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(Fox News)   A riddle: When does $100 really cost $4,000,000? Give up? OK, here's a hint: Obama   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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19095 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Aug 2013 at 4:01 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-14 03:17:42 PM  
I really don't see the connection to Obama in this, except that he works for the same government that produced the bills.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-14 03:19:16 PM  
I'm disappointed.  When I saw the headline and the Fox icon I really thought they were going to blame it on Obama.
 
2013-08-14 03:51:50 PM  
If it slows down that printing press a little, it won't be a bad thing.
 
2013-08-14 04:04:14 PM  
If you get one in circ it'd be worth more than a 100
 
2013-08-14 04:04:14 PM  
Oh my goodness, preventing counterfeit currency is expensive?  You're right, I'd much rather have a 0.0004% lower deficit and money no one will take.
 
2013-08-14 04:04:35 PM  
Before the usual suspect start biatching about "Faux News" here's a better story from a lefty news org, The New Yorker.

There. Happy now?

/sheesh
 
2013-08-14 04:04:39 PM  
Obama would apologize for the delay but he's too coming up with fail analogies to defend domestic spying.
 
2013-08-14 04:04:51 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-08-14 04:05:45 PM  
Wait isn't someone suppose to say I work at the mint and you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2013-08-14 04:06:34 PM  
Destroying all those bad bills must hurt the environment.

Derp.
 
2013-08-14 04:06:41 PM  

generallyso: Obama would apologize for the delay but he's too coming up with fail analogies to defend domestic spying.


Looks like you accidentally the whole redacted.
 
2013-08-14 04:06:49 PM  
Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO
 
2013-08-14 04:07:04 PM  
Send them to me.  I'll make sure they get destroyed.

All of them.

Honest.
 
2013-08-14 04:07:23 PM  
fark the BEP
it's a government organization
government organizations only hire yes men and mediocrity
they haven't produced anything beautiful or artistic in decades
 
2013-08-14 04:07:35 PM  
It is simple civics, congress appropriates funds and directs  Bureau of Engraving and Printing to update our currency to stop fraud.  The bureau is part of the executive branch so when they find it will cost more that estimated it is the fault of the head of the executive branch spender and debtor Obama. OUTRAGE
 
2013-08-14 04:07:47 PM  
Grunt grunt 0bama!

/gimme greenlight...grrrr!
 
2013-08-14 04:08:30 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Wait isn't someone suppose to say I work at the mint and you have no idea what you are talking about.


so you work at the mint?
 
2013-08-14 04:08:41 PM  
 
2013-08-14 04:08:58 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Looks like you accidentally the whole redacted.


I like to leave out words intentionally.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
2013-08-14 04:09:49 PM  

vpb: I'm disappointed.  When I saw the headline and the Fox icon I really thought they were going to blame it on Obama.


I know!!!! Come on, Fox, you're slipping!

"Obamanotes" ...  "Benjamingate" ...

Paging Darryl Issa!
 
2013-08-14 04:10:26 PM  
I wonder if the U.S. will ever do what some other countries do: make smaller denominations into coins, and alter the size of the bills so the small denominations aren't the same size as the larger denominations.
 
2013-08-14 04:11:17 PM  
Wait until it's discovered that the ink contains the same chemicals as are used in fracking and is made from genetically modified insect carapaces.
 
2013-08-14 04:11:42 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO


All Australian bills are as well.

Not sure why we are sticking with "paper".
 
2013-08-14 04:11:51 PM  
Obama bad.  Me not like him.  Me think Obama destroy country cuz him evil.
 
2013-08-14 04:12:16 PM  

EkimProx: Destroying all those bad bills must hurt the environment.

Derp.



They get recycled.
 
2013-08-14 04:13:46 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO


Yet another example of why we Americans are always harping on you guys to quit destroying the environment and learn to conserve nature, as we do.
 
2013-08-14 04:14:29 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: generallyso: Obama would apologize for the delay but he's too coming up with fail analogies to defend domestic spying.

Looks like you accidentally the whole redacted.


Look I work at the mint and you have no idea what you're talking about.  The [REDACTED] press had [REDACTED] James Warden noticed it was a simple, temporary stuck part that just needed an immediate unstick, not really long-term rethinking.  The problem really was that the fix couldn't be applied to a stopped machine; it had to be rolling and have WD40 squirted into the mechanism, but his zipper got caught in the [DATA EXPUNGED] three days of clean-up before [DATA EXPUNGED] found between the mesh gear and the presser plate [DATA EXPUNGED] the left reduced to a fine paste.

We've decided the mechanism just needs re-engineering.  This isn't how presses are supposed to operate.
 
2013-08-14 04:14:46 PM  

natas6.0: fark the BEP

they haven't produced anything beautiful or artistic in decades


Why should they?
 
2013-08-14 04:15:02 PM  

skinink: I wonder if the U.S. will ever do what some other countries do: make smaller denominations into coins, and alter the size of the bills so the small denominations aren't the same size as the larger denominations.


No, because there are a lot of lunatics in the US who think that replacing the dollar bill with a dollar coin is some kind of gubmint conspiracy or just somehow unpatriotic. Short answer: no, because nutjobs.

There is a US dollar coin but it's not pushed very hard (because nutjobs). I suspect that relatively few people know about it. I only know about it because the vending machines at work give them to me when I use a fiver to buy my cookies.
 
2013-08-14 04:15:22 PM  
I am curious as to what the hidden message in Franklin's collar is.  I would be overjoyed if someone used a ST microscope and revealed it said "I enjoy French whores" or something tawdry.
 
2013-08-14 04:15:51 PM  

give me doughnuts: They get recycled.


And handed out shredded in little containers as souvenirs if you go on a tour of the Treasury.  At least they were when I was a little kid.

/tried to tape the pieces together
 
2013-08-14 04:16:44 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: SovietCanuckistan: Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO

Yet another example of why we Americans are always harping on you guys to quit destroying the environment and learn to conserve nature, as we do.


I keep my plastic hundies in a baby seal skin wallet. HAWT.
 
2013-08-14 04:17:37 PM  
Csb time:

When I was in Ireland; they wouldn't exchange $100 bills. The reason being was; there was no market for $100 bills. Apparently, they sit around FOREVER.

/ it was quite the pain in the ass
 
2013-08-14 04:17:56 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO


Twenties too now. I was in the Motherland a few weeks ago and took out 40 Canuck-bucks from an ATM. I got one paper $20 and one plastic $20. It was kind of weird.
 
2013-08-14 04:19:44 PM  
When will Obama stop destroying this country
 
2013-08-14 04:21:02 PM  
Does Obama actually do any President stuff?  Or does he just work at the printing press, take 400 vacation days a year, and review 501(c)(3) applications?
 
2013-08-14 04:22:26 PM  
In this thread: 'tards who think there is now, or was ever, such a thing as "liberal media bias"
 
2013-08-14 04:22:33 PM  
www.theblindcard.com
 
2013-08-14 04:24:55 PM  

vpb: I'm disappointed.  When I saw the headline and the Fox icon I really thought they were going to blame it on Obama.


so close, yet so far

/thanks Obama!
 
2013-08-14 04:25:01 PM  
That error, according to The Atlantic Wire, is a $3.79 million mistake since the bills cost 12 cents each to produce and will cost another $12,000 to destroy them.


I'll destroy them for free.  They can save the $12,000.
 
2013-08-14 04:25:13 PM  

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 850x1133]


That was vapid, Bob.
 
2013-08-14 04:25:20 PM  

bluefoxicy: Look I work at the mint and you have no idea what you're talking about. The [REDACTED] press had [REDACTED] James Warden noticed it was a simple, temporary stuck part that just needed an immediate unstick, not really long-term rethinking. The problem really was that the fix couldn't be applied to a stopped machine; it had to be rolling and have WD40 squirted into the mechanism, but his zipper got caught in the [DATA EXPUNGED] three days of clean-up before [DATA EXPUNGED] found between the mesh gear and the presser plate [DATA EXPUNGED] the left reduced to a fine paste.


I swear Mr. Blue, you use yor mouth purtier than a 20 dollar whore.
 
2013-08-14 04:25:36 PM  

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 850x1133]


Capitalism is how it works.
 
2013-08-14 04:26:10 PM  
i1143.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-14 04:26:58 PM  

vbob: [www.theblindcard.com image 850x1133]


I can answer that, many americans work for Walmart.

There was an article recently that said that Walmart employees are so underpaid and under insured that the public assistance given to them and their families is costing taxpayers millions in subsidies.
 
2013-08-14 04:27:04 PM  
Has anyone pointed out submitter is retarded yet?

As soon as I saw img1.fark.net  I knew it was going to be bullshiat.
 
2013-08-14 04:29:00 PM  

OldManDownDRoad: Before the usual suspect start biatching about "Faux News" here's a better story from a lefty news org, The New Yorker.

There. Happy now?

/sheesh


Same story, without blaming Obama?
 
2013-08-14 04:29:20 PM  
Trick question, Retarditeratedmitter.

You didn't tell us what time the $100 bill left the train station OR how fast Obama was traveling. Jerk.
 
2013-08-14 04:29:39 PM  
Many blacked out special ops are made up of men who "died" in training accidents. Then they go on to classified missions no one can know about.

Why am I suspicious that this $30 billion are going to be put to work in classified missions now that they're declared dead.

BTW - anyone notice that Washington pulled $30 billion dollars out of our collective ass with only $4 million in overhead?
 
2013-08-14 04:32:36 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: Our hundies are plastic. PLASTIC YO


Read that in his voice:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
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