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(PJ Media)   That couple that found $10 million in gold coins? They might not lose 50% to the government. They might lose all of it to the government -- except for a 25% finder's reward   (pjmedia.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-04 06:59:11 AM  
6 votes:
But, but GOLD. How can government take? FIAT currency! RON PAUL!
2014-03-04 07:17:31 AM  
5 votes:
Write the Feds a check for $28,000 and be done with it.
2014-03-04 07:48:37 AM  
3 votes:

dready zim: Melt it down. Then you just have a load of gold that cannot be traced back to an owner. Turn it into nuggets. Throw the gold onto the ground molten to mae nuggets and say you found the nuggets like that to the guy who is buying it without any questions...


Brilliant!

Turn $10M in gold into $48k in gold because if you don't, you may only get $2.5M in cash.  Possibly.

/you should run a seminar
2014-03-04 07:01:09 AM  
3 votes:
This is why silence is truly golden.
2014-03-04 07:44:37 AM  
2 votes:
NEVER tell anyone you just found a load of gold.

Except me of course. I`ll buy it off you for a good price.

Melt it down. Then you just have a load of gold that cannot be traced back to an owner. Turn it into nuggets. Throw the gold onto the ground molten to mae nuggets and say you found the nuggets like that to the guy who is buying it without any questions...

Once you have the cash in your hand and can afford a good lawyer THEN say "Look at MEEEEEEE! I`M AN ATTENTION WHORE!!!".
2014-03-04 07:24:12 AM  
2 votes:

Do they get $2.5 million finder fee and then get taxed on that? That is what I would expect of the IRS.


Two things you keep your mouth shut about: finding money and sex with your teacher.

2014-03-04 07:22:43 AM  
2 votes:
Kudos to them for doing the right thing
2014-03-04 07:03:40 AM  
2 votes:
Did you expect the the suckling piglets of Fark to be upset that the government is going to receive more money to spend on them, subby?
2014-03-04 06:59:24 AM  
2 votes:
Wow, the comments on that page are like potato-million worth in derp.
2014-03-04 02:54:34 PM  
1 votes:

TerminalEchoes: Satanic_Hamster: Don't click on derp cites.


How do you know it's a derp site? Daily Kos said so?
2014-03-04 10:22:31 AM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Isn't there a statue of limitations regarding robbery? You'd think after that amount of time, it's Finders Keeps on the gold.


What a statue of limitations might look like:
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2014-03-04 09:37:12 AM  
1 votes:

Rhino_man: If it's malevolent AND incompetent, then shouldn't it be accidentally doing good things for the people?  You might want to reevaluate the logical consistency of that image and try again, because right now you're just looking like an ass.


Logical consistency hasn't been a hallmark of the left since they pretended Dubya was both an evil criminal mastermind and a complete idiot.

/smart enough to trick Democrats into voting for his war
//too stupid to plant WMDs in Iraq for the troops to find
///maybe he was just a human being acting to protect the USA with the information he had
2014-03-04 08:26:11 AM  
1 votes:

GDubDub: Wow, there is some real Grade A derp in the comments of TFA.


Um...there's some Grade A derp in the comments right here...
2014-03-04 08:19:31 AM  
1 votes:
Those poor people and their $2.5 million windfall. They worked hard to stumble across that unearned fortune!
2014-03-04 07:49:42 AM  
1 votes:

dready zim: NEVER tell anyone you just found a load of gold.

Except me of course. I`ll buy it off you for a good price.

Melt it down. Then you just have a load of gold that cannot be traced back to an owner. Turn it into nuggets. Throw the gold onto the ground molten to mae nuggets and say you found the nuggets like that to the guy who is buying it without any questions...

Once you have the cash in your hand and can afford a good lawyer THEN say "Look at MEEEEEEE! I`M AN ATTENTION WHORE!!!".


Destroying American history in the name of profit. How very Republican of you.
2014-03-04 07:23:15 AM  
1 votes:
The government giveth and the government taketh away.

Sometimes the giveth seems a little disproportionate to the taketh.

There seems to be a lot more takething going on.
2014-03-04 07:22:50 AM  
1 votes:
Next up: Uncle Sam takes all the coins, then charges them interest for the period of time the treasure was buried on their property. Or former property...the government will want that too, under civil forfeiture laws, given its use in the commission of a felony.
2014-03-04 07:22:22 AM  
1 votes:

Harlow_B_Ashur: Write the Feds a check for $28,000 and be done with it.


Heh.... except that is what the Feds will base the 25% finder's fee off of.

The couple will end up with $7,000 in the end.
2014-03-04 07:21:16 AM  
1 votes:

Harlow_B_Ashur: Write the Feds a check for $28,000 and be done with it.


And if they're smart, they'll hire a lawyer that will be able to argue exactly that.  $30,000 in currency was stolen.  $30,000 in currency was returned.

Hell, they could even return it  adjusted for inflation and only have to cut a check for about $900k
2014-03-04 07:20:15 AM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Don't click on derp cites.


Like Salon, MSNBC, Think Progress, NPR, and Mother Jones? I don't.
2014-03-04 07:14:45 AM  
1 votes:
They didn't build those coins, all they did was try to put them in a museum instead of keeping them for themselves. That kind of arrogance must be punished.
2014-03-04 07:01:50 AM  
1 votes:
Sucks to be them, but what did thry think would happen when they went blabbing to the press about it? You really think our gub'ment is gonna pass on $10 million in gold?
2014-03-04 07:00:13 AM  
1 votes:
They're going to lose 75% of the $10 million that they didn't have before?

Crimea River.
2014-03-04 06:56:55 AM  
1 votes:
Two words: "Prove it."
2014-03-04 06:55:24 AM  
1 votes:
That's what happens when you advertise your good fortune!

Government taketh away!
 
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