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Now Trending on Facebook: Week of September 29

This week has been full of big news, mostly coming from our nation’s capitol, but big news all the same.

The govt shutdown has been the talk of our Facebook page this week.

Here’s that and some other crowd favorites:

  • The question of whether politicians should get paid during the shutdown sparked a lot of response, mostly from those saying absolutely not: Tina Auman “Absolutely NOT!! They all need a reality check so they can see how their ‘decisions or in-decisions’ affect their own lives and they should not be exempt.”
  • Other people expressed frustration at the technical glitches surrounding the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace on healthcare.gov, saying they were not able to access the site: 1380152_10151702160267469_1710294988_nKen Dieffenbach Jr. “This is what I got around 5am today. I went back and it was running, but they failed to identify my identity by me answering the security questions. Then I was given a code to call Experian to answer them via the phone. I can’t imagine the plans are any cheaper than what I have now and will cross the bridge once my premium is raised (which is inevitable at this point I’m certain!)”
  • On a lighter note, the preview video from the Elysburg Haunted House has been popular, with people gearing up for this annual Halloween treat:

Happy weekend everyone!

Conestoga saga makes Jezebel

The saga that is the birth control mandate lawsuit for Conestoga Wood Specialties made feminist blog Jezebel, with an article talking about the for-profit companies that are fighting the birth control mandate.

Here’s Jezebel’s article, I pasted the text below. Just be aware before you read it/check out the full article that obviously, Jezebel has a feminist bias – just an FYI:

3. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation

A Pennsylvania-based wood cabinet and specialty products manufacturer run by Mennonites who think some birth-control products such as Plan B are “sinful and immoral” and “an intrinsic evil and a sin against God.” The company employs 950 people who don’t all necessarily agree that they’re Satan incarnated.

Status? The court dismissed a motion for preliminary injunction, but the plaintiffs appealed to the Third Circuit in last month.

Here’s our previous coverage of the issue.

We’re currently waiting to hear what happens with Conestoga’s appeal. We’ll keep you posted at dailyitem.com!