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  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • University of Maryland President Quotes Wrong U.S. Motto in Email to Students

    12/14/2015 7:51:17 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2015 | Don Irvine
    In an email this week to students, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, outlining the reasons behind his request to the Board of Regents to rename the school's football stadium, due to the racist past of a previous president for which the stadium is named, managed to quote the wrong official motto of the United States: "Our national motto engraved on our coins is E Pluribus Unum, one formed from many. The Founders of our Republic got it right. We are a diverse people, but we are united by common values and ideals. We are of many different backgrounds but...
  • ISIS Unveils Its New Gold-Backed Currency To Remove Itself From "The Oppressors' Money System"

    11/13/2014 8:32:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11/13/2014 | Tyler Durden
    . It appears the rumors are true. Islamic State is set to become the only 'state' to back its currency with gold (silver and copper) as it unveils the new coins that will be used in an attempt to solidify its makeshift caliphate. ISIS says the new currency will take the group out of "the oppressors' money system." As Zaid Benjamin notes, ISIS releases details of its new currancy with golden 1 & 5 dinar, silver 1, 5, 10 dirham and copper 10 & 20 fils It seems Alan Greenspan may have been on to something after all... "Remember what...
  • Now ISIS wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver ...

    11/11/2014 8:32:13 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/2014 | Emma Glanfield
    ISIS wants to introduce its own currency and plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins, it has emerged. The Middle East terror group apparently wants to introduce its own Islamic currency as part of its attempts to solidify its makeshift caliphate. The currency known as the dinar, which once consisted purely of gold and silver coins, is today used by a variety of countries, but the coins are created from different materials to the originals. However, the jihadi group is understood to be planning to return to the original gold and silver coins, which were first introduced...
  • California couple's buried gold coins go for sale

    05/27/2014 1:54:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/27/2014 | ap
    <p>WHY ARE THEY SO VALUABLE?</p> <p>Experts say paper money was illegal in California until the 1870s, so it's extremely rare to find any coins from before that period. Additionally, most of the coins are in mint condition, having been stashed away seemingly immediately after they were minted. They were valued by Don Kagin, a numismatist who is handling the sale and marketing of the coins.</p>
  • New George Washington dollar coin missing "In God We Trust"

    03/19/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT · by databoss · 75 replies
    mint | me
    The new dollar coin does not have the inscription In God We this a first?
  • Government Is Living in a State of Denial They speak, See & hear nothing of a debt crisis

    11/11/2011 10:09:25 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 2 replies
    The world just keeps coming unwound with amazing speed. Unfortunately, because this is a Sovereign Debt Crisis that strikes at the very heart of HOW government has functioned since World War II, this is like an individual who is in severe pain but is diagnosing himself. Government has been following the philosophies of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes who jointly advocated that government was capable of altering the Business Cycle and thereby cut the ties of boom and bust that marked history unfolding as a vicious repetitive cycle. There were to be no more recessions or depressions. Government was...
  • Great Britain: Brown banishes 300-year-old tradition by removing Britannia from our 50p coin

    01/26/2008 1:25:22 PM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 892+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 26, 2008 | SIMON McGEE and GLEN OWEN
    Brown banishes 300-year-old tradition by removing Britannia from our 50p coinBy SIMON McGEE and GLEN OWEN - More by this author » Last updated at 21:14pm on 26th January 2008  Gordon Brown's campaign to promote British values was exposed as a sham last night after it was revealed he personally approved a decision to remove Britannia from the 50p coin.   The patriotic symbol - based on a Roman goddess - will no longer be on any British coin for the first time in more than 300 years, as part of a redesign by the Royal Mint. An overhaul of...
  • Penny foolish

    08/19/2007 5:26:08 PM PDT · by Larry R. Johnson · 22 replies · 728+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | August 19, 2007 | By Dibya Sarkar - ASSOCIATED PRESS
    U.S.’s dilemma: It costs 1.7 cents to make a penny Maker of zinc blanks fear end of the coin By Dibya Sarkar - ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: 08/19/07 7:18 AM WASHINGTON — The U.S. penny is not what it appears to be, and some in Congress would like to see it change further, if not disappear entirely. Because of a surge in the price of copper, the U.S. Mint decided 25 years ago to manufacture the coins almost entirely with zinc, save for the coating on which Abraham Lincoln’s profile is engraved. Now, the fate of the penny is up in...
  • All We Like Sheep

    01/16/2004 5:58:18 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 66 replies · 416+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 01-01-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    All We Like Sheep January 1, 2004 Once upon a time, my father bought Time magazine every week, as I do now. He paid 20 cents per issue; I’m paying $3.95. In my teens I bought paperback editions of Shakespeare’s plays for 35 cents each; now they cost about five bucks. I’m no economist; these are just some of my rough indices of how prices have risen in my memory. Things in general now cost ten to twenty times as much as they used to. Don’t even ask about groceries or cars. If prices increased 1000 per cent overnight, we’d...
  • Nickel Makeover to Commemorate 2 Events

    04/24/2003 7:54:44 PM PDT · by mikenola · 18 replies · 766+ views
    Posted on Thu, Apr. 24, 2003 Nickel Makeover to Commemorate 2 Events REBECCA CARROLL Associated Press WASHINGTON -The nickel is getting a makeover. The back side of the new 5-cent coin will commemorate the bicentennial of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition. The U.S. Mint hopes to issue the nickels late this year or in early 2004. In 2006, nickels will return to a depiction of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, although the image will not necessarily replicate the version on today's coin. Lawmakers from Virginia pushed for and received assurance that the coin design...
  • Money talks: Ancient coins refute myths

    02/02/2003 4:14:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Times of India. ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2003 01:34:12 AM | SHABNAM MINWALLA
    Money talks: Ancient coins refute myths SHABNAM MINWALLA TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2003 01:34:12 AM ] MUMBAI: Centuries before Dire Straits coined the phrase, medieval Indians had cracked the secret of ‘Money for nothing’. When Mohammad bin Tughlaq introduced copper currency in the 14th century, he made a critical mistake—he failed to put an official stamp on the coins. Soon, every housewife was melting her copper vessels, every mohalla had sprouted a mint. “In those times, the face value of a coin was the same as its intrinsic value. Tughlaq’s idea of substituting silver coins with token...