Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
What. When is this happening
Why not keep the FIRST president EVER on the 1 dollar bill. What has Obama done in either term deserving of being on our money. Nothing.
*Job suffers loss, finds hope in God.*
John Piper: I pray that Oklahoma and all of us will find hope in God, just like Job.
Brian: You’re just like Job’s friends.
Brian didn’t disagree with what Piper said, he simply added on a caution. How is that terrible?
I think the disagreement is obvious. Job’s “friends” didn’t try to explain it all, they accused Job of doing wrong. This is obviously a shot at John Piper lol. Also, Job’s friends didn’t sit at a comfortable distance. They sat with Job for a week and did not leave his side, mourning with him. So this is why I think there is disagreement.
See that’s where we’re gonna have to disagree because Job’s friend both tried to explain it all and accused him of doing wrong. Pretty much this reply is in reference to the tweet Piper deleted AND this one as well. And he (Brian) never stated that Job’s friend’s sat at a comfortable distance, I’m pretty sure he’s aware of that…what he is saying is that in a time like this, trying to understand why this happened isn’t the best thing to do…especially when you want to paint it as ‘judgement’.
That’s it. If you ask me this response was pretty civil considering the follow he posted previously.
I know that Brian wasn’t saying that Job’s friends sat at a comfortable distance. that’s why I think it was a terrible response. it wasn’t about how we shouldn’t try to explain tragedies. That would be even worse lol. We need to understand why things happen in this world.
And if it is in reference to this tweet and the one that John Piper deleted, that gives me more confidence that Brian’s comment is indirectly directed at John. It doesn’t matter what John posted previously. He obviously thought that was a bad idea. As if no one else has ever posted something and then deleted it because they figured it was a bad idea. So it’s quite obvious that this is indeed directed at John, and because it is, it is petty and poor.
John is hoping and praying for Oklahoma, and we should be as well instead of typing away at how John Piper is wrong about finding hope in God and seeing His mercy and compassion.
You honestly cannot expect people to not react to what Piper said, whether he deleted it or not. And in my honest opinion I think that he only deleted it because of the uproar it caused, not because he thought otherwise after (probably since this isn’t the first time I’ve heard he made a comment like that).
In any case, you can’t blame people for being upset or responding to what he said (especially if he didn’t apologize). As I said, Brian responded pretty civil to him whether you agree with it or not and it’s far better than how disputes are handled on this website.
So I’m just agreeing to disagree right now because this isn’t going anywhere.
We can end with this article explaining what actually happened on John Piper’s side of the story.
I read that today and although he explained himself, I couldn’t help but notice he didn’t apologize, to which was probably the first thing he should have done. But I guess it’s better than nothing.
To be honest, If I were him, I wouldn’t have apologized because I would have done nothing wrong. He said something intended for comfort, was misunderstood, and the public jumped the gun on him. if anything, those who were criticizing him should apologize for jumping the gun on him, once again.
THE LIGHTS ARE MOVING OMFG
wow, what a view
I’ve seen only the first half of the image and thought “ugh, what a stupid black picture” but then I scrolled down and saw the lights - “wow”
If you zoom in or look closely you can see the stars wow this is amazing
I totally thought that was just dust on my laptop screen ^
When a bullet hits a wall
That is astounding. I legitimately watched it about fifteen times before reblogging it.
this is so fucking satisfying to watch oh my god
Does anyone else hear it crash into the wall?
I DO NOW
i love you i love you i love you
Winnie the Pooh characters & their mental illnesses