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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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Anonymous

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#43693 Nov 24, 2012
The American dollar used to be the fail safe world currency, but not any more, now no currency is really meaningfully, and certainly not the dollar, the only stable world standard now is gold, this means the death of the dollar as a global standard, other countries are gearing up to hammer the final mail in the dollars coffin, China and Russia, through their massive gold buying are preparing to change the world currency standard, bring the dollar down, in this currency war, America can't win, you are fiscally in to weak a position to try to maintain the dollar on top, everyone can smell the scent of death on America, getting ready to move in

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#43694 Nov 24, 2012
straa wrote:
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In Britain a hamburger is 59p,
There are 25 millimeters to 1 inch.

It doesn't make the inch of more value than the millimeter.

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#43695 Nov 24, 2012
T4YOU 2 wrote:
<quoted text> The US hasn't been number one
Stalking me now, dear?

Husband leave you?

“Proud Member”

Since: Dec 10

The Basket of Deplorables

#43696 Nov 24, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I found what I called "The Cheeseburger Factor" a far better predictor of economic health than any other indicator. Basically, it involves how many cheeseburgers you can buy on the local currency compared to an equivalent purchasing experience in the USA. From this data, it is EASY to see that most of the world's economies suck. Big time.
What Straa is overlooking is that it's all relative , by the pay scales it seems we get paid more so the difference is minimal.
Also I think but not positive that the prices we pay for cost of living is smaller too, like for gas and food etc.

http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Country=U...

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=U...

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#43697 Nov 24, 2012
Nikki wrote:
Refusing to accept that constitutional monarchies in Europe are democratic is just making you sound unreasonable...
Who is more unreasonable, me refusing to say that monarchies are democracies, or the people here refusing to acknowledge that Belgium, Sweden and especially the UK are monarchies?
'
Is a country that allows some "citizen" (i.e.,'subjects in monarchies) participation in government automatically a democracy? You know that there are elections in North Korea: do you care to argue that North Korea is a democracy?

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#43698 Nov 24, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>As a Native American, I can tell
Anything you say, Hiawatha.

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#43699 Nov 24, 2012
Nikki wrote:
This is a complicated matter and dictionnary definitions aren't always ideal.
They are a starting point.

Whether or not a country is a monarchy can be defined by a yes or no response, I do believe.

And people can be right or wrong based upon their response to that question.

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#43700 Nov 24, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
All you have to do is remember how the aliens landed, pretend you invited the Native Americans who saved your sorry butts the first winter you were here, and VOILA!, Thanksgiving.
Of course, there are no true 'native' Americans, some just got to 'America'' earlier than others.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43701 Nov 24, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
In Britain a hamburger is 59p, that's less than a dollar, the british currency is viable and stable through the financial industry, London being the financial capital of the world, and north sea oil, it was backed by gold, like every other country is trying to do now, but our idiot chancellor sold our gold a decade ago. In these times, currency must be backed by gold, this is Americas nightmare, world currencies backed by gold, gadaffi was about to do so with libyas currency, but as we all know, shit happens,so what is the dollar tied to, what stability does it have
59p? Really? I meant an edible cheeseburger of course. Maybe I should have called it "The Big Mac Factor" as there may be some understandable confusion in what actually constitutes a cheeseburger. MacDonald's and Big Macs were available just about everywhere and formed a sort of baseline. So tell me, how much is a Big Mac at the local Mickey D's??
Anonymous

UK

#43702 Nov 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Moe-ron: the *exchange rate* for the pound to dollar has gone from 1 to more than 4 to 1 to less than 1.6.
That means the value of the pound compared to the dollar has dropped, no matter how hard you kick your feet.
An inch is bigger than a millimeter: does this make the millimeter better?
I am not going to teach you math.
What is it with you and feet, you seem to have and ocd affliction with repeating the sane words over and over and over. Stamp, feet, you are a wierdo

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#43703 Nov 24, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
What Straa is overlooking is that it's all relative , by the pay scales it seems we get paid more so the difference is minimal.
Also I think but not positive that the prices we pay for cost of living is smaller too, like for gas and food etc.
http://www.payscale.com/research/UK/Country=U...
http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=U...
There's also "The Petrol Factor" ... they pay for a liter in pounds what we pay for a gallon in dollars. At least, that's how it was last time I was "over there".

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#43704 Nov 24, 2012
straa wrote:
In these times, currency must be backed by gold, this is Americas nightmare, world currencies backed by gold,
Gold reserves...

"
1. United States

Value of reserves:$418.39 billion
Holdings total: 8,965.6 tons

The United States Bullion Depository in Kentucky—otherwise known as Fort Knox—is the most famous gold stockpile in the world. It holds the majority of the nation’s gold reserves, the remainder of which is held at the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint, the West Point Bullion Depository and the San Francisco"

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#43705 Nov 24, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Clearly you are on to something semantically speaking. Practically speaking, the closest thing to a Monarch (in your sense of the word) may still exist ruling some undiscovered pygmy tribe deep in the
Do see how when you cannot refute me you are stuck creating 'quotes' of things I never came close to saying, the straw man is ever present in all your analyses.

I have never be unable to answer yes or no to the question: is the UK a monarchy? nor even provide further qualifications after a simple response.

Anonymous

UK

#43707 Nov 24, 2012
RHill wrote:
<quoted text>
59p? Really? I meant an edible cheeseburger of course. Maybe I should have called it "The Big Mac Factor" as there may be some understandable confusion in what actually constitutes a cheeseburger. MacDonald's and Big Macs were available just about everywhere and formed a sort of baseline. So tell me, how much is a Big Mac at the local Mickey D's??
Mcdonalds in Britain sell hamburgers for 59p, a cheeseburger is 79p, I don't eat burgers except sometimes the chicken burger at 99p, mcdonqlds is cheap everywhere, and just as horrible everywhere

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#43708 Nov 24, 2012

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#43709 Nov 24, 2012
Picture, 2011

http://www.maxi-pedia.com/web_files/images/Bi...

£2.39 (so the .59 p price was [email protected])$3.89 converted

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#43710 Nov 24, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Mcdonalds in Britain sell hamburgers for 59p, a cheeseburger is 79p, everywhere
Of course, I've posted proof (above) the price is £2.39

Looks like Packy is a ...
Anonymous

UK

#43711 Nov 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Gold reserves...
"
1. United States
Value of reserves:$418.39 billion
Holdings total: 8,965.6 tons
The United States Bullion Depository in Kentucky—otherwise known as Fort Knox—is the most famous gold stockpile in the world. It holds the majority of the nation’s gold reserves, the remainder of which is held at the Philadelphia Mint, the Denver Mint, the West Point Bullion Depository and the San Francisco"
So, what's your point, when the worlds currencies are gold backed, the dollar as a world standard will be gone, it will no longer be the reserve currency, this is happening, right now, the dollar is in terminal decline, the British pound isn't in a strong position either, nor is the euro, western domination of the worlds finances and currencies is over
Anonymous

UK

#43712 Nov 24, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course, I've posted proof (above) the price is £2.39
Looks like Packy is a ...
Are you stupid, don't you know the difference between a hamburger and a big mac, I said burger dumbass, not big mac

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#43713 Nov 24, 2012
straa wrote:
<quoted text>
Mcdonalds in Britain sell hamburgers for 59p, a cheeseburger is 79p,
(quote)
McDonald's Big Mac

New York City:$3.29
Buenos Aires:$1.58 (4.80 Argentine pesos)
Johannesburg:$2.30 (13.95 rand)
London:$3.61 (1.94 pounds)
Moscow:$1.78 (48 rubles)
Paris:$4.09 (3.20 euros)
Shanghai:$1.31 (10.50 renminbi)
Tel Aviv:$3.50 (15.50 shekels)
Tokyo:$2.26 (250 yen)

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/05/what_...

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