A champion of liberty speaks about privacy, cash smuggling

measl at mfn.org measl at mfn.org
Fri Oct 26 20:26:52 PDT 2001

On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Bill Stewart wrote:

> >For as long as I have been traveling internationally, I have been required
> >to declare all cash amounts larger than $10,000.  Does this mean that
> >previously it was not a crime to not make such a declaration, and now it
> >is ?

I suspect that this little tidbit is there to ratify if you will a rather
common procedure amonst LEOs who encounter abounts in excess of 10,000.00
in cash - immediate confiscation as "suspected drug" money. Once this
happens, it is necessary for the defendant to perform the impossible feat,
prove a negative assertion, in order to retrieve the confiscated cash
(less all "costs for maintaining it" of course!  My 5,000.00 came back as
a little under 4,000.00 in just six months - and I was one of the _very_
lucky ones!

> >
> >-----
> >John Kozubik - john at kozubik.com - http://www.kozubik.com

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin at mfn.org

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...

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