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USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Mantrik » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:12 pm

I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government.

I thought I should post this in case our transatlantic cousins do not notice any difference.

Even worse, it appears their President is 1 year old, with a BMI of 29.999, so not unusual for his age.

Might I suggest that we lend you our own Government, as we seem not to be using them at the moment.

For the time being, any Brits contemplating a visit to the USA should instead turn left a little and spend time in Mexico until the US reopens.

If bored, US citizens can watch Game of Thrones reveal their future, or watch our UK past being exposed on TV in the form of 'Britannia' (aka 'Game of Clones').

Me, I'm off to hide in the Roman Baths and chat to Belenos till it all blows over. ;)
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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Simon E. » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:24 pm

'Brittania' is daft isn't it? Awful dialogue in the mouths of a good cast.. :smile:

Have a good time with Sulis/Minerva.
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Post by Mantrik » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:24 pm
'Brittania' is daft isn't it? Awful dialogue in the mouths of a good cast.. :smile:

Have a good time with Sulis/Minerva.
Thanks. :)

Yes, they need this guy to spice things up a bit! :)

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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Malcolm » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:12 pm
I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government.
Ahem...that is not exactly true. The Government has not authorized spending, and some people will get furloughs if the "shutdown" goes on beyond this weekend.

But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly a form of political theater.
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[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
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One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm


But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly a form of political theater.
Yep. this...reality TV.
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Post by Malcolm » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:04 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm


But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly a form of political theater.
Yep. this...reality TV.
Now, if they shutdown the newspapers, I would start to be seriously worried and probably start packing my bags and cashing out my account. But a Government shutdown? Meh.
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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Ricky » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:09 am

Government shutdown = fake news

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Post by Mantrik » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:36 am

Made us laugh though, especially as Trump missed his celebration of a year in office....give or take the couple of hundred days when he was elsewhere.
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Post by Quay » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:49 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:12 pm
I understand from our UK media that the USA currently has no Government.
Ahem...that is not exactly true. The Government has not authorized spending, and some people will get furloughs if the "shutdown" goes on beyond this weekend.

But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly a form of political theater.
It's perhaps the most expensive theater ever put on as it will cost about $6,500,000,000.00 per week.
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Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:51 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:02 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm


But a government shutdown is always quite temporary, and is mostly a form of political theater.
Yep. this...reality TV.
Well the president is a reality TV star. Politics is just more honest now.
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Post by amanitamusc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am

This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.

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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by Ricky » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.

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Post by amanitamusc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:43 am

Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
This does not mean he won't be impeached.

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Post by Ricky » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:44 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:43 am
Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
This does not mean he won't be impeached.
:lol:

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Post by Malcolm » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 am

Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
Thanks to Obama...
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:48 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 am
Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
Thanks to Obama...
Trump's pro-business stance hasn't hurt the economy (yet) either. All this stock market exuberance...here's to deregulation and speculation, the rich getting richer.

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Post by Ricky » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:56 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 am
Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:58 am
This is a nice distraction from trumps many problems coming to fruition.
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
Thanks to Obama...
Started under obama, now in acceleration mode.

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Post by amanitamusc » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:30 am

Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:56 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 am
Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am


Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
Thanks to Obama...
Started under obama, now in acceleration mode.
Trumps investigation is also in acceleration mode.

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Re: USA CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Post by justsit » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:48 am

Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am
Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
So what? The average citizen isn't doing any better, the jobs are low level service jobs, the only ones profiting from the boom are corporations and the wealthy. May look good on paper but it's grim in the trenches. Meanwhile, the social fabric continues to be systematically unraveled, and there's a big fat bubble on the stock market just waiting in the wings.

There's more to a healthy society than the economy.

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:51 am

Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:56 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 am
Ricky wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:24 am


Don't know about that... US economy is booming. Unemployment is at its lowest since 1973.
Thanks to Obama...
Started under obama, now in acceleration mode.
Lol, the real wages of most people having been falling since the 70s or thereabouts, there is no 'acceleration ' other than for those who already own large chunks of wealth.
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