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   Congress wants you to embrace the idea of jingling strippers, just in time for the holidays

30 Nov 2012 01:37 PM   |   6924 clicks   |   MSN
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
I enjoy using dollar coins if only because of the quizzical dog look I periodically get at checkouts.

30 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
Titor's Time Machine     
Good, get rid of it. While you're at it get rid of pennies & nickles as well. farksake.

30 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
ManateeGag    [TotalFark]  
I swear, I thought that said "jiggling"

30 Nov 2012 10:50 AM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Seeing as the dollar has lost so much value that it probably deserves the same status of a quarter, sure, go for it.

/I'll take my 2 dollar bills to Taco Hell

30 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
brap    [TotalFark]  
I love the Sackagawea dollar with the little papoose just napping away in her proto-Buckskin Baby Bjorn, it's about the cutest thing I've ever seen.

30 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
Thelyphthoric     
My bank knows me well enough that they give me stacks of dollar coins and brand new $2 bills whenever they have them. My local Taco Bell is now fully trained on these currencies.

30 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
sammyk    [TotalFark]  
One of the local strip clubs has been giving change of two dollar build for a while now. Strippers need a cost of living increase to ya know.

30 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
penthesilea    [TotalFark]  

30 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

jingling strippers


Scantily-clad women standing outside and shaking their bells? Take that, Salvation Army!

30 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
This again? Seems like this story gets posted at least once a quarter..Ha Ha!

FTA: The Mint is preparing a report for Congress showing how changes in the metal content of coins could save money.

The last time the government made major metallurgical changes in U.S. coins was nearly 50 years ago when Congress directed the Mint to remove silver from dimes and quarters and to reduce its content in half dollar coins. Now, Congress is looking at new changes in response to rising prices for copper and nickel.

At a House subcommittee hearing Thursday, the focus was on two approaches:

-Moving to less expensive combinations of metals like steel, aluminum and zinc.


What's next, wooden nickels?

30 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
doczoidberg     
Jingling Strippers would make a pretty good band name.

30 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Good enough excuse to post this:
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30 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
r1niceboy     

Englebert Slaptyback: jingling strippers


Scantily-clad women standing outside and shaking their bells? Take that, Salvation Army!


That was my first thought too. I'd leave a donation.

30 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
tricycleracer     
"Fark rain! We gonna make it HAIL up in this biatch!"

30 Nov 2012 01:44 PM
kd8our     
How about NO! i have to carry that shiat around all day. money is already heavy and fark having to lug another set of coins around. This just makes my back hurt thinking about it.

/you try carrying a to of money all over an airport.

30 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
ManRay     
So the dancers have wear a coinbox on their thigh instead of a garter for bills. Big deal.

30 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
r1niceboy     

kd8our: How about NO! i have to carry that shiat around all day. money is already heavy and fark having to lug another set of coins around. This just makes my back hurt thinking about it.

/you try carrying a to of money all over an airport.


I don't recall ever seeing anything for sale in an airport that cost less than $5.

30 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
ManRay     
I have been to a stripclub that had a change cup at the end of the stage for the 99% that wanted to see some hoo-ha up close.
It can work.

30 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
Jgok     
FTA: "the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters."

Seriously? You can tell the difference by feel, without even looking at them. The diameter, weight, thickness, edge, and both surfaces are different. They are quite literally NOTHING like each other.

30 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
uncleacid     
It will be all fun and games till a stripper loses an eye.

30 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
carrion_luggage     
Now that's change I can beat off on!

30 Nov 2012 01:54 PM
Virtual Pariah     
I just need to know how many Rhinu is considered fair to give?

30 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
Dialectic     
I love Ecdysiasts!

30 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
moothemagiccow     
All they have to do is put $2 coins into circulation, then move into $1. People love $2 bills.

30 Nov 2012 01:55 PM
CrispFlows     
Nooo, you farks.

Just start using $2 dollar bills!

/ Avoid the clubs near taco bell, you never know if the workers also has a second job there ;)

30 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
moothemagiccow     

Jgok: FTA: "the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters."

Seriously? You can tell the difference by feel, without even looking at them. The diameter, weight, thickness, edge, and both surfaces are different. They are quite literally NOTHING like each other.


How bout you write a big stupid "1" on it, change the color, straighten the edges into a hex or octagon, stamp a hole in it, use two colors, stop the stupid state quarters thing, or do anything other countries have done successfully. I don't know why the US has to pioneer everything. It's been done, dipshiats.

30 Nov 2012 01:58 PM
CrispFlows     

moothemagiccow: All they have to do is put $2 coins into circulation, then move into $1. People love $2 bills.


*shakes fist*

Beaten by a minute.

30 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
CygnusDarius     
Ho, Ho, Ho.

30 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  

moothemagiccow: All they have to do is put $2 coins into circulation, then move into $1. People love $2 bills.


Exactly, especially since the $2 bill now has the same buying power as the $1 bill did (sarcasm) as it did in 2000.

30 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
moothemagiccow     

penthesilea: I'll let Planet Money handle this:

Should We Kill The Dollar Bill?

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

No, Switching To Dollar Coins Would Not Save The Government Money


Are you trying to point out that NPR gets paid to write the same story over and over?

30 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
moothemagiccow     

CrispFlows: moothemagiccow: All they have to do is put $2 coins into circulation, then move into $1. People love $2 bills.

*shakes fist*

Beaten by a minute.


I DECLARE VICTORY

30 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
your average maint. man     
what? no more cooter ball?

30 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  

30 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
jshine     
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30 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere     

moothemagiccow: Jgok: FTA: "the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters."

Seriously? You can tell the difference by feel, without even looking at them. The diameter, weight, thickness, edge, and both surfaces are different. They are quite literally NOTHING like each other.

How bout you write a big stupid "1" on it, change the color, straighten the edges into a hex or octagon, stamp a hole in it, use two colors, stop the stupid state quarters thing, or do anything other countries have done successfully. I don't know why the US has to pioneer everything. It's been done, dipshiats.


Agreed, make it like a British 1 pound coin, thick and unmistakable.

Oh, and this:
"If the people don't want it and they don't want to use it," she said, "why in the world are we even talking about changing it?"

Because it saves money. What, exactly, would people do if you just said "tough shiat, we're doing it"? Refuse to use the new coin? Make their own $1 bills??? Fark 'em.

30 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Gaius     
Three words: Tijuana donkey show.

30 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Cybernetic     

Jgok: FTA: "the $1 coins have proved too hard to distinguish from quarters."

Seriously? You can tell the difference by feel, without even looking at them. The diameter, weight, thickness, edge, and both surfaces are different. They are quite literally NOTHING like each other.


I remember when the SBA dollar came out. It was pretty easy to mistake that coin for a quarter, and I was in fact handed one by mistake on a couple of occasions. But that's a design flaw, not a flaw in the concept of dollar coins.

Casinos have always loved dollar coins. In fact, casinos would love $5, $10, and $25 coins so they could stop creating their own tokens for the high-roller slots.

30 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
Gabrielmot     
Glad I'm no longer single...

I could see the strippers around here insisting guys put the dollar coins directly into their coin purse.

30 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Thank You Black Jesus!     
Jesus said no different stuff.

JESUS SAID NO DIFFERENT STUFF DOLER COINS AER DIFFERENT STUFF

Thats why we will keep printing singles for 30 more years.

30 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
tricycleracer     

Cybernetic: Casinos have always loved dollar coins. In fact, casinos would love $5, $10, and $25 coins so they could stop creating their own tokens for the high-roller slots.


www.usgoldbureau.comView Full Size


/Fark yeah.

30 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
fredklein     
This thread again. :-/

1) Dollar coins are easily differentiated from quarters to any normal person.
2) No one like having a huge pocketful of change instead of a few flat pieces of paper in your wallet.
3) It's logical to have one type of money (bills) for whole dollar amounts, and another type (coins) for fractional amounts. Forcing the dollar to be a coin effectively devalues it, as people consider coins to be 'just change'.
4) Colored money belongs in a Monopoly box.

30 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
LesserEvil    [TotalFark]  

penthesilea: No, Switching To Dollar Coins Would Not Save The Government Money


That article fails to consider that paper money wears out faster than coin money. While paper money costs less to make, the fact remains that the "same" dollar is made many, many times over in paper money. In fact, paper money is regularly taken out of circulation to "refresh" the condition of the bills held by the public.

That's where the savings come in. Coins require far less "refreshing". As far as the cost of a single unit of currency, it's probably a wash between coin and paper money... consider that goes into producing money, from security to the features embedded into today's cash - that's the bulk of the cost of paper money, and more than offsets the cost of producing the same currency in coinage.

What is grating is the idiotic argument that "Americans can't tell the difference between a dollar coin and a quarter" - we aren't retarded. The difference is every bit as large as between a nickel and a quarter, or a dime... they are different sizes and weights. Any politician arguing this nonsense needs to be lined up against a wall and shot for crimes against his constituency.

That article also makes a nonsense argument around the idea of a "coin jar" - apparently we all have them, and we'll horde dollar coins by the billions. Sure. Whatever, moran article writer.

30 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
GodlikeMole     
I prefer my strippers not to have a coinpurse.

30 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
Smidge204     

GodlikeMole: I prefer my strippers not to have a coinpurse.


Time to bring these back:

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=Smidge=

30 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
occamswrist     
I like to keep $1 bills stuffed in my boxers so I can pull them out in line at grocery storecheckouts. If you switch to $1 coins then I'll have to switch from boxers to briefs but briefs hurt my erections so fark no to this idea!

30 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
Southern100     
I'm all for it. I don't normally carry cash at all anyway, I use Visa or Debit for just about everything for the cash back rewards.

Heck, do away with paper money all together and go strictly coinage.

Cash is almost to the point where it's outmoded anyway. Soon we'll just be able to use our thumb to donate $100 and save the clock tower.

30 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
Telos     
How many people use actual cash anymore anyway? The government could almost just stop printing money altogether....

30 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
John Elway threw a quarter at a stripper. ("I'm a quarter back, so it's funny!") Stripper laughed and said, "C'mere, John, I got somethin for ya."

She clocked him with a 6-inch stiletto heel.

Johnny pitched a fit until the manager said, "You want to make a fuss? I have the 9News team on speed dial."

30 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
your average maint. man     

Gabrielmot: Glad I'm no longer single...

I could see the strippers around here insisting guys put the dollar coins directly into their coin purse.


or do you mean their slot?

30 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
Cymbal     

BarkingUnicorn: John Elway threw a quarter at a stripper. ("I'm a quarter back, so it's funny!") Stripper laughed and said, "C'mere, John, I got somethin for ya."

She clocked him with a 6-inch stiletto heel.

Johnny pitched a fit until the manager said, "You want to make a fuss? I have the 9News team on speed dial."


You serious Clark?

30 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
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