pheonix7284: (grey)
There is a stack of playdoh things next to my workspace today. There is a large warning on the back that says 'Caution: CONTAINS WHEAT' I had no idea. If gluten isn't for you, don't eat playdoh. (Or play with it, I guess.)
pheonix7284: (grey)
There is a stack of playdoh things next to my workspace today. There is a large warning on the back that says 'Caution: CONTAINS WHEAT' I had no idea. If gluten isn't for you, don't eat playdoh. (Or play with it, I guess.)
pheonix7284: (Die plz)
So apparently the 'border patrol' can now do border patrolly things up to 100 miles into the country. Setup checkpoints (on whatever road, doesn't actually need to cross a boarder) search your car, ask you to prove your legal status.

The ACLU has provided a handy map of what this affects plus some resources at the bottom:
http://www.aclu.org/privacy/spying/areyoulivinginaconstitutionfreezone.html


Also, if you happen to use buses to get around be prepared to get off/searched/detained for questioning, if the border patrol doesn't think you proved you should be in the country (regardless of whether the bus crosses the border or not.) As several university students found out the hard way. The university of Rochester now tells international students to take papers with them, even if they are just going on a jaunt downtown.

On the up side. They supposedly only profile on behavior, not appearance.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-09-30-border-patrol-inside_N.htm

Sorta reminds me of Nazi checkpoints - don't forget your papers when you go to the store!



.. Papers please?
pheonix7284: (Die plz)
So apparently the 'border patrol' can now do border patrolly things up to 100 miles into the country. Setup checkpoints (on whatever road, doesn't actually need to cross a boarder) search your car, ask you to prove your legal status.

The ACLU has provided a handy map of what this affects plus some resources at the bottom:
http://www.aclu.org/privacy/spying/areyoulivinginaconstitutionfreezone.html


Also, if you happen to use buses to get around be prepared to get off/searched/detained for questioning, if the border patrol doesn't think you proved you should be in the country (regardless of whether the bus crosses the border or not.) As several university students found out the hard way. The university of Rochester now tells international students to take papers with them, even if they are just going on a jaunt downtown.

On the up side. They supposedly only profile on behavior, not appearance.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-09-30-border-patrol-inside_N.htm

Sorta reminds me of Nazi checkpoints - don't forget your papers when you go to the store!



.. Papers please?

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