I thought this was a joke at first, but the Americans actually thought that their northern neighbors, Canada, were out to get them.... In 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint issues a quarter with a red poppy in the middle. The American defence department thought they were a spying device! WTF? more here Canada's poppy quarters caused sensational warnings of 'spy coins' in U.S. - Yahoo! Canada News
Right, because Lord knows hollow coins designed to extract information from the US government werent found on US DoD personnel on at least 3 occaisons. Its not a joke and its a very real issue. Industrial and national espionage takes place between ALL the worlds governments allies not withstanding. The coin your talking about isnt an issue at all but the numerous ones in US hands that have originated from cnada and contain transmitter equipment apparently do...go figure.
one thing i should say, is canada is the only country that does not send spys to other countries...
I didn't make it!
Dragokatzov;3665666one thing i should say, is canada is the only country that does not send spys to other countries...
Care to provide some proof of that, because I'm going to call bullshit on it. All countries spy, and I don't care who they are friends with or how high and mighty they think they are. The U.S. spies, Russia spies, China spies, Canada spies, Britain spies, France spies, Germany spies. And chances are they all spy on each other. It has nothing to do with alliances, it's just that all countries prefer to stay on top of the intelligence game.
For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
16th March 2004
lol...run away our poppy coins are coming to get you!
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I'd be more worried about Russian spy activity being back on the rise. Canada can't do much.
That’s very generalized…American’s (i.e. the 80% who work for a living) don’t really give a rats ass until you make it know you’re a threat. What you meant to say is OUR government and the percentage of undereducated twits that get overly excited actually thought – oh, wait sorry, guess we shouldn’t use the word thought or government in the same sentence. Obviously, citing this news clip as an example.:rolleyes:
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
It was a coin that wasn't all one color. This raises suspicion. Hollow coins have been used to smuggle things or spy on people before. It might be a bit silly to automatically assume that it could be a spy tool, but not terribly unreasonable.
I can't find it, but I remember it from an old Eyewitness book or something, IIRC, the Russians had a bug that had no electronics, was merely a little nub of metal hidden in a big wooden seal(as in, a Seal of the United States), and presented to an embassy. Sound caused the little metal nub to vibrate, and the Russians interpreted these vibrations fairly accurately.
So very suspicious :rofl:
Those army contractors really were paranoid AND stupid. Afraid of evil Canadian currency...
Worried about Canada? lmao
That's like worrying that the Girl Scouts are going to take on organized crime.