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2018.03.14 19:14 Organgrinderx Blink 182 Bootlegs list
Trying to make a (as much as possible) complete list of blink 182 bootlegs, ive searched for trade lists, offer lists, upload sites, etc and came up with this so far. what im hoping is that others can submit a list of what they have or know of and we can expand the list and keep it all in order. After I have the list as complete as we can make it i plan on diving into each show i can find and compiling pictures, audio, video, set lists, show flyers, ticket stubs, etc and creating zip files and uploading. I may also edit the audio tags to properly organize the songs into programs like Itunes.
If anyone needs anything on this list and cant find it online just let me know and ill check what i have and upload it (i know iwatalemon just uploaded a ton of these)
I spent some time search whats left of the blink 182 bootleg sites, and uploads, This is a combination of lists of Audio shows that exist. What i am hoping is that people can post their lists of what they have. Not necessarily upload the show but you can if you want, im just looking to make a list of all of the known audio bootlegs so people can have a checklist if they still collect these like i do.
Also i have a lot of these that people have uploaded, and if you cant find one you are looking for on this list i can try to see if i have it and will upload it for you if i do
1995.07.27 - Blink-182 Live @ SOMA- San Diego, CA 1995.08.xx - Second Soma Show - Need exact date 1995.10.27 - Worth Texas 1996.03.11 - Le Spectum, Montreal, CAN 1996.03.13 - Blink 182 - Live @ Irving Plaza - New York, NY 1996.03.18 - Wreck Room - Atlanta, GA 1996.07.24 - St. Andrews Hall, Michigan 1996.07.30 - Northhampton Airport 1996.08.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '96 - Blockbuster Sony Entertainment Center - Camden, NJ (Soundboard) 1997.01.30 - Blink 182 Live From Detriot, MI 1997.03.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ St. Patrick's Day (Incomplete) 1997.06.21 - The Nile Theatre, Mesa, AZ 1997.07.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '97 - Pine Knob Music Amphitheater - Detroit, MI (Master Cassette>.WAV>CDR) (RARE) 1997.07.25 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '97 - Randall's Island - New York, NY (Interview on their tour bus) (Master Cassette>.WAV>CDR) (RARE) 1997.07.27 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '97 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC (Soundboard) (FM>Master Cassette) (RARE) 1997.08.01 - Blink 182 Live From Warped Tour, Jacksonville, FL 1997.08.02 - Blink 182 Live From Warped Tour, Miami, FL 1997.08.03 - Blink 182 Live From Warped Tour, Orlando, FL 1997.08.04 - Club La Vela Complex, Panama City, FL (Warped Tour '97) 1997.08.05 - Blink 182 Live From Warped Tour, Atlanta, GA 1997.09.06 - San Bernardino, CA 1997.10.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY (Audience) (Cassette) 1997.10.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ Universal Buzz Radio - Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY (Soundboard) 1997.11.16 - Blink 182 - Live @ Modern Rock Live - Los Angeles, CA (Radio Show) 1997.11.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI (Cassette) 1997.12.05 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1997 - Universal Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA (Soundboard) 1997.12.05 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1997 - Universal Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA (Soundboard) (Different Rip - 192kbit source) 1998.02.23 - Lawrence 1998.03.03 - Crystal Mountain 1998.04.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Crystal Mountain Ski Resort - George, WA (Soundboard) (FM>Cassette) 1998.05.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Palladium - Hollywood, CA (Soundboard) 1998.05.08 - Blink 182 Greek Theater, Riverside, CA 1998.05.xx - Blink 182 - Live @ The Wireless (Triple J) - Sydney, AUS (Radio Show) 1998.06.20 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Weenie Roast '98 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA (Soundboard) 1998.06.29 - Blink 182 Live From the Wireless, Aus 1998.08.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ US Tour - Playfair Race Track - Spokane, WA (Cassette) (Master) (RARE) 1998.09.29 - Blink 182 - Live @ US Tour (2nd Leg) - Irving Plaza - New York, NY 1998.10.09 - Blink 182 - Live @ US Tour (2nd Leg) - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista - Orlando, FL 1998.10.10 - Hallendale, FL 1998.12.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1998 - Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA (Soundboard) (FM>CDR) 1998.12.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1998 - Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA (Triple J's radio broadcast) (Soundboard) (FM>CDR) 1999.02.12 - Blink 182 Live From Transmusicales De Rennes, FR 1999.04.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ Offshore Festival '99 - Torquay, AUS 1999.03.04 - Off The Shore Festival - Perth, AUS 1999.05.29 - blink182-live_at_hfstival-rfk_stadium_baltimore_mb 1999.05.30 - Blink 182 Live @ Live MTV Castaway Jamboree-Nassau, Bahamas DVD5 1999.05.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ WBCN River Rave - Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA (Soundboard) 1999.06.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ K-Rock Disfunctional Family Picnic 3 - Jones Beach Amphitheatre - Jones Beach, NY (Cassette) 1999.06.18 - Blink 182 - Live @ Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA (CDR) 1999.06.20 - Blink 182 - Live @ 7th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA (Soundboard) (FM Master>CDR) 1999.06.26 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Artro Arena Lot - Houston, TX 1999.07.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Mile High Grayhound Park - Denver, CO 1999.07.14 - Blink 182 Live From Warped Tour Chicago, IL 1999.07.15 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - The Flats - Cleverland, OH 1999.07.16 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Randall's Island - New York, NY 1999.07.21 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Correstates Center Lot - Philadelphia, PA 1999.07.24- Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - The Docs - Toronto, CAN 1999.07.25 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Phoenix Center - Detriot, MI (Incomplete) 1999.07.27 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC (Cassette) (Master) 1999.07.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ Warped Tour '99 - Central Florida Fairgrounds - Orlando, FL 1999.09.14 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Borderline - London, UK 1999.09.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ Highbury Garage - London, Uk 1999.10.14 - Blink 182 - KROQ Loveline (Tape says 1999.11.xx) (90 Min) (Cassette) (Master) 1999.10.21 - FASA Opening 1999.10.30 - COX Arena,San Diego 1999.11.05 - Blink 182 - Live @ Loserkids Tour - Universal Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA 1999.11.10 - Blink 182 - Live @ Loserkids Tour - Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto, CAN 1999.11.13 - Blink 182 - Live @ Loserkids Tour - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY 1999.11.16 - Blink 182 - Live @ Loserkids Tour - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA 1999.11.18 - Blink 182 - Live @ Loserkids Tour - UCF Arena - Orlando, FL 1999.11.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ Camden Electric Ballroom - London, UK 1999.12.02 - Blink 182 - Live @ Transmusicales de Rennes - Rennes, FRA (Soundboard) 1999.12.05 - Blink 182 - Live @ 89X CIMX Radio Show - Cobo Arena - Detriot, MI 1999.12.10 - Blink 182 - Live @ Not So Silent Night - San Francisco, CA (Soundboard) 1999.12.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ 10th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1999 - Arrowhead Pond - Anaheim, CA (Soundboard) (Missing 2 Songs) 1999.12.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ 10th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1999 - Arrowhead Pond - Anaheim, CA (Soundboard) (Different Rip - Better) 1999.12.12 - Blink 182 - Live @ KDGE Radio Show - Reunion Arena - Dallas, TX 2000.01.23 - Blink 182 Live From Big Day Out Sydney, AUS 2000.01.26 - Big Day Out Homebush Bay's RAS Showgrounds, Sydney, AUS 2000.01.28 - Blink 182 - Live @ Big Day Out '00 - Royal Melbourne Showgrounds - Melbourne, AUS (Soundboard) (CDR) 2000.03.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Astoria - London, UK 2000.04.22 - Blink 182 - Live @ Elysée Montmartre - Paris, FRA (Soundboard) 2000.04.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ 013 - Tilburg, NL 2000.05.25 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - E-Center - Camden, NJ 2000.05.25 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - E-Center - Camden, NJ (Minidisc Master>.WAV>CDR) (Different recording) 2000.06.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - Darien Lake P.A.C - Pembroke, NY 2000.06.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - Pittsburgh Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA 2000.06.09 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - Pine Knob Music Amphitheatre - Clarkston, MI 2000.06.20 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour - Arco Arena - Sacramento, CA 2000.07.25 - San Diego HOB 2000.08.25 - Blink 182 - Live @ Alpha Tent - Lowlands Festival - Biddinghuizen, NL (KinkFM) (Soundboard) 2000.09.02 - Blink 182 - Live @ Rock AM See Festival - Konstanz, GER (Soundboard) (Master>PC>.WAV>CDR) 2000.12.31 - Blink 182 - Live @ New Years Eve - Cox Arena - San Diego, CA 2001.04.09 - Blink 182 - Live @ Entertainment Center - Perth, AUS 2001.05.04 - Blink 182 - Live @ Honda Civic Tour 2001 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY 2001.05.06 - Blink 182 - Live @ Honda Civic Tour 2001 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA 2001.05.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ Honda Civic Tour 2001 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC 2001.06.12 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 2001.06.22 - Blink 182 - Live @ K-Rock DFP5 - Jones Beach Amphitheatre - Wantagh, NY 2001.06.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Weenie Roast '01 - Verizon Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA (Soundboard) 2001.07.05 - Blink 182 - Live @ Take Off Your Pants and Jacket US Tour - Marcus Amphitheatre - Milwaukee, WI 2001.07.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ Take Off Your Pants and Jacket US Tour - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH 2001.07.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ Take Off Your Pants and Jacket US Tour - Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA 2001.07.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ Take Off Your Pants and Jacket US Tour - Darien Lake P.A.C - Darien Center, NY 2001.07.27 - Blink 182 - Live @ Take Off Your Pants and Jacket US Tour - E-Center - Camden, NJ 2001.08.18 - Blink 182 - Live @ Edgefest II - Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver, BC (DAT Master>CDR) 2001.08.29 - Blink 182 - Live @ Edgefest II - Parc des Iles - Montreal, CAN 2001.12.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ WHFS Concert Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA 2001.12.08 - Blink 182 - Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Anaheim, CA 2001.12.12 - Blink 182 - Live @ Y100 Festival - First Union Center - Philadelphia, PA 2002.04.17 - Blink-182 - Pop Disaster Tour 2002 - Centennial Gardens - Bakersfield, CA 2002.04.24 - Blink_182-Live@Pop_Disaster_Tour'02-Great_Western_Forum-Inglewood,_CA 2002.04.27 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA (Master>CDR) 2002.04.28 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA (Like Soundboard) (MiniDV>CDR) 2002.04.29 - Pop Disaster Tour, Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA 2002.05.16 - Orlando, FL 2002.05.24 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ 2002.06.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - Molson Amphitheater - Toronto, CAN (CDR) 2002.06.15 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - Tweeter Center - Chicago, IL 2002.06.16 - Blink 182 - Live @ Pop Disaster Tour '02 - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI 2002.09.14 - KROQ Island Invasion 2 - Devore, CA 2003.07.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ Bayfest Centennial Park - Sarnia, CAN 2003.08.02 - Blink 182 - Live @ Summer Sonic Festival '03 - Chiba Marine Stadium - Tokyo, JAP 2003.08.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ Summer Sonic Festival '03 - WTC Open Air Stadium - Osaka, JAP (Like Soundboard) (Master>CDR) 2003.08.22 - Blink 182 - Live @ Reading Festival - Reading, UK 2003.08.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ Leeds Festival - Bramham Park - Leeds, UK 2003.11.14 - Blink 182 - WXRK (92.3 KROQ) - New York, NY (Radio Show) (CDR) 2003.12.02 - Blink 182 - Live @ Dolla Bill Tour - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, CAN 2003.12.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ WBCN X-Mas Rave - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA (Incomplete) 2003.12.11 - KWOD Twisted Christmas, Sacramento, CA 2003.12.14 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles 2004.02.06 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Wembley Arena - London, UK 2004.02.08 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Braehead Arena - Glasgow, UK 2004.02.10 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Nottinghead Arena - Nottingham, UK (Incomplete) 2004.02.11 - Blink 182 Live From Hammersmith, Wembley, London, UK (Version 2) 2004.02.13 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Olympiahalle - Munich, GER (Incomplete) 2004.02.14 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Hallenstation - Zurich, CH 2004.02.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - P. Halle - Düsseldorf, GER 2004.02.18 - Blink 182 - Live @ European Tour '04 - Zenith - Paris, FRA 2004.04.22 - Blink 182 - Live @ Auditorio Coca-Cola - Monterey, MEX 2004.04.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ Palacio de Los Deportes - Mexico City, MEX 2004.05.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre - Denver, CO (Incomplete) 2004.05.07 - Blink 182 - Live @ Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA 2004.05.08 - Blink 182 - Live @ TD Waterhouse Center - Orlando, FL 2004.05.09 - Blink 182 - Live @ Sound Advice Amphitheater - West Palm Beach, FL 2004.05.21 - Blink 182 - Live @ DTE Energy Center - Detroit, MI 2004.06.14 – Clark Co. Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA, United States 2004.06.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ Clark Co. Amphitheater - Ridgefield, WA (MD Master>CDR) 2004.06.17 - Blink 182 - Live @ Clark Country Amphitheater - Ridgefield, WA (MD Master>CDR) 2004.07.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ California Mid-State Fair - Paso Robles, CA (Master>CDR) 2004.08.22 - Live From Reading 2004-08-22 2004.08.23 - Blink 182 - Live @ Zepp - Tokyo, JAP 2004.08.24 - Blink 182 - Live @ Zepp - Tokyo, JAP (Incomplete) 2004.09.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, AUS (Incomplete) 2004.09.04 - West Palm Beach 2004.11.30 - Blink 182 - Live @ NEC - Birmingham, UK 2004.12.01 - Blink 182 - Live @ SECC - Glasgow, UK 2004.12.02 - Blink 182 - Live @ Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle, UK 2004.12.03 - Blink 182 - Live @ MEN Arena - Manchester, UK 2004.12.06 - Radio 1 2004.12.10 - Blink 182 - Live @ Le Bercy - Paris, FRA (Audience) 2004.12.10 - Blink 182 - Live @ Le Bercy - Paris, FRA (Soundboard) 2004.12.11 - Blink 182 - Live @ Halle Munsterland - Munster, GER 2004.12.16 - Point Theatre Dublin 2009.07.23 - Las Vegas, NV 2009.07.30 - Blink-182 Live @ North American Summer Tour 09, Saddledome, Calgary, AB, CAN 2009.08.04 - Blink 182 - Live @ Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI (DAT Master>CDR) 2009.08.06 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA 2009.08.20 – Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Indianapolis, IN, United States 2009.08.29 - Blink 182 - Live @ The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CT 2009.08.30 Blink 182 Virgin Mobile Freefest 08-30-09 2010.08.27 - Rock en Seine 2011.08.12 - Blink 182 - Live @ Honda Civic Tour ’11 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA (Master>CDR) 2011.08.14 - Blink 182 - Live @ Honda Civic Tour ’11 - The Comcast Theatre - Hartford, CA (CDR) 2011.09.27 - Blink 182 - Live @ Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX (Master>CDR)
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2017.09.11 15:35 LanikM Co-worker looking to build for son
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Kid likes to play games anywhere from minecraft to pubg. Pubg can be played on low. He's not looking to get crazy. I told him to get the parts and take them to somewhere like Canada Computers and pay them 50$ to put it together and install the OS. We both just don't know anything about parts. I had a friend a couple years ago pick out all my parts for me.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? 1000-1200 Canadian
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Within the next two weeks preferably.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
A tower along with all of its insides. Operating system. I'm sure we can find him a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Canada, Ontario, Sarnia.
Can shop online and I think there are canada computers and tiger directs near by.
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
We'll probably find a used monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Looking for basic. Dont need an ssd.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
No preferences, no brand loyalty.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Extra info or particulars:
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2017.07.04 17:47 mmills28 Process for Obtaining a Nexus Card
Hi! I am a Canadian citizen who was just cleared for a Nexus card. I had searched Reddit for recent discussion of the process for obtaining Nexus prior to applying, but couldn't find comprehensive and recent information. So I thought I'd share my experience!
I wanted a Nexus pass as I live in a border city and regularly visit friends and family across the border. Wait times at the border can be atrocious in summer months (for the most part, 30 minutes during daylight hours no matter what!).
To begin an application, go to the Global Online Enrollment System portal
. Submitting an application costs $50 USD and is nonrefundable should one be denied a Nexus card for any reason.
Here's a list of the information I was asked for to submit an application:
- First, middle, and last name(s)
- Other names used
- Date of birth
- Eye colour
- Hair colour
- Language preference
- Email address
- Phone number
- City, state/province, and country of birth
- Passport number
- Passport issuance and expiration dates
- Country of passport issuance
- Drivers license number
- Drivers license issuance and expiration dates
- State/province and country of drivers license issuance
- Current address & length of time living there
- Prior address(es) within last 5 years & length of time living there
- Current employer (including phone number, address, job title)
- Prior employer(s) within last 5 years & their contact info
Now's the hard part. Processing times vary. I was told both American and Canadian border agencies conduct a thorough background check to ensure accuracy of the above information, and a clean record. I applied on April 24th this year. I regularly checked the portal, but my file remained "pending review" for over 2 months. On June 30th, I received an email saying "The status of your application has changed". When I logged into the portal, the status read, "conditional approval". I was prompted to schedule an interview. I live in Sarnia, ONT, and the closest agency is across the bridge in Port Huron, MI, though there are Canadian border locations that offer interviews. I was able to get an interview the very next day (a Saturday!). They also offered later appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Handy.
I headed over the border, and when I said I had a Nexus interview, the border agent got out of his booth and showed me exactly where to go (a tunnel under the bridge. It's like Harry Potter up in there). I was buzzed into the building. When I entered the office, I had to sign in - just my name, interview time, and whether it was an initial interview or renewing appointment. I was about a half hour early for my appointment. An American guard conducted my interview right away. I had prepared answers for just about any question imaginable in justifying my need for Nexus. I stood at a counter while she reviewed the information on my application silently. She made copies of my passport and drivers license. She asked several questions about my criminal history (or lack thereof), asked me to repeat my full name, birthday, address, and citizenship. She asked if I was using Nexus for business or pleasure. Then she scanned my fingerprints, took a photo, and sent me to the Canadian agent. The Canadian agent handed me a package of information about permissible goods, and reviewed the procedures for land, air, and sea travel using Nexus. She showed pictures of Nexus lanes in both Sarnia and Port Huron, the Nexus bypass entrance in Sarnia, and then reviewed procedure for declaring goods in the Nexus lane, and the reasons a Nexus card could be revoked (literally boils down to ANY reason). From the moment I stepped in the building to the moment I left, the entire process of the 'interview' took nine minutes
I received a card to hang from my rearview mirror that says "Nexus card holder(s)", and was told that should I be approved, my Nexus card would be mailed to me within 10 business days. I sat on the bridge back to Canada for 45 minutes in the regular lanes, while I enviously watched cars sail through the open Nexus lane. During this time, I received an email to check my GOES account - approved!
I would recommend the Nexus process to ANYONE. I put applying off for years because I thought it was a grueling process and a scary interrogation. It was neither. The hardest part was waiting for 2 months while the application was under review. Nexus cards are good for 5 years and renewing, I'm told, is a much simpler process.
All this being said, YMMV. As I said, I live in a border city and Nexus is common here - this may have played into it. I've had friends who had to watch videos at their appointments, and had interviews that lasted much longer and were more comprehensive than mine. Like I said, YMMV
Hope this helps, and let me know if your experience with the Nexus application is/was any different!
Edit: Formatting is a thing!
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2014.12.21 18:38 TheSwanillas Our First Halloween Lifestyle Party-a little late we know
As we made our way into fall a few months ago we started talking about possibly attending our first lifestyle Halloween party.
As we reviewed our calendar and talked about what it may be like we started getting very excited. We knew we wanted to attend the same club that we have before – The X Club in Toronto for a few different reasons, mainly being familiar with the place and being comfortable. Knowing that Halloween is the biggest party in the lifestyle community we were excited and a little nervous. First was to decide what we were going to dress as. We looked at some very hot outfits online and decided to go as a Sexy Flight attendant & Captain! I was Captain Hugh Jorgan per my name tag!
We arrived at our hotel and noticed a few other couples arriving about the same time. Many just had that 'look' that they were attending the Halloween party! As we were checking in, the hotel staff was helping another couple and they said out loud "Oh you're here for the Halloween party, have fun tonight!" Once we settled in and relaxed for a bit we had our pre-game conversation about what the evening could bring. Again, never any expectations with each other but it's always nice to have that time to bring up the what if's, to make sure we are both on the same page for the evening. We knew we were in for a treat when we left our hotel room and headed for the lobby to grab limo service to the club. At first Mrs. Swanilla thought she may be a little revealing in her sexy flight attendant costume. Once we were in the lobby and saw fellow club goers in their sexy costumes, that all went away! There were plenty of others that were revealing a lot more, that had a lot of confidence and playfulness. As we waited for about 15 minutes with others, we chatted with a few other couples. There were probably 15-20+ couples waiting in the lobby. Everyone was so nice and approachable. It just seemed very normal to be waiting with others that were all like minded people, regardless of their comfort level that were just dressed sexier than normal. In reality there wasn't a lot of lifestyle talk while waiting. Some dirty jokes, sexual/dirty comments among friends, along with drinks flowing and laughing. Honestly, we felt very comfortable.
The week of the party we realized there was an annual event in Toronto called the Everything to do with Sex Show (ETDWSS). http://everythingtodowithsex.com/
We were bummed we found out about it so late as we would have loved to tweak our trip so we could have been there for 1-2 full days to enjoy the show. They had a wide range of sex products, seminars on various topics with celebrities such as the lovely Jessica O’Reilly (from Sex with Jess & Playboy’s Swing) as well as Michael & Holli from Playboy's SWING. Being on twitter a lot we noticed some tweets from Michael and Holli that they could be at the X-Club as they were at The X-Club booth at the Sex show.
Sure enough, the minute we walk into the club, right at the bar is Michael & Holli. We said hello and introduced ourselves, told them we enjoyed the show Swing very much and how the show has helped us learn and grow into where we are now. They were impressed we drove from Michigan for the party and said ‘that is dedication!' They were both very nice and approachable and it was fun having them be the emcee's/guest hosts for the big event. There was an area that night with the X-Club logo that you could take pics with them or other sexy couples to have fun with the various costumes. We chose not to take any pics for many reasons, but mainly we enjoy being discreet.
As we made away around the club it was just a sea of sexy people! From the staff to the guests just a lot of sexy costumes and people. We noticed a hot woman probably in her late 20's dressed as a unicorn. Once we realized what she was dressed as we looked at each other and were like "niiice!!!" There were a few costumes that made us scratch our heads a little. Saw a few guys dressed with lots of blood and a monster theme. Nothing sexy or attractive about it all and we were unsure on the thought behind that. We noticed a few couples that looked scared and very nervous to be there. If anyone is ever unsure if they should attend a lifestyle club we would recommend Halloween not being your first time. It just seems to be a lot to take in for a first timer.
After we grabbed a drink we noticed a few couples near the photo area. So we started chatting with a few couples and one asked us how long we had been in the lifestyle. They like us have been dipping their toes in for a couple years and learning their comfort levels. They were fun to talk to and told us how they ended up at Lifestyle party near U of M while in Michigan. So if the Buffalo, NY couple are reading this, drop us a line, it would be fun to stay in touch.
Overall, we had one of the best times in terms of being with each other, dancing, and talking to a lot of people. It felt so comfortable and familiar to be there and just approach people and have them approach us. Halloween is so much easier to do this, as people compliment each other’s costumes all night so it’s a quick ice breaker “I love your costume!” can naturally turn into “is this your first Halloween party here?” to “How long have you been in the LS?” to ‘We’ll find you on the dance floor in a few minutes”.
After a little bit as we were on the dance floor having a great time, Mrs. Swanilla looked at me and said “would you like to go to the back?” I was somewhat surprised as it was earlier than I thought we would. We headed to the back and I was up for the open play area so we could be seen and watch several others or a private room. I was down for either and told Mrs. Swanilla to choose what she was comfortable with at the time.
We started to get undressed and started kissing on the bed. Now remember, when the door is closed it is closed for a reason, even if you are in a room with a window. As I started to go down on Mrs. Swanilla she was still in her costume and enjoying it. After a few minutes we switched and she was going down on me. I whispered to her as a few sexy couples slowly walked by, they were watching. This really turns us on and gets us hot. Knowing that other ‘couples’ are watching and getting turned on by us. A few minutes later as we started to fuck – I had her bent over the bed and took her from behind. As we were enjoying ourselves, we noticed these two guys walk by. Then a minute later they came back and were watching/staring in a less than hot way and we noticed some obscene gestures, facial expressions, etc. – needless to say it killed the mood! Mrs. Swanilla had a minor freak out/ WTF moment when these douche bags were staring and left what seemed like an eternity later. She apologized to me and said “I can’t do this with these guys here”. I told her it was okay and just to calm down. She knew I had her back. Before we decided to call it, she calmed down and asked me if I would like a blowjob? Since I was ‘ready’ to go, I wasn't going to turn her down!!! She gave a great blowjob and had her back turned to the window. After we finished we got dressed and took a few minutes to focus on ourselves in our room, talk for a few minutes and just bring our smiles back. We decided to go out, grab a drink and just dance some more.
Tricks - not Treats! As far as the two douche bags, we weren't exactly sure if they were there alone (single males) and thought it would be fun to go watch people in the lifestyle fuck? They both were fully dressed and we didn't see any women with them. So they may have each had a girlfriend or spouse they were with, but it seems highly unlikely. It seems many guys would act more classy and polite if they had their spouse/date on their arm while they watched. Not all, but just seems that has been our experiences.
After we grabbed a drink and were on the dance floor, we noticed a couple that we had smiled with earlier in the night. He was dressed as a scuba diver and we just chatted for a bit on the dance floor. They were such a nice couple. They were from there in Toronto and we talked about traveling in the lifestyle. He and I were cracking jokes within minutes of chatting. They told us they had been to lifestyle clubs and resorts in Vegas, Florida and Desire of course. I told him we were looking into Vegas as I wanted to take Mrs. Swanilla there for her birthday next year. They asked us how old we were, and their response was “you guys are in your thirties? You look so good, what do you eat?” My response was ‘each other, as much as possible’!!!
They were such a fun a couple to talk to, that it felt very natural and fitting to talk to. We never had a moment where we thought it would lead to something else with them, but they were just nice to talk to and honestly, if we lived closer to them, they seem like a cool couple to stay in touch with. Grab a drink with, crack dirty jokes with without having to worry if you would offend someone with a sexually charged joke. I told them about our twitter & blog here so if you guys are reading this be sure to message us and say hello!
At this point the dance floor was heating up very nicely. We were going to grab another drink and noticed a small crowd/jam off to the side of the dance floor. As we got closer, we noticed a hot lady standing on the dance floor with a very sensual look on her face as she was looking down. Turns out, another girl was on her knees going down on her on the dance floor as the two guys held her up. Not one to shy away from something, we decided to walk by slowly as we both enjoyed the view!
We danced and got so hot for each other that about an hour or so later, the mood struck again and I asked Mrs. Swanilla if she was interested in heading to the back again? So we headed to the back and this time got a private room without a window. We both loved being in private at this point and it was nice to reconnect after a less than hot experience just a little earlier. So as we started playing, we could hear everyone in rooms next to ours as well as the open play area next to us. Having mirrors all around us was really hot as well! We fucked and we fucked hard! Mrs. Swanilla looked great with a little of her costume still on while being 99% naked! It was such a different experience compared to earlier in the night and it also showed what the right environment and situation can play a role in a fun time! Even with each other, as you don’t always have to play with others or even make your way to the open area. It is okay to just have a fun and hot night with each other and let others hear you screaming and moaning as you have multiple orgasms!
We did notice that as the night progressed we noticed a couple that were pursuing another couple on the dance floor. Sometimes if you don't find that connection or just aren't looking for anyone else that night, it is fun to just watch how others interact. From both a sexual and lifestyle perspective - almost a way to take some mental notes for your own use someday. In a vanilla club it is so prevalent and common to be hit on as everyone there is single for the most part. If someone hits on a woman that is taken, things could usually lead to guys arguing or turning into alpha males. However, we have always thought it is not only a compliment to be hit on, but the fact that others find us attractive, sexy or even fuckable is also a turn on for us. If a guy (or lady) tells Mrs. Swanilla that she looks sexy and compliments her, I don't see that as a threat. It's all how you present the compliment though. In a sexy and classy way. I would be more skeptical if we were at a vanilla dance club and a guy hit on her. Just something about a lifestyle club where there are more manners, a little more class. Maybe many lifestyle friendly couples have been listening to a lot of lifestyle podcasts or reading blogs have picked up on how to behave?!?!
As we got back to our room, we were exhausted and got into bed about 2:30am. We were awoken at 4:30am to our neighbors just moaning in a nice and sexy way. We could hear them starting out and next thing we knew, we just hear her screaming and their bed just going crazy!!! Knowing our floor was full of sexy swingers this wasn't at all surprising. On our way out a few hours later we noticed a sexy pair of fuck me shoes in front of their door!
Kind of goes with the “you know you are at a swingers party when……..”
Funny story, when we approached the border at Sarnia Ontario/Pt. Huron Michigan, we handed the immigration officer our passports and answered a few questions, including do you have any weapons? Thinking of the toys in our bag from our dirty minds we just said no.
One of the last questions was the border patrol officer saying “You mean to tell me you guys drove all the way to Toronto for one night?” After we left Mrs. Swanilla said next time we should be honest and tell them when they ask “We went to a Swingers Lifestyle club and since Michigan doesn't have any upscale and classy clubs or allow any that are Lifestyle friendly we make trips regularly to Toronto!”
Then watch the look on their face. I mean we are doing nothing illegal, not bothering anyone and ethically and morally we enjoy ourselves so if the agent had a problem with it, that's on them! Who knows maybe they will go home to their spouse that day and say "honey I have an idea".
Overall our first Halloween party really was a lot of fun! Everyone looked very sexy and it was such a nice time just being with so many like minded people. It was one of the first times where we weren't nervous and just let things go and realized we are all there for the same thing or some version of the same thing. Everyone we saw was very non-judgmental and we wish there was something similar closer to home. Even 1-2 hours away to make it easier to attend. We have talked about attending again next year or possibly another club. It would be great to line up the Everything to do with Sex Show next year and make it a longer weekend with more fun!
Have any good stories to share about your first time at a lifestyle Halloween party? Please feel free to drop us an email or comment!
Source: Beyond Our Bedroom http://beyondourbedroom.blogspot.com/2014/12/our-first-halloween-lifestyle-party.html
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|Questions ||Answers |
|What is the most overused joke people use when crossing? Has anyone actually waved their hand at you and said "These aren't the drugs you're looking for."? ||I wish they would say that. The worst is during the charter season when everyone is going to mexico and the caribbean and upon returning they say OLA! and say how cold it is. Every single one of them. |
|Let's say you suspect someone is hiding drugs. You tear their car up looking for them but find nothing and let them pass. Who's pays for the damage to the vehicle that you guys caused? ||We don't create any permanant damage to the vehicles we search unless its absolutely necessary and in extreme circumstances. |
| ||Any damage caused by an examination regardless of result is not paid for by the agency. Unless an accident had occured. |
|Wouldn't the accident be wrongly searching somebody's car? ||It's not wrong to search the car just because nothing was found. It was just non-resultant |
|I can understand but that is pretty awful. I've heard of border guards taking seats and panels off of a car (like you said nothing permanent) and just leaving it as is when nothing was found. I would be livid if that happened to me. Have you ever felt bad and helped return the car to stock? ||We will help put it back together most times. But it's not required. |
|Spoken like a real dickhead. ||Stay classy. |
|Then... "What type of cheese?" He asked. I said "American... The square fake ones we call cheese." He then let me pass. ||Certain types of cheese is prohibited. But it typically has to be not pasturized or prepared in whey. |
|But why? ||Because those types of cheeses can carry parasites that can possibly affect a product of the Canadian agricultural industry. |
| ||Not worth the risk of bringing it in. However slight the risk. |
|I saw a documentary where people carrying a large amount of cash were required to give a huge percentage of it to the border guards. Was that legal? How? Why? ||Link? Certainly not true. You are required by law to declare any amount of currency over $10,000.00 CDN. If someone fails to declare their cash a fine can be assessed and it can be seized. But no a percentage of cash is not automatically given to CBSA when imported. |
|So 999$ does one not have to answer where it came from? ||No. You do have to answer where it came from. Under the customs Act you must answer truthfully all questions regarding your goods you are importing into Canada. |
| ||When you have 1000 you must declare it openly without being asked or found. |
|Would I have to declare twenty bitcoin (current value ~15,000 US)? ||Nope. Just Cash or tangible monetary instruments like travelers cheques. |
|My question: Are the border officers still this easy going, or have post 9/11 security concerns changed things? ||I'm sure it still happens all the time though. But 9/11 has made things much more complicated for everyone involved. |
|Why do we hear so many stories about border guards being dicks? Are you a dick? ||I certainly can be if I feel acting that way will help with an examination. |
| ||But I don't try to be on a regular basis. |
| ||Some people respond to that type of pressure better than others. Sometimes I use sugar, sometimes vinegar. |
|Do you prefer Border cards or passports? (I have both) ||I always prefer a passport over any other government issued ID. |
|Why. ||Passport has more info. Past trips. Stamps etc. |
|If I have a NEXUS card, would you prefer that I hand you only the NEXUS card, or my passport as well? ||I prefer to see both. But you really just need the card. |
|Why don't US passports routinely get stamped at the land crossings? I had to beg the officer for a stamp, and when she begrudgingly gave me one, it had "Courtesy" written on it... ||Are you a dual citizen? |
|Heyyy! Yeah I'm Canadian and I've never got a stamp when I go to the US! Now I want one. ||Just ask. They'll give ya one. |
|Sorry for the delayed response, but no- I'm not a dual citizen. Just curious as to why I had to ask for a stamp when other countries just give you one. ||Some land border crossings are a bit more lenient on the stamp issue as a passport is not required. But you can ask for one and they should have no problem giving it to you. Many people need the stamps for work purposes or for visa renewal issues. |
|Hey CBSC Officer, Mike Chang here. If I want to import illegal steroids over the border to supply my clients with drugs that explode their abs, how do I go about doing it? The latest method I've tried is smuggling pills in my butthole, and so far so good. Sometimes more comes out though, and I'm looking for an easier method (can openers should never go near a man's rose pedals!) Any advice? ||None. Your doing a stand up job as it is. |
|Why is immigration allowed to go through peoples cell phones after landing at airport? The guy went through my pictures, text (even sent some text) ||When your entering the country all of your goods you are importing are subject to an examination. That includes digital files as well. With the amount of data that can be stored on a cell phone it's imperative that we have access to that info to stop some pretty horrific images and intel from entering the country. |
| ||I've never heard of an officer actually sending a text however. That's not something I would do, nor would I see any reason to. |
|Do you think that worth the violation of a person personal space, it does seem to catch many people? ||Yes I think it is worth it. Travelers should have a lower expectation of privacy when entering a country as they know they are importing goods liable to inspection. If you don't want something searched than it's best to leave it home. We find evidence of violations on a daily basis on people phones though text messages, imessages, etc. |
|Thanks for reply, he did send text, then deleted it on my phone. Then he made my friend cry who was waiting for me, and her husband in the truck outside. It was very strange. ||I suppose he was probably trying to contact someone you might have known here. |
| ||A better course of action would be to call from our phone. Or have you contact them. Doing it ourselves is not all that common. |
|to stop some pretty horrific images and intel from entering the country. This baffles me. If someone wanted to get images or information into the country, why would they do it by carrying it in physically? Surely it's more efficient to do it electronically? ||Well people who use those images always have them close to them. They never store those images in an email. Too easy to track. It's always stored on devices. |
|Michigander here, I fairly regularly cross through Detroit/Windsor and PH/Sarnia. Why do I always get asked what country I am a citizen of after they take my ID? Is it just a general question that normally gets asked other places too, like airports? Is it because I have an enhanced ID and not a passport? ||Its one of our mandatory questions. If your ID does not specifically state your citizenship we are required to ask. |
|I figured it was but it's just annoying because it says right on top; Michigan (then in smaller letters) MI USA. It just makes me want to ask the border patrol agents (both US and CA) if they can read. But I would never do such a stupid thing lol. ||Is it a passport card or a driver's license? |
|Enhanced driver license. ||No problem. A drivers license, does not state your citizenship on it. And non-Americans can get a driver's license so having one does not automatically assume you have American citizenship. |
|Also thanks for doing this ama! ||That's why we ask when you present that ID to us. |
|Didn't think you could cross the border with only a driver's license anymore. ||Just at landborders. |
|That's makes sense actually. I've never actually seen a passport so I didn't know the differences. Thanks again for answering my question! Have a good one. ||No problem, you too. |
|I thought having a prior DUI in the US was a big no-no for entering Canada. When I visited BC this last summer I was never even asked if I've ever committed a crime in the US. What is the official policy? ||If you have been convicted of a DUI in the US it can make you inadmissble to Canada for up to 10 years after the completion of your sentence. We have the ability to check your criminal record but we don't run every single persons name through all the time. Just like speeding sometimes you will get pulled over sometimes not. |
| ||If an officer becomes aware of your conviction it can cause you some problems. A DUI is considered a more serious offense in Canada than in the US where it is typically a misdemeanor. |
|Thanks for clearing it up. I will say the Officers were really nice, wayyy better than US CBP. ||We're all nice! We deal with US CPB daily. They're no different than us. Though they have much more authority in their decision making it seems. |
|Does it require a conviction? Is an open small-time possession case enough? I'm thinking more about MJ than alcohol. ||Marijuana possession is a summary (misdemeanor) conviction in Canada and having 1 conviction of this will not make you inadmissible. Unless you had like 50 pounds of it. |
|Interesting, thanks for this reply..I have a dual citizenship (currently living in the US) and got a DUI conviction about six years ago and that's my only criminal history. Would this hypothetically prevent me from entering the country despite my dual citizenship? ||Not at all. As a Canadian citizen you enter the country by right no matter what. |
|Well I deal mainly with the ones on the Southern US Border... Some are kind of dicks. ||Yeah I can imagine their job on the Mexican border is slightly more intense than dealing with us Canucks. |
|When you catch people running drugs, do they say 'sorry'? ||Yeah almost all the time they do! |
|Is it common/is there significant reasons behind border guards being hard on Canadians coming back into Canada? I am a Canadian citizen and it's not uncommon that when coming back in (from the USA) the guard is really rude. A friend once said "50 Bucks" when asked how much she had spent and the guard hassled her for a good ten minutes about how she HAS to say "Fifty DOLLARS, not bucks." Is there really a reason behind that kind of stuff? ||Not really. Nothing can excuse rude behavior. We're people, we have bad days. But we're expected to always act professional and courteous. A lot of times people use slang or give vague answers which can be frustrating when we're trying to get an accurate declaration. But fifty bucks is fifty bucks. I certainly wouldn't have a problem with someone delcaring that to me. |
|Are the people who are coming to Canada only going there because they can't get into America? ||That and poutine. |
|Truth. You'd think that fries covered in gravy and cheese would be easy for Americans to replicate, but I have yet to find anyone who can do it like those damn Canadians. ||Gotta use salty beef gravy and fresh kurds! |
|The fresh curds, that the killer, you need to be down in like Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa dairy country to get the good ones if you don't wanna make the trek to the great white north. ;) ||We probably get it from the same place. |
|How do you decide to tax Canadians coming back from US shopping? How often does it happen? None of my friends nor I have ever been taxed after declaring way over our limit of goods. ||It's up to the discretion of the officer doing the exam. Our priority is not about collecting duties and taxes on the average person as it was in the past. If we feel the person is being honest in their declaration and they are over we often let them through. |
|That's been my experience. One time I declared something like $400 worth of bike clothing/parts on a quick trip SOB (South Of the Border). The BSO's response? ||Sounds about right :) |
|Why does the boarder guard always ask where I am going and what for? If I was up to something, I would just lie and they'd never know differently. BTW, been to Canada many times, always have fun. Nice people you Canucks are. ||As a foreign national coming to Canada you have a legal obligation to answer questions about your trip fully and truthfully. Of course you can lie, and many do. But most get caught. Lies are typically only 2 or 3 layers deep. It's easy to pick out an inexperienced liar. We certianly dont catch them all unfortunately. |
|Yeah, you don't have to tell a cop where you are going or what you plan on doing. It's none of their business. When you cross a border you are asking for permission to enter another country. Permission they do not have to give you. I think people forget that sometimes. ||Yes that leverage can make our job easier for certain. |
|In my dozen trips to Canada from Washington state (mostly from the Peace Arch but a few times from that other one), CBP agents were really, really rude. I got stopped for random searches about 8 times. ||Well you aren't being detained. Being detained means you are being held against your will outside of the regular customs process. When you are detained you have the right to a lawyer etc. |
|Is it because I had an NRA sticker? I've never been arrested, no dui, no traffic tickets. Kinda bummed me out that it always took so long to get through because I was detained for so long. ||Having an NRA sticker is not a sole reason for a search but it can be an indicator you might have a firearm with you. |
|Hmmm. I consider it detainment when I'm asked to go inside while they search my car, and then I'm searched when I enter the building. ||While having your car and yourself searched seems extreme its not outside of the regular process. If they decided to do a disrobement (strip search). That is considered detainment. |
|What are some of the best or most interesting contraband items you have come across on the job? ||Guns, Drugs, Obscene material, live animals sewed into jackets. All different types of USB drives disguised as different things. Mostly holding child abuse images or hate material or terrorism material. |
|What about your favorite single "bust"? ||My favourite was a child abuse images bust that resulted in some children being removed from a dangerous situation. |
| ||I'm sorry but I can't get into any specific cases for legal reasons. |
|Why do they disguise the USBs when they could just encrypt the information? ||Laziness or ignorance of how to encrypt I suppose. |
|Whats the most dangerous/illegal stuff you've caught someone sneaking into the country? ||Guns, drugs, and images of child abuse, (child pornography,) are by far the most dangerous goods we see on a regular basis. |
|Shit, child pornography? do you go through the guy's laptop? ||I hate that term "Child Pornography." Porn suggests its a legally created video between consenting individuals. Images of child sexual abuse is more accurate... |
| ||But yes we find those images on cell phones, laptops, ipads, etc all too often. |
|There are some really sick people on this world, thanks for cleaning up the mess a little. ||If only you could choose to unsee something... |
|What about pirated movies, lets say you check a laptop and theres a bunch of pirated movies would you guys do something for that or not. ||No we would not do anything about that. CDN laws don't consider having pirated material a crime just yet. Though I'm sure it's coming. |
|How did you get into the Job? And does it pay well/ have good benefits? I've often thought about doing that as a job, now seems like a good time to ask! ||I worked mostly security jobs before applying "off the street." I also have a criminology degree. If you are still young and a student you can apply to be a student officer during the summer. You can check out the info on the Government of Canada website. Pay is decent depending on where you live as the salary is a flat rate across the country. A regular officer right now makes about $65,000. a year plus overtime. A good pension (not as good as it used to be) and full medical and dental plan. |
|I was looking at the official website and saw the requirement to accept posting anywhere in Canada. In practice how much say have you had in where you are posted/how often you move around? ||That policy actually came into affect the last couple of years. I was lucky enough to begin my career when you accepted a posting to a district close to home so luckily I'll never be moved unless I choose to. Once you are posted to a region your likely to stay there as long as you like. Your job may change, or your unit, but it will stay in the same area. |
|I thought that the full medical / dental plan came with being a Canadian citizen, not from being a government employee? ||We do have universal health care. However that only offers the bare bones in coverage. And doesn't cover dental. My health plan pays for things such as orthopedics, inhalers, private rooms in a hospital etc. |
|You should come work for US customs. ... they make a killing at most ports of entry. ||We make pretty similar salaries |
|Do you know why it was changed in the first place? ||Probably allowed some flexibility for upper management to fill the voids as needed across the country instead of just within their region. |
| ||CBSA is following a trend of mimicking the RCMP in a lot of its methods. |
|Any funny stories of people entering the country? ||All kinds. And scary ones. Had one guy come into Canada to meet a girl he met online. While in fact he actually had plans to cannibalize her. Luckily the girl didn't actually exist. Someone was just playing a scam on him. |
|How do you know he planned to cannibalize her? ||Found him talking about it on a forum on his computer. |
|International student that graduated from a Canadian University and am currently working in Canada with an open work permit. The work permit says it does not guarantee re entry into Canada. I was told I required to get a tourist visa to guarantee re entry. My passport now has a worker and a tourist visa stamped on it. I went to Buffalo for a few hours. When I tried to re enter Canada I was almost not let in because I did not have my work permit document and was warned that I should have it with me. What was the point of getting that tourist visa or a worker visa stamped onto the passport if they don't get me into the country if I don't have my work permit document? ||The stating of "Does not guarantee re-entry" simply means that being in possession of this document does not mean we will automatically let you in. That document simply means that once you've been granted entry to Canada you are entitled to work according to the conditions listed on the work permit. You should always have your work permit / study permit with your passport if your re entering the country to work as that is proof of your authorization to work in Canada. Without it it can cause problems. |
|I know an American girl that is living in Canada without a work visa, and she has far overstayed the length of a tourist visa. She works under the table. If she enters the US periodically, but returns to Canada each time, does that "reset" her tourist visa? As far as I know she hasn't done this. Will she be flagged the next time she crosses back into the US? ||Everytime you are granted entry to Canada and given a stamp that gives you 6 months to stay in Canada. This can be limited by the officer by issueing whats called a visitor record if they want to shorten or lengthen someone stay past 6 months. |
| ||A person must satisfy an officer when coming to Canada that they aren't making Canada their primary place of residence. So if someone stays for 6 months, leaves, comes back a week later and stay another 6 months, rinse, repeat, they are now making Canada their residence. If she hasn't been caught yet that doesn't mean she won't be if she leaves and comes back. |
| ||But feel free to send me her name if you want something done about it :) |
|How do you look not suspicious when crossing a border? (it had to be asked) ||Depends on what your trying to do... |
|Ok, since drugs are boring, I am smuggling a ultrarare hybrid turtlecroc across the border. How do I avoid getting stopped? ;) ||Impossible. |
| ||We are all fully trained on detecting ultrarare hybrid turtlecrocs... |
|"Sir, may I ask what your plans are while visiting Canada, and why are you lying?" "I'M SOOORRYYY!!! I BROUGHT THIS ULTRARARE HYBRID TURTLECROC TO SELL IN THE BLACK MARKET!!! OH GOOOD!" That's how I'd respond to an interrogation... Edit: words words. ||Thats how we hope it goes down :) |
|Serious question... I'm a South American with permanent residence in USA planning to drive to Canada from Florida to visit old friends (used to live in Mississauga), my kids are US citizens... How does this go? ||Your kids should have their US passports with them. Though not legally required, having a passport typically provides the smoothest examination. You should have both your national passport as well as your US permanent resident card. Without proof of your residency, you would be required to have a CDN visa as a citizen of a South American country. |
|Is everyone searched? Honestly that would give me so anxiety I wouldn't even want to visit the country at all. I live in Maine and I would love to go but it seems like you have a lot of strict guidelines that you are forced to adhere to. Do you agree with the laws and regulations regarding border crossing, in general? ||Absolutely I agree with them. And not everyone is searched. Not even close. Less than 5% of vehicles coming into Canada go through a thorough search. |
| ||You shouldn't have any hesitiation to come visit. Especially where you're so close. We'd love to have you! |
|So, I don't need to apply for Canadian visa if I'm a US permanent resident? ||No as a US permanent resident you don't need a CDN visa. But you do have to show proof of it and your citizenship. So bring both your passport and your PR card. |
|What the largest quantity of drugs youve found up someone's ass? ||1 kg. or 2.2 pounds. |
|I once declared that I had meat when flying back from Vegas because I had (most of) half a ham sandwich in my bag. Was that being too cautious? ||Failing to import meat that is prohibited can lead to a huge fine if the officer feels you were trying to be dishonest. |
|What's the craziest thing that's happened on the job? ||Probably the man who came to Canada to eat a pregnant lady. |
|I was questioned at the border (US Citizen) and they stapled a report into my passport... Can I rip it out now? What does Case Type 10 mean? What triggers a US citizen to be put into the "second room" as i call it? ||You were probably issued a visitor record. If its expired you can shred it. Case type 10 means visitor. |
|Do certain land crossings have betteworse reputations? I travelled slightly ahead of the group to begin with, so I could spend some time with friends, and came to the Windsor crossing on a Greyhound. The others drove through the same place 3 days later. All of us found the experience awful. The US border guys were impatient, rude and incredibly suspicious (as opposed to thorough). They tore apart the car and trailer (the fact that they had a trailer might have had something to do with it). I was unaware that my 3 different Visa Debit cards wouldn't work with their machines, and the others lost a wallet at a filling station in Toronto, and we all had trouble paying the nominal border fee - not through lack of funds but accessibility to them. We weren't allowed out to an atm (visible from the desk the officials were sat at, and were instead made walk around the office begging people to swap currency with us. The agent I dealt with was subject to the worst mood swings I've ever come across - one second thanking me for being polite and following his instructions to a t, and then almost in the same breath shouting at me and calling me an idiot. We were understandably apprehensive, then, when we came to the Eureka border to re-enter Canada. The epileptic dog with us' medicine had lost effectiveness and he was having upwards of 7 fits a day, we were all wrecked, the car's owner had lost her driving license, and we still had this trailer we were hoping not to tear apart again. Yet the border agent looked at our passports, asked if we had any beer (we had a measly 2 cans he let us keep) and let us on our way in under a minute. Do you think it was a US vs Canada thing, a specific crossing thing or just bad luck that we happened upon 3 asshole agents? ||I think that experience can happen to you at any border crossing. It sounds like it might have been a combination of their lack of patience and your friends lack of preparedness in crossing the border. No currency, lost your ID etc. The Americans are no worse or better than their American counterparts. They have their methods and some officers are harder others. But it's not personal. Sometimes acting that way is on purpose to get the job done. |
| ||Plus a bunch of guys on vacation with a trailer shows the signs of potentially coming to the US for longer than intended. They were being quite thorough it seems. |
|Hey, I have pretty good luck going through customs, but Mom has awful luck.. she always get "randomly" searched. Do people get flagged to be searched in a computer system somewhere? And if so, what does a person have to do to get flagged? ||If you have any previous enforcement. Alcohol seizures or undeclared goods it can flag you to always be selected for a search but not always. |
| ||There are random searches as well. |
| ||Sometimes it could be as simple as your name and birthdate are very similar to that of a person of interest. |
|Probably undeclared goods haha. Do you (people who work in customs) flag people just because they are rude? ||No. There's not even a method to do that with our systems. You would have to have some sort of violation to be flagged for future searches. |
|Each person you stop do you run every passport through some sort of database? And if so what do you look for? Or is that just random? ||Every passport scanned will have information linked with our systems. So if you've had previous infractions we would know about it. Any further checks would be done outside of the scanning process. |
|What if I crossed over via the woods between the USA and Canada? And bypassed the check point? ||Then you would be entering the country illegally. |
|I've heard your not allowed into the Canada with a DUI in your record, without proper previous authorization signed. Even if it was a long time ago. What is the nrom with DUI's in your record in trying to cross? ||As I mentioned in an earlier post. A DUI, normally a misdemeanor in the U.S. is considered an indictable offense in Canada. (A Felony in the US). If a US citizen has a DUI conviction it can deem them inadmissible to Canada. |
| ||Whether it does or not really depends on what type of conviction you had, and how long ago the conviction was. If you were sentenced to a conditional sentence where your record would be erased after say, completion of substance abuse program, then the conviction typically has no affect on your ability to enter Canada. |
| ||If you've received a normal sentence, i.e. probation, fine, jail time, you would be deemed inadmissible to Canada for 10 years after the completion of your sentence. |
| ||2 or more DUI's, or any other offense Canada considers indictable, and your deemed inadmissilble for life. |
|How would you find a DUI on somebody? That's is a state crime, not federal. ||Any time your arrested your automatically put into the FBI database and are given an FBI number. |
| ||That info is shared between CDN and US governments. |
|What is the upper limit on the amount of stuff being brought back before you send the traveler in to pay duty/tax? Does my behaviour influence this (meaning if I'm courteous, will you let me pass through with more stuff)? In your experience, do you mind that the officers in the regular lane or the NEXUS lane are more lenient? ||There is no upper limit. Each case is up to the officers discretion at the time. If we believe you are being honest about your declaration we will let some duties and taxes owed slide from time to time. This should never be expected. The fees are owed. Its just a bonus if we let you go. I don't mind at all that some officers have higher or lower thresholds for leniency. As long as we do our job well. |
|What can I do as a frequent border crosser to make your life easier? I cross about 2x a week and if there is anything I can do to make your life easier so that you will reciprocate, I'm down. ||If you cross twice a week you should certainly get a NEXUS card. It makes life easier for everyone. If not, then just avoid goods that require further inspection. Foods, Plants, Animal products, and controlled goods like alcohol and tobacco. Avoiding those goods can make the chances of examination slimmer. But not getting searched should ever be expected. |
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2013.11.21 05:53 TheRealirony Thinking about moving to Toronto from the USA. But planning a visit 1st. Questions about employment, living, and public opinions. (Sort of a long post)
Due to some unexpected changes in my life I am toying around with the idea of starting over somewhere new. I need a change of scenery and I've had 3 separate individuals tell me that I should move to Toronto (2 actually live in TO already, and the 3rd lives in Sarnia).
My problem is that I am fairly young (26 yrs old) and I have never done something this bold in my life so far. I live on the East Coast USA and have never moved further than about 45-50miles (72 km?) from where I lived last. I have no idea how to go about moving further than 2-3 cities away; let alone an entirely different country. From what I've read, I either need to get a work visa to stay for an extended time and work there, or I need to entirely immigrate (and work towards citizenship). I plan to do the former until I decide what to do with my life. As with anything, I plan to visit Toronto for maybe a week or two within the next year to gauge if I would enjoy living there. Question Time
- During my prelim visit, what should I focus on doing that will help me gauge if I would enjoy living there? I would like to know some amazing places to visit and some not-so-amazing places to visit so I can see and experience both extremes. Also, is there anything in particular that someone from the USA should know when visiting Toronto? (particular customs, etiquette, local dialect/phrases, etc). My only other experience outside of the USA involved my extended stay in South America.
- What do I do first if I find that I love Toronto and would like to live there? Am I supposed to apply for jobs while still living here in the USA and wait for an interview (either over the phone or I visit there to interview) or do I move to Toronto first with some starter $$ and then turn applying into a full-time job and hope that I find something before the cash runs out? I'm hoping some of you have either experience with this or know someone who does that can give some insight into this step. When I started my first "serious" job I lived out of a friends house for the 1st month until I could make my first apartment payment. Then every job move after that I just made my new job start date connect well with my apartment lease endings.
- Perhaps an unanswerable question: How difficult would it be to find a job in Toronto that revolves around the medical world and/or psychological/cultural relations? My education is in both behavioral psychology and applied anthropology and I have about 4 years of Clinical Research experience dealing with Pharma companies, the Federal Drug Administration, and the EU Medicine Agency. I know this is probably a far-fetched question, but I have no idea who else I would ask this towards.
- I may have a few places that I can apply to through networking connections I've made in previous jobs that have satellite offices in the TO area. If I find work in these offices in the city, is it better to find a small apartment inside the city and take public transit, or is it more viable to live outside of the city and commute inwards every day? Is there a norm when it comes to this (do more ppl commute, or do more live within the city limits)?
- I know it may not be entirely important but what is the viewpoint towards foreign employees? I know in the part of the USA that I live, people are quick to judge foreign workers "taking citizens' jobs." Is the same mentality felt in the Toronto area? I guess a better way to word this question would be: Will I have a harder time finding work if I apply as a U.S. citizen as opposed to a Canadian citizen with comparable qualifications?
- Lastly, if I do make a move to Toronto, I plan to stay there for no less than a year. Is a year long enough, in your opinion, to get a good feel for the city, culture, and climate as a whole (to judge if I want to live there further) or do you think that more/less time is needed?
Hopefully I got all my thoughts across with some sort of coherence. And sorry for writing a novel and a half. I tend to get wordy when I write online for whatever reason =/
If you need any more info from me to answer anything wholly just let me know. I'm open about nearly all aspects of my life.
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