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(Orlando Sentinel)   Visitors and residents of Florida Keys now required to wear masks through June. Difficulty: June 2021   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line
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2020-06-18 6:08:01 PM  
♪♫♪  It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and all of our cunning
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane  ♪♫♪
 
2020-06-18 7:12:38 PM  
At the present rate of global warming, they'll be wearing scuba masks by 2022.
 
2020-06-18 7:14:09 PM  
That's why go down to Kokomo. I take it fast and then I take it slow
 
2020-06-18 7:19:30 PM  
Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.
 
2020-06-18 7:20:55 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.


They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.
 
2020-06-18 7:25:33 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.


Let's hope the "My free-dumbs!" idiots among us protest by trying to swim there, but as protest do so without masks...

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2020-06-18 7:26:32 PM  
Masks are cheaper than cemetery plots.
 
2020-06-18 7:26:54 PM  
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2020-06-18 7:30:26 PM  

Bukharin: Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.

Let's hope the "My free-dumbs!" idiots among us protest by trying to swim there, but as protest do so without masks...

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They should definitely try doing that while also carrying multiple firearms and about 50lbs of ammo.
 
2020-06-18 7:34:55 PM  
Good for them. Better than the idiots who think that masks are somehow imposing on people in an extraordinary way.
 
2020-06-18 7:35:12 PM  
I like this approach: get people used to the idea that this is here to stay and if the situation changes you can always roll it back. The alternative of deciding month by month is giving people false hope and just pissing people off.
 
2020-06-18 7:40:32 PM  
Some people are depressingly stupid. The winds of change are blowing.
 
2020-06-18 7:42:40 PM  

Uzzah: At the present rate of global warming, they'll be wearing scuba masks by 2022.


Hhiiyoooooo!!!

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2020-06-18 7:44:17 PM  

BubbaBoBob: Some people are depressingly stupid.


But enough about your posts...
 
2020-06-18 7:46:46 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.


What kicking out the non-residents and closing the bridge may have looked like:

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2020-06-18 7:48:18 PM  

morg: I like this approach: get people used to the idea that this is here to stay and if the situation changes you can always roll it back. The alternative of deciding month by month is giving people false hope and just pissing people off.


Plus it never made sense in reality anyway.

As matter of fact, I feel like the entire American response, (aside from most actual medical professionals) has been divorced from reality.

Most seem to only be concerned about the very short term stuff like when can they go to the beach, or when sports will return.
 
2020-06-18 7:49:28 PM  

WillJM8528: morg: I like this approach: get people used to the idea that this is here to stay and if the situation changes you can always roll it back. The alternative of deciding month by month is giving people false hope and just pissing people off.

Plus it never made sense in reality anyway.

As matter of fact, I feel like the entire American response, (aside from most actual medical professionals) has been divorced from reality.

Most seem to only be concerned about the very short term stuff like when can they go to the beach, or when sports will return.


Being only concerned about the short-term stuff is the American way.
 
2020-06-18 8:02:07 PM  
That's a nice figure -- $500 fine. With the virus skyrocketing in San Antonio, which had an exemplary stay at home stance, now sabotaged by the governor -- maybe the best thing to do is say "No Mask -- No Problem".

Then the only addon is a mandatory $500 fee for the added insurance needed per freedom-snowflake to keep the doors open, hospitals open.  I'm not sure that $500 per FreedomFighter© is enough if contact tracing actually starts in earnest and each victim sues the establishment.  How did that work with other social disease outbreaks?

In the last week, stories are coming out of the woodwork with people finding that friends and relatives have all been exposed.  At least Anthony Wiener had the class to just do it from the distance of a cell phone tower.
 
2020-06-18 8:03:07 PM  

Enigmamf: Masks are cheaper than cemetery plots.


It's also next to impossible to bury your dead down there!
 
2020-06-18 8:03:44 PM  
Not difficult for me. I won't go there.
 
2020-06-18 8:04:23 PM  
Aren't the majority of those folks already in oxygen masks anyway?
 
2020-06-18 8:06:14 PM  

ayrlander: Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.

What kicking out the non-residents and closing the bridge may have looked like:

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Seven-Mile Bridge anyone?
 
2020-06-18 8:08:17 PM  

Salmon: Aren't the majority of those folks already in oxygen masks anyway?


Strike one...

/swing again.
 
2020-06-18 8:18:55 PM  

BitwiseShift: At least Anthony Wiener had the class to just do it from the distance of a cell phone tower.


Hhiiiiyyooooo!!!

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2020-06-18 8:21:11 PM  

Mrtraveler01: BubbaBoBob: Some people are depressingly stupid.

But enough about your posts...


Oh, man. That is so clever!
 
2020-06-18 8:27:39 PM  
I love the Keys. It really isn't Florida.
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2020-06-18 8:37:24 PM  

solokumba: I love the Keys. It really isn't Florida.
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2020-06-18 8:41:00 PM  
Everybody is walking around looking like Cobra Commander...tired of it
 
2020-06-18 8:48:43 PM  
Welcome to the Conch Republic. Put on a mask or GTFO.
 
2020-06-18 9:11:36 PM  

BeardedDragonLizardMan: Everybody is walking around looking like Cobra Commander...tired of it


Well, alright.
 
2020-06-18 9:21:40 PM  
I think for the government that is to set expectations a lot further away and it's probably a lot easier to rescind that order as opposed to enforcing it for 2 years
 
2020-06-18 9:22:15 PM  
Or ke putting the timeline out further and further is basically what I meant
 
2020-06-18 9:31:38 PM  
Huh, I didn't think the Keys were a Democratic stronghold.
 
2020-06-18 9:42:03 PM  
Which mask should I wear to the MENSA Convention in Jacksonville?

Suave and debonair...

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... or Mr "Party In My Pants"

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2020-06-18 9:44:32 PM  

ChrisDe: Huh, I didn't think the Keys were a Democratic stronghold.


It's not idiotic freedumbs Republican either.
 
2020-06-18 9:49:29 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.


Cool. Now, if every single city would do the same.
 
2020-06-18 10:15:02 PM  
Use to camp in the Keys for two weeks each winter. Always wore a mask. Also wore tanks, BC, fins, etc.
 
2020-06-18 10:19:22 PM  

tuckeg: Use to camp in the Keys for two weeks each winter. Always wore a mask. Also wore tanks, BC, fins, etc.


Where?
 
2020-06-18 10:22:51 PM  
So as someone who lives and works service industry down in the Florida Keys let me add some local context to this. The county government didn't want to remove the road checkpoint until the virus died down in Miami-Dade county, our only physical connection to the mainland. Where it certainly hasn't died down, but they basically had no choice once the state started re-opening, it would've been legally challenged. I heard from two different local business owners about gearing up to sue to remove the checkpoint. Since re-opening the Keys, cases have spiked. So this is basically the local government's next option. That checkpoint worked wonders for saving us from the virus, it's a shame it's gone. I'm happy because this order gives me more ammunition to tell people to fark off for not wearing a mask which has been a growing problem since the re-opening. Before, everyone was pretty chill for the two months of lock down.

Also while I'm here, there's certainly more than 4 dead from the Coronavirus in the keys. There's a bad outbreak at a nursing home, that the Department of Health suspects another 7 dead from the virus. That's without even getting into Florida's general coverup of cases.
 
2020-06-18 10:56:12 PM  

panax: So as someone who lives and works service industry down in the Florida Keys let me add some local context to this. The county government didn't want to remove the road checkpoint until the virus died down in Miami-Dade county, our only physical connection to the mainland. Where it certainly hasn't died down, but they basically had no choice once the state started re-opening, it would've been legally challenged. I heard from two different local business owners about gearing up to sue to remove the checkpoint. Since re-opening the Keys, cases have spiked. So this is basically the local government's next option. That checkpoint worked wonders for saving us from the virus, it's a shame it's gone. I'm happy because this order gives me more ammunition to tell people to fark off for not wearing a mask which has been a growing problem since the re-opening. Before, everyone was pretty chill for the two months of lock down.

Also while I'm here, there's certainly more than 4 dead from the Coronavirus in the keys. There's a bad outbreak at a nursing home, that the Department of Health suspects another 7 dead from the virus. That's without even getting into Florida's general coverup of cases.


We live in idiotic times... Keys should have check points. It's perfect for check points. One way In... One way Out.
 
2020-06-18 11:28:47 PM  
Does a conch shell and two rubber bands count?
 
2020-06-18 11:45:44 PM  

maddog2030: Does a conch shell and two rubber bands count?


No but maybe...

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Wait what're we talking about again?
 
2020-06-19 12:58:17 AM  
Last time I was in the Keys I definitely wore a mask.

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2020-06-19 5:02:32 AM  

waxbeans: Igor Jakovsky: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Don't know if overdoing it or accepting the reality.

They got serious about it quick.  They kicked out all the non residents and closed the bridge back in March.

Cool. Now, if every single city would do the same.



Demand to be given a fark account?
 
2020-06-19 5:04:04 AM  

solokumba: tuckeg: Use to camp in the Keys for two weeks each winter. Always wore a mask. Also wore tanks, BC, fins, etc.

Where?


Mostly underwater would be my guess.
 
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