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Illegal Activities

Postby Cocoa » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:32 am

This is a thread to discuss the Cullen's illegal activites. (Not killing...fraud, tax evasion, forgery, ect.)
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby LisaAnn » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:55 pm

Lmao, that is a little too convenient don't you think? But I think that perhaps Carlisle has taught Alice some control over that, and she probably doesn't act out on every prediction, because someone would notice eventually if she never lost anything, only gained, wouldn't they?
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby Monica » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:58 pm

Eh. I think that if you have gifts, use them wisely. Maybe they have so much money BECAUSE of Alice's uncanny predictions. :)
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby HazedInDeadlyPollen » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:47 pm

I think the forgery sounds like fun...Jasper is so cool.I wish I could read a scene where Jasper goes to get all the documents done and to know all the stuff they have in their house.
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby hayweh » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:05 am

Jasper must have done some scary stuff to the paper forgery guy (having trouble recalling his name at the moment) for him to act like he did around Bella. Especially because if they were found out by the government or other agency, it could put all vampires at risk for being discovered.
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby forbiddenlizzy » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:12 am

I thought about the possibility of tax evasion and them getting arrested(since you get hunted down for tax evasion), but in actuality it's like the Cullens don't even exist to the government considering the moves and the mention of name changes...every few years everything simply starts over for them. In a very loose comparison they are like illegal immigrants. Like jude initially in across the universe, the cullens don't actually exist in America!
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby Ouisa » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:42 am

Bella's dip into crime with J. Jenks was some of my favorite sections of the book. His terror of Jasper and his obvious fascination with the Cullens just made me smile. I almost wish for further books so I can hear more of Bella and J's interactions.
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby AgentCross » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:52 am

This is America, it's only illegal if you get caught... or you can't afford it.
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby pixiealice » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:35 am

I'd really like to know the background of Jasper and Jenks relationship. I know Jasper influences moods, so did he just influence Jenks to be uptight, nervous and scared while they were together to get control over Jenks? I can't imagine Jasper actually threatening Jenks physically...
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Re: Illegal Activities

Postby CharlotteMagnolia » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:44 am

forbiddenlizzy wrote:I thought about the possibility of tax evasion and them getting arrested(since you get hunted down for tax evasion), but in actuality it's like the Cullens don't even exist to the government considering the moves and the mention of name changes...every few years everything simply starts over for them. In a very loose comparison they are like illegal immigrants. Like jude initially in across the universe, the cullens don't actually exist in America!


But they do exist in America - Carlisle has a 'real' job at the hospital, and we assume that he gets a paycheck, so taxes are taken out of that and the govt knows he exists. I think that Carlisle has been around long enough to know how to get around the system and be able to be an 'upstanding citizen' - at least on paper - and pay his taxes. At least for the income the govt knows about. :-)
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