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   Sunhan65  Dear all,

Some week's ago, a poster on this thread about Trump Derangement Syndrome asked me to post the text of a complaint I filed to with Canadian border protection agency over a public official making anti-Trump comments to me.

As requested, I've attached the text of my complaint below with apologies to L-Dotter DonQuijote for my late reply. (I've cut out some personally identifiable details ). Hope it helps!

Best wishes,
P.S. Canadians are good people and generally better-behaved and more courteous than this official indicates. This was sufficiently unusual and offensive that I wanted to make it clear how out of character and unacceptable it was.

Nature of Inquiry: Complaint
Date: 08/11/2017
Time: 7:10 am
Departing Airport: Calgary Airport

"I am a Canadian-American dual citizen who travels every week through Calgary Airport. I deal with airport security on both ends as appropriately and courteously as I can. However, at 7:15pm on August 10th after my inbound flight from the United States, I was selected for random laptop screening on my way to my connecting flight.

After I put my U.S. passport on the desk, your screener greeted me with "Thank you Mr. Trump!" I literally did not know what she was talking about. I thought she had misread my name. When I asked her what she meant, she explained to me that it was all Donald Trump's fault that I was being selected for random screening. Whether this is true or not (it isn't ), is not the point.

As an American citizen. I do not appreciate having political commentary about my nationality inflicted on me at Canada's borders by public servants, particularly when these criticisms are directed against my parents' country of birth.

As a Canadian, I'm ashamed that an official who represents my country to incoming visitors would make such an ignorant and thoughtless remark. I immediately informed your agent that this conduct was both unwelcome and unacceptable. (For the record, I have never heard such a comment while traveling through American airport security. They are always unfailingly professional and polite. )

I don't appreciate having comments directed at any nationality by a civil servant who represents Canada to incoming visitors from around the world. I expect this to be investigated, and I expect this employee to be properly counseled and disciplined.

If you have further questions about this incident, please feel free to contact me directly.

I feel sufficiently strongly about this to make an issue out of it.

Best regards,
[Name and contact details withheld]
15 hours ago .

   Linder  Thank you.
{American Citizen from Iowa}
11 hours ago .

   Kono  Please forgive me for stealing Gram's interjection... bu "Oh goodie" -- the unblockable ads are back on the mother site. And tacky tabloid crap, too. I can hardly contain my joy (/sarc ).
Yesterday at 21:40 EST .

   Kono  (but ) . . .
Yesterday at 21:45 EST .

   Tulsa  Using Edge browser with ABP - 12 ads.
Using FireFox browser with ABP - 17 ads
Using Brave browser with ABP - 0 ads

Hope this helps.
Yesterday at 09:02 EST .

   Lucky5  I just installed Brave. Just to read lucianne. Those ads they use on this site make me nauseous. They are just gross stuff.
I have two ad blocking add ons on Chrome and these ads are back.
23 hours ago .

   Lucky5  I just installed Brave. Just to read lucianne. Those ads they use on this site make me nauseous. They are just gross stuff.
I have two ad blocking add ons on Chrome and these ads are back.
23 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Two ad blockers will fight and you will have ads. I read that somewhere long ago. Iows, more is not better.

Check your settings on Brave. I think they are under
Edit at the bottom of that window. Make certain pop ups are blocked. I get frustrated when I'm unfamiliar with a browser. I haven't had to use Brave in a long time, so it needs a tune up. Go thru each option and set them. It is worth your time as ads are here to stay. You'll also find it will tell you it needs (can't remember the word ) click ok or yes and you will be removed from whatever site you are visiting when it ? (refreshes/recalibrates...I'm blank at the moment ) It only takes seconds and doesn't happen often.
23 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Ok, Lucky5. Chrome is a browser. Brave is a browser. No ads with Brave. If you are using Chrome and getting ads, stop using Chrome. I think? that's what you said.
22 hours ago .

   Kono  Thanks for the hot tip. Seeing the compliments from users here motivated me to try the brave browser.

I downloaded it but can't find anything that shows the layout of the window and where to find things like bookmarks. The three-dot icon at upper right offers to open bookmark list for editing, but shows no bookmarks at all even after telling it to import all my firefox settings (and yes, after turning firefox off like the instructions say to do ).

For me, getting started means showing the basic window layout, not how to set up payments (which is the only hit a search for 'getting started' or 'overview' finds ). I'll look at it again later; but right now I'm plumb out of patience.
22 hours ago .

   Tulsa  There is no charge. Brave is free. It took 2 tries to download/transfer bookmarks to Brave from FF and from Edge.

I'm currently in Brave. Across the top of the page it reads: File, Edit (where you will find settings ) View, History, Bookmarks (aka favorites from FF and Edge or whatever browser you download )Shields (don't know what that is and don't care ) Window (I also ignore this one ) and Help

Everything you need. Set up is more simple than FF. All under 'settings' which is under EDIT.

Maybe rest and go at it fresh another time. Read up on Brave. That's how I learned how to use it. I just kept reading until things 'dawned' on me bc I can be extremely obtuse and I'm so right brain I need a map to the left brain. I am so not technical. I don't like or enjoy this stuff. Not at all. It is simply necessary as I don't want a tech constantly at the house.

Hope something I typed helps, Kono.
22 hours ago .

   Kono  Thanks. My trouble was not finding stuff to read about brave, just a Q&A type community help forum which required a login to ask a question. (Going the wrong way on the anonymity spectrum... )

But after giving up on finding a window-layout overview I was happy to discover that my old app-hacking skills aren't totally gone even though mostly-unused in 40 years. I was able to use trial and error to figure out how to get bookmarks to transfer and show. (Used the html-bookmarks import rather than the direct-from-firefox import, which I could never get to work. ) After a little tweaking, the bookmark toolbar looks like my old firefox one. The only persistent deficit is that these bookmark folders do not offer separators to help visually organize them (but that's not a show-stopper ).

Another bit of trial-and-error seems to have worked in getting ads to block. (Initially brave was showing even more ads than firefox-with-adblock, and even auto-playing the ads that were videos! )

I've got enough working now to have reached critical mass -- I'll try to figure out what to do with brave's "payments" feature later. Thanks again for the tip and the encouragement. I'm remembering that figuring out features by experimenting was a lot more fun than just reading manuals, anyway.

Sorry to other Ldotters who might not have been interested in a browser discussion dominating the main wall here again. Any further 'brave' remarks I'll direct towards the computers-and-tech board.
20 hours ago .

   Gram77  Oh goodie, more cold coming to Bradenton. Wind is up and I can feel a change in the air. My sister-in-law east of Cleveland says it's 2 above and her horses go to the barn door and turn around and go back into their proper spots.
January 17 at 13:55 EST .

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   Phooey  Step #1 -- Shut your windows ! ( I read your posts )
Step #2 -- Stay in bed for the next two days.
Step #3 -- Have hubby serve you hot toddies all day.
Step #4 -- Smile ( Irma didn't kill us ! )
January 17 at 15:02 EST .

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   Gram77  Stay in bed and have hot toddies?? You bet!
January 17 at 16:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  Kono, how to find poster comments. Click on the poster moniker (underlined in blue ). It is hot. It will show all comments and responses. That's the only way I know to search at The Connection.
January 16 at 13:25 EST .

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   Kono  Thanks for the response and effort to help, Tulsa. That works great if there happens to be a comment from that user at-hand.

For what was initially presented as a place where Ldotters could chat (sort of a salon/saloon for conservatives as an alternative for the liberal wasteland of fakebook ), it seems weird that this doesn't even have as much search capability as the mother site does...
January 19 at 18:55 EST .

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   Tulsa  I understand the problem. It helps if you have some idea on which wall the Ldotter you seek comments. Then with a little patience, click next page and go back one page at a time until you find that Ldotter. If it's important you find them, that's my only suggestion. If anyone else has another suggestion, I am always and forever happy to learn.

Kono, there are so many walls and there are so many articles. I know which Ldotters are always found at the Movies & Reviews Wall. They also post at Lucianne and on other walls. But I don't visit many of the walls here.

I hope your search is successful.
January 19 at 23:38 EST .

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   Kono  Lakerman's already had a happy 89th birthday or not by now. The timeliness for happy-birthdays has passed, but no biggie. Thanks anyway!
Yesterday at 21:44 EST .

   Safetydude  Where, in our founding documents, does it state that the US tax-payer must provide shelter, food, money and health care to every indigent from every pi**-ant country in the world ?
When we came over, in 1952, it took my Dad a YEAR to be allowed to enter the country. He had to speak English, have a sponsor and a job so he could demonstrate that neither he, nor his family, would be a burden on the country.
An we came from Sweden, for God's sake. Not some backward third world country.
I hope Trump doubles down on his immigration stance. He speaks for me.
If you can't make a contribution to this country instead of being a drain on it, stay out!
January 14 at 14:20 EST .

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   Phooey  Here ole Ben was talking about fellow citizens.

“I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
? Benjamin Franklin
January 15 at 13:08 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Fireball27  I heard a football player say "what's so great about America?". Well I am reading a book that should have been or at least now, should be taught in school, America the Ingenious:How a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkers, changed the world. The author is Kevin Baker. Short stories about things invented or improved by Americans and made the world a better place. Things such as the Skyscraper, subway car, telephone and telegraph, safety elevator, microprocessor, amusement park and electric guitar and amplifier. Good information for your talks with liberals. Great questions to ask them like, why did it take Americans to come up with long lasting pants like Levis? People have been wearing pants forever it seems, but Americans came up with good ones! And the Yankee Clipper. Ships have been used forever also, but it took Americans to come up with a sailing ship that could go over 465 nautical miles in 24 hours. And this was in 1830's! Check it out, and give the leftists you know something to think about.
January 12 at 14:58 EST .

   4 people like this.

   MeiDei  Remember Diane early in her political career? Here's a telling "refresher"

January 11 at 17:53 EST .

   2 people like this.

   Mildred  It's the new year so that must mean we have to be attacked by the unwanted ads. Now we also have recommended videos that you can't stop or delete. Anyone know how to rid Lucianne of these annoyances? Seems that even ABP can't stop them.
January 11 at 16:17 EST .

   3 people like this.

   Kono  Where, Mildred? I haven't seen any, yet.
January 11 at 17:04 EST .

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   Mildred  Hi Kono: They were all over the Home Page. I used the old tried and true remedy by right clicking the ad and then click on Inspect Element. I then deleted all x's I could find, clicked on debugging, etc., but I still had the ads. I finally left the site and just tried it again now. So far, I have no ads but I do have the header 'recommended videos' off to the side of the page. I haven't had ads for months and hope I've solved the problem today. Also hope you don't have to deal with them.
January 11 at 17:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  Morning. I tried Edge (Win. 10 browser that replaced IE ) Firefox and Brave with ABP. On the home page, far right, there is a straight line with the words 'trending recommended videos' or something like that, but no videos and no other ads. If I scroll down the line and words go down the page too.

It's Friday morning. It first appeared yesterday or the day before. I hope the ads don't come back too. They are all over Drudge without ABP. They are so distracting. No, they are obnoxious.

No ad has ever enticed me to run out and buy something. Quite the opposite.

Come On Spring! What worse than usual winter.
January 12 at 09:10 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Gram77  Talk about weird, Bradenton, FL has been quite chilly for us. Well, today my windows are open.
January 11 at 12:57 EST .

   2 people like this.

   StormCnter  North Central Texas- After a fairly pleasantly warm morning, the temperature here has dropped 12 degrees in three hours and will drop another 20 by midnight. It's gonna be a very cold weekend.
January 11 at 14:10 EST .

 1 person like this.

   MeiDei  We went from 2 degrees to 32 to 42 ... I think I'll wait another day before getting out the sundresses : ) Did have to stick the whole leg out from under the covers this a.m. - too warm. Snow still piled high enough.
January 11 at 15:05 EST .

  3 people like this.

   Fireball27  Wrote an e-mail to the White House and actually got a response. I wanted to see if President Trump agrees we should stop calling them "sanctuary cities", and start calling them what they really are, "aiding and abetting cities". Everyone should know, aiding and abetting is a crime. All who are aiding and abetting ILLEGAL ALIENS are guilty of aiding and abetting. Any ILLEGAL ALIEN working and using fake I.D.'s are committing felonies, and one way to get it to stop is to go after the aider's and abetter's.
Also if you allow DACA, you are rewarding the ILLEGAL ALIENS for their crimes. You are not supposed to be allowed to profit from your crime. You can't rob a bank, jewelry store, or casino etc. and then give the money to your friends and then they get to keep it. Even if they didn't know the loot was stolen, they wouldn't be allowed to keep it.
So how then can the children of the ILLEGAL ALIENS be allowed to benefit from their parents crimes? And shouldn't those who know the ILLEGAL ALIENS are committing these crimes face some kind of punishment?
January 7 at 20:53 EST .

   3 people like this.

   MeiDei  What was the response from the WH?
January 8 at 13:25 EST .

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   Fireball27  Thank you for contacting the White House. We are carefully reviewing your message. President Donald J. Trump believes the strength of our country lies in the spirit of the American people and their willingness to stay informed and get involved. President Trump appreciates you taking the time to reach out. It's from the Office of Presidential Correspondence. At least I know they got my message!
January 8 at 16:46 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  Good for you for making the effort. I wonder if they have a tally sheet by subject. Your email encourages me to get my thoughts organized enough to write a clear and succinct message knowing it won't fall on deaf ears. Let's hope he gets a weekly run down.
January 8 at 19:28 EST .

  2 people like this.

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