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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If America is no longer able to control its internal currency you got bigger problems than whether or not it was "fiat" money.
Gold will then be stolen from the dead bodies of those who thought it would serve as a hedge against tough times.
Oh, I see. The government is required to spend money to protect the “unwary” from their own ignorance and ruin our money in the process.
I am very much in favor of security features in money that keep the unwary and children from passing around bad paper.
I'd prefer they print it in bright red and orange though ~
Well, your groceries cost more than mine. I just looked through my junk mail advertizments to check for sure. A gallon of chololat whole milk is going for 2.99/gallon. So a gallon of skim milk, no chocolate, should go for quite a bit less than that.
You’re right about the OJ though. I don’t buy milk or juice. But $3.79/gal for OJ is not very appealing.
A can of pop. But who buys only one gallon of gas? A tankfull will spare you 20 bucks.
Actually, you've hit the nail on the head. If the motivation for these redesigns is innocent, then the topic is trivial and hardly worth discussing. The reason I wrote this column is that I do not believe the motives are innocent.
Consider the fate of the Dutch guilder. First, they devalued the guilder in people's minds by making it look like play money. Then they removed the face of Admiral de Ruyter, a Dutch national hero. Note that currency designer Ootje Oxenaar called Admiral de Ruyter a "war criminal".
The final step in this process was the complete elimination of the Dutch guilder and its replacement by the Euro.
If the dollar redesign follows the same course, then the next step will be removing George Washington and other Founding Fathers from our bills and replacing them with various heroes and heroines of the left. Next, the dollar will be eliminated altogether and replaced with the Amero or some other such transnational currency.
If my suspicion is true, the purpose of these redesigns is to devalue the dollar in people's minds, so we will feel no sense of loss or outrage when it is finally eliminated.
Sorry, it goes into a pot by the front door. Buys a six-pack of Nevada Pale Ale every couple weeks. But I’d be happy to share a bottle of ale with you!
Dunno. Grape juice is clear, until you let it soak up color from the peels...
California’s a long way off ... So I’ll pass on the brew ... I’ll hoist a Dominion Stout in your honour, though.
Yep, colorizing your paper money is a guaranteed prelude to going "Euro".
THIS color isn't bad:
Don’t be difficult!!!!!!!
I see nothing ...
I've broken $50.00 filling up my mid sized sedan on several occasions lately.
Then it's failing in my case.
I find the newest series of notes visually interesting and esthetically pleasing. (OTOH, I quite literally put them under a microscope!).
Although I disagree that "the purpose of these redesigns is to devalue the dollar in people's minds", I agree that "we will feel no sense of loss or outrage when it is finally eliminated".
It's more subtle that making us not like the look of our money. It's to get us used to money frequently changing. After all, all three of the so-called Amero countries already use the same symbol -$- for their money. People will passively accept the new North American Dollar (or NAD) because it isn't all that much different than the last half a dozen changes to our bank notes.
The ones with the 'nads are ready to shove them down our throats at any excuse...
I’d be willing to drink the ale on your behalf...
That makes sense. But while they are inoculating us to frequent design changes, they must also get us used to unwelcome changes, that is, changes in the direction of postmodernist kitsch, as exemplified by the Euro.
Like you, I rather liked the design changes which were done from 1996 through 2007. However, the appearance this year of the purple "5" makes clear that much more radical changes lie ahead.
A government committee.
It's a wonder that looking at them doesn't make us want to instantly puke...
Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake? Children’s ice cream!...You know when fluoridation began?...1946. 1946, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That’s the way your hard-core Commie works. I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love...Yes, a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence. I can assure you it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women...women sense my power, and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake...but I do deny them my essence.
No. But I want them to be as hard as possible to counterfeit. As it stands right now, North Korea and Iran (among others) are counterfeiting US money to prop up their economies and hurt us.
Personally, I think that is an act of war, and should be dealt with the appropriate fashion, but, until then, we need to make currency as difficult as possible to counterfeit.
Actually, the U.S. government did not begin printing its own banknotes until 1862. Before that, only banks printed banknotes.
I'd estimate about .65 cents.
I just started pumping gas the other day, and sneezed...By the time I looked up, I was past 5 bucks.
I’m all for livening up the greenbacks. All color is cool. Blue, red, yellow, orange and purple The $100 bill should be a combination of the colors used on the $1 bill thru the $50 bill. Live a little.
Very nice ... was the coloring part of the original? It’s very similar to the graded color in some of our “new” bills.
Uh, a fiver does buy more than all that.
Might I ask where you're purchasing your gas, milk and cigarettes? If you have the address, please provide that too.
The main difference between me and a government design committee is that I recognize that I have limited design ability...
Color is not the problem. I love colorful money, when it is done right.
The problem is that we should not entrust the redesign of our national currency to artists imbued with postmodernist ideology. Their goal is to degrade the dollar, not glorify it. Sooner or later, their malice will work itself into their designs.
It is a question of motivation.
First they came for the twenties...
...and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t have any twenties...
I agree with Poe Richard’s comments. The designs and some of the colors are ugly, and have little to do with anti-counterfeiting tactics. If you like the designs provide another reason...
I use my debit card for nearly all purchases. Cash is so - last century. ;)
LOL — I have to admit it.
The main difference between one bunch of folks who think they are inadequate and another bunch (or an individual in this case) is simply that one bunch gets paid to come up with a decision OR ELSE.
You have absolutely no obligation to decide one way or the other.
Plus, anyone can be an editor.
I buy virtually everything with a credit card.
My debit card nicks me for a transaction fee at every turn.
My credit card gives me miles with every charge.
As long as I pay off my card in full every month, I’m going for the miles!
Hmmm. Good question.
I think it's because I seldom meet a government employee who doesn't think they are significantly better than any mere citizen.
How big are 1/50th oz gold coins?
I don’t buy cigarettes, but groceries I get at the cutrate bag your own grocery store. I live in iowa.
If you’re paying more than 5 bucks for a gallon of milk, you need to shop somewhere else. Same for the gas.
I’ve paid just short of a C note filling up a pickup.
But you responded to the above post with this below:
Uh, a fiver does buy more than all that.
Now you state this below:
If youre paying more than 5 bucks for a gallon of milk, you need to shop somewhere else. Same for the gas.
Which is it?
I think you missread something. The first line says “...a gallon of fuel, a gallon of milk, or a pack of cig...”
Notice the “or”. That means one of those things for 5 bucks. NOt all three for a total of 5 bucks.
And you stated this above.
What is the meaning of "all"?
Fine. I should’ve used “each”. But you already knew that.
I’ll drink to that!