I feel I need to point out to everyone what's really happening with finances in the World today. You need to understand a few basic concepts. Money is worthless and soon will be officially declared worthless. Money was a good idea in the beginning, but nowadays it's become totally corrupted, due to charging interest, which used to be called usury. According to ancient Jewish law, which was copied by early Christians, it is a big sin to lend money and charge interest. You'll find it mentioned in every version of the Bible, sometimes called usury, and sometimes called interest. Do a search on http://www.biblestudytools.com
. The penalty for doing this was sometimes execution. Some other important points are explained in the films "Money As Debt" and "Money As Debt 2", which you can watch on YouTube. An important TV series was "The Assent of Money" http://www.forbidden...t-of-money.html
, where a money worshipping moron tries to convince viewers that money is a good thing, but in the process totally gives the game away, proving that it's actually worthless. As he's Scottish, he's probably Presbyterian, which is based on the teachings of John Calvin, who was one of the people who attacked the anti usury doctrine, saying it had no place in the World of his day. (Note to any Presbyterians or Calvinists reading this. It's nothing personal). He, as well as the de Medici Popes, and King Henry VIII are responsible for the mess we're in today. For an alternative system, read the book "Life After Capitalism", which is available free online. At this moment, I've got a few Kilos of rice in a kitchen cupboard, so in theory I could issue banknotes promising to pay the bearer on demand the sum of a certain amount of rice, so long as the total sum of these banknotes doesn't exceed the amount of rice I've got. I plan to buy another 5Kg bag of rice soon, before money is declared worthless. These banknotes would be worth more than any amount of notes in any exchangeable currency, because the banks who issue these notes have nothing of any value to back them up with. Some people think they can exchange their notes for gold, but this system was abolished by President Nixon. Nowadays, banks and governments try to back up their currencies with Government bonds, but these are just worthless IOUs. I'd love to buy an SIO2SD, but I seem to be totally destitute now, so I won't be able to afford it until after money has been declared worthless. After this, I'm sure I could pay either in rice, shells, or something else.
Edited by SIO99, Fri Jun 1, 2012 8:16 AM.