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Let's go medival on them. Bring back Tally sticks.

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posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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They worked well for 700 years, they are interest-free and impossible to counter-fiat. Face it even if you laser cut a perfect match to a tally stick with DNA testing it would have to come from the same tree.




posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Man, I wish I could remember what documentary I just heard about those recently. (Never heard of tally sticks before then.)

I'm sure some good counter-arguments are forthcoming, but until I read them...

Great Idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Star & Flag for you.




posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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It sounds like a great idea. Might keep the tax man at bay. could you imagine how they would try to keep records or hold their hand out for a piece of it.
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posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Hessling
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Man, I wish I could remember what documentary I just heard about those recently.


Money masters I believe it was



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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The tally sticks were just another form of fiat currency, it was a way of artificially expanding the money supply, creating bubbles and recessions -- booms and busts. Tally Sticks would be no different from what we have now.

Also, for them to work govt would still have to maintain its monopoly on legal tender, otherwise they probably wouldn't work. What we need to do is get rid of the monopoly on legal tender and just let the market decide which currency it wants to use. There's no need to force some-type of standard.

If a people want to use tally sticks -- that's fine, and if it works that's fine too! But let the people that don't want to use them use whatever currency they choose.
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posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Here's the part of the ``Money masters `` documentary that talked about them.



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