BANK OF AMERICA & COMPASS BANK MANAGERS WERE TOLD HOMELAND SECURITY WILL CONFISCATE SAFE 27.01.2006 21:02
January Sunday 22nd 2006 (06h07) : Homeland Security To Confiscate Bank Safe Deposit Box Contents
While all the other points I mentioned in a previous post are fairly well documented and discussed elsewhere on the Internet, the bank information I reported is not. This information is from my own experience and research. I discovered the disturbing news quite by accident - and by virtue of its importance, I decided to post my findings here and on a few other forums.
What did I hear?
A family member from Irvine, CA (who is a branch manager at Bank of America) told us two weeks ago that her bank held a "workshop" where the last two days were dedicated to discussing their bank’s new security measures. During these last two days, the workshop included members from the Homeland Security Office who instructed them on how to field calls from customers and what they are to tell them in the event of a national disaster. She said they were told how only agents from Homeland Security (during such an event) would be in charge of opening safe deposit boxes and determining what items would be given to bank customers
At this point they were told that no weapons, cash, gold, or silver, will be allowed to leave the bank - only various paperwork will be given to its owners. After discussing the matter with them at length, she and the other employees were then told not to discuss the subject with anyone. The family member has since given her notice to quit the bank.
I found the news alarming and decided to find out more myself. On a trip to my bank here
in Houston, I remarked to a young bank employee (who’s new there), "well, I guess you’ve been told all that stuff by the manager and the Homeland Security about what to tell your customers" - and to my amazement, the young woman came right out and said yes she’d been through all that, then whispered to me across the counter, "but we’re not supposed to talk about - I could lose my job."
Why haven’t you heard more about this?
First of all, since maybe only banks’ upper management is privy to the new "rules", the information doesn’t trickle down so easily. Also keep in mind that employees have been told NOT to say anything about this, that it’s a matter of National Security (with an allusion toward arrest if they do). They face possibly losing their job too. Another reason is that bank employees may not think it’s important, or they believe they’re a unique part of the effort towards curtailing "terrorism" and helping America’s internal defenses.
It is also important to realize that not everyone’s a writer, or Internet savvy - even if the employees moved beyond their banks’ warnings & constraints, most people don’t know how to get their experience published on the Web in the public domain - it’s a mystery they are not familiar with, so you never hear their story.
How to get the information yourself:
Visit your bank, ask a few well-worded questions, being careful not to arouse suspicion - if that doesn’t work, talk to friends and other family members - maybe they’ve heard something - or as a last resort, just point blank call the bank manager in private and demand to know what’s all this business with the Homeland Security deciding what I can have from my safe deposit box - tell me now or I’ll close my account today.
I’ll bet if you put forth the effort you’ll get the answers you want.
What should you do with this information?
I’m not trying to "scare" anyone - just providing some news I think is relevant to Americans. Each must find his way through this dark forest - you will do with this information what best suits you and your loved ones - me personally, I see this as another indicator of how the criminals in charge over our lives intend to fleece U.S. citizens completely then dispose of them as only refuse. Be prepared.
Replies to this article on the homepage:
I would think that if conditions got to the point where the US government felt it necessary to confiscate the contents of safety deposit boxes then a substantial portion of the American public would feel it necessary to exercise their right to bear arms to rectify the situation.
Now where have I heard this before...?
By Executive Order Of The President
of The United States, March 9, 1933
"By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 5 (b) of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended by Section 2 of the Act of March 9, 1933 ..., in which Congress declared that a serious emergency exists, I as President, do declare that the national emergency still exists; that the continued private hoarding of gold and silver by subjects of the United States poses a grave threat to the peace, equal justice, and well-being of the United States; and that appropriate measures must be taken immediately to protect the interests of our people."
Therefore, pursuant to the above authority, I hereby proclaim that such gold and silver holdings are prohibited, and that all such coin, bullion or other possessions of gold and silver be tendered within fourteen days to agents of the Government of the United States for compensation at the official price, in the legal tender of the Government.
All safe deposit boxes in banks or financial institutions have been sealed, pending action in the due course of the law. All sales or purchases or movements of such gold and silver within the borders of the United States and its territories and all foreign exchange transactions or movements of such metals across the border are hereby prohibited.
Your possession of these proscribed metals and/or your maintenance of a safe deposit box to store them is known by the government from bank and insurance records. Therefore, be advised that your vault box must remain sealed, and may only be opened in the presence of an agent of the Internal Revenue Service.
By lawful order given this day, the President of the United States.”
Franklin Roosevelt - March 9, 1933
23rd January 2006 - 13h30 - Posted by 68.***.12.***
U.S. Government on the Brink of Bankruptcy; Lawmakers Face a Difficult Choice -
Go Deeper in Debt or Default on Loans
"We’re already over $8 trillion in the hole," he says. "That won’t just disappear. But Congress doesn’t seem to care. They’ll be gone before this massive bill comes due." But the situation is even worse, Wiggin says. "We’re rapidly approaching a time when the United States will have so much debt, its creditors will get nervous. They’ll stop buying Treasuries, and instead will demand their money back. If that happens, Congress will need a way to generate cash - quick." (raid citizens’ bank safe deposit boxes?) …...in the long run, Wiggin says, "our children might be better off if America accepted bankruptcy now."
US government warns it’s running out of cash
Treasury Secretary John Snow has warned that unless Congress raises the national debt limit, the US government will run out of cash to finance its daily work in two months.
...At that time, unless the debt limit is raised or the Treasury Department takes authorized extraordinary actions, we will be unable to continue to finance government operations," said the letter, seen by AFP.
Snow warned that even if the Treasury took "all available prudent and legal actions" to avoid breaching the ceiling, "we anticipate that we can finance government operations no longer than mid-March".
...once the US government hits the ceiling, it comes under threat of defaulting on its debts