10 September 2011

Must ... Resist ... Temptation

Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry (Sarah Bridge, CBC News, 9/9/11)
Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities: WikiLeaks

More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


erp said...

... over to you, Peter.

Peter said...

I confess I'm speechless. I don't know whether I'm more perturbed the world's mentally afflicted have been caught in your security apparatus or heartened there appears to be an exception for Canadians who have notes from their doctors. But you may want to attend to that dream Canadian vacation soon, before we reciprocate. We have a whole special supplentary DSM devoted to American craziness.

Hey Skipper said...

So let me see if I have this straight: Only a crazy person would be in Canada, so trying to get out would be a mark of sanity, except that being in Canada makes a person crazy, so they can't get out.


David said...

That would be Catch 54'40".

Hey Skipper said...

Hmmm. The name for the Canadian currency is the Loonie.

It is all starting to fall into place.

Peter said...

Bureaucracy being bureaucracy, I wonder whether some low-level official in your Homeland Security didn't pen a memo to everyone suggesting any Canadian trying to cross into the States may be suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.