gkirk
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Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:35 pm

Following on from the Very successful "Do we want the Euro in the UK" thread, Klaus came up with the magnificent suggestion of "Euro in the USA" as the previous thread was becoming a little too large for those with 56K modem connections  Big grin
So, if you think you can stand the pace, are willing to put up a good fight and have friendly bashing wars, then you are more than willing to join in with this sequel thread to the Euro in the UK thread.

Short story is, at the moment, its Andreas & Klaus Vs Banco and GKirk, in a good old fashioned Germany Vs UK war. Although, the Swiss and Norwegians have become unfortunate victims in the previous thread  Laugh out loud
So here goes, Euro in the UK goes Stateside  Laugh out loud

P.S. Only rule is, to prevent Arsenal@LHR getting any of the milestone posts  Big grin

[Edited 2004-02-06 13:37:24]
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GKirk

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:42 pm

Oh my goodness... it was a joke, for heaven´s sake!

But okay, on with the show!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:56 pm

But it had been proven in the other thread that Germans have no sense of humour. Bring on the Yanks!  Laugh out loud  Big thumbs up
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:59 pm

Comon guys, we have a heard enough time keeping Canadian Quarters out of our vending machines.
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L-188

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:04 pm

Then the best way would probably be a swift and complete changeover. The Dollar is crumbling anyway!

If money is evil in itself, why not switch to an evil european currency while you´re at it?  Big thumbs up

(Disclaimer: If mudslinging is to occur, it is customary in the "Euro" threads to only use the smooth variety. "Chunky" mud is strongly frowned upon!)
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:06 pm

L-188, perhaps you should build a great wall of USA to keep those Canadians out then.  Big grin Customs should prevent Canadian money entering the USA  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:12 pm

I have absolutely no problem with an intercontinental currency... would make life easier. But if the dollar merges with the euro, then a I think a new name is in order... perhaps the "nato".
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:13 pm

Klaus and Gkirk, but what L-188 doesn't realise is that Canadian quarters are basically worth as much as a US quarter now anyway, so what is his gripe really about?  Big grin
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:20 pm

Yes, but Canadians quarters are from Canada, and as you know, Canada isnt part of USA, despite KROC insisting that they are the 52nd state of the US.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:29 pm

Since when has the Loney not been trading less then the dollar?

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L-188

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:39 pm

It´s probably the idealistic value that counts here... Big grin
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:59 pm

Actually, Canada is a suburb of Buffalo.

That being said, it's interesting that the toll collectors at the Rainbow Bridge (separating the US and Canada at Niagara Falls) won't accept Canadian coins.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:18 pm

Anybody else think the toll collectors at the Rainbow Bridge should be awarded medals for the brave job that they do, dealing with all those Canucks and Yanks from Buffalo.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:28 pm

Merging the European currency with ours is likely impractical. The ability to allow currencies to float is vital for economic stability.

But I know that, if the currencies were merged, it would be called...



"Dollar."
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:34 pm

Sccuttler: A merged currency would also have to include the Argentine, Brazillian and Peruvian currencies. Therefore it would have to be called BAPED - eg Brazil Argentina Peru Euro Dollar  Big grin
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Banco
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:52 pm

Or the Single Hemisphere International Trading currency.

Not sure what it'd be known as for short though...  Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:56 pm

To keep with the 'spirit' of what Gkirk has mentioned, Euro in the USA would be a bad idea, for the following reasons.

1) It would have to be renamed from the Euro -- because of the inclusion of France, it will have to be called the Freedom dollar or Liberty dollar or the We-hate-the-French Dollar (the last one could also go for the current Euro also)

2) The localised US Euro would have to have a value above the European Euro, just to remind the European Euro users of how the US Euro users saved your butts in world war II.

3) It could cause a rift between certain states. SoCal, upon learning of the introduction of the Euro would demand to instead introduce the Mexican peso. Brooklyn would join the Russian rouble zone. Detroit would then start using the Saudi Arabia Riyal -- the blacks in Detroit who are unhappy with this, would then move to South Carolina, where they themselves would be introduced by white landowners as the unit of currency.

But then if it was introduced, the Europeans who were pissed at attempts by certain sections of America trying to rename the currency, and have control over it, could decree that the design of the notes would feature

€500 -- A380
€200 -- A340
€100 -- A330
€50 -- A320
€20 -- A310
€10 -- A300
€5 -- A400M
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:58 pm

ROFLMFAO Russophile...now that's the spirit we like in this thread!!!  Big thumbs up
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Russophile

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:01 am

Russophile, you´re so evil, we should propose you for honorary german citizenship!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:17 am

I'll promote you "Investment banker honoris causa"...that's the quintessence of evil!
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:30 am

I still say

Flood Switzerland

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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:42 am

Kirkie, for God's sake be original!! Read Russophile's post, now THAT was original, can't you try to be like him...just once??
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:22 am

He's Scottish if you haven't noticed Andreas.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:25 am

Of course I have, but I believe there's still hope...ok, maybe you're right, no hope, but nevertheless, if it makes him stop hollering about flooding Switzerland...
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:34 am

I say flood Scotland so they can't wear those hideous skirts masked as "quilts", destroy the Germans so we have a free run all the way to the finals in Euro 2004. Leave the Swiss alone, they like making cheese and watches.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:39 am

destroy the Germans so we have a free run all the way to the finals in Euro 2004.


ROFLMFAO...the old English paranoia!!! Big grin Big grin Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:44 am

Paranoia? Me thinks it gives us some hope.  Big grin

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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:47 am

What was the saying? "Two World Wars and One World Cup?"
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:49 am

Paranoia? About Germany? Are you quite sure about that old chap?  Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:49 am

Yeah, but the latter was cheating...even the English know that this was never ever a goal!  Big grin Big grin

Right...it's the only hope you have, seems to me...a very weak one...don't put your hopes too high!
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Arsenal@LHR

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:52 am

Arsenal@LHR: destroy the Germans so we have a free run all the way to the finals in Euro 2004.

But you´d always know that you could never make it on your own...  Big thumbs up

That would be much more horrible that losing against us in all eternity! Big grin
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:52 am

I smell 5-1, a follow-up from "Munich 2001" to "Portugal 2004", the day German football dies for a second time.  Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:55 am

Klaus, relax up a bit, your posts are quite confusing.
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:04 am

No, in this case it's quite clear and well thought through! Besides...let's keep football out of this, you had to bring up the 5-1 because you are frustrated, as you didn't manage to get the milestone posts in the other mega-thread  Big grin Big grin


Banco: Oh yes I AM!!! I found that out this week..you guys are still having nightmares about German football...definitely!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-02-06 18:06:30]
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Arsenal@LHR

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Arsenal@LHR: Klaus, relax up a bit, your posts are quite confusing.

If I´ve managed to confuse you with that you´re really easy prey.  Smile
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:04 am

Of course Klaus's posts are confusing. He relies on the confusion element to ensure he isn't unmasked as the kind of person you would expect a software developer to be.

Can you imagine? He's on dodgy ground to begin with having had the misfortune to be born German. That's an automatic sense of humour bypass, and then he goes into the dullest industry the world has ever seen. He makes Bill Gates seem like Billy Connolly.

If you culd actually understand what the poor fool was rabbiting on about, can you imagine how mundane that would be?  Wow!  Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:10 am

let's keep football out of this,

Do i smell paranoia in you now?  Big grin

Klaus, you're RR list is still empty after the euro thread, i'm gonna order a regime change in Darmstadt.
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Banco

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:12 am

Nice diversion, Banco.

The german lack of humour, of course, comes from not being that desperately on the defensive all the time as you brits appear to be. And he who sits in a glass tower should not start throwing stones, don´t you think?  Wink/being sarcastic

I hate it when those ... users ... are getting uppity!

Although the comparison with the Dark Lord of Redmond was truly hurtful. I´ll go now and sulk for a while.  Sad
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:12 am

Absolutely not..after 3 WCs, 3 ECs, 4 WC 2nds...I don't exactly see the reason for that..no actually I want to prevent the "niveau" of this thread from sinking below zero, which is mandatory when Brits talk about football  Big grin

[Edited 2004-02-06 18:14:44]
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:14 am

Can I just congratulate Arsenal@LHR for managing to obtain the highly coveted "36th post" award.

Well done, son. I'm sure you're very happy. Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:24 am

"Give me control of a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws."
Baron M. A. Rothschild


It is better for all the people of Earth if there are options for your currency - places to move it in times of trouble.


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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:26 am

It is better for all the people of Earth if there are options for your currency - places to move it in times of trouble

In that case I've got a really good suggestion about where we can put Klaus's beloved Euro. Big grin
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:34 am

I would love for the Euro to be introduced into the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico! Finally supporters would flock to me in my quest to have Texas secede from the Union and become the proud independent country she is in all our hearts! Course, that would then require that we reclaim all the territory that was originally under the Mexican definition of Texas (including the territory we stole and currently posess south of the Nueces to the Rio Grande). Look out New Mexico, Colorado, and southern Wyoming, this time we ain't gonna leave when we come to visit! Oklahoma, we will graciously allow the one county of yours that we posessed to stay under your control. Although, don't be surprised if in our quest for more uninhabited land we come your way Smile

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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:56 am

Just as long as Arsenal doesnt get 100th  Big grin
Banco, you must be proud of Jimmy Hill, your greatest football analyst ever  Big grin

Refer to the Tartan Army song:
"We hate Jimmy Hill, he's a poof, he's a poof!"
:D  Laugh out loud

Klaus, you're RR list is still empty after the euro thread, i'm gonna order a regime change in Darmstadt
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Banco
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:11 am

Funny thing about Jimmy Hill. People see him on the telly and forget what an important figure he is in British and world football history. The abolition of the maximum wage, the introduction of three points for a win, there's loads of examples.

Yet you Scots just remember that "toe-poke" comment. It isn't even as if he was wrong!
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:21 am

Some of us left Europe for a reason...

Where did Gerry get his caps done... those look nice!
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:25 am

Is it me, or is there a certain lack of irony on this re-constituted thread?  Confused
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Banco

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:28 am

There may be a connection to the title, somehow...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Euro In The USA

Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:02 am

And Klaus' lack of respect for his fellow a.net member  Big grin
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GKirk

Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:27 am

GKirk, of course you´re special - just like everybody else!  Big thumbs up

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