Mounties used Stingrays to secretly surveil millions of Canadians for years


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Stingrays are a notorious nexus of secrecy:

Now that got my attention.


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They seem to use other kinds of bass too :


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I knew it! I knew stingrays lived in more topical climates and it was unusual to see them swimming around in Canada, but no one believed me!


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So, do we know how much crime-solving or prevention this mighty, rights-stomping effort contributed to? If the notes weren’t standardised, then other record-keeping and quality-control measures may have been similarly threadbare, which has the convenient result that they can claim all sorts of benefits without anybody being able to prove them wrong.


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Oh your southern neighbors have perfected this technique: “If you only knew how many terrorists we caught just in time! Of course we can’t tell you, that would reveal secrets, but trust us, it’s a lot!”


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How many years? Were these years Harper years? because this kind of madness is kind of a given for that period…


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And they killed Steve Irwin too!


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Everything is known.


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Surely they could use less conspicuous cars.


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Careful analysis of the date revealed that the most used letters in Canadian are “e” and “h”.


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“Anything can happen in the next half hour!”


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It’s the polite way to spy on people.


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As much as I liked Due South, and have an ambivalent admiration for Mounties in general, I hope they all had their nuts fried by microwaves.


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