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US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada  
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

http://start.shaw.ca/start/enCA/News...alNewsArticle.htm?src=n050757A.xml

"WASHINGTON (AP) - An odd-looking Canadian quarter with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a false espionage warning from the U.S. Defense Department about mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters, The Associated Press has learned."

The Royal Canadian Mint has been producing commemorative coins for years. They are on the cutting edge of coin technology, but RFID's in quarters I don't think so.

WrenchBender


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

 rotfl 

I guess I can see why - even the currency in Monopoly is more complex than what the Americans usually come up with.  silly 



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User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Damn, they're on to us!  Wink

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Wow, now that is freakin' funny!  rotfl 


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
Wow, now that is freakin' funny!

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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1835 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

And the silver middle of the Toonie is actually a GPS tracking device...

Gotta love those Yanks!  Wink


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

The original link no longer works (damn cable companies), so here's The Globe & Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...spycoins0507/BNStory/National/home

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

One of posters on the Globe's discussion forum was reminded of Colonel Flagg from MASH. I thought that was really apt!

It was nice to see a close-up view of the quarter. It really is a beautiful coin. Too bad it was only distributed through Tim Horton's!


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting Ronglimeng (Reply 7):
Too bad it was only distributed through Tim Horton's!

They just happened to be the distribution point, once given out as change they quickly circulate throughout the monetory system. The RCM are using different banks for each of the Olympic Special quarters.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

You know, using a kind of conductive ink, they can even PRINT RFID tags on paper documents and stuff.

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Interestingly enough, Michael Moore was on to us 12 years ago .....




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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
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