My answer, off the top of my head? No.
Blinks to this item often describe it as pictures of the “new U.S. silver dollar,” but the impression I take from the article is that this is a commemorative coin and not meant for general circulation.
Does anyone ever see any Susan B. Anthony or Sacajawea dollar coins anymore? There is a change-making machine where I work that dispenses dollar coins in change for large-denomination bills. Several times a week, I go there and get as many as I can bear carrying around in my pockets and use them for general transactions. They are often not recognized for what they are, and cashiers think I have given them quarters instead of dollars, as they are not too much bigger. Others are surprised and delighted to get the coins. Rarely, a shopkeeper is annoyed.
By the way, I have heard that the Joe Rosenthal photograph was staged after the fact.
I am somewhat synesthetic, so for me of course every day of the week has always had a color (as do the letters of the alphabet, the digits, the months of the year etc…). However, my colors are nothing like the consensus ones!
The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome have been compared to those of a really bad hangover: extreme weakness, inability to think straight, disrupted sleep and headache. But unlike a hangover, the symptoms linger for years, devastating people’s lives.
While nobody doubts CFS exists, just about every aspect of it is controversial. Some say it is the same as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME; others disagree. Many specialists are convinced it does have a biological basis, but pinning down physical abnormalities common to all patients has proved tough. People with CFS have often received little sympathy from doctors who dismiss it as ‘all in the mind’.” (New Scientist)
…Police expressed regret for the tragedy and named the innocent victim as Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old electrician who had been living in London for three years.
…Anti-terrorism expert Robert Ayers of the Royal Institute of International Affairs said police have “demonstrated that they are operating on the premise right now that if they suspect that someone is a bomber, and that the public is going to be endangered by him, they have shoot-to-kill orders.”” (Boston Globe)
Emergency medicine begins at home, say disaster preparedness experts. Every household should have some basic first-aid supplies on hand to cope with minor emergencies.” (MedPageToday)
Recriminations fly back and forth between a game manufacturer which left ‘vestigial’ code for a raunchy scene in shipping verions of its game, supposedly inaccessible to consumers, and the modder who developed a downloadable hack to unlock the scene. Calls for a government investigation ensue!
But on Wednesday, an investigation by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board concluded that Take Two was, in fact, responsible for the sex content, which was found in all three versions of San Andreas: the PC, Xbox and PlayStation2 discs. Wildenborg’s Hot Coffee download merely made the scenes accessible.
The industry group revoked the game’s M rating, which labeled it appropriate for players 17 or older, and re-filed it under AO for ‘adults only’ — raising the minimum age to 18, the year at which a delicate teen becomes less susceptible to the harmful influence of computer-generated cartoon sex.” (Wired News )
Ann Coulter, Ann Coulter, says Bush’s nomination of Roberts concerns her.
So all we know about him for sure is that he can’t dance and he probably doesn’t know who Jay-Z is. Other than that, he is a blank slate. Tabula rasa. Big zippo. Nada. Oh, yeah … We also know he’s argued cases before the Supreme Court. Big deal; so has Larry Flynt’s attorney.
But unfortunately, other than that that, we don’t know much about John Roberts. Stealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Never. Not ever. “