Harriet Tubman To Be On New US $20 Bill

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    Apr 21, 2016 6:15 AM GMT
    Not sure if there's a thread about his already. I knew the faces on US currency were being changed, and the US Treasury was soliciting input. I was partial to Eleanor Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt's wife.

    But as I read about Tubman, whom I knew about very slightly in history, I'm warming to the idea. Not only a woman, which is overdue, but a Black woman, which is unprecedented.

    And when I read more about her life story, and her personal accomplishments in obtaining freedom for Black slaves, and the general civil rights ground she broke, I'll support this wholeheartedly. I'm just embarrassed I didn't know more about her.

    You can teach history like me, but never know it all, nor enough. I hope I'm like my late Father, who always wanted to know more, and remained curious about everything, until the day he died.

    And now I know things about this great lady I never knew before, and look forward to seeing her likeness on the new US $20 bill.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/harriet-tubman-replace-former-president-andrew-jackson-20-bill-n559251
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    Apr 22, 2016 1:11 PM GMT
    I'm a bit surprised there's been no comment on this. Maybe many guys, like us, carry little or no currency on them nowadays.

    It's all plastic, or done with a pass of their smartphones. We have to remember to have bills on us for things like car valet, that we do several times a week, and tipping of bartenders at functions we attend. But to actually buy things we never use currency.

    So maybe it doesn't matter to anyone. It could be Ronald McDonald on the $20 bill, and nobody would even notice (and maybe kinda appropriate on several levels).
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    Apr 22, 2016 2:38 PM GMT
    should have been done long ago, like in the 60's.

    i think the federal government should own up to enforcing the civil rights laws it makes. Why are citizens putting soo much energy into trying to re gress backwards. For example; why are we still shooting up abortion clinics...
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    Apr 22, 2016 3:51 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm a bit surprised there's been no comment on this. Maybe many guys, like us, carry little or no currency on them nowadays.

    It's all plastic, or done with a pass of their smartphones. We have to remember to have bills on us for things like car valet, that we do several times a week, and tipping of bartenders at functions we attend. But to actually buy things we never use currency.

    So maybe it doesn't matter to anyone. It could be Ronald McDonald on the $20 bill, and nobody would even notice (and maybe kinda appropriate on several levels).


    I use cash. I don't care who's on it as long as it is a store-of-value. That store-of-value aspect is a challenge for the US government. The government prefers to inflate the currency as this relieves it of debt. It is a tax that the average citizen does not even realize is there.

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    Apr 22, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    I still carry several thou in cash so I can do damage at antique stores, but other than that it's all plastic. And whoever gives me the best reward points deals gets my business.

    I got my new laptop that way and a piece or two of audio equipment last year. Still not a great deal because a $1,000 laptop is still around $100,000 in charges, but it's better than nothing.

    Anything business related absolutely goes on plastic because I'm getting so good at losing receipts.
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    Apr 22, 2016 9:06 PM GMT
    Looks like we are getting JMW Turner on our next £20 note.

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    (I'm with Art_Deco re Eleanor Roosevelt. I think she's the nearest thing the US has to a patron saint. I'm sure she'll make it onto the $20 bill eventually.)
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    Apr 22, 2016 10:23 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidLooks like we are getting JMW Turner on our next £20 note.

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    (I'm with Art_Deco re Eleanor Roosevelt. I think she's the nearest thing the US has to a patron saint. I'm sure she'll make it onto the $20 bill eventually.)

    I didn't know Turner was so handsome. I certainly know his work, But I didn't really know what he looked like himself. I can be embarrassingly dense & backwards about some things. ( know, guys here will rush to say it's about ALL things)

    WOW! That's not a bad looking man. I could have fallen head over heels for a guy like that, were our ages compatible in the same era.
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    Apr 23, 2016 3:47 AM GMT
    I guess our Native Americans will never get off the reservation and onto our currency.

    Why do you have to be dead and unattractive to be put on American currency?
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    Apr 23, 2016 3:18 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Ex_Mil8 saidLooks like we are getting JMW Turner on our next £20 note.

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    (I'm with Art_Deco re Eleanor Roosevelt. I think she's the nearest thing the US has to a patron saint. I'm sure she'll make it onto the $20 bill eventually.)

    I didn't know Turner was so handsome. I certainly know his work, But I didn't really know what he looked like himself. I can be embarrassingly dense & backwards about some things. ( know, guys here will rush to say it's about ALL things)

    WOW! That's not a bad looking man. I could have fallen head over heels for a guy like that, were our ages compatible in the same era.


    Too effeminate looking for my tastes. Which has me wondering... Has Oscar Wilde's image made it on English currency?