posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:47 PM
With banking being a standard (i.e. people keep their money in banks), carrying over a few thousand dollars on you, without giving a reason, is akin
to carrying a gun with you in public without a permit (where it's illegal anyway).
I was questioned by customs last year for having 9 thousand+ dollars in cash in my carry on.
They took me to a back room and asked me why I had it.
I told them it was because I won a foreign lottery overseas. I showed them the paperwork that I received along with the money. I explained that I
obviously couldn't put it in a bank until I got back to the States and that I didn't feel comfortable wiring it.
They congratulated me and let me go. They thanked me for my cooperation. It didn't take more than 2 minutes.
Actually, it wasn't from a foreign lottery. I just made some fake papers. I planned ahead.
1) People who act like they have something to hide, and have their precious time wasted; martyrs of an ill-conceived notion of "liberty",
who, in the eyes of authority are absolutely and unquestionably suspicious and will be treated as such. They dig themselves into a hole. These are the
same people who get pulled over for speeding and act like they have no idea what they did wrong! The cop asks "Do you know why I pulled you over?"
and they say "Uh, no officer. Did I do something wrong?" These people think their question is innocent, but it only shows the officer that they are
either lying, or completely unaware of their actions on the road. This type of response closes all avenues of communication with the person you are
interacting with. You are now an automatic criminal in the eyes of the officer.
2) People who actually have something to hide, and actually hide it so that they don't have their time wasted; people who understand the
reality of the word and the reality of the evidence and how it can be used to manipulate those who are questioning you, not grasping at an ideal
"liberty" where everything is fair and everyone is protected by law. These type of people get pulled over for speeding and tell the officer, "Yes,
I was going 21 mph over the speed limit, officer." That's when a line of communication opens. The officer asks, "Why?" and subjectivity comes into
play. The situation becomes two people relating.
You know, the people who create their own liberty, while the rest of you just whine and complain about what should be... while you're taken to
the police station where you eventually answer the questions you refused to answer 2 hours earlier.