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Two Canadians discover the US has become a police state

Two 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: cerje (1207 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: fc6003 (1208 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: Been there once - never again (1205 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: What losers (1205 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: US - All up themselves (1205 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: QCresident (1209 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: Moggie (1205 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: never again (1205 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: Dave123321 (1206 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: AlbertoMexico (1208 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 (1208 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 (1207 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 (1207 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: djayz (1208 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: (1209 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 (1204 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: Henning (1209 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: a frequent visitor to canada (1209 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: a frequent visitor to canada (1209 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: (1208 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: STUPID AMERICAN (1208 days ago)
STUPID AMERICANS
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STUPID AMERICANS
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Guest: STUPID AMERICAN (1208 days ago)
!!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!!! GESTAPO STILL EXIST
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!!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!!! GESTAPO STILL EXIST
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Guest: Your Average American (1209 days ago)
From one cop to another, good police work. A lot of times, as you get closer to uncovering someone’s illegal activity, the only defense they have is to be confrontational, in hopes that the Officer will back off. Sometimes, that tactic works on Officers who don’t want to deal with the stress of arguing with a subject, after all the person may be innocent. Some Officer’s are push overs, obviously, this cop wasn’t. I am proud of the Officer that stopped that Canadian at the border. It’s good to know that they are being diligent in their efforts to filter out the bad guys. I feel bad for the Canadian’s wife who got pulled into that situation because of her husband’s big mouth. He should have stuck his balls back in his pants and realized that they are crossing the border to go shopping, and that the Officer was doing his job, looking for people who may be dangerous or hiding something. The Canadian said himself that he was giving the Officers a hard time because he was “stressed out from work”. The border of the USA is not the place to start venting your stress, especially with the officers that are letting you into their country…way to hold up the line… jack ass.
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From one cop to another, good police work. A lot of times, as you get closer to uncovering someone’s illegal activity, the only defense they have is to be confrontational, in hopes that the Officer will back off. Sometimes, that tactic works on Officers who don’t want to deal with the stress of arguing with a subject, after all the person may be innocent. Some Officer’s are push overs, obviously, this cop wasn’t. I am proud of the Officer that stopped that Canadian at the border. It’s good to know that they are being diligent in their efforts to filter out the bad guys. I feel bad for the Canadian’s wife who got pulled into that situation because of her husband’s big mouth. He should have stuck his balls back in his pants and realized that they are crossing the border to go shopping, and that the Officer was doing his job, looking for people who may be dangerous or hiding something. The Canadian said himself that he was giving the Officers a hard time because he was “stressed out from work”. The border of the USA is not the place to start venting your stress, especially with the officers that are letting you into their country…way to hold up the line… jack ass.
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Guest: USA- What a joke (1205 days ago)
obviously lots dickheads employed in the police force in US
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obviously lots dickheads employed in the police force in US
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Guest: al7979 (1208 days ago)
Stupid American scum
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Stupid American scum
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Guest: (1209 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: Skeptic (1206 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 (1206 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: Submitted as a guest (1208 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: Winni (1208 days ago)
Im german and think the policeman did his job very well. Here we have same problems with illegal crimininal gangs from russian and east europe make robberys and kill people! So it was ok.
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Im german and think the policeman did his job very well. Here we have same problems with illegal crimininal gangs from russian and east europe make robberys and kill people! So it was ok.
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Guest: Dafuq (1208 days ago)
Well of course german like nazis.
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Well of course german like nazis.
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Guest: Farfanugun (1206 days ago)
This might be an acceptable way for Krauts to act but it's a bit much for supposedly being an 1st class country.
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This might be an acceptable way for Krauts to act but it's a bit much for supposedly being an 1st class country.
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Guest: zottek2 (1207 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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Guest: Padrinho (1207 days ago)
You're being detained you frikkin idiot. Next time be more polite you ficking Canoodle. No reason needed. Get back in line.
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You're being detained you frikkin idiot. Next time be more polite you ficking Canoodle. No reason needed. Get back in line.
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Guest: PeterLondon (1209 days ago)
The border guard has a job to do, and most likely wanted to be a cop, but failed the exams. The guy and his wife trying to enter the USA just fail to show any respect from the outset, and are flippant and self-rightous. They are basically saying to the guard: "You and your job are worthless, and we are important so you should just let us in". Whenever you meet authority like this, the smart thing to do is be respectful and answer the questions in a straight-forward manner. Throwing in a "sir" and "yes, sir" now and again doesn't hurt either. That way you disarm the person in authority and life is sweet. You don't need to grovel, just be polite and show you value the boring job the guard has to do. The tone of your voice is everything. The guard is a little guy. Show the little guys some respect, and just move on.
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The border guard has a job to do, and most likely wanted to be a cop, but failed the exams. The guy and his wife trying to enter the USA just fail to show any respect from the outset, and are flippant and self-rightous. They are basically saying to the guard: "You and your job are worthless, and we are important so you should just let us in". Whenever you meet authority like this, the smart thing to do is be respectful and answer the questions in a straight-forward manner. Throwing in a "sir" and "yes, sir" now and again doesn't hurt either. That way you disarm the person in authority and life is sweet. You don't need to grovel, just be polite and show you value the boring job the guard has to do. The tone of your voice is everything. The guard is a little guy. Show the little guys some respect, and just move on.
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Guest: shiesta (1207 days ago)
This guy was hostile. I don't blame them for pulling him aside. I cross these borders all the time, you anwser there questions without getting snippy, they check you out and let you go. Bring attitude with you and ofcourse it will complicate things
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This guy was hostile. I don't blame them for pulling him aside. I cross these borders all the time, you anwser there questions without getting snippy, they check you out and let you go. Bring attitude with you and ofcourse it will complicate things
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London1 London1 (1208 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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glortman glortman (1208 days ago)
I am not a big supporter of unnecessary police intervention and I do think the United States tends toward the fascist end of the spectrum, however on this one I side with the border patrol. The critical turning point is at 00:31, when the tourist says, "I don't know... does it matter?" Both his content and his tone escalate the situation, and the tourist is being really pissy from that moment on. The tourist is in a foreign country, and as such has no rights afforded to citizens of that country. I think the officers are reasonable, professional and calm, and quite frankly, justified.
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I am not a big supporter of unnecessary police intervention and I do think the United States tends toward the fascist end of the spectrum, however on this one I side with the border patrol. The critical turning point is at 00:31, when the tourist says, "I don't know... does it matter?" Both his content and his tone escalate the situation, and the tourist is being really pissy from that moment on. The tourist is in a foreign country, and as such has no rights afforded to citizens of that country. I think the officers are reasonable, professional and calm, and quite frankly, justified.
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Guest: justsayin' (1205 days ago)
Quite frankly this guy did sound a little like a typical loud mouthed American, maybe they thought he was sneeking back into our country? The whole thing seams to have been habdled wrong.
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Quite frankly this guy did sound a little like a typical loud mouthed American, maybe they thought he was sneeking back into our country? The whole thing seams to have been habdled wrong.
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slicksps slicksps (1207 days ago)
49 bodies were dumped in Mexico today by drug barons. They don't even need to hide the bodies! That's how much control they have! The US is a police state, and so is the UK, but you know what? I'd rather be that than when Mexico are going through right now! Somalia likewise is chaos... you can't have it both ways
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49 bodies were dumped in Mexico today by drug barons. They don't even need to hide the bodies! That's how much control they have! The US is a police state, and so is the UK, but you know what? I'd rather be that than when Mexico are going through right now! Somalia likewise is chaos... you can't have it both ways
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Guest: (1207 days ago)
A loud mouth playing to the recorder. As for the ''hate Americans'' - they saved your hide moron.
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A loud mouth playing to the recorder. As for the ''hate Americans'' - they saved your hide moron.
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Guest: Syllyasstudent (1207 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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