Getting mugged and robbed, how to spot the victimgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Will try again, this is my third try at posting this. This morning new paper front page: Bank getting nosey about huge withdrawals. Customers that request withdrawing huge amounts are counseled by bank officials about the risks involved doing this, robbery, scams ect. People were advised that their money is much safer in their vaults. However if the customer insists and does withdraw a large amount, they are escorted out to their vehicle, and off the premises. If you were casing a bank to spot potential victims, and noticed bank officials escorting elderly customers to their car, and off the bank premises, what would be your conclusion? To me, this is the bank's method of signaling the scum what they are doing. Whether this is intentional or not I do not know. The source of information did state that there had been a robbery. Also in the same issue, only a few pages deeper in was the article from the feds to not top off your gas tank, keeping it half filled would be sufficient. You can see how the spin specilists are working, both from the banking industry, and the gov.
-- Notforlong (Fsur439@aol.com), December 24, 1999
Only take = your money from the bank.
Only fill your gas tank = full.
Only fill your bath tub = full.
Only prep = way. Only for = *sses.
-- spider (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 1999.
not much difference than when I was surfing channels the other day..Oprah [blaaaah!] was doing something about drug addicts...had this cute 10 minute section showing all these household objects and the ways they can be used to hide or use different types of drugs...learned more about using drugs than I ever did as a junkie!
-- Satanta (EventHoriz@n.com), December 24, 1999.
And, most importantly, only keep your eyes and ears 1/2 open so the truth can't get in.
-- resistance is futile (email@example.com), December 24, 1999.
What's the reasoning behind the advice to keep your tank half full (or half empty if you're a pessimist)?
I usually prefer to have a full tank, it's a little peace of mind in case I'm ever stuck in traffic. This December, I was careful not to let it go below half. Why would anyone advise me otherwise? I'm genuinely puzzled by this, & would appreciate any explanation.
-- this makes no (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 1999.
If you haven't spent all of your $ on preparations, perhaps, you can still take some of your $ out from ATM machines while they're still working! (at least up to the daily limit) for the remaining days. It attracts less attention and gives you $20's instead of big bills.
-- Sara Nealy (email@example.com), December 24, 1999.