harsens_rob (harsens_rob) wrote,

We're a camera'd society, now.

Our brothers and sisters across the way (that would be in Canada, Walpole Island) are going to have to break out their Rockwell. Too bad, really, because yes although there is a lot of technically illegal crossing into U.S. territory by the First Nation residents, it's only so they can avoid all of those ridiculous taxes on beer.

Unfortunately, like with everything, there are putzes out there that can't wait to ruin a good thing. You wouldn't think so, but we have quite the little human smuggling trade going on in our bitty burg. Turns out, we (used to be) a good place for illegal immigrants (mostly Asians, especially Chinese) to cross over from Canada on their way to places like New York.

We see a lot more border security and Homeland Security agents, these days. A lot of the Coast Guard plying up and down the waterway, also, especially when they aren't busy busting up ice for the freighters and causing us to be trapped on/off our island home.

Now, the Canadians will also have to be especially careful about crossing that invisible dotted line in the middle of the channel, lest they be forced to stop and hear, "Smile, You're On Candid Camera!"

picture credit belongs to island resident, Jan Zboril.

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