Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday B.S. Roundup ~ April 12, 2013

I'm in New Orleans playing pirates for the next 10 or 11 days so I'm going to keep it simple the two Fridays I'm gone. But never fear - I've got an ongoing list and I'll tackle them all eventually.

1. Godless Dollars
You guessed it
'IN GOD WE TRUST' IS GONE from the front and back!!! 

If ever there was a reason to boycott something, 
THIS IS IT!!!!

DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS 
AS CHANGE

Together we can force them out of circulation..

This is another one of those long-running misinformation pieces. It has been circulating since 2007 when the U.S. Mint issued the first presidential dollar coin. "In God We Trust" is stamped along the edge of the coin, precisely where it was ordered by Congress. There was a small run of coins which, as a manufacturing error, were missing these words. But that was an error at the Philadelphia Mint, not due to any governmental policy. If you are ever offered one as change, rather than boycotting it, you should happily accept it. They have been known to show up on eBay for a couple of hundred dollars. 

FactCheck - Godless Dollars

2. Robin Williams Speech


You gotta love Robin Williams

Maybe HE should run for the Big Office!! 

YOU HAVE TO LOVE HIM... A MUST READ... HE MADE THIS SPEECH IN NEW YORK . 


It then goes on to outline a "perfect plan" for achieving world peace, most of which is fairly typical right-wing rhetoric. It's not clear who actually wrote this but it certainly was not Robin Williams, who happens to lean left, politically. One may or may not agree with said "perfect plan" and that's fine but why attribute it to someone who didn't say it and in fact, would likely disagree with much of it? The internet is a weird place, my friends. 

Hoax-Slayer - Robin Williams Speech

Okay, hippies, go forth and share the truth. And if you have any bullshit you'd like me to research and address here, leave me a comment, send me an email or message me on The Well-Groomed Hippie Facebook page

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