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Comment Well done USA... (Score 2) 109

Jordan is one of the few beacons of hope in the Middle East - An American ally that is peaceful and provides a real example of what a mideast success story could be (if you haven't visited Jordan I encourage it - Great country).

But sure America, go and screw with them, because FREEDOM.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 301

From my experience it seems that the reason for most phone searches on the Canadian side are to make sure that you aren't dodging taxes when you bring something in to the country.

Actually, no. It's generally for two other purposes -

1) People who claim they are not coming to Canada to work / move here, but who are entering the country with all of their worldly belongings. The CBSA will search a phone to find emailed job offers, texts from friends saying "Have a great new life in Canada!", photos from going-away parties and calendar appointments with entries like "first day at new job."

2) Child pornography. If you're typically a single, 40ish, dweebyish, white male travelling home alone from a vacation in a region in Asia know for child sex tourism you may get pulled aside and have your phone and computer searched for incriminating pictures.

Comment Re:If the *.AA think it's bad (Score 3, Informative) 134

But how is the poor, poor metallica going to survive then? I mean god, they have to do concerts now! Won't someone please think of the poor metallica!

Hey Anonymous Coward, my brother is an author.

When someone steals an e-book of his work, how does he put bread on the table?

Should he "do" book-reading concerts?

Comment Re:Trump derangement, you have it (Score 1) 626

How the fuck do you or anyone else know that the people in question are okay?

You look at them, you interview them, and you use common sense. You interview the family of these girls - If her dad is a dentist fleeing terror then you put a tick in the "not dangerous" box: .


For God's sake, where did all this American cowardice come from? You're the strongest nation in the world. Read your Statue of "Liberty" and prove it.

And frankly, all this talk of 'safety' when it comes to suffering people is infuriating. If Trump truly wanted to make Americans "safe" he'd be pushing deep and meaningful gun control. He'd be supporting initiatives to reduce pollution and improve workplace safety in places like coal mines. He'd be pushing for clean drinking water in places like Flint, and working to improve highway safety. He'd beef up the FDA and inspect the food chain. He'd provide support to battered women and children.

...and much more.

Those are the things that make you unsafe - Not bogey-man refugee terrorists.

He demonstrates leadership in none of these things - Which proves he's not interested in keeping Americans 'safe' - He's just interested in keeping people like you scared.

Comment Re:Trump derangement, you have it (Score 1) 626

If people from all these countries are so safe that these companies consider it worth risking American lives for them

The people are safe - The countries aren't.

Why do you think families are desperate to leave Syria? Because it isn't safe. Doesn't mean the people who want to leave are unsafe.

That's why you want to hire smart people from Syria, not open an office in Syria.

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