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Termites Feast On Woman's Life Savings
Breitbart ^ | 6-13-13 | Jon David Kahn

Posted on 06/14/2013 9:54:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

CHINA -- A Chinese woman almost lost her life savings recently when termites invaded a wooden drawer in which she kept a plastic bag containing 400,000 yuan: the equivalent of $65,000 U.S. dollars. It was only after the woman decided to redecorate her house in Guandong Province that she noticed the termites had dined on her nest egg. According to the Guangzhou Daily, the money was given to the woman by her children.

A local bank generously scanned the remaining cash and was able to identity 340,000 yuan which means the termite's meal ultimately cost the woman roughly $9,786.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banking; chat; china; pests
My mother could have lost savings bonds the same way. Luckily, the termites only attacked books.
1 posted on 06/14/2013 9:54:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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2 posted on 06/14/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Termites eating @ the Ritz!


3 posted on 06/14/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Drywall and baby formula are poisonous but money is edible ...


4 posted on 06/14/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wouldn’t the government treasury replace the bills if they receive proof of the ripped up notes? In America I would think they would.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 10:01:01 AM PDT by Borges
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Guandong Province that she noticed the termites had dined on her nest egg.

"Say it! Say it! Say "I lost the nest-egg." Go on, say it!"

6 posted on 06/14/2013 10:01:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks like these termites and Bungling Ben’s QE circus have a lot in common.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: Borges

This is China, so they’ll probably send her to a labor camp for destruction of state property.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 10:03:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Borges

This is NOT America. However, they replaced part of it. Perhaps the termiets totally consumed $9000 worth.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 10:03:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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10 posted on 06/14/2013 10:07:21 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Borges

I will say that the Chinese government is very careful with its money. Tourists are nt allowed to take it out of the country. I was on a cruise there in 1983, and upon returning to the ship in Shanghai I had to turn in all my Chinese money. I had tried to spend it all, but I had a few coins left. The Bank of China took it and refunded me a US dime!


11 posted on 06/14/2013 10:07:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt 6:19-21


12 posted on 06/14/2013 10:09:42 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Sopater

LOLOLOL! Who’d a thunk that there would be a cartoon out there that perfectly illustrates this story?


13 posted on 06/14/2013 10:09:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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The perp...............

14 posted on 06/14/2013 10:10:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Conserev1

According to reports, after relieving the woman of so much money, the termites painted the Chinese town red, asking again and again from place to place: is the bar tender here?


15 posted on 06/14/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT by golux
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Wouldn’t the government treasury replace the bills if they receive proof of the ripped up notes?..In 1977, as a cop, we had a house fire. My partner and I went inside to save three people. The dude kept saying “ I need my ammo box! I need my ammo box!” I cold-cocked him to stay out of the house. Doug and I damn fried getting them out. After the fire, we went back to find the guy crying in the middle of the charred, burnt ashes with his ammo box. “I’ve lost my life savings, Dad’s life savings and my wife’s life savings you SOB’. Inside the box was a huge pile of ashes. The guy living next to my house was a Treasury agent and I took the ammo box to him. He took it to Washington, DC. where they weighed it or did something to the ashes and the victim received $200,000 in the mail sometime down the road.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 10:18:39 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

For a minute there, I thought you were describing Democrats.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 10:21:48 AM PDT by lula ( What America needs is men of Character in congress, we have enough characters.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As opposed to the US government that feasts on and destroys the earnings and savings of all Americans.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 10:26:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They aren’t quite as careful today. I took a fair amount of RMB from Shenzhen into Hong Kong last summer, but ended up spending most of it in HK, anyway. A few leftovers made it back to the USA with me. :)


19 posted on 06/14/2013 10:26:42 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I always spent the last of foreign coin on chocolate bars.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 10:26:48 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What did one termite say to the other termite? “I’m not eating any of that money,it’s a little to rich for me.”


21 posted on 06/14/2013 10:27:48 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hurry Jesus!!!!!)
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To: golux

22 posted on 06/14/2013 10:32:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Why is this surprising? That's what socialists do.
23 posted on 06/14/2013 11:00:10 AM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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Did they tax him at 35%?


24 posted on 06/14/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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Actually not at all. Remember this was 1977 when we had Peace Officers and the laws (regulations?) were followed.


25 posted on 06/14/2013 11:44:49 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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“The guy living next to my house was a Treasury agent and I took the ammo box to him. He took it to Washington, DC. where they weighed it or did something to the ashes and the victim received $200,000 in the mail sometime down the road.”

How did they know if the box was full of singles, tens or hundreds?


26 posted on 06/14/2013 12:28:02 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Infrared something or other on the ink. He told me. I’m dumb. Weighed, fabrics, infrared, I glazed over and said “Oh, OK.”


27 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:06 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mold does basically the same thing.


28 posted on 06/22/2013 11:28:40 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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