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hornedcog
Tax Tea Now!
12:20 PM on 12/18/2010
Gold is in the Bible. It must be the thing to have, right? If you need change at the store pray that they have scales and gold dust at the register.
11:54 AM on 12/18/2010
Does that machine take checks? :o)
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Mithrall
My inner child is a mean little S.O.B.
11:45 AM on 12/18/2010
This vending machine was patterned after the Obama-Republican tax-cut extension package. Seriously tho, when they start creating vending machines that dispense gold, you know the country desperately needs another revolution to throw out the newest strain of royalty.
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elkabong
Campaign finance is the disease.
11:39 AM on 12/18/2010
Remember when there was a TV ad every five minutes for easy mortgages? They had to blame Acorn and Barney Frank when the housing market crashed.

I wonder who they'll blame when the gold bubble bursts?
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Stretchumall
11:29 AM on 12/18/2010
Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. They have Silver machines. Put a dollar in and get a bunch of silver out. I'm still waiting for the value of my quarters to go up!
11:17 AM on 12/18/2010
Florence Schneider, who checked out the machine Friday, said she might use it, but only if she needed a unique gift.

"I can't see it being successful. Maybe for Christmas as a gimmick," said the 78-year-old Boca Raton resident. "If I knew someone was having a big birthday coming up I'd buy it for something different."

Jack Smith, a 25-year-old career mugger, checked out Florence Schneider on Saturday and began singing "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
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pyro
11:17 AM on 12/18/2010
You all know that many gold buyers think the world is sorta ending one way or another, right? So they buy gold to hedge against paper and coin winding up worthless. Sure, I can imagine a future where paper and coin have devolved into worthlessness. Blood in the streets, citys burning. Colapsed global economys. But it seems to me that the only gold would have at that point in history, would be to melt it down for hunting bullets to feed your starving self. Pots and pans and some cat jerky would probably be more valuble under those circumstances. Lead wheel weights work good in bullet molds, and are often free at you local tire dealer. Just sayin.
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JoeTroll
Prove your own claims. I'm not your intern.
11:06 AM on 12/18/2010
I can see this injecting some steam into the smash and grab industry...
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edejan
12:18 PM on 12/18/2010
Haha..my first thought too but you said it so well! F & F.
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Rob Horton
a proud Aspie Southern Liberal
11:06 AM on 12/18/2010
It's an especially good time to sell gold with the vending machines... commodity rates near all time highs (expect a sharp drop over the next 5 years) and being able to sell to suckers at a 5% mark-up. They should call these ATM's Golden Fleecing Machines.
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edejan
12:19 PM on 12/18/2010
At least this time they fleecing the rich. Sooo..........OK with me.
10:59 AM on 12/18/2010
ya still can't eat it.
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PRONESE
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10:56 AM on 12/18/2010
I can imagine a criminal scheming to hack in to or physically remove this "ATM" from the premises at this very moment.
R/ PRONESE
10:55 AM on 12/18/2010
It should have been made in the shape of a Goose
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Stretchumall
11:20 AM on 12/18/2010
Or in the likeness of ((GB)) with his hand reaching outward palm up.
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Earl
Praying for evolution of human species...
10:51 AM on 12/18/2010
Why are these millionaires trying to sell all their gold as fast as they can? Don't they follow the advice of Hannity, Beck and the gang? Now is the time to BUY gold, not sell it! (LOL)
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Rob Horton
a proud Aspie Southern Liberal
10:45 AM on 12/18/2010
There's a sucker born every minute...
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10:40 AM on 12/18/2010
we are all hamsters on neocon "financial­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­l­y engineered­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­" wheels...

rapacious gluttony corrupts, absolute rapacious gluttony corrupts absolutely­­­­­­...

we have had the biggest wall street bonuses ever during this neocon "financial­­­­­­ly engineered­­­­­­" 2nd Great Depression they and they are set to exceed them again before the end of this year

"Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein and his top deputies will collect about $111.3 million in stock next month in a delayed payoff from last year and their record-setting 2007 bonuses."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/15/goldman-execs-to-get-111-_n_797346.html

welcome to America where neocon unmitigate­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­d GREED destroyed middle class mortgages, 401Ks, health care, schools, and the middle class.

but "Thomas Geissler, CEO of Ex Oriente Lux and inventor of the Gold To Go machines" is installing these monuments to rapacious gluttony

"Florence Schneider, who checked out the machine Friday, said she might use it, but only if she needed a unique gift.

"...said the 78-year-old Boca Raton resident. "If I knew someone was having a big birthday coming up I'd buy it for something different."

America crashes and burns, neocons wallow in rapacious gluttony