A collection of my feeds from around the web and other random thoughts of mine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WS4 Low Temp Alert:Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:28.4°F Windchill:33.8°F


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January 23, 2019 at 08:08PM
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Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/Mc5xnQPRTF #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 23, 2019 at 06:36PM
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RT @cbsaustin: .@hopdoddy offering free burgers today to federal employees https://t.co/yVbtibqPO7


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January 23, 2019 at 04:00PM
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WaPo: Hundreds Of IRS Employees Skipping Work - News & Guts Media https://t.co/IW02OMkea0 Hard to work a side gig or barter if you have to work full time too. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0123 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 23, 2019 at 12:55PM
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PiDP-11 a modern replica of the PDP-11/70 you can build! https://t.co/QMUEi2H5qU


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January 23, 2019 at 11:44AM
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Here is my reply with a more personal context of how fed employees and contractors are feeling and why. https://t.co/cKBzgjdHsK @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0123 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 23, 2019 at 10:47AM
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The Shutdown Means Government Could Struggle For Years To Recruit Good Employees via @forbes https://t.co/5YBHW21h70 @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0123 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 23, 2019 at 10:44AM
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Good Forbes article:The Shutdown Means Government Could Struggle For Years To Recruit Good Employees

Exactly! The damage already caused will be felt for years and gets worse every day the shutdown continues. But let me give you a bit of personal history to bring this Forbes article into better focus. I was just going the do the usual post of the story with a short blurb but I it seems the point is just not getting through and I ran out of space so I'm putting it here where I can link to it from anywhere.

I was already a senior level developer when the dot com bubble burst. I came back from a November vacation to find I was the only contractor that still had a job at the dot com I was working for. And that was just till the end of the year since my project manager had convinced the owners they HAD to keep me to finish what I was working on or go under. But I found another job quick after and was doing OK as dot coms started going under. But then just as things were turning around 9/11 happened followed by the Enron mess which killed the job market and triggered massive layoffs. For awhile there I could not get a job even washing cars. The few openings there were did not want to hire someone that would leave as soon as something better came along. I was literally packing up to leave my house and live in a friend’s spare room when I finally got a call for a job almost a year later.

I had just managed to get a bit ahead when the 2008 financial crisis hit leaving me mostly jobless again for a year. Again, I came close to losing my home of 14 years before my network came through with a decent job at the last minute. I think you are starting to see why people like me are a bit more sensitive about job security.

By 2013 things seemed to be going well. I had just managed to pay off the last of maxed out cards and bridge loans from the 2008 recession and had good DOD contractor job. And of course, Ted Cruz shutdown the government for a protest against Obamacare and most of the people I worked with were sent home to frantically search for a new job. Most of them stayed at their new jobs even though that shutdown was only 16 days.

Now as I write this, we are on day 33 of the THIRD #shutdown in LESS THAN A YEAR. Not to mention the threatened shutdowns that were avoided at the last minute. So far, I’m one of the lucky ones still getting paid and this has definitely been one of the best jobs I’ve had. I get contacted by recruiters all the time even though I have not updated my resume in 5 years. I’ve been contacted about jobs making as much as 50% more but I like it here. But with an almost continuous threat of having to scramble yet again to find a new job even I’m having to think about looking again. If I end up leaving you know I will not be taking another federal government related job since it seems no agency is safe from hostage taking these days.  Now imagine how those not getting paid and or have a job that they do not love feel.

You might think so what developers are easy to come by. After having done interviews and talking to others that have I can tell you, while I find programming easy, good programmers are still pretty rare, generally making good money with lots of perks and not looking to change jobs. But even if replacement employees were easy to come by there to a couple big factors that will still hurt recovery:

First even low-level people need a security clearance for federal government jobs. We are generally talking 6 months here when the people doing the vetting have a normal load and are fully staffed.

Second is training and getting familiar with the job. Granted training that does not involve access to government systems can generally happen while waiting for clearance most though will need to wait till they have clearance to start.

So for example to replace a programmer that does not have a clearance already (and you can kind of assume they will not) you are looking at 6+ months before they can start looking at the code. Then a few more months before they will be productive enhancing and supporting those apps. Assuming anyone is left on the project that knows the code to tutor them.  Remember there are twice as many contractors as regular federal employees and contractors not only do not get paid during a shutdown but do not get back pay either. While Citizant has done a good job protecting their employees, others are already gone. A project in maintenance mode may only have a couple programmers. You do the math. Again the best and brightest will find it easiest to find new jobs so will be the majority of those lost when the pay stops. After all even if you would still do your job if you won the Lotto, most are in that 78% that admit to not being able to afford one missed check much less 2 like in this current shutdown. Which brings up one last point. Even though the government was shutdown for 57 days during the Carter administration, that was 5 shutdowns just over 2 years. The longest was 18 days so there was recovery time between them.  Direct employees did not even miss a paycheck. This time we have people that have missed over a month’s pay and in one go. And no end in sight.

If you want to help avoid yet another recession, government turmoil and higher costs contact your representatives, the president and especially Senator Mitch McConnell today. Some links provided below.



#shutdown0123



WS4 Low Temp Alert:Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:21.9°F Windchill:29.3°F


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January 23, 2019 at 07:08AM
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WS4 Low Temp Alert:

Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:21.9°F Windchill:29.3°F Wind:4.9 mph Rain Rate:0.0in/h Rain For Day:0.0in Sun:0 W/m^2

Partly Cloudy in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 55, low 35 & 3 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/2OzgI9ZhvJ


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January 23, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

WS4 Rain Rate Alert:Rain Rate:0.6in/h Rain For Day:0.1in


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January 22, 2019 at 10:25PM
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WS4 Rain Rate Alert:

Temp 42.3°F Dewpoint:38.1°F Windchill:42.3°F Wind:18.0 mph Rain Rate:0.6in/h Rain For Day:0.1in Sun:0 W/m^2

Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/gKdJxN2TzN #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 22, 2019 at 06:34PM
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Furloughed feds try the gig economy https://t.co/tayWj576tg Plus: Hard to have a gig while working full time without pay Contractors that move to other projects might not be able to come back even if they wanted. #shutdown0122 #EndTheShutdown


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January 22, 2019 at 02:15PM
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RT @Citizant: Navigating your way through the #shutdown is difficult. Read this honest article from our CEO @Alba_Citizant and how she found inspiration in @Comaford's lessons. https://t.co/74rZMu0Xia


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January 22, 2019 at 01:34PM
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RT @physorg_com: Study predicts how air pollutants from US #forest soils will increase with #climatechange @PNASNews https://t.co/NtGW2YxXRt


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January 22, 2019 at 01:04PM
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RT @cbsaustin: Yes, FREE doughnuts! https://t.co/t93S6vP35z


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January 22, 2019 at 01:02PM
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Added color coding and more breakdown. https://t.co/ZUcV6vrVU0


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January 22, 2019 at 12:37PM
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Good point! Not only is this not a record ANYONE should want to break but given the current #shutdown is on it's 32nd day it is already over half again as long as any previous. Having to wait for your pay is bad. Missing check is hard. Missing 2 is hard to EVER forgive. https://t.co/mUtWmMsqFl


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January 22, 2019 at 12:36PM
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BTW this administration has #shutdown the government WAY more days than Ford, Reagan and Bush combined. Even under Clinton the government was #shutdown only 26 days in 8 years. https://t.co/yVZgWaKPKY


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January 22, 2019 at 12:08PM
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Max for government #shutdown days was Jimmy Carter with 57 in 4 years. With 35 and counting in just 2 years @realDonaldTrump is looking to shatter that record. https://t.co/9J1GowUZXW @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0122 #EndTheShutdown


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January 22, 2019 at 11:28AM
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It's MORE expensive to run a closed government https://t.co/ofwjvcLwhc via @PolitiFact @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0122 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 22, 2019 at 11:02AM
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Showers in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 65, low 36 & 2 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/89OnojCj94


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January 22, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/1Q3NLJpXXp #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 21, 2019 at 06:34PM
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Republican Congressman: Trump’s Border Crisis Is a ‘Myth’ https://t.co/SjJqeLy5s9 via @RollingStone @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0121 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 21, 2019 at 11:12AM
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RT @sciam: As fires choke utility, the question of who pays for warming emerges https://t.co/jhvS4CYemt https://t.co/X8joCFThBp


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January 21, 2019 at 11:08AM
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Trump's approval rating drops to lowest in over a year on day 31 of #shutdown https://t.co/tM5RH8t0yB The longer the #shutdown the bluer 2020 will be. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0121 #EndTheShutdown


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January 21, 2019 at 11:05AM
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Will The Economy Crash In 2019? via @forbes https://t.co/ewgvL9UsAL Read this after my previous tweet & you get a LOT more nervous if the #shutdown goes much longer. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0121 #EndTheShutdown


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January 21, 2019 at 10:36AM
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Why investors are starting to pay attention to the #shutdown https://t.co/8Lg6ukiKXx Don't go down in history as the cause of the #2019depression @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0121 #EndTheShutdown


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January 21, 2019 at 10:27AM
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Partly Cloudy in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 61, low 54 & 1 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/yO7ImnwVbz


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January 21, 2019 at 06:01AM
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

WS4 Low Temp Alert:Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:29.7°F Windchill:33.8°F


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January 20, 2019 at 09:43PM
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WS4 Low Temp Alert:

Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:29.7°F Windchill:33.8°F Wind:0.0 mph Rain Rate:0.0in/h Rain For Day:0.0in Sun:0 W/m^2

Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/wP7ERObk3W #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 20, 2019 at 07:14PM
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Petition: Negotiate in good faith to fund/reopen all gov't agencies & protect the national and economic security of all Americans. https://t.co/KgBjAYTMg2


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January 20, 2019 at 03:08PM
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Sens. @SenTedCruz, @JohnCornyn, Rep. Thornberry Introduce Bill to Help Resolve Red River Land Dispute https://t.co/nUGqiRHWNp Kind of funny given the land grab planned on Texas' southern border for the "wall". @mitchmcconnell #shutdown0120 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 20, 2019 at 03:01PM
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Missing Data Accompanying Missed Paychecks as Government #Shutdown Continues https://t.co/AX8W1O1Wyv Don't go down in history as the cause of the #2019depression @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0120 #EndTheShutdown


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January 20, 2019 at 01:19PM
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Delta CEO: Government #shutdown will cost the airline $25 million this month https://t.co/qqJSa1ui8M Don't go down in history as the cause of the #2019depression @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0120 #EndTheShutdown


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January 20, 2019 at 01:16PM
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Read for yourself the budget bills being held hostage that could have been voted on for WEEKS now. Same as Senate voted for 97/3 b4 #shutdown. https://t.co/rgFtoDxTtJ @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0120 #EndTheShutdown


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January 20, 2019 at 11:15AM
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Great government #shutdown timeline for review. https://t.co/HlgCPMlOAT @usatoday Though should add multiple budget bills are held hostage by @senatemajldr that have nothing to do with the DHS/wall bill @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams #shutdown0120 #EndTheShutdown


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January 20, 2019 at 11:08AM
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Mostly Sunny in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 56, low 36 & 1 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/EltSMGqqDo


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January 20, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

WS4 Low Temp Alert:Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:25.5°F Windchill:33.6°F


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January 19, 2019 at 11:19PM
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WS4 Low Temp Alert:

Temp 33.6°F Dewpoint:25.5°F Windchill:33.6°F Wind:1.0 mph Rain Rate:0.0in/h Rain For Day:0.0in Sun:0 W/m^2

Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/wQjWZtH839 #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 19, 2019 at 06:30PM
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McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in #shutdown? https://t.co/czktQlxPP3 Bottomline blocking senate votes @senatemajldr is stealing the spotlight for himself from @POTUS & @GOP to the detriment of all. @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams #shutdown0119 #EndTheShutdown


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January 19, 2019 at 01:47PM
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Don't go down in history as the cause of the #2019depression @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0119 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown https://t.co/oTl1O8bA5W


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January 19, 2019 at 12:32PM
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The longer the #shutdown the bluer 2020 will be. @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0119 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/WpB3qum4R0


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January 19, 2019 at 12:27PM
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The longer the #shutdown the bluer 2020 will be. @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0119 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/eYFqSYAJEz


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January 19, 2019 at 12:26PM
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RT @Citizant: We need to unite our voices to tell our government to #endtheshutdown! All-American, non-partisan. Don't let gov't force a recession! Sign our petition on the White House web site at https://t.co/VXO2i9YpZu. https://t.co/5JwrUjMuJl


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January 19, 2019 at 12:12PM
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Concern over shutdown grows https://t.co/yA8cIMnlyb The longer the #shutdown the bluer 2020 will be. @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0119 #EndTheShutdown


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January 19, 2019 at 12:11PM
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Wind Advisory issued January 19 at 9:37AM CST until January 19 at 6:00PM CST by NWS https://t.co/FysfevuvhS


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January 19, 2019 at 11:27AM
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Mostly Sunny/Wind in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 53, low 30 & 1 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/D0VqEyPHC3


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January 19, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Wind Advisory issued January 19 at 3:58AM CST until January 19 at 6:00PM CST by NWS https://t.co/OyLTjmijUP


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January 19, 2019 at 05:27AM
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Wind Advisory issued January 19 at 3:33AM CST until January 19 at 5:00PM CST by NWS https://t.co/wBD1K0AUih


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January 19, 2019 at 04:52AM
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Special Weather Statement issued January 19 at 12:51AM CST by NWS https://t.co/Twx86Jwh44


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January 19, 2019 at 01:27AM
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Texas landowners prepare wall fight https://t.co/jgIDErJNpj One has to wonder why you are trying so hard to turn Texas blue in 2020? @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown


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January 18, 2019 at 08:30PM
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Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/6xfXbIHFPg #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 18, 2019 at 06:30PM
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RT @Citizant: #EndTheShutdownNow #FeelGoodFriday https://t.co/WGWhRxZr0E


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January 18, 2019 at 03:32PM
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More side effects of the government #shutdown. https://t.co/5lcIcjmb4V Got to wonder how much multi year research will be seriously hurt / lost by this nonsense. @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown Stop the #SafetyCrisis


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January 18, 2019 at 03:25PM
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Stop the #SafetyCrisis @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown https://t.co/c4z5HD7Kcx


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January 18, 2019 at 03:16PM
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‘Silent march’ protest supports government workers at Honolulu airport @staradvertiser https://t.co/vviIgSTz1C @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown Stop the #SafetyCrisis


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January 18, 2019 at 09:47AM
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@realDonaldTrump @JimInhofe Do you really want to be remembered for causing a major accident? @realDonaldTrump @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown Stop the #SafetyCrisis


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January 18, 2019 at 09:31AM
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Rasmussen @realDonaldTrump Approval Index dropping daily since first of year from #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown Stop the #SafetyCrisis


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January 18, 2019 at 09:25AM
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Dense Fog Advisory issued January 18 at 9:12AM CST until January 18 at 12:00PM CST by NWS https://t.co/vo5AgtdJPj


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January 18, 2019 at 09:27AM
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Industry Leaders Voice Growing Concerns about #Shutdown https://t.co/Dn4yJ9e6Gt Do you really want to be remembered for causing a major accident? @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown #SafetyCrisis


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January 18, 2019 at 09:18AM
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Special Weather Statement issued January 18 at 8:35AM CST by NWS https://t.co/IO1K1pVcxI


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January 18, 2019 at 08:52AM
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Don't go down in history as the cause of the #2019depression @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0117 #EndTheShutdown #shutdown https://t.co/PlYsO0OAFP


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January 18, 2019 at 08:33AM
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Dense Fog Advisory issued January 18 at 7:07AM CST until January 18 at 10:00AM CST by NWS https://t.co/qpTXv9h8yZ


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January 18, 2019 at 07:27AM
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@Shnookie04 @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr @realDonaldTrump @GOP From this morning news they might have a choice much longer. Shutting down the government has not stopped the criminal allegations streaming in. @senatemajldr has a place in the history books he will not enjoy. #shutdown0118 #EndTheShutdown


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January 18, 2019 at 07:28AM
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Can barely see it the fence this AM though the fog so if you are in Austin plan on a LOT of extra time getting anywhere.


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January 18, 2019 at 07:19AM
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Cloudy in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 72, low 41 & 0 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4KiiWY8 via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/ilLScn6yrU


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January 18, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Dense Fog Advisory issued January 18 at 5:01AM CST until January 18 at 10:00AM CST by NWS https://t.co/9BXIzmBKiw


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January 18, 2019 at 05:27AM
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Dense Fog Advisory issued January 18 at 4:38AM CST until January 18 at 10:00AM CST by NWS https://t.co/ljgpuRnhcu


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January 18, 2019 at 04:52AM
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

SHUTDOWN MUG. 100% of The Late Show's profits from this mug will benefit World Central Kitchen, which is feeding federal workers going unpaid during the government shutdown. It also works as a mug even if you do get paid. Buy a lot of them! https://t.co/VSyhyXnamJ


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January 17, 2019 at 11:13PM
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FBI Agents Open Food Bank, TSA Workers Applying For Food Stamps - News & Guts Media https://t.co/4m0GNdLLLe Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by the #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0117 #EndTheShutdown


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January 17, 2019 at 08:30PM
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Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/ZSADOxyvZ9 #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 17, 2019 at 06:30PM
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Makes me want to go grab satellite views to REALLY show the expansion out as well as up. https://t.co/VP7gkccNJp


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January 17, 2019 at 12:04PM
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Add your voice to stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by the #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0117 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/2RfqKIDX0Y


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January 17, 2019 at 11:58AM
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RT @Citizant: We're pleased that @Alba_Citizant could share some thoughts with @CNN about the #shutdown. Federal contractors strain to stay afloat as shutdown grinds on @CNNPolitics #endtheshutdown https://t.co/RHWRXV4Dmm


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January 17, 2019 at 11:56AM
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White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again https://t.co/cKdA2LvLpa Doing wonders for morale. Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by the #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0117 #EndTheShutdown


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January 17, 2019 at 11:55AM
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Thank you TSA! We Appreciate You! https://t.co/nlqZeCAbaI Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0117 #EndTheShutdown


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January 17, 2019 at 08:18AM
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Partly Cloudy in Leander Texas. Forcast:high 72, low 49 & 2 pollen count. https://t.co/NKU4Ki1lzy via IFTTT #weather https://t.co/pCs3mIG4KZ


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January 17, 2019 at 06:00AM
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

@MyNetDiary Any ETA on getting the site back up?


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January 16, 2019 at 09:43PM
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Check the time-lapse at my house today: https://t.co/o4lzZWaVwt #Bloomsky #weather #webcam https://t.co/wf6iHdbI21


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January 16, 2019 at 06:28PM
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Afraid the fall out from those that did not see this coming is going to be huge. Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0116 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/UcoawGHZMJ


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January 16, 2019 at 04:14PM
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Still can just barely make out other side of valley not quite a mile away. If in the Austin area be careful driving home.


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January 16, 2019 at 02:46PM
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Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0116 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/tUxe2zcvwt


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January 16, 2019 at 02:38PM
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Here's a thought. Prosecute employers as if an undocumented worker=1oz of pot. Eliminate the profit in exploiting them & you no longer have an "immigrant problem". Much cheaper too. Stop the @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0116 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/NptOHHepwH


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January 16, 2019 at 12:23PM
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Reminder the #shutdown is over $5B+ for just ~200 miles of the 1279 mile unfenced,much less unwalled, border. Plus any barrier will block river access to ranches and wildlife. https://t.co/jzA9cdrxdb @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0116


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January 16, 2019 at 12:04PM
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Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams @senatemajldr #shutdown0116 #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/KUyqsHZDTl


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January 16, 2019 at 11:12AM
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Though I have to wonder how all the non person's face profile pics like groups, kids, pets, cartoons and objects (like mine) will mess with the learning. Not to mention all the joke ones I'm seeing. ;-) https://t.co/s8o4AeJiFJ


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January 16, 2019 at 11:09AM
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RT @Citizant: If you're a gov't contractor looking for help coping with the #shutdown, the Professional Services Council @PSCSpeaks has a page of tools and tips. #govcon #endtheshutdown https://t.co/wc3oedDwAq


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January 16, 2019 at 11:02AM
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RT @Citizant: .@Citizant is proud of the #ITmodernization work we do for US #immigration courts. We wish we and our government partners at @DOJ_EOIR could be on the job today instead of watching the case backlog grow even more! #endtheshutdown https://t.co/DHXcOYFNRG


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January 16, 2019 at 11:01AM
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Yes I know it is satire but read the comments on this. Note food bank here is running low. Stop the #SafetyCrisis caused by #shutdown @POTUS @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams #shutdown0116 #EndTheShutdown @senatemajldr https://t.co/Xc0ZVqmKeM


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January 16, 2019 at 11:01AM
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RT @cbsaustin: Fake editions of The Washington Post newspapers are reportedly being circulated around downtown DC. https://t.co/FZZ7UVDLnn


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January 16, 2019 at 10:55AM
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