View Full Version : US Border Patrol (Customs)
15th Aug 2005, 23:01
Recently when entering the US they seem to enjoy further harassing crewmembers on arrival. I do not mind spotchecks, but at the East Coast airports I fly to, Saudi-Arabian type customs procedure seem to be the new thing for crewmembers.
Do they realise European crewmembers usually carry stuff the other way?
This in addition to the ridiculous immigration procedures for crewmembers they have already had the possibility to check out through the Visa application.
I have said it before and IŽll say it again, Cuba is a lot more nicer to get into than the US.
Any others noticing this?
Oceancrosser: Hola Fidel!
16th Aug 2005, 00:04
Has your country had thousands killed in terrorist attacks, with the ever present threat of continuing terrorism whenever the guard is let down? I don't think Cuba suffers the same threat. Even Europe, for all its recent attacks, has not experienced anything like the same degree. So why not just be patient in this time of emergency? Do you think all crewmembers pose no risk?
16th Aug 2005, 03:06
Ocean, living in NewYork and being a very proud European, I believe your words are very true. There is an unfounded sense of superiority here. This place seems to be a fortress and I dont see why really, all there is here are about 3 major first world cities and the rest is una stronzata (I wont translate that) :)
I am wholeheartedly convinced that if there was no NewYork or Boston, this country would be third world.
Rainboe, I have lived here for decades and by the demenor of the locals I believe the threat to this country comes by its bad attitude. If it was as friendly as Cuba and if it respected its expat community like other countries,I believe that there would be no need for the treatment Ocean and others receive.
16th Aug 2005, 17:04
I too have lived here for decades and have had no problems.
As far as people having a hard time getting in the country, sorry, but what do you expect under the circumstances. If our muslim "friends" could just learn to play nice none of this would be neccesary.
16th Aug 2005, 23:41
I have travelled a great deal and found that the USA is a country possessed by pervasive paranoia and security overkill.
Just today in the paper I read that a family in Phoenix was denied boarding because their 1-year old daughter's name had matched a name on the "no-fly" list.
[Anchorage Daily News, August 16, 2005, page A-3]
:ooh: :ooh: :ooh:
17th Aug 2005, 00:32
This country will self destruct, dont worry, it is cutting off its own oxygen supply by denying the very people who built it.
Do you think those slack jawed red necks from Oklahoma or from Missurri(pronounced Misery) could have built this country to a level to where it is now. How about the 747s or the 1900's that we fly....I am highly confident that Wayne from Nebraska didnt fine tune the antiskid system or the ADC....I am sure it was Yuri from Kyev or Takeshi from Sendai
Trust me guys, this empire is reaching its end...and no one will be responsible for the end except for the victim itself.
Astra driver, did you ever consider that maybe our muslim friends got angry at actions and policies that were conveniently disregarded by CNN or FOX...policies that this country started
Bush says that the terrorists are out to end our 'Freedom'
From where I have been I have found other countries to be as free and even 'free-er' than this place. I believe that the 'Freedom' excuse is a smokescreen for other things we are not capable of comprehending.
In the meantime, innocent foreigners will be haggled and treated like garbage because Jack and Fred think its funny to see Abdul or Fernando sweat.
I rest my case
17th Aug 2005, 00:54
"Trust me guys."
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And you wonder why you can't get a job in the US? Reading all the ***** you have posted on this site it's not any wonder. Keep on predicting the end of the world, maybe it'll get you first? The Country seems to be reaching reasonable heights without any assisitance from you (as you are unemployed).
Maybe you need to get a job in Nebraska or Oklahoma, where some of those hardworking individuals you are so cynically critical of, can give your superior, pompous ass, the kicking it so soundly deserves, that will set you straight, and help you get on with life?
17th Aug 2005, 01:30
Jetblast is a bit further down the page.