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Who Wants to Bury a Billionaire?

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You can't sum up the entire sorry situation in Zimbabwe in just one sentence. But this one goes a long way:

Now the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has rewarded the people of Zimbabwe with a new $50 000 000.00 bank note to reduce the number of notes they have to carry around.

This picture might help, too:

zimbabwebillionaire

The country faces an inflation rate of approximately 200,000 percent. One of the few saving graces: an extensive black market, which allows Zimbabweans access to more stable foreign currencies.

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  1. One of the few saving graces: an extensive black market, which allows Zimbabweans access to more stable foreign currencies.

    Shilling for organized crime now, Jesse?

    My heart goes out to the people of Zimbabwe. Mugabe deserves to be hung in the public square with his remains fed to feral dogs.

  2. What do you have against feral dogs?

  3. Can we all agree on hyenas?

  4. J Sub D,
    Don’t count on it. As long as he can convince people all their problems are from Euro-imperialism and can be solved by taxing whites more heavily, he’ll stay in power.

  5. Or not. I’m just going on other third-world patterns. In any case, I doubt things would get better after his execution. After they sliced of Robespierre’s head, Napoleon shortly came to power.

  6. I’m a broke millionaire… wonder how long until I become a starving billionaire? (sigh)

    Wow, economist, way to bring me down…

    Gotta love the picture though… great smiles while living under such extreme crap.

  7. “Don’t count on it. As long as he can convince people all their problems are from Euro-imperialism and can be solved by taxing whites more heavily, he’ll stay in power.”

    Do you mean Barack Obama?

  8. YOUR COMMENTS ON MUGABE ARE MISGUIDED. YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHY HE STILL MANAGED TO GET POPULAR VOTE DESPITE ALL THE PROBLEMS BEING FACED BY ZIMBABWEANS. HE IS A MESSIAH TO THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE. WHY DONT YOU SYMPATHISE WITH PEOPLE IN SUDAN, SOMALIA, DAFUR, ETC. YOU PEOPLE’S VESTED INTERESTS IN ZIMBABWE ARE DISGUSTING. PLEASE LEAVE US ALONE!!!LISTEN TO LIES BEING PEDDLED BY THE LIKES OF BBC, SKY NEWS, CNN AND THE SO CALLED COWARDS LIVING IN EXILE.

  9. OH YES, ONE OTHER THING:

    I am Barrister Cwame Koffi(Esq.)the Personal Attorney to Mr.David Hoskins, who
    was the director of Ports,Tema oil refinery.On the 25th of March,2005 by 1:30
    pm,there was an inferno at the Tema oil refinery which burnt the workers at Tema
    oil refinery on duty at the time.

    See:http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Fire_in_Tema,_Ghana_threatening_oil_refinery

    Before the fire fighters came with other security agencies to bring the raging
    fire under control the body of the entire workers were already burnt.Since then
    I have made several efforts to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this
    has proved unsuccessful.

    After these several unsuccessful search,a finance house where he had made some
    deposit particularly, Global Trust Security & Finance company here in Accra
    Ghana West Africa,where the deceased had a deposit value of $13.8 million
    dollars has contacted me to present someone to stand and release this fund.

    All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through.I
    guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
    protect you from any breach of law. You have to assure me of your honesty and
    sincerity.

    Regards,
    Barrister Cwame Koffi(Esq.)

  10. I think Mugabe got the popular vote by beating up opponents and stuffing boxes.

    Oh yeah, and appealing to people’s ignorance and racism.

    Hows that agriculture coming since you ran off all the farmers cause they were white?

  11. Barrister Cwame, why don’t you have a seat right over there?

  12. What do you have against hyenas?

  13. [black market joke]

  14. Rich,

    Is this the one you are looking for?

    Since they kicked Whitey out, all markets in Zimbabwe are black markets.

  15. Shorter Epi: I Love Hyenas And I Vote!

  16. Gotta love the picture though… great smiles while living under such extreme crap.

    Couldn’t agree more. Best of luck to the jovial fellow and many others affected by the “collateral damage.”

  17. Oh hell no I don’t vote.

  18. SugarFree,

    Diabetes acting up? Whats with the circular link?

  19. Yes, I blame the diabetes. Although, it would be a good joke to make fun of dumb comment threads.

    Here, dang it.

  20. NutraSweet, you just circular-posted again. Maybe you shouldn’t wake and bake.

  21. What. The. Fuck.

    I actually checked the link twice. I pasted the right one (I’m pretty sure both times.)

    Here, now with no clicky linky.

    http://feministing.com/archives/008945.html#comments

  22. So-called coward? Indeed.

  23. That feministing link is splenda-d.

  24. All things being Equal, I think I’ll come back to see if there have been more jokes later. Maybe at a spare time.

  25. All of your sentiments are a bit saccharine for my taste.

  26. The absolutely funniest fucking thing ever said by a feminist. Oh, the irony. Oh…

    If it’s not about you, don’t fucking make it about you.

  27. That’s funny – the scammers have learned not to say “I’m from Nigeria”. It’s still the Oil Ministry, though.

  28. I figured I would take some lumps for that one.

  29. Barrister Cwame Koffi just transferred $13.8 million to my account. Now, as a hardhearted, selfish libertarian I’m prepared to use 50% of this on philantrophic activities (unlike the vastly more wealthy Clintons). Should I help Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Reason Foundation, Cato,
    Donderoo’s group. Quick, before it evaporates.

  30. creech, too late. Thanks for playing, though.

  31. Oh, wait… that was a spoof scam. I have to read more closely.

  32. From the feministing.com link:
    (The picture actually makes me wonder if it’s a precursor to Anne Boleyn’s beheading, which would make it even more unsettling; although I tend to doubt SHO is trying to incorporate historical cues into their marketing.)

    Yeah, they really wouldn’t want to use foreshadowing, a basic literary device.

    Every time I go to that site, I secretly wish I was castrated at birth…

  33. Did you check out the linked sites on the Feministing link? AngryBlackBitch.com?

  34. From the comments:

    But it’s funny, the first time I saw this ad I thought to myself “I wonder when this will be up on Feministing!”

    God lady, no wonder you’re so bitter. Instead of sitting around, waiting for the next sign of the patriarchal takeover, why don’t you get a haircut, put on some nice shoes, and go to a bar and get fucked.

    Stick with it, even fat chicks get some, abiet later in the evening…

  35. Don’t click this link unless you want to see what 86 comments about nothing at all really looks like.

    Oh. I was expecting this:
    https://www.reason.com/blog/show/125880.html

    Except it’s probably more than 86 and it’s about less than nothing.

  36. Wow, those Tudors are hot. Then I got to the comments and the word “reify” and just couldn’t take it any more.

  37. Insert “ads” please.

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  39. I’m just waiting for those e-mails volunteering to transfere millions of dollars in Zimbabwean currency to my account.

  40. Steve, read this please:

    ghJkew4394

  41. new $50 000 000.00 bank note

    I gotta get one of those.

    (fumbles in pocket for change)

    I got 79 cents. I’ll take three.

  42. LarryA wrote: “What do you have against feral dogs?”

    SugarFree responded: “Can we all agree on hyenas?”

    What do you have against my ex-wife?

  43. CK wrote: “YOUR COMMENTS ON MUGABE ARE MISGUIDED. YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHY HE STILL MANAGED TO GET POPULAR VOTE DESPITE ALL THE PROBLEMS BEING FACED BY ZIMBABWEANS.”

    Gee, CK, you think maybe it’s because he and his lackeys have all of the guns in the country?

    You used to go to Rhodesia to see the Ruins of Zimbabwe.

    Now it’s the other way around.

  44. Aresen wrote: “new $50 000 000.00 bank note

    I gotta get one of those.

    (fumbles in pocket for change)

    I got 79 cents. I’ll take three.”

    How would you like your change, in a $10,000,000 note or two $5,000,000 notes?

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