Out of the Blue

I got three of the semi-new US dollar coins in change over the weekend, the first time I've ever seen any first-hand, even though they were introduced a few years ago. Coincidentally, The Simpsons made a joke last night about how they were contemplating making dollar coins out of chocolate for all the use they get. Meanwhile, hundreds of years of inflation have passed since our monetary system was devised, but the Treasury Department still pumps out pennies by the ton so we can calculate change to the second decimal place, but dollar coins still meet with resistance here. Too bad, something I enjoyed while visiting England many years ago was being able to buy things with pound coins... it made me feel like something out of an old movie to be able to buy a drink with coinage (you can do that here too, but you'll get a look).

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Mar 15, 2003, 18:06
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Mar 15, 2003, 18:06
 
ANGRY FOR COINS!!

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Mar 15, 2003, 18:04
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Mar 15, 2003, 18:04
 
dance, coinbird, dance

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Mar 15, 2003, 16:57
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Mar 15, 2003, 16:57
 
good report son, good use of coins!


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Mar 15, 2003, 16:55
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Mar 15, 2003, 16:55
 
i promise to help children and help coins... i like children and coins


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Mar 15, 2003, 16:54
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Mar 15, 2003, 16:54
 
all your coin are belong to coinbird


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Mar 13, 2003, 16:44
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Mar 13, 2003, 16:44
 
pwned


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Mar 13, 2003, 14:02
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Mar 13, 2003, 14:02
 
www.coinbird.com video one is the best


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Mar 13, 2003, 13:57
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Mar 13, 2003, 13:57
 nin
 
Ya know, I'm sure there's a joke here, but I'll be damned if I can figure it out...

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Mar 13, 2003, 13:02
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Mar 13, 2003, 13:02
 
NEIN!!!


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Mar 12, 2003, 20:01
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Mar 12, 2003, 20:01
 
COIN-EEE!


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Re: No subject
Mar 11, 2003, 23:37
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Mar 11, 2003, 23:37
 
HIS BEAK IS MADE OF METAL

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Mar 11, 2003, 23:35
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Mar 11, 2003, 23:35
 
ANGRY FOR COOOIIIINNSS!


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Mar 11, 2003, 17:29
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Mar 11, 2003, 17:29
 
For every coin there is an equal and opposite bird.


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Mar 11, 2003, 16:51
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Mar 11, 2003, 16:51
 
COIN BAAAAAHHHD!

Coinbird = teh win


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Re: What do you think..
Mar 11, 2003, 09:06
nin
 
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Mar 11, 2003, 09:06
 nin
 
--Welcome back nin. Sorry I didn't keep up with fred the way you do.

Thanks, man...can't believe I went a whole week w/o internet access. Talk about UNPLUGGED. You'd be amazed how much time you end up with!

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Couple of clarifications
Mar 11, 2003, 08:24
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Couple of clarifications Mar 11, 2003, 08:24
Mar 11, 2003, 08:24
 
UK Currency, yes we did have pound notes. The coins were introduced because 1) inflation was eroding the value of the pound and 2) coins are better value for small change for a treasury, since they last longer and cost little more to produce. edit I liked pound notes,bagpuss and blakes 7 but sadly the 70's had to end sometime

UK Income Tax. National Insurance in the UK is also an Income Tax, thus top tax rates rise to 51% (from April), rather than the 40% quoted. Though as I understand it the Massachusetts tax is in addition to federal taxes and so isn't directly comparable to the UK rates. Unfortunately UK citizens seem to be addicted to having 'the Government' do things for them, rather than arrange them themselves - viz Higher Education and Health Care. A large public sector requires a large tax take. US citizens seem to be far more cynical about big government. The reverse seems to be true when considering big corporations.




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Re: A modern monetary system
Mar 11, 2003, 07:23
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Re: A modern monetary system Mar 11, 2003, 07:23
Mar 11, 2003, 07:23
 
...Totally different designs...

You're not kidding. I like the little plastic 'windows'.

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Re: What do you think..
Mar 11, 2003, 07:06
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Re: What do you think.. Mar 11, 2003, 07:06
Mar 11, 2003, 07:06
 
10%? You say that like that is a large amount.

That's the price you pay for bragging about all the nice weather you have over there.

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Re: A modern monetary system
Mar 10, 2003, 23:59
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Re: A modern monetary system Mar 10, 2003, 23:59
Mar 10, 2003, 23:59
 
you beat me to the smartass remark

colored notes do help..
back it korea, if I remember, we had different colored bills and we had different amount of dots printed on them to help people who had hard time seeing.
but could be my failing memory of my old homeland.

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Mar 10, 2003, 23:51
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Mar 10, 2003, 23:51
 
Actually, the U.S. hasn't had "hundreds of years of inflation," but only about 90. Since the Federal Reserve System was enacted, to be precise. The only other time since the adoption of the Constitution we had infaltion was during the 1861-1865 war, when greenbacks were introduced. But after the war, the currency was deflated back to normal value again. Deflation is the norm when productivity rises. If you have inflation, you know your government is stealing from you.

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