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    seems like that would be a neat place to hike or mountain bike.. or is it a "no-mans land" where nothing can be done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    seems like that would be a neat place to hike or mountain bike.. or is it a "no-mans land" where nothing can be done
    Looks like a good place to get arrested.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Brandon Vanderkool’s severe dyslexia and six-foot-eight height give him an unusual perspective on his new job with the American Border Patrol, along the Washington/BC border — just a long, grassy ditch, really, barely dividing neighbours who used to be as congenial as those in any small community. Though his curious mind proves surprisingly adept at intercepting Canadian pot smugglers and potentially dangerous illegals, years of security hysteria and cross-border resentment — and a fascinating young Canadian who has turned her green thumb to a more lucrative crop — complicate Brandon’ s world in ways even he might not be able to see past.

    Border Songs is that rare delight: a gently satirical portrait, an extraordinary love story and a celebration of the coincidental and the miraculous.

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    We visited the Free Haskell Library in 2006. Lots of "touching" is permitted here.

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    Mexicans and other Central Americans with a few bucks in the bank might simply buy plane tickets to Winnipeg or Calgary and then hike across the border as part of a nature-oriented rustic vacation. Of course, if they were really savvy Mexicans, they'd just stay in Canada.

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    I've seen that cut-line from the air. It used to be a good cross-check on the INS. You were at 49 North.

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    Im surprised nobody's, " done it," yet, as in by bike, or hiking, or skateboard, or Zamboni...,


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    Default Re: The Slash: Canada - USA border

    Back in the early 80's I had a job selling car parts - traveling from garage to garage around VT & NH - stopping at each one every 2 weeks. One customer's shop was about 5 miles from the border & I was one for finding the back road that'd a) prove interesting & b) be more direct. One day I left Bruce's shop & started following dirt roads. After 15-20 minutes I noticed that the road signs were in French. Ruh roh Reorge... I turned around to head back, but before I got more than a mile or so, I saw blue lights coming from both directions & was soon surrounded by 3 cars - 2 Quebec & 1 US Border Patrol.

    Long story short (they were all friendly) - I mentioned that I'd left Bruce's less than 1/2 hour ago. "Bruce King?" "Yep" "He's my uncle - hold on while I check on that" He radioed in, the dispatcher called Bruce, Bruce verified that I was who I said I was (& added "That sounds like something Garret would do" & the US guy escorted me back across the border.

    No slash there, as it was all farm fields, but it was a different time - there were dozens of dirt roads that crossed the border & you could use them freely if you had a vehicle "registered" as one that would use the road.

    For months, every time I left Bruce's shop, he'd very politely ask if I needed directions on how to get to Richford without crossing the border...
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