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Vopi Ululant
August 25th, 2006, 02:54 PM
This has to be mentioned...

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11211166

..or how a trip to Canada turned into a nightmare for one WoW guild leader.

News articles:

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6a11bd67-f717-4aa3-80a9-840c07949730&k=28503

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1c0072fe-4d98-44e4-8414-652f83e27868

It's pretty astounding that such an incident gets such a reaction. The man dropped his iPod. That's all. I especially liked the part about the inspection of the content of his notebook.

Bobthepenguin
August 25th, 2006, 03:12 PM
What does TLDR mean?

BorusWintersong
August 25th, 2006, 03:33 PM
That story is movie worthy. And im also curious as to what TLDR means.

ykkir
August 25th, 2006, 03:33 PM
What does TLDR mean?
Too Long Didn't Read

Pojodan
August 25th, 2006, 03:54 PM
My brain is divided:

One half says: Yikes! What a waste of manpower.
The other says: Damn straight! Good thing they where careful and didn't take any chances.

At least all of my brain says: Poor guy.

I'll have to save this one as an example of the state of things during this era.

bob the goat
August 25th, 2006, 03:56 PM
That was cool. Security can be a bastard sometimes.

Billybobtheranger
August 26th, 2006, 12:50 AM
Yea, I wouldn't have made it far in that interrogation...i'd be the perfect candidate for a jailed because the idiot said he didn't like the government and all that stuff, award.

gotta love Oppression people...world lives on it.

Gnomish
August 26th, 2006, 01:12 AM
guh.. i feel bad for that guy

Mondayn
August 26th, 2006, 03:11 AM
ive always wondered how it is the ignorant, arrogant, bastards who get those types of jobs. I mean, use your head really. Im for security as much as anyone, but this takes things abit too far.

Stillmatic
August 26th, 2006, 03:33 AM
hahaha amazing

Filan Fyretracker
August 27th, 2006, 10:06 PM
so before traveling out of country i should cut and past, Amazing Backdoor Babes 1-10 off my laptop....

oh and all that night elf porn.....

wiglyworm
August 28th, 2006, 12:40 AM
Yeesh. Poor guy.

Honestly, the officials did the right thing. What if the guy dropped his iPod and it landed under some aisle seat somewhere and there WAS a bomb in the toilet? You still have to check it out.

The whole part about looking in the guys PC for "hatespeech" though, scares me.

Aren31
August 28th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Yeesh. Poor guy.

Honestly, the officials did the right thing. What if the guy dropped his iPod and it landed under some aisle seat somewhere and there WAS a bomb in the toilet? You still have to check it out.

The whole part about looking in the guys PC for "hatespeech" though, scares me.

Canada's had some problems in the past with Nazi sympathizers spreading hate and racism and trying to hide behind free speech, I think it took 10 years to deport this one guy.

Why he was searching a young kids laptop for that specifically seems wierd, but that's why it's even on Canada Custom's Radar as undesirable to let into the country. At the border, not being a citizen you have no protected right of free speech, the customs agent can deny you access because he doesn't like your haircut, it's the same going into the US