AMAZING STUPIDITY!!

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AMAZING STUPIDITY!!

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:07 pm

I just thought I'd share this. I got a chain "Send to everyone you know" email that read as follows:

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REFUSE NEW COINS!
This simple action will make a strong statement. Please help do this. Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you. I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The lady just smiled and said 'way to go' , so she had read this e -mail. Please help out! Our world is in enough trouble without this too!!!!!

U.S.Government to Release New Dollar Coins

You guessed it
'IN GOD WE TRUST' IS GONE!!!
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!


DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE

Together we can force them out of circulation.

Please send to all on your mailing list!!!

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Thing is, the new dollar coins do say "In God We Trust": http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1c ... n=VanBuren" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false

My jaw just hit the floor on this. Whoever started this email didn't even bother to Google for pics of the coin! I think this qualifies as Drabblenews because the stupidity here is downright surreal. There are people boycotting an object that is literally fictitious.
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Post by StalinSays » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:05 pm

I guess because they moved 'In God...' Boycott! We miss the old placement.

Had to make room for Van Buren's righteous mutton chops!
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Post by Goldenrat » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:20 am

It's funny how moronic people can be. Several times a week I get a steaming pile in my inbox, look it up on Snopes.com, and send the rebuttal. You would think that getting constantly rebutted would be a deterrent but the simpletons just keep the chain emails coming.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:07 am

I've changed my mind on this, thanks to a comment from a Facebook friend. This isn't stupid: It's brilliant. Just think, the boycott of the "In God We Trust"less Van Buren dollars will the first boycott in history to be 100% effective. NO ONE will ever use one of the offending coins! None will be minted and none will enter circulation.

These people have got the whole "pick your battles" thing down to a science.

I'm launching a boycott of Klingon phasers! Who's with me?!
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Post by StalinSays » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:57 pm

I hate when restaurants serve the ice cubes in your drinks all sizzling hot. They hurt my hands to try and pick out and just plain ruin the soda. With Drabble as my witness, I will never set foot in another chain that serves hot ice. And if you guys catch me, you can have my computer. I'm that serious.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:47 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:
I'm launching a boycott of Klingon phasers! Who's with me?!
Another brilliant choice of battles, Mr.Tweedy.

(Since any self-respecting Klingon would never use a phaser, preferring the tried and true disruptor to the inferior socialist-developed federation armaments, setting for "stun" my arse, disruptors only have one setting and that's "KILL" baby.)

The federation weapon designers are nothing but a bunch of Denebian bloodworms fishing for grass carp.

Klingons go after Northern Pike, with live rabbits dangling from the end of their 6 foot long disruptor poles.
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Post by revsleestaxx » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:43 pm

and you know what else everyone should boycott? all US money. it is not made in the US anymore it is made by a company in Canada of all places. thousands of American jobs lost because the US could not make a cost effective currency.
To do my part send all the money to me and i will hoard it out of circulation.
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Post by Foxfyre Recluse » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:24 am

revsleestaxx wrote:and you know what else everyone should boycott? all US money. it is not made in the US anymore it is made by a company in Canada of all places. thousands of American jobs lost because the US could not make a cost effective currency.
To do my part send all the money to me and i will hoard it out of circulation.
Maybe you should send an email like that and see how many idiots actually send you money.
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