Well timed. .. I live in D.C. and for the government employees, the ones with actual jobs, alot of resteraunts and cafes were giving away free food for those who couldnt affor
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User avatar #177 - iwasawa (10/02/2013) [+] (14 replies)
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Hey, guys. Just a friendly thanks for bringing this post to the front page, 600+ thumbs and almost 200 comments! I'm glad you liked it, have a great day/evening,
#228 - donaldducksdick (10/02/2013) [-]
Brilliant.
Brilliant.
#226 - spikedude (10/02/2013) [-]
The subtitle is so true. It's like Capitol Hill is a playground. To try to convince voters to jump on one side or the other, they shut down a bunch of random crap that barely costs anything to begin with. Like the 
			
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		website and the "Panda Cam" from the national zoo. Website hosting fees are trivial when you're comparing the costs to the trillions of dollars we spend each year on welfare programs, stimulus packages, transportation security, and environmental protection, but they know shutting down websites will catch the attention of the all-important 18 to 24 year old voters.    
   
TL;DR: Why so 						********					, government?
The subtitle is so true. It's like Capitol Hill is a playground. To try to convince voters to jump on one side or the other, they shut down a bunch of random crap that barely costs anything to begin with. Like the You need to login to view this link website and the "Panda Cam" from the national zoo. Website hosting fees are trivial when you're comparing the costs to the trillions of dollars we spend each year on welfare programs, stimulus packages, transportation security, and environmental protection, but they know shutting down websites will catch the attention of the all-important 18 to 24 year old voters.

TL;DR: Why so ******** , government?
User avatar #211 - durkadurka ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
So what's happening right now is that parts of the government that aren't "essential" are not functioning.

Given our currently fiscal situation, why the **** is the government spending on non-essentials anyway? You are 17 trillion dollars in debt, you can't afford non-essentials.
User avatar #192 - adunsaveme (10/02/2013) [-]
Did I miss something? The **** is going on?
User avatar #194 to #193 - adunsaveme (10/02/2013) [-]
-How do you shut down a government
-What is a default
-Who was phone
User avatar #196 to #194 - andrewjla (10/02/2013) [-]
why do kids love cinnamon toast crunch?
User avatar #197 to #196 - adunsaveme (10/02/2013) [-]
dammit
User avatar #198 to #197 - andrewjla (10/02/2013) [-]
how many licks do it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
User avatar #200 to #198 - fizzor ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Didn't that one guy get to the center with like... 850 licks?
User avatar #201 to #200 - andrewjla (10/02/2013) [-]
I don't know. I haven't heard of anyone trying it, but then again, people probably have...
So what caused the power outage at the Super Bowl?
#190 - grandmabetty (10/02/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #175 - moribus ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Heppening
#168 - luckyxiii (10/02/2013) [-]
because its the only relevant thing I have
#204 to #168 - anonymous (10/02/2013) [-]
don't worry, it's pretty damn accurate
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User avatar #95 - elmilius (10/02/2013) [-]
Would anybody care to explain to a foreigner what the **** is happening?
User avatar #145 to #95 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
All federal government institutions are still being paid for, but they won't see that check until after the government... uh... turns back on per se. That means certain areas such as national parks and NASA will all be vacated (except for Houston, as they kind of need to be there for the people who are in ******* space- it would be scary to just be there with nobody listening to you. Completely alone. Utter blackness.). They'll still be paid. Think of it as a paid vacation. However, the military and secret service still work, they just don't get paid until the political monkeys finish throwing poo at each other.
User avatar #209 to #145 - durkadurka ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
The military is being paid as usual.
User avatar #147 to #145 - justsomechickyo (10/02/2013) [-]
I they're not getting paid at all for the time they aren't working.....my dad works for the government and however long this shutdown lasts he won't see a dime for it
User avatar #156 to #147 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
What department is he working in? Because, to my understanding, they're being compensated for all the time that the federal government is not making them work. State-government departments are not applicable because it's the state government and not the federal government, but that shouldn't be a problem because they're still working. That's why schools are still running.
User avatar #158 to #156 - justsomechickyo (10/02/2013) [-]
He works for the USDA FSA and nope......anyone being furloughed b/c of this won't be compensated......
User avatar #160 to #158 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
I'm gunna have to talk to someone about that tomorrow. Thanks for telling me about this. As I said, however, the military is still getting paid as well as the Secret Service, the FBI, and the CIA.
User avatar #162 to #160 - justsomechickyo (10/02/2013) [-]
Well ya I guess that's right.....but like departments of the govt aren't getting paid. Like the fda and any kind of tourist parks and such. Plus it's so damn technical I'm sure something is flawed
User avatar #163 to #162 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
Oh! Now I remember! Yes, yes. Certain departments aren't getting paid! That's what the argument today was about. We were talking about how NASA wasn't getting paid along with other government institutions that aren't needed for national security.
User avatar #165 to #163 - justsomechickyo (10/02/2013) [-]
Hey that's right! Yay I think we figured it out lol
User avatar #146 to #145 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
The Republican party, who controls the House of Representatives, is not allowing something to be passed that the Senate, which is controlled by the Democratic party, wants passed. It would essentially seal in Obamacare, which has caused much debate and even got in the way of a minor surgery that I was having, mind you. Disregarding my personal problems, these two groups of schoolyard bullies in suits are now going at it in order to come to a consensus, but the Republican party and the Democratic party refuse to even speak to each other on the matter.

They're both acting like spoiled children because they can't just talk about their problems. Yes, the Republicans are acting spoiled by shutting down the federal government because of Obamacare, but the Democrats are just as bad because of how they completely disregard the will of another large group in stead of looking for a solution that can be agreed on from both sides.
User avatar #218 to #146 - robrt (10/02/2013) [-]
As far as I understand the Senate is not even considering to sit at the table. This does it mean that the House is right! Who cares for Obamacare? Just look at the health care system in Europe.
User avatar #159 to #146 - yuukoku (10/02/2013) [-]
It also really ***** with the stock market. Just putting that out there. Don't expect any anarchistic uprisings or complete destruction of society in the U.S. or anything.
User avatar #229 to #159 - andriod (10/02/2013) [-]
To the contrary the stock market seems completely indifferent of the shut down so far.
#123 to #95 - sliferzpwns (10/02/2013) [-]
America's Reactor has gone critical, we just installed a new one, but we have to cycle it for a few days before it is fully operational.
America's Reactor has gone critical, we just installed a new one, but we have to cycle it for a few days before it is fully operational.
User avatar #124 to #123 - elmilius (10/02/2013) [-]
So, after all the jokes, you are turning it off and on?
User avatar #227 to #124 - andriod (10/02/2013) [-]
Basically.


How long it stays off depend on how long it will take the apposing politicians to pull their heads out of their asses
#100 to #95 - lordaurion (10/02/2013) [-]
It's basically just a freeze on government spending for a bit. Non, completely essential entities like congress are shut down for a bit and budgets are cut back. It's happened dozens of times before they just weren't called "shutdowns".
#125 to #100 - sloot (10/02/2013) [-]
Actually congress is still getting paid because in the constitution it says congress may never alter their own pay (seriously **** our government). This little stunt is going to add anywhere from a billion dollars or more to our debt. Because yet again our country has two pointless political parties that think they are infallible and would rather hurt american citizens than man the **** up and act like adults
User avatar #102 to #100 - elmilius (10/02/2013) [-]
Oh, well that's disappointing. I was hoping for some kind of rebellion to rise up or something...
User avatar #128 to #102 - redrex (10/02/2013) [-]
these things are the kind of crap that start depressions in our economy
User avatar #104 to #102 - gildemoono (10/02/2013) [-]
Technically speaking, America is an anarchist state right now. Although many services such as the post office and the defense department are deemed essential and will continue to function, if the government doesnt resolve this soon, money will dry up.
User avatar #106 to #104 - elmilius (10/02/2013) [-]
Does that mean if I go over there in the next few days, I could start up a revolution and be the leader of a new US? With blackjack and ******* ?
#225 to #106 - anonymous (10/02/2013) [-]
Nope. We have state police and soldiers still
#206 to #106 - whargarbler (10/02/2013) [-]
Go for it. We could use a new one. Bring some mates. They can be congress.   
   
 Don't forget the blackjack and 						*******					.
Go for it. We could use a new one. Bring some mates. They can be congress.

Don't forget the blackjack and ******* .
#120 to #106 - goalstopper (10/02/2013) [-]
Revolution
Revolution
User avatar #111 to #106 - troflmao (10/02/2013) [-]
Please do.
#108 to #106 - reaperboy (10/02/2013) [-]
Heck i would be fine with just the ******* . you my friend, earned a new citizen of your republic
#94 - yodaddysofat ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
here are the congress people that care.............
User avatar #89 - formeranony ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Police didnt shut down just **** like WIC that dosnt affect the rich ********* that wouldnt make a decent clean spending bill. Bam my politcal opinionquato has been filled for the month
User avatar #84 - pukingrainbows (10/02/2013) [-]
This sounds like a perfect time to riot in the streets and generally wreak havoc.

User avatar #115 to #84 - traveltech ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
Except that the police are an essential service, so they're still funded
#81 - swaggotflaps ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
mfw im from Norway and read this. i knew this would happen eventually
mfw im from Norway and read this. i knew this would happen eventually
#189 to #81 - anonymous (10/02/2013) [-]
OH LOOK NORWAY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
#129 to #81 - officialjg ONLINE (10/02/2013) [-]
That's nice to hear.
That's nice to hear.
User avatar #79 - ronyx (10/02/2013) [-]
Well i sure hope a lot more people vote in 2014 and don't forget the faces of those kids throwing up a hussy. I mean, i would prefer Obamacare than not getting a paycheck to pay internet.
User avatar #195 to #79 - whaawhaa (10/02/2013) [-]
But if you get obamacare you are forced to pay into it and if you don't you get fined. so in essence you are losing internet money either way.
User avatar #239 to #195 - ronyx (10/03/2013) [-]
Not really, if i pay at least I'll have some healthcare since my job is dangerous sometimes. I got to pay the car, the house, the bills and I can't just tell a company "Oh, you know what, i can't pay you right now because a few people in Washington decided to shut down the government.
User avatar #78 - LairOfMetal (10/02/2013) [-]
Was there a shut down tune?
User avatar #96 to #78 - thetom (10/02/2013) [-]
yea it was the same tune that the musicians played at the end of titanic
User avatar #66 - demonictoasters (10/02/2013) [-]
Those people actually serve a purpose. Lets talk about all those people you pay to sit around and do nothing but will take away money and jobs front hose who need it most. While they tons of money a year screwing their own people over. How about that? How about the soldiers going without pay? Don't be such a selfish **** , you aren't the only one who pays taxes and if you aren't somewhat miffed about whats going on, you are obviously a moron.
User avatar #65 - haker (10/02/2013) [-]
people are acting like this is new. Congress has been acting like spoiled children for years. They REFUSE to compromise and just try to stop whichever other one is in power. This was an inevitability in a nation of absolutes. When we cant take out heads out of our asses long enough to see that there are good arguments from both sides then we will continue to decline as a nation. Compromise was the aim of the party system, but its devolved to 2 fat kids yelling about who's right about a tv show's ending. "No MY interpretation is right, your arguments hold no merit because they dont exactly match mine." The fact it took people this long to take an interest is appalling, and its costing people their lives. We cant blame congress for this, its our fault. The U.S. was meant to be a nation by the people, for the people. And the people wanted a peaceful life that didnt require any effort. We became complacent, and then we allowed our government to see us as figures and not people. Its no surprise that they are all so corrupt. We didnt want anyone that would stand up and tell us whats wrong, we wanted to think everything was fine. The people are complacent to swallow their lies, but as soon as they are revealed to be lies people act appalled. We are the ones with the power to change this, but we arent willing to put forth the effort. As a nation we have become weak, and have let ourselves be ruled by the corrupt. We brought this on ourselves.
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