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Sequester: Day one
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Posted on 03/01/2013 7:51:32 AM PST by Vince Ferrer

This thread is for survivers of the sequester to document the disaster for future generations once civilization is rebuilt.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: sequestapocalygeddon
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I made it into work today, and so far it has been managable. I fired a couple of shotgun blasts from my balcony in order to scatter the zombies who were loitering near my truck. At a couple of points I had to stop and help drag some corpses to the side of the road in order to get traffic moving again. But once I got to work the power was still on.
1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:51:35 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
man vanishes after being sucked into sinkhole
2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:53:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Vince Ferrer

I just woke up, Did we survive ?


3 posted on 03/01/2013 7:54:31 AM PST by jennychase
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To: Vince Ferrer

Power still on here as well.

Drinking some coffee, before it is all gone.

I heard half the planet is now in darkness.

.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 7:55:50 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: jennychase

Sequestration... it’s the new global warming


5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:56:09 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: jennychase

What does the Mayan calendar say about today????


6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:56:34 AM PST by Youngman542012
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To: Vince Ferrer

“CRISIS ‘R’ US” 1600 PENNSYLVANIAN AVENUE - OPEN 24/7


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:59:09 AM PST by yoe
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To: Vince Ferrer

We are experiencing Snowquestration on a large scale today! We were supposed to get 6 inches, but we only got 4 - a 33% cut in snow thanks to George Bush and every republican ever born.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 7:59:16 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I thought I saw a zombie this morning, but I was just looking in the mirror. Guess I need a haircut.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 8:00:02 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Vince Ferrer

Alternatives:
Seacrestation: What Maxine Waters calls it, and I assume is death by too much Ryan Seacrest exposure.

See Castration: What is happening to the GOP in front of our eyes.

See Queer Station: The Gay lobby trying to raise their position in society.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 8:00:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Vince Ferrer

I had to switch to 4WD to get over the decomposing corpses of furloughed federal employees this morning, but other than the stench, no problems.

Rumors of cannibalism are, it appears, mostly exaggerated. Just for my own peace of mind, I’m not going to ask the Mrs. about what’s in tonight’s casserole, though.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 8:01:48 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Not good.

It's just like when Y2K happened and my AOL account tried to kill me.

12 posted on 03/01/2013 8:01:57 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Vince Ferrer

I am very optimistic, I will at the very least, make it through today.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 8:02:23 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Obama and the news media = chicken little “the sky is falling”.

I think we’ll be ok . I’ll toast to the sequester!


14 posted on 03/01/2013 8:03:16 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Vince Ferrer
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15 posted on 03/01/2013 8:04:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
What will Moochelle do for Spring Break in 3 weeks if there's no money for her travel and lobster? And what about Reggie Love?


16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:06:02 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Vince Ferrer

I just heard on Beck’s show that Oreo has reduced doublestuff to 1.98stuff.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:06:12 AM PST by culper jr (We need to stop our modern day Benedict Arnold.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright


"Sea Crustacean"
18 posted on 03/01/2013 8:09:18 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“This thread is for survivers of the sequester to document the disaster for future generations once civilization is rebuilt.”

LOL!


19 posted on 03/01/2013 8:10:14 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: kevkrom

Hey now... :)


20 posted on 03/01/2013 8:10:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The sequester will be the happiest day of my life because that is the fist time that they have EVER cut government EVER.do you all understand the significance of that? I toast to the sequester!


21 posted on 03/01/2013 8:11:51 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I heard that Charles Manson and his Family have been released because the government can no longer afford to keep them in prison. Reportedly, they were driven to a local hardware store and released.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:03 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Here in New York somehow the sun managed to rise without federal help. I noticed some green shoots coming up without the Department of Agriculture. I don’t have direct knowledge so I may be wrong but I heard some kid learned something today without the Department of Education. I was sort of hoping the IRS would shut down and I wouldn’t have to report what my fair share is this year. I did see a bunch of people lined up at the Board of Elections in prison blues registering to vote.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:14 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: TLI

And on the other half all the street lights are OFF!!!


24 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:14 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well, everything seems normal here, but around 1:00 this morning my cat puked on the bedroom floor.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 8:13:47 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I laid in some flat irons, ribs, chicken and frozen veggies to last a few weeks.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 8:14:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’m going to the post office.

If I don’t return, tell my family I loved them.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 8:15:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
From where I sit, I can see the Grand Canyon.

IT APPEARS TO BE ERODING!!!

28 posted on 03/01/2013 8:15:56 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
No worries here: the FDIC demonstrated (once again) it is an exceptional agency. Just one day before the sequester kicks in, our Chairman bravely announced that we would receive our stretch (i.e. performance) bonus at the end of March.

For those unaware, the FDIC pays its bills from the insurance dues charged to banks...i.e. the taxpayers don't pay our expenses.

For the last two years, the FDIC has been rated "Best Agency to Work For" by its employees, 90% of whom are on term contracts.

For me, the work is challenging, and it's a joy to come to work each day.

29 posted on 03/01/2013 8:16:32 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Deroy Murdock of the National review made an astute observation.

If Obama was really interested in governing and is really concerned for the good of the country, he should know what to cut and what to preserve.

Instead, he is simply interested in playing politics and demonizing Republicans.

This is for all low information voters ....

Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Tom Price (R., Ga.) co-authored the Decrease Spending Now Act. It would shift to debt relief a whopping $45 billion in tax revenues now stalled in dormant federal accounts.

“Hundreds of billions of dollars are borrowed and then left unspent because Congress routinely bites off more than it can chew,” Rubio stated. Added Price: “Leaving billions of taxpayer dollars to gather dust in federal coffers only encourages fiscal irresponsibility. By rescinding this unspent and unobligated money — funds that the government clearly can do without — we can contribute to the larger goal of breaking the government’s habit of borrowing and spending money we cannot afford.”

Senator Rand Paul would cut $85 billion annually by not replacing departed federal employees ($6.5 billion in savings), bringing the $128,226 in average yearly federal civilian compensation closer to the private sector’s $64,560 (reducing $32 billion), curtailing federal travel by 25 percent ($2.25 billion), limiting Pentagon research to military applications ($6 billion), requiring competitive bids on government contracts and paying market wages on federal projects ($19 billion), and halving foreign aid ($20 billion).

The Public Interest Research Group and the National Taxpayers Union jointly identified $1 trillion in ten-year savings through 56 budget cuts that liberals and conservatives should love. These range from killing a $10 million biodiesel-education grant to a $160 billion modernization of federal computer systems. The $77 billion Crop Insurance program should be uprooted. The feds own some 55,500 buildings that are “not utilized or underutilized.” Sell them. Even giving them away would save taxpayers $17 billion in maintenance expenses — on empty buildings!

PIRG and NTU urge Medicare to calibrate excessive labor and office-space outlays with the actual prices that prevail in lower-cost communities. Savings: $47.6 billion.

Rather than spend $179,750 per hour to fly Air Force One from rally to rally to demonize Republicans, Obama should sit still long enough to send Congress a budget request. The federal Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 mandates that the president’s spending plan reach Capitol Hill by the first Monday of February. Obama’s last two budgets arrived late, and this year’s is AWOL. Before Obama barks at Republicans yet again, he should start doing his job.

Obama keeps harping about teachers, police, firefighters not being paid, airplane delays, and the hollowing of our defense when there is so much FAT that can be cut.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:17:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Flycatcher

I hope it’s still there when I go on vacation in July.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:17:35 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

man vanishes after being suckeed into sinkhole


Was it Obama and his minions? Maybe God is answering our prayers

But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days.But as for me, I trust in you.
Psalm 55:22-23

Rerpublican rinos?

Matthew 15:14
Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”


32 posted on 03/01/2013 8:17:49 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Vince Ferrer
for this “emergency” of the news media will prepare by playing video games, watching youtube music videos and having a coffee.
33 posted on 03/01/2013 8:17:49 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Vince Ferrer

All was OK until I had to reboot my PC....something about an electrical shortage.

Car still runs although I expect to see gas at $42.50 per gallon when I pass the station this morning.

Didn’t have the normal navy flyover to welcome me this am...what’s up with that?

Wind seems to be blowing a little harder today than normal...all the hot air escaping DC.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 8:18:23 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I think I’ll go to lunch early today, before all the food shortages hit at Subway.


35 posted on 03/01/2013 8:20:02 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Sequestration Damages Earth's Rotation; Women, Minorities Hardest Hit
36 posted on 03/01/2013 8:20:10 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Democrat_media

Alas, they didn’t cut government. Only in the Alice in Wonderland world of Federal baseline budgeting does the sequestration represent a cut to government spending: the 2% doesn’t cancel all of the built in increases to Federal spending produced by the baseline calculation: the Feds will still spend more this year than they did last year.

Just remember: a 2% cut is what all working families got when the payroll tax holiday ended.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 8:20:10 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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Still haven’t gotten any cat litter...drat.


38 posted on 03/01/2013 8:23:56 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
More first-hand reports can be found on Twitter.
39 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:56 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Night Hides Not
I hope it’s still there when I go on vacation in July.

Doubtful.

At this reckless pace of erosion caused by the sequestration, the Grand Canyon will be flatter than Kansas by then.

I'm so sorry.

40 posted on 03/01/2013 8:24:56 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
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The wonderfully growing new shoots of our booming green energy economy (Thanks to our dear leader Kim Jung Obama) will be destroyed, thanks to this republican created sequester.
41 posted on 03/01/2013 8:25:35 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: The_Reader_David

Well even by YOUR calculations , it’s better than the what 20% annual growth in government?

Sequester = good thing


42 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:10 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: culper jr

Wait. . .I thought it was supposed to be a 2% cut. Shouldn’t they have reduced double stuff to 1.96-stuff? Or was there a baseline increase in double-stuffness?


43 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:58 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Democrat_media
Sequester = good thing

Yes, just not so good as you'd been making it out to be.

44 posted on 03/01/2013 8:30:25 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I didn't bother to go into work, because Maxine Waters told me that 170 million jobs would be lost. That's pretty much all of them.

Hang on, my boss at my former job is calling my cell phone. Wonder what this is about????

45 posted on 03/01/2013 8:32:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: jennychase

“I just woke up, Did we survive ?”

BOL! The same here. We were out carousing last night, actually going to good high school play.

This morning I noticed:

Our home was still standing and our neighbors’s homes.

Our fishwrap had been delivered apparently without the delivery lady being shot, stabbed, raped, mugged or suffering a car jacking.

Some kids were walking by to their shool, and other were being NasCared by their mothers.

Our water, sewer, electicity, natural gas, cable tv, internet and phone systems were still working.

My trophy wife and her gene pool like to talk in the early morning. She uses our landline and her cell. Everyone in her gene pool was still safe and alive. She texted our grandkids, and they were on their way to schools which where still open. Their NasCar driver, our DIL, said the traffic lights worked and traffic to and from the school. She and the kids had no problem. When, she got home her, I phone worked.

Our adult sons drove trucks or rode their bikes to their real work places with zero problems and everything is working including them and their work staff.

My wife said the local tv stations which make a cat in a tree a major story, had no disasters to show.

Obviously the Seq bs has really impacted us.


46 posted on 03/01/2013 8:38:47 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: The_Reader_David

Yeah you know everything (actually not)

all I hear is that government will be cut.

Any cut in government anywhere is the best news ever because THAT has never happened ok , get it? Now I don’t care what you say and I’ll post what I want.


47 posted on 03/01/2013 8:39:51 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s to say any new debt bill would be adhered to any way?

“Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act” of 1974

“Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act” of 1985

“Budget Enforcement Act” of 1990

“Balanced Budget Act” of 1997.

“Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999”

“Restoring Fiscal Discipline Act” of 2007

Yep, just one more bill ought to do it.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 8:40:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well, this sucks.
Thinking everything would be different when I got up, it’s not.
I still have to make lunches, make beds, do laundry, dust/vacuum and think about what to have for dinner and whether I need to run to grocery store.
Very disappointing.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:07 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I somehow got on the Travel (State) Dept's Tweet list....here's today's tweet...

Travel - State Dept ‏@TravelGov

Due to #sequestration @StateDept Passport Agencies won't be open #PPTDay 3/9. Acceptance facilities will be open. http://ow.ly/iaurW

POOR Babies....

50 posted on 03/01/2013 8:44:11 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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