Friday, November 16, 2007

Got Change for a Ron Paul?

[Funny Money] This week, the guv'ment raided and shut down a company that makes coins for Liberty Dollar, an "alternative currency" outfit servicing folks who prefer "private voluntary barter" when purchasing "aluminum foil hats." The Feds say it's akin to counterfeiting, while supporters of the Liberty Dollar barter system insist that Federal Reserve Notes are fake. So you can see how this is going to shake out.

"For approximately six hours they [FBI and Secret Service agents] took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum, and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that were just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files and computers and froze our bank accounts," said Bernard von NotHaus (hey, that name is as real as his money), the company's "monetary architect," in a press release. "We have no money. We have no products. We have no records to even know what was ordered or what you are owed. We have nothing but the will to push forward and overcome this massive assault on our liberty and our right to have real money as defined by the U.S. Constitution."

Liberty Dollar equates its "competition" with the Federal Reserve to the U.S. Postal Service's coexistence with FedEx and, at least according to them, Liberty Dollars are used by around 100,000 patrons and retailers. Just don't try tipping a dancer at Trails with a Chiropractic Dollar--learned this the hard way ... (Bill Frost)

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