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(CBC)   The Canadian government wants nickel back   (cbc.ca) divider line 34
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2013-01-03 01:38:33 PM
3 votes:
Oh no. There is NO WAY I'm giving big businesses my money when they round up from $4.02 to $4.05.
Now excuse me, I have to go pay $4.50 in ATM fees to take out $20.
2013-01-03 12:38:54 PM
3 votes:
Hey! The deal was Nickleback for Randy Quaid! FREE TRADE, MOFOS.
2013-01-03 11:36:18 AM
3 votes:
"We see less and less people now ... digging in their wallets for nickels,"

What kind of weirdo puts change in their wallet? Oh right, Canadians.
2013-01-03 11:34:34 AM
3 votes:

SnarfVader: Good. Let's give them Nickelback.

/And Celine Dion back too.


They can have whatever Bieber is too

We're keeping Robin Sparkles, though

userserve-ak.last.fm
2013-01-03 01:27:07 PM
2 votes:
Canadian currency rules a controlled by strippers.

You can't put a bill in a g-string, so $5 is the minimum, and they're color coded to see value from a distance.


/Mind you... Canadian strippers don't wear g-strings, they strip completed naked will spread for you on stage...
2013-01-03 01:21:08 PM
2 votes:
www.coinfacts.com

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-03 01:08:35 PM
2 votes:

mechgreg: dletter: Canadians seem to be much less hung up on physical money than Americans.

They use dollar coins much more than U.S., and I think they have a $2 coin as well.  They've already given up the penny, and now seem to be ok with ditching the nickel.

WTF is up with us?  I mean, is it just that all of our old people have that much control over crap?

Canadian's also have debit/credit cards with chip/pin technology. I was in the US last week and paid for something with my credit card. I almost had to do a double take when the cashier asked me to sign the receipt? I mean really, a country that has actually put people on the moon is still dealing with that kind of thing?


We did it with 64kb of ram. Our credit cards machine makers still believe this should be enough for anybody.
2013-01-03 01:03:21 PM
2 votes:

SkunkWerks: You might be able to get by without the Penny, Inspector, but you'd better at least keep the Brain.


I'll get you next time, SkunkWerks, next timmme
2013-01-03 12:12:55 PM
2 votes:

whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickle mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day


What the fark is "nickle"?

*reads username*

OK, nevermind
2013-01-03 11:37:55 AM
2 votes:
Take them back!

but let us keep Rush please
2013-01-03 03:13:12 PM
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickle mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day

[img580.imageshack.us image 270x220]
...And we'll think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday night.





Went on a geology field trip to the mine, later we were at a bar and a local asked us WTF we were doing in sudbury. "Oh, up to see The Big Nickel, eh?"



Gough
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whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day

And their solution for resulting pollution that plagued the area for years? Build the tallest smokestack in the western hemisphere...to send it somewhere else.

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


"And the boys are gettin stinko
We'll think no more of Inco on a
Sudbury Saturday night "

-Stompin Tom Connors


Yeah, I guess NASA used the terrain for the first lunar rover test. They got some environmental reward for "clean up" by installing that smokestack and planting trees. The rocks are still black as fark
2013-01-03 02:37:41 PM
1 votes:
Now that Ottawa has announced something trivial to occupy your thoughts, Harper's Government is probably sneaking something horrifyingly important in your backdoor.

///Oooooooo, shiny!!!!!...
2013-01-03 02:35:37 PM
1 votes:

Gone In 26 Minutes: Peter von Nostrand: SnarfVader: Good. Let's give them Nickelback.

/And Celine Dion back too.

They can have whatever Bieber is too

We're keeping Robin Sparkles, though

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x500]

She looks like a younger Loreena McKennitt who, incidentally, is also Canadian.


She looks like Peregrin Took.
2013-01-03 02:18:06 PM
1 votes:
There's a xkcd for everything.
2013-01-03 01:57:41 PM
1 votes:

gopher321: whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickle mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day

What the fark is "nickle"?

*reads username*

OK, nevermind


shiat that's not how you spell it?
2013-01-03 01:53:57 PM
1 votes:

WippitGuud: Canadian currency rules a controlled by strippers.

You can't put a bill in a g-string, so $5 is the minimum, and they're color coded to see value from a distance.


/Mind you... Canadian strippers don't wear g-strings, they strip completed naked will spread for you on stage...


where I'm from in canada they will take the dollar and two dollar coins. just lie on the stage with a coin in your mouth and enjoy the show
2013-01-03 01:53:47 PM
1 votes:

dletter:
Canadian's also have debit/credit cards with chip/pin technology. I was in the US last week and paid for something with my credit card. I almost had to do a double take when the cashier asked me to sign the receipt? I mean really, a country that has actually put people on the moon is still dealing with that kind of thing?

Signing receipts and CC transactions seems so silly now... I mean, what is it really "proving"?  I have "check for id" written on the back of my Credit card... and if you don't have your CC signed, the person asks you to do that, and then sign your receipt... um ,ok.    I've never heard of a CC company checking a signature and going back to someone and saying "hey, did you really buy this?"  They'll do that based on a number of other things (numerous purchases at stores not near your home area, etc), but, never for an "odd signature".


Work in the merchant acquiring industry, getting a kick, etc...

Once the 'Fraud Migration' hits the U.S. issuers in full-force then you will see a rapid panic for the infrastructure. Fraud Migration: as one of the very last regions to go Chip & PIN / EMV Co. standard, mag stripe fraudsters will move their money laundering / frauding ways from a region with chip to one without chip.

The other thing is that the US is still oddly addicted to 'checks'. Canada's robust 'Interac' debit card network I think has largely replaced cash at the Point of Sale and people writing a cheques at, say, the grocery store has not probably been done for over 15 years.
2013-01-03 01:51:10 PM
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickle mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day

[img580.imageshack.us image 270x220]
...And we'll think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday night.


I think it's a local law that if a person from Sudbury is to marry, no matter where the wedding takes place, that song must be played at least twice.
2013-01-03 01:39:56 PM
1 votes:
2013-01-03 01:36:52 PM
1 votes:

Flakeloaf: Sybarite: "We see less and less people now ... digging in their wallets for nickels,"

What kind of weirdo puts change in their wallet? Oh right, Canadians.

Nope, we're not wearing this one. Change purse for the girls maybe. Can't really use a wallet's change hole for actual change because toonies don't fit in there.


Ya, but you guys are still really into wearing fanny-packs.
So, there's that.
2013-01-03 01:11:18 PM
1 votes:
Well, though I live in the US, I can easily see the benefit this is going to have to me.

Less Canadian money for Vending Machine proprietors to spike their machines with is good news to me.
2013-01-03 01:10:38 PM
1 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: So, do you just round up and automatically pay the extra few and soon to be several cents?

/honest question.


You round to the nearest 5 cent. We've been doing that for decades. Well, if we don't count the short period after the Euro started. We had cents then but practically all stores stopped using them.

/Only the Aldi still gives cents in change iirc
2013-01-03 01:07:08 PM
1 votes:

whyRpeoplesostupid: Huh. 30% of the World's nickle comes from the World's largest nickle mine in Sudbury, Ontario

That's your fun fact for the day


img580.imageshack.us
...And we'll think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday night.
2013-01-03 01:04:23 PM
1 votes:

dletter: Canadians seem to be much less hung up on physical money than Americans.

They use dollar coins much more than U.S., and I think they have a $2 coin as well.  They've already given up the penny, and now seem to be ok with ditching the nickel.

WTF is up with us?  I mean, is it just that all of our old people have that much control over crap?


Canadian's also have debit/credit cards with chip/pin technology. I was in the US last week and paid for something with my credit card. I almost had to do a double take when the cashier asked me to sign the receipt? I mean really, a country that has actually put people on the moon is still dealing with that kind of thing?
2013-01-03 01:00:01 PM
1 votes:

the_sidewinder: Why to get rid of the penny


You might be able to get by without the Penny, Inspector, but you'd better at least keep the Brain.
2013-01-03 12:58:40 PM
1 votes:
I gotta say, the nickel has to be the most disrespected coin there is when it comes to payment.

Dig out a few pennies? No problem, totally understandable to not get that lump of change back.

Dimes and Quarters? That's cool too.

But take out a nickel or two? The cashier gives you that "oh no you didn't" look.
2013-01-03 12:55:04 PM
1 votes:
I wish the US would get rid of the penny. But then the Illinois senators and congress people would come out in full stupid about Lincoln. A few years ago I filled up a 5 gallon water bottle with change, most of it was pennies, and I put it in rolls and got about $750 IIRC. Im filling it up again now.
2013-01-03 12:50:11 PM
1 votes:
Shouldn't they concentrate on making $100 bills that don't melt in the hot sun first?
2013-01-03 12:45:45 PM
1 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: We're keeping Robin Sparkles, though


Yes, who could forget "Let's Go To The Mall"?

I'm worried about the idea from the article for a $200 bill. I mean, $200?

i.cdn.turner.com
2013-01-03 12:45:18 PM
1 votes:

Sybarite: "We see less and less people now ... digging in their wallets for nickels,"

What kind of weirdo puts change in their wallet? Oh right, Canadians.


Nope, we're not wearing this one. Change purse for the girls maybe. Can't really use a wallet's change hole for actual change because toonies don't fit in there.
2013-01-03 12:37:28 PM
1 votes:
if they want them they can have them on one condition they have to take bieber back too.
2013-01-03 11:36:28 AM
1 votes:

dletter: Canadians seem to be much less hung up on physical money than Americans.

They use dollar coins much more than U.S., and I think they have a $2 coin as well.  They've already given up the penny, and now seem to be ok with ditching the nickel.

WTF is up with us?  I mean, is it just that all of our old people have that much control over crap?


Sir, I question, nay challenge, your Patriotism!

(And in the movies, a briefcase full of coins doesn't look as good as tightly-bound stacks of twenties.)
2013-01-03 11:28:47 AM
1 votes:
Canadians seem to be much less hung up on physical money than Americans.

They use dollar coins much more than U.S., and I think they have a $2 coin as well.  They've already given up the penny, and now seem to be ok with ditching the nickel.

WTF is up with us?  I mean, is it just that all of our old people have that much control over crap?
2013-01-03 10:15:48 AM
1 votes:
Good. Let's give them Nickelback.

/And Celine Dion back too.
 
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