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I had a very similar experience 2 days ago at work. He didn't mention ATS but he was the most clever guy I've ever spoken to. He kept talking about how strange it was that nobody has killed a certain two people in high places that I don't really feel comfortable typing about. He asked me over and over "how expensive is just one bullet [myname]?".
I actually thought he was a cool guy at first. He immediately seeked me out when he came through the door and was acting as if he knew me. He asked me who I would vote for, I told him if I was to vote I would vote for Ron Paul. Suddenly he liked me more. He told me about how he was in the military way back in Vietnam and that he served with John McCain on the USS Forestal(sp?). He told me what a moron McCain was on the ship and blah blah blah. He mentioned he no longer was in the military but he still works for the DoD in places all over the world. That kind of flicked a light on in my head.
He kept telling me things about himself as sort of a lead-in into his next question towards me, like he was trying to show me that he was just like me. I began to feel like I was being quietly interrogated and everything he said was just an attempt to gain my trust.
He gently insinuated that he was part of a group known as the ******* and asked me if I was part of any militia or group like that. I gave him an answer and he told me not to talk about those things, and especially not the group he just told me about. That organized militias were against the law and I could go to prison just for talking about joining one. I told him I didn't believe that and he told me how members of the group he told me about earlier (which he also said was the most powerful in the nation) were being quietly picked off and that they are spread very thin. He added that it really wasn't worth being apart of any group against the PTB.
He spoke a lot about the weapons he owned, then asked me if I planned on buying a rifle (I spent 4 hours the previous night looking online for info on a certain rifle).
There was plenty more weird things he said during the conversation but I'm trying to summarize. The reason I got freaked out by this guy is because he asked me questions about every single thing I had talked about to a friend over the phone just two days before that. I had asked my friend on the phone why no one had killed those two guys in that high place. We spoke about the NSA monitoring phone calls (my friend then starting blurting out every single sensitive keyword he could think of), about how to get back at these oil companies, and about finding or organizing a group of like minded "patriots".
It felt like he was giving me strong hints about what was going on and why he was there. Every time a coworker would walk by he would stop talking and just stare at them until they were far enough away.
This guy had brought his van in to have it checked because he said it was making a noise. He spoke as if he was making it up the whole problem up as he went along. The woman he was with kept interrupting and "filling in the blanks" so to speak. She stayed absolutely silent the whole time we spoke about non-mechanical things. He also insisted I go for a ride with him to hear what he was talking about and I told him repeatedly that the mechanic would go with him instead. In the end of it all we found no problems at all and he left without paying a dime.
I handed him all his paperwork and as we said our farewells I remembered that he told me he still does things for the DoD. So I asked him "so Donald, who exactly do you work for?".
He got a big giant smirk on his face and said "you know who I work for [myname]" and then walked away. He turned around, opening the door with his back and said "we'll be seeing you [myname]".
Originally posted by Komodo
I'm not sure exactally what you do at work and how this guy just 'happens' to walk up to you and strike up a 'convo' out of the blue on such a subject...delicate or not depending on what camp you reside in
[edit on 04/02/2008 by Komodo]
Originally posted by roadgravel
reply to post by PlausibleDeniability
This is going to sound lame but might he have been a phone technician that was working on circuits the day you had the phone conversation. Given the subjects he mentioned, may be he listens to people's conversations looking for things to feed his paranoia or whatever.
Originally posted by PlausibleDeniability
I've always believed that there are agencies out there running sniffers on everyone's communications looking for anything that may be of interest to them. What a great intelligence gathering tool it would be. I would be amazed if there wasn't a program out there like that.
In September, 2000, we were asked by the Chief Scientist of the US Department of Justice to identify technical issues with the FBI's Carnivore Internet wiretap system that should be addressed by an independent review. On October 2, we met with Justice officials in Washington, DC, where we identified various areas of concern and issues that we believed must be addressed by any meaningful review process.