Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton’s face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday.
Lew announced last summer that he was considering redesigning the $10 bill to include the portrait of a woman. The decision to make the historic change at the expense of Hamilton drew angry rebukes from fans of the former Treasury Secretary. The pro-Hamilton movement gained steam after the smash success of the hip-hop Broadway musical about his life this year.
Those pressures led Lew to determine that Hamilton should remain on the front of the bill. Instead, a mural-style depiction of the women’s suffrage movement — including images of leaders such as Susan B. Anthony — will be featured on the back of the bill.
A Treasury spokesman declined to comment on the pending changes. But Lew hinted that a decision could come this week.
“When we started this conversation not quite a year ago, it wasn’t clear to me that millions of Americans were going to weigh in with their ideas,” he told CNBC. “We’re not just talking about one bill. We’re talking about the $5, the $10, and the $20. We’re not just talking about one picture on one bill. We’re talking about using the front and the back of the bill to tell an exciting set of stories.”
I can't believe with the economy in flames these people have nothing better to do
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aha..nice! there was another you had years ago..with a knight..no solution. you used it as your avatar...I could not find it after you left and returned....always intrigued me
I keep all my old avatars and could only find 2 chess related ones.
This one is the Knights Tour where the knight starts in the center of the board and hits every possible square only once. The graphic is a representation of the solution by the Turk, a chess-playing machine hoax from the 18th Century.
This one is called zugswang. It's white to play and there's only one move and it loses. But if it was black to move the game is a draw. It's a case where it's not always best to have the first move.
I was thinking of having a thread for all avatars used over the years by members. They can be zipped up and passed along for the ages.
The US Chess Championship is now taking place and I've been watching the games. Woman's chess is starting to progress and young kids are amazing. The #2 in the world now (after a win today) is an American and he just missed out winning the Candidates Tourney recently in Moscow for the right to play the world champ that will take place November in NY. My eyes have been more focused looking at 64 squares lately instead of UFO's, Stuff & Other Nonsense.
"The concept of shaking hands is absolutely terrible, and statistically I’ve been proven right."
Thanx for that! I believe it was knights tour.. well done I am looking for several electric chess sets to help start off the library club..I have 2 kids that are so smart..yet see them lost going into the future.. chess would help them a lot! still looking Ebays seems more into decoration..saw some nice vacuum tube ones..
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." ~ Henry David Thoreau
LIKE TIBETAN MONKS ~ CASEBOOK TAKES TIME ~ TO FEED THE TIGER
GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2
"Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism,' are among the primary contributors to the rejection of science by the public. People are not stupid and they know very well when they have seen something out of the ordinary. When a so-called expert tells them the object must have been the moon or a mirage, he is really teaching the public that science is impotent or unwilling to pursue the study of the unknown." ~ Jacques Vallee
GREAT SPIRITS ALWAYS ENCOUNTER THE MOST VIOLENT OPPOSITION FROM MEDIOCRE MINDS E=MC2
..Skeptics, who flatly deny the existence of any unexplained phenomenon in the name of 'rationalism..
Quite surprising that Vallee should say that.
Particularly as a skeptic is a person who does not accept something at face value or takes a particular stance on something and is prepared to change his/her view as new evidence presents itself.
He seems to have mixed up 'skeptic' and 'denier'
I believe he worded it carefully with the dependent clause being in the name of rationalism..which would offhand reject everything not in the rational known construct . I don't believe you fall into that category Hall..as you already have read experiences that do not follow reason or fit snugly in the square box..and set it aside for further study later..a man who knows his limits..can move a mountain
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Back on April 9 we described the latest example of how criminal Wall Street behavior leads to zero prison time and just more slaps on the wrist, when Warren Buffett's favorite bank, Wells Fargo, admitted to "deceiving" the U.S. government into insuring thousands of risky mortgages. According to the settlement, Wells Fargo "admits, acknowledges, and accepts responsibility" for having from 2001 to 2008 falsely certified that many of its home loans qualified for Federal Housing Administration insurance.
In short: it admitted that is deceived and defrauded the government.
Its "punishment" - a $1.2 billion settlement of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, the highest ever levied in a housing-related matter.
And now, having suffered so much trauma which led to precisely nobody going to prison, less than two weeks later it's time for Wells to get its reward: as Bloomberg reported earlier, the "bond market’s most exclusive clubs got a new member" when the NY Fed granted the criminal Wells Fargo Primary Dealer status.
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Mysterious Foam Unleashed by Massive Earthquake in Japan
April 19, 2016 by Paul Seaburn
It’s scary to experience a massive 7.3 earthquake. It’s worse when you live in a country where you know it could be just a harbinger of a bigger one, like the 8.9 earthquake that hit in 2011. It’s terrifying when you survive, only to walk outside and see the landscape covered by a mysterious foam. A sign of the end of the world? A new unexpected consequence of grinding of tectonic plates? Something else? Something worse?
As of this writing, at least 41 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured by the 7.3 magnitude which shook Fukuoka and much of the southern Japan island of Kyushu at 1:25 am local time on April 16th, just two days after another quake of 6.4 magnitude hit the same area. Rescue workers were treating injuries, searching for missing persons in the rubble, assessing damages … and dealing with the mysterious foam.
An unexplained carpet of strange, thick foam filled streets in the center of the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka, 90 km (56 miles) from the epicenter of the earthquake, in the early hours of Saturday morning – shortly after tremors from a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.3 shook the town.
Witness Kazuki Nabeta said the foam, which she encountered in the central district of Tenjin, was “disgusting.” Photos of the mysterious dense foamy substance posted on social media showed it covering many blocks of the city, sometimes reaching many feet high.
Many residents needing to go out or even evacuate were afraid to touch the foam without some sort of explanation. The first rumor was fire-fighting foam, but no firefighting equipment nor any fires were in the foam-filled neighborhoods. Another possibility given was that it came from a leak in a broken utility pipe, although sources of the foam, like cracks or holes in the ground, were not found. What kind of utility pipe carries foam? Even worse, what kind of utility pipe carries a substance that mysteriously foams after coming in contact with air? Foam is often caused by toxic chemicals, as was the case last year in Bangalore, India, when toxic chemical foam caught fire on a lake and covered and contaminated a river.
As of now, there is still no confirmed explanation for the mysterious foam covering parts of Fukuoka, Japan, after the massive earthquake. Will residents ever be told the real cause? Would you go walking in it without an explanation?