How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by laklak » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:42 am

That ain't no news, you should have been here for red tide. Yeah, I'd imagine it's the lower echelons that are disproportionately affected. I saw that the Coast Guard wasn't getting paid, I'd sure as hell call them essential.

That floored me, though - $85K on average. That means either some people are making a fuckton or the privileged, above average bureaucracy is bigger than I thought.

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Post by JimC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:43 am

The ones not getting paid should go on strike, IMO...
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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by JimC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:51 am

From the ABC news site: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-12/ ... n/10710914

Some interesting bits:
US government employees have received pay slips with nothing but zeros on them as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills.
An estimated 800,000 US government workers have not been paid their wages for the first time since the shutdown began.
The Miami airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the normal rate.
Around the country, some workers are relying on donations, including launching GoFundMe campaigns.
Food pantries have opened up in several locations.
Economists at S&P Global said the shutdown has cost the US economy $4.9 billion so far.
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Post by Seabass » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 am

Minor inconvenience. No big deal. Nothing to see here.













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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by Cunt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 am

JimC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:36 am
Your country is starting to stink... :tea:
How nice of you to say, JimC.

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How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by BarnettNewman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 am

If your employer isn’t paying you, how the hell is it that you are required to show up for work?
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Post by JimC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 am

Cunt wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 am
JimC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:36 am
Your country is starting to stink... :tea:
How nice of you to say, JimC.

How are you enjoying the Brexit you asked for?
Ah, I'm in Australia, not Britain...

The clue is probably "Melbourne"... :roll:
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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by JimC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:01 am

BarnettNewman wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 am
If you’re employer isn’t paying you, how the hell is it that you are required to show up for work?
Exactly! Strike, and start singing this!
The people's flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts' blood dyed its ev'ry fold.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

Look 'round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow's vaults its hymns are sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.

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It waved above our infant might,
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We must not change its colour now.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
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Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

It well recalls the triumphs past,
It gives the hope of peace at last;
The banner bright, the symbol plain,
Of human right and human gain.

Then raise the scarlet standard high.
Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

It suits today the weak and base,
Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place
To cringe before the rich man's frown,
And haul the sacred emblem down.

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Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

With heads uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
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Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.
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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by Tero » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:26 am

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The shut down would end if we just deport Agent Orange.
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Post by Hermit » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 am

Cunt wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 am
JimC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:36 am
Your country is starting to stink... :tea:
How nice of you to say, JimC.

How are you enjoying the Brexit you asked for?
You must enjoy sticking your foot into your mouth. You do it often enough.

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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by Cunt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:08 am

JimC wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:59 am
Ah, I'm in Australia, not Britain...

The clue is probably "Melbourne"... :roll:
So JUST because you live in the worlds most desireable location, AND you were right, you are just going to sit there and watch me put my foot in my mouth?

Like it's your RIGHT?

Ahem.

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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by JimC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 pm

Trump has now beaten that snowflake Clinton for the shut down record! :woot:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-11/ ... s/10706060
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Re: How idiotic is a country that shuts itself down

Post by Seabass » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm

Another Trump "accomplishment"! :cheer:
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Post by Seabass » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 pm

No big deal, minor inconvenience, nothing to see here.

As the Shutdown Persists, Here Are 5 Ways It Will Impact Science
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... t-science/
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Post by pErvinalia » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:22 am

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