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Old 11-19-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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Ok, that is silly, who would close Disney down for printing up their own Disney dollars anyway...

However, if the United States government were to apply the law equally to all people and businesses, then there might actually be a case to raid Disney and about a half dozen other places that make coins, likenesses of monies, used as a method of exchange for goods and services, but fear not, we all know the US government does not apply the law equally so all is cool.

From the Washington Post.

The FBI and U.S. Attorney's office in western North Carolina, which is handling the case, have declined to comment on the raids, but an affidavit filed in Asheville earlier this month describes a two-year long undercover investigation of the group, based partly on evidence obtained by an informant who posed as someone wanting to become a regional associate for the group. The affidavit states the group is being investigated for federal violations including "uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal" and "making of possessing likenesses of coins." "The goal of Norfed is to undermine the United States goverment's financial systems by the issuance of a non-governmental competing currency," the affidavit states.

This argument met with ridicule over the weekend from the prolific on-line network of Ron Paul supporters and sound money advocates, some of whom sarcastically predicted that the feds would next be going after Disneyworld for selling "Disney Dollars" for use inside the amusement park. "Here is a Mickey Mouse coin issued by that criminal, separatist organization, the Walt Disney Corporation. Did someone fail Common Sense 101?" wrote one commenter on the Post's Web site, offering a link to an image of the offending Mickey dubloon. Wrote another, "With commemorative coins advertised in every Sunday newspaper, and given the Donald Duck silver coins sold at Disney Land, this is an obvious attack on Ron Paul, a legitimate Presidential candidate, by the Federal Government. I am going to respond by going to Ron Paul's web site, easily found with Google, and giving $100 today."


If It's Good Enough For Mickey, Why Not For Paul? | The Trail | washingtonpost.com

With the dollar in a near free fall I suggest that you get a wheel barrow in order to go buy a loaf of bread next year and to read the comment in the article made by Peter Schiff, which for an economic adviser is rather humorous as well as stark.
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