[Rushtalk] Not April 1st

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 5 13:22:22 MST 2013


At 01:59 PM 1/5/2013, Tom Matiska wrote:
>Aprils Fools Day was replaced with November Fools Day this year.

         Sadly.............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb6Hv4nJ40U

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>--- On Sat, 1/5/13, Paf Dvorak <notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info> wrote:
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>From: Paf Dvorak <notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info>
>Subject: [Rushtalk] Not April 1st
>To: Hale_Bobb at yahoogroups.com, rushtalk at csdco.com
>Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 12:55 PM
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>If today was April fools day I could understand a story like this...
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>Can We Avert The Coming Debt Ceiling Crisis With A Magic Coin?
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>Posted: 01/03/2013 6:13 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/04/2013 3:07 pm EST
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>Because of the deal made on New Year's Day that averted the 
>immediate impact of the so-called fiscal cliff, America will face a 
>sequel to the debt ceiling hostage crisis that led to the super 
>committee and the sequester and the fiscal cliff and the fiscal 
>cliff solution and the sequel to the debt ceiling hostage crisis 
>that led to the super committee and the sequester and the fiscal 
>cliff and the fiscal cliff solution, et cetera, ad infinitum. The 
>best of all possible fiscal cliff deals would have included a 
>guaranteed de-weaponization of the debt ceiling. Since the fiscal 
>cliff deal did not include any such de-weaponization, America's 
>credit and the global economy are 
><http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/fiscal-cliff-debt-ceiling_n_2398091.html?utm_hp_ref=eat-the-press>still 
>very much jeopardized by the dangerous lunatics who have threatened 
>another round of hostage-taking.
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>What can be done about it? Well, what about a magic trillion-dollar 
>coin, wrought from platinum? Would that help?
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>Actually, 
><http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/01/7052758/looking-next-debt-ceiling-fight-nadler-proposes-trillion-dollar-coi>in 
>an interview with Capital New York's Reid Pilifant, Rep. Jerrold 
>Nadler (D-N.Y.) suggests that it is possible to mint just such a 
>coin, stick it in the Federal Reserve, and stick a fork in the 
>coming debt ceiling crisis before it begins. "I'm being absolutely 
>serious," Nadler told Pilifant, adding, "It sounds silly but it's 
>absolutely legal. And it would normally not be proper to consider 
>such a thing, except when you're faced with blackmail to destroy the 
>country's economy, you have to consider things."
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>Yes, it would be good to have some "things" you can do to save the 
>planet from the debt ceiling psychopaths. But how does the magic 
>platinum coin work? In the video above, we attempt to explain the 
>whole matter without having our heads explode, right down to whether 
>or not America is doomed if 
><http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/01/07/130107fa_fact_green?currentPage=all>that 
>master pickpocket from that great New Yorker article steals the 
>magic platinum coin.
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>UPDATE: A group of citizens is 
><https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/direct-united-states-mint-make-single-platinum-trillion-dollar-coin/8hvJbLl6>petitioning 
>President Barack Obama to begin minting platinum coins. If the 
>petition garners 25,000 signatures, the White House will be required 
>to respond. The petition reads:
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>"With the creation and Treasury deposit of a new platinum coin with 
>a value of $1 trillion US Dollars, we would avert the 
>absurd-yet-imminent debt ceiling faceoff in Congress in two quick 
>and simple steps! While this may seem like an unnecessarily extreme 
>measure, it is no more absurd than playing political football with 
>the US -- and global -- economy at stake."
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>Paf Dvorak
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>notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
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