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(CBC)   Covid 19 means the borders are closed. American malingerers in Banff National park charged $1200 CAD. Or $20 American bucks   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2020-06-21 9:53:29 PM  
Oy! Please stop making fun of the Canadian peso or I'll be forced to politely ask you again.
 
2020-06-21 9:55:27 PM  
That joke hasn't aged well.
 
2020-06-21 9:57:52 PM  
They need to criminally charge every one of those motherf*ckers. We worked really hard to get our numbers this low, and some disease-ridden 'muricans are going to come here and f*ck that up, I don't think so. There are some real selfish bastards down there.
 
2020-06-21 9:59:43 PM  
It's not that farking hard for a Canadian who wants to get to the USA to do so, and the same is said for the USA to Canada.

People just have to farking want to and give a shiat.

no one does. Canada doesn't exist and is a lie.
 
2020-06-21 10:00:26 PM  
Didn't somebody already mention the theory that Americans are getting into Canada by pretending to be on their way to Alaska? We obviously are going to need two Beautiful walls, about 9,000-10,000 kilometers (or even miles) long and staffed by Mexicans.

Good thing Mexico has agreed to send us more Mexican farm workers despite the Covid deaths. Maybe we should put in an order for 10,000,000 Mexicans to guard our borders, after the Elections are over, of course, and they are not needed to write in Hillary Clinton.
 
2020-06-21 10:01:54 PM  

Kirablue42: It's not that farking hard for a Canadian who wants to get to the USA to do so, and the same is said for the USA to Canada.

People just have to farking want to and give a shiat.

no one does. Canada doesn't exist and is a lie.


Uh-oh. He's got the dirt on Banff National Park really being in Alaska. Code Beaver! Code Beaver!
 
2020-06-21 10:04:19 PM  

RainDawg: That joke hasn't aged well.


Trump dollars. You can only spend them at Trump Land. They're like money that nobody takes anywhere, even in Trump Land stores and rides. Only "fun". You know, like the "Disney Money" they sell you at Disney World and Disney Land. They don't even take it in the "Park", although you might be able to negotiate with hookers.
 
2020-06-21 10:09:38 PM  
our money is worth more than yours. your country is in ruin. we beat covid. stay the fark out.
 
2020-06-21 10:35:23 PM  
Willing to negotiate the exchange rate...

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2020-06-22 2:09:34 AM  
I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

/fark them
 
2020-06-22 2:11:14 AM  

puffy999: I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

/fark them


Unless you're talking about hiking the Appalachian trail, if you know what I mean.
 
2020-06-22 2:12:07 AM  
Some Americans are idiots. You'all should just close the border. There are other ways to get to Alaska.
 
2020-06-22 2:13:12 AM  
In rural BC here and most here still believe it's a hoax. The Americans crossing the border won't matter much when the small town locals are still coughing in each others faces like nothing is wrong.
 
2020-06-22 2:13:44 AM  
I suggest we build a wall.  A big beautiful wall, the likes of which no one has ever seen (especially Mexico... one that works)...  And make the Americans pay for it.
 
2020-06-22 2:22:17 AM  

Kirablue42: It's not that farking hard for a Canadian who wants to get to the USA to do so, and the same is said for the USA to Canada.

People just have to farking want to and give a shiat.

no one does. Canada doesn't exist and is a lie.


Are you you high or drunk?
 
2020-06-22 2:23:36 AM  
They had loopholes like this in New Zealand, and what did it get them? Goes to show, you simply can't give people an inch or they'll take a 200 mile detour and cough on everything.
 
2020-06-22 2:24:09 AM  
I like a shirt that lets my sweat drift away to the heavens

WTF an I looking at?
 
2020-06-22 2:25:29 AM  
Can I make fun of this?

Are they mean as this?
 
2020-06-22 2:31:09 AM  

Enigmamf: puffy999: I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

/fark them

Unless you're talking about hiking the Appalachian trail, if you know what I mean.


Is there lots of sex on it?
 
2020-06-22 2:45:35 AM  

brantgoose: Kirablue42: It's not that farking hard for a Canadian who wants to get to the USA to do so, and the same is said for the USA to Canada.

People just have to farking want to and give a shiat.

no one does. Canada doesn't exist and is a lie.

Uh-oh. He's got the dirt on Banff National Park really being in Alaska. Code Beaver! Code Beaver!


I thought it was Code Bieber.
 
2020-06-22 2:48:53 AM  
Seems only fair
 
2020-06-22 2:52:55 AM  
"In the park, we do have U.S. citizens who have been there since before the pandemic started," Fontaine said. "And that's not an issue. People have a right to live in peace."

I felt an actual twinge of sadness at that statement.
 
2020-06-22 2:55:48 AM  
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2020-06-22 2:58:02 AM  
bat out of hell
 
2020-06-22 2:58:59 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: [Fark user image 480x360]


With crab legs?
 
2020-06-22 3:02:19 AM  

libranoelrose: Madman drummers bummers: [Fark user image 480x360]

With crab legs?


Jameis Winston thread
 
2020-06-22 3:03:11 AM  

some_beer_drinker: our money is worth more than yours. your country is in ruin. we beat covid. stay the fark out.


Huh? USD recently hit 1.4 to CAD, the second highest rate since 2001. It's currently just off that high at 1.36. The reason is your most valuable commodity is crude oil and that's more in the crapper than out economy for the moment.
 
2020-06-22 3:10:10 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: They need to criminally charge every one of those motherf*ckers. We worked really hard to get our numbers this low, and some disease-ridden 'muricans are going to come here and f*ck that up, I don't think so. There are some real selfish bastards down there.


They should tell them to get farked and take a plane.
 
2020-06-22 3:10:33 AM  
Under current rules, Americans may come through Canada to get home or get to work in Alaska, but they must travel along a direct path.
When I drove the ALCAN in the 1990s, it was the exact opposite of a direct path, consisting entirely of turns to the left or right. Perusing Wikipedia, I see there has been a considerable amount of improvement done since then, but I am sure there are still sections of the winding-in-and-winding-out that long-time travelers will remember.
 
2020-06-22 3:16:31 AM  
Good.  At least somebody is holding trumpist spreaders accountable.
 
2020-06-22 3:17:51 AM  

puffy999: Enigmamf: puffy999: I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

/fark them

Unless you're talking about hiking the Appalachian trail, if you know what I mean.

Is there lots of sex on it?


Butt stuff thread?
 
2020-06-22 3:18:54 AM  
Remember when no one gave a shiat about covid-19 until Rudy Gobert got sick?  And only when it was staring you right in the face did ANYONE begin to even take action here.

Spreading his hands all over the mics and stuff.  I think in general we really don't give a shiat.

So this really should come as no surprise.

It's just never a threat until we just don't know where this threat came from.  And then it's not a threat anymore while it's still a threat.

What the fark is going on
 
2020-06-22 3:35:23 AM  
A developed nation restricting the movements of people from a shiathole country.
 
2020-06-22 3:39:41 AM  

robodog: some_beer_drinker: our money is worth more than yours. your country is in ruin. we beat covid. stay the fark out.

Huh? USD recently hit 1.4 to CAD, the second highest rate since 2001. It's currently just off that high at 1.36. The reason is your most valuable commodity is crude oil and that's more in the crapper than out economy for the moment.


Okay AA+.

I mean while I don't know what the fark this dude is talking about, you guys spent how much money on beer his pandemic to get what?

Also, that's good for our manufacturing sectors and I'm not much for Alberta who never saves.

Point is we actually had a surplus for a decade, which means we can actually afford to borrow now.
 
2020-06-22 3:39:47 AM  
Moose out front shoulda toldya.
 
2020-06-22 3:40:22 AM  
I can't believe I was the first with that.
 
2020-06-22 3:45:42 AM  

FormlessOne: "In the park, we do have U.S. citizens who have been there since before the pandemic started," Fontaine said. "And that's not an issue. People have a right to live in peace."

I felt an actual twinge of sadness at that statement.


Yeah, that's such cherry picked bullshiat.  I don't think us Metis or first nstions were quite allowed to live in peace, but thanks for setting the precident.

The existence of Manitoba proves this 'right' never existed.  It's clearly enforced as a privilege based on the remote fly in reservations.  And the extreme inequality in who gets what and how.

When you native, you get bothered for living in your own home by foreigners because your suspicious to them.  That you'll take their stuff obviously.
 
2020-06-22 3:48:38 AM  
I do find myself missing Banff and Jasper more than most places in this world now that I'm prohibited from visiting...all of them.

But I sure as hell wouldn't endanger others just to satisfy my desires.
 
2020-06-22 4:04:01 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Kirablue42: It's not that farking hard for a Canadian who wants to get to the USA to do so, and the same is said for the USA to Canada.

People just have to farking want to and give a shiat.

no one does. Canada doesn't exist and is a lie.

Are you you high or drunk?


How about both?!?!
 
2020-06-22 4:26:01 AM  

brantgoose: Didn't somebody already mention the theory that Americans are getting into Canada by pretending to be on their way to Alaska? We obviously are going to need two Beautiful walls, about 9,000-10,000 kilometers (or even miles) long and staffed by Mexicans.

Good thing Mexico has agreed to send us more Mexican farm workers despite the Covid deaths. Maybe we should put in an order for 10,000,000 Mexicans to guard our borders, after the Elections are over, of course, and they are not needed to write in Hillary Clinton.


The better "work around" would be to go across the Peace Arch crossing from WA to BC and just say you're going to Point Roberts.
 
2020-06-22 4:32:18 AM  
I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?
 
2020-06-22 4:37:36 AM  

libranoelrose: Can I make fun of this?

Are they mean as this?


Here's the thing: lying about your purpose for crossing the border can get you tossed into jail, banned from entering the country for life, or in the case of endangering the public of Canada, even a fine for up to $750,000 and 10 years in jail. The cops were being nice. $1200 ticket is a warning.
 
2020-06-22 4:39:42 AM  

TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?


Sorry, I was way too stoned to notice.
 
2020-06-22 4:42:07 AM  

puffy999: libranoelrose: Madman drummers bummers: [Fark user image 480x360]

With crab legs?

Jameis Winston thread


Stud Gerbil: puffy999: Enigmamf: puffy999: I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

/fark them

Unless you're talking about hiking the Appalachian trail, if you know what I mean.

Is there lots of sex on it?

Butt stuff thread?


With our powers combined!

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2020-06-22 5:27:17 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: They need to criminally charge every one of those motherf*ckers. We worked really hard to get our numbers this low, and some disease-ridden 'muricans are going to come here and f*ck that up, I don't think so. There are some real selfish bastards down there.


Sounds like you need to build a big polite wall...eh
 
2020-06-22 5:38:59 AM  

robodog: some_beer_drinker: our money is worth more than yours. your country is in ruin. we beat covid. stay the fark out.

Huh? USD recently hit 1.4 to CAD, the second highest rate since 2001. It's currently just off that high at 1.36. The reason is your most valuable commodity is crude oil and that's more in the crapper than out economy for the moment.


Not quite that simple. USD doesn't move directly in concert with American economic fortunes. It's more complicated than that, as USD is the world's "reserve currency." So, when the global economy takes a downturn - and, because the USA is such a big chunk of the world's economy, that means the USA - companies and people "sell off" their risk assets. And, foreign currency is considered "risky" versus holding the world's standard reserve currency.

So, often what you'll see is that (paradoxically) that as the US economy sinks, the currency actually increases in value vis a vis other global currencies, because what is bad for the US economy is bad for the global economy. Same goes when the global economy is perceived to be doing well - the USD goes back down versus foreign currencies.

Just check out that March spike!
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Of course, versus a specific currency you'll see swings related to an extreme political situation in that area (see the UK's sinking fortunes thanks to Brexit) but generally the USD has as much or more to do with global economics than the comparison country's specific situation.
 
2020-06-22 6:16:27 AM  

reveal101: In rural BC here and most here still believe it's a hoax. The Americans crossing the border won't matter much when the small town locals are still coughing in each others faces like nothing is wrong.


I'm in rural Ontario and so far we have had 34 confirmed cases and 0 deaths in the entire county. For most small towns I'd say the risk is quite low it's not like you have packed elevators and buses to spread it around.
 
2020-06-22 7:04:04 AM  
Canada is adorable. It will be a great country when they get it finished.
 
2020-06-22 7:15:32 AM  
Can you guys not? I kinda need a functional healthcare system right now.
 
2020-06-22 7:44:53 AM  

RTOGUY: reveal101: In rural BC here and most here still believe it's a hoax. The Americans crossing the border won't matter much when the small town locals are still coughing in each others faces like nothing is wrong.

I'm in rural Ontario and so far we have had 34 confirmed cases and 0 deaths in the entire county. For most small towns I'd say the risk is quite low it's not like you have packed elevators and buses to spread it around.


You do, however, have meatpacking plants, and - just like in America - they don't like admitting that they are superspreading hot spots for the epidemic. Took three weeks to disclose.

And you should be noticing from America's experience that rural states and counties are more vulnerable to Covid-19 than cities are.
 
2020-06-22 8:14:43 AM  
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2020-06-22 8:31:54 AM  

Dybbuk Schmybbuk: Canada is adorable. It will be a great country when they get it finished.


Seeing as you're scrapping your own country can we salvage some parts off of yours?
It makes more sense than just burning everything to the ground.
 
2020-06-22 8:35:55 AM  

GrogSmash: I suggest we build a wall.  A big beautiful wall, the likes of which no one has ever seen (especially Mexico... one that works)...  And make the Americans pay for it.


Most will line up to pay. Just tell them it will make Jesus happy, stop climate change, lower and raise regulations, or remove bad people from political office. Don't name any politicians specifically, let them assume.
 
2020-06-22 8:59:12 AM  
Well in the American's defence, it's hard to tell that you're not in America when you're in Alberta. It's pretty much the 51st State.
 
2020-06-22 9:08:23 AM  
Sure sounds like Canadians aren't really worried about COVID-19 and just pissed about parking availability at Banff.
 
2020-06-22 9:41:06 AM  
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2020-06-22 9:41:14 AM  

emtwo: Sure sounds like Canadians aren't really worried about COVID-19 and just pissed about parking availability at Banff.


We can use some of that sweet, sweet US currency in Calgary; send them our way please.
 
2020-06-22 10:31:01 AM  
I had my honeymoon in Banff and Jasper.  They are beautiful.  They will still be there when the pandemic is over.   Stay healthy, my friends.
 
2020-06-22 10:36:45 AM  

TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?


If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.
 
2020-06-22 10:51:39 AM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Well in the American's defence, it's hard to tell that you're not in America when you're in Alberta. It's pretty much the 51st State.


As I mentioned in a thread a few days ago, Gaylord is a goddam moron who doesn't know a goddam thing about Alberta.  As someone that lives in Banff, it is far to the left of most of the rest of Canada, despite what Gaylord might think   How about we start calling Ontario 'Klantario'?   This happened in Toronto:  https://twitter.com/howshehustles/sta​t​us/1274174964405501952

We should be kicking these morons out of the country, banning them for life, and taking their car if they don't immediately pay the fine. As a 'destination', we're going to have enough trouble keeping the virus out without importing it.

puffy999 I mean, isn't hiking social distancing?

In my experience, international tourists don't do 'real' hikes where you are actually socially distanced.  We have a lot of easy 'tourist trails' that are packed, and they stick to those, ride the gondola, eat a restaurants and head to the packed sightseeing areas.  The 'real' hikes are mostly done by people that live within a few hundred klicks.
 
2020-06-22 10:59:52 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: and some disease-ridden 'muricans are going to come here


Hey, that's not nice, pal. I mean, sure, I'm American. Am I diseased? Yes. But that doesn't mean you should call me out publicly.
 
2020-06-22 11:04:28 AM  
ftfa:' Americans who had stopped for long periods of time to go hiking in Banff National Park. Each of the tickets was issued under the Alberta Health Act at a rate of $1,200 each.'

Meanwhile some U.S. Iditarod racers tried to follow all the brand-new CN rules in order to go home from AK to the lower 48.
https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventur​e​/iditarod/2020/05/07/after-1000-miles-​to-nome-iditarod-musher-jessie-royer-f​aced-an-even-longer-trip-back-to-monta​na/
 
2020-06-22 11:46:36 AM  

Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.


The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.
 
2020-06-22 12:02:27 PM  
Good for Canada.

Americans need to learn that actions have consequences.
 
2020-06-22 12:04:10 PM  

Lord Bear: In my experience, international tourists don't do 'real' hikes where you are actually socially distanced.  We have a lot of easy 'tourist trails' that are packed, and they stick to those, ride the gondola, eat a restaurants and head to the packed sightseeing areas.  The 'real' hikes are mostly done by people that live within a few hundred klicks.


Never been into mountaineering, have you? The log books at the top of nearly every summit that I've been to is full of German, Austrian, Swiss, and to a lesser extent norther Italian hikers.Now if you wanted to say that slovenly crass American prototourists never leave the boardwalk areas, then yes I would agree, by getting a few hundred feet off the beaten path you've left 98% of the crowds behind. If you avoid the top 5 trails in a given area you've left another probably 80% behind. Even in places like the White Mountains in NH that are a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts it's not at all difficult to find a trail where you might pass by a few people on a half day hike.
 
2020-06-22 12:04:29 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.

The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.


Have you considered that you may have dyslexia or something similar?
 
2020-06-22 12:45:56 PM  

Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.

The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.

Have you considered that you may have dyslexia or something similar?


He's right, though. Your sentence structure sucks.
 
2020-06-22 12:51:13 PM  

emtwo: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.

The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.

Have you considered that you may have dyslexia or something similar?

He's right, though. Your sentence structure sucks.


Grammar nazis never travel alone.
 
2020-06-22 1:07:27 PM  

Russ1642: emtwo: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.

The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.

Have you considered that you may have dyslexia or something similar?

He's right, though. Your sentence structure sucks.

Grammar nazis never travel alone.


Is there a collective noun for Grammar Nazis? Might be time for one...
 
2020-06-22 1:10:13 PM  
A Sprachewehr of Grammar Nazis?
 
2020-06-22 1:14:56 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: swaniefrmreddeer: They need to criminally charge every one of those motherf*ckers. We worked really hard to get our numbers this low, and some disease-ridden 'muricans are going to come here and f*ck that up, I don't think so. There are some real selfish bastards down there.

Sounds like you need to build a big polite wall...eh


As long as 'murica is paying for it.
 
2020-06-22 2:05:45 PM  

Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: Russ1642: TwowheelinTim: I'm surprised nobody has yet called out submitter for the improper use of the word malingering. I expect more from you Farkers. WTF?

If you can parse the grammar of a headline it's a miracle and you're worried about mixing up linger and malinger. Welcome to Fark I guess.

The headline was much easier to parse than the turd you left here. Englishes are hard aren't they.

Have you considered that you may have dyslexia or something similar?


Actually, I do. I applaud your insightful observation
 
2020-06-22 2:12:41 PM  

robodog: Lord Bear: In my experience, international tourists don't do 'real' hikes where you are actually socially distanced.  We have a lot of easy 'tourist trails' that are packed, and they stick to those, ride the gondola, eat a restaurants and head to the packed sightseeing areas.  The 'real' hikes are mostly done by people that live within a few hundred klicks.

Never been into mountaineering, have you? The log books at the top of nearly every summit that I've been to is full of German, Austrian, Swiss, and to a lesser extent norther Italian hikers.Now if you wanted to say that slovenly crass American prototourists never leave the boardwalk areas, then yes I would agree, by getting a few hundred feet off the beaten path you've left 98% of the crowds behind. If you avoid the top 5 trails in a given area you've left another probably 80% behind. Even in places like the White Mountains in NH that are a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts it's not at all difficult to find a trail where you might pass by a few people on a half day hike.


I hike, climb and mountaineer all the time.  And while there are exceptions, the vast, vast majority of foreign tourists never leave the beaten path.

We get 4 to 6 million tourists a year.  if there are a couple of people signing a logbook at the top of a mountain, its still an extreme outlier.
 
2020-06-22 3:23:21 PM  

evilsofa: consisting entirely of turns to the left or right.


To be fair all turns are to the left or right, because, unfortunately, few highways have vertical loops in them.
 
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