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(The Local)   German author denied entry into North Kor... What? Ah, sorry. Into United States   (thelocal.de) divider line 152
    More: Asinine, United States, NSA, mass surveillance, East Berlin, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Bundestag, Lech Walesa, Angela Merkel  
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2013-10-01 03:14:33 PM  
If only there was some way for Mr. Trojanov to get into the country undetected.
 
2013-10-01 03:14:45 PM  
thanks Obama...i feel eafer.
 
2013-10-01 03:16:46 PM  
I never got why writers think they're better than other people and that people give a crap about what they think about everything.
 
2013-10-01 03:16:49 PM  
Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.
 
2013-10-01 03:17:25 PM  
Maybe the government is afraid that a bunch of other Germans are going to come spilling out of him as soon as he's in the country.
 
2013-10-01 03:18:16 PM  
FTA:

A German author and fierce NSA critic has pointed to his attacks on America's mass surveillance programme as the reason behind authorities denying him entry to the United States on Monday.

In related news, a German author and fierce NSA critic is nominated for the No Shiat Sherlock award for Attention Whoredom Excellence.
 
2013-10-01 03:18:36 PM  

KidneyStone: Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


They let Top Gear back into Mexico....
 
2013-10-01 03:18:55 PM  
Welcome to the list, Herr Trojanov.
 
2013-10-01 03:19:21 PM  
USA is just like North Korea because we won't let this 1 person in.
We've never denied a VISA to anyone before, and neither has any other country in the world.
Except of course monstrous ones like North Korea.
 
2013-10-01 03:20:12 PM  
Meh. America is closed for business as it is and may wind up having a yard sale soon if things keep the way they are. He's not missing anything.
 
2013-10-01 03:20:38 PM  
www.thelocal.de

He should be in jail just for that exuberant scarf and his smuggy camera posing.
 
2013-10-01 03:20:44 PM  
OK, so, other than the fact that he's a critic of the NSA, what possible harm could come from him being allowed to enter?
 
2013-10-01 03:21:28 PM  
Fark the NSA, fark government surveillance, and fark the petty retaliations against people who speak out against it. It's a stain on our country's already well-tarnished honor.

DubtodaIll: I never got why writers think they're better than other people and that people give a crap about what they think about everything.


Wow, who pissed in your coffee this morning?
 
2013-10-01 03:21:30 PM  
Foreigners with state-provided health insurance must not be allowed entrance.
 
2013-10-01 03:22:57 PM  
kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.
 
2013-10-01 03:23:21 PM  

Begoggle: USA is just like North Korea because we won't let this 1 person in.
We've never denied a VISA to anyone before, and neither has any other country in the world.
Except of course monstrous ones like North Korea.


Fair enough.  Is he a felon?  Does he smuggle drugs, or is he advocating for the overthrow of the US government?  Did he lie on his visa application?

Give me a good, solid reason to deny him entry other than "we don't like that he writes the truth".
 
2013-10-01 03:23:22 PM  

GungFu: [www.thelocal.de image 468x284]

He should be in jail just for that exuberant scarf and his smuggy camera posing.


AND for his pretentiously colour co-ordinated bookshelf.
 
2013-10-01 03:23:52 PM  
 Dear Americans,

Suicide is painless.

Love,
The Rest of Us.
 
2013-10-01 03:24:52 PM  
"It is more than ironic when an author who has used his voice for years to stand up to the danger of surveillance and of a secret state within a state is rejected entry into the 'land of the brave and free'."

That propaganda slogan has been officially changed to "land of the bullies and fees" years ago.
 
2013-10-01 03:25:44 PM  
I knew I was going to be too late to make the Trojan horse joke/reference.
 
2013-10-01 03:25:56 PM  

SirEattonHogg: kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.


upload.wikimedia.org

Just words with no meaning, huh?
 
2013-10-01 03:26:10 PM  

KidneyStone: Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


I think you meant "piss off secret officials in a secret agency".

I never even heard of the guy before this story.
 
2013-10-01 03:26:22 PM  
Is there any sovereign nation that doesn't reserve the right to deny entry to foreign nationals for whatever reason they feel like?
 
2013-10-01 03:27:12 PM  

Begoggle: USA is just like North Korea because we won't let this 1 person in.
We've never denied a VISA to anyone before, and neither has any other country in the world.
Except of course monstrous ones like North Korea.


German citizens do not require visas to travel to the United States.
 
2013-10-01 03:27:59 PM  
Wtf?
 
2013-10-01 03:28:40 PM  

SirEattonHogg: kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.


Denying someone because they are dangerous is one thing; denying someone because of their political beliefs is completely different. Not just different, but against the spirit of the law, and the principles of a free and democratic nation.
 
2013-10-01 03:29:05 PM  

TheSwissNavy: thanks Obama...i feel eafer.


Welcome to earf!
 
2013-10-01 03:29:13 PM  

dittybopper: SirEattonHogg: kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 460x413]

Just words with no meaning, huh?


Dunno, is he yearning to breath free?  Is he tired?  Poor?  I'm gong to say no on the teeming mass part, though he is German so there may be some teeming mass of venereal infection going on I suppose.
 
2013-10-01 03:29:31 PM  

The Voice of Doom: "It is more than ironic when an author who has used his voice for years to stand up to the danger of surveillance and of a secret state within a state is rejected entry into the 'land of the brave and free'."

That propaganda slogan has been officially changed to "land of the bullies and fees" years ago.


No, it was changed to "Land of the fees and the home of 'to blave'", which we all know means to bluff.
 
2013-10-01 03:29:41 PM  

JesseL: Is there any sovereign nation that doesn't reserve the right to deny entry to foreign nationals for whatever reason they feel like?


Yes, but if it happens enough times, Germany will arbitrarily start denying entry to US citizens.
 
2013-10-01 03:30:03 PM  
People are actually defending this. Wow.
 
2013-10-01 03:30:43 PM  

dittybopper: The Voice of Doom: "It is more than ironic when an author who has used his voice for years to stand up to the danger of surveillance and of a secret state within a state is rejected entry into the 'land of the brave and free'."

That propaganda slogan has been officially changed to "land of the bullies and fees" years ago.

No, it was changed to "Land of the fees and the home of 'to blave'", which we all know means to bluff.


USA!
USA!
USA!
USA!
 
2013-10-01 03:31:37 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: dittybopper: SirEattonHogg: kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 460x413]

Just words with no meaning, huh?

Dunno, is he yearning to breath free?  Is he tired?  Poor?  I'm gong to say no on the teeming mass part, though he is German so there may be some teeming mass of venereal infection going on I suppose.


If you want to get technical, he's actually Bulgarian.  And his family defected to West Germany back when Bulgaria was communist, so I suppose there is a bit of yearning to be free in there somewhere.
 
2013-10-01 03:31:58 PM  

ballseye: People are actually defending this. Wow.


Jingoism runs deep at Fark.
 
2013-10-01 03:32:17 PM  

KidneyStone: Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


except he didnt piss of a "country". there are plenty here who would agree with him.
 
2013-10-01 03:33:05 PM  
I wonder what his position on the Bundesnachtrictendienst is?
 
2013-10-01 03:33:19 PM  
DubtodaIll: "I never got why writers think they're better than other people and that people give a crap about what they think about everything."

If your life consisted of people asking and paying for your thoughts, it would be pretty easy to start thinking you were better than all the people who weren't in demand, let alone being thought of at all.
 
2013-10-01 03:33:24 PM  
I'm not buying this story.  It's sole source is the author who allegedly wasn't allowed entry, written on a site that is friendly to him.  No fact checking whatsoever.
 
2013-10-01 03:33:36 PM  

ballseye: People are actually defending this. Wow.


many of them are just bored trolls, others enjoy intelligence deficiency
 
2013-10-01 03:34:13 PM  
dittybopper: kidneystone:   Well, piss off a country and they won't let you in.  Duh.


Exactly. I don't recall foreigners having an absolute right to come into this country.

Tough shiat, Hans.


Just words with no meaning, huh?


Hmmm, I don't recall him asking for asylum or requesting to immigrate here.  He's trying to attend a conference. So, no... those words have no meaning where his matter is of concern.

What part of, piss of the govt of the country you are going to visit, expect not to be welcome you don't get?  I write pro-nazi articles and probably I won't be allowed into a lot of countries including Germany.  I write something about pro-Tibet independence, maybe China doesn't let me in.
 
2013-10-01 03:35:12 PM  
A William Shatner complaining about the bacon.
 
2013-10-01 03:35:39 PM  

DubtodaIll: I never got why writers think they're better than other people and that people give a crap about what they think about everything.


tymoon.eu
 
2013-10-01 03:35:46 PM  

ballseye: People are actually defending this. Wow.


Yep, like perfect sheep. Disgusting.
 
2013-10-01 03:36:10 PM  
It's because Trojanov sounds like a gift horse.
 
2013-10-01 03:37:54 PM  

Narcischizm: I'm not buying this story.  It's sole source is the author who allegedly wasn't allowed entry, written on a site that is friendly to him.  No fact checking whatsoever.


to clarify, are you not buying that it happened, or are you not buying that the reason he deducted is accurate? he made this experience public, making this very easily for the 'slandered' party to respond in public with facts. so far no retort.

what makes you think the site is friendly toward him?
here is another  http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/ilija-trojanow-nach-nsa-pro t est-einreise-in-die-usa-verweigert-a-925467.html

are they all buddy buddy because they are german?
 
2013-10-01 03:38:56 PM  
I know how he feels.
 
2013-10-01 03:39:33 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: DubtodaIll: I never got why writers think they're better than other people and that people give a crap about what they think about everything.

[tymoon.eu image 600x413]


A picture really is worth a thousand words. (^_^)
 
2013-10-01 03:42:33 PM  

dittybopper: I wonder what his position on the Bundesnachtrictendienst is?


Thats more like the kraut CIA, wouldn't the Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz be more analogous to the NSA?
 
2013-10-01 03:44:18 PM  
I was seriously looking into visiting North Korea as a tourist.  They have some beautiful sites to see and it's unique.  I started talking about it and all of my American friends/European co-workers started flipping out/making jokes.  'Can you even TAKE pictures in North Korea?'  'Don't they have armed guards everywhere!'  'Can't they just search you for no reason'.

Ironically, every extreme example they could hypothesis about North Korea was entirely true of the United States.  A tourist flying in the US would face all of those things.
 
2013-10-01 03:44:53 PM  
i364.photobucket.com
papers, please.
 
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