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But, but...Only the GOVERNMENT is allowed to redistribute the wealth!

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 09:57 AM
This is an awesome story; a guy from Wyoming, pissed that the bailouts were given only to the banks and not the common, regular folks who really needed help, decided to go out and redistribute the wealth in his own way: he robbed a bank and gave the money to the homeless.

Bank Robber Corey Donaldson Argues at Trial That He Gave Money to the Homeless

An Australian man who allegedly robbed a bank in Wyoming testified that his actions were justified because he gave money to the homeless.

Corey Donaldson, 39, reportedly stole $140,000 from a Jackson Hole Bank on New Year’s Eve. Representing himself in federal court, Donaldson claimed he was redistributing the wealth.

"Since the banks had been bailed out and the people had not, I was going to confiscate money from US Bank in Jackson, Wyoming, and redistribute it to the poor and homeless in America. And that's what I did," he said.

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He robbed the bank by telling the bank manager that he had associates who had planted bombs around the bank and would blow it up if they didn't give him money so, he really didn't put anyone in danger during the robbery.

I think this guy is a hero. He is pissed that the people who caused the financial mess got a bailout so the banks could pay their exorbitant bonuses so he went out and did something about it. I'm not saying everyone should go out and start robbing banks but, its good to see that at least SOMEBODY has the gumption to actually do something about it.

The way the banks robbed us and our children for generations to come for their own reckless conduct really needs to be brought to light to more people so, maybe if enough people get fed up enough, maybe the banksters can be held accountable for their crimes instead of being rewarded with government bailouts.

IMHO, its the banksters who should be put in prison, not this guy. He's just pointing out the massive injustice carried out on the American people by our "representatives" in Congress.

edit on 5/2/13 by FortAnthem because:

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:03 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

what about the depositors who lost their money, the bank only covers so much up to a point. Those people didn't choose the bailouts, they just want their money protected. buy robbing a bank, you are screwing working everyday people. The bank doesn't give two craps.

The bailouts were bad, i think most agree on that, but stealing from average working people to give their money to the homeless to "screw the banks" is idiocy at it's best.

What's next, gonna smash up my car because some of the autodealers got a bailout?

Secondly, a bomb threat is just as dangerous as a real bomb. What if a shootout occurred? This guy is an idiot who tried to do the right thing,.

I mean, you understand that the money in the bank belongs to the customers, not the bank right? the banks " reserves" are digital only, fictitious if you will, they make their money loaning out YOUR money to other people.

edit on 2-5-2013 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:11 AM
reply to post by phishyblankwaters

All bank deposits are insured by the government up to $100,000 and this guy only took $140,000 so unless they can prove all that money came out of only one person's account, then none of the customers will be out any money.

I see this as more of a form of political protest rather than an actual robbery. He made the point that the bailout money should have gone to the people of this country instead of the banksters who caused the mess to begin with. I'm sure if the people had gotten that money, they would have spent it on saving their homes or put it back into the economy unlike the banksters who just sat on it and used it to pay big bonuses to the guys who screwed up in the first place.

I hope the jury practices nullification in this case and sets him free. It would send a strong message that its the banksters who are the problem in this country because it is they who have squashed the little guy and left us all in debt for generations to come.

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

There's only one pirate gang in this town, and any ne'er-do-wells who want to start their own enterprise will be swiftly apprehended and punished!

He will learn the meaning of the word Monopoly once and for all. Did the games we give kids not teach him anything?

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

This guy won't win his case, can you imagine the response from people if he wins?

Anyways, this guy has no money....The bank does.....MONEY always wins!! ALWAYS!!

Bank can pay everyone off while this guy sits in jail because of his good deed......I wish he would win and every bank was robbed of $100,000 to give to homeless people who are trying but can't make it happen!! Not welfare teet suckers....Actual people trying but can't.....

I wish there was a fund to help these people or homeless people in America, I would donate directly to these people.....I would never give to a charity, they are still only required to give 17% of the money to the charity....Don't quote me on that percentage, but I believe it is accurate....Charity is a joke.....Actually a scam, and a great one at that! Not to mention legal....

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:20 AM
The government doesn’t like competition when it comes to stealing peoples wealth.

Give the guy a medal
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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by phishyblankwaters

Sometime you have to read in between the lines to see the meaning, this have a lot in between the lines.

I don't say the guy is right in what he did, but the meaning behind is huge.

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 10:27 AM
While I love this guy he really thinks like an Assie LOL
( I mean that with all affection, I love aussies and their sence of humor, and get er done sensibilities )

he certainly will be redistrubuting the wealth

The money like came from the vault which is not customer owned money
trouble is the bank will just get a bailout to replace it
from the tax payers
and the tax payers will pay the court costs
and for his incarceration
and for his rehabilitation


posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

I always thought it would be awesome to win a huge million dollar jackpot and than take a million or two and just give portions of it to complete strangers you know who are really hurting. I could never understand how billionaires could be so self-centered and never give some of their fortunes away to strangers who are really hurting.

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:31 PM
I really like this guy. He's completely nuts, but I like him.

One of my favorite quotes:
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:50 PM
BTW the FDIC limit is $250,000 not 100k per each depositor.

So if he only stole 140k, everyone there is covered even if it was all from one account.

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

So long as there was no violence involved, a bank robbery IMHO has to be the MOST victimless crime of all time.

Not only are they insured, they can simply request more printed up counterfeit money from the "Fed"...

posted on May, 2 2013 @ 11:32 PM
Reporter: "Floyd why do you rob banks?
Floyd: "Because that's where the money is!"

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem

Nothing more then a BS defense pitch.

If he really wanted to give back to the poor and others, he would have taken it from the reserve bank or from the IRS.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:40 AM
It doesn't matter why this guy robbed the bank. He committed a major crime, and should be punished for it. Saying this was a form of protest, or that he was doing it for the homeless is ridiculous, since if law enforcement finds anyone with that cash, they'll just confiscate it from them since it is evidence in a crime.

I hated the way the bank bailouts were handled as much as the next person, but this is the least effective way of protesting them. It's not going to reverse the bailouts, it's not going to get those responsible for the failures out of office, and it's not going to help anyone in the long run. Instead it's going to cost taxpayers in the form of having our tax money pay the bank back the stolen funds, the costs for the police investigation, the court hearing, the appeals, and housing this idiot while he rots in jail.

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 12:56 PM
The federal reserve distributes the cash wherever it wants and thus has a true monopoly.

The government distributes tax payer funds from the upper middle class to the lower middle class and poor. That is what liberalism is.

There is no real redistribution of wealth within a capitalist system because the really rich have parked their money in offshore accounts that are almost untraceable. The billionares and trillionares are immune from the system.

Only socialism redistributes wealth accurately to a large degree but it comes with a loss of freedom.

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 01:02 PM

Originally posted by macman
reply to post by FortAnthem

Nothing more then a BS defense pitch.

If he really wanted to give back to the poor and others, he would have taken it from the reserve bank or from the IRS.

Stealing money from the federal reserve will get you either killed or sent to jail for a very long time. I bet they have better security than area 51 with its aliens does.

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