posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:43 AM
a reply to: crazyewok
It certainly doesn't encourage me into spending my GBP£'s in the US any time soon.
I have family in Canada so very much intend to spend a few months there one day, perhaps get to the land border and 'see' the US from the safe side of
the fence, but that's it. I've 'seen' China in the same sense when I was in Laos and decided to visit the border for that reason.
Even Laos border guards are pretty chilled out with a then standard charge of US$5 for every day you overstayed the 30 day travel visa. No moodiness,
no aggression, just a friendly transaction - which probably went in the guards pockets but hey, I'd prefer to be fleeced of my money than stripped,
beaten, shouted at, then locked up.
Yep, from pretty much everything I read from US members on ATS it appears that their 'freedom' is much worse than ours in the UK. Hell, any country
that fines it's citizens for crossing a street in the 'wrong' place, even if it is safe, is clearly much more tyrannical than where I live.
Perhaps it's no wonder that so many US members do not feel free. I certainly don't want to spend my money there any time soon.
edit on 7-8-2014
by grainofsand because: Typo