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Old 07-11-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Articles like this are a good example of why the NY Times is the best paper in the US.

The greatest impression I had of these twin communities was how much nicer Stewart is. It's a cleaner and much more attractive town.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Re-reading this article two things stood out.

"Its basically the same town. Were just a little more free over here, said Joel Graesser, a steel sculptor who fled New York City a decade ago for Hyder, where wolves occasionally venture into his outdoor studio."

"These days, things are back to normal, said Carly Staehlin, 42, a Texas native and cafe owner who lives in Stewart with her Canadian husband. But Ms. Staehlin still likes to spend time in Hyder, where the Stars and Stripes flap in the wind and she finds a familiar sense of freedom."

The first quote at first I thought was just a joke. What do you guys think?

The second it's hard to tell if it's the author injecting politics or if Carly Staehlin actually said it.

What the heck do they mean? Open carry?

Thoughts???
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:35 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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What the heck do they mean? Open carry?
That too, but mainly it means Hyderites feel they are for the very most part free from law enforcement, free from authorities, free from or having very little regard for legalities. If you read through it again you'll see there are several mentions of "freedoms" of that nature and those very words - beauracracies, law, authority, legal - are used in that context. Throughout the article there are plenty of hints (and one definite confirmation that Hyderites are mostly all very heavy boozing dropouts from society - I have been there and can attest that it's true) that they prefer to be a law unto their own selves and they live there in relative isolation from the rest of American society because they don't want to answer to any authority or the weight of societal expectations.

They tolerate Canadian laws (example - no carry in Canada) when they're visiting Stewart because Canadian laws are enforced in Stewart and because they are dependent on Stewart and Canada for services that are otherwise not available to them.

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Old 07-19-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Re-reading this article two things stood out.

"Its basically the same town. Were just a little more free over here, said Joel Graesser, a steel sculptor who fled New York City a decade ago for Hyder, where wolves occasionally venture into his outdoor studio."

"These days, things are back to normal, said Carly Staehlin, 42, a Texas native and cafe owner who lives in Stewart with her Canadian husband. But Ms. Staehlin still likes to spend time in Hyder, where the Stars and Stripes flap in the wind and she finds a familiar sense of freedom."

The first quote at first I thought was just a joke. What do you guys think?

The second it's hard to tell if it's the author injecting politics or if Carly Staehlin actually said it.

What the heck do they mean? Open carry?

Thoughts???
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That too, but mainly it means Hyderites feel they are for the very most part free from law enforcement, free from authorities, free from or having very little regard for legalities. If you read through it again you'll see there are several mentions of "freedoms" of that nature and those very words - beauracracies, law, authority, legal - are used in that context. Throughout the article there are plenty of hints (and one definite confirmation that Hyderites are mostly all very heavy boozing dropouts from society - I have been there and can attest that it's true) that they prefer to be a law unto their own selves and they live there in relative isolation from the rest of American society because they don't want to answer to any authority or the weight of societal expectations.

They tolerate Canadian laws (example - no carry in Canada) when they're visiting Stewart because Canadian laws are enforced in Stewart and because they are dependent on Stewart and Canada for services that are otherwise not available to them.

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'Mericans.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That too, but mainly it means Hyderites feel they are for the very most part free from law enforcement, free from authorities, free from or having very little regard for legalities. If you read through it again you'll see there are several mentions of "freedoms" of that nature and those very words - beauracracies, law, authority, legal - are used in that context. Throughout the article there are plenty of hints (and one definite confirmation that Hyderites are mostly all very heavy boozing dropouts from society - I have been there and can attest that it's true) that they prefer to be a law unto their own selves and they live there in relative isolation from the rest of American society because they don't want to answer to any authority or the weight of societal expectations.

They tolerate Canadian laws (example - no carry in Canada) when they're visiting Stewart because Canadian laws are enforced in Stewart and because they are dependent on Stewart and Canada for services that are otherwise not available to them.

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I guess the few under 21's there appreciate our " freedom " of our drinking age laws.

It's sort of ironic though. Needing the law and order, ( regulations etc ) of Canada to be able to survive their
American " freedom ".
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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'Mericans.
LOL.

My poor American friends right now are feeling a whole lot of feelings about the RNC and the whole US political process and how the nuts have taken over.
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