. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Heres another good one. Click on the little right hand arrow to move through the graphic. link
     
  7. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Oh man, you're right, I was using the basic Windows included calculator and with numbers of that size its kinda difficult to judge. I'd have been much happier if I was correct...not because I don't like being wrong but...ugh, that's just too much. HOWEVER, I feel slightly better about (only) owing $500-ish on my credit card.
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Pretty soon the dollar will have no value, not even good toilet paper. Read about Japan and you will see where our economy will go with the current policy. Then check your history about our 1847 crash. Then look around you and see who this is going to hurt. Who is to blame?

    jj