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Fat Elvis
07-19-2008, 09:51 PM
Apparently, in Zimbabwe, not a whole heck of a lot.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080719/bs_afp/zimbabweeconomyinflation_080719174524


Zimbabwe introduces 100-billion-dollar note

Sat Jul 19, 1:45 PM ET

HARARE (AFP) - Zimbabwe, grappling with a record 2.2 million percent inflation, has introduced a new 100-billion-dollar bank note in a bid to tackle rampant cash shortages, the central bank said Saturday.
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The new note will go into circulation on Monday, the bank said in a statement cited by state media, joining about half a dozen new high denomination notes already issued this year.

In January, a 10-million-dollar note was issued, then a 50-million-dollar note in April. In May, notes for 100 million and 250 million dollars were issued, swiftly followed by those for five billion, 25 billion and 50 billion.

The southern African nation, currently gripped by a post-election crisis, has been ravaged by hyperinflation which shot up from 165,000 percent in February to 2.2 million in June.

Independent economists however believe the official inflation figure is grossly understated, estimating it could be running between 10 million and 15 million percent.

Zimbabwe's chronic economic crisis has left at least 80 percent of the population living below the poverty threshold and mass shortages of basic goods in shops.

Count Alex's Wins
07-19-2008, 09:57 PM
Carrie Underwood.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-19-2008, 09:59 PM
http://zerotosixty.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/medium_dr_evil_1.jpg

Bearcat
07-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Trillionaire is the new billionaire.

Fish
07-19-2008, 10:07 PM
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/4191/lawrencevt7.jpg

I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.

DaFace
07-19-2008, 10:09 PM
You'd think at some point it would make more sense to introduce some sort of new currency rather than deal with such insane bills.

Rain Man
07-19-2008, 10:20 PM
I'd probably use it to leave Zimbabwe.

Count Alex's Wins
07-19-2008, 10:21 PM
I'd probably use it to leave Zimbabwe.

Hey, has anyone with a gun asked you, "What do you have for me?"

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 10:25 PM
When I went to Ireland, the US Dollar wasn't worth dogshite. What's it worth there?

SBK
07-19-2008, 10:34 PM
What would I do with $100,000,000,000? Whatever I wanted.

alanm
07-19-2008, 10:39 PM
I'd probably use it to leave Zimbabwe.
It's probably worth about a $1.50 US. I'd think you'd need a couple more Billion to bribe the border guards to get out.

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 10:40 PM
You'd think at some point it would make more sense to introduce some sort of new currency rather than deal with such insane bills.

No. I want to see a trillion dollar bill!

Adept Havelock
07-19-2008, 11:15 PM
I was unaware Zimbabwe was now under control of the Wiemar Government.

Guru
07-19-2008, 11:17 PM
If it were american money? Buy the Chiefs and fire Carl.

chiefs1111
07-19-2008, 11:31 PM
If it were american money? Buy the Chiefs and fire Carl.

Damn,you beat me to it....... other than that i have no freaking idea what i could possibly do with that much money....

StcChief
07-19-2008, 11:39 PM
so who is on that note? let me guess our next Messiah Obama as a tribute to his roots. :rolleyes:

JuicesFlowing
07-19-2008, 11:45 PM
I'd buy Australia and start my own society. Is Australia worth more than that? I hope not. I'd buy someplace ...

Ari Chi3fs
07-20-2008, 01:34 AM
Id fund an incubator, and help 10,000 entrepreneurs start their business.

ChiefsCountry
07-20-2008, 01:36 AM
I'd buy the Royals and we have a Yankees like payroll.

CoMoChief
07-20-2008, 08:04 AM
I'd go out and buy a 100 Billion dollar car.

Bwana
07-20-2008, 08:35 AM
A Billion in Zimbabwe funds? I think that's like $6.83 in US money. I guess I would run out and buy a six pack.

KCinNY
07-20-2008, 09:26 AM
If it were american money? Buy the Chiefs and fire Carl.

Pretty much the standard response around here.

First thing I thought when I saw the question.

luv
07-20-2008, 09:45 AM
Buy pretty much anything I want.

Dave Lane
07-20-2008, 09:47 AM
I was unaware Zimbabwe was now under control of the Wiemar Government.

Correction the Weimar Republic. Long live a wheelbarrow full of cash for a loaf of bread!

Dave

milkman
07-20-2008, 09:50 AM
I sure as hell wouldn't move to Zimbabwe.

Adept Havelock
07-20-2008, 09:56 AM
Correction the Weimar Republic. Long live a wheelbarrow full of cash for a loaf of bread!

Dave

:doh!: Damn US version of FF spell check.

Hog Farmer
07-20-2008, 10:04 AM
Then why in the hell do they keep pestering me to use MY account for a measily 40 millions dollar deposit.

OnTheWarpath58
07-20-2008, 10:33 AM
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/4191/lawrencevt7.jpg

I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.

LMAO

First thing I thought of as well...

Fat Elvis
07-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Correction the Weimar Republic. Long live a wheelbarrow full of cash for a loaf of bread!

Dave

The rate of inflation in Zimbabwe has now surpassed the rate of inflation that the Weimar Republic experienced.

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-20-2008, 02:27 PM
Get a 100 million dollar motorcycle custom built....oh yea baby HAHAHAAHAHA

crazycoffey
07-20-2008, 03:34 PM
finally click on the "donate" button....

KC2004
07-20-2008, 05:13 PM
As a loyal Chiefs fan I would buy the Bronco's, fire their GM and offer King Carl a lifetime contract to run the team. That should put them in hell for about 20 years.

Valiant
07-20-2008, 05:26 PM
I'd go out and buy a 100 Billion dollar car.

I would just pull you over in it..

pikesome
07-20-2008, 05:59 PM
The rate of inflation in Zimbabwe has now surpassed the rate of inflation that the Weimar Republic experienced.

Doesn't the IMF have an award for Zimbabwe?

They should.

Nightfyre
07-21-2008, 11:51 AM
First, I would obviously hire Peter Lynch to manage ~80 billion of it. Then, I would acquire the Chiefs and the Royals and turn them around. I would also set aside money with which to buy several homes in several areas in six months. Finally, I would invest my last ~16 billion in courting Natalie Portman.

xbarretx
07-21-2008, 12:09 PM
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/4191/lawrencevt7.jpg

I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.

LOL you beat me to it :thumb:

RedNeckRaider
07-21-2008, 12:12 PM
I would buy a small country, my main import would be 21 year old women, my main export would be 22 year old women.

StcChief
07-21-2008, 01:09 PM
I would buy a small country, my main import would be 21 year old women, my main export would be 22 year old women.ROFL

FAX
07-21-2008, 01:15 PM
I would purchase a cryogenic facilty and start freezing people.

FAX

Psyko Tek
07-21-2008, 03:35 PM
I would purchase a cryogenic facilty and start freezing people.

FAX

are the doing this voluntarily?
Or are you Force Freezing them, FAX?

The Pedestrian
07-21-2008, 10:26 PM
First, I'd buy a Nobel Prize in Economics. Next, I would buy former American companies back from the foreign owners and work some of that Nobel Prize "winning" magic to make even more money and buy more companies until I have the $100 billion plus all of the companies. Thirdly, build a military that can easily be deployed at any time in any part of the world. Fourthly, use all of the above to become the emperor of the world.

Mr. Flopnuts
07-21-2008, 11:12 PM
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'Hamas' Jenkins
07-21-2008, 11:18 PM
I'd go out and buy a 100 Billion dollar car.

And don't say the Cleveland Cavaliers.

FAX
07-21-2008, 11:20 PM
First, I'd buy a Nobel Prize in Economics. Next, I would buy former American companies back from the foreign owners and work some of that Nobel Prize "winning" magic to make even more money and buy more companies until I have the $100 billion plus all of the companies. Thirdly, build a military that can easily be deployed at any time in any part of the world. Fourthly, use all of the above to become the emperor of the world.

Not if you were frozen, buster.

FAX

ChiefaRoo
07-21-2008, 11:49 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=173223&highlight=zimbabwe

This is my favorite story about Zimbabwe

Miracle’ fuel that made a mockery of Mugabe

Jan Raath in Harare

When Nomatter Tagarira, a spirit medium, claimed that she could conjure refined diesel out of a rock by striking it with her staff, ministers in Robert Mugabe’s Government believed that they might have found the solution to Zimbabwe’s perennial fuel shortage.

After witnessing her apparently miraculous gift they gave her five billion Zimbabwean dollars in cash (worth 1.7 million at the start of the year but now worth one seven-hundredth of that) in return for the fuel. Ms Tagarira was also given a farm, said to have been seized from its white owner during Mr Mugabe’s lawless land grab, as well as food and services that included a round-the-clock armed guard on the rock in the district of Chinhoyi 60 miles (100km) from Harare, the capital.

More than a year later officials realised they had been duped. Ms Tagarira is now in custody, awaiting trial on charges of fraud or, alternatively, of being “a criminal nuisance”. Details from court papers published this week said that over 15 months, until July this year, Ms Tagarira convinced Cabinet ministers, ruling party heavy-weights and top army and police officers that by striking the rock with her staff she could produce enough fuel to supply the country for 100 years.

“It’s an outlandish story but the people in government who believed this are the same ones who believe that Mugabe’s official policy of printing money will end inflation,” said an economist, who requested anonymity.

After 27 years of economic misrule, what was once one of Africa’s most prosperous countries is in a nightmare of hyperinflation, famine and infra-structural collapse.

According to the police docket at the court, Ms Tagarira, 35, discovered a large bowser of diesel last year, suspected to have been abandoned in the hills of Chinhoyi during the country’s civil war in the 1970s.

She laid pipes from the bowser to a point at the bottom of the hill. Whenever she assembled an audience, she would strike a rock and an assistant at the top of the hill would open the tap and lo, fuel would pour out. The bowser eventually ran dry but that didn’t stop Ms Tagarira. “They would buy diesel from lorry drivers and keep it in the pipe on the pretext it was coming from a rock,” the docket said.

By June the Government had decided the claims were plausible enough to warrant an official investigation. However, where a single geologist would have sufficed, they dispatched a large “task force” of politicians and members of the security forces, led by the deputy commissioner of police.

The task force duly reported to Mr Mugabe’s politburo, the most powerful body in the country, that the liquid appearing at the rock had been siphoned into lorries and that they had driven off without problem.

However, it was when a second “task force” of ministers was sent by the politburo a month later that Ms Tagarira’s ruse ended. She “failed to prove the existence of the fuel”, it said. She disappeared and was arrested this month. “It is not the woman who ought to be arrested, it is the idiots who authorised this criminal waste of public money,” said a lawyer, asking not to be named.
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petegz28
07-21-2008, 11:52 PM
whatever i wanted

joanna521
07-22-2008, 12:10 AM
never thought about it

tmax63
07-22-2008, 07:59 AM
Fax, if you wrapped them in a trench coat would it be flash freezing???