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(CNN)   Greatest thieves of all time rob Federal Reserve shipment of $100 bills FROM THE FUTURE   (money.cnn.com) divider line 59
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2012-10-13 12:25:11 AM
Isn't the Federal Reserve the greatest thieves of all time? Takes one to know one, I suppose.
 
2012-10-13 12:32:33 AM
They should be easy to spot. Money from the future is printed on shiny plastic foil, isn't it?
 
2012-10-13 01:07:08 AM
What money from the future looks like:

www.deviantart.com
 
2012-10-13 01:19:42 AM
If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.
 
2012-10-13 03:29:32 AM
If they didn't use jet packs, they're not from the future

/Jet packs or hover boards, really
 
2012-10-13 03:30:38 AM
no big, just print more...
 
2012-10-13 03:31:26 AM
farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-13 03:40:34 AM
 
2012-10-13 03:41:52 AM
What money from the future might look like:
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-13 03:42:44 AM
cf.drafthouse.com
 
2012-10-13 03:50:22 AM
Bills?
Where they're going they don't need bills.
 
2012-10-13 03:51:00 AM
IN THE YEEEEEEEEEAR TWO THOUUUUUUUUSAAAAAAAAND

IN THE YEEEAAARRR TWO THOOOOUUUSSAAAANNND....
 
2012-10-13 03:51:10 AM

Triumph: [cf.drafthouse.com image 665x363]


...and what the FBI will find:
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-13 03:52:55 AM
sharing.wavy.com

Seems legit.,
 
2012-10-13 03:54:49 AM

jtown: [sharing.wavy.com image 640x480]

Seems legit.,


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-13 03:58:14 AM
This man is wanted for questioning:
www.radaronline.com
 
2012-10-13 04:01:12 AM
the theft occurred at some point between when the shipment of bills landed at the Philadelphia airport on a commercial flight from Dallas at 10:20 Thursday morning, and when the shipment reached its New Jersey destination around 2:00 p.m.


TSA

Mystery solved
 
2012-10-13 04:03:51 AM
I'm blaming Baby Fark McGee-zax.


So, did you find the missing space cash?

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
No. Space cash? No, there wasn't any space cash.
 
2012-10-13 04:05:17 AM

Brontes: Isn't the Federal Reserve the greatest thieves of all time? Takes one to know one, I suppose.


syrynxx: If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.


I know, right? It's all fake unconstitutional bullshiat fiat scrip that's not worth the paper it's printed on. When are people going to wake up and

Hey, do you guys have any of it lying around I could have? I, uh, need to wipe my ass with it.
 
2012-10-13 04:09:24 AM

semiotix: Brontes: Isn't the Federal Reserve the greatest thieves of all time? Takes one to know one, I suppose.

syrynxx: If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.

I know, right? It's all fake unconstitutional bullshiat fiat scrip that's not worth the paper it's printed on. When are people going to wake up and

Hey, do you guys have any of it lying around I could have? I, uh, need to wipe my ass with it.


Don't worry, it won't be long:

survivingtoughtimes.com

fffmks.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-13 04:10:32 AM

semiotix: When are people going to wake up and


Ha ha, I accidentally the Ron Paul portion of my comment. Oh well. RON PAUL!

Seriously, though, I wonder if this isn't some serious state-sponsored 007 shiat going down? Half of North Korea's GDP* is printing up fake hundreds. Stealing the next version would be a good use of their resources. 

* not intended to be a factual statement
 
2012-10-13 04:16:28 AM
untaken_name:

Laugh if you must, but the innovative use of giraffe porn on the currency was what finally stabilized the Zimbabwean dollar.
 
2012-10-13 04:20:05 AM

180IQ: the theft occurred at some point between when the shipment of bills landed at the Philadelphia airport on a commercial flight from Dallas at 10:20 Thursday morning, and when the shipment reached its New Jersey destination around 2:00 p.m.

TSA

Mystery solved


I was going to say, they're really upping the ante here, aren't they?

This is probably how they ease us into hyperinflation after all the quantitative easing, they'll print money, ship it commercial, the TSA will steal it, they'll go "oops we lost it", and then the government will be blameless when the TSA guards spend it on hookers and blow!
 
2012-10-13 04:23:19 AM
whoa, don't tell me that's filtered now?

so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
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So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies
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2012-10-13 04:25:50 AM

semiotix: untaken_name:

Laugh if you must, but the innovative use of giraffe porn on the currency was what finally stabilized the Zimbabwean dollar.


If by "stabilized" you mean "wiped off the face of the Earth", then you're correct. Also, it wasn't giraffe porn. It was just pictures of giraffes. They never wear clothes, you pervert.
 
2012-10-13 04:39:12 AM

Rufus Lee King: untaken_name: They never wear clothes, you pervert.

No, no, you've spelt it wrong. The term is "prevert", which is French for "before green", referring to when there was no common medium of exchange, and barter was still popular.

/economist
//PhD (post hole digger)


Ah, my apologies. I sit corrected. I learn something new every day!
 
2012-10-13 04:45:15 AM

God-is-a-Taco: whoa, don't tell me that's filtered now?

so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
kick out of these replies
So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies
So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies
so I'm really getting a kick
asdadssa getting a kick out of these replies


wat
 
2012-10-13 04:50:17 AM
These are the people that think a billion dollars is nothing and to say "large amount" of bills, is certainly eye popping.
I'm sure these guys are set for life.
 
2012-10-13 04:53:45 AM

untaken_name: Also, it wasn't giraffe porn. It was just pictures of giraffes.


Look, friend, I'm not trying to brag, but if there's one thing I know, it's giraffe porn.
 
2012-10-13 05:01:40 AM

libranoelrose:
wat


The original "I'm getting a kick out of these replies" meme is filtered. My earliest post had it in its original format as seen here:
fark thread
 
2012-10-13 05:03:08 AM

syrynxx: If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.


Even if its worthless pretty paper, it was still property that belonged to someone and was stolen, still a crime.
 
2012-10-13 05:04:24 AM

Rufus Lee King: pippi longstocking: These are the people that think a billion dollars is nothing and to say "large amount" of bills, is certainly eye popping.
I'm sure these guys are set for life.

So, I'm wondering what comes next. Is the B.E.P. going to have to abandon the new design, destroy the rest of what they've already printed, or just let the situation go?


I'm sure they know which series bills got stolen, I guess they'll just have to be vigilant and track whoever uses them.
 
2012-10-13 05:07:36 AM
Best Korea is probably involved. I wouldn't be surprised if they had an inside man at the BEP.

They are popularly suspected of producing "Super Dollars." These are counterfeit $100s that some claim are better quality than our own. The counterfeits are so good, rumor is they sell for 70 to 80% face value.

Super Dollars (Pops w/ Pics)
 
2012-10-13 05:12:12 AM
www.global-air.com

The missing funds includes about $9 billion in cash, most of the $12 billion in new $100 bills that were flown into Iraq by C-130 cargo planes. The cash weighed 363 tons. (new window)
 
2012-10-13 05:24:31 AM
media.philly.com

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that "A law enforcement source said $20,000 was stolen from a total shipment of several million dollars."
 
2012-10-13 05:44:22 AM

semiotix: untaken_name: Also, it wasn't giraffe porn. It was just pictures of giraffes.

Look, friend, I'm not trying to brag, but if there's one thing I know, it's giraffe porn.


And you have the conviction to prove it.
 
2012-10-13 07:27:34 AM
This is bad for Obama???
 
2012-10-13 08:26:38 AM
This may sound silly, but if you're taking it to NJ (and I'm guessing it wasn't loaded on a commercial airliner), why not just fly it TO NJ?
 
2012-10-13 09:00:33 AM

fredbox:

I was going to say, they're really upping the ante here, aren't they?

This is probably how they ease us into hyperinflation after all the quantitative easing, they'll print money, ship it commercial, the TSA will steal it, they'll go "oops we lost it", and then the government will be blameless when the TSA guards spend it on hookers and blow!


Little known fact - the BEP always ships currency on commercial flights.
 
2012-10-13 09:05:16 AM

syrynxx: If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.


So stealing is OK as long as you're not stealing currency? On an unrelated note I'm going to need your home address.
 
2012-10-13 09:17:03 AM
Just what the blinking heck does that part of the constitution that mentions gold and money mean, anyway?
 
2012-10-13 09:27:47 AM
Back in 1996 or 1997, the Canadian government shipped the coin dies for the new Canadian dollar coin by regular mail, and they were lost and never recovered.
That necessitated redesigning the coin, which as you can imagine was quite a bit costlier than using a secure courier in the first place.
So the "loon" design, and nickname "loonie" for the coin (and for the Canadian dollar currency in general) were all due to someone's fark-up in shipping choices.
 
2012-10-13 09:31:38 AM

Eeyore's missing tail: Little known fact - the BEP always ships currency on commercial flights.


and yet the airlines say they can't accept cash for in-flight purchases. I call bullshiat.
 
2012-10-13 09:34:42 AM
Well you know, in the future, time travel is controlled by the mob.
 
2012-10-13 10:02:55 AM

GoldDude: Back in 1996 or 1997, the Canadian government shipped the coin dies for the new Canadian dollar coin by regular mail, and they were lost and never recovered.
That necessitated redesigning the coin, which as you can imagine was quite a bit costlier than using a secure courier in the first place.
So the "loon" design, and nickname "loonie" for the coin (and for the Canadian dollar currency in general) were all due to someone's fark-up in shipping choices.


Harry Winston used to send diamonds and other gemstones via registered U.S. Mail pretty regularly. That's even how he sent the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institute.
 
2012-10-13 10:27:05 AM
I love this thread.

I must remind you that all money, even something backed by gold, is fiction. As it is our fiat currency works pretty well because it's able to pay taxes. Taxes are the real basis of a fiat currency. Even if you were to develop a substantial barter economy the IRS would demand taxes in their fiat currency. And property taxes prove that we don't really own anything.
 
2012-10-13 10:52:17 AM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2012-10-13 11:15:48 AM
Protip: Look for recently purchased with case Lamborgini and Bentleys in the employee lot at DFW and PHL.

Second tip: Move the PHL airport 100 miles away from Camden.
 
2012-10-13 11:32:49 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
/wanted for questioning?
 
2012-10-13 11:35:31 AM

Voiceofreason01: syrynxx: If they're not yet legal tender, then it shouldn't be a crime. Just worthless pretty paper from an organization that is not a branch of government.

So stealing is OK as long as you're not stealing currency? On an unrelated note I'm going to need your home address.


No. He's saying that if somebody steals one of these 100 dollar notes then he has only stolen something that has a value of maybe a penny. It is relevant considering that all jurisdiction have a value threshold for what charge somebody can be charged with such as petit or grand larceny. The lawyer for the dude that has them should be arguing that very point if they ever find him.
 
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