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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 4:20pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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101Walterton wrote:
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101Walterton wrote: Yes but no. No everything from Oz is not good, Jimmy Barnes for one although he is Scottish. But yes plastic money has been around for years. It was changed because surfies kept losing their ice cream money when they forgot to take it out of their boardies before going surfing, causing a shortage of notes.
Is your impression that it's generally as good or better than paper money or are there drawbacks?
It's better in every way.
In that case, I fully expect American resistance to the entire notion... :shifty:
I remember seeing some panel discussion back in the late 80s, when the Canada-US free trade pact was being discussed, and the subject of a common currency was being talked about. The American on the panel said that it would never happen because the American people would never accept a redesigned money, that greenbacks have a mystic hold on Americans.

NZ currency is plastic, it has watermarks galore, it has colours, it has windows and no one wants to copy it (why would you) yet US notes appear so basic to forge in comparison. Never understood that.

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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 4:49pm

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Flex wrote: Is your impression that it's generally as good or better than paper money or are there drawbacks?
It's better in every way.
In that case, I fully expect American resistance to the entire notion... :shifty:
I remember seeing some panel discussion back in the late 80s, when the Canada-US free trade pact was being discussed, and the subject of a common currency was being talked about. The American on the panel said that it would never happen because the American people would never accept a redesigned money, that greenbacks have a mystic hold on Americans.

NZ currency is plastic, it has watermarks galore, it has colours, it has windows and no one wants to copy it (why would you) yet US notes appear so basic to forge in comparison. Never understood that.
I believe that Dutch guilders had braille on them, which struck me as a smart means of making it tougher on counterfeiters. Multiple colours is also smart. Everything I've read about the proposed plastic money for Canada sounds smart to me.
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Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 4:59pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:
101Walterton wrote: It's better in every way.
In that case, I fully expect American resistance to the entire notion... :shifty:
I remember seeing some panel discussion back in the late 80s, when the Canada-US free trade pact was being discussed, and the subject of a common currency was being talked about. The American on the panel said that it would never happen because the American people would never accept a redesigned money, that greenbacks have a mystic hold on Americans.

NZ currency is plastic, it has watermarks galore, it has colours, it has windows and no one wants to copy it (why would you) yet US notes appear so basic to forge in comparison. Never understood that.
I believe that Dutch guilders had braille on them, which struck me as a smart means of making it tougher on counterfeiters. Multiple colours is also smart. Everything I've read about the proposed plastic money for Canada sounds smart to me.
It makes money laundering easier, in the legal sense.

http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=h ... CB4Q9QEwBA

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 5:59pm

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote: In that case, I fully expect American resistance to the entire notion... :shifty:
I remember seeing some panel discussion back in the late 80s, when the Canada-US free trade pact was being discussed, and the subject of a common currency was being talked about. The American on the panel said that it would never happen because the American people would never accept a redesigned money, that greenbacks have a mystic hold on Americans.

NZ currency is plastic, it has watermarks galore, it has colours, it has windows and no one wants to copy it (why would you) yet US notes appear so basic to forge in comparison. Never understood that.
I believe that Dutch guilders had braille on them, which struck me as a smart means of making it tougher on counterfeiters. Multiple colours is also smart. Everything I've read about the proposed plastic money for Canada sounds smart to me.
It makes money laundering easier, in the legal sense.

http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=h ... CB4Q9QEwBA
Ba-doom-tish. That joke's been making the rounds in varying permutations since the announcement on Thursday.
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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 6:30pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: I remember seeing some panel discussion back in the late 80s, when the Canada-US free trade pact was being discussed, and the subject of a common currency was being talked about. The American on the panel said that it would never happen because the American people would never accept a redesigned money, that greenbacks have a mystic hold on Americans.

NZ currency is plastic, it has watermarks galore, it has colours, it has windows and no one wants to copy it (why would you) yet US notes appear so basic to forge in comparison. Never understood that.
I believe that Dutch guilders had braille on them, which struck me as a smart means of making it tougher on counterfeiters. Multiple colours is also smart. Everything I've read about the proposed plastic money for Canada sounds smart to me.
It makes money laundering easier, in the legal sense.

http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=h ... CB4Q9QEwBA
Ba-doom-tish. That joke's been making the rounds in varying permutations since the announcement on Thursday.
It's true though, you wont believe how often you wash money in your pockets. It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 6:40pm

101Walterton wrote:It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).
Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
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Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 6:43pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).
Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
Never blame the Orca.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 6:53pm

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).
Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
Never blame the Orca.
Well, somebody's responsible for the collapse of civilization!
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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 6:56pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).
Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
Never blame the Orca.
Well, somebody's responsible for the collapse of civilization!
Blame the ponytail if anything.

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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 6:58pm

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:It's also great for the beach / swimming as you can leave cash in your pocket (maybe not so important if you live in Canada).
Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
Never blame the Orca.
Well, somebody's responsible for the collapse of civilization!
Blame the ponytail if anything.
And which whale invented the ponytail …?
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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by 101Walterton » 07 Mar 2010, 7:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Hey, we have beaches and swim in Canada! And the orca problem is almost under control.
Never blame the Orca.
Well, somebody's responsible for the collapse of civilization!
Blame the ponytail if anything.
And which whale invented the ponytail …?
Exactly, Orca's have style.

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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Mar 2010, 8:57pm

101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
101Walterton wrote: Never blame the Orca.
Well, somebody's responsible for the collapse of civilization!
Blame the ponytail if anything.
And which whale invented the ponytail …?
Exactly, Orca's have style.
:hmm:
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Post by eumaas » 08 Mar 2010, 12:33pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Oh, SC...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Apr 2010, 6:32pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/2 ... 51985.html

And Wolter mists up, whispering, "Mah peepul, mah peepul …"
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Post by Wolter » 26 Apr 2010, 7:27pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/2 ... 51985.html

And Wolter mists up, whispering, "Mah peepul, mah peepul …"
Andre Bauer is such a fucking embarassment of a human.
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