General Discussion, Saturday, February 25, 2023

On this day in 1862, the First Legal Tender Act is passed by the US Congress, authorizing the United States Note (greenback) into circulation, the first fiat paper money that was legal tender in America.

Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to print newly issued US paper currency, the United States Notes.

 

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38 Responses to General Discussion, Saturday, February 25, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Good morning, Stella! Now “a cashless society” is all the rage among the One World WEF. Makes it easier to cancel those who want to keep their freedoms.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Stellars…have a lovely Saturday in Honolulu, past and present, starting with a beautiful Oahu sunrise….

    Diamond Head…

    The Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach…

    Sunset at Ko Olina Lagoons…

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  3. litenmaus says:

    Evenin’ Lucille…..The photo of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel brings back such lovely memories.

    My grandparents travelled to Hawaii in the early 60’s and returned with a reel of 8mm film of their vacation escapades while staying at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. They also returned with gifts for all their grandchildren and I received a bracelet that had “charms” made from nuts found on the Hawaiian islands.

    In 2012, my DH and I travelled to Hawaii and we stopped to have breakfast on the terrace of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The hotel is timeless, exquisite, & romantic. And yes, I wore the bracelet. :0)

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    • Lucille says:

      Good morning to you, litenmaus! Love the bracelet story!

      When I went to Hawaii the first time in the 70s, though I didn’t stay at the Royal Hawaiian I spent a lot of time there. Such a beautiful hotel, inside and out. No one checked to see if those sitting in the back lanai of the hotel were actually guests. I just sort of blended in and had fun talking to the other guests and walking through the property…LOL!

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all! And once again I ask…. WHO is dressing this woman??

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  5. Pa Hermit says:

    Never went there on my own. On the way over to S.E. Asia, the jet developed some issue that we had to stop for an hour or so. Never got to leave the plane. On our way home we stopped in Japan, Guam, and Anchorage. Wow was Mt. McKinley impressive! I can see why people go to Alaska and end up moving there!

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  6. Pa Hermit says:

    Always wondered how that nickname was developed. Thanks Stella.

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  7. Stella says:

    Good morning, everybody! A bit of the white stuff on the ground appeared over night. Didn’t expect that.

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Afternoon All. About 10* here this morning. The sun is out and there is a thin layer of clouds, but it is still very bright. Pleasant morning.

    I made gravy and had biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Yum! Haven’t had that in a long time. Loki really liked the gravy. I let her clean the plate. She wants more. But, now she is taking her morning nap.

    A question came to me a while ago. Do Lutherans have nuts? Or is it just Catholics? Just curious.

    Well, have a nice day, All.

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  9. Stella says:

    Ran across this incredible story. There is a full length documentary about it on YouTube. This woman embezzled more than 50 million dollars from a small town over 20 years.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      And, we wonder how/where Congress gets all their money.

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      • Stella says:

        I think in the case of Congress, it is payoffs and bribes. In this case, the city didn’t use proper safeguards. She was the only signer on checks, the only one approving invoices, the only one handling the bank accounts. That doesn’t happen in a well-run organization.

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    • Reflection says:

      Thank you Stella for posting this.

      It’s a great cautionary tale. The corrupt learn how to facilitate their corruption by altering systems designed to prevent it. (No checks and balances, no internal audits.)

      The willingness to prosecute crime was an essential part of restoring the town’s finances, and sense of what is and is not ethical behavior.

      The assurances of the external auditors that all was in order, in the absence of internal auditing, may have put them in a position of greater liability.

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      • Stella says:

        Management was non-existent in this town until after her theft was discovered. There was even a question from a neighboring town about why the town was in debt. The neighboring town had approximately the same population and the same budget, yet they were running a surplus. Nobody followed up. If it had not been for that woman who discovered the secret bank account, the thefts would have continued.

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