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Offline IgnaddioTopic starter

This Irks Me
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:15:27 PM »
The National Collector's Mint, profiting off of people's emotions. ->

Edit: Seems the U.S. Mint is not affiliated with the National Collector's mint. Nevertheless a reprehensible act.

Edit: Should probably not be giving them link weight >_>
« Last Edit: July 07, 2008, 05:43:36 PM by Vekseid »

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Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 07:19:11 PM »
They have been doing that for quite a while now. Perhaps you missed the commemorative coins that had the stand-up silver twin towers that left a hole in the skyline on the gold coin... or a million other heartstring-pulling enterprises.

Then again, innovation is part of success in capitalism, so if we consider ourselves proud to be capitalists, we should then be proud of those who do well at it. *nods*

Offline IgnaddioTopic starter

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 07:30:06 PM »
Oh, this isn't the first time they've made me mad, it's just the first time I've said anything about it. It's those yellow "Support Our Troops" magnets all over again. Every dealer of those things I've seen has been a for-profit company that uses absolutely none of the money generated from that revenue to actually support our troops.

It wouldn't be a problem for me if they were sold at-cost, but people are making money off of my brothers in arms and I (me and my brothers in arms?) and we're getting nothing for it.

Opportunism like that just sort of makes me sick.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 12:55:00 AM »
i SAW this last night! and my SO and i both sort of said to each other... 'wow, that's kind of tasteless.  Also, she pointed out that silver leaf it, in essence, tinfoil.  Just something else to consider.

Offline Caeli

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 04:25:33 AM »
I saw this commercial today while doing my homework. I didn't pay much attention, but when I did, I just thought sarcastically, "Wow... this is only a little disgusting."


Offline Paradox

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 08:47:59 AM »
If it's really supposed to commemorate Americans, then why is it Liberian legal tender? Even there, it's Non-Circulating. Probably because even the Liberians know it's trash; still, why deal with a country whose ex-president admitted just a few months back that he had instructed his soldiers to eat UN peacekeepers to "set an example for the people to be afraid". Hooray capitalism. Hooray cannibalism.

Now, I'm all for capitalism. It's the backbone that this country was built upon. This silver-coated piece of shit, on the other hand, is a disgrace to our country. Cherri was right when she said it's only silver tinfoil. It's like electroplated gold but even more cheap. It comes in a collectors case because if you were to actually handle it, the silver would dent and fold due to it's thinness. I'm not sure what's underneath the silver...probably dog feces and the hearts of a thousand babies, knowing these unscrupulous bastards.

(does anyone find it especially tasteless that 9+11=$20 ?)

Offline Vekseid

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 05:48:15 PM »
Apparently, the National Collector's Mint has quite a few levies of fraud against its name.

Offline Idej

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 10:39:49 AM »
Yeah, those commercials really irk me as well.  What I can see is that they are reopening the wound that is 9/11.  The wound to our country is not being let healed, because of these "commenorative" mints to show that we do not forget the pain that has been caused.  Well, we will forget, because all that we will remember are these fucking electroplated mints that keep on annoying the shit out of us.

Offline OldSchoolGamer

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 08:19:30 PM »
The bottom line is that investing in precious metals is not a bad idea at this juncture, but I wouldn't go with that company.

Offline The Overlord

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 09:25:57 PM »

The problem with this K-mart crap that 'commemorates' a national tragedy is that its the same thing we officially did with the concept of freedom. Post-911, we marketed freedom and turned it into a fucking product, anything from 'Freedom Fries' to things ten times dumber. We watered freedom down as a concept, and IMO the word doesn’t carry the same weight today that it should.

Offline Rhapsody

Re: This Irks Me
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 02:43:00 PM »
I saw a couple of infomercials about similar products years ago.  Only then, they were pimping them out as "made with silver miraculously recovered from vaults beneath the wreckage at Ground Zero".  That phrasing, the "miraculously recovered" some metal, above anything else in that commercial really pissed me off.