...well not quite 100% free of molestation. You still have the opportunity to "interact" with these dedicated civil servants if you are within 100 miles of any US border, and in some cities where they "protect" mass transit. Oh! Please do not forget the NYPD and other police forces that have chosen to "SWAT" up with federal anti terrorism dollars. I am Canadian and find any travel to or within the US has become "unfriendly" to guests. So yes, the terrorists have won easily.
I am surprised that you seem not to believe that Canada has been a big "partner" of the NSA mass surveillance blitz. I will be money that Vic Towes and his boss, our Prime Minister, Steven harper (SIC) have already sold our privacy sovereignty to the NSA. (Take a look at the location of the undersea cables heading over to Europe if you have any doubts) I patiently await additional details of the unlubricated NSA penetration of all Canadians. BTW, most of our data resides on US based servers anyway.
It is interesting how "fiction" eventually becomes closer to our reality. In 1987, an episode of Star Trek (TNG) had a storyline of a planet where all infractions of the established laws were punishable by death.
One has to wonder back to the story of the US government asking their operatives to get personal info on all foreign diplomats (including cell phone numbers). The recent news that the UK government spied on foreign diplomat's cell phone calls it begs the question....
For Honda to complain about an informed consumer is absolutely short sited. Honda gets their fixed base price on every sale and that is not negotiable for the dealer or the customer. The greatest profit a car dealer will make beyond the initial sale is on service. Corporations need to change their business models to be more customer centric or they will fail.
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