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2014-04-20 04:08:40 PM  
It seemed like it was more about keeping someone with $350 and no ticket home out of a place where he potentially couldn't afford to return from.
 
2014-04-20 05:22:08 PM  
+1 for "fursecuted by the man"

/thread needs more space marines.
 
2014-04-20 05:22:12 PM  
Fedora.
Wearing a tail.
Traveling to meet two boyfriends.
Which he meet while playing video games.

It's like poetry.
 
2014-04-20 05:22:34 PM  
No... he was singled out for being a furry.  Mind you it was wearing the frickin' tail that did it.
 
2014-04-20 05:39:45 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-20 05:53:21 PM  
Wait, that's a show? and people watch that?

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-20 06:12:34 PM  
I've crossed the border on the bus quite a bit, that very stop too (Vancouver/Seattle) and that was pre 9-11 and yeah, that will happen.
1) If you don't have a return ticket
2) If you don't have money
3) If you don't know the exact address you'll be staying
This guy was at least 2 out of 3. No fursecution here.
 
2014-04-20 06:26:25 PM  
Assuming they didn't persecute him for being furry, If I were this guy, I would have asked the Canadian gents why they thought I as an American citizen had to have on hand a return ticket or bus fare to Hawaii, specifically, and not just to, say Washington state, North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, or New York, etc. i.e. bus fare back to ANY part of the US  just over the border.   The agents seem to act like Hawaii is a sovereign nation, not a state of the US. Which I'm sure native hawaiians wouldn't mind.  But still, Bus fare back over the border is the standard, and that could be as low as fifty bucks. The Canadian logical argument for refusing him seems... flawed. Seems like they made up the argument because it was easier to say that, and seem politically correct and un-predjudiced, than to say: "We don't like no queerz or animal-farkers adding to our local color, yankee."

Note to fedora-man:  Next time you want to visit your Canadian buddies, ship your laptop and tail ahead, or wipe the laptop, fill it with innocuous crap, and re-load your files remotely after you get to your destination. Border guards are not chosen for mental agility, independent thought, and higher reasoning, regardless of nation.  You were too dumb to say: "I'm staying with some friends for a vacation; I've left Hawaii, with plans to re-locate on the Mainland in the US.  Meanwhile, they're putting me up for a week or two while I'm here, before I re-locate to ( any bordering state)".  I wanted the scheduling flexibility to pick a return time after seeing my friends and touring your country a bit, so I didn't want to commit to a specific day before I go back. There wasn't anything about needing an advance return ticket in the rules when I booked this trip".

Of course, you're in their system and flagged now. You actually have no hope of ever getting in legally in the future anyhow.  They'll make any excuse they need to, or none at all, saying "fark you, because, that's why (sorry)". (The "Sorry" is because they will still be polite about it, being Canadian.
 
2014-04-20 07:58:28 PM  

unitednihilists: Wait, that's a show? and people watch that?

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Well I would assume the entirety of the show isn't about targeting furries. It looks like a tamer version of COPS, instead of going out and getting the bad guys they wait til the morons come to them. I'd guess they have episodes where they have to deal with drug runners and stuff.

But I agree if all it shows is those two guys talking to people getting off a bus then saying either "Welcome to Canada" or "Sorry you can't come into Canada" NEXT! then yeah, I would say this is a boring ass show.
 
2014-04-20 08:23:14 PM  

JesterJoker55: unitednihilists: Wait, that's a show? and people watch that?

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Well I would assume the entirety of the show isn't about targeting furries. It looks like a tamer version of COPS, instead of going out and getting the bad guys they wait til the morons come to them. I'd guess they have episodes where they have to deal with drug runners and stuff.

But I agree if all it shows is those two guys talking to people getting off a bus then saying either "Welcome to Canada" or "Sorry you can't come into Canada" NEXT! then yeah, I would say this is a boring ass show.


Season one filmed at various crossings in BC (airport, highway crossings, mail centers), as well as some at-sea border enforcement.  Season II and III were the same, but they added crews at Toronto airport and the Rainbow Bridge crossing at Niagara Falls.

Drugs in incoming mail, Americans who think their medical mj card means it's cool to bring weed over the border, sketchy people with criminal records who get turned around, Canadians who buy a ton of crap in the US and don't declare and get caught, chick in a stolen car with fake ID trying to drive into Canada (wtf was she thinking!?!), tons of Aussies lying unconvincingly about their plans to work in Whistler.

Yes, it's seriously stupid teevee, but it's like a train wreck that keeps crashing.
 
2014-04-20 08:31:50 PM  
On the one hand, the guy was sketchy outside of being a furry, on the other, Canadian border agents are stone cold assholes. One trip through Sarnia, ON, they trashed my car and repeatedly asked my girlfriend (now my wife of 22 years), who was 18, why she wasn't in school (She'd graduated, Ms. Butch agent, but then again, I think you are more interested in strip searching her than seeing justice done).

In Edmonton, traveling on business, in 1993 or 1994, they hassled me over an Ultima IV Spell Book I brought along to pass time and maybe learn something about the computer game I was playing at the time, asking me if I practiced witchcraft. I assume if I had sarcastically answered yes, I would have been denied entry.

There are other incidents, but living within 60 miles of the border, working for many years with automotive manufacturers, and enjoying personal trips to Toronto and Niagara Falls (I just found out today it is overrated, huh...), I have had plenty of opportunities.
 
2014-04-20 08:44:17 PM  
LesserEvil:

In Edmonton, traveling on business, in 1993 or 1994, they hassled me over an Ultima IV Spell Book I brought along to pass time and maybe learn something about the computer game I was playing at the time, asking me if I practiced witchcraft. I assume if I had sarcastically answered yes, I would have been denied entry.

You can blame Pat Pulling for that.

http://www.rpgstudies.net/stackpole/pulling_report.html
 
2014-04-20 09:53:03 PM  
So why would Mr. Tail appear on that show? Surely he had to sign a waiver.

I assume they paid him nothing or almost nothing, or he would have said, "yeah, I got $1,000 from these folks behind the camera."

I built my furry suit with the DNA from three anal hairs of a Silverback plucked from the poo he flung at me at the LA zoo. So I got the last laugh on that jerk.
 
2014-04-21 12:27:06 AM  

unitednihilists: Wait, that's a show? and people watch that?

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I'm going to assume you're from 'murica so we sincerely apologize that the show doesn't include the words pawn, dynasty, Boo-Boo, amish or Kardashian.
 
2014-04-21 12:50:16 AM  
Personally, and as a Canadian I readily admit my bias, I have foun Transport Canada airport security MUCH more serious about their jobs as compared to the Department of Homeland Security, to the point where I find myself more nervous going through Canadian security, than American. DHS personnel I have crossed paths with have ranged from disinterested to friendly to professional, the Transport Canada personnel ranged from professional to verging on dickish.

/I go through modern airport on a regular basis firmly of the belief that it is largely theatre, and I so I will be as co-operative and friendly as possible in order to ease the overall process.
//I also realize that the security personnel are human, and that they are also trying to feed their families, and want to be treated with respect.
///Except for the self-righteous sociopathic a-holes who abuse the SHIATE out of their powers. They need to be in jail.
 
2014-04-21 01:59:09 AM  
as a canadian 350 bucks in vancouver buys you like 2 days tops
 
2014-04-21 07:13:25 AM  

Wolf892: He wasn't there to meet friends, he was there to sell his ass on the streets to pay for a vacation. Then when he had his fill of Canadian dick he would have booked it out of the country to his next pleasure destination.

Mystery solved.


Your username makes this comment even better.
 
2014-04-21 08:48:41 AM  

RoyBatty: So why would Mr. Tail appear on that show? Surely he had to sign a waiver.

I assume they paid him nothing or almost nothing, or he would have said, "yeah, I got $1,000 from these folks behind the camera."

I built my furry suit with the DNA from three anal hairs of a Silverback plucked from the poo he flung at me at the LA zoo. So I got the last laugh on that jerk.


Too bad it doesn't have a tail.

.
 
2014-04-21 12:59:06 PM  
A good days work boys! Oh wait you sent the freak back here?? %$#@ you Canada!!!!

"Hes got a tail" Classic!
 
VTC
2014-04-21 06:59:52 PM  
There are only three things that ever have to be said to border agents. Repeat these three things in any order you like and you will never have any problems.

1. Huh?
2. Whad-ya-mean?
3. Why? (in a very dumb tone)

Q. What brings you to Canada sir? 
A. Huh?
Q. What is your business in Canada?
A. Whad-ya-mean?
Q. Is that a tail?
A. Huh?
Q. Are you wearing a tail?
A. Why?
Q. Do you have any illegal images on this computer?
A. Huh?
 
2014-04-21 09:43:40 PM  

bacUncanadian: as a canadian 350 bucks in vancouver buys you like 2 days tops


How far will 350 go if you're say, Icelandic?
 
2014-04-21 09:57:34 PM  
Not sure who is stranger the people who would watch this fake shiate or people who dress up as animals
 
2014-04-21 10:03:01 PM  
Forgot to add that second season had the Canadian taxpayer pay $160,000 for the privilege of humiliating people
 
2014-04-21 10:39:33 PM  
No return plane ticket, no money to buy one. It seems like that vagabond just wanted to get into Canada and stay. But no, we're supposed to feel sorry for him because he's a persecuted furry.
 
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