In other news ... Zimbabwe unveils 100 trillion dollar note

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  1. dong20

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    At the time of writing it would be worth $300 US. By tomorrow, who knows.

    Perhaps Bob will see the widely welcomed departure of one globally unpopular president as a not too subtle hint?

    Perhaps not - the will of the people isn't really a driving factor in his decision making process, and things have deteriorated even further since the 'elections' not far of a year ago. The power sharing charade has all but unravelled and now [even more severe] food shortages are imminent.

    Zimbabwe unveils 100 trillion dollar note

    I'm increasingly agog that the man is still drawing breath.
     
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    Will they ever be able to recover?


    Quite interesting fact: England has million pounds notes and hundred million pounds notes.
     
  3. dong20

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    Indeed, AKA 'giants' and 'titans' respectively, but only for interbank use. The million pound note was made into a movie:

    The Million Pound Note (1953)
     
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    I'm sure some white college liberal professor is going lobby for full face value due to white guilt.
     
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    As a teacher, I was drawn to this sentence in the article:

    My first reaction was that the reporter had misspelled 'eke', but then considering the state of their economy, maybe the reporter was making a sly comment...

    (Oh, and bi_in_socal: That is full face value. Zimbabwe is not part of the United States. Their 'dollar' isn't equal to ours.)
     
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    Surely American business should accept it at equal value in the name of economic justice, fair trade and cultural sensitivity.
     
  7. mindseye

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    Like we do with these countries?

    Please try to at least sound like you're contributing constructively.
     
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    You need to be a man and make your point instead of offering vague allusions.
     
  9. mindseye

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    My point was clear.
     
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    Come out and say it in plain english.
     
  11. Elmer Gantry

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    He means to say you're a crack whore.
     
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    At least a clear statement of belief is respectable. Unlike the incoherent allusions offered so far.
     
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    The only remaining function of Mugabe's government is keeping Mugabe in power.
     
  14. dong20

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    In which case (based on GDP) with a single banknote Bob could buy the entire world twice. It would buy the US nearly 8 times over, a key question being; how would you make change?

    I'm sure that's not what you were advocating, so what did you really mean?
     
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    Indeed, truth be told (if one can even call it a government any more), that was its primary function from day one.

    Last time I was in Zim, the smallest banknote with even a token value was Z$20,000 and one had carry them around in fistfuls to buy anything of consequence.
     
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    Fantastic angle, dong20. Patriot bi_in_socal advocates handing the entire nation over to Robert Mugabe!
     
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