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The sinister poppy.

How paranoid has America become under the leadership of one Geoge W. Bush? How little do they know of Canada?

Nothing illustrates it more clearly then the following story. According to US Army Contractors, the following device was apparently in their minds a deception being used in a sinister plot to spy on them:

Remembrance Day Quarters with Poppy on it

Yes, that’s right – the commemorative coins issued with the red poppy on them for Remembrance Day up here. It caused suspicion and fear south of the border:

The odd-looking but harmless “poppy coin” was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors traveling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as “anomalous” and “filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology” .. The confidential accounts led to a sensational warning from the 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 traveled through Canada.

Of course, Canada denied all knowledge of this clever scheme to spy on the Americans, but really, what do you expect them to say? That this was just a mere commemorative coin with our national symbol for Remembrance Day painted on it? 🙄

What’s next – Our “funny money” being coloured different is a reason for suspicion? The “roll up the rim and win” contest at Tim Horton’s is a cover operation to get Americans to eat our type of donuts?

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3 comments to The sinister poppy.

  • Not that Tim’s is actually a Canadian company anymore anyways (owned by Wendy’s International of Ohio) – but let’s not let a logical disconnect get in the way of some fun.

    Should we freak them out some more by reminding them that the usual ‘tail’ of our quarter isn’t a moose? It’s a caribou. Suspicious word that, caribou.

  • No that Tim’s is actually a Canadian company anymore anyways (owned by Wendy’s International of Ohio) – but let’s not let a logical disconnect get in the way of some fun.

    Should we freak them out some more by reminding them that the usual ‘tail’ of our quarter isn’t a moose? It’s a caribou. Suspicious word that, caribou.

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    I wonder if we’ll have as much success getting “…Americans to eat our type of donuts?” as they have had getting us to start spelling doughnuts their way?

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