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whats in your wallet?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by MR BOJANGLES, May 8, 2002.

  1. MR BOJANGLES

    MR BOJANGLES Guest

    i found this a little interesting while on my search for a particular image. it defines the symbolism of the one dollar bill.

    Take out a one dollar bill and look at it. The one dollar bill first came off the presses in 1957. This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and linen blend, with red and blue minute silk fibers running through it. It is actually material. We've all washed it without it falling apart.

    A special blend of ink is used, the contents of which we will never know. It is overprinted with symbols and then it is starched to make it water resistant and pressed to give it that nice crisp look.

    If you look at the front of the bill, you will see the seal of the United States Treasury. On the top you will see the scales, which stand for a balanced budget. In the center you have a carpenter's T-square, a tool used for an even cut. Underneath is the Key to the United States Treasury. That's all pretty easy to figure out, but what is on the back of that dollar bill is something we should all know.

    If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles. Both circles, together, comprise the Great Seal of the United States. The First Continental Congress requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men come up with a seal. It took them four years to accomplish this task and another two years to get it approved.

    If you look at the left hand circle, you will see a Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted and the western side is dark. This country was just beginning. We had not begun to explore the West or decided what we could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is un-capped, again signifying that we were not even close to being finished.

    Inside the capstone you have the all-seeing eye, and ancient symbol for divinity. It was Franklin's belief that one man couldn't do it alone, but a group of men, with the help of God could do anything.

    IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency. The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS, means "God has favored our undertaking." The Latin below the pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means "a new order has begun." At the base of the pyramid is the Roman Numeral for 1776. If you look at the right-hand circle, and check it carefully, you will learn that it is on every National Cemetery in the United States. It is also on the Parade of Flags Walkway at the Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery and is the centerpiece of most hero's monuments. Slightly modified, it is the seal of the President of the United States and it is always visible whenever he speaks, yet no one knows what the symbols mean.

    The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two reasons: first, he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong and he is smart enough to soar above it. Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from the King of England. Also, notice the shield is unsupported. This country can now stand on its own. At the top of that shield you have a white bar signifying congress, a unifying factor. We were coming together as one nation.

    In the Eagle's beak you will read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", meaning "one nation from many people." Above the Eagle you have thirteen stars representing the thirteen original colonies, and any clouds of misunderstanding rolling away. Again, we were coming together as one. Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds an olive branch and arrows. This country wants peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace. The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the arrows.

    They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number and this is almost a worldwide belief. You will usually never see a room numbered 13, or any hotels or motels with a 13th floor. But think about this: 13 original colonies, 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 13 stripes on our flag, 13 steps on the Pyramid, 13 letters in the Latin above, 13 letters in "E Pluribus Unum", 13 stars above the Eagle, 13 plumes of feathers on each span of the Eagle's wing, 13 bars on the shield, 13 leaves on the olive branch, 13 fruits, and if you look closely, 13 arrows. Interestingly, also, the 13th Amendment provided a new birth of freedom for many Americans.

    Why didn't we know this? Your children don't know this and their history teachers don't know this. Too many veterans have given up too much to ever let the meaning fade. Many veterans remember coming home to an America that didn't care. Too many veterans never came home at all.

    Tell everyone what is on the back of the one dollar bill and what it stands for, because nobody else will.
     
  2. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,306 Likes Received: 104
    can someone give me a dollar bill? I swear ill give it back...

    I have no money...:(
     
  3. MR BOJANGLES

    MR BOJANGLES Guest

    on a side note, it makes me think about the t-square standing for the freemasons. and the whole pyrimad/ tri-latteral council/ illuminati conspiracy. run with it...
     
  4. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

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    somthings wrong with mine....
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  5. Raw fish

    Raw fish Member

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  6. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    ya know ese i had the same problem, i was looking for the pyramid for hours and was a bit confused.
     
  7. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    The true north strong and free.
     
  9. MR BOJANGLES

    MR BOJANGLES Guest

    you guys should have a 99 cent coin with a hockey player on the front, and a moose on the back eh? hahahahaha! :D
     
  10. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

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    its all about the coins that break in two. when the first batch of $2 coins came out you could pop the inside part out by throwing the coin at a wall really hard. I remember doing that at school...now theres craftsmanship....
     
  11. MR BOJANGLES

    MR BOJANGLES Guest

    all i can say to that is...holy crap!
     
  12. HAL

    HAL Guest

    What's in your wallet?

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  13. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

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    HAL, Is your last name really Cardholder? ...I never knew. ;)
     
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    FREE GAS!!!
     
  15. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    like any real man, i have a truckload of little pieces of paper with random bits of information scribbled on them that have long lost any meaning at all, but still stay in there just in case i might need them again.
     
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