Last night in the Presidential debate Obama responded Mcains one particular statement of an 18 billion doller saving in a useless defence expenditure to the tax payers of the US saying 18 billion dollars is not much money. Well let take a look in perspective: 18 billion milliseconds ago about six months ago I retired. 18 billion seconds ago it was 1438 Columbus has not discovered North America. 18 billion minutes ago 34,000 years modern man has just evolved. 18 billion hours ago 2,000,000 years it was the stone age. 18 billion days ago 50,000,000 years brings to the Palegen (Tertiar) Period when India was just begining to collide with Asia forming the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. And 18 billion weeks ago 344,000,000 years Dinosaurs walked the Earth. So Mr. Obama 18 billion is alot, tell us another one. Oh and another trilion dollars in new spending over and above the 700 bilion dollar bailout? 1 trillion milliseconds ago it was 1978 then President Jimmy Carter with is brilliant foreign policy gave us the Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran and the hostages, Robert Mugabe In Zimbabwe, and oh boy that winfall profit tax on domestic oil companies (foreign oil companies were exempt) doubling our requirement for foreign oil, gas prices doubled, lines at the pump, even and odd day gas purchases.