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The DEA seized her fatherís life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says
WaPo/Seattle Times ^ | 1/15/2020 | Justin Jouvenal

Posted on 01/16/2020 9:06:33 PM PST by bkopto

Every dollar Terry Rolin had saved over a lifetime was stacked in a large Tupperware container: $82,373. At 79, he was aging and worried about keeping so much cash on hand, his daughter said, so during one of her visits he asked her to open a joint bank account.

Rebecca Brown was catching a flight home from the Pittsburgh airport early the next day and said she didn’t have time to stop at a bank. She confirmed on a government website that it’s legal to carry any amount of cash on a domestic flight and tucked the money in her carry-on.

But just minutes before departure in late August, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent met her at the busy gate and questioned her about the cash, which showed up on a security scan. He insisted Brown put Rolin on the phone to confirm her story. Brown said Rolin, who is suffering mental decline, was unable to verify some details.

“He just handed me the phone and said, ‘Your stories don’t match,’ ” Brown recalled the agent saying. ” ‘We’re seizing the cash.’ “

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To: Jonty30
If you spend $10,000 at any one time,it must be reported or you could have your purchase seized. Including the watch.

Really? Even if there is no crossing of state lines? Based on what law? Reported to whom?


41 posted on 01/17/2020 8:13:12 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: LegendHasIt; RushIsMyTeddyBear; metmom; CynicalBear; SkyPilot; tuffydoodle; tang-soo; ...
[Soon, Cash will be completely illegal. First they will demand that everyone use credit / debit cards or smart phones for all purchases. Then after a few years of that, getting people used to it,they will require that everyone be ‘chipped’ to do any sort of buying and selling.

Now, I’m not a particularly religious person, but it seems like someone predicted this long before I did.]

That's correct, FRiend. It is coming. World-wide.

Good note. It will eventually move from a chip to an actual "mark" - Gk. "charagma" - "tattoo" (essentially).

There are good reasons to believe. See my FR homepage (for a small amount of info).

This prophecy is going to be fulfilled, to the letter. You can bank on it. Yes, pun intended. The Antichrist First Beast comes as a "Political Leader", and then the False Prophet Second Beast "Religious Leader" exercises all the same powers and does this:


Revelation 13:11-18 King James Version (KJV)

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

42 posted on 01/17/2020 9:55:53 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: lee martell

Not everyone is aware of what might appear “suspicious” to an observer. Many people have no clue about how best to transfer cash assets.

And many old people don’t trust giving banks and other financial institutions their cash. My father-in-law was one of them. Hated banks. Didn’t trust them. He was not going to give anyone his cash, hid it in his home in various locations. We tried to educate him, spoke about options but when it came down to it, growing up poor in Mississippi in the 30’s shaped his whole outlook about banks. He paid for his home with cash. Had no credit cards.

And the daughter carrying the cash, she looked it up and was assured she could travel with cash. What did she know? Looked good to her. Thing is, some TSA brain-dead notified DEA (I think) and DEA seized the cash because this is obviously drug money.

Tupperware? To her, that was a “safe” way to travel with cash.

Being old and with cash, that is a risky thing.

43 posted on 01/17/2020 10:24:37 AM PST by Hulka
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To: dfwgator

[Tupperware? To her, that was a “safe” way to travel with cash.]

Supperware keeps hot-dog buns fresh for weeks.

And finally, Advanced Competitive Theory.

44 posted on 01/17/2020 10:37:01 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: bkopto

Two sisters in 1929. Both worked for Fred Harvey Corporation. One at the Headquarters in Kansas City and the other in New Mexico at one of the hotels. A few days before the crash in October 1929 a senior officer of Fred Harvey came through the offices and told everyone that they should remove their savings from the banks as they were getting ready to fold. The sister in KC did as she was told but never said a word to the one in NM. The one in NM lost all of their money in the bank. The sisters never spoke again. The sister in NM was my grandmother.

45 posted on 01/17/2020 11:01:00 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: bkopto; SaveFerris

OK - I’m a healthy, aware-of-my-surroundings, don’t-mess-with-me kinda guy. I tell my sons to walk through the parking lot like you are ready to kick some @$$ if need be, and people will mostly leave you alone.

HAVING SAID THAT - I would NEVER walk out in public with $83K in cash unless I had a buddy and we were both armed. Much less unarmed through an airport where government drones are looking for contraband.

Is it worth $83K to waste an airline ticket or delay your return in order to get to the bank? Even if your boss docks you a day’s pay? Yes.

46 posted on 01/17/2020 11:53:54 AM PST by HeadOn (Love God. Lead your family. Be a man.)
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To: bkopto

Fool that I am, I’d thought some judge somewhere had declared civil forfeiture illegal, unconstitutional government larceny. But of course, it’s still being done. Goons will continue grabbing your stuff like nothing happened and it’s your burden to prove them wrong.
I hate the system.

47 posted on 01/17/2020 4:18:45 PM PST by stormhill
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To: SaveFerris

Well, you can kiss your property goodbye if you can’t pay your taxes. It is unfortunate that so many people have their heads in the sand.

48 posted on 01/17/2020 8:40:03 PM PST by Maudeen (
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To: Maudeen

That’s correct. It won’t matter if you have 7 years of food and gasoline and stored water. Even generators.

People will not be allowed to pay their taxes nor get a receipt.

It will be total chaos.

49 posted on 01/17/2020 10:19:10 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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