Must Read- Oct. 9, 2013: Government Shutdown, Lesbian Divorce Rate, Immigration Rally
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The federal government is doing everything they can to make people feel the pain during the shutdown.
- Runner fined $100 at Valley Forge amid government shutdown. (CBS Philly)
- Troops forage for food while golfers play on in shutdown. (Bloomberg)
- Grand Canyon cites people for entering closed park. (CBS Las Vegas)
- Lawmakers probe reports of property owners kicked off federal land amid partial shutdown. (Fox News)
- Catholic priests booted from bases as shutdown trickles to military. (Washington Times)
Some citizens are standing up to the federal government.
- Shutdown rebels defying federal orderes to close. (ABC News)
- How search for missing hiker defied US shutdown. (The Globe and Mail)
Politicians are pleading for what they want out of the shutdown
- Reid wants to hike debt limit by $1 T. (The Hill)
Here are some things the government is spending your money on
- Shutdown Day 7: Government buys $47,174 mechanical bull. (CNS News)
- HHS promoting "Long-Acting" contraception, "Sterilization" in dwindling Navajo nation. (CNS News)
- Labor department employees made unauthorized charges at... Chick-fil-a. (CNS News)
- "Warrior Woman" from "Earth's sister planet" video game gets $100K tax dollars. (CNS News)
- State Dept. to spend $450K for Green Jobs- in Morocco. (CNS News)
- $556K to train med school students on LGBT mental health care. (CNS News)
- Government gives $179,784 to study what motivates workers: love or money. (CNS News)
- NIH to spend $200K studying teenage drinking binges on social media. (CNS News)
- EPA to spend $6 Million for "sustainable and healthy tribes." (CNS News)
- Feds devoted $2.25 Million to study tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. (CNS News)
- $500K to see how oil industry impacts domestic violence, rape in Dakotas, Montana. (CNS News)
- $299K grant to help pacific islanders understand their own language. (CNS News)
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting got $445 M on first day of government slimdown. (Fox News)
The female role in Gravity was actually written for Angelina Jolie.
SyFy is releasing its next shark themed movie.
Same sex unions have been allowed ow for 7 years in the UK and they are learning that lesbian couples are more likely to get divorced.
- Lesbian couples twice as likely as gay men to end civil partnership as "divorces" up by 20%. (The Independent)
Americans aren't measuring up compared to their international counterparts.
- US adults are dumber than the average human. (New York Post)
Amid the government shutdown an immigration rally was still allowed to be held on the Mall in DC.
- Immigration rally allowed on Mall despite shutdown. (USA Today)