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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-08-10 07:55 PM
Response to Reply #126
128. I'd go to a truck stop and put it on an 18-wheeler with out-of-state plates.
I'd think about mailing it to Pakistan, but that would likely raise too many questions.

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  -Caught Spying On Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back SecularMotion  Oct-08-10 12:05 PM   #0 
  - What about finders keepers, losers weepers?  Uncle Joe   Oct-08-10 12:09 PM   #1 
  - Hey, you bring up a great point and some good questions:  Poll_Blind   Oct-08-10 12:23 PM   #8 
  - More disturbing...was this warrantless spying on a U.S. Citizen....?  Evasporque   Oct-08-10 12:32 PM   #13 
  - According to the article, a 9th Circuit appeals court said  EFerrari   Oct-08-10 12:35 PM   #15 
  - Yes to plant a device....but maybe there were wiretaps in addition...  Evasporque   Oct-08-10 12:42 PM   #23 
  - Oh, I see. Yeah, and intercepts on his mail.  EFerrari   Oct-08-10 12:57 PM   #31 
     - That is what happened to gov blago  molly77   Oct-08-10 02:22 PM   #71 
        - I didn't know the taps were illegal. n/t  EFerrari   Oct-08-10 03:18 PM   #85 
        - The real danger  Enthusiast   Oct-09-10 06:11 AM   #156 
  - My household phone was wiretapped back in the nineties.  truedelphi   Oct-08-10 02:15 PM   #64 
  - you sound pretty dangerous...asking questions  Swagman   Oct-08-10 07:42 PM   #123 
  - I heard tapping and clicking noise in the 90s, too.  pinniped   Oct-08-10 10:46 PM   #146 
     - My buddy found a bug after their house was raided back in the 90's  Roon   Oct-09-10 01:05 AM   #150 
     - Same here as well as one time I heard men's voices in the background.  glinda   Oct-09-10 09:40 AM   #160 
        - Happened To Me Too!  cynzke   Oct-09-10 10:46 AM   #161 
        - Did it sound like older gruff gravelly sounding men? All I could hear was a sentence that sounded  glinda   Oct-09-10 05:12 PM   #166 
        - I used to hear voices all the time, too. Tinfoil took care of that.  AngryAmish   Oct-09-10 02:14 PM   #165 
  - thank you Patriot Act  lovuian   Oct-08-10 09:29 PM   #139 
  - Yes it was - and it's legal. The GPS tracks locations and does not  24601   Oct-08-10 10:17 PM   #143 
  - I agree with #6  Just One Woman   Oct-08-10 12:36 PM   #16 
  - Do not remove this tag under penalty of law. n/t  Downwinder   Oct-08-10 12:40 PM   #21 
  - That was my first thought!  thanks_imjustlurking   Oct-08-10 11:06 PM   #148 
  - Yes, anyone could plant a tracker in your car.  Uncle Joe   Oct-08-10 12:43 PM   #25 
  - Such a tag would inject some humor into being spied upon.  OrwellwasRight   Oct-09-10 02:04 AM   #152 
  - I'd place it on a freight train...  sfwriter   Oct-08-10 01:32 PM   #49 
  - I'm thinking stray cat. n  Incitatus   Oct-08-10 09:25 PM   #138 
  - I was going to say...  CoffeeCat   Oct-09-10 01:21 AM   #151 
  - What if they plant it, the owner finds it, and it 'accidentally' gets put on a long haul truck?  Vincardog   Oct-08-10 03:20 PM   #86 
  - Better still, what if it were to somehow find itself stuck to an FBI car?  1monster   Oct-08-10 05:58 PM   #114 
     - Or how about if it found itself stuck to Diaper Dan Vitter's car?  Vincardog   Oct-08-10 08:03 PM   #130 
  - I would have stuck it on a train box car.  L0oniX   Oct-08-10 05:04 PM   #109 
  - I'd have to agree...  Shoedogg   Oct-08-10 05:45 PM   #111 
     - city of santa clara planted trees in everbodys yards  bkozumplik   Oct-08-10 08:38 PM   #132 
  - that would probably fall under "Obstruction of an official investigation"  Blue_Tires   Oct-08-10 12:41 PM   #22 
  - The mere act of finding it, would obstruct an investigation.  Uncle Joe   Oct-08-10 12:47 PM   #28 
     - Yes! I think that's sort of what I was thinking but couldn't enunciate.  Poll_Blind   Oct-08-10 12:58 PM   #32 
        - That's what I love about DU, we can all gain from one another, just by reading the comments in your  Uncle Joe   Oct-08-10 01:24 PM   #43 
           - Nice!  rosesaylavee   Oct-08-10 02:20 PM   #70 
              - Hi, rosesaylavee, anytime that I can enrich your day is a good day.  Uncle Joe   Oct-08-10 03:09 PM   #81 
              - Phantasmagoric is one of those words that benefits from a superfluous "al".  TheMadMonk   Oct-08-10 09:42 PM   #140 
              - that's like the alumni magazine from my law school.  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-09-10 03:31 AM   #153 
  - Abandoned property. FBI loses right to possession.  no_hypocrisy   Oct-08-10 12:46 PM   #27 
  - Not abandoned, it was being actively used. nm  rhett o rick   Oct-08-10 02:06 PM   #60 
  - Negative-option billing? n/t  Ian David   Oct-08-10 03:05 PM   #77 
  - Had I found that on my car, I would've taken a hammer to it.  Plucketeer   Oct-08-10 03:26 PM   #87 
     - Cubans are hotheads  formercia   Oct-08-10 03:55 PM   #94 
  - That only applies when the rightful owner  ManiacJoe   Oct-08-10 01:46 PM   #52 
  - Cue the weeping.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-08-10 02:16 PM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-08-10 02:41 PM   #73 
  - I'd put a price tag on it.  Initech   Oct-08-10 03:06 PM   #79 
  - Yea ...sell it on Ebay.  L0oniX   Oct-08-10 05:05 PM   #110 
  - The law as to "lost" goods is simple, it belongs to the person who LOST IT,  happyslug   Oct-08-10 07:44 PM   #124 
     - That was an interesting read- thanks. I realize law-stuff I read on the Internet is...  Poll_Blind   Oct-08-10 08:39 PM   #133 
  - Oy. Nt  xchrom   Oct-08-10 12:12 PM   #2 
  - Smash the m*therf*cker and give it back to them in a baggie! (n/t)  ProudDad   Oct-08-10 12:14 PM   #3 
  - GPS tracker  wcollar   Oct-08-10 12:39 PM   #18 
     - Cute idea...  ProudDad   Oct-08-10 12:50 PM   #29 
     - or better yet, thru a package carrier on an international flight lmao.  iamthebandfanman   Oct-08-10 04:39 PM   #104 
  - Too bad he couldn't had wired the doorway with a way to demagnetized the device  LiberalFighter   Oct-08-10 12:15 PM   #4 
  - I would have asked them to pay for the trip to Dubai.  Renew Deal   Oct-08-10 12:20 PM   #5 
  - Never assume you're not being watched  Hydra   Oct-08-10 12:22 PM   #6 
  - Seems like we're determined to alienate and enrage all Arab or Muslim Americans.  DirkGently   Oct-08-10 12:23 PM   #7 
  - The guy was stupid  bherrera   Oct-08-10 12:24 PM   #9 
  - Well to cut him slack he really didn't know WHAT it was and who planted it and why.  Poll_Blind   Oct-08-10 12:26 PM   #11 
  - wow  Locrian   Oct-08-10 01:26 PM   #46 
  - LOL, when I was typing that up I was thinking about how that went down.  Poll_Blind   Oct-08-10 01:39 PM   #50 
  - Rofl! n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-08-10 03:28 PM   #88 
  - I haven't been around anyone smoking weed since the '70s, so things may have  1monster   Oct-09-10 11:08 AM   #162 
  - x  Incitatus   Oct-08-10 09:56 PM   #141 
  - I kind of like Fed Ex to  icnorth   Oct-08-10 12:40 PM   #19 
  - or put it on a train..or subway!! eom  flyarm   Oct-08-10 12:45 PM   #26 
  - Or a boat -  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-08-10 01:05 PM   #35 
  - Uhh, Agent Mike...  icnorth   Oct-08-10 01:26 PM   #47 
     - Id duct tape that shit to a deer. have the FBI chase it through the woods. nt  NYMdaveNYI   Oct-08-10 02:47 PM   #74 
        - Ok, that just made me bust out laughing!  emmadoggy   Oct-08-10 03:06 PM   #78 
  - On one of those mechanical ponies that kids ride for a quarter outside of Safeway. n/t  EFerrari   Oct-08-10 01:09 PM   #36 
  - Nope. Go to a truck stop and plant it under someones trailer.  Xithras   Oct-08-10 03:53 PM   #93 
  - He should have talked to a lawyer and let him/her talk to the FBI. "Where is your warrant?"  Lochloosa   Oct-08-10 12:25 PM   #10 
  - That would have worked before Raygun  texastoast   Oct-08-10 02:14 PM   #63 
  - I wonder how many of us on DU are under FBI or other Fed surveillance,  old mark   Oct-08-10 12:31 PM   #12 
  - HI MOM! n/t  James48   Oct-08-10 01:18 PM   #39 
  - You're only paranoid if it's liable not to happen.  era veteran   Oct-08-10 01:32 PM   #48 
  - I had an FBI file from '67 or so...I went to a peace march in NYC one Saturday  old mark   Oct-08-10 01:41 PM   #51 
     - I was at Out Now Mayday April 1971, In front of FBI BLD  era veteran   Oct-08-10 02:19 PM   #69 
        - I'd bet there is someone that reads this site every day, makes copious notes....  old mark   Oct-08-10 04:03 PM   #96 
  - I've had an FBI file on me since the 1980s  texastoast   Oct-08-10 02:16 PM   #66 
  - I seriously doubt they waste their time on a website. lol  Dash87   Oct-08-10 05:53 PM   #112 
     - The FBI generally doesn't do much website scraping.  boppers   Oct-08-10 07:40 PM   #121 
        - Probably the NSA or similar....nt  old mark   Oct-09-10 03:42 AM   #154 
  - if only they put that much effort into finding real criminals  Blue_Tires   Oct-08-10 12:34 PM   #14 
  - Or Prosecuting the White Collar Fraud at the Too Big to Fail Banks  Demeter   Oct-09-10 05:15 AM   #155 
  - It's such a downer when they tell you "'re boring."  hunter   Oct-08-10 12:37 PM   #17 
  - start looking in the books you buy!! I found a computer chip in Jesse Ventura's book I bought!  flyarm   Oct-08-10 12:40 PM   #20 
  - that was an anti-theft device  gilpo   Oct-08-10 01:10 PM   #37 
  - no it was was very very tiny..not a door security is a computer chip!  flyarm   Oct-08-10 01:22 PM   #41 
  - Sounds like the RFID tag  RantinRavin   Oct-08-10 01:19 PM   #40 
  - nope that is not what it is. eom  flyarm   Oct-08-10 01:23 PM   #42 
     - Yes, actually, that was what it is  X_Digger   Oct-08-10 01:49 PM   #53 
  - "Not too paranoid" That's an understatement.  SomeGuynTexas   Oct-08-10 01:54 PM   #55 
  - The publisher probably put it there as a publicity stunt hoping people would find it. n/t  Ian David   Oct-08-10 03:08 PM   #80 
  - Are you sure it wasn't an RFID chip?  Dash87   Oct-09-10 06:52 AM   #158 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Oct-08-10 12:43 PM   #24 
  - Only 6 agents?  icnorth   Oct-08-10 12:50 PM   #30 
  - Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-08-10 01:05 PM   #33 
  - "State secrets" claim in 3... 2... 1... nt  OnyxCollie   Oct-08-10 01:05 PM   #34 
  - That device was probably made in China anyways....  liberation   Oct-08-10 04:09 PM   #97 
     - The surveillance company is in Canada n/t  kirby   Oct-08-10 04:49 PM   #107 
  - good on the ACLU..I think I will give another donation today to them!! Thank god for ACLU! eom  flyarm   Oct-08-10 01:25 PM   #45 
     - ACLU  Sentath   Oct-08-10 01:57 PM   #56 
  - I bet someone who signed the hand receipt is not happy  James48   Oct-08-10 01:15 PM   #38 
  - I would of put it in 3 small ziplock bags  jsgindc   Oct-08-10 01:24 PM   #44 
  - Love. That. n/t  texastoast   Oct-08-10 02:18 PM   #68 
  - lol "wtf? Is he on a submarine?"  Dash87   Oct-08-10 05:59 PM   #115 
  - Any word on whether there was a warrent for this survellience? nt  mistertrickster   Oct-08-10 01:50 PM   #54 
  - LOL, warrents are so '90's. nm  rhett o rick   Oct-08-10 02:09 PM   #62 
  - Young, Arab and male.  No Elephants   Oct-08-10 02:02 PM   #57 
  - A little random profiling?  texastoast   Oct-08-10 02:17 PM   #67 
  - They need a tag on their tracking devices reading: "If you find this on your car, please drop in  rhett o rick   Oct-08-10 02:05 PM   #58 
  - Or at least have the decency to tell someone you're putting a secret tracking device on their car.  Dash87   Oct-08-10 05:56 PM   #113 
  - He should have taken it and installed on a city bus.  baldguy   Oct-08-10 02:06 PM   #59 
  - They want the evidence back?  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-08-10 02:07 PM   #61 
  - He ought to put it on ebay at a foolishly high price and let them buy it back.  Vinca   Oct-08-10 02:24 PM   #72 
  - ah yea....that would work.  Xenotime   Oct-08-10 03:12 PM   #83 
  - Actually I was thinking he should have overnight expressed it to a friend in canada  cstanleytech   Oct-08-10 03:50 PM   #91 
  - What I want to know is why was it so big?  Ter   Oct-08-10 02:54 PM   #75 
  - The smaller ones probably have shorter range and shorter lifetime.  Ian David   Oct-08-10 03:12 PM   #82 
  - Then what about the GPS units for your car?  Ter   Oct-08-10 03:31 PM   #89 
     - The ones you attach to your windshield are only receivers.  ManiacJoe   Oct-08-10 04:17 PM   #99 
     - Good point. Maybe they require extra time to install? n/t  Ian David   Oct-08-10 07:51 PM   #125 
  - No kidding. That friggin thing is huge.  progressoid   Oct-08-10 03:17 PM   #84 
  - The bulk is mostly the batteries...  liberation   Oct-08-10 04:11 PM   #98 
  - 4 D Cell Batteries...  kirby   Oct-08-10 04:48 PM   #106 
  - It sounds like abandoned property to me. n/t  Ian David   Oct-08-10 03:02 PM   #76 
  - should've taken it to the local city dump.  provis99   Oct-08-10 03:42 PM   #90 
  - He should have put it on a cross country truck  jimlup   Oct-08-10 03:52 PM   #92 
  - a private investigator put a bug in my car,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-08-10 03:55 PM   #95 
  - He should have dropped it in the toilet.  DeSwiss   Oct-08-10 04:17 PM   #100 
  - The Shape of Things to Come...  RobertBlue   Oct-08-10 04:22 PM   #101 
  - He should have taken it off and put it on someone  DeadManInc   Oct-08-10 04:26 PM   #102 
  - I would have boxed it up and sent it to  GETPLANING   Oct-08-10 04:34 PM   #103 
  - If I ever find one, I'm gonna slip it into the shopping cart of the stinkiest,  kestrel91316   Oct-08-10 04:39 PM   #105 
  - Paging Pastor Niemoller! n/t  RufusTFirefly   Oct-08-10 04:54 PM   #108 
  - SecularMotion  Diclotican   Oct-08-10 06:01 PM   #116 
  - What are the odds that they had a warrant for any of this?  ThomCat   Oct-08-10 07:01 PM   #117 
  - Rogue agency is right...  Mr_Jefferson_24   Oct-08-10 10:27 PM   #145 
  - Hilarious, Depressing and Embarrassing all in one  fascisthunter   Oct-08-10 07:01 PM   #118 
  - Sounds like a huge waste of taxpayer dollars all the way around  EVDebs   Oct-08-10 07:25 PM   #119 
  - bizarre! An American citizen, a student.. jeez.. I am glad the kid found it.  earcandle   Oct-08-10 07:40 PM   #120 
  - If it was THAT big, maybe he was MEANT to find it?  Ian David   Oct-08-10 07:53 PM   #127 
     - That would have been extraordinarily kind and compassionate of the FBI. Are they capable of that?  earcandle   Oct-08-10 07:57 PM   #129 
  - "You dont need to call your lawyer. Dont worry, youre boring."  boppers   Oct-08-10 07:41 PM   #122 
  - If I found it on my car I'd give it a drink  madokie   Oct-08-10 07:53 PM   #126 
  - I'd go to a truck stop and put it on an 18-wheeler with out-of-state plates.  Ian David   Oct-08-10 07:55 PM   #128 
     - Actually I'd take it the shop and tear it apart and see whats inside  madokie   Oct-09-10 06:41 AM   #157 
  - All wrong. You take it apart and take pictures of every component.  Sirveri   Oct-08-10 08:07 PM   #131 
  - If you put it into a steel trash can, they cannot track it  Kolesar   Oct-08-10 08:48 PM   #134 
  - a mylar bag might also work. But destroying the device costs them money.  Sirveri   Oct-08-10 10:59 PM   #147 
     - Mylar just gave me an idea! Attach a bunch of mylar helium balloons to it and send it flying! n/t  Ian David   Oct-09-10 02:08 PM   #164 
  - If still in college I'd visit the electronic's department.  TheMadMonk   Oct-08-10 10:27 PM   #144 
  - Be a good citizen, mail it back  DissedByBush   Oct-08-10 09:05 PM   #135 
  - just saw this story on local news. this is starting to get out of control, seriously.  inna   Oct-08-10 09:07 PM   #136 
  - They gave it to him when they put it in his car, by definition.  grahamhgreen   Oct-08-10 09:21 PM   #137 
  - GPS attached to student's car by FBI  Dirigo   Oct-08-10 10:02 PM   #142 
  - Show me the warrant  usregimechange   Oct-09-10 12:19 AM   #149 
  - Can't the FBI make a tracker that doesn't look like a movie prop?  urgk   Oct-09-10 07:26 AM   #159 
  - So now they don't even care if they get caught any more? k/r n/t  zehnkatzen   Oct-09-10 11:52 AM   #163 
  - Frankly I love this story!  The abyss   Oct-09-10 07:44 PM   #167 

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