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The next time you hear a politician use the

word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about

whether you want the 'politicians' spending

YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,

but one advertising agency did a good job of

putting that figure into some perspective in

one of it's releases.

A.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were

living in the Stone Age.

D.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E.

A billion dollars ago was only

8 hours and 20 minutes,

at the rate our government

is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain...

let's take a look at New Orleans ...

It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator,

Mary Landrieu (D)

is presently asking Congress for

250 BILLION DOLLARS

to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...

what does it mean?

A.

Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans

(every man, woman, and child)

you each get $516,528.

B.

Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in

New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

C.

Or... if you are a family of four...

your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D. C

< HELLO! >

Are all your calculators broken??

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service charge taxes

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax (Truckers)

Sales Taxes

Recreational Vehicle Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Char ge Tax

Utility Tax

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...

and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt...

We had the largest middle class in the world...

and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?

Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to

press '1'

for English.

What the heck happened?????


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You know why income taxes are taken out of our paychecks? Because if we all had to pay all our taxes as a lump-sum on April 15th, there would be a revolution; everyone would see just how outrageously we are being scrod :angry: It's the old "how to boil a frog" theory in action.


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A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

No, it wasn't. 1976, maybe.

Computers measure time in seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970;

the time_t data type used to store this second count is a signed 32-bit

number. The latest time that can be represented by a signed 32-bit

number (just over 2 billion) is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038.

In other words, 2 billion seconds is just about 64 years; 1 billion seconds

is about 32 years.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

Jesus was alive in 105 AD?

Who's the genius mathematician behind these calculations? :wacko:


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You know why income taxes are taken out of our paychecks? Because if we all had to pay all our taxes as a lump-sum on April 15th, there would be a revolution; everyone would see just how outrageously we are being scrod :angry: It's the old "how to boil a frog" theory in action.

I pay taxes as a lump sum on April 15. Who wants to join the revolution? :dance:


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A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

No, it wasn't. 1976, maybe.

Computers measure time in seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970;

the time_t data type used to store this second count is a signed 32-bit

number. The latest time that can be represented by a signed 32-bit

number (just over 2 billion) is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038.

In other words, 2 billion seconds is just about 64 years; 1 billion seconds

is about 32 years.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

Jesus was alive in 105 AD?

Who's the genius mathematician behind these calculations? :wacko:

He's still alive.


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A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

No, it wasn't. 1976, maybe.

Computers measure time in seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970;

the time_t data type used to store this second count is a signed 32-bit

number. The latest time that can be represented by a signed 32-bit

number (just over 2 billion) is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038.

In other words, 2 billion seconds is just about 64 years; 1 billion seconds

is about 32 years.

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

Jesus was alive in 105 AD?

Who's the genius mathematician behind these calculations? :wacko:

He's still alive.

Maybe it should have said, "Jesus walked the earth."

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Optimist: "The glass is half full."

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Scott: "I didn't order this!!!"

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"Losing faith in Humanity, one person at a time."

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save." - Ps 146:3

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Yeah, that would be a lot better.


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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a tax is for doing good, a fine is for doing bad.......


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a tax is for doing good, a fine is for doing bad.......

What about a fee?


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Optimist: "The glass is half full."

Pessimist: "The glass is half empty."

Scott: "I didn't order this!!!"

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

"Losing faith in Humanity, one person at a time."

"Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save." - Ps 146:3

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Vicky >^..^< She came, she loved, and was loved. 1989-07/07/2007

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