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Kurt was watching Glen Beck and he had the girl who played Winnie Cooper on the "Wonder Years" on the show. She has grown into a lovely looking young woman BTW. It seems she graduated Cum lada blah blah .somewhere and appearently is considered something of a math genius. She has even written two books on math aimed at youngsters. Anywho, Glen asked her to explain what a trillion really is..So she goes on to say a billion has 9 zeros and a trillion has 12 ! She then said, and Kurt must take her word for it, that to count to a billion would take a person 95 years! Something like mutiply that by 10 for a trillion Xs 4 of course because Obama will have a 4 trillion budget soon. WOW! Hearing it like that really puts the mess Obama has us in into perspective. Our poor grandchildren and their poor great great grandchilren.....Thats ok tho, at least the illegals and the fannie mays will be safe for years and years to come
The hint of the century
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
That was just a dream
Kurt's memory is only as long as his wanger.
Bush ran the national debt up into the trillions but of course everyone knows that.
Kurt enjoys promoting divisiveness in this our country's difficult times because that big headed drug addict told him to.
Kurt wants to know how long does it take to count to a Brazillian.
Next week, the Iraq war enters its sixth year. As casualties mount (about 4,000 American soldiers killed since the start of the war in March 2003), so do the bills.
"The cost is going up every month," says Linda Bilmes, an expert at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She estimates the short-term, "running cost" has reached $12.5 billion a month. That's up from $4.4 billion a month in 2003. Add in long-term factors, such as the care of veterans and interest on federal debt incurred as a result of the war, and the cost piles up to $25 billion a month nowadays.
Last September in a phone interview, Ms. Bilmes estimated the war's total price tag as easily exceeding $2 trillion. In a book published last month, she and Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist from Columbia University, New York, estimated the total long-run cost at $3 trillion in 2007 valued dollars. If you add in Afghanistan and various costs to the economy, the sum reaches $4.95 trillion.
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