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Did anybody else get sucked in by this?

 
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:15 am    Post subject: Did anybody else get sucked in by this? Reply with quote

posted April 01, 2003 12:39 PM
Several concerned geocachers sent me this information. I haven't been able to find it on the news yet but it has some sinister tones. Also, Amazon hasn't removed their GPS receivers off their site yet.

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Assembly Passes GPS Receiver Reclamation Act of 2003
posted Monday, April 1, 2003 by the GSP press

WASHINGTON - The Global Regulatory Assembly for GPS usage today announced approval of legislation for reclamation of GPS receivers during times of war. The vote was narrowly passed 23-21. France declined to vote.

The GPS Receiver Reclamation act will take into affect on April 15th. At this time any civillian grade GPS receivers will be dropped off at designated reclamation locations throughout the United States. Additional stations will be determined on May 1st for the additional 24 countries who have signed the act.

"This is a great move for the government, and for national security" said Casey Jones, the assembly president said at the conclusion of the vote. "We may sacrifice turn by turn directions, but as a whole the direction of international security will stay on course." He went on to say that GPS receivers will become available for sale once international security has been restored.

Amazon has already removed all new GPS receivers from their web site in anticipation of legislation approval, and have replaced them with compasses and maps.

Jeremy Irish
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't freak out--look at the date. It's part of a now locked forum on the big site started by Jeremy on Tues. Makes me wonder if Jeremy is a Dead-Head--"Drivin' that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed."
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Centris
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anybody DOES feel an urgent need to deposit their perfectly good GPS in a government drop off spot, I volunteer the Area 52 Conspiracy Cache Cool to be the receiving port...... it will fall into good hands (grin)

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EelSid
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah "Global Regulatory Assembly for GPS Usage" tipped me off. Reminiscient of the fake organizational names we get in those hoax emails about viruses and such.
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