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How did This Happen So Fast?

How did This Happen So Fast?

Did anyone besides me wonder how they got all those signs printed and
distributed far and wide, including to all the national parks and cemeteries overseas only eight to ten hours after the government shut down? Analyze this from someone who wants to remain anonymous.

I have worked in the government on and off for over 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.

In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying- “this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown.“

There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed via U.S. Mails or freight companies.

This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process.

There is probably a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the "Blight" House. And they can't even get the obummer care implemented for folks to get registered for it either, but this sign making thing was a "snap".??????

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File a FOIA Request

If you live near one of the sites that were shut down, wander on over and file a Freedom of Information Act request for the source of the signs.

I'm sure we can piece this together right here. We are the press.

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the same thing crossed my mind back when the shutdown began....good question for journalist to look into...if you can find one.

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Really good point

Some were very professionally done:

National parks remained closed due to US shutdown. AP.

The entrance to Jacob Riis Park, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, is pictured, Oct. 3, in New York. | AP Photo

photo of lincoln memorial closed due to shutdown

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW


...or is this is a hilary2016 ad?... it took $10,000,000 and 6 months to create... they toned down the green, changed a few words and BOOM!... shutdown posters?

Stop THINKING! Go back to sheep ( I mean sleep ).

Go to sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Trust us, we are the government. We spy on you to protect you until we send drones to shoot you ( or we torture you, your choice )!

From my experience

I have worked with national and state parks, and both had closure signs that we used when things happen, fire, flood, mud slide, contaminated water, bridge or trail breach, special event (drug bust for illegal grow)..

Closures of parts of parks is common.

Yes, but how common is it they say

Closed due to government shutdown? Do they have that one stockpiled to take up space and bring out every 30 years?

I think not.

Not common at all

But they still have the signs, PARK CLOSED that are stockpiled, and I myself have pulled them out of maintainance and helped placed them in both national )Los Padres National Forest, and state forests for all the events I mentioned above.

We used the signs all the time for sections and when there's a major fire, the park is closed, so they have the signage.

The question is

Did the signs say "park closed" or "park closed due to government shutdown". I'm w the OP on this


If they gave a reason, that would be amazing because the signs do not say, Park Closed due to COMET operation, or fire.. they just say PARK CLOSED and they tack or tape more information, like a number or website.. looks like a combination https://www.google.com/search?q=national+park+closures&rls=c...

and I'd say the ones that have an explaination got the message from the interior, had the signs printed up immediately..

Here on DP, folks would post cool campaign stuff and I would print it up and post it within 24 hours.

It pre-planned. The purpose

It pre-planned. The purpose is to drag the economy slow so that the QE could continue to keep interest low.

790. Bernanke’s Sept. Q.E. tapering off and Mueller’s stepping down (9/22/2013)

I quote some of my articles here because later development used to prove they were correct.

[quote] September should be the last month for Robert Mueller in his FBI office. (Sep. 2001 – Sep. 2011) His term has been extended for two more years. He has to finish Kat Sung before he leaves the office. (#694) [/quote] So this year we saw the last crazy before Robert Mueller’s leaving. The big plot – North Korea nuclear war crisis, the bird flu in China, Boston bombing. It ended with Snowden’s case in June.

There were still two months left before Mueller’s stepping down. So they hurried off a last hour effort – organized a Mid-East crisis which signaled by great prison escapes, US embassies close and Chemical weapon attack in Syria.

[quote] Embassies to close in Muslim world this Sunday

The Associated Press Aug 2, 2013

"Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August," the statement said.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/02/state-depar... [/quote]

Why Al Qaida “focus to conduct attacks in the period between now (Aug 2) and the end of August, “? More likely, it fits the time of

[quote] Mueller stepped down on September 4, 2013, and was replaced by James Comey.[10]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mueller [/quote]

The Feds used to buy in many houses in their case. It is for the convenience of surveillance. It also brings with them a lot of profit because they can manipulate the policy. In my case, Feds bought the houses of nearly whole area according to my observation. It now becomes a burden for them. The interest rate became a very important factor for them to maintain those real estate properties. They force the Federal Reserve to start a third Q.E. to keep the interest rate low . I describe the story from #733 to “739. The third housing bubble (10/1/2012)”).

The Q.E. certainly will create a big inflation bubble and a housing bubble as well. Bernanke likely has been assured he could taper off Q.E. after September. The Feds was sure they could eliminate Kat Sung before Robert Mueller’s leaving. However, it fails.

To maintain the interest of the Feds, Bernanke has to break up his promise and take the blame.

[quote] Bernanke blasted after surprise no-taper decision

Many blamed Bernanke and fellow members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) for having since May repeatedly suggested a September taper of the quantitative easing (QE) program.

http://news.yahoo.com/bernanke-blasted-surprise-no-taper-dec... [/quote

Very good question.


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Good question

Good question

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
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This is a simple and very good observation, IMO.

This is a simple and very good observation, IMO.

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


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

(purple) In all fairness, the

(purple) In all fairness, the people who made all those "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" signs probably had nothing to do until this came along...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.