Anselm – Oh I believe it for sure and no doubt the couple payed their taxes on the find just like the lotto winners and even us poor casino winners on occasion. Hell, CA even wants us to report recycling refunds as “income”! If I were them I would have sold one or two of those at a time across the country over a few years and had a different story for each sale. OK, got you on the guy hit up by the IRS – it’s definitely not beyond the scope of technology as fast as it has advanced. Read an article about caching and one nugget was to use a local “junkyard” or landfill so your item just becomes one of the many pieces of junk in the yard. Remember, they used to bury whole cars, washers, fridges, etc. just a few decades ago. Read about the silk/gauze water nets a few months ago – great idea for those areas with annual fog banks, yet water shortages – like here in CA.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine