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  • yenrodcpyenrodcp Posts: 9,991
    Americans are crazy !

    [;)] 'tuono nel mio cuore...[:)]
    [;)] \'tuono nel mio cuore...[:)]
  • BrainsBrains Posts: 1,732
    Seriously concerning, from the "land of the free", boy are they in for a big shock when the oil runs out.
  • Tourist TonyTourist Tony Posts: 8,628
    Bloody hell.....

    If I had a stalker, I would hug it and kiss it and call it George...or censored
    If I had a stalker, I would hug it and kiss it and call it George...or censored
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3 ... =3244&v=5K
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Power crazed tossers.
  • Simon L2Simon L2 Posts: 2,908
    A case for the CDF?
  • he <i>was</i> holding up traffic though . . . . .


    ;-)
  • Keith OatesKeith Oates Posts: 22,036
    There are bad apples everywhere but that one can only be described a totally rotten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ride Daily, Keep Healthy

    Ride Daily, Keep Healthy
  • It makes one's heart warm to know that the US of A is promoting and defending democracy and human rights at home as even-handedly as it does in its overseas possessions.

    B%$œ"&^%s one and all.

    d.j.
    "The Angels have my 'phone box."
  • He was asking for it!!

    Mleh Mleh Mleh
  • pzycomanpzycoman Posts: 285
    Heh America's great. My dad, a doctor, was asked by immigration if he had any proof of being a doctor, so he showed his passport. "What else?", he showed his uk photo driving license. "What else?" He showed his UN pass which said on it "Dr.". "What else?" He showed his invitation from the State Dept which said on it "Dr.". "What else?" - He replied with "Thats it, thats all I have on me" - The passport control w**kstain said that he wasnt happy with the proof, and detained my dad for a few days.
    Professional Kitten Huffer
  • PeteinSQPeteinSQ Posts: 2,292
    Yet more reasons not to go to the US, a country which I have enjoyed visiting many times in the past. It really is an extremely backward country.
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  • bobbypbobbyp Posts: 275
    I vowed never to go back to the US after being arrested and held for 3 days and then charged with something for which there was no evidence because the police needed to arrest somebody on a failed raid.

    It works well, they won't let me go back and I don't want to go back.
  • meenaghmanmeenaghman Posts: 345
    Waiting to get through immigration chatting to business colleague i accidentally crossed the yellow line.. Dont ever cross the yellow line. You mustn't.. never ever cross the f**king yellow line.
  • gavintcgavintc Posts: 3,009
    I often fly through the US en route to Canada as it is frequently cheaper. However, on one of my recent trips, I was asked how long I would be spending in the US. I replied 'As short a time as possible'. Following this comment, I was taken to a room for a 1 hour interview. My conclusion, just bite your lip and go with the flow.
  • CanriderCanrider Posts: 2,253
    I point-blank refuse to fly through the States anymore.

    "We will never win until the oil runs out or they invent hover cars - but then they may land on us." -- lardarse rider
    "We will never win until the oil runs out or they invent hover cars - but then they may land on us." -- lardarse rider
  • Joe SaccoJoe Sacco Posts: 4,907
    Chicago is pretty cool, just got back from working there for a week. Easily 50% of the bikes are fixed and brakeless and it has a relaxed yet busy atmosphere.
    The US is a big place so it clearly won't be the same all over...
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    View this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYPslKZhlxs
    - if you have time, watch all 3 parts.

    The Patriot Act (Anti Terrorism Act here) coming near you soon!

    Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom
    Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom
  • brad68brad68 Posts: 883
    Why did they not shoot him?..........Then I would not had to read the longest blog in the world!!!!!!!!! Boring bstard.

    Bc
    Bc
  • andyoxonandyoxon Posts: 2,205
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by brad68</i>

    Why did they not shoot him?..........Then I would not had to read the longest blog in the world!!!!!!!!! Boring bstard.

    Bc
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    Did you have to read it...?

    --- Beware of 'all things being equal' - because very often they are not. ---
    --- Beware of \'all things being equal\' - because very often they are not. ---
  • palinuruspalinurus Posts: 836
    Watch out, he's shrugging his shoulders! forcefully! ZZzzap!

    Exactly how threatening can a guy on a Brompton be?
  • Two shedsTwo sheds Posts: 446
    Yawn.

    Can we just have a sticky here please?

    Something along the lines of 'Aren't Americans peculiar / fat / thick / hypocritical* delete as applicable'.

    Put a hump in your back
    Shake your sacroiliac
    And ride on
    Put a hump in your back
    Shake your sacroiliac
    And ride on
  • Flying_MonkeyFlying_Monkey Posts: 8,708
    Two sheds... if you (or anyone else) can't you tell the difference between what the blogger describes and anti-Americanism? He's talking about politically-motivated hate from state employees not saying 'all Americans are terrible people.'

    Oh, and bad68, thanks for your normal intelligent contribution. You can go outside and play with the other children now...

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety

    Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
    That I got no cerebellum
  • speshcpspeshcp Posts: 3,746
    On reading what happened, it's fair to say that by comparison, Daniel Cadden got off lightly...

    Of course, it'll never happen <i>here</i>... could it?

    <hr noshade size="1"><font size="1">"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein)
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    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein)
  • Joe SaccoJoe Sacco Posts: 4,907
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Flying_Monkey</i>

    Two sheds... if you (or anyone else) can't you tell the difference between what the blogger describes and anti-Americanism? He's talking about politically-motivated hate from state employees not saying 'all Americans are terrible people.'

    Oh, and bad68, thanks for your normal intelligent contribution. You can go outside and play with the other children now...

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety
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    I think Two Sheds was referring to the comments/reaction posted here rather than the blog.
  • Two shedsTwo sheds Posts: 446
    That's right Joe.

    Put a hump in your back
    Shake your sacroiliac
    And ride on
    Put a hump in your back
    Shake your sacroiliac
    And ride on
  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 382
    Well, thank god he didn't try and walk from the airport.....they would have probably shot him dead, no questions asked. I visited the US a countless number of times when setting up a new JV business a few years ago - pre 9/11 - and the more time I spent there, the more it increased my desire to be somewhere else. Their degree of fanatical jingoism and xenophobia scares me.
  • waiwai Posts: 36
    Just goes to show - no one likes a smart aleck.

    While I sympathize with the victim, his bottom line seems to be set remarkably high.
  • BrainsBrains Posts: 1,732
    Well the you tube vid has been censored. in a nushell what was it about. ?
  • CabCab Posts: 770
    I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't heard similar things from the States before. One guy I knew from Minnesota said that police cars would often stop and question him while he was cycling around out of town because his behaviour was suspicious, and I've heard exactly the same thing from a Texan.

    Clearly theres a lot of variation over there, but stories like this do make me concerned.



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  • FnaarFnaar Posts: 1,985
    Heh heh I once walked along Santa Monica Boulevard for about a mile, from coast going inland. You'd think I was a naked alien walking along whilst [email protected] a goat, from the looks I got from drivers!
    And I got detained for 4 hrs at JFK, no explanation given at the end, just a threat of being locked up if I asked again why I was there... however, apart from these, I'm v. positive about Amnerican culture, if not its politics. Any country that gave us Chuck Beery, Slim Gaillard, Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, Soul and Elvis has to be cool in my book.
    [edit for typo....Chuck Beery? Who he?]
    <b><font color="blue"><font face="Comic Sans MS">kinckers kanckers konckers</font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="blue"></b> [:D]
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