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Re: Canada

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:56 pm

Let me re-phrase that:
No state income taxes. We still get charged the traditional 8.25% sales tax, but the state doesn't add anything to that. And only federal income tax gets taken out of my paycheck besides my insurance and SS monies.
It's great.
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Re: Canada

Postby Angie Parkes » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:15 pm

Saxy, is that the felicitous result of being an oil-producing state?
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Postby Catmando » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:01 pm

Vive le Canada! The Switzerland of the America continents!

I didn't realize there was a Canada thread. Wish I had been on the board back then, to provide some input along with Marye and Angie.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:17 pm

Actually, I'll just post my rant about Canadian money here, in the Canada thread. How aprepos (spelling :? ).

My "pet peeve" regarding Canadian money and coins is the fact that the Queen of England is on the back of all our coins, and her picture is on the front of our $20 bill :rant:

I would rather see another important Canadian historical figure (perhaps a former Prime Minister of Canada) or an important Canadian icon such as Alexander Graham Bell, Terry Fox, Tommy Douglas, etc. in the place of.

End of rant.

Dai, do you have the Queen of England on NZ currency?
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Postby navneeth » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:26 pm

Mr.Bell was Canadian? That's news to me.

We used to have one Mr.George (the filth..er...the fifth) in our coins, but not any more.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:34 pm

I don't think he was born in Canada, but I believe he lived most of his life in Canada.
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Postby navneeth » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:42 pm

About 12 years, before becoming a naturalised citizen of the U.S. (as per Wikipedia)
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:42 pm

Catmando wrote:I don't think he was born in Canada, but I believe he lived most of his life in Canada.


I was wrong. He didn't live most of his life in Canada. I think Canadians want to claim him as being Canadian, but I don't think it's a valid claim, IMO
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Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:21 pm

"I would rather see another important Canadian historical figure (perhaps a former Prime Minister of Canada)"


How about Bullwinkle? He was Canadian wasn’t he? He sure talked funny and didn’t he live in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota ? Isn’t that a Canadian province or county or parish or whatever they call them up there?

"and her picture is on the front of our $20 bill "


Is her back on the other side? Don't worry I don't think she would be offended :roll:
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Postby Shapley » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:38 pm

Why isn't the Queen of Canada on the Canadian bill? :D

Actually, she'd be on ours, too, if not for the actions of some freedom loving fellows who had the forsight to change things. As a result, at least one of them took the Queen's place on our money. :)

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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:37 pm

Shapley wrote:Why isn't the Queen of Canada on the Canadian bill? :D
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Who would this be.....Celine Dion? :yuk: No thanks!

I would rather have H.R.H. on our bill. :)
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:49 pm

How many Democratic Presidents versus Republican Presidents are on U.S. currency? Is Benjamin Franklin the only non-President to on U.S. money?

How many Democrats vs. Republican Presidents has the U.S. elected since the beginning?
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Postby navneeth » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:43 am

Catmando wrote:I would rather have H.R.H. on our bill.

Nicole Marie's Canadian too? :?

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Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:52 am

Catmando,

From the U.S. Treasury



” United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits: George Washington on the $1 bill, Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill, Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.

There are also several denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley, the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland, the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison, the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.”


So, there appears to have been three bills with non-presidents; Hamilton, Franklin and Chase

Here's a trivia question. What U.S. currency (i.e. penny, nickle, dollar bill, etc) has never had a token (bill or coin) issued by the U.S. mint?
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Postby Catmando » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:08 am

Haggis@wk wrote:There are also several denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley, the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland, the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison, the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.”


Thanks for the info, Haggis!

Interestingly, in grade 4 I believe I drew a picture of a $100,000 not w/ Woodrow Wilson on it. :lol: (I have no recollection as to why I did, obviously it was for some school project, I just don't remember the specifics).
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Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:53 am

My cousin had a thousand dollar bill (I have no idea where he got it from) and used to carry it around in his wallet. He loved pulling it out and asking folks at the supermarket if they could make change.
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Postby shostakovich » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:09 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:Catmando,

From the U.S. Treasury



” United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits: George Washington on the $1 bill, Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill, Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.

There are also several denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley, the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland, the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison, the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.”


So, there appears to have been three bills with non-presidents; Hamilton, Franklin and Chase

Here's a trivia question. What U.S. currency (i.e. penny, nickle, dollar bill, etc) has never had a token (bill or coin) issued by the U.S. mint?


Yes, thanks for the info. I'll have to wait for my bank to open Monday to check on my $10,000 bills, but I'm sure your information is correct. I don't understand the trivia challenge. What does "currency" mean, if not a token? By the way, I've seen a half cent coin and a half dime (not a nickel) coin.
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Postby GreatCarouser » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:38 pm

Good Heavens? Salmon P. Chase??!! Sounds like an event at a lumberjack olympics. How do they pick 'em? Chase was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the time of Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, Secretary of the Treasury and many other things. Can we look forward to Rehnquist on our money next? Maybe QEII wouldn't be bad after all.....

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Postby Haggis@wk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:01 am

Shos,

There is an official unit of U.S. currency for which a bill or coin was never issued.
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Postby shostakovich » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:11 pm

Gold bars or ingots?
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