What’s a Trillion?

Does $100 cash sound like a lot of money to you? Perhaps not, when it doesn’t even buy a full weeks worth of groceries. Perhaps a thousand? It’s an amount you can picture, but still a pretty good chunk. What about 10 thousand? If you could get enough Franklins ($100 bills,) a stack of them almost 1/2″ high would give you $10 thousand.

Can you imagine a million dollars. That’s an awful lot of zeros, and you probably can’t really imagine that much as an amount, without really thinking it through. Let’s switch from money, to time. 2 weeks worth of seconds is a bit over a million. (1,209,600) That’s a LOT of seconds. A year is (about) 31 1/2 million seconds. 34 years worth will get us up to a billion seconds. (1, 069,286,400) So a billion seconds ago, perhaps you weren’t even alive. A lifetime of seconds, (for some of you – half a lifetime for a lifespan average,) and we have a billion. That’s ONE HUGE number.

Well, with all this talk about bailouts and stimulus for our economy, how about a trillion? My calculator gives me an error message when I try to compute it. It is not only to big for my brain to imagine. It is too big for my calculator to figure. So let’s just add some zeros. 340 years of seconds will get us up to 10 billion. Still quite a ways from a trillion. Add another zero. 3400 years worth of seconds – we’re talking roughly the time of King David. By the time you add another zero, you’re back to Eternity “past.” You don’t have to go quite to 34,000 years, because I’ve been rounding. A trillion is really “only” 31,688 years of seconds – give or take.

Would you like that in a different context? The speed of light is about 6 trillion miles a year, so 1 trillion would be about the distance light could travel in 2 months. No, your mind can’t even comprehend such.

How about in those dollars our government is talking about? Take a peek at what 1 trillion dollars looks like in $100 bills. Times that by 100 to think what it would look like in $1 bills. Or go the other way and see it in $1000 bills.

While you’re at it, take a peek at this on Obamanomics, where credit is thought to take the place of production. Good, simple econ lesson.

President Obama would have us believe that we can all spend the day relaxing in a tub while his printing press does all the work for us. The problem comes when you get out of the tub to go to dinner and the only thing on your plate is an IOU for steak.

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Lisa @ Me and My House ~ Discipleship for Life!
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Gen X Conservatives

Alan Keyes answers Gen X “conservatives” who believe we need to leave Christian morality out of our conservatism, in order to advance it.

… If Generation X conservatives have a philosophical view of the world that rejects this understanding, they are not conservatives at all, at least not in any sense that Ronald Reagan or any other American conservative would comprehend. …

Read the whole article here.

Great Quote:

“Freedom exercised with respect for God’s authority is liberty.”

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Liberty Quote-of-the-Day

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.  When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.  You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

~~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 – 2005 ~~~~~

Newsletter Glitch :-(

There is evidently a glitch in our newsletter sending. When I went to send this month’s newsletter last night, I noticed that last month’s had not been sent to everyone. I am working on it, and hoping everyone will get one and only one of each newsletter. If you did not receive one of the newsletters, you can send a blank email to either of these auto responders to get whichever issue you missed – or both. If your email program has trouble with the html (your e-newsletter comes “messed up” looking) you can email me directly for a text version, using the “email us” link on the Resource page.

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I’m sorry for the trouble.

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What I’d Like to See in a President

What qualities are you looking for? The more I read the more I like the candidate we’ve chose to back. We began by looking for the best constitutionalist. It led us here – to the only constitutionalist running. The more I read, the more I believe we’ve made the right decision.

My friend Miiko has a nice list to introduce you to Ron Paul, if you’re going "Who?" Click on over and take a peek.

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