[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.
>--- On Sat, 1/5/13, Paf Dvorak <notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info> wrote:
>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
>If today was April fools day I could understand a story like this...
>Can We Avert The Coming Debt Ceiling Crisis With A Magic Coin?
>Posted: 01/03/2013 6:13 pm EST | Updated: 01/04/2013 3:07 pm EST
>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
>very much jeopardized by the dangerous lunatics who have threatened
>another round of hostage-taking.
>What can be done about it? Well, what about a magic trillion-dollar
>coin, wrought from platinum? Would that help?
>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."
>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
>master pickpocket from that great New Yorker article steals the
>magic platinum coin.
>UPDATE: A group of citizens is
>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:
>"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."
>notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
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