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(CBS New York)   Staten Island restaurant declares itself an "Autonomous Zone" in order to defy Gov. Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions, says it will still be open with full whining   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, New York City, Manhattan, orange zone, NEW YORK, parts of Staten Island, business owners, micro-cluster strategy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo  
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2020-11-27 5:24:24 AM  
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2020-11-27 7:40:25 AM  
So, a sovereign restaurant then?
 
2020-11-27 7:48:52 AM  
Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.
 
2020-11-27 7:55:48 AM  
There's a car parts place near me that also declared itself an Auto Zone.
 
2020-11-27 8:40:39 AM  

FlashHarry: Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.


This. The exact remedy cons proposed for autonomous zones in the cities
 
2020-11-27 8:55:09 AM  
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2020-11-27 10:06:46 AM  
GardenWeasel:

Fine with me while I set up my squatters camp on their rooftop, I'm sure they'll respect my freedom and not call the police.
 
2020-11-27 10:08:43 AM  
since they don't recognize any rules, they'll be fine with people walking out without paying right
 
2020-11-27 10:11:10 AM  
Dead for Tax Reasons:

That sounds better than camping out on a suburban rooftop in winter, I'll do that
 
2020-11-27 10:13:58 AM  
Cartologically speaking, it makes no sense that Staten Island is part of New York State. You should have let New Jersey deal with that floating trash heap.
 
2020-11-27 10:13:59 AM  

FlashHarry: Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.


If I was a supplier, I'd take the guy's money and keep my goods. Good luck getting a US court to review a fraud case that happened outside its jurisdiction.
 
2020-11-27 10:15:18 AM  
Just change the name from Staten Island to Cracker Barrel Island.
 
2020-11-27 10:15:24 AM  

Albert911emt: So, a sovereign restaurant then?


Looks like I am goi my on a road trip to conquer myself a restaurant.  I have a fool proof plan:
1: tell are the nut jobs inside that there are a bunch of gender nonconforming anti-fa socialists who think that Black Lives Matter out back getting abortions for married gays.
2: Wait for them all to grab their lunching supplies and run out the back door.
3: lock said back door
4: now I am the king of the restaurant!  No more tyranny of having to wash your hands after pooping!  Maximum freedom!
 
2020-11-27 10:16:36 AM  
Can we just get a bunch of boats to tow staten island out into the middle of the atlantic and leave it there?
 
2020-11-27 10:16:37 AM  
Put a fence around it, with police "border patrol" to prevent anybody from leaving it until they quarantine for 2 weeks.

That will put an end to their nonsense. Also, bill them for the fence and police time.
 
2020-11-27 10:18:22 AM  

JerseyTim: There's a car parts place near me that also declared itself an Auto Zone.


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2020-11-27 10:19:28 AM  
Name and shame the owners, workers, and patrons. Record their license plates. Let the rest of the world know who these selfish pieces of trash are so that sensible folks can shun them for the rest of time. Plague rat is not a protected class anywhere, so feel free to discriminate the fark out of these "people."

Playtime is over, chucklefarks. Now you get to reap the whirlwind.
 
2020-11-27 10:20:13 AM  

FlashHarry: Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.


Nah, tell the CIA that the are going to have free elections and a socialist is winning.  Then watch as the CIA arms the kitchen staff to start a right wing insurgency.  Tell the DEA the kitchen staff is selling drugs, so they will arm the servers.  In a few years the refugees fleeing the violence can be called scum and rapist by Fox News.  I know it's been done before(a lot of times) but it's our  traditional way of supporting democracies in American countries.
 
2020-11-27 10:23:33 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Cartologically speaking, it makes no sense that Staten Island is part of New York State. You should have let New Jersey deal with that floating trash heap.


Damn, did NJ sh*t in your cheerios this morning?
 
2020-11-27 10:25:43 AM  
President Trump's home town....

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2020-11-27 10:30:07 AM  
shame when they lose their liquor license and the health inspectors declare they place hazardous
 
2020-11-27 10:32:40 AM  
It would be a damn shame if Staten Island were to shut down the water supply to the "autonomous zone".
 
2020-11-27 10:32:44 AM  
Death Zone sounds more edgy
 
2020-11-27 10:33:14 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Cartologically speaking, it makes no sense that Staten Island is part of New York State. You should have let New Jersey deal with that floating trash heap.


My take is that Staten Island should never have been settled for those cartologic reasons.
 
2020-11-27 10:33:23 AM  
Yeah, good luck with that. Pretty sure you haven't thought your clever plan all the way through. But of course that's par for the course for these common clay of the new east.
 
2020-11-27 10:33:46 AM  
Fewer small businesses = more profits for big businesses.
 
2020-11-27 10:34:09 AM  
In two weeks we are going to be looking back on 2300 dead a day as a better time.
 
2020-11-27 10:34:29 AM  
Somehow this doesn't seem as great as the Paris Commune.
 
2020-11-27 10:35:24 AM  
At the bottom of the page:  Cash Rules: New York City Businesses To Face $1,000 Fine For Failing To Accept Dollars, Coins As Payment

/Cash rules everything around me
//C.R.E.A.M.
///Get the money
////Dolla dolla bill, y'all
 
2020-11-27 10:36:10 AM  

FlashHarry: Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.


No fire or police either. They want to be autonomous, let em go all in.
 
2020-11-27 10:41:27 AM  
Liquor licenses are not rights.
 
2020-11-27 10:43:52 AM  

AuralArgument: GardenWeasel:

Fine with me while I set up my squatters camp on their rooftop, I'm sure they'll respect my freedom and not call the police.


What police? They're autonomous , no rules , no laws no protection.

/Ripe for invasion.
// Congratulations by declaring yourself exempt you no longer have any rights in the surrounding country and should be blocked from ever leaving your domain.
/// Have fun getting supplies.
 
2020-11-27 10:44:08 AM  
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2020-11-27 10:44:32 AM  

JerseyTim: There's a car parts place near me that also declared itself an Auto Zone.


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2020-11-27 10:45:26 AM  
Time to start charging for the Staten Island Ferry.

And the other four Boroughs are subsidized by Manhattan anyway. Cut them all off.
 
2020-11-27 10:45:34 AM  

Teddy Brosevelt: Can we just get a bunch of boats to tow staten island out into the middle of the atlantic and leave it there?


Only if it's a test run for Florida.
 
2020-11-27 10:46:01 AM  
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2020-11-27 10:47:27 AM  
Hang a BLM banner from the roof and setup a drum circle by the front door and you can get away with it until the second murder.
 
2020-11-27 10:48:15 AM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: In two weeks we are going to be looking back on 2300 dead a day as a better time.


Sounds like people are getting scared sh*tless and are beginning to stay home on their own:

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/or they've become the first state to achieve "natural" herd immunity, just like their God-king in Chief wanted.
 
2020-11-27 10:51:18 AM  
I mean, break out the tear gas because that's what you do apparently.
 
2020-11-27 10:55:12 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: ImpendingCynic: Cartologically speaking, it makes no sense that Staten Island is part of New York State. You should have let New Jersey deal with that floating trash heap.

Damn, did NJ sh*t in your cheerios this morning?


Shhh!  He hadn't noticed yet.
 
2020-11-27 10:57:43 AM  

themindiswatching: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: In two weeks we are going to be looking back on 2300 dead a day as a better time.

Sounds like people are getting scared sh*tless and are beginning to stay home on their own:

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/or they've become the first state to achieve "natural" herd immunity, just like their God-king in Chief wanted.


Let's see what happens next week. When the holiday bomb we just armed goes off.
 
2020-11-27 11:00:09 AM  
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2020-11-27 11:03:28 AM  
"It's ruining lives because you're not making any money," New Dorp resident Frank Natoli said.

New Dorp is the name of my new anti-masker band.
 
2020-11-27 11:04:14 AM  
FWIW, I've been to the restaurant in question a few times. It's really nothing special, but now I have a reason to refuse to go there ever again.
 
2020-11-27 11:06:20 AM  
Yeah I have the utmost confidence in a restaurant owner who screams "You're not the boss of me" to health and safety regulations.
 
2020-11-27 11:08:33 AM  
while i can understand the frustration of small business owners it is exactly this kind of attitude from trump on down that has kept this country from getting the pandemic under control.
 
2020-11-27 11:08:40 AM  

Teddy Brosevelt: Can we just get a bunch of boats to tow staten island out into the middle of the atlantic and leave it there?


Maybe get Bugs Bunny to saw it off?
 
2020-11-27 11:09:34 AM  
Hope the idiots that eat there decide to sue him when the catch the COVID. If his insurance is smart they'll dump him.
 
2020-11-27 11:09:46 AM  
Welp, NYC does have a neighborhood called Corona.
 
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