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California has Curfews, London has Lions and Writing

Found out that there is a curfew in California. As far as I know, this is pretty new. All the parts of America I've lived in or traveled through, haven't had curfews. I was told by a coworker that our bosses are giving them permits so they can be on the road between 10pm to 5am. I'm on the road before 9pm getting to work and I'm on the road heading home after 5am. I don't need a permit at the moment, but they might give us one anyways, because things can go wrong and they could send us home halfway through our shift. (which rarely happens because there are no bosses to know when things are going wrong, so we manage ourselves and make our own situational calls.)

My coworker was telling me that he heard London releases lions on the citizens to make sure they are staying indoors. The notion floored me. Does anyone think that's realistic? It's a great notion if you like cartoons, movies about magick, etc., but reality? It's not possible. Once I gave him all…
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