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Subj:.....What Exactly Is One Trillion Dollars? (S636b)
          From: tom on 3/20/2009

All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...

A billion dollars...

A hundred billion dollars...

Eight hundred billion dollars...

One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like?  I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly
a trillion dollars looks like.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill.  Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation.  Most everyone has seen them, slightly fewer have owned them.  Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.
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A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and
contains $10,000.  Fits in your pocket easily and is more than
enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun.
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Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000).  You could stuff that into a grocery bag and
walk around with it.
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While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million
is a little more respectable.  It fits neatly on a standard pallet...
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And $1 BILLION dollars... now we're really getting somewhere...
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Next we ' ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars.  This is that number
we've been hearing about so much.  What is a trillion dollars?
Well, it's a million million.  It's a thousand billion. It's
a one followed by 12 zeros. 

You ready for this? 

It's pretty surprising. 

Go ahead... 

Scroll down... 

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars... 
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(And notice those pallets are double stacked.) 

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that ' s what they ' re talking about..
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Subj:     Mallard Comic Strip
          By Bruce Tinsley
          From: JewishWorldReview.com on 3/19/2009
Source: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/strips/mallard/2000/mallard1.asp

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