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Just Say No to Purple Five-Dollar Bills
Poe.com ^ | April 2, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe

Posted on 04/02/2008 7:42:28 PM PDT by Richard Poe

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To: muawiyah

A color laser printer can’t replicate a watermark or embeded metalic strips. So BS to your theory.


51 posted on 04/02/2008 8:31:19 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: vox_freedom

Thats because he is the product of a 3 and 2 dollar bill


52 posted on 04/02/2008 8:31:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
We've had purple $10 bills for decades in Canada. And blue $5 bills, green $20s, etc.

That's just <drum roll...> loonie!

53 posted on 04/02/2008 8:32:39 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: mamelukesabre
So, it can't, and if you don't know to LOOK FOR THOSE THINGS then you don't know they aren't there. You would be one of the "unwary".

So, BS for your ignorant response ~ you should have at least read the entire comment.

54 posted on 04/02/2008 8:32:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mamelukesabre
I paid 3.49 a gallon for gas and quite coincidentally the very same for milk just today.

Orange juice however remains more expensive than gasoline.

I find it a bit ironic that a product from Florida USA that doesn't require refining is more expensive than a product the raw material for which must be shipped half way around the world before they can even begin turning it into a useful product.

L

55 posted on 04/02/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: supercat

Won’t be long and paper money is going to include imbedded video shorts.


56 posted on 04/02/2008 8:34:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: gdc314
"I will never understand the panic..."

Be afraid. Be very afraid.


57 posted on 04/02/2008 8:34:31 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Richard Poe

If you don’t like them, I’ll take them off your hands ...


58 posted on 04/02/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: mamelukesabre
A color laser printer can’t replicate a watermark or embeded metalic strips. So BS to your theory.

Does everyone who accepts a $5 or $10 bill examine the watermarks and other such features?

59 posted on 04/02/2008 8:35:49 PM PDT by supercat
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To: Richard Poe

Ridiculous. Instead of monopoly money I call it batman money.


60 posted on 04/02/2008 8:36:14 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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To: FReepaholic
The life of your average five dollar bill is under two years. When a bank gets a unfit bill they are required to return it to the federal reserve bank. They are then replaced with new bills. It is hard to imagine but I have seen twenty dollar bill delivered on a pallets by a forklift.
61 posted on 04/02/2008 8:36:15 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
We've had purple $10 bills for decades in Canada. And blue $5 bills, green $20s, etc.

Your currency sounds like a bowl of "Lucky Charms" cereal!

;-)

62 posted on 04/02/2008 8:38:08 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Richard Poe

I really think there are more important things to be concerned with. Pretty trivial.

Look at some of the moneys around the world, this stuff is tame and conservative.


63 posted on 04/02/2008 8:38:57 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: mamelukesabre
I have no idea what a pack of cigs cost and I don’t really care.

$4.50 in Albuquerque, $7.00 in Chicago, $9.00 in New York, and I do care.

What can you buy with your $0.80 change after buying a gallon of gas?

64 posted on 04/02/2008 8:39:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Lurker
Orange juice however remains more expensive than gasoline.

I find it a bit ironic that a product from Florida USA that doesn't require refining is more expensive than a product the raw material for which must be shipped half way around the world before they can even begin turning it into a useful product.

Aren't you glad that those "undocumented migrant workers" are keeping the cost of it down? /SARC

65 posted on 04/02/2008 8:40:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Richard Poe

I’m working on a solution to this embarrassment for America.

Until my project is complete, please simply send all of your $5 bills to me, postage paid, at:

1234 Georgetown Lane,
Georgetown, Cayman Is.


66 posted on 04/02/2008 8:41:52 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Lurker

Not to be a hack, but keep in mind the world isn’t drilling, nor can it, for orange juice to keep money moving.


67 posted on 04/02/2008 8:41:58 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: muawiyah
Copiers that can print high quality copies of money will recognize money and will not print
68 posted on 04/02/2008 8:43:26 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas
There are folks who are able to "fix" that particular problem.

In any case I said nothing about "copiers" ~ just printers.

69 posted on 04/02/2008 8:47:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: blam

Looks good to me.


70 posted on 04/02/2008 8:47:50 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: rock_lobsta

Maybe they are testing new printing techniques on the $5 bill that might go into the next redesign of the $100 bill.


71 posted on 04/02/2008 8:48:10 PM PDT by deks
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To: mamelukesabre

“You can buy two gallons of milk for 5 bucks.”

Where? Milk is over $5 a gallon in these parts.


72 posted on 04/02/2008 8:51:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Straight Vermonter: "You are a day late."

A day late? How so?

73 posted on 04/02/2008 8:56:21 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: M. Espinola
Good point, because one has to ask, why now (speculated launch of the Amero)?

I don't want to come off like a Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich nutbag, but maybe their idea (the big three) planned this economy collapse we are in right now. The "new" Amero, along with the merged economies (Canada/US and Mexico) will be touted as the only way to stabilize the individual countries economy this way (i.e. the EU).

The Amero may have to be a 3 sided coin to appease all 3 countries with their slogans and images.

Disclaimer: most of this was meant to get a laugh, but taken with it a grain of sea salt.

74 posted on 04/02/2008 9:01:54 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: deks

Why do people still use cash?

Debit cards and credit cards, folks.

Almost all banks cover all illegal charges if you report in a timely manner.

Instant, crystal clear records on your computer.

Almost no risk for robbery, except from a few morons like the Homocide Twins in Chapel Hill who posed for ATM photos.


75 posted on 04/02/2008 9:03:15 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Kirkwood; mamelukesabre; Lurker
Here's an interesting article on prices. Go to the WP and read the whole article.

Perils in The Price Of Rice

"That's an explosive mixture. It risks a kind of inflation that would trigger panic buying, hoarding and fears of mass political protest. Actually, this is already happening in Asia."

76 posted on 04/02/2008 9:03:27 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: elkfersupper

Good Lord! $9 for a pack of cigarettes??? I’m glad I don’t smoke! People must have to work an extra job just to be able to afford to continue smoking. I remember as a teenager being sent down to the store on the corner by my parents and paying less than a couple dollars for a pack!

(Organic milk is $6 a gallon here in Washington state, gas is about $3.40/gl.)


77 posted on 04/02/2008 9:13:49 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (I'd rather be single than wish I was.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
I remember as a teenager being sent down to the store on the corner by my parents and paying less than a couple dollars for a pack!

The first pack I bought was $0.25 from a vending machine and there was a new penny inside the celophane wrapper.

Oddly enough the profit margins per pack to "big tobacco" has remained roughly the same, with various governments extracting and accounting for the difference.

BTW, if you attempted to buy cigarettes these days as a teenager, you would be arrested and your parental units would be fined.

78 posted on 04/02/2008 9:19:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: supercat

Yes. It does. You must REALLY not look at money.


79 posted on 04/02/2008 9:24:52 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Richard Poe

Ho hum. We have fiat money. Eventually, its face value will equal its value as paper, and you can afford to burn it for heat.


80 posted on 04/02/2008 9:25:56 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Richard Poe
U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral recently told a group of grade-school students, "The bill is still a secret, and I can't tell you what it looks like. It will be very colorful, though!"

God, I hate that woman. And I hate what is happening to our money. "Cultural vandalism" is right.

81 posted on 04/02/2008 9:26:04 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: penowa

I once read that they’re paying a penny per year to keep a bill in circulation.

If that’s true, we’ll soon have no $1 bills, 5’ers could be next.


82 posted on 04/02/2008 9:27:12 PM PDT by Loud Mime (If Muslims love death, why do they have hospitals?)
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To: elkfersupper
"you would be arrested and your parental units would be fined." - lol - that's why I mentioned it! ;~) The good ole days! I can't believe I never picked up the habit. Glad I didn't, to be sure! I'm broke enough as it is.
83 posted on 04/02/2008 9:27:58 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (I'd rather be single than wish I was.)
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To: mamelukesabre
You can buy two gallons of milk for 5 bucks.

You can? Where?

84 posted on 04/02/2008 9:29:50 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: Richard Poe
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85 posted on 04/02/2008 9:31:32 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: DeLaine
I like purple. (plum)

You're plum crazy...

86 posted on 04/02/2008 9:36:13 PM PDT by null and void (It's 3 AM, do you know where Hillary is? Does she know where Bill is? Does Bill know what 'is' is?)
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To: null and void; DeLaine

I think they look grape.


87 posted on 04/02/2008 9:39:35 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas; DeLaine

See????

I told you guys only do 5 colors!


88 posted on 04/02/2008 9:45:17 PM PDT by null and void (It's 3 AM, do you know where Hillary is? Does she know where Bill is? Does Bill know what 'is' is?)
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To: Kirkwood

I agree. Unless there’s some conspiracy going on regarding reasons for the changes to our currency, I don’t see anything wrong with adding a little color and counterfeiting deterrent measures to our bills. Some people just hate “change”. It looks a little weird to me also having grown up with “plain” green bills, but I suspect I’ll get used to it with time.


89 posted on 04/02/2008 9:46:55 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (I'd rather be single than wish I was.)
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To: Blue Highway

(I think it’s kind of pretty)


90 posted on 04/02/2008 9:48:23 PM PDT by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
Some people just hate “change”.

Whatever. Some change is good, and some change sucks. The gay, easter pastel-colors that are being added to our currency is an example of change that sucks.

91 posted on 04/02/2008 9:59:09 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: Junior_G

Yup, it really is a case of “whatever”. lol On a scale of 1 to 10, what does it matter in the grand scheme of things in my life? Not a whit. Am I going to let it ruin my day every time I look at a dollar bill? Maybe you are, but I’m not. I’ve got bigger things that get me down - like thinking about who’s going to be our next president and where that will lead us or like the value of that dollar in my pocket, than getting irritated about petty, “sucky” changes like the color of the bills in my wallet.


92 posted on 04/02/2008 10:24:43 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (I'd rather be single than wish I was.)
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To: Blue Highway
this economy collapse

Check your email. SBS

93 posted on 04/02/2008 10:25:16 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: Marie2
(I think it’s kind of pretty)

You should see it under high magnification!

94 posted on 04/02/2008 10:42:56 PM PDT by null and void (It's 3 AM, do you know where Hillary is? Does she know where Bill is? Does Bill know what 'is' is?)
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To: Richard Poe

April Fools Day was yesterday.


95 posted on 04/02/2008 11:10:18 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Richard Poe

I think the new five looks fine. As one who grew up in the Far East using Military Payment Currency, the five is tame compared to MPC.


96 posted on 04/03/2008 1:11:10 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

[and paying less than a couple dollars for a pack!]

I remember going to the store to buy cigarettes for my parents. they were .25 cents and I got to keep the two cents included inside the pack.


97 posted on 04/03/2008 2:24:12 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: BunnySlippers

some people have way too much time on their hands...


98 posted on 04/03/2008 5:51:26 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Change is all but worthless now.

I'll be happy to take all that "worthless" change off your hands.

Even the pennies.

99 posted on 04/03/2008 5:56:16 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: null and void; ThomasThomas

Now now. We have to assume Thomas is a guy and he sees the difference between grape and plum.

One is purple toward the red side and one is purple on the blue side.

Now you, the engineer, tell me which one is which. Go ahead, I’m patient. (tap tap tap)


100 posted on 04/03/2008 6:14:31 AM PDT by DeLaine (Celebrate Southerness Y'all)
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