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DHS "visits" 1,500 California banks, rifles safe deposit boxes over 12 mos.
Homeland Security To Confiscate Bank Safe Deposit Box Contents
BANK OF AMERICA & COMPASS BANK MANAGERS WERE TOLD HOMELAND SECURITY WILL CONFISCATE SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
January 22nd 2006
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's 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.
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"... you might like to know that the spate of 'robberies' of bank credit card and personal data that took place in and around February of 2005, were not robberies at all.
"The DHS, using its muscle, simply went off with trucks full of data to mine at their leisure. The banks involved said nothing, and will say nothing. If they do, their people will be at a nice Federal country club, making shoes for the Army while the DHS bosses, to include the FEMA thieves, will be buying property on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Palm Desert. Or some nice marina like Marine del Ray to keep their nice new 150' yacht.
"To date, in California alone (the only report I have seen) over 1,500 banks have been "visited" and boxes rifled between January, 2005 and January, 2006."