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21 surprising effects of the government
shutdown you haven’t heard about

Washington Post, by Caitlin Dewey

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 10/2/2013 12:35:26 PM

The government shutdown will temporarily slash the staffs and operations of every “nonessential” federal program — which, as you can imagine, adds up to a whole lot of programs. There are the ones you know about, like the national parks and the panda cam. Then there’s everything else. Here’s 21 effects of the shutdown you might not have heard about. 1) No one will oversee the program that makes sure your organic food is actually organic. That’s called the National Organic Standards Program, and its entire staff was furloughed. Also on the Department of Agriculture furlough list: the people who check

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/2/2013 12:41:58 PM     (No. 9546509)

This list is screamingly hilarious, especially what they chose as #1 - the horror the horror!

As for items such as #4 - I hope private companies step in, as Ford already has with panda cam.

As for meat and poultry advice, how many online recipe and food sites are there, thousands?

Best laugh of the day!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/2/2013 12:43:30 PM     (No. 9546513)

Oh horrors! You mean someone might try to slip through some regular arugula instead of my organic free range no cage arugula. Those evil Republicans!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/2/2013 12:47:58 PM     (No. 9546521)

Quelle Horror!!!!
After all, the Dept. of Ag did SUCH a great job with the lettuce, canteloupes, etc.... the last few years......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/2/2013 12:54:18 PM     (No. 9546532)

and the whales - OMG - no one to monitor the whales!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/2/2013 12:54:36 PM     (No. 9546534)

FTA 16) Only 15 people will care for the White House and the Obama family, down from their usual 90."
This cut should be made permanent.
Let the Grifters take care of themselves.
Now that they have closed the WH to the People they do not need a staff to look after it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: unagator, 10/2/2013 12:56:12 PM     (No. 9546536)

22 The United States Merchant Marine Academy is officially shut down because it is under the Transportation Department.

This is shabby treatment for the only service academy attendees who can be called up to active duty during war time because they are members of the United States Navy Reserve.

I know this because unagator jr is a midshipman.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/2/2013 12:57:38 PM     (No. 9546537)

Since we have become nothing but a nation of bedwetters, I fully expect those that read of these horrors to curl up into the fetal position and start sucking their thumbs. The horror. The horror.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: youngtexan, 10/2/2013 1:00:27 PM     (No. 9546541)

They closed down the commissary on post.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nimby, 10/2/2013 1:01:42 PM     (No. 9546547)

Can we have a bloviating newspaper shutdown?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hisself, 10/2/2013 1:09:48 PM     (No. 9546560)

They forgot to mention that the EPA will not be able to shut down needed productive power plants.

In short, WHO CARES?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/2/2013 1:13:17 PM     (No. 9546569)

Difficult one for this conservative - I´m a softie for the BLM´s adoption program, having taken in two burros a few years back. We need to take care of the mustangs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: reilly, 10/2/2013 1:15:11 PM     (No. 9546573)


Make it permanent. Most of this could be making people money in the private sector.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/2/2013 1:16:26 PM     (No. 9546574)

#11 Like Pandacam that sounds like a good one to privatize. BLM would have to grant access to range land but the rest of the program could be done with private donations.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BooneBoy, 10/2/2013 1:21:00 PM     (No. 9546582)

All federal employees will be paid for the time off. Great, they get a paid vacation. If you are going to shut it down, then don´t pay the people for not working. Well, the mean spirited GOP will join the Demorats to make sure everyone gets paid, and maybe even a bonus for the cruel and inhuman treatment.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/2/2013 1:29:43 PM     (No. 9546592)

Forgive me, but I don´t recall the Washington Post telling anyone about the 21 Surprising Effects of being laid off in the private sector. How about the 21 Surprising Effects of being unable to find another job making the same pay as the one you lost? Or, the 21 Surprising Effects of being furloughed one day each week for months on end so that your company can stay open? Wait, I have a better one. How about the 21 Surprising Effects of the Affordable Care Act?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/2/2013 1:31:46 PM     (No. 9546594)

Enjoy this snapshot of the small, parochial minds that work for the Washington Post.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/2/2013 1:50:02 PM     (No. 9546615)

If the government is shut down; then why are the President and his family still living in government owned housing?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 10/2/2013 1:55:42 PM     (No. 9546630)

I can give you a quick list of non-essentials: FDA, EPA, NSA, IRS, ATF, DEA, Transportation Board, and all the other alphabets. Then the dept. of agriculture (they don´t grow anything); Energy (they don´t produce anything); Transportation (they don´t transport anybody)and all the others. The only ones left will be State for foreign affairs, Pentagon for defense, and Commerce for trade - the original intent of the constitution. The states should name the senator (one per state). The states should be divided into four equal pieces and send only four congressmen to the House. We clean the leaches and shrink the government to the original intent. Bingo, budget balanced.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: markinalpine, 10/2/2013 2:02:38 PM     (No. 9546638)

Close the White House family quarters and let them live in the Alexandria Motel 6.
"They´ll leave the light on."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/2/2013 2:07:56 PM     (No. 9546651)

Oh dear, whatever shall we do....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/2/2013 2:08:55 PM     (No. 9546653)

Wow, will hise majesty be able to manage the Charmin himself? LOLOLOL!!!´

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/2/2013 2:26:44 PM     (No. 9546681)

#18 - Mail delivery is required by the Constitution so we also need the Postal Service. I was also thinking Treasury Department but we´ve printed enough money in the last 3-4 years to get us through the next century so get rid of it, too - and the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/2/2013 2:43:38 PM     (No. 9546713)

6.6% of EPA employees deemed essential. That means about 1.3 million employees are still working as they have not been furloughed. Put is $ and ç it costs us appx $93 Billion a year for this useless detrimental agency that has done its best to destroy this country.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/2/2013 2:49:17 PM     (No. 9546723)

Oh geeez, nobody to watch the whales. I hope they`re wearing their life vests in the pool....

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Reply 25 - Posted by: postaway, 10/2/2013 2:50:09 PM     (No. 9546725)

This article reads like a wish list.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/2/2013 2:54:58 PM     (No. 9546734)

Research on Global Luke Warming has halted. Zounds. Who will tell The Gorbot. If the science is settled why are they doing research? If you put a lasso on the neck of a wild burro or mustang and take it home, who would be the wiser? Didn´t see anything about who verifies that free range chicken is actually free range. Only 15 servants for the First Freeloaders? I´d be happy if I had anyone to clean the loo. Welcome to Hard Times.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/2/2013 3:12:15 PM     (No. 9546769)

But the government proganda press is still operating? AP, CNN, MSNBC, WP etc are still still reporting the Democrat talking points.
Our Panda Cam here is working just fine and kids are free this month http://www.sandiegozoo.org/pandacam/

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lancelink1, 10/2/2013 3:15:13 PM     (No. 9546775)

Toll booths are still open so the shutdown isn´t complete yet.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 10/2/2013 4:02:15 PM     (No. 9546839)

OMG !! This means that unlicensed boat captains will be passing off non-organic whale meat to be served at the understaffed White House while a bunch of drugged up truck drivers are unable to switch to scotch while they try to find a burro to ride due to the shutdown. God help us.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 10/2/2013 4:05:04 PM     (No. 9546846)

Finally some real cost savings. Everything job sited should be eliminated permanently or given back to the States to manage.

The Coast Guard issuing boating licenses, good grief, that task should be managed by the States’ Department of Resources

Also it would seem that if Barry would quit having such lavish parties on a regular basis we could provide 75 people with opportunities to run laundry services for our Military…so much pork too little the knife.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/2/2013 5:22:54 PM     (No. 9546951)

If it lasts too long we´ll have to miss the Army-Navy game. Doesn´t everyone live for that?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/2/2013 5:23:35 PM     (No. 9546952)

Ya gotta see Item 6... the NASA listing... it´s got the action cam showing
the lady astronaut "washing" her hair... don´t miss it! It´s from a live shot...

And note that Item 11 mentions NOAA will not be doing any long term climate change
propagandizing, er, studying...

Gee, this shutdown is long overdue!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/2/2013 10:49:52 PM     (No. 9547427)

Does this mean Zippy and family are ordering pizza ? Tell us how many of Moooochelle´s staff are remaining.

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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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