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Hello everyone, hope you are well this day.

The Day After

– US government employees are heading back to work now

$4,781,246,948 is the total cost of this shutdown.

– Obama: “There are no winners here”

– Boehner is hoping to remain the leader of the Republican Parties

– “The Shutdown in Perspective : Spying on Children Continued, Services for Needy Children Did Not

Americans are reporting job prospects worse during the shutdown

– “Anti-government hysteria has fueled everything from congressional kamikaze attacks on Obamacare to actual kamikaze attacks on federal buildings, and those who get hurt are inevitably people doing their jobs.

– Dianne Reidy, the House stenographer, makes an outburst after House votes that involves freemasons and God.

What was essential and what was not?

– Grover Norquist: “I think if you make a mistake as big as what they did, you owe your fellow senators and congressmen a big apology — and your constituents, as well, because nothing they did advanced the cause of repealing or dismantling Obamacare.

International Politics

– Syria states peace talks could begin in November

– Rebel snipers have killed a high ranking Syrian general

– Russia: Iran nuclear talks “quite promising

Top Ten Ways the US and Iran Could Avoid War

– Civilian death toll from Iraq War was 450,000; one of the numerous pieces of evidence at Bush and co. future war crimes trial.

– The image of Saudi Arabia in Middle Eastern countries is falling 

– Amnesty to Egypt: Stop detaining Syrian refugees

Saudi Arabia, Chad, Chile, Nigeria and Lithuania are the five new Security Council seats at the UN

– Despite welcoming the new budget in the US, fears remain

– “Attacks on Shi’ite Muslims killed at least 48 people across Iraq on Thursday, including a suicide truck bomb targeting members of the country’s Shabak minority, police and medics said.

– “In a symbolic protest, members of the municipal workers union POE-OTA sought to deliver tomatoes, lentils, vinegar, olives, figs, eggs, raki and a chicken to Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, who claimed on television recently that he understood the difficulty people had with living on €500 a month

– As poverty in Greece increases, more people turn to social services  [cont’d.]

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.