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(CTV News)   Listen you plaguerats. Get to stepping . Either go to Alaska like you said, or go the fark home   (bc.ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2020-07-02 8:47:01 PM  
GTFO
 
2020-07-02 10:13:11 PM  
Border Services needs to start demanding proof of residency or business in Alaska, and turning these jagoffs back if they can't produce it.
 
2020-07-02 10:48:28 PM  
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2020-07-02 10:48:46 PM  
I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.
 
2020-07-02 11:10:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.


I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).
 
2020-07-02 11:50:48 PM  

Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).


Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.
 
2020-07-03 3:11:16 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.


Yeah, there's been a lot of that sort of thinking the last 3 1/2 years. You guys have really let yourselves go downhill.
 
2020-07-03 3:11:56 AM  

sithon: GTFO


The Simpsons - Stay Out Of Riverdale
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2020-07-03 3:18:29 AM  

Deathbymeteor: Border Services needs to start demanding proof of residency or business in Alaska, and turning these jagoffs back if they can't produce it.


I think Canada just needs to close the border to Americans not traveling for specific work, period. Why shouldn't they at this rate?

Sorry, Alaska, the chucklefarks ruined it for you.
 
2020-07-03 3:20:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.


Alaska is like Florida with infinitely more space and no vitamin D from the sun. It is insane.
 
2020-07-03 3:27:28 AM  
LOL.
See how that feels, you Americans?
 
2020-07-03 3:28:09 AM  
Isn't Canada obliged to accept political refugees from failed states?
 
2020-07-03 3:28:58 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.


In the bush, people have for the most part been doing a really good job of wearing masks and being safe.  I'm missing traveling the alcan this summer to visit friends like I normally would.  Hopefully dumb people don't wreck it for next year.
 
2020-07-03 3:33:04 AM  
If I believed in god, Dr. Henry would be my evidence.
 
2020-07-03 3:43:07 AM  

Stud Gerbil: Isn't Canada obliged to accept political refugees from failed states?


Canada take me away... please.
Before I eat the Calgon.
 
2020-07-03 3:49:11 AM  
This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.
 
2020-07-03 3:55:17 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.


Actually, I haven't seen many problems here in Fairbanks. You must be talking about Anchorage, or maybe North Pole. For the most part Alaskans are far too pragmatic to not wear masks.
 
2020-07-03 3:56:48 AM  

starsrift: This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.


Plain and simple people are moving about.  The more we stay home the better we do altogether.  The problem as I see it is that people are beginning to experience fatigue and the tourist hotspots are going to take the brunt of that no matter what we do.  People feel entitled to vacation locally in the small towns.  My small town on Vancouver Island is overrun with tourists :(
 
2020-07-03 4:03:12 AM  
They should build a wall. But then they'd make us pay for it.
 
2020-07-03 4:35:13 AM  
we were letting people in? GTFO
 
2020-07-03 4:45:23 AM  
BUILD A MOAT.

Fill it with maple syrup!
 
2020-07-03 4:59:10 AM  

Stud Gerbil: Isn't Canada obliged to accept political refugees from failed states?


According to some people America and no country is entitled to take anyone in ever they can in fact shoot you on sight for entering illegally
 
2020-07-03 5:00:30 AM  

puffy999: Stud Gerbil: Isn't Canada obliged to accept political refugees from failed states?

Canada take me away... please.
Before I eat the Calgon.


Me, too

Before I'm sent to Mexico I can't even speak Spanish
 
2020-07-03 5:04:48 AM  
I say close the border to non-commercial traffic.  There's a perfectly good auto ferry that runs between Seattle and Haines, AK if people don't want to fly.  Just don't let it dock in Canada.
 
2020-07-03 5:11:12 AM  

waxbeans: puffy999: Stud Gerbil: Isn't Canada obliged to accept political refugees from failed states?

Canada take me away... please.
Before I eat the Calgon.

Me, too

Before I'm sent to Mexico I can't even speak Spanish


oh! I'll help!

Bender's Flawless Spanish Accent
Youtube AxybSL5UiWs
 
2020-07-03 5:12:10 AM  

Greylight: starsrift: This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.

Plain and simple people are moving about.  The more we stay home the better we do altogether.  The problem as I see it is that people are beginning to experience fatigue and the tourist hotspots are going to take the brunt of that no matter what we do.  People feel entitled to vacation locally in the small towns.  My small town on Vancouver Island is overrun with tourists :(


Americans, people from other provinces, or just people from other parts of BC?
 
2020-07-03 5:12:13 AM  
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2020-07-03 5:13:24 AM  

Deathbymeteor: Border Services needs to start demanding proof of residency or business in Alaska, and turning these jagoffs back if they can't produce it.


Border services needs to start employing more snipers.  Shut the border down and execute all non Canadian citizens who try and enter.  No exceptions.

The whole world needs to lock down hard.  Mr. Nice guy rules has failed.  It is time for all the countries to start using Mr. You are going to wish you were dead rules.  We are at war people!  Stop treating corona virus like a day at the park.  Start dropping nukes on the hotzones and taking out the skinjobs and their hives.
 
2020-07-03 5:14:30 AM  

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wait did Canada already saw off the top half?
 
2020-07-03 5:15:42 AM  

puffy999: CalebWilliamson: [Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

wait did Canada already saw off the top half?


Global warming
 
2020-07-03 5:20:53 AM  

the voice of raisin: Greylight: starsrift: This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.

Plain and simple people are moving about.  The more we stay home the better we do altogether.  The problem as I see it is that people are beginning to experience fatigue and the tourist hotspots are going to take the brunt of that no matter what we do.  People feel entitled to vacation locally in the small towns.  My small town on Vancouver Island is overrun with tourists :(

Americans, people from other provinces, or just people from other parts of BC?


All of the above. The plague is mostly clustered in the Vancouver area, other health regions have current cases in the single digits.
 
2020-07-03 5:48:13 AM  

KiltedBastich: Benevolent Misanthrope: If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

Yeah, there's been a lot of that sort of thinking the last 3 1/2 years. You guys have really let yourselves go downhill.


Should thought of that before moving next door to the meth lab :)
 
2020-07-03 5:49:43 AM  

starsrift: the voice of raisin: Greylight: starsrift: This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.

Plain and simple people are moving about.  The more we stay home the better we do altogether.  The problem as I see it is that people are beginning to experience fatigue and the tourist hotspots are going to take the brunt of that no matter what we do.  People feel entitled to vacation locally in the small towns.  My small town on Vancouver Island is overrun with tourists :(

Americans, people from other provinces, or just people from other parts of BC?

All of the above. The plague is mostly clustered in the Vancouver area, other health regions have current cases in the single digits.


Correction, it's clustered in Abbotsford/Surrey, Vancouver/Richmond have the fewest in BC interestingly enough
 
2020-07-03 5:56:19 AM  

CalebWilliamson: puffy999: CalebWilliamson: [Fark user image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

wait did Canada already saw off the top half?

Global warming


Oh.

I thought they were giving the people their ice back. After extracting the oil out.
 
2020-07-03 6:23:46 AM  

Stormin Gorman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

In the bush, people have for the most part been doing a really good job of wearing masks and being safe.  I'm missing traveling the alcan this summer to visit friends like I normally would.  Hopefully dumb people don't wreck it for next year.


It's easier and more natural to socially distance in the bush. That's the whole point of living in the Alaskan bush.
 
2020-07-03 6:24:41 AM  
Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.
 
2020-07-03 6:29:16 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

Actually, I haven't seen many problems here in Fairbanks. You must be talking about Anchorage, or maybe North Pole. For the most part Alaskans are far too pragmatic to not wear masks.


Southeast, actually. Small town. People at each other's throats from time to time over mask wearing. Huge political issue. Even the head of Emergency Operations - the lead responder to the pandemic - is an anti-masker and only complies with the bare minimum of what the State mandates. It's crazy.
 
2020-07-03 6:34:14 AM  
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2020-07-03 6:59:39 AM  
Unless you're willing to put a gun to their heads, you might as well stop whining, they aren't going anywhere.
 
2020-07-03 7:05:43 AM  
If you see an American who shouldn't be there (any tourists) then call CBSA. They'll be happy to fine them $1200.

Allegedly there's a boat from Florida that showed up in Halifax yesterday so I'm going to go down there after work today and yell at them.
 
2020-07-03 7:16:49 AM  

LaChanz: [Fark user image image 626x530]


Dear Plague Rat,

Please choke to death on your own lung butter in your own shiathole of a failed state.

-Love and kisses,

A functional first-world nation
 
2020-07-03 7:27:11 AM  
Trump will probably be giving Alaska to Russia soon anyway, so that should close the loophole.
 
2020-07-03 7:33:44 AM  

CarnySaur: Trump will probably be giving Alaska to Russia soon anyway, so that should close the loophole.


We owe someone that's not giving
 
2020-07-03 7:41:53 AM  
Horgan said he's heard stories from MLAs and community leaders from across B.C. about Americans who appear to be abusing the current border crossing exemption

maybe they are just seeking jamaharon
 
2020-07-03 7:43:38 AM  
You Leave Canada Please
Youtube fnj46AMeelk
 
2020-07-03 7:48:31 AM  

aagrajag: A functional first-world nation


Ok Jr.
 
2020-07-03 7:53:41 AM  

LaChanz: [Fark user image image 626x530]


Dear American, stay away from us. Thank you very much.
 
2020-07-03 7:56:34 AM  

Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.


BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.
 
2020-07-03 8:05:05 AM  
What an asshole.
 
2020-07-03 8:08:39 AM  

LaChanz: Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.

BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.


Are you done huffing inhalants?

Your country added about 1/2 of the total cumulative cases Canada accrued over the span of the entire pandemic thus far in one day. We don't need to give back our hard-won gains in the pandemic because you have vacation itch to scratch.


We don't owe you anything, we don't need to take your citizenship holding 'refugees', nor do we have let in your entitled plague rats to visit our beautiful country. Unless you feel like spreading American Freedom at gunpoint here, like you do at home and countries that are far away and easy to bomb.

Americans, always the victims and aggressors; we get it, you feel ordained as the best people(tm). Thing is though, that doesn't make you special in anyone else's eyes. Certainly not mine.

That reminds me, I have an MP and MPP to write about the border. Keeping it closed due to plague ravaging our southern neighbours seems reasonable and prudent. I may even throw in a bit about sending medical supplies down as humanitarian aid. USA sure could use help.
 
2020-07-03 8:17:44 AM  

LaChanz: Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.

BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.


Canada should annex us
 
2020-07-03 8:23:37 AM  

waxbeans: LaChanz: Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.

BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.

Canada should annex us


No, we'd get a terrible case of cultural indigestion were we to do that.

We could burn down your White House again if you think that might help, though.
 
2020-07-03 8:29:37 AM  

aagrajag: waxbeans: LaChanz: Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.

BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.

Canada should annex us

No, we'd get a terrible case of cultural indigestion were we to do that.

We could burn down your White House again if you think that might help, though.


😁😁😁😁😁😁
 
2020-07-03 8:35:20 AM  
Stop letting them in.  If they want to go to Alaska they can fly or take a boat from the west coast.  Why are we allowing them to drive across Canada?
 
2020-07-03 8:36:26 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: If you see an American who shouldn't be there (any tourists) then call CBSA. They'll be happy to fine them $1200.

Allegedly there's a boat from Florida that showed up in Halifax yesterday so I'm going to go down there after work today and yell at them.


fark the fining, confiscate their vehicles and everything inside. Dump them at the border. That will be enough of a deterrent
 
2020-07-03 9:04:03 AM  

Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.


Due to how dependent our economy is on US imports, it's not going to happen. However, non-essential travel should be stopped and the definition of essential should be much more restrictive.

I saw an interview where a researcher suggested the boarder may have to be closed for 12-18 months or until there is a vaccine and/or herd immunity in the US. At this point it's looking like you're attempting herd immunity (and mass death) route.
 
2020-07-03 9:50:38 AM  
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2020-07-03 9:51:41 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: NotARocketScientist: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

Actually, I haven't seen many problems here in Fairbanks. You must be talking about Anchorage, or maybe North Pole. For the most part Alaskans are far too pragmatic to not wear masks.

Southeast, actually. Small town. People at each other's throats from time to time over mask wearing. Huge political issue. Even the head of Emergency Operations - the lead responder to the pandemic - is an anti-masker and only complies with the bare minimum of what the State mandates. It's crazy.


Of course, the parts of Alaska actually closest to us, right?

There's got to be a solution to this issue, other than building walls and sniper towers.  Maybe we're just going to have to ramp up the RCMP presence and have them escort folks and bill the US for it "we're letting your citizens transit our nation, here's what it cost to get them there".  Might be a good way to replenish some federal revenue lost due to the pandemic.
 
2020-07-03 9:53:36 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: NotARocketScientist: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

Actually, I haven't seen many problems here in Fairbanks. You must be talking about Anchorage, or maybe North Pole. For the most part Alaskans are far too pragmatic to not wear masks.

Southeast, actually. Small town. People at each other's throats from time to time over mask wearing. Huge political issue. Even the head of Emergency Operations - the lead responder to the pandemic - is an anti-masker and only complies with the bare minimum of what the State mandates. It's crazy.


So very glad we got out of southeast.

/Do miss the Breeze Inn donuts though
 
2020-07-03 10:58:40 AM  

Deathbymeteor: There's got to be a solution to this issue, other than building walls and sniper towers.  Maybe we're just going to have to ramp up the RCMP presence and have them escort folks and bill the US for it "we're letting your citizens transit our nation, here's what it cost to get them there".  Might be a good way to replenish some federal revenue lost due to the pandemic.


I actually like the escort idea. Group folks up into caravans of five vehicles and specify three or four crossings as Alaska-viable, and if they're not at one, they have to go back down to the US 2 and travel to an appropriate crossing.

I'm sure there's CBSA guys who've had their hours cut or been laid off who'd be happy to caravan folks up to Alaska.
 
2020-07-03 12:17:12 PM  

aagrajag: waxbeans: LaChanz: Nimbull: Honestly at this point Canada should just completely close its border to America till Americans get their collective acts together over COVID-19. If Americans aren't willing to do so then I suggest Canada build a wall to keep pesky Americans from entering their country and plaguing everyone.

BUILD THE WALL!!  BUILD THE WALL!!

Americans have every right to be in Canada, don't they? I mean they're fleeing an oppressive government. Just looking for the better life, right? Don't worry, they'll only take the jobs that you don't want to do.

/f*cking bunch of hypocrites.

Canada should annex us

No, we'd get a terrible case of cultural indigestion were we to do that.

We could burn down your White House again if you think that might help, though.


Long as you wear the proper hazard gear. Orange smoke can be hazardous to your health. Also watch out for the over hanging hair piece that will run out of the fire like the spider monster in The Thing movie. Don't want that getting away and starting the mess all over again.
 
2020-07-03 1:51:38 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Stormin Gorman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

In the bush, people have for the most part been doing a really good job of wearing masks and being safe.  I'm missing traveling the alcan this summer to visit friends like I normally would.  Hopefully dumb people don't wreck it for next year.

It's easier and more natural to socially distance in the bush. That's the whole point of living in the Alaskan bush.


In some instances, yeah.  YK delta here, so by bush I mean far from road system, not a cabin in the sticks.  Communities are still tight knit, probably moreso than most places I've been.  People are staying distant.  Store, PO, transportation-basically any place people need to be in proximity, everyone is using masks.  The one exception I see, and I see it often, is among children.  They play ball every day, nary a mask among them.  Once a couple children catch covid, I'm afraid the shiat will hit the fan with gusto.
 
2020-07-03 2:46:44 PM  

Stormin Gorman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Stormin Gorman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Deathbymeteor: Benevolent Misanthrope: I may be moving back to the lower 48 in the fall (I hope) - let's hope they don't close the country up entirely because of these assholes.  I'd really rather drive it than load my car and belongings onto a barge and pick them up in Seattle.

I imagine we'd keep the AK border crossings open, because it's unlikely anyone is coming down from there to go to Banff/Jasper or Kelowna/Nelson, but the southern border will likely be the issue (except you'd still be free to leave, we can't really keep you here).

Counterpoint:  the "MY FREEDOMS!!!" people in Alaska make those Florida assholes look like chumps when it comes no refusing to wear masks.  If I were Canada, I'd think twice about letting us in at all.

In the bush, people have for the most part been doing a really good job of wearing masks and being safe.  I'm missing traveling the alcan this summer to visit friends like I normally would.  Hopefully dumb people don't wreck it for next year.

It's easier and more natural to socially distance in the bush. That's the whole point of living in the Alaskan bush.

In some instances, yeah.  YK delta here, so by bush I mean far from road system, not a cabin in the sticks.  Communities are still tight knit, probably moreso than most places I've been.  People are staying distant.  Store, PO, transportation-basically any place people need to be in proximity, everyone is using masks.  The one exception I see, and I see it often, is among children.  They play ball every day, nary a mask among them.  Once a couple children catch covid, I'm afraid the shiat will hit the fan with gusto.


Oh yeah - when are talking about interior villages...

One of our local Native villages had a tribal meeting back in March where the Elders talked about how entire villages were wiped out during the 1916-18 flu, and how the only villages that weren't wiped out were the ones that didn't let outsiders stop there.  They actually put a chain across the road and posted armed guards to keep outsiders from entering.  It was hilarious - the local police chief (I call him gel-bro, because he keeps the US hair product manufacturing industry in business single-handed) went out there and told them they can't block the road.  They told him he was standing on Chilkat land and cordially invited him to go f*ck himself.  He insisted it was a State road and they had to take the chain down and couldn't guard it.  They reminded him he was local police, and they were outside his defined patrol area, so defined after a huge fight between him and the Borough Assembly where he said he can't be expected to respond that far out from the townsite unless they raise his salary again and also his budget to include more officers.  He threatened.  He cajoled. He got really pissy.  Some say he actually cried.  And finally, he came back to town, face red with impotent rage, and was roundly mocked by all.  I don't think he has shown his face at the coffee shop yet, at least not during morning rush.
 
2020-07-03 5:34:39 PM  

Greylight: starsrift: This is BC's plague graph. You can see the case decline almost stop right when the parks (where tourists go) were opened.

That's almost certainly not all the fault of Americans. Albertans are taking grief right now too.

So many people don't seem to understand the stealth nature of this virus. It's simply impossible to know that you don't have it.

Plain and simple people are moving about.  The more we stay home the better we do altogether.  The problem as I see it is that people are beginning to experience fatigue and the tourist hotspots are going to take the brunt of that no matter what we do.  People feel entitled to vacation locally in the small towns.  My small town on Vancouver Island is overrun with tourists :(


Alberta is the florida of canada, full of rednecks who think the virus is fake.
 
2020-07-03 5:39:17 PM  

silverjets: Stop letting them in.  If they want to go to Alaska they can fly or take a boat from the west coast.  Why are we allowing them to drive across Canada?


Because Trudeau is a spineless weakling
 
2020-07-03 6:38:05 PM  
Oh yeah - when are talking about interior villages...

One of our local Native villages had a tribal meeting back in March where the Elders talked about how entire villages were wiped out during the 1916-18 flu, and how the only villages that weren't wiped out were the ones that didn ...


Exactly.  The devastation of the Spanish Flu is far from forgotten here.  Many of the Elders are only a generation removed from enduring it themselves.
 
2020-07-04 12:06:23 AM  

lolmao500: Because Trudeau is a spineless weakling of signed agreements with the USA that say they can, that would cause us problems with our large southern neighbor / most important ally and trading partner to unilaterally revoke.


FTFY. Careful, your partisan conservative party butthurt is showing.
 
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