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Submitted by Simon Black from Sovereign Man

Why 308,127,404 Americans Are Going To Get Hosed

Last week, the US government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency of the US Treasury Department, published its 2011 annual report. There are a few numbers that are pretty startling.

We’ve discussed before that FinCEN is the executive agency tasked with ensuring that every US banker is an unpaid government spy through Suspicious Activity Reports.

A Suspicious Activity Report, or SAR, includes details of any transaction that may be deemed ‘suspicious’. Naturally, there’s no clear guidance on what is/is not considered suspicious. Banks, brokerages, money service businesses, precious metals dealers… even casinos are required by law to fill them out.

If you withdraw an unusual amount of cash from your bank account, that could be deemed suspicious. If you set up a new payee in your billpay service, that could be deemed suspicious. Anything and everything is fair game.

Banks and other businesses who do not fill out SARs face hefty penalties, including imprisonment. If they disclose to a customer that s/he is the subject of a SAR, they have hefty penalties, including imprisonment.

When push comes to shove and they have to choose between a nasty penalty, or submitting a SAR about your unusual cash withdrawal, which option do you think they’ll pick?

Unsurprisingly, nearly 1.5 million ‘suspicious activity reports’ were filed across the US banking system in 2011, well over twice the number reported in 2004. On top of this, there were an additional -14.8 million- ‘currency transaction reports’ filed in 2011, a 6% jump over last year.

It’s an unfortunate trend which highlights not only the end of financial privacy, but also the massive amount of data being collected by the government to keep tabs on its citizens.

According to this year’s report, a full 36 distinct federal law enforcement agencies requested information from FinCEN (and even more who haven’t). Three dozen. And that doesn’t include state or local law enforcement.

That there are this many federal law enforcement agencies to begin with is mind-boggling… let alone the thought that some knucklehead at the Fish and Wildlife Service has access to bank records.

This is one reason why international diversification is so important– the likelihood of such collection and monitoring is greatly reduced when you bank overseas. Moreover, should one of these dozens of agencies or courts decide that your ‘suspicious activity’ warrants locking you out of your accounts, they have zero jurisdiction overseas.

This is a common tactic in the US; financial activity is one of the many, many areas with a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ burden of proof. You don’t even need to be doing anything wrong (which is the case most of the time this happens) for one of these agencies to freeze your account ‘pending investigation’ with a simple phone call. Good luck getting it unfrozen.

They don’t have that kind of pull overseas. That’s why we’ve been writing for years to more than 100,000 subscribers that the most important thing you can do for your financial security is to have a foreign bank account, no matter where you’re from. Planting a ‘banking flag’ outside of your home country is a very prudent, simple insurance policy.

More and more people are starting to wake up to this reality. FinCEN also tracks the Report of Foreign Bank Account and Financial Accounts, commonly known as the FBAR. This form is required to be submitted by any US taxpayer with foreign financial accounts whose aggregate total exceeded $10,000 at any point during the year.

For example, if you have a bank account in Uruguay with $9,000, and a small brokerage account in Panama with $2,000, you would have to submit the form by June 30th of each year to the Treasury Department.

In 2011, 618,134 US taxpayers filed an FBAR (which would have covered the calendar year 2010). This is more than a 100% increase over the filings just two years ago… a huge jump. I suspect the 2012 figures will show similar growth.

As a percentage of the population, though, the number is embryonic. It still leaves 308,127,404 Americans who have no backup plan, no insurance policy for their hard-earned savings. In other words, 99.8% of the population holds all of their money in an insolvent, corrupted, government-controlled, unsecured (though cleverly disguised) banking system.

Are you one of the 0.2% who is paying attention? If not, what’s holding you back? I’d like to know.


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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:13 | 2055168 bahaar
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And you and your money are safe in Uruguay and Panama?  Govts there don't steal or claim you're a durg trafficker or some such undesirable, shoot you and confiscate your money? 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:30 | 2055254 NotApplicable
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Yeah, I kinda like my back-up plan a whole lot better than his. All he's doing is providing cash-starved governments of the world with details of where his stash is. IMO, his money is no more safer than the "secured" accounts of those who trusted Corzine (or the SEC).


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:17 | 2055459 The Disappointed
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 I was wondering which honest foreign bank to send money to. Metal in personal posession for me.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:12 | 2058179 debtandtaxes
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Xenaphobes!  Only 'mericans can believe their country is screwed yet are incapable of believing other countries just might be better places to go and/or put their money!  You guys are hilarious!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:14 | 2055171 tony bonn
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america is a nazi feudal state of the rockefeller-mic-yale-cia cabal.....i hope none of this is shocking....

you will soon see (if you have good informants) citizens assassinated in their beds over such banking activity being deemed by the president as terrorist activity.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:36 | 2055555 karzai_luver
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By informants I take you to mean CNN/FOX/CBS?


This is not hidden it will be praised as the gvt protecting us from evil and the 99% will jizz over it and bleat for MORE SAFETY.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:15 | 2055175 Alex Kintner
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I'm so comforted that the gubmint is watching my paypal account to make sure I paid tax on that $10 donation.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:16 | 2055183 BLOTTO
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The Illuminati Mass Controlled Media - are doing an excellent job at helping the Luciferian doctrine... by getting the masses as far away from the truth as possible.

Yes, it is that bad.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:18 | 2055193 blunderdog
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Simon Black doesn't seem to know much about the USA.  There's NO WAY 308 million Americans have any "hard-earned savings." 

The vast majority of us are hand-to-mouth.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:15 | 2055448 Alpha Monkey
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It's pretty obvious when he's like, Are you part of the .02% or are you part of the 99%....

I thought about this the other day... our economy is being set up as a service based system.

Meaning, people work jobs for other people, to service other people, to get paid, to pay other people to service them.

I am reminded of an ancient bit of wisdom.  If you feed a man a fish, he eats for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.

We have established an economy that makes it so everyone is working to be fed a fish by someone else.  Sounds unwise to me.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:38 | 2055569 karzai_luver
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just another elite gold spoon scumbag, go run that crap by Mittens,maybe he can help you manage a new plan for the masses.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2055204 Dangertime
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Obama:  <Signing NDAA>  I have serious Reservations about signing this....

Chancellor Palpatine:  It is with great reluctance... That I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy. I love the republic. The power you give me... I will lay down when this crisis has abated.



Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:21 | 2055208 Dr. Engali
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I have the power to detain Americans...but I won't use it.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:39 | 2055302 blu
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He's bucking for another Nobel Prize, seems like.

What a character. I hope he gets it.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:43 | 2055315 Dr. Engali
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He will once he tries a forced disarmament of Americans. The Nobel committee will love him for that.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:41 | 2055584 karzai_luver
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Looking in the wrong direction on this one, they WANT a civil war. Arms are good for that the more the better.


They know enough peeps can be bought off and/or flag waved into utter stupidity to accomplish the final looting.

Why crush the popular delusion that arms equal freedom?


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:22 | 2055219 Waterfallsparkles
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We gave up our freedom a long time ago.  This is just more of a Police State.

Most of this enforcement is to fund the Federal Reserve and pay the Interest on the Debt that they just keep printing and printing and printing from 0 capital.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:23 | 2055220 Karlus
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Hang on a sec. SARs are nothing new. And yeah, there are guidelines on what constitutes a SAR vs not. Everyone gets training on what needs to be reported and how. And also BTW, there are ususally systems that also do transaction monitoring that can pick out weird patterns. That is how they catch unusual activity on your cc and give you a call...

I wish the author did a bit more research before publishing some junk to stir the pot.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:32 | 2055268 NotApplicable
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He's a toolbag, talking his book.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:43 | 2055595 karzai_luver
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toolbags have honest uses.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:33 | 2055279 Dr. Engali
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I don't know how long you have been in the business, but the guidelines have had an extensive change. They don't resemble anything like we had a few years back.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:24 | 2055221 Karlus
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dup, pls delete

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:36 | 2055227 tekhneek
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The answer you are looking for is: cash. (and gold/silver obviously)

It's okay to have a bank account so long as it's not where all of your money is. I keep about bills + $100 in the bank. No more, no less. I'm probably responsible for about 60 of those SAR's because I withdrawl my direct deposit every payday and leave only enough to cover rent/utilities in the bank.

That's the problem with 99.8% of Americans. They keep everything they have in the banking system/401K/retirement/pension systems and mostly because they have no choice/never thought about it.

Also -- forget the end of the world jargon. If there's a hurricane... earthquake... power outage... thunderstorm... severe weather or any variation of things that happen naturally on our planet having cash as a safeguard is a good idea in case your debit card doesn't work/ATM's are out of cash. It's not just a doomers mentality. Look at what happened to MF Global, then realize that it CAN happen to your accounts, then ask yourself if you're in a good position to handle all of your cash disappearing tomorrow from your bank account. If the answer is no, move to a credit union for bill management and take out as much cash as you can.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:58 | 2056642 the grateful un...
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i would never buy gold anywhere but a vending machine, and then i would look around to see if there was security camera, so i would probably send my child in to do the transaction.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:25 | 2055231 Lotus
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"If you withdraw an unusual amount of cash from your bank account ,that could be deemad "suspicious" ". 

Does 1.2 biillion QUALIFY


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:42 | 2055310 blu
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Duh -- those weren't his own accounts.

That's what made it the perfect crime.

The real account holders have something to answer to, however. DHS will be at their doors with goons and waterboards before long.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:47 | 2055336 Lotus
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Duh--thats the point.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:19 | 2056533 MsCreant
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Blu was sarcastic, on your side.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:27 | 2055242 The Count
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Anybody still have doubts the county has been hijacked by some very nasty interests? The only one possibly threatening their game would be Ron Paul, and I guarantee you they alreay have plans should he actually make it to the final race. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:29 | 2055246 NooooB
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Yeah! I'm really pissed that the USA Gestapo wants to know what's up with my Panamanian CBC. If I want to be a tax cheat it's my business! I want to have some cake and, at the same time, eat said cake! All I want to do is make a bunch of money here and then take it out of the country to hide it cause it's mine! ALL MINE!  America's full of shit! And fuck greedy bankers too! WHERE THE FUCK DO THEY GET OFF?!!



These offshore investment assholes can suck my choad.


Thu, 01/12/2012 - 10:56 | 2058212 debtandtaxes
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Not everyone who invests in other countries is avoiding tax.  Doing so:

1.  can generate better returns

2.  prevents the US gov't from seizing/freezing your savings

3. ensures money is waiting for you in the country you might be forced to move to if the US becomes unliveable. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:28 | 2055247 mark mchugh
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Another very good (and all but forgotten) reason is that the SEC has rules in place to prevent you from accessing your own money, pretty much insuring you'll get completely hosed the next time the SHTF.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:15 | 2055764 Hephasteus
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And what happens to people shortly after their money is supended. They get offed. Just ask ghadaffi.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:10 | 2056483 smiler03
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:30 | 2055252 Milton William ...
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Jordan Maxwell on the law


You are not an American. You are an employee of United States Corporation. That's why they can do this to you.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:03 | 2055396 Alpha Monkey
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Nah, they can do this to us because "we the people" sit back and let it happen.  Or we tweet how unjust something is and then go back to watching youtube videos.  If it was a corporation, or a despotic regime, it doesn't matter... the peoples inaction is the key factor here.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:09 | 2055423 Milton William ...
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What I'm saying is that they aren't actually breaking any laws, or violating any rights. You dont have any rights. You are not an American. You are an employee of U.S. Corp, the corporation that gave America a loan after the civil war. You ever see those old movies when the sheriff walks up to a few guys at a bar with shotguns. The guys with the shotgun tell the sheriff, "Watch it buddy, you wouldn't want this to get ugly." Thats because they were Americans. They were free. They were not employees of U.S. Corp. You (and I) are. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:31 | 2055256 Imminent Collapse
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Truth is treason in the land of lies.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:31 | 2055260 toomanyfakecons...
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Support Your Federal Gestapo!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:46 | 2055273 LouisDega
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Who is this Simon ? Thats right, Nobody. Do you know who i am? 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:37 | 2055291 gwar5
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I had my debit card blocked after I had made online political donations to the opposition during the last election cycle. Nothing big. I called the bank to ask why, and they said it was because of "suspicious" acivity. I closed my account.


The CFPB run out of the FED, by the FED, for the FED, and funded by the FED is to be the ultimate money police of all transactions, in real time, including your ATM withdrawals. The CFPB is not even accountable to congress, hence the unconstitutional fake recess appointment. Elizabeth Warren got booted after she let their inner Lucifer out of the bag when she confronted all the State Attorney Generals demanding personal information on people before she even had any authority, a year before the CFPB was up and operational.

One wonders, what is their big rush? Rhetorical. The answer is.... they know the system is imploding and confiscations will be mandatory. It's what they do, not what they say through their MSM filter that matters.



Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:45 | 2055321 Bob Sacamano
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It is scary.  Am guessing my bank filed some reports on me when over a one year period I made maybe seven cash withdrawals of $8,000 each (don't want to go over $10,000 because then they have to file a different report).  And this is a bank I bank with corporately in a very big way as well -- so I am not their average customer in some respects. 

Low and behold, a few months later (in 2011) I am getting audited by the IRS (personally).  After they determined they actually owed me money, in the exit interview they asked if I kept large amounts of cash at home.   Of course not. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:40 | 2055578 jakeman
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Your comment reminds me of the time I was doing unusually well (for me) at a blackjack table. I was up $1000 or so and wanted to hedge, so every time I went up another $100 over my remaining stack, I'd tuck the chip into my shirt pocket. At some point, the pit boss saw me do it and insisted that I put all of my chips on the table. Clearly, they did not like the fact that they couldn't keep accurate track of how much I was up.

It was about that time I walked away and cashed out.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:48 | 2056182 PrDtR
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Nice move!  Smooooth..

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:45 | 2055325 pcrs
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The good old soviet union has been resurrected. When I flew to the US last year, I had to fill in papers, that had the same questionaire as those you had to fill in going to mother russia.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:47 | 2055335 Yen Cross
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 Who sifts through all this "SHIT"?  Is the rise of the " machines" , truly upon us?  It's redundancy ~

  This surveillance isn't even enforcable! Is the the IRS/DoJ going to multi task " Meter Maids"?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:56 | 2055368 Cone of Uncertainty
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Corzine can illegally move billions into the abyss of the financial system and continue living like a fucking king, while the paupers and sheeple have their balls busted all day everyday, by the banks, the Fed, DHS, and every other commi pig fucking organizaiton that is in existence.

Jesus, why don't all bank braches just have automatic ass raping machines in the lobby, it would make things a lot easier.

And to DHS and the fucksticks in the Social Media Observation Command monitoring this post:

Kiss my mother fucking ass you commi rat bastard whores.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:19 | 2056502 smiler03
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I'm laughing to tears and can't stop!!!!!!!!!!

why don't all bank braches just have automatic ass raping machines in the lobby

Kiss my mother fucking ass you commi rat bastard whores.

edit: I can't stop laughing

edit again: Sell this idea to South Park!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:10 | 2055428 HD
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Tip of the iceberg. Most people have no idea how much information data miners like Choicepoint really have. Everything is fair game - and you don't have to be anyone important. Every electronic purchase - what you bought, when, where, how much you spent - where you've lived and currently reside, your education, your employment, your legal record, every family member, cars, property, your IP address and the sites it visits, your travel, your insurance, your average daily bank balance and your even your prescription medications are tracked (monitored). If there is any kind of a record it is either a "public" record or information companies sell to each other. Ever read a TOS?

God help you if you have a facebook account - because Facebook keeps EVERYTHING and owns it. Businesses and the government are going to make it harder and harder to stay off the grid. No more paper checks from Uncle Sam. Sites like USA Today require Facebook to comment or access certain material.

Tip of the iceberg.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:23 | 2055496 Yen Cross
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Every pole has a [ +_ ] ...  Have fun shaking that " gravel" around in your old BEER CAN, on the reading railroad tracks <>

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:41 | 2056164 BigJim
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I think you need to get your pharmacist to re-examine your prescription.

Remind him the unit is micrograms, not milligrams.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:49 | 2055619 karzai_luver
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:16 | 2055455 Henry Chinaski
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This is great. The replies are better than the article.

You can have back up plans without leaving your home town.  Divide your working cash and emergency funds, keeping 1/3 in the matress, 1/3 in a local bank and 1/3 in a local credit union.   Put your long term savings in physical PMs kept in your posession and don't keep them all in one place either. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:40 | 2055577 jjsilver
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Take at look at who is required to file those Report of Foreign Bank Account and Financial Accounts. It's us persons and us citizens. Hope you all know who you are because you may think you are someone you are not. a U S citizen is not what you think and a U S person, well that is kind of funny. Read the federal zone and find out.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:49 | 2055617 Dirtt
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Listening.  LOUD AND CLEAR. TY SB.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:01 | 2055684 americanspirit
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I wonder if anyone in a position to know filed an SAR on the few Billion that Jon boy took out of MF Global customers accounts to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and, if they didn't, are they going to be held accountable? Anyone want to place any bets on that happening?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:05 | 2055716 The Alarmist
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You make it sound like opening a foreign account is as easy as a walk in the park.  If you are a US person, very few foreign banks are willing to even talk to you any more.  

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:07 | 2055723 mayhem_korner
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If you can swing it, real estate held in foreign lands is a better insurance vehicle than a foreign bank account.  And having in your current home a supply of that country's currency is a necessary complement. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:29 | 2055823 rosiescenario
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Our government just keeps borrowing more and more ideas from The Third Rech.....which would also help explain FEMA's recent request for bids on 15,000 portable shower units...........

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 16:53 | 2055953 CuriousPasserby
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I cash large checks at my bank, used cash to buy cashiers checks, take out cash by the thousands often and all the (3) tellers know me and understand that I have a "hobby" and need cash for flea markets and hobby shows, so I guess I'm not suspicious since I've done it for 10+ years with amounts up to $3000 or $5500 sometimes a couple times a month, since I've never heard from anyone nor gotten audited.

I'd suggest getting known in your small branch bank, start small and drop hints about a hobby or collection, ask about their children, etc.

And never use a national bank. Someone in Bumfuk, Idaho could sue you and freeze your account by serving his local branch.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:07 | 2056024 GMadScientist
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If you don't make a withdrawl, that could be considered "suspicious". 

Why isn't number 297345142 enjoying the fiat we've prepared? Why is he hoarding that $23.16 and not buying a new automobile?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:22 | 2056091 Stevious
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Oh crap!  I was going to cash in 220 pounds of nickels ($1k fv) but now I'm thinking twice...

Oh well, in 2017 they'll be worth at least four times face value. 

I suppose buying $1000 worth of nickels now will get a SAR.

The creepiest part of this is that if it's illegal to tell a person that one was sent in on her--then your local gold shop won't tell you they'll generate one if you buy even a 1/10 th ounce gold coin.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:26 | 2056113 Bull_Colapse
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Hosed in a FEMA camp.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:28 | 2056116 sethstorm
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The problem is that the US is not hampered by issues of jurisdiction. 


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 18:38 | 2056348 rsnoble
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So when major war breaks out your just going to sit down at the net with a cup of coffee and move your money back here?  Or if there isn't a war a the US goes to hell they'll just allow you to this? Personally I think it's all a futile effort.  Better just move to where your money is. And then wait for the US to blow it up. LOL. There is no escape, no one is safe.  Some will hold on longer than others that's all it amounts to.  And if it gets as bad as I think it can-------why would you even want to? 

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 00:30 | 2057332 Pancho Villa
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Germans, awareness of the regime's cruel intentions came "drip by drip, rather like an anesthetic. . . . It was only when it hit you personally that you realized what was going on.

The past is prologue.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 03:21 | 2057522 hivekiller
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There is no rule of law in America any more. Just a bunch of thugs running around looking for an excuse to kill you. It's how they get off.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 07:42 | 2057659 falak pema
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Supreme irony in the land of the free, home of the brave; those bankstas that have created the greatest ponzi machine in the history of humanity now play at being KGB clowns, to play patsy with their surrogate bureaucratic brown shirts, whose bosses sitting in DC/Congress eat out of their collective hands. Can't get more perverse and incestuous than that! National socialism and corporate globalism all wrapped up in one Guantanamolese.

This isn't partners in nation building, this is partners in nation destruction. 

Remember how the man who invented Reaganomics promised the world to do away with the Evil empire, as America stood for human decency and freedom from 'big brother' statehood. He helped create the ponzi framework, he helped create the uber-alles, deregulated, global corpocracy, and this is where it has gotten us collectively; not only the US but whole of first world, into a catch22 situation where we are damned which ever way the cookie crumbles. By those who keep ripping the insides out of the real economy on both sides of the pond, as in third world; all the while they play at being good citizens, to Big Brother, shades of financial McCarthyism and J Edgarism of worst calibre.

Its a long unwind of a self fulfilling philosophy. Hubris and jusquauboutist suicidal urge to remain top of the heap, which resembles more and more a steaming, stinking pile of bureaucratic, virtually inflated, rehypothecated, synthetically fabricated, WMD protected, upper class prison for 99% sheeple. Brave new world order.

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