Once this system is in place that requires foreigners entering the U.S. from Canada to have their fingerprints scanned, it will only be a matter of a year or two or another trade dispute and suddenly the system will be extended to Canadian citizens. I would be quite happy to not visit the USA until Bush is out of power and the survelliance state infrastructure is dismantled. I wonder if anybody has done the calculations to see how many trillion dollars per year the U.S. is losing in terms of travel and tourism dollars from global citizens who refuse to travel there and give them their money. It seems sort of reminiscent of those travel boycott programs that say, “Don’t travel to Country X, because your tourism dollars end up supporting the dictatorial, backwards, military regime that is in power.” Yes, it certainly does.

Listening to Karunesh / Alibaba from the album “Buddha Bar II – Dinner” by Claude Challe