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  • Obama Re-election Commercial embedded in dollar bill!

    02/21/2012 9:51:28 AM PST · by jeffo · 51 replies
    Dollar Bill | 2/21/2012 | Jeffo
    OK, I just did this so I can confirm it... with a smart phone get a WIMO content reader... point it at the right side of a new dollar bill. Once it finds the embedded code you will be treated to an Obama re-election commercial. WTF... is this old news I missed or something? When did we start advertising on the money in the first place, and how is this legal?
  • The dollar bill: R.I.P.? (YES says the Super Committee)

    10/27/2011 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 95 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/27/2011 | The Week's Editorial Staff
    The deficit-cutting super committee may try to scrap the greenback, in the hopes that Americans will finally embrace the little-loved dollar coin Americans have pointedly rejected $1 coins for decades, but that was when they could pay with a greenback instead. Now a new proposal to phase out the dollar bill in favor of a new $1 coin is afoot. The congressional "super committee" charged with slashing the deficit says that such a move would save the government about $5.6 billion over 30 years, citing a Government Accountability Office estimate. Is it really time to kill the bill? Here's what...
  • Tea Partiers Want A New Dollar Coin And Refuse To Listen To The Free Market In The Process (?)

    10/02/2011 5:09:33 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 48 replies
    Capital Gains And Games ^ | September 28, 2011 | Stan Collender
    Over at TPM, Ryan Reilly has an intriguing post about the interest of some tea partiers for a new circulating dollar coin because it supposedly will save the federal government money.  This follows a story in the Huffington Post from a week ago about how Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) introduced a bill that would eliminate the dollar bill and substitute dollar coins.Here's some very personal and U.S. history about the dollar coin and why this is a terrible idea that is really nothing more than a corporate subsidy.Congress in the late 1990s mandated that the U.S. Mint create a new circulating...
  • 15 Things You Never Noticed on a Dollar.

    01/31/2010 5:26:20 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 37 replies · 2,438+ views
    Grandparents.com ^ | Jan 24 10 | Grandparents.com
    We’re serious. Did you know a dollar bill has hidden pictures, flecks of color, and mysterious symbols? And that’s just the beginning. What do all those seemingly random letters and Latin phrases mean, anyway?
  • Jefferson 'cold cash' blamed on FBI sting

    06/17/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,422+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/09 | Kristi Jourdan
    The attorney for William J. Jefferson tackled the "elephant in the room" in opening statements Tuesday, explaining the notorious $90,000 "cold cash" discovered in the former congressman's freezer as an FBI setup bid. Prosecutors, for their part, painted a portrait of a debt-ridden man selling out the public good. In his opening speech in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Jefferson attorney Robert Trout addressed the best-known detail in the case - the marked bills found by federal agents in Mr. Jefferson's freezer wrapped inside Pillsbury Pie Crust boxes. He described the money as the trial's "elephant in the room." He...
  • Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson)

    06/16/2009 9:12:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 980+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with bribery after federal agents found $90,000 in cash in his freezer. The case is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. William Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes, racketeering, money laundering and other crimes. Jefferson represented parts of New Orleans until losing re-election last year. Prosecutors say he received more than $500,000 and sought millions more for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.
  • MSNBC, CNN say Britney ad racist, but American people do not

    08/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 210+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 3, 2008 | Soren Dayton
    Exactly how wide is the gulf between elite media opinion and public opinion on matters of politics? Let’s put it this way, after Sen. Barack Obama falsely accused Sen. John McCain of saying he (Obama) doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency and has a funny name, Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, called Obama's "Dollar Bill" statement "self-deprecating": ANDREA MITCHELL: I have to tell you that the people who heard Barack Obama say what he said Wednesday night—and it's very similar to things he's said in Paris and Berlin and a lot of other stops—it's very self-deprecating. He says...
  • Only 22% Say McCain Ad Racist, But Over Half (53%) See Obama Dollar-bill Comment That Way

    08/03/2008 8:34:44 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 33 replies · 110+ views
    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of the nation’s voters say they’ve seen news coverage of the McCain campaign commercial that includes images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and suggests that Barack Obama is a celebrity just like them. Of those, just 22% say the ad was racist while 63% say it was not. However, Obama’s comment that his Republican opponent will try to scare people because Obama does not look like all the other presidents on dollar bills was seen as racist by 53%. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree. Both campaigns expressed a desire to move beyond the recent flap. On Saturday...
  • Judge upholds bribery charges against Jefferson

    05/28/2008 7:25:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 277+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/28/08 | Susan Crabtree
    A federal judge has refused to dismiss bribery charges against Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.). Jefferson is accused of orchestrating a complicated, and multi-layered scheme to receive bribes from companies seeking business in Western Africa. Proving bribery against a lawmaker is difficult because prosecutors must show that the defendant provided an “official act” such as a voting a certain way or sponsoring legislation in return for money or items he received. His lawyers argued that Jefferson didn’t do anything in his capacity as a congressman that could be considered a bribe. U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III turned that legal...
  • Case against congressman began in Africa (William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson)

    02/26/2008 5:26:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 125+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Cain Burdeau - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - During President Clinton's trip to Africa in 1998, Rep. William Jefferson joined the cadre of politicians, press advisers, trade experts and foreign diplomats aboard Air Force One. For the next 12 days, Jefferson was never far behind as the president strolled arm-in-arm with Nelson Mandela, mourned the human cost of the slave trade and bounced across the savannah in a safari car. A decade later, the trip looks increasingly like the starting point for a pattern of corruption Jefferson allegedly established during the expansion of African trade that followed Clinton's visit. "He was perceived as someone who...
  • Jefferson court date moved to Feb. 25

    12/14/2007 11:36:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 109+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/07 | Mike Soraghan
    A federal judge has set the corruption case of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) for Feb. 25. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis reluctantly granted Jefferson's lawyer's request for a continuance. But he gave them an extra six weeks instead of the four months they sought. "You'll just have to get it done," Ellis said. The nine-term congressman is accused of taking more than $500,000 in bribes and demanding millions more for himself and his family members from 11 different companies interested in securing business contracts in Africa.
  • "Dollar Bill's" Other Schemes (William Jefferson)

    11/18/2007 8:21:42 AM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 101+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Nov. 18, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Jazz Shaw at Middle Earth Journal noticed a story buried at the Washington Post regarding the biggest embarrassment in the House of Representatives, William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson. The man who commandeered a National Guard detachment to act as his personal moving company during Hurricane Katrina and who kept $90,000 in bribe money in his freezer had new allegations of corruption filed in federal court on Friday. These won't result in new criminal charges, but they do show how Dollar Bill liked to redistribute wealth from the rich to the Jeffersons: Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.)...
  • Jefferson [Democrat, Louisiana] Seeks To Dismiss Bribery Charges

    10/14/2007 7:54:45 AM PDT · by khnyny · 24 replies · 60+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2007 | Matthew Barakat
    The bribery charges against Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who was videotaped accepting $100,000 in cash, should be dismissed because such an act is technically closer to influence-peddling, defense argued yesterday in an Alexandria courtroom. Jefferson's attorneys made no admission that he engaged in improper conduct, but one, Amy Jackson, argued that even if the government's allegations are true, they do not constitute bribery under federal law. "We think using influence is not a bribe," Jackson told U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in seeking to have some of the charges dismissed. Prosecutors scoffed at the argument, and Ellis seemed...
  • Appeals Court Invalidates FBI Raid on Rep. Jefferson’s Office

    08/03/2007 12:08:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies · 768+ views
    Democratic Times of NY ^ | 08.03.07 | By Seth Stern and Alan K. Ota, CQ Staff
    A federal appeals court ruled Friday that last year’s FBI raid on the Capitol Hill office of Rep. William J. Jefferson, D-La., improperly exposed legislative materials to executive review and ordered the return of some of the documents seized.
  • Federal Court Rules FBI Raid on Rep. William Jefferson's Office Unconstitutional

    08/03/2007 3:34:45 PM PDT · by Revel · 88 replies · 1,375+ views
    AP ^ | 8/3/07
    WASHINGTON — The FBI violated the Constitution when agents raided U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's office last year and viewed legislative documents in a corruption investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The court ordered the Justice Department to return any legislative documents it seized from the Louisiana Democrat's office on Capitol Hill. The court did not order the return of all the documents seized in the raid and did not say whether prosecutors could use any of the records against Jefferson in their bribery case. Jefferson argued that the first-of-its-kind raid trampled congressional independence. The Constitution prohibits the executive branch...
  • Lawmakers being investigated (as of 7/31/07)

    07/31/2007 12:47:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | AP
    Members of Congress recently under scrutiny by federal authorities: ___ Senate Republicans: _Ted Stevens of Alaska, sixth term. Stevens is under a federal investigation for his relationship with Bill Allen, an oil field services contractor who was convicted this year of bribing state lawmakers. Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service searched the senator's Alaska home on Monday. ___ House Republicans: _Don Young of Alaska, 18th term. Young is under federal investigation as part of an ongoing corruption probe, according to a federal law enforcement official. Part of the Young investigation involves his campaign finance practices. _John Doolittle of...
  • Unsealed documents in Jefferson case reveal new details

    07/27/2007 11:03:59 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 25 replies · 1,123+ views
    nola.com ^ | 07/27/07 | Bill Walsh
    WASHINGTON -- Newly unsealed documents in the federal bribery case against Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, describe a plan to steer profits to the son of the president of Ghana and a frantic effort to get the congressman to revive a lucrative deal in Nigeria as it appeared to unravel. The papers also state that Jefferson stored some of the of money he took from an FBI informant in soy burger boxes and other food containers in the freezer his Capitol Hill home. For nearly two years, the Justice Department resisted legal efforts by The Times-Picayune and The Washington Post...
  • William Jefferson's (D-La) Campaign Donations Virtually Stop (Ya think?)

    07/20/2007 7:44:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 731+ views
    WDSU ^ | 7/20/07
    Jefferson's Campaign Donations Virtually StopNew Orleans Congressman Faces Federal Indictment UPDATED: 10:52 am CDT July 20, 2007 NEW ORLEANS -- While facing federal bribery charges, U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of New Orleans managed to raise less than $20,000 for a 2008 re-election campaign, according to a review of federal campaign finance reports by The Times-Picayune. The federal reports show Jefferson's campaign debt stands at $281,884 in outstanding loans. He received nine contributions, totaling $18,500, in the second quarter of the year. By contrast, U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery of Shreveport led the Louisiana House delegation in fundraising, posting $424,354 in contributions...
  • Jefferson pleads not guilty to bribery

    06/08/2007 9:22:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 800+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/07 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of soliciting more than $500,000 in bribes while using his office to broker business deals in Africa. Jefferson, D-La., said he understood the charges during the federal court hearing. He was released on $100,000 unsecured bond. "I am absolutely innocent of the charges that have been leveled against me," Jefferson said afterward. "I'm going to fight my heart out to clear my name." As conditions for his release, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III denied the congressman access to shotguns and rifles in his...
  • Judge puts freeze on Jefferson's assets

    06/07/2007 12:55:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,485+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/07 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge Thursday froze the assets of Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., who was indicted this week on charges of soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Among the 16 criminal counts Jefferson is facing is a criminal forfeiture count, and prosecutors have already said they will seek to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jefferson that they believe he obtained illicitly by peddling his influence to help broker business deals in Africa. Jefferson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court. The restraining order issued by U.S. District...
  • GOP seeks to expel Jefferson from House

    06/05/2007 12:42:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,397+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republicans moved Tuesday to seek Rep. William J. Jefferson's expulsion from the House, a day after the Louisiana Democrat was indicted on charges of receiving more than $500,000 in bribes. Jefferson, meanwhile, relinquished his seat on the House Small Business Committee before members of his own party could vote to kick him off the panel. In a two-paragraph letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), Jefferson, 60, said he was taking the step "in the light of recent developments in a legal matter." Republicans, citing Pelosi's election-season promise to run the most ethical House in history,...
  • Jefferson to take leave from House panel

    06/05/2007 10:10:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 753+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/5/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. William J. Jefferson told congressional leaders Tuesday that he plans to take a temporary leave of absence from the House Small Business Committee after his indictment on charges of receiving more than $500,000 in bribes, according to a Democratic leadership aide. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because Jefferson's announcement had not been made public, said the Louisiana Democrat was stepping down while his legal affairs are resolved. A spokeswoman for the congressman did not have immediate comment. Jefferson's decision to take a leave from the panel comes a few days before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
  • Feds say La. congressman to be indicted (Rep. William "Dollar Bill" Jefferson)

    06/04/2007 10:15:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/4/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - An indictment charging Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., in a long-running bribery investigation is being announced Monday, federal officials said. The indictment is being handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. A press conference was being organized for late Monday in Washington to discuss the case.
  • Scrap the Greenback! -- It's time to get rid of the dollar bill

    03/16/2007 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 141 replies · 19,305+ views
    Slate ^ | March 15, 2007 | Christopher Bonanos
    Scrap the Greenback!It's time to get rid of the dollar bill. By Christopher Bonanos So the United States is introducing dollar coins, again. Earlier this month, the Treasury put George Washington's face on a golden coin, the first in a limited run that will eventually include almost every American president. (Only presidents who have been dead two years will be depicted, so if Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and the Bushes are still healthy when their turns arrive, the series will end with the Gipper.) This is the government's fourth attempt to move American spenders from dollar bills to dollar coins,...
  • Democrats want Rep. Jefferson out of post

    06/08/2006 5:32:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 985+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders worked to strip embattled Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) of his committee assignment on Thursday after the Louisiana lawmaker rebuffed repeated calls to step aside pending completion of a federal bribery investigation. Jefferson, at the center of an increasingly complicated legal and political controversy with racial overtones, insisted he would not go quietly. "I can guarantee" he will not voluntarily step aside, said Melanie Roussell, his spokeswoman. The congressman has not been indicted and has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, with authority over taxes, Medicare, trade,...
  • Congressional Leaders Batting For Louisiana's Bill Jefferson

    06/08/2006 11:25:45 AM PDT · by StJacques · 7 replies · 773+ views
    BayouBuzz.com ^ | June 8, 2006 | Jeff Crouere
    Yesterday, congressional leaders were on their soapbox again, defending the tainted New Orleans congressman, Bill Jefferson. Despite mountains of evidence that has been released to the public, guilty pleas from former associates and $90,000 in FBI marked cash found in his freezer, Congress seems more concerned about the search of Jefferson’s office than the potential misconduct of one of their colleagues. . . . . . . Unfortunately for Congress, as more and more corruption is uncovered on Capitol Hill, the Justice Department will need to continue their aggressive tactics in conducting investigations. Although congressional leaders want to tie the...
  • Lawmakers seek ruling on Jefferson search

    06/07/2006 6:15:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 715+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/06 | Toni Locy - ap
    WASHINGTON - House leaders from both parties asked a federal judge Wednesday to declare the late-night search of Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record)'s office unconstitutional, a move that could undermine part of a lengthy bribery investigation of the Louisiana Democrat. In a 43-page court filing, the House leaders accused the FBI and Justice Department of conducting a heavy-handed search of Jefferson's office May 20-21 and threatening the balance of power in government in the process. The FBI raid violated "more than 200 years of comity and respect for a coordinated branch of government" when agents showed up unannounced...
  • Bill & Hillary...Caption this picture.

    01/17/2003 9:47:44 PM PST · by eldoradude · 77 replies · 435+ views
    N/A ^ | 1.17.03 | Self
    Hey Freepers! Craption this!
  • Where's George?

    09/08/2002 7:26:14 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 394+ views
    < snip >Welcome!Do you ever wonder where that paper money in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? This is the place to find out. All you need to do is enter the denomination, series, and serial number of any US dollar bill, and your current USA ZIP or Canadian Post Code in the box below. If you are from Canada, be sure to checkout Where's Willy? to track your Canadian Currency!
  • The One Dollar Bill

    05/19/2002 2:29:35 PM PDT · by ABC123 · 51 replies · 5,883+ views
    Unknown | 05-19-02 | Unknown
    ONE DOLLAR BILL Take out a one dollar bill, and look at it. The one dollar bill you're looking at first came off the presses in 1957 in its present design. This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and linen blend, with red and blue minute silk fibers running through it. It is actually material. We've all washed it without it falling apart. A special blend of ink is used, the contents we will never know. It is overprinted with symbols and then it is starched to make it water resistant and pressed to give it that nice...