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Oct 16, 2011 J Walker joined My Stranger Face
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Oct 16, 2011 J Walker commented on Fuck You, Big Banks.
All the bank robbers that ever lived haven't stolen a fraction of the money from banks that banks have stolen from people.
I had a passbook savings account as a kid where I diligently saved my earnings from lawn mowing and babysitting. I moved to another city to go to college, I got an account at a different bank, and a real job. Years later, visiting the folks, I found the forgotten passbook. The bank had changed hands, been bought up by a larger one. The bank manager glanced at my passbook and stated that any account inactive for more than two years became the property of the bank. It was a recent rule they had made up and posted along with a lot of others right next to the front door I hadn't passed through in years.
It wasn't a lot of money. Less than I make in a good month now. It just seemed like a bank had stolen all those afternoons and weekends of my childhood when I should have been riding my bike or swimming or playing baseball.
 

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