How I Lost a Million Dollars in a Bank Robbery

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How I Lost a Million Dollars in a Bank Robbery

By: Gerald Armstrong

The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech start-up. I am the Gerald Armstrong the owner of Gen Cells Cures ... Gen Cells Cures is focused on private medical research for the individual. Searching for cures for incurable diseases and aging. Of course, with the best scientific technologies on the planet! With President Bush trying to ride the middle of the road on stem cell research and his rejection of therapeutic cloning. I packed my bags and went offshore. A great place to go, but leave your money at home. I transferred the money to a carribean island and the local banker stole every last penny. The local government gave me back the money, but in their currency then devalued the currency almost 100% and I walked away almost flat broke. The banker also robbed 2.2 billion dollars of the local folks money. He bought himself out of the scandel and is enjoying my million along with the other billions he robbed and his new helocopters and yahts in his home-country! I am pretty sure he will show up on the Forbes billionaire list next year. Not a bad business ... Robbing banks, if you have the conscience for it! Don't worry about the country, the International Monetary Fund stepped in to replace the stolen money, no questions asked. The American Embassy screamed for justice in the scandel but to no avail. After the electric company cut my lights for non-payment I lost all of my cell lines and had to shut down the lab. Chris Reeve had expressed an interest in helping me get back on track before his untimely passing. I had to give up my small scale philanthropy of giving food to the poor people that I had met on the island. My favorite individual charity was a young lady and her three children whose husband had died of cancer in his early 60's. She and her children are on the street. I have discontinued her support because I don't have the $200 monthly it takes for her food and housing costs. I have contacted several billionaires for help in opening my doors again (the biotech and my food charity) while at the same time looking for their future cures. I was turned down flat by the Annenberg's from Pennsylvania, Jeff Skoll, Pierre and Pam Omidyar and Carl and Eloise Pohlad from Minnesota. James and Virginia Stowers never answered my letter. I was hoping for maybe some hand me down michroscopes from their biotech. Hey but Jim Pattison the owner of " Ripley's Believe It Or Not " from Canada is considering us, and Kirk Kerkorian appreciated it, and Richard Branson is keeping us in mind in the event that he needs our services, however, Richard Branson probably has some of the best genes that any one could ever want ... living life like a teenager at 54 with all of his famous stunts. I wouldn't be surprised if he lives to be over 100 years old without Gen Cells Cure's help. But a little help from Gen Cells Cures medical scientists could guarantee that he sees 100 plus! Plus! But let's wait to see what Donald has to say about the idea ... That is Donald trump. So far not one penny is back in the Gen Cells Cures coffers.


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About The Author

Gerald is the owner of Gen Cells Cures - - a biotech focused on cures for the incurable. we do private medical research for the individual. Visit his site for information on cures for incurable diseases and aging.


daniel*wm 07.09.2007. 06:34

Can a family man with Salary RM3,000 survive in Malaysia? What do you think of this? Let's do some simple calculations here.

In Malaysia , the average family income is RM3,000 /month
(where father works, mother doesn't).

I understand there are many families whose
monthly income does not reach RM3,000,
but, to make things simple,
let's take RM3,000 as the figure. Ok lah, right?

Okay, let's start rolling with a family which has
Papa, Mama, 1 daughter and 1 son. Ngam-ngam ....

Calculation starts...

Electricity and water bill: RM100
(No air-con, No home theatre, No water heater ... ok?)

Phone bill ( Telekom): RM100

Meals for a happy family: RM775
(3 meals on RM25/day, RM25 for 4 persons...?)

Papa makan / teh-tarik during working hrs: RM155
(RM5/day, RM5 ... can eat what?)

Car repayment: RM400
(A proton saga aeroback, 7 yrs repayment)

Petrol (living in city, traffic-jam): RM300
(go to work, bring son to school,
only can afford one car running)

Insurance: RM650
(kids, wife and myself)

House repayment: RM750
(low cost housing repayment for 30 yrs,
retired still have to work to pay!)

Tuition: RM80
(got that cheap meh? i don't think so)

Older children pocket money @ school: RM20
(RM1/day, eat bread?)

School fees: RM30
(enough ah?)

School books and etc: RM100
(always got extra to pay in school)

Younger children milk powder: RM50
(cannot have the DHA, BHA, PHA one, expensive)

Miscellaneous: RM100
(shampoo, rice, sauce, toilet paper)

Oh wait!!! I have to stop here, so...
No Astro,
no movie @ cinema,
no DVD,
no CD,
no online,
cannot KFC,
cannot McDonald,
cannot go Park walk during weekend (petrol expensive),
no chit chat on phone with grandparents, and etc...

Let's use a calculator to total up... WALAO EH! Shit! RM3,610 already...

EPF belum potong, income tax lagi........oledi RM3,610 ....

How to survive lah tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekalian ???

Our Deputy Prime Minister asked us to change lifestyle?

How to change? Don't eat? Don't work? Don't send children to school and study?

Besides that, I believe in Malaysia population, there are millions of rakyat Malaysia which still don't earn RM3,000/month!!!

What is this? Inilah Malaysia Boleh... Sorry ... it should be Malaysians Boleh , because we're still alive and kicking!!

Our politicians must be mad!!!!


Admin 07.09.2007. 06:34

No kidding. You are absolutely right!

For me our Purchasing Power has gone down tremendously since 70s& early 80s.

If our parents earned (70s & early80s) RM800 per month then, today it is equivalent to RM 8,000/= per month.

However, if you earned RM8,000 today, it is NOT really equal in Purchasing Power with our parent. Because their 'disposable income' (income after minus tax & EPF) was higher because their salary was within the lower "tax bracket".

1. Back then, brand new Toyota & Honda costs RM7K- RM8K, today RM85K. That's 10 times.

2. As a schoolboy I got pocket money for 20-30 sen per day. Today, my sister allocate her kids RM2-RM3 per day. That's also 10 times.

CONCLUSION : If one earned RM3,000/= today, that PURCHASING POWER is equivalent to a person who earned RM300/= per mth in the 70s or early 80s.

Who's fault?
1. Bank Negara (that unable to monitor our Ringgit as good as Spore- we used to have RM1.00 = SGD1.00)
Today USD1=SGD1.5 while USD1 = RM3.5

If ONLY the BNM used their common sense brains, they would NOT choose to peg against USD, instead, they should choose to peg Ringgit with SGD (per Spore dollar) at RM1.7 as in 1996, this is what had happened:

(i) The global forex speculators who dumped the Ringgit will die/lose money.
(ii) USD 1 willl be around RM2.6 (back as normal)
(iii) We buy crude oil at USD70, we only pay RM182/=; NOT USD70 x 3.5 = RM245. (26% cheaper)
(iv) Petrol become 26% cheaper than today.
(v) Transportation, imported necessity goods cheaper by 26%.

2. NAP (National Automotive Policy)- that ripped off our money by forcing us to pay low quality cars at outrageous prices)

In Saudi, the cars like new Honda Civic/ Accord and Toyota Camry are around RM40K & RM60K. WE are FOOLED by our SO-CALLED National Car. What a CRAP!!!!! It's a day light robbery to the nation for over 2 decades!!


acroomaecesus 04.11.2008. 18:38

The Newton Boys: Portrait of an Outlaw Gang? Does anyone know why the Newton Boys decided to rob banks and trains?


Admin 04.11.2008. 18:38

We never killed anybody and we never wanted to. All we wanted was the money.
Willis Newton, 1976
The Newton Boys are America's most successful bank robbers. The four brothers from Uvalde, Texas,
Dock, Jess, Joe, and Willis Newton, robbed over eighty banks and six trains from Texas to Canada
between 1919 to 1924. The most notable thing about the Newton Boys was the fact they never killed
anyone or robbed women or children. They decided that it was okay to rob banks because they
weren't taking the people's money. The banks were insured, and the insurance companies and banks,
in the minds of the Newton Boys, were the biggest criminals of all.
Their career ended with America's largest train robbery, a three million dollar mail train heist outside
of Chicago, Illinois. It happened on the morning of June 14, 1924, when the four brothers from Texas
and some Chicago gangsters robbed a Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul mail train that held three million
dollars in cash, negotiable securities, and jewelry at Rondout, Illinois. Below are excerpts from an
interview with Joe Newton, conducted by Jack Maguire, explaining how the largest train robbery in
American history came to life...
Looking back, Joe said there was no way the Newton Boys could have planned and then pulled off the
mail train robbery alone. "We didn?t need no brains for that job," Joe would point out decades later.
"All we needed to do was to show up with our guns and our fast cars and follow orders. You can?t lose
when you?ve got a real-life cop bossin? the job. It had to be the work of an ?insider??somebody
smarter even than Willis," Joe said. "We didn?t even know anybody like that."


micomurthy 12.04.2013. 17:25

what is hacking of computer and why is it done? Array


Admin 12.04.2013. 17:25

It's just a stealing, or something like robbery by educated or say over-educated people.
It's just like in real world.It's like a sale in the supermarket.They just give you temptation to come to and shop in their stores. They give you false scripted links which will post your details to the hacker, or they will create a page which exactly looks like a website you visit frequently.Then when you sign in into that site your details like passwords and username are posted to the hacker and he will now do whatever he want to do with you id and password.Suppose that someone sends you a link where iphone 5 is on sale just for 200$. You will then attracted to that link and clicks on it where it says that you have to pay online with the help of debit/credit card.So you entered your confidential details on the site and then clicked on submit have just lost millions of dollars in your bank account, and you can't do be aware of that...below are some tips..
>Never click on a unknown link which further asks you your personal details.
>Never click on a link if you are going to shop online.Type website address by yourself in the address bar of the browser.
>Never publish your personal details over the internet.
>Beware of phishing sites.Check the url before login.for example, if you clicked on a link and it looks very similar to the login page of say facebook,then be sure that in the address bar of your browser is present instead of anythingl.
hope this helps.


Alex 15.09.2008. 19:43

is my money safe with Bank of america? hey everybody

due to recent events like the fall down of lehman brothers and soon wamu

i am asking myself if my money is save with bank of america

it feels like nowadays the safest way to take care of you money is a safe at home and a gun next to it ;)))))

so thanks for reading and answering


Admin 15.09.2008. 19:43

Because our constant media fear blaring is always at a full time high, it is hard to decipher whether this is a real disaster or just another one of a million daily fox news breaking news alerts. This wall street crisis is not going to affect the average American (besides foreclosures) for a few months. 2009 will be the year of the inflation. the Fed will HAVE to print more money which will further devalue the dollar. Thats another topic though.

But the answer to this question is this, you are FAR more likely to lose your money to a robbery when it is at home than to a bank that fails. If a bank fails it is bought up by a bigger bank so that the bigger bank can make interest on all that money. There will always be a bigger bank to buy it up. These big banks are failing because they bet on the housing bubble and lost. Some banks made more sound investments.

The worst case scenario is there will be some horrible news that causes a mass rush of withdrawing money from accounts. Hard to imagine what kind of news could cause this - maybe a mass bank failure by the hundreds in one day or a story about numerous banks underreporting their numbers. This is obviously far less likely than coming home one day and finding all that money gone.

If you are going to keep it at home dont put it under the mattress. buy a trick safe, a secret safe disguised as an everyday item, like a coke can, a book, or a wall outlet.


GOD 26.06.2013. 20:19

Politics: If amnesty passes for the 11 million ILLEGALS, How many jobs will be lost? Drug dealers are not unlicensed pharmacist
Murders are not unauthorized executions
Bank Robberies are not Unauthorized bank withdrawals
Rapes are not called unplanned sexual encounters

Just to set the record straight, if you enter this country illegally, you have committed a crime and therefore you would be guilty of engaging in criminal behavior. FACT

Immigration Bill Gives Employers Incentives To Fire Americans And Hire Amnestied Immigrants

Report: Hidden Tariff On American Citizens In New Immigration Bill: Millions More Stand To Lose Their Jobs

Illegal Immigration = More Identity Theft, More Murder, More Rape And More Drug Dealing


Millions of ILLEGALS scam IRS and American Taxpayers out of billions of dollars!

ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD(LocalNews Investigation)

Illegal Immigrant Mother of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, and Social Security


Admin 26.06.2013. 20:19

I say send them back to Canada, we do not need their bacon.


phunkygoonie 24.10.2007. 23:31

Can someone name the movie/TV where a guy is about to rob something but is beat to it? We think it was fairly recent and there was a narrator. It was probably a man doing it. Hes about to rob it (store or bank). Hes bad at it, doesn't really want to, probably down on his luck, and someone does just before he does. Its really gonna bother me if i dont find out what the title.


Admin 24.10.2007. 23:31

Fun With Dick and Jane is probably best match.

Dick lost his job and is forced into a life of crime ( robberies ) when all else fails. He and Jane ( wife ) make a plan for Dick to rob a bank while Jane ( wife ) waits in the car. Unfortunately, a former co-worker of his beats him to it and shows up with weapons to rob the place WHILE DICK IS IN IT!

The cops show up and arrest the co-worker and Dick gets out scoth free but is shaken up.

Or it could be Oceans Twelve. Daniel Ocean and his crew attempt to steal an art piece from a private collector worth millions of dollars. They get past the elaborate security rig by raising the mans entire house 2 feet higher only to find out someone beat them to the punch. The game is then on between the master thief and Daniel's crew to find who truly is the better theives.


thom t 01.07.2008. 02:33

Does anyone smell a rat? (Halliburton and Iraq)? Dick Cheney was formerly CEO of Halliburton. Halliburton gets the tender to rebuild Iraq. Contracts call for cost plus reimbursement, encouraging flagrant wastage and overspending.
The amount of money lost in waste/mismanagement/overbilling/corruupt practices in rebuilding Iraq is estimated at $33billion: that is 33 thousand million dollars of US taxpayers money. "Something is rotten in Denmark...I mean Iraq".
There was a very good program on (Australia) ABC Four Cornbers Program this morning about all the corruption going on in Iraq.

thom t

Admin 01.07.2008. 02:33

true story:

?Increased Iraqi oil revenues stemming from high prices and improved security are piling up in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York rather than being spent on needed reconstruction projects,? reports the Washington Times.

Out of $10 billion budgeted for capital projects in 2007, only 4.4 percent had been spent by August, according to official Iraqi figures reported this month by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report cited unofficial figures saying about 24 percent had been spent.

Meanwhile, some $6 billion to $7 billion from last year?s budget is ?being rolled over? and invested in U.S. treasuries, said Yahia Said, director of Iraq Revenue Watch, part of the private watchdog group Revenue Watch Institute.

So-called ?de-Ba?athification? ? the systematic removal and liquidation of Saddam?s functionaries and others ? facilitated the process of robbery. ?The country?s midlevel bureaucracy has either fled the country or been purged in de-Ba?athification, [and] a lot of ministers are politically appointed and not professional,? Yahia Said, director of Iraq Revenue Watch, told the Moonie controlled newspaper. ?The result is that orders go out from the ministers in Baghdad, but there is no structure or staff at the middle level to carry out the instructions.?


Fares 16.12.2012. 11:54

why isn't money exchanged by fingerprints? well, why isn't it. why isn't there a small machine in stores that scan fingerprints and transfers money from the buyers bank account to the sellers bank account where money is just a virtual number.
-the bank distributes these machines after doing proper research around the person that wants to have one to make sure his merchandise is legal.(this guy must sell products for living, banks won't give machines like these to any ordinary person)
- if the bank gets robbed,a simple click on a button can transfer all the information to another bank that belongs to the same company and cleans the robbed bank so the robbers won't find anything to rob. after the robbery is stopped, the information comes back to the bank
-if someone's wife needs her husbands money to buy an expensive purse, for example but can't use it because she doesn't have his fingerprint, another machine that can belong to anyone, can add the wife's fingerprint to her husband's and sets the amount of money that that fingerprint can use.
-if a guy wants to sell his car to a friend, the exchange of money can only happens in the bank because a normal person can't have a selling machine (unless he his job is selling products as mentioned before) and to make sure that the selling process is legal
of course this machine is only used to buy expensive things like cars, houses, computers, expensive purses or sunglasses from their stores. but for small money exchanges between a father and his kid or buying meet from a shop or fruits... the bank gives small and meaningless amounts of money to every adult so these exchanges can be done
so here i am asking you why? this may sound a bit crazy or complicated for some people, but if it will decrease the chances of being robbed or losing money, why not?
sorry if this is in the wrong category, i chose the recommended one


Admin 16.12.2012. 11:54

There are several reasons why this isn't the case:

* There would be some *very* serious privacy implications with a system like this. A lot of people would be very uncomfortable with the government having access to everyone's fingerprints, and justifiably so. I personally don't think anyone should be compelled to give their fingerprints or DNA unless a court deems that information to be necessary for a police investigation.

* A system where every transaction has to be electronic and "can only happen in a bank" would be extremely cumbersome. Millions of cash transactions are made every day- if these all had to go through electronic processes as well, it would put a huge strain on existing communications networks, and these "selling machines" cost money. Case in point- what if I borrow 5 dollars off my co-worker to buy lunch one day? I can do that now, but if I had to go through a bank, not so much.

* This system would not be fraud-proof. It's already possible to fake fingerprints with existing technology- if you have a digital scan of someone's fingerprints it's possible to make a glove with those fingerprints on it, which will fool at least some fingerprint scanners. And remember that people can potentially leave their fingerprints on any surface they touch, after which criminals could potentially gain access to them. In that respect, a fingerprint-based system is potentially less secure than the credit cards we have now. Likewise, there would be millions of these "selling machines" in existence, so it would be easy enough for criminals to get ahold of one and reverse-engineer them.

* This also raises the issue of what to do if your fingerprints are compromised. Under the current system, if my credit card is stolen, I can just call the bank and have them cancel it. They will then reissue me with a new one with a different number, and the old one will no longer work. But what if someone gets ahold of my fingerprints? I can't get new fingerprints, so what do I do then?

In short, I'm not sure the benefits of such a system would outweigh the many disadvantages it would have.


TRDevelopment 05.05.2011. 22:19

Why do white people complain about backs & other races? I am so tired of this so I have to ask on YA, it just doesn't make any sense to me. I profitably had about 10 racial conflicts in my life and during all of them I always heard "n*ggas steal too much", "your people are lazy" and "you all are scum"

Ok that's all well and good but if you are finding weaknesses in another race then why dont you just call out your weakness as well? Do you mean to tell me that white people are perfect?
You can call black people and Hispanics evil and lazy all you want but believe it or not people rather be around us than you. And this is why

1) Blacks are not that crazy, sure a good bit of us might steal and sell drugs but we are not crazy and out to f*ck up the world. While walking down the street I am always in fear of running into a white crazy person with a sniper rifle, a racist from the KKK or being involved in a bank robbery orchestrated buy white people. The last thing I worry about is a black person robbing me, TV just makes it look like we rob EVERYONE we see, but in reality we dont.
You see only white people do these crazy things, blacks tend to have more reasoning and stick to stealing & selling drugs. So you will seldom find a black person on the sears tower just killing random people with a sniper rifle, kidnapping kids and keeping them until they turn 18, involved in ponzi schemes to make millions...etc

2) Yes I watched bait car and its mostly blacks and Hispanics but when I watch To catch A Predator its most white people. So dont make it look like you all do no wrong! I for one rather have my car stolen and then found instead of having my daughter molested by some 50 year old man. You see we do dumb crimes that can be fixed since your car can always be found or replaced; but molesting a 13 year old takes it to an entire other level

3) And finally, black people are not responsible for the recession and this economy. You all need to stop blaming that on us! I am a college student who doesn't even make more than $25,000 a year so how can I be responsible for anything? How about blaming my employer who underpays us so he can profit? how about blaming the employers who move jobs overseas? how about blaming the people in government who waste large amounts of tax dollars in the military? How about blaming those health insurance companies who suck us dry and then drop us due to preexisting conditions just so they can make a profit?
Yup, just blame the black man who is struggling to get through college. Yup is my fault the economy is this way!

I am sure this question is gonna get flagged anyway so I give up! It seems like we will always lose no matter what...............
@ Angel- Ok I will stop, I am just gonna blame it on Asians since clearly you all had nothing to do with it. We just sailed our happy @sses over here just so we can be slaves.....makes perfect sense. All our fault (as usual)
@thumsdowr- Chill out, I only made that comment AFTER Angel diced to generalize. So let me guess, its OK for whites to generalize but when blacks do it we become phucking stupid right? Why didnt you call her out? Once again....we lose!


Admin 05.05.2011. 22:19

Very well put!


Aaron 09.08.2010. 20:40

HELP!!! i have to choose between plea and trial? Help me decide if i plea i would get less time but i would be lying :( but my lawyer says if i tell the truth i would lose and be sentience to up to 15yrs in prison WHAT DO I DO?????? tell the truth and hope for the best or plea for less time AHHHHH!!!
:) thank you FormerWm and Mitziree and everyone i think i know what to do now :")


Admin 09.08.2010. 20:40

In many cases, even if the D.A. knows a person isn't actually guilty of the crime they are charged with, the Prosecutors involved with a case will offer to accept a plea in order to show a technical "win". I know of a case where a person in Washtenaw County Michigan was charged with 4 felonies, each charge carrying a life sentence. The person, from a 2005 case had a Public defender and a One Million dollar bond. The case involved armed bank robbery. The person in question, was never even in the bank and not on video anywhere near the bank. The person just happen to be with the robber several hours later when he was captured. The person had no knowledge prior to being arrested that a robbery had even happened. Rather than stay in jail waiting for a trial with a not guilty plea, the person decided to enter a plea of "no contest" to one count of bank robbery with probation and no prison time in order to get out of county jail. From looking at 4 possible life sentences and a One Million dollars bond to 3 years probation, I say the D.A. knew the person was innocent but of course he had to have a WIN in his column!
Accepting a Plea really has nothing to do with guilt or innocence, it's all about risk and gambling with the "what if" factor.


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