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CYBER MONDAY: GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS ARE DOWN!

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – There has never been such widespread  computer outage in government history as what millions of Americans are experiencing today. There are also reports of computer breakdowns in many parts of the world.

If you’re trying to renew your driver’s license online, or signing up for Obamacare, or tracking a shipment on USPS.com, good luck, you won’t be able to get through.

Dark screens and failed Internet connections are the order of the day today which happens to be Cyber Monday. You are also most likely to miss your connecting flights on your way back from your Thanksgiving holiday travel.

This is not a  case of hacking or computer virus attack.  It’s just government employees using their work computers to shop online. They don’t want to miss out on all the great deals out there.

So be patient. Better still, postpone your online government transactions till tomorrow. Join in and shop till you drop!

 

 

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS PROPOSE MOVING THANKSGIVING DAY TO WEDNESDAY

imageWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Beginning next year, Thanksgiving Day will no longer be on a Thursday.  It will be on a Wednesday. That is, if Democrats can have their way.

Democratic lawmakers are proposing a new law that would reschedule one of the major U.S. holidays to better coincide with the various shopping ‘sale’ days attached to Thanksgiving week.

“Everything seems to be shifting a day earlier,” Senator Harry Reid said. “Black Friday now starts on Thursday, Small Business Shopping  Saturday now begins on Friday, and Cyber Monday now kicks off on Sunday.”

“It therefore makes sense to move Thanksgiving Day from Thursday to Wednesday,” Reid said.

For many, it would mean a 5-day holiday weekend that starts Wednesday.

If passed, the new law would also mean that there will be no stock trading on Wall Street for a full three days on Thanksgiving week, starting on Wednesday.