Your Papers, Please
... rings a chilling bell.
In the movies, of course, in stories about a bad, bad galaxy far, far away.
But what's this?
NBC: Fear of ICE raids leads some U.S. citizens to carry their passports
Jeepers, I thought ice was something we had to watch out for in winter. People in America have to watch out for it every day now.
CapitolHillOutsider: You have, perhaps, relatives in Berlin, ya?
In Canada, where "freedom of speech" is our constitutional right, the "old man" could be chastised for not using the slightly less ageist term "older man".
Meanwhile, the younger folk are happily enjoying the "Papers Please" game. Here's a younger fellow (YouTube) who is quite amusing as he plays a Russian (of course) border guard; although halfway through, his language (and the game itself) begins to seriously deteriorate. Must be the stress of the job.
Okay, I'll get to the point:
CNN: Operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country.
Way to take the sting out of a hurricane! New rules of the game: Hurricanes beat ICE.
Makes you wonder how sincere the US is in its mission to protect the third most populous country in the world -- with a population growth below the world average annual rate of 1.1% [Wiki] -- from the addition of 2000 suspected foreigners.
Oh, well. That's the crazy Merkins, eh? But ... what's wrong with the following paragraph?
USAToday Rules & Regulations for Crossing the Canadian Border
Just checkpoints, you say. Let's compare the US and Canadian checkpoints:
USAToday: What You Need as an American to Visit Canada
No bigee; pretty much just a passport and proof that you are an authorized guardian of any child you might have with you.
So, off with you to Canada, and guess what, we've fixed it so you can never come back:
USAToday: Laws for Crossing Canadian Border to USA
No kidding, eh? Read the rest of their blurb if you like, but what they're not saying outright is that Canada's Border Protection is no longer its own boss:
Aljazeera: Canada granting US border agents 'expanded' powers
It's not the 70's anymore, my friend. (YouTube) Eh-h-h-h!
Br-r-r-r-r! We've hit an ICE-y slope, not that American law enforcement didn't invade Canada long before Bill C-23. Funny how this article about an American State Trooper who arrested a man on Canadian soil (and got her knuckles gently rapped) gives the impression that State Troopers are not active inside Canada on a regular basis. But it couldn't have been a mere mistake: the officer was no neophyte after 7 years on the force and having previously received a commendation.
I remember seeing other similar articles, but they seem to have disappeared. Strangely, the CBC reported on a recent shootout - under the heading "British Columbia"-- that they say took place in the US -- and they even provided a map so we could see exactly where it happened. Why did the CBC report an officer-down American shooting and file it under B.C.? All of the four commenters asked the same question.
If it actually did happen inside the Canadian border, would they be allowed to say so?
Remember how, immediately after 9/11, the news media reported over and over, and over again, that "Everything has Changed"? They weren't kidding. And virtually every "terror" attack that's happened since in the US or Canada, and even in the UK, contain serious earmarks of False Flag. A dead giveaway is that the perps have almost invariably been reported as "previously known to police".
Another is that, since 9/11, the RCMP have been outed at least twice for setting up terror events:
Globe&Mail: B.C. bomb plotters set free after judge rules RCMP entrapped pair
ZeroHedge: The Ever-Growing List of ADMITTED False Flag Attacks
Do you think this might indicate that the intention has been to make us all so afraid of terrorism that we will voluntarily, gradually, be willing to tolerate all sorts of losses of freedoms, and especially to submit to whatever humiliation border guards decide to put us through? Silly question?
One must never forget the Toronto 18 (PDF file), the prime instigator of which was an RCMP plant who, having a certain amount of inside skinny on both CSIS and the RCMP, was able to bilk them out of huge dollars!
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Is it so hard to believe that the all-pervasive predictions that 9/11 would "change everything" might affect Canadians as well? How amazingly swiftly the US enacted its Patriot Act that allowed the losses of all sorts of freedoms for Americans, and how soon Canada followed suit with its Security Certificate, so that Mohamed Harkat, an Algerian immigrant, married to a Canadian, has not been able to breathe a free breath since.
First of all, "one form or another" are blatant weasel words signifying nothing, and second of all, the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness did not even exist before 2003.
The Brits were way ahead of us in preparedness, as I discovered in late 2001 when I had to submit at Heathrow to a body search, which was a bit shocking, though I knew why and that it was only the beginning of what was to be a series of drastic measures taken to convince us all of the spectre of terror on every dimly lit street corner.
When we start to fear, we tend to look to the parent-figure government to protect us. But the government does not necessarily, in fact probably does not, have our personal best interests at heart. Governments and corporations deal in statistics, not in individual needs.
Regarding Heathrow's updated security methods:
So, they're just guessing that there are no adverse health effects from scanners and there may well be no chance at all that this will ever be proven. The true situation may eventually, if not already, be known to statisticians, and as I said earlier, that's what governments deal in. They also know that very few people will choose the invasive and "more extensive" hand search over a quick scan, and will settle for the lesser of the two evils the government offers.
9/11 has allowed for a much more limited version of "freedom of choice". And people do become enured to the status quo. Governments count on that.
But at least one should not forget what the RCMP did to Robert Dziekanski (YouTube). Did you know that "Dziekanski" has become a verb, the definition of which is "to equivocate" or "rationalize"?
There's even a new book out that rationalizes on the RCMP's behalf -- by sympathetically interviewing the equivocators themselves! In fact, the author talks practically a whole book just rationalizing his reasons for writing it, though he may well be just glossing over his own desire for money and fame.
The RCMP is an "iconic institution" that knows nothing at all about the disappearances of a couple of thousand Indigenous women, and that fact doesn't seem to surprise or upset our government leadership, Left or Right. These less-than-admirable traits alone do not scratch the surface of the secrets our governments will continue to hide or disguise in its efforts to be seen as protecting our freedoms while attempting to limit them.
For instance: 5G is not so much about "speed" as it is about greed and covert surveillance. Don't believe me? Just try to access the "US Dept. of Education"G5 website and see if you don't get the willies.
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