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11. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 11y

I'm not really sure that I believe this. As far as I know the US DHS must get a court order to look at library book checkouts...that is they must have the suspect first and not base suspects on book loaning habits.

I just got my US green card this summer, and if they really checked this kind of thing then I would have been red flagged in an instant and not got hte Green Card...my Canadian Passport is full of Chinese visas (4 trips in past 3 years) and I've checked out many of these kinds of books from my university library,

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

There are certain circumstances where a court order is not mandated nor required. Depending on the "offense" or situation, the court order can be procured after-the-fact. The Homeland Security Act went into effect shortly after 9-11 and allows certain "liberties" that were not afforded government agencies prior to that date.

Have you checked them out from US libraries? The problem stemmed from the student requesting the original transcript in it's entirety. It's going to end up being a case by case situation and who has had a really bad day...

Isa's off to check out "Little red Riding Hood" and wait for the knock on her door...

[ Edit: Fixed sentence so it made sense! ]

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting mally

with technology as it is they can take a sat photo and sex your cat in the garden. i can get a sat photo of my friend in the thier back garden. governments can hear and monitor us in our homes . i usually find these things are advertised as political distractions. do or say something just to keep you busy ranting till they have worked out and done something else. There aim is to keep in work and you paying for it.

What is a sat photo? and WHY would they sex my cat in the garden????
(Off to sit in the cluesless corner.....)

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

What is a sat photo? and WHY would they sex my cat in the garden????
(Off to sit in the cluesless corner.....)

A sat photo is a satellite image or photograph. Hien sent a sat photo of my property to me. Granted, it was an older image - but there was my little patch of land. Newer images would have shown me standing on the roof waving back at Hien.

I'm not sure why they would want to sex the cat in the garden...

Isa goes off to ponder that one for awhile...

15. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

I'm going to take a stand and say "sex my cat" means "determine my cat's gender".

16. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting angela_

I'm going to take a stand and say "sex my cat" means "determine my cat's gender".

I agree - but why would they want to??? My cat doesn't like them very much...

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

I agree - but why would they want to??? My cat doesn't like them very much...

I think it's just a matter of -they CAN do it- more than it is a -they want to do it-

18. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

For the first time in my life, I wish I was an American so I can go borrow some books.....

Then again, given my background, they'd probably go a bit further than a "friendly chat".

19. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Q! You can't stop there!! Details man, I need details!!!

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting CupCake

Q! You can't stop there!! Details man, I need details!!!

Unless he has a really secret background - it may be that he's Canadian of Chinese decent. Or, he's really an axe-murderer. With a name like Quan Zhang - I'm voting axe murderer because it doesn't sound Chinese to me!