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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
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2020-11-27 7:55:48 AM  
164 votes:
There's a car parts place near me that also declared itself an Auto Zone.
 
2020-11-27 10:18:22 AM  
81 votes:

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


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2020-11-27 5:24:24 AM  
65 votes:
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2020-11-27 11:00:09 AM  
44 votes:
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2020-11-27 7:40:25 AM  
44 votes:
So, a sovereign restaurant then?
 
2020-11-27 10:20:13 AM  
28 votes:

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 10:15:24 AM  
23 votes:

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 11:43:30 AM  
17 votes:

FlashHarry: baltimoreblonde: No fire or police either

It's a libertarian paradise!


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2020-11-27 10:15:18 AM  
17 votes:
Just change the name from Staten Island to Cracker Barrel Island.
 
2020-11-27 11:03:28 AM  
15 votes:
"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 10:44:32 AM  
15 votes:

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


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2020-11-27 8:55:09 AM  
10 votes:
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2020-11-27 10:46:01 AM  
8 votes:
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2020-11-27 10:06:46 AM  
8 votes:
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 10:13:59 AM  
7 votes:

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 11:44:18 AM  
6 votes:
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2020-11-27 10:23:33 AM  
6 votes:

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 10:32:40 AM  
5 votes:
It would be a damn shame if Staten Island were to shut down the water supply to the "autonomous zone".
 
2020-11-27 10:25:43 AM  
5 votes:
President Trump's home town....

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2020-11-27 10:13:58 AM  
5 votes:
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 10:11:10 AM  
5 votes:
Dead for Tax Reasons:

That sounds better than camping out on a suburban rooftop in winter, I'll do that
 
2020-11-27 3:14:09 PM  
4 votes:

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


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2020-11-27 1:00:38 PM  
4 votes:

Resident Muslim: DiggFerkel: Fewer small businesses = more profits for big businesses.

Until only Taco Bell is left?

My god! That's what the gypsy woman said!



Did... did you just mix Demolition Man with Archer?

If so, a laurel and hearty handshake to you.
 
2020-11-27 12:03:28 PM  
4 votes:
Someone tried that near me, they revoked all his licenses and closed the place.

He sold food anyway.

So the next day the cops came with locksmiths and changed all the locks.

Owner tried to smash them, and away to jail he went.
 
2020-11-27 11:24:44 AM  
4 votes:

baltimoreblonde: No fire or police either


It's a libertarian paradise!
 
2020-11-27 11:08:40 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:55:12 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:35:24 AM  
4 votes:
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 10:33:46 AM  
4 votes:
Fewer small businesses = more profits for big businesses.
 
2020-11-27 10:16:36 AM  
4 votes:
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 10:08:43 AM  
4 votes:
since they don't recognize any rules, they'll be fine with people walking out without paying right
 
2020-11-27 7:48:52 AM  
4 votes:
Fine. Cut off its electricity, gas, water and sewer services. If they're autonomous, they can get their own.
 
2020-11-27 12:57:04 PM  
3 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: grimlock1972: 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.

Exactly! The commoners should not be able to make their own choices. Just shut up, submit, and comply.


The government says you must breathe air.
 
2020-11-27 12:28:17 PM  
3 votes:

pueblonative: NuclearPenguins: pastramithemosterotic: NuclearPenguins: 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.

Don't drag the workers into this. They might not agree with the owners and are just trying to earn a living


"Just following orders" does not cut it me. I'd rather be jobless and poor than willingly break the rules during a pandemic.

Why don't you spend a couple of days living out of a non heated car in the middle of winter before making that heroic stand for the waitstaff?


Some things are worth taking a stand over, even if it harms yourself.
 
2020-11-27 12:12:09 PM  
3 votes:
tht's so 1918
 
2020-11-27 10:47:27 AM  
3 votes:
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.
 
BHK
2020-11-27 7:18:34 PM  
2 votes:
When I was a teenager, the left was anti-war, anti-establishment, and didn't trust authority. Now you all are a bunch of bootlicking sheep that are scared of anyone who defies your shepherds. What happened?
 
2020-11-27 3:16:09 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-11-27 2:20:19 PM  
2 votes:

HighOnCraic: 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


Really?  Half the places here barely take cash due to the 'coin shortage'.

NuclearPenguins: Some things are worth taking a stand over, even if it harms yourself.


Wasn't Andrew Cuomo going to have his 89 year old mother over for Thanksgiving until all hell broke loose?  The Mayor of Denver was pleading for everyone to stay put and not travel as he was boarding an airplane to Mississippi to spend time with his wife and daughter.

Until the politicians deem it worthy to sacrifice, then it's hard to take it seriously.  Rules for me and rules for thee aren't followed by viruses.

Politicians should be first in line for the vaccine.
 
2020-11-27 1:33:32 PM  
2 votes:
So that's it  Staten Island for lunch.  Table for 10.

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2020-11-27 1:15:20 PM  
2 votes:
Invite the Governor of New Jersey and his immediate family to check it out. Include the Mayor of Denver and Mayor Groot of Chi-Towne to make it an even dozen on the jury.
 
2020-11-27 1:12:53 PM  
2 votes:
Nyah nyah you can't touch us now.

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2020-11-27 12:35:17 PM  
2 votes:

DiggFerkel: Fewer small businesses = more profits for big businesses.


Until only Taco Bell is left?

My god! That's what the gypsy woman said!
 
2020-11-27 12:35:11 PM  
2 votes:

grimlock1972: 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.


Exactly! The commoners should not be able to make their own choices. Just shut up, submit, and comply.
 
2020-11-27 12:20:43 PM  
2 votes:

NuclearPenguins: pastramithemosterotic: NuclearPenguins: 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.

Don't drag the workers into this. They might not agree with the owners and are just trying to earn a living


"Just following orders" does not cut it me. I'd rather be jobless and poor than willingly break the rules during a pandemic.


Why don't you spend a couple of days living out of a non heated car in the middle of winter before making that heroic stand for the waitstaff?
 
2020-11-27 12:20:23 PM  
2 votes:

sitesmithscott: Can I invade a foreign store?


Hell yeah!  Do whatever you want and just make sure your back over the line into the US when you're done.  We don't have an extradition treaty with that restaurant.
 
2020-11-27 12:13:27 PM  
2 votes:

Albert911emt: So, a sovereign restaurant then?


They should just bring the Mary in a sea-shell statue from the parking lot inside and claim to be a church.
 
2020-11-27 12:02:49 PM  
2 votes:

pastramithemosterotic: NuclearPenguins: 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.

Don't drag the workers into this. They might not agree with the owners and are just trying to earn a living



"Just following orders" does not cut it me. I'd rather be jobless and poor than willingly break the rules during a pandemic.
 
2020-11-27 11:56:51 AM  
2 votes:
Funny how the same crowd that wanted internment camps for people with HIV now insist their airborne white cell disease is just a garden variety respiratory illness.
 
2020-11-27 11:48:03 AM  
2 votes:

NuclearPenguins: 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.


Don't drag the workers into this. They might not agree with the owners and are just trying to earn a living
 
2020-11-27 11:31:42 AM  
2 votes:

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?


I wouldn't put it past NJ to actually sh*t in someone's cheerios.
 
2020-11-27 11:11:43 AM  
2 votes:

MadHatter500: 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.


If NJ sh*t in your cereal, you know you done f*cked up.
 
2020-11-27 11:06:20 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:45:34 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:45:26 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:34:29 AM  
2 votes:
Somehow this doesn't seem as great as the Paris Commune.
 
2020-11-27 10:19:28 AM  
2 votes:
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 7:23:49 PM  
1 vote:

BHK: When I was a teenager, the left was anti-war, anti-establishment, and didn't trust authority. Now you all are a bunch of bootlicking sheep that are scared of anyone who defies your shepherds. What happened?


Really makes you think.
 
2020-11-27 5:52:13 PM  
1 vote:

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

I miss all the pre covid Farkers who thought this would be awesome .

Why would people be in favor of 2300 dead/day before COVID?  Or after?  What nonsense are you babbling about?

Some pre covid Farkers woulld always go on about how one third of humans need to die off .
/ surely you have been here long enough to remember that .

No, I have never heard anybody, on or off Fark, say that we need 2.5 billion people to die.  If somebody on Fark talked that shiat, they didn't do it enough to make waves or an impression.  It's not a thing, you're just trying to make it a thing.  Why?   Nobody said that, just stop making shiat up.

Well you're not here that often otherwise I would recognize who you are .

I know, I rarely post.  Sometimes a real numbnuts shows up and draws me out, and that's when I post.  Gosh, before today, I can't remember when I last posted anything on Fark.

C'mon, man.  Try harder.  Take some pride in your trolling.  Be creative, be original, say something funny or insightful if you can.  Don't just be any old turd in the punchbowl, be a turd with salted dry-roasted peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes in it, in the punchbowl.


You're doing a fairly good job of it . Kudos !
/ taking notes
 
2020-11-27 5:43:07 PM  
1 vote:

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

I miss all the pre covid Farkers who thought this would be awesome .

Why would people be in favor of 2300 dead/day before COVID?  Or after?  What nonsense are you babbling about?

Some pre covid Farkers woulld always go on about how one third of humans need to die off .
/ surely you have been here long enough to remember that .

No, I have never heard anybody, on or off Fark, say that we need 2.5 billion people to die.  If somebody on Fark talked that shiat, they didn't do it enough to make waves or an impression.  It's not a thing, you're just trying to make it a thing.  Why?   Nobody said that, just stop making shiat up.

Well you're not here that often otherwise I would recognize who you are .


I know, I rarely post.  Sometimes a real numbnuts shows up and draws me out, and that's when I post.  Gosh, before today, I can't remember when I last posted anything on Fark.

C'mon, man.  Try harder.  Take some pride in your trolling.  Be creative, be original, say something funny or insightful if you can.  Don't just be any old turd in the punchbowl, be a turd with salted dry-roasted peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes in it, in the punchbowl.
 
2020-11-27 5:32:20 PM  
1 vote:

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

I miss all the pre covid Farkers who thought this would be awesome .

Why would people be in favor of 2300 dead/day before COVID?  Or after?  What nonsense are you babbling about?

Some pre covid Farkers woulld always go on about how one third of humans need to die off .
/ surely you have been here long enough to remember that .

No, I have never heard anybody, on or off Fark, say that we need 2.5 billion people to die.  If somebody on Fark talked that shiat, they didn't do it enough to make waves or an impression.  It's not a thing, you're just trying to make it a thing.  Why?   Nobody said that, just stop making shiat up.


Well you're not here that often otherwise I would recognize who you are .
 
2020-11-27 5:25:12 PM  
1 vote:

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

I miss all the pre covid Farkers who thought this would be awesome .

Why would people be in favor of 2300 dead/day before COVID?  Or after?  What nonsense are you babbling about?


Some pre covid Farkers woulld always go on about how one third of humans need to die off .
/ surely you have been here long enough to remember that .
 
2020-11-27 4:14:28 PM  
1 vote:

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


I miss all the pre covid Farkers who thought this would be awesome .
 
2020-11-27 3:17:00 PM  
1 vote:

NuclearPenguins: Name and shame the owners, workers, and patrons.


Ya, please no.  Enforce the laws.  I feel really bad for these businesses.  When small businesses do shiat like that, it is because government is not doing enough to address the financial impact of these closures.  Blaming the poor f$ckers at the bottom scrambling to make a living is not the right approach.
 
2020-11-27 2:29:53 PM  
1 vote:
Didn't something like this happen in Seattle earlier this year? And didn't the Seattle mayor refer to it as " the summer of love"?
 
2020-11-27 12:52:21 PM  
1 vote:

NuclearPenguins: pueblonative: NuclearPenguins: pastramithemosterotic: NuclearPenguins: 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.

Don't drag the workers into this. They might not agree with the owners and are just trying to earn a living


"Just following orders" does not cut it me. I'd rather be jobless and poor than willingly break the rules during a pandemic.

Why don't you spend a couple of days living out of a non heated car in the middle of winter before making that heroic stand for the waitstaff?

Some things are worth taking a stand over, even if it harms yourself.


And your significant other and kids? Given with how farked up our social support system is in the US I'm not going to join the internet tar and feather brigade against somebody who makes less than minimum wage just because the owner is a jackass.
 
2020-11-27 12:43:46 PM  
1 vote:
There's no parking in the orange zone. The orange zone is for dying.
 
2020-11-27 12:13:57 PM  
1 vote:

ViolentEastCoastCity: mrschwen: 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?

I wouldn't put it past NJ to actually sh*t in someone's cheerios.

You really can't put anything past us.  Just when you think we're at our most ridiculous...


Sorry...too much stuffing yesterday. Won't happen again.
 
2020-11-27 12:06:59 PM  
1 vote:
Then they won't mind funding their own hospitals.
 
2020-11-27 11:54:46 AM  
1 vote:

RTOGUY: 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.


Chop didn't get  shut down until the third murder and when they started protesting at the Mayor's home.  Then the Mayor declared the summer of love over.
 
2020-11-27 11:04:14 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:44:08 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-11-27 10:16:37 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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