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Just How Big Is A Trillion Dollars? We Now Owe over 16!

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posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:12 AM
The U.S. Debt has now passed 16 trillion.
So how big is a trillion

It will take the 26,000 trees in Central Park 769 years to produce a trillion leaves.

If you took a trillion steps with an average stride length of 30 inches, you would walk 473,484,848 miles, a distance equal 19,015 trips around the globe, or one trip to Jupiter when it is in opposition, and still have enough steps left over to walk to Mars three times. But bring an extra pair of sneakers, since, at an average walking speed of four miles per hour, it will take you 28,538,813 years to walk that far.

The largest dump truck in the world would have to carry more than nine full loads to move a trillion grains of sand. A regular dump truck will have to make 150 trips.

If you laid a trillion dollar bills from end to end, they would stretch 96,906,566 miles, more than enough to reach the sun.

If you stacked a trillion one dollar bills on top of each other, they would climb to a height of 67,866 miles. If you laid that stack on the ground it would wrap the Earth two and a half times.

If you put the entire human population on a scale together they would weigh about a trillion pounds.

And finally, a trillion bricks is enough to build the Great Wall of China 258 times, or long enough to reach the moon and back, twice.

And WE OWE 16. Each of us, cause WE are the Government,

That technically puts us in worse shape then Greece.

Good Luck
edit on 22-11-2012 by winterkill because: spelling error

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:18 AM
Depressing for those responsible for the debt.

Great post, by the way.

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:22 AM
reply to post by winterkill


That's how big, and it only took about 3 seconds to type into my computer and hit OK

Imagine if banks could do that..............Oh wait.

The Agenda is at hand......standby.

edit on 22-11-2012 by Sublimecraft because: didn't put enough commas in the trillion - not used to typing out that amount - ever

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:24 AM
WOW, check this out

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:50 AM
$16,000,000,000,000.00 is quite an amass of cash.
$100,000,000,000,000.00 is the most reasonable estimation of the net worth of the entire Rothschild dynasty.
$700,000,000,000.00 is the amount John D. Rockefeller alone had about the time of his death.

100 trillion is my estimate because the rothschild dynasty has existed for over 300 years. If John Rockefeller can collect 700 billion through oil exchange in around 40 years, then imagine what a banking empire can achieve in 300. 100 trillion is a 'slap on the wrist' judgement. 500 seems more like it.

Someone once said

If you started a business today and you made $1,000,000 every single day, 365 days a year, it would take you 2723 years to make $1 trillion. And a million years to make 400 trillion. You do not have the understanding of maths, economics or history, to make these statements.

And yet clearly we can see what a few humans have achieved in 30, 100, or 300 years.

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:53 AM
16 trillion dollars stacked reaches the moon four and a half times

Or it reaches the moon "four" times and you have enough left over to buy....

A thousand one hundred million dollar luxury homes
A thousand one hundred million dollar luxury yachts
Thirty five million pounds of gold (760 tractors trailers fully loaded)
900 million pounds of silver (20 thousand tractor trailers fully loaded)

And you'd still enough to buy everyone on the planet a $75 dollar steak dinner

...they would have to pick up the tip
edit on 22-11-2012 by rival because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 01:03 PM
It will be over 20 TRILLION before Obama is done with us.

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 01:29 PM
What is a trillion when there is no basis for the value of one?

FIAT money is nothing. Inflation/Deflation, speculation, etc;

Everyone is so impressed with money...

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 01:48 PM
Thats a lot of debt, especially when we look who it is owed to. But keep in mind that we-the-people (private individuals) don't owe that money. The people of the U.S. are fairly rich. Also keep in mind that the U.S. Government also has assets which balance some of that out. Such stats are often posted without showing the other side. And last but not least, another thing to keep in mind is that Government, by its very nature, is destined to make debt because of its insufficient understanding of how to invest, buy&sell and generate value. "Taxing people" is not the only method of making money, its one of the least effective actually.

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 07:48 PM
What was the point of this post?

All you do is talk about how stuff is a trillion. This has nothing to do with our debt. Its not really that bad either, ts about 1:1 ratio with GDP. Not all that bad. We are doing better than more countries that have a smaller debt ratio.Its all relative.

The debt greece has is a lot for them but not for us. For us its pocket change. Please remember its all relative.

posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 07:52 PM
It is alot!!

Here is an eye opener....


Multiply that by almost 17


posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by winterkill

heres another will take 31688 years 32 days 1 hour 46 minutes 40 seconds count to 1 trillion
im gonna thousand thousand two..

edit on 22-11-2012 by vonclod because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 01:34 AM
Another tidbit to add, is that the gov has not been keeping up on their contributions to old age pensions etc and some university profs have estimated the actual back tab for all debt at 200 trillion.

posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 02:01 AM
Multiply this by 16...

These are 100 dollar bills.

posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 08:31 PM
That is a super awesome diagram. So if they really owe 200 trillion as some profs say, that would be 200 football fields worth of wood, which would be a small forest if it was just paper.
So basically if you started spending a million dollars a day when Jesus was born, you wouldn't even be close to spending it all.

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