So, with the war on terror and economic woes far out of the millions, deep into the billions and entering the trillions (really).

Here is a little perspective...

A million seconds is 11 days, 20 hours, 4 minutes and 4 seconds..
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

A million minutes ago was – 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes ago.
A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.

A million hours ago was in 1894.
A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.

A million dollars ago was five (5) seconds ago at the U.S. Treasury.
A billion dollars ago was late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Treasury.
A trillion dollars is so large a number that only politicians can use the term in conversation… probably because they seldom think about what they are really saying.

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