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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:45 AM

Kentucky Man Accused Of Breaking Canada's COVID-19 Rules Faces $569,000 Fine

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/25/905847150/american-man-accused-of-breaking-canadas-covid-19-rules-faces-560-000-fine

A Kentucky man accused of breaking Canada's coronavirus rules — twice — could be forced to pay a $569,000 fine ($750,000 Canadian), spend up to six months in prison, or both.

John Pennington of Walton, Ky., was initially fined $910 ($1,200 Canadian) on June 25 after an employee at a Banff hotel where he was staying suspected he was violating Alberta's coronavirus regulations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Tammy Keibel told NPR.

Pennington was told to stay in his hotel until leaving the next day. But the following afternoon, police spotted his car at a local tourist attraction, and he was arrested and charged with violating Canada's Quarantine Act.

Canada closed its border to Americans on March 21 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but Americans can still enter the country if they are going to or from Alaska. Some Americans are reportedly using the loophole to cross the border into Canada and stay there.

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Reply Kentucky Man Accused Of Breaking Canada's COVID-19 Rules Faces $569,000 Fine (Original post)
steve2470 Aug 2020 OP
Cha Aug 2020 #1
Grokenstein Aug 2020 #2
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #3
Sherman A1 Aug 2020 #4
AZ8theist Aug 2020 #5
Warpy Aug 2020 #10
Vogon_Glory Aug 2020 #6
SunSeeker Aug 2020 #7
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SheltieLover Aug 2020 #11
UpInArms Aug 2020 #8
Illumination Aug 2020 #9
lindysalsagal Aug 2020 #12
Lonestarblue Aug 2020 #13
LisaM Aug 2020 #14
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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 04:52 AM

1. Idiot couldn't obey the important rules to help prevent

the spread of COVID.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:04 AM

2. Both sounds good. Make him do both.

Canadian prison's probably better than most of our hotels, anyway.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:06 AM

3. Escape from Trumplandia!





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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:44 AM

4. Good

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:58 AM

5. Just HOW MANY douche bags does the United States have???????????????

Will Canada allow the sane ones to escape from Gilead if Doturd wins re-election???

(asking for a friend...)

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:59 AM

10. About a third of us, it seems

That includes douchebags emeritus in nursing homes who have to be medicated out of assaulting the staff and other patients and douchebags in training who are raised by dimwits who confuse bullying with strength, egocentrism with individuality.

Sad, isn't it? Since it's easier to tear things down than it is to build them, that's what they're going to spend their lives doing.

Canada has had about enough of us, they view us as the tweakers downstairs in an apartment building. I've been reading their gleeful reports of huge fines and prison for USian scofflaws for some weeks.

The moron in this story should get some jail time and be encouraged in the politest way possible to rethink the course of his life. Or they can impound his car as partial payment of his fine and let him walk back. Go ahead, Canadian friends, we're sick of them, too.

(The only thing I ever had against Canada is that their quarters won't work in vending machines)

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:04 AM

6. Culture Shock Gonna Hurt

Some places don’t indulge that “Nobody’s going to tell ME what to do” attitude that some Americans possess. That’s not an attitude you can afford, unless you’re a wealthy millionaire.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:14 AM

7. We should be fining the shit out of mask-refusing assholes here.

They are literally killing people.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:08 AM

11. +

Well said!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:16 AM

8. I guess his freedumbs didn't transfer

when he crossed the border.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 06:23 AM

9. They don't mess around with C-19 in Canada! That's why their C-19#s are FAR SUPERIOR TO

 

US! Of course US is THE WORST in more ways than one...As of 8/22/20 Canada had 124,571 C-19 cases & 9,071 deaths!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:14 AM

12. Another proud Darwin Award winner!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:36 AM

13. American, and Asian, tourists are some of the worst ones in my experience.

Some—thankfully not all—Americans feel entitled to do anything they want in another country because they paid money to get there. That priceless sculpture in a museum was just made to lean on for a photo! Some Asian tourists, especially the younger ones, monopolize tourist attractions for endless selfies. When on a tour of the Vatican, I actually had Asian tourists physically shove me and members of my group aside so they could catch up to their group. No excuse me, no words in any language. I doubt they mean to be seriously rude. I suspect that they live in very crowded cities where the only way to get around people is to move them out of your way.

When I first traveled to Europe many decades ago, we were all labeled as Ugly Americans for the boorish behavior of some. I still recall a couple I met from somewhere in Ohio who complained loudly about how terrible the food was. They were incensed that they couldn't get a decent hamburger, specifically, a McDonald’s hamburger and fries! I could never understand anyone who traveled to Europe and ate only in US fast-food restaurants! They had better food then, but there’s a lot of wonderful food out there to try!

I hope the Kentucky guy spends some time in jail. He and people like him spread the virus because they refuse to take any responsibility for helping to stop it. If Trump is reelected, people like him will just get worse, as will Trump himself, and we will not see an end to the virus for years. The NYT had an article yesterday on the vaccines being developed, and they’re all focused on preventing one from contracting the virus. Unfortunately, they’re not focused on also preventing the transmission of the virus so those who can’t or won’t get vaccinated will still spread it around the country.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:50 AM

14. I don't like to stereotype, but..

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When we were in Ireland, it was the German tourists who wouldn't follow the rules. We went to the Cliffs of Moher, which were too crowded to begin with, but there were areas that were cordoned off with specific signage not to get too close to the edge, and the Germans were climbing over anyway and taking pictures. This was within sight of a memorial to all the people who had died there.

I suppose the people who work there get tired of policing this, but it really ruined it for us, we had to leave because we didn't want to see anyone tumble off the cliffs and die.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:56 AM

15. I'm not sure how the fine is reasonable.

It seems like a made up number. Why isn’t it more or less?

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