"There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country.
The trouble is they cost a quarter.
What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel."
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 -- Anonymous      
Another truism,
 -- john-douglas, nassau     
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    I think we should just go on a Cigar Standard and forget about nickel and gold.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    One of the greatest scams in our history was when our government outlawed owning gold, except for jewelry, and the sheeple marched down to the banks and swapped their gold for paper. I believe this was under the Franklin Roosevelt administration.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    too true, too true (-; I like it ;-) a lot
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- warren, olathe      
    Tobacco is one of the earliest forms of hard currency, Waffler, as is gold, silver, platinum, iron, water, pork bellies. Currency backed by real commodities and not interest-bearing promissary notes is a hard currency and the only honest form of money. A nickel is probably worth more than 5 cents today.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Jim K where do you get the idea that we cannot own gold. I was told a story by a Chicago gold and antiquities dealer that went like this. In the early 1990's or so an old man dress poorly came into his shop and wanted to buy $400,000 worth of gold. The dealer said that he would need guaranteed funds and it would take two or three days to complete the transaction. The old man gave the dealer a Bank Certified Check, the dealer called the bank and the check was verified as good. The old man showed up in a limousine three days later and the gold was loaded into his trunk and he disappered. Hours later the bank called and said that the deposit securing the $400,000 was opened with a similar instrument from another bank and that the deposited item thus bounced. It was later learned that the old man had actually received two checks from the bank one for $50,000 which he cashed and pocketed and the $400,000 dollar check which the gold dealer cashed and pocketed. The issuing bank is the one that lost out on this scam. SORRY ABOUT THE LONG STORY JIM K. BUT WHAT WAS SOLD AND TAKEN POSSESSION OF HERE WAS GOLD BULLION. Where do you get your information that gold cannot be owned by people. Their are companies that buy gold jewelry and melt it down into ingots etc.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    PS Jim K. what is stopping you from melting down gold jewelry into ingots?
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Hey... a three-cent stamp costs 42 cents!!! Same paper, same adhesive, same service. So what has changed?
     -- Senor Reek, Tombstone     
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    Senor Reek, welcome back - from your new domicile. Waffler, to site all the official governmental edicts, decrees, and other historical documents that took gold away from the U.S. public would be an exercise in futility, you would ignore it and continue with your substantiveless rhetoric. Thanks for playing though.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Your failure to respond to my sincere statements of the fact that companies are currently collecting gold in the form of jewelery and melting it down to ingots and that you can do the same is pathetic. I repeat my story about an old man who purchased gold in ingots to the tune of $400,000 dollars. Citizens are prohibited from making any other currency, they are not prohibited from using gold whether in be in bars, dust, jewelry etcetetra to barter with each other. No resutation of rules and regulations is necessary, the facts as I have stated them is correct and you can not refute them. If you had not the false straw man of "government rules and regulations" to fight with you would apparently have a totally meaningless life. I am so sorry for people like you that cannot discuss and face facts.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    GOLD BULLION: Being ignorant is no sin wanting to be ignorant is. Google "pure gold ingots" and you will find a full listing of where to buy and sell yours. Statements that owning gold is illegal or controlled by the government is completely false and ignorant of the facts.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Waffler, of the pridefully ignorant Wafflers, FYI; by way of but one terse example, among a myriad of other sites and examples: The title of the Executive Order that was posted in conspicuous public places read: "UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT, issued April 5, 1933, all persons are required to deliver ON OR BEFORE MAY 1, 1933 all GOLD COIN, GOLD BULLION, AND GOLD CERTIFICATES now owned by them to a Federal Reserve Bank, branch or agency, or to any member bank of the Federal Reserve System. - - - CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER $10,000 fine or 10 years imprisonment, or both, as provided in Section 9 of the order." "Being ignorant is no sin wanting to be ignorant is" (Waffler) As I posted earlier, this post is an exercise in futility, Waffler will ignore it and continue with his substantiveless rhetoric.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Mike you may buy your gold at some of these dot coms. Blanchard On Line, US Gold Buyers, monex.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Mike 75 years have elapsed since 1933, wake up Rip Van Winkle.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    LOL. Waffler do you really believe there is a statute of limitations on Un-Constitutional Presidential Directives?
     -- Richard Saunders, Philadelphia, PA     
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