NASA researchers protest government shutdown
Original post made on Oct 10, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 2:25 PM
on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm
There are supposedly 2,500 employees on the Ames site. Seventy union members doesn't seem like an overwhelming number of people demanding that Obama stop his theatrics, and negoitiate with the House.
> "Normally I'd be trying to prevent foreign countries
> from trying to hack into our data but I'm not doing that right now,"
Why not disconnect Ames from the Internet for the duration of the shutdown?
on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm
"Why not disconnect Ames from the Internet for the duration of the shutdown? "
Yeah, nothing like a simple solution - pull the plug!!!
This shutdown is over. The Repugs just got their poll numbers. They're running for the hills while hey still have a job.
These are HISTORICALLY BAD numbers for the repugs - keep it up tea bag boys!!!!
From the Fox/Murdoch Wall St Journal: Web Link
"The Republican Party has been badly damaged in the ongoing government shutdown and debt limit standoff, with a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finding that a majority of Americans blame the GOP for the shutdown, and with the party's popularity declining to its lowest level.
By a 22-point margin (53 percent to 31 percent), the public blames the Republican Party more for the shutdown than President Barack Obama a wider margin of blame for the GOP than the party received during the poll during the last shutdown in 1995-96.
Just 24 percent of respondents have a favorable opinion about the GOP, and only 21 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party, which are both at all-time lows in the history of poll.
Yet what is perhaps even more worrisome for the GOP is the "boomerang" effect: As the party has used the shutdown and fiscal fight to campaign against the nation's health-care law and for limited government, the poll shows those efforts have backfired.
For one thing, the health-care law has become more popular since the shutdown began. Thirty-eight percent see the Affordable Care Act (or "Obamacare") as a good idea, versus 43 percent who see it as a bad idea up from 31 percent good idea, 44 percent bad idea last month.
In addition, 50 percent say they oppose totally eliminating funding for the law, even if it that means a partial shutdown of the government. That's up from 46 percent who said they opposed that move in a Sept. 2013 CNBC poll."
on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm
Why there were only about seventy protesters? I am also working at NASA Ames, and if I knew about this action, I would certainly come, and probably many others would, too.