PQC: For all more than 60 years of being in this planet, I can’t remember when I totally lost just 5 bucks without being found or a reason. My parents would never accept statement such as “I just lost 5 bucks you’d given me for school books. Please give me another 5”. Yet government, the benevolent group of people who always know and do better than all of us, has often lost not millions, not billions, but trillions dollars without trace! But I never think this is a main problem. The main problem is the People are ok with it!

Whenever I brought the Fed Audit’s 16 trillions bailout and this “missing” 21 trillions into conversation with family, relatives, friends, and acquaintances, I would receive almost the same “shrugging off” literally, as if they had no concept of what a trillion dollars looks like! But you can imagine what their faces would turn to be if they lost $1000 (1K) or even just $100! Worst, once the question was pressed harder, the answer was “we are just ordinary people, we have no power, we can’t do nothing about this”. And when I concluded “So democracy and the rule of law are fiction, hoaxes!”… Guess what? They all got angry defending “the people power” and the “need” for government!

Anyway, here is the Former Assistant Housing Secretary, Catherine Austin Fitts she now runs the Solaris Report. Please listen to what she had to say about this.

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

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, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.

$100

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.

$10,000

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.

$1,000,000 (one million dollars)

While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet…

$100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars)

And $1 BILLION dollars… now we’re really getting somewhere…

$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)

Next we’ll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we’ve been hearing so much about. 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

$1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars)

Notice those pallets are double stacked.
…and remember those are $100 bills.

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars”… that’s what they’re talking about.

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