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Old Feb 17, 2017, 03:11 AM   #126
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I'd hate for you to welch on our next bet re Trump 2020...
Hopefully your losing streak will continue unabated.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 03:16 AM   #127
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My sense is that many don't want to focus on politics, because they'd then have to come to grips with the daily sideshow that is their leader.

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I am travelling back from Atlanta to Toronto today after spending the week working with a NASCAR sponsor company the entire week. In 4 days not one person has made a single reference to Trump or politics to me or amongst themselves when I have been present. As a visitor / guest I do not talk about it unless a local initiates the conversation.

What I see is people going about their business. The demographic makeup of the company staff is very diverse and I suspect would fairly represent the overall demogpraphics of the great Atlanta area. Everyone works together today as I am sure they did last year
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 03:43 AM   #128
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Hopefully your losing streak will continue unabated.
1 bet = losing streak? Sounds like a Trumpesque alternative fact, lol. Winning Bigly!
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 04:07 AM   #129
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1 bet = losing streak? Sounds like a Trumpesque alternative fact, lol. Winning Bigly!
I'm undefeated against you. That is factual. You are winless.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 04:17 AM   #130
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Nope. I know one person who was rejected at the US border with a valid Canadian passport. His sin? Dark skin and a 'middle eastern' name. Got his passport stamped REJECTED. Its going to cost him a lot of time and money to get this cleared up.

The border is a law unto its own and guards seem to have a lot of latitude in what they can do.
Any other possible reason? I am curious. I do know that if you mention going for business purpose, for example, you had best be very careful as that results in another layer of questions and you may be rejected if it appears you may be doing some sort of work without the proper visa. I'm just wanting to understand if there's any other possible reason beyond skin colour and name. I hope there is some other justification.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 05:55 AM   #131
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I'm undefeated against you. That is factual. You are winless.
So you really do have the largest margin of victory since Reagan.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 06:03 AM   #132
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I'm undefeated against you. That is factual. You are winless.
You made an even money bet on a long odds candidate and got lucky (on the bet, not on the fact that a narcissistic idiot is in charge of a powerful nation).

I made several much larger bets, also at even money, and then hedged them on the day of the election at very favourable odds so I ended up in a no-lose situation. Trump loses and I make several thousand dollars. Trump wins, I walk away even.

I'll do that over and over and over again as long as I can keep finding people who like taking even money bets on long shots
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:10 AM   #133
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So you really do have the largest margin of victory since Reagan.
Correct Benzie. Somewhere between Reagan and Bashar al-Assad.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:14 AM   #134
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I'd hate for you to welch on our next bet re Trump 2020...
The bet being on whether he'll reach 2020? Or even 2018?
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:16 AM   #135
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You made an even money bet on a long odds candidate and got lucky (on the bet, not on the fact that a narcissistic idiot is in charge of a powerful nation).

I made several much larger bets, also at even money, and then hedged them on the day of the election at very favourable odds so I ended up in a no-lose situation. Trump loses and I make several thousand dollars. Trump wins, I walk away even.

I'll do that over and over and over again as long as I can keep finding people who like taking even money bets on long shots
You forget I had already won a 12-1 bet with Chambo so betting you even money was just for fun as there is little in life more satisfying than taking money from the righteously smug.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:19 AM   #136
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I am travelling back from Atlanta to Toronto today after spending the week working with a NASCAR sponsor company the entire week. In 4 days not one person has made a single reference to Trump or politics to me or amongst themselves when I have been present.
Because they're all still in shock from the Falcons collapse.
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:20 AM   #137
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You forget I had already won a 12-1 bet with Chambo so betting you even money was just for fun as there is little in life more satisfying than taking money from the righteously smug.
There's no "eous" in rightly
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 07:57 AM   #138
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You forget I had already won a 12-1 bet with Chambo so betting you even money was just for fun as there is little in life more satisfying than taking money from the righteously smug.
HeHe . . . don't drag me into your arguments . . .
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There's no "eous" in rightly
That's most righteously of you.

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Old Feb 17, 2017, 08:58 AM   #140
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HeHe . . . don't drag me into your arguments . . .
Sorry pal....It wasn't a shot. I probably should have said "that guy whose name escapes me from up near the Arctic circle."
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Old Feb 17, 2017, 09:43 AM   #141
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Sorry pal....It wasn't a shot. I probably should have said "that guy whose name escapes me from up near the Arctic circle."
That is a lot better . . .
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Any other possible reason? I am curious. I do know that if you mention going for business purpose, for example, you had best be very careful as that results in another layer of questions and you may be rejected if it appears you may be doing some sort of work without the proper visa. I'm just wanting to understand if there's any other possible reason beyond skin colour and name. I hope there is some other justification.
It is possible. Consider this though. He is the only one out of a group of six or eight sent who was questioned at this level and rejected.
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Old Feb 18, 2017, 11:11 AM   #143
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It is possible. Consider this though. He is the only one out of a group of six or eight sent who was questioned at this level and rejected.
Interesting info. Thanks. Was this after Trump's "ban"?
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Muhammad Ali is detained by airport security. The US have gone full retard.

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Old Feb 25, 2017, 02:19 AM   #145
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Flew to PHX for 4 days of golf. 7 brown guys. Absolutely no trouble at the border.
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Flew to PHX for 4 days of golf. 7 brown guys. Absolutely no trouble at the border.
Lucky you!

I wonder if this woman is going to keep trying.

She was stopped for 4 hours in December due to a computer glitch and told to come back the next day. She got a hotel for the night, came back the next morning and got in with no problems.

She and friends tried to go again on Sunday. This time she was held for 5 hours, questioned, fingerprinted and denied entry. She was told she would have to get an immigrant visa - an odd requirement for a Canadian citizen born in Montreal.

Her friends were not questioned. It may be noteworthy that they are white and she is brown.

After two bad experiences, wasting money on a hotel room, and being detained for 9 hours.... do you think she'll go again?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadia...visa-1.3313119

Update: Apparently she WILL try again as she's already got 2 upcoming events in the US planned and (partially) paid for. She signed some sort of document acknowledging she's an immigrant - even though she isn't. I thought that was a mistake, but she may have thought it better to play along than to get further notes on her file. She went up to Ottawa to get the immigrant visa they told her she must get, but the US embassy refused to give her one since.... wait for it.... she isn't an immigrant.
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I went through customs at Ottawa airport Sunday night. No issues and nothing different than previous trips.
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I'm off to Alabama next week for some golf. Looking forward to picking up a MAGA hat while I'm there.
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Lucky you!

I wonder if this woman is going to keep trying.

She was stopped for 4 hours in December due to a computer glitch and told to come back the next day. She got a hotel for the night, came back the next morning and got in with no problems.

She and friends tried to go again on Sunday. This time she was held for 5 hours, questioned, fingerprinted and denied entry. She was told she would have to get an immigrant visa - an odd requirement for a Canadian citizen born in Montreal.

Her friends were not questioned. It may be noteworthy that they are white and she is brown.

After two bad experiences, wasting money on a hotel room, and being detained for 9 hours.... do you think she'll go again?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadia...visa-1.3313119

Update: Apparently she WILL try again as she's already got 2 upcoming events in the US planned and (partially) paid for. She signed some sort of document acknowledging she's an immigrant - even though she isn't. I thought that was a mistake, but she may have thought it better to play along than to get further notes on her file. She went up to Ottawa to get the immigrant visa they told her she must get, but the US embassy refused to give her one since.... wait for it.... she isn't an immigrant.
Trump will be gone one day. Her file isn't going anywhere and she has lied to them about her status. Could turn out to be one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. Probably not.
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 02:39 PM   #150
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Will you be on the coast? If so, I know one Canadian who'd play with you. Beware, though. He's left of center on social issues.

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