Reply to post: Re: stupid politics

IETF moves meeting from USA to Canada to dodge Trump travel ban

Hollerithevo

Re: stupid politics

@meph... Thanks for your replies. I have a Canadian colleague who is going to attend and was deciding not too after getting lots of hassle in US Customs in the airport going to the last one. He said the queue took forever, that he feared for his laptop and phone, and he had to keep explaining why, as a Canadian, he was coming in from France (where he works).

The USA can close its borders and keep out anyone it wants to, but it has to expect that people will decide for themselves what to do about this. We foreigners can keep trying and run all sorts of risks, as well as unpleasantness, or we can go somewhere else. And we are going somewhere else.

It is called the logical consequences of initial action.

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