Imagine No Religion 4

January 9, 2014 • 1:21 am

Be there or be square. I look forward to meeting a lot of new heathens, collecting more autographs for the now immensely valuable and artistically illuminated edition of WEIT (yes, it will be auctioned), and finally getting to see “The Unbelievers.”

And maybe Jerry DeWitt will ask for a “Darwin.”

Kamloops, B.C., May 16-18; details here.

24 thoughts on “Imagine No Religion 4

            1. How’s this for sad. I live 3 hours away and I can’t go either. $1000 by the time hotel and food are accounted for. I loved INR2, and would love to go again, but can’t afford it this time around 🙁

              1. You know, you might check with the organizers to see if they have any suggestions. There might be “scholarships” or the equivalent, and there might be either dorm-type housing and a cafeteria, or local families with a spare room. Even if you’re not actually a student anywhere, those types of opportunities might still be available. They might even have need of some type of assistant / other helping hands that you could get some behind-the-scenes access in exchange for some not-burdensome work.

                Of course, if it means time off work for a job where that’s not a viable option, that’s another matter entirely….

                Cheers,

                b&

    1. 🙂 There are planes that take you to other places because – science. 😀 Yeah, yeah, I know.

      1. This is true.

        But, sadly, commercial air travel to and from Canada means both the TSA and US Customs have their way with you.

        Damned shame, for Kamloops is gorgeous. So is Lillooet.

        b&

          1. Damn.

            Many many moons ago, I’ve crossed the Canadian border either without even an hint of Customs from either side or just a cursory wave. I even vaguely remember one time coming back to the US without any ID on me for some reason, and nobody being upset. Indeed, crossing the US-Canadian border was no more remarkable than crossing the California-Arizona border: major roads have agricultural inspection stations that mostly just wave passenger cars through unless there’s some sort of pets epidemic in progress, and on minor roads you might not even notice a difference in the mile markers. And nothing at all for aviation except for maybe the pilot pointing out the border like any other landmark.

            That’s the way it should be. There’s no reason for civilized people to have a militarized border. Any armies coming our way will be spotted long before they reach the border. Dangerous individuals the police can handle like any other; checkpoints aren’t going to stop them. Commercial importers won’t be able to sell their goods to retailers without a customs clearance, and individuals won’t be able to get a job without he proper immigration forms. Tourists are just here to spend money; the more the merrier, and we shouldn’t care where they’re coming from or going to.

            Just goes to show how uncivilized our nations are becoming….

            b&

            1. Yeah, after 9/11 it all went downhill. I used to go to Buffalo regularly just to go eat wings (yes, Buffalo wings) & I’d have just a driver’s licence on me. The border guards would ask what country I was a citizen of, I’d tell them & they’d wave me on. My relatives outside of Canada would marvel that the Canadian-US border was such given their impression of the US I suppose. I miss those days. It’s silly that things changed.

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