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Old 04-02-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: PRC
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I found a rather disturbing piece of news today at infowars.com and I thought everyone should be aware of it. If this is true, The Dept of Home Security can enter any bank and open any bank deposit box they feel like doing without any warrant and without any warning. They can seize any gold, guns, passports or any other material which they feel is contraband or illegal. How many people save their valuables in their bank safety deposit box ready for that day when their world turns upside down? Anyone informing the world which boxes have been raided is due for prosecution under the Patriot Act

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Of course, I can see how the search for terrorists is a reason this might be done, but I do not see why a warrant cannot be applied for and obtained. This does not take long to get and there are not too many people in the chain for the information to leak out prior to the 'raid' on the bank box. I also feel that a blanket authorisation is another step in the eroding of everyone's rights and should be opposed as unnecessary. It seems that DHS are really becoming rather like the gestapo and are becoming very powerful. It is dangerous for any 'police type' organisation to become too powerful and these regulations are difficult to undo once they are in place.

No doubt that people will just say that if you have nothing to hide, then there is no reason to be worried. I agree, except that it is the increase of powers which can be used without recourse to our legal system which is worrying me - not that I have any of the above items in a bank deposit box.

Do you feel this is a big issue and does this worry you at all?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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No; it requires a warrant to do that still. Really money is as safe as ever here its just has never been totlly safe anywhere. Not suprising that people are just now realisign that deposits i bnaks is you loan the bank your money for interest.All it takes is declaring a tax to take some of it by a law.I would say the most unsafe is any bank that the governamtn has total control of.I say lok at safe heavens in this world economy and you'll see that even treasuries ar5e one if nott eh safest by judgements and our banks are getttig alot of money since the Cypruss thing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The biggest concern you should have is that you believe what infowars says.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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Alex Jones is an un-medicated paranoia schizophrenic, and a national joke. It's concerning anyone believes what he says is true.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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Alex Jones is an un-medicated paranoia schizophrenic, and a national joke. It's concerning anyone believes what he says is true.
Is that a refutation?


Did I need his advice anyway?

California Seizing Property from Safety Deposit Boxes
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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The biggest concern you should have is that you believe what infowars says.
As soon as I read I saw this on infowars, I automatically switched from this could be crazy, to this is going to be funny.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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So... we don't even bother to check into a claim anymore? If it is mentioned by Alex Jones, it is magically BS?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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So... we don't even bother to check into a claim anymore? If it is mentioned by Alex Jones, it is magically BS?
That and or it's infowars.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Did I need his advice anyway?

California Seizing Property from Safety Deposit Boxes
Basid cally safety deposit boxes are rented and once abandoned by not apyig rent the contents go to state like other acoounts at banks.No mystery there.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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Basid cally safety deposit boxes are rented and once abandoned by not apyig rent the contents go to state like other acoounts at banks.No mystery there.
Also, it's not the state seizing the contents... it's the bank giving the contents to the state. I've had to clear out safe deposit boxes before. It sucked seeing a bag of money get sent to the state. But it was also at the same time fun sending a bag full of trash.
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