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Old Jul 21, 11, 1:53 pm
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Old Jul 21, 11, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
...the president who sold arms to terrorists and granted amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens.
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As a president who raised taxes at least 7 times, including the biggest corporate tax increase in history
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Facts, sourced information and a knowledge of history are all in short supply in this thread. ...many prefer to rant about politics and speculate about the unknowable.
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Can we now move pass your crush and discuss the U.S. Mint $1 coin program?
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This thread is about coins. Please take this crap to OMNI.


Out of the mouth of babes...

Open mouth, insert foot.

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Old Jul 21, 11, 3:24 pm
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Friend who works for the Mint today told me the Mint will shortly discontinue accepting credit cards for the direct ship program. Future orders will require check or money order.
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Old Jul 21, 11, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by smata67 View Post
Friend who works for the Mint today told me the Mint will shortly discontinue accepting credit cards for the direct ship program. Future orders will require check or money order.
I wonder what the definition of shortly is. I do not immediatly deposit coins i just do it shortly after i receive them
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Old Jul 21, 11, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
I agree. As a president who raised taxes at least 7 times, including the biggest corporate tax increase in history, his coin will be very popular.
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Facts, sourced information and a knowledge of history are all in short supply in this thread. Rather than exchange information about the coin program, many prefer to rant about politics and speculate about the unknowable.

Let's talk about coins.
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We understand your affection for the president who sold arms to terrorists and granted amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens.

Can we now move pass your crush and discuss the U.S. Mint $1 coin program?
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This thread is about coins. Please take this crap to OMNI.
Deliberate misquoting by partial edit is a violation of TOS. But since you chose to do it, please take your own advice...

Originally Posted by MojaveJack View Post

Open mouth, insert foot.
My advice stays the same: Let's talk about coins.
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
My advice stays the same: Let's talk about coins.
So basically we're allowed to rant about selling weapons to terrorists and raising corporate taxes..etc., so long as we mention the word coin. Then we're good to go? (I like coins.) Just want to make sure I've got the proper etiquette down here.
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Deliberate misquoting by partial edit is a violation of TOS.
This thread is more than long enough. If I copied ALL your ENTIRE posts and bolded, italicized, or underlined the relevant parts I would have used a whole page just on this one post. Netiquette, going back to usenet, demands trimming replies to the relevant parts to improve readability, understandability, and space.

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But since you chose to do it, please take your own advice...
I do.


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Open mouth, insert foot.
1 - Obviously you're not beyond "Deliberate misquoting by partial edit" and therefore incurring "a violation of TOS".

2 - This wasn't advice, but rather a tautological observation. The you chose to deliberately edit out have significance.


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My advice stays the same: Let's talk about coins.
And that's why you felt compelled to post this? The relevance (coin content) of your post just goes further to prove my point.

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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:10 pm
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Someone please start an OMNI thread called The Politics of the Coin Deal...

All we really care about here is getting our points and miles from our coin purchases...
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by smata67 View Post
Friend who works for the Mint today told me the Mint will shortly discontinue accepting credit cards for the direct ship program. Future orders will require check or money order.


Sounds like the end is closer than previously feared.

This seems like it will also make it slower to get orders cycled if we have to mail payment in rather than do it online or over the phone. What about using the checks supplied by CCs?

Anyone know of other ways to churn CCs for miles?
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by PatMike View Post
Someone please start an OMNI thread called The Politics of the Coin Deal...

All we really care about here is getting our points and miles from our coin purchases...
^^^^^

Churn on! @:-)
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:27 pm
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by MojaveJack View Post
Anyone know of other ways to churn CCs for miles?
Buy your groceries with it, maybe gas, the occasional meal out...
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by smata67 View Post
Friend who works for the Mint today told me the Mint will shortly discontinue accepting credit cards for the direct ship program. Future orders will require check or money order.
Someone simply claims to "have a friend" who knows something and we're ready to give up? Come on. Buck up. If it makes you feel any better, I also have a friend who works at the mint and he said this other friend mentioned above is either imaginary or he's just pulling smata67's chain. (And pulling chains is obviously not too difficult in this thread .)
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by smata67 View Post
Yeah, he's not happy about it, as he is involved in the program. The Mint unloaded $300M in golden dollars last year, mostly because of the FF cc operation. Yes, the Mint is quite informed about who is driving their sales. The golden dollar costs 32 cents to make. After paying cc fees and shipping, the profit margin remains quite attractive. The ride is close to ending from what I heard.
And if the FFers are "forced" out by not having an incentive to continue, what will that $300M drop to? $30M? $3M?

I have to think a good chunk of what's left are collectors/error hunters who don't want to buy the $39.95 rolls.

Any word from your buddy on if the "wonderful" free publicity from NPR (and WSJ, USA Today, etc) had any influence on this decision?
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Old Jul 21, 11, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Jesperss View Post
Buy your groceries with it, maybe gas, the occasional meal out...
DUH.

That's NOT a churn.
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