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Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 11:48 am

Yeah I just read this article posted in the Mint newsletter about the border patrol now given the ok to search and seize travelers computers (including mobile devices) during the checkpoint. I am a frequent traveler between Toronto to NY since I am still waiting for residency in Canada before I can move up permanently. I'm outraged at how bad this is getting! It's bad enough when I come back from Canada to get detained for questioning every other visit for reasons I can't understand, but now they can be even more invasive? confused? Things are bad enough in the US right now considering we have possibly the worst president in world history with still more than a half a year left in office. Perhaps after we spend another trillion dollars on the supposed 'war on terror' we can dump whatever is remaining into the dept of homeland security so they can make life more miserable for frequent travelers. I have heard this time and time again...."Since Dept of Homeland Security has been in place we haven't had any terrorist attacks"....well guess what? We didn't have any terrorist attacks before it either....until we got a complete idiot in office that decided the US needed to stick it's nose where it didn't belong.
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby Fred on Tue May 06, 2008 12:13 pm

lakehousetech,

Sir with all due respect, I don't think this is the forum to discuss political view points. This is an international forum, with people from all over the world with varying view points and beliefs.

If we start down the road of political and religious rants, this forum will degenerate rapidly from its' intended purpose.

I would urge others not to respond to this post and would urge you, lakehousetech, not to pursue this topic further. It will not end well, I have seen it happen before, and we really don't want to go there.

I would suggest that you use TrueCrypt to secure your data.

Thank you,

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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 12:17 pm

Fred,
This was posted in the 'Other Topics' section, and is relative to an article in the Mint newsletter. Maybe I struck a nerve with you because you have a different opinion? People can post whatever they want. Maybe we should bring god into the conversation as well? I bet that would get some responses from the under-educated southerners. Hehe.
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby Fred on Tue May 06, 2008 12:25 pm

You just made my point.

I will respond no further.

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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 12:33 pm

Hehe. While perhaps someone will. Don't take it personal Fred. I have friends down south, and my mom even lives in TN. I just love poking fun!
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby yamawho on Tue May 06, 2008 1:37 pm

lakehousetech wrote: I am a frequent traveler between Toronto to NY since I am still waiting for residency in Canada before I can move up permanently. I'm outraged at how bad this is getting! It's bad enough when I come back from Canada to get detained for questioning every other visit for reasons I can't understand, but now they can be even more invasive?


Maybe you should consider shaving :mrgreen:
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 2:43 pm

Shaving? Although the majority of people the get hassled are racially profiled (as much as it's denied), they take anyone at random. Maybe i'll wear a stick on beard just for fun, that way I can maybe get wrongfully imprisoned.
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby yamawho on Tue May 06, 2008 2:52 pm

I was referring to your avatar ...

I live near Montreal and we don't go to the US much anymore because of the hassles you are referring to.

For example, on our resent trip to Australia, we switched planes in Vancouver not LA.
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 2:56 pm

Smart move. I know....it took me a minute because I'm already worked up over some computer problems I'm having, and I haven't gotten anything but negative responses since posting. Anyway, I have the misfortune of not being able to avoid it because my fiance is Canadian. Once we get married I won't come back the the US unless I need to visit family. It's just too much trouble. My fiance was already denied entry once because they're computer messed up her file. They thought she was some girl from Idaho with a criminal record. It's easy for people that don't travel to dismiss it, but it's a reality that it will get worse. I can't believe the facts. They've taken laptops from people, and never returned them. There should be several lawsuits.

Oh and yes I am a huge SW fan. :mrgreen:
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby yamawho on Tue May 06, 2008 3:07 pm

Welcome to Canada then 8)

Now that you will be living in Canada, you can go anywhere you want, our vacation last year took us to Cuba.

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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 3:08 pm

Couldn't have said it better myself. I cannot wait to be free of this economic prison!
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby yamawho on Tue May 06, 2008 3:13 pm

We are not totally free up here however, we still need to wear clothes :lol:
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Tue May 06, 2008 3:14 pm

Bummer.
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby Lantesh on Tue May 20, 2008 4:34 pm

Fred wrote:Sir with all due respect, I don't think this is the forum to discuss political view points.


While I wholeheartedly agree with Fred, I must point out that when I got to the bottom of the thread there was a John McCain ad banner glaring at me. Sorry Fred, I think I just got my chuckle for the day. :mrgreen:
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby ed@Mint on Tue May 20, 2008 5:00 pm

So glad to be European...
It's really sad, cause i love English, the american accent, hockey and US football, but you know... with such things going on... I'll go to Canada ! :mrgreen:
Already been there, btw, we also went to niagara falls but didn't cross the frontier due to visa BS :roll:
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby Husse on Wed May 21, 2008 5:24 pm

This was posted in the wrong "Other topics" section
This is a topic just on the fringe to what can be discussed in the forum - not because I object, but there may be others that do - and I don't refer to Fred
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Re: Baddies - Border Patrol USA

Postby lakehousetech on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:30 am

I understand. I'm on my way back to the U.S. today, so I'll let you know if they confiscate my personal computer or electronics just because they are allowed to violate our constitutional rights nowadays.
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