I received in the mail some promotional material from a bank looking for my business. They included a $1 million bill. It looked pretty good (the bill, not the bank promo) so I framed it and showed it to the grandchildren who now think I am a millionaire. Of course, I never bothered to tell them that a bank note of $1 million has never existed. In fact, in the history of this country, there has only been a note at face value of $100,000 with President Woodrow Wilson's face on it. It was printed in the years 1929 and 1934.

Now, I bring this all up because I just read a fascinating story in Pravda. Yes, I said Pravda, the Russian newspaper. And in case you were wondering, Pravda means "Truth," although from some of the pieces about life in the U.S., I question whether that word is really reflective of journalistic integrity.

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