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According to in-house memos now circulating, the DHS has issued orders to banks across America which announce to them that "under the Patriot Act" the DHS has the absolute right to seize, without any warrant whatsoever, any and all customer bank accounts, to make "periodic and unannounced" visits to any bank to open and inspect the contents of "selected safe deposit boxes."
Further, the DHS "shall, at the discretion of the agent supervising the search, remove, photograph or seize as evidence" any of the following items "bar gold, gold coins, firearms of any kind unless manufactured prior to 1878, documents such as passports or foreign bank account records, pornography or any material that, in the opinion of the agent, shall be deemed of to be of a contraband nature."
Originally posted by liejunkie01
Wait a minute, I do not have a bank account.
Phew, looks like this has nothing to do with me, right this second anyway.
Everybody complains of the banker. (a good majority anyways) While everybody has a bank account.
Hmm, no bank account, no bankers. Simple solutions to complicated problems.
The Patriot Act - Will Homeland Security Seal Safe Deposit Boxes?
These appear to be hoaxes.
A guy in a suit going by the name 'doobsta' on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuvzTwFZlFM states that U.S. legislation states that 'During a bank holiday, the U.S. Government has the right to open up all safety deposit boxes', and that there is a list of items that they can confiscate, including precious metals. However, this term only appears on two websites, both pointing to that YouTube guy. And the Patriot Act does not mention bank holidays.
Another story at bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=10012 claims that in the event of a 'national disaster', only agents of Homeland Security will be allowed to open safe deposit boxes, and that 'no weapons, cash, gold or silver will be allowed to leave the bank' and 'only various paperwork will be given to the owners.' This sounds very suspicious. First, 'allowed to leave the bank' suggests that the items would not be confiscated (that they would have to be put back in the box). Second, it covers what IS NOT allowed, and what IS allowed -- but leaves out lots of stuff. What about trinkets? Jewelry? Stock certificates? Bearer Bonds? Platinum bars? Government lawyers would never have a list of things that are included and not included -- they always either list what is included (with everything else being excluded) or everything that is excluded (with everything else being included).
In the event of a true state of emergency, the President could come up with an Executive Order that would handle all of this -- so there is no need for a top-secret safety deposit box procedure that 10,000s of bank employees would be told about (during a 2-day workshop, no less!).