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   Sunhan65 posted on Main Page The Lobby  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]
January 22 at 18:32 EST .

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   Linder  Thank you.
{American Citizen from Iowa}
January 22 at 23:11 EST .

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   Sunhan65 posted on Main Page The Lobby  I will listen. Timber Queen is one of my favorite posters, and her gracious offer to have a discussion through private channels did not fall on deaf ears. I am, however, a bit slow to respond, and a bit more reluctant to correspond, for reasons that are absolutely no reflection on her. She has kindly (and characteristically ) not named me as the poster in her post about Pope Francis's EVANGELLII GAUDIUM below. If I read this page correctly, she has also written an article on this subject, which I will re-read more carefully as soon as I get a chance. If the cold I am currently up late with continues into tomorrow, I will have more time to reflect and respond.

In the meantime, I have a silly question: When I click on your Timber Queen link, it takes me to a page that has a request for thoughts about capMarine for a memorial service in April. Has this service already happened, or is it still possible to forward/post personal thoughts about Cap?
April 22 at 01:52 EST .

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   Sunhan65 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Hi all,
I posted this reply under Jonah's article on MLK a few days ago. Folks seemed to like it, so I'm putting it here. Hope that's okay.

Enough with "the Dream" already. I have an expectation:
That black people will be held to the same standards as everyone else. That they will be raised by parents who will teach them right from wrong. That they will grow up understanding that the world owes them nothing but the opportunity to try. That they will take pride in what they accomplish for themselves and admire the achievements of others. That they will not see the world through skin-colored glasses. That they will not be a burden on society and a threat to others. That they will not brutalize people because of their skin color. That they will not murder people at all.

It's not much of a dream, I guess. It's just the world the rest of us live in.
September 1 at 13:49 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  They could start off by dropping the hyphen and become Americans.
Why they want the stigma of "African" is beyond me especially when they have never been there and many don't even know where Africa is on the map.
September 2 at 09:36 EST .

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   Sunhan65 posted on MsMontana  Hi, MsMontana. Sunhan65 here. I don't know you if you ever use The Connection. I usually don't, but I read your post after mine on the Mike Adams article and wanted to reply. Unfortunately, I was up to two posts on that thread and didn't want to get whacked for chatting. I hope this isn't out of line. (If it is, please excuse the unwanted communication. )

Briefly: Yes, you are right. "Forced" is too strong a word. We could substitute "compel" instead. We also agree that there is no moral equivalence between compelling a victim to carry their baby to term and what was done to the victim by the criminal. Whatever the negative effects of prohibiting abortion in this case might be, our intentions are to prevent further harm, not cause it. The criminal's actions are, as you point out, completely heinous.

Your last question made me think. One quick answer might be that she isn't taking birth control because she wants to have a baby with her husband. On the more general point, I guess I don't hold the victim responsible for arranging preemptive birth control to prevent impregnation by force. I think that's asking too much. I think it's possible to be anti-abortion and still recognize situations where the rights of the mother override our societal interest in protecting the unborn child. A lot of factors play into this for me, but the simplest way to say it is: Abortion is wrong, and we should do everything within reason to prevent it, but there are also worse things than abortion. I don't have all the answers, but they are good questions, as you say....

Best wishes,

March 26 at 22:27 EST .

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   Sunhan65 posted on Nugoddess  Hi Nugoddess. Many thanks for getting the Right Said Fred reference today. (I've never used The Connection before. Hope this works ). Best wishes, Sunhan65
January 8 at 21:34 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Hey, Sunhan65! Glad you came over to The Connection! Please feel free to join the madness - it's a fun place where we can ''chat'' more freely than on the Mother Site.

Kind regards,

January 11 at 19:51 EST .

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