Originally posted by Sly1one
Today I have found 2 dollar bills as change through separate transactions and they both had the (V) on them:
Colorado - Pueblo (by myself)
Colorado - Denver (several by a friend of mine)
This is interesting to me because I hardly ever buy anything with cash or have cash on me. I make almost all my purchases with my debit card.
At first I thought it must be pretty common for me to be getting these (V) dollars when I hardly ever do anything with cash but I'm not sure as I
thought if it was that common I would have surely seen a post here about it or at least on the news...
I'm just curious if anyone else has been getting these (V) dollars recently?
EDIT: after looking further I believe I have traced the spawn of these to this:
edit on 5-2-2011 by Sly1one because: (no reason given)
5-2-2011 by Sly1one because: additions
Hey ATS'ers! I am still kind of New here but this is what the V symbol is all about. This is the Final edit of my Video entry into the "V for
Victory" contest at www.infowars.com. I created this video for the infowars contest
I used Cyberlink PowerDirector for editing and all Video and pictures are Open source. Also, Muse "Time is Running Out" is an open source audio
track that is available to use on Youtube and does not Violate Copyright.
I hope you all enjoy and this explains why I think people are writing V on 1 dollar bills.
I would love to get your feedback on this ATS'ers!
Also, the V for Victory sign does NOT Mean V for Vendetta.
On January 14, 1941, Victor de Laveleye, former Belgian Minister of Justice and director of the Belgian French-speaking broadcasts on the BBC
(1940–1944), suggested in a broadcast that Belgians use a V for victoire (French: “victory”) and vrijheid (Dutch: "freedom") as a rallying
emblem during World War II. In the BBC broadcast, de Laveleye said that "the occupier, by seeing this sign, always the same, infinitely repeated,
[would] understand that he is surrounded, encircled by an immense crowd of citizens eagerly awaiting his first moment of weakness, watching for his
first failure." Indeed, within weeks chalked up Vs began appearing on walls throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, and northern France.
Buoyed by this success, the BBC set out a plan, the “V campaign”, for which they put in charge the assistant news editor Douglas Ritchie posing as
“Colonel Britton”. Ritchie suggested an audible V using its Morse code rhythm (three dots and a dash). Having the same rhythm, the opening bars of
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony was then used as the call-sign by the BBC in its foreign language programmes to occupied Europe for the rest of the war.
The irony that they were composed by a German was not lost on many of the audience or for the more musically educated that it was "Fate knocking on
the door" of the Third Reich. (About this sound Listen to this call-sign. (help·info)). The BBC also encouraged the use of the V gesture
introduced by de Laveleye.
By July 1941, the emblematic use of the letter V had spread through occupied Europe, and on July 19, Winston Churchill put the British government’s
stamp of approval on the V campaign in a speech, from which point he started using the V hand sign. Early on he used palm in (sometimes with a
cigar between the fingers). Later in the war he used palm out. It is claimed that the aristocratic Churchill made the change after it was
explained to him what it signified to the other classes in Britain. Other allied leaders used the sign as well; since 1942, Charles de Gaulle
used the V sign in every speech until 1969.