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Old 10-14-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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Shutdown arrives in North Carolina with standoff at the saloon door | World news | theguardian.com

"Shutdown arrives in North Carolina with standoff at the saloon door"

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The Pisgah Inn's act of defiance delighted the Tea Party, who wield huge influence in this rural Appalachian district. But other constituents are paying a high price for Republican intransigence....
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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Shutdown arrives in North Carolina with standoff at the saloon door | World news | theguardian.com

"Shutdown arrives in North Carolina with standoff at the saloon door"
No wonder we are stupid here. Read that quoted sentence then compare it to some articles written in USA Today. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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No wonder we are stupid here. Read that quoted sentence then compare it to some articles written in USA Today. Ain't nobody got time for that.
wat?
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Durm
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I liked this story partially because they interviewed a liberal employee. I love the Pisgah Inn and someone on twitter wanted to basically kick me out of the left for saying I would still go to a business owned by the current tea party darling. Really wish Bruce didn't go on Glen Beck but what's done is done. I reminded the person that with the inn located near Asheville that surely there were liberals on staff as well.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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No wonder we are stupid here. Read that quoted sentence then compare it to some articles written in USA Today. Ain't nobody got time for that.

We're very famous for our saloons as you can see from very old Dr. Who episodes where all the cowboys have very bad accents.

Besides, the government of England has been shut down much longer and no one talks about that. I think I'll write an article.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Why is the UK concerned about a state in a completely superior country anyways? No one writes articles on how bad their economic state actually is and how their powerhouse city's government has been in much worse situations than North Carolina.

Typical England.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Don't get why either.

This is simply a contract matter, not a political one. Don't see why the guardian or anyone would make it other than that. And truthfully I don't see what it matters what the people who are running the Pisgah Inn's political interests are. It should all be about doing the job and making money. Providing the service according to the terms of the contract.

Gov't gave these people a contract to perform some task (operate the inn). The Gov't cannot prevent the people from performing the contract. What the gov't can do is terminate the contract for cause or terminate for convenience. But if they don't have cause (meaning the people run the inn poorly) then they have to compensate the people who are under contract for terminating the contract for Gov't convenience.

The whole thing just is wrong. Blocking off the road so guests cannot get to the inn or blocking overlooks so people can't look at Mt Rushmore or whatever is just wrong.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:45 AM
 
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Why is the UK concerned about a state in a completely superior country anyways? No one writes articles on how bad their economic state actually is and how their powerhouse city's government has been in much worse situations than North Carolina.

Typical England.
Ummm, it's a well-respected publication that also reports international news, much like the NY Times and Washington Post. Why do you find this odd?
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:24 AM
 
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The whole thing just is wrong. Shutting down the government so guests cannot get to the inn or blocking overlooks so people can't look at Mt Rushmore or whatever is just wrong.

Fixed.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Noo!

What i said was "Blocking off the road so guests cannot get to the inn or blocking overlooks so people can't look at Mt Rushmore or whatever is just wrong."

Not what you put to appear as a quote.

Just state your opinion without changing other people's comments.
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