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Mass bans vehicles at 4:00 p.m.; offenders face fine up to,$500, 1 year in jail
The Eagle Tribune ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff

Posted on 02/08/2013 12:55:43 PM PST by 444Flyer

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that could bring near 3 feet of snow.

Patrick signed an executive order banning all vehicles from roadways starting at 4 p.m. today. Ban applies to all roadways, including highways and secondary roads. Any one caught driving after 4 p.m. faces up to one year in jail and $500 fine.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: snowstormnemo
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 12:55:50 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

All Your Freedom of Movementt Are Belong to Government


2 posted on 02/08/2013 12:57:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 444Flyer

Fines and jail if you survive the drone strike.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 444Flyer

How does he expect people to get home?


4 posted on 02/08/2013 12:58:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: 444Flyer
What a surprise.”Coupe Deval” Patrick and Osama Obama go back to their days in Chicago together.That 5’ 6” bundle of wisdom got 49% of the vote in 2010.
5 posted on 02/08/2013 12:59:02 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: 444Flyer

Oh please...What is up with these people? I’m looking out my Massachusetts window right now...Color me unimpressed so far.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 12:59:20 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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“...There are currently 1,000 National Guard troops, and Patrick said nearly 5,000 would be in place over the course of the weekend...”


7 posted on 02/08/2013 12:59:20 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

The ruling class sure does think they are smart these days.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 12:59:20 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 444Flyer

Fine them $500.00 and give them a year in jail...and let them out in the middle of the next blizzard?


9 posted on 02/08/2013 1:00:56 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: 444Flyer

And what if you don’t know about it? Not everyone has a TV.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Iron Munro

All your home are belong to US (gov that is).


11 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

And out of curiosity, how are people who work 9-5 supposed to get home?


12 posted on 02/08/2013 1:01:35 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: 444Flyer

Don’t let an opportunity to impose your tyrannical will go to waste...


13 posted on 02/08/2013 1:05:37 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: PastorBooks

Ignorance of the Edict-of-the-Minute is no excuse...??


14 posted on 02/08/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 444Flyer
The people of the ENTIRE STATE are FORBIDEN to drive or be on the road after 4pm on pain of a YEAR in prison and $500 fines! COMRAD DEVIL Patrick thinks he is Stalin or Hitler and Mass is his own personal communist STATE. There is about a QUARTER OF AN INCH TO A MAXIMUM OF JUST TWO - THREE INCHES OF SNOW at most on the ground NOW AT 3:54 PM IN MASS!

If I lived in Mass I would be raising holy blazes over his single handed declaration of martial law and the suspension of personal liberty.

The people of Mass are ruled like SERFS, or slaves... because they let themselves be ruled as such.

15 posted on 02/08/2013 1:06:51 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

What about 2nd and 3rd shift at hospitals and other emergency workers.

I worked ICU during a blizzard once.. 16 hr days, slept on site. Got pretty old after 3 days.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 1:08:15 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I’m in Chatham, been raining for past two hours, heading out for a drive shortly.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 1:08:25 PM PST by BronzePencil (Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die!)
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To: 444Flyer
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency . . . Patrick signed an executive order banning all . . .

If "Universal" background checks (except for criminals) goes through, instead of "vehicle" enter "background checks on gun sales". Viola! Instant gun ban. Now imagine this on a "National Emergency".

That happened in California during their latest riot. "Public Safety" you know (cough).

Get after your Congressman and Senator on this point.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 1:09:45 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: 444Flyer

When is this ban supposed to be lifted?


19 posted on 02/08/2013 1:10:07 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: 444Flyer

I just got a recorded call from my son’s college telling me that Governor Patrick had done this. I laughed into the phone and yelled, “I’m in New Hampshire! Ha!!!!” Now I have to go see if our liberal governor did the same....not that I plan on going anywhere, lol.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:03 PM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: Red Steel

Makes you wonder if they are “testing” to see how this works.

Snowstorm is the “emergency” of today, justifying a travel ban,

what could it be next year?

[civil unrest]


21 posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:15 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 444Flyer

What did we do before this storm? How did we survive all these years?

What’s next mandatory a/c purchases in hot summers?


22 posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:22 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 444Flyer
This is unconstitutional (and retarded for those who own a 4x4 with chains).

What if you run a plowing business?

Get low on beer?

23 posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: blackdog

LOL


24 posted on 02/08/2013 1:11:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Iron Munro

public transit shut off at 3:30

I work for postal service and our facility shut down for the first time in about 25 years.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:04 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: 444Flyer

A car just went by my house (4:05pm)
There’s 4” inches of the white stuff on the ground - crazy people!

I have taken a picture of the license plate and will text it to Dear Governor Mini-Me Zero

We the Proletariat


26 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:04 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: 444Flyer

Excuse me? Under WHAT legislation does the fascist admirer of the Kenyan Assclown purport to enforce this rule?


27 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:40 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: 444Flyer

A year in jail sounds commensurate with the crime of driving on a snowy day! How about just tell everyone that if they go out and get stuck, no one will be sent to rescue them - at least that would encourage personal responsibility. If you are a conservative and live in Mass, what the hell is wrong with you?


28 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:40 PM PST by zagger
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To: 444Flyer

What happens if you are a farmer or rancher and have to take care of animals?

Sucks to be you i guess..


29 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:40 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Oh please...What is up with these people? I’m looking out my Massachusetts window right now...Color me unimpressed so far.

Here in Illinois/Wisconsin we heard snowmageddon thrown about, for what wouond up being a nasty batch of wintry mix (IL) and 16" of pwedy stuff, gracefully delivered (southern WI).

Hey folks. It's Wisconsin. It's winter. In the old days we called it a snow storm, and people prepared (chains, studded tires in the NE, stay at home, take your chances).

I lived in CT in my youth, and the ice storm in the early '70s (73?), the real deal in '78, a barrage of mid sized storms one after the other in '93-'94, all exceed most of what we had in recent years.

I think it is all about ratings, to get people to watch local news and weather stations, with their 4D-Meta-Doppler forecasts. The newspapers will find a big drift for the photo, and a story about an 80 year old who had a heart attack in her home and couldn't get help. Good grief, Buffalo gets this every year. It is New England; snow is no stranger to the Yankee.
30 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:51 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: 444Flyer

LOL at the newly-minted libertarians who would expect the gubmint to come rescue them the moment they got stuck in a drift.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 1:13:56 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Andy'smom

When your betters say so.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 1:14:12 PM PST by EEGator
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To: TASMANIANRED

medical-emergency, utility, media, first responders are excepted


33 posted on 02/08/2013 1:14:28 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: 444Flyer

Geeze, I can remember my Dad driving us from New Jersey to Ohio on the PA Turnpike in a snow storm in the wee hours of the night. Probably 6” of snow, dark, no visibility but he was motivated. The trucks had all pulled over but Dad kept going. 2 wheel drive Chevy, probably a Bel-Air or Biscayne.

Screw these public nazis. Tell me I can’t do what I want to do.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 1:14:28 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Jmouse007
"..There is about a QUARTER OF AN INCH TO A MAXIMUM OF JUST TWO - THREE INCHES OF SNOW..

What's up with up to 5000 National Guard troops being called in?

They're making it sound like Snowpocalyse.

35 posted on 02/08/2013 1:15:30 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

It is about Democrats and RINOs accumulating POWER ...
not the accumulation of snow.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 1:17:30 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Jmouse007

Maybe memories of what happened in Dec of 2007; then, a Fri afternoon, snow on the way; order given at 1 pm to send state workers etc home. MASSIVE traffic jams.

I was supposed to be at work by 6 pm. I left here at 3 pm
to travel 18 miles.

I got to work at 6:30 pm.

18 miles.

In better weather, I could get to Burlington VT (219 miles away) in that time. Anyway, schools let out. Work let out.
Malls (it was Dec., shoppers) etc.—massive traffic jam.

People remember...


37 posted on 02/08/2013 1:18:15 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: zagger

Drive in the snow...1 year in jail.
Steal $1,200,000,000.00 from MF Global...nothing


38 posted on 02/08/2013 1:18:15 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 444Flyer

Unless you are a fecal faced leftist member of the elite media. sheesh...a year in jail?


39 posted on 02/08/2013 1:19:27 PM PST by soycd
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To: EEGator

‘It’s not Illegal to be an Illegal in Massachusetts’
~Martha Coakley~
But
It’s Illegal to drive when it’s snowing


40 posted on 02/08/2013 1:20:30 PM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: 444Flyer

See post #21


41 posted on 02/08/2013 1:20:39 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: raccoonradio

“medical-emergency, utility, media, first responders are excepted”

Officer: Sir, show me your license. Do you know its against the law to be driving now, except for authorized vehicles?

Driver: I’m a member of Free Republic.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 1:21:26 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: raccoonradio

State Roads closed at 4:00 PM

Public transit shut off at 3:30

What could possibly go wrong?

At least the Governor won’t have to sleep on the streets tonight.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 1:21:50 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: MrB

How are they going to enforce it if EVERYONE ignores it?

They just going to pick and choose who to arrest?

God help the out-of-staters.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 1:22:58 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Buffalo gets all the bad publicity. Try lining in the snow belt.

I’ve seen it come down 5 inches an hour in Oswego County and it never made the national news.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 1:26:25 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: 444Flyer

I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, pursuant to the power provided by Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950 do hereby issue the following order:

There shall be a ban on motor vehicle travel beginning at 4:00 PM today and continuing until further notice. This travel ban shall not apply to the following: public safety vehicles and public safety workers, including contract personnel, public works vehicles and public works workers, including contract personnel; government officials conducting official business, utility company vehicles and utility workers; healthcare workers who must travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services; news media, travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities, travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores. Given this 8th day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen at 12:15PM.

DEVAL L. PATRICK, GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


46 posted on 02/08/2013 1:33:56 PM PST by DBrow
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To: metmom
I stumbled across this blog out of Michigan earlier today. Just an all around great conservative self reliant attitude about coping with things like this.

Pioneer Spirit Lives In N. Michigan
47 posted on 02/08/2013 1:41:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DBrow

How are people supposed to get to the gas station, grocery store or hardware store if they are not allowed to be on the road.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 1:41:26 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: MrB

Yup, I am with you. This is a dry run for the USURPER.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 1:41:51 PM PST by luv2ndamend (k)
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To: MrB

Great point!! What the hell is up with liberals and their power trips anyway?


50 posted on 02/08/2013 1:43:09 PM PST by free from tyranny
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