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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:45 AM

Make It A Felony To Get Within 6 Feet Of Anyone Without Your Face Mask On

That you don't live with.

The country would be 99% re-opened in 30 days.

Just sayyin.....

Keep your Coronavirus to yourself.

What a plan!

But, but, but, but..... Freedumb!

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Reply Make It A Felony To Get Within 6 Feet Of Anyone Without Your Face Mask On (Original post)
DanieRains May 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #1
bullimiami May 2020 #2
Arkansas Granny May 2020 #3
DanieRains May 2020 #10
DanieRains May 2020 #4
BamaRefugee May 2020 #11
sarisataka May 2020 #22
Politicub May 2020 #5
Yonnie3 May 2020 #14
roamer65 May 2020 #17
Politicub May 2020 #29
WhiskeyGrinder May 2020 #6
MineralMan May 2020 #8
Seeking Serenity May 2020 #30
MineralMan May 2020 #31
Seeking Serenity May 2020 #33
MineralMan May 2020 #35
Seeking Serenity May 2020 #36
MineralMan May 2020 #37
Seeking Serenity May 2020 #38
WhiskeyGrinder May 2020 #43
WhiskeyGrinder May 2020 #41
roamer65 May 2020 #7
DanieRains May 2020 #12
roamer65 May 2020 #18
Fiendish Thingy May 2020 #9
DanieRains May 2020 #13
roamer65 May 2020 #16
MichMan May 2020 #19
roamer65 May 2020 #23
Seeking Serenity May 2020 #32
roamer65 May 2020 #39
jmg257 May 2020 #15
Ace Rothstein May 2020 #20
Igel May 2020 #25
EllieBC May 2020 #46
Ace Rothstein May 2020 #47
panader0 May 2020 #21
Kali May 2020 #24
Initech May 2020 #26
Wawannabe May 2020 #27
jimfields33 May 2020 #28
Tarc May 2020 #34
Baclava May 2020 #40
MichMan May 2020 #42
Celerity May 2020 #44
EllieBC May 2020 #45
raptor_rider May 2020 #48

Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:50 AM

1. That would be unenforceable.

This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:51 AM

2. They just needed to make it a thing at the outset.

A patriotic American thing the right thing to do for god and country to slow the spread

But we have president evil and his minions.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:53 AM

3. This administration values the economy over the people.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:59 AM

10. There Weren't Enough Masks For Health Care Workers They Couldn't Ask Us To Wear Them

In the beginning there wasn't enough PPE. Masks. The powers that be could have still made it mandatory to cover your face if you went out with 100 different semi-useful things.

Only in America are there so many stupid people who care nothing for their neighbors, and literally their families.

Sad.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:53 AM

4. What About Stand Your Ground?

Keeps crossing my mind.

They "look infected" would be enough to shoot someone in Floriduh.

Right?

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:59 AM

11. Exactly. To me, unmasked and a foot away? it's attempted murder .

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:36 AM

22. I'll be going out today

Have to go to the grocery. I'll have my mask and a properly concealed pistol.

At 5 feet an unmasked person will get a warning. At 4feet I will produce my pistol. At 3 feet I will give a final warning and if they step closer I will fire.

Can I count on you to have my back and support my actions? That you will speak up to say I was acting in self-defense?

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:55 AM

5. I want to make a crinoline for a 12 foot hoop skirt

That way, I could mark my zone.

Plus, I think it would be wonderful to walk around in a hoop skirt and wearing a matching mask.

I am not kidding.

On edit: someone in the 1800s beat me to it. https://theconversation.com/the-fashionable-history-of-social-distancing-134464

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Response to Politicub (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:01 AM

14. There is this, but I like your idea better.

German cafe tells customers to wear pool noodles to enforce social distancing

By Nadine Schmidt and Jack Guy, CNN

Updated 12:23 PM ET, Fri May 15, 2020



https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/europe/german-cafe-noodle-distancing-scli-intl-grm/index.html

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:15 AM

17. Those Germans.

I love how they engineer things.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:02 PM

29. That's actually very clever... and economical.

I think they sell those pool noodles at Dollar Tree, too.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:56 AM

6. Increased policing is not the answer.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:57 AM

8. Why not?

Please explain.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:05 PM

30. To me, the term "police state" comes readily to mind

as an explanation as to why not.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #30)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:09 PM

31. I see. So health regulations are right out, then?

Hmm...I'm afraid I disagree.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #31)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:12 PM

33. So nuance or proportionality not your bag

OK, then.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #33)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:17 PM

35. Not much nuance in "Police State,"

it seems to me. Which laws do you think should be enforced and which should not? I tend to be a public safety sort of guy. I'm in favor of laws that promote that, you see.

Really, though, I didn't propose anything at all. I merely replied to another DUer with a question, which has gone unanswered.

And then, you come back at me with the "Police State" thing. I don't believe I have ever been in a discussion with you, so I don't know much about where you are coming from.

I did not advocate for any particular laws or enforcement actions. I asked a question.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #35)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:38 PM

36. As a general matter, the more power one gives to police,

the more police seem to take.

And to give police the authority to regulate things and behaviour in the name of "public health"? That's more power than a good man should want or that a bad man should have.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #36)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:39 PM

37. Well, I think I'm done here.

Thanks for playing.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #37)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:41 PM

38. Nice chatting with you

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:15 PM

43. Increased policing is generally applied disproportionately, and people from already oppressed

populations bear the brunt. Poor, BIPOC and disabled people would be targeted, because they always are when policing is increased, no matter the initiative. A felony charge would increase incarceration, which would result in putting more people in prison, which are already hot spots. The carceral state is a vector for pandemics.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:56 AM

7. Make it a simple $1000 fine.

The police love revenue. Theyíll be writing citations everywhere.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:59 AM

12. Yes This Would Make More Sense

I admit.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

18. I do understand your frustration.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:58 AM

9. Nah, too fascist for me.

So youíd put all violators in prison? Doesnít really make sense.

Other countries seem to be able to enforce masks and distancing without locking folks up.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:00 AM

13. Fines Make More Sense

Enforced fairly.

No mask, no money.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:13 AM

16. Cops love fines.

It will fill their quotas.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:17 AM

19. That'll show all those low wage earners and unemployed people !

When they cant afford basic necessities after they pay the fines. they will think long and hard about what they have done.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #19)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:38 AM

23. Or they won't do it in the first place.

At least those with a smidge of common sense left.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #23)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:10 PM

32. Is that what you say to poor people in other situations

as their fines, interest, fees and penalties continue to mount to where they'll be hard-pressed to climb out? "Well, they shouldn't have done it (whatever petty offence "it" is)."

Very, very compassionate. Or no, wrong word. Oh what is it?

Oh, yes -- authoritarian.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #32)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:41 PM

39. Completely different situation.

You know that.

Fines for breaking laws are light years different than financial hardship.

Apples to oranges and courts get lenient in those situations, anyway.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:07 AM

15. That'll help the issue in prisons....a year min in jail.

Maybe itís not a good idea,
This is the DU member formerly known as jmg257.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:29 AM

20. This is way too authoritarian for me.

I don't like where this virus is bringing many people on our side.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #20)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:44 AM

25. You know stress tests for banks?

Think of it as a stress test for people.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #20)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:28 PM

46. I've been saying that for a month.

Fear has turned our side into what 9/11 turned the GOP.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #46)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:35 PM

47. There is so much fear and hysteria here.

Obviously this virus isn't a good thing and I'd rather not get it but too many on DU talk about it like it is the bubonic plague.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:33 AM

21. Felony huh? We'd have to build a lot more prisons in a hurry.

Or, we could make it under penalty of death, and save on building prisons.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:41 AM

24. OFFS!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:46 AM

26. The MAGAs would love that!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:46 AM

27. Forgot mine in the car yesterday

Was halfway thru the store before I realized ... but sure make it a felony! 🙄

Some really strong words there, pardner.
This is the DU member formerly known as Wawannabe.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:00 PM

28. Republicans would love this. No voting with a felony

Donít give them any ideas. Keep in mind they just had a rally in Georgia for the shooting and social distancing was not kept at all.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:16 PM

34. That's...not legal. You can't just make shit up and demand people obey it

We have the rule of law, still. You can't just mimic Trump and waive away what you don't like because it is inconvenient.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:48 PM

40. Why only 6 ft when a cough or sneeze sprays for 25 ft? Shouldn't we make that the legal distance?

This is the DU member formerly known as Baclava.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:58 PM

42. Im Michigan it's a $1000 fine and a misdemeanor, not a felony

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:18 PM

44. hard pass nt

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:26 PM

45. Funny how fear turns people into authoritarian

boot lickers.

Actually itís not funny itís disgusting. Fear is exactly what brings policies like stop and frisk. Fear and use of authority to make yourself feel safe is what has given us a bloated for profit prison system.

If you think we need more laws that will be most definitely applied unequally and unfairly, then you need to have a long talk with yourself about your fears.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:42 PM

48. You want tattooed numbers and armbands next??

Get a grip 🙄

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