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If you use cash at all, if only occasionally, start using this talking point

when you hand somebody your private bank-owned currency. People call FRNs cash & it's a compliment they don't deserve. Whenever you hand somebody a FRN, whether it be the cab driver, street vendor, gas station, grocery store, movie theater, anybody new you come across, the waitress, ASK if they take federal reserve notes. They'll either say yes, or look at you strangely & say what, what do you mean, if they don't know what they are or haven't heard them referred to like that. It's not an illogical question since it is a private bank issued currency, & you wouldn't normally expect a merchant to take it, just as if a privately-owned bank started issuing currency, you wouldn't expect merchants nationwide to take it. You can get into a conversation, if they ask & give them the lesson on the FED, give them the names of movies to watch, such as FIAT EMPIRE, MONEY MASTERS, ET AL. You don't need to ask someone more than once this.

I encourage FRNs to keep your financial anonymity, I encourage 1s b/c they cost the same as every other denomination to make, which means ask for your change in 1s.

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Excellent ~

I also purchased some $100 Trillion & $100 Billion notes from Zimbabwe on Ebay ...(http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1311&_nkw...) I hand them over and ask if they can make change! LOL! Then I tell them this is what happens with paper (fiat) money. Then I have a 1964 Quarter (silver) and ask them if the remember when gas was 25 cents per gallon (back in 1964) then I tell them you can still buy gas for a quarter a gallon (see http://www.coinflation.com/coins/silver_calc.php) as long as it's a SILVER quarter - Today it's worth $2.51 - Then I ask them where did the difference go from the 1964 silver quarter to the 2009 paper dollar?

If I have their attention, I then tell them the story about how Henry Ford in 1912 used to pay his factory worker $5 per day (which was considered good wages back then) Then I ask them if they would work for $5 per day? They always reply to the contrary. Then I point out that in 1912 BEFORE the Federal Reserve a $5 gold piece is now worth about $228 in GOLD at today's market price ... $228 X 25 work day = $5700/mos!!

Would you work for $5700/mos? Then again I ask them where did the difference go between gold money vs. paper (fiat) money?

Have FUN sharing REAL money stories ~ I hope this helps!

Better yet, barter with

Better yet, barter with people or trade services for gold and silver. No need to have U.S. minted coins as long as you are trading gold and silver, or for that matter, trade platinum or my personal favorite, palladium. Start organizing alternative markets with friends and neighbors. Eliminate the need for FRNs. When we do this the government will be forced to spend the gold it stole from us in 1933 and when they spend all of that, they will be forced to sell all the land they stole from us with the creation of property taxes.

I always use FRNs:

I rarely use credit cards and recently I started paying for everything using two dollar bills. It has been a great conversation starter. Most people ask why which opens the door for me to get going. First, it has one of my favorite presidents on it. Then I bring up the fact that the fellows on the other side are the ones that got things going back then. And if we don't start waking up and getting involved, we are doomed. Oh yea, the conversations have gone in so many different directions it's amazing. You do have to be somewhat of a social butterfly, and even if you're not, all you really have to do is speak from the heart and tell it like it is.
There is no place in the register for them either. It makes them think and want to talk about them. In one incident, it started out as two people at the register, and they called others over. None of them had ever even seen one. Which of course prompted me to give them a bit of a history lesson. Really gets them thinking. My next time in the same place, I was thanked for bringing it up and now have at least four others doing some research in to the history of our country. Every little bits helps.

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

I love my country
I am appalled by my government


I will start using two dollar notes too.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I already do this but...

I ask if the STILL take Federal Reserve Notes.

Most just nod and smile and have NO CLUE what I just asked them.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Not for me

I don't do this kind of thing. I am more inclined to joke with the person or make sure our encounter is a pleasant one. That, to me, is far more important.

FRN's are funny

Asking someone if they take federal reserve notes would be a "joke" of sorts...many people wouldn't know what you were talking about (the joke part) - it could be a good conversations starter if the opportunity arises - if not, no sermon necessary, just let the joke sit.