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  • That'll Be $100 And Your ID, Please

    I'm not sure what to make of this. A restaurant in Rhode Island is asking for an ID before it will accept a $100 bill as payment. Seriously -- Cash now requires an ID.

    Here's the link: http://now.msn.com/Gregg-restaurant-chain-makes-customers-fill-out-form-to-pay-with-100-dollar-bill

     


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    Hand over your ID if you want to pay with $100 bill at RI restaurant 4 hrs ago Lucky enough to have a load of $100 bills? Get ready for some paperwork if you're going to eat at Gregg's. The Rhode Island restaurant chain is reportedly requiring customers who pay using Ben Franklins to also hand over their names, phone numbers and driver's license numbers. Gregg
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    When's the last time those dollar bills were redesigned? That's often what governments do when fake banknotes circulate, which is to produce better designs that are harder to reprint.

    Originally Posted by Noam Chomsky


    Whenever you hear anything said very confidently, the first thing that should come to mind is, wait a minute is that true?

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    • The Badger
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      radomu wrote:

      When's the last time those dollar bills were redesigned? That's often what governments do when fake banknotes circulate, which is to produce better designs that are harder to reprint.


      Bills of various denominations have been getting re-designed -- in several senses of the word -- for at least ten years. Portraits have gotten larger and have been offset, the fonts for the bills have been changed, watermarks and security threads specific to each denomination have been added, there is microprinting around the edges of some features that cannot be photocopied, and so on. The ink on the seal and the denomination numerals has been changed to colour-shift holographic stuff, too. All this is in addition to the red and blue "security threads" in the paper and other oddities in the details of the printing on every bill. 

      The life span of a bill of any denomination is said to be just a year or two before they're gathered up, burned and replaced with new bills. But in spite of all this, some folks are still trying to "make money" their own way. 

      It's a lot harder to photocopy and pass bills than it used to be, but people still do it, and in busy places like discount stores and restaurants, one fake is easy to miss among dozens of genuine bills. As for the $100 bill, that one is the most popular with counterfeiters because it is the largest denomination still in use. 

       



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