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Thursday, October 17, 2013

On When Countries Shut Down And Then Come Back

United States Capitol
United States Capitol (Photo credit: Jack in DC)
It's with a sigh of relief that this blog welcomes the news out of the United States reporting that the partial shutdown of the government has now come to an end, thus averting a crisis with global economic ramifications (therein our interest).

Federal workers will now be allowed to go back to work and business, as usual, will be conducted, at least for the time being. For detailed factual information, check your preferred news source.

You see, an eleventh hour bipartisan deal managed to bring the country back to its senses. That is absolutely laudable. The crisis, manufactured or not, is a sign of thigs to come: analysts here and there are quick to point out that the "can has been kicked down the road" and that eventually the whole crisis will be back on radio talk shows and TV screens.

We shudder at the thought, for we are all for understanding and rational thinking. We believe that the constant bickering between two parties, be they political or otherwise, only serve one purpose: to make things worse. Dialogue and commons sense in the best interest of all is the ultimate goal. Of course, you will say, that is wishful thinking.

Wishful thinking or not, we are idealists and hope for a better world for all, here and there.

Good luck again.

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  1. So far, so good...but do you think that recalcitrant right wing nuts are ever going to come to their senses? I have my doubts.


  2. Thanks very much for your feed back, raulito. Answer: That is a question for history books...