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2020-07-16 10:08:21 AM  
31 votes:
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- and I'll keep posting this until you yanks get the message to 'STAY OOT!!'
 
2020-07-16 10:17:18 AM  
29 votes:

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


Pretty much. If there's a more Canadian sight than masked people in a polite queue to buy legal weed, I haven't seen it.
 
2020-07-16 10:21:19 AM  
29 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:20:12 AM  
22 votes:

basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.


Montreal is not part of Canada.
 
2020-07-16 8:25:29 AM  
20 votes:
I think in this case there are actual moose out front telling you to stay home.
 
2020-07-16 10:28:44 AM  
18 votes:
Canada really should build a wall, and on the side facing them paint:

DON'T  MORONS
OPEN  INSIDE
 
2020-07-16 10:18:34 AM  
11 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:16:20 AM  
9 votes:
Moose. Front. Tell.
 
2020-07-16 10:17:48 AM  
9 votes:
Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.
 
2020-07-16 10:23:13 AM  
8 votes:

basicstock: Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?


I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.
 
2020-07-16 10:24:31 AM  
8 votes:

Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.


Is Montreal New York or New Jersey in your analogy? I want to know if I should be offended
 
2020-07-16 1:02:15 PM  
8 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:37:44 AM  
6 votes:
One of the Minnesota counties on the Canadian border has had zero cases, zero deaths, never had any Covid-19.  The other border counties are almost as virus free.  These people would normally cross the border for everyday lives.  The Northwest Angle being the example.  Don't believe everything is as out of control as the media wants you to.
 
2020-07-16 12:28:40 PM  
6 votes:
This is why Scots living near Boris Johnson's plague-ridden failed state to the south are stocking up on pitchforks, scythes, barricades and everything else in the "Keep The Bastards Out" section of the Acme Inc catalogue.

I think we should just paint railway tunnel entrances on cliffs facing England and let nature take its course.
 
2020-07-16 2:23:34 PM  
5 votes:

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image 338x338]
- and I'll keep posting this until you yanks get the message to 'STAY OOT!!'


Post it all you want, you'll end up with people knocking on your door asking what a laneway is
 
2020-07-16 10:18:47 AM  
4 votes:

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.
 
2020-07-16 2:30:06 PM  
4 votes:

RogueWallEnthusiast: orbister: This is why Scots living near Boris Johnson's plague-ridden failed state to the south are stocking up on pitchforks, scythes, barricades and everything else in the "Keep The Bastards Out" section of the Acme Inc catalogue.

I think we should just paint railway tunnel entrances on cliffs facing England and let nature take its course.

"REBUILD HARDIAN'S WALL"


Username checks out.
 
2020-07-16 10:15:38 AM  
3 votes:
We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.
 
2020-07-16 10:23:59 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-07-16 10:34:39 AM  
3 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Canada really should build a wall, and on the side facing them paint:

DON'T  MORONS
OPEN  INSIDE


What are the morons opening inside?
 
2020-07-16 11:58:08 AM  
3 votes:

Ivo Shandor: Psychopusher: (Note to Americans: Our party colours are the reverse of yours. Red = liberal.)

And the "libby libs" to the left of them are Orange = NDP.


Those of us in Ontario do not speak its name.  We still remember Bob Rae.
 
2020-07-16 10:19:11 AM  
2 votes:

halifaxdatageek: Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.

Pretty much. If there's a more Canadian sight than masked people in a polite queue to buy legal weed, I haven't seen it.


I saw this sight this past Saturday afternoon in San Diego.
 
2020-07-16 10:20:52 AM  
2 votes:

Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.


Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?
 
2020-07-16 10:29:22 AM  
2 votes:

caira: montreal_medic: Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.

Is Montreal New York or New Jersey in your analogy? I want to know if I should be offended

Pourquoi s'en inquièter ?  Les chiens aboient, la caravane passe.


Le pingouin géant danse dans la nuit. Pourtant, il ne passe toujours pas par le McDonald's.
 
2020-07-16 10:32:06 AM  
2 votes:

Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: basicstock: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

We hit 109 F with the humidity last week here in Montreal.
No, you can't come here and expose the strippers to Covid-19.

Montreal is not part of Canada.

Then why do you keep crossing the Canadian border to come see the strippers?

I have to cross into New Jersey to get to NYC, doesn't mean I have to like it.


Oh, the rotten 🍎
 
2020-07-16 10:32:36 AM  
2 votes:
I'm headed to Banff for lunch today as a matter of fact. No. I will not be wearing a mask. Yes. I do feel a bit unwell. A 1200 looney fine is a small price to pay to stick it to the United States Northern Strategic Reserve and their "lack of cases" and "appropriate response." Sorry sweet cheeks.
 
2020-07-16 10:45:56 AM  
2 votes:

waxbeans: I saw, but didn't read or click on, this story earlier. I legitimately was asking myself, why they  needed 3 mug shots of this poor soul.
I think I need new glasses.
Also, just write an ugly Yelp and move on ppl. No stupid working slug is worth jail and court b.s. nevermind you have little chance of beating the case.


Wrong thread. How did that happen? Odd.
 
2020-07-16 10:55:37 AM  
2 votes:
Okay. I know this seems like a stretch, but please, hear me out.

Yes, there's the issue of Americans crossing the border into Canada, possibly carrying the virus with them. But Canadians like to travel, too; especially to states like Florida, Arizona, and California, where infections are increasing at an alarming rate. Canada's closure to non-essential traffic has (I'm pretty sure) prompted the US to do the same thing. So, in a roundabout way, this also prevents Canadians from carrying the virus back into the country when they return.

It's peak Canadian passive-aggressive politeness: we don't want to be rude to the US by banning travel outright, so we find a way to make it seem like a mutual agreement.

Like I said, it's a stretch. But... stranger things have happened
 
2020-07-16 2:36:45 PM  
2 votes:

Albinoman: Snowblind2010: Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.

I guess if you have to tell yourself that and it keeps you from coming here I'll not argue with you.

Canada has some real amazing scenery out west.
Until you get there the highway has the upkeep and quality of a paved back road in the US. Manitoba and Saskatchewan are some of the flattest, most boring places I've ever seen, and I'm from South Dakota.


So you're saying that there's not a lot going on?  But look closer, you're so wrong...
 
2020-07-16 6:54:03 PM  
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: [Fark user image image 338x338]
- and I'll keep posting this until you yanks get the message to 'STAY OOT!!'


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2020-07-16 10:25:22 AM  
1 vote:
"If you are coming from outside of Canada, please understand all of the efforts that Canadians have done inside of Canada to flatten the curve and to make sure that the transmission of the virus is as low as possible," Njoo said.
"Please do your part.


BUT I DON'T WANNA!
 
2020-07-16 10:27:39 AM  
1 vote:

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


Trust me we're not sending our best. Our best would not be taking recreational trips during a lockdown.
I think we should arrest all the idiots that got turned away.
 
2020-07-16 10:29:33 AM  
1 vote:

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


That what I think about America, when I hear about illegals.
And I'm Texan.
 
2020-07-16 10:35:51 AM  
1 vote:

TotallyRealNotFake: [Fark user image 425x391]


Replace the beaver with a Trumper and the Trumpers with antifa
 
2020-07-16 10:38:46 AM  
1 vote:
Stay out, Americans. We have enough stupid here already.
 
2020-07-16 10:39:23 AM  
1 vote:

Fart_Machine: Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/sm​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/


We are 10% of the US population.
The rest of Canada is quite used to dealing with morons.
They get little voice.  While annoying, they don't get much attention.
 
2020-07-16 10:43:26 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-07-16 10:43:45 AM  
1 vote:

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


It wasn't complete lockdown. We have always been allowed out socially distant exercise.
No need to exaggerate but I'm glad Doug Farking Ford did mostly alright!
 
2020-07-16 10:44:03 AM  
1 vote:
I saw, but didn't read or click on, this story earlier. I legitimately was asking myself, why they  needed 3 mug shots of this poor soul.
I think I need new glasses.
Also, just write an ugly Yelp and move on ppl. No stupid working slug is worth jail and court b.s. nevermind you have little chance of beating the case.
 
2020-07-16 10:45:01 AM  
1 vote:

Psychopusher: We spent two solid months in complete lockdown with only essential businesses open, shopping only when we had to and even then standing in epic lineups just to get into the stores, and epic lineups to check back out again.  We still have long lineups inside the stores even now that we're in phase 2 of re-opening, some of our areas (including the one I live in) have mandators public indoor space mask bylaws (wear one or GTFO!), but things are continuing to look up here, our cases are dropping, deaths are dropping, phase 3 repoening is around the corner (already happening in many areas), and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We haven't been going through this just so a bunch of plague rats from south of the border who don't have the slightest bit of good sense to stay the fark home during a pandemic can come here and put us right back to square one.  Stay the fark home until your dumpster fire burns the through rest of its fuel.


this times a million. stay out of canada you sick farks.
 
2020-07-16 10:48:56 AM  
1 vote:
According to CBC News:

"two million people who crossed the border into Canada since this country implemented strict quarantine laws, no one has been arrested and just a handful have been fined for breaking the two-week isolation rule"

Two million people are essential travel?  Bullshiat.
 
2020-07-16 10:57:22 AM  
1 vote:

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


Our fishing trip was really nice his year, not having boats clearly too big for the lake nearly swamp us as they scream by with a murican flag waving off the back was beauty.
 
2020-07-16 10:58:14 AM  
1 vote:

Eravior: Was the trick that Canada doesn't have a moron in charge?


Ours is just a different kind of moron.
 
2020-07-16 11:07:28 AM  
1 vote:
But we want to drop Nickelback over the border!  Aren't we allowed to do that?
 
2020-07-16 11:22:29 AM  
1 vote:

Lord Bear: Canada tends to marginalize our morons.  The US celebrates them


Whenever I'm asked what the difference is between Canada and the US I'm using this line.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:37 AM  
1 vote:

I won a math debate: Okay. I know this seems like a stretch, but please, hear me out.

Yes, there's the issue of Americans crossing the border into Canada, possibly carrying the virus with them. But Canadians like to travel, too; especially to states like Florida, Arizona, and California, where infections are increasing at an alarming rate. Canada's closure to non-essential traffic has (I'm pretty sure) prompted the US to do the same thing. So, in a roundabout way, this also prevents Canadians from carrying the virus back into the country when they return.

It's peak Canadian passive-aggressive politeness: we don't want to be rude to the US by banning travel outright, so we find a way to make it seem like a mutual agreement.

Like I said, it's a stretch. But... stranger things have happened


It's not a strech, it's statemanship at it's finest. Achieving your desired outcome whilst not souring your international relations is a huge win for any government. In this, both the Federal and Ontario's Provincials did amazing. It'll become a sticking point once we re-open fully (shudder), and doubly so if we don't hit a large second wave. The sense of winning against this virus will set in and people will demand to know why they had to 'sacrifice' or need to continue to do so. To which the answer will aways be;- has the other party (country) done as we have and is it reasonable to return to pre-pandemic activities involving them. At the moment, USA is not even in the roster, let alone anywhere near being allowed outside it's own borders.

The way it was sold to them, by our compentent leadership is simple;- it appealed to the America First rallying cry, whereby they recieved their assurance we won't be letting any undesirable non-USAians into their country. That was good enough for their administration to buy this hook, line and sinker. I expect in the near future to hear how closing the border (by US, not Canada) was not only their idea, but prevented millions of deaths in USA as a result.

When the guy on the other side is as gullible as Trump, you can get pretty much anything if you just use soft-power and some carefully worded directives that sound like they come from them. Fun.
 
2020-07-16 11:30:31 AM  
1 vote:

Lord Bear: Exactly this.  Canada tends to marginalize our morons.


And somehow through all of this most of our Moron-in-Chiefs actually listened to the smart people who knew medicine and stuff instead of politicizing this and making moronic policy.  See: Doug Ford, and to a lesser extent Jason Kenny.
 
2020-07-16 12:21:10 PM  
1 vote:

illogic: rikkards: Fart_Machine: Just a reminder that Canada has morons too.  We just have more of them.

https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/07/08/sm​all-group-protests-mandatory-mask-wear​ing-order-in-toronto/

Toronto is extra special. Their mayor thinks a handgun ban will stop gang shootings

1) Nobody thinks a handgun ban is going to put a stop to gang shootings.

2) This is what Tory said about it:  "If it makes one bit of difference in terms of reducing these shootings and in particular reducing the loss of life and the trauma caused by handguns, why wouldn't you take the step?"

3) Better than hopes and prayers.

4) I don't even like Tory - but your strawman is just that - what you think he said is affected by your opinion on gun laws rather than what he actually said.  At least he's trying to do something.


Handguns are already heavily regulated and tracked. Trying to do something that even the police chiefs are saying is a bad idea isn't doing something it is actually counter productive. Rather than putting tax dollars where they should go that actually would do something (increased border security, social programs to reduce the allure of gang recruiting (although it sounds like Ford may surprisingly be doing something about it  (I never saw that coming)), and guns and gangs unit), the money would go to paying more public servants to shuffle even more paper. The cops are against this as they full well know that they will be the ones thrown under the bus two years later when nothing changes.

The latest ban sounds like it is approaching 3.7b if there is a true fair buyout. Imagine what they could have done with that money instead
 
2020-07-16 12:32:41 PM  
1 vote:

Deathbymeteor: Psychopusher: We also tend to trust in the science here, which makes a big difference.  The science informs government policy, and we trust that that government policy is properly informed by the science.

Meanwhile, in the US, at least a third of the population is HURRR CORONAVIRUS IS A HOAX, MASKS ARE AN UNCONTITUTIONAL ATTACK ON MAH FREEDUMBS!

Which, imo, is what partly drove Harper from power, was his screwing with scientists and the census, which tipped enough support away over time to topple him down the line.


THIS. Seriously. As an immigrant that does not vote party but self-interest in a well-run society for all, I can tell you that up until his assult on science, he didn't even make my radar. He sealed his fate with us joining US in destroying Syria and insisting on cruelty during the largest part of the peak of refugee crisis he plunged this country into. He's forever branded as an evil human being in my books.

I'd also add that in Canada there is a very large swath of our population, across all socio-economic and ethinc backgrounds that is very highly intelectual and thusly highly educated. Call it a silent majority if you must, it's a real thing in Canada. Many immigrants are university level educated, but due to circumstance, cannot find employment in their field, and instead take jobs that they are highly overqualified for to earn a living. It's a side-effect of points based immigration process;- to qualify to earn Permanent Residence, one must score highly, and large portion of it is centered around capabilities and education. I heed from a family of 4, 2 have masters, 1 has undergrad and one has college degree.
 
2020-07-16 12:43:00 PM  
1 vote:
If you're tired of hearing about how much better Canada is doing at handling this .... maybe. i dunno, handle it better.
 
2020-07-16 1:52:39 PM  
1 vote:

Subtonic: Why would anyone willingly go to Canada anyways? The fishing? It's expensive, cold, boring, and everyone is an asshole.


...says the asshole.

Enjoy your pariah state.
 
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