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You Pay For It, But Are Not Allowed In It - No More Tours of the White House

Rest assured that your hard-earned frn's will still be used for undeclared wars [invasions].

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/05/white-house-says-no-mo...



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Nothing new here folks...Washington Monument syndrome

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_Syndrome

The Washington Monument syndrome, also known as the Mount Rushmore Syndrome,[1] or the firemen first principle,[2][3] is a political tactic used in the United States by government agencies when faced with budget cuts. The tactic entails cutting the most visible or appreciated service provided by the government, from popular services such as national parks and libraries[1] to valued public employees such as teachers and firefighters.[2] The name derives from the National Park Service's alleged habit of saying that any cuts would lead to an immediate closure of the wildly popular Washington Monument.[4] Critics compare the tactic to hostage taking or blackmail.[5]
Although the strategy usually intends to highlight the government's value to voters, it can also be aimed at lawmakers themselves. Faced with budget cuts in the 1970s, Amtrak announced plans to cease train routes in the home districts of several members of Congress.[2]
The term was first used after George Hartzog, the seventh director of the National Park Service, closed popular national parks such as the Washington Monument and Grand Canyon National Park for two days a week in 1969. In response to complaints, Congress fired Hartzog and restored the funding.[6][dead link]

White House Budget ranking member Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

said the decision was a necessary part of the sequester.

“This is what happens when you cut the budget so deeply and so quickly, as opposed to how we’ve done it,” he said. “You’re going to see disruptions increasing.”

Pardon my language, but I really, REALLY just want to tackle this man and scream into his face "you haven't cut shit, shut your whore mouth you filthy fucking liar."

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You'd likely be more calm than I could.

Yeah. And I'm not even sure I could ACTUALLY stay as calm as you would... and refrain from slapping him in that same face you'd be yelling at.

But oh well.

Let us leave him alone, his posterity has enough problems already, for when it'll have to be captured in History books some day.

He, LOSER PTB minion.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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I take it as a precautionary logistics update

I suspect it's because they don't want to bother anymore making sure that some educated visitors don't run by accident into the CFR leeches...

... given those now wander in the premises quasi-permanently in this period of behind closed doors deals - as their secondary residence, anyway.

http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Good thing I went this

Good thing I went this summer. It's actually very nice inside, as I'm sure anyone can imagine.

I can scratch that

Off my bucket list.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

Scratch two others off while you are at it:

Statue of 'Liberty' - where you are illegally searched prior to entering.

'Liberty' Bell - It has been relocated to the inside of a building. Prior to seeing the Bell, you are required to be illegally searched.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Ironic and sad

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