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Mindslicer



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
Utah just managed a significant feat of legal wrangling to reopen the federal parks there on the Governor's dime. The secretary of the interior was on board and officially made it go through today.


Scott Walker just said "Nah, we'll keep parks open in Wisconsin, thanks."

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/326611-federally-funded-wisconsin-state-parks-remain-open-under-shutdown
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer wrote:
Sam wrote:
Utah just managed a significant feat of legal wrangling to reopen the federal parks there on the Governor's dime. The secretary of the interior was on board and officially made it go through today.


Scott Walker just said "Nah, we'll keep parks open in Wisconsin, thanks."

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/326611-federally-funded-wisconsin-state-parks-remain-open-under-shutdown


Congrats for wisconsin, maybe the grinch can reach into his stocking and find some scraps of food for the 14% of his states population so poor they need the foodstamps his little sect of the republican party are taking away through this publicity stunt.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer's link wrote:
“Many customers have had difficulty finding answers to their questions due to the furloughed federal employees and have alternatively contacted state agencies for assistance,” she wrote.

Yeah, that's what happens when you shut down the government... you can't get information from federal agencies where employees aren't going to work.

I find it interesting that states are finding ways to open parks - tourist attractions that make money (at least in the case of Utah) - and in Utah they're hoping to get paid back for whatever they spend (up to 10 days worth)... any chance of them funding WIC out of state funds? I know starving infants don't bring in money to the state like parks do, so maybe they're not important.

There is some good news, though. Even other GOPers are getting tired of this. But I hear Paul Ryan and Obama are working on something so maybe that's-- oh for fuck's sake Ted Cruz.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Mindslicer's link wrote:
“Many customers have had difficulty finding answers to their questions due to the furloughed federal employees and have alternatively contacted state agencies for assistance,” she wrote.

Yeah, that's what happens when you shut down the government... you can't get information from federal agencies where employees aren't going to work.

I find it interesting that states are finding ways to open parks - tourist attractions that make money (at least in the case of Utah) - and in Utah they're hoping to get paid back for whatever they spend (up to 10 days worth)... any chance of them funding WIC out of state funds? I know starving infants don't bring in money to the state like parks do, so maybe they're not important.


WIC is still open in Wisconsin.

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/

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Wisconsin WIC is still open for business in October, in spite of the government shutdown at the national level or in other states.

  • Please keep your appointments and continue to receive food checks, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will accept WIC checks and will be reimbursed from the State WIC Program.
  • Farmers’ market checks can continue to be spent through October 31, 2013 and farmers have until November 15 to deposit their checks at the bank.

We are monitoring the impact of the shutdown daily. Check back (including authorized WIC vendors) regularly for updates.


Seems like only North Carolina has stopped issuing WIC vouchers despite having the money to continue doing so. Link.
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer wrote:
Sam wrote:
Utah just managed a significant feat of legal wrangling to reopen the federal parks there on the Governor's dime. The secretary of the interior was on board and officially made it go through today.


Scott Walker just said "Nah, we'll keep parks open in Wisconsin, thanks."

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/326611-federally-funded-wisconsin-state-parks-remain-open-under-shutdown


that's cool, does he want to use even one tenth of that executive gall to not be a complete shitlord to people who need food assistance
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, I guess that was already brought up, so.

wellllllll here's a super informative comic

http://www.themorningnews.org/article/the-debt-ceiling

no really i like it
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer wrote:
Dogen wrote:
Mindslicer's link wrote:
“Many customers have had difficulty finding answers to their questions due to the furloughed federal employees and have alternatively contacted state agencies for assistance,” she wrote.

Yeah, that's what happens when you shut down the government... you can't get information from federal agencies where employees aren't going to work.

I find it interesting that states are finding ways to open parks - tourist attractions that make money (at least in the case of Utah) - and in Utah they're hoping to get paid back for whatever they spend (up to 10 days worth)... any chance of them funding WIC out of state funds? I know starving infants don't bring in money to the state like parks do, so maybe they're not important.


WIC is still open in Wisconsin.

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/

Quote:
Wisconsin WIC is still open for business in October, in spite of the government shutdown at the national level or in other states.

  • Please keep your appointments and continue to receive food checks, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will accept WIC checks and will be reimbursed from the State WIC Program.
  • Farmers’ market checks can continue to be spent through October 31, 2013 and farmers have until November 15 to deposit their checks at the bank.

We are monitoring the impact of the shutdown daily. Check back (including authorized WIC vendors) regularly for updates.


Seems like only North Carolina has stopped issuing WIC vouchers despite having the money to continue doing so. Link.


Shine on you crazy shitlord
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Taliban is pretty amused too
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
the Taliban is pretty amused too

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The insurgents blamed “selfish and empty-minded American leaders” and claimed they were guilty of taking U.S. citizens' money "earned with great difficulty" and then “lavishly spending the same money in shedding the blood of the innocent and oppressed people.”

So what they're saying is, they're sore about not being able to do that themselves anymore?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Mcdermott wrote:
Mindslicer wrote:
Seems like only North Carolina has stopped issuing WIC vouchers despite having the money to continue doing so. Link.


Shine on you crazy shitlord

The November deadline is for more than just Wisconsin, I think. When the government shut down, WIC had some money left over from last year, and some states had WIC money left over as well -- they rationed it out, and for most of the states it'll last 'til more or less the end of October.*

North Carolina, though, was just obnoxious:
WIC: "How much money do you need to run WIC?"
N.C.: "ONE MILLION DOLLARS!" (I don't remember the actual amount and have no sense of scale...)
WIC: "But you didn't even spend close to that amount over the past year..."
N.C.: "ONE MILLION DOLLARS!"
WIC: "Well, will you use any of your state's money for that?"
N.C.: "NOPE! ONE MILLION DOLLARS!"
WIC: "Look we can give you a few thousand."
N.C.: "LOOK AT ALL THE POOR PEOPLE OBAMA'S STUBBORN-NESS IS STARVING!!"


* Also, while school lunch already had the October money given out, but come November there's no guarantee that the shutdown will be over in time to pay them at the end of the month, so, yeah. Schools will have to gamble on whether they can pay for school lunch. If this doesn't end soon, November's gonna suck...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al Jazeera: In Mississippi, America'€™s most revolutionary mayor
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We already knew she was brave so perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise:Malala Yousafzai tells Obama drones are 'fueling terrorism'
Still cred for saying it to his face though.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
We already knew she was brave so perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise:Malala Yousafzai tells Obama drones are 'fueling terrorism'
Still cred for saying it to his face though.


Can we make her world president?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Him wrote:
We already knew she was brave so perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise:Malala Yousafzai tells Obama drones are 'fueling terrorism'
Still cred for saying it to his face though.


Can we make her world president?

I, for one, would support that.


Source.
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