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tliet's Avatar Picture tliet – December 09, 2007 02:22AM Reply Quote
Polished up my grammar a bit...

Since there was no real thread for useless but nonetheless
interesting links I thought I'd create one.

Cloudscout – February 08, 2008 12:54AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Authorities discovered a tunnel at the Stillwater prison. They discovered it before it was finished so now I guess those inmates will never get to join Andy and Red in Zihuatanejo.

El Jeffe – February 09, 2008 10:08AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Funniest thing I've heard in a long time. (Laughing AT this guy)

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/5lnpi/5lnpi_20080208-1245.mp3

5 Live BBC call in, most recent podcast. Talking about Archbishop of Canterbury's comments regarding the inevitability of Sharia law in the UK. The guy FIRST CALLER, says "I'm not Christian, I want to make that clear....but we got leaders like him..." Then I'm glad I did not have a drink in my mouth. "Jesus Christ would be TURNING IN HIS GRAVE!"..

bwahhahahah

Yep, not a Christian.

What a journey.



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El Jeffe – February 11, 2008 07:18AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I had mentioned I think the penny/nickel should be abolished. I've thought that for over 15 years. Well, last night's 60 minutes (free audio podcast on iTunes as mentioned) they take up killing th penny, coincidentally.

What a journey.

tliet – February 11, 2008 07:37AM Reply Quote
We abandoned our cent in the mid eighties. Everything at or above 3 cents was rounded up, everything below was rounded down. So, if something costs 2.98, you'll pay 3 and didn't get change.

Then the euro came, and with the euro, the cent. Didn't take long, I think about 2 years before we got rid of it again. Legally, you can still pay with it (at the post office), shops won't accept them tho.

stan adams – February 11, 2008 10:29AM Reply Quote
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tliet
We abandoned our cent in the mid eighties. Everything at or above 3 cents was rounded up, everything below was rounded down. So, if something costs 2.98, you'll pay 3 and didn't get change.

Then the euro came, and with the euro, the cent. Didn't take long, I think about 2 years before we got rid of it again. Legally, you can still pay with it (at the post office), shops won't accept them tho.

I'm thinking there'd be a huge upswing in Superman/Officespace fraud ...

:^)

El Jeffe – February 11, 2008 12:08PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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tliet
We abandoned our cent in the mid eighties. Everything at or above 3 cents was rounded up, everything below was rounded down. So, if something costs 2.98, you'll pay 3 and didn't get change.

Then the euro came, and with the euro, the cent. Didn't take long, I think about 2 years before we got rid of it again. Legally, you can still pay with it (at the post office), shops won't accept them tho.

You abandoned the cent, but pay in cents? I envision abandoning the 1 cent and 5 cent (aka Nickel) and dropping the entire hundredths digit. And NOT pay any cents. But, I'm sure our gas over here would still have cents at the pump, since it's the ONLY consumer item that is sold in TENTHS OF CENT, that I know of.

What a journey.

Dr. Strangelove – February 11, 2008 02:57PM Reply Quote
While I like the idea of dropping both the penny and the nickel, if that happened the quarter would have to go too.

tliet – February 11, 2008 05:08PM Reply Quote
> You abandoned the cent, but pay in cents?


Sure, most prices still 'feel' low; 2.98 is advertised but when it's rounded up at the till, they only round up (or down) the total and only when you're paying with cash. When you're paying with a chip cash card or by debit card the actual amount is debited. It's really no big deal, I heard calculations in that 60 minutes story of 600 million dollars, well that's just bollocks. Prices will be rounded up as they are rounded down and then only the total amount and only if you're paying cash. The US should have dropped the penny a decade ago, just like the dollar bill.

We used to have quarters and notes of 25, but that was all dropped when the euro came, new 20 and 50 cent coins and 20 euro notes.

tliet – February 11, 2008 05:36PM Reply Quote
DPBD



Grammy Awards in 60 seconds.

Nobody Special – February 11, 2008 06:10PM Reply Quote
If National Lampoon's True Facts were still around this would be a candidate for inclusion for dumbest headline of the year:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=5657259&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

El Jeffe – February 11, 2008 07:44PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
good point about quarter. We need metric money.

What a journey.

Simon – February 11, 2008 08:07PM Reply Quote
Australia dumped 1 and 2 cent coins as well.

> The 1 and 2 cent coins were discontinued in 1991 and withdrawn from circulation. Cash transactions are rounded to the nearest 5 cents or rounded down at the option of the retailer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_dollar

I hear more and more these days that people want to get rid of the 5c as well.



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rino – February 11, 2008 10:33PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Just wish we'd go metric, period. Like pixels, measuring in metric is just simple. Well, our english system works fine too.

Cloudscout – February 12, 2008 07:03PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Sinbad is a Mac geek.


ghidorah – February 12, 2008 07:19PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
oh yeah--bigtime mac geek for many years

El Jeffe – February 12, 2008 09:07PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
big for sure.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – February 12, 2008 09:08PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
WTF? The TIME? They should be DEAD (by now). But Prince is still cool, best thing to come OUT of that state, I guess.

What a journey.

rino – February 12, 2008 10:42PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Prince is definitely STILL cool. Amazing in fact. I'm still listening.

El Jeffe – February 12, 2008 11:02PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
This is the kind of crap citizens have to put up with?

http://www.ksn.com/news/also/15553572.html

TONY - can you IMAGINE THIS treatment?!!!

BS!

What a journey.

Madaracs – February 12, 2008 11:20PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!

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