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(Uncrunched)   "A person with a gun and a government badge asked me to swear in writing that a lie was true today. And when I didn't do what she wanted, she simply took my boat and asked me to leave"   (uncrunched.com) divider line 46
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2013-02-22 09:48:20 AM
8 votes:

untaken_name: I wonder what crime they're going to charge the boat with so they get to keep it.


Malicious and intentional buoyancy.
2013-02-22 09:45:55 AM
6 votes:
People with lots of money sure do have lots of terrible problems.  "I can't take ownership of my boat due to some legalities."  Thanks, Obama.
2013-02-22 09:40:45 AM
6 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com


All I could think of.
2013-02-22 10:51:03 AM
4 votes:

Rapmaster2000: I'm enjoying how the "SUPPORT THE TROOPS" community is in here playing like they're rebels.  If you changed DHS to Marine Corps then who was in the wrong would turn 180 degrees.


Gah! I hate filling out Marine Corps forms. I can never remember how many o's  are in oorah, and the damned spell checker keeps changing it to Oprah.
2013-02-22 10:17:30 AM
4 votes:
FTFA: "Buying this boat was one of the worst decisions I've ever made, and the nightmare is only just starting."said every boat owner, ever.
2013-02-22 10:05:53 AM
4 votes:
Pedant loses boat due to minor clerical error.  Film at 11.
2013-02-22 09:52:08 AM
4 votes:
www.wired.com
2013-02-22 10:29:31 AM
3 votes:

PanicMan: dittybopper: Molavian: ModernLuddite: Dick Gozinya: When we stop fighting for our principles, we truly are a bankrupt country.

You realize that you are talking about boat ownership, right?

That's why America is no longer the greatest country on earth.  That attitude right there.

This.

It's like owning property is now a *BAD* thing.

If America is no longer the greatest country on Earth, then what is?


Madagascar.

Safest country on earth.
2013-02-22 10:07:10 AM
3 votes:

gozar_the_destroyer: If I were importing something as expensive as a custom boat from another country, I would have hired a lawyer to help me through the process. International import isn't something to do as an amateur.


But he's not an amateur.
Didn't you read?
He has a blog!!!
2013-02-22 09:53:36 AM
3 votes:

ck1938: He voted for Obama. Piss on him.


i0.kym-cdn.com
2013-02-22 09:47:08 AM
3 votes:

untaken_name: I wonder what crime they're going to charge the boat with so they get to keep it.


Vagrancy.
2013-02-22 09:47:05 AM
3 votes:

Dick Gozinya: When we stop fighting for our principles, we truly are a bankrupt country.


You realize that you are talking about boat ownership, right?
2013-02-22 10:16:32 AM
2 votes:
"Sign zee papers old man!"

"I cannot!"

"Why not!"

"You have broken my hands!"

Bummer...
2013-02-22 10:11:59 AM
2 votes:
Also, there was no cover on his TPS report. That's a seizing right there.
2013-02-22 09:44:40 AM
2 votes:
I wonder what crime they're going to charge the boat with so they get to keep it.
2013-02-22 09:43:32 AM
2 votes:
Should have called a real law enforcement agent to report the robbery at gunpoint.
2013-02-22 09:19:18 PM
1 votes:

Ace Rimmer: bunner: Ace Rimmer: Naw, what's precious is hi ts outraged you are about the system and yet you have no idea how the system even works.

Ace Rimmer: If Customs wants to fark you over they don't need to play gotcha by dinking around with a form.

Well, as long as they CAN.

Ace Rimmer: And if Customs is trying to help you clear your stuff the easy way you farking let them.

You have boot polish on your chin.  Did you know?   :  )

You aren't to bright are you?


*too
2013-02-22 01:50:51 PM
1 votes:

odinsposse: He owns it but that doesn't mean he can legally possess it.


Yeahhhhhhhh.   :  /

odinsposse: If something I own gets put into police evidence I'm still the owner.


And I'm sure the entire 37.50 will be returned to you in due course.
2013-02-22 01:23:53 PM
1 votes:
THIS IS AN OUT...oh. Michael Arrington. The only person I'd feel less pity for is Jason Calacanis, so... here's hoping he's next!

GO DHS
USA
USA
USA
2013-02-22 11:22:27 AM
1 votes:

BigLuca: People like this should wear a badge that says, "I am the most difficult person in the world, deal with me at your own risk," so people that have a choice in the matter can just walk away.


It's sad that so many people think being honest and refusing to lie is being difficult. If he had lied, signed the paper and then been prosecuted for it you people would have called him stupid for that. There's no winning. At least he's a man of integrity.
2013-02-22 11:17:21 AM
1 votes:

Aidan: kendelrio: FTFA: "Buying this boat was one of the worst decisions I've ever made, and the nightmare is only just starting."said every boat owner, ever.

Always be the FRIEND of the guy with the boat. NEVER be the guy with the boat.

(I think Tim Ferriss said that)


 If it floats, flies, or f#cks, rent it.
2013-02-22 11:09:31 AM
1 votes:

Spaghetti Eatin' Goombah: oldfarthenry: This Looks Fun: Mmm... I don't think it's that simple. If it's like California, they'll want to know the sale price so they know how much to charge you in property tax when you register it in state. So if the price says $550000(CA) and he actually paid $500000(US) then he's got to pay taxes on an extra $50k.

As repeated before, the yank dollar & canuck loonie have been hovering around par with each other for the last few years. This was nitpicking over cents.

The boat easily costs > 500,000CAD.  At today's exchange rate, that is 488,000USD or a difference of 12K.  They are asking him to value it at 500K USD vs. 488K.  A bit more than "nipicking over cents"  It's a yacht, not a diet coke


Exactly. I thought that was the point I made, but apparently my round number estimates were difficult to understand. Yours works better.
2013-02-22 11:03:40 AM
1 votes:

pxlboy: Giltric: It's a dude buying a boat and it got seized.

Fark libs love nothing more than scenarios like this where someone with more money than them have their property seized.

Odds are they were just as giddy about the property seizure as the homeland security jackbooted thug was.

Put down the crack pipe



Jealous cause I am smoking more than my fair share?

You got no crack, your moms on welfare. you can't afford none....

Want some?

SIKE!

www.mpshaw.co.uk
2013-02-22 10:57:52 AM
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: This Looks Fun: Mmm... I don't think it's that simple. If it's like California, they'll want to know the sale price so they know how much to charge you in property tax when you register it in state. So if the price says $550000(CA) and he actually paid $500000(US) then he's got to pay taxes on an extra $50k.

As repeated before, the yank dollar & canuck loonie have been hovering around par with each other for the last few years. This was nitpicking over cents.


The boat easily costs > 500,000CAD.  At today's exchange rate, that is 488,000USD or a difference of 12K.  They are asking him to value it at 500K USD vs. 488K.  A bit more than "nipicking over cents"  It's a yacht, not a diet coke
Ant
2013-02-22 10:47:46 AM
1 votes:

Giltric: It's a dude buying a boat and it got seized.

Fark libs love nothing more than scenarios like this where someone with more money than them have their property seized.

Odds are they were just as giddy about the property seizure as the homeland security jackbooted thug was.


It's got nothing to do with liberalism. This liberal thinks this kind of shiat is asinine.
2013-02-22 10:41:41 AM
1 votes:
 You want to save money?
SHUT DOWN THE DHS AND TSA.
We don't need them.
It's a farce that is sucking your money, and rights, and lives away.

Farking pants pooping cowards.
Stand up as Americans and tell your congress critters they are out of a job unless they restore their country back to pre 19/11/01 conditions.
What the fark is the matter with you people?

Oh, you're just going to lie back and think of the Queen?
2013-02-22 10:40:20 AM
1 votes:

Rostin: GoodyearPimp: People with lots of money sure do have lots of terrible problems.  "I can't take ownership of my boat due to some legalities."  Thanks, Obama.

I've heard liberals express confusion and frustration over the willingness of middle and lower class conservative people to defend tax cuts for the wealthy. Your comment helped me to see in a new way that this reflects a really fundamental difference in the thinking or maybe even the intuitions of the two groups. For conservatives, it really is about the principle of the thing. It doesn't matter to most of them that they'll never have enough money to import a boat and risk encountering problems such as this. It still pisses them off that someone has been treated this way.

For liberals, on the other hand, everything is about class. When that square peg won't fit in a round hole, pound harder.



You're not any closer to understanding liberals than you were yesterday.  You've just found a new way to demonize what you don't understand.

If you really want a simple paradigm that somewhat explains how liberals and conservatives think, try this one:  Both liberals and conservatives care deeply about fairness, but the problem is, they see fairness differently.  For liberals, fairness is about EQUALITY.  "It's not fair," your hypothetical liberal might say, "that this guy here dines on caviar every day, while this women over here struggles to afford milk and bread."  For conservatives, fairness is about PROPORTIONALITY.  "It's not fair," your hypothetical conservative might say, "that this guy only works part-time 20 hours a week, and this woman puts in 80-hour weeks, but then the government takes money away from this hard-working woman and gives it to this lazy bum who didn't earn it."

Granted, this may not be a great model of how liberal and conservatives minds work.  But it does have the advantage of being about eleventy billion times closer to the truth than that crap you just vomited up.

It's really not that one side is suffering from some horrible character flaw such as greed, laziness or selfishness.  Both sides care deeply about ethical or moral principles.  They just don't agree on which principles are most important.
2013-02-22 10:38:30 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Knowingly filing false information on a federal form is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.


My guess is the form in question was the invoice from the manufacturer showing the CAD which would not be a federal document. Customs people are actually pretty easy to deal with as long as you don't piss them off.
DGK
2013-02-22 10:33:36 AM
1 votes:
If he had signed the paper with the wrong amount would it of caused further problems down the road? Like how much he had to pay to license it and stuff? Could this come out in some type of audit and he then gets accused of faking the form to hide money from the IRS?   Sorry but my first thought would be to sign the correct form - would of been easy for her to do.  She is just a idiot who is one brain cell away from crapping during a parade.
2013-02-22 10:28:16 AM
1 votes:
So the real lesson here is to buy American.
2013-02-22 10:25:52 AM
1 votes:
And the Fark progressive response is-Somalian utopia something, something.
2013-02-22 10:23:56 AM
1 votes:

Ehcks: Or he could have calculated the exchange rate at the time of purchase and wrote in the amount of American Dollars he effectively paid.


You mean like he offered to do but wasn't allowed to? Yeah, that would have been a good idea. oh look FTA

I pointed out the error and suggested that we simply change the currency from US $ to CAD $ so that is was correct. Or instead, amend the amount so that it was correct in U.S. dollars.
2013-02-22 10:22:49 AM
1 votes:

internut scholar: syberpud: The guy acted like a douche

How in the hell did he act like a douche? He was being asked to swear to something that wasn't true and he knew this. He could have possibly been prosecuted for signing it. People go to jail for lying to federal agents.


He did the right thing.


Yeah but following the rules is for douches in today's America.  And douches deserve to get taken advantage of right?
2013-02-22 10:21:21 AM
1 votes:
It's a dude buying a boat and it got seized.

Fark libs love nothing more than scenarios like this where someone with more money than them have their property seized.

Odds are they were just as giddy about the property seizure as the homeland security jackbooted thug was.
2013-02-22 10:17:11 AM
1 votes:
emilycswanson.files.wordpress.com
The customs guys later that day.
2013-02-22 10:15:48 AM
1 votes:

snocone: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: He'll eventually get his boat back.
Of course, he will have to pay the storage fees.

Sorry about your boat, dude.
Let it go, it is gone.
BTW, when/where is the auction.
Might be interested,,,

/not sure you can ever remove DHS cooties though


I know of such a ritual that works on ocean going vessels:

Recast the bell, rechristen to a different name, get drunk on spiced rum and make out with the figurehead. All must be done within one watch.

\yes, regardless of what the figurehead is you as the Captain have to make out with it
2013-02-22 10:14:54 AM
1 votes:

Evil Twin Skippy: Am I supposed to feel sorry for this guy?


I have drawn the line.

I only recognize third world level problems.
First world richie rich hassles, not even on my radar.
2013-02-22 10:13:28 AM
1 votes:

GoodyearPimp: People with lots of money sure do have lots of terrible problems.  "I can't take ownership of my boat due to some legalities."  Thanks, Obama.


I've heard liberals express confusion and frustration over the willingness of middle and lower class conservative people to defend tax cuts for the wealthy. Your comment helped me to see in a new way that this reflects a really fundamental difference in the thinking or maybe even the intuitions of the two groups. For conservatives, it really is about the principle of the thing. It doesn't matter to most of them that they'll never have enough money to import a boat and risk encountering problems such as this. It still pisses them off that someone has been treated this way.

For liberals, on the other hand, everything is about class. When that square peg won't fit in a round hole, pound harder.
2013-02-22 10:12:34 AM
1 votes:
All your boats are belong to us.
2013-02-22 10:07:59 AM
1 votes:
So in other words some douchebag has no idea how the world works?  I went into this story hoping to have sympathy for the victim, but honestly, he's a farking idiot.  She wasn't looking for a bribe, she wasnt willing to spend time or risk punishment for trying to correct a problem that was not her farking problem..

SHES PAID $9 A farkING HOUR AND DOES NOT GIVE A fark, she hands you something, you sign it, she moves on to her smoke break.  If you rich farking idiots cant figure that out, then you lose your farking boat you farking assholes.  Yes hire a lawyer,  get righteously indignant.  All you are doing is making that boat even more farking expensive.  I hope the farking thing sinks and you get eaten by some god damn sockeye.

/seriously fark this guy.
2013-02-22 09:58:37 AM
1 votes:

untaken_name: I wonder what crime they're going to charge the boat with so they get to keep it.


Illegal entrance into the country.
2013-02-22 09:50:38 AM
1 votes:

untaken_name: I wonder what crime they're going to charge the boat with so they get to keep it.


Going up a creek without a paddle
2013-02-22 09:50:30 AM
1 votes:
"It's just paperwork, it doesn't matter," she said.

Official motto of the DHS (Department of Geheime Sicherheitsschauspiel).
2013-02-22 09:48:56 AM
1 votes:
Stickler stuck by stickler.

/"hoist with his own petard' is so 16th Century.
2013-02-22 09:45:35 AM
1 votes:
i14.photobucket.com
2013-02-22 09:43:09 AM
1 votes:
When it looked like it was going to become a big deal, I would have just scribbled out the USD and changed it to CAD myself and then signed it rather than asking.
 
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