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Date: 03/13/20 15:52
Borders closing in Europe
Author: kbs651

Hello everybody,

as it seems borders within Europe are being closed rapidly, apparently mostly for long distance trains, and in quite some cases local trains, too. But any cross border traffic may be affected as far as humans are concerned. After waiting for quite a while (too long?) they seem to get into a hurry. It only took some three days to put the closures into effect. Freight traffic does not seem to be really affected. This is too early say though. On another note, China may be getting a little better from what I learned from local sources. But I may very well be wrong in this respect. I am just in another part of the world.

Cheers

kbs651



Date: 03/15/20 02:49
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: Hartington

Given that US states are bigger than some Europen countries when will we see state borders closing?



Date: 03/15/20 12:18
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: andersonb109

How would that even be possible? You might be able to close the Interstates. But what about the hundreds of secondary roads? Europe not too long ago had actual check points at all the border crossings.I don't think that's ever been in place between individual states.



Date: 03/15/20 12:32
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: Lackawanna484

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> How would that even be possible? You might be able
> to close the Interstates. But what about the
> hundreds of secondary roads? Europe not too long
> ago had actual check points at all the border
> crossings.I don't think that's ever been in place
> between individual states.

California had check points in the 1930s to stop Okies and other refugees from entering.

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Date: 03/15/20 12:41
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: Duna

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> California had check points in the 1930s to stop
> Okies and other refugees from entering.
>


It wasn't the State of California, it was the Los Angeles City Police Department. And it was unoffocial, not legal, short-lived (months), and spottily enforced.

And it was backed by the LA Times and LA Chamber of Commerce.


Trump did say he was considering domestic travel restrictions.



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Date: 03/15/20 17:42
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: Lackawanna484

Duna Wrote:
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> Lackawanna484 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > California had check points in the 1930s to
> stop
> > Okies and other refugees from entering.
> >
>
>
> It wasn't the State of California, it was the Los
> Angeles City Police Department. And it was
> unoffocial, not legal, short-lived (months), and
> spottily enforced.
>
> And it was backed by the LA Times and LA Chamber
> of Commerce.
>
>
> Trump did say he was considering domestic travel
> restrictions.

Californian(s) did establish blockades at Needles, Steinbeck wrote about them in the Grapes of Wrath.



Date: 03/15/20 22:19
Re: Borders closing in Europe
Author: Duna

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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>
> Californian(s) did establish blockades at Needles,
> Steinbeck wrote about them in the Grapes of Wrath.


Yes, Los Angeles police officers are Californians.

Grapes of Wrath is a fiction novel, by the way.



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