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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 10, March 9, 2008, Article 29

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION DEMONSTRATORS PLAN TO LEVITATE THE DENVER MINT

[Just when you thought U.S. politics had reached a zenith of
absurdity, along comes something that has you mouthing "what
the ..." all over again.  A protest group is planning an "event"
with a numismatic connection during this summer's Democratic
National Convention in Denver, CO.  -Editor]

Showing unintended humor as well as a lack of understanding
of gravity, some leftwing protesters have come up with a novel
plan to redistribute wealth in the United States.

They plan to levitate the Denver Mint.

That may sound odd, but this won't be the first time that
activists have used levitation politics. During one of the
anti-Vietnam war protests in Washington D.C., a group of
passionate, if not particularly intelligent, leftists called
for colleagues to rally round the Pentagon and levitate it.
Most of those protesters were financially secure and college
educated, but apparently had overlooked any science classes
in their studies.

Flash forward 40 years. Despite the soaring rhetoric of Sen.
Barack Obama, some things never change.

Contemporary leftists are still protesting, but they have
changed their levitation targets. During the 2008 Democratic
Convention in Denver, some protesters say the Denver Mint
should be lifted off the ground.

Alas, for the protesters, the physics of levitation and the
laws of gravity haven't changed in 40 years. Despite all the
mental energy expended in 1967, the Pentagon stayed on the
ground.

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[The event is planned by a group calling themselves "Re-create
68!".  It's scheduled for 5pm August 25, 2008. Here's how they
describe it on their web site. -Editor]

It's time to redistribute the wealth. Between security and
corporate pay-offs, the DNC will cost over 100 million dollars
for a party. We think the people deserve that money. Join us
as we encircle the Denver Mint (where U.S. currency is produced)
and use our collective power to raise the mint building in the
air and shake the money out of it for the people. Don't forget
a sack to put all of your loot in.

-Bring noise makers, energy, spells, magic, costumes anything
that gives you power, we will need it!

To visit the Re-create 68! "Shake Your Money Maker" event page, see:
Full Story

[Word has it that representatives from the American Numismatic
Association in nearby Colorado Springs will be deployed with
butterfly nets at strategic locations to catch those cornerstone
coins as they fall out. -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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