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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
I remember reading the average bill "lives" about 5 years before it has to be destroyed.
Wha...WHAT?!

I've never heard of that before.
Heck, I still use pennies from 1985
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Wha...WHAT?!

I've never heard of that before.
Heck, I still use pennies from 1985
That's what I heard too. 20+ years for coins though.

As for those who bash Canada, they probably don't know anything about the country. Everything has its pros and cons.

I'd like in the States, but I know its downsides if I were to live there...
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Wha...WHAT?!

I've never heard of that before.
Heck, I still use pennies from 1985
Well, if you take good care of paper money it'll last longer. Coins are practically forever, though.
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As for those who bash Canada, they probably don't know anything about the country. Everything has its pros and cons.

This. Some people just bash it cause they have heard a bad thing or 2.

Having lived in Aussiland, its about time we have plastic money!
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Great, just what we need. Inflation.

With the making of these bills, there will surely be an excess amount of cash flying around all of a sudden.
they print new bills all the time, they simple give them to the banks when the banks give the government the old bills, the old bills are then destroyed and taken out of circulation therefore no inflation, if you want inflation hit the states they're printing money faster than any other time in history
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Tbh, monopoly money is where it's at
    
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I was gonna ask what the point was, but then I read the article. They have many valid reasons for a change.
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Tbh, monopoly money is where it's at
This, my family still uses the Monopoly game my mother got back in the 70's.
The money are still running strong
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Phew, i thought they meant an end to cash then.

Plastic money could be a good idea, our £5 notes are still made from cloth. lol


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I've been using nothing but plastic money for years...

You're missing out on all the fun of paying for expensive things with real money.
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Plastic money seriously? I don't understand the reasoning here. One plastic comes from oil, a source that is quickly becoming far to expensive to feasibly use compared to paper. Also compared to paper the price seems like it would be far to inconsistent. I could easily see the government losing money printing small bills.

I just don't get governments these days. Lets use something more expensive to do the same job as the old stuff.

As far as the Canada US debate. I lived right across the river from Canada. Really it is exactly the same. Sure the political stuff is different but the people are pretty similar. I used to find it interesting to watch the Canadian elections partly due to it was one of the few tv stations that would come in.
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