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[b]NYC National Debt Clock runs out of digits[/b]

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NEW YORK - In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits to record the growing figure.
As a short-term fix, the digital dollar sign on the billboard-style clock near Times Square has been switched to a figure — the "1" in $10 trillion. It's marking the federal government's current debt at about $10.2 trillion.

The Durst Organization says it plans to update the sign next year by adding two digits. That will make it capable of tracking debt up to a quadrillion dollars.

The late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt. ...

read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081009/ap_on_re_us/odd_national_debt_clock


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 2008/10/9 9:31Profile
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 Re: NYC National Debt Clock runs out of digits

This is what happens when we trust in the arm of flesh.

To be honest, money is quite worthless, but we have been brainwashed into accepting it, so we do.

Use it, yes. Trust in it, no.

 2008/10/9 10:20Profile





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