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By misslake (Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 08:58:53 AM EST) beer, cookies, vagina full of centipedes, minty fresh vagina (all tags)
except for what was seized by the canada border services agency.


thanks to R343L for the awesome birthday/christmas poster.

Gedvondur, the cookies were re-packaged and forwarded to me by customs with this note:

"This is to advise you that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has intercepted a mail item addressed to you that contains an intoxicating beverage(s)/liquor (as listed below) and transferred it to Canada Post.

TAKEN FOR CANADA POST 2 BOTTLES OF HOME MADE BEER ALCOHOL NON-MAILABLE MATTER

The importation of such items by mail is prohibited under the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act.

Consequently Canada Post must dispose of the item(s) in accordance with "Non-mailable Matter Regulations" under the Canada Post Corporation Act."

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowDoc/cr/SOR-90-10///en?page=1
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowDoc/cs/i-3///en?page=1

the act, will allow me to have the beer shipped back to you if i pay it's postage. i am disappointed that i will not get to enjoy your beer with the wonderful cookies (well packed and not at all stale!), but i am pleased that canada allows me to return it to you.

thanks for the cookies, they are very tasty!

and thanks to obvious troll for the cookie exchange!

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Those bastards! by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 09:12:42 AM EST
I have never shipped beer to Canada. If I were to shop beer to somewhere in the US, I would go with UPS or Fed Ex, and label them as yeast samples, even though it may be illegal. If I did it.


I send lindze beer via US postal by vorheesleatherface (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 11:51:56 AM EST
and apparently they didn't care what was in the package because it reached the other side of the continent unscathed.


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There's a difference between legal and possible by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 12:02:41 PM EST



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quite right! by vorheesleatherface (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Jan 20, 2009 at 05:38:47 AM EST
What doesn't get me into trouble... is good!


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That long, huh? by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 09:24:42 AM EST
Dang. Well, that's good to know for the future.


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it had been held up for a while in customs by misslake (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 09:31:19 AM EST
and then re-packaged and re-sent, so i assume it took a lot longer than is usual.

hopefully next time we can arrange it so most people send within their country.

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What a fun Post Office day! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 09:34:15 AM EST
I love getting fun mail, and more then one in one day! You are very special!

*twinkle*twinkle*


Canada Post must dispose of the item by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #5 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 09:42:41 AM EST
So if you don't pay to ship it back, they get to drink it?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I believe this calls for a road trip! by R343L (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 10:21:08 AM EST
Gedvondur needs to visit Toronto and bring his tasty home brew with him!

and I need to come along and, uh, help you sample it, perhaps ask him elaborate questions about his brewing techniques

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Heh by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:07:36 AM EST
Its only a 15 hour drive around Lake Michigan to get there.  Not too bad.  At least, not in the summer.



Gedvondur

"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
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if mailing beer is bad .. by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:08:22 AM EST
is taking it (smuggling it ?) across the border worse ?

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I'm pretty sure ... by R343L (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:13:29 AM EST
It's the postal part. You can certainly carry liquor on your person into Canada as I've done it several times now. You just have to declare it and have it be below the allowance (or pay duties).

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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Doh! by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:06:15 AM EST
NO!  The Vanilla Carmel Cream Ale!

Those boarder securing bastards!


Damn, I'm sorry about that.  Don't bother to pay to have them sent back, it was only two bottles. 


 

Gedvondur


"I love my brain. It's the only organ I can afford to lose." --frijolito
That's insane! by Driusan (4.00 / 2) #11 Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 01:46:42 PM EST
I'm going to go protest The Man by going out and drinking unmailed intoxicating liquors right now!

And none of this mainstream mass produced corporate beer that the act is clearly trying to force on us all. I'm going to a brewpub!

TAKE THAT BRIAN MULRONEY AND YOUR CANADA POST ACT!

--
Vive le Montréal libre.

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