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(CBC)   "It's like they don't care. Life is normal. Nothing's changed for them...I just couldn't believe, everyone's standing outside. Everyone is congregating like nothing is happening"   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Obvious, Truck driver, United States, Ontario truck drivers, Trucking industry in the United States, Truck, Border, Canadian long-haul truckers, Leanne Steeves  
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2020-07-15 5:22:32 PM  
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2020-07-15 5:23:12 PM  
Oh, we know dude. And trying to get idiots to stop idioting in the US...I mean, we've got Jersey and Florida and Texas and Arizona.

New England really wishes we could just wall off the highways from their dumbassery.
 
2020-07-15 7:31:33 PM  

hubiestubert: Oh, we know dude. And trying to get idiots to stop idioting in the US...I mean, we've got Jersey and Florida and Texas and Arizona.

New England really wishes we could just wall off the highways from their dumbassery.


Christ, flyover country.   It's a whole country in the u.s.
 
2020-07-15 7:32:05 PM  
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2020-07-15 7:32:44 PM  
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2020-07-15 7:32:59 PM  

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Got the same thing...
 
2020-07-15 7:33:18 PM  

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2020-07-15 7:33:32 PM  

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2020-07-15 7:34:04 PM  
We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA
 
2020-07-15 7:34:24 PM  

FrancoFile: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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That just means their backend server is down and the Varnish front end cannot establish a connection to it.  Some bloke is restarting apache or nginx or whatever the hell is behind the front end as we speak, I guarantee it.
 
2020-07-15 7:34:36 PM  

SpaceyCat: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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Got the same thing...


I got it to work a second time.
 
2020-07-15 7:35:22 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.pinimg.com image 850x598]


Stupid, yes, but also selfish, uncaring, and arrogant.

The truth is America is not a functioning society. People don't give a shiat about each other except themselves and their own, not even that far is many cases.  You'd think people who are cavalier about the virus would stop and think "hmmm, what might happen if I give it to grandma?", but nope.

This pandemic has exposed the cultural rot of America even moreso than Donald Trump's still at 40% approval rating.  No other country on Earth is this bad.
 
2020-07-15 7:35:29 PM  

derpes_simplex: FrancoFile: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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That just means their backend server is down and the Varnish front end cannot establish a connection to it.  Some bloke is restarting apache or nginx or whatever the hell is behind the front end as we speak, I guarantee it.


It really highlights the sad shape the CBC is in if Fark broke their website.
 
2020-07-15 7:36:27 PM  

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That's pretty much how I feel when I step out of my place here in Missouri.
 
2020-07-15 7:36:45 PM  
Self. Correcting. Problem.

Time to sink or swim but if you want to tie lead weights to your ankles before diving in be my guest.

/who knew the US could withdraw from every environmental accord and wreck the EPA and STILL lead the world on rectifying climate change....by killing off a third of their population
//bold move Cotton
///let's see if it pays off
 
2020-07-15 7:38:21 PM  
All I got was something about buttsecks.
 
2020-07-15 7:38:23 PM  
VARNISH THE GODDAMN CACHE SERVER ALREADY
 
2020-07-15 7:38:28 PM  

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2020-07-15 7:39:09 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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TL:DR or in this case couldn't see. Who needs the farken article to make comments.
 
2020-07-15 7:39:25 PM  
Reminds me of the opening to Jeff wanes war of the worlds..

It seems totally incredible to me now that
Everyone spent that evening as though it were just like any other
From the railway station came the sound of shunting trains
Ringing and rumbling, softened almost into melody by the distance
It all seemed so safe and tranquil
 
2020-07-15 7:39:48 PM  
Sorry if the formatting sucks.  I'm new at this job.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront​o​/truck-drivers-say-keep-border-closed-​to-non-essential-travel-1.5648051

COVID-19 situation in the U.S. 'scary' and 'dangerous,' Canadian long-haul truckers warn

Canada should keep border closed until the new year, 2 drivers tell CBC News

Katerina Georgieva · CBC News · Posted: Jul 14, 2020 9:00 PM ET | Last Updated: July 14
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Leanne Steeves and her husband Gerald are both long-haul truck drivers. They drive to and from California every week. (Submitted by Leanne Steeves)

Some Ontario truck drivers are speaking out about what they've been witnessing on their trips to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic - and they're warning the Canadian government to keep the border closed to non-essential visitors.

"They're travelling down there. They don't wear masks," said Leanne Steeves, a long-haul truck driver from Barrie, Ont., referring to the attitude of many Americans to the pandemic.

"It's like they don't care. Life is normal. Nothing's changed for them."

On Tuesday, CBC News confirmed the Canada-U.S. border closure for non-essential travel will be extended for another 30 days into late August. The agreement, which has to be reviewed each month, was set to expire on July 21. The decision comes as novel coronavirus cases and hospitalizations spike in several large U. S. stateswith little sign of a coordinated response from President Donald Trump's administration.

By contrast, Canada has largely succeeded in limiting the spread of the virus in the last several weeks, with daily case counts, hospitalizations and deaths mostly on the decline. That's why Steeves would like the federal government to take it even further and keep the border closed until the new year.

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Some truck drivers say the border should remain closed to non-essential travel until the new year. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters)

She and her husband Gerald, cross the border transporting goods to California every week. She said that from what she's been seeing south of the border, proper pandemic measures are not being taken and she worries about what could happen to Canada if Americans were allowed to visit.

'I'm praying they don't open the borders'

"It's scary," she said.

"I'm praying they don't open the borders. That would just make everything up here that much worse ... They need to protect our country."

And she's not alone in her fears.

Jeff Henderson, a long haul truck driver from Shannonville, Ont., recently posted a video on social media describing his own experiences in the United States. The video has been viewed by thousands of people on Facebook.

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Jeff Henderson says opening up the Canadian border to non-essential travel would be like opening up the flood gates to COVID-19. (CBC)

He spoke about seeing people turned away at an urgent care centre in Texas because they couldn't afford a COVID-19 test. And he echoed what Steeves said about how many people aren't wearing masks or physical distancing.

"Nobody cares, and it's dangerous - very dangerous," he said.

"If Canada opens those borders ... You're going to see a spike like you've never seen before."

In the last few months, Henderson has travelled to New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and most recently in late June, Texas, a state that's experiencing a huge spike in COVID-19 cases.

"I just couldn't believe, everyone's standing outside. Everyone is congregating like nothing is happening."
He'd also like to see the border closed until the new year.

Surge in U.S. cases

In addition to Texas, California and Florida are seeing major surges in novel coronavirus cases. The United States is the worst-affected country in terms of infections and leads the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 136,000, so far.

Canadian government officials say they expect the border to stay largely closed for the foreseeable future, despite calls from U.S. members of Congress to consider a phased plan for reopening.

COVID-19 cases are hitting record daily highs in a large number of U.S. states - which would make any resumption of pre-pandemic travel a significant health threat to Canada.

"We recognize that the situation continues to be complex in the United States in regards to COVID-19," Trudeau said Monday at a press conference. "Every month, we have been able to extend the border closures to all but essential goods and services and those discussions are ongoing."

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said he doesn't want to see the border re-opened any time soon either.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance's president Stephen Laskowski said in a statement to CBC News, that the pandemic has created new challenges and concerns for all workers, including those in the trucking industry.
"CTA's best practices document deals with all these matters/concerns and truck drivers across the country are utilizing these methods to keep themselves and fellow Canadians safe."

Henderson turning down jobs to the U.S.

Steeves said that despite her own safety concerns, she and her husband have to keep working.
"We have a truck payment. We own our own truck. We have bills, you know, and this is our living. So we really can't stop it," she said.

"People still need stuff. The freight still has to move. You know, you still need the groceries, still need the toilet paper."

But Henderson said he won't be taking any more jobs to the U.S. until things get better, and he knows that means his income will suffer.

"It's going to take a hit but I'm not going to put myself in that position again," he said.
"I can't. It's too stressful."

With files from Katie Simpson, David Cochrane
 
2020-07-15 7:39:54 PM  
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront​o​/truck-drivers-say-keep-border-closed-​to-non-essential-travel-1.5648051

This link appears to work.  Makes me wonder if it's something about the fark ref or if it's just that one of their availability zones is having issues.
 
2020-07-15 7:40:26 PM  

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2020-07-15 7:40:40 PM  

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Interestingly, outside is somewhat fine.  Not very much spread in the outdoors, especially with any kind of distancing, which most of the people on that are doing.  Indoors though... yeah
 
2020-07-15 7:41:04 PM  
They all died and took the website with them.
 
2020-07-15 7:41:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA


I am.
 
2020-07-15 7:42:52 PM  

MechaPyx: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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fetch isn't a thing. Stop trying to make fetch a thing.
 
2020-07-15 7:43:07 PM  

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I got through. Canada is gossiping about its creepy neighbors next door...

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2020-07-15 7:44:13 PM  
Have a work acquaintance that the whole family got it because they went to an event for their kid.  They said it was miserable for two weeks but even knowing that they'd get it, they'd go again.

Seriously.  How important is it to go to a damn kid's event if you could potentially die from it?   These are the kind of idiot's we're up against.
 
2020-07-15 7:44:59 PM  

hubiestubert: Oh, we know dude. And trying to get idiots to stop idioting in the US...I mean, we've got Jersey and Florida and Texas and Arizona.

New England really wishes we could just wall off the highways from their dumbassery.


You might want to check the infection rates in Jersey. We were hit hard early and learned pretty quick. Everyone here knows someone who died...or someone who knows someone. I'm up to 3, one of whom was family.

We're one of the states doing it right.
 
2020-07-15 7:45:50 PM  

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Welcome to Fark
 
2020-07-15 7:48:51 PM  
But enough about the Senate...
 
2020-07-15 7:49:22 PM  

hubiestubert: New England really wishes we could just wall off the highways from their dumbassery.


We should bridge camp the Piscataqua River Bridge.
 
2020-07-15 7:50:21 PM  
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2020-07-15 7:50:28 PM  

dionysusaur: Moniker o' Shame: patcarew: Error 503 Backend felch failed
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These funny headlines have been links to articles this whole time?! All of them?
 
2020-07-15 7:50:57 PM  

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2020-07-15 7:57:07 PM  
R.I.P  Fackend Betch

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2020-07-15 7:58:07 PM  

rosekolodny: Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA

I am.


I like your isopod pic.

I saw some pretty cool ones on my last job.

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2020-07-15 7:58:24 PM  
yeah, something about "backend felching"
 
2020-07-15 7:59:38 PM  
Exhibit A:

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2020-07-15 8:00:05 PM  

omg bbq: rosekolodny: Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA

I am.

I like your isopod pic.

I saw some pretty cool ones on my last job.

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SQUEEEEEE!
 
2020-07-15 8:00:42 PM  

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2020-07-15 8:00:42 PM  

rosekolodny: omg bbq: rosekolodny: Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA

I am.

I like your isopod pic.

I saw some pretty cool ones on my last job.

[Fark user image image 422x750]

SQUEEEEEE!


I know right!!?
 
2020-07-15 8:00:54 PM  
America surrendered. Seriously. Just going to pretend it doesn't exist and proceed onward. Going to suspend the release of data from hospitals like it's just an illusory PR problem. Heads up: Karma is a biatch
 
2020-07-15 8:02:49 PM  

rosekolodny: omg bbq: rosekolodny: Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA

I am.

I like your isopod pic.

I saw some pretty cool ones on my last job.

[Fark user image image 422x750]

SQUEEEEEE!


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Same one once it flew up to the vehicle and started showing off its underbunnies.
 
2020-07-15 8:03:08 PM  
I'm very excited for Walmart to start their mask policy on July 20th.  The numbers of covidiot news articles is going to skyrocket, with accompanying People of Walmart photos.
 
2020-07-15 8:03:12 PM  

omg bbq: rosekolodny: omg bbq: rosekolodny: Mrtraveler01: We're sorry Canada.

We're not all selfish assholes.

Sincerely,
USA

I am.

I like your isopod pic.

I saw some pretty cool ones on my last job.

[Fark user image image 422x750]

SQUEEEEEE!

I know right!!?


https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
 
2020-07-15 8:03:33 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Exhibit A:

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We are totally farked.
 
2020-07-15 8:04:16 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Exhibit A:

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Jesus
 
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