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01-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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Government once again intervenes. Once again taking away or basic liberties.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...19.html?hp=l21



Police state tactics.

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01-07-2013, 06:57 PM
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Government once again intervenes. Once again taking away or basic liberties.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...19.html?hp=l21



Police state tactics.
Unfortunately for Senator Paul, it's the states which set the drinking age, so he can't blame the federal government here.

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Government once again intervenes. Once again taking away or basic liberties.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...19.html?hp=l21



Police state tactics.
You forgot to include this in your post...


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01-07-2013, 07:46 PM
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Unfortunately for Senator Paul, it's the states which set the drinking age, so he can't blame the federal government here.
well, the federal government basically strong-arms the states into setting 21 as the legal age by withholding some transportation funding if the states have a lower legal age.

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01-07-2013, 07:56 PM
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well, the federal government basically strong-arms the states into setting 21 as the legal age by withholding some transportation funding if the states have a lower legal age.
I know, just being a smarta**.

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01-07-2013, 08:03 PM
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well, the federal government basically strong-arms the states into setting 21 as the legal age by withholding some transportation funding if the states have a lower legal age.
But the states should be almost entirely autonomous; they shouldn't lean on the evil FEDs.

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You forgot to include this in your post...

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http://news.yahoo.com/google-exec-ge...071422536.html

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Students at North Korea's premier university showed Google's executive chairman Tuesday how they look for information online: they Google it.

But surfing the Internet that way is the privilege of only a very few in North Korea, whose authoritarian government imposes strict limits on access to the World Wide Web.

Google's Eric Schmidt got a first look at North Korea's limited Internet usage when an American delegation he and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are leading visited a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang. Other members of the delegation on the unusual four-day trip include Schmidt's daughter, Sophie, and Jared Cohen, director of the Google Ideas think tank.

Schmidt, who is the highest-profile U.S. business executive to visit North Korea since leader Kim Jong Un took power a year ago, has not spoken publicly about the reasons behind the journey to North Korea.

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01-08-2013, 09:58 AM
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His plan was as simple as it was brilliant: Frieman just drove around in one of California’s carpool lanes by himself until he eventually was stopped by police for not having an additional person in the car.

Once Frieman was finally pulled over, he handed the officer a certificate of incorporation and voila!! According to the Supreme Court’s own precedent, Frieman suddenly had two “people” in his vehicle. Obviously, the officer still gave him the $481 ticket, so today Frieman is heading to traffic court to argue his case.

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01-09-2013, 07:35 PM
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That's right. That is the signature of the new Treasury Secretary

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01-09-2013, 11:24 PM
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That's right. That is the signature of the new Treasury Secretary
That's pretty cool, I like when people have signatures that aren't just their name, something unique and all that. Like Kurt Vonnegut's drawing.

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01-10-2013, 01:06 AM
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I have no idea why anyone cares. Does anyone really care what their money looks like?

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I have no idea why anyone cares. Does anyone really care what their money looks like?
Us Canadians most certainly do - we also like pretty colours for our paper money and our loonie and toonie coins.






And commemorative coins.
http://www.mint.ca/



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01-10-2013, 04:55 AM
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I don't like Canada's new polymer notes/bills. I get that they're more durable, but I find them too thin and they don't fold properly. I'm sure I'll get used to them eventually. I do like the fact that part of the bill is see-through. That's kind of cool.

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01-10-2013, 08:24 AM
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I don't like Canada's new polymer notes/bills. I get that they're more durable, but I find them too thin and they don't fold properly. I'm sure I'll get used to them eventually. I do like the fact that part of the bill is see-through. That's kind of cool.
Don't worry. At this rate, they'll change them again by the end of the year.

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01-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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I have no idea why anyone cares. Does anyone really care what their money looks like?
it can be interesting to talk about. I think it's going to be funny to see that signature on the bills

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01-10-2013, 01:17 PM
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Obama's gonna take away our guns and freedoms and ensure we can't worship Jesus anymore. Quick! Let's propose and vote for legislation that gives him the ability to indefinitely detain American citizens.

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I don't like Canada's new polymer notes/bills. I get that they're more durable, but I find them too thin and they don't fold properly. I'm sure I'll get used to them eventually. I do like the fact that part of the bill is see-through. That's kind of cool.
The new polymer $100 bills melted after being kept near a heater according to an Ontario woman.




Confronted with photos of melted $100 bills, the Bank of Canada staunchly defended its new series of plastic currency as “the most durable bank notes ever issued” in the country.

The statement followed remarks by a credit union teller in Kelowna, B.C., who told a local radio station Tuesday she had seen melted polymer bills stuck together during a heat wave.

And this month, a Cambridge, Ont., woman says she received a $800 reimbursement cheque from the central bank for melted bills.

But the Bank of Canada maintains the new currency can survive temperatures of up to 140C.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07...spite-melting/

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The Bank of Canada says its new $50 and $100 polymer bank notes will last much longer than the old paper-based versions. But that added durability doesn't mean they're indestructible.

Several reports have appeared about the new bills melting, crinkling or otherwise shrivelling after exposure to very high temperatures.

On Tuesday, radio station CKFR in Kelowna, B.C., quoted a local credit union teller, Brittney Halldorson, saying staff at her credit union have seen the new bills melting in the summer heat.

"We're finding temperatures in cars, we've seen it a few times now, where three or four melt together," she told the station.

A woman in Cambridge, Ont., told the Cambridge Times last January that eight of the new $100 polymer notes shrivelled when her son put them in a tin that he placed near a heater.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...otes-melt.html

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Still better than that Texas school board that was against teaching critical thinking skills, though.

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Eric Bolling is also the guy who asked if Warren Buffett is a socialist.

In his past life he was a commodities trader, which just goes to show how intelligent you need to be to work in the financial industry.

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Eric Bolling is also the guy who asked if Warren Buffett is a socialist.

In his past life he was a commodities trader, which just goes to show how intelligent you need to be to work in the financial industry.
I work in commodities and trust me, there is no one even remotely that stupid that I know. Although I do work in options so that probably eliminates some of the potential morons.

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I work in commodities and trust me, there is no one even remotely that stupid that I know. Although I do work in options so that probably eliminates some of the potential morons.
I don't mean to say that traders/people in finance are stupid, but rather that I just don't like to hear that they deserve to make huge amounts of money because they're well-educated and intelligent. I have known some traders who were absolute mouth-breathers.

By the way, this made me laugh from that story:

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Bolling advised parents to read their children’s history books because his son’s textbook addressed the Iraq war “and they were very, very liberally biased, saying George Bush went in there because he heard there were weapons of mass destruction and they were never found. It was a very liberal bias to the history books.”
Yes what a huge liberal bias, for textbooks to contain facts!!!

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I don't mean to say that traders/people in finance are stupid, but rather that I just don't like to hear that they deserve to make huge amounts of money because they're well-educated and intelligent. I have known some traders who were absolute mouth-breathers.

By the way, this made me laugh from that story:



Yes what a huge liberal bias, for textbooks to contain facts!!!
I read that as well. So the slimy little ******* is going to ruin his own kid then?

I swear, the more I read it, the more I believe it's an Onion article, but I know it won't come true.

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