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Joel
17th October 2003, 05:18
that I got in a e-mail about the US one dollar bill.


> ONE DOLLAR BILL
> Take out a one dollar bill. The one dollar bill you're
> looking at first came off the presses in 1957 in its
> present design.
>
> This so-called paper money is in fact a cotton and
> linen blend, with red and blue minute silk fibers
> running through it. It is actually material. We've
> all washed it without it falling apart. A special
> blend of ink is used, the contents we will never know.
> It is overprinted with symbols and then it is starched
> to make it water resistant and pressed to give it that
> nice crisp look.
>
> If you look on the front of the bill, you will see the
> United States Treasury Seal. On the top you will see
> the scales for a balanced budget. In the center you
> have a carpenter's square, a tool used for an even
> cut. Underneath is the Key to the United States
> Treasury. That's all pretty easy to figure out, but
> what is on the back of that dollar bill is something
> we should all know.
>
> If you turn the bill over, you will see two circles.
> Both circles, together, comprise the Great Seal of the
> United States. The First Continental Congress
> requested that Benjamin Franklin and a group of men
> come up with a Seal. It took them four years to
> accomplish this task and another two years to get it
> approved.
>
> If you look at the left-hand circle, you will see a
> Pyramid. Notice the face is lighted, and the western
> side is dark. This country was just beginning. We
> had not begun to explore the West or decided what we
> could do for Western Civilization. The Pyramid is
> uncapped, again signifying that we were not even close
> to being finished. Inside the capstone you have the
> all-seeing eye, an ancient symbol for divinity. It was
> Franklin's belief that one man couldn't do it alone,
> but a group of men, with the help of God, could do
> anything.
>
> "IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency.
> The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS,
> means, "God has favored our undertaking."
>
> The Latin below the
> pyramid, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, means, "a new order has
> begun." At the base of the pyramid is the Roman
> Numeral for 1776. If you look at the right-hand
> circle, and check it carefully, you will learn that it
> is on every National Cemetery in the United States.
> It is also on the Parade of Flags Walkway at the
> Bushnell, Florida National Cemetery, and is the
> centerpiece of most hero's monuments. Slightly
> modified, it is the seal of the President of the
> United States, and it is always visible whenever he
> speaks, yet very few people know what the symbols
> mean.

> The Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory
> for two reasons: First, he is not afraid of a storm;
> he is strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it.
> Secondly, he wears no material crown. We had just
> broken from the King of England. Also, notice the
> shield is unsupported. This country can now stand on
> its own. At the top of that shield you have a white
> bar signifying congress, a unifying factor. We were
> coming together as one nation. In the Eagle's beak
> you will read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", meaning, "one nation
> from many people."

>
> Above the Eagle, you have thirteen stars, representing
> the thirteen original colonies, and any clouds of
> misunderstanding rolling away. Again, we were coming
> together as one.
>
> Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds
> an olive branch and arrows. This country wants peace,
> but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve
> peace. The Eagle always wants to face the olive
> branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the
> arrows.
>
> They say that the number 13 is an unlucky number. This
> is almost a worldwide belief. You will usually never
> see a room numbered 13, or any hotels or motels with a
> 13th floor. But think about this: 13 original
> colonies, 13 signers of the Declaration of
> Independence, 13 stripes on our flag, 13 steps on the
> Pyramid, 13 letters in the Latin above, 13 letters in
> "E Pluribus Unum," 13 stars above the Eagle, 13 bars
> on that shield, 13 leaves on the olive branch, 13
> fruits, and if you look closely, 13 arrows. And, for
> minorities: the 13th Amendment.
>
> I always ask people, "Why don't you know this?" Your
> children don't know this, and their history teachers
> don't know this. Too many veterans have given up too
> much to ever let the meaning fade. Many veterans
> remember coming home to an America that didn't care.
> Too many veterans never came home at all.
>
> Share this page with someone, so they can learn what
> is on the back of the UNITED STATES ONE DOLLAR BILL,
> and what it stands for... Otherwise, they will
> probably never

Joel

KRSESQ
17th October 2003, 07:23
13 signers of the Declaration of
Independence

More accurate to say 13 original colonies signatory to the declaration. There were actually 56 signers.

(Damn my nitpicking bones!)

Otherwise a good read.

Kevin

Tjalfe
17th October 2003, 08:18
Interesting :)

Gurm
17th October 2003, 10:11
"IN GOD WE TRUST" is on this currency.
The Latin above the pyramid, ANNUIT COEPTIS,
means, "God has favored our undertaking."

That's a really interesting interpretation of that Latin. ;)

(And by "really interesting" I mean of course "totally wrong and made up").

- Gurm

SpiralDragon
17th October 2003, 10:30
oh its just some old masonic thing ...... realy cant you see it.... its all a conspiracy to take over the world and maybe the moon :D :D

Wombat
17th October 2003, 10:31
It's meaning is somewhat vague, as it's lacking a subject. It means [something] favors our undertakings.

It can be interpreted in many ways, to say things like "God favors our undertakings", "Fortune favors our undertakings", or even "The great pumpkin favors our undertakings". The founders deliberately left it vague.

Kooldino
17th October 2003, 12:39
Too bad half the people on the board have never seen one. :)

Joel
17th October 2003, 12:44
I forund the site that that information came from.

http://www.funone.com/2001/08/dollar/

Joel

UtwigMU
17th October 2003, 12:54
Some shops hang the following sign:

In God we trust.

All others pay cash.

SpiralDragon
17th October 2003, 13:25
Originally posted by Kooldino
Too bad half the people on the board have never seen one. :)

the USD is a comon courency here ...

Kooldino
17th October 2003, 13:42
Originally posted by SpiralDragon
the USD is a comon courency here ...

Ahh. And where exactly is the Forgotten Realm located? (no fair if you say you can't recall)

Brian R.
17th October 2003, 13:54
Lebanon

Dilitante1
17th October 2003, 14:44
In the Eagle's beak> you will read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM", meaning, "one nation from many people."

my latin is rusty but I read it as
"from many, one"

nice info none the less

az
17th October 2003, 15:29
Dil, you're right, but this is probably what's meant by it (I guess it's kinda an ellipsis).

AZ