Friday, August 31, 2007

The Amero is here! And it hungers!

How apropos that this post should follow my previous post. Hal Turner may claim he lost track of his Amero coins story, but I didn’t. Today he announced:

The real thing arrives!
Today, I received a single 20 AMERO coin in the mail. A real coin. Real metal, really MINTED by the US Mint in Denver, CO. The proof that it is being Minted in Denver is that the coin is stamped with the Mint Identity letter "D" on the bottom right of the side with the eagle just like regular US coins already in circulation today!

Congratulations, Hal! You have just admitted receiving stolen property of the Federal government through the mail!

The absurdity of this situation has reached a new zenith. What you hold in your hands is a novelty item, nothing more. I remember when I was a kid paying twenty-five cents to have my name stamped on a coin shaped piece of tin, dispensed by a machine on the boardwalk. How much did you pay for this joke, Hal? How much of your contributor’s money did you waste on vindicating yourself? If your source produced this item, you should really have just asked for the cash the moron paid for it and let the story wither on the vine.


Update: I love this guy - it's like talking to a 10-year-old. Kids don't understand irony or sarcasm. You can walk into an ice cream shop and say, "It's soooo hot in here!" and the kid will say, "No it's not hot - it's cold to keep the ice cream from melting."

Congratulations, Hal! You have just admitted to receiving stolen property of the Federal government through the mail! Good job exposing we liars who said this was all a joke.

---------------- Hal Turner Responds:Yes, I did just admit to receiving what you call "stolen property of the federal government." I knew that before I wrote what I wrote.Now think about what you just wrote.In order for the government to prosecute me, they will have to ADMIT the coin is real and admit it was their property. Once they make the charge, they will have made those admissions and at that point I will have been proved 100% correct.-- HT

It's called irony, Hal. It's not stolen property -it's a novelty coin. The joke lies in you taking seriously my claim that it was stolen property when I have being saying it is a fake all along.

Let's try this:

i·ro·ny1 /ˈaɪrəni, ˈaɪər-/
–noun, plural -nies.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
(esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.


I know there are those of you who desperately want to believe this is real. You have invested your lives in bunkers and dried food and ammunition as currency. But: you are being duped. Please take to heart the possibility of what I am saying. I know you may not think I am funny, but I do know humor. This Amero coin thing is a joke. You are wrapped so tight right now that you are on the verge of snapping. You can't see how foolish you look for biting down on this unbaited hook. Relax - take a minute and think. Of course he didn't receive stolen property - because this is make believe.

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