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Then you refuse to give out his name as if you or your friend
have ANY right to privacy when you've already admitted you've got papers n # that identify you as a ward of the state?
Originally posted by Gorman91
unless you came from the middle east, Russia, China, or S America, there's really no need to do those things.
US critics also warned that “Canada's open immigration policies and relatively lax policing of recent arrivals could make it a logical entry point…”[ix] The public was reminded of several close calls from the 1990s – most notably, the Algerian born al-Qaeda operative Ahmed Ressam (also known as The Millennium Bomber) who was allowed to enter and settle in Montreal, Canada, under an application of political asylum in 1994. He later evaded detection by assuming a false identity and using a counterfeit passport.[x] In 1999, Ressam was arrested when custom officials found timing devices and nitroglycerin hidden in a spare tire as he crossed the US-Canada border at Port Angeles, Washington. It was later revealed that Ressam’s target was to bomb the LAX International Airport at Los Angeles, California.[xi]
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Demoncreeper
I'm suspicious of your claims. That's a right to sue right there...
Originally posted by SpaceJockey1
No one likes to say it but PROFILING would bring back some SANITY to this overblown terrorism thing!
Suddenly it's everyday citizens that are the 'terrorist'...when did we allow this to happen?
Here's a list below of foiled terrorist attempts since 9/11. Tell me how many aren't involving extreme Muslims?
FOILED TERRORIST PLOTS POST 9/11
It's a known fact that most Canadians don't like Americans, so I can understand the problems experienced by Americans wishing to cross the border. The border guards can hassle you because they CAN
USA you've really lost the plot and unfortunately the USA agenda is being exported WORLDWIDE, and is impacting on every other country
I say PROFILE and leave the GOOD CITIZENS alone.
Originally posted by Chindogu
reply to post by Gradius Maximus
Crossing from Canada to the US the guards are American, am I right? On the way back the guards would be Canadian? If that's the case I'm guessing that the trip back was a breeze hey.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
I'm sorry that our servants are not representing our wishes any longer. Eventually we hope to bring peace & tranquility back to America, but for the moment it is not so.
All I can suggest is to tell them what they want to hear even if it is not the exact truth. As long as they see what they want to see & hear what they want to hear they will wave you along. You need to program them as you see fit to get the results you want. They don't think, they follow their training.
Just like they train & practice, you need to do the same.
Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
So I braved the border today -
I journeyed across the sacred rainbow bridge which separates the 2 beautiful nations at Niagara Falls ON/NY. The following is a sad tale of just how unbelievable this journey has become.
It all began with a pleasant hour and 20 minute drive through the countryside, passing through wine country beside the great lakes - I came into the final stretch of the border, the wait wasn't long, maybe 5 minutes, as I pulled up, a tall man stepped out and eyed me harshly as I approached, he reminded me of mexican military in between the border of Jalisco in western mexico.
The conversation went roughly as follows,
Guard "Passport - What are you doing here today"
Gradius "Im having lunch at the hard rock cafe"
Guard "Where do you live"
Gradius "Vancouver BC, but I'm staying in Hamilton for now"
Guard (Long pause) "Why did you come here?"
Gradius "Im visiting family, and came to visit a friend"
Guard "Who does this car belong to"
Gradius "My mothers, im driving it for the day while im away from home"
Guard "Show me your license, registration and insurrance"
Gradius "No problem"
Guard "Who are you doing to see"
Gradius "My friend, John Smith (Privacy)"
Guard "How long have you known this friend and where do they live"
Gradius "About a year, im not sure where he lives, we havent met yet"
Guard "You havent MET this friend yet?"
Gradius "No, we know eachother from internet discussions"
Guard "You've NEVER met this person except from speaking with them on the INTERNET, Give me your keys"
(At this point he became very aggressive - I gave him my keys)
Gradius "Never met them, and yes, we've spoken in great length over the internet, just like I've done with many of my clients who I work with and rarely meet"
Guard "Hang on"
(At this point, 4 military dressed men walk over and 'tell' me to step out of the car)
They surround me, and one man asks if I'm carrying any weapons, firearms, knives, ect.
Gradius: I have a leatherman multitool in my pocket
(They all go alert)
Guard #1: DONT TOUCH IT!! let this man get it from you.
Gradius: Okay....No problem, its in this pocket (I had very deep 5 inch pockets)
Guard #3: (He struggles to remove it, sort of man handling my crotch area and then he gives up trying to reach)
Guard#2 Just let him take it out himself, (as he has a hand on his gun)
(I remove the leatherman multi tool, and very carefully give it to them with open palms, I'm sooo dangerous)
I am then escorted to a room filled with 4 armed guards, and told to sit down and wait, they proceed to rip apart the car and examine every nook and cranny, every square inch is sniffed by dogs and examined by 2 guards.
after about a half hour I'm shouted at from the back of the quarantine room.
Guard: Hey Boss, Come get your papers,
I take my papers, and they say "You can go now". I return to the car in shambles, things moved around and jossled, the contents of the dash emptied onto the seats, change spilled out onto the floor from my jacket pockets.
Going out for lunch in the USA was never such a big deal.
Apparently now - Its almost criminal - Or at least suspected of such.
I certainly felt like a criminal
How did it come to this?
edit on 31-5-2011 by Gradius Maximus because: (no reason given)