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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,84905,00.html

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Four GIs arrested and charged with stealing nearly $1 million in cash from money found hidden in Baghdad had intended to filch another $12 million, The Post has learned.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 08:49 AM
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Of course it's wrong, but what a temptation for soldiers making what amounts to minimum wage.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Oh hell yea.

I'd like to think I'm an upstanding citizen and all that. If I had $650 Million staring me in the face, I'd like to think I'd do the right thing.

But, hey, whats 12 million of 650 million? It would be hard and I make quite a bit more than minimum wage!

Sort of like stealing from Bill Gates (I don't now how much his networth is these days, but I'll peg it at 50.5 billion for illustration).

If I steal 49 million dollars from Bill Gates, he still has a 50.5 billion net worth (rounded off).

I know during a time, GM used to round off their books to the nearest 10K. So some enterprising young accountant working the petty cash stash could siphon 100s of thousands of dollars over a period of time and never get caught.
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What i'd like to know is how they planned on smuggling it back? Every time our jets landed on US soil, we had to clear customs prior to leaving the jet. They also inspected the jet/cargo and sometimes bags. These fools took a big chance and are fucked now.
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Bribes and Hush Money.

I'd be quiet for... 40%.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 02:39 PM
 
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What i'd like to know is how they planned on smuggling it back? Every time our jets landed on US soil, we had to clear customs prior to leaving the jet. They also inspected the jet/cargo and sometimes bags. These fools took a big chance and are fucked now.
That's why you gotta bury the shit, then in a year or so...take a vacation to Iraq
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My luck damn weapons inspectors would find it, then Blix would be a rich m'fer.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 04:31 PM
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I think we all know that Blix couldn't find his ass with both hands. I'm with baxter...bury it out in the desert, and mark it with a 400lb camel turd (plentiful). Hell, with GPS handy, you could EASILY find it later.

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