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(Toronto Sun)   Camp X -- Canada's secret training camp for spies during WW2 -- is finally recognized by Ottawa after 70 years. Now THAT is keeping a secret   (torontosun.com) divider line 34
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2014-05-04 11:45:57 AM
But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.
 
2014-05-04 11:56:19 AM
The site of Camp X also included an operation called "Hydra," which collected and transmitted top-secret communications for London.

 Now, that explains alot...
 
2014-05-04 01:39:03 PM
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Pfft, I knew about the X program 20 years ago!
 
2014-05-04 01:40:09 PM
serpentorslair.com
Now we're going to have to get you all laminates.
 
2014-05-04 01:42:25 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.


It wasn't a secret, it just wasn't officially recognized by government. Anyone with a passing interest in WW2 or spy craft knew about it years ago.
 
2014-05-04 01:50:26 PM

Courtney Love's Genital Warts: [serpentorslair.com image 625x586]
Now we're going to have to get you all laminates.


Lanyards.
 
2014-05-04 01:50:56 PM
Canada has spies? Does North Dakota?
 
2014-05-04 01:54:04 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: The site of Camp X also included an operation called "Hydra," which collected and transmitted top-secret communications for London.

 Now, that explains alot...


Disney lawyers annex Canada in 3...2....1...
 
2014-05-04 01:57:32 PM

BATMANATEE: AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.

It wasn't a secret, it just wasn't officially recognized by government. Anyone with a passing interest in WW2 or spy craft knew about it years ago.


Camp X is well documented in a book called, "A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson.
 
2014-05-04 02:00:32 PM
Yeah, that's the idea of government secrecy, subby. So the whole world doesn't know about stuff you'd prefer they didn't.
 
2014-05-04 02:02:26 PM

The One True TheDavid: Canada has spies? Does North Dakota?


I think there was a Spies SuperValu in Whapeton.
 
2014-05-04 02:05:55 PM
No one ever suspects Canada.

And i wonder if this camp had anything to do with MKULTRA.
 
2014-05-04 02:13:32 PM

The One True TheDavid: Canada has spies?

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Yes, they do, and their knees are not at all sharp.
 
2014-05-04 02:21:31 PM

Reaperman: BATMANATEE: AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.

It wasn't a secret, it just wasn't officially recognized by government. Anyone with a passing interest in WW2 or spy craft knew about it years ago.

Camp X is well documented in a book called, "A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson.


Which is mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in WW2.
 
2014-05-04 02:34:06 PM
What did they teach? How to skin a moose?
 
2014-05-04 02:47:45 PM

Bslim: What did they teach? How to skin a moose?


They were also taught how to make maple syrup using nothing more than a grove of maple trees, a piece of pipe and a single match.
 
2014-05-04 02:53:45 PM

puckrock2000: The One True TheDavid: Canada has spies?

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Yes, they do, and their knees are not at all sharp.


You could easily tell she was Canadian: she said 'thank you' in that scene.

Picture of said knees:
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2014-05-04 03:35:56 PM

J. Frank Parnell: No one ever suspects Canada.

And i wonder if this camp had anything to do with MKULTRA.


Go ahead.  Google David Ewen Cameron and Canada.  I'll wait.  Ask the internet.

/blah blah blah blah.
 
2014-05-04 04:02:09 PM
I remember reading, back in the olden days, there were a lot of training programs in the U.S.and Cananda during the war, for all kinds of activities. I was thinking they may have been glossed over by history, looking for sensationalism. And when you mention it, the kids of today are mostly incredulous, saying it never happened. It's not like there wasn't time for one, was there?
 
2014-05-04 04:16:28 PM

fireclown: Google David Ewen Cameron and Canada.


Pure. Madness.
 
2014-05-04 05:13:59 PM
Think about it. It's the perfect cover.

NOBODY expects the Canadians to spy on you. At least, not without apologizing first.
 
2014-05-04 05:19:02 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: The site of Camp X also included an operation called "Hydra," which collected and transmitted top-secret communications for London.

 Now, that explains alot...


Hail Hydra!
 
2014-05-04 05:20:09 PM
Isn't Camp X where the author of the James Bond novels trained? If so, it's in Ontario and I knew about it years ago, so the Government isn't any better at keeping secrets from us than it is at keeping them from everybody else.
 
2014-05-04 05:30:39 PM
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2014-05-04 05:31:05 PM

brantgoose: Isn't Camp X where the author of the James Bond novels trained? If so, it's in Ontario and I knew about it years ago, so the Government isn't any better at keeping secrets from us than it is at keeping them from everybody else.


Yeah, I remember repeatedly hearing about it as being "near Oshawa" from the mid-'70s, at least. Thirty years after WWII, some of the old guys started telling tales about what they'd done for King and Country.

/which, when you think about it, is a pretty good general rule for "secrets of state"
//I can see 50 years for something really off-the-hook or somehow still currently relevant after the default 30 years
 
2014-05-04 05:53:30 PM
Camp X is nothing compared to Camp XX.

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2014-05-04 06:34:46 PM
Are we sure that wasn't Pie training?
 
2014-05-04 06:38:23 PM

J. Frank Parnell: No one ever suspects Canada.

And i wonder if this camp had anything to do with MKULTRA.


Having just smoked some MK Ultra, I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-05-04 06:54:52 PM
Yeah, about the secrets... We haven't been in Iraq. That was Dune.
 
2014-05-04 08:02:55 PM
I know an oldtime that went to one of those training camps back in the day... he reffers to it as the "Deifenbaker School of Fine Arts"
 
2014-05-05 01:14:03 AM
FTFA: The site of Camp X also included an operation called "Hydra," which collected and transmitted top-secret communications for London.

Hail Hydra, eh?
 
2014-05-05 06:34:42 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.


Keeping a secret in Canada is really easy.

All you do is hold your meetings at the Leaf's stadium after games. Nobody's there basking.

www.ipennypinch.com
 
2014-05-05 06:40:21 AM

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.

Keeping a secret in Canada is really easy.

All you do is hold your meetings at the Leaf's stadium after games. Nobody's there basking.

[www.ipennypinch.com image 644x483]


Damn. Too cold, bro.
 
2014-05-05 06:42:37 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: But remember, our governments are too dumb and incompetent to keep a secret, citizen.

Keeping a secret in Canada is really easy.

All you do is hold your meetings at the Leaf's stadium after games. Nobody's there basking.

[www.ipennypinch.com image 644x483]

Damn. Too cold, bro.


I had to live with the Pirates. I think Toronto will survive.

The Leafs aren't that bad. It's just that the other teams are better on the East Coast. They'd clean up in California.
 
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