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(Detroit Free Press)   48 bottles of alcohol seized at the Canadian Border. This is not a repeat from 1919   (freep.com) divider line
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2740 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2022 at 8:05 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 5:13:23 PM  
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Approves.
 
2022-11-26 5:42:02 PM  
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2022-11-26 7:30:00 PM  
Take one down, pass it around,
47 bottles of alcohol seized at the Canadian border...
 
2022-11-26 8:11:39 PM  
I think I might have been stuck behind this person in the checkout aisle at Total Wine this morning.
 
2022-11-26 8:18:19 PM  
The least they could do is tell us what brands she was trying to smuggle so we could judge her drinking choices.
 
2022-11-26 8:28:59 PM  
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2022-11-26 8:32:48 PM  
TIL: "1.5 liters of wine - equal to two standard 750 ml bottles of wine"

/snark
 
2022-11-26 8:35:49 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: TIL: "1.5 liters of wine - equal to two standard 750 ml bottles of wine"

/snark


How many butts is that? Can I at least get washing machines?
 
2022-11-26 8:39:31 PM  

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Heh. That was a funny episode on many levels. Tommy Chong was Canadian, and Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty are from Second City Television.
 
2022-11-26 8:43:31 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: AnudderFreakinFarker: TIL: "1.5 liters of wine - equal to two standard 750 ml bottles of wine"

/snark

How many butts is that? Can I at least get washing machines?


Butts only redeemable in the New England states with the initials R.I.
 
2022-11-26 8:48:16 PM  
Gramps lived in Devil's Lake and Donnybrook.  His history wasn't exactly clean.  Indeed, this would be a repeat.

/thanks gramps for exploiting American law to set us up.
 
2022-11-26 8:49:29 PM  
How in gods name was this newsworthy?  Also, freep?  Shame on you modmins.
 
2022-11-26 8:50:25 PM  
"The traveler, being a resident of Canada, was permitted to proceed after the enforcement action was complete," Franzo said.

The 48 bottles of alcohol will be detained at the RCMP headquarters pending further law enforcement action scheduled for New Year's Eve.
 
2022-11-26 8:52:43 PM  
Why the 1919 reference? Did America's hat have something happen in that year dealing with alcohol?
 
2022-11-26 9:10:15 PM  
stumble in to the liquor store
 
2022-11-26 9:10:17 PM  
The real border wall will probably be built to the north. By Canada. To keep the US out.
 
2022-11-26 9:11:00 PM  
I'm assuming that refers to the the beginning of US prohibition, which began in 1919.
 
2022-11-26 9:14:24 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: The real border wall will probably be built to the north. By Canada. To keep the US out.


Did y'all RTFA? This was a Canadian trying to move the booze from the south to the north.

What really will probably happen is that nation states will continue to dissolve and places like Windsor-Detroit will continue to merge.
 
2022-11-26 9:24:14 PM  

RandyJohnson: Why the 1919 reference? Did America's hat have something happen in that year dealing with alcohol?


.....wow.
 
2022-11-26 9:24:26 PM  
Enough of this 'running' shiat.
 
2022-11-26 9:24:44 PM  

Cyberluddite: Take one down, pass it around,
47 bottles of alcohol seized at the Canadian border...


"Evidence, what evidence?" [hic]
 
2022-11-26 9:29:01 PM  

Lexx: How in gods name was this newsworthy?  Also, freep?  Shame on you modmins.


are you new here? this is the lifeblood.
 
2022-11-26 10:06:12 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: How many butts is that?



I was unaware Sir Mix-a-Lot had a standard of measurement.
 
2022-11-26 10:31:35 PM  

Valter: Alaskan Yoda: The real border wall will probably be built to the north. By Canada. To keep the US out.

Did y'all RTFA? This was a Canadian trying to move the booze from the south to the north.

What really will probably happen is that nation states will continue to dissolve and places like Windsor-Detroit will continue to merge.


Canada used to have a reputation stateside for having better beer.

Then the craft beer era began.

America has us beaten.  Badly.

This guy was just trying to bring some good stuff back.  BC in particular has no decent craft beer.
 
2022-11-26 10:44:53 PM  
Must have been 1 hell of a Black Friday sale! If it was me and i was a regular traveler to the states and could make the time stay requirements, I would consider a storage locker rental. 24 trips, 12 trips if you had someone go with you every time. Even less trips if you enjoyed a bottle or 2 during your stays.
 
2022-11-26 10:46:07 PM  

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Hey man, who cut your hair?
 
2022-11-26 10:53:31 PM  
Am I reading that correctly that they are only allowed 1 jug of liquor but 2 cases of beer?
 
2022-11-26 10:56:19 PM  

Snort: Am I reading that correctly that they are only allowed 1 jug of liquor but 2 cases of beer?


The laws suppose a standard unit of alcohol.  case of beer roughly equals a 26oz of liquor roughly equals 2 (really 3) 750ml bottles of wine.
 
2022-11-26 11:02:18 PM  
One time I was in Canadia and the cops pulled me over and shoved a flashlight in my car.

I later learned this was a dui check thing and the flashlight had an alcohol detector.

At least it was not a signal trained K9.

But still. Never had that happen in Acab land down south.
 
2022-11-26 11:09:02 PM  
Prohibition actually took effect in January, 1920.
 
2022-11-26 11:13:09 PM  

Cyberluddite: Take one down, pass it around,
47 bottles of alcohol seized at the Canadian border...


Beats CyberLuddite to death with the PTSD memories of too goddamn many school bus trips.
 
2022-11-26 11:15:57 PM  
Just wanted to remember their taste of the Lower 48.
 
2022-11-26 11:29:06 PM  

Alaskan Yoda: The real border wall will probably be built to the north. By Canada. To keep the US out.


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2022-11-26 11:52:50 PM  
If you have enough money to buy 48 bottles of liquor and are trying to cheat the border patrol you really deserve that get caught. Seriously. Fark you.
 
2022-11-27 12:27:24 AM  
Wait....he was smuggling booze INTO Canada?
 
2022-11-27 1:21:01 AM  

Lexx: How in gods name was this newsworthy?  Also, freep?  Shame on you modmins.


freep =/= freeper

or

Detroit Free Press does NOT equal Free Republic

/ know your libruls
//freep.com is quite liberal
///subby
 
2022-11-27 1:36:16 AM  
Take one down, pass it around, 46 bottles of beer on the wall.
 
2022-11-27 1:49:50 AM  
Was it maple flavored?
 
2022-11-27 2:04:47 AM  

The Ice Cream Man: Lexx: How in gods name was this newsworthy?  Also, freep?  Shame on you modmins.

freep =/= freeper

or

Detroit Free Press does NOT equal Free Republic

/ know your libruls
//freep.com is quite liberal
///subby


I've done a double take before from the URL after a beer or five. It's not the same thing.

They just have the unfortunate seeming. They ain't the same.
 
2022-11-27 2:25:22 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: AnudderFreakinFarker: TIL: "1.5 liters of wine - equal to two standard 750 ml bottles of wine"

/snark

How many butts is that? Can I at least get washing machines?


This isn't that kind of "moon shine".
 
2022-11-27 2:27:39 AM  

ObscureNameHere: Cyberluddite: Take one down, pass it around,
47 bottles of alcohol seized at the Canadian border...

Beats CyberLuddite to death with the PTSD memories of too goddamn many school bus trips.


I know a song that gets on ObscureNameHerre's nerves...
 
2022-11-27 6:44:02 AM  
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Photo of the suspect
 
2022-11-27 8:13:10 AM  
I imagine this happens every hour at the border crossing so I'm not sure why this made the news.
Pay your liquor taxes, sheeple.
 
2022-11-27 2:00:24 PM  
Canadian border patrol is wild. I think they're finally getting pissed that we're stealing their imaginary women.
 
2022-11-27 6:48:08 PM  
Importing booze into Canada is such a scam. In Ontario, you actually have to do it through the government monopoly LCBO. Then they tax the hell out of it, then special levies, etc. By the time you get it, it's like THREE times the original cost. So can you blame someone trying to sneak booze in?
 
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