Scott MacNeill

Back in US, Unfortunatly!

Ok, crazy flight from Iceland to NY. We were supposed to arrive at 7:00 p.m. EST and ended up arriving at 11:30 p.m. EST. Upon entry into US customs I get my bags checked and they find Absinthe. Now this is a testament to the intellectual genius of US Homeland Security. They do not know what it is or what to do with it. So they detain me in Customs till 3:30 a.m. EST at which time the port authority police arrive, place me under arrest and tote me off to Queens port authority where I am thrown into a cell. Amazing!!

Now if the US Department of Homeland Security actually knew what the f*** they were doing they could have just called the state department or even better the department of homeland security and been like "Absinthe? whats up?" and they would have said "Confiscate it because its prohibited and let him go" or they could have just gone to google and did a search on "Absinthe + customs" and would have gotten this link ranked first:

Prohibited and Restricted Items -

But this is way above the mental capability of US Homeland Security. So they decide to have local port authority arrest me therefore making this a state issue.

6 hours later I am released (10:15 a.m. EST). I am released because the District Attorney figured out that it is only prohibited therefore they have no right to detain me. Now I get to leave running on 33 hours of no sleep. F***ers!

It is comforting to know that such intelligent people are watching our backs.

I felt more welcome entering Ukraine then US.

In case anybody wants to see Greenland:

More Greenland
and more Greenland

Date: 08.11.2006


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