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@  ASTOREA2K : (03:21 AM)

i hate snow khaled we can trade

@  BEazy : (04:36 AM)

Ooooh a discord!

@  KHALED : (10:01 PM)

its middle of summer here so its trash

@  KHALED : (10:01 PM)

i want to experience christmas where it snows and is cold

@  KHALED : (10:00 PM)

thats dope

@  ASTOREA2K : (11:10 PM)

this old ass annoying disney special

@  ASTOREA2K : (11:10 PM)

@KHALED yeah lmao

@  Uhhimani : (10:03 PM)

super ez edibles I made once I was high asfawk

@  Uhhimani : (10:03 PM)

sandwich peanut butter and weed in 2 graham crackers wrap in foil and bake it!!

@  Uhhimani : (10:02 PM)

https://www.foodbeast.com/news/the-firecracker-is-the-easiest-weed-edible-you-will-ever-make/

@  KHALED : (09:36 PM)

fuck i have been high for like 2 months straight with only a couple hours of being sober each day and i am kinda over it. i want to be sober for a while

@  KHALED : (09:35 PM)

6 god blocboy

@  KHALED : (09:35 PM)

bro i choked on sugar this morning eating breakfast, i was dying

@  KHALED : (09:35 PM)

except android, who will be admin

@  KHALED : (09:35 PM)

ill make everyone mod

@  KHALED : (09:35 PM)

https://discord.gg/abjjfc3

@  KHALED : (09:33 PM)

i was listening to the radio and a swedish woman rang up and said its tradition and i was like wtf

@  KHALED : (09:32 PM)

@ASTOREA2K yo is it for real that sweden watches Donald Duck cartoons on christmas?

@  KHALED : (09:32 PM)

like they just arent something you come across over here much unless you make your own and i couldnt be bothered

@  KHALED : (09:32 PM)

i never had edibles

@  Uhhimani : (11:40 AM)

do u like edibles @KHALED

@  Uhhimani : (07:26 PM)

kisses@ KHALED : (12:09 AM) i forgive you imani

@  Android XVII : (02:58 AM)

oh that's coo some1 make 1 den

@  ASTOREA2K : (07:34 PM)

@Android XVII its like skype but for gamers

@  KHALED : (10:28 PM)

i like discord, id like a server

@  KHALED : (10:27 PM)

@ ASTOREA2K : (12:21 PM) Edit icon @Uhhimani please let me cum in you

@  KHALED : (10:27 PM)

well then stop having your weird white kids shoot up schools dumbass @ Fuck Flog Gnaw : (08:33 AM) Edit icon And school shootings is way too callus of a joke

@  KHALED : (10:26 PM)

my grandma was aboriginal, fuck yall

@  KHALED : (10:26 PM)

thats literally the dumbest most racist shit ive heard, saying they arent "black". americans are fucking weird

@  KHALED : (10:26 PM)

apparently this guy isnt black? http://rightnow.org....1_z-640x440.jpg

@  KHALED : (10:25 PM)

lmao what @ Fuck Flog Gnaw : (08:32 AM) Edit icon @Khaled they're not "black" people

@  Android XVII : (06:46 PM)

i don't really know bout discord its like team speak or something right

@  ASTOREA2K : (12:31 AM)

id be down for that

@  ASTOREA2K : (12:31 AM)

for real

@  tylersgay : (12:10 AM)

should make a discord server tbh

@  Android XVII : (11:50 PM)

but we still a family tho

@  Android XVII : (11:50 PM)

nobody ever on at the same time

@  tylersgay : (07:08 PM)

hi

@  tylersgay : (07:08 PM)

i remember your name

@  Wyatt : (05:22 PM)

:(

@  Wyatt : (05:22 PM)

whenever i come on tho nobody is around

@  Wyatt : (05:22 PM)

god damn i still think about this site all the time

@  Wyatt : (05:05 PM)

anyone here

@  Wyatt : (05:05 PM)

yo yo

@  ASTOREA2K : (10:20 PM)

i have a gf lmao

@  Android XVII : (09:15 PM)

we need to get astorea some pussy

@  Android XVII : (09:14 PM)

bruh i got punched in the face yesterday n i didn't even see who did it :(

@  ASTOREA2K : (07:52 PM)

@tylersgay my bad my bad

@  tylersgay : (12:28 PM)

.

@  ASTOREA2K : (02:21 AM)

@Uhhimani please let me cum in you

@  Fuck Flog Gnaw : (10:33 PM)

And school shootings is way too callus of a joke

@  Fuck Flog Gnaw : (10:32 PM)

@Khaled they're not "black" people

@  KHALED : (07:09 AM)

i forgive you imani

@  Uhhimani : (02:19 AM)

:D

@  Beeb : (11:26 PM)

:beeb:

@  KHALED : (11:11 PM)

which was hilarious considering its a black country that white people took over

@  KHALED : (11:11 PM)

i remember someone on here asking me if australia has black people

@  KHALED : (11:10 PM)

i am shocked ireland has black people

@  KHALED : (11:10 PM)

this song slaps https://www.youtube....h?v=j83M-EDduOM

@  KHALED : (02:48 AM)

man ive spent like 3 hours today just arguing with a nazi on reddit. im exhausted

@  KHALED : (02:48 AM)

but hey, we dont have school shootings

@  KHALED : (02:48 AM)

and racist

@  KHALED : (02:48 AM)

you know what, everything i was going to joke about to insult @Fuck Flog Gnaw applies to australians just as much as americans in regards to being fat and shit

@  KHALED : (02:46 AM)

im like so rural that theres only like 3 muslim people in the whole town, most people here arent religious.

@  KHALED : (02:45 AM)

oh thats dope

@  ASTOREA2K : (05:55 PM)

@KHALED no but ive grown up around muslim culture all my life and seeing my friends do it every year made me wanna do it

@  Fuck Flog Gnaw : (05:16 PM)

Are Australians ugly because they descend from criminals?

@  tylersgay : (12:11 PM)

_

@  tylersgay : (12:07 PM)

@Android XVII lol

@  tylersgay : (12:07 PM)

@KHALED thanks

@  tylersgay : (12:06 PM)

Subhanallah brother stay strong @ ASTOREA2K : (09:43 PM) doing my first ramadan ever rn @ ASTOREA2K : (09:43 PM) @tylersgay mashallah

@  KHALED : (05:47 AM)

im making a turkey and cheese toasted sandwich

@  Android XVII : (10:50 PM)

damn bruh i already ate food or i woulda fucked with yall

@  KHALED : (10:06 PM)

but happy ramadan to all my muslim homies.

@  KHALED : (10:05 PM)

is u muslim now astorea?

@  ASTOREA2K : (08:43 PM)

doing my first ramadan ever rn

@  ASTOREA2K : (08:43 PM)

@tylersgay mashallah

@  Android XVII : (08:17 PM)

lena fucked up when she got fake titties

@  tylersgay : (04:24 PM)

happy ramadan

@  Uhhimani : (09:47 PM)

@lena

@  Uhhimani : (09:47 PM)

her nipples are atrocious

@  Android XVII : (09:27 PM)

kim kardashian jafar era>>>>>

@  Android XVII : (09:26 PM)

lena kind of bad but yeah she kinda look like jafar tho

@  Ryan : (05:29 PM)

IGOR

@  ASTOREA2K : (04:45 PM)

lena

@  KHALED : (11:05 PM)

i dont know, shes got an ugly face

@  KHALED : (11:05 PM)

or is it leda?

@  KHALED : (11:05 PM)

except he fucks that lena girl and riley reid so good for him

@  KHALED : (11:05 PM)

adam22 embarrasses every other adam

@  Android XVII : (07:31 PM)

adam22 is a legend as much as i don't fuck with him

@  Uhhimani : (03:38 PM)

idk I find him entertaining

@  Uhhimani : (03:38 PM)

Adam 22

@  Uhhimani : (03:38 PM)

jk hahaha

@  Uhhimani : (03:38 PM)

yes agreed we luh u @adam22

@  Android XVII : (12:59 AM)

white ass monster energy warehouse i need yall to pray for me

@  Android XVII : (12:59 AM)

6 pm - 230 am

@  Android XVII : (12:59 AM)

i got another job now i hav worse hours than before

@  Android XVII : (12:58 AM)

and that's why he fell in love with her

@  Android XVII : (12:58 AM)

rest in peace thomas his girlfriend has the same name as me

@  Android XVII : (12:57 AM)

chickens are pretty scary


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:11 PM

i have to write an essay for my economics class about current events every month. the topic i chose was the phasing out of the penny from the american currency system. i was kind of happy with it so i'm dumping it here to.




"The Future of the Penny"
I know many of us are trying the best we can to get by in life and are concerned about our
economy's current state. I mean, it's almost hard not to think about. But I feel that why there is certainly
plenty thought put into it there is not enough done. No matter how optimistic people seem to be about
the future, things haven't seemed to get any better. I believe simple changes can be done in our
everyday lives to slowly improve our economy little by little. One of these simple changes that can be
easily done is the removal of the penny from our modern currency system.

As you may already know, the cost of producing a penny is more than a cent. It currently costs
about two and a half cents to make a penny. The price of the metals used to make pennies, Copper
(2.5%), and Zinc (97.5%), have fluctuated the few past years. A few alternative notions have been put in
place, such as waiting for the prices of these metals to decline once again or making them with a
cheaper substance such as steel. The latter was done during the 2nd world war to conserve resources.
And while I think both of these notions are feasible I believe it would be better for our country on the
whole if the one cent piece was eliminated still. I doubt the former since the price of producing pennies
has only risen the past several years. Because while making them out of steel would save money, it
would be the matter pennies contain these slightly more-valuable-than-worth metals that they still have
value.

So what would happen to the pennies after all their value was phased out? Well this could
potentially spark up a new industry to melt down pennies and harvest the copper and zinc they contain.
A practice done largely in secrecy all ready as it is highly illegal to destroy government reserve. In
addition, the government has heavily restricted the exportation of coins. However, I believe after the
penny is discontinued the government will no longer put forth laws protecting it. From 1793 to 1857
there was a half cent piece, which once eliminated was no longer protected. Today, its value does not
come from what it was made from (a surprising 100% copper), but from its rarity. Re-sale prices for
these old half cent pieces ranges from around roughly 30 dollars for later minted coins to prices in the
thousands for the earliest and uncirculated coins.

A handful of counter arguments have been made in support of the penny. I have provided a
portion of these arguments here and have written responses.

• Prices will be rounded up, not down - This would mean that instead of saving four cents for each of the
millions of products and services currently listed with a price ending in .99 that each consumer would
have to pay a cent more. This, I believe, is not the case. In other countries where their own one cent
piece has been eliminated, prices have not rounded up. The current reason prices are always kept at a
.99 tail cost is for the psychological reason that it is an aesthetically pleasing price. With the removal of
the penny companies the nation over will alter their prices to a .95 tail cost instead.

• Nickels will need to be produced more, which currently cost more than five cents to make - This
argument is fairly valid. It currently costs about 11 cents to produce a nickel, which is a slightly less ratio
than the fraction of money spent on and for producing a penny. This is also why I wouldn't mind having
nickels made with steel for a short time. Paper money doesn't inherently have any worth to it substance
- wise right now, so why can't we do something similar with nickels before possibly eventually phasing
them out as well?

• Charities need pennies - Many times throughout the country you might have found yourself buying
something and dropping your spare change in a small plastic bucket by the side of the checkout counter.
Odds are that the majority of the change you dropped in these containers were pennies. In fact, I
believe that this may solely be what many people use pennies for anymore. While I certainly understand
that people may not want to part with their nickels, dimes, quarters, or (in the unlikely event) cash, as
easily as it is, I think after the penny has been invalidated, nickels shall take up their place as the lowest
common denominator of value and will be equally as spared.

• Abraham Lincoln should continue to be honored - I found this to be a more silly argument for the
penny. With the Lincoln memorials, appearances on stamps, namings of towns, cities and buildings after
him; and finally his presence on the Five dollar bill which certainly isn't going anywhere, I think this one
change will not be disrespectful in itself to one of our most celebrated presidents.


At first, discarding the penny may not sound like a very desirable concept, but after just a bit of
thought is put into it, I think it's understandable that this is one move worth making. Recently, during a
conference president Obama was asked about his stance on the penny disposal notion. To which he
replied, "I don't know". This kind of discussion doesn't quite assure me that our country is ready to start
taking even the small steps toward a better economy, even if the plans are all ready made to.




Sources:
http://www.vice.com/...d-so-should-you
http://www.snopes.co...y/pennycost.asp
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