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Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20131018/US...

"CHICAGO (AP) — Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete.

The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites.

The "feds" always are there in the background, setting the standards by which we live, providing funds to research cures for our kids' illnesses, watching over our food supply and work environment."

I admit that after the 1st few paragraphs I could hardly stomach to read further, and just skimmed it. This is the biggest steaming pile of statist feces I have seen spewed since the shut down began. This worship of .gov sickens me. EDIT: The only reason I'm sharing this article, is to point out that this is the type of thinking we have to contend with.



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Didn't affect us at all

Let the shut down continue perpetually

The importance of the FDA is

The importance of the FDA is such a myth! They don't have laboratories; they don't do independent research; they pass products for political purposes--in other words they are a typical big government agency: up to no good! When will people learn that the government when it becomes Big Government exists for its own ends and NOT to do the business of the governed.

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i honestly thought it was an onion intro

"crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites."

ahahah

oh you are serious?

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Yeah it really did affect my life intensely..

I had to go to the store in heavy rush hour traffic to buy beer to ease the pain in my belly from laughing at articles like this one.

Does this mean raw milk,

Does this mean raw milk, marijuana, hemp producers and rain water harvesters were much safer in those shutdown days?

Did naturally farmed food increase in supply and industrial farming lose some subsidies in those shutdown days?

I'd rather bet my money at the horse track.


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You are blind

"That sausage patty on your breakfast plate was safe as ever because meat inspectors — like FBI agents — are considered "essential" and remained at work. But federal workers who inspect just about everything else on your plate — from fresh berries to scrambled eggs — were furloughed."

Just admit it. You're blind. You just grab food a shove it in your mouth without looking at it. You don't smell it. If it tastes bad you just continue eating as fast as you can.

Thank God the shutdown is over. Another week and all the jello packets would have been filled with razor blades and every carton of milk mixed with paint thinner.

Progressive democrats invent

Progressive democrats invent sophisticated falsehoods and try to pass them off as fact to an unsuspecting public, like the government defaults if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling. Their talking points however, could not stand up in a court of law and would be found to be untruths and lies. Should Progressers actually believe the talking points they are speaking, then those people are mentally deficient and mentally retarded.

Pretentious...

...fearmongering, lying a**holes, they are ;-)

What i think the

What i think the establishment is TRYING to do, is create opposition to their NEW opposition, brought fourth by the internet, using idealogically, its pretty damn sad to me, to see folks FORCING ideaoligy about government, its so god damn easy to unravel, just by its stupidity, the reason their opposition is so "affective" is because they are no nonsense folk who want truth and justice, AND THEY MEAN WHAT THEY SAY

edit:and say what they mean, which comes across as whats been labeled throught out history, as ideaology, it cant be forced it cant be faked, it has to have a basis on fact and an idea of how to PERCIEVE that fact for the given situation, and a respect for unforseen consequences, reduced immensly, purely by, NOT, pretending there are no such things as CONSEQUENCES, if a person goes in thinking that automatically, how long do you reckon somone reclessly implements something WITH consequence

If that makes any kinda sense

Too much competition to Onion

Too much competition to Onion news nowadays. These networks should be banned, for Onion employees are fearing job loss.

The biggest LOL was "our

The biggest LOL was "our kids' homework tougher to complete." It is always about the children, isn't it?

"EDIT: The only reason I'm sharing this article,"

"EDIT: The only reason I'm sharing this article, is to point out that this is the type of thinking we have to contend with."

Yes! And we are a small minority who are contending with it.

This is how opponents see themselves

It's not the size of any minority, but the spheres of influence our good will positively impacts, that will ultimately change for good what is designed for our harm.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Govt. shutdown cost comedy industry over 1 trillion dollars...

lost joke opportunities, secondary and ancillary industries...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Yup...

...the biggest loser in all of this!

Obviously they need a Bailout

Obviously someone should get started post haste lobbying Congress for Comedy Bailout.

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I'm not going begging for no bailout...

a bail-IN, however...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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Love it!

Bail the ocean into this monstrosity, and sink it more quickly.

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Had to Login Just to Upvote

Had to login just to up vote this post for sure, it is so utterly transparently propaganda, it makes my stomach turn. Thanks for sharing and sparing us from having to read the entire pro-state tripe.

With the addition of Comcast to GE/NBC/Universal and the expiration of the propaganda law this past July is there any doubt that of all the media outlets, it is the American Pravda.

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Thanks Allison.

I did not know about this propaganda law that expired in July though. I'll look into that. I didn't know about Comcast getting bought out either, but just naturally assumed they've been "prism'd".

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Hi Kelldor, yes it is an unfortunate reality the in which we live, to be burdened by such an oppressive regime in Washington.

Here is a link from Foreign Policy's "The able" website regarding the repeal of the domestic propaganda law.
U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans

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Here is an additional link from reason.com:
With Ban Repealed, US Aims Propaganda Machine at Domestic Audience

Finally, and just for sake of clarity, it was Comcast who became majority shareholder in NBC-Universal with GE retaining a smaller ownership portion following the 2009 merger.However it looks as of March 2013, GE divested its remaining shares over to COmcast.

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well

the first paragraph does make a valid point. The "feds" always are there in the background.

The question that needs to asked tho is SHOULD the government be there in the first place?

His name is Edward Snowden

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It fed media something other than their scandals and crimes

As bad as media-elites tried to make us all feel about the loss of federal participation in as many aspects of our daily lives as they could enumerate; what I believe happened, by many more than they wanted, was the wake-up to just what feds are willing to do when pulling a stunt like this.

It was far easier for both parties to shut down 17% of the fed's over-reached power, and pose as savior's when they return, than deal with what ought to be the consequences for the administration's direct participation in Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS targeted persecutions, Obamacare website's utter failure to launch, and SO much more!

Perhaps the outcome of this drama may put some media heat on so-called Tea-Party rouges, but I believe that when the dust settles a bit, this blame-shifting ploy may blow back on others, in both parties, less principled than they.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Expect this to be in

Textbooks asap.

Would that be Calculus for Criminals?

Or, perhaps, The American Empire's Epic Fail?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Oh how horrible! Wont someone

Oh how horrible! Wont someone think of the children!?

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And more children died - from

And more children died - from playing tag without their helmets.

Very sickening Very sickening

Very sickening
Very sickening

and what about all that mass violence

http://www.dailypaul.com/302362/government-shutdown-causing-...

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