Had Enough?

Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by cranston36, Dec 13, 2006.

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    I was coming back down from walking around a quiet town in Canada.
    I had sunshine, rain and snow. I had it all for a day.
    I drove down to the Canadian border and paid my toll to pass through the tunnel. The border agent was wearing a light jacket and his shirt was open.
    Then I went across the border back to my homeland.
    The United States of America.
    There was a guard wearing heavy body armor. Across from me I saw another guard wearing a helmet and so much body armor that I had pushed him over in a snow pile he wouldn’t have been able to get up, let alone handle a weapon with ease and skill.
    I produced my driver’s license but something went wrong.
    The guard got on the phone and said, ‘I’ve got a bad number.’
    The camera they used to take a picture of my license plate number malfunctioned.
    It missed the zero at the end of my plate.
    The guard immediately became animated and asked for the keys to my car.
    He then asked me to pop my trunk and he searched it. Then he opened the rear door of my car and searched my car. Then he opened the canvas sack I had my clothes and toothpaste in and he searched that.
    I had my birth certificate with me but these guys didn’t want to make sure I was an American - they just wanted to violate just about every freedom I have been guaranteed.
    What if their equipment had malfunctioned and they tagged me, an American whose settler family ancestry in this nation dates back to 1621 and whose Native American ancestry dates back much farther than that, as a terrorist?
    What if they had shot and killed me instead of searching my vehicle?
    My wife would have gotten a phone call and they would tell you they did the right thing.
    Would you question the motives of man dressed in combat gear and carrying heavy weapons at the border? If you don’t question it now they will end up on your street corners taunting your children and searching your wife.
    I’ve had just about enough.
    Well, how about you?
     
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    Are you related to psychoblues?
     
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    Gee, seems none of those 'what ifs' happened, other than perhaps your original 'scenario.' Here you are, posting on a messageboard, about the evil US, so you must have gotten free.
     
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    Imagine my skepticism concerning whether or not this event ever actually took place.
     
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    Then we wouldn't have to listen to your whine.:cry:
     
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    see how well trained they are?....what if next week you drive between iraq and syria?
     
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    They are not well trained and their equipment is too expensive and bought from companies with connections that are sucking our tax money out of the country like a siphon.:clap2:
     
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    What would you have done in the same position? And remember you are trained to find abnormal things? And the equipment maybe expensive it has to be to meet force with force. Too me it sounded like you did what you were told and you were released unharmed and you witnessed these men doing there jobs in a smart manner. I'm hoping you'll answer my question honestly.
     
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    The old military-industrial complex conspiracy theory. I must admit its been a while since I've heard that one. :cuckoo:
     
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    I'm just guessing now, but I'll bet you didn't ask, and or, express your displeasure to the authorities, there at the boarder crossing did ya?

    Just curious as to WHY you would come to THIS forum, and ask such questions?

    Do everyone a BIG favor, craw back under the rock, that you spend most of your waking hours, and go back to reading Mao's works.

    As to what I feel about what happened to YOU, the boarder crossing people did there job, and I'm pleased they were able to single you out, shows their training is paying off.:clap2:
     

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