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Old 11-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #55186
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FMI..How much gold?

November 14, 2012

"How much gold," the Political Calculations blog wonders, "would the U.S. Treasury have to pay out from the nation's bullion depository at Fort Knox to fully pay off the national debt of $16.222 trillion (as of 1 November 2012)?"

For fun, let's pretend that the U.S. does plan on paying back the national debt... and in gold.

Again, for fun.

How much would it take? As of Nov. 1, Political Calculations writes, it would take "a solid gold cube that is nearly 80 feet tall by 80 feet long by 80 feet wide. Transporting all that gold would require over 431 of those standard 20-foot-long shipping containers."

There's a problem: If you add up all gold plucked out of the Earth, it makes up a cube only 66.1 feet by 66.1 feet by 66.1 feet... and fills only 249 shipping containers.

And Obama's contribution since taking office? $5.595 trillion, or a cube 55.7 feet by 55.7 feet by 55.7 feet, or 60% of the world's recorded gold.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #55187
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That's a good way of visualizing the mess we are in.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #55188
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And apparently enough people think that is OK as they voted to keep him 4 more years.

Sometimes I would like to be in control of 'karma'....
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #55189
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And apparently enough people think that is OK as they voted to keep him 4 more years.

Sometimes I would like to be in control of 'karma'....
one thing abt it Gus, they too will go down with the ship right along with the rest of us
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:19 PM   #55190
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I thought this board was about riding motorcycles? Who knew.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #55191
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I thought this board was about riding motorcycles? Who knew.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #55192
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I thought this board was about riding motorcycles? Who knew.
Ok. It would take over a hundred million truckloads of DRZ's and the same amount of new stators to pay our debt
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #55193
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I thought this board was about riding motorcycles? Who knew.
aint you suppose to be at the swill?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:53 PM   #55194
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Or a bazillion truckloads of XR400 innertubes.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #55195
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Not swilling tonight. Making dinner instead.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:04 PM   #55196
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Or a bazillion truckloads of XR400 innertubes.
less than that..them fawkers aint cheap!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #55197
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A billion XR engines then?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #55198
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I'm thinking about riding on Friday or Saturday. No route in mind yet so that's open. Anyone interested in going along?

Might could maybe be interested if it's Saturday.
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Lmao steve is on a roll tonight!
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Who me?
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