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Old 10-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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How did all the government "shut down" signs get printed so fast?

Sure makes you wonder.........

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“Did anyone besides me wonder how they got all those signs printed and distributed far and wide, including to all the national parks and cemeteries overseas only eight to ten hours after the government shut down? Take a look at this from someone who wanted to remain anonymous.
I have worked in the government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-“this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies.
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House."
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I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
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Could they have been made and delivered during the first shutdown and just left in storage at the various sites?

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MAyber the government printing office didn't shut down
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Could they have been made and delivered during the first shutdown and just left in storage at the various sites?

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I like the way you think.
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Could they have been made and delivered during the first shutdown and just left in storage at the various sites?

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For 17 years??????????
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I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
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They probably just picked up the phone and called the people who can get anything done on the spur of the moment at any time: private business.
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It's not like we didn't know the shutdown was going to happen.

Even a few days heads-up would be enough to get things printed and delivered by shutdown time.
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For 17 years??????????
It's the government. Back in the 80's, I ate food that was manufactured during the Korean War, flew on helicopters that had bullet holes patched up from the Vietnam War and sailed on ships that dated back before BOTH wars.
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I like the way you think.
Quality of printing that I saw in the media was not that of 17 year old technology.


Just saying
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Quality of printing that I saw in the media was not that of 17 year old technology.


Just saying
Damn, you got some good ass eyes to see one of those signs from where you live!
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Quality of printing that I saw in the media was not that of 17 year old technology.


Just saying
We have a little sign shop across the street that can make any kind of high quality sign overnight. There are thousands of those around the country. It would not have been a tough task for each entity that needed signage to get a local to make the signs on short notice. Like I said, the success of it points directly to private sector workers having done the quick work. Government bureaucracy can't get anything done that quickly.
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... the success of it points directly to private sector workers having done the quick work. Government bureaucracy can't get anything done that quickly.
Bingo.

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Bingo.



You just said they where in storage from 17 years ago. Make up your damn mind man!
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You just said they where in storage from 17 years ago. Make up your damn mind man!
Good grief, you really need to learn to read.
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Good grief, you really need to learn to read.
Well let us review.....

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Could they have been made and delivered during the first shutdown and just left in storage at the various sites?

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I like the way you think.
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For 17 years??????????
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It's the government. Back in the 80's, I ate food that was manufactured during the Korean War, flew on helicopters that had bullet holes patched up from the Vietnam War and sailed on ships that dated back before BOTH wars.

Then Tex suggests a contrary assumption that it was the private sector that so quickly printed all of these signs in just a few short days this month.....

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...the success of it points directly to private sector workers having done the quick work. Government bureaucracy can't get anything done that quickly.
And YOU said...

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Bingo.


So which is it? Were these left over from 17 years ago because you ate 30 year old government food back in the '80s or did private business print these this month in just a couple days? If I have reading issues, you have thought incohesion.

So which is it? Make a stand man!
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