WrenchBender
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US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 12:19 pm

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.

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US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 12:27 pm

 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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US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 12:46 pm

Damn, they're on to us!  Wink
 
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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 3:20 pm

Wow, now that is freakin' funny!  rotfl 
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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 9:23 pm

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

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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 10:09 pm

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

Gotta love those Yanks!  Wink
 
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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Tue May 08, 2007 10:59 pm

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

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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Wed May 09, 2007 1:25 am

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!
 
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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Wed May 09, 2007 1:55 am

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.

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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Wed May 09, 2007 2:04 am

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

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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Wed May 09, 2007 2:17 am

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

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RE: US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada

Wed May 09, 2007 2:59 am

Like having The Onion as your news source.
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