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Old 10-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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I needed somewhere to vent, this is it.

This partial government shutdown is complete and total bullshit. They are cherry picking services to close down in order to cause the most uprising and affect to the people.

Federal Prison workers? Nope you don't get paid, but have to keep reporting to work (yes, I know they will get back pay, but how long will that take)
Congress? Yep, you all were smart enough to pin it in the constitution that even if the you cause the Gov. shut down your greedy pockets still get lined.
Private home on federal property? Sorry, you're locked out and can't go home. Except the white house, we will keep that one open for its residents.
Open body of water? Sorry, you can't use that bay, due to government shutdown.
Amber alert website? Nah, its down, sorry not funded.
First Ladies personal pet project? Yep, its going fine.
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They are cherry picking services to close down in order to cause the most uprising and affect to the people.
yes.


I'm just pissed cause I'm not getting a paid vacation. Like seriously pissed.
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Private home on federal property? Sorry, you're locked out and can't go home. Except the white house, we will keep that one open for its residents.
I'm curious about this, specifically since one of the things which I found rather interesting about my visit to the Grand Canyon a while back was that quite a lot of people actually lived there, within the boundaries of what is considered to be the Grand Canyon National Park.

Under what circumstances would the closure of a federal property cause citizens whose private home is located on said grounds to be unable to gain entry to their domicile?
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Lake Mead property owners forced out until shutdown ends - www.ktnv.com

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The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they've owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.

"I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants," Joyce Spencer told Action News.

The Stewart's Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they're not allowed in until the government reopens.

Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings; they sent Action News a statement which reads in part, "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen."

Joyce Spencer said she's alright in the meantime, staying with nearby family, but the move was a lot to handle as a senior citizen.

"I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in," Spencer said. "We're not hurt in any way except it might cost me if I have to go buy more pants."

The Lake Mead properties are considered vacation homes; one of the lease requirements to own a plot is people must have an alternative residence.
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I'm curious about this, specifically since one of the things which I found rather interesting about my visit to the Grand Canyon a while back was that quite a lot of people actually lived there, within the boundaries of what is considered to be the Grand Canyon National Park.

Under what circumstances would the closure of a federal property cause citizens whose private home is located on said grounds to be unable to gain entry to their domicile?
People who had privately owned homes that are located on federal property were forced out and barred from returning until the funding returns.

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Under what circumstances would the closure of a federal property cause citizens whose private home is located on said grounds to be unable to gain entry to their domicile?
I remember reading something about some restarunt in Philly that's attached to some historic federally building/complex and it's not allowed to operate during the shutdown.

The shutting down of publically accessible spaces is just a way (pretty much the only) for the public to actually feel an impact.
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I remember reading something about some restarunt in Philly that's attached to some historic federally building/complex and it's not allowed to operate during the shutdown.

The shutting down of publically accessible spaces is just a way (pretty much the only) for the public to actually feel an impact.
National Park rangers ordered to keep visitors out of privately run businesses - Washington Times
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There is really no better way to create global butthurt than make a couple civilians suffer because of big bad gubment and then let the media do what it does best.
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it's such a crock.
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Rushmore blockage stirs anger in S.D. | Argus Leader | argusleader.com

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The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.







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Boy Boards Plane To Vegas At MSP Without Ticket CBS Minnesota

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WCCO contacted the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Sunday morning, during which a spokesperson said staffing is currently low due to the number of employees furloughed in the wake of the federal government shutdown.

In an email sent Sunday afternoon, the spokesperson clarified that front-line officers are working during the furlough.
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and this would solve what? Or is this solution just part of your criminal lineage that you just can't seem to shake?




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I went down south on vacation over the weekend.

Hit all the usual tourist spots. All were closed. Complete roads were closed. Little pulloff and overlooks had cones and big blocks in place so you couldn't park and look at the hills. They had officers parked making sure people didn't go past them. The appalachian trail had a sign that said "closed" at every spot we went to hike on it. No one was around to stop us... Fontana dam was closed, but there was no gate, or someone pushed it aside. It was a real buzzkill for my vacation. I heard people were still hiking up to clingmans dome though. Also, the blueridge parkway was open... Well the area i got on was.
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Privatize all of the things!
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I sort of understood when they closed some of the national parks and monuments, as they wouldn't have people around to monitor them or clean them, or provide emergency services or something, but closing anything that does not require any of that, or providing people to guard it who could just as easily open it is just a mockery of... something.
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