This is the shortest post we’ve probably ever done but I think its important to realize how much money is being spent by the government..

How much is a million, vs. a billion, vs. a trillion dollars?  Let’s look at it in terms of seconds.  

  • 1 million seconds equal 11 and 1/2 days.
  • 1 billion seconds equal 31 and 3/4 years.
  • 1 trillion seconds equal 31,710 years.  

If you stacked a billion dollars on top of each other, the stack would reach 67.9 miles before it made one trillion. 

If you spent $40 per second, around the clock, it would take you 289 days to exhaust a billion dollars. If you did the same thing with a trillion dollars, it would take you 792.5 years to go broke.

One trillion seconds is slightly over 31,688 years. If we’re going backwards, that would have been around 29,679 B.C., which is roughly 24,000 years before the earliest civilizations began to take shape.

What is the current cost of the Covid-19 Cares Act Relief Bill?  1.8 trillion.


  1. Cue incoming financial collapse. TBH I’ve been trying to stay out of politics lately (not sure Church politics is any better), but, can’t wait to see how many billions of dollars have gone to transgender studies or alphabet people promotion in Afghanistan! Gotta love that American freedom we’re exporting.

  2. Plant a good garden this spring!

  3. To be fair, a dollar is 99% less valuable than it was 100 years ago, so extrapolating back we’ve not even spent 1 dollar in 24000 years

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Yeah, this was ONLY about what a million, billion, trillion would like in seconds. Oh wait! I SAID that.

    • “If you stacked billion dollar bills on top of each other, the stack would reach 67.9 miles before it made one trillion. “

      Hate to nitpick, but there’s a maths issue here. You probably meant one dollar bills. Because a trillion is only a thousand billion, and a stack of a thousand bills can’t be 67.9 miles tall 😉

      • Gail Sheppard says

        And this changes what , exactly? Did you miss my the point? Here, I’ll change the offending words for you: If you stacked a billion dollars on top of each other. . .

  4. Austin Martin says

    “If we’re going backwards, that would have been around 29,679 B.C., which is roughly 24,000 years before the earliest civilizations began to take shape.”

    That’s not what the Bible says, does it?

  5. George Michalopulos says

    Which is why a.collapse of sorts is imminent. The question is whether Biden is up to the.task of unifying the nation.

    That’s a tall order even for the best of men.

    Biden isn’t that man.

    • Austin Martin says

      It’s almost like they’re trying to collapse the country on purpose so that they can merge it into the EU. Almost…

      I don’t know if this is true, but I read today that a third of our currency in circulation was printed last year.

      Their plans will fail, just as Bart’s plans will fail, because hubris always hits a wall. God delights in taking the proud and the allegedly powerful, those who consider themselves to be self-sufficient and un-hurt-able, and bringing them to a sudden ruination beyond anyone’s imagination. It’s like his hobby.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        Almost there, Austin. Do some reading on Event 21 and “sustainable development.”

        To meet the attached goals, wealth and power around the world have to be redistributed. Not among the very wealthy; heavens NO! They’re talking about you and me. That is why it is so important for them to overtax our infrastructures and bring them tumbling to the ground.

        As an example, by bringing in immigrants, they hope to crush our health care system and demolish our educational system. And with their bad policies, they hope to keep us forever indebted.

        The development of the rest of the world depends on our own degradation so we can lower our standard of living to equal that of other places around the world. That’s the plan. It was due to begin in 2016, but Trump happened.

        • Austin Martin says

          And by “they”, you mean the people whom Jesus called “the children of Satan” in John 8:44, yes? Because half of us are noticing that pattern. It’s as obvious as all of the above.

          • Gail Sheppard says

            They have no God. They feel it is incumbent upon them to redesign a world where everyone is the same and receives the same. They believe that the US is too wealthy. They believe we need to be knocked off our pedestal so they can rule without interference. They believe they can accomplish this by breaking down our infrastructures, controlling the media, and fortifying our elections, etc. Interestingly, they are actually telling us who they are.

            But they’ve miscalculated. There IS a God.

            • Austin Martin says

              All of that I agree with, as Jesus warned:

              [John 8:44 KJV] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

              Crazy how a book that old could be so relevant, huh?

              These freaks are more comfortable in lies than truth, because they are of a demonic nature. Therefore they truly (no pun intended) believe that what they plan will come true, and it’s just not realistic. But of course, they were “murderers from the beginning” (Matthew 23:35).

          • Yes, those who identify with and release Barabbas into societies while persecuting and crucifying Christ and His apostles.

    • anonimus per Scorilo says

      I do not think a collapse is imminent.
      America can simply forfeit on all the Chinese-owned debt, as punishment for the coronavirus. I think it is way more than a trillion. Over historical time-scales big countries have done such things, and for lesser reasons.

      Too bad the guy currently in the White House does not have the guts to do this.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        No countries like the United States. Maybe some poor African countries.

      • If we went to war with China right now, China would win.

        • I’m not sure if anyone would win, really. Neither country really has the ability or wherewithal to transport enough troops and equipment across the Pacific Ocean and successfully defeat and occupy the other. The only real option is nuclear weapons, and then everyone loses.

          • Gail Sheppard says

            It will be a different kind of “winning” and frankly, China has been winning for years. How many products have you bought over the last several years that say, “made in China?”

            They bought off a number of our NIH scientists to “share their research for the good of the world”. It came to the DOJ’s attention when one of our better researchers received $50,000 a month from the Chinese.

            China can shut down whole electrical grids through their computers. Imagine whole cities going dark. No food in the stores because deliveries can’t be called in or delivered.

            They can tap into hospitals and shut down all equipment and medical records. Pretty hard to take care of a patient if none of your equipment works and you don’t know what medicines they’re allergic to, etc. Most of our medication comes from China, as well!

            This kind of shut down has happened to LAX (their controllers have 3 different systems). All of their equipment shut down with no explanation. Air travel was dead in the water.

            We are extremely vulnerable to China’s ability to hack into our systems. Our cyber experts have been warning us about this FOR YEARS.

            But this is a two way street. We can hurt them as well . . . behind a desk. Our troops are the ones at their computers with a warm cup of coffee.

            We’re already at war with China. People just don’t know it yet.

            • Your ‘President’ certainly doesn’t.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Galina, you are on to something. I am in the process of writing a trilogy about what we are facing.

              Thank you for your inspiration (and research)

            • That’s true but I assume that by ‘war’ Michelle means traditional kinetic war with bullets and dead people. The States haven’t done very well at those recently, either.

              If we’re talking non-kinetic warfare, the PRC could, like you say, tank us in a heartbeat. Thanks, Republicans and Democrats!

              • Sorry I forgot about this thread.

                In terms of kinetic capacity, China has the advantage.

                “Among China’s assets is the world’s largest navy, with a battle force of 350 ships that includes 130 major surface combatants. By comparison, the U.S. Navy has 296 deployable ships. China’s ground-based missiles have a range of 500km range, compared to the 300-km range for U.S. ground-based missiles in theater.”


                I agree with all other statements: war in the Pacific would be costly in terms of transport, nuclear weapons would be the best option (have you seen China’s new “nuclear sun”? ), a kinetic war has begun in terms of bioweapons, a massive hack/disruption of the grid has been predicted by the World Economic Forum to occur soon, CRISPR Chinese soldiers, robots that will move so fast that Elon Musk said we’d need a “strobe light to see them,” etc etc

                “Striking first,” including to erase all records of indebtedness, would be a great option if someone could convince me that going to war, even in self-defense, were a Christian practice.

                I’ll probably invest in a basement of hard liquor and Doritos for black market purposes as global communism nears. I don’t think we’re getting out of this one.

                • George Michalopulos says

                  Michelle, if it’s winter time, I recommend brandy. Several cases of bottled water. Gail does wonderful things with tortillas so I recommend several Rosarita and/or GOYA brand refried beans to break the monotony of chips.

                  Seriously, I’ve been following on-line military/naval journals and I saw a Chinese naval vessel listing heavily to port, making a sharp turn, sharper than anything I’ve ever seen any naval vessel making. As for our carrier fleet, it might be going the way of the Iowa-class battleships.

                  Still, our navy is way more battle-tested. I’m not sure how battle ready it is. The Pentagon appears to me to be too top-heavy. The closest analogy I can think of is the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, in which the Japanese were primed for battle whereas the Russian navy was plagued by an admiralty made of “slow ships and fast women”. (The ballerinas of Belle Epoque Russian society were notorious for insinuating themselves in the general staff.)

                  • We don’t do much brandy in Scotland.
                    So I shall just have to make do with a
                    peat-smoked single malt Islay whisky.


        • Michelle & Basil:

          “If we went to war with China right now, China would win.”

          “I’m not sure if anyone would win, really. Neither country really has…”

          The relative superiority of China is increasing everyday:
          If the probability of China winning TODAY is 51%,
          then the probability tomorrow is 52%.
          Thus, China wants to postpone the war…

          • George Michalopulos says

            Totally missing the point: China has already won. By removing Trump, the US will return to the downward socio-economic trajectory that was plaguing us from the 1990s on.

            NAFTA was the economic mechanism that ensured the hollowing-out of the middle class. Unchecked, open-borders immigration was the economic mechanism that destabilized the working class. (As for the cultural morass, that was done by feminism and homosexualism, which effectively destroyed the Christian/American social consciousness.)

            Trump derailed the first two scenarios. (The third can only be addressed by spiritual leaders but that is all-but-impossible now.) In any event, we are now back to Obama’s tenure, which was to “manage the decline” of America.

            Under these circumstances, why would China want to fight us? We are effectively destroying ourselves.

            • George Michalopulos says

              I could say that the beginning of the end was 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which opened the borders to legal immigration by from the Third-world. The demographic makeup of the United States since then has skewed to the detriment of the Old Stock Americans and native blacks.

            • George, you are absolutely right.
              I was referring to the nominal war army/machine for “hot”war.
              But, indeed, as you say,
              why would China want to fight us?

            • The thing is, with a sensible America First government, these United States could become a real autarky, since we more or less have everything that we need to sustain ourselves. Build up our own manufacturing, manage our own resources properly, stop importing almost everything from the PRC, and we’d be in a much healthier place to stand up to the Red Dragon if it came a-knockin’ at our door. Unfortunately, muh free market and all that. For all his concessions to the wrong kind of people, at least Trump tried to push some kind of protectionism.

  6. Jane Tzilvelis says

    “In my humble opinion, what collapsed the middle class was: 
    1 taxing hard-working people for the crime of working to feed their families
    2 exempting the rich upper-class leeches from income tax by allowing them to shelter their wealth offshore or in trusts.
    3 exempting corporations by allowing them to offshore themselves
    4 outsourcing all production to foreign countries, allowing capitalists to pay starvation wages to workers overseas while throwing americans out of work.
    6. America has been raped. We the People did nothing to stop it. Who reads the Constitution? The 1st, 4th, and 14th amendments have been attacked. The 2nd amendment stands on shaky ground. Freedom takes lots of work to maintain. We the People get fat zero. We let everything go down the drain.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Jane, I would add #7: opening the borders to low-wage competition, thereby breaking the backs of unions by having others compete for their labor.

  7. Sean Richardson says

    Eventually someone has to pay the bill … the problem is, of course, most people assume it’s going to be someone else who pays the bill and not themselves.

  8. Michael Bauman says
  9. Juvenal Repass says

    I’m not surprised that the US government spends trillions of dollars. The US government is, quite rightly, a vast and powerful entity that governs about a third of a billion people. That it spends trillions should not surprise us. What surprises me is that individual citizens are trillionaires. Why, in the opening of your article, do you mention that the government spends trillions but make no mention of the fact that individuals own trillions? Undoubtedly part of what has contributed to this situation is the fact that in recent years wealth has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of a very few, much more than was previously the case in America

  10. Oregon promotes trainer program that seeks to undo ‘racism in arithmetic’

    ‘ The Oregon Division of Schooling (ODE) just lately inspired lecturers to register for coaching that encourages “ethnomathematics” and argues, amongst different issues, that White supremacy manifests itself within the deal with discovering the suitable reply…

    “The idea of arithmetic being purely goal is unequivocally false, and instructing it’s even a lot much less so,” the doc for the “Equitable Math” toolkit reads.
    “Upholding the concept there are at all times proper and mistaken solutions perpetuate objectivity in addition to concern of open battle.” ‘

    Can’t count. Can’t think. Can’t speak.
    Gissa job!

    • Michael Bauman says

      So, only white people can get it right? Sounds racist to me. Where is Tom Lehrer when we need him.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Yet another reason why I believe that the Obamaist Restoration will go the way of all flesh, sooner rather than later.


      Where will this nonsense stop? When will normal people rise up and throw off their chains? When linebackers in Jr High girls’ locker rooms?

  11. Michael Bauman says

    A wonderful meditation on our battles both corporate and personal.

  12. Greek charitable organization in Toronto looks to sell property
    as revenues drop due to pandemic: Greek Community of Toronto
    has debt of $4.5M, can’t raise funds due to COVID-19 restrictions

    ‘ … the organization’s properties, which include churches, represent roughly 40 per cent of its income. The rest of its income comes from its Greek schools, cultural events and festivals.

    Its income has largely disappeared because of provincial restrictions under lockdown that limit the number of people at religious services to 10, that have disallowed indoor organized public events and social gatherings, and that limit the number of people at outdoor public events and social gatherings to five in Toronto. ‘

    I expect they are not alone in this.

    • There is more to this story:
      Greek Community of Toronto instigated ban on Communion,
      now Archdiocese has to help its destitute parishes

      ‘ In its “COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship” issued on June 20, the city of Toronto officially banned Holy Communion. But while the city itself enforced the regulation inconsistently, a total ban was temporarily instituted by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto at the instigation and insistence of the Greek Community of Toronto (GCT) charitable organization.

      The GCT owns the four Greek Orthodox churches in the city of Toronto. After a parishioner of one of the churches made a complaint about the priest continuing to offer Holy Communion, a health inspector visited the Church of St. Demetrios and clarified that if parishioners continue to commune then fines will be issued. The GCT reported the matter to the Metropolis, and the next day, Metropolitan Sotirios decreed that priests not offer Holy Communion at all.

      Then, on February 8, the GCT announced to its members that its overall revenues have dropped by 90% due to the pandemic. The organization is currently $4.5 million in debt and projects $2 million in lost earnings in 2021. An advisory committee determined that for the GCT survive, it would have to sell off one of its four churches…

      Of the 16 Greek Orthodox churches in Greater Toronto,
      only the GCT’s four churches are struggling… ‘

      It is a curious thought process whereby “COVID-19 Guidance
      becomes “COVID-19 Orders”, is it not?

  13. DYNAMITE! Ukrainian Prosecutor Press Conference reveals details
    of embezzlement and money laundering schemes which benefitted the Bidens.

    Ukrainian language video with English subtitles.

    • George Michalopulos says

      The question Brendan is whether this is going to be a story or not and if it is, whether it will be used to get rid of Biden.

      You see, that’s one of the theses that undergirds my hypothesis (that we are now a vassal-state of China). If it’s in the interests of President Xi to throw Biden under the bus, then he will be thrown under the bus. However, Biden showed himself the other day to be a “realist” when it comes to Chinese oppression back home. That is to say a “team player”.

      Although he is a doddering old fool, he gave American cover to the CCP’s human rights abuses. Hence, no matter how much corruption is uncovered by the Ukrainians (even if this includes pedophilia, Satanism and human sacrifice), Biden will be left in place to continue to bend America’s interests to China’s will.

      It’s really that cynical. And simple.

  14. “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
    and that which is done is that which shall be done:
    and there is no new thing under the sun.”
    [Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV]

  15. The Greek Government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is on the verge of
    being overwhelmed by a Homosexual/Paedophile/Child Trafficking scandal:

    G. Tragas: “The Mitsotakis government will fall – Children were tortured by his abnormal friends – Now the revelations have begun”

    US diplomats appear to have been informed at one stage

  16. Amazon Quietly Removes Book Criticizing Transgender Ideology

    ‘ Amazon has apparently removed from its offerings a book that discusses issues with transgender ideology. The author said he wasn’t notified and the company has offered no explanation.

    The book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan Anderson, was removed by Amazon around Feb. 21. The exact timing is hard to pinpoint since the author, who is president of the Washington-based think tank Ethics and Public Policy Center, only learned about the move when people informed him that they couldn’t find the book in the online retailer’s inventory, he told the Daily Caller. …

    Published three years ago, the book argues that the push to encourage individuals who feel like a different gender to undergo sex-change procedures is driven by ideology rather than sound medical advice, according to Princeton University politics lecturer Matthew Franck, who reviewed it in 2018.

    “Ryan T. Anderson has written the definitive book on the transgender phenomenon—ranging across medicine, psychology, culture, sociology, law, and public policy,” Franck said. “In doing so, he may have saved the minds and bodies—indeed, the very lives—of people he will never know.”

    Amazon didn’t respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment by press time. … ‘

    Evil stalks the land in broad daylight.
    knife in hand.

  17. Michael Bauman says

    Who are a Free People?

    It’s a question that’s rarely asked – or explored. But John Dickinson, the “Penman of the Revolution,” thought it was incredibly important. He discussed it this way:

    For WHO ARE A FREE PEOPLE? Not those, over whom government is reasonable and equitably exercised, but those, who live under a government so constitutionally checked and controlled, that proper provision is made against its being otherwise exercised

    According to Dickinson – and the Old Revolutionaries – freedom is much than getting one set of politicians to do things the way you want them done. This was a huge question in 1767 when he was addressing the hated Townshend Acts in his 12 “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania.”

    These “Letters” – 12 newspaper op-eds later collected in book form – asserted the colonial cause against imperial British overreach and helped to lay the groundwork for the U.S. Constitution drafted two decades later. The letters also presented important ideas about resisting usurpation. And they were the single most-read collection of documents regarding American liberty until the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense in January 1776.

    In his first, he criticized the inclination to bemoan treachery without the willingness to raise a hand against it:
    “To divide and thus to destroy is the first political maxim in attacking those who are powerful by their union. He certainly is not a wise man who folds his arms and reposes himself at home, seeing with unconcern the flames that have invaded his neighbor’s house without using any endeavors to extinguish them.
    The letters maintained that the colonists, as British subjects, had the right not to be taxed without the consent of lawmakers elected by them. They also contended the Townshend duties were “taxes” because they were imposed to raise revenue rather than to regulate behavior. Thus, only the colonists’ elected legislatures could impose them on Americans. Parliament, where Americans were unrepresented, could not.
    The Farmer letters went well beyond asserting the case against taxation without representation; they also helped clarify American constitutional thinking on other questions, including: Which government responsibilities should be exercised centrally and which locally?

    Dickinson also spent considerable time warning about precedent – allowing just a little step in the wrong direction would always lead to more, and more…and more.
    All artful rulers, who strive to extend their power beyond its just limits, endeavor to give to their attempts as much semblance of legality as possible. Those who succeed them may venture to go a little further; for each new encroachment will be strengthened by a former. “That which is now supported by examples, growing old, will become an example itself,” and thus support fresh usurpations.

    A FREE people therefore can never be too quick in observing, nor too firm in opposing the beginnings of alteration either in form or reality
    The Farmer letters further examined how a free people should respond to governmental usurpations. Dickinson recommended opposing small usurpations immediately to prevent them from acquiring the force of precedent.
    A perpetual jealousy regarding liberty is absolutely required in all free states
    I covered these papers – and some of their best lessons for liberty today – in a recent episode of our Path to Liberty podcast. We have both video and audio versions – plus reference links so you can read a number of articles and learn more on your own time.

    *Watch or listen to the show here – and please consider sharing this information across all your networks!

    —From the Tenth Amendment Center