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Funny money: Focus groups report seeing naked women in new $20 bill
National Post ^ | May 7, 2012 | National Post Staff

Posted on 05/08/2012 2:38:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Focus groups for the new $20 bill reported spotting nude women and mistaking the Vimy Ridge memorial for the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

The tests, conducted before the bill’s release in order to catch unintended images, were conducted by market research firm the Strategic Council Focus and obtained by CTV News through an access to information request.

Concerns about the appearance of the aging Queen Elizabeth II were blacked out by the Bank of Canada.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: naked; plasticmoney; whatdoyousee
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 2:38:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Naked women where?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smokingfrog

Placing a nude picture of Queen Elizabeth II on the $20.00 bill will deter saving and greatly spur spending.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 2:42:36 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: smokingfrog

The mere mention of “QE” and “naked” in the same article puts me off my feed...


4 posted on 05/08/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: smokingfrog
A long history of hidden images.
Behold the squabbling Jack and Jacques:


5 posted on 05/08/2012 2:46:21 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Placing a nude picture of Queen Elizabeth II on the $20.00 bill will deter saving and greatly spur spending.

I don't know, this IS Canada we're talking about...

6 posted on 05/08/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: fanfan; USFRIENDINVICTORIA; GMMAC; -YYZ-

Will the old twenties still be any good? I have several of them at home (Maryland, USA).


7 posted on 05/08/2012 2:48:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: smokingfrog

Okay, I saw the naked woman. But she had her clothes on.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 2:48:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: smokingfrog

need more evidence to judge guilt or innocence


9 posted on 05/08/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: smokingfrog

I like the comment from the poster who refers to our country as ‘Obamastan’...I don’t believe I have heard that one before...


10 posted on 05/08/2012 2:52:05 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SkyDancer
It's a naked woman getting ready to do it with a naked man but he's not ready.

Wow!

Regarding the memorial being misconstrued, that's because somebody has some pretty serious cataracts, or maybe tissue buildup on the retina. I'd see a doctor about that.

11 posted on 05/08/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; martin_fierro; pax_et_bonum; ...

Their money is more fun than ours PING!


12 posted on 05/08/2012 2:52:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: smokingfrog

We’d better get the Secret Service on this right away. Then again, maybe not.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: muawiyah

Yeah, I saw the memorial in the money. I saw the actual memorial. Inspiring, haunting, and memorable. I also read the story of the battle.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Will the old twenties still be any good? I have several of them at home (Maryland, USA).”

No - they aren’t any good. Just like with that old U.S. money I had laying around, possession of the out-of-date bills is punishable of a fine, or prison for amounts over $1000. I did find a website though that will exchange the illegal bills for new ones - the cost of 5 cents/dollar seemed reasonable.

Although they are very busy, and I’m still waiting for my new bills to arrive.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 3:00:41 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Still good - we’re just changing the physical paper money, it’s still the same currency we’ve always had.

BTW, if your bills are REALLY old - like 1950s series - they may have collector’s value.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 3:01:19 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: tet68

That’s what I said!


17 posted on 05/08/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There no good, but you can send them to me. I like to collect obsolete money.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 3:05:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: canuck_conservative

They’re modern-day bills, just from around 2007, so they’ll look a little different from the new ones. Same color scheme, though.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: smokingfrog
They're
20 posted on 05/08/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Their money is more fun than ours

Just paper.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 05/08/2012 3:08:02 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: All


22 posted on 05/08/2012 3:13:04 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer)
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To: smokingfrog

Being Canadian it just might be “They’ure”. The pretentious overuse of the U is a common trait. LOL


23 posted on 05/08/2012 3:19:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s interesting that the Vimy Ridge memorial pictured on the bill is located in France, not Canada.


24 posted on 05/08/2012 3:54:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Better the Queen on it than Pierre Trudeau.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Will the old twenties still be any good? I have several of them at home (Maryland, USA).

They are good for now, but will be taken out of circulation eventually. You should be good for ten years or so before some clerk doesn't recognize them as legal tender.

26 posted on 05/08/2012 4:14:40 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: tet68

Reverse side of the bill in the Vimy Ridge Memorial

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/4976895.jpg


27 posted on 05/08/2012 4:19:46 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: smokingfrog; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Canada Ping.

It's easier for polymer bills to slide out of your pocket.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 4:20:38 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: ml/nj

Not anymore.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 4:22:58 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; fanfan; GMMAC; -YYZ-; smokingfrog

I thought of answering as smokingfrog did — but, seriously, fanfan has it right.


30 posted on 05/08/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

AH! I see it. It’s on the reverse side. The parliament tower is the space between the legs, the maple leaf flag is, er, well the fig leaf, and the two green jugs on either side of the Queen’s head are...well, you get the idea.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Mycroft Holmes

Naked Women??? How about Queen Liz II......jiggety, jiggety...


32 posted on 05/08/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: King Moonracer
How about Queen Liz II......jiggety, jiggety...

I hear she's a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say.

33 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Fiji Hill

The battle was instrumental in defining Canadian identity as distinct from Britain (in much the same way Gallipoli did for Australia & New Zealand).


34 posted on 05/08/2012 4:46:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: smokingfrog

Something similar happened back in 1954.

35 posted on 05/08/2012 4:47:47 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: tet68

If you can get past Liz’s penetrating glare, there are naked boobies on the backside... of the bill.


36 posted on 05/08/2012 4:54:13 PM PDT by bgill
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To: smokingfrog
Aging QE is right.

Then I looked at the back, and at first glance, I saw Jimmy Carter. Then back to the front, and she does look like Jimmy Carter.

37 posted on 05/08/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I love your tagline.


38 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: fanfan

Stolen from Albert Einstein. Or was that Yogi Berra?

I’ve found many occasions to quote it — especially in academic circles.

I’m done using it here — you can have it, if you want.


39 posted on 05/08/2012 5:23:47 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It’s kind of like a smile...

Something you give someone else, but still keep!

Thanks FRiend.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 5:45:23 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: fanfan
It's easier for polymer bills to slide out of your pocket.

LOL That was my impression of the new bills.
I have a hard enough time holding on to the old ones!

41 posted on 05/08/2012 6:03:47 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa
I have a hard enough time holding on to the old ones!

Back during Reagan's first term, the media played up "the velocity of money".

42 posted on 05/08/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Slings and Arrows

Would Laz hit it?


43 posted on 05/08/2012 8:48:44 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Every banknote issued by Canada is still legal tender, but a lot of older ones are worth more than face value (especially 1967 and pre-1954).


44 posted on 05/08/2012 8:51:19 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Fiji Hill

After WWI, the French government designated part of the battlefield to be Canadian soil, so technically the monument is in Canada, not France.


45 posted on 05/08/2012 8:55:58 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: ml/nj

Not paper- they’re plastic. It includes a couple of transparent sections. The $100 and $50 versions of the series are in circulation now.


46 posted on 05/08/2012 8:57:58 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Hummm...Now I will have go digging through my oddities box :) Thanks for the information.


47 posted on 05/08/2012 11:13:20 PM PDT by ssschev
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To: fanfan

A smile simile, nice.


48 posted on 05/09/2012 2:05:53 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Squawk 8888
Not paper- they’re plastic. It includes a couple of transparent sections.

A distinction without a difference.

Do you think this "plastic" would have any value if Canada ceases to exist? (Maple Leafs, of course, would.)

And BTW, Australia has had notes with transparent parts for at least 20 years now (which would be worthless if Australia ceases to exist).

ML/NJ

49 posted on 05/09/2012 4:13:48 AM PDT by ml/nj
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