THE ON GOING YEARLY COUNT OF THE HIGHLY POLLUTING NON-BIODEGRADABLE
PLASTIC BAGS USE, THIS YEAR ALONE, As Of January 01, - U.S. ONLY




The staggering on going count of NON-BIODEGRADABLE plastic bags at the above is the up to date indicator of the plastic bags given to the U.S. shoppers, beginning January 01, of this year across the United States. - Each year a shocking quantity of 916,981,973,789 plastic bags are trashed, in U.S. alone, polluting and poisoning Land-fields, the Air and our Waters.

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U.S. Bailout, Stimulus Pledges Total $11.6 Trillion

By Mark Pittman and Bob Ivry

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The following table details how the U.S. government has pledged more than $11.6 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers over the past 19 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Changes from the previous table, published Feb. 9, include a $787 billion economic stimulus package. The Federal Reserve has new lending commitments totaling $1.8 trillion. It expanded the Term Asset-Backed Lending Facility, or TALF, by $800 billion to $1 trillion and announced a $1 trillion Public-Private Investment Fund to buy troubled assets from banks.

The U.S. Treasury also added $200 billion to its support commitment for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two largest mortgage-finance companies.


                                  --- Amounts in Billions ---
                                   Limit          Current
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Total                            $11,623.63     $3,800.18
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 Federal Reserve Total            $7,565.63     $1,478.88
  Primary Credit Discount           $110.74        $65.14
  Secondary Credit                    $0.19         $0.00
  Primary dealer and others         $147.00        $25.27
  ABCP Liquidity                    $152.11        $12.72
  AIG Credit                         $60.00        $37.36
  Net Portfolio CP Funding        $1,800.00       $248.67
  Maiden Lane (Bear Stearns)         $29.50        $28.82
  Maiden Lane II  (AIG)              $22.50        $18.82
  Maiden Lane III (AIG)              $30.00        $24.34
  Term Securities Lending           $250.00       $115.28
  Term Auction Facility             $900.00       $447.56
  Securities lending overnight       $10.00         $5.59
  Public-Private Investment Fund  $1,000.00         $0.00
  Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility $1,000.00         $0.00
  Currency Swaps/Other Assets       $606.00       $417.86
  MMIFF                             $540.00         $0.00
  GSE Debt Purchases                $600.00        $33.58
  Citigroup Bailout Fed Portion     $220.40         $0.00
  Bank of America Bailout            $87.20         $0.00
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  FDIC Total                      $1,551.50       $400.30
   FDIC Liquidity Guarantees      $1,400.00       $261.30
   GE                               $139.00       $139.00
   Citigroup Bailout FDIC            $10.00         $0.00
   Bank of America Bailout FDIC       $2.50         $0.00
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 Treasury Total                   $2,206.50     $1,621.00
  TARP                              $700.00       $387.00
  Tax Break for Banks                $29.00        $29.00
  Stimulus Package                  $168.00       $168.00
  Stimulus II                       $787.00       $787.00
  Treasury Exchange Stabilization    $50.00        $50.00
  Student Loan Purchases             $60.00         $0.00
  Citigroup Bailout                   $5.00         $0.00
  Bank of America Bailout             $7.50         $0.00
  Support for Fannie/Freddie        $400.00       $200.00
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HUD Total                           $300.00       $300.00
  Hope for Homeowners FHA           $300.00       $300.00

To contact the reporters on this story: Last Updated: February 24, 2009 00:01 EST

To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Pittman in New York at mpittman@bloomberg.net - Bob Ivry in New York at bivry@bloomberg.net.



How much is trillion dollars and why is this a big deal?

A trillion is one thousand billion - 1,000,000,000,000.00

A billion is one thousand million - 1,000,000,000.00

Just for giggles, lets say someone gave you a billion $1,000,000,000.00 dollars, and the only condition for you to start spending the money is to simply count out up to one billion first, that would seem like a easy task now wouldn't it? - But not really, you see, if you were to count out one billion $1,000,000,000.00, nonstop without sleeping, eating, moving, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it would take you over 39 years to just verbally count out a billion.

Now if you were to just verbally count out one trillion $1,000,000,000,000.00 nonstop without sleeping, or eating and moving, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, it would take over 55,000 years to just verbally count out one trillion.

Since trillion and billion are difficult numbers and volumes to imagine and comprehend, so I thought putting these huge figures into a real world perspective, an understandable volume of something important to all of us, may help us to realize what are we doing and how big a damage we are inflicting upon our one and only HOME, Planet Earth:

Two billion 2,062,281,600 Plastic Bags Ago; dumped in trash, choking our oceans and land, was yesterday, just 24 hours ago, United States only!

Two billion 2,880,000,000 Plastic Water Bottles Ago; dumped in trash, choking our oceans and land, was yesterday, just 24 hours ago, United States only!

A billion 1,314,000,000 Minutes Ago Persian Emperor Kourosh The Great, Wrote The First Charter Of Human Rights 2500 Years Ago.

A billion 1,000,000,000 Hours Ago - Our Ancestors Were Living In The Stone Age.

Six billion 6,027,397,260 Dollars Ago - Was Only 24 Hours Ago, At The Rate Washington DC Spends Our Money.



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