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2020-05-19 12:11:27 PM  
Moose out front yatta yatta yatta.
 
2020-05-19 12:14:58 PM  
oh no
 
2020-05-19 12:15:37 PM  
Not sorry, Michigan is right next door.
 
2020-05-19 12:16:18 PM  
Its the smart thing to do, from there perspective.

We can pretend but we don't have this shiat under control.
 
2020-05-19 12:16:33 PM  
Good. Keep it closed till the orange menace is out and the plague rats are dealt with
 
2020-05-19 12:16:49 PM  

Alebak: Its the smart thing to do, from there perspective.

We can pretend but we don't have this shiat under control.


"THEIR", FUG
 
2020-05-19 12:17:59 PM  
Yeah, we're not sorry.  We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.
 
2020-05-19 12:18:04 PM  
Xenophobia.
 
2020-05-19 12:18:11 PM  
On behalf of my fellow Canadians: 

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2020-05-19 12:18:15 PM  
I don't blame 'em. The people downstairs aren't helping the matter.
 
2020-05-19 12:19:24 PM  
Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(
 
2020-05-19 12:20:05 PM  
They should build a wall and make the US pay for it.
 
2020-05-19 12:20:34 PM  

Alebak: Its the smart thing to do, from there perspective.

We can pretend but we don't have this shiat under control.


While I don't disagree, there is a problem with that thought. Namely, the whole " keeping it open to commercial traffic and essential workers who cross for work" bit.  Which means there's still a good chance for infected persons crossing the border.

/Actually, what was the percentage breakdown of crossers?
//I mean, before January
///30% or less "non-essential"?
 
2020-05-19 12:22:12 PM  
It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.
 
2020-05-19 12:22:48 PM  
Funny how there's so much silence from all of Fark's 'open borders' crowd.
 
2020-05-19 12:23:01 PM  
The News tag is a beast. It beat not only the Obvious tag but the No Farking shiat tag as well.
 
2020-05-19 12:23:21 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Yeah, we're not sorry. We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.


Did you miss the part about Canada being closed to all international travel indefinitely?
 
2020-05-19 12:24:10 PM  

bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.


How many cases were returning snowbirds?

\Canada only has one land border.

Two, if you count Quebec
 
2020-05-19 12:25:04 PM  

NEDM: Deathbymeteor: Yeah, we're not sorry. We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.

Did you miss the part about Canada being closed to all international travel indefinitely?


Must suck for St. Pierre et Miquelon.

They won't get a supply flight from France until June.
 
2020-05-19 12:25:21 PM  

lolmao500: Good. Keep it closed till the orange menace is out and the plague rats are dealt with


So keep it closed permanently then
The electoral college all but ensures a Trump victory. Urban votes don't matter in America, rural ones are what carries the weight

And those plague rats? That's the new normal. Far right media and internet loonies have been conducting information warfare and indoctrinating and brainwashing the willfully ignorant for decades

Accept it, mindless cretins parroting right wing props gas like trained animals is the new normal
 
2020-05-19 12:30:23 PM  
This is a mutual thing, in case you are wondering.  Both sides want to extend the closure.  And all it does is ban tourism, which is basically not happening anywhere anyways.  Commercial traffic never stopped.
 
2020-05-19 12:31:34 PM  
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'We're having what ya call a "slow opening" for local customers only.
No degens from low country allowed (yet)!'

'We'd offer curb-side pick up but we don't have such municipal attributes at this rural locale.'
 
Juc
2020-05-19 12:32:11 PM  
I'm ok with this,restricting travel as much as possible really helps keep a lid on the problem.
 
2020-05-19 12:32:34 PM  

NEDM: Deathbymeteor: Yeah, we're not sorry. We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.

Did you miss the part about Canada being closed to all international travel indefinitely?


That was not in the farking article.

Read it again, vveerryy ssllllooowwwllllyyyy.
 
2020-05-19 12:33:09 PM  

bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.


BS.
 
2020-05-19 12:34:24 PM  

rcain: lolmao500: Good. Keep it closed till the orange menace is out and the plague rats are dealt with

So keep it closed permanently then
The electoral college all but ensures a Trump victory. Urban votes don't matter in America, rural ones are what carries the weight

And those plague rats? That's the new normal. Far right media and internet loonies have been conducting information warfare and indoctrinating and brainwashing the willfully ignorant for decades

Accept it, mindless cretins parroting right wing props gas like trained animals is the new normal


Calm down, it ain't so bad.  Trump can't be in office 2024.
 
2020-05-19 12:35:04 PM  
A vast majority of the border states either have massive outbreaks or very few open for business restrictions.  I don't blame Canada in the slightest for not wanting to let in either sick or insane people.
 
2020-05-19 12:35:17 PM  
Gotta stop those caravans of diseases.
 
2020-05-19 12:35:24 PM  

This text is now purple: NEDM: Deathbymeteor: Yeah, we're not sorry. We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.

Did you miss the part about Canada being closed to all international travel indefinitely?

Must suck for St. Pierre et Miquelon.

They won't get a supply flight from France until June.


They're starting to open back up now. They get their supplies from St. John's, mostly.
 
2020-05-19 12:36:51 PM  

Geotpf: NEDM: Deathbymeteor: Yeah, we're not sorry. We're trying to complete the downward slope of the curve, and the insanity of the neighbours shouldn't be allowed to wreck that.

Did you miss the part about Canada being closed to all international travel indefinitely?

That was not in the farking article.

Read it again, vveerryy ssllllooowwwllllyyyy.


Does " As for when Canada could reopen to international visitors, Trudeau said the government is making decisions week to week based on a rapidly changing situation."mean something else?
 
2020-05-19 12:38:03 PM  
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2020-05-19 12:40:27 PM  

Alebak: Its the smart thing to do, from there perspective.

We can pretend but we don't have this shiat under control.


we do. stay over there for now, eh
 
2020-05-19 12:40:35 PM  
Stockpiles of all-dressed chips are dangerously low and let's face it - you yanks eat, like, a LOT!
The border will have to stay closed until the next crop of taters are harvested.
 
2020-05-19 12:41:25 PM  
My wife is American and lives just over the border from me in Washington.  Trudeau recently answered at a press conference that there are no exceptions even for married folks.

/le sigh
 
2020-05-19 12:42:16 PM  

alitaki: Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(


That's not the quote. It's 'a loft apartment above a really great party'. But these days meth lab may be more accurate.
 
2020-05-19 12:42:54 PM  

This text is now purple: bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.

How many cases were returning snowbirds?

\Canada only has one land border.

Two, if you count Quebec


You're right. I should have said, "people entering from the U.S."
 
2020-05-19 12:45:05 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.

BS.


Bob Saget? I don't think he's been here recently.
 
rka
2020-05-19 12:46:10 PM  

Alebak: Its the smart thing to do, from there perspective.

We can pretend but we don't have this shiat under control.


Hardly anyone has it under control. New Zealand maybe. But without a vaccine or effective treatment control is a nebulous thing.

At best, some countries have it at bay. But it's like having wolves at bay outside your door. Sure, inside you're safe. But you better hope the door holds.
 
2020-05-19 12:48:31 PM  

Subtonic: alitaki: Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(

That's not the quote. It's 'a loft apartment above a really great party'. But these days meth lab may be more accurate.


Um....
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https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment​s​/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_​convoluted_stream/
 
2020-05-19 12:55:09 PM  
Salright!
 
2020-05-19 12:56:13 PM  

alitaki: Subtonic: alitaki: Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(

That's not the quote. It's 'a loft apartment above a really great party'. But these days meth lab may be more accurate.

Um....
[Fark user image 725x179]

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments​/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_​convoluted_stream/


You're both right.

Robin williams canada
Youtube Rsqcokevi2A
 
2020-05-19 12:56:16 PM  
Many long conveyor belts.
Put stuff on in the US, verify/sterilize/etc along the way, pick it up in Canada, and vice-versa.
 
2020-05-19 12:56:29 PM  

Greylight: My wife is American and lives just over the border from me in Washington.  Trudeau recently answered at a press conference that there are no exceptions even for married folks.

/le sigh


that sucks. I am sure that is just adding stress to an already stressful situation. I wish you both well.
 
2020-05-19 12:57:32 PM  

Bootleg: While I don't disagree, there is a problem with that thought. Namely, the whole " keeping it open to commercial traffic and essential workers who cross for work" bit.  Which means there's still a good chance for infected persons crossing the border.


You don't need to reduce infection entirely, just reduce it to a level where contact tracing can isolate widespread transmission.
 
2020-05-19 12:58:41 PM  
I don't understand. Are we supposed to be outraged at common sense?
 
2020-05-19 12:59:05 PM  

PyroStock: alitaki: Subtonic: alitaki: Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(

That's not the quote. It's 'a loft apartment above a really great party'. But these days meth lab may be more accurate.

Um....
[Fark user image 725x179]

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments​/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_​convoluted_stream/

You're both right.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rsqcokev​i2A]


I see he had to update it to reflect the times. Definitely works better.
 
2020-05-19 12:59:31 PM  

bingethinker: This text is now purple: bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.

How many cases were returning snowbirds?

\Canada only has one land border.

Two, if you count Quebec

You're right. I should have said, "people entering from the U.S."


I'm curious if this could have stopped returning snowbirds.

A plague patient caught on an expired Visa can either go back to Canada, go to Guantanamo, or plead their case with Mastercard.
 
2020-05-19 1:00:17 PM  

PyroStock: alitaki: Subtonic: alitaki: Robin Williams was absolutely right about Canada - the really nice apartment above the meth lab. :(

That's not the quote. It's 'a loft apartment above a really great party'. But these days meth lab may be more accurate.

Um....
[Fark user image 725x179]

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments​/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_​convoluted_stream/

You're both right.


Difference is, I never said he was wrong.
 
2020-05-19 1:01:36 PM  
In other news, the Stanley Cup remains trapped on the US side of the border, as it has for the last quarter-century. Much of Detroit's tourism is based on Canadians crossing the border to view it.

At least the Raptors and Blue Jays can still play those other Canadian teams.
 
2020-05-19 1:04:16 PM  

This text is now purple: bingethinker: This text is now purple: bingethinker: It was the last border Canada closed, when it should have been the first. The majority of Covid-19 cases can be tracked to U.S. visitors.

How many cases were returning snowbirds?

\Canada only has one land border.

Two, if you count Quebec

You're right. I should have said, "people entering from the U.S."

I'm curious if this could have stopped returning snowbirds.

A plague patient caught on an expired Visa can either go back to Canada, go to Guantanamo, or plead their case with Mastercard.


After a certain date, people returning from abroad were supposed to quarantine themselves for 14 days. But most of the snowbirds would have returned before that.
 
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