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2020-04-10 5:12:49 AM  
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2020-04-10 5:30:01 AM  

MechaPyx: [Fark user image 750x318]


Plus toilet paper shortages.  Comrade, you will feel like you never left home!

/seriously, fark all Trump voters
//haven't seen shiat like this since East Berlin in '83
 
2020-04-10 5:34:19 AM  

NotARocketScientist: You have a road coming into town? You must live in the South East. Most the small towns/villages I've been to are only air and sea access. Some don't even have roads in town. I'm a big city girl. I live in the thriving metropolis of Fairbanks (population 31,000).

I wasn't aware that we had the quarantine for  people coming in. Makes sense though as we have one of the lower rates of infection.


Most of Southeast doesn't have roads from town to town. Okay, when you get closer to Anchorage you get roads, but in the panhandle, not so much. Except Haines. And Hyder.

I lived in Fairbanks when I was a wee lad. Then the pipeline came and we scarpered off to places less insane.
 
2020-04-10 5:51:27 AM  
I spent youthful summers in Seldovia. You either arrived by boat or by plane. I suppose swimming or an incredibly long walk through impossible terrain were options, but as far as I know, Chuck Norris never visited the town.

Steven Segal had some property up in Sadie Cove though, rumor had it.
 
2020-04-10 6:12:05 AM  
Fark that.

I predict that following this pandemic we are going to see A LOT of civil rights lawsuits wind themselves through the courts because of some of the unreasonable things, like this, that Governors have been doing. There are going to be a lot of checks on just what actual authority elected officials have to shred the constitution when they declare emergencies.
 
2020-04-10 6:33:16 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Fark that.

I predict that following this pandemic we are going to see A LOT of civil rights lawsuits wind themselves through the courts because of some of the unreasonable things, like this, that Governors have been doing. There are going to be a lot of checks on just what actual authority elected officials have to shred the constitution when they declare emergencies.


You're wrong

You'll see why in a few months

We're about to hit an economic crisis the likes of which this country has never seen

This republic is about to end. With no faith of American governmental institutions and an incompetent fool at its head, we'll be lucky to have any civil rights left from the confusion and desperate actions of strongmen who think they can rule this country better than anyone else.

This is not like the 30s. Americans had faith in its institutions and its leaders at that point of history.
 
2020-04-10 6:35:05 AM  
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2020-04-10 6:36:09 AM  
Keep America Beautiful
/Annex New Jersey
//Balkanize Ohio
 
2020-04-10 6:40:13 AM  

born_yesterday: Dont get upset.  Switch it off!  Like a light switch.


My light switch is out of ammunition
 
2020-04-10 6:44:26 AM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: born_yesterday: Dont get upset.  Switch it off!  Like a light switch.

My light switch is out of ammunition


Get a charging dock.

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2020-04-10 7:03:08 AM  

cman: This republic is about to end. With no faith of American governmental institutions and an incompetent fool at its head


Problem: it's not just him.

BIGGER problem: it is not just the Republican Party.

BIGGLIER PROBLEM: it's not just our bipartisan, vote -or-not system.

The Supreme Court has exposed the major cracks in our federal government. By that, I mean Republicans on the court. Florida in 2000? Gonna make us wish we had a time machine....
 
2020-04-10 7:31:50 AM  

studebaker hoch: kb7rky: And this is where we tell Governor Asshole to fark all the way off.

Produce a "permission slip" to enter the state? Yeah, go to hell, you dictatorial jackass.

If enough states lose patience with the federal government and start rolling their own quarantines, the USA will start breaking into medieval fiefdoms.


Or states
 
2020-04-10 7:33:16 AM  

valenumr: Shaggy_C: valenumr: I fully expect many constitutional challenges as some point, and I'm a little surprised that haven't already started.

There's always exceptions for purposes of emergencies, be it insurrection, war with a foreign power, or, indeed, pandemics. When the chips are down, the Constitution is really little more than a piece of paper. It's up for people to adhere to it. See: Alien and Sedition Acts, suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War, Japanese internment.

All very excellent points, but I thought some sort of executive privilege had to be involved. But again, I could certainly have misconceptions.


Utah isn't stopping people from entering the state but appears to be imposing a requirement (fill out this form) upon people to operate within it. That would seem to be allowed under Hendrick v. Maryland.

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/fede​r​al/us/235/610/

"In the absence of national legislation covering the subject, a state may prescribe uniform regulations necessary for safety and order in respect to operation of motor vehicles on its highways, including those moving in interstate commerce."
 
2020-04-10 7:34:04 AM  

My Sober Alt: Just print this out.  It's the ONLY reason to visit Utah:

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Difficulty:  I live in Colorado, why the hell would I go to Utah to ski?


You guys are a close 3rd. I moved to Utah to ski Alta. Sweet, natural terrain. Years ago they made an effort at a terrain park and that was pretty much ignored. I actually haven't been up there for a few years now. I've had my fun. Now I mostly go up into the backcountry across from Solitude. Lot of low angle fun to be had there.

I still think JH wins hands down with respect to terrain. That place is wild. And Colorado? Aspen Highlands and A-Basin are the shizzz.
 
2020-04-10 7:44:55 AM  

studebaker hoch: kb7rky: And this is where we tell Governor Asshole to fark all the way off.

Produce a "permission slip" to enter the state? Yeah, go to hell, you dictatorial jackass.

If enough states lose patience with the federal government and start rolling their own quarantines, the USA will start breaking into medieval fiefdoms.


Interesting observation...God knows we aren't getting any support from The Powers That Be
 
2020-04-10 7:47:15 AM  
When they knock on my door to proselytize, I should ask for their papers then?
 
2020-04-10 7:49:52 AM  
Coronavirus knows no borders
 
2020-04-10 7:55:32 AM  

cretinbob: [clydefitchreport.com image 850x566]
It's not fascism when we do it


if you read those documents i'll suck you off like a pro. a pro.
 
2020-04-10 7:58:37 AM  
I like how americans are more concerned about protecting their 'constitutional rights' than they are about slowing the spread of a deadly disease.
 
2020-04-10 8:05:42 AM  

WithinReason: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.

So if I making a quick beer run to your town to grab a 6er I have to hang around for 14 days?


If you're driving hundreds of miles to some remote town to grab 6 beers, then yes, you are suspect. And possibly crazy.
 
2020-04-10 8:22:01 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.


IF there is a salmon season this summer, I'll be required to quarantine for two weeks on my boat...the locals are rightfully freaking out, as they took horrible losses during the Spanish flu.
50+ million fish might swim by and plug the natal streams this year. Strange times.
 
2020-04-10 8:24:19 AM  

My Sober Alt: Just print this out.  It's the ONLY reason to visit Utah:

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Difficulty:  I live in Colorado, why the hell would I go to Utah to ski?


Because we get more snow?
;)
 
2020-04-10 8:35:28 AM  
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2020-04-10 9:18:28 AM  
"No papers?"
"No papers, state to state.  But avoid Utah.  They will ask for papers."
 
2020-04-10 9:41:18 AM  
I see the "mah freedumz" people are putting the constitution over states' rights now.  Is this a permanent switch, or will whichever is convenient take precedence for the duration they're spewing drivel in?
 
2020-04-10 9:56:50 AM  

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Surprised it took that long to show up, to be honest
 
2020-04-10 10:03:49 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.
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How do they deal with truckers bringing in supplies from outside, and doing deliveries?
 
2020-04-10 10:24:57 AM  

Resident Muslim: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.

I've never heard it being controlled at town level. Interesting.

/how are you feeling, by the way? Still self-isolating?


Whole town is under a shelter in place order and I'm not essential, so yeah. I haven't spoken to another person in person for over a week.
 
2020-04-10 10:30:15 AM  

WithinReason: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.

So if I making a quick beer run to your town to grab a 6er I have to hang around for 14 days?


1. If you are not already here, your beer run involves either a flight in a single-engine plane or a 10 hour round trip.

2. Yes. You would be required to quarantine before you can go to the store. Good luck with food delivery, hope you really like ridiculously overpriced pizza.
 
2020-04-10 10:33:26 AM  
valenumr: powhound: I live in Salt Lake and I don't even know what this is about or what purpose they hope to accomplish. People are driving all over the place within the state. Utahns are driving out of state and returning. Having a few out of staters milling about isn't likely to add to the issue so long as the basic guidelines already in place are followed.

I guess what I'm saying is either close the border or don't. I say close it. That would be entertaining.

Technically, it can't been done. At least I think. First freedom of movement is pretty ingrained. Second, the damned interstate commerce clause which the federal government regularly abuses. I fully expect many constitutional challenges as some point, and I'm a little surprised that haven't already started. Except, the courts are kind of shut down too.


They don't want to take chances in light of things like this.
 
2020-04-10 10:37:24 AM  

ficklefkrfark: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.

IF there is a salmon season this summer, I'll be required to quarantine for two weeks on my boat...the locals are rightfully freaking out, as they took horrible losses during the Spanish flu.
50+ million fish might swim by and plug the natal streams this year. Strange times.


Where do you fish? I have heard Dillingham is going to close the  Bristol Bay fishery this year if Dunleavy doesn't.

We have a much smaller fishery here, mostly subsistence - and our gillnets are nowhere near each other. I had planned to go to Kenai for dipnetting season, but that's out of the question now.

Strange times, indeed. But a real boon for River gillnetters like me.
 
2020-04-10 10:39:33 AM  

nanim: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.
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How do they deal with truckers bringing in supplies from outside, and doing deliveries?


Our supplies are barged in. Containers are offloaded with a crane. Locals Drive the trucks around town. Barge crew are not allowed off the barge.
 
2020-04-10 10:57:17 AM  
Same with North Dakota. Yes, your North Dakota travel plans are kaput.
Stay at home and work on your mashed potato sculpture.
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2020-04-10 11:00:26 AM  

wademh: cretinbob: [clydefitchreport.com image 850x566]
It's not fascism when we do it

Comments person who imagines he understands the Constitution.


Do enlighten us.
 
2020-04-10 11:02:36 AM  
German Lunch
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2020-04-10 11:07:19 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: There was a moose down on Main St. this morning (seriously), and he - characteristically - didn't give a shiat.


I would have thought the moose would do the opposite.
 
2020-04-10 11:53:52 AM  

powhound: propasaurus: Benevolent Misanthrope: Meanwhile, in Alaska, everyone entering the State is required to quarantine for 14 days.  You have to fill in a form saying where you will be quarantined.  They check.

In my tiny town, everyone arriving from outside town is also required to quarantine for 14 more days.

Arriving how? Are all the ports, roads, bridges, etc closed?

"Small town" in Alaska may very well be one road in and one road out or something similar that's easy to monitor, and a stranger wandering around would draw the attention of all 18 people, 20 huskies and the local moose.


The moose out front should have told  you.
 
2020-04-10 2:47:47 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: valenumr: Shaggy_C: valenumr: I fully expect many constitutional challenges as some point, and I'm a little surprised that haven't already started.

There's always exceptions for purposes of emergencies, be it insurrection, war with a foreign power, or, indeed, pandemics. When the chips are down, the Constitution is really little more than a piece of paper. It's up for people to adhere to it. See: Alien and Sedition Acts, suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War, Japanese internment.

All very excellent points, but I thought some sort of executive privilege had to be involved. But again, I could certainly have misconceptions.

Utah isn't stopping people from entering the state but appears to be imposing a requirement (fill out this form) upon people to operate within it. That would seem to be allowed under Hendrick v. Maryland.

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/feder​al/us/235/610/

"In the absence of national legislation covering the subject, a state may prescribe uniform regulations necessary for safety and order in respect to operation of motor vehicles on its highways, including those moving in interstate commerce."


So, an 18-wheeler on I-70 that was supposed to drive right through Utah has to do, what, exactly?  There is a chance the driver was planning to sleep at a truck stop at some point.
 
2020-04-10 4:00:03 PM  
I'd be fine with this if the virus weren't ALREADY EVERYWHERE ELSE ON THE GODDAMN PLANET INCLUDING UTAH.

"Where are you coming into Utah from, citizen?"

"Elsewhere on the planet Earth, officer."

"Hmm... Earth... okay, that checks out. Enjoy the Beehive State."
 
2020-04-10 8:15:27 PM  

My Sober Alt: Just print this out.  It's the ONLY reason to visit Utah:

[Fark user image image 850x587]

Difficulty:  I live in Colorado, why the hell would I go to Utah to ski?


To avoid I-70?
 
2020-04-10 9:54:01 PM  

i ignore u: I see the "mah freedumz" people are putting the constitution over states' rights now.  Is this a permanent switch, or will whichever is convenient take precedence for the duration they're spewing drivel in?


States are things and things don't have rights. States joined together and gave powers to a central federal government with a document. A document that also says that whatever was not specifically given were retained. Can you guess what that document is called?
 
2020-04-11 12:06:05 AM  
Come to New Zealand for a holiday in that case, you'll be escorted off the plane and into a hotel room for 14 days quarantine.
 
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