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Government shutdown prompts acts of defiance across U.S.

Pete702 Wrote: Oct 11, 2013 10:58 AM
I would like to know if Michelle furloughed her 22 person staff?

By Colleen Jenkins

(Reuters) - As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week, squeezed businessmen, exasperated citizens and even a few fed-up politicians have joined forces across the United States in acts of defiance large and small.

From re-opening monuments and scaling park barricades to hiring lawyers, individuals and institutions have stopped waiting for the House Republicans and the White House to end the feud that has tied up many government services.

In North Carolina, innkeeper Bruce O'Connell drew national attention when he briefly reopened the Pisgah Inn, a scenic spot 5,000 feet above sea level on the Blue...