Paper money is illegal

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Salty, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Salty

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    A federal judge ruled that paper money is illegal, since all bills are the same size, the blind cannot tell what the amount is of a particular bill.


    (I heard this on the TV local news. I did not have time to find a link, if someone can, would appreciate)

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    Salty

    PS, doesnt DMV discrimcrate against the blind, they are not allowed to drive.
     
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    Oh, my! Publishers discriminate, too! They print on pages the blind cannot read!

    Clothing manufacturers, too. They dye material and the blind cannot tell the colors.

    Need we go on?

    My uncle was blinded in his twenties. He left his job in town and bought his parents farms from his brothers. He ran a diary farm on his own for the next fifty plus years. Only a couple of hired hands during plowing / reaping. He lead the cows into the barn. He attached the milking machines, detaching them when complete. He readied the milk cans for pickup and set them up at their return. He carried cash on him at all times -- each denomination folded in a specific manner.

    As with all of us, he depended on others for some assistance. Why have we lost the abilities he used?
     
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    How does that make paper money "illegal"?

    I read that article the other day and it doesn't say anything about the legality of paper money.
     
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    That is how the local TV news reported it.

    BTW, thanks Rufus

    Salty
     
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    Good excuse do do away with cash money and go 100% electronic transfer. Cash money is the root of most all evils.
     
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    Good point.

    That should leave the door open for some idiot judge to ban cars the blind can't drive.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Foolish judges that do these things should be brought up on impeachment charges very quickly.
     
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    I don't know brethren, there are plenty of crooks and con men out there that will exploit blind people in the exchange of money. While I am skeptical of about everything judges do now-a-days; this judge may well have a point. While I have never printed money, I was a printer at one time. It would be very easy to cut bills different sizes, or, better yet, have a different edging on the bills. The best part-virtually no extra cost involved.
     
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    that would be just American paper $

    here in Canada we have braille dots on all our paper $ making it easy for the blind to use
     
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    We have Blind Georges News stand here in town. Originally is was started by a middle aged blind man named.....George. I used to get my Oregonian newspaper there early Sunday morning. All I had this one morning was a $10 bill, and when I presented it he thought it was a $1, of course. I knew I couldn't satisfactorily convince him, he actually presented the bill to his dog for a sniff test, after I told him it was a $10. So I got change across the street and all was well.
     
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    Some of you are really terrible at coming up with analogies. It would be quite easy to accomadate the blind in this matter and there is no good reason not to. "According to the court, the total cost of such upgrades would be less than five percent of the total cost of currency production during the last two redesigns of U.S. currency." (http://www.acsblog.org/equal-protec...urrency-violates-the-rights-of-the-blind.html)
     
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    In Canada and in the UK, paper notes have definitive areas of each note that can be easily read by the blind. Not just dots, but the actual denomination is raised so that one can feel the value.

    By the way, paper money is the only legal tender. Coins are not legal, but acceptable, but even coins have shapes and size that determine monetary values.

    As for driving a motorcar, they can't stop me, I always take my dog with me.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    That would be an acceptable solution for me. My OCD (not quite as bad Monk's) would go haywire with bills of different sizes!
     

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