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(Globe and Mail)   When crossing the border into Canada, it's not wise to yell at the border guard "I'm gonna take you out"   ( divider line
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2005-09-28 10:03:42 AM  
When crossing the border into Canada, it's not wise to yell at the border guard "I'm gonna take you out."

There ya go... etc etc etc
2005-09-28 10:19:44 AM  
I'm gonna take you out ...for a lovely dinner
2005-09-28 10:39:17 AM  
Could be a self-limiting practice.
2005-09-28 11:30:24 AM  
And that's how Pat Robertson wound up in a Maine prison, kids.
2005-09-28 11:44:09 AM  
Of course not. You have to say, "I'm gonna take you out, eh!"
2005-09-28 12:41:28 PM  
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2005-09-28 01:08:30 PM  
Fer Gawd's sakes, it's 'oot!'. As in 'Dya wan me to take you oot tomorrah?'
2005-09-28 01:10:18 PM  
... to the ballgame!
2005-09-28 01:11:15 PM  
I say, "Don't you know?"
You say, "You don't know."
I say, "Take me out."
2005-09-28 01:11:36 PM  
Can I take you 'oot for a nice lobstah dinnah?

//got nuthin'
2005-09-28 01:12:20 PM a nice seafood dinner, and then never call you again!
2005-09-28 01:13:40 PM  
Also, when they ask you if you have anything to declare. Do not say war. One of my buddies did and got banninated from Canada.
2005-09-28 01:13:58 PM  

You read my mind
2005-09-28 01:16:27 PM  
When crossing the border into Canada, it's not wise to yell at the border guard "I'm gonna take you out."/En franchissant la frontire en le Canada, il n'est pas sage de me hurler la garde de frontire "va vous sortir."

/For our fine neighbors to the North
//All hail teh Babelfish
2005-09-28 01:16:56 PM  
into Canada? Why would anyone want to go to Canada?

/I keed, I keed
2005-09-28 01:17:26 PM  
Jesus, crossing the border is a piece of cake. Hand over your passport, answer a couple of questions, and they wave you on. I've crossed dozens of times to and from Canada and have never had a problem. This guy musta done something stupid.
2005-09-28 01:17:48 PM  
He was arrested before he could finish: " Tim Hortons for coffee."
2005-09-28 01:17:55 PM  
Shocking that a hosptial in a government run health plan is having trouble recruiting doctors. I mean, only stupid Americans pay money to get health care, right?
2005-09-28 01:20:22 PM  
2005-09-28 01:20:49 PM  
Wasn't this an episode of E.R.?
2005-09-28 01:21:08 PM  
Or, "You should see my jar of apple maggots!"
2005-09-28 01:21:24 PM  

Not all that odd. A lot of doctors, in the US as well, don't want to leave metropolitan areas to work in rural communities. Canada is a massive country with only 32 million residents. That means there are huge areas with very few residents that end up under-covered, medically speaking.
2005-09-28 01:22:05 PM  
It was the U.S. border guard, not the Canadian, that was assaulted and drew on the driver.

Also, and this makes complete sense, our Canadian border guards are unarmed.
2005-09-28 01:22:17 PM  
And it's doubly unwise yelling that to the American Customs folks...
2005-09-28 01:22:31 PM  
For the record: He yelled at/assaulted US border guards. The US border guards deal with people going into the US. Canadian border guards deal with people coming into Canada. Therefore, he was returning home to the US, not coming into Canada.
2005-09-28 01:22:34 PM  
Point of information:

It was the US Border Agent that he caused the ruckus with. The Canadian Customs people are generally pretty nice.
2005-09-28 01:22:49 PM  
"Hi, Jack..!"
2005-09-28 01:24:27 PM  
I don't think I'd want this guy operating on me anyway, even in Canada.

/...because their health-care system is so bad, etc. etc. hahahaha.
2005-09-28 01:24:31 PM  
2005-09-28 01:25:35 PM  
Interesting... So what should you yell when entering canada?
2005-09-28 01:27:54 PM  
It wasn't a Canada Customs border guard. They don't even carry guns and are generally much more laid back.
2005-09-28 01:29:23 PM  
When they asked us what we were doin in Canada we told them we "where here to please the fine women of your country".

Then they proceeded to search our car...
2005-09-28 01:30:42 PM  
BraveLikePrawn: So what should you yell when entering canada?

WOW, man!
2005-09-28 01:31:08 PM  
...for a [image from too old to be available]
2005-09-28 01:32:44 PM  
Dumbass guard should've known better than to reach into a vehicle and shut it off just because he didn't like what Doc was saying.
2005-09-28 01:33:55 PM  
Canadian customs officers have steel batons and pepper spray.
But they won't use them unless you are a SERIOUS a-hole.
2005-09-28 01:33:59 PM  

Yeah, 'cause our doctors up here are all so poor they can only afford two Land Rovers instead of three.

Hey, try reading a book or a newspaper or something, and forming your OWN opinions...because living your live via O'Reilly's talking points isn't really working out for you.

Actually, many American doctors would LOVE to work in an environment where their ability to practice their craft and treat patients isn't limited by profitability decisions or what the HMOs will cover.

Then again, some will always be in it just for the money, and if those ones want to head South as soon as they can because they want those Private Hospital perks, that's just fine by me.

Hey, our system ain't pefect by any means, but at least no one in Canada will ever have to choose between Bankruptcy and illness.

//quality medical care is a right, not a priviledge
///and people in Canada DO pay premiums, unless they're poor.
2005-09-28 01:34:02 PM  
When the agent reached into the truck to switch off the ignition, the documents allege, Dr. Fisk grabbed the agent's arm and "became physically combative" before reaching for a rock pick by his foot.

A rock pick?
Just what kind of surgeon is this guy?
2005-09-28 01:34:11 PM  
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2005-09-28 01:35:23 PM  

They also have armed cops nearby...but they SHOULD have firearms themselves, yes.
2005-09-28 01:35:43 PM  
So what we have here is the customs officer's version of the events.

And these guys are always honest and never lie?

I'll wait for the followup on the results of the trial.
2005-09-28 01:36:59 PM  
Oh those goofy surgeons. Can't everyone see that this was just a joke? The rock pick was made out of rubber, really.

The Dumbass tag was most appropriate for this article, methinks.
2005-09-28 01:37:28 PM  
So when you're going in to Canada, are you dealing with U.S. or Canadian guards? Cuz when I go in to Canana, those motherfarkers are intense. We once had every bag in the van searched because, and I quote, he "didn't like the way" I "looked at him."

Coming back from Canada has never really been a picnic either though. My best friend's wife is still a Canadian citizen, and we've been detained twice cuz my best friend is too honest.

/did I have html disabled???? why??
2005-09-28 01:40:30 PM  
It's obvious that the submitter didn't rtfa.

I guess any moronic post gets greenlighted as long as its funny.
2005-09-28 01:45:45 PM  
Me sense we not getting the whole story.
2005-09-28 01:47:49 PM  

You deal with officers from the country you are ENTERING.

(Although if GWB has his way, soon you'll need an exit visa to leave the U.S., thus meaning you have to go through EMIgration on the U.S. side before you go through IMMIgration on the Canadian or Mexico side.)
2005-09-28 01:48:37 PM  
was the driver covered in "red jelly" and wielding a chainsaw?
2005-09-28 01:51:39 PM  
Grew up on a border town, best comment I ever came up with for the "Purpose of you visit?" question was
"We're here for your women."
Spent the next 3 hours sitting on a metal folding chair facing a wall while they "searched" the vehicle.
2005-09-28 01:53:00 PM  
highroller48: that is not matter of choice. mandatory visa proof will be in effect by the end of 2006, and oh yeah the prices are going up as well. \feels good to live in the land of the free where you are allowed to travel anywhere, as long as it is within the U.S. territory
2005-09-28 01:59:03 PM  
I must say that the many times I've driven across the border, I've always been treated with professionalism, courtesy, efficiency and respect in BOTH directions. Even the one time I was stopped for "secondary inspection" of my car by the U.S. service, they were thorough but careful, and worked as quickly as possible to get me on my way.

Considering the crap that these folks have to deal with, I think they do pretty good work.
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