Does This Make Ben Bernanke a Drug Dealer?

Assigned Reading: U.S. Banknotes Show Cocaine Traces
(FROM: BBC)

Hmm. Maybe now our currency is actually worth something.

Come on. I don’t care who you are — that’s funny right there.

All kidding aside, this item–reported yesterday–isn’t really news. A study in 1985 by the Miami Herald showed that most bills did in fact test positive for traces of the drug. Interestingly enough, $20 bills collected from an archbishop, a former Miss America, Jeb Bush–then the son of the sitting vice president–and a Dade County State Attorney named Janet Reno were among those which tested positive.

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  1. PRESSES RUNNING HOT says:

    This must be why they are printing so much NEW, CLEAN money.

  2. Rix says:

    I don't think there is any political implication in the article – I mean, outside of a hearty laugh. A single drug dealer has more cash passing through his hands weekly than I'll likely have in my lifetime.

    I still remember that in 2002, when I was still unaware that other radio stations exist besides NPR, there was an "hour of science" there that I kinda liked. Some day, a chemist was talking about their new marijuana testing technology that involved a piece of hair instead of usual urine sample. They tested a few police precincts in California and received results that in today's America would be a crime to publish: while 100% of Caucasian cops were clean, about 80% of African Americans weren't. The interview went on approximately like that:
    NPR interviewer, in flustered voice: "The technology is probably not reliable enough yet, is it?"
    Scientist: "Of course it is. We tested it on a large number of rats."
    Interviewer: "I don't see how it can be applicable."
    Scientist, annoyed: "Well, I do."
    Awkward silence, then advertising.

  3. GET LINCOLN OUTTA YO NOSE says:

    Lets go back to the gold standard (Acapulco gold).

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like Barack's solution to this issue best of all. Just print more money!

    Solve two problems at once!

    See? Liberal thinking ain't that hard to figger.

  5. Gail B says:

    They got those bills from Right-wingers! You knew that, though, huh?

  6. ITS RAINING MONEY says:

    Bernanke is clean, he just dispenses newly printed, drug-trace free, worthless dollar bills.

  7. SWAB WITH A FRANKLIN says:

    Gail, ours have gun powder on them, silly.

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