Started by pate, September 01, 2022, 02:39:19 PM
Quote from: pate on September 01, 2022, 02:39:19 PMI found it mildly amusing, somewhat disturbing, and almost believable.
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Quote from: pate on September 01, 2022, 02:39:19 PMI was familiar with the term, but until recently unfamiliar with this:Lake City Quiet PillsFor the many among the BellGab readership that are un-ironically illiterate:I found it mildly amusing, somewhat disturbing, and almost believable.-p
Quote from: JaxTard on September 01, 2022, 03:15:50 PM
Quote from: albrecht on September 01, 2022, 03:22:27 PMIDK however interesting. One will note also the Finders and some former Chem Weapon production in that general area. Also some government go-to place. Milo is a crop (sorghum) and also a beloved (former) baseball broadcaster. So lots of levels here. I think, and recall. Don't quote me on this. Some most pure natural salt also? -Delete- I was talking Virginia area. But look up some stuff in MO also for weirdness and 'connections.' Arkansas also. Well, heck most of the Ozarks.
Quote from: pate on September 01, 2022, 08:04:01 PM-p
Quote from: pate on September 01, 2022, 08:22:46 PMI think milo is also the word for "sweet" or "honey" in Mexican or something? Nautical Shore on that, I refused formal schooling in the language due to the heavy Arabic/Moorish word loading. Although, my slight familiarity with it from my culinary employments over the years aided me somewhat in deciphering the Afghani/Pashtun to a very small degree, I digress...I always thought it had to do with the Latin mel (français: miel) word for "honey?"Dunno, and yes there is milo/sorghum/millet growing around, hear: I actually have a single volunteer back in the PFRDp container garden. I am pretty sure it originated from bird-seed, it is just about ripe now and I believe it will be Red Sorghum and not the prized and somewhat rarer White Sorghum.In the old Civil War daze it was boiled/simmered by the wimmin-folk in large pots to produce a molasses substitute.I will have to look up the Milo of baseball broadcast fame.I seem to recall a character named Milo in one of Orson Scott Card's "Ender" novels; I think he ended poorly at the hands of some aliens natives he was trying to convert to MormonismCatholicism.Wild, wierd, wacky stuff!-p
Quote from: albrecht on September 01, 2022, 08:49:21 PMActually sorghum is sweet. I'm a big fan and like sour cream with for a pan cake. To cut, the sweet. If I must have them. Milo was a great baseball talker. "Holy Toleto" was likely some Masonic reference.
Quote from: pate on September 02, 2022, 10:15:48 AMHah, alby: your double quote of my post (which was long enough anyway) makes it JaxTardis-esque in dimension.Back to the LCQP thing, I found the angle of Passports -> Fake NATO (&non) Country Passports -> FARK-Juice Passports to be a little too obviously obtuse.A tasty meme, perhaps the LCQP crew had something to do with the "disappearance" of that one-time Proud Boy guy?If theythe hobo elite are real, I imagine they'd do anything you want for the correct amount of bills with large numbers of trailing zeros, amirite?Heh.-p
Quote from: albrecht on September 02, 2022, 03:41:23 PMHazy recollections but I remember "International Drivers License" deal that were accepted to get another one. But then some scandal. Some outfit out of Tennessee? There are places (less than used to be) that sell you Passports legit but travel can still be blocked in use. Small countries/islands etc who need funds. Though some with strong connections so still valid. (Usually.) I still want a Black One but I've heard rumors that those aren't as good as once were as the USA is increasingly being gutted. I don't know what happened to the Nansen Passports but I think still, somewhat of a deal, mainly so Danish and Greek shipping magnates can get Filipinos as cheap crews who can't really deal with the ship but need some bodies 'in case.' I think they now have an almost full AI who can steer ships (but fight back on the port side and still local 'rules' need a person to pilot into most harbors.)
Quote from: pate on September 03, 2022, 12:38:33 PMIndeed, I imagine the market for False Passports is large (relatively), and the quality of such varies. The best, of course, would be actual unaltered government issued ones. All of which would be illegal to possess, difficult to obtain, and expensive whatever the quality.Probably these would be "single-use" deals for ingress/egress at the border. Depending on border controls of the country you are "visiting" you might use one to get in and another to get out (not a good idea if they keep a networked database of that information, which I imagine is wide spread...).Given multiple fake passports for a "mission" I imagine you could do all sorts of funky bait & switch stuff muddying the waters: Enter a country on one of them officially, then sneak out; arrive via port or something in another? Probably would be a logistical nightmare setting that one up! And expensive as hell acquiring the number of fakes necessary for one "job!"Hah, would make a great story... Probably already several done in your Ludlum/Clancy/Fleming stories.-p
Quote from: albrecht on September 03, 2022, 12:49:59 PMI knew someone who was detained for using the multiple passport switch. In his case it was a matter of tax residency (there are a certain number of days being present in the USA to gain some tax relief if you are working in another country, I think.) But he explained it was simply a mistake. Even back then they tracked. Now I imagine it would be very difficult to do the passport swap, at least in Western countries or China. Many other countries allow dual (or more) citizenship so it can get confusing, especially if you also ad a birth into the mix. That raises flag also 'why are you traveling with a kid with another country's passport?' I seem to recall some places even made you take a letter from your spouse so that you weren't kidnapping over a domestic dispute/divorce.
Quote from: pate on September 03, 2022, 02:03:22 PMThat might be a good dodge to use when traveling to the stops on the itenerary to/from the "job" destination, Nautical Shore? Would mean more fake passports though... Probably want to hide them well: EM bag for the magnetic stips (if present) in your "collection."HAH: "I am sorry, sir! I am an AVID passport collector, guilty pleasure; I am sure you understand. One must have their hobbies, what is your hobby? I must have grabbed the wrong one from my drawer back home..."LOL.-p