Banks won't accept wheelbarrows full of coins, they require that they be rolled. It took four days for me, my wife, my mother and my son to roll $3000 worth of pennies.
In the process of rolling those pennies, my wife exclaimed "here is an old one", I took a look at it, and it was a 1914-D in great condition. I recognized that date and mintmark to be one of the key coins in the series, so we listed it on ebay. Within hours of listing it, we got a notice from ebay that we had been accused of trying to sell a counterfit item. I took a close look at the enlarged picture, and realized that there was this big gap between the 9 and the 1 in the date. It was actually an 1944, and someone had scraped part of the 4 off to make it look like a 1. I was so embarrassed, and immediately removed the listing.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I merely pointed out that the OTHER side did what, to me, was an unprecendeted taking away of our civil liberties, without a peep or questioning of their party's supporters. I saw how easy it was to get people to turn in their freedoms on the basis of fear and loyalty.
The comments I heard from GOP supporters was along the lines of "What's wrong with that? I don't have anything to hide. Anyone with nothing to hide should have no problem with it." When we all know that the point of liberties is not because we have nothing to hide.
As a GOP co-worker said to me, "But there's good that comes out of it, if they catch some terrorists." I replied, "There is ALWAYS good to come out of taking away liberties from the citizens. That's how they talk the citizens into not objecting. But that's not what our civil liberties are about."
As for me, I regarded it as historical...the taking away of our privacy. I actually had nightmares of finding wiring in the walls that the govt had put in to spy on residents.
It is true that the more restrictive our freedom is, the less likely bad guys can do their bad deeds. But the founding fathers found that the liberties were more important than finding bad guys through spying on the citizens.
Good Grief! Did you also not read where I said "Both right and left"??? Or just ignored that part like Boo because then you wouldn't be able to post your neat little rant here? Look, I'll make it as clear as possible for you, and if you still don't get it, then I can't help you...
Yes, I did support Booooooosssssshhhhhh! after the attacks of 9/11 as many if not ALL of the demo's did. And I also know of just how duplicitous demos were when they turned on a dime shortly after, and all of the sudden picked up some sort of amnesia about their own words, and votes prior to that day, and immediately after, to pick up a populist narrative of being against the actions of the administration. They did so, nearly to the point in many cases that they could be accused of rendering aid and comfort to the enemy.
Look JJ, the Patriot act was passed in the house 357 to 66, and in the Senate 98 to 2....So, don't give me that BS that it was a partisan adventure...The President is NOT a King, regardless of how Obama views his powers today, and these votes matter. It is simply disingenuous to sit there and type like demo's in the house an Senate had nothing to do with this. It is only now, that you don't like what a demo is doing with the law that all of the sudden you want to continue to bring it up as a bludgeon politically use against your opposition as if no one can look and see who voted on what....Do yourself a favor, and Educate yourself here:
Senate Vote Roll Call on U.S. Patriot Act 2001 & 2006
If demo's like yourself and Boo, are so against the provisions that yours, and his representatives keep voting for, then I suggest that rather than constantly looking for new, and irritating ways to blame it all on your political opponents, that you both get ahold of your elected reps, and bitch to them...You elected them, and they keep putting it in place...To do what you are doing is only being a dupe for them, and furthering a narrative fed to you by them.
"Attention, All Walmart Shoppers", you are losers and always will be. We have gone from "we shall bring him silver and gold" "I want that big screen and I will kill you and burn your store if you don't let me have it.