jpete wrote:Northern Maine wrote:jpete wrote:I give what I get. People want to sling mud, I can sling mud.
If you want to have a discussion, I can do that too.
Not mudslinging...just presenting an observation...it may not be acceptable to your ear, but it is factual in my "tiny" little mind!
I don't disagree that I'm giving you a hard time. But IMO, that's what I got from you first. I certainly will admit that I may have taken something the wrong way. If I did, I apologize. My ego isn't bigger than the message I'm trying to convey.
Sam and Fred and I have a history. Kind of like the Hatfields and McCoys.
samhill wrote:They both would have died in their sleep, can't believe in fairy tales life is not a fairy tale life is real. Like I said you are confusing the metal value with dollar value, as a $20 dollar gold piece if exchanged for dollars it would be worth face value of $20 not the metal value or the collectible value. If you would go back to 1913 & do the work that they had to do for that $20 you just might not have made it. It's gone, just like that old steam engine running down the track, it ain't coming back. You want yesterdays dollar for today's work with all the advancements that many others before us fought & toiled for.
freetown fred wrote:Actually we don't have a history at all except my thinking your posts are simply ego driven as you do mine.
samhill wrote:I'll say this one more time you can't compare metal value to dollar value. If you had a brand new 55 T-Bird would it be worth more or less than a 2012 T-Bird?
samhill wrote:I'll say this one more time you can't compare metal value to dollar value.
Jurors start deliberating today whether business owner Robert Kahre and several others willfully broke federal law by taking their pay in gold and silver coins, but reporting only the coins' modest face value on their income tax returns.
Jurors must examine two diametrically opposed portraits of Kahre that were painted during the trial, which has lasted almost three months.
The 48-year-old Rancho High graduate, who has six construction businesses, is a man with a "portfolio of excuses" who was "on a mission of deception" to disguise his tax evasion, according to federal prosecutor J. Gregory Damm.
Or, according to his attorney, William Cohan, Kahre is a brave sentinel who tried to fend off federal tax tyranny by exercising what he believed to be his right to go by the dollar value stamped on the post-1985 $50 gold and $1 silver coins he used for payroll.
jpete wrote:freetown fred wrote:Actually we don't have a history at all except my thinking your posts are simply ego driven as you do mine.
I don't think you are ego driven Fred. I just think you're wrong and don't care enough to be right.
freetown fred wrote:You must be right, and that's obviously why I'm where I am today & you are where you are at.
samhill wrote:There is no such thing & never will be again. You can't get pass the metal value of gold, if they would go back on the gold standard just for you how long do you think you would have to you think you would have to work to earn it? Same weight but it would now be a different face value, how many hours compared to 1913?