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personal electronics wrung dry at U.S. border entry

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The way I see this is just like the unlawful searches. If you want to search my house or even my car, get a warrent. You have no lawful reasonable suspicion. I don't care if I have to wait for you to get a warrant (which you will not even bother with) and I do not care if I miss my flight. You are not going to infringe upon my rights any further. If EVERYONE did this, we would not have to worry about this crap anymore. I can understand them asking to see if your laptop turns on, that is fine. Standard SOP to make sure it is not a bomb, but asking to see your web sites visited, etc. is [BSf]. They can go straight to hell.
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Ditto! That is way the other side of the line in the sand and I'll go to jail first and me and my lawyer will make this my hobby.
  4. hartage

    hartage Monkey+++

    wow, really disturbing. Time to encrypt the whole system harddrive and "forget" the key stored in the smartkey usb dongle at home.
  5. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    I think I'll toss the laptop in the checked baggage and keep the batteries in my carry on.
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    [applaud][flag]schmarty pants [winkthumb]
    Don't be shtupid be aschmarty comeand join the fascist [beat][beat][beat]republican party..
  7. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Boy I think some heads would spin with some of the documents on my laptop

    Yup off to jail with me and no own would ever hear from Sheen Estevez again :shock:
    I'm just glad my international travel days are over, at least for now.. I'm trying to do away with my domestic flying but to do that completely I guess I would have to get a different job.
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