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10. Stealing a Shark from an Aquarium
9. The Multi-national Stolen Shoe Match-Up
8. Stealing Dozens of Paintings While Forging Their Replacements
7. Framing the Victim
6. Creating a Counterfeit Moscow Philharmonic
5. Masks, Research, and Copying a Hollywood Heist Movie
4. Rigging the Lottery
3. “Landscaping” Their Way to $70 Million
2. Choppering in For the Cash
1. Looting the Diamond District
Painful way to deter shoe theft is to stick something pointy in the display shoe, but if you aren't that nice then put to different size shoes on display and laugh at the idiots who stole a size 9 1/2 left shoe and a size 10 right shoe.
The best part with the Swedish helicopter robbery, any money they have hidden, is now useless, we changed the look of our currency and that money is no longer legal. They can only use it for fire wood.
A really cool antiklimax about the Swedish helicopter raid is that the unfound money is totally worthless.
Sweden did replace their bills and coins (except the 10kr coin) with totally new ones in 2015 and 2016 and if you show up at the bank with more than 10000 SEK (About 1200USD) The bank starts asking questions.
How quickly you crank out these damn videos is a crime in it of itself man. I guess that's why it's called today I found out, and not last week I learned. That would be a cool channel too though. For me it would go something like, Last week I learned that sleep deprivation mixed with large quantities of refined sugar leads to me literally and repeatedly being thrown out of my chair by the ghost of sleepless nights past.
Are you aware that it is only the US that was closed to Cuba.... the rest of the world visited Cuba all along. So Simon in the UK may have been to Cuba... The rest of the world has been vacationing in Cuba. They haven't been isolated at all, they just haven't had trade with the US.
Hey what's going on man you made a video a while ago I'm not sure when but you were talking about like what it takes to be successful and it had Malcolm Gladwell in it and a couple other guys I just can't find it if for some reason you see this and know what I'm talking about I really love that video could you see send me the link thank you I love your channels and boigraphics is dope
hello Simon prior to this there have been several notable planned robberies one at the Ritz Carlton in Paris France the 70's they cleaned out the deposited boxes the while black ties suites and a few more heists too planned out ones was sewer themed now they patrol them.
Something one of my more eccentric teachers told us many decades ago stuck with me through life, "The notion criminals are lazy is most often wrong". The hours spent poring over schemes, alibis and contingency plans is far more than a 9 to 5 endeavour. More akin to an all waking hours obsession.
I abhor thieves slightly less than murderers, paedophiles and rapists, yet I can't write them off as lazy or stupid. I mean, after all, does that preceding description not sound like the banking sector of the world?
While the definition of a 'perfect' crime is one that no one ever discovers happened, not even the victim(s).
BTW, I should stipulate something Russo did not have in the released version (perhaps not at all). Taxes are necessary for an organized society, Roads, Bridges, Fire Departments, etc. But taxes used to be paid via Business Profits and/or Tarriffs. The income tax did not always exist in the USA.
Finally, find out how much someone on Social Security gets each year (the number is roughly the same for everyone, currently it's usually less than $20,000 per year). Then pick a military weapon, find out the cost and divide. Enlightening, ain't it?
The people aren't static at all.
When you adjust the average pay in 1950 for inflation, it works out to about $33,000 today. We're at around $56,000 today.
And almost everything is cheaper as well. Food drastically so. They paid just under 30% of their pay for food, today it's just 6.2%.
TV's, washer/dryer and the like were 10 times more expensive back then when adjusted for inflation.
We are in agreement on much of how this world is manipulated. By both the illegal and legal criminals involved. With the legal variety being by far the most ruthless and lethal.
While it matters not one iota, since wisdom has nothing to do with age, I do have a fair years more experience than yourself observing the machinations of the corrupt on this planet. With that age comes something you may already have discovered --- the more I learn, the more I understand how little I truly know.
This next suggestion is something you might also be familiar with already, just in case though...... I think it is a recent documentary that should be watched by as many people as possible. It's called "The Spider's Web --- Britain's Second Empire"
Hell, while I'm at it, here are a few more off the top of my head I highly recommend for anyone reading this;
"Century of the Self" in my opinion, a 'Must'
"Merchants of Doubt" another 'Must'
"The Four Horsemen"
"Stealing a Nation --- The Chagos Islands"
Among so many other great docs. Thanks for the replies Daniel, all the best.
Davvy Jannes, crimes are things of pride. Especially well thought out and executed crimes. When one can anticipate a result or a response to a action committed elsewhere, that is a emboldenment of the mind. There are some instances in a lawful life where moves can be made in anticipation of something that will transpire well into the future. All this builds up to a point to where people must tell at least one other person of their doings. It’s one of the top reasons criminals get caught, pride of their work, their crime. As far as huge banks or government departments getting robbed of money, I have no sympathy for them because they write rules (laws) to protect their thievery. Banks and governments work hand in hand to keep the population “static”. I could write out the cycle that is completed, and the tools they use to keep people enslaved. It sounds like conspiracy theory stuff, but I’m 40 years old and I have watched my parents’ finances, some close family finances, and my own. Frankly, I’m surprised most people either don’t see it, or don’t want to see it. But the methods are hiding in plain sight.
I also have a level of respect for the ingenuity of those examples. As do the security firms and tech companies who hire the brightest among them. Hard to believe, but it could be a bonus on a resume.
Doesn't mean I have respect for selfish motives. Which is where the shark stealing is sort of a grey area for me. If true, the motives stated were pure and not selfish, if not mistaken in what little overall impact such an act accomplishes, other than a symbolic one. Where being caught might make the point better than getting away with it. Once more, if true. Rather skeptical myself.
As for the Swedish helicopter robbery, one would hope they exchanged the cash before all paper money was changed out a couple of years ago... Bummer to spend years in prison only to find your bounty to be worthless!
+Owain Shebbeare there are a lot of differences between the two but I don't have time or patience to write a thesis on a YouTube comment. Check them out and see how many differences there are.we are definitely turning it more into a democracy
+Randy Perkins A Rebiblic is a style of government, democracy is the method of choosing government members. Describing the US as a democracy is technically correct, as is calling it a rebublic, but you are describing different things about your government..
+Randy Perkins ,
Democratic governments come in all shapes and flavors, nothing stops a government from being both a Republic and Democratically elected.
Except for the idiot politicans in the US congress, of course!
I shall show myself to Pun hell for that one....
+nora22000 thank you, that's very kind 😊
I have to admit, it takes a long time to realise your parent is just petty when they don't like you for their own reasons. I don't know why. But I think I'm ok now.
I have told my sons: “Whenever you have sexual intercourse with a woman, you may make her pregnant, regardless of precautions taken. So don’t have sex with any woman with whom you would be devastated to have a child. Remember that would be my grandchild, and no woman should be browbeaten into getting an abortion which she doesn’t want.”
Evidence suggests that they have taken my moral teachings to heart.
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