hey Rob as usual, I'm several paces behind-
So today, I had the chance to renew lingering doubts about the heavy handed secret gubmint of yours and mine as bedfellows.
Stopped Greenwalds partner today at Heathrow, held him for 9 hours, confiscated all of his electronic equipment, didn't arrest hi, but questioned him for 9 hours, without a lawyer present, done by an anonymous person identified only by a badge number.
Now is anyone worried yet?
No one stopped you or your loved ones right?
List of corrupt agencies/individuals engaged in mendacious behavior eclipses those not.
All up and down the line...
I had terrible cannelloni for dessert Rob,
the red sauce was awesome but the dang pastry---
You have to be careful what you eat!
In the 80s, when we moved to Spain, I used to do very frequent flights from here to Britain and back.
Arriving in Glasgow on one such, accompanied by my son aged about 17 or 18, we were both stopped at customs. The guy started to look at our stuff, and I smiled at him and asked: is it the beard and the jeans? He laughed back, and said nothing. He didn't have to; I understood.
So yes, if you choose to make yourself look like a thug then expect to be treated at least, at the very least, with suspicion!
I saw the images of the two guys you mention on Sky News this morning, the reporter and his ‘partner’ who, if you’ll forgive me saying so, looks the perfect stereotype of the middle-eastern terrorist! In Britain, there is this constant complaint that swarthy, and more so very swarthy, gentlemen are stopped more often than the very pale variety on these spot searches that get carried out in the pursuit of public safety. That the crime figures would indicate that the fuzz have a point seems not to matter: the 'concerned' perception is all about complexion. But then, that’s also become a very profitable aspect of law practice.
Odd, isn’t it, how pale people spend so much time, money, risk and nervous energy trying to look tanned. Come to think of it, I might have added that observation to those doubting Thomases who, on recent threads, criticised my level of devotion to the gentle art I thought we all shared here. One of the attractions of catching calendars was the chance to get the hell out of the gloom and get brown, and then, get this: show it off back at the ranch!
It did my ego good, but I suspect, in retrospect, that it did me absolutely no favours back in the ad. agency offices I had to visit… tan looks so much more, well, tanned, against white T-shirts. Works well against black too, just in case anyone is interested. When and where everyone else bears the same tonality, the value is nil.