Monday, August 27, 2012

Canada Decides Catching Rogue Nukes Is More Important Than Finding Weed

by David Downs
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

About 30 percent of Americans believe a nuclear weapon will be detonated in a U.S. city in their lifetime. Hopefully such unfathomable horror is a little less probable now that the Canadian version of the border patrol is prioritizing the interception of exported fissile material and stolen cars over finding a relatively harmless weed. We applaud our northern neighbors' decision, and marvel that national priorities could be so misplaced to begin with.

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"At the end of June, regional CBSA managers across Canada received a memo that told them they were to focus on three priorities, namely stopping the export of illicit nuclear material and stolen vehicles, and enforcing other departments’ export bans. ... the memo goes on to say that because of “the limited number of resources available for export examinations, other commodities, including outbound smuggling of narcotics, unless there is an intelligence outlook, should not be undertaken.”
(via BoingBoing, Windsor Star)

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