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Posted: 1/20/2002 3:41:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2002 3:42:33 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... Pictures of Afghans in Mazar-e-Sharif at a money exchange. Look carefully at the guy just to the right of "Hamilton". How much money do you figure he's carrying there? ... Even that second photo shows the person holding a few thousand dollars. In a country where people are lucky to have a tent to sleep in you wouldn't think you'd see too many images like these. ... Your thoughts please [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020113/capt.1010962779afghanistan_rebuilding_the_bank_mosb105.jpg[/img] [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020113/capt.1010962830afghanistan_rebuilding_the_bank_mosb104.jpg[/img] fixedlink
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 3:45:39 PM EDT
Pimpin ain't easy but somebody's gotz to do it!
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 3:45:59 PM EDT
It probably turns out that those guys are really American expatriats who just filed quick returns on the income taxes at the local H&R Block.......
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 3:49:39 PM EDT
... Is that cash in the guys to the rights hand? ... Also peculiar, count the hands "holding" that second wad. WTF is up with that? ... more [url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/612033/posts[/url]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 3:54:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... Is that cash in the guys to the rights hand?
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Looks like it. You can even see the bands around each bundle. Assuming they are all hundreds he's got three racks of high society in each hand ($30K)
... Also peculiar, count the hands "holding" that second wad. WTF is up with that?
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If your hands could get chopped off at any moment you'd probably want to touch it while you still could too. Seriously though, it's a different country and a different culture where apparently it's ok to hold money up in the middle of a big crowd and let people touch it?
... more [url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/612033/posts[/url]
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Link Posted: 1/20/2002 3:57:37 PM EDT
are they hundreds? i thought the government stopped printing those. -r
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 4:00:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eurotrash: are they hundreds? i thought the government stopped printing those. -r
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As in, you thought the United States government stopped printing $100 bills? The US still prints $100s. It is the largest bill that is still printed. In fact, in Las Vegas, if you aren't using hundreds it isn't even considered money. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 4:20:51 PM EDT
Just before the US started printing the new $100 bills, I read an article that said the government estimated that one-third of all US $100 bills were in the former Soviet Union. That was the currency of choice for capitalists, black marketeers, and the Russian mafia. Am I being redundant in the sentence above? Eric The(TheyMayAllBeOneAndTheSame)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 4:24:45 PM EDT
It's a CIA plot............ they didn't send any $1.00 or $5.00 bills. So everytime someone tries to make change..........
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:08:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:10:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eurotrash: ... are they hundreds?
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Not only are the hundreds they are NEW hundreds, WTF?
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:15:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2002 5:18:03 PM EDT by Ponyboy]
Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: The US still prints $100s. It is the largest bill that is still printed.
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Are you sure? I could swear I've seen a pic of the new $500...even asked someone at the bank if I could get one...they mentioned that they don't get many of the new ones.
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Positive. They did away with everything higher than a hundred years ago. Besides, they are going in reverse order with the new bills. Started with the hundred, fifty, twenty etc... You can still find the odd $1000 bill too. I saw some on QVC one late night during the coin collector portion. The bills are still legal tender, but are taken out of circulation should they ever end up at a bank. They're worth more as collectors items anyways. I believe the highest denomination bill every printed by the US government was the $10,000 bill. I wouldn't mind having a pocket full of those things [:)]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:17:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
Originally Posted By eurotrash: ... are they hundreds?
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Not only are the hundreds they are NEW hundreds, WTF?
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A $100 bill only lasts about 6 years, so it's probably pretty rare to see the old ones much anymore anywhere. I know I haven't seen an old one in probably two years or so.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:20:36 PM EDT
500.00, 1,000.00, 5,000.00, and 10,000.00 bills last printed in 1946. 100,000.00 printed in 1934 and 1935 only, not issued to the general public. "I'd like to pay for lunch but the smallest I have is $100,000, I don't think they'll have change......."[:)]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:22:37 PM EDT
So that's where the ENRON exects went!!
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:22:56 PM EDT
My thoughts? Top photo, guy in background; Put a bill in your hand and look at the length/width relative to your hand and compare. It's probably another currency. Where the guy has the handful-think about what goes on there. Drug and weapon trafficking, black markets, not to mention that the things these guys... oh nevermind. I just realized they don't have the IRS.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:30:19 PM EDT
Not to change the subject but every time I see pictures of the Afgan womens dress atire. I wonder why we can't find ole bin fukin. Wonder if hes using those outfits to get around! Just a thought. He might just be in one of those photos!
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:49:17 PM EDT
In the last pic the guy on the far left looks like he's wearing a tub of butter for a hat [whacko]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:50:04 PM EDT
Those pictures are all taken in that Arab / Muslim enclave of NYC after they got their tax rebates.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 5:55:44 PM EDT
One word: "opium".
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:00:57 PM EDT
[size=6]Caption This[/size=6] [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020113/capt.1010962929afghanistan_rebuilding_the_bank_mosb103.jpg[/img] [size=5]Guy on left, "Lets see here....according to my calculations your 5.3 million pesos converts to about $7.30 USD".[/size=5]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:07:24 PM EDT
ECS, You're right! I know the guy! He bet the guy second from the right (Billy-Bob Radshid) that he could wear a tub of butter on his head for a week! Guess it paid off big time!
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:15:50 PM EDT
Probably OUR tax $$$$ at work. "It's for the children."
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:19:37 PM EDT
Is it possible that these are the victims of some of the "US Marine gun buy back programs"? I doubt they would be paying them in US currency, but stranger things have happened. What was it, $30,000 for an RPG? You never know.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:30:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: Is it possible that these are the victims of some of the "US Marine gun buy back programs"? I doubt they would be paying them in US currency, but stranger things have happened. What was it, $30,000 for an RPG? You never know.
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... Good observation [b]Cypher214[/b], that may very well be the real answer.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:31:10 PM EDT
I don't think the Marines have gun buy back programs. I believe they just kill you and then let the army drive a tank over your weapons. It's cheaper that way [:)]
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 6:40:41 PM EDT
Well, I notice the [:)] Ponyboy, but you did hear about that right? The Marines were ordered to buy back any rifles or RPG's they saw civilian's carrying. IIRC, the price for an RPG was $30,000. I think I'd offer them a nice, new, shiny, US Government issue MRE instead. They all look like they haven't eaten for weeks. Hell, maybe even some soap and skin cream.
Link Posted: 1/20/2002 8:07:25 PM EDT
And you know this how? Why go through all the trouble to make it look like real $100 bills? Only reason I can think is maybe to emphasize the reward, but even then, seems like a stupid waste.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 5:17:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: The US still prints $100s. It is the largest bill that is still printed.
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Are you sure? I could swear I've seen a pic of the new $500...even asked someone at the bank if I could get one...they mentioned that they don't get many of the new ones.
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Positive. They did away with everything higher than a hundred years ago. Besides, they are going in reverse order with the new bills. Started with the hundred, fifty, twenty etc... You can still find the odd $1000 bill too. I saw some on QVC one late night during the coin collector portion. The bills are still legal tender, but are taken out of circulation should they ever end up at a bank. They're worth more as collectors items anyways. I believe the highest denomination bill every printed by the US government was the $10,000 bill. I wouldn't mind having a pocket full of those things [:)]
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Which is exactly why I've alerted all my contacts at the bank to keep a watch out for the elusive $500 and $1000 bank note. I MUST GET ONE!!!! And I'm sure as hell not paying $1,999 from those knife jerks on TV either. The government printed the $100,000 bill. But it was only used internally between reserves so it wasn't released to the general public. I bet there are a few out there though. Whoever has it better keep it to themselves. Just like those illegal US coins.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 7:03:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2002 7:05:02 AM EDT by Chimborazo]
Actually, there was a One Trillion dollar bill printed that was supposed to help rebuild Europe after WWII but Mr. Burns stole it. Recently, Federal Agents almost recovered the bill, but failed. To make a long story short, the bill ended up in the hands of Fidel Castro.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 7:07:21 AM EDT
There just dividing up the spoil...lets see one for you - 5 for me....
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 7:10:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: Well, I notice the [:)] Ponyboy, but you did hear about that right? The Marines were ordered to buy back any rifles or RPG's they saw civilian's carrying. IIRC, the price for an RPG was $30,000. I think I'd offer them a nice, new, shiny, US Government issue MRE instead. They all look like they haven't eaten for weeks. Hell, maybe even some soap and skin cream.
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Yeah, I was joking. I heard something about it, but I find it hard to believe they paid $30,000 for an RPG. When AK's go for about $50 on the international black market an RPG couldn't cost more than a few hundred. If you were paying $30,000 for an RPG what is to keep the guy that just got paid from running down to the local gun runner and buying 50 more to turn around and sell to the stupid American infidel dogs? If the UN runs around disarming by force, why don't we do it that way?
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 7:43:45 AM EDT
We probably put all of A-stan on welfare. All those guys with the wads of cash are just "Welfare Queens."
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