Fred要提醒大家:                            

政府是由人民所組成的。

組成政府的目的是要讓人民的生活過得更好。

政府是人民的公僕。

 

而不是像現在:

人民希望政府來幫助他們。

人民仰望政府來解救他們。

人民聽從政府的規定。

政府指導民眾應該如何做、該如何生活

、該如何配合它們的方便。

 

以台灣倒垃圾為例,

全球沒有一個國家要她的人民

幾乎每天要提著垃圾在街道邊上等著倒。

粗略估計如果台灣四百萬戶家庭,

每個家庭派一位代表倒垃圾,

每次倒垃圾需時6分鐘,每週倒三次,

那麼台灣每年在倒垃圾上要花掉

120萬的人力工時,

也就是50000天在倒垃圾上!!!

 

這些時間原本可以用在生產、休息、娛樂等

真是浪費時間與人力!

只是為了配合政府行事的方便。

相關機構早就應該利用都市更新與建築設計等

來動手解決這個問題,

讓人民不用站在路邊等著倒垃圾

(或許需要十幾二十年才能產生效果)

但節省下來的時間是值得的!

因為台灣民眾和他們的後代是值得的!

 

連垃圾都要想辦法解決,

難道藉著通貨膨脹剽竊人民財富的

中央銀行法定貨幣制度就能放著不管嗎?

難道民眾都不會表達自己的不滿嗎?

 

非官方通貨在密西根州中部流通

Competing currency being

accepted across Mid-Michigan

by Dan Armstrong

Posted: 07.12.2010 at 8:13 PM

n 密西根州中部開始有非官方通貨在流通
並非偽幣,而是一種和官方法定通貨相競爭的貨幣。

n 現在你可以不需要藉著美國法定通貨(美元)
就能買到食物或造訪整脊師。

n 這些新通貨看起來、聽起來像是真的錢,
但是你無法到銀行兌換,因為它們並非
由政府所發行的。
這些都是由私人鑄造廠所製造出來的。

n 在該區購買食物時,商家同時也願意
接受白銀、黃金、銅,以及其他貴重金屬。
如果有必要,他們甚至還願意接受以彈珠來買單。

n 「難道人們一定要接受法定貨幣?」
「不需要。他們可以接受任何他們想要的
貨幣種類,他們也可以拒絕任何型式的貨幣。」

n 他這種說法完全正確。美國財政部1965
所頒發的硬幣法案中載明:「私人公司
可以自由制訂自己的政策,決定是否願意
接受鈔票現金,除非該州的法律另外的規定。」
唯有根據這條法律,加油站才能在夜深的時候,
拒收民眾掏出來的
$50$100美元的大鈔。

n 目前將近有150種不同型式的貨幣在美國流通,
與法定貨幣在競爭。

 

New types of money are popping up across Mid-Michigan and supporters say, it's not counterfeit, but rather a competing currency.

Right now, you can buy a meal or visit a chiropractor without using actual U.S. legal tender.

They sound like real money and look like real money. But you can't take them to the bank because they're not made at a government mint. They're made at private mints.

"I sell three or four every single day and then I get one or two back a week," said Dave Gillie, owner of Gillies Coney Island Restaurant in Genesee Township.

Gillie also accepts silver, gold, copper and other precious metals to pay for food.

He says, if he wanted to, he could accept marbles.

"Do people have to accept dollars or money? No, they don't," Gillie said. "They can accept anything they want or they can refuse to accept anything."

He's absolutely right.

The U.S. Treasury Department says the Coinage Act of 1965 says "private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash, unless there is a state law which says otherwise."

That allows gas stations to say they don't accept 50- or $100 bills after a certain time of day in hopes of not getting robbed.

A chiropractic office in Lapeer County's Deerfield Township allows creativity when it comes to payment.

"This establishment accepts any form of silver, gold, chicken, apple pie, if someone works it out with me," said Jeff Kotchounian of Deerfield Chiropractic. "I've taken many things."

Jeff Kotchounian says he's used this Ron Paul half troy ounce of silver to get $25 worth of gas from a local station.

While the government and banks don't accept them, many others do.

So why is there interest in these competing currencies?

Is it just novelty or is there something deeper?

In part one of NBC25's special series "Competing Currencies," NBC25's Dan Armstrong showed how the government says any private business can accept or refuse any kind of payment.

In part two, Dan goes deeper, discovering why certain businesses say it's better to have private currency than actual U.S. legal tender.

There was a time in America when you could buy four gallons of gas for a dollar.

That dollar came in the form of a coin, around one ounce, made mostly of silver.

In today's market, that same coin is worth about 10 times its face value because of the silver.

Therefore, that same coin in theory, could still buy around four gallons of gas.

Dave Gillie, owner of Gillie's Coney Island Restaurant in Genesee County's Genesee Township, says "silver has always pretty much worth the same thing. Even if you go back thousands of years, the amount of products you could buy with an ounce of silver or gold has always been pretty standard."

That can't be said of the U.S. dollar bill or U.S. coins made after 1964 that are no longer made with silver.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, since 1913 until 2001, the U.S. dollar has lost 96% of its purchasing power.

However, supporters of alternative currency say silver remains strong.

Jeff Kotchounian, from Deerfield Chiropractic in Lapeer County, says "The metal, because it's a commodity, it's a precious metal. It's retained and/or increased the value to today's dollar, which has deflated."

Gillie says, "It protects you from inflation that paper money gives you."

The government says the bills themselves are worthless. The U.S. Treasury website says, "The notes have no value for themselves, but for what they will buy."

Supporters of competing currency say they'd like to see the government go back to a gold and silver-backed currency rather than simply printing more money.

Kotchounian says, "If we did that, we could maintain the value of the dollar and we could protect. We wouldn't be in the economic collapse that we are in."

Supporters say, there are 150 alternative currencies in the U.S.

Federal agents raided one of the most popular alternative currency companies in 2007, Liberty Dollar.

A lawsuit is still pending about the company's future and possibility of making more currency.

原文(全)連結:

http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.aspx?id=481793

http://www.connectmidmichigan.com/news/story.aspx?id=482130

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