Philip Poburka on wed 16 aug 00
Here we go:
It is sometimes difficult to determine the 'value' of goods, services, or
symbols thereof, given and rec'd...The translation of things into terms of
dollars is made more vexsome by the substitution of 'Dollars' for
'scrip-dollars', which we are all pleased - more or less- to use as a medium
I am told on what I take to be good authority, that except for those
transactions which had involved actual "Dollars" IN GOLD or SILVER, or
Silver coins adding up to 'Dollars',or Paper Notes, Bills or Instruments
Actually guaranteed to be 'redeemable' for Gold, or Silver Dollars BY the
U.S.Treasury, (or any Federal Reserve Bank),that:
THERE ARE NO DOLLARS, AND THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY SINCE WE WENT OFF THE
If memory serves, a 'Dollar' was defined by Congress for the edification of
both the Treasury and the Populace, as being of such a weight of Silver, or
of Gold. It had an actual intrinsic existance unto itself AS
something-of-value, and was REPRESENTED BY a Note/ a Bill/ an Instrument, or
WAS itself as a Coin.
I am not familiar with how Congress manages to describe to anyone's
satisfaction, a 'Dollar' as being of such a weight of 'paper'.
What we do have are pieces of base metal, and paper with the word 'Dollar'
written on them. They say nothing about beeing 'Redeemable' for
anything...It is not the same thing. It is a symbol representing an
imposition - by default- implied 'consent', which no longer has any actual
'thing' TO represent EXCEPT that 'imposition', and it's attending requisite
Were we to paint the word 'CAT' on a Dog, would it BE a 'CAT'?
To demand that 'income' be reported in 'dollars' is to be asked, or coerced
into a curious position: nobody spends or earns 'Dollars' anymore. Currency
consists of coinage devoid of intrinsic value, and of Federal Reserve Notes:
Paper'scrip-dollars'. They have the word 'Dollar' printed on them : They
might as well have the word 'Cat'.
It is to be antipipated, that with Stage Hypnotists, the Subject(s) will
experience what the Hypnotist suggests. Less anticipated, and more
disquieting, are the kindred aquiescence in daily life.
For present purposes, merely to call something a Dollar, does not make it a
Never-the-less...I 'know'...'life' goes on...,or, 'ahem',
and Respectfully -
From: "L. P. Skeen"
Sent: June 12, 2000 9:11:22 PM GMT
Subject: Re: tax and donations
WHAT barter income?
> Just curious. How many of you out there actually report barter income? And
how do you determine the value of the goods/services received?
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