Guest Post: FBI Raids Chuck E. Cheese For “Undermining U.S. Currency”

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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:03 | 1164709 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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What, no Marlboro bucks?


Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:28 | 1164790 Holodomor2012
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I'll tell you what they won't touch, and I shouldn't need to tell you why.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:32 | 1164815 bigdumbnugly
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so what will the punishment be if convicted?

being confined to a seat in chuck e cheese during peak hours?

its stiff punishment like this that we need if we truly don't want repeat offenders.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:42 | 1164842 detersbb
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The Parkers Brothers might want to leave the country (Monopoly) before they get busted too.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:04 | 1164913 Fish Gone Bad
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The article was meant to be humor. 

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 23:11 | 1167816 Anonymouse
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Thanks so much for clarifying that.  Perhaps fish isn't brain food after all.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:05 | 1164915 MarketTruth
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Las Vegas to be CLOSED DOWN due top their illegal use of tokens and chips that claim to represent currency. As the WORLD"S LARGEST counterfeiting ring, the casinos in Las Vegas have clearly violated USA laws and must be shut down immediately.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:48 | 1165095 OldPhart
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There is hope.  Perhaps soon targeted would be those sponsoring such evil, unamerican venues like subways and buses.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:57 | 1165148 Thisson
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I logged in just to junk you, bigot.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:09 | 1165184 Mont Bleu
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Same here. A shame that this website is beginning to attract racist white trash extremists bc of their blind hatred for the US gov. The criticisims raised here are rational and these free-riders try to hijack it to their own agenda

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:02 | 1165392 Holodomor2012
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Happy Passover to those who junked me.  You don't suppose the famine in Canaan was caused by monetary failure do you?  I mean that's why you moved to Egypt right?  Anyways, enjoy your matzah.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:54 | 1165671 chumbawamba
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Hahaha!  You get 20 points today, my friend: 10 for each dim-witted Jewish supremacist that responded to you.

Watch this, though: I'm about to score at least 30.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:15 | 1165760 outamyeffinway
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Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:44 | 1165333 Gold Dog
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You #1 Joe!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 14:09 | 1165846 Marla And Me
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Chocolate!  Hmmmmmmmmmm!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 14:07 | 1166046 muckraker
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This is also satire, right? Caricature of a rabid anti-Semite...funny stuff.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:29 | 1164813 Paul Bogdanich
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You have got to be kidding me.  This is a political statements meant to take the air out of the sails of Americans accumulating physical gold.  A Krugerand would still be legal to hold as it is a foreign currency it's just that you can't buy anything with it until you convert it into Benny Bucks.  There goes the value of your gold as a barter currency.  All they have to do now is pass a regulation (wouldn't even involve the congress just a regulation under the authority of the Secretary) that you need to be licensed to buy sell or trade delivery bars or ingots.  I have said for ages that the main risk to the price of gold was political rather than economic.  There you have it.  

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:44 | 1164856 Pool Shark
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They made Marijuana, cocaine and methampetamine illegal, and the prices of all of them have been falling ever since;... what's that?... black market?... prices artificially high?...

Ooops. Nevermind.


Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:04 | 1165396 Bolweevil
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I'm still confused about the grams ounces kilos pounds thing?

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:47 | 1165597 Pool Shark
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It's all the fault of those bloody Brits.

They stick us with this stupid "English System" of weights and measures (bushels? pecks? quarts? pints?), and then they go metric like the rest of the civilized world...


Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:02 | 1164903 primalplasma
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What you do is you hold your precious metals and convert them to a sound fiat currency when the right time comes. I have physical gold and silver but I never expected to actually use it for bartering.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:02 | 1165164 Hacked Economy
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Possibly...there may or may not ever be a true [classic] bartering system in which silver/gold coins are used as currency.  But I have SAEs and pre-1965s anyway, and in worst case, they're acting as a great inflation hedge, even if only to be "converted" at some later date per your suggestion.

But I also have original 1980s-era Disney Dollars and Chuck E. Cheese tokens from my childhood.  They might come in handy, too.

Ya never know...  ;-)

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:13 | 1165762 XitSam
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"sound fiat currency"  Candidate for oxymoron of the year.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:43 | 1165084 Boxed Merlot
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I have said for ages that the main risk to the price of gold was political rather than economic...


The main risk to the price of anything is political. 

One of the main reasons for the value of Ag and AU is the policies regulating the mining, refining and possession of the end product, but control of the hole in the ground where the stuff originates from.


I read somewhere recently someone suggesting hardrock mines being a great place to store spent fuel rods.  Must've been a fed/irs/bis recommendation.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:18 | 1165231 MrSteve
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Salt mines are the right place for long time, millenia range, storage of nuke waste. The existing salt beds (such as near Syracuse, NY) have been geologically stable for many 100 millions of years. The Forces of NIMBY are strong and organized against such practical ideas though. Maybe the current irradiation of the biosphere will convince people that the over stuffed pools of spent fuel rods need better, safer long term storage than the current open dump approach.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:58 | 1165156 Trundle
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The power of the state condenses its criminality by the promulgation of obtuse and confusing statutes enforced by selective prosecution.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:46 | 1165329 OldTrooper
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you can't buy anything with it until you convert it into Benny Bucks.

Think so?  I've got an old Ford Ranger I'll sell you for 7/10ths of an ounce of gold.  Gold and silver doesn't spend worth a shit a WalMart - but it's accepted at my place.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:16 | 1165776 outamyeffinway
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Nice! I'll be selling my power washer this spring for about 3 oz's of silver. Used to be about 8 or 9. Inflation is killing me!!!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:55 | 1165125 OldPhart
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Took me four paragraphs to realize this was a parody.  Everything I've read lately in the news made this just another example of the idiots working in government at all levels.  It's becoming hard to tell truth from fiction in what the government and media does.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:05 | 1165176 Hacked Economy
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Me too.  Great article...makes you *wonder* at the beginning, 'cuz who knows what the Feds will consider as contraband currency nowadays.

I'm keeping my shells and beads buried with my gold.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:06 | 1165409 Bolweevil
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Long wampum.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1165781 outamyeffinway
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I had to quickly scroll to the bottom as my blood pressure was rising to quickly!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 13:53 | 1165991's picture

It's becoming hard to tell truth from fiction in what the government and media does.


The following is true:

Baby Squirrel Gets Pepper-Sprayed By Cop - Video

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:36 | 1165579 Creepy Lurker
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Don't forget the Linden Dollars. LOL

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 19:16 | 1167121 hardmedicine
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really, that was the biggest laugh out loud moment I have had in about a month.!  SERIOUS.  I can't even watch Stephen Colbert and John Stewart anymore (used to be my comic relief) because they too have been infiltrated by Communists Club of Rome.  It's been about 2 years now since they were taken over.  'So sad.  But this made my terrible lousy day just a little easier to bear

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:04 | 1164711 aVian
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sad humor it possible to laugh out loud and shit my pants at the same time?

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:15 | 1164765 Clamdigger
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I have found that if you laugh really, really hard, it becomes somewhat more likely to happen spontaneously.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:51 | 1165109 OldPhart
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I have found that successive candles on the cake soon make hard laughter unnecessary

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:58 | 1164817 G-R-U-N-T
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LOL...."Heinrich Himmler of the FBI" how fitting!


Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:40 | 1165309 weinerdog43
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Now you've done it.  Probably have appeared on some sort of watch list.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:36 | 1164829 Bicycle Repairman
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There was a president on that Chucky Cheese token.  I'm not sure which one, but he seemed familiar.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:52 | 1164874 Dugald
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Pity the Goon Show is no more, this would be great script material......

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:02 | 1164713 celticgold
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 the juxtaposition of whatsernames underwear and cheese , is just too much

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:05 | 1164722 Montgomery Burns
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All parents will agree that chuck e cheese should be shut down and the management jailed. Oh, and their pizza sucks also!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:09 | 1164725 Sudden Debt
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You forget 1 industry that thrives on tokens!!



I even have a silver chips collection from vegas.





Wed, 04/13/2011 - 11:20 | 1165243 MrSteve
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Ever come across the "love tokens" from the Swayback Ranch, etc?

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:08 | 1164727 Doubleguns
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Better hide your silver rounds. They will be raiding every house in America next to get your silver rounds. You damn counterfeiters best be hiding now!!!

Now we know how they will confiscate your silver.  

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:10 | 1164733 Sudden Debt
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wearing a silver piercing this summer might really become a dangerous enterprise...


Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:08 | 1164728 Commander Cody
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Fascist police state strikes again!

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 10:08 | 1164918 Commander Cody
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Parody?  Do not obfuscate.  I know for a fact that the story is true and the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

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