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Two Canadians discover the US has become a police stateTwo Canadians discover the US has become a police state

(9:43) Canadian husband and wife attempt to go shopping in the US, something they've done numerous times before. But their experience at the border was not what they expected.

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Guest: What losers (703 days ago)
Been travelling for 37 years, been to 35 countries so far in every continent, some of them several times. The US was the only place I was treated like shit at the border and will NEVER return again.
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Been travelling for 37 years, been to 35 countries so far in every continent, some of them several times. The US was the only place I was treated like shit at the border and will NEVER return again.
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Guest: QCresident (706 days ago)
As a UK citizen who used to go from Canada to the US, I found the guys at the border absolute HORRIBLE PEOPLE. They shouted and screamed just like that all that.
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As a UK citizen who used to go from Canada to the US, I found the guys at the border absolute HORRIBLE PEOPLE. They shouted and screamed just like that all that.
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Guest: never again (703 days ago)
Aussie here - the border guard says "why you coming here". I said "I'm on a holiday, touring US and Canada". He says "why?". I say " as I just said I'm on a holiday and wanted to look around the US and Canada". He goes ape-shit at me and screams "answer the question". Total dickhead with low IQ. I certainly won't be spending any more of my time or money in the country - So up themselves.
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Aussie here - the border guard says "why you coming here". I said "I'm on a holiday, touring US and Canada". He says "why?". I say " as I just said I'm on a holiday and wanted to look around the US and Canada". He goes ape-shit at me and screams "answer the question". Total dickhead with low IQ. I certainly won't be spending any more of my time or money in the country - So up themselves.
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Guest: Moggie (702 days ago)
As a frequent traveller, I find it to be a pleasant experience. If one approaches the border officials with a modicum of respect, one will be treated with the same respect. The USCPB has NEVER caused me any grief, and has shown repeat and professionalism AS IS THEIR MANDATE. Read the statements posted by USCBP at EVERY border crossing and you will understand.
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As a frequent traveller, I find it to be a pleasant experience. If one approaches the border officials with a modicum of respect, one will be treated with the same respect. The USCPB has NEVER caused me any grief, and has shown repeat and professionalism AS IS THEIR MANDATE. Read the statements posted by USCBP at EVERY border crossing and you will understand.
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Guest: Dave123321 (703 days ago)
Exactly the same - customs guys are very difficult on the US-Canadian border. They almost panic when they dont see a Canadian or US passport or travel document.
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Exactly the same - customs guys are very difficult on the US-Canadian border. They almost panic when they dont see a Canadian or US passport or travel document.
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Guest: Been there once - never again (703 days ago)
Typical American arrogance - think they are the rulers of the world and hocked to the hilt to China - the last comment is right - the laughing stock of the world
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Typical American arrogance - think they are the rulers of the world and hocked to the hilt to China - the last comment is right - the laughing stock of the world
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Guest: djayz (705 days ago)
Seriously, who would want to go to any country - USA or otherwise - and be treated like this? There are so many other, and more interesting, countries to visit.
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Seriously, who would want to go to any country - USA or otherwise - and be treated like this? There are so many other, and more interesting, countries to visit.
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Guest: US - All up themselves (703 days ago)
crossed that border (via air) on 4 occasions last year and all of the officers were rude arrogant and totally up themselves and seemed to have an IQ of 20. I guess you get what you pay for.
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crossed that border (via air) on 4 occasions last year and all of the officers were rude arrogant and totally up themselves and seemed to have an IQ of 20. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Guest: cerje (704 days ago)
Can't believe it. Worst than the Taliban
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Can't believe it. Worst than the Taliban
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Guest: 44TonneTon (703 days ago)
What stores are you visiting???? Is this guy for real?? Totally arrogant asshole!
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What stores are you visiting???? Is this guy for real?? Totally arrogant asshole!
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Guest:  (706 days ago)
Read "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy" by Jim Marrs. You will see why our governments want us all to distrust one another and feel fearful all the time for no reason. It's all a sham. It's for more control at the top.
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Read "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy" by Jim Marrs. You will see why our governments want us all to distrust one another and feel fearful all the time for no reason. It's all a sham. It's for more control at the top.
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Guest: a frequent visitor to canada (706 days ago)
this video clip is poorly titled. it should read "idiot decides to play games at the border"
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this video clip is poorly titled. it should read "idiot decides to play games at the border"
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Guest:  (701 days ago)
As a Canadian I'm embarrassed by this Canadian, what a disrespectful jerk. He obviously started something.
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As a Canadian I'm embarrassed by this Canadian, what a disrespectful jerk. He obviously started something.
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Guest:  (706 days ago)
The guy provoked it and caused the problem and the border guard was loving it - you could tell the more the guy wouldn't shut it the more the guard was determined to get his hand up his arse. The guy was an absolute prick!
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The guy provoked it and caused the problem and the border guard was loving it - you could tell the more the guy wouldn't shut it the more the guard was determined to get his hand up his arse. The guy was an absolute prick!
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Guest: your name (702 days ago)
10/4....in the beginning, the canadian was doing alot of snickering....there towards the end...not so much. I mean, acting like that coming through a New York border...?....what must he have been thinking. ye, thought he was bieng cute till they slapped the ol cuffs on him. better steer clear of the california, arizona and texas borders.....they wouldve had the cuffs on him five minutes quicker. the proper response shouldve been Yes Sir...No Sir...As many stores as my wife can drag me to ....Sir! I mean, New York had a big chunk of thier skyline removed, of coarse they are going to be a little uptight. he's lucky they didnt do a body cavity search.....because they could've.
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10/4....in the beginning, the canadian was doing alot of snickering....there towards the end...not so much. I mean, acting like that coming through a New York border...?....what must he have been thinking. ye, thought he was bieng cute till they slapped the ol cuffs on him. better steer clear of the california, arizona and texas borders.....they wouldve had the cuffs on him five minutes quicker. the proper response shouldve been Yes Sir...No Sir...As many stores as my wife can drag me to ....Sir! I mean, New York had a big chunk of thier skyline removed, of coarse they are going to be a little uptight. he's lucky they didnt do a body cavity search.....because they could've.
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Guest: STUPID AMERICAN (705 days ago)
!!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!!! GESTAPO STILL EXIST
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!!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!!! GESTAPO STILL EXIST
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Guest:  (705 days ago)
No wonder the USA is the laughing stock of the world.
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No wonder the USA is the laughing stock of the world.
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Guest: fc6003 (706 days ago)
This is part of the American Nightmare, I mean the American Dream. No matter wher you come from.
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This is part of the American Nightmare, I mean the American Dream. No matter wher you come from.
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Guest: AlbertoMexico (706 days ago)
Sure, the guy had a big mouth. Just don't forget how it all began: with the Canadian guy saying he didn't know which stores he would visit... Yeah right! Let's give HIM a hard time. After that, of course he is uncooperative. And could someone explain to me when did Canadian Guy make a threat to the officer? Honestly I didn´t hear that. Oh, and yeah he was dumb, if he would have just cooperated it would have been over soon...
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Sure, the guy had a big mouth. Just don't forget how it all began: with the Canadian guy saying he didn't know which stores he would visit... Yeah right! Let's give HIM a hard time. After that, of course he is uncooperative. And could someone explain to me when did Canadian Guy make a threat to the officer? Honestly I didn´t hear that. Oh, and yeah he was dumb, if he would have just cooperated it would have been over soon...
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Guest: djayz (705 days ago)
Alberto, do you know what store you're going to go to?
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Alberto, do you know what store you're going to go to?
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slicksps slicksps (704 days ago)
Probably not, but you might be able to give an example of the type of store! Remember these people have to protect their country, what if this Canadian were a drugs mule? They can't search every car, but if they find that the traveller doesn't really know where he's going or what he's doing, they'll have a reason to.
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Probably not, but you might be able to give an example of the type of store! Remember these people have to protect their country, what if this Canadian were a drugs mule? They can't search every car, but if they find that the traveller doesn't really know where he's going or what he's doing, they'll have a reason to.
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Guest: hammer (704 days ago)
Really? You DON'T think the customs guy was being a dick?
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Really? You DON'T think the customs guy was being a dick?
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Guest: Henning (706 days ago)
The park warden's law: Authority is inversely proportional to the zeal with which it is exercised. BTW: Who made the recording and how?
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The park warden's law: Authority is inversely proportional to the zeal with which it is exercised. BTW: Who made the recording and how?
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Guest: Skeptic (704 days ago)
me thinks this is a big hoax. If it were true they would have shot him. Seriously, how is it being recorded?
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me thinks this is a big hoax. If it were true they would have shot him. Seriously, how is it being recorded?
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glortman glortman (703 days ago)
I also wondered if it was maybe a dramatization by American border guards to warn Canadians against being cocky. As to the recording, many people will start their voice recording app on their cell phone when they expect a confrontation.
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I also wondered if it was maybe a dramatization by American border guards to warn Canadians against being cocky. As to the recording, many people will start their voice recording app on their cell phone when they expect a confrontation.
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Guest: al7979 (705 days ago)
Stupid American scum
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Stupid American scum
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Guest: English Si (706 days ago)
What a vile, disgusting country. Full of self-important pricks... Hate is a strong word but I HATE americans!
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What a vile, disgusting country. Full of self-important pricks... Hate is a strong word but I HATE americans!
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Guest: Not everyone is like that... (704 days ago)
Just for the record, some of us Americans find this behavior as disgusting as everyone else. Not all Americans act in the ridiculous manner as you see in the media. Obviously, an apology is an order from the Border Patrol. I realize they have a job to do, but this seemed a little out of line.
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Just for the record, some of us Americans find this behavior as disgusting as everyone else. Not all Americans act in the ridiculous manner as you see in the media. Obviously, an apology is an order from the Border Patrol. I realize they have a job to do, but this seemed a little out of line.
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Guest:  (706 days ago)
Wow, that was a pretty vile, disgusting comment. For what reason, because border guards aren't taking crap from, what you say, self important pricks? Hope you learn your lesson too someday.
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Wow, that was a pretty vile, disgusting comment. For what reason, because border guards aren't taking crap from, what you say, self important pricks? Hope you learn your lesson too someday.
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Guest: George Bush (706 days ago)
Americans are complete and utter assholes, all Americans period.
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Americans are complete and utter assholes, all Americans period.
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Guest: Just Me (185 days ago)
Latest comment: What if you don't know what stores are in the mall?
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Latest comment: What if you don't know what stores are in the mall?
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Guest:  (702 days ago)
the land of the free, and the home, of the ...............(feel free to finish that)
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the land of the free, and the home, of the ...............(feel free to finish that)
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Guest: a frequent visitor to canada (706 days ago)
border inspectors have the awesome responsibility to screen massive numbers of travelers individually in a matter of minutes. should they make a mistake, it could endanger the safety of either or both countries, and even strain relations between the two governments. anyone who cannot put their oversized ego aside and in any way become less than totally respectfull and cooperative with these federal law enforcement employees deserves to be locked up for a long time. guess there is no limit to stupidity when someone decides to stop at nothing to do their shopping LOL.
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border inspectors have the awesome responsibility to screen massive numbers of travelers individually in a matter of minutes. should they make a mistake, it could endanger the safety of either or both countries, and even strain relations between the two governments. anyone who cannot put their oversized ego aside and in any way become less than totally respectfull and cooperative with these federal law enforcement employees deserves to be locked up for a long time. guess there is no limit to stupidity when someone decides to stop at nothing to do their shopping LOL.
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Guest: creek (676 days ago)
WOW,so the guard was"nazi ,worse than taliban,and amember of a police state" remember canuck,the terorist azzholes that plowed into the towers came from YOUR country!!v ALSO I cant go into YOUR country without the same BULL$HIT!!
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WOW,so the guard was"nazi ,worse than taliban,and amember of a police state" remember canuck,the terorist azzholes that plowed into the towers came from YOUR country!!v ALSO I cant go into YOUR country without the same BULL$HIT!!
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Guest: zottek2 (704 days ago)
The line of work of an American police officer is something like this: -Where are you going to? - ABC shopping mall -Which shop are you going to? -Home Depot -What are you going to buy there? -I am going to buy a hammer. -What are you going to buy a hammer for? -I am going to build a treehouse. -What are you going to build the treehouse for? -For my children. -How many children do you have? -Three -Boys or girls? and so on and on and on, and this is how you will easily find three terrorists a day.
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The line of work of an American police officer is something like this: -Where are you going to? - ABC shopping mall -Which shop are you going to? -Home Depot -What are you going to buy there? -I am going to buy a hammer. -What are you going to buy a hammer for? -I am going to build a treehouse. -What are you going to build the treehouse for? -For my children. -How many children do you have? -Three -Boys or girls? and so on and on and on, and this is how you will easily find three terrorists a day.
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London1 London1 (705 days ago)
What a shit hole of a nation. Nuke the ******* lot of 'em!
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What a shit hole of a nation. Nuke the ******* lot of 'em!
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Guest:  (706 days ago)
As a Canadian I have to say that while this situation would be annoying, it is (from my experience) very rare. You will always find people of authority who choose to be pricks. I have always found US border guards (where I cross) to be very polite, very professional and occasionally friendly. I am old enough to remember when crossing the border was more of a formality with far less authority. Where I live (Thousand Islands), people on opposite sides of the border frequently have more in common than with people in their own state or province.. So it is unfortunate that now the border and crossing it has become more of an event. But the same reasons for tightening up the border also puts pressure on the border guards and not all of them react well. You will probably find just as many overzealous guards on the Canadian side if you look. This event is a circumstance of the times not of the country.
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As a Canadian I have to say that while this situation would be annoying, it is (from my experience) very rare. You will always find people of authority who choose to be pricks. I have always found US border guards (where I cross) to be very polite, very professional and occasionally friendly. I am old enough to remember when crossing the border was more of a formality with far less authority. Where I live (Thousand Islands), people on opposite sides of the border frequently have more in common than with people in their own state or province.. So it is unfortunate that now the border and crossing it has become more of an event. But the same reasons for tightening up the border also puts pressure on the border guards and not all of them react well. You will probably find just as many overzealous guards on the Canadian side if you look. This event is a circumstance of the times not of the country.
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Guest:  (706 days ago)
The land of the free and the home of the brave has become the land of the chaste and the home of the pussy.
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The land of the free and the home of the brave has become the land of the chaste and the home of the pussy.
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Guest: Submitted as a guest (705 days ago)
Nazi tactics.. Well i guess its in the Genes in for some people. As soon as they get the uniform on, they project there poorly social mingling skills and home domestic problems, into the society. Its a very self destructive attitude that serves no benefit, for there own role as law enforcers.
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Nazi tactics.. Well i guess its in the Genes in for some people. As soon as they get the uniform on, they project there poorly social mingling skills and home domestic problems, into the society. Its a very self destructive attitude that serves no benefit, for there own role as law enforcers.
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Guest: STUPID AMERICAN (705 days ago)
STUPID AMERICANS
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STUPID AMERICANS
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Guest: Syllyasstudent (704 days ago)
OK this guy is a complete dick. If you go looking for issues, guarantee'd you will find them. Stay home if you don't like it. Whining like a little bitch.
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OK this guy is a complete dick. If you go looking for issues, guarantee'd you will find them. Stay home if you don't like it. Whining like a little bitch.
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