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   Republicans in Virginia are moving forward with their plans to create a new State currency so that when the Federal Reserve crashes, they're ready

25 Jan 2013 02:37 PM   |   6415 clicks   |   Washington Post
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whistleridge    [TotalFark]  
Dear Republicans:

So long as you keep incredibly stupid shiat like this up, please stop getting outraged when the rest of us tell you that you don't understand how money works. Because clearly, you don't. And this is Exhibit #1 as to why you shouldn't be allowed control of a $10 piggybank, much less a state or national economy.

Thanks,

Those of us who DO understand how money works

25 Jan 2013 01:10 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Virginia has gone full Arizona

/you folks voted for this?

25 Jan 2013 01:17 PM
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impaler    [TotalFark]  
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

25 Jan 2013 01:43 PM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
when the Federal Reserve crashes


I stockpiled Geoffrey Dollars against just such an eventuality.

25 Jan 2013 01:46 PM
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Dogberry     
Bob Marshall is the Westboro Baptist of the Virginia General Assembly.

25 Jan 2013 01:51 PM
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jehovahs witness protection     
I'm ready to trade bags of salt for ammunition when the time comes.

25 Jan 2013 01:58 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
Virginia: Where radar detectors are illegal but DON"T YOU DARE TOUCH MAH GUNS 0BONGO!

25 Jan 2013 02:02 PM
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FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  
republicans are farking nuts. seriously farking nuts. they're all goddamned SHTF preppers now. guns. gold. what's next? shelters?

25 Jan 2013 02:06 PM
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kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Virginia has gone full Arizona

/you folks voted for this?


Sure didn't. Democrat Chap Petersen is my state senator.

25 Jan 2013 02:20 PM
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Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  
Virginia takes pride in having its own culture and history, its own unique way of doing business.

Uh .... okay.

But does the commonwealth also need its own money?

Maybe so, says Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William), who is pushing a bill in the General Assembly that would mandate a study of whether the state "should adopt an alternate medium of commerce or currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."


This. Is. Bullsh*t. It is a way to funnel money to some friends or business associates.

I hope the taxpayers of Virginia are happy with the way their representatives are wasting spending their tax dollars.

25 Jan 2013 02:20 PM
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Lord Dimwit     
Constitutionally, it can only be gold or silver. If they want to do that, go ahead.

25 Jan 2013 02:40 PM
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Smeggy Smurf     
Since it's by that party the money is being backed by rape

25 Jan 2013 02:41 PM
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JerkyMeat     
And liberals should be create a new state militia to round all those bastards up and line them up on the wall.

25 Jan 2013 02:41 PM
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Arkanaut     
I gotta admire their moxie. Somehow, the currency backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government of the United States won't be enough, but Virginia -- surely the greatest of the 50 states -- will be trustworthy in the eyes of the world.

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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Magorn    [TotalFark]  

Nadie_AZ: Virginia takes pride in having its own culture and history, its own unique way of doing business.

Uh .... okay.

But does the commonwealth also need its own money?

Maybe so, says Del. Robert Marshall (R-Prince William), who is pushing a bill in the General Assembly that would mandate a study of whether the state "should adopt an alternate medium of commerce or currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."

This. Is. Bullsh*t. It is a way to funnel money to some friends or business associates.

I hope the taxpayers of Virginia are happy with the way their representatives are wasting spending their tax dollars.


Ahh it's Bob Marshall, The only GOP politician in the state who makes "Taliban Ken" Cuccinelli look sane

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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Citrate1007     
These are the same farkers who claim Obama is destroying the constitution. Farking Tea Baggers need to stop studying things out.

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  
I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  
Virginia takes pride in having its own culture and history, its own unique way of doing business.

Because the suburban office parks in Fairfax do business way differently than the suburban office parks in Charlotte.

Yeesh. Even the states are becoming precious and unique snowflakes.

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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Nick Spiceyweiner     

whistleridge: Dear Republicans:

So long as you keep incredibly stupid shiat like this up, please stop getting outraged when the rest of us tell you that you don't understand how money works. Because clearly, you don't. And this is Exhibit #1 as to why you shouldn't be allowed control of a $10 piggybank, much less a state or national economy.

Thanks,

Those of us who DO understand how money works


So I assume you are running for office then?

25 Jan 2013 02:42 PM
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Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  
Measures like this wouldn't be needed if Soshalist Muslin HUSSEIN Fartbongo weren't farking up our country!

25 Jan 2013 02:43 PM
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JerkyMeat     
t2.gstatic.com

25 Jan 2013 02:43 PM
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Superjew     
I would give every penny I own for required psychological examinations as a prerequisite for holding public office.

25 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
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byelii    [TotalFark]  
I LOVE MY HOME STATE! never short on the crazy...

25 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
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alizeran    [TotalFark]  
Ima probably spend all my Virginiabux™ on rape wands.

25 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
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Onkel Buck     
Denominations of 1's and 2's and potato.

25 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
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Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  

cookiefleck: I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.


i321.photobucket.com

25 Jan 2013 02:45 PM
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unchellmatt     

Sin_City_Superhero: Measures like this wouldn't be needed if Soshalist Muslin HUSSEIN Fartbongo weren't farking up our country!


Inorite? If he wasn't made of muslin, maybe instead a good silk or even cotton, I'd be all for him. It's that muslin that gets to me.

25 Jan 2013 02:45 PM
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doyner    [TotalFark]  

impaler: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.


The Constitution is just like, your opinion, man.

25 Jan 2013 02:45 PM
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Contents Under Pressure     
I thought the backup currency was Tide detergent.

Or is that another demographic?

25 Jan 2013 02:48 PM
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Catsaregreen     
When I lived in Mississippi in the 1990s, my parents in Virginia sent my son, who was in fourth or fifth grade at time, some money on his birthday. His friend replied, "Gosh, Virginia money looks just like Mississippi money."

25 Jan 2013 02:49 PM
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byelii    [TotalFark]  

cookiefleck: I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.


Probably something like this:

www.byelii.com

25 Jan 2013 02:49 PM
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cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  

Sin_City_Superhero: cookiefleck: I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.

[i321.photobucket.com image 410x224]


It would have to include a bald eagle, a rifle and Dale Earnhardt's "33"

25 Jan 2013 02:51 PM
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ThrobblefootSpectre     
Man, this is seriously bad idea.

25 Jan 2013 02:52 PM
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way south     
Gold standard?
Sure, why not...

/on the other hand, one fiat currency is as good as any other.

25 Jan 2013 02:52 PM
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HotWingConspiracy    [TotalFark]  
If the nickels have a picture of a bumblebee on them they might win some support.

25 Jan 2013 02:52 PM
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pute kisses like a man     

doyner: impaler: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

The Constitution is just like, your opinion, man.


good thing that it will only cost $22,000 to study whether this bill should go forward. not sure how reading one sentence in the constitution costs $22,000... i need that farking job

25 Jan 2013 02:53 PM
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uncleacid     
Everyone must carry a virginia ham.

25 Jan 2013 02:53 PM
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cookiefleck    [TotalFark]  

cookiefleck: Sin_City_Superhero: cookiefleck: I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.

[i321.photobucket.com image 410x224]

It would have to include a bald eagle, a rifle and Dale Earnhardt's "33"


lol 3.

25 Jan 2013 02:53 PM
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Matthew Keene     
I am waiting for the return of CP money.

www.futilitycloset.com

25 Jan 2013 02:54 PM
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MBooda     
Damn. Just looked at a dollar bill from my wallet, and it was printed by those crazy maniacs in San Francisco!

25 Jan 2013 02:54 PM
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Disposable Rob     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Virginia has gone full Arizona

/you folks voted for this?


Half of us didn't. Virginia is gerrymandered to look crazier than it actually is.

25 Jan 2013 02:54 PM
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room at the top     
wow, just wow.

wiki

25 Jan 2013 02:57 PM
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theorellior    [TotalFark]  
It's a contest between derisive laughter and a groaning facepalm and I seem to have combined them into one complicated gesture.

Two great tastes that taste great together!

25 Jan 2013 02:59 PM
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lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

doyner: impaler: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

The Constitution is just like, your opinion, man.


Why don't they just plan to use gold and silver?

25 Jan 2013 03:00 PM
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MFAWG     

cookiefleck: Sin_City_Superhero: cookiefleck: I'd love to see what their papermoney would look like.

[i321.photobucket.com image 410x224]

It would have to include a bald eagle, a rifle and Dale Earnhardt's "33"


Lolwut?

/proud, Liebrul NECKAR fan.

25 Jan 2013 03:01 PM
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ThrobblefootSpectre     

MBooda: Damn. Just looked at a dollar bill from my wallet, and it was printed by those crazy maniacs in San Francisco!


Oddly, occupy san francisco was demanding that people should have the right to print their own money. Still a bad idea, no matter which side brings it up.

25 Jan 2013 03:01 PM
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HartRend     

whistleridge: Dear Republicans:

So long as you keep incredibly stupid shiat like this up, please stop getting outraged when the rest of us tell you that you don't understand how money works. Because clearly, you don't. And this is Exhibit #1 as to why you shouldn't be allowed control of a $10 piggybank, much less a state or national economy.

Thanks,

Those of us who DO understand how money works


The subject here is not money, but currency.

//FTW

25 Jan 2013 03:03 PM
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Just_a_Bear     
Meh, it only violates the Constitution, no big deal.

25 Jan 2013 03:04 PM
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Wellon Dowd     
What must Bob's sister think of all this?

29.media.tumblr.com

25 Jan 2013 03:05 PM
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Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo     
How about bitcoins?

25 Jan 2013 03:06 PM
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