OPPOSEC is, like, the Opposite of OP SEC...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by UncleMorgan, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Congratulations! The Darwin Award Nominee in the OPPOSEC division is...

    The guy in PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA who faked up a $60,000.00 stack of cash, photographed it, and then posted the picture on Facebook. Several armed robbers invaded
    his home looking for the money and shot him dead.

    (From The Morning Call)

    Well, that was stupid.

    (I ain't sayin' nothin' about the 500 million dollars I have at home, except that it's a Zimbabwe dollar bill, and it's actually worth about three cents. That's inflation for ya.)
  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Some people find the most bizarre ways of finding their 5 minutes of fame.
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    So YOU'RE the Nigerian Prince?
  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    I guess that guy is an outstanding example of "yes, you CAN fix stupid"
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    On a similar note, I used to keep a wad of emergency cash stashed away in one of the Mr's old Tucks Medicated Wipe containers. I mean, who would ever look in that, right? One day on a trip to visit my parents I had that with me and my dad found it in the glove compartment while nosing around. Of course I had to show him what was really in it, because failure to do so would result in me spending the next three days trying to convince them *I* am not the one with the butt problems and therefore do not need to listen to their endless discussion on home remedies, surgery, dietary fixes, detailed personal experiences, etc. (they're in their 80s, such things are their favorite topics of discussion)

    Anyway, dad thought this was such a great idea that he told pretty much everyone he met where I hid my stash cash. I am not exaggerating when I say everyone. He told everyone at his church. He told the neighbors while they were taking out the trash. We were in the line at Costco and the lady in front of us forgot her card so she was using cash. My dad talks to everyone, and next thing I know I hear him telling this total stranger at Cosco, and the cashier, that his daughter keeps hundreds of dollars in a Tucks container in her car.

    Needless to say I no longer stash money in a Tucks container.
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @ditch witch That was a coffee snorter. I have the same problem with my parents. They definitely have diarrhea of the mouth among their list of ailments.

    I hope im not so silly/naive when I'm their age but age is a great equalizer both physically and mentally.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I share my personal information with my surviving parent like I share my personal information with total strangers....strictly on a need to know basis. I have learned from personal experience that failing to do so, inevitably causes me almost unlimited, and seemingly unendurable pain.

    I find that diversion and mild deception works best for me (most of the time). I throw my mother a few balls of wool, a CD of 1940's swing music and a doll making magazine or two when I visit her; much as one might dangle something shiny and irresistible to a cat to stop them from scratching one's legs or the furniture. I then try and steer the conversation to some neutral, harmless topic (often fruitless, but worth a try)...and away from hot button topics that send her ranting, or trying to enlist me into her latest conspiracy against one or more of my siblings or brothers and sisters in law. :(

    I strongly recommend watching "The Savages", starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman" The Savages Trailer - IMDb The Savages (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I do not discuss whatever preps I make concerning my kin...it would probably only serve to alarm them, and/or invite the undue interest of third parties whose access to that information I have no control over, should my kin decide to talk about their loony, alarmist brother, cousin, uncle, brother-in-law etc.
  9. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    OPSEC is not a game. It's a TV show. Let's tell people where all my goodies are hidden and how to get there. Crazy stuff. I also, like to throw out threads for people to follow that lead to nowhere. Sometimes the best veil is the rumor mill. People can make up some off the wall stories on their own. It's fun watching them struggle for reality to realize that the reality is as confusing as the story they spread. Put door number two behind number three which leads to six and back to one. They focus on doors instead of ceiling ladders.
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