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Professional Shutdown Signs Appear Overnite? Was Shutdown planned all along by White House?

Posted on 10/17/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by hillarynot

I received this in email and thought it worth passing along

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.

Now follow me please.. let it sink in of what it takes...... 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 for EACH parks name on it] was closed due to government shutdown.. let THAT sink in... 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...... in 8 HOURS!! The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed by U. S. Mails or freight companies.. the fastest they could possibly have had them would be over-night...... ALL of this in EIGHT HOURS!!!!

Something as simple as a sign PROVES This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process.... in 8 hours

There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.. Like that's a big surprise...

However, something as simple as a freshly painted sign being made AND SHOWN in just a few hours raises suspicion... it seems like a simple overlook to everyone else, but after 40 years of Government work I knew the TRUTH was right there driven into the ground, or posted at the Main gate. Let me remind you, 10's of THOUSANDS were made! With the Parks names on them!! Common sense must kick in at some point. At LEAST 6 to 8 months ago.

Sincerely: Anonymous


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1 posted on 10/17/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by hillarynot
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To: hillarynot

Was Shutdown planned all along by White House?

What a stupid Question ,LOL


2 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:10 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: hillarynot

Who cares anymore? /s


3 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:47 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: hillarynot

Nothing happens by chance. We are the suckers in Nobama’s circus show.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:56 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: hillarynot
Yes. By Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett 'was the architect of President's handling of the shutdown
5 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: hillarynot

“Was Shutdown planned all along by White House?”

YES.
Everything this clown does is planned.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: hillarynot

It’s a moot point now. We might as well have been seeing “We capitulate” signs signed by McConnell and Boehner.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 8:19:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: hillarynot

The Clintons had the signs stashed away in their basement.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:57 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: hillarynot

Is there anyone who was surprised that the shutdown happened when it did? I sure wasn’t. I knew that there was no way the two sides would reach agreement before the deadline. So why is anyone amazed that they had the signs ready?


9 posted on 10/17/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: hillarynot

What difference, at this point, does it make?


10 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:16 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (LIV's are products of an incomplete education.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

This should be easy to acquire through a FOIA request.
I’ll do it if no one else is.
Anyone know if Judicial Watch is working on it?
I don’t mind the work- I just don’t want to unneccessarily duplicate what someone else is working on.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:26 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: hillarynot

Obama’s Fake Crisis ,one every few months


12 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:28 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Clump

I’m sure they were printed up in advance by some union shop somewhere who’d get paid for them regardless if they were used or not. Kind of like the professional banners and signs the muzzies carry at anti christian, uh, get togethers.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Clump

I was going to say something like “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” But upon reflection, maybe there’s some value in it anyway. Even their refusal to disclose would, in itself, be elucidating.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 8:25:15 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: hillarynot

It’s a coup d’etat. You are living through one. If we’re lucky, we will live to tell our grandchildren about it. In our own country. A free country.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:26:22 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: hillarynot

I don’t think it was planned so much as allowed to happen. They could have stopped it but didn’t. Why? Because they knew the GOP was without a plan or leadership (Yeah, I’m looking at you Ted Cruz). He was also aware that the RINO’s would cave. He let his enemies shot themselves. And it worked and it worked well.

The way this was handled by Cruz and some others was a disaster. I don’t care if I agree with what you want, but you just don’t blow something up and walk away. Could he have kept it shutdown? No. But there was no plan and no message. Would a filibuster work?) NO he did not filibuster). Not ultimately, but you do it anyway.

The WH has read Dun Tzu. We used it all the time against inept Defense Atty’s. You let the enemy defeat themselves once you see they don’t know what they are doing.

And, no .... they didn’t know what they were doing. I also go back to what I have said on Issa. You can’t just point a finger and yell. You have to be thorough. You have to have a plan. You have to work ALL angles. You can’t just stand up and scream. And that is all some of these people are doing. Screaming.

I know there are some big Cruz fans here.I still kind of am but was much more before. But seeing these types of people coming to Court was a Prosecutor’s dream. We knew they would just yell to the jury about the police, how terrible the Prosecutor was, etc. But they had no case. And as bad as they may have tried to make us look, even if believed, at the end of the day they were inept. Cruz and Co was inept on this one. Hopefully they won’t continue to be.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:07 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DoodleDawg

You must be new here. ;-)


17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Clump
Now my conspiracy radar is kicking in.

Did the government want to see how far they could push us?

The implications of such a thing are..huge. No joking.

18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:29:28 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: hillarynot
Lets take a look at the kind of people we're dealing with. (Story from 2011)

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Former SEIU Official Reveals Secret Plan To Destroy JP Morgan, Crash The Stock Market, And Redistribute Wealth In America

Basically its all about inflicting maximum pain to force people to accept their "salvation".
19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Clump

If you do make a FOIA request, please tip off Nachum and Sunkenciv about the results. They both have good ping lists.

God bless you and all you guys!


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:33:17 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: hillarynot

I have stated this all along... professionally produced shutdown signs, all printed -not rapidly on an office copier - but on full-fledged signage -

But you see - Emperor Obama owns the media. He owns the now near majority slug-government-dependent voter population. He KNOWS that any shutdown and pain felt by anyone WILL be squarely blamed on the Republicans. Obama has committed numerous very much impeachable offenses - and has never been prosecuted by CONgress... So he KNOWS he can act with impunity.

Dictator by any other name is still a dictator.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:33:55 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: KittenClaws

My conspiracy sneakosope has been spinning like a top since ‘96. I’m used to it anymore.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:34:40 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: hillarynot
Professional Shutdown Signs Appear Overnite? Was Shutdown planned all along by White House?...I sure think so after seeing the arrogance of the guy who heads the Park Service at the House hearings yesterday - when pressed by John Mica on the fact that he did have the choice to take down park barricades and asked would he take them down that day, he sneeringly replied "We'll take them down when you pass the appropriation" - the shutdown was planned to hurt as many people as possible - it may have backfired.....
23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:36:03 AM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: TheBattman

“But you see - Emperor Obama owns the media.”

And yet he owns low poll numbers.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:36:14 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: hillarynot

The bulk of the signs I saw, at least for the first few days of the shutdown, looked like they were printed on 8.5 x 11 paper. Later they became more “official” looking.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:32 AM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

He may have low poll numbers, but the job of the media is to eliminate the competition, and they do a very good job of that.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Intolerant in NJ

“...the shutdown was planned to hurt as many people as possible - it may have backfired.....”

Yeah, he pulled out all the stops and now the GOP [Groveling Old Party] will notice how it kind of flopped. They only dipped their toes in the water with this shutdown, and I bet the water felt good. I HOPE this emboldens them rather than them talking themselves into jumping at shadows.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:38:52 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: hillarynot
I do believe that the shutdown was planned or anticipated well in advance.

The signs, however, are no evidence at all. The US Government is extremely well-fixed for printing equipment (and everything else). Those signs could have easily been designed, printed and distributed in less than a week. Tens of thousands.

Even a civilian can easily obtain signs like that, very rapidly. Have a look, for example, at OvernightPrints.com

28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:40:21 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: dfwgator

“He may have low poll numbers, but the job of the media is to eliminate the competition, and they do a very good job of that.”

They need the assistance of RNC consultants who need to prove that they are far more clever than basic conservatism. You don’t get the big bucks as a consultant by quoting the plain truth. You need to prove that you are very so much clever. That’s what defeated us — belway consultants, not the old media. And half of those consultants are closet leftists regardless.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: hillarynot

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media.outsideonline.com/images/lees_ferry_closed_sign_fe.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/rafters-still-restricted-from-grand-canyon.html&h=360&w=640&sz=74&tbnid=jAa7azBhQiFELM:&tbnh=122&tbnw=217&zoom=1&usg=__5vshgku7UYa3CljuVH7SosUC9bs=&docid=nfZYhdqkF24JuM&sa=X&ei=FwVgUsqZOobS9gS68oCADw&ved=0CDkQ9QEwBA

The aluminum signs appeared at the Lee’s Ferry entrance to Glenn Canyon National Rec area on the first day. Marble canyon is in the middle of nowhere in arizona


30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: hillarynot

In his victory speech this morning Obama managed to blame all the economic woes on the shutdown. Jobs were lost. Mortgages were denied. Employers did not hire. Buyers did not buy. Our debt problems were made worse.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: hillarynot

Of course it was! There’s probably a purchase order for a few gross of white flags to send over to the RNC too.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: All

It will be interesting to see if we even have an election in 2016..........


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: RIghtwardHo
Because they knew the GOP was without a plan or leadership (Yeah, I’m looking at you Ted Cruz)

Ho, you're turning into a one trick pony.

34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:47:31 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: hillarynot

Yes.

And when the first nuke conveniently blows an American city off the map, it will have been planned in the White House.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 8:50:29 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Boonie

Lol. It will be interesting to see if there’s slections in 2014.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: hillarynot

That signage quickly appeared is not evidence of advance planning. All the federal departments and agencies however, could anticipate the shutdown weeks in advance. And they dutifully and properly prepared for it. And yes, the White House and all Democratic Party politicians are served positively by the shutdown, as the middle American will tend to blame the Republicans. And yes, the White House and Harry Reid deliberately and consciously acted to see the shut down happen...... But none of this is conspiracy. It is open fact. And the appearance of signage on day 1 isn’t evidence of conspiracy.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: KittenClaws
The cuts from the sequestration taught them that they needed to make the shutdown more painful, more visible, and more aggravating, for more people in order to get what they wanted. It was a massive political temper tantrum and worked pretty much as the liberals intended.
38 posted on 10/17/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: hillarynot

I think the point is this is like a chess game. Freedom lost this time AGAIN Was it planned? yes of course it was. They do tests to see how the public will react all the time


39 posted on 10/17/2013 9:15:39 AM PDT by povet (if you want to know whats coming look back)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
My conspiracy sneakosope has been spinning like a top since ‘96. I’m used to it anymore.

I hear you. I used to think I was just imaginative. Now I think I'm psychic. (half-kidding)

40 posted on 10/17/2013 9:19:42 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: eggman

So, the 40 pump handles were removed in record time on the C&O trail. How long to re-install them? Just wonderin’. LOL! Maybe in the spring if they were in fact planned to be removed in order to “winterize” them.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 9:21:08 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: maine yankee

That sign looks more like it’s made from coregated plastic but it would still have to be done at a professional printing shop. Not something they could run off on their office printer. This “how did they get signs so quickly” has been discussed here frequently. Of course, this shutdown was planned months ago. I believe the House was in on it. I also believe the ever so conveninet EBT card crash was part of it. His entire second term flexibility will be played out the same way. Adios, America.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 10:02:20 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: rktman

I always wondered how the cheerleaders organized out in the streets so fast after it had been announced that we got Bin Laden.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:19:27 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: hillarynot

I posted that a few days ago. I worked for the military as a civil service member and I know how hard it is to buy a tire during a natural disaster. This was preplanned.


44 posted on 10/17/2013 10:44:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: KittenClaws
Did the government want to see how far they could push us?


Of course, why else would the National Park Service Federales violate the constitutional rights of American Citizens.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3080194/posts

That's why the threat of shutting down food stamps, and the various “glitches” that have happened to the system.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3079650/posts

The pResident is running a protection racket, showing America what he can do if he is denied his way. I think he is also testing to see just what the reaction will be to various scenarios should they come to pass.

45 posted on 10/17/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
The pResident is running a protection racket, showing America what he can do if he is denied his way. I think he is also testing to see just what the reaction will be to various scenarios should they come to pass.

It's almost like the government (as a whole) is gauging our reaction and counting how many of us show up at protests or make calls.

We do indeed live in perilous times.

I wonder what would happen if congress shut down the government and we refused to react? No conservatives - anywhere to be seen. Silence.

Kind of the way the forest becomes silent as a panther enters.

46 posted on 10/17/2013 11:29:24 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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