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(Yahoo)   If you're wondering how it feels to live in a house made out of paper currency, he said that it's quite warm inside: "Whatever you say about the Euro, it's a great insulator"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 22
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2012-01-28 12:54:47 PM
If he could scrape together enough cash to buy a roll of scotch tape, he might be able to buy a real one. Might take him some time, but luckily that's the one thing homeless people have a surplus of.
 
2012-01-28 01:19:33 PM
30.media.tumblr.com

Approves
 
2012-01-28 03:07:02 PM
That is farking bad ass and one of the cooler art projects I've seen lately. Great interview, too
 
2012-01-28 03:44:24 PM
This sounds like a challenge for...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-01-28 03:58:30 PM
What people don't realize is that someone on the dole (unemployed, doing nothing) earns more than a man in the United States working full-time for a minimum wage.
 
2012-01-28 04:45:51 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: What people don't realize is that someone on the dole (unemployed, doing nothing) earns more than a man in the United States working full-time for a minimum wage.


Wow...not quite...but pretty darn close...oh wait...taxes...yeah by a little bit you might be right. But even worse-
They also have a housing allowance in addition to that AND medical care.

Here in the us, to get a housing allowance requires you to be a family, and has a multi-year waiting list, and income restrictions, AND more rules etc. And your unenjoyment income is a lot less generally unless you were a high income earner. (mines approx 1/3 of my income), and if you maintained your medical it would usually cost more then your entire unemployment check. No joke.

Basically here if you are unemployed, you can look forward to only emergency healthcare (and substandard at that), insufficient income to pay your rent let alone other bills, and the political party using that insufficient income as a bludgeon to hit each other with while calling you names. Fun stuff.

And a job at minimum wage? Yeah. $1247/mo BEFORE any taxes. I honestly cant imagine how someone can make it on that with kids. Single Sure. But kids? Ouch.
 
2012-01-28 04:49:41 PM
This sounds like a Three Little Pigs parable made up by Ron Paul. Bernanke comes, huffs/puffs and blows it over. So all the pigs join together and, with the help of a giant invisible hand, build a house with a foundation of solid gold, safe from the evil huffing socialists. And they all lived in a capitalist paradise forever and ever.
 
2012-01-28 07:11:33 PM
I would imagine herds of nomad mice on an endless search of their old holes.
 
2012-01-28 07:22:25 PM
There's always money in the bungalow!
 
2012-01-28 07:43:50 PM
Anyone else notice the line in TFA about the "house that sits on an empty office building"?
 
2012-01-28 07:46:04 PM

StokeyBob: I would imagine herds of nomad mice on an endless search of their old holes.


So be the legacy of global fiat abuse.
 
2012-01-28 07:55:41 PM
"What would you do with $1.82 billion worth of shredded money?"

Buy some tape, glue, a magnifying glass and get to work.
 
2012-01-28 08:18:05 PM
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German kids making walls out of bundles of Weimar republic currency.

Un-shredded.
 
2012-01-28 10:41:26 PM

wildcardjack: [2media.nowpublic.net image 350x415]

German kids making walls out of bundles of Weimar republic currency.

Un-shredded.


You know who else tried to get Germany out of an economic crisis?
 
2012-01-28 11:00:18 PM

MrEricSir: wildcardjack: [2media.nowpublic.net image 350x415]

German kids making walls out of bundles of Weimar republic currency.

Un-shredded.

You know who else tried to get Germany out of an economic crisis?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2012-01-28 11:39:32 PM
And if that doesn't work out, there's always money in the banana stand.
 
2012-01-29 01:16:18 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a Euro bill more plastic than it is paper? It's been a while since I've handled one, but I recall then having a different texture than the good old greenback.
 
2012-01-29 05:06:51 AM
MrSteve007: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a Euro bill more plastic than it is paper? It's been a while since I've handled one, but I recall then having a different texture than the good old greenback.

Euro notes are made from Cotton just like US notes but they are woven differently so they feel different.

Australian notes however are made from plastic.
 
2012-01-29 05:28:42 AM

Lunchlady: MrSteve007: Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a Euro bill more plastic than it is paper? It's been a while since I've handled one, but I recall then having a different texture than the good old greenback.

Euro notes are made from Cotton just like US notes but they are woven differently so they feel different.

Australian notes however are made from plastic.


Literally petrol dollars? :)
 
2012-01-29 05:46:06 AM

Admiral_Halsey: Lunchlady: Australian notes however are made from plastic.

Literally petrol dollars? :)


Considering our main exports, they should really be made from coal and yellowcake . . .
 
2012-01-29 11:58:42 AM

Greywar: Fark_Guy_Rob: What people don't realize is that someone on the dole (unemployed, doing nothing) earns more than a man in the United States working full-time for a minimum wage.

Wow...not quite...but pretty darn close...oh wait...taxes...yeah by a little bit you might be right. But even worse-
They also have a housing allowance in addition to that AND medical care.

Here in the us, to get a housing allowance requires you to be a family, and has a multi-year waiting list, and income restrictions, AND more rules etc. And your unenjoyment income is a lot less generally unless you were a high income earner. (mines approx 1/3 of my income), and if you maintained your medical it would usually cost more then your entire unemployment check. No joke.

Basically here if you are unemployed, you can look forward to only emergency healthcare (and substandard at that), insufficient income to pay your rent let alone other bills, and the political party using that insufficient income as a bludgeon to hit each other with while calling you names. Fun stuff.

And a job at minimum wage? Yeah. $1247/mo BEFORE any taxes. I honestly cant imagine how someone can make it on that with kids. Single Sure. But kids? Ouch.



That's cool. Here in the United States, depending on where you go (there are 50 states, remember) you can look forward to less than a thousand dollars per month as welfare. In some states, it's less than 500. Here in Nevada, where I live, it's not uncommon to get a grand total of 20 dollars and a stern lecture that stealing is fraud and illegal.

And what do you mean, you get emergency healthcare? In the U.S., you pay out of pocket for the ambulance trip to the ER, the ER doc, the ER nurse, the ER supplies and the ER room. Plus taxes. Where do you live?
 
2012-01-30 05:33:20 PM
Here's a doubt that I have: Why is it that Republicans salivate and giggle with malicious glee whenever they hear/talk about how the euro will not last and how the EU is going to rip itself appart?.
 
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