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(Yahoo)   U.S. Treasury Dept. bringing back war bonds   ( divider line
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3011 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Dec 2001 at 8:01 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-11 08:04:26 PM  
i want one
2001-12-11 08:06:46 PM  
i want two OO
2001-12-11 08:07:27 PM  
"As part of the ceremony, O'Neill paid tribute to the Treasury Department's 160,000 employees for their efforts in the war against terrorism.

``Every day we come to work and do our part to defeat the evildoers,'' O'Neill said. "

How does working for the united states treasury department have anything to do with fighting terrorism?
2001-12-11 08:09:42 PM  
sorry- Unrelated. If you MUST have your windows popup in different windows...could you a LEAST make them pop up in the SAME window?? Like ??

Thank you (and you)
2001-12-11 08:11:18 PM  
Josh#######: The Treasury department runs the Secret Service. They (duh) look after the President and assorted hangers on, but more importantly they look after US currency. Did you see "To Live and Die in LA?" Cool movie. It was the Secret Service going after the counterfeiters. I can see lots of useful ways people looking into money and fake money can be helpful in going after terrorist organizations.
2001-12-11 08:13:38 PM  
Cool, that's where Paul O'Neil decided to do after retiring from the Yankees.
2001-12-11 08:16:06 PM  
Uh.... OK
2001-12-11 08:17:27 PM  
I didn't know that, thanks Zorgon
2001-12-11 08:17:56 PM  
As far as I'm concerned:

If we all wake up tomorrow and find that the country has been overtaken by a totalitarian unelected despot who has changed all of our laws to conform with his warped, amoral and highly zealous religious sensibilities; coupled with the fact that all of our basic civil rights: freedom of speech, expression, religion, education, freedom from persecution etc have been surpressed AND our everyday existence is dominated by a paranoid fear of arrest / a beating / execution.
THEN THE terrorists like boobies.
2001-12-11 08:18:11 PM  
good idea, considering the war in Afghan is costing something like 100 million a day. (guess)
2001-12-11 08:19:22 PM  
The moderators have changed that last post (you sods) it was actually meant to read "then the terroists have already won"
2001-12-11 08:20:06 PM  
Keep buyin' them War Bonds kids, I'll be gettin' a fat raise!
2001-12-11 08:23:55 PM  
U.S. Treasury Dept. bringing back war bonds

They've always been here. Now they're just jumping on the Patriotic Bandwagon and being renamed to capitalize on the deaths of 3,000+ people.

Yet another farking example of someone submitting the article before they've even read it.
2001-12-11 08:26:31 PM  
At precisely 8:46 a.m., the moment the first jet hit a World Trade center tower, O'Neill paused in the ceremony to allow a Treasury Department (news - web sites) choir to lead the news conference in singing ``The Star-Spangled Banner.''

Very ritualistic, much like a serial killer.
2001-12-11 08:27:43 PM  
Refering, of course, to all the events after 9-11 enacted by organizations which either take place at the exact time the first plane hit, or the last building fell.
2001-12-11 08:31:38 PM  
I know Skwidd, and I'm lovin' it!
2001-12-11 08:36:51 PM  
``Every day we come to work and do our part to defeat the evildoers,'' O'Neill said.

Well then, If we (College students) do not take our finals, then the terrorists like boobies.
2001-12-11 08:38:54 PM  
Skiwdd - Thanks to the Anthrax scares on Capital Hill, they're not even certain the legislation will be passed in time to give armed services members the promised raise. It may not happen until later in the year. Or so says the message passed around by my commander.
2001-12-11 08:41:04 PM  
pfft. there is nothing new about that. EE bonds have been around for well over a century, they just renamed them so stupid americans would buy them. i already have $500 in series I bonds from a year ago, and had i known this afghanistan shiat would have happened, i wouldn't have bought them in the first place.
2001-12-11 08:51:02 PM  
thats really shiatty if they don't get that raise approved by the 1st since congress was able to approve their own raise just recently.
2001-12-11 08:53:53 PM  
I just checked mine, 239.70 a month, woohoo!
Buy them bonds baby, the kids need new shoes.
2001-12-11 08:56:06 PM  
Is it just me, or does that look like a plain old T-bill that someone overlaid "PATRIOT BOND" on in MSPaint? Because that is *totally* times new roman bold and that bond design is NOT new at ALL.
2001-12-11 08:57:55 PM  
Anyone wanna hazard a guess how long before the Dummycrats pass legislation that takes a percentage of "War Bonds" for failing social services?
2001-12-11 08:58:23 PM  
Speaking of bonds, look who the USO is bringing back:
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2001-12-11 08:59:16 PM  
Wait a minute. The government is Cutting taxes to the rich and now announcing war bonds to raise money? christ
2001-12-11 09:07:03 PM  
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2001-12-11 09:17:43 PM  
I'd buy war bonds, but technically, there is no war. (C'mon Jarheads! Start the flaming!)
2001-12-11 09:33:31 PM  
Wow looks like the filter is slowly taking over everything... I guess I better not complain, or the boobies will boobies the boobies boobies.

Boobies, boobies boobies boobies boobies. Boobies boobies? Boobies!
2001-12-11 09:41:04 PM  
awww, come on dickheads, buy one or 10 , support the country you live in....dont like it get the f.uck out then.
2001-12-11 09:50:56 PM  
Vegasj, it's not the country, It's the planet :)
2001-12-11 09:52:04 PM  
Joshwa: You're basically right. Those bonds are the regular EE bonds with "PATRIOT BOND" printed on them. Other than that, there is no difference. A lot of people were expecting Treasury to come up with a new, unique bond; the process of designing and creating the printing plates for a new bond takes nearly a year due to the anti-counterfeiting features incorporated into the bond. Congress gave Treasury until December 11th to come up with the Patriot Bond; what you see is what Treasury was able to develop in less than two months.
2001-12-11 09:53:16 PM  
That makes us two grunts ...

Technically speaking, since I am a Combat Engineer that makes me a Grunt With a Shovel. So we have one grunt, one grunt with a shovel and a squid. Nope, no jarheads here.
2001-12-11 09:54:48 PM  
This is what Americans should be buying to show support for our country.
2001-12-11 09:55:34 PM  
...awww, come on dickheads, buy one or 10 , support the country you live in...

How about I buy none since this failing economy is plugging me in the ass? As soon as my government can learn how to run a country I might donate more money to it beyond what it already RAPES out of my paycheck twice a month.
2001-12-11 09:57:00 PM  
hey Cyberpunk... they have to pay for that raise coming up anyways.....bahahaaaaaa!!!
2001-12-11 09:57:21 PM  
Cyberpunk: Well said! Tax cuts for everyone!
2001-12-11 09:58:28 PM  
just read up Cyber... you biatch about the gov. and the country but fight for it ??? uhmmmm....
2001-12-11 09:59:11 PM  
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Sorry, I was bored.
2001-12-11 10:00:30 PM  
WRONG. I joined the guard for myself, my family, and my friends. I protect them. I've been involved in fire-fighting, snow duty, flood duty and the WTO riots. All of these instances were protecting fellow Americans from one thing or another. NONE of them were wartime activities being used as a TOOL for the government. I love my country. But I hate my government.
2001-12-11 10:05:40 PM  

The government cut taxes more to the poor than the rich.

2001-12-11 10:09:24 PM  
Gunblade: When you take into effect the earned income tax credit, the poor actually MAKE money from the government. I know - I used to be there. I got a total refund of my federal income taxes and a bonus through the earned income tax credit.
2001-12-11 10:17:42 PM  
I'd buy a few bonds, but I have no idea how they work other than you give cash up front for (a bond), which then grows in value over time (up to 30 years in most cases).
2001-12-11 10:25:54 PM  
That's right kids! There's no better way to help Uncle Sam then to help him increase the national debt. Buy 'War' Bonds today!

oh yeah, we are also not in a war
2001-12-11 10:34:14 PM  
That's right, TennesseeBuck! You'd think the media would stop labeling this military action falsely. Not a war until congress approves to go to war.
2001-12-11 10:41:43 PM  
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Art Imitates Life
2001-12-11 10:50:14 PM  
Now that is some creative advertising by the Treasury Dept. Just like the article said, it is the standard EE bond but nothing special has been done to it except it has a new "photoshopped" label on it "PATRIOT BOND". BUY NOW! BUY NOW!

It has the word PATRIOT on it so as an American you MUST buy now. Forget that American flag at Walmart to put on your car, buy this instead!

It is a good pitch though it should have been done sooner to capitalize on the whole "I'm American" fad that swept the country (yes, I bought my flag and proudly "wear" it on my car)
2001-12-11 11:04:22 PM  
CIA Mole: The whole "Patriot Bond" thing was a throwback to World War Two war bonds that was cooked up by some member of Congress and forced on Treasury. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill actually lobbied against it because of the short deadline, the cost of printed but not issued bonds that can't be used now, and the work it takes to design a new bond from scratch. Congress rammed it down his throat, so here we are with a relabeled Series EE bond. Doing it any sooner wouldn't have solved anything, because it takes nearly a year to design the bond and produce the printing plates(see my post to Joshwa above). Treasury's hands are tied; it is only doing what Congress forced it to do with the bond. I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with it. I know I was disappointed. The idea was good, but in its zeal Congress screwed it up(imagine that!).
2001-12-11 11:15:10 PM  
What a load of crap. I'm about as patriotically inspired to buy one of these as I am the DomoKun lego thing on eBay. Maybe Kellog's will come out with red white and blue Patriotic Froot Loops, I'd buy them instead.
2001-12-11 11:18:44 PM  
9/10: I agree with you. Congress really screwed that up. All done in the "name of USA!"

As for the "printing" it earlier, again, I agree, I know it takes awhile to redesign something that is "currency" and must have the water marks, special engraving, etc..., I was just making a generalized comment on how they missed the marketing curve (not their fault), I am surprised they actually got these bonds out the door so fast.
2001-12-11 11:23:29 PM  
Are they bringing back Walter Winchell too ?
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