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Posted: 8/22/2005 5:36:53 PM EDT
Short story, even shorter.
I went to Canada this weekend. Crossed over, no problem. Coming back into the U.S., all I was asked was, "What is your business in the U.S.?"

I reply with, "I'm a U.S. Marine, I'm going back to base."

His reply, " Thanks for your service."

NO ID CHECK AT ALL! NO SEARCH! NO FURTHER QUESTIONS!

Does anyone else find this, well, disturbing?? Is that common?? I don't know what to think.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:39:37 PM EDT
First of all they track your License plate. Second of all if you are not wearing a dish towel or a Turbine on your head why should they give you a hard time. Did you have your Military ID in your hand?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:42:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 5:42:54 PM EDT by Airwolf]

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
First of all they track your License plate. Second of all if you are not wearing a dish towel or a Turbine on your head why should they give you a hard time. Did you have your Military ID in your hand?



Yeah, those people that wear jet engines on their heads are dangerous, aren't they?



Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:46:20 PM EDT
Airwolf...you be funny!!! LOL
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:49:37 PM EDT
I did have my Mil ID on hand, but they never asked for it, or any other form, for that matter.

So, they tracked the plates? Who is to say that we didn't acquire the vehicle by other means?

It just seems so...not right! Maybe it's just me!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:53:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By heARtbreaker15:
I did have my Mil ID on hand, but they never asked for it, or any other form, for that matter.

So, they tracked the plates? Who is to say that we didn't acquire the vehicle by other means?

It just seems so...not right! Maybe it's just me!



Why would they care? They don't give a rat's ass about the southern border, and there's drugs and terrorists coming over that mutherfucker every day.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:53:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:56:15 PM EDT
That's nothing. Canada will let you cross their border with a fully armed Minuteman III missile.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:56:59 PM EDT
There are cameras that automatically click on your plate and on your face. Then its inputted into a computer and they punch your plate in as you wait in line. They know ahead of time when they are going fuck with you.

We had one canuck mess with my GF because she had only a drivers license and not a passport or birth cert. He really let her have it. Then we got the same dude and he remembered her and said did you remember this time? He didnt even look at it and let her in.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:57:34 PM EDT
Thanks for you service and watch you six.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:00:46 PM EDT
Alright...good to go. I just haven't had many experiences 'driving' across borders. Thanks for all of your input.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:03:19 PM EDT
Last couple o' times I crossed into the states I was with a couple of visable minority buddies..

The exchange went like this:

Officer: "Citizenship?"

Us: "Canadian"

Officer: "What are you up to today?"

Me: "Going to a shoot at....."

Officer:(Cutting me off mid sentance) "Have a nice day".

So much for security... This officer just let four guys and a minivan full of guns and ammo into the homeland.... No paperwerk check... Nothin' I guess we looked honest

Geez... we get less hassle going into the states gun-laden than we do trying to get back into our own country....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:14:45 PM EDT
Several hints.

Never call the border guard a jackass.

I bought a brand new corvette and I was driving to the casino with my GF. The guard kept asking me whose vette it was. I did look young I guess. I kept telling him its mine. I had the registration and even the sales paperwork since it was new. But he kept asking me. So I told him, why he was being such a jackass. So he pulls me over for a search. I filed a complaint against him since I had all my papers in order and he was just being a dick. But nothing came of it but they delayed me for 15 minutes.

Also dont stick your head out the window as you are entering the tunnel to canada. Some teenagers that I knew did this and lost their heads when they hit the center posts at the entryway of the tunnel.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:24:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
First of all they track your License plate. Second of all if you are not wearing a dish towel or a Turbine on your head why should they give you a hard time. Did you have your Military ID in your hand?



Yeah, those people that wear jet engines on their heads are dangerous, aren't they?






Do NOT stand behind them
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:02:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 11:03:26 PM EDT by PeteCO]
Crossed into Canada with my Glock once (1993). I had been told I could check it with customs and pick it back up on the way out. When I told them I had a loaded gun in the glovebox you would have thought I told them it was an atomic bomb. It took five of them to escort the gun inside, three with the gun and two with the magazine.

When we left Canada and went to pick the gun up, they were in awe that us Americans could own such death machines. They were visibly scared when they handed the gun back to me.

Contrast this to when we were crossing into Detroit. "Do you have anything to declare?" "Yep, got a loaded pistol and a case of Molson" "Uh, what?" (I repeated) "Ok, you can go"
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:17:51 PM EDT
I don't think we (4 of us in our early-mid twenties) were asked for ID when we came back into the US this last time
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:27:04 PM EDT
I got turned away at the Canadian border in 1990 due to lacking much cash or CC cards when driving from Idaho to Alaska. Took about 2 hours to get 300 bucks from moms account to mine and turn it into cash via ATM.

Poor college kid, all I had was maybe 40 bucks and a 55 gallon barrel full of gas. Customs wanted to see you had 100 bucks for each day you were to be in Canada to avoid being a charity case.

I got pulled aside by Canuck customs maybe a year ago, and the guy asked why I was denied entry. Told him the story and he just rolled his eyes.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:13:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
That's nothing. Canada will let you cross their border with a fully armed Minuteman III missile.



No they won't. We had to get permission to use the water route that went through some Canadian waters on it's way to Valdez in AK. Carrying metal for crying out loud, no missiles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 3:32:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
First of all they track your License plate. Second of all if you are not wearing a dish towel or a Turbine on your head why should they give you a hard time. Did you have your Military ID in your hand?



What would he be doing with a jet engine on his head????
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:03:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
First of all they track your License plate. Second of all if you are not wearing a dish towel or a Turbine on your head why should they give you a hard time. Did you have your Military ID in your hand?



What would he be doing with a jet engine on his head????



Obviously one of those "very high speed-low drag" type operators.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:04:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 5:07:20 AM EDT by Surf]
How to start a turbine.


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:29:23 AM EDT
When I crossed the border from Washington state to BC the Canadian agent asked:

Do you have anything to declare sir?"

I answered, "Man has not evolved an inch since the scum that spawned him"

Have a nice stay...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:33:12 AM EDT
In April my wife and I drove form Phoenix AZ to Puerto Penasco Mexico. When we crossed into Mexico, no checks, no contact with either US or Mexican authorities. On the way back, the US border guard asked, "Are you American citizens?" I said yes and he said, "Have a nice day." No ID check, nothing.
I was driving a rental car with the company sticker on the back bumper.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:34:14 AM EDT
It happens all the time..........

If you are like me, and cross very frequently, they run the plate number and it shows a pattern of behavior. I usually cross in about 10 seconds. "Anything to declare?" "Nope" "Have a nice night".

Wanna have fun? Leave your sunglasses on, leave the radio turned up, waer a haevy coat in August, do NOT make eyecontact with the border guard, and look pensive. You can then play 20 (or 30 or 50) questions..........

Be polite. Answer questions directly, and clearly, and you have no problems.

Besides, the border is about as porous as an old sock. Lemme see: I'm driven across it in a car, rode across in a boat, walked across, canoed across, swam across. You have to be a complete fucking idiot to end up stopped and searched at the border.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 5:39:47 AM EDT
You get searched only if you are 75 and have blue hair...

OR

You are 2 and your name is on a watch list!
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