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(Think Progress)   Do you still have money in your bank account? You might want to withdraw it until after October 18th. You see, the thing with bank runs is you don't want to be the last one there   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 40
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18469 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Oct 2013 at 5:35 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-08 05:27:33 PM  
15 votes:
I don't need money. I have these certificates saying I own gold. My plan is foolproof.
2013-10-08 05:53:38 PM  
8 votes:
Don't worry, it will be just like the Great Depression. When after the economic collapse a charismatic leader rose up and showed the oppressed how to fight back. Sure he was a community organizer and socialist, but he sure did get those trains to run on time, built a car for everyone, and showed those rich accountant, banker, money grubbing 1%er why they could no longer hoard money. Why he even had a Freedom Through Work program that put those lazy undesirable welfare bums to work on useful civic projects. Like building community gas lines, ovens, and vehicles.
2013-10-08 05:46:54 PM  
6 votes:
I have hoarded over 50 terabytes of ebony tickle porn and several cans of catfish grease. My left forearm looks like Popeye's so I'm pretty sure I will be able to find a vein if I decide to overdose on cheap Mexican heroin.

Seriously, please put more pictures of your fat children on Facebook. I'm thinking that not only will they be plump and tender, but slow and easy to catch.
2013-10-08 05:35:56 PM  
6 votes:

Nabb1: I've spent years hoarding canned food and shotgun shells just for this scenario. I will rule this new world.


I have penicillin and a working uterus. I will be your overlord.
2013-10-08 05:41:08 PM  
5 votes:

Nabb1: I've spent years hoarding canned food and shotgun shells just for this scenario. I will rule this new world.


All I have is a shotgun and a can opener.  We should get together and talk about our plans.
2013-10-08 09:23:37 PM  
4 votes:
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just made this, kind of proud
2013-10-08 05:53:42 PM  
4 votes:
yafh.com
2013-10-08 05:47:37 PM  
4 votes:

DamnYankees: Why would there be a bank run? I'm confused.


Not a full run. Just a 5k.
2013-10-08 05:35:03 PM  
4 votes:
I've spent years hoarding canned food and shotgun shells just for this scenario. I will rule this new world.
2013-10-08 05:44:17 PM  
3 votes:

Isitoveryet: Majick Thise: I have all the money that will still be worth anything locked up in a safe. Also I have guns and neighbors so I won't go hungry

i never thought about eating my neighbors.


I think about eating her all the time. Oh wait. I think we're talking about different things.
2013-10-08 05:37:55 PM  
3 votes:
I have all the money that will still be worth anything locked up in a safe. Also I have guns and neighbors so I won't go hungry
2013-10-09 03:16:34 AM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: I've spent years hoarding canned food and shotgun shells just for this scenario. I will rule this new world.


I've been baking cakes and pies for my next-door neighbors so they're fat and slow. And probably delicious.
2013-10-08 06:11:53 PM  
2 votes:

mediablitz: LemSkroob: mediablitz: I don't need money. I have these certificates saying I own gold. My plan is foolproof.

And I have a gun that says I own a gun. I win.

My guns say they will treat your guns like long lost relatives after I take them.

/everybody has guns


My guns say I should stare at the sun. The neighbor's dog tells me not to. So I pitted them against each other in a cockfight.

The dog picked up the guns and shot at the sun.

What's the lesson?

Cough syrup is tasty.
2013-10-08 05:50:25 PM  
2 votes:

FarkingReading: I think about eating her all the time. Oh wait. I think we're talking about different things.


vitamin P, it's good for overall health.


Majick Thise: Most of mine are republican so they would probably be mostly gristle. Definitely not a T-bone to be found anywhere


you can also render their fat deposits and us that as lantern oil.
2013-10-08 05:39:38 PM  
2 votes:

Majick Thise: I have all the money that will still be worth anything locked up in a safe. Also I have guns and neighbors so I won't go hungry


i never thought about eating my neighbors.
2013-10-08 05:36:32 PM  
2 votes:

Necessary: You know, I'm pretty sure it's a felony to incite a bank run, or to impugn the financial condition of a federally insured financial institution.  So, yeah.  Maybe let's not do that on Fark.


Um..what?

Stating that Bank of America is a cocksucker is not a felony.
2013-10-08 05:26:26 PM  
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: Money? I don't need no stinkeen money.


Only drug dealers and conspiracy theorists use cold hard currency

Everyone else just swipes plastic
2013-10-08 10:00:24 PM  
1 votes:

NewportBarGuy: OKObserver: I have personally never seen a bank run before.  Wouldn't physics or something get in the way?

These days are very different. If the credit markets seize, and they would if someone declared the U.S. in default, your credit/debit card would simply stop working. Society as you know it would collapse.

This is what those "evil socialist" programs in 2008-9 helped prevent. GE has to borrow to pay their workers and for raw materials and then they pay it back fairly quickly. Short term lending. The Fed became that lender in an emergency. If they actually declare the U.S. in default, that whole scenario goes right out the window because lending as we know it stops immediately. No one would trust anyone and they would question the solvency of everybody.

Basically, all the worst parts of the bible. If the world financial markets can't rely on U.S. debt, the whole system crashes because that's what it's based on. The secret to our power is the U.S. Treasury Bill. And about 13 Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups.


True, but banks -- like most other brick-and-mortar edifices -- are generally incapable of running. If banks could run, or walk, or trot, or waltz, or otherwise physically move under their own volition, we'd have a slightly bigger problem on our hands than Republicans in Congress failing to give the Treasury permission to pay our bills.

/luckily, it probably wouldn't be a problem that could not be solved with 13 Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups
//probably
2013-10-08 09:29:35 PM  
1 votes:

Majick Thise: I have all the money that will still be worth anything locked up in a safe. Also I have guns and neighbors so I won't go hungry


i.minus.com
2013-10-08 09:03:44 PM  
1 votes:
I have personally never seen a bank run before.  Wouldn't physics or something get in the way?
2013-10-08 07:30:10 PM  
1 votes:
Investing in Gold?  Bah, for the last 3 years I've been transferring all my money into bullets.  Now I just need to buy a gun, and cash in these certificates of bullet ownership.
2013-10-08 07:23:47 PM  
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I plan on eating my gold.


firstworldfacts.com
Incidentally, this sundae costs $1000.
2013-10-08 07:11:11 PM  
1 votes:
Bank runs?  Pashaw... I have mine in a credit union, so mine is just fine!
2013-10-08 06:47:57 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: netweavr: People still use cash?

Chinese food place here in town is cash or check only. Several places around like that.


You sound rural.

"A check? Sh*t yeah, I can write you a check. I thought you wanted money!"
-- Noted urban comedian Jeff Foxworthy
2013-10-08 06:12:40 PM  
1 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: "Is......is that a bank outside?"

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i.imgur.com
2013-10-08 06:04:12 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: LemSkroob: mediablitz: I don't need money. I have these certificates saying I own gold. My plan is foolproof.

And I have a gun that says I own a gun. I win.

My guns say they will treat your guns like long lost relatives after I take them.

/everybody has guns


Yeah, my glocks and sigs tried to conquer the gunsafe, had to send in the 1911s and Smith and Wessons, along with the Enfields, to stop em and prevent any more of my Jerichos frombeing gassed. The goddamn nambus started hurling themselves at me though, that was annoying.
2013-10-08 06:02:30 PM  
1 votes:
Good thing I have no money. Showed them!
2013-10-08 05:59:47 PM  
1 votes:
"Is......is that a bank outside?"

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-08 05:59:04 PM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, ATM's overstuffed with cash. Is this something a bank should announce it to everyone?
2013-10-08 05:51:12 PM  
1 votes:

Truther: HOLY SHIAT We're all gonna die!!


I've been promised eternal life.
2013-10-08 05:50:28 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Why would there be a bank run? I'm confused.


There won't be. George Bailey will talk sense into the townsfolk.
2013-10-08 05:47:38 PM  
1 votes:
HOLY SHIAT We're all gonna die!!
2013-10-08 05:47:02 PM  
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Oh look, the left trying fear mongering.

// Nothing is gonna happen (much like their G.W. predictions)


Shhh. The left is busy letting Obama destroy America and laughing as ObamaCare cripples the country. It's the worst law ever, after all....
2013-10-08 05:47:02 PM  
1 votes:

Necessary: what_now: Stating that Bank of America is a cocksucker is not a felony.

No, but saying, "Bank of America is going to be out of cash on the 18th, so withdraw yours now because BoA won't be able to survive it" might be, particularly if it results in damage to a financial institution.  Just saying "they have bad customer service," perfectly fine.  I said impugning the financial condition, not the quality of operations.


The First Amendment does not protect against making a bank look foolish? Really? I don't think that's true, and I have a GED in Law.
2013-10-08 05:46:21 PM  
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: Majick Thise: I have all the money that will still be worth anything locked up in a safe. Also I have guns and neighbors so I won't go hungry

i never thought about eating my neighbors.


Most of mine are republican so they would probably be mostly gristle. Definitely not a T-bone to be found anywhere
2013-10-08 05:39:18 PM  
1 votes:
Never a problem. I'm always broke the day after payday, anyway. Well, not completely, but as far as the bank's concerned, yep, tapped out.
2013-10-08 05:32:13 PM  
1 votes:
and wall st. is starting to panic too.

i wonder, if you add up all the money the GOP has cost the economy since taking control of the house in 2011, do you think it's in the high billions or have they cracked a trillion yet?
2013-10-08 05:31:27 PM  
1 votes:

cman: Why do we still have bank runs?

Besides those who have over 100k in the bank, people don't have to worry one bit


I'm not sure where the FDIC fits in Ted Cruz' list of priorities. I don't want to say he'd actually toy with allowing the credit of the United States to be called into question, but... ok, yeah, I actually think I do want to say that.

Is "every person who owns a T-Bill" on the LOPCATGOPATA yet?
2013-10-08 05:25:21 PM  
1 votes:
Money? I don't need no stinkeen money.
2013-10-08 05:17:00 PM  
1 votes:
Why do we still have bank runs?

Besides those who have over 100k in the bank, people don't have to worry one bit
 
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