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(Independent)   Two weeks in the UK this summer? Better make it three so that you can spend at least one week outside of your quarantined hotel room   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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Xai [TotalFark]
2020-07-03 3:31:35 PM  
Don't worry the 2-week quarantine only applies to people flying in from disease-ridden shiathole countries like trump's US
 
2020-07-03 6:08:40 PM  
They hate us for our freedoms.
 
2020-07-03 6:32:19 PM  

pkjun: They hate us for our freedoms.


Freedoms to be plague rats without any consequences yeah
 
2020-07-03 6:33:23 PM  
Our shame is immeasurable.  Our children's children will be begging the world for forgiveness for the crimes of the Republicans, and the world will spit on them with with righteous fury.

We are marked beyond measure.
 
2020-07-03 6:33:45 PM  

Xai: Don't worry the 2-week quarantine only applies to people flying in from disease-ridden shiathole countries like trump's US


Meh, the US is on the banned list last I checked, so you dont need to worry.
 
2020-07-03 6:36:49 PM  
USA USA USA!
 
2020-07-03 6:40:17 PM  
*shrug* makes sense to me for the sake of their country's health, though I don't think their per capita results are remarkably better than the US.
 
2020-07-03 6:41:21 PM  
As if US travelers would respect the quarantine rule. Hah good one.
 
2020-07-03 6:41:58 PM  
There's a TV station that basically runs episodes of Castle and The Mentalist all the time. When I was last there, I had to block out a full day of rest for every four active days for health reasons; that station kept me going. Also, there's a show that's basically "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," but for Ireland.

There's also a dating reality show where the judging criteria is basically men's weeners, if you like that sort of stuff. And there's the UK version of CSPAN that's a bit lively. NTTAWTT.

There are worse places to be quarantined, is what I'm saying.

//  And they sell pre-packaged sandwiches everywhere.
 
2020-07-03 6:44:02 PM  
This is just to get back at us for what happened 244 years ago.
 
2020-07-03 6:47:04 PM  

mofa: There's a TV station that basically runs episodes of Castle and The Mentalist all the time. When I was last there, I had to block out a full day of rest for every four active days for health reasons; that station kept me going. Also, there's a show that's basically "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," but for Ireland.

There's also a dating reality show where the judging criteria is basically men's weeners, if you like that sort of stuff. And there's the UK version of CSPAN that's a bit lively. NTTAWTT.

There are worse places to be quarantined, is what I'm saying.

//  And they sell pre-packaged sandwiches everywhere.


Don't get quarantined in a German speaking country. Nothing is more annoying than when you see your favorite show or movie on TV but you can't understand it because it's in German.

Make sure you get quarantined in an English-speaking country or at least one where they use subtitles for English-language programming instead of dubbing over it.
 
2020-07-03 6:49:39 PM  
But they're opening their pubs for the 4th of July! Now I''ll need to celebrate independence day by paying for ransom priced hotel mini fridge microdrinks! They are getting even for 1776 no matter how long it took.
 
2020-07-03 7:01:53 PM  

ComaToast: But they're opening their pubs for the 4th of July! Now I''ll need to celebrate independence day by paying for ransom priced hotel mini fridge microdrinks! They are getting even for 1776 no matter how long it took.


Hey, we got even many years ago when we shipped over Mary Anne MacLeod with the forethought that she'd spawn your current President. It's called playing the long game - and it sure does warm the cockles of the heart when it all comes to fruition!

\Be Seein' Ya America!
 
2020-07-03 7:03:31 PM  
Don't want to go anywhere you can get spotted dick.
 
2020-07-03 7:06:10 PM  
Why bother, everyone in the UK has COVID too.

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/not everyone, but it's one of the worst in Europe.
 
2020-07-03 7:08:36 PM  
This is terrible news for all those Trump supporters in flyover country and the south who were totally planning on a vacation in the UK this year instead of visiting a fine US destination like a beach where they can shop at an extensive array of fudge and T-shirt shops ("FBI: Federal Body Inspector" shirts are always a classy buy), and sample the exotic local variations on familiar drinks at Applebees.

LOL, just kidding, all those UK beaches are farking depressing looking, all rocky and cold North Atlantic water, and those weird little chairs you have to rent. Cletus and Lurleen Thudpucker know that Europe is weird and effeminate and socialist and they don't talk right.
 
2020-07-03 7:13:59 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: This is terrible news for all those Trump supporters in flyover country and the south who were totally planning on a vacation in the UK this year instead of visiting a fine US destination like a beach where they can shop at an extensive array of fudge and T-shirt shops ("FBI: Federal Body Inspector" shirts are always a classy buy), and sample the exotic local variations on familiar drinks at Applebees.

LOL, just kidding, all those UK beaches are farking depressing looking, all rocky and cold North Atlantic water, and those weird little chairs you have to rent. Cletus and Lurleen Thudpucker know that Europe is weird and effeminate and socialist and they don't talk right.


Trump supporters are wealthier than Clinton/Bernie supporters. They're mostly the comfortable white suburbanites living just outside cities, right in that parasite zone where they can enjoy the economic and cultural benefits of urban life while keeping their tax money local.

I mean, go ahead and think they're all white trash, but like (A) that shiat ain't accurate and doesn't reflect the considerable political power they wield, and (B) they use that sort of rhetoric to cast themselves as the underdog against the "elitists" despite hoarding disproportionate amounts of property, wealth and opportunity.
 
2020-07-03 7:37:15 PM  
So glad I did my Ireland trip last year.  No Brexit re-dividing the country, no quarantine...  Apparently I narrowly avoided a complete non-starter.
 
2020-07-03 10:06:14 PM  

Last Man on Earth: So glad I did my Ireland trip last year.  No Brexit re-dividing the country, no quarantine...  Apparently I narrowly avoided a complete non-starter.


I'm happy that I got a nice, unstructured UK visit in during the off-season. I went there to see Stonehenge and take the West Highland Railway through the Scottish highlands, and I missed the Stonehenge tour, so I basically did London museums for 9 days followed by serene, beautiful Scotland for 8 days. Truthfully, I'd worried about my first international solo trip, but it was great to just kick back and let it all in.
 
2020-07-03 11:05:18 PM  
Theater.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-07-04 3:26:45 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Why bother, everyone in the UK has COVID too.

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/not everyone, but it's one of the worst in Europe.


deaths are, unsurprisingly, people you aren't going to get covid from. Because they are dead.

What matters is the number of new infections which is indicative of the number of people out there that are infectious.

USA - 166 cases per day per million pop
UK - 7 cases per day per million pop
 
2020-07-04 4:48:01 AM  
Christ, how bad are things in the USA that you need to quarantine coming in to the UK?
 
2020-07-04 9:26:14 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Why bother, everyone in the UK has COVID too.
/not everyone, but it's one of the worst in Europe.


Yeah, it's almost as if there's some correlation between having a right-wing populist in charge and piss-poor performance in dealing with COVID - Brazil, USA, UK etc.  Boris Johnson isn't quite as odious or stupid as Donald Trump but he's cut from the same entitled cloth.
 
2020-07-04 12:51:36 PM  
First prize, a week in the UK.

Second prize, two weeks.

Third prize, they let you out of the hotel into the City Centre before the free trip to the NHS!
 
2020-07-04 12:52:26 PM  

Cormee: Christ, how bad are things in the USA that you need to quarantine coming in to the UK?


Could always be worse. You could be flying into Bruxelles (Brussels) Belgium. I did that once.
 
2020-07-04 12:52:54 PM  
Frankfurt, too. Not the one in Kentucky.
 
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