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Shades of the cold war!

Defense Dept. warns about Canadian spy coins; Tiny transmitters found on contractors with classified security clearances.

>> Money talks, but can it also follow your movements?

In a U.S. government warning high on the creepiness scale, the Defense Department cautioned its American contractors over what it described as a new espionage threat: Canadian coins with tiny radio frequency transmitters hidden inside. The government said the mysterious coins 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 traveled through Canada. <<

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I'm sure the coins were slipped to them...

In reply to: Shades of the cold war!

... at fast food drive-through windows by unscrupulous, pimple faced teens recruited by the KGB. Devil

grim

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ALL kidding aside

In reply to: I'm sure the coins were slipped to them...

The Chineese government is MUCH more advanced in espionage and counter-insurgency than most Americans realize.

So much for the kiddie idea of this is a BOGUS news story that HAS no merrit.

Shame on those Americans who are so IGNORANT of the REAL workings of geo-political ramifications which WILL affect ALL of us, not matter your political bent.

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Espionage is one thing

In reply to: ALL kidding aside

The fact that they hold a major amount of american debt and could ruin our economy by dumping it on the world open market concerns me a bit more.

You keep worrying about them sneaking through the back door. I'm more worried about the fact they bought up the whole neighborhood block back in 2005 thank you very much.

In short? They already own us.

grim

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Kinda like

In reply to: Espionage is one thing

the Japanese stated buying Honolulu when I was stationed there in the 1960's, and now believe they own it. December 7, 1941 didn't need to happen...eh.

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