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The Almighty Buck

ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America 482

tetrahedrassface writes "As the US economic woes continue unabated, a German company is bringing gold-bearing ATMs to Mainstreet America. The machines accept credit cards, and will dispense 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram and 1 ounce units, as well as various gold coins. The company hopes to install 35 bullion machines in the United States this year, and will hopefully have several hundred up and running by next year. The machines will be decorated like giant gold ingots and be over two meters tall. Physical gold has both pros and cons, but from a safety standpoint would it be fine to have a couple of ounces in your pocket while walking around the mall? The giant, gold-dispensing ATMs will monitor the market conditions for gold every 10 minutes in order to reflect spot price changes as they occur." We already covered similar machines installed in travel hubs across Germany.

Comment Re:I guess... (Score 1) 485

This actually happened to me once. I was climbing out of a girlfriend's bedroom window (she lived with her folks who didn't know) when a rookie cop trying to make it big jumps out of the bushes. He was scruffy, wearing plain clothes and had cotton gloves without fingers. He looked VERY sketchy! There were no police cars around and no other officers, nobody at all in fact. He did not have a radio. He approached me and told me he was arresting me for B&E. He pulled his badge out and told me he was an officer. He told me to place my hands behind my back so he could handcuff me. Thoughts of being stuffed into the back of a windowless van and being but raped and tortured to death entered my mind. I told the guy "Fuck that" you are not a cop. He proceeded to beat me in the head with his magnum flashlight at which point I lost it and hit him with so many lefts he was begging for a right. I destroyed his face, two black eyes and a broken jaw! Quickly after subduing him, I ran back to the girl's house and pounded on the front door. I called 911 and said there was someone impersonating an officer. About 20 minutes later the cop I beat up and his Sergeant were at the door. He told me "Sorry for my officer's misconduct." That asshole cop followed me around for weeks trying to bust me on some stupid traffic issues. I can only guess the shit he had to put up with in the office after this. I got away without any visible damage. Anyway let this be a lesson to you cops out there - don't think the badge is the be all and end all of power, and it definitely doesn't make you a tough guy.

Comment Re:Laws against science-fiction are stupid. (Score 1) 197

This picture of the mouse-ear dates back to 2002 and nothing was done then - the current bill is based on fear caused by a Hollywood movie. Also James Cameron was called in from Hollywood by BP to fix the oil spill, a man with an 8th grade education. I would guess that these senators have an equal amount of education. Lets just fire all the scientists and head to Hollywood or better yet - the local high school to replace all these 'really important' people.

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