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Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 21, 2020 12:20AM
Two friends of mine in different parts of the country..New Mex and near D.C. have texted to tell me that a cop friend and a Homeland security friend of theirs..respectively. Have given them heads ups.. to get their supplies and get ready for a closing down of ALL state borders in the U.S. starting Sunday..

Im talking with the New Mex friend and trying to sort the text he received on his end..looking for stupidity, ridiculousness and inconsistency that speaks to total BS..

We both agree that there is no reason to do this without reasonable warning to everyone..Right?

This announcement would come, tomorrow, 1 day before this alleged 'closing of all borders.

We both agree that Sunday is an odd day for this...right?

He suggested posting our query on Facebook..i suggested posting it here..

And i didn't see a reason to post it in Political side of the forum...it's a fairly general info sort of thing
and looking for opinion, on something that could affect everyone..not politcal..
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 21, 2020 12:29AM
I don't understand how its possible. How many small country roads cross state lines?

>We both agree that there is no reason to do this without reasonable warning to everyone..Right?

I dunno, when these things are announced some people like to take advantage of their last moments of freedom. I say close it down with little notice unless people are going home.

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Of course this whole idea is premised on splitting up geographic areas so the Iowa virus doesn't cross into Nebraska. I'd like to see a mathematical model show that its worthwhile. That said, epicenters should be contained.



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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 21, 2020 12:35AM
the question i have in response to one point you made is..if they gave folks three days..who cares what they do with that freedom? right? as long as they get their butts back home in time
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 21, 2020 12:37AM
And what about interstate commerce? Checkpoints maybe but I can't see closing them completely.





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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 21, 2020 12:46AM
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Kraniac
who cares what they do with that freedom? right? as long as they get their butts back home in time

hm, maybe for this? I'm just thinking of the St. Paddies day celebrations that were squeezed in. @#$%& criminal.



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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 21, 2020 12:51AM
State and local police are being given free rein from restraints that many of them resent, for now they are the only available authority and some will undoubtedly abuse it.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: GGD
Date: March 21, 2020 12:51AM
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steve...
And what about interstate commerce? Checkpoints maybe but I can't see closing them completely.

Things would grind to a halt quickly if all truck, rail, and air cargo ceased.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 21, 2020 01:04AM
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GGD
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steve...
And what about interstate commerce? Checkpoints maybe but I can't see closing them completely.

Things would grind to a halt quickly if all truck, rail, and air cargo ceased.

Agreed. we talked about this, it would be the cherry on the top, devastating..

Also wondered what it would really accomplish..given the situation right now..most folks are already staying close to home..

but we also discussed Trump doing something dramatic (and stupid) to show a big 'act'
for political purpose..
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 21, 2020 01:05AM
I would guess about a million kids are on Spring Break and would run out of money having to stay at beach motels. The gummint better be ready to either fly/bus them home, or put them all in refugee isolation camps.



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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 21, 2020 01:08AM
I think this is a morph of some viral crap that has been moving around regarding a mandatory, national, 2 week in home quarantine with the national guard involved...started floating
over the last two weeks..

We'll find out tomorrow if it's real...seemed odd coming from two places, same evening..folks i know very well

..not the same exact message but similarly in it's extreme nature and mentioning closed state borders...tho, nothing here is a really extreme in the current context and in a relative sense.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 21, 2020 01:19AM
The state of California tried it's best to close their border with Arizona during the Great Depression - LA city cops were dispatched with orders to turn back Oakies looking for a haven from the Dust Bowl.

Not a whole lot different from New Orleans suburban cops turning back Katrina refugees at gunpoint.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 21, 2020 01:26AM
My previous post isn't to say I believe it will happen. Now it's on this side, I think Putin has got his trolls pumping up the swivel-eye loons. Everybody that believes it may as well reply to a Nigerian Prince email.



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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 21, 2020 01:43AM
Son came across this nonsense online Friday, the information debunking it was already out by late afternoon. Someone said something without any actual background where they would have any authoritative information, and then others repeated it as fact.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 21, 2020 02:09AM
Snopes is a national treasure.

[www.snopes.com]

Is White House Warning of a ‘Mandatory Quarantine’ in a Text Message?

Announcements of a "national lockdown" or "mandatory quarantine" would not be made via viral text messages.

Claim:
The White House sent out text messages in mid-March 2020 informing people that a "mandatory quarantine" in U.S. would start within 48 hours.

Rating:
False


In mid-March 2020, many social media users reported receiving a text message informing them that a “mandatory quarantine” or a “national lockdown” would occur in the next 48 hours in the U.S. to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. While a few versions of this viral message exist, the following text appears to be one of the most popular iterations:

Please be advised, within 48 to 72 Hours the president will evoke what is called the Stafford act. Just got off the phone with some of my military friends down in DC who had a two hour briefing. The president will order a two week mandatory quarantine for the nation. Stock up on whatever you guys need to make sure you have a two week supply of everything. Please forward to your network.

Similar reports added that Homeland Security was preparing to mobilize the National Guard...

These reports did not reflect an official message from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), city officials, or any other official governing body; these reports were merely chain messages that made unfounded claims. As of this writing, no official announcements have been made regarding a national lockdown or a mandatory quarantine in the U.S.

The National Security Council addressed these messages on Twitter, writing that messages about a “national quarantine” were fake...




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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 21, 2020 02:14AM
Vladamir is enjoying our upset, wonder how he's dealing with his own? Something we'll probably never know.
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 21, 2020 07:08AM
Will there be a border lockdown at Kansas City Kansas Missouri?
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: davester
Date: March 21, 2020 10:49AM
This is as likely as "The libs are coming for our guns!"



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Ok..I've gotten correspondence from two friends regarding a State Border shutdown...
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 21, 2020 11:25AM
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davester
This is as likely as "The libs are coming for our guns!"

yeah, pretty much..the only variable here is Donald Trump tho..and it wouldn't make me flinch a bit
if he came to the conclusion that this would be a good move for his slobbering masse's appetite for
the fluid from the boils around his waistline.

or, that he would think that this would be productive in some way.

sorted quickly after a finding similar language and phrases in some of the morphed versions of
this little parlor game. I will spank my friend in DC and i am sorry.
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