Where’s Benjamin?

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The Federal Reserve has had $1.2 million swiped from a flight somewhere between Switzerland, the land of secret banking, and New York City. Now, in the ranking of thefts that have taken place in history, this one seems like it is rather untimely! Has anybody seen Ben Bernanke lately? What’s even better is that the bills were $100 denominations. Call it what you will, it’s a Benjamin, isn’t it! Benjamin Franklin, of course!

The smackers were swiped from somewhere and the FBI is now investigating. They should probably have no trouble in finding the culprit. In fact, judging but what we know about the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden now, they probably could have found the guilty party even before the dirty deed had been done. Even before the guy had thought of doing the dirty deed, as a matter of fact!

Benjamin: $100

Benjamin: $100

You can just imagine some guy running off with the swag bag thinking that he has got his own back on the Federal Reserve. Apparently the $100-bills were winging their way to New York City from a bank in Zurich. They were to be delivered to the Federal Reserve and exchanged for new $100 bills (probably hot off the printing presses of QE). Then, they were going to be sent to a bank somewhere either in New Jersey or in New York. The bank isn’t known for the moment and the Federal Reserve declined to comment. Best answer really. When the going gets tough, keep schtum. My lips are sealed. Opening your mouth just gets you into more trouble, these days, anyhow.

Swiss-International-Air-Lines Flight 17 arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday in the afternoon. So, somebody has been living the good life since Saturday night, then! Has that guy sitting across the office to you not been in since Saturday?

It’s unknown at the present time if the shipment went missing in Zurich or in New York. The FBI should blame the Swiss though as they are responsible for everything that is to do with money-trouble, aren’t they? But, according to airport authorities the surveillance at Zurich airport is more stringent than at JFK. So, we shall just have to wait on the investigation report from the FBI.

Somebody will be spending the spondoolies this week as fast as if it were going out of fashion. But, hold on for a minute. The Dollar is going out of fashion, isn’t it? We’ve had too much of it lately, and we know how the saying goes: ‘too much of a good thing…”. It certainly can do a great deal of harm, can’t it?

There have been some other great capers in time. Back in 1990 in Los Angeles, there was the rather unknown case of the Great Manhole Robbery. The Manhole Men went round downtown LA swiping the manhole covers from the roads. They ended up stealing 300 of the things and sold them on to scrap-metal dealers for $6 apiece. Had they had any brains they would have got just about thirty times that much money if they had collected soda cans. Admitted, it would have taken longer to get the same weight. Maybe the same could be said for the person that knocked off the $1.2 million on that flight. Didn’t he know he could have got thirty times as much if he had collected soda cans instead of those $100-bills? Everybody knows that the Dollar is only good for one thing, now.

What would you do with a $100-bill?

Originally Posted:  Where’s Benjamin?

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