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To: La Lydia

That money is government property. It has been defaced. That’s why they can’t use real money in movies.


7 posted on 08/02/2010 2:16:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy; Wilderness Conservative
That money is government property. It has been defaced.

It's still perfectly legal tender. It is only a crime to deface currency for fraudulent purposes (like pass off a 5 as a 20). So it's still legal to write "Happy Birthday" on that $20 in the birthday card, and for stores to mark a bill with a marker to check for counterfeits, and for people to use those penny engraving machines, and for atheists to cross-out God.

It will be be destroyed within the same lifespan of all bills, about 18-22 months.

Personally, I think it's a stupid ideological shouting match from both sides.

17 posted on 08/02/2010 2:28:55 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: massgopguy

That bill is a government IOU. But they have decreed it is legal tender, so...


25 posted on 08/02/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT by Vanders9
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