The crazy thing is that US government is piling up about $42,000 of fresh debt every second. It's like a size of annual gross income for many americans :-(
Here I came with the little script below :-)
while true; do
curr=`wget --quiet http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock -O - | \
grep debtiv.gif | \
sed -e 's/.*ALT="//' -e 's/".*//' -e 's/\ //g' -e 's/^\\$//'`;
echo -n `date +%d/%m/%Y-%H:%M:%S`" "
echo -n "$"$curr " "
curr=`echo "$curr" | sed -e 's/,//g' -e 's/\..*$//g'`
if [ $prev != 0 -a $curr != 0 ]; then
echo -n "Grown by: $";
expr $curr - $prev;
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