Monday, December 6, 2010

Shovel-Ready Projects

Via Mr. Atrios:
A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and to quarantine more than one billion of the bills in huge vaults in Fort Worth, Texas and Washington, DC, CNBC has learned.

[...]

Because officials don’t know how many of the 1.1 billion bills include the flaw, they have to hold them in the massive vaults until they are able to develop a mechanized system that can sort out the usable bills from the defects.

Sorting such a huge quantity of bills by hand, the officials estimate, could take between 20 and 30 years.
How tragic if actual people were hired to sort that out.

14 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'll do it.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Hi honey, how was work?

Oh you know, same old sitting around counting hundred dollar bills all day.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Just shovel some of those bills this way.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oh you know, same old sitting around counting hundred dollar bills all day.


D-K W is a Senator? Who knew?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The government should hire out-of-work strippers for this project... they are used to handling cash, and are often the first individuals to suss out counterfeit bills.

fish said...

I will hand them the bills.

WV: Equid, a play about a young boy that stabbed the eyes out of British pound notes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Patti Smith will make a fine song of it, feesh.
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M. Bouffant said...

Leave Liz alone, LaRouche!

M. Bouffant said...

I am in the wrong spot entirely.

Substance McGravitas said...

If you've seen one thread coveting money you've seen them all.

Smut Clyde said...

How expensive would it be to destroy the lot and print new ones?

Substance McGravitas said...

Why not just release them and let others sort through them, providing for replacements as need be?

Smut Clyde said...

Also what is wrong with the Micro$soft approach of extending the definition of "valid notes" to include these problematic ones?

Substance McGravitas said...

Maybe the print problem fucks up anti-copying software.