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    24 Dec '18 15:512 edits
    I just want to make sure everyone is OK.

    My only question is, since the government has shut down, who will waste my money, spy on me, and have contempt for me?

    We're all gonna die!
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    24 Dec '18 15:56
    @whodey

    I do have a few questions about the shut down though.

    If the government has shut down, where are my taxes going?

    Also, I appreciate the Christmas present. but I'm afraid I did not get the government anything. What would be a good gift?
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    24 Dec '18 18:43
    @whodey
    Your taxes are already gone. Any taxes taken out of your paycheck will go to IRS coffers and won't be going to pay hundreds of thousands of government workers, in fact, airport checkers are working without pay for the duration.
    But you already know all that and instead THINK you are being clever.
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    24 Dec '18 21:48
    @whodey said
    @whodey

    I do have a few questions about the shut down though.

    If the government has shut down, where are my taxes going?

    Also, I appreciate the Christmas present. but I'm afraid I did not get the government anything. What would be a good gift?
    Impeachment !!
  5. SubscriberWajoma
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    , in fact, airport checkers are working without pay for the duration.
    But you already know all that and instead THINK you are being clever.
    Those are just the paedophiles satisfying their urge to feel up kiddies. As with any shut down they will be paid, along with all those that simply stayed home, when the shut down ends.
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    @whodey

    LoL we're all gonna die... cracked me up. 😂
  7. Subscribersonhouse
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    @wajoma said
    Those are just the paedophiles satisfying their urge to feel up kiddies. As with any shut down they will be paid, along with all those that simply stayed home, when the shut down ends.
    And if the shut down lasts a month?
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    @sonhouse said
    And if the shut down lasts a month?
    The USA is a joke
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    @sonhouse said
    And if the shut down lasts a month?
    It might be a wise move to take a hot apple pie round to the local fire dept., just to keep on their good side.
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    @whodey said
    I just want to make sure everyone is OK.

    My only question is, since the government has shut down, who will waste my money, spy on me, and have contempt for me?

    We're all gonna die!
    Google
  11. Germany
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    25 Dec '18 11:52
    What I find surprising about this whole shutdown-every-other-minute business is that apparently no one seems to think that it would be a good idea to, I don't know, not have them anymore? I'm pretty sure the last one they had here was in 1945. Even in freaking Belgium when they had a caretaker government for a year they had no "government shutdown" or anything like it.
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    @kazetnagorra said
    What I find surprising about this whole shutdown-every-other-minute business is that apparently no one seems to think that it would be a good idea to, I don't know, not have them anymore? I'm pretty sure the last one they had here was in 1945. Even in freaking Belgium when they had a caretaker government for a year they had no "government shutdown" or anything like it.
    Welcome to the new world dis-order, based no longer on stability, shared interests and cooperation, but rampant Trumpism:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/25/opinions/nic-robertson-2019-opinion-intl/index.html
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    @badradger
    With Trump as POTUS, it is now. Just an indication of the decline of the US, like Rome a hundred years before THEIR collapse.
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    @sonhouse said
    @badradger
    With Trump as POTUS, it is now. Just an indication of the decline of the US, like Rome a hundred years before THEIR collapse.
    The Roman Empire was as its peak territorial extent in 117 AD. It collapsed in 1453.
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    @kazetnagorra said
    The Roman Empire was as its peak territorial extent in 117 AD. It collapsed in 1453.
    Well the HRE may have gone down in 1453 but Rome lost it around 440 AD or so, which left a huge vacuum in Europe and England. it took them a thousand years to get over THAT hangover.
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