Excuse me, do you have change for $134,000,000,000?

Thanks to blog founder vthunderlad for pointing me to this story.

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  1. cymast

     /  June 17, 2009

    If the issue is the sheer staggering amount of funds in one place, I’ll volunteer as a monetary dispersal tool.

  2. acilius

     /  June 17, 2009

    The linked story has been huge news everywhere but the USA.

  3. cymast

     /  June 18, 2009

    How baffling. It’s not like all the major USA news organizations are singularly controlled.

  4. acilius

     /  June 18, 2009

    Why, no, um, of course they are not!

  5. cymast

     /  June 18, 2009

    I put this story on Google Alerts and I just now received an anonymous email saying the bonds were really Monopoly money.

  6. acilius

     /  June 18, 2009

    The bonds were definitely phonies, but it’s still quite a story.

  7. cymast

     /  June 20, 2009

    More financial weirdness:

  8. cymast

     /  July 6, 2009

    OK, now the bonds are supposedly real. That would kinda sorta explain not detaining the Japanese businessmen. Still doesn’t explain this not being a mainstream story.

  9. acilius

     /  July 6, 2009

    Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice would say.

  10. acilius

     /  July 8, 2009

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they were censoring it. It seems like the sort of thing that the media usually would play up.

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