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Old Apr 5, 2006, 8:22 AM   #11
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I have no IDEA what your are asking or getting at? Is it just me or does anyone understand what the above poster wants ?
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 8:24 AM   #12
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Are you talking about this quote "US citizens are bound to certain areas for traveling ( DEMOCRACY RIGHT)."




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Old Apr 5, 2006, 9:08 AM   #13
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I think it comes down to common sense.
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 9:18 AM   #14
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While scrolling through the message at NO point was any questioned directed towards me. Only a copy and paste of a quote.



If indeed the US commentis what is being questioned ANY U.S. citizen of that supposed" FREE COUNTRY" should know exactly what Im talking about.



If you are a U.S. citizen when was the last time you visited Cuba a " NON FREE COUNTRY " ?
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 9:52 AM   #15
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I have shot pictures in 17 countries: US, Canada, Carribean islands, Mexico, and Europe. Certain sites are out of bounds. They don't like you taking close up pictures of bridges, entrances of buildings, power plants, jails and prisons, etc. They don't know you are just a tourist or a terrorist. They are just following the rules.

You have to use common sense in shooting pictures.I am going to St. Petersburg, Russia in Sept. I have been researching what I can and can't take pictures of. In Monaco, no pictures of inside of the Grand Casino. Most casinos don't allow pictures. Even, on the cruise ships I have been on post no pictures of the casino areas.

Is it right or wrong? I can see both sides of the argument. Freedom? You have freedom and laws dictating what you can and can't do. I am not sure why you are angry about it. There are a lot of things to shoot.

I rather be safe than sorry.




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Old Apr 5, 2006, 11:22 AM   #16
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videosilva,

What is so hard to understand? Look at the sixth post in this thread (my first). You don't see a question there? It comes right after the two statements made by you in previous posts.

I'll ask it again:

Where can't I go?

I am a citizen of the United States of America, and I have no idea what you are talking about in the previously mentioned two posts of yours, as well as the latest;

"If indeed the US commentis what is being questioned ANY U.S. citizen of that supposed" FREE COUNTRY" should know exactly what Im talking about."


In answer to your question, "If you are a U.S. citizen when was the last time you visited Cuba a " NON FREE COUNTRY " ?", the answer is never. Why would I want to? I have never had any desire to go to Cuba. Are you trying to say that because I have never visited Cuba, the United States is not a free country? Are you trying to say that Canada is a better country than the US, because you have visited Cuba? You can't even take a picture of a streetcar!

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Old Apr 5, 2006, 11:49 AM   #17
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I thought I gave you a general understanding of what is off limits. In your case, check the Dept. of Homeland Security for information. Canada probably has a similar dept web site. You can also check with local police dept. for what is off limits.

Most countries don't want you taking detailed pictures of:

Casinos
Govt. Facilities
Military Facilities
Power Plants
Chemical Plants
Bridges and Tunnels
Entrances to buildings
Subways, Train Stations, transportation hubs.
Places marked no pictures allowed
Some Airports
Police stations

Places that terrorists would target. Detailed photos could be used to plan attacks.

Many cities have jail time and fines for taking pictures in subways, and train stations. I believe this is London, NYC, Moscow, and many others. They don't want them used to plan attacks.

Being a US Citizen means very little, especially outside the US. You are subject to the laws of the country you are visiting. You need to show respect for their laws. You can check with the US Embassy for information on what you can't take pictures of in foriegn countries. The US State Dept. is also a good source.

Assuming anything is not a good idea. After 9/11, the rules have changed. The rules changed in Madrid and London after their attacks. Be glad you just were yelled at or looked at. In some countries, you would be arrested and your camera equipment confiscated. There are many strict laws in Europe on taking flash pictures at many sites of historical value. I have seen cameras confiscated ordestroyedfor taking pictures at some churches in Europe posted as NO PICTURES!

If you don't like the rules in Canada, don't go back. They won't miss you at all.













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Old Apr 5, 2006, 1:11 PM   #18
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Quoting mckennma "If you don't like the rules in Canada, don't go back. They won't miss you at all."



I second that !!

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Old Apr 5, 2006, 2:20 PM   #19
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I have shot pictures in 17 countries: US, Canada, Carribean islands, Mexico, and Europe. Certain sites are out of bounds. They don't like you taking close up pictures of bridges, entrances of buildings, power plants, jails and prisons, etc. They don't know you are just a tourist or a terrorist. They are just following the rules.

You have to use common sense in shooting pictures.I am going to St. Petersburg, Russia in Sept. I have been researching what I can and can't take pictures of. In Monaco, no pictures of inside of the Grand Casino. Most casinos don't allow pictures. Even, on the cruise ships I have been on post no pictures of the casino areas.

Is it right or wrong? I can see both sides of the argument. Freedom? You have freedom and laws dictating what you can and can't do. I am not sure why you are angry about it. There are a lot of things to shoot.

I rather be safe than sorry.

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You feel safe why ? Picture taking has never been terrorism and there has ALWAYS been terrorism WAY before 911 and there WILL always be. No one can stop it, when it happens it happens unfortunately.
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I'm sure any of the places your mentionedare availbe to the general public with a little searching.
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Old Apr 5, 2006, 2:25 PM   #20
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Being one of the PORREST Provinces in Canada you sure have alot to say.
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