Before, During, After Govt. Shutdown. . Government Shutdown Before During After. i wish my underwear stayed that white. it didn't.
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User avatar #1 - nogphille (10/29/2013) [-]
i wish my underwear stayed that white.

it didn't.
User avatar #6 - pepemex (10/30/2013) [-]
This is innacurate, I'm completely naked.
#31 to #6 - mitchr (10/30/2013) [-]
Cool.
#4 - rockergamer ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
Almost nothing changed in my every day life apart from people being worried about something that wasn't effecting their lives either. I think I'll be fine in life until I need bottle caps as currency.
Almost nothing changed in my every day life apart from people being worried about something that wasn't effecting their lives either. I think I'll be fine in life until I need bottle caps as currency.
#12 to #4 - nervaaurelius (10/30/2013) [-]
but by then it'll be too late


joke
#20 to #12 - yuukoku (10/30/2013) [-]
Hah. Not unless you save all your coke caps like I do.
Hah. Not unless you save all your coke caps like I do.
User avatar #21 to #4 - certifiedidiot (10/30/2013) [-]
Thing was that they called it a shutdown but didn't shut down any of the essential **** so basically the vaaast majority of the country wouldn't know the ******* difference, which kinda helps the republicans view of small government.
User avatar #32 to #21 - mitchr (10/30/2013) [-]
Except even then it just proves how inept Congress has become. They couldn't come to an agreement, regardless of consequence, and ended up bickering themselves into a corner. It's sad, pitiful, and disgusting.
#24 to #4 - xxhadesflamesxx (10/30/2013) [-]
you don't save your bottlecaps?
User avatar #25 to #4 - machtung ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
Actually my wife was affected by it because the social security office was closed so she couldn't change her name (except on Facebook). Which means we couldn't open a joint bank account, get a driver's license, get a passport, etc.
#17 to #4 - killerblue (10/30/2013) [-]
It's habbening
#28 - SubjectThree (10/30/2013) [-]
Veterans during the shutdown.
Veterans during the shutdown.
User avatar #37 to #28 - sursum (10/30/2013) [-]
There was the point where veterans broke into the shut down world war two memorial, I would have loved to have seen some dudes in wheelchairs rolling in with old rifles.
#3 - anon (10/30/2013) [-]
I'm still quite mad at the fact that we shut down the government because a bunch of middle-aged 			*****		 didn't get what they wanted.   
   
That's like shutting down an amusement park because your kid can't decide between the roller coaster or the tilt-a-whirl.
I'm still quite mad at the fact that we shut down the government because a bunch of middle-aged ***** didn't get what they wanted.

That's like shutting down an amusement park because your kid can't decide between the roller coaster or the tilt-a-whirl.
#46 to #3 - anon (10/30/2013) [-]
Because an indecisive kid is totally comparable to the concept of forcing a severely flawed law on people who don't want it.
User avatar #27 to #3 - witislimited ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
It's a little sadder when you realize some people actually voted those ***** in.
User avatar #33 to #27 - mitchr (10/30/2013) [-]
But it's a lot happier when you realize that they sure as **** aren't going to vote them back in.
User avatar #47 to #33 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
Considering the public was stupid enough to vote in George W Bush (and Obama, although that may be fine) a second time, I'm pretty ******* sure these people don't learn from their mistakes.
User avatar #48 to #47 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
There's a point people get to where they realize that everybody, not just the party that they are not, is inept. We passed that point a few weeks ago when they government shut down.
User avatar #49 to #48 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
Don't believe it. Last protest didn't do a **** , and the country is torn in two halves still squabbling over everything.
User avatar #50 to #49 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
Not necessarily. Congress's approval rating is at an all-time low, I think?

But, and this is the bottom line- people have started to realize that all the jokes about Congress not working aren't jokes. Not anymore. **** will go down come next year and the years after. I highly, highly doubt many people are going to be reelected now. If they are, it'll be close enough for the congressmen to realize that they royally ****** up.
They will see their death, and they will run from it. They don't want to lose their power, so they'll start doing things, getting things done. We have hit rock ******* bottom.
The only place to go is up.
User avatar #51 to #50 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
I'm rather surprised Congress had approval to begin with. That aside, I don't have much faith an American revolution, much less a reform would happen or even go well, considering the size of the U.S military and the government's disregard for constitutional law/human rights.
User avatar #52 to #51 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
Not a literal revolution.
We have something far stronger. We have a vote. By itself, weak, but every single vote together? It'll change things.
User avatar #53 to #52 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
There will always be those few assholes who decide to vote and Congress convenes at the relevant proportion.
User avatar #54 to #53 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
That's not the point. The point is that the people who get voted out, which will be a large portion of Congress, will serve as a warning to whoever comes in.
User avatar #55 to #54 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
Those politicians already heard about the misfortunes of rulers in their history lessons or in law courses. They considered ******* with the public, they definitely knew they're doing the same **** those assholes in their history books did- If that isn't enough warning for them, I doubt a vote out will be much more warning.
User avatar #56 to #55 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
Yes. But they thought they could get away with it here. If that is crushed, then they will realize.
Moreover, we all know very well how skilled Congress is at ************ . They may not even know they are the same as them.
User avatar #57 to #56 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
That hope that they could get away with it remains as long as there is no severe punishment for corruption, and if the public is stupid enough to not only trust it's representatives upon election, but to vote in currently existing parties that either fit their opinion but are no longer wanted as representatives for lack of a better choice, or do not fit their opinion which is likely stupid to begin with.

On that note, ****** politicians are derived from a ****** community. Politicians aren't aliens, sentient cosmic debris, etc. -they are members of the public who like to wave their opinion everywhere like an insecure man with his dick. If you have a bad community, you'll have equally bad leaders.
User avatar #58 to #57 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
Yes. And society is fixed through cataclysm or an approach upon one.

Look, I understand where you're coming from. I'm a cynic too, but, below that, stripping away all the layers and revealing the core, I am an optomist. I am a cynic because I know what our problems are- but I firmly believe we can and will overcome them.
User avatar #60 to #58 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
The difference is I'm a stubborn ass who's good at finding points and phrasing things to be particularly exaggerating/outrageous. On that note...

War has existed ever since shortly after we started civilization. It has gone all the way back to ancient Sumer and probably before, to this present day. 3000 (this is a crude guess, but you get the idea) years of political *********** , war, zealous brainwashing and ignorance... and you think this ****** gonna change? Especially considering the new ways we're researching to kill other members of our own species on a mass scale? Think, we can now stab each other from a large distance (guns), turn each other inside out (bombs), **** around with the atomic structure of stuff (nuclear), for ****** sake, we even weaponized ******* bacteria. So you're ******* insane if you think war is ever going to stop, at least as long as we remain as stupid as we are now.

So you think politics is any different? You think a power mongering, weak minded species of our own will resist the opportunity to boss the people stupid enough to think they agree with you? Revolt, reform, make peace, whatever- it's not a fix. There's no such thing as peace, just a scaled up break in one wrestling match in an tournament that includes you eventually as long as you're a country.
User avatar #61 to #60 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
6000 years, actually, and no, I don't. I don't think it'll change.
There'll always be people like that, willing to exploit others for their personal benefit. THere'll always be those immoral few. it'll never change, ever.
But you know what? If we try anyways, it's not like it'll make it any worse, now, does it? We have to keep trying, every day. The day we stop is the day humanity dies out.
User avatar #62 to #61 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
I have an idea for an end to all this **** . It's more of a (futile to someone more cynical then myself) hope, but why the hell not.

If people get smarter, then theoretically (long story), and hopefully, things will get better. Socially, economically, politically, in just about any aspect of civilization. I can elaborate, if you'd like.
User avatar #63 to #62 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
By all means. I'll have to start homework soon, so may not get back to you quickly, but please do.
User avatar #64 to #63 - witislimited ONLINE (10/31/2013) [-]
Alright, give me about 10 minutes. And we can do this over IM, too.
User avatar #15 to #3 - octaviano (10/30/2013) [-]
Well, at least your country isn't thinking about banning anime and manga because they somehow put it on the same level as child pornography.

I can't belive the EU actually takes this in consideration....
#34 to #15 - mitchr (10/30/2013) [-]
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User avatar #45 to #15 - vortexrain ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
You're ******** me.
User avatar #59 to #45 - octaviano (10/31/2013) [-]
I'm not.
User avatar #65 to #59 - mitchr (10/31/2013) [-]
Could you explain further? I still can't believe something like that.
User avatar #36 to #15 - gytisout (10/30/2013) [-]
WHAT?!?!?!?
User avatar #19 to #3 - durkadurka (10/30/2013) [-]
20% of the government was not funded for less than a month because politicians had severe disagreements regarding what should and should not be funded.

This kind of thing isn't unheard of: We've had around 17 of them in the past.
#23 to #19 - machtung ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
Oh it's happened before? So we should just keep letting happen because we've survived the last one? Great theory...
Oh it's happened before? So we should just keep letting happen because we've survived the last one? Great theory...
#26 to #23 - durkadurka (10/30/2013) [-]
Did I say that?    
   
These things are hardly the cataclysm the media makes them out to be.    
If the government needs to be forced to be accountable for how much money, then so be it.    
   
Also, I'd like to invoke Godwin's law and end this thing right now.    
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
Did I say that?

These things are hardly the cataclysm the media makes them out to be.
If the government needs to be forced to be accountable for how much money, then so be it.

Also, I'd like to invoke Godwin's law and end this thing right now.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
#29 to #26 - machtung ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
Sorry. I was affected slightly more than others so I guess I'm a little more apprehensive to let it go. But for the sake of not sounding like a lame internet arguer, I will accept your truce. Gif mostly unrelated  and it'll probably get me banned...
Sorry. I was affected slightly more than others so I guess I'm a little more apprehensive to let it go. But for the sake of not sounding like a lame internet arguer, I will accept your truce. Gif mostly unrelated and it'll probably get me banned...
#9 to #3 - nightstar (10/30/2013) [-]
Last I heard, only around 20% of the federal government was actually shutdown.

Why the media is saying it's a government shutdown is beyond me...
User avatar #40 to #9 - odapac (10/30/2013) [-]
Because my dad was out of work. I've never seen someone hate sitting on the couch all day more so than him. He practically waged war with the squirrels on the down time, building traps and death machines to keep them out of the bird feeder.

I'd say that constitutes a significant crisis. A mid-life one anyway.
User avatar #10 to #9 - princessren (10/30/2013) [-]
that still effects alot of federal employees
User avatar #11 to #3 - frodr (10/30/2013) [-]
I don't think it's quite that simple but I'll let you be happy.
User avatar #14 to #11 - yusay ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
It isn't.
#2 - pappathethird (10/30/2013) [-]
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User avatar #13 - gragasvlad (10/30/2013) [-]
you forgot the veterans and their wheelchairs tearing down fences
#18 - anon (10/30/2013) [-]
Well, my parents both couldn't work and earn income for us. So there's that.
User avatar #35 to #18 - Logicaltightrope (10/30/2013) [-]
Did they not get their income for time lost in the end? That's what I heard.
User avatar #38 to #35 - brutusantony (10/30/2013) [-]
not if they were paid by the hour...then they didn't
User avatar #44 - Sinless (10/30/2013) [-]
I personally wasn't affected, but I know a lot of people affiliated with the military who were.

My cousin almost had to withdraw from the semester because the money she got from being a military widow wasn't going through to the college. I know a lot of non-military folks who worked on base who kinda got screwed too.
User avatar #43 - lumpymandude (10/30/2013) [-]
Why does everyone just assume that everyone on wall street automatically makes a ton of money. If it were that easy, everyone would do it.
#39 - anon (10/30/2013) [-]
British fag here, is is over then? or is it like half over?
#41 to #39 - CakemanRPG (10/30/2013) [-]
I have no idea. Literally nothing has changed for anybody over here.
I have no idea. Literally nothing has changed for anybody over here.
User avatar #42 to #39 - odapac (10/30/2013) [-]
We basically put it off until February.
#22 - trigondarkthree (10/30/2013) [-]
Then again, there were the many government workers who were not allowed to work while the government was shut down.
User avatar #30 to #22 - smashingkills (10/30/2013) [-]
They didn't get to work, but they still got paid.
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