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(Politico)   US Diplomat while Black? Yup, repeated secondary searches with complimentary harassment by Customs & Border Patrol, when driving back into the US from Mexico   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-08-30 7:09:42 PM  
11 votes:

leeksfromchichis: detonator: spiritplumber: detonator: Steampunk Gallagher: White girl hippie here, with facial piercings and visible tattoos, and I can tell you that post 9/11, the amount of times I got "randomly" chosen to have my bags fully emptied and examined and/or be subjected to a full-body patdown was way too high to actually be random.


Stopped when I started billing the related office for my time.

Good advice, especially if you miss a flight.

How do you bill them?


Second under Puppet Show.
 
2020-08-30 6:22:49 PM  
9 votes:

AAAAGGGGHHHH: detonator: I've travelled abroad since the 1980's, even went through communist bloc countries then. The WORST customs treatment was always coming back into the USA.
I'm a blue-eyed honky too.

Gotta keep the yokels from finding out that not only is America not the greatest country in the world, it's also pretty god damn sh*tty compared to more evolved nations.

If the average American saw how much bang-for-buck value the average European's tax dollars are being well-spent for "socialist" programs like health care, education,Social Security, etc., we'd turn into a nation of Bernie Bros.


I was touring in punk rock bands back then but was smart enough to not look the part at customs. However, on one landing in Dallas from the UK, they went through our baggage and found some posters for our gigs in Berlin and Prague. Got the glove treatment on that one.
After that, we wised up and sent all of our promo and keepsakes ahead, and told the customs guys we were a country band that played George Jones covers.
 
2020-08-30 6:34:20 PM  
8 votes:

detonator: AAAAGGGGHHHH: detonator: I've travelled abroad since the 1980's, even went through communist bloc countries then. The WORST customs treatment was always coming back into the USA.
I'm a blue-eyed honky too.

Gotta keep the yokels from finding out that not only is America not the greatest country in the world, it's also pretty god damn sh*tty compared to more evolved nations.

If the average American saw how much bang-for-buck value the average European's tax dollars are being well-spent for "socialist" programs like health care, education,Social Security, etc., we'd turn into a nation of Bernie Bros.

I was touring in punk rock bands back then but was smart enough to not look the part at customs. However, on one landing in Dallas from the UK, they went through our baggage and found some posters for our gigs in Berlin and Prague. Got the glove treatment on that one.
After that, we wised up and sent all of our promo and keepsakes ahead, and told the customs guys we were a country band that played George Jones covers.


Well, did you play country, or Western?
 
2020-08-31 12:34:40 AM  
6 votes:
In the same vein as that "Blacks for Trump" pic, I present the permitted diplomating while Black

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2020-08-30 8:56:06 PM  
6 votes:

wademh: [i.imgflip.com image 666x499]


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That's odd.  You hardly ever see a color photo of Goebbels.
 
2020-08-30 6:29:40 PM  
6 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: detonator: I've travelled abroad since the 1980's, even went through communist bloc countries then. The WORST customs treatment was always coming back into the USA.
I'm a blue-eyed honky too.

I will second this experience. Not old enough to have done it since the 80's, but similarly bad experiences with US customs agents. The only place I've ever felt they were being rude/belligerent was the US. I've been detained by customs in two other countries and never felt they were trying to intimidate me or acting unprofessionally . The US, however, about half the time I go back it's some roided up skinhead genetic backstep being a standoffish farkface.


I once got stripped to my boxers in the front if about three hundred people while I was getting on a plane to come home in Frankfurt. That was 2014.
The reason they gave me was that I was traveling too lightly with just a carry on, and it was "suspicious ". I was only on a three week tour, and I HATE waiting for luggage and HATE waiting for other guys in the group to collect their shiat. Some people feel like they have to bring a ton of stuff with them, and if the airline loses their stuff then the poor guy is chasing his stuff the whole tour. Instead, I travel lightly and buy stuff if I need it.
I was in my mid fifties then, so I didn't care if I was naked, and I'm sure it wasn't much of a treat for everyone else.
 
2020-08-30 6:24:37 PM  
6 votes:

kbronsito: I got stopped by some immigration aholes while travelling back on a official US government passport. They wanted to know if I had ever been deported.

Consider the train of thought here... I sneaked into he US, got deported, came back, got a government job, passed the screening & background check and now these aholes were gonna catch me on my way back from representing the government of the United States at an international conference. They tried to claim that I had a common Hispanic last name and that this "was a problem". So I asked if they were also stopping a lot of Jones and Smiths who got "flagged" by the system but they would not comment on that for some reason.


I got stopped coming in from Mexico because of my Spanish-sounding last name.

Which is Italian, but hey...
 
2020-08-30 5:47:03 PM  
6 votes:
I remember when I was in H.S., I was behind in credits and taking night classes (remember...Juggalo), a friend was also taking the same classes so I'd give him a ride home.  After I dropped him off it was a short cut to drive through Sugar Hill/ Lincoln Estes (Anyone from the Gainesville, FL. area knows what that was like in the 90s).  I got pulled over every other week because "I didn't fit the discrimination of someone who should be in the area (I'm white).  It was the same black cop every time!!  I dont remember his name, but his car number GPD1666.
/He finally nailed
//i was searched and hand cuffed
///had a tail light out
 
2020-08-30 6:29:17 PM  
5 votes:

A Recovering Juggalo: I remember when I was in H.S., I was behind in credits and taking night classes (remember...Juggalo), a friend was also taking the same classes so I'd give him a ride home.  After I dropped him off it was a short cut to drive through Sugar Hill/ Lincoln Estes (Anyone from the Gainesville, FL. area knows what that was like in the 90s).  I got pulled over every other week because "I didn't fit the discrimination of someone who should be in the area (I'm white).  It was the same black cop every time!!  I dont remember his name, but his car number GPD1666.
/He finally nailed
//i was searched and hand cuffed
///had a tail light out


Being a white guy is so hard!  You brave brave soul!!
 
2020-08-30 5:22:06 PM  
4 votes:
We are T-Minus one election away from being a full blown nazi-reinactment state.

Vote like your children's future depends on it.
 
2020-08-30 7:10:40 PM  
3 votes:

Texas Gabe: leeksfromchichis: detonator: spiritplumber: detonator: Steampunk Gallagher: White girl hippie here, with facial piercings and visible tattoos, and I can tell you that post 9/11, the amount of times I got "randomly" chosen to have my bags fully emptied and examined and/or be subjected to a full-body patdown was way too high to actually be random.


Stopped when I started billing the related office for my time.

Good advice, especially if you miss a flight.

How do you bill them?

Second under Puppet Show.


You owe me a keyboard
 
2020-08-30 6:47:21 PM  
3 votes:
You know this whole " being black" thing doesn't really sound like it's a great deal.
 
2020-08-30 6:38:18 PM  
3 votes:

bthom37: detonator: AAAAGGGGHHHH: detonator: I've travelled abroad since the 1980's, even went through communist bloc countries then. The WORST customs treatment was always coming back into the USA.
I'm a blue-eyed honky too.

Gotta keep the yokels from finding out that not only is America not the greatest country in the world, it's also pretty god damn sh*tty compared to more evolved nations.

If the average American saw how much bang-for-buck value the average European's tax dollars are being well-spent for "socialist" programs like health care, education,Social Security, etc., we'd turn into a nation of Bernie Bros.

I was touring in punk rock bands back then but was smart enough to not look the part at customs. However, on one landing in Dallas from the UK, they went through our baggage and found some posters for our gigs in Berlin and Prague. Got the glove treatment on that one.
After that, we wised up and sent all of our promo and keepsakes ahead, and told the customs guys we were a country band that played George Jones covers.

Well, did you play country, or Western?


Depended on what country we're talking about, but it was definitely western.
 
2020-08-30 5:27:41 PM  
3 votes:
I got stopped by some immigration aholes while travelling back on a official US government passport. They wanted to know if I had ever been deported.

Consider the train of thought here... I sneaked into he US, got deported, came back, got a government job, passed the screening & background check and now these aholes were gonna catch me on my way back from representing the government of the United States at an international conference. They tried to claim that I had a common Hispanic last name and that this "was a problem". So I asked if they were also stopping a lot of Jones and Smiths who got "flagged" by the system but they would not comment on that for some reason.
 
2020-08-30 3:33:51 PM  
3 votes:
Seriously, folks, what CAN black people do?  Can't BBQ. Can't go shopping. Can't skateboard. Can't bike. Can't attend faculty events. Can't walk down streets. Can't drive at night. Or the day. Or in "those neighborhoods" or "these neighborhoods" either. Can't teach. Can't attend classes.

Seems like the only thing that folks WILL let black folks do is work at Popeye's or play sports. And even then, they'd apparently best be home right after the game.

Y'all are going to make the slip past 50% a real humdinger, aren't you? Just got to get that last little bit of dickishness in now before the electorate and the representation takes a decided turn.
 
2020-08-30 8:00:43 PM  
2 votes:

apocryphaandmyth: hubiestubert:

Y'all are going to make the slip past 50% a real humdinger, aren't you? Just got to get that last little bit of dickishness in now before the electorate and the representation takes a decided turn.

That's where the hope is, they (we) ARE slipping under 50%.  I've substitute taught enough classes to see the pattern:  if one group is a majority, the majority plays with the majority, and everyone else has their back against the wall.  If no group is a majority, everyone plays with everyone, for the most part.

Another 20 years and we're gonna be fine, if we make it past "white power last gasp".


20 years? Just in time for the Singularity. Black, white, yellow, we'll all be on the same side against the AI uprising.
 
2020-08-30 7:49:43 PM  
2 votes:
CBP officers seemed to be more aggressive with me, probably because I had begun regularly to ask to speak to a manager

There's your answer. It's not racism it's questioning the authority of people that just love have a little bit of authority and love exercising it even more. I can just imagine her trying to tell them she didn't need extra screening because of her job and some low level minion adding a special note to her file.
 
2020-08-31 1:01:43 AM  
1 vote:
Customs an border patrol are full of racists jackasses too stupid to be cops?


Some one fetch me my fainting couch. I don't think I can take the surprise.
 
2020-08-30 8:52:02 PM  
1 vote:

hubiestubert: Seriously, folks, what CAN black people do?  Can't BBQ. Can't go shopping. Can't skateboard. Can't bike. Can't attend faculty events. Can't walk down streets. Can't drive at night. Or the day. Or in "those neighborhoods" or "these neighborhoods" either. Can't teach. Can't attend classes.

Seems like the only thing that folks WILL let black folks do is work at Popeye's or play sports. And even then, they'd apparently best be home right after the game.

Y'all are going to make the slip past 50% a real humdinger, aren't you? Just got to get that last little bit of dickishness in now before the electorate and the representation takes a decided turn.


Black people can vote and make sure all friends and relatives vote too.  And keep making noise.  And become President.
 
2020-08-30 8:05:53 PM  
1 vote:
We're not getting the whole story.
What happened BEFORE the video starts?
Why are THOSE PEOPLE always so hostile and uncooperative?
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!
I NEVER have these problems, because I'm reasonable, and nice to people.
Why is the media always screaming "racism"?
Jussie Smollet!!

Did I miss any?
 
2020-08-30 7:06:07 PM  
1 vote:

detonator: spiritplumber: detonator: Steampunk Gallagher: White girl hippie here, with facial piercings and visible tattoos, and I can tell you that post 9/11, the amount of times I got "randomly" chosen to have my bags fully emptied and examined and/or be subjected to a full-body patdown was way too high to actually be random.


Stopped when I started billing the related office for my time.

Good advice, especially if you miss a flight.


How do you bill them?
 
2020-08-30 6:42:18 PM  
1 vote:
Whatever. Get in line with the rest of us, Snowflake.  Wonder what she did to make the list?;
 
2020-08-30 6:37:25 PM  
1 vote:
adamatari:

fark the state department.

They should be fired for racism.
 
2020-08-30 6:33:42 PM  
1 vote:

washburn777: We are T-Minus one election away from being a full blown nazi-reinactment state.

Vote like your children's future depends on it.


and be willing to call them out for the liars they are if they say Trump won the next election. Don't just vote. Be willing to DEFEND that vote. Or it's meaningless and Trump has already won.Do NOT let Trump do what Bush did to Gore. This time there is a genocide looming if the wrong guy gets it.
 
2020-08-30 6:16:34 PM  
1 vote:

detonator: I've travelled abroad since the 1980's, even went through communist bloc countries then. The WORST customs treatment was always coming back into the USA.
I'm a blue-eyed honky too.


Gotta keep the yokels from finding out that not only is America not the greatest country in the world, it's also pretty god damn sh*tty compared to more evolved nations.

If the average American saw how much bang-for-buck value the average European's tax dollars are being well-spent for "socialist" programs like health care, education,Social Security, etc., we'd turn into a nation of Bernie Bros.
 
2020-08-30 6:16:05 PM  
1 vote:

kbronsito: My sweet summer children. White people aren't 50 percent in Latin America and they've been running shiat just fine, maintaining inherently racist policing, and other institutions. South Africa did even more with a smaller proportion of whites to other races.


South Africa explicitly prohibited black people to vote in much of the country, and only allowed property owners to vote in other parts, greatly skewing the voting base to whites only.

/republicans are trying their best with gerrymandering and voter disenfranchising, but in the end it will get harder and harder for them to skew things their way thanks to changing demographics. Reality has a liberal bias.
 
2020-08-30 6:02:22 PM  
1 vote:

invictus2: apocryphaandmyth:
Another 20 years and we're gonna be fine, if we make it past "white power last gasp".

the seventeen year old in kenosha  will tell you different


^^this^^ they've been breeding.
 
2020-08-30 5:55:35 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe the government isn't good.
 
2020-08-30 5:51:51 PM  
1 vote:

apocryphaandmyth: hubiestubert:

Y'all are going to make the slip past 50% a real humdinger, aren't you? Just got to get that last little bit of dickishness in now before the electorate and the representation takes a decided turn.

That's where the hope is, they (we) ARE slipping under 50%.  I've substitute taught enough classes to see the pattern:  if one group is a majority, the majority plays with the majority, and everyone else has their back against the wall.  If no group is a majority, everyone plays with everyone, for the most part.

Another 20 years and we're gonna be fine, if we make it past "white power last gasp".



My sweet summer children. White people aren't 50 percent in Latin America and they've been running shiat just fine, maintaining inherently racist policing, and other institutions. South Africa did even more with a smaller proportion of whites to other races.
 
2020-08-30 5:49:52 PM  
1 vote:
Sorry, head light.  Tail light was in Bronson, FL.  When I contested that there was a short in the electric, the Sargent called the officer a "Barney Fife" mfer.
 
2020-08-30 5:47:53 PM  
1 vote:

washburn777: We are T-Minus one election away from being a full blown nazi-reinactment state.

Vote like your children's future depends on it.


VOTE
 
2020-08-30 5:45:44 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-08-30 5:40:25 PM  
1 vote:

kbronsito: I got stopped by some immigration aholes while travelling back on a official US government passport. They wanted to know if I had ever been deported.

Consider the train of thought here... I sneaked into he US, got deported, came back, got a government job, passed the screening & background check and now these aholes were gonna catch me on my way back from representing the government of the United States at an international conference. They tried to claim that I had a common Hispanic last name and that this "was a problem". So I asked if they were also stopping a lot of Jones and Smiths who got "flagged" by the system but they would not comment on that for some reason.


Remember, Border Patrol is for the folks too dumb to be cops.
 
2020-08-30 5:27:36 PM  
1 vote:

hubiestubert: Seriously, folks, what CAN black people do?  Can't BBQ. Can't go shopping. Can't skateboard. Can't bike. Can't attend faculty events. Can't walk down streets. Can't drive at night. Or the day. Or in "those neighborhoods" or "these neighborhoods" either. Can't teach. Can't attend classes.

Seems like the only thing that folks WILL let black folks do is work at Popeye's or play sports. And even then, they'd apparently best be home right after the game.

Y'all are going to make the slip past 50% a real humdinger, aren't you? Just got to get that last little bit of dickishness in now before the electorate and the representation takes a decided turn.


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2020-08-30 4:49:30 PM  
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