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Old 01-13-2007, 03:08 AM   #16
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All jokes aside... this whole situation is kind of disturbing. I mean, really, WTF? Who made these things and what are they for?
it is kind of like -
that "yellow cake nuclear stuff" that Saddam was supposed to be going after

I think this may hearing about this
because W needs an excuse to launch a war he can win
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:32 AM   #17
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This is probably another story George Dubya made up so he could invade another country.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:43 AM   #18
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All jokes aside... this whole situation is kind of disturbing. I mean, really, WTF? Who made these things and what are they for?
I'm just impressed this is being done by Canadians... I had no idea we had the technology or the balls to try something like this..
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:06 AM   #19
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This was not done by Canadians. As much as everyone likes to joke about it being Canadian, it was not the Canadians.

Seriously, weird.
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Then who? Are you speculating or are you to privy to info others aren't?
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:19 PM   #21
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Top suspects, according to outside experts: China, Russia or even France -- all said to actively run espionage operations inside Canada with enough sophistication to produce such technology.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #22
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Well obviously it was the Canadians, if it was the Russians they would have given these contractors their change in Roubles.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:32 PM   #23
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I still think the article is speculating on who. And I love how they threw France in there
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We share with Canada so the motivation would be kind of weird, especially if the contractors were in Canada to work on a project with Canada. We don't share with France, Russia as much. I think that is an accepted fact.
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Funny, if it's somehow negative France is always included
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This was not done by Canadians. As much as everyone likes to joke about it being Canadian, it was not the Canadians.

Seriously, weird.
Damn, and here I thought we were all badass and shit...
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:22 PM   #27
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Problem solved, here is a picture of the spy coin. Rick Mercer would be pleased.



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Poppy quarter led to spy coin warnings
Last Updated: Monday, May 7, 2007 | 10:18 AM ET
The Associated Press

The surprise explanation behind the U.S. government's sensational but false warnings about mysterious Canadian spy coins is the harmless poppy quarter, the world's first colourized coin.

The odd-looking coins were so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. army contractors travelling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them.

The worried contractors described the coins as "anomalous" and "filled with something manmade that looked like nanotechnology," said once-classified U.S. government reports and e-mails.

The 25-cent piece features the red image of a poppy inlaid over a maple leaf. The quarter is identical to the coins pictured and described as suspicious in the contractors' accounts.

The supposed nanotechnology actually was a conventional protective coating the Royal Canadian Mint applied to prevent the poppy's red colour from rubbing off. The mint produced nearly 30 million such quarters in 2004 commemorating Canada's 117,000 war dead.

"It did not appear to be electronic [analog] in nature or have a power source," wrote one U.S. contractor, who discovered the coin in the cup holder of a rental car.

"Under high-power microscope, it appeared to be complex consisting of several layers of clear but different material, with a wire-like mesh suspended on top."

The confidential accounts led to a sensational warning from the U.S. Defence Security Service, an agency of the Defence Department, that mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters were found planted on U.S. contractors with classified security clearances on at least three separate occasions between October 2005 and January 2006 as the contractors travelled through Canada.

One contractor believed someone had placed two of the quarters in an outer coat pocket after the contractor had emptied the pocket hours earlier.

"Coat pockets were empty that morning and I was keeping all of my coins in a plastic bag in my inner coat pocket," the contractor wrote.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2...y-quarter.html
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How embarassing
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #29
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This thing has had me laughing the whole day. Next thing you know, those breast cancer quarters that came out in 2006 will be deemed weapons of mass destruction...



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How embarassing
Or paranoid!
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