Fucking U.S. customs....

I am too angry to even rant effectively!

Wow.

It’s funny because I read that paper online everyday and was a little annoyed at some american who commented that they were going to boycott canada for calling them bastards…

Thank the gods I’m going to be spending my money in cuba and staying the hell away from America. Even though I’m not a target for their profiling this kind of thing really annoys me.

What the FUCK?

You know, if Canada did this to our citizens, the press would have a field day…

I’d just like to point out that she was deported by the INS.

Customs is a whole nother set of assholes.

That is FUCKED! On behalf of Americans, I apologize for the vicious racist assholes who work for the INS.

If President Bush has any integrity, he should make a personal apology to Ms. Cruz. It is exactly this kind of racist garbage that makes the rest of the world hate us.

Fucking Americans. I hate those bastards.

Apropos, isn’t it?

When The States does stuff like this, I notice. And then when it does it again, (not necessarily the exact same thing, but something similarly miffing), I remember. And it adds to the gigantic mountain of resentment towards the States that I share with my peers and contemporaries.

I don’t know what should happen first, the US getting a clue, or us Canucks getting over ourselves. I mean, we have to stop feeling superior sometime. Right? Right? shrug

She didn’t have to travel through the U.S., did she?

She didn’t have to travel at all.
What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

She probably didn’t have to travel through the U.S. She probably also didn’t know that she would be so royally screwed if she did. A lot of flights from Canada make connections in the States. I guess we just have to keep in mind that if we have to transfer in the U.S., we better not look too dark.

Curious Canuck: I am sorry this happened, but the U.S. government has lost whatever sanity, intelligence, and principles it had.

If it’s any reassurance, the Bush Administration is doing wierd shit to its own citizenry. For the past couple of days, the FBI has had a Cessna flying over Bloomington, Indiana, spying on the populace. Somewhere, even as we are posting, there is a picture in government files of The Peyote Coyote standing on a sidewalk, looking up in the night sky, and wondering “What the hell is that idiot doing circling Bloomington at 12:30 a.m.?”

We live in interesting times.

I’m so embarassed by my country. :o

We have all gone barking dog nuts.

God DAMN. What a bunch of fucking idiots.

Please, Canadians, don’t assume that all Americans have their heads up their asses. The INS does, but they always have.

I still like Americans :slight_smile: … but I think you should all try and emigrate here claiming persecution and living with the general ignorance of your elected officials…

Hard to have support for a foreign nation that does this sort of thing to my fellow citizens.

It’s about time the USA steps back and considers what it is about and what it must do to get back on track.

I always liked Dar Williams’ idea of a mass migration… all you 'merrikans should go into the bars in Windsor. You could try and pick up a nice Canadian to marry so y’all can get yer citizenship. We’d be glad to have most of ya*.

*Offer does not apply to yahoos, rich white elected officials, INS officers with God complexes, or nuts of any kind.

Fuck!
I was in the running right up to that last part.

I meant the bad nuts of any kind, Jack.
Not the good ones, like cashews and macadamia and you.

This is not new. This has been happening to Muslims sense 9-11. It just hasn’t touched ‘you’ - the non-muslim ‘you’. It’s been touching all dark skinned people for about a year now. And it is just starting to touch white skinned people.

When you start hunting witches, its only the first step thats hard. After that …

I know, Feath. There was that disgusting incident with Rohinton Mistry the other month. And I remember what was mentioned on the boards earlier… about the Arab guys traveling together, who each put $50 into a pool… whoever got stopped and searched most often during the trip would be declared the “official terrorist” and win all the money.

This is just an excuse for a lot of the racism inherent in governments to come to the surface.

Let’s get some perspective here. Not only was it was not the American people who did this, it was not the American government. It was not the INS nessisarily either. It was a group of over officious assholes, exercising horrible judgement and flaunting their power.

There is a damn good reason to exercise caution in immigration these days. An Indian, with a hispanic name, and a Canadian passport is unusual and suspicious, and it should get a second glance by an immigration officer. I have no idea what procedure is for dealing with a suspicious situation, but at some point they went overboard and fucked up, and should be investigated and possibly punished. But lets not turn this into Bush bodily throwing her into a prison plane to India.

P.S. for the record I once spent three hours being interogated by Canadian border guys in Windsor because one of the girls in our car grew up in Chinatown and spoke with a slight Chinese accent even though she was born American. They seperated us into different rooms and tried to ‘break’ us. The asshole I got threatened me that he could throw me in prison for trying to enter Canada without a valid passport on me.