80 degrees here today before a big black cloud blew in at 4PM.
Currency will remain popular in the USA.
Currency is used in all kinds of crime and corruption by the rich 1% and their poor supporters both in the USA and overseas.
I think all bill serial numbers should be scanned and recorded at every use along with the ID of the person who gives / gets those bills.
That would stop some criminals and deflate the rich 1%, maybe bankrupting many of them.
> On Feb 19, 2016, at 10:13 PM, Bob wrote:
> Good point! How else would CIA topple governments and pay for drugs coming to the USA? >
> One reason the $100. bill will continue to be printed. Most $100 bills are held outside the US. >
> On Friday, February 19, 2016 7:37 PM, Bob wrote:
> Another fake “Islamic” scam bites the dust – using graven images of the Great Satan instead of Sharia-mandated gold and silver. C- 5 loads of air pallets of shrink-wrapped Benjamins flooded Iraq after GW2. >
> http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/02/16/isis_will_only_accept_payment_in_u_s_dollars.html > The Official Currency of ISIS’s Caliphate: the U.S. Dollar >
> By Joshua Keating
> ISIS may threaten violence against the United States and aim to rid the Islamic world of U.S. influence and U.S.-backed regimes, but if you want to do business in the group’s ersatz caliphate, you’d better have money backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government: > The AP reports :
> Within the last two weeks, the extremist group started accepting only dollars for “tax” payments, water and electric bills, according to the Raqqa activist, who asked to be identified by his nom de guerre Abu Ahmad for his safety. “Everything is paid in dollars,” he said.
> Plenty of countries around the world use the dollar either exclusively or accept it in addition to a local currency. Given the other fruits of Western capitalism, from Toyota trucks to Twitter, that ISIS has put to its own uses, perhaps it shouldn’t be so surprising that the group relies on the greenback. >