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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:04 PM

Right wingers urged not to accept new dollar coins

One of my low-information Facebook friends just shared this:



REFUSE NEW COINS
This simple action will make a strong statement.
Please help do this.. Refuse to accept these when they are
handed to you.
I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a
... dollar bill instead.
The lady just smiled and said 'way to go' , so she had read
this e -mail.
Please help out..our world is in enough trouble
without this too!!!!!
U.S. Government to Release
New Dollar Coins
You guessed it
'IN GOD WE TRUST'IS GONE from the front and back!!!

If ever there was a reason to boycott something,
THIS IS IT!!!!

DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS
AS CHANGE

Together we can force them out of circulation..

Please send
to all on
your mailing
list!


Since December 27th, over 205,000 morons have shared this.
If fact 'In God We Trust' is on the coin. It's milled along the edge of the coin, along with 'E Pluribus Unum' (The motto all those "Strict Constitutionalists" can never seem to remember) and the year.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp

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Reply Right wingers urged not to accept new dollar coins (Original post)
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 OP
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #1
louis-t Jan 2013 #2
progressoid Jan 2013 #10
Iris Jan 2013 #39
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #41
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #3
kentauros Jan 2013 #19
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #36
mattclearing Jan 2013 #40
kentauros Jan 2013 #46
ileus Jan 2013 #4
progressoid Jan 2013 #14
ileus Jan 2013 #22
Jenoch Jan 2013 #26
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #37
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #45
ileus Jan 2013 #43
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #5
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #6
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #9
TransitJohn Jan 2013 #13
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #38
tanyev Jan 2013 #7
CTyankee Jan 2013 #21
phantom power Jan 2013 #8
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #11
RagAss Jan 2013 #12
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #15
zappaman Jan 2013 #16
progressoid Jan 2013 #17
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #18
Puha Ekapi Jan 2013 #20
Jim Lane Jan 2013 #23
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #24
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #25
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #27
Bjornsdotter Jan 2013 #28
samsingh Jan 2013 #29
brooklynite Jan 2013 #30
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #31
Irishonly Jan 2013 #32
Archae Jan 2013 #33
lib2DaBone Jan 2013 #34
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #48
Historic NY Jan 2013 #35
davidpdx Jan 2013 #42
quaker bill Jan 2013 #44
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #47
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #49

Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:06 PM

1. Teh STOOPID

 

it burns.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:07 PM

2. Yep, the stupid emails disappear for awhile, then...

some ignoramus resurrects them.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:41 PM

10. Yep. I got that one about 4 years ago.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:24 AM

39. Facebook has given them new life.

"obviously she read the email"

Yeah. Totally obvious.

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Response to Iris (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:30 AM

41. Yeah, I liked that bit too.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:08 PM

3. I will gladly take the dollar coins!

I would much prefer those to paper money.

I don't care what's on them, or what isn't!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:56 PM

19. I like the coins, too :)

I really wish we'd go with the Canadian standard (same for New Zealand and maybe others) of dumping the dollar bill, and issuing one- and two-dollar coins in its place. Canada still has the penny, but NZ dropped that and the nickel, though I don't think they have $2 coins like Canada.

Another good fact to remember: coins last 30 years or more. Paper bills last, at most, 18 months.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:34 AM

36. New Zealand has $2 coins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_dollar

And the Royal Canadian Mint announced that the penny (cent) was going to be phased out.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/03/29/federalbudget-flaherty-penny-cent.html

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:25 AM

40. As does Australia.

Australia also has no penny and single payer healthcare.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:35 AM

46. Okay, I didn't know that.

I didn't remember the two-dollar coin when I visited in 2009.

Thanks for the links

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:09 PM

4. Old news...if you can find one of the coins without IGWT

it's worth a nice little sum as a collectors coin. I think this was an error from the first of the President issued coins 5 or 6 years ago.

They moved IGWT to the edge to make room for the front and rear images, some of the first ones it was omitted by mistake.

You'd have to be a dumbass to turn down a 50 dollar coin.

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Response to ileus (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:44 PM

14. I hit "reply all" to that email and asked everyone to send me theirs

At the time they were selling for about $100 a piece on ebay.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:45 PM

22. They've went up from the last time I checked.

Of course I used to buy 1921 morgans for 7 bucks also. LOL

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Response to ileus (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:55 PM

26. How about finding ANY $1 coin?

I have never gotten one. I've never seen the new ones at all.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:16 AM

37. buy stamps from a machine at a postoffice with a $20 and your change will

be in dollar coins.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:41 AM

45. None of the post offices around here have those machines any more

There's an all purpose machine in the lobby that takes credit or debit cards only.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:23 AM

43. I used to buy 5 a week

I walk by a vending machine in the hospital everyday. Pop in a 5 and hit coin return it gives me 5 to sort through.

Been doing it for years just because I like the dollars. I don't do it very often maybe once a month these days...

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:10 PM

5. "Together we can force them out of circulation.. "

And next we're all going to not buy gas for a day!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:10 PM

6. Our currency doesn't have room to print an endorsement of every sect.




So why favor just one? Leave it off.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:50 PM

9. We need to change the National Motto back to E Pluribus Unum.

The Cold War is over, and so it should be for the reign of "In God We Trust".

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:44 PM

13. Yep.

E Pluribus Unum is all that America should stand for at its best.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:21 AM

38. "In God We Trust" was first introduced on a coin (the 2-cent pice) in 1864

and was legally required to appear on all silver coins above 10 cents face value, and all gold coins above $3 face value, in 1866. It was temporarily removed from two denominations of gold coins by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907 and early 1908, but public outcry compelled Congress to override Roosevelt's directive. Curiously, no one seems to have raised a fuss when the motto was not included on the Buffalo/Indian Head nickel that was introduced in 1913 after it had been displayed on its predecessor, the Liberty Head/V nickel.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:27 PM

7. But, but I thought they were all about cutting expenses and eliminating government waste?????

"Protecting taxpayer dollars has never been more critical. One area where Americans may be surprised to learn we can save money is in our currency. By making this transition from a dollar bill to a dollar coin, the U.S. will save $184 million a year and nearly $6 billion over 30 years."

http://www.coinnews.net/2011/10/03/coins-act-would-eliminate-dollar-bill-replace-with-1-coin/

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:22 PM

21. I think they think it is a socialist plot! The Euro has small change, and a 1 euro and 2 euro coin

and bills in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 euros (maybe more but I don't have a need to go any higher!).

Geez, what has gotten into their knickers on this to give them such a twist?

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:44 PM

8. I guess they need something to be outraged over until the next annual war on christmas

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:43 PM

11. They really are dumber than a box of rocks. n/t

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:43 PM

12. How tiring are these fucking cretins getting ?

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Response to RagAss (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:44 PM

15. They passed tiring years ago.

Now it's just maddening.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:45 PM

16. Wait...what?

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:47 PM

17. The thing they DON'T bitch about is that the word "Liberty" was removed.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:49 PM

18. That about says it all, doesn't it? nt

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 07:04 PM

20. Thanks!

I'll make it a point to stock up on them and spend them where they are likely to cause the most head explosions!


Morans!



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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:40 PM

23. Dang, you got my hopes up.

Halfway through your post I was already thinking about a reverse boycott -- about never spending dollar bills, only coins, and trying to get the coins rather than bills as change. It would be nice to be able to buy a slice of pizza without being forced to hand out advertising for other people's beliefs that I don't share.

What a letdown to find that the coins actually do have the advertising slogan on them.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:49 PM

24. To meet these folks "halfway", I'd have to drink a half gallon of rot gut right after

a do it yourself lobotomy and stay up three days straight watching The Learning Channel.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:52 PM

25. ...or a half hour of Fox and Friends (nt)

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:59 PM

27. I'll even pay them for those crappy coins they don't want. I'll give them $.50/coin, what a deal for

them to get rid of that worthless stuff.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:02 PM

28. I suspect that I'll soon see this

....from a few of my idiot acquaintances.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:09 PM

29. stupid

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:15 PM

30. So, demand "paper" money, rather than real coinage...

...makes perfect sense.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:21 PM

31. I went to a doctor's office that did not take cash or checks, only insurance.

I took my business elsewhere, needless to say.


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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:24 PM

32. Sometimes you can't fix stupid

Right wingers should come with a warning-being around them is bad for your health.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:28 PM

33. I have a dollar coin, in my hand. It has "In God We Trust" on the face.

Underneath Millard Fillmore's face and slightly to the left.

(Well, that's who I got...)

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:45 PM

34. The politicians argue that because we no longer have pennies and nickels in our change...

 

Once the dollar coin is introduced.. the merchants will "round down" the costs of goods sold. (ROFL)

Has ANYONE ever seen a restaurant, hotel, Bar or grocery store round "DOWN" anything?

If your bill is $24.60.. it will be rounded UP to $25.00 to accomodate the new coin structure.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:59 AM

48. Which politicians argue that? Are they really so stupid to think nickels have disappeared?

How can anyone take someone so badly informed at all seriously? Even if pennies disappear one day (and there is no official proposal to get rid of them), that would mean prices are round to 5 cents, not a dollar.

"If your bill is $24.60.. it will be rounded UP to $25.00 to accomodate the new coin structure." - a truly astounding display of stupidity. Is that Glenn Beck, perhaps? Having coins worth $1 doesn't magically destroy all the other coins.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:21 AM

35. I'll buy all those old mistakes or replace them..

with new bills..

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:19 AM

42. I've jettison most of those type of people from my Facebook list

I just can't deal with them anymore. One of the ones I defriended I took a swipe at yesterday by putting @ and then tagging the post with their name. It wasn't a nice thing to do I know, especially to someone I've known for 20 years.

I think we should spread a rumor that the government has planted microchips in them. They are stupid enough they would believe it to.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:39 AM

44. So now I have to get a roll of them

WE should help get them into circulation for this reason alone.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:36 AM

47. "Way to go."

An E-mail is just not truly right wing if it doesn't include multiple lies in it.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:03 AM

49. Take "IGWT" off all money, and the right wing will have to go to a barter system.

Sounds like a plan to me!!

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