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Updated! Have FUN sharing real money stories ~ I hope this helps!

I purchased some $100 Trillion & $100 Billion notes from Zimbabwe on Ebay ...(: http://stores.ebay.com/ZIMBABWE-CURRENCY ) I hand them to cashiers all over town and ask if they can make change! I also hand them to legislators and tell them I want to pay off the entire national debt!


Then I tell them this is what happens when a country prints up to much paper (fiat) money like our Federal Reserve does today, which btw has NEVER been audited since 1913. (hyper-inflation)

Most people don't know the Federal Reserve in no more Federal than FedEx. (that's why the Fed's phone number is NOT in the Blue Pages in your phone book!)

I then ask them if they know of any gas stations in town selling gas for a quarter a gallon? (answer - ALL of them!)

I show them a 1964 Quarter (silver) and ask them if they remember when gas was 25 cents per gallon at the pumps? (back in 1964) So, you can still buy gas for a 25 cents a gallon as long as it's a SILVER (pre-1964) quarter!!

Today it's worth $5.88! Updated 11.15.12 (see http://www.coinflation.com/coins/silver_calc.php)

Then I ask... "I wonder, where the difference went from the 1964 silver quarter to the 2012 paper dollars?" (90% difference in value)

If I still have their attention, I 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) So 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 1912 $5 gold piece (.232 OZ) $1718 is now worth about $388 in GOLD at today's market price ... $388 X 25 work day = $9,700/mos!!

Would you work for $9,700/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!

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I just did a small car upholstery job

for a relative who lives in the nearest place to me that I can buy silver/gold, which I can't afford to go to, or to buy anyway (it is 100 miles away from where I live). I asked him to buy silver for paying me for the job. He did. Alas, when I suggested that he might buy some for himself, he wouldn't. I always tell people I will accept silver for a discount on the work, but this is the only one who has paid in silver.

I love it!

I point out to the local merchants that if they took payment in pre-64 silver coins, they could offer a 90% discount and still come out way ahead.
They all laugh, but so far no takers.

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

Im taking my 100 Trillion notes

to U of SC for Ron Paul to sign!

Freedom is NOT free!


I purchased 100 X 10 Trillion notes for RP to sign!!!! GREAT IDEA THANX!


Yesterday a plumber was at my place giving a bid on work. I said I pay cash or silver.

He did the work today. He wanted paper $ for the materials. The balance was paid with silver eagles.

It's nice watching people's eyes light up when they get the silver eagles in their hand.

bump for a great read

your story, and Gene's story below are simply great!

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.

Nice work!

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

I just ordered my Zimbabwes.

I just ordered my Zimbabwes. (I already have plenty of pre-65 quarters.)

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Bumpity Bump Bump!~

Have FUN w/'em!

Who knows

one day we may all be billionaires but of course that will only buy a loaf of bread. Ugh!

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.






no video yet ... sorry


so I can come back to this in my posts and so I can ask about the video?
very interesting/good post

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin" - Mark Twain

This is a great idea!


Agreed, Bump

-I favor extending to Israel the same honest friendship that Jefferson and the Founding Fathers urged us to offer to all nations. ...This means I also favor discontinuing foreign aid to governments that are actual or potential enemies of Israel,--Ron Paul

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15


I think it would be great if we mailed one to our local politition. haha.

I gave a $100,000,000 note to Congressman Inglis the other day

when he looked me in the eye and told me not only was he more conservative than Ron Paul! He also believes in the Fed ... so I told him I wanted to make a donation to his campaign and handed him the bill ... the next day I called his office to see if I needed to file any FEC papers since I donated $100M ... they still haven't called me back! LOL

That was brilliant! (and funny, too!)

-I favor extending to Israel the same honest friendship that Jefferson and the Founding Fathers urged us to offer to all nations. ...This means I also favor discontinuing foreign aid to governments that are actual or potential enemies of Israel,--Ron Paul

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I second this !

* Really good idea!!

"I truly wish that real life would no longer surpass the worst excesses of my nightmarish imaginings... Arthur Silber **

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Oh, this is so brilliant

I bet you are good at this. Please, please, please make a video of this then we can all send it out to friends and family. I would not be good at this because I wouldn't remember how to say it when I am nervous. That is just to awesome. Thanks, for sharing this with us.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.


I'll work on getting a video up shortly...

When you talk to the

When you talk to the cashiers about this, do they know English or do they give you that wide eyed stare?


both! It's really an eye opener - RON PAUL'S CONVENTION SPEECH!!! http://bit.ly/1c2Vc

People are people.

Some are indifferent, some take to it like ducks to water. People of different nationalities have their own stories to tell. I've encountered Ukrainians, Iranians, Indians, Chinese, the list is long and diverse. The number one reason anyone moves to this country is economics. They would return to their friends and family in a heartbeat if it were financially practical. Some of the gold and silver coins are sent back and used to buy things back in the old country with the same purchasing power as krugerands.

Great Idea, Well Presented.

I like the way you think. Talk about providing a practical lesson in economics!

Thank You Meistersinger!

It's the tried and true "show and tell" method!

Ron Paul Convention Speech!
Click Here >>> http://www.chrislawton.com

Spending gold and silver dollars

Utilities was a tough nut to crack. A few years back I went into their office with a witness and made an offer to pay in silver dollars [Constitutional money (see: Title 31 U.S.C. section 5112)]. at the buying site rate. They refused and eventually cut the power. I sent them an affidavit registered mail claiming that it is illegal and dangerous to cut the power where I live as long as a valid offer to pay had been made. The power was turned on that day and a new contract was drawn up in which my bill was to be paid in silver coin. I have moved since then and just give the lady behind the counter the coin and she gives me a receipt showing the bill has been paid. I think she pays the bill herself with cash and takes the silver home. That's her business so I don't meddle.

Phone bill is paid at a kiosk with three silver dollars and I receive FRNs for change.

Gasoline is extremely difficult to puchase as there are almost no independently owned stations anymore. I use the same method as the above-said utilities. I have to go when a particular clerk is there. He told me he sends the coins back to his family in another country. He's going to buy a house with them. Good for him.

I never argue with anyone. If they want it at the spot market price then that is an unjust enrichment and I politely say "Thank you anyway" and leave. I always exercise due diligence by keeping updated on the buying site rate (what the coin dealer sells them for THAT DAY). This keeps everyone honest and establishes a credible relationship.

I did have one particularly amusing experience while waiting for a buddy to cash a check at Wells Fargo a teller saw me standing to the side and asked "May I help you?"
I thought "Why not?"
I reached into my pocket and pulled out an one ounce fifty dollar gold coin and asked "May I open a savings account with this?"
Her eyes gleamed as she turned the coin over in her hand. "I don't see why not. It's fifty dollars right?"
Suddenly the bank manager leaped around his desk and snatched the coin from her and examined it. He said "This is only fifty dollars!" and handed it back to me.
I said "I know. I just want to open a savings account with it."
He looked at me warily and said "Fine. But that's ONLY worth fifty dollars!"
I said "Okay, it's only fifty dollars." I reached into my pocket and pulled out two twenties and a ten in Federal Reserve Notes.
May I open an account with THIS fifty dollars?
By this time a small crowd of people had gathered around and the manager was turning purple.
"Yes. You can open an account with either paper money or gold coin."
I said "Fine, as you have implied that the fifty paper dollars and fifty gold dollars are of equal value I would like to open an account with paper dollars but want to make all my withdrawals in gold coin."
I have never seen steam come out of someones ears before but it was rather alarming to watch. My buddy who was cracking up touched my elbow and said "I'm done, let's go."

Two legal maxims: "Once a fraud, always a fraud" and "Fraud begats fraud". As the spirit moves you please read Crane's remarks on the House Floor re: Gold Bullion Act

I've been cashing my paychecks for lawful gold and silver dollars for over twelves years. I also buy groceries, cars (new and used), dry cleaning, construction materials, clothing, and anything else I need or want. Two movie tickets, one large popcorn and two cokes are one silver dollar. Dinner for two people at a nice restaurant is one silver dollar. One months rent is one twenty-five dollar gold coin. I pay no taxes as I make less than $11,500 a year in gold and silver dollars based on this case. I don't even have to file according to both the FTB and the IRS.

Ron Paul and Philip Crane wrote the 1985 Gold Bullion Act for this specific purpose - to give the American people back the Constitutionally guaranteed monetary system. Robert Kahre took the ball and ran with it. He won. He will beat them at the appellate court AGAIN. It is now YOUR responsibility to go get it and then either save it or spend it. To do this you must:

1. Qualify the check.
On the back write "Redeemed for Federal Reserve Notes, parity of value unknown". This establishes, in case of an audit, that Federal Reserve Notes (hereinafter: "FRNs") are "worthless securities" [see: IRC 165(g)] and "debt instruments" (see: Public Law 94-564) valued in Special Drawing Rights. Below that write "Pay to the order of (Name of Coin Dealer)". Below that sign your name (preferably in purple ink).

2. Cash the check at the coin dealer.
Depending on the amount of the check you can receive silver dollars (Walking Liberties) or gold dollars of five, twenty-five or fifty dollar increments (Double Eagles). Do not accept the ten dollar coin as it is one quarter oz and therefore doesn't comport with the equal weights and measures clause of the Constitution. The coins should be minted after 1985 to meet the legal tender definition (see: 1985 Gold Bullion Act and Title 31 U.S.C. section 5112).

3. Get a receipt.
This documents what you received cash in hand. You may be taxed on what you receive cash in hand. If your check says 180.00 but you received ten silver dollars at 18.00 each then your receipt will evidence this. You will be taxed on ten (lawful) dollars and NOT 180.00. This is why billionaires never pay any income tax. They are paid in gold and silver dollars. You do not become a billionaire by being a fool.

4. Thank the coin dealer and go have lunch.
Walk into a restaurant. When the host or hostess greets you respond kindly and ask them if you may speak with the manager or owner. When this takes place say to them "Hi, I'd like to have lunch here and was wondering if you accept these." HAND them the silver dollar. They will look at it and flip it over in their palm. They will see the see the inscription and the gleam of the metal. They will feel the weight (one troy oz) of the coin. Sometimes they will ask "Is this a dollar?"
Respond with "Yes, it's worth eighteen paper dollars."
Talk as little as possible and give direct and honest answers.
"Okay, have a seat."
Order something off the menu for less than eighteen bucks (FRNs) so you can cover the tip. Sometimes they will bring you change in FRNs so you can tip that way.

5. Get yourself a haircut.
Repeat step 4 and take a seat in the chair offered to you. Pay them one silver dollar for your haircut. Answer questions about the coin AS THEY ASK. Do not get political.

Sometimes you will be politely declined. If they say they don't accept the coin say "Thank you" and leave. Do not patronize them again but rather go to another similar establishment nearby. When the crash comes the business that refused service to you will go bankrupt while the one that takes money will thrive. When I started doing this twelve years ago a dollar was worth six FRNs. Now it is worth eighteen FRNs. People are exponentially being forced to pay attention as the FRNs depreciate and the cost of goods and services must inflate to offset this approbation. You will have an excellent success rate if you:
A. Speak to the owner.
B. Do not go in more than once a week (don't want to overwhelm them).
C. Keep it honest.
D. Say "please" and "thank you".
E. Do not give unsolicited information unless the subject of economics is broached.

If the coin dealer sells a silver dollar for 18.50 then make an attempt to keep the purchase as close to that amount as possible. If the merchant claims that the coin "..is only worth 15.00" then gently remind them that this is the "spot price". The spot price is what the mint sells the coin at based on the value of the FRNs. It is then distributed by twelve different buyers to smaller brokers. These brokers then sell to the coin dealer. Your coin dealer only has a two to three percent profit margin. What the most recent price is on your receipt is what you should trade the coin at. DO NOT quibble over a fifty cent discrepency. DO NOT try to nickle and dime the merchant. Next week the coin may be worth twenty FRNs and the merchant might be wary but at the same time excited that they have established this relationship with you.

The value of the coin NEVER goes up or down. The value of the FRN does. Before 1933 you could redeem fifty FRNs at the bank and receive one fifty dollar gold coin. Now it takes well over a thousand depreciated FRNs to acquire the same fifty dollar gold coin. Today, with the exception of a few hedge banks, all lending institutions are insolvent and have no gold or silver dollars. You will fair better in the long run by redeeming your checks at a coin dealer and spending the money in your community for goods and services. What you don't spend you should save and live within your means.

Will you be audited? There are no guarantees but the bad guys know better than to raise this issue as they would be caught in a fraud under the thrust of the Fair Debt Collections Act. According to their laws FRNs are "worthless securities" (see: IRC 165[g]) and are valued in Special Drawing Rights and not lawful dollars. You can't have two types of "dollar" in this country or it would have to be at a 1:1 trade. Never mind that the tax guys/extortionists have no bond, insurance, oath of office, appointment affidavit or evidence of any delegation of authority from the government as they are mere privately owned IMF corporations.

Regarding the flucuation in the buying site rate. Sadly most prices of goods and services are indicated in Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs). If the coin dealer sells the dollar at 20.00 FRNs then I will have a coin valued at 20.00 FRNs. Next month the coin may be at 40.00 FRNs and I will be able to purchase even more. As I said before "keep it honest". Trade the money at the most current buying site rate. As you can see by pulling up the chart of the gold or silver spot markets the purchasing ability of the FRN is weakening daily. That is a subject I won't extrapolate on here but it is an impetus for the merchant to eventually abandon the practice of accepting illegal and unlawful FRNs as they are nothing more than debt instruments. I sure wouldn't want to be the last one holding them. I've spoken to enough elderly Germans, Hungarians, etc., who told me of the refusal of the "paper money". Don't believe me? Look at the value of Zimbabwes' "paper dollar".

"The greatest weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." Steve Bilko

"Pursue the enemy with the utmost audacity." George S. Patton Jr.

Sooo COOL!!!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!