Skip to comments.Just Say No to Purple Five-Dollar Bills
Posted on 04/02/2008 7:42:28 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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maybe a ploy to usher in new found support for the amero
Looks like “funny money.” Actually, quite appropriate under the present circumstances.
you must have alot of extra time to create so many fancy links
It must be the gay bill. The IsukEuro.
You clearly have too much time on your hands. Get a hobby or call Eliot Spitzer and get some telephone numbers for a few of his “companions”
What’s the problem... it *is* play money. Art imitates life.
The government is printing money at a breakneck pace. Who cares if a couple counterfeiters do the same? Be like Uncle Sam and fire up those printers!
Probably a supporter of one of K-State’s sports rivals (or Northwestern’s rivals).
Purple $5’s are popular here in Manhattan, KS, and probably in Evanston, IL as well.
Someone needs to chill out. I’ve seen the new $5 bill and it doesn’t look that bad. You should see some of the currencies is use around the world.
It make sense to use different sizes and colors for different bills. It makes it a lot easier for people to handle them in a hurry, helps prevent counterfeiting, and makes it a lot less likely you are going to hand someone the wrong bill when you’re drunk.
The author of this thing needs to step away from the straight vodka, stop worrying about the purity of his natural bodily fluids, and get a grip.
Barney is as queer as a new five dollar bill.
Why are American dollars so butt ugly?
My God, what would they have said if it were red instead of purple?
Until a $5 dollar bill buys more than a gallon of fuel, a gallon of milk, or a pack of cigarettes, I don’t give a crap what it looks like.
So you want US currency to look like other countries funny money?
I wont one ...
My question is: when they dump all these new bills into circulation do they remove an equal number of old bills? If not then doesn’t that cause inflation?
HEY...........what’s wrong with Vodka? I may not want to step away from it. May fall a little bit but I don’t have to step away.
Uh, a fiver does buy more than all that.
I have no use for pennies as change.
Please send all of your purple $5s to me!
It oughta pay for a lap dance in the San Francisco Castro district!
Yep, the $5 bill is the same as the $1 bill from just a few years ago. Change is all but worthless now.
You are posting to the author. Maybe you need to step away from the vodka.
BTW, I hate the new money.
Yeah right. You really suck at math don’t you? Either that or you shop at the wrong places.
I just paid $4.08 for a gallon of diesel fuel.
You really suck at reality, don't you?
Since the Euro, the Canadian dollar and the Yen (among other currencies) are increasing in value while the USD is decreasing, calling them “funny money” amounts to throwing stones in a glass house.
I don’t understand why anyone would want to counterfeit a five dollar bill in the first place. Talk about a lousy profit margin.
It’s my understanding that hundreds are the most often faked, followed by twenties.
These things are difficult to deal with ~ no matter what argument you might make the other side is going to say it's "not sufficiently tasteful" anyway.
So, why bother. Just skip straight to the insult ~ the writer is a Philistine. He has inferior taste. Blech!!!!!
Same as cash, which is just as good as money!
Spending a lot of money to make our currency less subject to counterfeit. I read somewhere that the first counterfeit twenties to be discovered were identified only because they turned up the day before the issue date for the official ones.
Replace the five dollar paper note with a five dollar silver coin. A $5 silver coin a tad thinner than the present penny would now be worth about $2 in silver.
Good point, because one has to ask, why now?
Ordinarily counterfeits are easily caught due to the many security features now included in our money. "Successful" counterfeits are quite rare since those security features are so difficult to copy.
I like the look of it. I like purple. (plum)
I have wondered if the continual altering of US notes is because of North Korea. I think NK’s primary export for some time has been US$100 notes.
Is this the plan? They’ll keep changing the appearance of money, gradually making “In God we trust” smaller with each new look, until among all the variations it gradually disappears completely and no one will notice.
Maybe the people with too much time on their hands are U.S. Treasury employees paid with our tax dollars. Sounds like a freakin’ art colony going on there.
It's not so much that good counterfeits can be made; rather, it's that so many hundreds of thousands of otherwise honest people can make counterfeits that are easily passed to the unwary.
You are a day late.
It looks fine to me too...but I’m color-blind. I will never understand the panic/fear that purple seems to generate in people.
A "successful" counterfeit is anything that the crook manages to unload without it being traced back to him. It doesn't matter if the money is detected as soon as his victim takes it to the bank if, by that point, the crook is long gone.
By that standard, U.S. currency has some problems based on the fact that a decent printer could produce a fake that would withstand a quarter-second glance, which is all some money is apt to get in some transactions. In some venues where lots of cash gets passed around (certain swap meets, etc.) it wouldn't be hard to find a vendor who doesn't look too closely at cash; even if one is caught, if one has bought and sold enough merchandise before using the funny money, one would have plausible deniability (e.g. one could claim that one must have been given the fake note by someone else--one would be out the value of the note, but could likely dodge prosecution).
IMHO, currency should include some reflective or iridescent features that are visually obvious from any angle. I have no idea if the new currency does anything like that.
No doubt. Its all a sinister plot Mandrake - they are all planning to steal our vital essence. I, for one, am ready for them Mandrake.
No. I pay 3.18 for a gallon of gas. I think. Maybe 3.28.
But even so, your change is a bit more than pennies.
You can buy two gallons of milk for 5 bucks.
I have no idea what a pack of cigs cost and I don’t really care.