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Offline Foreverparadise

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Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:10:12 PM »

Do you think it is a good idea for anybody to travel to the USA by air during the time of this long
and ongoing partial government shutdown?

Why or why not?

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 06:06:29 PM »
I am wondering the same thing. I am set to go next week, but I have thought about canceling my trip.

A friend of mine went to the US from Japan last week and had no problems.

I am still going to go, but I hope the shut down ends during my trip.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 09:14:52 PM »
I think that there is some risk if Homeland Security, Customs, or Airtraffic control walks out. People havenít been paid since Christmas week.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 09:53:24 PM »
I think that there is some risk if Homeland Security, Customs, or Airtraffic control walks out. People havenít been paid since Christmas week.

This is awful. Not to mention food banks are running beyond their capacity
because of this.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 06:19:25 AM »
Life will go on. Things will be fine. Commerce moves on. Government is just a sideshow for business and finance anyways.

Planes will not fall from the sky.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 08:29:53 AM »
Great time for bribing TSA officials.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 10:26:53 AM »
Life will go on. Things will be fine. Commerce moves on. Government is just a sideshow for business and finance anyways.

Planes will not fall from the sky.
Well, yes.
But in the meantime, the risk of being delayed or stranded is real.
As a tourist (or business traveler) I would avoid the USA until air traffic controllers are paid.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 12:41:34 PM »
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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 12:51:15 PM »
Let them eat cake
We've had shutdowns before. The entire country doesn't collapse into anarchy. There might be some delays, but overall commerce continues.

Nothing says poor starving Estates General citoyens like an hour delay on your flight to Vegas.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 01:35:18 PM »
It was fine for me.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 02:16:38 AM »
It was fine for me.
It's all good until the first plane crashes.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2019, 02:18:05 AM »
Let them eat cake
We've had shutdowns before. The entire country doesn't collapse into anarchy. There might be some delays, but overall commerce continues.

Nothing says poor starving Estates General citoyens like an hour delay on your flight to Vegas.
Never one this long.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2019, 03:04:29 AM »
People need to think about this deeply.

This government shutdown has lasted 35 days, the longest
in US history. Just suppose this government shutdown results
in a breach of security that results in the number of air travelers
being stranded in the USA? Are they going to wait until that
happens to re-open the government?

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2019, 07:04:04 AM »
Belgium went without a government for two years. Life goes on. State government keeps general order. They can always pass a resolution maling TSAs and ATCs in the same category as the troops and keep everything else shut down. Maybe then we'd realize how much is bloated bureacracy that we don't need.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2019, 07:28:10 AM »
Belgium went without a government for two years. Life goes on. State government keeps general order. They can always pass a resolution maling TSAs and ATCs in the same category as the troops and keep everything else shut down. Maybe then we'd realize how much is bloated bureacracy that we don't need.
Another bad analogy, another poor excuse.

State government budgets have been cut to the bone by repugnicans; they can't afford to fund the federal government.

What we don't need is a wall from sea to shining sea.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2019, 08:33:11 AM »
Funding for the government has been approved for 3 weeks. Take what you will from this.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2019, 05:05:05 PM »
Funding for the government has been approved for 3 weeks. Take what you will from this.

Same day Roger Stone gets taken down. Really makes ya think....

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2019, 05:09:02 PM »
Funding for the government has been approved for 3 weeks. Take what you will from this.

Same day Roger Stone gets taken down. Really makes ya think....

Change the media story. Trump 101.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2019, 09:33:37 PM »
The far right is flaying him alive. His base is cracking a bit.

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Re: Travel to the USA during Shutdown
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2019, 10:56:16 PM »
This record-breaking shutdown has ended so we need no more further discussion or arguments.
However with the February 15th altimatum you might say......TO BE CONTINUED.