More Photography Harassment in Maryland

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #51

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    You know, back in the days of the Cold War, when we had legitimate concerns about Chinese or East Bloc spies, we made it a point of pride that we let people photograph even military stuff, unlike the silly paranoid Commies. Nowadays, I suspect that the only reason that Chinese or Russian spies take pictures of our railroads is to take them home and laugh among themselves about our primitive railway infrastructure. :)
     
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    Some pictures of the Beijing subway taken in 2017. Nobody from the dictatorial regime bothered me at all, even the picture of the security checkpoint.

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    Come to think of it, if they had bothered me, I was travelling on an official passport. It might have caused a diplomatic incident. I might have gotten into trouble at work. I might have retired a year earlier than I did, or maybe I might right now be cooling my heels in a Chinese prison. :) (unlikely, given the experience of the basetball player, who was caught shoplifting in China, but was pretty quickly released and sent home. This is China, after all, not North Korea.)
     

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