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23 Nov 2012 06:32 AM   |   4059 clicks   |   The Atlantic
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tacos4jesus     
Not in my wallet.

23 Nov 2012 06:32 AM
nucal     
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23 Nov 2012 06:35 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

23 Nov 2012 06:36 AM
sexorcisst     
and Walmart gets them all today.

23 Nov 2012 06:39 AM
gmoney101     
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23 Nov 2012 06:39 AM
DGK     
I think it is kind of funny that the US Gov likes to say that anyone who smokes pot supports terrorists, drug cartels, and other "bad people" but they don't seem to mind the fact that these groups are using our currency as long as it helps keep the value of the dollar up. Wouldn't want people to get so worried about the dollar that they start holding Washington to some sort of accountability or anything.

23 Nov 2012 06:42 AM
BolloxReader     
How the hell is that? Just try using a hundred dollar bill to pay for something these days. Take a pack of gum to the cashier at the local gas station, toss down a hundred and see her point to the ubiquitous "No Bills over $20" sign. I often have hundreds, but I only spend them at truck stops.

Must be all the cartels circulating these hundred dollar bills.

23 Nov 2012 06:48 AM
Bob Down     
What US bill is the most popular for rolling up into a tube? Probably not the same one used for lighting a Havana

23 Nov 2012 06:49 AM
TheGogmagog     
We are the twenty percent.

Always wondered why there wern't larger denominations. I'm suprised TFA didn't touch on that.

23 Nov 2012 06:52 AM
ani23     

Bob Down: What US bill is the most popular for rolling up into a tube? Probably not the same one used for lighting a Havana


Hep C is free.

23 Nov 2012 06:52 AM
sexorcisst     
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23 Nov 2012 06:53 AM
ExperianScaresCthulhu     

tacos4jesus: Not in my wallet.


23 Nov 2012 06:55 AM
way south     

tacos4jesus: Not in my wallet.


Beat me to it.

/Drug war, corruption, tax shelters, etc...
/Its as good as gold and you can always print more.

23 Nov 2012 07:08 AM
ruatan     
When ATM's start handing out $100's I'll believe this, but it's been a long time since I've had a 100 in my wallet!!

23 Nov 2012 07:16 AM
Thats No Moose     

DGK: I think it is kind of funny that the US Gov likes to say that anyone who smokes pot supports terrorists, drug cartels, and other "bad people" but they don't seem to mind the fact that these groups are using our currency as long as it helps keep the value of the dollar up. Wouldn't want people to get so worried about the dollar that they start holding Washington to some sort of accountability or anything.


So you mean to say the government (well, the Fed) is doing its job well?

23 Nov 2012 07:16 AM
Actor_au     
Can we have a currency debate about how rubbish American currency and coins are?
Because that always ends peacefully.

23 Nov 2012 07:24 AM
dopekitty74     
Hundreds and fifties are common in canada, but twenties are the most commonly used. In my experience as a cashier, tens are the least common..

Hate the new polymer bills. They suck.

23 Nov 2012 07:26 AM
Matthew Keene     
They need to bring back the McKinleys. What with inflation and all.

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23 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
Archie Goodwin     

dopekitty74: Hundreds and fifties are common in canada, but twenties are the most commonly used. In my experience as a cashier, tens are the least common..

Hate the new polymer bills. They suck.


You'll get over it.

/Aussie, been using them for years.

23 Nov 2012 07:39 AM
SomeoneDumb     
Kinda makes sense to me. Aren't $100s the largest bill now? Since everything else is paid for with plastic, there's not much need for tons of other bills.

23 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
ani23     

ruatan: When ATM's start handing out $100's I'll believe this, but it's been a long time since I've had a 100 in my wallet!!


Casinos

23 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII     
In before one of our new post-election right wing trolls comes I to rant about over printing of paper currency in the United States.

23 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
Nick Nostril     
In my experience, $100's are the bill most likely to smell like feces. What the fark is the matter with America?

23 Nov 2012 07:44 AM
No Time To Explain     
But what about Mr. King?

/free internets if you get it
//faking monopoly money
///now in plastic

23 Nov 2012 07:48 AM
LordOfThePings     
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23 Nov 2012 07:52 AM
Joce678     

Nick Nostril: In my experience, $100's are the bill most likely to smell like feces. What the fark is the matter with America?


It's full of assholes?

23 Nov 2012 07:54 AM
Alleyoop     
Has it dawned on anybody that a lot of the $100 bills in circulation didn't start out that way?

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23 Nov 2012 08:00 AM
Norfolking Chance     
Its all about drugs and crime.

When you deal in kilos of drugs you use $100 bills or €500 notes. A briefcase full of $100 becomes a suitcase if its in smaller amounts.

When you don't want people (like the tax man) knowing about how much money you have you keep it in $100 bills or €500 notes.

That trillion $/€ trade in drugs needs a lot of hard cash.

23 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
Tax Boy     

Matthew Keene: They need to bring back the McKinleys. What with inflation and all.

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Bring back the Wilson

23 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
CK2005     
In the book Reefer Madness, it states that 80% of all 100 dollar bills are circulated outside of the US. This might hold some insight into the matter...

23 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
It doesn't say there are more $100 bills than $1 bills. It says the total value (not number) of the $100 bills in circulation (80%) is more than the total value of the other bills. (Unless I missed something. It's early and the coffee hasn't finished yet.) This isn't really THAT surprising, is it?

Maybe I'm wrong. If so, thanks to whoever points it out.
/Go!

23 Nov 2012 08:21 AM
Sea Monkey     

Feral_and_Preposterous: It doesn't say there are more $100 bills than $1 bills. It says the total value (not number) of the $100 bills in circulation (80%) is more than the total value of the other bills. (Unless I missed something. It's early and the coffee hasn't finished yet.) This isn't really THAT surprising, is it?

Maybe I'm wrong. If so, thanks to whoever points it out.
/Go!


Came in to say this. I process about $4M in commercial deposit currency on an average day. That usually includes a few buckets of twenties and a few bundles of hundreds.

23 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     

CK2005: In the book Reefer Madness, it states that 80% of all 100 dollar bills are circulated outside of the US. This might hold some insight into the matter...


That sounds logical. No reason to have money for change for a currency that's kept by people that are worried about their own currency's volatility on international markets. Compared to many other currencies: the dollar is stable and less likely to leave them needing to bring a wheelbarrow full of bills to buy some Astro-Glide and a shoe-horn.

23 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
Alphax     
The stories out of Iraq said that pallets of $100 bills were so common, that the locals had their own native slang term for them. That sort of cash buys a lot of corruption.

I think someone wrote a book about that, title something like 'We meant well'.

23 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
dopekitty74     

No Time To Explain: But what about Mr. King?

/free internets if you get it
//faking monopoly money
///now in plastic


William lyons mackenzie king?

23 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     
"$100-dollar bills" is pronounced "hundred dollar dollar bills".

/dolla dolla bill yall

23 Nov 2012 08:38 AM
BitwiseShift     

Pants full of macaroni!!: "$100-dollar bills" is pronounced "hundred dollar dollar bills".

/dolla dolla bill yall


Bet you can't say that a hundred times.

23 Nov 2012 08:50 AM
whipbambucket     

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: In before one of our new post-election right wing trolls comes I to rant about over printing of paper currency in the United States.


You mean like the over-the-top left winger were when GWB was re-elected?

Short memory mfers

23 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
Alphax     

whipbambucket: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: In before one of our new post-election right wing trolls comes I to rant about over printing of paper currency in the United States.

You mean like the over-the-top left winger were when GWB was re-elected?

Short memory mfers


Over the top? The man is a war criminal, and we knew that before the election.

23 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
whipbambucket     

Alphax: whipbambucket: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: In before one of our new post-election right wing trolls comes I to rant about over printing of paper currency in the United States.

You mean like the over-the-top left winger were when GWB was re-elected?

Short memory mfers

Over the top? The man is a war criminal, and we knew that before the election.


You talking about bush or Obama?

I hear it both ways

23 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
Alphax     

whipbambucket: Alphax: whipbambucket: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: In before one of our new post-election right wing trolls comes I to rant about over printing of paper currency in the United States.

You mean like the over-the-top left winger were when GWB was re-elected?

Short memory mfers

Over the top? The man is a war criminal, and we knew that before the election.

You talking about bush or Obama?

I hear it both ways


Don't even try to excuse him. Just. Don't.

23 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
No Time To Explain     

dopekitty74: No Time To Explain: But what about Mr. King?

/free internets if you get it
//faking monopoly money
///now in plastic

William lyons mackenzie king?


You know it

/holla fo a hundred dolla

23 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
whipbambucket     
I'm not excusing anybody. I'm just saying the same issues come up all the time ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle.
When the republicans are running up the deficit, the democrats act like its the worst thing since outlawed killing hookers... Fast forward to demos being in power, and suddenly the repubs are screaming about the same farking thing!

This printing money issue is the same thing. I've been listening to my extreamly partisan family argue over these issues since Reagan was in office...

I'm being the voice of reason here, and you're going all demagogue.

/btw, every president since I've been alive has been guilty of impeachable offenses.*

* at least in ~1/3 of the country's eyes

23 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
AngryTeacher     

Pants full of macaroni!!: "$100-dollar bills" is pronounced "hundred dollar dollar bills".

/dolla dolla bill yall


I got my $100-dollar bill out of the automated ATM machine. Wa are you griping about?

23 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
Alphax     

whipbambucket: I'm not excusing anybody. I'm just saying the same issues come up all the time ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle.
When the republicans are running up the deficit, the democrats act like its the worst thing since outlawed killing hookers... Fast forward to demos being in power, and suddenly the repubs are screaming about the same farking thing!

This printing money issue is the same thing. I've been listening to my extreamly partisan family argue over these issues since Reagan was in office...

I'm being the voice of reason here, and you're going all demagogue.

/btw, every president since I've been alive has been guilty of impeachable offenses.*

* at least in ~1/3 of the country's eyes


No, you are not the voice of reason. You are wrong. There is no defense for war crimes and torture.

23 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
whipbambucket     

Alphax: whipbambucket: I'm not excusing anybody. I'm just saying the same issues come up all the time ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle.
When the republicans are running up the deficit, the democrats act like its the worst thing since outlawed killing hookers... Fast forward to demos being in power, and suddenly the repubs are screaming about the same farking thing!

This printing money issue is the same thing. I've been listening to my extreamly partisan family argue over these issues since Reagan was in office...

I'm being the voice of reason here, and you're going all demagogue.

/btw, every president since I've been alive has been guilty of impeachable offenses.*

* at least in ~1/3 of the country's eyes

No, you are not the voice of reason. You are wrong. There is no defense for war crimes and torture.


Dipshiat, the conversation is money, not Bush. My point is that these thing waffle back and forth with every administration change. I guess that too complicated for you to understand. Maybe you never noticed, but I never disagreed with you about bush.

Do you even know what a demagogue is? Cause you play the role well. You can't see anything beyond your own prejudices. Yeah, bush sucked. So did Clinton in a lot of ways. So does Obama, and Romney would have too if he got elected.

23 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
sunsawed     
Matthew Keene: They need to bring back the McKinleys. What with inflation and all.

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23 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
Alphax     

whipbambucket: Alphax: whipbambucket: I'm not excusing anybody. I'm just saying the same issues come up all the time ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle.
When the republicans are running up the deficit, the democrats act like its the worst thing since outlawed killing hookers... Fast forward to demos being in power, and suddenly the repubs are screaming about the same farking thing!

This printing money issue is the same thing. I've been listening to my extreamly partisan family argue over these issues since Reagan was in office...

I'm being the voice of reason here, and you're going all demagogue.

/btw, every president since I've been alive has been guilty of impeachable offenses.*

* at least in ~1/3 of the country's eyes

No, you are not the voice of reason. You are wrong. There is no defense for war crimes and torture.

Dipshiat, the conversation is money, not Bush. My point is that these thing waffle back and forth with every administration change. I guess that too complicated for you to understand. Maybe you never noticed, but I never disagreed with you about bush.

Do you even know what a demagogue is? Cause you play the role well. You can't see anything beyond your own prejudices. Yeah, bush sucked. So did Clinton in a lot of ways. So does Obama, and Romney would have too if he got elected.


You mentioned Bush first, and claimed people were over the top in opposing him. You are wrong.

I'm not stating any opinions.

23 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
Voiceofreason01    [TotalFark]  
It's probably time to introduce a higher denomination bill. A $200 or $500 bill would be awesome.

/we can also phase out the $1 bill in favor of a $1 coin and get rid of the $10 bill
//seriously

23 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
Kellner21    [TotalFark]  
I like ten dollar bills. I don't know why.

23 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
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