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Aug 18, 2015 18:26 |  #11086

Well, hey, it's 95F out west here, we've been unusually dry with wild fires here in Washington, Oregon, and the ones in California, and this hot weather doesn't help!


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Aug 18, 2015 18:33 |  #11087

102 here but it feels 88. Very dry. Have had no rain now in 41 days.


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Aug 18, 2015 20:21 |  #11088

The Legends are the 2015 two-pitch champions :D We went 8-2 in the regular season, and then just kept our dominance through the playoffs.


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Aug 18, 2015 20:22 |  #11089

Congrats Mel.


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Aug 21, 2015 20:57 |  #11090

Went across the border to Michigan today to do some shopping. I was lucky enough to get "randomly" selected to go through x-ray, again. I suppose I cross often enough that the randoms will happen repeatedly. So far I have had two trips through x-ray, multiple vehicle searches, secondary inspections of purchases, and a canine search. And not once have they found anything.


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Aug 22, 2015 08:14 |  #11091

Glad to see that they are doing their jobs. I saw the movie "Canadian bacon" and know what evil lies in the hearts of those up north. :shudder:


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Aug 22, 2015 11:10 |  #11092

I haven't seen that movie.

I have no issues with the border patrol doing their jobs. Sometimes it gets irritating when you get an officer that treats you like a criminal and starts off with a crazy line of questioning. Other times you just have a happy, fun conversation and carry on. The extra searches can take a fair chunk of time, especially if they decide to pull everything out of your vehicle, but I prefer that they keep both countries safe from the illegal stuff that people try to do.


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Aug 22, 2015 17:15 |  #11093

gjl711 wrote in post #17678508 (external link)
Glad to see that they are doing their jobs. I saw the movie "Canadian bacon" and know what evil lies in the hearts of those up north. :shudder:

Yeah, well, Deliverance gave me a good insight into what happens on the southern side of the border. ;)


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Aug 22, 2015 17:25 |  #11094

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Yeah, well, Deliverance gave me a good insight into what happens on the southern side of the border. ;)

Oh yea!! Georgia is totally off limits. Ought to build a wall around the whole state.


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Aug 22, 2015 19:59 |  #11095

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Oh yea!! Georgia is totally off limits. Ought to build a wall around the whole state.

Turn it into a true State Prison!


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Aug 22, 2015 20:14 |  #11096

I had an interesting time once when back in the '90s a friend and I decided to head up to Vancouver BC to go to a Pink Floyd concert (wonderful experience).

At the border, a Canadian guard noticed that there was a carton of cigarettes in the back seat and questioned us about them. We told him it was for our personal use, and he let us go.

I thought it was humorous until we were walking along one of the arena halls and people were asking us to sell them smokes, and were offering a pretty large amount! I don't remember how much, but it was plenty. I realized that such things were not "cheap" up there!


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Aug 22, 2015 20:59 |  #11097

tonylong wrote in post #17679096 (external link)
I had an interesting time once when back in the '90s a friend and I decided to head up to Vancouver BC to go to a Pink Floyd concert (wonderful experience).

At the border, a Canadian guard noticed that there was a carton of cigarettes in the back seat and questioned us about them. We told him it was for our personal use, and he let us go.

I thought it was humorous until we were walking along one of the arena halls and people were asking us to sell them smokes, and were offering a pretty large amount! I don't remember how much, but it was plenty. I realized that such things were not "cheap" up there!

It's still that way. Every time we come back into Canada we get asked if we're bringing alcohol, tobacco, or firearms. All three are highly controlled, the first two are heavily taxed. And there are significant differences in price. People will max out the personal allowance every time they cross.

Last summer, on my way back from Chicago, I brought back over a bottle of alcohol that my brother had bought and left in my truck. Because I had been gone for 5 days I had a much higher allowance. Saved him a fair chunk of change.


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Aug 22, 2015 21:37 |  #11098

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It's still that way. Every time we come back into Canada we get asked if we're bringing alcohol, tobacco, or firearms. All three are highly controlled, the first two are heavily taxed. And there are significant differences in price. People will max out the personal allowance every time they cross.

Last summer, on my way back from Chicago, I brought back over a bottle of alcohol that my brother had bought and left in my truck. Because I had been gone for 5 days I had a much higher allowance. Saved him a fair chunk of change.

Heh! I wasn't inclined to shrug off the law...otherwise I might have looked to score some real bucks!


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Aug 25, 2015 10:17 |  #11099

It's so quiet in here. *continues sneaking around*


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Aug 25, 2015 11:20 |  #11100

gjl711 wrote in post #17682335 (external link)
It's so quiet in here. *continues sneaking around*

I thought I heard floorboards squeaking.


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