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(Jezebel)   Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide? ☑ If this box is checked, did your parent fill out this form for you? ☑   ( jezebel.com) divider line
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2017-04-16 10:52:33 PM  
An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?
 
2017-04-16 10:59:46 PM  
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2017-04-16 11:21:57 PM  

harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?


It's a legitimate question. There are perfectly valid and innocent reasons a person might have engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide. There must be a "If you checked yes, please explain" line right below that.

Example: I was in the US Naval Academy, writing a position paper on counter espionage for my PhD. While on a history research trip to London, I interrupted a kidnapping attempt on the royal family, and was knighted by the Queen. After my return to the States, I eventually accepted a position with the CIA and went on to several other adventures, each more implausible than the last. Signed, Jack Ryan.
 
2017-04-17 12:19:51 AM  
I'll give it 50/50 the guy checked the box on purpose to be a wiseass.
 
2017-04-17 12:36:46 AM  
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Is this the premise of The Boss Baby 2?
 
2017-04-17 02:26:58 AM  
The kid looks more suspicious when he's alone than he does in TFA.
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OOF
2017-04-17 02:29:51 AM  
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2017-04-17 02:34:58 AM  
FTFA:
England for President!

This is why we shouldn't link Jezebel.
 
2017-04-17 02:37:30 AM  
Enrico Fermi, entering the US to work on Project Manhattan, was asked if he supported overthrow the US by force or subversion.  He replied, subversion.
 
2017-04-17 02:38:12 AM  
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Perfect...
 
2017-04-17 02:43:15 AM  
The US Govt has no sense of humor*. If you ever accidentally check that box, don't ever even go close to the USA. Also check and double check the forms they give you on the planes.

* Same for Australia and UK
 
2017-04-17 02:47:45 AM  
Dear US Embassy,

Please excuse Juan from terrorist activities today.  He was home sick.

Sincerely,
Juan Epstein's Mother
 
2017-04-17 02:54:23 AM  
Define "genocide"...
 
2017-04-17 02:55:06 AM  
"Welcome To America"-Ensemble Modern [Frank Zappa]
Youtube qPPDrXHjJx8
 
2017-04-17 02:57:09 AM  

Sid_6.7: I'll give it 50/50 the guy checked the box on purpose to be a wiseass.


FTFA
"I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it," Kenyon told The Guardian.

I'd say it was 99% certain it was on purpose.
 
2017-04-17 03:01:14 AM  
"Nappy saboteurs" is the name of my Marilyn Manson cover band.
 
2017-04-17 03:10:00 AM  

harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?


There are three reasons for this:

1. If you have engaged in espionage etc and they find out about it later, this gives them grounds to kick you out for perjury... important, because the country probably doesn't have jurisdiction to punish you for crimes you committed and were convicted of in another country.

2. To bump the applications of seekers of political asylum seekers into a different pile from those of the people who just want to visit.  They see that box checked and put it aside to see what other paperwork you've submitted or have pending, because if you checked it intentionally and still think they'll let you in you're likely a refugee.

3. Pointless security theater.
 
2017-04-17 03:25:14 AM  
She was out there to commit violence herself.

The only difference is that she got served instead of the one serving.
 
2017-04-17 03:29:36 AM  

Dadoody: She was out there to commit violence herself.

The only difference is that she got served instead of the one serving.


Evidence?
 
2017-04-17 03:43:57 AM  
Remember the time when they asked about communism?

/what a retarded theater
 
2017-04-17 03:51:14 AM  

harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?


Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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2017-04-17 03:56:54 AM  
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2017-04-17 04:16:16 AM  

DON.MAC: The US Govt has no sense of humor*. If you ever accidentally check that box, don't ever even go close to the USA. Also check and double check the forms they give you on the planes.

* Same for Australia and UK


Also, Canada. English speaking countries in general are the most hard-ass about getting an entry visa in the world.

/If you have any felonies or a misdemeanor or two within the last 5-10 years, just don't even bother.
 
2017-04-17 04:44:17 AM  

Dadoody: She was out there to commit violence herself.

The only difference is that she got served instead of the one serving.


Wrong thread or schizophrenic?
 
2017-04-17 05:53:07 AM  
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2017-04-17 06:20:01 AM  

Curate's Keg: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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If you read that, it's "involved in anyway", so technically, if you were one of the people who liberated a concentration camp, that would seem to apply.  Or even a prisoner in one.
 
2017-04-17 06:52:34 AM  

Jim_Callahan: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

There are three reasons for this:

1. If you have engaged in espionage etc and they find out about it later, this gives them grounds to kick you out for perjury... important, because the country probably doesn't have jurisdiction to punish you for crimes you committed and were convicted of in another country.

2. To bump the applications of seekers of political asylum seekers into a different pile from those of the people who just want to visit.  They see that box checked and put it aside to see what other paperwork you've submitted or have pending, because if you checked it intentionally and still think they'll let you in you're likely a refugee.

3. Pointless security theater.


4. If you check "no" and they later find you've been engaging in, funding or otherwise involved with terrorism, they have another charge to tack on.  Some bureaucrat's clever idea, no doubt.
 
2017-04-17 07:05:30 AM  

Curate's Keg: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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So presumably Naziism after 1945 is a-ok. Suddenly things seem to make a lot more sense.
 
2017-04-17 07:17:33 AM  
What I love about that form is that the US federal courts have waged an ongoing, decades-long struggle to figure out just what the heck a "crime involving moral turpitude" or a "violation related to a controlled substance" actually is.
 
2017-04-17 07:25:05 AM  
When it comes to sabotage, the Beastie Boys can't stand it, they know you planned it, and they're gonna set it straight. If they can fight for their right to party and get no sleep til Brooklyn, they can protect our borders.
 
2017-04-17 07:41:33 AM  
I'm having a Good Morning Vietnam flashback.  Robin Williams saying, "We go around asking the Vietnamese if they're the enemy, and if they say 'yes', we shoot them."
 
2017-04-17 08:15:36 AM  
NO.
I have never been a member of the GOP.
 
2017-04-17 08:22:25 AM  
To be fair, dirt diapers can be pretty terrifying.
 
2017-04-17 09:16:52 AM  

ozmandium: Curate's Keg: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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So presumably Naziism after 1945 is a-ok. Suddenly things seem to make a lot more sense.


Read it again.  Naziism before 1945 would be acceptable also, provided it wasn't related in any way to the concentration camps and/or einsatzkommando or any related endeavors.
 
2017-04-17 10:32:36 AM  

Curate's Keg: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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So for that last question, does this cover another countries version of pleading the 5th? If so then how farked up is that since it's a constitutional right?

/yes I know they can deny anybody for any reason but it's still farked up
 
2017-04-17 10:40:23 AM  

Boo_Guy: So for that last question, does this cover another countries version of pleading the 5th? If so then how farked up is that since it's a constitutional right?

/yes I know they can deny anybody for any reason but it's still farked up


I am not an expert, but I believe it's supposed to identify if this chap is entering:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC_IaY3BmY

Why can't I embed video from my phone?
 
2017-04-17 10:41:23 AM  

Jim_Callahan: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

There are three reasons for this:

1. If you have engaged in espionage etc and they find out about it later, this gives them grounds to kick you out for perjury... important, because the country probably doesn't have jurisdiction to punish you for crimes you committed and were convicted of in another country.

2. To bump the applications of seekers of political asylum seekers into a different pile from those of the people who just want to visit.  They see that box checked and put it aside to see what other paperwork you've submitted or have pending, because if you checked it intentionally and still think they'll let you in you're likely a refugee.

3. Pointless security theater.


Since we have already established that even the AG cannot or will not be prosecuted for perjury, I am not worried there.  I would think those seeking political asylum would have filled out a seperate form for that, rather than merely checking a box for purpose of visit.  That leaves option 3, which I am more inclined to believe since creates the illusion that the government is doing something When said something actually does nothing.
 
2017-04-17 10:44:09 AM  

Boo_Guy: Curate's Keg: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

Nothing new in immigration form stupidity. I've always enjoyed "between 1933 and 1945, were you a Nazi?". I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" since I was born 30 years later.

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So for that last question, does this cover another countries version of pleading the 5th? If so then how farked up is that since it's a constitutional right?

/yes I know they can deny anybody for any reason but it's still farked up


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2017-04-17 11:01:31 AM  

Begoggle: FTFA:
England for President!

This is why we shouldn't link Jezebel.


I don't click on Jezebel links so I am getting a kick out of trying to figure out what the story is about.
 
2017-04-17 11:09:18 AM  

abhorrent1: To be fair, dirt diapers can be pretty terrifying.


This. I have two kids, both of them had diapers back in the day that could have cleared a building.
 
2017-04-17 11:22:22 AM  

Tom-Servo: Sid_6.7: I'll give it 50/50 the guy checked the box on purpose to be a wiseass.

FTFA
"I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it," Kenyon told The Guardian.

I'd say it was 99% certain it was on purpose.


Yeah, I was thinking if he had gotten through he would have been talking about how you can check that box and STILL be allowed into the country.
I think it's a case of, "It depends on how they react as to my reason."
 
2017-04-17 11:32:47 AM  

Truck Fump: Jim_Callahan: harleyquinnical: An actual box on the application under purpose of visit?  Seriously?  And people actually check it?

There are three reasons for this:

1. If you have engaged in espionage etc and they find out about it later, this gives them grounds to kick you out for perjury... important, because the country probably doesn't have jurisdiction to punish you for crimes you committed and were convicted of in another country.

...


4. If you check "no" and they later find you've been engaging in, funding or otherwise involved with terrorism, they have another charge to tack on.  Some bureaucrat's clever idea, no doubt.


Aren't these the same things?
 
2017-04-17 11:40:04 AM  

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In theory unloaded/props/whatever but christ what stupid light to put yourself and child in.
 
2017-04-17 12:30:06 PM  
Congratulations! You've just won a lifetime travel ban for your infant child.
 
2017-04-17 03:08:12 PM  
This is why I read Fark instead of the Onion. Reality is much stranger, and more entertaining, than fiction.
 
2017-04-17 03:18:36 PM  

Curate's Keg: Boo_Guy: So for that last question, does this cover another countries version of pleading the 5th? If so then how farked up is that since it's a constitutional right?

/yes I know they can deny anybody for any reason but it's still farked up

I am not an expert, but I believe it's supposed to identify if this chap is entering:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC_IaY3BmY

Why can't I embed video from my phone?


Turn it sideways.
 
2017-04-18 02:43:03 AM  
I built the "Group W Bench" so Fu*k off.
 
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