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Idle Speculation #1
08-26-2013, 09:28 AM,
#1
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LOL! I've had the same thought. Maybe are posting our musings online just so some NSA spook can go pick up the the treasure once we have it all figured out.



mdavis19
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08-26-2013, 11:34 AM,
#2
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LOL! I've had the same thought. Maybe are posting our musings online just so some NSA spook can go pick up the the treasure once we have it all figured out.



mdavis19
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08-26-2013, 11:56 AM,
#3
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I doubt any of that is happening. These hobby/special interest forums always have a few paranoid people who think that some government agency is spying on them. I think it's mostly an inflated sense of importance. And please take no offense from my post, I think sometimes we tend to have a narrow view of the bigger picture around us.



I belong to a number of firearms forums, and some of those people win the prize for government conspiracy paranoia. They go so far as to think that some of the members are "plants", hoping to talk someone into committing an illegal act so the agent can get on a plane and make that big arrest 2000 miles away. Turns into a witch hunt at times.



I just can't see a government employee being told to monitor the internet all day in hopes of maybe getting some miniscule amount of inside info on what most view as a comedic hoax. Now, AFTER the chest is found, you know darn well the I.R.S will want to get it's hands on your hard earned reward. Easy money for them, and a feather in the cap of the agent who brings it in. I just hope it puts the I.R.S in a bad light again. But even if it does, that usually means someone will get promoted. Can you tell how I feel the I.R.S.?
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08-26-2013, 12:07 PM,
#4
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You did notice the thread is called "Idle Speculation?" It's more a comment on gov't waste than paranoia - but NSA analysts monitoring exes and "significant others" did hit the news lately.
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08-26-2013, 12:11 PM,
#5
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Given their organizations $1million seems to be chump change to them not worth pursuing. All they gotta do is mark up their services a penny to recover that amount. I got no doubt "Eagle Eye" is watching. Dang "1984." Best defense, I'm just going to google everything. If I were on the right track or the wrong one... I'd just look like a schizophrenic to them. Yay for plausible deniability and subversion by over information! This window works both ways, ha ha! I'm more incline to worry about emails being hacked by another searcher if anything. Even so, I could always resort to carrier pigeons if Mr. Fenn accepts tweets.
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08-26-2013, 08:18 PM,
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Think of it as practice for them…….needles in haystacks is what they do, or at least try to do.



Good morning Mr. Phelps……Your mission should you decide to accept it is to locate the Fenn treasure and notify the IRS if anyone finds it.



As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed by a crazy man with an ice axe, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.



If you see drones overhead and a black SUV with dark windows following you…..you know you’re getting close.
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08-26-2013, 08:44 PM,
#7
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Would they have time to squeeze that in between looking at pornography on the internet and reading the numbers on there pay check?
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08-26-2013, 10:31 PM,
#8
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Too funny Goofy. Lately I've been watching re-runs of Mission Impossible, wondering, during the self-destruct tape scene, if Mr. Phelps could put his team together and find the treasure. I figure they could do it in under 24 hours. Barney would use some kind of power tool on a long extension, sweating the whole time, while the sexy woman would distract the forest ranger. I don't know how assuming another's identity would work, but I'm sure there would be a synthetic mask and makeup involved. The big guy's job (Willy?) would be to play the role of forest ranger and drive a big van, which of course breaks down in the road to block park officials in their chase. There would be that moment when their cover is almost blown, but Mr. Phelps would think of something fast (after the commercial) to fix the situation, using a German accent and wearing thick glasses. Then there would be the one liner joke as they all drive swiftly away with the chest, leaving the head park ranger standing alone with a look of disbelief on his face.



I guess I'm more of a Rambo type than an I.M. Force type, only shorter and fatter and balder and older. Boo





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08-27-2013, 05:19 AM,
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<b>Quote from Orion on August 26, 2013, 1:11 pm</b>

Given their organizations $1million seems to be chump change to them not worth pursuing.
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It's not that a black organization with a secret, but no doubt very large budget needs the money. It's all about the bored "analysts" working for a government paycheck. During their busy day of spying on their ex girlfriends and surfing for porn, they might decide to make gathering info on the Fenn treasure a special "national security" project of their own so they can collect the treasure and retire early. I'm not too paranoid about it. I don't see them as any more competition than any of the other posters or lurkers here. Besides, I keep my best cards close to my chest and don't share them with anyone. I think just about everyone here does. And I think we all know by now the treasure won't be found from behind a computer screen, even if that computer is in the NSA building.



mdavis19
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08-27-2013, 06:35 AM,
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Not to mention reading all the private emails between chasers and putting all the data into a high power ultra-fast government computer purchased sole-source at a premium, along w/ satellite pictures that can count the ticks on a deer's derriere. If higher ups catch them (and don't get the fever themselves) they'll claim it was just a training exercise. Darn, I'm having fun w/ this thread.
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