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Day: November 17, 2016

Why did Australia decide to call their currency “dollars” instead of “pounds”?

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The critical decision was not to call the new decimal currency the pound. The pound was an option: Cyprus already had a decimalised pound, for example. But that option wasn’t taken. As indeed it wasn’t taken in the other dominions. Canada, for example, went decimal and dollar in 1858. Decimal because My God, do you […]

If a president decided to go rogue and wants to nuke a country, what would happen?

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Like everyone else said, that’s why you try to have a sane Secretary of Defence. Anon mentioned Nixon during Nam: Anonymous’ answer to If a president decided to go rogue and wants to nuke a country, what would happen? Anon doesn’t mention Nixon during the death throes of his presidency, when Schlessinger his SecDef was […]

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