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(Talking Points Memo)   Fox News missed the "$1T platinum coin will not weigh the same as $1T of platinum" memo. Though now we know what 89 Blue whales would weigh. Who says you can't learn anything from those crazy kids   (core.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 342
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2013-01-11 09:16:02 AM
They are the dumbest human beings to have ever walked the face of this f*cking planet.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:23 AM
The DERP has scalded my eyes.
 
2013-01-11 09:16:25 AM
And yet, still not as dense as a Fox anchor.
 
2013-01-11 09:17:03 AM
Do we also know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall?
 
2013-01-11 09:17:40 AM
No see, they have to make it that big so no one can steal it.
 
2013-01-11 09:17:44 AM
Farkin' Fiat money, how does it work?
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2013-01-11 09:20:43 AM
If there was that much platinum in the world it wouldn't be worth a trillion dollars, so you'd need an even bigger coin. Although if you got it all tied up in a coin then the supply would be constricted.
 
2013-01-11 09:20:59 AM
When I first heard about the trillion dollar platnium coin at first I thought they were minting a trillion dollars of platnium coins not 1 coin worth a trilion. Then I read about it and that cleared it up. Stupid Fox.
 
2013-01-11 09:21:10 AM
www.plognark.com
 
2013-01-11 09:21:36 AM
First the algebra thing, now this. I'm beginning to think that FNC's level of cynicism and disdain for their own viewers has reached a new level. I didn't previously think that was possible.
 
2013-01-11 09:21:46 AM
Gold from the comments:

Maybe now you understand why dollar bills are made from very, very expensive paper. And, $100 bills are made from even more costly paper. If you don't believe this just try to buy a $100 bill.
 
2013-01-11 09:22:00 AM
Dear Fox News;

How come a $50 bill doesn't weigh five times as much as a $10 bill? Shouldn't it have five times the paper.

P.S. see how Obama is killing us by paying $50 for a little square of paper.
 
2013-01-11 09:22:59 AM

wildcardjack: If there was that much platinum in the world it wouldn't be worth a trillion dollars, so you'd need an even bigger coin. Although if you got it all tied up in a coin then the supply would be constricted.


Kind of like how your stock portfolio isn't actually worth what it's worth because as soon as you start to sell you increase supply and decrease demand and look I've gone cross-eyed.
 
2013-01-11 09:23:19 AM
Yes yes, but how many football fields does that equal?
 
2013-01-11 09:23:22 AM
This proves to me that Fox News isn't really that stupid, they're trolling the 45% who vote Republican in order to sell ads and make money.
 
2013-01-11 09:23:29 AM

coeyagi: They are the dumbest human beings to have ever walked the face of this f*cking planet.


Quite the contrary. They are not dumb, they have developed a very successful network based on trolling people's fears and anger. They make billions of dollars making asinine statements like this. There have been a few former employees who have stepped forward and stated it is all a ploy but that does not get a lot of coverage.
 
2013-01-11 09:23:59 AM
It actually is genuinely stupid. Plus the Nixon was a liberal thing. Gah!
 
2013-01-11 09:24:06 AM

coeyagi: They are the dumbest human beings to have ever walked the face of this f*cking planet.


They're not dumb, they just know their viewers are.
 
2013-01-11 09:24:09 AM
What does it cost to produce a one dollar bill?

Answer:

About 6 or 7 cents. Higher denominations cost more to print because they have additional colors and more anti-counterfeiting measures.

By comparison, a dollar coin costs 30.4 cents to make but lasts 15 to 25 times as long
Rate This Answer
 
2013-01-11 09:24:10 AM
89 blue wales would be fairly unbalanced.
 
2013-01-11 09:24:16 AM
Why no time spent on detailing the size and weight of a $100 dollar bill made out of it's worth in materials?
 
2013-01-11 09:25:10 AM
It's only about $100 of platinum but it's dipped in yellow toner, thus the $1T value.
 
2013-01-11 09:26:12 AM
How much could I get for the trillion dollar coin on Pawn Stars?
"Well, I just don't know if I could move this product you see. There's just not a big demand for this item. $50 is my best offer".
 
2013-01-11 09:26:14 AM
And you expect sense from people who think the solution to the gun problem is more guns?
 
2013-01-11 09:26:16 AM

coeyagi: They are the dumbest human beings to have ever walked the face of this f*cking planet.


What are you talking about? Don't you remember that back when we were on the gold standard, the US Mint changed the weight of all gold coins every day, corresponding to the fluctuation in the price of gold?
 
2013-01-11 09:27:55 AM

ParaHandy: And you expect sense from people who think the solution to the gun problem is more guns?


4/10, though you'll probably get some bites.
 
2013-01-11 09:28:50 AM
Try contacting me when Fox News puts out some accurate information, that will be newsworthy.
 
2013-01-11 09:29:08 AM
No. No farking way. What in the holy name of fark? I refuse to believe that even Fox goddamned News--Bullshiat Mountain itself--is this retarded and/or dishonest. I'm not watching the video, I'm not reading the article, I'm not doing it. No.
 
2013-01-11 09:29:18 AM

GhostFish: Why no time spent on detailing the size and weight of a $100 dollar bill made out of it's worth in materials?


I was curious. After some quick, rough math it looks like a $100 bill would weight about 4.4 pounds.
 
2013-01-11 09:29:54 AM

Cheron: Dear Fox News;

How come a $50 bill doesn't weigh five times as much as a $10 bill? Shouldn't it have five times the paper.

P.S. see how Obama is killing us by paying $50 for a little square of paper.


ARTHUR: A duck.
CROWD: Oooh.
BEDEMIR: Exactly! So, logically...,
VILLAGER #1: If... she.. weighs the same as a duck, she's made of wood.
BEDEMIR: And therefore--?
VILLAGER #1: A witch!
CROWD: A witch!
 
2013-01-11 09:30:16 AM
I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
 
2013-01-11 09:31:08 AM

CheekyMonkey: Cheron: Dear Fox News;

How come a $50 bill doesn't weigh five times as much as a $10 bill? Shouldn't it have five times the paper.

P.S. see how Obama is killing us by paying $50 for a little square of paper.

ARTHUR: A duck.
CROWD: Oooh.
BEDEMIR: Exactly! So, logically...,
VILLAGER #1: If... she.. weighs the same as a duck, she's made of wood.
BEDEMIR: And therefore--?
VILLAGER #1: A witch!
CROWD: A witch!


Who are you who is so wise in the ways of science?
 
2013-01-11 09:31:48 AM

GooberMcFly: This proves to me that Fox News isn't really that stupid, they're trolling the 45% who vote Republican in order to sell ads and make money.


I'm just hoping that gold hits $5,000/oz so that my Fox News loving in-laws can break even. My wife told me that they had put all their money into gold which I din't think was the best idea but it could be worse. Then she told me that her father is buying gold coins advertised in the back of magazines. They are real, solid, 99.999% pure gold coins but he is paying $75 for 1/2 gram coins. A quick check showed the spot price for gold to be about $27 for a 1/2 gram.
 
2013-01-11 09:31:52 AM

Whiskey Pete: Rate This Answer


3/5 - Informative, but sloppily pasted
 
2013-01-11 09:31:54 AM
89 PtBW = $1 trillion... that's just $11.236 billion each based on current market prices and average weight of the North American Platinum Blue Whale.

I would have thought it would take more than a hundred PtBWs to reach a trillion.

/Learn something new everyday...
 
2013-01-11 09:31:58 AM

Trivia Jockey: Try contacting me when Fox News puts out some accurate information, that will be newsworthy.


It's crickets all the way down...
 
2013-01-11 09:33:49 AM
By this logic, why is the dime smaller than the penny?
 
2013-01-11 09:34:59 AM
A plastic Aussie $100 note is conveniently almost the exactly the same price as a barrel of the oil used to make it. It only gets tricky when you get your change and they ladle a couple of pints of crude into your pocket.
 
2013-01-11 09:36:08 AM
Extremely stupid people can be quite educational despite themselves, apparently.
 
2013-01-11 09:36:40 AM

Cheron: Dear Fox News;

How come a $50 bill doesn't weigh five times as much as a $10 bill? Shouldn't it have five times the paper.

P.S. see how Obama is killing us by paying $50 for a little square of paper.


Bills are square?... pfft and I thought Fox news was dumb.
 
2013-01-11 09:37:08 AM

jayhawk88: No see, they have to make it that big so no one can steal it.


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2013-01-11 09:38:04 AM

Saiga410: Cheron: Dear Fox News;

How come a $50 bill doesn't weigh five times as much as a $10 bill? Shouldn't it have five times the paper.

P.S. see how Obama is killing us by paying $50 for a little square of paper.

Bills are square?... pfft and I thought Fox news was dumb.


Squares are rectangles, therefore, rectangles are squares.

QED, lib
 
2013-01-11 09:39:00 AM
I'd better get to work "salvaging" some catalytic converters.
 
2013-01-11 09:39:25 AM

sigdiamond2000: coeyagi: They are the dumbest human beings to have ever walked the face of this f*cking planet.

They're not dumb, they just know their viewers are.


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2013-01-11 09:39:56 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Gold from the comments:

Maybe now you understand why dollar bills are made from very, very expensive paper. And, $100 bills are made from even more costly paper. If you don't believe this just try to buy a $100 bill.


Not for any reason like that but the new $100 bill will have been expensive.
 
2013-01-11 09:40:14 AM
They should put Honey Boo Boo on the coin.
 
2013-01-11 09:40:57 AM

Martian_Astronomer: First the algebra thing, now this. I'm beginning to think that FNC's level of cynicism and disdain for their own viewers has reached a new level. I didn't previously think that was possible.


The algebra thing? Do tell.
 
2013-01-11 09:41:19 AM
Put Obama's face on the front and the donkey on the back and I'm all for it. LOL! You could give out replicas as souvenirs for all of his great success.

//oh, and I can't get enough of the OMG FAUX NEWS OMG FAUX NEWS! shrieking panic calls hahaha
 
2013-01-11 09:41:38 AM
TPM = Fascist propaganda at its best.
 
2013-01-11 09:41:41 AM

cashman: By this logic, why is the dime smaller than the penny?


Because the pennies are made to fit in your ass. I have been shoving $200 worth of pennies up my ass for the past 12 years. Individually, of course.
 
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