Man Arrested For Paying With $1 Million Bill At Wal-Mart

Walmart-Million-Dollar-Bill-MugshotTo you, this may be a case of a mentally ill person at Wal-Mart. However, I see it as highlighting the implicit absurdity of money, and an admirable insistence on defining one’s own reality. Winston-Salem Journal reports:

A Lexington man is accused trying to use a fake $1 million bill to pay for his purchases at a Walmart.

Michael Anthony Fuller, 53, of 3 Parker St., walked into the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Lexington on Nov. 17. He shopped for a while, picking up a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other merchandise, totaling $476, an arrest warrant says.

Fuller was later charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument, both felonies, court records show. A warrant says of the fake million-dollar bill: “There is no such thing.” The largest bill in circulation is a $100 bill.

Lexington police Sgt. Shannon Sharpe said the case is unusual. “It is kind of strange,” Sharpe said.

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  • wingedearth

    Is it really “false pretenses” when there’s no chance of anyone being fooled by it? There’s no intent to deceive, because it’s obvious that no one could be deceived by a million dollar bill. Actually charging this guy with “false pretenses” and “uttering a forged instrument” is ludicrous, and is an outrageous waste of judicial resources. The prosecuting attorney should be reported to the State Bar and have his license suspended.

  • Anonymous

    Hold the phone!  I think we have a new Republican front-runner!  Very photogenic, with the piquante charm of the millionaire-next-door that appeals so much with apple pie populists!

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Two things – first,  he is black,  and the answer when you are back id heavy handed prosecution.  Second, it just shows the ferocity of prosecutions in a country that wants to have more prisons and people in prisons that any other developed nation in the world.  This type of prosecution is happening in all sorts of instances,  even with matters that used to be called youthful indiscretions – like an 18 year old boy has mutually agreed upon sex with a sixteen year old,  it is now a felony which follows him for the rest of his life and creates an perpetual underclass. Felonies are created daily with a flick of the pen,  prisons proliferate like mushrooms after a spring rain – it is not 2012,  it is 1692!

  • Nunzio X

    Yes. It’s “The Cost Of Uttering A Forged Instrument Is TOO DAMNED HIGH!” Party

  • Anonymous

    This shit burns me up.  The nation’s largest provider of mental health ‘services’ the penal system strikes again.  The only ones guilty of forged instrument possession are the police officers who’s identification has more to do with an intent to deceive and harm than to serve and protect.  They are so distanced from the moral and legal authority imbued in them by We the People that their regalia should be tossed out with the Sig runes and brownshirt. These abortions of the rape of justice vaingloriously parade their name Legion from the bodies of swine drawing ever closer to the edge of the Abyss. 

  • Nunzio X

    The calender may say 2012, but the mentality says 1692.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This probably won’t go over especially well…since I’m usually on the ‘civil libertarian/cops are going too far’ bandwagon…

    but this guy isn’t really worth such spirited defense. 

    Seriously…he should probably be found mentally incompetent and sent into treatment/care on those grounds…but there’s even a little doubt about that.

    He was coherent enough to work out that money has an assessed value…and that money is exchanged for goods and services…and that counterfeit money means getting goods and services without giving up real money. Then he went to a store with his fake (albeit pathetic) money, found a batch of stuff he either really liked or could resell quickly…and tried to pay for it with the fake money. It doesn’t seem like he expected to get caught…which doesn’t say much for his sanity or intelligence overall…but I’ve also personally KNOWN junkies who were mentally competent…except when they were strung out and desperate….then they turned into morons who thought people would believe anything if they just sold the idea calmly enough. They weren’t ‘victims’…they were running pathetic scams and hoping to get away with them somehow. Shit…even THEY look back and say ‘Man, that was retarded. Sorry bout that.”

    The article doesn’t say what penalties are maximums for forgery (but I’m sure its the same whether the forgery is skillful or ridiculous)…and theres no way to tell this far in advance what the judge or jury on the case will decide is appropriate…so jumping straight to histrionics and holding this guy up as a victim…? really? It seems more like a slap to the faces of all the people who really are victims of a crazed legal system that profits from incarceration.

    I think of the friend who grew a few plants in his attic for personal use, gave a handful to a friend who hung out regularly, then the friend got busted and rolled on him. By the time the cops were done re-imagining the case…he was a narco kingpin supplying half the South with devil-weed. The actual court paperwork listed the quantity of plants differently than the initial police report. They actually edited and increased the number of plants (9) to something a little higher so it would look more serious (12…then later over 16. All this led to a harmless guy who liked to play L4D and hit the bong spending several years in state prison (after time off for good behavior.)

    So yeah…justice here is skewed, cops and courts are generally not interested in serving the public good…they serve their paychecks…which come from people involved in politics…and the whole system sucks…but what does it take before somethings still a crime? How far do we go in the process of fighting for reasonable treatment…and still avoid just legalizing everything short of rape and murder? Most of us want the fatcats who buy their way out of trouble to get their comeuppance and answer for their crimes…crimes like fraud, forgery, wire fraud, and theft on a larger scale than most of us can imagine. I’m all on board for that…but that doesn’t mean I excuse anyone and everyone other than the wealthy for anything they do. I’m asking for equal treatment under the law…not a funhouse mirror version where only certain people experience consequences for their actions…because that’s what we have now and it sure as hell isn’t working.

  • Anonymous

    Fiat currency like all the ‘real notes’ from the Fed. Isn’t he owed change?

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Nice reasoned argument,  but minus any of the facts in regard to the current judicial system,  in other words a lot of assumptions. So here is the short treatment –

    “I’m asking for equal treatment under the law…”

    There is no such thing as equal treatment under the law,  it is a fantasy.  In fact,  there is no such thing as the “rule of law,”  there is just the law of rule.  The idea of a rule of law is a dangerous elite idea,  all the so-called rule of law is the extension of the divine right of kings,  there is no law in the sense of legal that acts like a law of nature.  Not that there is not plenty of law for you and I,  there is just none for the moneyed elite – and much more for the poor and the weak who are smashed beneath its gavel daily. You have the same moneyed elite behind what is called the rule of law,  it is just no longer a public office of a king.

    You have “laws” which are propagated to maintain an oppressive system,  a assurance of the wealth of the few as opposed to the many, and crime for the most part is the output of the systemic nightmare.  The crimes are borne by a reaction to the system,  there is not “law and order” as you conceive of it,  there is just “order and law” – order not as opposed to chaos,  but order in the sense of the grid iron place everyone is supposed to have in society – class preservation,  not order as opposed to mayhem.  Law is merely the handmaiden of the order,  making sure that everything remains in the unrighteous “balance.”

    Have you looked at the prison system?  Do you know that by the year 2100 that the powers that be estimate 33,000,000 to be incarcerated?  The prison system is a perpetuation of class,  only the poor and people of color for the most part are among the ranks of the prison population.  as an example – the “new” Jim Crow.  Actually racism is merely the thin veneer of class warfare,  just like religion is used,  just like gender is used,  etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgM5NAq6cGI

    I could go on and on,  like I said this is the short treatment – apply it to your position

    Not law and order  but order and law –

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-02_cy-2007_m-02_d-15_y-2007_o-0.html

    There is NO rule of law –

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-02_cy-2007_m-02_d-13_y-2007_o-0.html

    Some of the links might be outdated on my blog (notinhisname,  in the sense of third party),  because some was written in 2007,  but there is no change in our current condition and the truth posted there.

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Nice reasoned argument,  but minus any of the facts in regard to the current judicial system,  in other words a lot of assumptions. So here is the short treatment –

    “I’m asking for equal treatment under the law…”

    There is no such thing as equal treatment under the law,  it is a fantasy.  In fact,  there is no such thing as the “rule of law,”  there is just the law of rule.  The idea of a rule of law is a dangerous elite idea,  all the so-called rule of law is the extension of the divine right of kings,  there is no law in the sense of legal that acts like a law of nature.  Not that there is not plenty of law for you and I,  there is just none for the moneyed elite – and much more for the poor and the weak who are smashed beneath its gavel daily. You have the same moneyed elite behind what is called the rule of law,  it is just no longer a public office of a king.

    You have “laws” which are propagated to maintain an oppressive system,  a assurance of the wealth of the few as opposed to the many, and crime for the most part is the output of the systemic nightmare.  The crimes are borne by a reaction to the system,  there is not “law and order” as you conceive of it,  there is just “order and law” – order not as opposed to chaos,  but order in the sense of the grid iron place everyone is supposed to have in society – class preservation,  not order as opposed to mayhem.  Law is merely the handmaiden of the order,  making sure that everything remains in the unrighteous “balance.”

    Have you looked at the prison system?  Do you know that by the year 2100 that the powers that be estimate 33,000,000 to be incarcerated?  The prison system is a perpetuation of class,  only the poor and people of color for the most part are among the ranks of the prison population.  as an example – the “new” Jim Crow.  Actually racism is merely the thin veneer of class warfare,  just like religion is used,  just like gender is used,  etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgM5NAq6cGI

    I could go on and on,  like I said this is the short treatment – apply it to your position

    Not law and order  but order and law –

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-02_cy-2007_m-02_d-15_y-2007_o-0.html

    There is NO rule of law –

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-02_cy-2007_m-02_d-13_y-2007_o-0.html

    Some of the links might be outdated on my blog (notinhisname,  in the sense of third party),  because some was written in 2007,  but there is no change in our current condition and the truth posted there.

  • emperorreagan

    Who calls the police over this?  

    Oh.  Wal-Mart employees.  

    Where they will interrogate your children without contacting you.  Where they have training classes to get their employees on Medicaid instead of ponying up for insurance.  

    Yup, par for the course for them. 

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Actually…the original concept of ‘law’ existing as a codified agreement…emerged from people’s discontent with the ruling castes and their demand that the ‘rules’ not be made up on whims depending on who was in charge at the moment. All written laws in the western half of the world emerged from the Hammurabic Code…which influenced everything that came after. Basically…it wasn’t government that demanded laws come into being…although they were happy to pervert them at every opportunity…it was people seeking a barrier between themselves and the despotic power of early monarchs and priests. ;-) So I can’t accept your dismissal of the concept…even if I agree completely about how we’ve let it slide into the hands of maniacs, crooks and thugs. What makes systems of law and jurisprudence work…is participation and awareness. Two things that we’ve slipped away from out of sheer laziness. Once you have those two firmly in place…you can watch the watchers, deploy the checks and balances, and at least develop a survivable system that isn’t a horror to behold…basically…the opposite of what we’re stuck with right now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYQW3Z4JSMO5IWXOBWORJPC3PM Jack

    So you are sleeping with a minor? Idiot. That is NOT a small crime that should be overlooked.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYQW3Z4JSMO5IWXOBWORJPC3PM Jack

    Anarcho is an angry misinformed person who is just as deranged as the person in the story. He is the “crazy” person on the block a few houses down. Dude, you are so far out there nobody can take you serious. Go ask mother to put you back on your meds.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYQW3Z4JSMO5IWXOBWORJPC3PM Jack

    Either he lives a few houses down or he IS in prison and lost his case. lolol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYQW3Z4JSMO5IWXOBWORJPC3PM Jack

    Another wacky response from a lunatic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYQW3Z4JSMO5IWXOBWORJPC3PM Jack

    Speaking of anarcho.

  • Anonymous

    Do pray tell illuminate your expertise in the use of ‘meds’.

  • Andrew

    I think you upset Jack.

  • damg

    just want to stop and say im honoured to keep the company of such eloquent, well informed people on this site (for the most part).
    There are some really constructive, animated and competent writers who leave comments here. no sarcasm meant at all, im 100% genuine. VoxMagi and Anarcho really set the standard.
    Wow, sorry for being such a soppy asshole. i dont know whats wrong with me….shouldn’t have had a wake n bake i guess haha.

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    “…it was people seeking a barrier between themselves and the despotic power of early monarchs and priests.”

    I will grant the points of the laws origin,  and what the “rule of law” was supposed to mean initially.  Where we disagree is the remedy,  I would say whether reform or revolution is in the offing,  and what the corpus of law is all about.  Whether one looks at the kingdoms of old,  or the feudal system,  or our current capitalistic nightmare one thread runs through all – a small moneyed elite. To believe this is not preserved in this system,  especially with what has transpired nationally/historically and the general overall activity of the judicial system is at best naive.  There is no such thing as a government of law and not people,  you cannot have some idealistic concept of the law minus the influence of moneyed power.

    Second,  I think I detect some sort of ideal reasoning from you as far as the system we have in place,  I do not know if this comes from myth of what this nation is supposed to be or just an unconscious reaction on your part.  This country was never some bastion away from some dirty feudalism or kings and priests – it traded in,  from the beginning,  one set of elites for another.  If one looks carefully at history (real history)  even the Constitutional charter was penned by a moneyed elite who could take months off to complete the process. The people rejected it and sent back the Bill of Rights addendum which the constitutional committee  rejected to the man – because the Constitution was an elite document protecting the moneyed elite documents.  James Madison called the “father” of the Constitution said that the chief duty of governments is to protect the moneyed and propertied  from the masses Loosely put),  the country started as a polyachy and devolved to a oligarchy. People were beggars in the streets,  there were food wars and the people in various states tried to take over their governments. This is hardly what you are taught in the schools (by design).  I could go on,  but what you have today is what has been happening since the beginning,  it is a cyclical spiral ever worsening. We have a systemic issue,  not something that a few reforms will take care of by a long shot.

    So lets dispense with the “adjustment here and the adjustment there” nonsense.  The seeds of empire were in the country from the beginning,  all one has to do is take a cursory glance at what the “founding fathers” said and wrote.    

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Aww…you are so misinformed that it would be foolish to try to dissuade you from your baseless and uneducated positions…lol 

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    When one talks of political prisoners we just think of a few individuals,  but actually a large potion of those in prison are what I call systemic political prisoners,  be that as it may –

    I am in good company –

    “Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”  Henry David Thoreau

    Alas,  I am not in prison – I must be doing something wrong

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    To add to the above,  in regard to what the “founding fathers” said and wrote speaking of desire for empire –

    Empire as American as apple pie –

    http://monthlyreview.org/2005/05/01/empire-american-as-apple-pie

    A relatively short and easy read

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    or,  Oscar Wilde –

    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”

  • Jin (仁)

    you’re a troll, which is worthy of dismissal in and of itself, but that you actively troll (your last 10 or so comments) on a site you’ve never posted on before solely to assert baseless acusations and ad hominems is pretty…well..sick?

  • Jin (仁)

    age of consent in the UK,most of australia, all of canada, and some states is 16.

    france, belgium and germany it’s 14.

    you really have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I champion involvement and vigilance…precisely because you are correct about the direction things turn…with money and entrenched power ultimately winnowing away the protections against same, usually as soon as the ink is dry on the paper.

    You do the authors of the Constitution a bit of disservice tho…and when we say ‘real history’ its a bit of a loaded vague term depending on who says it and what they know of the authors and their writings. I didn’t just read the Const…I read the writings of the authors…and the books that inspired them…and so on back through most of the enlightenment era.

    Side note: old Thom J the slaveowning white moneyed elite…included in the first draft of the Const. provisions that would have ended slavery then and there. Not exactly the act of a secret imperialist who discreetly favored the enslavement of men of the concepts of egalitarian liberty and fraternity. And what kept that version from becoming the law of the land? Respect for the principles of democratic process. The objections were too great for consensus, and to force the issue would have violated the core concept on which the country was founded…and so a great horror was tolerated here longer than most other places. (In part because the US refused to entertain compensation schemes which would have paid people a portion of the ‘investment’ they lost. Much of Europe found ways to quietly pressure slavery out of favor…successfully.)

    Note also that no small number of the other authors never intended for the initial Bill of Rights to be infringed upon. Much of it is ‘self evident’…and should be clear to all…except that we’ve bred a generation so ignorant and fearful that they can be easily gulled into anything if the TV tells it to them with a serious voice. The concept of checks and balances was intended to prevent the various factions from being swept by one single agenda…precisely to avoid the frenzied imperialism and nationalism and religious mania that swept the whole of Europe and most of Africa into chaos for hundreds of years.

    Naturally…we did away with most of those protections at certain periods…and restored some of them during others. You mention the starvation and taking up of arms…and these are accurate things that have happened in multiple eras…(although slowly fading in regularity after the era of TV took hold…not a coincidence in my book.)

    You can paraphrase Madison’s sentiment…but he’s most oft quoted by neo-cons looking to bend one comment to shore up their wholly unconstitutional beliefs. I’d paraphrase Franklin…”Those who would surrender liberty for safety will find themselves with neither.” Or a quote whose origins escape me at the moment “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” There are hundreds of jewels like these for every soundbite Newt Gingrich cobbles together to explain his amoral existence.

    To sum up…its great to mention a few things wrong with some of those original authors, but its very unjust to deliberately ignore the heaps of contradictory and remarkably broad minded ideals they held…ideals that often did not serve their personal best interest, but were precious enough to them to enshrine when they could have grasped after kingship.

    So to answer that paragraph…I don’t think we need a ‘tweak’ or a ‘little adjustment’…and its a gross mischaracterization to make sound as if I think thats the cure. We need a massive overhaul…from the ground up…and it will take what I mentioned at the start…a people who have accepted that they will have to exercise themselves and their minds…with involvement…and vigilance. We don’t need a few reforms…and we also don’t need ‘systemlessness’…technically we had that briefly. They called it the frontier and eventually people got sick of being shot at…and drafted…you guessed it…laws. Rebuilding the laws would be the smallest part of what we need…its rebuilding our collective understanding of our role in all this…thats the part that will make or break us. Like the miners and laborers who wound up in shooting wars with robber barons’ hired troops…it may take people experiencing the real tyranny of ‘free markets’ before they wake up to what citizenship means…and what it demands from them.

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Do you know what an “example” is Jack?  I did not think so…lol

  • Anarchy Pony

    Is ad hominem your only trick? Seriously go to Troll University then come back and try again. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/WorldPeace-Shabazz-Archdeacon/100000658652449 WorldPeace Shabazz Archdeacon

    How can you “forge” something that doesn’t exist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/WorldPeace-Shabazz-Archdeacon/100000658652449 WorldPeace Shabazz Archdeacon

    How can you “forge” something that doesn’t exist?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    the dude was just looking for a place to crash, three squares a day and some health care
    where’s the best place for an unemployed homeless man to find that heaven?
    why jail of course

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    When I say “real history” I mean all of the contingencies and specifically the benefit,  cui bono.  You might as well know that I have come to the conclusion,  after much deliberation and study that for the most part,  governments are nothing but a franchise of the elite.  The documents of the foundation can be interpreted only by the actions encouraged by the ruling class,  and if you even read my short link below (Empire As American As Apple Pie),  it displays that old adage that actions talk and bs (words) walk.

    You walk away with a Declaration that just served to inflame the passions of the people in the service of the few,  all the way to Shay’s Rebellion.  You have a Constitution which meant to isolate the people from the sphere of government,  and the ruse of “representation” becomes the food of fools (not the most perfect form of government).  You have the foundation of the Constitution being the strong central government for trade and a stronger government to put down insurrections,  all in all that the wealthy wanted a strong government to protect their interests,  and that sold to a wealthy elite through bonds (for the most part) to whom they would answer (in other words,  slavery was not the only blemish,  and there are many more than I mention). 

    In the founding fathers you have very accomplished men,  make no mistake – but those who would use the people to their designs.  You have a Thomas Jefferson who called the people brute beasts,  and a disheveled and broken man at the end of his life that only wants to be remembered for founding a university (outside of inflaming the masses that “all men were created equal”  except for the damnable savages who were the object of genocide).  The accomplishment of great men is to be persuasive spoken and written orators while bending the wills of men to their own design. Checks and balances has been a farce from the beginning,  one has but to look at how it has been repeatedly tossed after the documents inauguration,  like the treaties which were made with the indigenous people. As far as the founders not opting for kingship,  it is much easier to hide among a group.

    I am glad you think it needs a massive overhaul,  and I would opt for nothing less than direct participation (not representative farce). Of course I would add the destruction of the entire engine,  but I will not elaborate.  The frontier,  just as a reminder for you is a bit of washed history,  why don’t you try looking at giving millions of acres to the railroads for a start and what that entailed – and the response it received from the people.  We are already at a larger gap between the rich and poor than the robber baron days – which should prove to you how the opponents have honed their “skills” at thievery,  with an inverted tyranny which many do not recognize.  Free markets are just a buzz word for global monopolies,  and the present activity in the world is just another phase of Imperialism.    

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    Very keen observation :)

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I can’t disagree that govt inherently becomes a bastion of the wealthy and powerful. Its another self evident truth. Power acts to entrench and preserve itself…and with a few exceptions here and there…thats all its ever done.

    But to take a slightly different tack and bring perspective back into line…the concept of central govt strong enough to be effective in crisis has both good and bad sides…not just bad. Historically, if we look at examples of strong central govt gone horribly awry…we get Chile, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union etc. To bring perspective back…lets not forget that when central govt is weak and ineffectual in the other extreme…we get Haiti, Somalia, large swaths of Latin America, with small temporary juntas that bubble and burst, vanish and are replaced by the next junta. (Side note: contrary to popular belief…the modern US loves such chaos…its good for business…and dictators and despots are easier and cheaper to bribe than entire elected bodies. We hate to admit it…but America hates actual democracies.)

    End point…absence of solid central govt sounds good…to people who haven’t lived in such a state. The trick is that its hard work for people to manage it day by day and stay involved. We keep hunting for a way out that involves less effort and fewer hassles. There are plenty of ways like that…almost all of them ultimately involve a state of affairs that others have already endured and found wanting.

    I lack the room to go into minute detail, same as you, because this isn’t the place to recycle entire lectures and whole articles and long stretches of history, but I am keenly aware of the era of railroad expansion/ genocide / wage slavery. The horror of it…and of the eras that came after…are in part what readied a generation to fight for basic rights for workers and a tax system that acknowledge reality…ushering in a brief renaissance that fueled unbelievable gains in quality of life. (Of course…after about 80 years…there’s almost no one left alive who can tell stories about fellow miners shot to death by hired union breakers…we’ve forgotten how hard those few rights were to achieve…and how much they cost. Looks like we’ll have to learn it all over again.)

    In the end, I think we’re separated only by slight difference in the level of our cynicism. I feel the same distrust of both excessive govt power and absent govt power…and I put my faith in finding balance somewhere between the two…an echo of the few brief moments where we got it right for awhile. You seem to have an unyielding belief that any form of organized authority must turn evil…and so they should be avoided in the first place. You aren’t wrong about the natural drift toward corruption…you’re dead right (also on the term ‘free markets’…which is just a fancy name for Ayn Rand-ian gangster anarchy…a thugs paradise, a workers nightmare)…but the constant fight to patrol and purge a system of its ills is what I feel it takes to gain the few benefits of govt…and those benefits may be hard to define…until we visit someplace without them. Mahalo!

  • Roblea17

    While a felony, probably won’t be more than a few months, if any, in lockup. If he has even a mediocre public defender, recommendations may be made for psychiatric care rather than incarceration.  He technically broke a low folks, whether you like it or not. Besides, everybody’s interest in him is going to wane once the next weird news bit comes along.  I mean, other than posting an opinion, is anyone here going to rally to his defense? Or will you all just sit here trolling a news site and making pompous, pseudo-intellectual arguments that only serve as more troll bait?

  • Roblea17

    *law

  • Defilar

    The $5000 bill featured James Madison on the obverse. There is a large-sized $5000 Federal Reserve Note on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The $5000 bill was printed as a gold certificate in 1928, and a federal reserve note in 1928, 1934, and 1934A.

  • Ewop07

    You sound like an ass!  A 3yr old understands what money is and the fact that it can purchase things like candy, but a 3yr old doesn’t know there is no such thing as a 1 million dollar bill.  It’s obvious this man doesn’t understand there is no such thing as a 1 million dollar bill! A normal adult criminal would not go into a store and try to spend a 1 million dollar bill!  Take race out of the equation and use your common sense! 

  • Gregory Wyrdmaven

    In his defense, he heard someone was cooking meth at the store.

    Also, isn’t Shannon Sharpe still a teevee presenter?  When did he go into law enforcement?

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    That has been my point all along,  it is the shuffle off to the prison industrial complex.  Someone who obviously does not have the capacity to understand the bogus nature of a million dollar bill should not be prosecuted.  However,  this judicial system does not care about that,  it gets money per each body it incarcerates.  Many prisons have been privatized,  or they started as private contracted entities,  and literally they make money  and are counted as profitable on the stock exchange by the amount of bodies in their prisons. North Carolina where this occurred has several private institutions,  with many more in the works to be built,  its all about money (this actually is true about both private and public prisons) –

    http://www.publicbonds.org/controversies/nc.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mFgKvhEBIQ

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    What is the difference between now and the past?  Very little,  except now they are on fast track to profitability with the growing industry of private prisons for profit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuU7bEqKcLk

    The powers that be would do well to deal with more reasonable people if they want to survive,  because they do not want to have to deal with me.  They believe they can act like this with impunity,  but there is a higher law than their defunct judicial system of oppression,  that is the law of the people.  They want to or have attempted to turn society into the law of the jungle,  but what they fail to realize is that the most ferocious beast in the jungle is the collective people when they are awoken by their repeated atrocities –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho
  • Anonymous

    I’m curious to see his $1 million dollar bill design. Who’s on it? Ronald Reagan? Nixon? Britney?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELVARQAQTCKOSF4KL736MX4NN4 Joseph

    You guys calling for psychiatric care don’t realize that coerced psychiatric “care” is at least as much a threat to one’s autonomy as prison is. Rapes happen in psychiatric care, too. And then we force a bunch of people to take a bunch of chemicals (meds) they probably don’t want. I would call that torture. At least in a prison you serve your sentence and they can’t hold you beyond that. Hell, half the time you get free before your sentence is even complete. In a “hospital” people can’t leave until a series of “experts” decide, arbitrary and subjectively, that someone is “fit” to leave. This individual would surely be free of prison before he is let loose from psychiatric care. He’d probably only get a couple of months lock up, but he’d be in “care” for years, and for what? Because he annoyed several people by trying to buy shit with a billion dollar bill? Give me a break. He has shown no behavior to be considered a threat to himself or to society. An annoyance? Sure. A threat? Fuck off.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You sound like an innocent well meaning naive person…who wouldn’t know that, without regard to race or color…which I left complete out of the debate, enough drugs and sufficient desperation will make anyone DUMBER than a 3 year old. You also seem to have missed my comment at the top about the guy likely needing mental health care. Which part of that sounded to you like race oriented hate speech…the part where I suggested he needed serious treatment? or the part where I expect everyone, rich or poor, to be treated the same when it comes to forging fake cash and trying to steal things? Sounds like you have a much bigger issue with peoples skin than I do.

  • Sarcasmo

    What about Bernake? He’s buying shit with counter-fitted trillion dollar bills.

  • Fredj47

    He  worked all day at Goldman Sachs to earn that money, and now to be told it’s worthless will probably send him over the edge and we’ll end up paying higher taxes to provide him with welfare because he can’t work due to his post traumatic stress disorder associated with this horrible crime.  Better we should take him out and let our modern judge-jury-executioner police put him to death for this crime against humanity, they can pepper-spray him to death.  But it would probably help to subject him to water-boarding and sleep deprivation  for a few months first to be sure he didn’t intend to use the change expected to finance his terrorist associates. He’s a mean shrewd one you can tell by the look in his eyes, I’ve seen his kind before, they’re all alike. 

  • HomerSimpleton

    He  worked all day at Goldman Sachs to earn that money, and now to be
    told it’s worthless will probably send him over the edge and we’ll end
    up paying higher taxes to provide him with welfare because he can’t work
    due to his post traumatic stress disorder associated with this horrible
    crime.  Better we should take him out and let our modern
    judge-jury-executioner police put him to death for this crime against
    humanity, they can pepper-spray him to death.  But it would probably
    help to subject him to water-boarding and sleep deprivation  for a few
    months first to be sure he didn’t intend to use the change expected to
    finance his terrorist associates. He’s a mean shrewd one you can tell by
    the look in his eyes, I’ve seen his kind before, they’re all alike. 

  • Lmnop_nis

    That is exactly what I was wondering. You can’t be arrested for trying to spend a note that doesn’t even exist. That is in no way a plausible arrestable offense.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    To save time I’ll address this generically:

    RE: To random generated constantly changing troll ID #whatever

    Yeah sure…whatever. If a crime isn’t a crime when someone is dumb…only when they’re smart…then run with that notion. See how that works out. I’m all in favor of Goldman Sachs getting their nuts handed to them…because I couldn’t give a flying fuck if the thief or fraudster is brilliant or moronic, black or white, gay or straight, male or female, rich or poor. Its a pretty egalitarian, even handed way to view the world. Of course…I suppose I could aspire to see the world as skewed as some do…with “special rules for special people”…which, silly me, was what I thought our problem was now. You’ve just flipped the sides…making it seem like poverty or even stupidity equals a carte blanche for any act no matter what. Last I checked…our problem was that we wound up letting rich, clever people get away with anything. The solution is equal ground and equal treatment…not trying to make bizarro world a reality.

    Still…its always possible that he was traumatized. Probably by a lack of blow jobs. As his staunch defender…I suggest you help him with that.

  • Jurakan57

    I have TWO million dollar bills, seriously. They have the face of US President Rutherford B. Hayes and a depiction of George Washington and his men crossing the Delaware River on the back. HOWEVER… there is a religious message: two paragraphs, starting with the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION: WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE? They’re just a clever design by some Christian group that will definitely catch you eye. This poor guy was misled because he did not read the whole thing; it even has a disclaimer: ” This note is NOT legal tender for all debts, public and private”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/constance.chapman Constance Chapman

    Actually. There was more than $100 bills at one time. The highest denom EVER, was $100,000. It was NOT in circulation, as it was just a pass-back and forth gold bond certificiate at the Federal Reserve. There is no MILLION dollar bill. Only a retard would press charges of forgery. The real deal doesn’t actually exist. NOW, they could try him for attempted petty theft… to the thinking person’s point of view

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.despaw Patrick Despaw

    The point is to punish the stupid whom usually go against the grain of society via their devolved perception of said society and their opportunities within it.

    The society you wish to build unconditionally apologizes to the stupid for being stupid. Meanwhile you believe in unicorns and evil rich white men.

    There isn’t much hope for you. That much is evident 2 posts in. I do hope others take notice of how much of a failure you are. I cannot be alone.

  • ShipThemBack

    I just think capital punishment should always be on the table for blacks. This thing is a poster child for this idea. What the hell else should we do with it?

  • Andrew

    Death for trying to use a “fake” token of exchange?

    Go back to Europe.

  • Paul_Pace99

    He’s just a bit premature! Before long, we’ll be using 1 trillion dollar notes like they are in Zimbabwe!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see, genetically-psychopathic look of unceasing anger on his face, yep, he’s an above-average black man. He might even have an amazingly high black IQ of 86.

  • Guest

    Obama is on the million dollar bill.

  • Guest

    Obama is on the million dollar bill.

  • Praetorian

    wrong. its a negro. all it does is crime murder and filth and blames Da system

  • Praetorian

    wrong. its a negro. all it does is crime murder and filth and blames Da system

  • SEAN K98

    All Niigers are mentally ill, it comes at birth, when your born with a monkey brain.

  • SEAN K98

    Sorry, typo, i meant Nigger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002737887138 World Class Prick

    Make him.

    • Andrew

      Nice username.  Very appropriate.

  • Mrmars530

    If they gave him change in 20s, where the hell would he put it all.  You’d need a semi to carry iy.

  • Tony Langbon

    that one million dollar he used it is fake. But, the one million dollar it’s mind is real… whiches the 19th president name is Ruthford is on it….

  • LeadMeLogic

    Patrick,  It’s entirely possible the man had a mental disorder which led to his irrational action.  How’s that not justifiable???  The penalty is absurd,  as is your post to anarchy…  

    • VYUbgedhyibvc

      And if he is mentally disabled? Should we excuse a serial killer because he hears voices?

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