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(CBC)   Canadians are flying to the USA and shipping their cars to meet them. For vacation. Then they drive back. Because that's how the border works now, and apparently Canadians are spending their CERB on shipping their cars. Sorry. For real: sorry   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2021-02-09 8:47:17 AM  
Don't insult people who draw CERB. That's keeping some of my friends alive and housed.

These are just selfish fools who can't handle life coming at them quick.
 
2021-02-09 9:03:52 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: These are just selfish fools who can't handle life coming at them quick.


I strongly disagree. It's not quick. It's a year, now. We, the Canadians who are not stopping them, are the ones who are unable to handle life coming quick. We should be stopping them, but instead, we do nothing. That's our failure, not theirs. They know exactly how to get what they want. We don't know how to stop them when everyone's lives depend on it.
 
2021-02-09 10:08:37 AM  
Selfish twunts.
 
2021-02-09 10:31:56 AM  
Ok lets get something straight...these are the 1% of the 1ers.

No matter what country they are found in they are complete a$$holes.
 
2021-02-09 10:33:54 AM  
FTA: ''Some snowbirds still flying south despite new travel rules - because they can"

Regulations don't apply to rich people. News at 11.
 
2021-02-09 10:36:22 AM  
Screw you, subby.  First off, CERB ended months ago and kept tens of thousands from homelessness and, secondly, the people who really needed it aren't these pantloads.  Maybe if you had a government who didn't spread their cheeks for corporations and put its citizens way down the priority list, you wouldn't be so bitter about people getting some assistance.
 
2021-02-09 10:36:59 AM  
That's fine, spread our virus to your own land. See if we care.
 
2021-02-09 10:37:32 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Tr0mBoNe: These are just selfish fools who can't handle life coming at them quick.

I strongly disagree. It's not quick. It's a year, now. We, the Canadians who are not stopping them, are the ones who are unable to handle life coming quick. We should be stopping them, but instead, we do nothing. That's our failure, not theirs. They know exactly how to get what they want. We don't know how to stop them when everyone's lives depend on it.


you're both right, they are selfish jerks who found a work around a year ago so they can expose themselves to the US health care system....

It was happening right after the border "closed"
 
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2021-02-09 10:37:57 AM  
Once they get cerb how they spend it isn't any of my business, provided they got it legitimately.

these people being dumbasses that are travelling to a plague ridden hellhole is a whole 'nother matter.
 
2021-02-09 10:39:50 AM  
One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.

Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo
 
2021-02-09 10:40:27 AM  
Why Florida?  Do common loons fly to Florida?   Apparently yes, but just Great Lakes loons.
 
2021-02-09 10:42:20 AM  
i thought cerb was the legal Canada weed.
 
2021-02-09 10:42:26 AM  
It's not the 1% 0f 1%ers.  A plane from St. Hubert (outside of Montreal) to Plattsburgh NY (60 miles away) is a few hundred dollars per ticket.  The car is shipped to Plattsburgh for another few hundred.  Once there, they drive to Florida as usual.  Total extra expense for a Quebec snowbird couple is less than a grand. Once in Florida, it's mostly trailer or condo as usual. Mostly not rich people.
 
2021-02-09 10:42:50 AM  
I'm confused on CERB has anything to do with rich assholes being assholes?? Nice try grinding that ax about something you obviously no nothing about...

Subby is the kind of jackoff that whines about people on food stamps "buying steaks and lobster" when in reality that's a $2 steak from family dollar and the lobster is an expired can of lobster bisque... but do go on.
 
2021-02-09 10:42:51 AM  
This has been going on for months.  Crazy Rich Canadians!
 
2021-02-09 10:43:19 AM  

Xander_CDN: Screw you, subby.  First off, CERB ended months ago and kept tens of thousands from homelessness and, secondly, the people who really needed it aren't these pantloads.  Maybe if you had a government who didn't spread their cheeks for corporations and put its citizens way down the priority list, you wouldn't be so bitter about people getting some assistance.


Subby's bitter about the snowbirds and expressed it with the kind of trolling headline that's become popular on Fark in recent years. And it's getting plenty of bites, so I guess subby wins.

Anyone got any suggestions for what the award should be?
 
2021-02-09 10:44:39 AM  

Call the Guy: One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.

Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo


There could be charter issues with not letting people leave the country.

But fark these people, if they get sick out of country I don't want to see an article about them losing everything because they had to spend a few nights in a hospital.
 
2021-02-09 10:44:54 AM  
Snowbirds are entitled assholes‽ Who knew‽
 
2021-02-09 10:46:50 AM  
Bust out the giant black dildoes.
 
2021-02-09 10:48:54 AM  

Call the Guy: One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.

Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo


Section 6 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is very explicit.  The Canadian government cannot prevent a citizen from leaving or returning to the country.  The only reason Canadians can't drive down to the US is that the two governments came to an agreement around restrictions at the border.  Once they are over the border Canada cannot prevent them from returning.  They can insist on a quarantine.
 
2021-02-09 10:50:54 AM  
article: 'Pilot Jeremy Rood flew his mother, Diane, his father and their dog from Hamilton CN to Buffalo, N.Y.'

That's a short hop flight.

/ meanwhile their other pets were in the trunk of the shipped car?...
 
2021-02-09 10:58:30 AM  
This just in: finance still rules the universe.

Article fails to mention all of the Canadians who use their own or their companies' private aircraft for transport.

Most of these folks own property in the southern states.  Many have vehicles there year round.

I'll repeat what I've said before: covid-19 is a poor person's disease.

Irony: these "snowbirds" are getting vaccinated in the southern U.S.  No vaccines for their contemoraries back in Canada.
 
2021-02-09 11:01:29 AM  
Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.
 
2021-02-09 11:03:22 AM  
Ugh Rich White Plague Rats
 
2021-02-09 11:03:30 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.


Is that your username or your actual job title?
 
2021-02-09 11:03:41 AM  
Not all of them are rich. Many of them just don't live here at all during the winter they have seasonal cottages and then hop in their RVs and flee south for the winter. I've been kept quite busy trying to keep our little community of cottage folks from freezing to death and thawing water lines these places were not meant for living in all year and it is rough.
 
2021-02-09 11:06:11 AM  
Remember all those 'merikuns "traveling to Alaska" who somehow strayed from the main route & ended up sightseeing in Alberta, Quebec, PEI, etc.?
Enjoy the Revenge of the Snowbirds, eh!
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2021-02-09 11:06:26 AM  
It's only designed so that the elites, our betters, are not denied freedom of movement. Stay at home and go bankrupt you filthy Poor's, so they may acquire your land.

Yeah, your landlord is considered a poor to them. That's how filthy wealthy these assholes in power are.
 
2021-02-09 11:11:36 AM  

RTOGUY: Not all of them are rich. Many of them just don't live here at all during the winter they have seasonal cottages and then hop in their RVs and flee south for the winter. I've been kept quite busy trying to keep our little community of cottage folks from freezing to death and thawing water lines these places were not meant for living in all year and it is rough.


Spray Foam All The Things!
 
2021-02-09 11:14:48 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Call the Guy: One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.

Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo

Section 6 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is very explicit.  The Canadian government cannot prevent a citizen from leaving or returning to the country.  The only reason Canadians can't drive down to the US is that the two governments came to an agreement around restrictions at the border.  Once they are over the border Canada cannot prevent them from returning.  They can insist on a quarantine.


Which is why the new hotness is articles and interviews with people who are not enjoying their mandatory quarantine.
 
2021-02-09 11:17:36 AM  
Don't know a ton about Canada, but didn't CERB end many months ago?  I remember some idiot, perhaps Robert Reich, was pushing a meme about Canadians getting a ton of money from their government every month. Actual Canadians corrected his misinformation and explained that it was no different than the US $600 per week and it ended well before the US $600 did.
 
2021-02-09 11:19:05 AM  
Ahhh the humans. With no limit to their selfishness, and a powerful brain, there's little they can't totally fook up.


The amazing aspect of human intelligence is that it is of a relative gauge only, there is no actual way to measure their "objective" intelligent, as they only apply actual critical thinking to that which they want, and none whatever has no value to them personally.

Whihc is why when they are not informed about the existence of and importance of oxygen molecule, they can make some real self destructive decision, that are also rationally thought out complicated plans, that do achieve what they were of the moment emotionally desiring.
 
2021-02-09 11:22:49 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.


They're still assholes. Tell them that for us next time you talk to them.
 
2021-02-09 11:26:38 AM  
There will be missing the MLB spring training in Florida if they leave this early
 
2021-02-09 11:28:14 AM  

WhippingBoi: Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.

They're still assholes. Tell them that for us next time you talk to them.


I would but I think they're out riding their bicycles this morning. Sounds pretty good compared to holed up inside on a -30 day.
 
2021-02-09 11:32:03 AM  
I wonder what sort of reception the caravan of dreamers in Mexico will get when they reach the Southern border of the US?
 
2021-02-09 11:43:14 AM  

Xander_CDN: Screw you, subby.  First off, CERB ended months ago and kept tens of thousands from homelessness and, secondly, the people who really needed it aren't these pantloads.  Maybe if you had a government who didn't spread their cheeks for corporations and put its citizens way down the priority list, you wouldn't be so bitter about people getting some assistance.


THANK YOU. We're so worried about "freedom" to spread the virus and simultaneously that someone will buy a goddamn hamburger they don't "deserve" we can't put together a coherent policy.

We are at case numbers where we could get to zero in 6 weeks and use a containment strategy for further outbreaks. We could have done that this time LAST YEAR if not for a lack of will. Nothing else makes sense with the emerging variants unless we want to do 2020 again. For some reason we've decided it's better to fark about with half-measures that both kill the economy and make sure the COVID fire never really goes out.

We also need comprehensive travel bans with teeth. They're a political third rail because of 45's attempts at a "muslim ban" for racist reasons, but right now it makes sense to reduce interstate and international travel as much as possible. That doesn't mean asking politely.

In December before the last lockdown our ICU docs were getting extra training in deciding how to ration ventillators and we were about a week from needing more covid wards than we have doctors to cover them. Watching a whole ward full of people have a 2-week near-drowning experience (and die about 10% of the time) while stuck in solitary rooms with no visitors is heartbreaking.  I don't want to go back there with a variant that's too contagious to contain.

Real people die of boring things. This virus is boring. A hospital full of isolated patients who are spread out onto other (shut down) services looks positively quiet and not like the chaotic pandemic scenes in movies. MOST people who get COVID are fine. Certainly enough of them to create a lot of survivor bias and confirmation bias.
 
2021-02-09 11:46:32 AM  
Sorry guys...the CERB is for working stiffs.  These people are retired morons with nothing better to do than sit around a trailer park and send selfie's to friends up north.  They still have to quarantine for 14 days if they come back.  If they overstay the 180ish days, they become liable for US taxes and also lose their Medicare.  Hope it's worth it...
 
2021-02-09 11:46:32 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Call the Guy: One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.

Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo

Section 6 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is very explicit.  The Canadian government cannot prevent a citizen from leaving or returning to the country.  The only reason Canadians can't drive down to the US is that the two governments came to an agreement around restrictions at the border.  Once they are over the border Canada cannot prevent them from returning.  They can insist on a quarantine.


They CAN mandate airline closures and our land border is closed. If they want to go elsewhere it's a long swim, but no one is stopping them.
 
2021-02-09 11:47:33 AM  

rockymountainrider: Bennie Crabtree: Tr0mBoNe: These are just selfish fools who can't handle life coming at them quick.

I strongly disagree. It's not quick. It's a year, now. We, the Canadians who are not stopping them, are the ones who are unable to handle life coming quick. We should be stopping them, but instead, we do nothing. That's our failure, not theirs. They know exactly how to get what they want. We don't know how to stop them when everyone's lives depend on it.

you're both right, they are selfish jerks who found a work around a year ago so they can expose themselves to the US health care system....

It was happening right after the border "closed"


That makes sense. Okay.
 
2021-02-09 11:53:12 AM  

WhippingBoi: Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.

They're still assholes. Tell them that for us next time you talk to them.


Building enough wealth for a second home in a sun destination is totally unobtainable for 99% for any generation past the boomers.
 
2021-02-09 11:58:49 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: RTOGUY: Not all of them are rich. Many of them just don't live here at all during the winter they have seasonal cottages and then hop in their RVs and flee south for the winter. I've been kept quite busy trying to keep our little community of cottage folks from freezing to death and thawing water lines these places were not meant for living in all year and it is rough.

Spray Foam All The Things!


It's bigger than that some places are lucky if they have even a gas fireplace for heat.
 
2021-02-09 12:08:57 PM  
So they are cosplaying as stupid Americans...and very convincingly I might add.
 
2021-02-09 12:14:27 PM  

Call the Guy: One wonders why the Canadian govt didn't ban travel to the U.S.
Just kidding. The answer, as always, is money. These vacationers are taking advantage of the loophole the Canadian govt created for the rich to manage cross-border business. It was never meant to be used for the semi-wealthy who can afford a short hop in helo


Because they can't.
https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc​/​rfc-dlc/ccrf-ccdl/check/art6.html
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
6. (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.

They can't restrict travel out of the country but they can put restrictions on those who return to the country (e.g. mandatory quarantine).
 
2021-02-09 12:17:21 PM  

RTOGUY: Tr0mBoNe: RTOGUY: Not all of them are rich. Many of them just don't live here at all during the winter they have seasonal cottages and then hop in their RVs and flee south for the winter. I've been kept quite busy trying to keep our little community of cottage folks from freezing to death and thawing water lines these places were not meant for living in all year and it is rough.

Spray Foam All The Things!

It's bigger than that some places are lucky if they have even a gas fireplace for heat.


Yeah, no doubt.. Friends of my parents have rented condos for the winter because living in an RV ain't gonna cut it this year.
 
2021-02-09 12:45:39 PM  
You can call them Canadians all you like, they still look like assholes to me.

/not sorry
 
2021-02-09 1:19:59 PM  

Capt_Clown: I'm confused on CERB has anything to do with rich assholes being assholes?? Nice try grinding that ax about something you obviously no nothing about...

Subby is the kind of jackoff that whines about people on food stamps "buying steaks and lobster" when in reality that's a $2 steak from family dollar and the lobster is an expired can of lobster bisque... but do go on.


Just give them all a can of salmon mousse and that should take out at least 25% of people on food stamps.
 
2021-02-09 1:36:03 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey subby, my folks are at their winter place in Florida that they saved decades to be able to do. They're happy staying the bubble of their community with their friends and have even gotten the vaccine (as they are registered as temporary residents of the state).

They aren't the 1% of the 1%. They just saved for their retirement well.


No mercy for their bad decisions.

Subby sometimes busts out his awesome multi-pronged troll headline powers.

/subby
//Only alive because of the federal money
///Loving this thread actually - so happy to see these comments
 
2021-02-09 1:37:17 PM  
Bennie Crabtree: ///Loving this thread actually - so happy to see these comments

The ones defending CERB, using science, understanding the constitutionality of the quarantine, etc.
 
2021-02-09 2:30:05 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Bennie Crabtree: ///Loving this thread actually - so happy to see these comments

The ones defending CERB, using science, understanding the constitutionality of the quarantine, etc.


Not a bad attempt, but everyone still thinks you're an asshole.
 
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