Monday, November 24, 2008

IT'S JUST A TRILLION DOLLARS

MILLION - BILLION – TRILLION….

We toss those numbers around like they are popcorn or throwed rolls for Lamberts Restaurant.

A 400 million bailout here... a 3 billion bailout there.... It's only money.

Drudge had a story on his site that said U.S. Pledges Top $7.7 Trillion to Ease Frozen Credit (Bloomberg)

It is easy to lose sight of such numbers, because they are so casually tossed around. Translating numbers into time can give us a better sense of their magnitude. A million seconds, for example is 11.6 days. A billion seconds is 31.7 years.

One American trillion (ie. 1012) would equal about 31,688 years 269 days 17 hours 34 minutes 25 seconds. (Leap years counted)

So that 7.7 trillion dollars equates to 2,440 centuries.

This is getting nuts folks.

I think the best thing to say is…”Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.”



1 comment:

Mberenis said...

I think WE need a bailout.


Check out current bailouts for us.
Bailout Types for 2009