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#70 - methead (02/26/2013) [-]
Lincoln never cared about the slaves, he just wanted the confederate to rejoin the union as soon as possible.
User avatar #123 to #70 - aldheim (02/26/2013) [-]
But didn't the confederacy want to keep their slaves?
#129 to #123 - methead (02/26/2013) [-]
later in the war, Lincoln said that the slaves should be freed as a way to boost northern spirits and give them a CAUSE for why they are fighting, besides keeping the union together. The border states were the only ones that got to keep their slaves, because if they broke to the confederate, the north knew it was doomed.
#128 to #123 - methead (02/26/2013) [-]
yes, and Lincoln never said they couldnt. South Carolina promised to secede if a Republican was elected as president. And they followed on their promise when Lincoln was elected, and other states joined them.

Although Lincoln didnt do anything about it since the Constitution didnt give him the power to bring them back. The war started when he sent federal troops to enforce a bunker. The south saw this as a threat and decided to attack.
User avatar #179 - happygrowman (02/26/2013) [-]
hes on the 5 dollar bill too. hes getting enough attention.
#115 - thethc (02/26/2013) [-]
Why not just make a penny out of something cheaper? It's like 1.6 cents to make a penny. Make something cheaper.
User avatar #110 - maton ONLINE (02/26/2013) [-]
True, because pennies are ******** .

At least you still got the 5 dollar bill.
#201 - urfunnyman (02/26/2013) [-]
abe is pissed
abe is pissed
User avatar #197 - philliyoMLB (02/26/2013) [-]
What's with the butthurt from this post? It's just a joke guys, are we not allowed to joke about the almighty great one?
User avatar #163 - AliCattLovee (02/26/2013) [-]
As mentioned, Canada stopped production of the penny. And I think they're smelting them down also, not too sure.
#176 to #163 - duckslikegrapestoo (02/26/2013) [-]
so annoying. i work as a cashier and am in canada. i have to tell the full total so for instance $41.32 in case they use cards cuz on like credit cards its full value. but then people are all :o i have pennies i want to use them! and give them to me and when i tell them i'm to round they tell me to keep them. but if i keep them they're not getting ridded of. drives me CRAAAZYYY!
User avatar #159 - pwoneill (02/26/2013) [-]
It costs 1.81 cents to make a penny.....Something is ******
#121 - gibroner ONLINE (02/26/2013) [-]
#57 - thisotherdude (02/26/2013) [-]
Funny how apparently Canada got rid of the penny and yet every store still ******* gives back and accepts pennies, so much for that ******** eh?
User avatar #59 to #57 - kridane (02/26/2013) [-]
If stores stopped accepting pennies we would lose millions of dollars that would have to be printed to make up for them, the pennies end up in the hand of the government who melts them and makes up for it by printing new bills
#60 to #57 - secretmouse (02/26/2013) [-]
What I love is that most of the stores where I am, will give but not take pennies.
What I love is that most of the stores where I am, will give but not take pennies.
User avatar #66 to #57 - mrmontombo (02/26/2013) [-]
Actually, in my area no stores are giving out any pennies whatsoever.
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User avatar #96 to #92 - thisotherdude (02/26/2013) [-]
How is that a good thing? If you it cost 13 cents you lose 2 cents!
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User avatar #98 to #97 - thisotherdude (02/26/2013) [-]
But... You lose money in certain situations!
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User avatar #109 to #57 - merrymarvelite (02/26/2013) [-]
We stopped producing them. They're still legal currency. But they'll eventually be out of circulation completely.
User avatar #29 - heartlessrobot (02/25/2013) [-]
You do realized Lincoln didn't care whether or not the slaves were freed, right? He only made the civil war about slavery so Europe wouldn't help the south.
User avatar #32 to #29 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (02/25/2013) [-]
He cared about freeing the slaves, he just cared more about keeping the union together, because that was more important at the time. Just because he was practical minded doesn't mean he didn't care about freeing the slaves.
#53 to #32 - anon (02/25/2013) [-]
No, he really didn't care. He was not different from any other white man and had said statements regarding equality of races which weren't so inspiring. In fact he intended to deport all slaves once the war was over but got assassinated. The more you know.
User avatar #172 - fourtwentt (02/26/2013) [-]
but obamas not really 'black' hes half white and half ********* or something

and he grew up as sheltered white kid
User avatar #173 to #172 - sovietmaxx (02/26/2013) [-]
Kenyan... Half Kenyan
User avatar #174 to #173 - fourtwentt (02/26/2013) [-]
its all the same **** , just different clicks is all
User avatar #178 to #172 - isradam (02/26/2013) [-]
Not even that, he's Hawaiian. That's like Mexican only more fun and without all the negative social stigmas.
#181 to #178 - anon (02/26/2013) [-]
Hawaiian is more like Asian.
User avatar #184 to #181 - isradam (02/26/2013) [-]
#196 to #184 - anon (02/26/2013) [-]
Hawaiians are not like Mexicans or Asians... We're islanders... Completely ******* different. That's like calling a white person BRITISH and they're speaking full on Spanish. Doesn't make any sense!
User avatar #199 to #196 - isradam (02/26/2013) [-]
No but like, they look like something else.

I once saw a peruvian man and I thought he was chinese for ***** sake.
User avatar #209 to #172 - ivoryhammer (02/26/2013) [-]
It's Kenyan, his father is Kenyan.
#186 to #172 - chazilla (02/26/2013) [-]
We have a word for that.
User avatar #160 - popkornking (02/26/2013) [-]
We here in Canada already did that /coolstory
User avatar #108 - heiderr (02/26/2013) [-]
John Green, anyone?
#112 to #108 - thexiled (02/26/2013) [-]
User avatar #43 - billybobjoeii (02/25/2013) [-]

Watch if you want to learn why its a fantastic idea:
http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=y5UT04p5f7U
http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=77C47XYm_3c
User avatar #91 - mostlyshits (02/26/2013) [-]
Could someone please explain to me how eliminating the penny would work and what it would accomplish?
What if your total came to 32 cents? What then? Are we going going to adjust prices to fit incimints of five?
#99 to #91 - verby (02/26/2013) [-]
I mean there would still be pennies in circulation
User avatar #102 to #91 - desmondaltairezio (02/26/2013) [-]
go to my comment to see 4 youtube links about pennies being discontinued
link 3 is probably the best for your question
#103 to #91 - repostsrepost (02/26/2013) [-]
Honesly, how many people ever use pennies? And to answe to your second question, if the penny ceased to be circulated the pricing system would change to reflect it. the last decimal of each price would only end in a 5 or 0. The way inflation has worked, it only really makes any sense to have half-dollars, and dollar coins and maybe quarters nowadays.
User avatar #106 to #91 - akkere (02/26/2013) [-]
To produce a penny costs 1.5x-2.5x more in copper than the actual value of the currency, therefore producing it causes the nation to lose a lot of money overall.

S'why some people might take a collection of pennies from the bank, melt it down with a soldering iron, and then sell it off for scrap.
User avatar #93 to #91 - nugafluga (02/26/2013) [-]
many contries have already done this, (canada) and its not really a big deal, people will just round to the nearest nickel. currently is costs more to make a penny than a penny so it just makes sense
User avatar #94 to #93 - mostlyshits (02/26/2013) [-]
thank you internet stranger for enlightening me
User avatar #95 to #91 - yunoavailable (02/26/2013) [-]
yes, prices will be adjusted to increments of five.
as far as what it would accomplish it would mean that we would stop wasting money because it cost more than a penny to make a penny
User avatar #39 - bigmanfifty (02/25/2013) [-]
wait.... holdonasecond. if America's getting rid of its pennies, what will you if something costs 13 cents?
User avatar #41 to #39 - billybobjoeii (02/25/2013) [-]
Pay 15 cents. Do you really care about the 2 cents?
#44 to #41 - bigmanfifty (02/25/2013) [-]
#81 to #44 - omgroflzomg (02/26/2013) [-]
You didnt need to put your two cents in....
User avatar #49 to #44 - billybobjoeii (02/25/2013) [-]
Honestly, I laughed.
User avatar #42 to #39 - toonlinktwentytwo (02/25/2013) [-]
use a credit card or swedish rounding
User avatar #45 to #39 - richardastley (02/25/2013) [-]
They won't be able to buy it. Thanks a lot, Obama!

We did it in Canada a few weeks ago. It's just the same rounding game you learned about when you were 8... or 9 or whatever.
#13 - anon (02/25/2013) [-]
why do people call obama black? he's 50% white
User avatar #35 to #13 - Shramin ONLINE (02/25/2013) [-]
Because in North America the term coloured is extremely rude
yet in Africa it is rude to call a coloured person black, but hey.
#28 to #13 - anon (02/25/2013) [-]
which means that he is 50% blacker than any other president to serve before him.
User avatar #83 to #28 - waaw ONLINE (02/26/2013) [-]
What about Clinton?
User avatar #198 to #28 - deathstare (02/26/2013) [-]
Wouldn't he be like any range of numbers blacker? I can be 1% blacker than a black dude, or I can be 1000% blacker than a black dude, right? If obama is 50% blacker than a white man, that means he is 150% percent as black as a white man, which means that the white man has to also be some black. As you know, 150% of 0 is 0.
User avatar #164 to #28 - dapianoman (02/26/2013) [-]
Well, he's not 50% blacker, he's just 50% black.
50% blacker would imply a preceding president was at least thirty-three and a third percent black.
So he's infinitely times as black.
I dunno.
#72 to #28 - anon (02/26/2013) [-]
But if you round up he's full white.
User avatar #166 to #13 - buthow (02/26/2013) [-]
People say if your half black, you're all black. Fun fact: Mixed people were treated the worst during segregation. (or so I've heard) People call me black, even though I'm super pale for a black person.
User avatar #9 - sprdood (02/25/2013) [-]
Or we could just add add more copper to the penny giving it back it's value... while we are doing that we could add silver back into nickels, dimes and quarters, then we could get rid of our terrible paper currency and use gold coinage.
User avatar #11 to #9 - shinku (02/25/2013) [-]
but it still costs 1.24 cents to make a single penny
#31 to #11 - rubbingalcohol (02/25/2013) [-]
The life of that coin will be far more than one use.
#16 to #9 - anon (02/25/2013) [-]
adding actual copper makes them more expensive actually, they would have to make pennys out of steel to make the cheep enough to not lose money.

plus we dont need pennys or nickels anyway, they are useless
User avatar #36 to #9 - imonamouse (02/25/2013) [-]
you're right about using more coin money, it lasts a lot longer than paper money
so we wouldn't be making as much of it......like in canada
User avatar #37 to #9 - kingrayne ONLINE (02/25/2013) [-]
The reason they want to stop the production of the penny(Congress, not Obama) is because it costs more than it is worth.
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